Honey Bee Spring Release Blog Hop - Day 2 + Giveaway

May 02, 2018


Hello everyone,  we are celebrating a new Honey Bee Stamps Release with a blog hop - giveaway filled with ideas and inspiration to use the new goodies.

Click here to complete release!! 

For today, I used the beautiful floral stamps from the new Spring Blossom Stamp Seand sentiments from "Friends Like You"  and  "Mr and Mrs"  stamp sets and I also used a bird from Snow Birds Stamp set.

 I  also got a new obsession for  Gouache which is a mix of watercolour and acrylic paint and it is a very... very opaque.


Just to make a comparison so you could understand a bit more about  Gouache characteristic: Gouache is to watercolour paints what Distress oxides are to traditional Distress inks...  can you imagine how cool is that? PLOP

It is very creamy and you can dilute it with water to be used as watercolours.  You can mix and blend shades to create new intense and stunning colours.  You can use it on cardmaking even with stencils. Oh I love the possibilities new colouring tools brings to my craft room.

To create the peach colour I mix red, yellow and white. The purple was created by mixing red and blue with a  hint of white. You can get different green shades by mixing different amounts of blue, yellow, black and white.


Ok, these 2 cards were my first attempts to use Gouache paint ever.

In spite of trying my best to follow the amazing Deanna Maree free online course here  I totally lose concentration and did my own thing.   I'm not sure when I could colour birds like she does, perhaps never,  but I'll give it a try, she is an awesome inspiration and I do know my first bird coloured with Gouache  is looking a bit weird! Nooo, but at least my hubby said it looks like a robbin lol ... I'll get there.

I'm still learning which brushes works better, the amount of water,  the paper etc ...  I used supplies I already had in my craft room as Canson watercolour paper and watercolour brushes but I feel my brushes were too soft to work with these paints so I'll have a trip to the craft room to get new brushes.


According to Deana, it seems that the ideal way to work with Gouache it is from the darkest colour to the lightest but I have seen videos doing it differently. I know for sure that there are many ways to achieve results as people to achieve results so if you ever want to try new colouring tools remember that you will find the way to make them work and that will be 100% fine as well.

I really think that even if you are not an expert painter or watercolourist you can still use supplies like this to create very unique cards... just like I did today :)  I'll keep experimenting with the paints and see where they lead me.

oh! and as Gouache is opaque works amazingly on coloured cardstock, dark cardstock.




Giveaway

Honey Bee is given away two $50 USD gift certificates and they will be chosen extra 4 winners for the Bee Organized Prize Pack.  Leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win.

Winners will be announced over the Honey Bee Stamps Blog here on May 5th.


Blog Hop Day 2 

Amy Rysavy  
Bibiana Cameron You are here!
Brenda Noelke  
Carol Hintermeier 
Emily Midgett
Galina Filippenko
Ilda Dias 
Kaja Vezensek
Kelly Latevola 
Kelley & Emily K. 
Melissa Bickford  
Nichol Spohr 

That's all for today! Thanks for stopping by.

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Many hugs for you and happy crafting
x
Bibi

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105 comments

  1. These cards are amazing! You did such a great job coloring those flowers and that cute little bird!

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  2. Love the cards and colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Oh, new paints to play with, YAY!

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  4. Lovely. Both of your cards are beautiful!

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  5. Such lovely cards using gouache as your medium!

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  6. Thank you for sharing your experience with this gouche product. Sounds very interesting. I love your cards. The flowers are just beautiful! Great release by HoneyBee.

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  7. I love the bird you did. You are so talented.

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  8. These cards are just gorgeous!!!! Love how you painted the flowers.

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  9. These are gorgeous and such beautiful works of art!

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  10. Beautiful cards, I love the little owl among the flowers. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. Wow! Your cards are so beautiful! And your colouring totally gorgeous!!!

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  12. Love the tip on using gouache on dark cardstock. Thank you so much

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  13. Stunning cards! I have not seen Gouache paint before. I think you did a fabulous job!

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  14. Love how that owl blends in with the flowers. Great job!

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  15. Awesome job with those paints, being your first time. Your cards are magical & beautiful.

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  16. Hi Bibi. For being the first time using gauche, you did an amazing job. I love the cards you made. Thank you for sharing and teaching.

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  17. Your card is stunning I love how looks the flower, the bird, there are so beautiful!!!

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  18. Your cards are so pretty! The colors are so cheerful!!

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  19. WOW...I love your flowers...I will have to look into this paint and maybe give it a try! I've learned there is no 100% right way to do something (like painting, coloring, cardmaking, etc.) just ways people have found that worked for them. I usually take those & combine to make my own way (since I rarely follow the same path as others...lol) Beautiful cards!

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  20. Wow, Bibi! Beautiful cards. I had never heard of this type of paint before. Your painting is amazing. Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent with us!

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  21. Bibi, your cards are lovely and your little bird is adorable! While I don't paint, I do use distress inks and distress oxide inks so I understand what you're saying about this different paint medium. It's so much fun to try out new materials and techniques.

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  22. Your cards are so pretty and professional! I love the opacity of the paints on the images. Takes the designs to a whole other level. Thank you so much for sharing some tips on using the paints.

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  23. Gorgeous cards, the colouring is fantastic. That is the cutest bird ever.

