Monday, September 16, 2019

September Guest Contributor : Farhana

Hi crafty friends and happy Monday! This is Farhana, and welcome to my first guest post for DoodlebugsWA! Super grateful for this opportunity and excited to share my creations with you! Anyone that knows me, knows that I love everything floral! So of course I went a little overboard creating with the MFT Stamp : Painted Poppies stamp set.

For the first card I used one of my favorite coloring techniques, copic markers on kraft paper. I stamped the images using memento ink (in rich cocoa) and then used copic markers in R89, R39, R27 and R24 for flowers and YG67, YG17 and YG03 for the leaves. After diecutting the images using the coordinating dies, I arranged and adhered them to my card front using liquid adhesive and foam tape to add some dimension. I stamped a sentiment from the MFT STAMPS: Brushstroke Expressions using the same memento ink (in rich cocoa), and added a finishing touch using Nuvo drops in Metallic Bright Gold.

For the second card, I used ZIG: Clean Color Real Brush Marker in Carmine Red (022)Wine Red (024)Mid Green (046) and Mid Gray (096) to color the images stamped on STRATHMORE: Bristol Smooth Paper Pad using VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad (Onyx Black). Once colored, I die cut and adhered them to a card front that I cut from MFT STAMPS: Watercolor Wash paper pad. I added the sentiment on a strip from the same paper pad, from MFT STAMPS: Brushstroke Expressions and adhered it using some foam tape. And as a finishing touch I added some Nuvo Jewel Drops (in Key Lime).

For the third card, I used another one of my to go techniques, messy water coloring. I'm not the best at water coloring, but I messy I can do! I used my gansai tambi watercolors (in Carmine Red (35), Pale Aqua (50), Mid Green (53)), but you can use distress inks along with a water brush. After stamping the images in a random pattern using VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad (Onyx Black) on watercolor paper, I wet the entire paper and added color too it. After letting it dry a bit, I added some more color for dimension. I let it dry over night before added the embossed sentiment from MFT STAMPS: Brushstroke Expressions and some Nuvo drops in Metallic Bright Gold.

Have you used shimmer powder yet? It's a very easy way to create a messy water color look! I started by stamping the images on watercolor paper using VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad (Onyx Black), then I tapped the powder onto the stamped paper and sprayed water onto it using a mist sprayer. That's it! Then I let it dry overnight before die cutting and arranging and adhering them on to my card base, adding some Pretty Pink Posh jewels and a sentiment from MFT STAMPS: Brushstroke Expressions to finish off the card.

The last card is the simplest of them all, why? Well no coloring! A little stamping and die cutting and done. I used paper from the MFT STAMPS: Watercolor Wash paper pad set in green and pink for the leaves and flowers, and a sheet of blue for the background. I finished off with a sentiment from MFT STAMPS: Brushstroke Expressions and some Pretty Pink Posh jewels.

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