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
Life is too short to be rushed all the time. Take some time to look around, close your eyes, inhale, exhale.
It’s important to give yourself permission to change course midway. Trust your gut, honor your feelings and immerse yourself in the process.
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:
- Daniel Smith watercolors
- Arches Cold Pressed watercolor paper
- “Watch This” stamp set
- Gina K Warm Glow amalgam ink
- Princeton Neptune Brushes
- Water cup/ brush holder
- Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
- We R Memory Keepers envelope maker
- Sakura metallic gold pen
- Sand texture from Liquitex
- Dura-lar film from Grafix
- Hang In There sentiment
- Embossing Ink
- Gold Embossing Powder
- Heat Gun
- Sizzix Sidekick die cut machine starter pack
- Accent Opaque White Cardstock
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Since this is a giveaway blog hop, I trust you’re going to visit all these talented folks and leave them some encouraging comments:
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