Saturday, August 1, 2015

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Challenge 15: Anything Goes!

It's the start of another (always) anything goes challenge at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog.  I hope you'll enter up to 3 entries. But guess what? You now can enter an unlimited number of other challenges! I can't wait to see what you create!

There's three sponsors for this bi-weekly challenge. They're offering some great prizes!

Faery Ink -  Prize: 3 Images

 Bugaboo Stamps - Prize: 7 Images 

Imagine That! Kris - Prize: $10 Gift Certificate
I chose Bugaboo Stamps - Chibi Elsa to design with. Frozen has been the most epic Disney movie in recent times. I figured I could present you with a little "let it go" action - the movie's most popular song. 

I've had the most trouble wrapping my head around water coloring. I have watched many videos of people enjoying the randomness and such. I have tried a few times to no avail. But I am much too regimented and don't enjoy that look. 

Last week I watched a YouTube video by Jenny McGuire using a Wink of Stella clear pen instead of water on a brush to blend colored pencils. It looked easy and was more controlled. That inspired me to challenge myself to give it another try using my new set of water color pencils by Prima Marketing and Wink of Stella to color Chibi Elsa. 

Wow! I really love the results. I have a way to go in terms of determining how much color and how much water etc. But I really think I have found a way to incorporate water coloring into my repertoire. The best thing I learned is to use a water brush for any skin. The shimmer from the Wink of Stella makes faces look dirty and weird.

  • Digital stamp - Chibi Elsa by Bugaboo Stamps
  • 5x7” card base (stash)
  • Tim Holtz - distressed water color cardstock, stormy sky distress ink
  • EZ Runner - scrapbook adhesives
  • Xyron cheetah 2 adhesive
  • layered snowflakes - La Petites by The paper Studio
  • Epoxy snowflake - Recollections
  • Fine point water brush (stash)
  • White glitter font chipboard stickers - Thickers by American crafts
  • Snowflake punch around the page - Martha Stewart
  • Wink of Stella clear brush pen
  • Snowflake patterned paper - O Christmas Tree by Recollections
  • Prima watercolor pencils - 03, 88, 89, 107, 114
  • Loew-cornell water color pencils - magenta, cerulean blue, medium blue


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  1. Beautiful creation, love the added glitter , you've done a wonderful job should be proud, well done xx
    ~ Denise ~
    Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  2. Love your creations here La-Vie. Wow...super cute and love the glitter too.

  3. Beautiful card, such a gorgeous image and lovely colours.

    Hugs Abbs xx

  4. Nicely done, great colors and the image is super awesome. I like her hair, the sparkle and nice words too. Well done. Hugs, Leanne DT Sista!

  5. Very pretty card La-Vie! Love the added sparkle!


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