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SIP Challenge 86 – Colors!

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I have to admit that I’m a big romantic at heart! A lot of people think that Valentine’s Day is just a made up Holiday but I think that it’s the perfect day to show someone that you care a lot about how much they mean to you! Not that you should have to wait for Valentine’s Day to do that, you should make it point to do it as often as possible! If we all focused more on love and less on hate what a wonderful world this would be! And to that I had a lovely day at the Store yesterday. Renee and I do manage to have a good time in between all of the work and planning! When I got home I had a quick dinner with my Parents and then went out with Heather to Stop & Shop and then back to her house. My friend Louis stopped by to pick up some cards for his loved ones and I got to see George for a bit before I left. Renee is off today so I will be manning the Store. Stop by and show me some love if you are in the area! πŸ˜€

Today we have a new Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge for you, this time it’s colors…

I haven’tΒ watercolored in a while and I wanted to so that’s what I did on today’s card. I started by heat embossing the rose and stem from the Altenew Sketchy Rose Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a piece of Arches 140lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper. To add my color I used my Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors and #2 and #4 Silver Paint Brushes. I used my Heat Tool to dry the layers in between adding color and adhered the panel to a background of Black. The greeting is from the same set and is stamped in Onyx Black. All that was left to do was to adhered the panel to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I do love that rose image and I’m so happy with the way the shading turned out! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Color Challenge! We hope to see your card in the gallery after you stop by the BLOG for some more inspiration from the rest of the Team! Thanks so much for visiting! Have a romantic Tuesday! πŸ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Sketchy Rose Photopolymer (Altenew)

Ink: Onyx Black (Versa-Fine)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Watercolors: Mijello Mission Gold 36 Color

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Black (My Colors)

Specialty: 140lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper (Arches)

Adhesive: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives)

Tools: Heat Tool (Hero Arts), #2 and #4 Silver Brushes

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


16 thoughts on “SIP Challenge 86 – Colors!

  1. Yellow roses are for friendship and yours is amazing. You really, really did a fantastic job of water coloring on this one Justin. It looks like velvet! I also love the “thank you for being you” sentiment. Placing it on the black background makes the image pop even more and you have the absolute perfect amount of white space. the is definitely a “WOW” card.

    The hubs and I are both down with the flu again, second time this year. Chills, fever, headache, nasty cough – not fun at our house. The sun is actually shining today – haven’t seen that in a while and it makes the snow sparkle like diamonds. You have yourself a fabulous Valentine’s Day and know that all your followers love you. XXOO πŸ™‚

    1. Grace,
      Happy Valentine’s Day to you too! Hope you get well soon! Hugs. Donna : )
      Justin,
      Beautiful card as always. Love the colors! And, Happy Valentine’s day! Have a great day! Hugs, Donna : )

    2. Yes, Grace, they are! Thank you! I too love the sentiment! I need to get back into watercoloring, I missed it!
      Sorry you are both sick again! It’s a bad flu season. At least you get to enjoy your beautiful surroundings! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and big hugs from me!! XOXO πŸ™‚

  2. That is a beautiful rose! so realistic. Happy Heart Day! I’m with you, I love Valentines Day, always have. Red is my fav color and hearts are my fav shape. I got married on Valentines day. But I have always felt it was a day to show friends/family how much I love them. We always celebrate this day as a family. I love it.

    1. Thank you very much Linda! I did have fun painting it! Happy Heart Day to you too! I too like Valentine’s Day, one year I will have someone to share it with! LOL! Aww, you sound like a romantic just like me! We need to spread as much love as we can! πŸ™‚

  3. Happy Valentine’s Day Justin, to you as well as all of your followers!!! Your blog is a daily inspiration for love, laughter, innovation and creativity, which we can all definitely use more of πŸ™‚ so a big hug and lots if gratitude are being sent to you today and every day!!! This rose card and your vibrant coloring/painting/shading technique are just GORGEOUS!!! Hope your day of love is filled with all of your favorites to enjoy!!! Xoxoo

    1. Thank you so much Laurie! Same to you!! I’m so happy that you enjoy the blog! I’m a lucky guy to have all of you as “friends”! I’m glad that you enjoyed the card! Sending big hugs to you!! XO πŸ™‚

  4. Love this beautiful card, Justin. The bright yellow rose makes spring seem close at hand. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

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