Taylored Expressions – September and October Watercolored Calendar Panels

Today, I’m sharing Taylored Expressions September and October watercolored panels for my 2017 calendar.

Taylored Expressions Calendar Taylored Expressions Calendar

I colored the images, part of the 3×4 Watercolor Panels – Calendar set, with Distress Inks and added frames cut with a die in the Build a Scene – Calendar – 5×7 set. It’s been quite hot here in the Pacific Northwest, so it was fun to think about the fall days ahead, and watercoloring these panels was relaxing!

I have previously shared my April panel and my November and December panels.

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Lawn Fawn Summer Hello

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS card featuring supplies from Lawn Fawn.

Lawn Fawn Summer Hello

The Happy Howloween set includes lots of fun images for a fall scene, but I wanted to use the dogs in a summer scene. I stamped and heat-embossed the Happy Howloween dogs on a variety of watercolor papers and started coloring them with Distress Inks; in part, I was experimenting with which colors and  watercolor papers I liked best. The ones shown were colored with Gathered Twigs on Arches (left) and Distress Oxide Vintage Photo on Strathmore (left).

Lawn Fawn Summer Hello

I colored Canson watercolor paper with Distress Inks for the tree trunk, foliage and grass borders, and once dry, I cut those pieces with the Leafy Tree Backdrop – Landscape, Meadow Borders, and Grassy Border dies. For the background, I applied Distress Oxide Broken China on Canson watercolor paper using the smooshing method. Once dry, I stamped the sentiment from the Hello Baby set with VersaFine ink. To create the frame I cut Arc Crafts White Birch with the largest die in the Stitched Square Stackables – Large set and then with a smaller square die included in a Lil’ Inker set I own. The card measures 4 1/2″ square.

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Penny Black – Smile All Day

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a watercolored card created with the Penny Black 30-305 Smile All Day stamp set.

Penny Black Smile All Day

I stamped the image on to Arches Cold Press watercolor paper with VersaFine ink and colored it with watercolor pencils. Once dry, I masked the image, (I stamped the image on masking paper, fussy-cut it, and applied to the watercolor image), and applied Distress inks for the sky and grass with Clarity Stencil Brushes. In the past, I’ve watercolored the sky, but doing so causes the panel to curl. By applying the ink dry with the brush, the panel was relatively flat. After removing the mask, I stamped the sentiment, cut the image with a circle die, and added it to a card base created with patterned paper.

Avery Elle Watercolored Ribbit Ribbit

Hello! I’m sharing a “miss you” card featuring the Avery Elle Ribbit Ribbit stamp set.

Avery Elle Ribbit Ribbit

I stamped the images on Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper and colored them with Zig Clean Color brushes. I used the Clarity stencil brushes to apply color to the card background to simulate water. I masked the first part of the heat-embossed sentiment from the Handwritten Notes set, which reads “I Miss You” since I had two frogs.

Avery Elle Ribbit RibbitSupplies:

Penny Black Simplicity Watercolored Flowers

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS watercolored thank you card featuring the Penny Black stamp set 30-418 Stitched Flowers from the BLISS 2017 release.

Penny Black Simplicity Stitched Flowers

I stamped the floral image with VersaFine ink on Arches watercolor paper and colored it with watercolors, watercolor pencils, and Distress Inks. Once dry, I stamped the sentiment. I added the panel to a card base which I colored with Distress Inks to match the floral blooms. To finish it off, I added a die-cut frame cut from gray cardstock.

Penny Black Simplicity Stitched Flowers

Taylored Expressions April Watercolored Calendar

Today, I’m sharing a Taylored Expressions watercolored panel for my April 2017 calendar.

TE Watercolor April 2017 Calendar

I colored the image, part of the 3×4 Watercolor Panels – Calendar set, with watercolor pencils and then added a frame cut with a die in the Build a Scene – Calendar – 5×7 set.

TE Watercolor April 2017 Calendar

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Dream Big – Penny Black Simplicity

Today, I’m sharing a watercolored card created with Penny Black supplies.

I watercolored the 40-445 Flower Box image, which I stamped with VersaFine ink on watercolor paper, with Zig Clear Color Real Brush markers, watercolor pencils and watercolors.  Once dry, I trimmed the panel down and added it to a custom-sized card base.

I die cut the 51-340 Dream Big sentiment twice (for added depth) and added it to the image over a vellum circle.

Penny Black Simplicity – Sunny Wishes

Hello! Today I’m sharing a CAS friendship card created with Penny Black supplies. It was so relaxing to watercolor bright flowers given the rain and overcast we’ve been experiencing here in the Pacific Northwest.

PB Simplicity Sunny Wishes

I stamped and heat-embossed one of the images from the 30-346 Perfect Pairing stamp set on Arches watercolor paper and colored it with Zig brushes and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. After the panel was dry, I stamped a sentiment from 30-344 Sunny Wishes and adhered the panel to an A2 card base.

PB Simplicity Sunny Wishes

Penny Black Simplicity – Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hello! Today I’m sharing a CAS Valentine created with Penny Black supplies. This postman hedgehog is making his rounds with Valentines!

Penny Black Simplicity CAS Valentine

I stamped the hedgehog image, from the 30-271 Share A Hug stamp set, on watercolor paper and colored it with a variety of mediums, including watercolor pencils, Zig markers and Distress inks. I cut a frame for the image from patterned paper in my stash. I die-cut the sentiment, from the 51-284 Filled With Love set, twice for extra depth. I added the sentiment to the frame with foam adhesive.

Penny Black Simplicity CAS Valentine

Avery Elle – Jumping for Joy

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a friendship card created with Avery Elle supplies. I don’t believe that I’ve ever created a frog card before!

Avery Elle Ribbit Ribbit

I stamped the Avery Elle Ribbit Ribbit images on Arches Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Ink and colored with ZIG Brush Markers. I also used a Zig marker to add color to the background using the smooshing method. I cut the images with their corresponding dies and added to the background with foam adhesive, after stamping the sentiment on the watercolor background.

Avery Elle Ribbit Ribbit

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