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BY THE BAY WITH PENCILS!

I have been playing with the Sale-A-Bration set By The Bay. Have you noticed it in the catalogue? It hasn’t had much of a showing on blogs and Pinterest that I have seen. This is actually the first card I made with it although I shared a card in the last post.  This one I have coloured with the Watercolour Pencils.

Firstly, you need to stamp on Shimmery White card or Watercolor Card with Stazon Ink when watercolouring.  I prefer the Shimmery White as it doesn’t have the texture on it.

Take your time when colouring.  Lightly colour an area and wash over it lightly with the Aquapainter to smooth out the colours then let it dry.  It doesn’t take too long to dry but once it is then you can go back and add some more colour to intensify the area or add highlights.

I have to say I am no expert at colouring and I am learning a lot as I go.  Picking what colours to use is always hard.  I coloured most of it and left the wall and the path/wall to last as I wasn’t sure what colour to use.  The path was Ok in the grey but I am not really happy with the wall.  I did try lifting some colour off but was starting to mess it up SO … you just have to go with what you have. Right?? 🙂

For the sentiment I stamped that on white card and cut it with one of the dies in the Bottles and Bubbles Framelits and cut a larger one in black with the larger die.  I think I have to use these dies a little more often for these small sentiments.  They are just the right size.  I coloured a Rhinestone with a Black Sharpie as I wanted a black embellishment.

To put the card together I cut the Thick Whisper White in Portrait orientation.  So cut down the length on the narrow side (10.5cm or 4 1/4″).  Score at the half way point on the long side (14.8cm or 5 1/4′).  Cut off 3cm or 1 1/4″ on the bottom edge.  On the inside of the card I stamped the seagulls twice across the bottom.

 

By The Bay is available now as a free choice for Sale-A-Bration with orders over $90.

Order in store now -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: TTBQMGUT  You can select By The Bay or any of the other Sale-A-Bration options when you reach the qualifying order amount.

Receive the Tutorial Bundle with 12 amazing projects with orders over $78 AUS.  These are compiled by a team of Global Demonstrators and I know you will love them and sent out free with your qualifying orders OR you can buy the Tutorial Bundle from me through Paypal or Bank Deposit wherever you are located in the world.

Have a great weekend.  I will be back again soon with another By The Bay Project for you.

Jenny

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ACCENTED BLOOMS WITH WATERCOLOUR PENCILS!

Yesterday I showed you a card with the Accented Blooms set with the flower image coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  Pop back a post if you missed that one.  Today I have another one similar but this time I have coloured it with the Watercolour Pencils and gone over it lightly with the Aquapainter to blend the colours.

This time the image was stamped with Stazon on to Shimmery White card.  This card is thicker than regular Whisper White and will take the water.  There is only a very little amount of water used with this so you could possibly use the Thick Whisper White but I rather keep it to the Shimmery White.  Also, it’s nice getting the little sparkle from the paper.  Once the image was dry from watercolouring it was adhered to a piece of Rich Razzleberry card that had been embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.  Then this was adhered to the Thick Whisper White card base.

The sentiment was stamped in Pumpkin Pie and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch then raised up with Dimensionals.

What do you think of this version?  I will show you some completely different cards with this set next.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Jenny

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WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #5 – BLENDER PENS VS AQUAPAINTER!

Welcome to Watch It Wednesday #5 edition.  I have been playing a little with watercolouring lately.  (still much to learn!).  I have had a few questions from customers asking what the difference is between the Blender Pens and the Aquapainters.  I came across this video from Stampin’ Up! so thought I would share it with you.  Perhaps it will help you too with your watercolouring.  Don’t miss the fun tip at the end.

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What did you think??  I liked the tip with the Reinkers.  Must try that sometime.  I think the effect looks great.

What do you prefer to use when you are watercolouring?  I prefer the Aquapainter but it also can depend on what you want to colour and how you want it to look.  The Aquapainter gives a lighter, washed look whereas the Blender Pen gives more a look of colouring with Markers.

Just a note too:  In the video she stamped with Stazon.  Stampin’ Up! doesn’t carry Stazon any longer.  You could use the Black Archival ink pad. Be sure to let that dry a bit or give it a blast with the Heat Tool. Also, she suggested stamping on Watercolour Paper.  That is very important to stop pilling but you can also use the White Shimmer paper or even the Thick Whisper White if there is not too much water used.  I mostly use the White Shimmer paper.

The Aquapainters and the Blender Pens are available in my store now for your watercolouring.  The Aquapainters are $20 for 2 available HERE.  The Blender Pens come 3 per pack and they are dual ended (even more value).  They are $21 available HERE.  

Thanks for stopping by today for this week’s edition of Watch It Wednesday.  If there is something particular you would like to know about or to see a video of then drop me a comment and I will see how I go.

Jenny

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A DIFFERENT WAY WITH FALLING PETALS!

Another project from my Catalogue Review last week.  I thought this needed it’s own post. 🙂

At my classes I show the cards and give everyone the same materials but I am happy for them to use their own creativity.  I always learn so much when they do too.  I thought I would share this idea with you.  It’s pretty clever – and a pretty card too.

This was made by my lovely friend Harmony who is very creative.  I love watching her work.  This is what she created with some of the card she was given – and she used the Falling Petals Embossing in a totally different way.  Check it out.

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Harmony embossed the white card with the Embossing Folder.  Then with the fine tip end of the Black Marker she drew lines down from some of the petals.  I think they look like hearts a lot of them.  This created little heart petals.  Then with the Aquapainter (I didn’t have the blender pen available at the time) she very lightly coloured some of the petals with the Blushing Bride ink.  It is regular Whisper White card so you don’t want to press too heavily with the colouring using the Aquapainter.  Then she sponged the edge of the card and distressed it slightly. The sentiment is from Dragonfly Dreams.

Isn’t this so pretty?  What a great idea!  I have to try this myself sometime.  I forgot to take a photo of the other card she made.  Completely different again!

Thanks for visiting.  If you want to give her some comment love I will be sure to pass it on. 🙂

Jenny