Friday, May 13, 2011

VC Rocks! Blog Hop - Color My World

If you are following the VC Rocks! Blog Hop you have just come from Laurie Gibson's Blog:  Laurie's Rubber Room.  If you would like to start the VC Rocks! Blog Hop from the beginning please start the hop here: VC Rocks!.  The theme of this hop is Color My World and for my coloring method I chose Watercolor Wonder Crayons.  I colored on of my favorites - the Medallion with the crayons and sprayed it with a fine mist of water and stamped on Watercolor Paper that had previously stamped with En Francais in Soft Suede.  I used my Always Artichoke Marker to add color to my White Baker's Twin which I wrapped my Watercolor Paper with before attaching it to my card stock card base of Pacific Point.  I have just purchased the stamp set that is on sale in May, Word Play and stamped that on Very Vanilla card stock with Soft Suede and colored the water with a Pacific Point Marker.
Watercolor Medallion
My next card I again stamped with Soft Suede using the En Francais background stamp, then I misted the Medallion again and stamped it a second time.  This leaves a very soft color on the card that is hard to see in the picture.  I wrapped the card stock with SU Hemp Twine and then attached to Always Artichoke card stock.  I again used the Word Play stamp set for my sentiment and added the globe from the Summer Mini stamp set The Open Ocean.
Open Sea Medallion

The third card I used a technique that my daughter taught me where you take your Watercolor Wonder Crayons and rub them along the inside edge of a stencil.  For this card I used our stencil: Small Kind Thoughts Brocade with the Regals Crayons on our Watercolor Paper that had been stamped with En Francais in Soft Suede.  Mist the card after removing the stencil.  The center Basic Pearl was colored with a permanent marker.
Watercolor Kind Thoughts Brocade

The next stop on our VC Rocks! Blog Hop is Tammy Q Howell's Blog: Tarheel Stamper.

19 comments:

Tammy Q Howell said...

Wow those are awesome. Thanks for sharing how you made them. I need to dig out my stencil and use the crayons with them.

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Debbie, this are just gorgeous! Love the colors, stamps sets used, stencils, and the watercolor crayons.

thanks so much for sharing,

hugs,

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

What neat techniques, Debbie! I think my fave is the second one. . . . so subtle, but rich as well.

Kristi said...

Fabulous! I absolutely love the first technique and can't wait to give it a try!

Carey said...

Oh these are absolutely fantastic. I think you need to teach these in a class to the Rockers.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Susan Hackney said...

Great cards!

Stamper Shirley said...

Great techniques to learn and do - thanx for the ideas. Love your cards and colors. Thanx for sharing - hugs, Sassy Shirley

Stace said...

Great mini lessons for us. I think I may have to water color crayons for my birthday after this hop!

Brandy said...

That last card screamed Mardi Gras to me! I haven't tried coloring the medallion like you did, that's now on my list of things to try!

Jamie Adcock said...

Fantastic! Love all three cards.

A Touch of SOL said...

TOO COOL! Love that last card the best!

Lorita said...

Love, Love, Love the cards. My favorite is the last one! Thanks for sharing

Elizabeth said...

Wow! Those are great techniques and cards!

Debbie said...

I love background stamps! You did an awesome job. My favorite is the 3rd card. I had not heard of using WC crayons with stencils. Thanks for sharing this technique.

§hawnie® said...

WOW Debbie! Those cards are so beautiful! I really like the watercolor medallion the best, though. Thank you for visiting my website. I have also added myself as a follower to your site.

~Shawnie
www.CardsByShawnie.com

Adriana Benitez said...

Wow! All 3 cards are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your how-to notes!
escape2stamp.com

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Gorgeous Debbie. I love the look and the colors. Thanks for sharing the specifics - now I'll have to try a few experiments of my own. Never heard of that trick with the stencils...very cool!

Brenda Hugar said...

Great cards -- love how you used the watercolor crayons with your stamp and the stencil.

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