Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Warm & Toasty - Watercolor Card The Spot Challenge #133

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this week's color challenge at the Spot.  I used the Warm & Toasty Stamp Set today and created a super cute little card using a watercolor background.  I used a negative painting technique to create the background for my card.  The only colors that I used for my card were the ones for the challenge.  Here's a look at my card.  

Check out my Warm & Toasty Watercolor Card for this week's Color Challenge at the Spot.  Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Here's a look at the challenge image for this week's challenge at The Spot.  You can check out what the other projects that the design team came up with by clicking on the image below.  


I used the ink colors above to watercolor the elements on my card today.  As I mentioned above I did a negative painting technique.  All that is that you kind of draw in a few of the images and you start lightly.  Once the first layer is dry you start with the next layer and it's a slightly darker color.  And you keep building up each layer of the card background trees until you get super dark and less water.  

Check out my Warm & Toasty Watercolor Card for this week's Color Challenge at the Spot.  Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

I then painted the snow banks and the ice that the bears are skating and sitting on.  And I should have said this first.  I did stamp the bears first before starting the painting.  When painting the snow banks I added the shadow areas first and blended it out into the lighter areas.  Snow and white objects always have some type of color.  After creating both snow banks I started the process of creating the ice.  

Check out my Warm & Toasty Watercolor Card for this week's Color Challenge at the Spot.  Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

I started the ice by again painting in the shadow areas of the ice.  I then used a dry brush technique to create more texture in the ice.  All a dry brush technique is in watercolor is that you have a very dry brush with paint.  There's not a lot of water in the brush at all.  When you do it correctly you get areas in the painting where the brush skips and it creates this beautiful texture.  

Check out my Warm & Toasty Watercolor Card for this week's Color Challenge at the Spot.  Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Once I got the all the painting complete I cut down the Fluid Watercolor Paper down a little and added three very thin layers of the color cardstock layers from the challenge.  I started out with Pretty Peacock, then Pumpkin Pie, and then Rich Razzleberry.  I then added this to a Thick Whisper White card base.  To finish off my card I added my sentiment onto a strip of Pretty Peacock Cardstock that I heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  And then I added a few of the Snowflake Adhesive Backed Embellishments to the card.  

Check out my Warm & Toasty Watercolor Card for this week's Color Challenge at the Spot.  Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful day.  If you need any of the supplies that you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the items in the Stampin' Up! Shopping List below.  

 

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


Out with the Old and In with the New!


New Year New Customer Rewards Program.  It's a new Stampin' Up! Year and it's time to update a few things and I have started with my Customer Loyalty Program.  You can read all about the new program by clicking here.  You will also find the new Crafty Rewards Tracker Sheet there as well.  All past rewards points have now expired for previous years with this new program.  




If you place any size order with me during the month of October you will receive the October Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle is a Mega Tutorial Bundle featuring projects for both Fall & Halloween.  There are 20 tutorials featured this month.    The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $22 from me.  As a bonus for ordering during the month of October you will also get the Coming Home Tutorial Bundle as well.  




The month of October Stampin' Up! has a Designer Series Paper Sale going on on 15 select Designer Series Papers.  Each pack of paper is 15% off so it's a perfect time to stock up.  You can find out all the details and my ordering special for this sale by clicking here.  This wonderful sale ends on October 31, 2020 so don't miss out!  


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I have a must have Ordering Special for you this week.  You can order my Adhesive Bundle this week to stay stocked up on your favorite adhesives.  There's nothing worse then running out of your favorite adhesives in the middle of a project.   My Adhesive Bundle contains all the adhesives you will need in the month.  With the Holidays coming up we use more of our favorite adhesives than normal so this is a great way for you to stock up.  And it even comes tied with a bow and cute little tag which makes it perfect for gifts as well.  
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Rick