; Inked Inspirations by SLMP

Monday, May 21, 2018

No-Line Watercolor First Try

I've seen a number of no-line coloring tutorials on youtube and various blogs, but only recently did I get brave enough to try it.  I love the results and I see more card in the future.  This card took me a few hours but I found the process completely relaxing and challenging all at the same time.


I've had this stamp for years, it's a Santa Rosa dated 1997.  Yes, I've been stamping that long.  I love this stamp so much that I used it when I made our wedding invitations.  My, how my style has changed over the last 11 years, well it will be 11 years in August.


I broke from the norm or Antique Linen, or at least that is what I've seen most card makers use for this techniques.  I stamped my image on watercolor paper using Pumice Stone, then used additional Distress Ink colors for my watercolor pallet.


You might see the Abandoned Coral in the photo above, but I opted not to use it.  I really liked the soft pastel look, so I stayed with the more muted tones.  I used a very diluted bit of Pumice Stone to tint the white flowers. 



Links to Products Used:


Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,

AZ | SSS
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long-Blue
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long-Blue

AZ | SSS
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies

SSS
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice Stone
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice Stone

SB | SSS
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Shaded Lilac
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Shaded Lilac

SB | SSS
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY

SB | SSS
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED PAINT
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED PAINT

SB | AZ | SSS
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE

SB | SSS
Canson XL Watercolor Pad, 9
Canson XL Watercolor Pad, 9"X12" Fold Over

AZ | SSS | MFT
Faber-Castell COLLAPSIBLE WATER CUP
Faber-Castell COLLAPSIBLE WATER CUP

SSS
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches

SB | AZ | SSS
Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Reusable Non-Stick Craft Sheet - 15 inch by 18 inch
Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Reusable Non-Stick Craft Sheet - 15 inch by 18 inch

SB | AZ | SSS

Monday, May 14, 2018

Layton's Legacy Card Drive

It's been a minute or two since I wrote a post, but I've been busy in the studio working on some special projects.

Last week I read a post on Jennifer McGuire's blog about the Layton's Legacy Card Drive.  I love a good cause for a card drive and this is such a touching story I knew I had to donate cards.  You can read more about Layton's Legacy over at Lea Lawson Creates Blog.

Here are the cards I created.  Of course, I went a little rouge and didn't use much of the inspiration from the inspiration board shared, other than following part of the color palate.  I'll be dropping these in the mail this week.





I really love how all these cards turned out and I'm thrilled to send them to a card drive.  Do you donate cards to card dives?

Friday, April 27, 2018

Koh-I-Noor Progresso Woodless Colored Pencils

Can I just say these pencils blend like butter!  This panel took me several hours to complete, but I love how it turned out. 


I stamped the background stamp onto Bristol Paper and then began coloring.  I took pics as I went, the next few pics will give you a look at the progression of the coloring.







Once I completed the coloring I did some blending with Gamsol to smooth out the colors.


I'm not sure if I will leave this panel intact and create a square card, or if I will cut it into pieces for several cards.  For now, I have it propped on my desk for inspiration.

Links to Products Used:

Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black
Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black

AZ | BI | SSS
Strathmore - 9 x 12 Bristol Smooth Paper Pad - 20 Sheets
Strathmore - 9 x 12 Bristol Smooth Paper Pad - 20 Sheets

SB | AZ | BI | JI | SSS | MFT
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp ORNATE BACKGROUND
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp ORNATE BACKGROUND

SSS
Art Alternatives Sandpaper Pencil Pointer
Art Alternatives Sandpaper Pencil Pointer

AZ
Crafter's Companion GAMSOL BLENDING SOLUTION Spectrum Noir
Crafter's Companion GAMSOL BLENDING SOLUTION Spectrum Noir

AZ | SSS
Pro Art BLENDING PAPER STUMPS Size 4
Pro Art BLENDING PAPER STUMPS Size 4

SSS
Koh-I-Noor Progresso Woodless Colored 24-Pencil Set
Koh-I-Noor Progresso Woodless Colored 24-Pencil Set

AZ

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Making My Mark with Zig Writer Markers

Coloring with marker has never really been my wheelhouse.  I own a number of different types of markers, but usually, when I color with them I find the end result disappointing.  This card was a better experience than most.


I started by stamping the Simon Says Cosmos Background stamp with VersaFine Smokey Gery Ink onto Bristol Smooth Paper.  I really do like the Bristol Smooth Paper for coloring.


I started with just a few colors, but then added more as I progressed.  I used Evergreen for all of the stems, and Splash for the bright blue background.  For the flowers, I used Butter for all the centers and then created two-marker color combos the petals colors including and in no certain order - Powder Blue, English Lavender, Plumb, Baby Pink, Platinum, Bluebonnet, Pure Violet, Evergreen, Hyacinth.


Once the coloring was complete I added a little bit of Wink of Stella to the flower centers.  Then I stamped "Miss You" from the My Favorite Things Love is in the Mail set, using the same VersaFine ink, onto a pennant cut from white cardstock using the Stitched Pennants dies from Verve Stamp and glued it to the card.

Links to Products Used:

Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,

AZ | SSS
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long-Blue
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long-Blue

AZ | SSS
Stitched Pennants Die Set
Stitched Pennants Die Set

MFT | Other Shops
Tsukineko VersaFine SMOKEY GRAY Ink Pad
Tsukineko VersaFine SMOKEY GRAY Ink Pad

SSS
Kuretake - ZIG - Memory System - Dual Tip Writer Marker - 48 Piece set
Kuretake - ZIG - Memory System - Dual Tip Writer Marker - 48 Piece set

SB | AZ
ZIG - Memory System - Wink Of Stella - Glitter Brush Marker - Glitter Clear
ZIG - Memory System - Wink Of Stella - Glitter Brush Marker - Glitter Clear

SB | SSS
Strathmore - 9 x 12 Bristol Smooth Paper Pad - 20 Sheets
Strathmore - 9 x 12 Bristol Smooth Paper Pad - 20 Sheets

SB | AZ | BI | JI | SSS | MFT
My Favorite Things LOVE IS IN THE MAIL Clear Stamps
My Favorite Things LOVE IS IN THE MAIL Clear Stamps

SSS | MFT
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp COSMOS Background
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp COSMOS Background

SSS
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches

SB | AZ | SSS
Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Reusable Non-Stick Craft Sheet - 15 inch by 18 inch
Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Reusable Non-Stick Craft Sheet - 15 inch by 18 inch

SB | AZ | SSS
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Stamp Platform
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Stamp Platform

SB | AZ | BI | SSS