Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Cuttlebug Mania Anything Goes Challenge & Short Tutorial

Hello and welcome here!  It's September, can you believe it!?!  The summer has flown by and it's back to work for me and to school for the kids.  I actually have 1 in high school this year.  I tell her to stop getting older but like any teen she doesn't listen to me, lol. 

It's time to get back to my Design Team work minus 1, Top Tip Tuesday has closed but I'm still with Cuttlebug Mania and Inspired Stamps.  I'm trying to decide whether to keep it to the 2 or see if anyone has some openings.

On to our first challenge at Cuttlebug Mania, Anything Goes!  And I have 3 cards to share with you today as well as a short tutorial.

Challenge - Anything Goes
For a chance at winning an awesome prize, link your creation over at Cuttlebug Mania.
Challenge runs for 2 weeks. 
Don't forget to let us know how you used your Cuttlebug!

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
I saw a card on pinterest using watercoloring and a die and had to try it out!  You can see her video tutorial HERE.  I added a photo tutorial at the end of my post of how I did it.  You emboss your die onto watercolor paper (you can find instructions HERE in case you don't know how to do that), trace the lines with your marker and then trace the marker with a waterbrush, voilà, done!

Recipe:  PP-CTMH My Reflections Lucy & American Crafts Moda Bella Dazzling, CS-Bazzill grey, Strathmore 140lb Watercolor Paper, Avery Elle Simple Said Happy Die, My Favorite Things Four Corners Die, LePlume II Markers-#65 Cherry & #12 Grey, CTMH SS-Eclectic Edges & Say It In Style, CTMH Ink-Black & Blush, Foam Squares, Recollections Floral Embellishments, Rhinestones, Papertrey Ink SS-Inside & Out Birthday, Craft Lounge SS-Dandy Days.

Here's a closeup of the 'happy' that I watercolored.
LePlume II Markers Used:  #65 Cherry

Cuttlebug Items Used:
Avery Elle Simple Said Happy Die
My Favorite Things Four Corners Die

So then my brain was already thinking of the next die I wanted to try watercoloring, Memory Box's Honey Blossom Sprig.

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
 Oh my goodness, it turned out AWESOME, lol!!  I think I found my new favourite technique.  I stamped a sentiment and finished it off with a bit of ribbon and used my Viva Decor Pearl Pen for detail.

Recipe:  PP-Frances Meyer Blue Damask, Bazzill CS-blue, Strathmore 140lb Watercolor Paper, Memory Box Honey Blossom Sprig Die, LePlume II Markers-#43, #100, #15, Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Borders, Foam Squares, Impression Obsession SS-Sympathy Sentiments, CTMH Ink-Black, Viva Decor Cream Pearl Pen, 5/8" Blue Organza Ribbon.

LePlume II Markers Used:
Flower - #100 Sapphire & #43 Brilliant Yellow
Greenery - #15 Olive Green

And then I had to give my Tattered Lace Large Flourish a try.

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
Lots of tracing but oh so worth the effort!

Recipe:  Bazzill CS-purple, Strathmore 140lb Watercolor Paper, Tattered Lace Large Flourish, LePlume II Markers-#15, #63 & #86, 5/8" Satin Edge Cream Organza Ribbon, Pearl Brad, CTMH Ink-Black & Petal, SS-Papertrey Ink Signature Greetings, Cornish Heritage Farms Friendly Kritters Scripture & Inkadinkado Corners, EK Success 1/4" Corner Rounder.

LePlume II Markers Used:
Greenery - #15 Olive Green
Flowers - #63 Wine & #86 African Violet

Watercolor & Die Tutorial

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and cards today!


Di said...

Wow Deneen - fab work! You sure had me fooled with this at first, I was sure you'd cut and then inlaid die cuts! Thanks for the tutorial - one to try for sure!


Di xx

Today's Beautiful Moments - Tracey Fehr said...

These turned out beautifully, Deneen! Your tutorial is great....I will have to give this a try one of these days!

Sandie C said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. Love the finished look and wondered how you did it when i saw the first card. I too first thought you had actually die cut then inlaid the die. This method is so much easier and looks great to boot.


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