After stamping the images with black waterproof ink, I colored them with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set using two different watercolor techniques. More
Hello everyone! Well do we have a treat for you today, we have the lovely Kristina Pokazanieva sharing some amazingly beautiful projects.
Hello everyone! I’m Kristina Pokazanieva from Russia. I live in Saint-Petersburg with my lovely family and two adorable yorkie puppies. My first experience in cardmaking was 2015, when I made a card for my boyfriend. But only in 2016 cardmaking became my major hobby. I love floral cards, soft pastel colors, watercolors, pencils, markers and all about coloring. Watercolor cards it’s a kind of art for me.
Kristina’s first project is a real show-stopper:
For my first card I’m using Amazing You stamp set. I absolutely love the roses from this set. I started with stamping the images on watercolor cardstock, using Altenew Crisp Dye Inks. I used Ruby Red ink for the flowers and Evergreen ink for the leaves. Then I began to add colors and shadows using my watercolors.
I also added extra definition to the shadows with Faber-Castell pencils. I used a color combination of light pink, peach and light green and lightly watercolored the background and then splattered with paint. Then I stamped the sentiment and added a few sequins as a final touch.
We love that Kristina used a mix different colouring mediums to create so much depth and texture on the roses and leaves from Amazing You Stamp Set. Showing that you don’t just need to stick to one colouring medium you can really mix it up!
Kristina’s 2nd project is as lovely as the 1st:
For my second card, I used Hibiscus Bouquet stamp set. This set is gorgeous and versatile. I’m sure that I’ll make a lot of cards with these beautiful flowers. First, I stamped the flowers from set in Midnight Violet ink. Then I stamped the leaves in Frayed Leaf ink using a masking technique.
I colored images with watercolors, and added some details to make flowers more realistic, using Faber Castell pencils. Then I stamped a sentiment in black ink and sprinkled with sequins and clear droplets to finish my card.
We are in awe of Kristina’s colouring skills! Also the blue in the background really makes the images from Hibiscus Bouquet jump right off the page.
Last but not least Kristina’s last project is just as gorgeous as the others:
I’m a huge Marika Rahtu fun and I was inspired her amazing coloring technique for my third card. I stamped the flowers and the leaves from Garden Hydrangea stamp set using Frosty Pink ink for the flowers and Forest Glades ink for the leaves. I colored images with Altenew Artist Markers set A, and added details using Faber-Castell pencils.
It took a little time, but the final result was great! To finish my card I stamped one of the sentiments from Amazing You Stamp Set in Clear Embossing ink and gold heat embossed on Ivory cardstock, trimmed a banner to layer over the flowers and added few sequins as a final touch.
Wow! How amazing were all of Kristina’s projects? We loved each and every one of them! We hope you enjoyed Kristina’s cards as much as we did. Make sure to visit Kristina’s blog to see more and don’t forget to leave her some love.
Thank you so much, Kristina, for sharing your talents with us today, it was such a treat.
Hi, Debby here. I’m very much enjoying using my colored pencils at the moment. Sometimes I use them to color a whole image, sometimes just to add a few details to a watercolor. For today’s card I’m accenting stamped images with colored pencils.
Beautiful Day Stamp Set has to be up there as one of my all time favorite Altenew sets! I love this set as it has beautiful leaves and sprigs which I always think look nice just lightly stamped. You also have the lovely flower which is just the right size to make an impact without overpowering everything else. I stamped three sets of leaves, two sprigs and one flower in Silver Stone crisp ink and then die cut with their matching dies. I then turned to my Altenew inks to give a base layer of detail. For the lines of the leaves I used Moss and Soft Lilac for the flower.
I used Faber Castell pencils to accent the stamped images. For the leaves, I just added light green over the main body of the leaf with a few dark green flicks here and there. I spent more time on the flower and with Kathy Racoosin and her amazing coloring skills in mind, combined purples, yellows, blues and greys.
I kept the rest of the card clean and simple. On a rectangle of white card I stamped the Hello from Amazing You Stamp Set in clear embossing ink. So that it would stand out nicely from the white, I embossed with an Antique Gold powder. I gathered the flower and leaves around the white panel and then adhered them to a kraft panel on a white card base.
