Saturday, August 13, 2016

Just Us Girls #356 - Trend Week

Happy Saturday!  It's Trend Week over at Just Us Girls and the trend Ina chose is water-coloring!  I love to watercolor and I tried something new (to me!).
I've been watching Kristina Werner using the Zig Clean Color Brush markers on Bristol Smooth White cardstock.  She recommends this paper for this type of watercoloring.  So I bought some of the paper and went to work with the Zigs.  My friend Cheryl and I went to a watercolor class at our LSS taught by Sandy Allnock a couple of months ago.  She used these Art Impression stamps to teach the class, and of course we had to buy some!  This birdhouses stamp is one of the few I purchases.  I stamped it in Archival jet black ink and watercolored it with the Zigs.  I sort of used the image on the package as my guide.  It was watercolored very "loosely", so that's what I did.  It made coloring it very easy.  Then I took the AI foliage stamp and I added the color to the stamp with a green Zig then stamped it a few times on the bottom.  Lastly, I added some blue around the image for the sky.  I die cut the panel with a stitched rounded square die, added fun foam to it and some Nuvo crystal drops.  The kraft panel was run though a woodgrain impression plate and cut with a stitched rectangle die.
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our August guest on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Birdhouses, Foliage Set, Robin (Art Impressions), Painted Poppy (Altenew), Calendar Basics (PTI)
Paper:  Bristol Smooth White, desert storm
Ink:  Archival jet black, Versafine onyx black, Zig Clean Color Brush markers
Accessories:  Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Square STAX dies (MFT), Blueprints 13 dies (MFT), woodgrain impression plate (PTI), Nuvo Crystal Drops, fun foam



Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is amazing! Your coloring is beautiful on those birdhouses and I love the softness of the blue for the sky. That class really paid off for you.

Mimi said...

Just love this card!!! Excellent!

Chris Dring said...

Awww! Absolutely adorable card! LOVE how you water colored it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I just adore loose painting - and that foliage looks amazing!

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Gorgeous image and I love the way you have water colored it. The colors are so pretty. Beautifully done!

Colleen said...

Lisa, I think the bird houses are perfect, you were so right in coloring them "loosely" helps them appear weathered and well used for those little feathered friends! I love all your other background details that pulls the whole card together! Lovely! Have a fabulous week! Heart Hugs, COLLEEN

Bobby said...

A class with Sandy? That must have been fun - and intimidating. ;) Your birdhouses are darling, Lisa, and the added branches fills in the scene beautifully.

Ina G said...

My jaw dropped when I saw this amazing card. Those birdhouses are coloured so brightly and beautifully. What a beautiful layout. I just loooooove this one Lisa.

Nancy said...

How was Sandy's class? Did you enjoy it! Super jealous, would love to meet her in person! Love your birdhouses Lisa! Great card!

Judy Woodland said...

I love this!! What an adorable stamp, and I bet you had a ball coloring it. This card is so stinkin' CUTE.....I like everything about it!


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