WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #42 – COLOURING – WHAT PAPER, WHAT INK??

Wednesday’s come around so quickly but I love sharing little tips and videos with you on Wednesday’s.  Do you like them?

Today’s Wednesday’s WOW! #42 is what I hope will be a helpful little chart.  Which Ink and which paper to use when you are colouring.  I often get asked this question in classes so maybe you are wondering too.

I think the chart is self-explanatory but it goes through different colouring mediums – the Aquapainter or Blender Pens with the Inkpads,  Watercolour Pencils and Stampin’ Blends and which ink and paper to use with these.  It really makes a difference to the finished result with what you use.  Next time you come to watercolour I hope that you find this useful to refer to.

Hope that is helpful.

Jenny

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12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – WEEK 2 – HOLLY CHRISTMAS!

Week 2 of 12 Weeks of Christmas.   Today I am sharing a card with the Timeless Tidings stamp set.

Today’s card is not exactly quick but if you had a small number of cards to send out I think these would be pretty special.  You could simplify it to make it quicker if you like.  Although you are colouring the leaves they are simple to colour.  I used the Old Olive and the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends.  You could leave off the loopy Gold Threads and if you didn’t want to emboss the Cherry Cobbler strip either that would make it quick.  I had embossed this strip with the Subtle Embossing Folder. But really there isn’t a lot to do on the card.   I hope you like it anyway. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

ESAD 2018 HOLIDAY CATALOGUE BLOG HOP!

 

Welcome to the ESAD 2018 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop.  It’s nice to have you stop by.  I am sure you will see lots of gorgeous projects along the hop with the lovely new products from the new Holiday Catalogue.

Firstly though, ESAD is a great group of Demonstrators from Australia and New Zealand and we love sharing with you regularly.

 

You would have come from Rachael’s blog HERE or you are starting from this blog.  You can just hop from one post to the other though in the links shown in each post and see the projects.

For my projects today I have used the very cute So Santa set.  I love that we have some “summery” Christmas sets because in Australia we don’t have snow and snowmen at Christmas time.

These are the 2 cards I have made.

Don’t you love the cool Santa dude in his boardies.  (yes, that’s Aussie for Board shorts).  They were both coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  I kept the layout the same for both and just changed them slightly.  Both the sentiments are from the So Santa set.  The paper is from the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalogue.  Of course you could use any paper.  I just flagged the end of the pieces.  They were adhered to a white card mat that I had embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. 

One of the images I cut with the Layering Squares Framelits and I cut a Silver Glimmer Paper scallop square to go behind it.  The other was cut with the Layering Circles Framelits with a scallop circle behind it.

Hope you like these Santas??

If you haven’t already checked the Holiday Catalogue out, you can click on the link in the right hand column.

Now you are off to Rochelle’s blog.  I am sure she has something amazing to share with you.  Click on the Next Arrow below.  If you get lost then there is a list of everyone participating further below.  Thanks for visiting. 🙂

 

Blog hop participant list:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Kim Oliver
  3. Nicole Wilson
  4. Delys Cram
  5. Katrina Duffell
  6. Peta Stephen
  7. Cathy Pinchbeck
  8. Barbara Williams
  9. Libby Dyson
  10. Jo Stubbings
  11. Fi Cobbin
  12. Rebekah Crisp
  13. Jenna Watkins
  14. Rachael Lewsley
  15. Jenny Hayward
  16. Rochelle Blok
  17. Lauren Meiklejohn
  18. Rose Packer
  19. Monique Fielder
  20. Maree McIntosh
  21. Sandra Mastello
  22. Amity Knight
  23. Sharon Dalton
  24. Narelle Fasulo
  25. Sharni Haines
  26. Rebecca Scurr

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #38 – MAKE YOUR IMAGES POP!!

A quick one for Wednesday’s WOW! #38 today. I wanted to share with you a way to make those images ‘POP’ after you colour them.

The other day I was colouring the butterfly from the Beautiful Day set with the Stampin’ Blends.  I had an idea to add a few dots to it with my White Gel Pen.  I thought it added a little something to the image and thought you might like to see it.

It is a little rough but the idea is something to work with.  What do you think?  Maybe you could try that on a project you are doing?

Anyway, what did I do with this butterfly when I was done?  I added it to a jar that I collected my Lucky Door Prize forms at the show.

Thanks for looking

Jenny

ACCENTED BLOOMS IN BASIC GRAY!

I have been sharing cards with you with the Accented Blooms set.  I had a Craft Show over the weekend and I focused on this set for the Make and Take there. When I was thinking of using this set for the show it needed to be a simple card that didn’t require colouring with it as there was no time for that in the small minute that you have with people.  I came across a card by Amanda Bates with some simple stamping in Basic Gray and a POP of the Lemon Lime Twist.  So I CASED her card for it.  (Thanks Amanda 🙂 )  You can see her card -> HERE.

This is the card that everyone made.  I have to say that Kids and adults loved making this card.

It’s just a mini card 10cm x 10cm. (4″x4″).  Stamping in Basic Gray gives a little more softness to it than using a heavy black.  I liked the  Lemon Lime Twist POP.  Everyone added a Rhinestone to their card for a little bling rather than the Glitter Gems that I have added on this one.

I have another card with this set that I will share with you shortly that doesn’t require colouring.  Check in soon for that.

Jenny

ACCENTED BLOOMS WITH STAMPIN’ BLENDS!

I have been creating with the Accented Blooms set recently.  I have a few to share with you over the next few posts.

Let me show you the first one.

The image was stamped in Memento Black Ink onto Thick Whisper White card.  Both a must when you are colouring with the Stampin’ Blends.  I used a number of the Stampin’ Blends to colour the image.  I still have much to learn with colouring but I was happy with this attempt.  The sentiment was stamped on Pumpkin Pie card and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch.  I sponged a little Pumpkin Pie ink around the edge. 

