Saturday, June 20, 2015

Hydrangeas in June

Hello Lovely Peeps!  I'm so glad you could stop for a visit.  It's been a while.  I sort of lost my mojo for a bit there but it's amazing how it kicked back in when I cleaned up my office and found my desk.  

This is Tilda with Kneesocks from Magnolia Stamps' Sakura collection.  I've colored her with Copic Markers and accented everything with Distress Inks.  I think it's safe to say that she is one of my favorites from this collection since I've used her twice already.

My blog friend Kitty recently did a tutorial on how to make these hydrangea clusters and I had to try them, (her tutorial is HERE).  I didn't have the supplies she used but I improvised with I had. I made them with the MS 3 in 1 Hydrangea punch, an old leaf punch, white cardstock and Distress Inks.

The sweet little Dancing Butterflies and the Woodland Branch are by Memory Box.  The gifts are cut from the Tim Holtz/Sizzix die, Packages and Bows and the Happy Birthday stamp is also by Tim Holtz.  Both the Floral Oval and the Ribbon Banner are Spellbinders Dies.  More of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the post.

Copic Markers Used - Skin: E0000, E000, E00, R20  Hair: E33, E35, E37, E50  Clothes: V000, V05, V06  Shoes: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9  Shadows: T0, T2
Distress Inks Used:  Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage, Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo

Thanks So Much For Stopping By!

♥ Laura C.


Boutique Magnolia - Make Your Own Flowers
Deep Ocean - Monochrome
Dies R Us - Flags and/or Banners
Hanna and Friends - In The Garden
Marvelous Magnolia - Ribbons or Twine
Outside The Box - First Challenge, Butterflies
Papertake Weekly - Oh So Pretty
Paradise Of Stamps - Many Flowers or Fruits
Simon Says Stamp - Favorite Technique or Product (Coloring Die Cuts with Distress Inks)
Simply Magnolia - Dies and Punches
Stamping Sensations - Dies and Punches
Sweet Stampin' - Bingo (I did top row - Purple, Pearls, Flowers)
Top Tip Tuesday - Cut It Out


Images:  Magnolia, Tim Holtz
Inks: Copic Markers, Ranger Distress Inks, Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Papers:  Xpress It Blending Card, Nitwit Designs (Flower Shoppe), Bazzill (White)
Dies/Punches:  Memory Box, Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Spellbinders, Martha Stewart, McGill, Cricut (Elegant Edges)
Misc: Lace, Pearl Stickers, Glamour Dust, Seam Ribbon

Thursday, June 4, 2015


Hello Dear Readers, it's so good to see you again!  For those of you who are new, Welcome to my blog!

I am so happy to be participating in the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Hop over on MarkerPOP's post!  The hop will start tomorrow, Friday, June 5th and will run until Monday, June 8th 11:55 pm PST.

So why is my post a day early?  To let you know that MarkerPOP is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky hopper in tomorrow's hop.

Today I am featuring some watercoloring and how beautifully it can be paired with Copic Markers.  This little cutie is Tilda With Fan from the most recent Magnolia of Sweden release, Sakura.  I've colored her with Copic Markers and I've colored the background and flowers with Ranger Distress Inks.

I wanted to make this a very clean and simple design to show off the watercolor background.  This was a new technique that I tried with Distress Inks and an acrylic block.  After inking the block I misted it with water and stamped the ink to watercolor paper.  It took several tries before getting the water/ink ratio right and getting the effect I was going for.

The cherry blossom branch was made using the Memory Box Woodland Branch die, the Magnolia DooHickeys volume #5 Small Flowers Die and the same acrylic block stamping technique.

Copic Markers used - Skin: E0000, E000, E00, R20  Hair: B000, C3, C5, C7, C9  Dress & Flowers: V01, V12, V15, V17, YG13  Sandals: E42, E43, E44  Stockings: T0, T2  Fan: YG11, YG13, YG17

Distress Inks used - Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmelade

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you'll participate in tomorrow's hop and join in the fun.

♥ Laura C.

Pretty Pink Posh Watercolors Blog Hop



Creative Inspirations  For A Friend
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes
Paradise Of Stamps  Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday  All About The Hair
Boutique Magnolia  Make Your Own Flowers
Paradise Of Magnolia  Clean & Simple
Simply Magnolia  CAS or Fully Loaded
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