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Friday, January 29, 2016

Stampendous and May Arts Blog Hop

Welcome back to our Friday finale hop. This whole week the Stampendous and May Arts design teams have been showcasing these companies products together. 

If you've missed a day, never fear you can jump over to the beginning of today's hop at the Stampendous blog and find links to the rest of the hop. 

There are three chances to win a prize package including the stamps I've used today, plus an assortment of ribbon. Details and deadlines can be found on the Stampendous blog.

My card was made using the no line coloring method with the Beautiful Braid stamp and watercolor markers by Winsor and Newton. Although they are markers, I still chose to use a water and brush to apply the color.

Once done with Beautiful Braid, I masked off the image with rubber cement and applied watercolor with a wet sponge to through Dreamweaver Stencils Peacock Background stencil.

I added the sentiment from Sisters Perfectly Clear Stamp set and then overall added detail with Prismacolor Pencils.

The ribbon treatment was made with May Arts 7/8 Inch Double Faced Satin – Celery and 1/8 Inch Suede/String Brown.

Thank you for stopping by and have fun on the rest of the hop today!

Janelle Stollfus - you are here!

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  1. WOW!!! What a stunning, beautiful, and gorgeous card!! So beautifully colored!!!

  2. She is beautiful!! your coloring is amazing!

  3. This is beautiful!!! I am intrigued by this image and need to add it to my stash so I can experiment with it!!! I know I won't be able to do as beautiful a job as you have but maybe with practice I can come close! TFS!

  4. Love the way you made her look hand drawn! Beautiful!

  5. Lovely coloring and
    your card is so pretty.
    Carla from Utah

  6. I envy your ability to color so wonderfully.
    the shading of the hair and face is amazing.
    thanks for sharing a beautiful portrait.

  7. Wow--love how you colored this image.

  8. It's nice to see how this stamp looks all colored in. Great job on the coloring. I love the ribbons, especially that dark brown. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Wow! She's beautiful. ♥♥♥

  10. I enjoyed seeing my possible new stamp (if I win!) in use. Loved the idea of stamping, masking, and then embossing the background.

  11. That is gorgeous!!! It looks like a watercolor.

  12. What a beautiul art. Love the image a lot.

  13. OH neat! She looks so lovely in watercolor marker! The bg is wonderful and I just love that sentiment! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration! :)

  14. Beautiful card; beautiful cement! I love the detail with the hair. I've never heard of masking with rubber cement and would love to know how you do it. :)

    1. Karen, yes I have been masking lately with rubber cement. Caution: I've heard that using rubber cement for the masking medium does yellow the paper, so probably not best to use it on something you want to frame and keep around for a long time.

      The process is quite simple. I use a detail paint brush that is labeled only for rubber cement. I drop a dollop of rubber cement onto an acrylic plate and begin adding it to my image. I make sure to use a thick layer so that everything is covered and the brush is more used to push the cement around.

  15. Wow. This is a great watercolor style with Beautiful braid. Thank you for sharing your talent with us this week.


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