To assemble the card I embossed a piece of Rich Razzleberry card with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder. The strip of paper is from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper pack and I added some of the Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon around the pieces before adhering them to the Thick Whisper White Card.  The stamped piece was raised up off the card with Dimensionals. Just to finish add an Artisan Pearl embellishment.

Tomorrow I have another card for you similar to this so be sure to stop by.

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW #37 – COLOURING WITH THE STAMPIN’ BLENDS!

Today’s Wednesday’s WOW! #37 we are looking at some tips with colouring with the Stampin’ Blends.  I realise I talk a lot about colouring, and sharing videos and tips on colouring.  I hope you are not sick of this.  I think it is good considering there are so many stamp sets in the Catalogue that require colouring.  Plus, I think personally I need to get all the help I can with colouring because I am not great at it and I am always searching out for help. 🙂

I discovered you can create a great watercolour wash effect using the Stampin’ Blends shown in the card below.  I love the effect of the contrasting colours.  The images really “POP” when you heat emboss the image with white Embossing Powder after you colour the card.  This card uses the set You’re Inspiring but you could use any images.

Check out how to create this background effect in the video below but also in this video you can see how you can blend different coloured Stampin’ Blends together when colouring images.

 

What do you think? Why don’t you give this effect a try.  I think I will have to give it a try for sure.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

GIRAFFE PARADE WITH ANIMAL OUTING!

I made this card a few months ago and I forgot to show you.  This was the first card I made with this Animal Outing set way back then.  I have to say I wasn’t overly wrapped in the card.  Maybe that’s why I filed it away in the “forget about it” box. 🙂  Anyway, maybe you like it – and not all our cards can be super-wonderful.  Not that I think many of my cards are super-wonderful. 😉

So here we are.  I call it my Giraffe parade.

I stamped 3 of the giraffes from Animal Outing across a piece of white card and coloured them with the Stampin’ Blends.  I outlined the giraffes with the grey Blend. It helps them stand out. After that I wasn’t sure what to do with it.  I embossed a piece of Silver Foil Sheet with the Hexagons Embossing Folder.  To assemble it I adhered a strip of the Pumpkin Pie card under the foil and matted the Giraffes on some Pumpkin Pie card.   The sentiment was stamped on a Thick Whisper card base and then Rhinestones were added to finish. 

They look happy anyway don’t they. 🙂

Thanks for looking,

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #26 – SPINNER CARDS!

I have a fun Spinner card for you today for Wednesday’s WOW! #26  I made this recently as a request from a friend.  The same one who requested the 1st Birthday card in the last post.

I thought you might like to see how to put one together.

I was asked to make a Baby Shower card in yellow/cream colours.  I wanted to make something a little different so created it as a Spinner card.

This is the card using the set A Little Wild.  It was the first time I have used this set – and I have had it sitting there for a while! The great thing too is that it has a back stamped image so this works great for the Spinner Cards PLUS it has matching Framelits so you don’t even have to hand cut it. 

This is the front of the card.  I coloured the cute little lion with the Stampin’ Blends.

And we have the back of the Spinner.

 

HOW TO CREATE A SPINNER CARD

1. Cut a card base to a standard card size.  I used Whisper White here. Cut a piece of So Saffron card slightly smaller and a piece of Whisper White smaller again.  For metric I reduce the card size measurements by 4mm on each piece.  For US card sizes you might like to reduce the size by 1/4″ on each piece.  Of course it’s totally a personal preference.

Cut a circle using the 2nd largest Circle Framelit in the Layering Circles Framelits set from your smaller piece of Whisper White card.

2. Layer all the pieces together starting with the card base then the So Saffron piece then the Whisper White.  Place the next size down circle Framelit inside the already cut circle on the white.  See the photo below.

3. Carefully place the card pieces in the Big Shot to cut your circle out.  You may carefully remove the top white card piece if you like without disturbing the position. (Just a tip: If you are unsure you can lightly tracing the inside of the circle Framelit with pencil so you can see where to line it up if it moves before cutting it).

4.  Take the White card base with the right side facing upwards.  Place a length of twine or even fishing line across the cut out circle.  Adhere both top and bottom with tape.  I have used the thin White Baker’s Twine which has now retired on this one.  Be sure that the twine is pulled tight when you are taping it down.

5. Adhere the So Saffron card piece over the top of the white card base.  Before adhering the top white card piece run that through your Embossing Folder if you like to.  I used the Sparkle Embossing Folder. 

Stamp and colour your images and then cut them out. On the back of your images run a length of Snail Adhesive on them. Place the front one over the centre of the twine.  Turn your card over and adhere your other image directly on to the first one. You can now spin your images around and let it go and watch it spin.

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I made a Christmas Spinner card a while ago which you can see -> HERE.  This was based on a similar idea but I used Designer Series Paper and one layer with the card base.

Have fun spinning.  I would love to see your versions. Share your Spinner cards you create by emailing me them or tagging me.  I would love to see them.

Jenny

COLOURING THE PETAL PASSION PAPER!

I have seen on Pinterest and around some beautiful projects colouring this gorgeous print from the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. I have been saving this small piece of the paper for some time so I could colour it.  I finally got to do it the other day.  I have to say I was a little nervous.  If I messed it up I didn’t have any more.  It turned out OK.  I coloured the piece with the Stampin’ Blends.  They colour so smoothly and easily.

I kept the card simple.  I layered the piece on to some black card and then a Pool Party card base.  The “celebrate” was from the Celebrate You Thinlits and I cut one from Silver Foil and one from white card.  Then off-set them to adhere them together.

Such gorgeous paper.  I hope you have grabbed some before it is gone??

Have a great day,

Jenny