Friday, March 23, 2018

GUEST ARTIST FEATURE: Stretch Your Creative Muscles (and stamps) w/Rubeena Naz

Hi friends, thanks for stopping by the Wplus9 Blog today! This is Rubeena (Ruby) from A Rare Ruby and I am honored to be a guest for Wplus9 again. After taking a break for over a year, I am happy to be creating again and exploring the inner artist in me. Today, I will be sharing five cards with you focused on adding your own personal touch to your projects.

The Wplus9 inks are amazing so I started by stamping one of the watercolor florals from the Watercolored Anemones set in Little Piggy onto white cardstock. This was actually my practice sheet since I have not really doodled before so I did not want to “mess up.” I surprised myself and liked how it ended up so I decided to use it for a card!

I used the splatter stamp and sentiment from Biggest Fan as well as a strip of black and white pattern paper to complete the look.

For my next three cards, I used stamps from Watercolored Anemones and Wplus9 inks (colors are below in supply list). I created three different looks, and for two of the cards I added my own doodles with a black pen. Honestly, these were really random, and there is plenty of inspiration on Pinterest if you need more ideas on different kinds of doodles on floral illustrations.

For this one, I used the sentiment from Bold Banner Greetings. I felt like the font style perfectly matched the hand doodles.

For this card, I again used a sentiment from Bolder Banner Greetings heat embossed in white on black cardstock. I rounded off the corners at the bottom for a slightly different look.

I decided to leave the background as is for this one. The colors alone are gorgeous and non-traditional. I even used a softer striped pattern paper for the left side. I stamped the sentiment from Kind Soul onto the banner from Bold Banner Greeting and used the coordinating Bold Banner Die. It's a huge banner so I used only part of it.

For my last card, I used Modern Anemones and swiped Queen Bee and Lake House dye inks directly over the stamped images. I added in my doodles again and dots all over the background. I finished it off with yellow watercolor splatters and die-cut the word from Hand Letter Hello Die from black cardstock.

I hope you were inspired by today's projects and my process when creating these cards. I am having lots of fun channeling my inner artist in order to stretch my stamps and supplies when crafting. It really does stretch those creative muscles and gets me looking at all of my supplies in new and fun ways!

Thank you so much to Dawn for having me as a guest again, and a huge thank you to everyone else who stops by and leaves me love. Have a great day!

~Ruby

Featured Supplies

For your convenience, here is a list of the featured Wplus9 supplies used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase.

Wplus9 PURE COLOR Black Dye Ink
Wplus9 PURE COLOR Black Dye Ink
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Wplus9 PURE COLOR Lake House Dye Ink
Wplus9 PURE COLOR Lake House Dye Ink
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Wplus9 Modern Anemones Stamps
Wplus9 Modern Anemones Stamps
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Watercolored Anemones Stamps
Watercolored Anemones Stamps
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Wplus9 Kind Soul Stamp Set
Wplus9 Kind Soul Stamp Set
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Wild Mango PURE COLOR Dye INk
Wild Mango PURE COLOR Dye INk
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Wplus9 Queen Bee Dye Ink
Wplus9 Queen Bee Dye Ink
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Wplus9 V.I.Pink Dye Ink
Wplus9 V.I.Pink Dye Ink
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Little Piggy PURE COLOR Dye Ink
Little Piggy PURE COLOR Dye Ink
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Sweet Gelato PURE COLOR Dye Ink
Sweet Gelato PURE COLOR Dye Ink
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Wplus9 Sunshine Layers Die
Wplus9 Sunshine Layers Die
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Bold Banner Greetings
Bold Banner Greetings
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Bold Banner Die
Bold Banner Die
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WP9
Fairy Dust PURE COLOR Dye Ink
Fairy Dust PURE COLOR Dye Ink
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Silver Lining PURE COLOR Dye Ink
Silver Lining PURE COLOR Dye Ink
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Biggest Fan
Biggest Fan
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Hand Lettered Hello Die
Hand Lettered Hello Die
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WP9

13 comments:

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  2. These are fabulous, Ruby! I especially love the third one with all your doodles and the fourth with the banner! ❤️

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  3. Wow Ruby!!! These are all so beautiful

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  4. So beautiful! I wish I could run and grab all my floral stamps RIGHT NOW and try out doodling myself! (Later today...)
    I especially love the one with the dots and the yellow flowers, but it was REALLY hard to pick a favorite among all these beauties! Hope to see more of your work soon...
    Love, Kat

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  5. Wow! Jaw dropping beautiful I love the doodles and the colors!!! I can’t pick a favorite can’t they all be my favorite!! So inspiring to doodle and stamp! I love the florals stamps! Ok thank god today is payday! After seeing this I have to go shopping!!! Love! Great job!

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  6. You are Ah-Mazing Ruby! Love the black outlines and loose Doodle inking:)) You have a way with making it LOOK so easy!

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  7. oh wow, these are stunning! thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Ruby your cards are doodling delightful ... I have to choose the soft, and delicate card #3 as my fave, however! I just love the delicate stamped images, stamped in such delicious colors!
    =]

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  9. These cards are just stunning Ruby! I love the color against the contrast of black and white. I gotta try some doodles too!

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  10. Well I must say your doodling came out beautiful! I can’t even draw a smiley face, lol. They all came out so beautiful and you know I’m a pink girl like you but I’ve got to say I think the yellow with the dots is my fav. Thanks for sharing and always inspiring.

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  11. Fabulous way to get a totally different look from one set of stamps!

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  12. Wow! Just gorgeous!! My doodles never look that good!!

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  13. I think, and it feels through all the articles, that you have mastered your subject from end to end.

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