Mark's Finest Papers May Hop: Bearded Iris


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

May Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are


 Featured  May 13
Kiss Me & Plywood

Featured May 14
Oriental Joy

 Featured May 15
Tiger Lily & Tree Frogs

Featured May 16
Bearded Iris


Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All six winners will be announced on May 17, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday May 16, 2014

Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome To Our Final MFP May Hop!! Toady were featuring another beautiful flower stamp set. And just like yesterday I really wanted to capture this flower using some water coloring. Again using my Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads on a clear block with my paint brush and a cup of water I was able to achieve this effect. I am taking a water color class and boy am I learning so much. Now I know I could use my pads on a clear block but the card below will show you a water color wash.  For this card I wanted the bottom of the flower to be darker and the middle lighter and the top even lighter. Now I must admit I'm not good with light source so I just did what I wanted and I'm happy I did. I love this card! 


For my final card share I wanted to capture just the sentiment from this stamp set using a water color wash of different purples. Now I did follow a sketch by one of the water color teachers. How ever I wanted my string to look like a flower and the sentiment be the center and wow I can't believe that worked out LOL!! Anyway I stamped my sentiment on a punched 2" circle (I believe its 2") I can remember. I ink the circle with my Hero's Art ink. I splatter some black water color ink all over and painted the bigger black dots. I just really love this one too!!!




Here's the Design Team:


Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Comments

Janine said…
Lovely cards. Like how you created the little flower on the bottom card.
Lois said…
Love how you created that flower on your second card. Your water color classes are paying off. Both of these cards are beauties!
loulou said…
Beautiful cards. I love your watercoloured iris.
terrie said…
Great looking card...I like how you colored the flower.
well done
stamping sue said…
Purple seems to be the color for this lovely Iris.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/
Unknown said…
Very pretty card like how you did
Davi said…
Beautiful, I love the color of your iris and background!!
Sue D said…
Wonderful watercoloring and I like the flower you created and the background on the second card.
Shelly Schmidt said…
Loving your adventures in Water coloring- very pretty cards! I love that Iris image! The splattering of ink is an awesome touch!
Jane said…
Very very pretty!!!
Pam MacKay said…
Love your splattered background and beautiful coloring on the flower!
MariLynn said…
Very pretty. I'm glad you are having fun with the water coloring.
Pat said…
Very pretty.
Vickie Y said…
Beautiful image and card.
Kathy Bradley said…
AJ,
Two very pretty cards - I really like your second card!
Karen said…
Gorgeous creations! I have enjoyed visiting the DT blogs the last few days. Love your coloured iris, TYFS Karen x
rosalie said…
Your iris is so beautiful and lucky for the person receiving this.

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