Saturday, November 16, 2019

Watercolored Oak leaf with acorn card

Hi everyone! I have been playing in the 30 Coloring Challenge for the month of November -this is a challenge where you color 1 thing a day, could be something big or small and it's open to anyone- and have a card to share using one of the images I water colored.

My favorite tree is the mighty Oak (closely followed by the Twisty Locust) and I absolutely love this oak leaf with acorn image from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps Give Thanks stamp set. Isn't it stunning?
I stamped it on water color paper and colored it with my Pretty Excellent water color palette. I usually heat emboss my images when I water color because it helps me keep in the lines, but this time I challenged myself and I didn't. I almost tossed this a few times, but stuck with it. One thing about water coloring, there are ways to fix or color over things.
I'm glad I stuck with it because I really do love how it turned out. I die cut the image and then again with Gold Mirror cardstock with the coordinating Give Thanks die and layered them together. I trimmed a few patterned papers from the Echo Park My Favorite Fall pack and layered them behind the leaf panel.  The sentiment is from the set Autumn Blessings and I heat embossed it in white on dark brown cardstock.
Stay tuned next week I'll post a few more cards from my colored images. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend. Here's a close up picture.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Fall/Winter 2019

Hi everyone and welcome to the 2019 Fall|Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!
I love all things coffee and excited to play along in this blog hop! This hop is HUGE with many sponsors and prizes up for grabs! To enter to win you need to make a new Fall or Winter themed coffee/tea/cocoa project and link it to the Coffee Lovers blog.
I made a Christmas card for the hop adding to my stash because this year I am committed to send out cards (I've slacked over the last few years). My card uses the gorgeous poinsettia image and sentiment from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps Floral Cluster Winter Poinsettia set. I colored the image with my copics and then die cut it out with the A Cup of Java die set. I made the steam and handle black and then added 2 small strips of black along the bottom to tie everything together.
Here's a close up of the poinsettia.
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Other supplies used:
Copic markers
yellow stickles
 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Catching up with posting many cards

I everyone! It's been awhile since I blogged, so I thought I would share all the "just for fun" and challenge cards cards I've made in the last few months. For those of you who want to check out my work more regularly, I post all my cards immediately on my Instagram page. I'm not even sure anyone reads blogs anymore -lol!

You can follow me on Instagram here: mwoerner

Here is one I made for a Simon Says "stitching" challenge. 
Stamp set: Farmhouse Christmas by Stamp Simply; Dies: Layered Poinsettia by Spellbinders, Floral Cluster and Twigs by Stamp Simply
This card was for a Unity Stamp Co challenge to use a stencil.
Stamp set: 3 Little Butterflies by Unity Stamp Co.
Here is one I made just for fun!
Stamp set: Where You Should Be by Unity Stamp Co.

Here are 3 cards I made for WCMD sketch challenges from Queen and Company
Kit used: All Bundled Up
Kit used: Stamp set from the retired Snow Globe Kit

Here's a card I made just for fun
Stamp set: Owl Warmhearted by Unity Stamp Co
Last but not least, here are 2 cards I made with some washi tape I picked up at Tuesday Morning. Not that I needed any more washi tape -lol!
Stamp sets: All Occasion Sentiments 2 by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps
That's it for today! Leave me a comment and let me know you still stop by and read my posts. If you want, follow me on IG -I'd love to see you over there.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Stamp Simply Fruit of the Spirit release

 Hi everyone! Long time no post. I took the summer off from crafting to do some much needed front yard redo/landscaping and to spend time with my boys.
Today I'm back to share a trio of note cards I made with the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps newest release, Fruit of the Spirit!
I colored each fruit image with my Arteza Watercolor brush pens. These were actually pretty quick and easy to color. I think I've finally got the hang of it!
The note cards measure 4"x4" and each have a strip of white cardstock embossed with the Spellbinders Elite EF bordered by a strip of patterned paper from Craft Consortium Watercolors 6x6 pad. The papers in this pad are seriously GORGEOUS, you have to check them out! My cards don't do them justice, you have to see the complete patterns!
I was in a matchy-matchy mood, so each card has a piece of coordinating 1/8" silk ribbon.
Here's a close up look at each note card:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
Other supplies used:
Spellbinders Standard Circles LG and Circles SM
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Arteza watercolor brush pens

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Water coloring with Distress Inks

Hi everyone!  I have a quick and easy coffee card to share today.  Full confession, I bought a fancy water color palette, and I'm embarrassed to admit that I'm intimidated by it! Honestly, I open it up and unless the exact color in the palettes are exactly what I want, I'm a bit lost.
SO... I'm in the process of starting an online water color class to help me with mixing colors and learn the basics.
But in the meantime, using  distress inks is a super easy way to water color images.
OK, this is nothing new and I've even done this before, but I need to remember it more often! Just tap your ink pad on a solid surface and spritz with water. Dip your brush and start coloring.
For my card, I stamped the coffee word cloud sentiment on water color paper twice using my mini Misti, wet my piece of water color paper, then dropped (painted) in some of the ink.
After it dried, I die cut it into my cup shape, moving the die around until I got the perfect pattern of colors.
The stamp and die set is called A Cup of Java  and I used the smaller of the 2 java cup sizes on this card. I just LOVE that I found Prima flower in my stash that coordinates perfectly. I pulled off the center pearl that came with it and put in a yellow rhinestone instead. The black flourishes under the flower are actually made from the steam die in the Java die set!

Here's a close up picture. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Other supplies used:
Distress ink in Worn Lipstick, Peacock feathers, Spiced marmalade
Prima Bloom Freshly Picked flowers
Kaisercraft Paisley Days paper pad
May Arts White Twill ribbon
Spellbinders Circle dies
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Number 8 water brush
water color paper