Thursday 23 February 2017

Surf's Up Beach Babes & Coffee let's get together

I've made two cards to day without a particular Challenge in mind.
I felt like watercolouring and I had stamped and white embossed these
beautiful tea/coffee cups so decided to use this.
I watercoloured with zigs and plenty of water. Love how the embossed image
keeps the pain within a set area, so much easier to do than when just stamped.

Last time I coloured with Copics, this time watercolour and white embossed.
Next I need to do with Gold Embossing, saw one yesterday 
 on Instagram @jeannejachna 

I used Multimedia paper which is great for Copics and watercolour and
works well with Zigs. I cut the rectangle wonky die snap
from Stamplorations And the Coffee die from......

Added the stamped sentiment, Lets get together and a couple of
enamel dots. All done. 

Now this card I wanted to try a technique called 'Watercolor with Copics'
and I saw Sandy Allnock demonstrate on  the MFT website then I went
to YouTube and watched other versions. She really is brilliant, go check it out.

But no comparing okay...... First attempt and Im quite happy and my son
reckons its brilliant. You really are getting good mum!!! So glad I meet his approval.
I coloured my ladies (I just love these beauties, no inhibitions here), thats me on the right 
with the pink and orange swimmers.
Coloured with copics then added the sentiments. Then I decided I need to dive in
and do this Watercolor technique.

The colours are the same both sides just the light has made it appear darker on the
left, no, what you see on the left is the same all the way across. You pick out your
light colours and just colour here and there, I used BV000 R000 BG01 RV02 B000
and G00, using the lighter colours to pull the colours together and change colours
sometimes, going over the pink making more mauve etc. 
Then when happy with the mix
I used Copic '0' and just added spots. I made sure my markers were all very 'juicy' 
especially the '0' so that it lifted colour easily. Click on the photo to see the colours close.
I went over the sentiment again with a black liner.

It was fun and such a great way to add background without having to worry about, shadows,
depth, fade away. I will be trying this again, saw a flower Sandy did and its so stunning.

Well there you go two bright cards and now lets see if there's anywhere to link them. Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.

PS I just noticed that I have 99 followers through Blogger. I can't believe it nearly 100
and in April it will be two years since I started blogging. 485 Posts, my goodness.
Think I will have to have a celebration, a giveaway, who knows. Stay tuned!!

Challenges :

Surfs Up Beach Babes card

Coffee Let's Get together Card

Coffee Lets Get Together Card

Surfs Up Beach Babes card.
One of my favourite stamps as I have a few
that I am drawn too over and over.

Surfs Up Beach Babes card - 2nd entry.

Coffee Lets Get Together Card


Mac Mable said...

You sure looked like you had fun colouring in the first card. It is so beautiful and loving the array of colours. Such a fun second card and love the background as well as those adorable lady bathers x

Anonymous said...

Two gorgeous cards. You really do amazing colouring. Love your son's comment.
Oh I thought I might be the one on the right - busty and skinny legs! :)
Congrats on all the followers what an achievement.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

2 superb watercolour designs Aileen, love them both but those cups and saucers are simply jaw-dropping! I would just love to have a bright and colourful tea set like that in my cupboard. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards. Sarah x

cm said...

A duo of WOW, Aileen! I agree with your son, who obviously has impeccable taste, that your second card is brilliant! The bathing beauties are such fun and you've certainly mastered Sandy's technique! Your stack of teacups: gorgeous! You work such magic with colours and colouring....

lostinpaper said...

Of course it's you wearing the Pink and Orange swimmers, then that must be me in the lime green and purple, we would definitely have a party and the beach has been so very lovely here at the moment, we are heading there again today (in my lime green swimmers lol). Great to see you are having some inky fun with your supplies, love the results!

Lin said...

2 fun cards, Aileen! It's fun to play just for the fun of it, I agree, and they both turned out great! Thanks for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

papierelle said...

Coffee? Yes every time!! Great card!!

brenda said...

Two super cards Aileen, lovely colouring on the first and the second is such fun. Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More and Allsorts challenges.

B x

susiestacey said...

Great cards and l love the fun image.Your background looks superb too.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts "Anything Goes' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Sue said...

Wow, the colouring on the cups and saucers is amazing! Beautifully done.

Viv said...

Yummy bright colours and such pretty cups on the first one Aileen. The second one made me smile too.I think we must all think we look like that in a swimsuit these days lol. Lovely bright colours again I see and great watercolour background colouring too ;)hugs Viv xx

*Vicki* said...

BOTH of your designs are quite stunning my friend! I really love the brightness of the coloring on your teacups!! Really brings it out beautifully! The background on the second card is very interesting and I love it with your funny images too!! Have a lovely day! HUGS :)

Tammy said...

These are both gorgeous Aileen, I love the teacup card and your watercoloring is beautiuful! I love the fun image on your second card and what a fabulous background! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.
Tammy x

Julie B said...

Two fab cards, the Zigs work so well with the embossed teacups. I've not come across the Copic background technique, might just have to have a go.
Thanks for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge. :)

Kim Heggins said...

Two fabulous and fun cards....those stacked coffee cups are amazing, love all the wonderful colors. Your sweet pair of beach babes are as cute as can be.

Lynne in NI said...

Love your pretty coffee cups Aileen! And your beach babes are fab (I'm the one in green LOL) that BG technique looks gorgeous!

crafty said...

Love the brightly coloured cups. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting From the Heart.

Anonymous said...

two lovely cards aileen! i love the bright colours of the first one, beautifully watercoloured, and i love the fun second one. thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more!

Bobby said...

Great coloring on that vibrant set of cups and saucers, Aileen. I love those ladies and the background is interesting, and I mean that in a good way.

Justine Hovey said...

I love every part of the tea cup card - the stamp, the colouring, it's just so fun and reminds me of wonderland! Thanks for playing along at AAA Card Challenge! Hugs! Justine