Let's play under the Sun beam! | Magnolia Designer team Blog Hop

Hello friends!
I am so happy to see you again on my special post :)

Big Welcome to the Magnolia BLOG HOP
sponsored by Magnolia rubber stamps in Sweden! 
With the Sun Beam collection!
I’m delighted to be part of a blog hop from the Magnolia designer team (more about the hop and giveaways below).

If you came here from Maria Irene you are on the right track.
However if you've just happen upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Erika's blog

Today I have a Spring card featuring the top of my favorite on this collection : Tilda with Foxy 
in fact I can't choose just one from this collection because all of them is way too cute to skip.

I decided to focus on the images it self for my card today and do some free watercolor painting for the background using watercolor paint.

I wanted to create a simple card with a whimsical story, Tilda and Foxy will be the main focus along with the word also from the Sun Beam collection that I think it was really beautiful to go together.
I took some photos when I paint the pine tress and share with you here;

To begin, I stamped the image using Ranger Dye ink and color her with several kind of watercolor mediums like distress ink (Vintage photo) for her skin, Faber Castell watercolor pencil for the hair and other was coloring using watercolor paint.
I didn't use any masking fluid to cover the image but instead I use a brush with good sharp point to paint the background.
I mix Sap Green with Dioxazine Violet to get the the natural color of the soil that I want.

Next, I lightly painting the sky  and the color I use are Turquoise, Prussian blue and the color of Indigo.

Once the sky is completely dry I start to paint the pine trees, I paint the distant pine trees first and I am using several color of blue and green ( Prussian, Peacock green) with generous amount of  water.

The closer pine trees, I paint with a mixture of green and sepia. I added a dark color to show depth and to give more interest on the painting.

To finish, I stamp the sentiment, added some foam  just under the focal panel so they have some dimension, layering with a designed paper from Magnolia and now it's a wrap!

Now it is tie to hop over to my wonderful team mate Camilla H 's blog and enjoy her fabulous creation!

As with all good hops, there are bundle of prizes! You will have a chance to win a secret prize sending directly from Magnolia in every stop on the hop!
So, ensure you leave a comment below before you move on :)
Keep on hopping guys and leave some LOVE!
The Blog Hop will end this Sunday, March 18th

Thank you so much and GOOD LUCK!

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angelwhispers said...

Love love love it Mr Fox is just too cute and as always your creation is beautiful xxxx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Wauuuu gorgeous
thanks for tutorial
lovely background
hugs Tamara

J Brown said...

As ever, amazing creation, loving the hop although I seem to be having a few issues leaving comments aaargh! Love Jane x

mariella said...

bellissima iniziativa, grazie dell'opportunità!!!
Mariella :-)

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning creative card, love the background which so suits this absolutely gorgeous stamp.x 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Sonia Lo Conte said...

Hi Yulis, me neither can choose a favourite one as all the release is stunning. Your card is so beautiful, and also a bit different from the style I used to see. 😍

Kerri said...

Ok I am drooled over your work for a bit!! Your cards are awesome I was wondering I have a wall of cards from various artist!! I was wondering if I could do a card exchange with you..A card for a card! Your card would go up on my wall and I could send you a pic of my wall!!! Once again your work is STUNNING!!

Karen said...

Your work is always beautiful! I love this card!

Lillemor said...

I will always be a big fan of your beautiful creations Yulis <3

sonia said...

I love your cards!!!

Veronica Regazzi - Le idee di Penelope said...

gourgeous card!!! I'm jumping for blog hop!!! bye bye

Maria Nunes said...

Hi, may BEAUTIFUL friend :) :)
Woooww, I LOVE YOU WORK, and I learn so much with you and so manny ways. Your card is really STUNNING. Hugs sweetie, Irene

Pernilla Lindell said...

I love your beautiful cards ❤️

Suzi said...

Oh my gosh!! Yulis you've done it again. I just love when you paint your amazing backgrounds and this is a stunning landscape once again. love it.
Suzi x

mae said...

It's beautiful as always my dear friend Yulis! YOu are my watercolorist crush and Idol! Love the colors too.

Love and Hugs,


Claire Pace Harmsworth said...

Yulis you are an artist....not only have you done a great card but your backgrounds are a work of art x

Patty O'Malley said...

What a pretty card, Yulis!

Elins Cards and other handscrafts said...

This is amazing Yulis ♥ I love every detail of your painting. Always an inspiration to see your work.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs from Elin

Tina Makuc said...

You've chosen a super cute image but what really blows me away every time is your extraordinary talent my dear Yulis..
Your hands are simply magical!!
I'm so proud to be doing this blog hop with you and all of our amazing DT buddies..
Can't wait for the next one..
Hugs, Tina

Hildes Scrappeunivers said...

Thanks for the inspiration - you make wonderful creations.

Hugs from Hilde

Eli Kvinge said...

Beautiful card. Love your coloring. Thank you for the tutorial 💕

Sabrina Lamarina said...

wow!!!! This is very stunning!!! Love your coloring, kiss Sabrina

Katarina said...

Great colouring as always 😍 Love your cards!

Dona Emozioni said...

How sweet is this card!! <3 Hugs from Italy!!

IvyLing Shabby Craft Cabin said...

Hi Yulis, amazing colouring as always. You’re super talented. Hugs, ivy

Noelene Apap said...

I love its so adorable x

paperpapier said...

I am in awe with your colouring skill..so marvelous!

Maria Nicotra said...

wonderful card

Jane said...

WOW!!! Your background paintings are the best Yulis, this one is stunning! Hugs, Jane x

Christine Mosen said...

Thank you so much for sharing this background technique with us.
Love how it all turns out <3 <3 <3

Amanda said...

Beautiful card! I always love your painting Yulis, it's very inspiring.

Katharina said...

Oh so cute ,Hugs Katharina

Steffi Rappe said...

I love mr. fox. And your card! Nice work

Hugs Steffi

Camilla said...

Your card is just magical Yulis! I love the background you have made!!

Candy said...

So Beautiful Yulis!! I am always so inspired to see the paintings you incorporate with your Tilda stamps. This card is WONDERFUL!!!

Alma Cacciandra said...

Stunning card! Thank you for explaining so well how you painted it. And I love that sentiment!

Jiwon Jung said...

Always lovely Yulis beautiful card!
I am happy to see

Laura said...

Your watercolor painting is magical. I love when I see your works online. This one is no exception. Have a beautiful day!

Laura C.

DeeDee said...

My Dear Yulis!

Everytime you blow me away with your beautiful creations and your gorgeous coloring! Everything is just perfect! Your have such a great talent! Love it!

XX Diana (DeeDee)

Sol said...

Gosh! Stunning Colouring! I don't understand how You manage to paint so Beautiful!
The Background is so Beautidul!
Love the stamp too!

Barbara Binienda said...

Love your cards!

CraftyNatalie said...

I love your watercolour backgrounds Yulis, your cards are so inspiring. Love this design and the quote.

erika said...

I love your coloring and the style <3

Helle said...

Your card is beautiful !


Karin Schuring said...

Thank you for sharing you stap by stap technic! I Will try it too Some day soon.
With your colouring and story these cute Magnolia stamps are really comming alive.
Love it!

Big hugs, Karin