CCC May 15 Reveal

I am so excited to be part of another wonderful Colorado Craft Company reveal today! Every time there’s a new release, I feel like I fall in love with these stamps a little more. Lots of talented folks are participating in this release blog hop today and I’m excited that one of you lovely people will have the chance to win a $25 gift card if you leave a comment at each stop! Link to all the blogs are at the end of this post.

For today’s card, I decided to marry my love for photography and painting. I used Daniel Smith watercolors, a medium I am still quite unfamiliar with, on Arches Cold Pressed watercolor paper to paint this image from the “Watch This” stamp set.

As usual, I used my favorite Gina K Warm Glow amalgam ink for stamping the image, Princeton Neptune Brushes for the watercoloring and Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils for some subtle shading in the nooks and crannies after the painting was done.

I also created my own envelope for this square 4.5×4.5 card using my handy envelope maker and used another dog image from the same stamp set (colored with a metallic gold pen) to bring it all together.

This time, I decided to stay away from giving this dog clothes, since I wanted to try coloring a more “realistic” painting…did I succeed?

Besides using my own photo from Cabo as a backdrop for this card, I also used “sand” texture from Liquitex to give this a little mixed media feel. I also loved using Dura-lar in place of acetate to mute out the photo in the back so the focus is on the dog. The Hang In There sentiment is from the citrus-berry cupcake stamp from Colorado Craft Company.

More Colorado Craft Company Releases

Take a breath

Life is too short to be rushed all the time. Take some time to look around, close your eyes, inhale, exhale.

Trusting the Process

It’s important to give yourself permission to change course midway. Trust your gut, honor your feelings and immerse yourself in the process.

Getting Creative with Stamps

It’s no secret that I love painting the Anita Jeram series of stamps from Colorado Craft Company, but today I’m trying something new and 3D!


List of all supplies used:

If you’d like to support my work and offset the cost of hosting this website, please consider using the links above to shop. They don’t cost you anything extra but do help me out. Also, if you’d like to see my favorite supplies and tools for things other than card making , visit my Amazon Store Front.


Since this is a giveaway blog hop, I trust you’re going to visit all these talented folks and leave them some encouraging comments:

BLOG HOPPERS

Colorado Craft Company- Adrienne Kennedy

Debby Hughes

Jennifer Kotas

Kelly Griglione

Bibi Cameron

Angelica Conrad

Daniel West

Sandy Allnock

Mansi Bhatia <<<<YOU ARE HERE>>>>

Sara Torzullo

Kassi Hulet

Erin Thompson

Laura Volpes

Donna Hitz

Nichol Spohr

Koren Wiskman

Marci Snee

Emily Midgett

Amy Tsuruta

Jennifer Gross

INSTAGRAMMERS:

Chris Dayton
Joe Syvath
Traci Jenkins

Published by mansimakes

Hi there, I am Mansi, a self-taught artist based in Silicon Valley. I was a full-time communications professional for two decades, with a desk job and a six-figure salary until I decided to become a mom. Motherhood, as many will attest, can be extremely exhausting, especially in those first years. Art became my quiet place. It restored my sense of self. It gave me renewed energy. It helped me become a better mom. I was led down the path of creation by instinct and โ€œdiscoveredโ€œ in early 2019 by a fellow kindred spirit at one of my art pop-ups who asked me to join her entrepreneurial venture. While I immersed myself full time in the role of CFO and co-founder of this women-led venture supporting local women makers, I missed experimenting with mixed-media. So, in 2021, I've decided to focus my energies full time in finessing my craft, producing more online tutorials and offering in-person art workshops for both adults and children. Thank you for joining me on this adventure as I experiment, learn and continue creating custom pieces of joy.

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tsurutadesigns1
tsurutadesigns1
5 months ago

Absolutely wonderful!

Mary
Mary
4 months ago

So amazing!

Barbra Lawson
Barbra Lawson
4 months ago
Reply to  Mary

Wow, you are a true artist! Beautiful ๐Ÿ˜

Holley Downs
5 months ago

You re truly inspiring and creative…TFS

Kathy Corbeill
Kathy Corbeill
5 months ago
Reply to  Holley Downs

I love that you made the dog a Dalmatian!

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[…] ARE HERE >>>Kelly GriglioneBibi CameronAngelica ConradDaniel WestSandy AllnockMansi BhatiaSara TorzulloKassi HuletErin ThompsonLaura VolpesDonna HitzNichol SpohrKoren WiskmanMarci SneeEmily […]

Linda Gorman
Linda Gorman
5 months ago

Your scenes are amazing! Great video! Thanks for sharing!!!

Helen Jones
Helen Jones
5 months ago

Love the coloring of the dog and using a photo for the background- never would of thought to do that. So creative.

Mary
Mary
5 months ago

Love your work. My favorite set is coffee house.