Hi, crafty friends! It’s May here today with a one layer card featuring the gorgeous floral images from the Amazing You stamp set. It was my first time trying colored pencils and it was so much fun than I expected.
After coloring my images, I added some shadows along the bottom of my bouquet with a light brown colored pencil. The sentiment is from the Beautiful Day stamp set.
To finish off my card, I added a few clear sequins on the card front. I’m still on the fence about adding those sequins – maybe it would have looked better without sequins? I almost added red ink splatters right before I took photos of my card. But I’m glad I didn’t.
Don’t you love all the layers in different shades of red? I was surprised to see myself being able to color with colored pencils. It’s a shame that I’ve owned a full set of colored pencils for 4 years, and I just realized that how wonderful coloring medium it is!
I made a video tutorial to show you how to make this card from start to finish. You can watch it here or on YouTube channel:
(stamp set used: Amazing You)
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Happy crafting!
Hello Everyone! It’s Aga here and I’m happy to host this month’s challenge!
It’s dark and grey outside so I chose a bright and colourful picture to brighten up these February days. I took this photo on my vacation in Majorca, Spain and it shows a beautiful plant called Bougainvillea. It can come in many different shades and I simply love it!
Here’s what I came up with inspired by my picture:
I created a very CAS card using lovely floral images from the Amazing You Stamp Set. I stamped them in black and used markers to do the colouring. I also used a pink pen to add some strokes on the petals. To finish my card I added black splatters and a sentiment stamped in black.
Make a card, a tag, a layout or any other project based on the inspiration photo above. You may use either the colors, the composition, the elements, the texture or any combination to create your project.
- Altenew products should be the focus, but other companies’ products can be used.
- Make sure to use our challenge image above on your blog post.
- Include a link back to the Altenew Inspiration Challenge post.
- When uploading your project, make sure you link your entry post, not your entire blog.
- You may enter as many times as you wish!
- Challenge ends on Tuesday, February 28th at 11:55 pm EST.
After the challenge closes, FOUR WINNERS will be selected. Each will receive a $30 gift certificate to spend at www.altenew.com. Winners will be announced on Saturday, March 11st, 2017.
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Hello, everyone! Erum here today! Hope you are doing great. Did you check out the new release? Isn’t it just amazing? Did you see those layering dies?! So awesome! Today I am going to share three cards I made using the Amazing You Stamp Set.
I love the bold lines of this stamp set, and you will see why I love them! Here is my first card:
For my card, I stamped the flowers from Amazing You Stamp Set in watermark ink and heat embossed them in gold. Can you see how prominent that gold is because of the bold lines? I watercoloured these beauties in tones of coral, pink and peach. I then fussy cut all the flowers and placed them on Woodgrain Powder cardstock. Some of these I layered on top of another, it added to the dimension.
The gold scallops you see are punched from the gorgeous Gold Foil cardstock. I also added a panel I watercoloured in different tones to match the flowers and stamped the sentiment “You are amazing” in watermark ink and heat embossed it in gold.
On to my second card which is more graphic and bold.
Here I stamped the flowers using Archival Ink in Jet Black and created a vine which I pencil colored. After I was done with the flowers, I started to watercolor the background and kept it darker on the top and very faded, washed out at the bottom. I also used the dripping technique to add the perfect watercolor look.
I added some white dots with my gel pen to add a bit of interest. Here is a closer look that shows the beautiful sentiment.
Now on to my last card. I heat embossed the flowers in white this time and this one looks the prettiest!
This one makes my heart happy! I used very light watercolor and also added two tones of colors in places. The images are fussy cut and placed on different levels to add dimension.
I watercoloured the base a bit in gray so that flowers would pop. The silver glitter mat you see is made out of the gorgeous Silver Glitter Tape. These silver and gold tapes are my new favorite things, and I know I will be using them a lot!
In today’s post, I wanted to show you the variance you can achieve just by changing the stamping ink and different embossing powders.
I hope you liked my work and found some inspiration! I had so much fun making these cards to share with you!
See you all soon! Don’t forget to leave a bit of love for me or if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.