Friday, October 2, 2015

You Are My Person

I'm back with my second post for today.  I'm entering this card in 4 challenges, the October Mix it Up Challenge with Wplus9 Design Studio at Ellen Hutson, the 30 Day Coloring Challenge at The Daily Marker, Virginia's View Challenge #19 All Things Colored, and CAS(E) this Sketch #143.

















I stamped the flowers and leaves from Wplus9's Doodle Buds onto some Canson Mix Media 98lb paper.  I've been finding that when I use my Zig Clean Color watercolor markers to color with that they blend very nicely on this paper.  However it doesn't accept much water without warping, so I try to use this when I know I won't be adding extra water, just using the pens straight.  When I was done coloring I added the white dots with Dina Wakley Media White Gesso.  It's pretty thick gesso and I was able to use the wood end of a slim paint brush to apply the dots.  I need to get to a craft store soon and pick up a good white gel pen because it would be easier, but this technique does the trick in a pinch.  The sentiment is from Essentials by Ellen Mondo Magnolia stamp set.  I sponged some Tumbled Glass distress ink around the edges of the sentiment.

That's all for me today.  I'm excited about World Card Making Day tomorrow, and hope to be able to participate in as many of the festivities as possible :)


22 comments:

  1. Diane this is stunning!! Might be my all time favorite card of yours!! The colors are so vivid!!

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  2. Diane this is like everyone else already said: STUNING!!!!!!! Love the green branch below the sentiment!

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  3. Gorgeous, Diane! Love the vivid colors and your wonderful design! Sorry I haven't been around much as we were on vacation--and then getting over our vacation :) !!

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  4. So bright and happy!! Love the addition of the white dots!!

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  5. Just so lovely, the colors are bright and beautiful, I love the dimension of the gesso dots, very clever how you made them.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  6. This is so fabulous! Love that the design is bundled at the top!

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  7. Awesome take on the sketch! Love the touches of white on the images!

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  8. Love this Diane! I use a white fine Sharpie for dots. I got it at Michaels. But I love those gesso dots! Adds a nice texture!

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  9. Love this Diane! I use a white fine Sharpie for dots. I got it at Michaels. But I love those gesso dots! Adds a nice texture!

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  10. Love this Diane! I use a white fine Sharpie for dots. I got it at Michaels. But I love those gesso dots! Adds a nice texture!

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  11. Lovely! The white dots add a lot of interest.

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  12. I just love the feeling of this... Like, Mexico. I love it. Smart about the paintbrush end! I always have a toothpick in my main box, plus a pin with a round head for my dots! I love your way... Forget the pen!

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  13. Love how you have used this stamp for this card. Very pretty. Im like Michelle I got a white pen for my dots, does a great job. Found the best one for flow is the Uniball Signo, doesn't seem to block like the others can. I also use Canson paper but found the watercolour pad was better. Might be worth looking at.

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  14. Wow! This is so stunning! I also love using the Canson Mixed Media paper with Zigs - I find that if you tape your paper down it can take quite a bit of water.

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  15. Oh, this is gorgeous! I love your wonderful take on the sketch!

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  16. AWESOME take on the sketch!
    Thanks for joining Case this sketch!

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  17. Wow! Stunning! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

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  18. beautiful card!!
    I'm doing my first GIVEAWAY over at my blog! Be sure to check it out!! :)

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