Friday, January 30, 2015

Countryside Bouquet - Power Poppy Stamps

Hello Friends!  The weather has been rough for our friends and family along the New England Coast this week.  We were fortunate to only get 6" of snow here in Central New York.  It just missed us!  The next storm is headed our way and we're looking for another 3-6".  Not going to be lucky enough to miss us this time.  Temps are horribly frigid and gloomy.  So I thought I would brighten my day by dreaming of springs and happy colors!  Hard to believe it's only 8 weeks away.

Here is Power Poppy Stamps - Countryside Bouquet Digital Stamp which you can find HERE.  Power Poppy Stamps has other wonderful digi florals and stamps as well.  Each month on the 15th there will be one new digital image released.  So stay tuned for whats coming on February 15th.

Since I was playing with a digital image I turned it into a garden scene by placing two of the same images next to each other.  One of the images I rotated to get the poppies.  I used a water brush filled with alcohol to "watercolor" with Copic the background.  Then dotted and blended the darker areas to add more depth.  With a piece of upholstery scrap I dampened with 99% alcohol and added the texture to the background.  A little airbrushing to the sky and more texturing.  NOTE:  if you are going to be texturing with cloth and alcohol it is important to do these areas prior to coloring any part of the image.  This will prevent you from accidentally adding texture where you don't want it.  

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Key To My Heart - May Arts Ribbon

Hello friends, 
It's time for a May Arts Ribbon, Valentines Blog Hop.  We have the entire design team playing along!  
I can't wait to see in love each of my teamies have put into their Valentines Projects.  

This hop gave me the perfect chance to use the floral printed ribbon.  It is perfect for all thing romantic and vintage. 

Make sure to leave comments along the way for a change to win ribbon!  The Ribbon Lady will be picking two winners!  Here is the two day line up.
·       Virginia Fynes
·       Tracy McLennon
·       Rhea Weigand  -you are here
·       Mary Brockway
·       Mallika Kejriwal
·       Lalo IK
·       Karen Hanson

·       Karen Baker
·       Jennifer Davey
·       Jenifer Cowles
·       Jen Shears
·       Gini Williams Cagle
·       Emily Lanham
·       Charlene Driggs

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Dove Art Studio NEW RELEASE - C.C. Designs

Jennifer Dove from DoveArt Studio is back with another collection of amazing stamps.
We have a wonderful, colorful hop for you to enjoy today. The stamps are available for purchase now, you will want them all by the end of the hop.

From Jennifer's new collection, the Himalayan Blue Poppy's are my Favorite!  I LOVE THEM!  All of the Dove Arts Stamps are perfectly sized for coloring and deeply etched for perfect stamping.  

If you get lost along the hop, here is the order . . . 
Rhea  - you are here!
Comment on each blog, because 2 of them hold the prize. What is the prize???  Two lucky winners will win 2 stamps from the hop. The winner will be announced on Sunday February 1st at 8:00 pm est

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Watercolor Challenge with Make It Colorful

Hi Friends!  Make It Crafty has a new collection of digital florals now available to go along with the Make It Colorful Challenge.

It's been a while since I've played along with my friends over at MIC so I thought I play along in this challenge.  I was truly inspired by Sandy Allnock from the design team.  She did an amazing video using her Copics to create a fabulouse background.  And it really looks like watercolor.  I admit it takes practice and I've not mastered it just yet...but I am going to keep trying until I have it down. 

I used grays to create my attempt at the watercolor background.  

You have to go by the Make It Colourful Blog to see the is amazing!  I will be sharing it with Sandy's permission at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Group.  So stop by and join where we have all kinds of free step out tutorials and videos being shared.

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