Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - February 2018

by - Thursday, February 15, 2018


Welcome to the February 2018 edition of the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop!  You are currently visiting Angie McKenzie in the USA.  This month is all about COLORING.

So sit back, relax and enjoy a few of my favorite ways to color! 

There are so many ways to color with stamps and just as many mediums to choose from.  I actually started off the new year with coloring some eclipse cards for my friends and family (click here for more details).  I used Stampin' Write markers on Whisper White cardstock for this fun technique.  

APM Creations | SDBH - Feb 2018

Here I used Stampin' Write Markers to create some texture on some cute critters from the new Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog.  

APM Creations | SDBH - February 2018


Stampin' Write Markers were used to color the backside of the vellum behind the die cut leaves on the following cards (click here for more details).  I also had fun coloring the squares behind the leaves by pressing a clear block on a Stampin' Pad, spritzing it lightly with water and then smooshing (smash and wiggle) the wet, messy clear block on the embossed Shimmer White cardstock.  

APM Creations | SDBH - February 2018

Coloring on vellum is also fun to do with Stampin' Blends.  Stampin' Blends provide a much smoother finish for color along with vibrant colors.  The following card was inspired from B.J. Peters.

Did you notice the custom glossy designer paper I created with the Stampin' Blends with drops of alcohol? This is another fun way to color thanks to the inspiration from Frances "Frenchie" Martin!

Stampin' Blends are so easy to use once you get used to them.  You can actually create custom colors with them and incredible shadowing effects.  And I must share with you that I learned a hard lesson with coloring... 

Coloring the hard way... HUGE masterpiece!


Coloring the easy way... SMALL masterpieces!
APM Creations | SDBH - February 2018
Time and patience created these cards from one piece of 12x12 designer series paper
aka One Sheet Wonder
This type of technique actually leads you to my favorite way of coloring and that is watercoloring!

Watercoloring with Stampin' Up inks has always been my favorite way to color... there's nothing like squeezing the ink pad to get ink on the lid and adding water from an AquaPainter to make you feel like a professional artist!  Watercoloring is a quick way to add color depending on the type of paper you choose along with the amount of water used.

APM Creations | SDBH - February 2018

APM Creations | SDBH - February 2018

APM Creations | SDBH February 2018

So are you ready to start coloring some of your handmade cards?!  I hope so, but first you need to continue on this awesome hop to get some more inspiration.  Just click the next name on the list below to continue hopping along.  

Thanks for hopping by and I'll see ya'll again soon!



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30 comments

  1. Geez, you sure know how to just knock up a few quick projects hey! haha! These are all stunning, Angie! Thanks for joining in with the Feb Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop! xx

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  2. Wow, what a great source of inspiration you've provided!

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  3. What a great resource for colouring techniques Angie! Well done. xx

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  4. Great post. You covered it all. Your projects are all wonderful!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jo Anne... that means alot coming from you.

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  5. So many great coloring methods shared. Great cards!

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  6. Wow! So many fabulous projects. All gorgeous of course Angie! I was particularly taken with the custom DSP you made using Stampin' Blends and alcohol. So striking.

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    1. Thank you so much, Lou! You inspire me so much with your creations so your comment means alot to me.

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  7. Wow, you've been super busy. Great projects!

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  8. Wow! so many wonderful projects and are all stunning! Love each one and thanks for sharing your creativity. :)

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  9. Wow, thank you for sharing so much of your lovely work with us, I can't pick a favorite!

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  10. Such a fabulous collection of colouring projects Angie, they all look great xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Angela! (((HUGS))) across the waters

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  11. WOW! Angie, you've covered it all! Stunning cards! And I just love the paper you created with blends and alcohol! Amazing x

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    1. Thanks so much, Anna! (((HUGS))) across the pond

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  12. Wow Angie! So many projects and so many colouring techniques. There are a few there that I must try now. TFS

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  13. Wow, talk about spoilt for choice, thanks for sharing so my colouring options! I love the bright colours and the cards you made with the 12 x 12 DSP, stunning

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    1. Thanks so much, Sue... that means a lot to me! (((HUGS))) across the waters

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