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Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Guest Designing for STAMPlorations!

Hi friends!
I'm here to share my GD cards for the second post for August! I have 3 cards to share with you so I'll just jump right into telling you about them, this post will be long and photo heavy! :) Please have a look at the other gorgeous GD projects in STAMPlorations blog HERE.

Card 1 Darling Dog Roses
In my first card I've watercolored gold heat embossed images with Sakura Koi watercolors and Kansai Tambi Starry Colors. Also lots of golden, white and black paint splatters were added to make the card look a bit more artsy. :) I've die cut some dimension to the panel using Crazy Double Running Stitched Rectangle Nesting Dies. The hello-sentiment is unfortunately discontinued. I wasn't loving my watercolor blending so that's why I ended up using the Starry Colors on top of some of the flowers. When in doubt, add glitter, shine and splatters! LOL! 


Here's the piece after just one coat of watercolor. 
I hope you can see some shine from the Starry Colors in this photo!

Card 2 Framed Daffodils
My second coloring project was made with Polychromos colored pencils, coloring in the Framed Daffodils stamp. I added just layers and layers of color until the look pleased me! I colored the petals using sharpish strokes with the pencils and the centers I've blended with round motions for a "no lines" look. After my coloring was finished I masked the image and stenciled the Stained Glass stenciled design to the card. My favorite stencil in the whole world! Some white paint splatters finish off the card.

With this Daffodil card I'd like to join The Daily Marker Coloring Contest (Intermediate).




Only one layer of color here! Love how it's possible to add so much depth and color with many layers of pencils!
   Card 3 Bloomtangled ATC #3
My final GD project for August is Bloomtangled ATC #3 stamp colored in with my trusted Copics... I love many coloring mediums but Copics have been my favorite for years. Bloomtangled #3 is a rectangle stamp but I used a MFT die to cut out just a portion of. I first planned on a "strict" pink, yellow and green color combo but ended up adding blue and red too. As almost always, the final project is "jazzed up" with lots of gel pen details. This sentiment stamp is from the Fond Expressions set. 


My first plan for the color scheme..
...I ended up going more crazy! :)


So, here were the 3 projects! I hope you have enjoyed what you see here and feel like doing some coloring in yourself! Thanks for popping by and happy crafting! 




21 comments:

  1. Very beautiful cards! I love them all.
    The design of the Dog Roses card is my favorite.

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  2. Oh, these are all so beautiful, Nonni. You sure know how to create magic with your coloring. My favorite card would be the second one with daffodils. Although the stenciled background and image is all the same layer it has so much debth you’d think there were several layers.

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  3. fantastic coloring!! Love the first card and is awesome layering!!

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  4. You have done some lovely art work here - and lots of effort in creating these beauties - each one is so lovely TFS

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  5. Beautiful floral designs! Love your pretty coloring!

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  6. Beautiful, Nonni! Your colouring is gorgeous. Great designs, too!
    And happy birthday! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‚ Hope your speculation day was fabulous.
    ps. I sent your card 2 week’s ago... have you received it?

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  7. I love your cards! I really like the way you die cut a rectangle into another shape for the last card. Clever!

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  8. Nonni - love your cards and especially your use of the white gel pen for details - it adds so much interest! Thanks for inspiring!

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  9. There are some lovely work here!!!

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  10. All 3 of your cards made with watercolors, color pencils and Copics are so beautifully colored, Nonni.Thank you for sharing your coloring talents and gorgeous cards. Hugs...

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  11. Beautiful cards--love the layers on the first one.

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  12. These are all so gorgeous, Nonni, but the first one took my breath away.

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  13. These are all so beautiful!!! I love the gold embossing, it adds such a richness to the card!

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  14. What a great set of cards! You've done a beautiful job coloring them. I like how you cut the circle with the button cut off. Great idea! Might have to steal it!

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  15. Beautiful and elegant cards! Amazing coloring and fantastic compositions.

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  16. These are just gorgeous and I especially love all the layers on your first card!

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  17. These cards are so beautiful and I love that one in a circle shape, where you cut part of it off. It's so different from anything I've seen!

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  18. Wow, Nonni ... your colouring skills are stunning, no matter which medium you use ... these are all just beautiful! I'm especially taken with the polychromos colouring ... you make them look so tempting! Hugs, Anita :)

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  19. These are all so different and so beautiful. Hugz

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  20. BEAUTIFUL cards! I am such a huge fan of anything with flowers and you have truly done a gorgeous job creating and coloring these floral cards!

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  21. Beautiful. And always appreciate the colors of pencils, copics, etc. shown.

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