Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Watercolor with Colored Pencil Details + Giveaway Winner

 
Hello Crafters! 


I've got a long one for you today. 
Whew. Get that coffee...or wine. 
Whichever. 
I don't judge.


I had a vision for this card. I'm not going to lie, I had to work for it. 
That's why the video is so long haha. 
Ultimately I'm happy-ish with the way it came out so that's all that matters. 

Before we get into the entire card + video I wanted to quickly announce the winner from my Concord & 9th Giveaway here

Congratulations Hez! 
Please email me at Kelly1801us (at) hotmail.com so that I can get your information and send you your set! 

Alright, back to the card making....


I fell head over heels for the new Cosmos background from the latest Simon Says Stamp release. I thought they would be beautiful watercolored but I didn't have 16 years to do the whole background. I decided instead to just stamp the bottom portion. 


The fence was done mostly with colored pencils but I used them to add some details to the flowers too. 

You can see the whole process (and all the errors too) in the video below 


Gamsol (not gam-a-sol ) to save the day! I did really love how the flowers came out out though. Maybe it wouldn't take 16 years to paint the whole background....
Surprisingly, another thing I rwas really drawn to was the white sentiment. 


Adding all the die cuts together gives the sentiment some real weight and balances out all that fenced area really nicely. 

Thank you guys so much for dropping in!
Enjoy your weekend :) 





Supplies:


Simon Says Stamp COSMOS Background
Simon Says Stamp COSMOS Background
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Simon Says Stamp OH HELLO THERE Dies
Simon Says Stamp OH HELLO THERE Dies
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Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
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Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White
Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
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Ranger Large 2 oz MISTER BOTTLE
Ranger Large 2 oz MISTER BOTTLE
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES
Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 8 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 8 Round
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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Prismacolor PREMIER COLORED PENCILS 24 Set
Prismacolor PREMIER COLORED PENCILS 24 Set
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Tim Holtz Tonic CRAFT PICK
Tim Holtz Tonic CRAFT PICK
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Tonic SIMPLY WHITE Grande Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic SIMPLY WHITE Grande Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Prismacolor PENCIL SHARPENER
Prismacolor PENCIL SHARPENER
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Prismacolor 150 PREMIER COLORED PENCILS
Prismacolor 150 PREMIER COLORED PENCILS
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Prismacolor PREMIER COLORED PENCILS 72 Set
Prismacolor PREMIER COLORED PENCILS 72 Set
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Inky Antics GAMSOL KIT
Inky Antics GAMSOL KIT
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Daniel Smith QUINACRIDONE PURPLE
Daniel Smith QUINACRIDONE PURPLE
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Daniel Smith SAP GREEN
Daniel Smith SAP GREEN
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Daniel Smith QUINACRIDONE GOLD
Daniel Smith QUINACRIDONE GOLD
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Daniel Smith INDIAN YELLOW
Daniel Smith INDIAN YELLOW
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Daniel Smith ULTRAMARINE BLUE
Daniel Smith ULTRAMARINE BLUE
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Daniel Smith ULTRAMARINE TURQUOISE
Daniel Smith ULTRAMARINE TURQUOISE
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Daniel Smith TRANSPARENT BROWN
Daniel Smith TRANSPARENT BROWN
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Tim Holtz INK PALETTE
Tim Holtz INK PALETTE
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Daniel Smith QUINACRIDONE ROSE
Daniel Smith QUINACRIDONE ROSE
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11 comments:

  1. OMG! This is beautiful! Kelly could you have used the backside of the paper for the smoother look you wanted? I like how you combined the watercoloring w/pencils.
    Had to laugh-I barely graduated high school too. Senior yr myself and 3 other friends would skip school so much but our English teacher caught us. There was s teachers room that overlooked the parking lot so he would see me pull in(I was driving- another story haha) my friends would jump in and off we would go. Well I was winter and this one day it was only myself and Wanda; I hit a patch of black ice and smashed into a telephone pole!!! Thank God we survived because the car had to be pried from the pole!!! I did have injuries and Wanda had a broken nose. I remember calling my mother to tell her and let’s say she was not happy. So the English teacher found out obviously what happened cuz we were missing from school but on returning he let us know if we even took off 1 minute until the end of the school yr we would not graduate. He said and you all need ENGLISH to graduate so I don’t care if you have a temp of 102 you better be here. Lol we didn’t miss anymore days but it was a killer because when the nicer warmer weather came and the other people were skipping we were in the classroom!!! By the way you needed a 70 ave to graduate; yea Gayle had a 72!!!! But I graduated!! Sorry so long but wanted to share.

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  2. Sooo if you don't have art training how did you learn about shading, shadows, light reflections and all that stuff that makes your cards breathtaking?

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  3. Kelly, this is a beautiful work of art! It inspires me to keep working on mine.

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  4. Beautiful card. Thoroughly enjoyed watching you work your way through the process. It really helps seeing you guys struggle a bit once in a while. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

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  5. Ohh my, what a struggle with your fence....and I thought when I saw your card that it was a stamp! Your card is gorgeous, I learned a lot again, thank you for this tutorial and story!

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  6. Wonderful painting. I love how you did the pencils to finish the flowers off. Yes the grain in the wc paper scares me but you saved with the GAMSOL.. I also put a different letter in it.. lol. The white sentiment is perfect and really brings it all together. I love your card. Thanks

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  7. I think your card turned out beautifully! I actually thought you must have masked the cards and stamped a wood grain background stamp!

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  8. Well Miss Kelly... for someone who likes to make boo-boos on her cards, I must say that this card is probably my favorite of all of your cards yet!!!! This is stunning dear!!!!! Sometimes we have to appreciate the mistakes or hiccups because it was intended for a purpose! Your card is absolutely gorgeous and I am so glad you kept going on with it rather than starting over or never letting it see the day of light! And True story... I didn't graduate high school with my class either.... I wasn't a class skipper per say, but I just was bullied a lot and was tired of it so I decided to act like I was going to school so my grandfather thought I left for school, hid around the corner until he left for work shortly after and then I had the key to the house and went back inside and stayed home. I always got home before he did so he always thought I had gone to school and was home like usual. I also would erase the phone messages off the answering machine from the school calling to say that I was absent! Well, guilt got the best of me when my grandfather wrote out over a $700 check for my tuition quarter ( I went to Catholic high school), and I couldn't allow myself to pay this to the school knowing how I felt inside about school. So I came clean with him that night and told him that I hadn't been to school in over a month! Yes a month!!! LOL ... I'm bad I know! Anyways, We signed myself out of high school in the 11th grade! I know right, only one more year! But.., I did some schooling online and ended up finishing getting my high school diploma and went onto college myself. I have graduated college on the Dean's list and had a 3.9 GPA with 3 degrees under me. So needless to say, it's never too late for anyone to turn their lives around! Great story you shared so I felt I had to share mine too! Keepin it real! Love ya girl!
    Hugs,
    Jo

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