Friday, March 23, 2018

Coffee & Thoughts Of You - Blog Hop & Giveaway.

This weekend, I had to sit down and actually do math to make today's card. When I saw the little critters in coffee cups in this adorable bundle, I knew what I wanted to do, but I had to figure out how to get my seven ROY G BIV colors into four images. I started by ditching Indigo, which I usually do anyway. I just go from whatever blue I'm using right into purple. However, that didn't really help me with the math, because that just meant I had six colors to spread across four critters, instead of seven across four. Doesn't that already hurt your brain? Don't worry - there's no homework.

So I picked out my Daniel Smith colors first, and wrote them all down: Carmine, Aussie Red Gold, New Gamboge, Permanent Green Light, Phthalo Blue Green Shade, and Quinacridone Purple. This is my ultimate Daniel Smith rainbow.

Then I just decided that I would make them look sort of like they were reflecting on each other, with red and purple (since they was on the end) and green (since it's my least favorite color) would be the only non-repeating colors. So the red and orange bunny reflects orange on the skunk, the skunk reflects yellow on the mouse, and the mouse reflects blue on the squirrel!

And see? I STILL didn't have to do math! #winning.

These adorable images are from the cutest little set from Pink & Main. After I watercolored them (they're stamped in Versafine Clair), I went back with a white gel pen and added accents to each of the critters and the cups. They still looked a little flat to me, so I used a Noir Arteza Woodless Watercolor pencil to shade them and give them some dimension and it did the trick! (PS - I have a video coming with these on the 30th and I LOVE them. Yesterday I painted in the backyard with these for two hours and it was glorious. Great, portable medium. You can use my coupon code  OHF-TPE-039 for 10% off on those pencils through April 10th here.) Then I cut them with the matching dies - hard to see here that they are die cuts - and glued them on my linen textured card front and stamped the sentiment. Even though the linen is textured, it stamps beautifully. The place I buy it (linked below) cuts it and corner rounds it for me!
Perfect Blend Watercolor Card by Understand Blue
Perfect Blend - Pink and Main LLC
[ PNK ]
Perfect Blend Dies - Pink and Main LLC
[ PNK ]
Woodless Watercolor Pencils — Set of 24
[ ARTZ ]
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
[ BLIC ]
Carmine Daniel Smith Extra Fine...
[ BLIC | ELH ]
Aussie Red Gold Daniel Smith Watercolor
[ BLIC | ELH ]
New Gamboge - Daniel Smith Watercolor
[ BLIC | ELH ]
Permanent Green Light Daniel Smith...
[ BLIC | ELH | ART ]
Phthalo Blue Green Shade - Daniel...
[ BLIC | SSS | ELH ]
Quinacridone Purple - Daniel Smith...
[ BLIC | ELH | ART ]
Tsukineko VersaFine Clair NOCTURNE...
[ SSS | ELH ]
Da Vinci Cosmotop Sable Mix F Brushes...
[ BLIC | ELH ]
8 1/2 x 11 Bright White Linen...
[ PPR ]
Fabriano Artistico 140 lb. Cold Press...
[ AMZUS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | SBC ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | ELH | CST | ART | SBC ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Multipurpose Liquid Glue by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Nesting Porcelain Bowls - BLICK art...
[ BLIC ]
Sakura WHITE OPAQUE GLAZE GEL PENS 2...
[ SSS ]

This card is part of a blog hop with Pink & Main and My Sweet Petunia today, so be sure and comment on all the stops for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree at both stores - one spree per winner, and there will be two winners! Comments must be left by Sunday, April 1st to be eligible for the giveaways, which will be announced April 3rd on both company blogs.



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52 comments:

  1. I'm so glad there was no algebra involved in the making of this card! 😁 Very cute card!

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  2. cute card...I really like the way you colour your images, they have a great unique quality about them.
    xx Karen

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  3. Such a fun, bright card. Pink and Main have some of the cutest stamps. Can't wait for your watercolor pencil video.

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  4. These critters are adorable! I agree - there's no place for math in art!

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  5. This card is adorable!! Love your coloring!

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  6. WOW... love those colorful cups!!!

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  7. eeep!!!! I ADORE your fun card!!!

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  8. Love how you colored the images in such bright happy colors!

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  9. This card is awesome, and I love all the colors. This card would definitely brighten my day if I was the recipient. Thank you.

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  10. Clever painting. Love the idea of reflecting the colors off each other. This is such a cute and happy card. Love it ♥

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  11. Well, I'm glad there isn't a test at the end :) This card is adorable, I like the style of these images.

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  12. Now THAT is cool...loving the bright rainbow colors!!

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  13. Adorable images and so beautifully painted, the rainbow is awesome.

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  14. Wow, that was too much thinking made my head hurt!! Your card turned out beautifully!

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  15. Do? So cute and I love how you painted these!

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  16. Your card is very pretty. Love all the cheerful rainbow colors. :)

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  17. yea!! no math!! such a pretty card!! love the rainbow critters!!

    jenni

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  18. Beautifully done, girl!! Love the rainbow affect!

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  19. "Perfect blend" of stamps and colors!

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  20. Unique look! Nice! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. It’s so colorful. I love it!

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  22. Anything that does not involve maths gets my vote to start with , your images are coloured so beautifully and flow so nicely. Thank you for not sharing maths.

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  23. Great planning on
    the colors. Very
    colorful and looks
    fabulous.
    Carla from Utah

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  24. love your creativity in coloring these cute creatures:)

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  25. Pretty card! I always love cards with a rainbow of color to them!

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  26. Very cool with the rainbow of colors and I like that no math was involved.

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  27. That is to cute... reminds me of what I feel like with that first sip of coffee in the morning *rainbow dancing over head* ;)

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  28. The rainbow card is simply adorable. What do you mean, no math in cards? I love math!!! Wish some algebra, no.... better yet, geometry was involved in card making. I'd be even more addicted. LOL

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  29. Your card is so pretty, Lydia! You always have such unique and interesting projects to show!

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  30. Fantastic use of colors! So cute!!!

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  31. Amazing rainbow coloring of these adorable images! Love your card! What a cute stamp set!

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  32. Cute stamp set.
    Love the coloring.
    Bright and cheerful.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. That’s such a fun card design !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  34. Awesome card,love it's coloring and the creature stamps,they look cute inside the cups.Love it!!!

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  35. Oh what colorful bunnies in the teacups!!! Love this

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  36. Love your fabulous design idea.

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  37. I love all of the new ideas!

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  38. Darling card. The coloring really stands out. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Wow! Beautiful colouring!!! Gorgeous card!!!

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  40. Very pretty. Love the colors, patterns, and design. Just adorable.

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  41. AWESOMENESS!!!! Beautiful card!!!

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