Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas Botanicals



Hello! I hope those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving had a good one! We had two wonderful ones with lots of family and friends.

I have a couple of cards to share with you today that I made with a cute stamp set from Memory Box called Christmas Botanicals.



I have been wanting to try coloring on kraft card stock for some time now. I've seen so many pretty cards done this way, so I finally found some time to give it a try. I stamped the wreath with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored it with Copic markers. I added some white highlights with a white Prismacolor pencil. I also speckled it with some white acrylic paint when I was finished. 


 I stamped the sentiment in the center of the wreath... very carefully... then I cut the whole panel out with a stitched rectangle die,  and layered it onto a card that I had covered with some red gingham paper. 


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And here is another one I did in more Kay style :) The background is Peacock Feathers distress ink on watercolor paper. Again, I colored the wreath with Copic markers, and added a few tiny white dots with acrylic paint. I cut the panel out with a stitched rectangle die. I created some background paper to mount this on by randomly stamping images from this set in red ink onto the coral card stock.



I added a few clear sequins and a sentiment in black!



Here is a photo of a couple more backgrounds I created with some of the stamps in this set. So fun! I don't know what I'm going to do with them yet though! 


Thank you so much for stopping by today! The products I used are listed and linked below!

Hugs,

Kay :)











21 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous Kay! Hope you've had a wonderful fall and holiday weekend! :)

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  2. Oh, Kay! Your coloring on kraft is fabulous, as I knew it would be, and I love the "Kay style" wreath too! Can't wait to see what you do with those gorgeous backgrounds!

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  3. These are amazing, Kay! I miss seeing your beautiful creations, my friend, so this is a treat. Have a wonderful holiday!

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  4. Love the one on kraft cardstock. Great job

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  5. Lovely cards, Kay....on the Kraft card, is the background for the wreath watercoloring?

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    1. Thank you so much Susan! The background is Copic marker. I used E35, E31, and E00.

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  6. How awesome are these! Love the card base with a design under the panel.

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  7. So glad you had a nice holiday :)
    Your backgrounds are gorgeous, and I love how you colored the wreaths with your Copics, Kay! Beautiful details, too! I think I may try coloring on Kraft now...thanks for your inspiration!

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  8. These are both beautiful Kay! The colors and white accents look wonderful on kraft!

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  9. Marveling at your gorgeous wreaths that have such different looks based on your colour mediums. The kraft version...rustic charming and incredibly beautiful! Your second, a al 'Kay-style,' *grin* is equally as striking. The peacock blue certainly makes the colours pop! Those backgrounds are fabulous; I know you'll design something magical with them...
    Hugs~c

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  10. Love, LOVE them both Kay! Gorgeous coloring, inking and watercoloring!

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  11. So warm!! I adore your cards!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  12. Fantastic cards that make me smile really big! I'm so happy you tried the coloring on kraft. I think it looks amazing! It reminds me of comfort and charm. And gingham just makes me happy. :) The Kay style card is amazing, too. You've got a touch and style that is so pleasing. It oozes happiness to me. Love it! AND your stamped backgrounds. Wow. Whole lotta fun packed into one post. You'll use those panels to make something fabulous for sure. Have an awesome week! Hugs! :)

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  13. Hi Kay! The backgrounds you created are stunning, looks like store bought patterned paper! Two beautiful cards,Love the color on craft!
    Sounds like a blessed Thanksgiving!

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  14. Anytime I see exquisite coloring I know I'm seeing a "Kay card!" And now I see that you make your own PP that looks boutique-made and very expensive! Your coloring on kraft is fabulous and reminds me that I still have not tried that myself ... pinning!! I'm glad you had TWO wonderful Thanksgivings!! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. Seems a shame to cover up your handmade background pattern paper for your 2nd card, but with a card front as stunning as that, it's worth it! Both cards are fabulous, Kay!

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  16. Oh I could never choose which one I love best Kay! The kraft wreath looks so frosty, but the white background is bright and beautiful ! I'd recognize this stamp set anywhere. I hope it's ok that I share this link with Dave - he'll be happy to see this!

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    1. Thank you so much Jeanne! Of course you can show Dave!!

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  17. Hi Kay,
    I agree with Jeanne, I love them all! Your colorful backgrounds inspire me to try that more often. Your coloring on kraft is amazing, the depth of the image and your gorgeous coloring make it look so real! Of course the "Kay" style is stunning as always! I'm trying adding white with acrylic paints too since I keep seem to get my gel pens clogged up. LOVE the white details you add!!!

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