Saturday, August 17, 2019

I love flowers....

Hello there, thank you for stopping by!!!

I love water coloring. And I especially love water coloring flowers!!!
I am still learning new techniques (new to me anyway). There are several designers that I follow and watch on You Tube. That helps a lot, because you can watch it several times and kind of go along with what they are doing. Of course it never comes out exactly the same, but we wouldn't want to do that anyway.

So I saw a technique on http://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/  and You Tube channel where she embossed the flowers in white and then kind of "washed" them with 3 colors, from light to dark.  I just loved the look, so soft and natural.  So I decided to work on that. I stamped a whole bunch of flowers in white embossing and tried to wash them like she did.  The white embossing turned out to be too thick and didn't do too well on small leaves, etc. but the flowers were pretty successful.

This card is the favorite of all the ones I tried.  I love this stamp from Altenew and couldn't wait to try it with this technique. However, the flowers were too close together so I couldn't do it exactly, but I like the way it turned out anyway. I love the colors and the way they worked together.
I also added flower soft for the centers.



Here's my card:



I love this stamp,

Entering this card to these challenges:
https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/  kind thoughts
http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com/

Thank you for visiting my blog.
Please leave a note.... I would love to hear from you.

Elena


Sunday, August 4, 2019

My favorite antique stamp

Hello everyone in blogland,

I love to use some of my old stamps on my cards.
It's not that I don't like new stamps (you can tell by my ever growing stash) but once in a while an old stamp just seems to fit!!! Especially one like this where the image looks very vintage.
I remember when I was a girl. I LOVED coloring books and paper dolls. This image looks even older than that, but in a way, it's not and it somehow reminds me of many hours spent oloring pages like this.

As I have mentioned before, I do a challenge with a friend and this time the letter to use is a U !!!
A U????? What do you do with a U????
I thought I wanted to do some kind of a critter, but after researching I just couldn't come up with anything but a UNICORN!!!  I don't happen to like unicorns!!!
So, back to the ho-hum word "UMBRELLA".  I know, not very interesting, but it is a U!!!
AND it just so happens that this is the only umbrella I have in my stash.

So here it is:




Those cheeks are pink.... somehow I couldn't get them to show up as pink!!!
Isn't she a cutie???? I just love her!!!!
I bought the stamp used about 10 yrs ago and have only used it a few times. But she''s still one of my favorites!!!

Here's the challenges I entered:
https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/  Bought my stamp used, about 10 yrs ago. Printed paper, texture on "hello" layers of Glossy Accents. Colored pens on girl.
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/ patterned paper
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/ anything goes
http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.com/ relaxation... walking in the rain (my daughter and I have always enjoyed the rain, especially a warm summer rain!!!

So comes the end of my post.
Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed my vintage stamp.

Love & hugs,
elena


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