Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Stamp of the Month - Candlelight Garden Rose Blossom Blog Hop


Welcome to the Rose Blossom Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Come follow Close To My Heart consultants from the Rose Blossom team as we share our creations using December's Stamp of the Month - Candlelight Garden!

If you came here from Kim Hill's amazing blog, you're on the right path!  If you get lost along the way, come back here and go to the bottom of the page for the blog hop list.



Inspiration: A card from the new Seasonal Expressions mini-catalog (I love being a consultant - I get to see our product over a month early!)

Technique: Watercolor painting. 
  1. Stamp images with Archival Black ink. 
  2. Wet the entire image first with a flat brush.
  3. For the flowers, color using the smaller round brush, dab a bit with a tissue, then go back over certain parts with the wet paintbrush to make those areas a little darker. 
  4. For the mason jar, use the big flat brush and start at the bottom and brush across and up so it gets lighter towards the top.
Fun Fact: This was my first time painting a stamped image with watercolors. I am officially hooked and can't wait to do more!

December's SOTM is only available until December 31st. As always, you can get this stamp set for only $5 with a $5o purchase at my website

Now it's time for you to keep moving on the hop!  Head on over to Cathy's lovely blog and see her beautiful artwork!

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12 comments :

Brenda said...

I love the tilted flowers with the shadow behind. This is lovely, Morgan, with such fabulous technique mixed in!

Kristine Porter said...

Oh my goodness, Morgan! Your card is soooo pretty! I love how you spotlighted the blooms with the circle cut out... the colors you selected are perfect and so calming. I will be copying this gorgeous card!

Shelly Nemitz said...

Wait, what ... This is your first time? It's so perfect.

Kim Sparks said...

Your watercolor painting is spot on! I am loving the window in your card! Love how the bouquet comes from behind the mason jar. You did such a beautiful job!

Kim Hill said...

Welcome to the fabulous world of watercolors and stamps! You were made for it! Love this card!

Lynn said...

These papers pair so well with the stamped images for this card! Love the layering. You are so good and taking inspiration from the book and making it your own. Just beautiful!

Morgan Vogt said...

Shelly - thank you. But I didn't mention how long it took me to get it like this. :)

Margot D said...

You did a lovely job with your watercoloring. I'll remember the tip on painting the jar... from the bottom up so it's lighter at the top. Beautiful card and great technique info!

Jenise Barnhouse said...

I love the use of watercolors on this card. The choice of paper pack is wonderful! You are making me think about purchasing that!

Cathy Arbuckle said...

Thank you so much for explaining the techniques you used to create this beautiful card. I've been afraid to try painting anything other than large swaths, and now I feel like I can do it!

Mary Newman said...

Absolutely beautiful Morgan! So awesome you gave some instructions on how to watercolor. Love, Love this!

Karen Pedersen said...

This is gorgeous, Morgan. I love that cutout behind the flowers. That circle highlights your focal point perfectly.