Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Thinking of You

With the change of seasons, I wanted to create a card that reflected the beauty of the landscape in watercolour. I used this terrific stamp from the High Seas stamp set by Heartfelt Creations.

To frame this scene and sentiment, I have used a new Spellbinders die set, 5x7 Modern Stationary. I am really enjoying the thick frame trend that I am seeing in paper crafting and the nesting sizes in Spellbinders's die templates make this look easy to achieve with minimal effort.

I love colouring. It doesn't matter what medium - copics, prisma colour pencils, acrylic paint, oil paint, water colouring using water colour pencils or reinkers, or water colour paint. The medium doesn't matter to me if I am able to colour. I choose the medium based on what I want the final product to look like.

For this image, I used Derwent Inktense Water Color Pencils and a water reservoir brush. I loaded the colour on my brush by rubbing the wet bristles on the pencil lead. A little goes a long way and the pencils didn't even leave the case! I'm uber clumsy, so this technique also prevents me from dropping the pencils and shattering the lead. Sometimes I just drive myself crazy!!

I invite you to go to the Heartfelt Creations blog to see what the rest of the team created this week.

stamps: high seas, heartfelt expressions (heartfelt creations)
ink: onyx black versafine (tsukineko)
paper: canvas white, kraft (bazzill)
accessories: inktense water color pencils (derwent), 5x7 modern stationary die templates (spellbinders)


Karan said...

Loretta, i love using my distress markers this way, and achieve the same effect. I just wanted to drop by and say it was such a pleasure working with you the past 6 months on the HFC team, i know i will continue to see your work online. Wishing you the best :D

Regina Hamilton said...

Loretta, this is just beautiful. I wasn't sure if I that die set, now I must have it. It has been a pleasure working with you, and I will definitely see you on the SB website. Good luck with your studies. If God is will, I will be making the move to starting my Master's degree sometime soon.

Patti Willey said...

Te he that's funny about the pencils, they do tend to find themselves falling out of the tray as I've rested my tin on piles of other things at the table! What a beautiful image and I'm happy to see it water colored! Will have to check out this die that's looking fabulous!!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful water coloring of this image, the framing is just perfect!

Donna Ellis said...

Not only your image is gorgeous, Loretta - you caused me to fall in love with those dies, and I just ordered them LOL thanks! hugs, de

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