Altenew, Florals, Water Colored Cards, Watercolor Brush Markers

CopyCat Frenzy!

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Hi there!  Today I’d like to share a series of cards I’ve made recently!  I was poking around in my  Instagram saved cards collection and came across THIS one made by Maura R.  It’s vivid colors and bold design struck me anew and so I decided it was time to live up to my CopyCat name and have a go at replicating it!  I found a flower sketch on Pinterest that was similar to Maura’s huge blossom and printed 4-5 copies out onto watercolor paper.  Pictured above is the first card I made using Altenew’s Watercolor Brush markers, a black Zig for the bold outlines and a black Posca pen for the finer details.  A spattering of black and white paint added the final detail before I added the Tim Holtz stickers, raised up off the panel.
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I loved making my first card so much that I jumped right into a second one, this time a Slimline style and used a lot of purple and blue on the blossom.  I love how that orange background really makes the flower pop!  More Tim Holtz stickers finish the card with a meaningful sentiment.
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Because a combination of orange and aqua really appeal to me, I made another card like my first one.
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My fourth card features a jade green blossom with a deep red background; I love the unusual color of this flower and it’s yellow leaves!
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Another blue and orange card!

 

 

 

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I decided to try my hand at drawing my own image~ someone really liked the sentiment on this one and bought my card! 

 

 

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I drew this one too and sold it!
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I created another slimline card and wrote out a quote about kindness by Mr. Rogers.  I loved making each and every one of these cards and hope you enjoyed seeing them!  Thanks for visiting!
Altenew, Anemone Garden Background Cling, Congratulations, Florals, Sizzix Thinlets Stacked Deckle dies, Water Colored Cards, Watercolor Brush Markers

Happily Ever After

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Hey!  Welcome back!  I’ve been remiss in keeping up my blog this summer but want to share this colorful creation with you!  I recently bought a set of Altenew’s Watercolor Brush markers in the Spring Garden collection and wanted to use lots and lots of color!  This gorgeous floral image is a background stamp from The Ton called Anemone Garden and I began by embossing it with gold onto a panel of Bristol Smooth watercolor paper.  
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Aren’t those markers so cool?  They have a barrel filled with color and you just squeeze the sides (like we do a water brush!) to release the ink.  It took a little practice to figure out just how much to squeeze but to paint this image, I first brushed a little water onto a petal then dropped ink from the marker into it, letting the water move the ink initially.  
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In true Alex Syberia style, I added several colors to the petals, creating a multi-colored array of fabulousness!  I filled in the background with black to make the colors pop even more!  
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Setting that panel aside to dry, I pulled out a white card base and again, heat-embossed Anemone Garden in gold onto it.  I trimmed down the watercolored panel using my new Sizzix  Thinlet Stacked Deckle dies and then layered it onto a panel of gold metallic card stock to frame it.  I mounted the framed panel to my base card and added a sentiment from Taylored Expressions Simple Strips set which I’d also embossed in gold.  Two little gems adorn the ends of the Sentiment Strip for a final detail!  I loved making this glorious card and using some new products!  Thanks for stopping by!