Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Week 3 with Stamplorations and Coloring!

Hello, Hello!

Welcome back to another edition of Coloring with Stamplorations!
I had so much fun with these cards; one with a coloring technique I learned at Junkie Fest, another with my favorite color combo, and a third with a touch of fall. Wait, did I just say fall?  Goodness school is right around the corner and soon enough it will be everything pumpkin spice!

Up first, my marigolds today look nothing like marigolds~

These are the French Marigold, Large, found HERE.  The sentiment is from the The Birds and The Blooms stamp set.  I colored these beauties on Canson 140lb watercolor paper with Colorbursts.

The images where masked and stamped with Versamark and clear embossed.  You can see above, the flowers in different phases of completion.
What I did not realize when I started this panel was that it was not a 4.25 by 5.5 size, but bigger.  Once it was complete, I had to figure out what to do with it so that it would fit on a card front.  I ended up cutting across the middle of the card and fussy cutting around some petals.
 I am linking this card up to the Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge- anything goes with option of flower.
The next card uses this gorgeous butterfly image from the Blossom Like a Butterfly set.  I absolutely love pink, orange and yellow together.

These butterflies were stamped in distress inks- Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Scattered Straw.  I used my MISTI and completed one butterfly at a time. 
The process was to stamp in the distress ink- Scattered Straw for example- then with a water brush, pull that color around to color the entire image.  Once I was happy with the coloring, I let the ink dry, or partially dry and then stamped over it with Vintage Photo. 

Once all the images were done, I went back in and added darker shades with colored pencils where the wings attach to the body.  I am linking this card up to the Double D Challenge- 'Don't Bug Me". 

This last one was just plain fun!  Images are from the stamp set The Birds and The Blooms~

I wanted to color up this beautiful Oriole but wanted more than just the bird on the card.  With fall right around the corner, I decided to put him in a field with sunflowers.  The bird was stamped first, then masked.  I stamped the sunflower once and then added a mask to it as well, stamping another sunflower.  I repositioned the sunflower mask and stamped another flower, repeating until I was happy with the composition.  Now my card needed details to complete the background, so I drew in little extras such as stems, leaves and grasses as seen below~

Thankfully it did not need to be perfect as it would all blend in in the end!  Everything was colored with Copic markers.  The final card is pretty simple.  The piece or bright green patterned paper along the right edge is actually a scrap piece of a Gelli print I had lying around.

You can see ALL of the gorgeous coloring inspiration HERE on the Stamplorations blog.  Please check it out!  Participate in the mini hop by leaving comments along the way for a chance to win a GC to the Stamplorations store. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope I have inspired you!

Lee Ann 


  1. OMG your coloring is amazing - so life-like and inspiring !!

  2. BEAUTIFUL cards! I am especially fond of the Butterflies card! I am such a Butterfly fanatic!

  3. What STUNNING cards!! I LOVE your last one!! That bird just POPS!!! Beautiful design!

  4. Soooooo beautiful! That first card is just stunning and I love how you did the butterflies; they look awesome!

  5. Those pink flowers are just stunning! Beautiful works of art.

  6. Lovely cards. I so wish it was fall. We could use some cooler weather. I love your marigolds. [Bunny]

  7. Your cards are all So LOVELY Lee Ann!

  8. The flowers and butterflies are fabulous but I have to same the Birds and Bloom are sooooo fantastic - Love love it!

  9. Gorgeous butterfly card! Great job using the Misti for placement of your colors. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Don't Bug Me" Challenge.

  10. Gorgeous cards! Love the beautiful flowers and the butterflies! Awesome coloring!

  11. Stunning cards and fabulous inspiration. Great how you figured out the first card and cut it in half etc....Stunning colouring too ....Thank you x.

  12. All of your cards on this post are a work of art. Sincerely! I love how you double stamped the butterflies, I need to try this. Thanks for being a friend of The Double D challenge and sharing with us on the "Don't Bug Me" challenge.
    Barbara DT member

  13. Absolutely stunning cards! You really achieved depth with on that last one -- superb coloring!

  14. All your cards are fabulous LeeAnn but I adore the butterfly card you made for our challenge! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Don’t Bug Me!’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  15. Fantastic job on the butterflies.
    The first flowers have so much
    depth - looks like they need to
    be put in a jar of water.
    thanks for sharing

  16. Beautiful flowers, butterflies and bird.

  17. All of your cards are so pretty! Your colouring is beautiful!

  18. Gorgeous watercoloring! Stunning cards!

  19. You have created such lovely cards with your amazing watercoloring skills! I love the realistic look of the rose, and the bird seems ready to fly off the page!

  20. I love all of your cards. The sequins on the first card looks like rain drops. And I absolutely love the way you colored the butterflies (I'm going to run to my craft room and grab my Misti, DOInks, butterfly stamp and give this a try right now). And the last card.... Wow!

  21. You have done STAMPlorations proud with these stunning cards LeeAnn. I do so love the first one as I have that stamp and I love the way you used it. Beautifully blended and such a lovely layout. Thanks for sharing with us at HLS.

  22. fantastic cards, I love the first one, so exceptional!

  23. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing your work at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge.


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