Sunday, 17 April 2016

Blog Hop | Color Life by Quim Diaz from Coses d'Scrap

Today I am super excited to be able to participate in a very special Blog Hop to celebrate the wonderful new products designed by my friend Quim Díaz from Coses d'Scrap alongside some of my crafty friends including AlbertoQuimElenaGerry...
This is the card I made. I wanted to go colouring, cardmaking and with my minimalist style to showcase the versatility of this collection.


I will let you in to a little secret. I love colouring, but I always find it a challenge to find easy to colour images and many times I don't get a perfect impression when I stamp on watercolour card. 
So these bold printed watercolour papers ready to colour are perfect for me!


I selected the Nature Life pack of 12 x 12 papers printed on watercolour thick paper.

You can learn more about the whole the products from Colorlife here.


I love that the papers are designed so that there are a lot of elements in them, perfect to trim them to create smaller pieces as well as leaving them all in the 12 x 12 paper. I trimmed the that sakura branch and trimmed to fit inside the frame, but then I changed my mind and did not use the frame but layered in to a card. Typical!
I just love the poppies in the bottom as well, so it was a tough choice between them all.


I was lucky enough to be gifted in February the whole set of Distress Markers and I hadn't had a change to use them for a project, so this was the perfect occasion to use them.

As I used Spun Sugar which is already a very light colour, with water even more so, I used the soft felt brush nib directly to the paper.


Then I blended the colour using a water brush. I recommend strongly to get the best quality water brushes you can afford, as there is a huge difference between the cheaper and more expensive ones. I kept an acrylic block near by to use as a palette, scribbled some ink with the marker


Using the fine nib, I added little dots where the shadows should be inspired by the real flowers, like almond tree blossom, that have that sort of dots on them.


To add even more darker dots I used the Fired Mahogany marker. Because the paper is still very damped, the dots bleed slightly so the effect is quite beautiful and random.


Then, I coloured the branch using Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap (just for the accent dots).


For the leaves I used Shabby Shutters marker, though I did not used it direct. I scribbled it on to the acrylic block and with the watercolour marker I coloured it pcking each time the colour form the block.


For the dots effect I used Crushed Olive Distress marker.


Then, I used Tonic Studios Nuvo Glue Pen, which is a dual glue as it dries to a clear tacky finish which is perfect for the next step.


Of course, gilding flakes! I love them! Once the glue was tacky, I placed with my fingers the Nuvo Gilding Flakes, press down to make sure there was contact, and then rub off the excess with a stencil brush.


To add a sentiment, I used one of my sentiments of the Big Sentiments set with Versafine Black ink pad.


Then I attached it to card and added a little bow butterfly using grey bakers twine on the top right corner.


I just love the dot effect! And those flowers are so pretty.

I hope you like it!



Be sure to visit all the bloggers in the blog hop!

Paula Pascual ( That's me!)

Thanks Quim for letting me play with your fabulous new collection!

3 comments:

Flebbe ART said...

Wonderful!!! So great with the gold, Paula!!! I love it!
Hugs Annika

Paula Pascual said...

Thank you Annika! Means a lot!

Hugs

Keep Memories by Abelhita said...

Hi Paula!
I love your project!
Simply and Gorgeous!!!
Congratulations!
Kisses,
Sara

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