Nature's INKspirations

Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Stylish Sketches for the Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop - August 2022 | Technique Challenge

    

Blending with watercolor pencils using Stylish Sketches leaf image (banner) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Blending with Watercolor Pencils and Stylish Sketches 

Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop Banner | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

I'm so glad that you're here and hope you are having a wonderful day!  Today I am hopping with some of my talented stamping friends from around the world who love creating with Stampin' Up!® products as much as I do!  We love hopping on the second weekends of the month - Saturday or Sunday depending on where you are in the world - and love sharing lots of inspiration with you.  There are several of us hopping today - you will find the list to follow along towards the bottom of my blog post - so sit back and relax with your favorite cuppa as you peruse the hop.  

This month we are sharing projects based on our Technique Challenge - Blending!  I am sure that you will find lots of different interpretations and inspiration from this fun sketch.   

Today's Project

I love to watercolor and blend colors together by combining two or more colors together to create unique shades of color.  I usually play with ink; but thought I'd coloring with my Watercolor Pencils today.  Using my Blender Pen or Fine Tip Water Painter allowed me to create blended colors inspired by nature.

Blending with watercolor pencils using Stylish Sketches leaf image (group) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

Crumb Cake cardstock was the starting point for these nature cards... so Very Vanilla and Shimmery White cardstocks were chosen for the coloring layers.  The leaf image was stamped with Crumb Cake ink on each coloring layer.  The watercolor pencils - Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, and Early Espresso - were applied identically on all three coloring layers.  The difference was the blending tool - Blender Pen or Fine Tip Water Painter.

Blending with watercolor pencils using Stylish Sketches leaf image (Blender Pen on Very Vanilla) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Watercolor Pencils with a Blender Pen on Very Vanilla

Blending with watercolor pencils using Stylish Sketches leaf image (Blender Pen on Shimmery White) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Watercolor Pencils with Blender Pen on Shimmery White

Blending with watercolor pencils using Stylish Sketches leaf image (Fine Tip Water Painter on Shimmery White) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Watercolor Pencils with Fine Tip Water Painter on Shimmery White

Soft Suede ink was used for creating the background layer to create a complimentary contrast.   The Charming Sentiments sentiment was also stamped with Soft Suede ink.  The two Shimmery White sentiments were heat embossed with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder.

Blending with watercolor pencils using Stylish Sketches leaf image (Blender Pen on Shimmery White - inside) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The insides of each card were stamped and layered to compliment the card fronts.  The 4-1/4" square cards fit in the Very Vanilla and Basic White Medium Envelopes for mailing.

More Inspiration

I hope that you have enjoyed this sketch and will use it yourself to create some cards for friends and family.  Up next on the blog hop is my friend Teri where you can continue along to see what she and all the others have created.  I am sure you will be filled with lots of inspiration!  And should you be inspired, please leave us a comment...  we love to hear from you. 

 

 

Angie McKenzie  ●  Teri West  ●  AurĂ©lie Fabre

Tricia Butts  ●  Karen Henderson  ●  Mo Rootes

Lorraine Tierney  ●  Leonie Stuart   ●  Marieke Bart

Linda A. Moore  ●  Annette Ball  ●  Gez Carpenter

Ann Krucek  ●  Vickie Littlewood



Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!  
Have a blessed day!

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.  The Stylish Sketches Stamp Set can be earned for FREE until August 31, 2022, with a qualifying order.

4 comments

  1. Pretty cards Angie, love this stamp set x

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  2. The crumb cake background looks great - tone on tone stamping is always a winner in my book! The background really sets off the watercolouring - I must get my pencils out!

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  3. Lovely collection of cards! I love the natural colors.

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