Friday, October 2, 2015

Day 2 of 31 with A Day for Daisies

Greetings fellow Halloween fanatics! Welcome to Day 2 of the Smeared Ink 31 Days of Halloween! Today I have a project using A Day for Daisies. I am on their Design Team, and Friday is the day we always share our challenges, club kits, etc. This time around I am sharing the October Club Kit, and I'm featuring Little Witch Mermaid.

Like yesterday, I colored this image with my Tombow watercolor markers. But I used a very different technique. Yesterday, I colored with the markers directly on to my paper. Today, I colored up an acrylic block (one you'd use for your clear stamps) with the markers and then I applied them with a brush and a little water.

I worked in sections with this technique so that the pigment wouldn't dry on the block before I used it. Though I will say that it stays wet for a while. I used 3-4 colors for each section. Applying them this way is a lot of fun. It takes longer than the direct-to-paper method, but you get a true watercolored look when you do it this way.

This funky finish on the side of my card was done with just one jar of embossing powder! I used the Aged Wine vial from the Purple Frantage Encrusted Jewel Kit from Stampendous. The link to the kit has a short video on how these amazing kits work. My sentiment is also from Stampendous....from the new Love Always Perfectly Clear set.

I love this entire collection from the October Club Kit. If you love witches, you'll love this kit. Nothing scary about them though...just beautiful and sweet. I adore them. You'll see another project from this set from me next Friday. But for now, I'll bid you adieu! If you're new to the 31 Days of Halloween, please be sure to visit the Smeared Ink blog. Then, check out the links in my side bar for all of the Wicked Bloggers. And, don't forget to visit A Day for Daisies, and perhaps play along in our current challenge. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creeptastic day!

27 comments:

Sarah Nancarrow said...

Beautiful colouring - what a lovely card.

Carol said...

Love your colouring - great card

DonnaMundinger said...

A little mermaid witch, now that's a new one and she's adorable! Love your gorgeous watercolor technique. xxD

Karen Buchanan said...

Beautiful, love the embossing

Susan Falkler said...

What a great card.

Rebecca pettit said...

Sooo love the techniques you used. Especially love the right side with all the embossing powder.

Susan Falkler said...

The mermaid is beautiful.

Susan Salyer said...

This is precious. I just love her. This beautiful piece sure made me smile.You are so talented my friend.

Nan Bourdeu said...

that image is lovely and your coloring is the best xx

Sari / Granne said...

Gorgeous coloring and love the embossed detail.

valscraftings said...

Love the colours on this card!

Sarah Bales Strom said...

Beautiful! Love your watercolor technique and this image--A Day for Daisies makes such great stamps!

Teresa said...

Really pretty image which looks so good watercoloured. I must watch the frantage video when I get time!!

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Oh she's lovely and her little kitty makes me smile :0)

n1sunrider said...

Nice, I have to give that technique a shot. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary Holshouser said...

The coloring is wonderful.
I love this project. It is so soft and friendly.
thanks for sharing.

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the watercolour look. Thanks for all the details! Really like the image too...

Christine Kiehl said...

Very nice job coloring your witch and kitty, love the purple!

Tina henderson said...

Love the colour tones and the frantage is so yummy x

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

Georgeous colouring of a georgeous image. Love this

Harp Silver said...

Love the colours in the Witch and great usage of frantage powders

Sonya Lemacks said...

Gorgeous effects tfs♡

BurningRubber said...

Wow! This is so well colored. I love it.

Lisa häll said...

Pretty work with beautiful colors and coloring..

Lyneen J said...

Wonderful coloring... love the stamp... beautiful card!!! TERROR-IF-IC Day 2!

BurningRubber said...

I can't remember If I already commented or not. Too many hops going on at one time. LOL Your coloring on this card is stunning! The colors are perfect. Viki from Kansas.

Heidi Brawley said...

Oh how I love This!!!!!!