Saturday, 14 January 2017

Snowy Day


Happy Saturday!

Another chance to play with my snowflake stamp from Hero Arts and the new Zig Markers I got for my birthday.  For those of you that are not familiar with Zigs, they are waterbased markers with a waterbrush tip.  This is the first time I am playing with them and it was really fun to see how the colours would blend and change as I added more or less water.

I began by stamping the snowflakes using my Misti with Versamark ink.  I heat embossed with clear powder then scribbled over the image with the markers concentrating the blues on and around the snowflakes.  I sprayed with a generous amount of water to help the colours blend and let it dry.  I added some more watercoloring with a brush to darken some areas.
To add more texture, I pressed a piece of drywall tape onto my white Color Box ink pad and randomly stamped over the bkg.

I cut the panel on a diagonal and added the stamped sentiment circle with pop dots.
The finishing touch was the little clear gems.



Adding my card to these challenges:

CAS Watercolour- SNOWFLAKE

Seize the Birthday- ANYTHING GOES

Simon Says Wed- WINTER BIRTHDAY

The Male Room- ANYTHING GOES

Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES


Have a great weekend and thanks for looking.

Supplies:  stamps- HA, Daisy Bucket/ ink- Versamark, Memento bl, white Color Box/ clear eb powder/ heat tool/ circle punch/ Zig markers/ paint brush/ drywall tape/ MISTI/ clear gems

23 comments:

  1. This is stunning! The watercoloring looks fabulou. Love the idea of adding extra texture with drywall tape.

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  2. I am really loving this stamp, Karen! You have created so many gorgeous cards using it and this is no exception! Love the shades of blue you got and the way you've cut the piece on the diagonal to add just a bit of unexpected surprise! A lovely card, my friend!

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  3. Cool card design and I guess that is a positive way to look at a blizzard. LOL Beautiful with the blue and white. I love that you split the focal design up and made two sections.

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  4. I have called today with both my hat on and my DT hat. I LOVE your card, but then I ALWAYS do. Wonderful effect with your colouring. Thank you for linking up to us at The Male Room, hope to see you again. Faith DT

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  5. Very pretty card! I love snowflakes and this looks like a great stamp to have. I was wondering what watercolor paper you used for this card. I have the Zigs also and want to give your method a try.

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  6. beautiful mix of blues, and love the emboss resist with the snowflakes.

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  7. Beautiful. What brand of paper did you use?

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  8. It's beautiful! Gorgeous colours! xxx

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  9. Gorgeous heat embossed snowflakes with your Zig markers coloring. You are going to LOVE your new Zigs and already look like a pro. I also love how you added the cut diagonal and your circle sentiment layer. TFS your beauty Karen. Hugs....

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  10. With the snowy winter we are having the sentiment is just perfect! :D What paper are you using?

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  11. The zigs give such gorgeous, vibrant and clean colours. This is so beautiful. Love the added touches with the dry wall tape. Such a fantastic and unique layout! xx

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  12. Gorgeous, Karen! Love how you used the Zig markers on this! After seeing this beauty, I need to dust mine off again!

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  13. Wow those colours are amazing. Love how they've blended so well together and give a fabulous background against the pretty white embossed snowflakes. x

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  14. Your manipulating of the color made a glorious background for your snowflakes, Karen.

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  15. Hi Karen, I met you today at Two Scrapbook Friends, just wondering if you have a library of your cards, if so where would I find them? The card posted today is beautiful. Thanks for letting me know your site.
    Julie Duchaine - jduchaine@rogers.com

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  16. Beautiful shades of blue and mauve around those lovely snowflakes! Enjoy your new Zigs!

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  17. The background is amazing! Beautiful card. Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp Winter Birthday Challenge. Gayatri xx

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  18. Stunning background [as usual] -- you and ink are such a perfect pair :) Thanks for joining in at STB~

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  19. Absolutely love this colour mix and t
    He snowflake stamps. They are so fine lined looks brilliant.

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  20. Cool, crisp and just fabulous! Love the watercolour blending. Sorry to be so late commenting, and thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes Challenge at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

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  21. This is stunning .... the colours look amazing, blended beautifully. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

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