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  24. GORGEOUS cards BIBI! Your coloring blows me away all the time! WOW!

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  25. Terry Zouzounis2 May 2018 at 19:08

    Love your colors --- and that bird! Loved how you colored it!

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  26. Great job and I loved your little bird.

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  27. Your cards are beautiful works of art! Lovely!

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  28. Bibi, your first attempt is a 100% success.I really love your colorful little bird. If I could, I'd paint it just the same! I am really liking the sentiment stamps from Honey Bee. They are very "real" in their tone.

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  29. I'm seeing more and more people using gouache, and I'm loving it. I love all the fluffy bits you added to your bird with the lighter and darker paints. And thanks for directing me to the free gouache classes! I always like having a new learning resource. Thanks for sharing these fabulous cards with us!

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  30. Wow! You make gouache look really beautiful. Guess I'll have to play with mine and mix my colors more. Thank you.

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  31. Your cards are adorable ! I love the little bird you've added to the flowers, it's really cute !

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  32. I love your cards, they are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. OMG, I Love your cards! You are one talented lady! I would love to see a video of your painting technique, TFS!

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  34. Very pretty. I like the paint you used.

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  35. Hmm! I love the gorgeous colors in your cards, but did not guess at first that you used gouache. I haven't played with them much except white (great for those flicks!). I bought mine first to use to reink my pigment ink pads (Lindsay, the Frugal Crafter tip when I first started making cards!). Your end results are quite beautiful. Thank you.

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  36. So nice to see someone else using guache,as that is my medium of choice! Has been for nearly 30 plus years. Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. So pretty! More than cards - beautiful art!

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  38. Gonna go check out this new to me product lol thank you, your cards are beautiful

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  39. I like your gorgeous cards using this floral stamp set. They are beautifully colored and the bird is adorable. :)

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  40. Beautiful cards. So very creative.

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  41. Pretty cards! Love all the flowers!

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  42. Super beautiful cards!! :)

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  43. Beautiful watercolor cards. I love the little owl. He's darling! Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us today!

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  44. Your cards are so pretty!

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  45. These cards are beautiful and I love the texture from the gouche paints!

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  46. These are amazing cards. I love that little bird! You did a fantastic job coloring these.

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  47. WOW Bibi! These cards are GORGEOUS! I have to say, I have never used Gouache but it sounds like fun, I'll have to check out this class. TFS!

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  48. Love your beautiful cards!

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  49. Wow! Your cards are just stunning! Your watercoloring looks just spectacular ❤️

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  50. Great cards, thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  51. Beautiful cards. I love putting flowers on my cards.

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  52. Fantastic cards! Love that sweet little bird.

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  53. Those are amazing! The colors are beautiful.

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  54. Beautiful card, it has an exotic look. And I think your bird is adorable!!

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  55. OMG your cards are just gorgeous - the coloring is exceptional:)

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  56. OMG your cards are sooo pretty, I'm really liking the Gouache.

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  57. For your first attempt - you did great
    using the paint. Robins have a full
    breast and your birdie is good.
    Great cards.
    thanks for sharing
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  58. Wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Beautiful cards, so colorful. love 5he way you colored the flowers. TFS

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  60. Wow, these are truly fab! I love your colouring and your colour choices, too! That birdie is simply awesome!

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  61. Your cards are gorgeous. Thank you for all the info on the paints.

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  62. Lovely coloring. The birdie looks like he's peeping out of a flower.

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  63. Beautiful cards. Love the colors and the floral stamp set.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  64. Beautiful cards! Good for you for trying (and sharing) a new medium. Looks like you caught on fantastically!

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  65. That bird on the first card is so stinking cute! Such bright beautiful cards, I love them.

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  66. Those are so vibrant, beautiful!

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  67. WoW! I just LOVE your painting. I didn't recognise those flowers as the same ones from the stamp. You did a fantastic job. I'm going to have to go check out your blog and youtube channel now..

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  68. WOW! Stunning cards, Bibi!!

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  69. I like the big, bold sentiment on the cards along with the beautiful images you colored!! Great cards!

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  70. Really beautiful Cards: I love the coloring that the gauche produced.

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  71. Beautiful cards, so colorful. love the way you colored the flowers. TFS

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  72. Awesome coloring and beautiful cards! I'm in love! 😍

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  73. I love your bird. You did a great job! Now I have a new way to try to do mine because of you sharing yours. Thank you!

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  74. Wow! I like the texture you added to the flower and the little bird. At first glance, I thought you somehow incorporated embroidery to paper craft! amazing

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  75. Your cards are gorg! Do you have a video on these paints? I looked on your YouTube Channel but didn’t see one. I’d love to see these paints live before purchasing them. TFS.

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  76. Your cards are beautiful! I love how you colored them :)

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  77. That’s a gorgeous pair of florals !! Congratulations !!
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  78. Oh I love your cards. This release is absolutely FABULOUS. I've never heard of Gouache and can't wait to give it a try. Thankyou for sharing your talent and being in this brilliant blog hop xxx

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  79. Such beautiful cards - wonderful coloring.

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  80. Beautifully colored cards

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  81. I've been wanting to play with this color medium. Thanks for directing me to a site to learn more .Gorgeous florals!

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  82. Wish I could do as good as you do! Still learning but your cards give me hope lol.

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