Connie I Hoffman
Connie I Hoffman
5 months ago

Love that you made a dalmatian! I USED TO HAVE A LIVER SPOTTED! The kitty scratching at the door on Home Sweet Home is my favorite AND my real life! Lol

Brenda B
Brenda B
5 months ago

So cute! Love your water coloring

gilliedog2014
5 months ago

What an adorable dog! Thank you for the great tutorial.

Michele Tinsley
Michele Tinsley
5 months ago

I love your card! Iโ€™m really loving all the ways the dogs are colored too.

Ann
Ann
5 months ago

Loved the beach ball and the spotted dog!!

Sally
Sally
5 months ago

Oh my, a Dalmatian!!!! So cute! Love all of the color/shading on the card. My favorite set is Home Sweet Home!

Kristin Mullen
Kristin Mullen
5 months ago

I love how you changed the ball to a beachball! Watch This is my favorite set.

whimseyworkshop
5 months ago

Thanks for sharing a new take on this great new stamp set. Wow….a doggie play day at the beach, Your creativity showed a new way to use this adorable set.

bernietk
5 months ago

Love your scenes! I especially like the beach one with the colorful ball!

Natalie
Natalie
5 months ago

OK, THIS is fabulous! I love your little Dalmatian on the beach! Good work with your watercolor. It’s awesome!

Lynn S.
Lynn S.
5 months ago

Very creative!

Donna de Gale-Kalloo
Donna de Gale-Kalloo
5 months ago

Love it!

A. Rose
5 months ago

The fur on that dog is so textured looking. Phenomenal creation.

Natalie Blais
Natalie Blais
5 months ago

I love the square card and the watercolouring is gorgeous!

Toddy
5 months ago

What a fun scene you have created with watercolors and the wonderful Dogs stamp set.

Sara Brandow
Sara Brandow
5 months ago

I love your creativity! The dog stamps are certainly my favorite.

April W
5 months ago

I love your cards! Fantastic coloring!

Connie
Connie
5 months ago

Very cool!

Dee
Dee
5 months ago

Wow! What talent w the water coloring! Such a soft yet bold look!! Iโ€™m def going to have to try this watercolor set!! Thank u for sharing your talent and amazing designs!! Such inspiration! The dogs are just so fun!!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’•

Pat Bethke
Pat Bethke
5 months ago

Great card, I loved the beach ball. Thanks for sharing your card and envelope.

Marliese
Marliese
5 months ago

Love your dalmatian at the beach. How creative! More wonderful Anita Jeram stamps in the new release. I’m torn between Home Sweet Home and Coffee Time. I guess I have two favorites.

Carrie Quigley
Carrie Quigley
5 months ago

Love your use of mixed media! Can’t wait to make a purchase from this new Anita Jeram collection.

Neena Johnson
Neena Johnson
5 months ago

Wholley smokes! That was a fabulous card! Thank you!

Kathleen A OBrien-Pisupati

Fabulous cards love the background

Denise Bryant
5 months ago

Beautiful scene for this adorable pup! Love your pretty watercoloring!
Home Sweet Home is my favorite new set!

kimheggins
kimheggins
5 months ago

Absolutely amazing!

Vickie Leaf
Vickie Leaf
5 months ago

Beautiful card. Great mixed media!

Joyce
5 months ago

What a wonderful card. So very beautiful.

Scraporcraft
Scraporcraft
5 months ago

Great scene created. Nice project shares. My fave is the home set.

donna
5 months ago

Beautiful job! You did well with your Daniel Smith watercolors! I love them, too!

roxanne tellini
roxanne tellini
5 months ago

I have always wanted to try using photos as a background but I am nervous about how to make it look cohesive.

Pam Conner
Pam Conner
5 months ago

Such a cute card.

Caroline Counsell
Caroline Counsell
5 months ago

Fabulous cards

Holly Flores
5 months ago

OMGosh so fabulous! Love these

Marilyn Patrick
Marilyn Patrick
5 months ago

My favorite set is Home Sweet Home. Love your card. Beautiful job!

wendy mcgowen
wendy mcgowen
5 months ago

Beautiful card! I love the What This set – so cute.

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson
5 months ago

I love that you made a beach scene with the bright colored ball. SO cute. The mice might be my favorite stamp set…

Gayle P
Gayle P
5 months ago

So beautiful. The dogs are so adorable!

Barbara E Hill
Barbara E Hill
5 months ago

Innovating I saw that Simon Says Stamp has 3 different watercolor cards with Daniel Smith colors (different colors per card) for 2.99, or 4.99 that looks like a great way to explore which colors you might like to try next! Oh, the cards which you may know about, have nubs of color you can rehydrate and use for your own cards. https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/search?currency=USD&q=daniel+smith+watercolor

gigi1754
5 months ago

Beautiful card. I love the bright ball against the black and white of the dog.

Kathleen M Budd
Kathleen M Budd
5 months ago

Love your take on this stamp set! That’s what I love about blog hops all of the individual designers take on using the stamps. I love all of the new sets by 3 C’s but my favorites are, Home Sweet Home, Hedgehog Day and Coffee House.

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