Monday, January 14, 2008

A Whole Bunch of Purple Cards



Good Morning Everyone! Just a bunch of quicky cards I made this morning. Quicky? Yeah. . .the images were colored a few weeks ago when I was on a coloring marathon and the designer papers and ribbons are scraps from my scrap pile so all I needed to do was just lay the cards out and make the cards which was pretty quick.

What do I consider a quicky card? A card made in less than 30 minutes, usually about 15 minutes.

I'm not going to go into the name of the stamps because I've put the stamps away because I colored them a while ago so I don't know the name of the stamps or sets.

I will tell you the coloring medium for each card in the case you wanted to know. I colored this card using SU Markers with an aquapainter on water color paper and did a color wash over it.




Stampin' Tip:

What's a color wash? To create a soft colored background, I take the aquapainter and squeeze it to make the brush really wet and after coloring the image, I run the wet brush right over the image which sort of smudge the colors on to the background of the panel.

It's just an easy way to soften the colors as well as color the background. Try it out!








Again, this was watercolored with SU Markers. Nothing much else to say about this card. The designer paper, by the way, is from the DCWV Glitter Pack.


































An interesting thing about this card is that the background paper is actually fabric with glitter on it. It's really pretty so I kept the layout pretty simple so I don't cover up the pretty fabric any more than it already is.

Hope y'all have a wonderful day!!




















22 comments:

Beth Norman said...

Oh my goodness, you got a lot of cards done! I really like how your color wash turned out.

Michelle said...

Just lovely, Maria!

Flossie's Follies said...

These are beautiful, quick card, on my they are fantastic.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

They're all gorgeous! I'm loving your sketches too! You are very talented!!

kathleenh said...

Wow! These are beautiful! Thanks for the tip on the color wash. I'm going to give that a try.

My Paper World said...

Your purple cards are BEAUTIFUL!

pescbrico said...

That was a productive day!! wow! You ask what was my firt name, it's Pascale :)
Have a great day! :)

Rita said...

Wow Maria! They are so pretty!!! What beautiful bright colors, I luv it!

AnnMarie said...

Wow!! Hiya Maria! You do such beautiful work! I absolutely LOVE everyone of your purple cards! These are really lovely! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try your color wash tip! : )

Monika/Buzsy said...

I wish I could make such wonderful cards in 15 mins! Love the colors and the vase&flower image is just beautiful! Great coloring! TFS!

Joani said...

OMG! My FAVORITE color! I love all these cards! Very nice, great work Maria. I love your blog!!!
Hugs,
Joani

tyrymom29 said...

THese are all gorgeous ...You do awsome work !!!!

beate said...

Incredible cards! All of them!

Ila said...

Oh My!!...every one of these cards are Super Gorgeous!!..and made in only this short time. Wow!!..I need to take a class from you. Coloring the images don't take me very long...but making the card up does. I'd say I'm too picky but everything on these cards looks perfect!!

Kim said...

What a wonderful set of cards! Love all the sketches too :)

malieta said...

You are on a roll and your cards are beautiful Maria!
malieta:)

Wife2TJ said...

These are beautiful!

JenMarie said...

Lovin' all the purple, these are beautiful!!

~Michelle~ said...

what a beautiful grouping of cards. I love to use pieces I've colored up other times too....funny how we can be inspired to use them long after we maybe had a block with them previously!

Tina said...

Oh, they are all soooooooo great! I love them all!

Linsey said...

Hi Maria! Just wanted to intoduce myself and say how much I enjoy your blog--so full of wonderful inspiration! I used one of your sketches here today and I love it! It's so versatile,easy and the results are fabulous! TFS your talent! ~hugs!

jenn* said...

all of your cards are fabulous! in fact, it's ladies like you that make people like me want to become half as creative as you!
and you got some great raks! glad to hear you're back safe & sound and getting healthy!

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