Sunday, June 21, 2015

Color Burst, Perfect Pearls and Whales!

They're here!  My Ken Oliver Color Burst Watercolors have arrived, and I had a chance to play with them this afternoon, and I created cards for two challenges.

So let me first talk about the Color Burst Watercolors, which were really fun.  I have used a lot of different products to create water color backgrounds, and my favorite thus far has been Ranger Distress Ink.  Let me tell you that these were super fun to play with.  I only tried two colors today . . . the pthalo green and ultramarine blue.  I was going for the sea, as I had a new whale stamp and die.

First up, for Freshly Made Sketches, here is the sketch . . .


And here is my card . . .



Now this was my first try with the Color Burst watercolor.  Once I had them down and they were still a little wet, I also spritzed with some Perfect Pearls to give a shimmer that is not visible in the photo.  Once the watercolor piece was dry, I stamped the whale over the background using Versamark and then embossed in white, stamping the outline and face with black ink. 

For this second card, I set out to create a card for CASology.  


I set out to create a fun scene for a kids card.  Now I will admit that the second panel using the Color Bursts turned out better than the first.  Chalk it up to experience!  On the card itself, I only used the wave pieces.  I have another larger panel that I will use on a future card . . . wait for it!

In the meantime, here is my card . . .



That bottom wave has some fun, bold watermarks from the "bursts" of color.  I think this is what sets this new product out from others.  I again used the Perfect Pears to get that amazing shimmer.  The combination of the Color Burst and Perfect Pearls is just amazing.


See that shimmer?!

My whales were created using a Bazzill cardstock that looked like stone.  I used a stamp and die set from The Stamps of Life.  I love how they came out.  The only items stamped were the spouts of water and the sentiment.  The splashes were part of the same die cut set.  Cute! 

If you're on the fence about the Ken Oliver Color Burst, let me give you that push.  They were so fun to play with.

Happy crafting!


Supplies Used = Get Whale Soon
Cardstock:  The Stamps of Life and Bee Watercolor Paper
Stamps:  Whale2Stamp from The Stamps of Life
Ink:  Ken Oliver Color Burst Watercolors, Versamark, Ranger White Embossing Powder, Hero Arts Black Ink
Ribbon:  Twine from The Stamps of Life
Other:  Perfect Pearls, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Glimmer Tape from Close To My Heart

Supplies Used
Cardstock:  The Stamps of Life, Bee Watercolor Paper, Bazzill Cardstock and American Crafts White Embossed Paper
Stamps:  Whale2Stamp from The Stamps of Life
Dies:  Whale Dies from The Stamps of Life
Ink:  Ken Oliver Color Burst Watercolors, Stampin' Up, Hero Arts Black Ink
Ribbon:  Twine from The Stamps of Life
Other:  Perfect Pearls, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Glimmer Tape from Close To My Heart, Silly Eye from Pretty Pink Posh

5 comments:

  1. Such fun cards! Love the colours and those fun whales! Totally love the googly eye and the sequins! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  2. What a delightful card! Your colour burst water colours are certainly amazing! Love their vibrancy, and the depth you created with the two-tone waves in your CASology card. Fun little whales too and a super take on the cue. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CASology this week!

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  3. Your whales are adorable! Love the watercolor too! Glad you joined us at FMS!

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  4. Debbie, this whale card is adorable and I DO see the shimmer! A wonderful touch to a fun scene! Thanks for joining us this week at CASology!

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  5. Super cute!!! Thanks for joining us at CASology, I hope that you join us this week too!!!!

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