Friday, March 27, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #19 - Watercolors

Hello! This is my second post of the day. To see my post for the Lawnscaping Challenge March Blog Hop, click here.

Today is the beginning of a new Inky Paws Challenge over on the Newton's Nook Designs blog. This challenge is all about creating a project using watercolor.

For today's card, I used the "Newton Dreams of Paris" stamp set to create Spring-inspired card. I decided to dust off my Inktense watercolor pencils and finally give the "no-line coloring" technique a try.

Inky Paws Challenge #19: "Bonjour" Watercolor Card by Handmade by Yuki | "Newton Dreams of Paris" by Newton's Nook Designs

To begin my card, I stamped Newton onto a piece of watercolor cardstock using "Antique Linen" distress ink. I colored him using my Inktense watercolor pencils to create a soft, watercolor look. Although there's different ways to color with watercolor pencils, my personal favorite is take a damp/wet paint brush directly to the pencil tip. I find this gives me the most control, especially for smaller areas. Once I finished coloring Newton, I fussy-cut him out. I used various pattern papers from the Christy Tomlinson "She Art" 6x6 paper pack. I die cut one of the pattern papers and a piece of vellum with a large tag die. For the vellum tag, I gold embossed the sentiment and little hearts. I then added a strip of gold polka-dot washi tape along the bottom to anchor Newton. I attached both tags together with some twine. I then used a Pretty Pink Posh stitched border die to create a white mat for the yellow panel and adhered it onto the green background. To finish the card, I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and rounded the two right corners.

I hope you were inspired by today's card and I can't wait to see your watercolor projects! Don't forget to visit the Newton's Nook Designs blog for more inspiration! ♥

Lawnscaping Challenge - March Blog Hop

Happy Friday everyone! It's time for another Lawnscaping Blog Hop, woohoo! You should have arrived here from Lenny's blog.

This blog hop is sponsored by The winner will receive a gift certificate, so be sure to leave a comment at every stop for a chance to win!

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This month is inspired by the color green. I decided to make a fun shaker card using the super cute "Critters in the Jungle" set.

Lawnscaping Challenge March Blog Hop: "Thanks A Bunch" by Handmade by Yuki | "Critters in the Jungle" by Lawn Fawn

To begin today's card, I started off by die cutting a piece of green cardstock using the A2-sized stitched rectangle die. I repeatedly stamped the smaller leaf stamp in the same green ink to create a tone-on-tone background. I then used a smaller stitched rectangle die to cut a window for the shaker portion. I used the same stitched rectangle die to cut a piece of blue cardstock. I then stamped and colored the images. I cut the images using the coordinating dies except for the grass. I didn't want a white border around the grass, so I fussy-cut the grassy by hand. I glued the grass directly onto the blue panel.

Elephant: T1, T3, T4, R20
Monkey: E30, E31, E55, E57, R20
Banana: Y11, Y13, Y19
Vine & Grass: YG13, YG17

I glued the die cut images directly onto the front panel of the shaker card. I then die cut two strips of darker green cardstock using a stitched scalloped border die and the grassy border die. I stamped the thank you sentiment directly onto the grass layer and then mounted the two strips onto the front panel with foam tape. To finish the card, I filled the shaker portion with Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

I hope you enjoyed today's card and thanks again for stopping by! Your next stop is Sabine's blog. ♥

Yukari (you are here) 

Pretty Pink Posh Sequins: Nature Mix, Gold Confetti, 4mm Mossy Green, 6mm Lemon Meringue.