Hello everyone, it's Release Day! Everything that the Design Team and I have been previewing is now available for purchase at wplus9.com, as well as at many of your favorite retailers. Remember, if we happen to sell out of something, be sure to check out the retailers, because they hit us hard this release and chances are, they'll have what you need.
I still have so much to share with you featuring the June 2015 Release, but first I want to give a big shout out to the Wplus9 Design Team who has done an amazing job - as always - but they really swung for the fences this month and I appreciate them and all they do more than words can express!
So today I'm pairing up my post up with the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop! They are inviting everyone to hop along. It officially opens today, June 5th at 6am PST and ends June 8th at 11:55pm PST, so be sure to click the link or the graphic below to get all of the details and join the fun. There are many prizes to be won, including Wplus9!
I decided to share all watercolor projects today featuring the new Doodle Buds stamp set and Companion Dies.
This card is just funky and fun. The whimsical doodles of this set make it perfect for the loose watercolor style. I did some ink smooshing in the background and made sure to add just a little of my favorite - splatters. All of the images were stamped onto watercolor paper using PURE COLOR dye ink in Black and then watercolored with Gansai Tambi watercolors. I am determined to use these more often. I normally go for the softer more muted tones in my watercoloring and I think that is one of the things that throws me off with these. But none the less, I put these babies to use on all of my cards today for some fun and eclectic little joys.
Once my flowers were dry, I die cut them using the Doodle Buds Companion Die and grouped them all together using a little foam tape to pop some of the elements up.
A little random stitching to mimic the design of the stamps, some black thread and of course, some Pretty Pink Posh sequins will finish this fun burst of color off!
Next up, I've paired some Copic airbrushing with watercoloring.
This uses a technique that I shared in a recent Online Card Class - Stretch Your Dies - that is pretty simple and makes a huge impact. By using the Doodle Buds Companion Die to create masks, I am able to airbrush a solid background to nestle my stamped images into.
Now I have clean, white open areas to do my watercoloring of each flower.
The sentiment, also included in the set, was stamped in PURE COLOR dye ink in Black onto White card stock and messily stitched to a piece of vellum. And of course...those black Pretty Pink Posh sequins...which I might be developing an addiction for.
And finally, a simple little card that would be sure to bring a lot of cheer.
I stamped all of my flowers and my sentiment in PURE COLOR dye ink in Black onto watercolor paper. Watercolored them and then colored and cut an extra leaf to pop up on foam tape for my little bird from Happy Mail perch on.
I hope that gives you some good ideas for using this set and watercolors in a loose way, that is fun and not intimidating in the least. In fact, the more irregular and messy you are with these, the cuter they look!
Design Team Inspiration
Not only do I still have more to share with you, but remember that amazing Design Team I mentioned? Wait until you see what they have for you:
Don't forget to check the Release Winner's Page to see if you are one of the lucky winners this week!
Thank you so much for joining us this week, for stopping by today, for the encouragement...for just making this the best hobby in the world!