CREATING LANDSCAPES WITH THE WATERFRONT SET FOR WEDNESDAY’S WOW #17!

We have seen some simple stamping with this set and I will show you in the coming days but today for Wednesday’s WOW! #17 I thought it would be a good opportunity to share with you how you can create watercoloured landscapes.  It’s truly amazing and I have had fun creating these.  I will share the cards in later posts.

For today though I asked a lovely Demo friend Linda Dalke if she would mind if I shared her video to create watercoloured landscapes.  She can show it so much better than I could.  You really must watch this.  It is long, about 18 minutes, but totally worth it.  Firstly, this is her card, then watch the video below.

 

Isn’t it amazing! If you want to see more of Linda’s work do check her blog out.  She creates such gorgeous cards.  Visit her blog -> HERE. 

Tomorrow I will share one of my watercoloured creations.  I have shared this card already on my Facebook and Instagram and I think it was well received, so watch out for it.

Jenny

***Order the Waterfront stamp set this week either online or directly to me and receive 4 x A4 sheets of Shimmery White cardstock PLUS a tutorial for an exclusive project.  

You can order online in my store -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code this week: SBZEJCNH

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BRUSHO LONG WEEKEND DAY 3 – A SPECKLED BUTTERFLY!

I think this is my favourite card.  I really like how it turned out.  Can I say that??  Sometimes I am hesitant to say that about something I have made.  But I like the effect of it and I have to say it is just chance really.  When you use these Brusho Crystals you don’t know how it will work.

The butterfly is from A Beautiful Day set.  For the sentiment I masked the first word in the sentiment from the set to just stamp the “thinking of you” and heat embossed it in white.

To find out how to create this effect I have a video for you.

So what are your thoughts on the Brusho Crystals?  Have you tried them?  Do you think now you might give them a go?  Let me know what you think.  I would love to hear.

Just a reminder that my 15% off the Brusho Crystals ends at 8pm tonight. If you want to grab them and save money on then just drop me a comment or email me and I will get that sorted for you.  Included is an information sheet to help you use your set of Brushos.  I hope you will give them a try.  I don’t think it is the last you will see of these from me.

Thanks for joining me in this.  I hope you have had a great weekend.

Jenny

IT’S A BRUSHO CRYSTALS LONG WEEKEND – DAY 1!

We start today! I am excited to bring these projects to you for our Brusho Long Weekend.  I have been playing with these Brushos (as I commonly call them) for the past few weeks.   Each day over the next 3 days I will bring you a fun new project with a video and tips.  I hope you enjoy them.  Plus don’t miss out on the Special bonus savings this weekend if you are an Australian resident.

Warning: These Brushos are fun, addictive and at times messy.  🙂

DAY 1

My first project is creating a simple background similar to this one I have shown on this Dragonfly card.

Here is a video to create a washed out effect but I have also written a description below with a few tips.

NB. The above card was made a few weeks ago as I was still experimenting.  For the card above I used watercolour card and sprinkled over the powder with the card dry and then wet it. It does give a slightly different effect.  On watercolour card the colour doesn’t run as well. You can create a background like this or how I have in the video.

In the video: I chose to use Gloss card and wet the card with the Aquapainter before I added the Brusho Crystals as the water enables the Crystals to spread easier.

Sprinkle over some Brusho Crystals lightly on your card after you have wet the card.  I have used the Prussian Blue.  You only need a small amount and for this technique I would keep it to one colour.

Spritz the card with water. Tilting the card will help make the colour run. Spritz lightly with more water if you think it needs more or you can sprinkle over more colour if need be.   When you are happy with the effect, leave the card aside to dry.  Once dry you can assemble the card.

On the card above I stamped the Dapper Denim base with the dots from the Dragonfly Dreams set.  A dragonfly was cut from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits in Gold Foil. I stamped a few of the dots from Timeless Textures in Versamark on my coloured card piece and heat embossed them in gold.  The paper is from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Just a note on the sentiment: I masked part of the sentiment from the Dragonfly Dreams set and inked it with versamark.  After I stamped it on the Dapper Denim card I heat embossed it in gold.  It was cut with the smallest framelits in the Lots of Labels Framelits.  I added a few loops of the Gold Thread behind the sentiment.

I hope you like this project. Each time you do it the effect will be different.

Come back tomorrow for a second project.

Grab 15% off your Brusho Crystals this weekend. (ends Sunday 11th 8pm). Details below.  Includes an information sheet on ways to use your Brusho Crystal Colours.

 

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BRUSHOS THIS WEEKEND + GET15% OFF!

It’s coming this weekend.  It’s a Brusho Crystals Long Weekend and I am inviting you to be my guest.

I have been busy experimenting, preparing, creating and videoing ready for you. I have 2 face-to-face classes happening tomorrow and Saturday but I have some projects to share with you too. It all starts on my blog here tomorrow so be sure to stop by.  If you haven’t already subscribed to my blog to get updates then click on the link in the right hand bar so you won’t miss out on the updates.

So what do I have in store?

I have 3 projects to share with you including some videos of different ways to use the Brusho Crystal Colours. The projects I share will be different to the ones I am doing in the classes but they will be special.

In addition, I have a special on the Brushos for Australian residents only. (sorry folks!).

**Receive 15% off the price. RRP is $52    Take  off $7.80    Weekend price = $44.20 (+S&H).  This is for Australian residents only.  Special not available in store.  Contact me directly.  Includes an information sheet on using your Brusho Crystal Colours.  Offer ends 8pm Sunday 11th Feb.**

So stop by tomorrow for our first project.

Jenny

WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #12 – USING THE 3D TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDERS!

For this week’s WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #12 I came across this video from Stampin’ Up! using the 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  There are a number of these in the catalogue along with the regular Embossing Folders.

There are a couple of tips to remember when using the 3D ones that I thought it might be good to share this with you to help you get a deeper, crisper impression on your card.  I hope you find this helpful.

I don’t know about you but I always forget to mist my card when I am using these folders.

Now this video used the lovely Layered Leaves but this week two of the 3D folders are on special for Extravaganza week.  These are the Cable Knit and the Hexagons 3D.

The Cable Knit folder is 30% off this week at $11.90.  See that in store->HERE.

The Hexagons Folder is 10% off at $14.40.  See that in store -> HERE.

Shop for these or any other of the products reduced during Extravaganza week from 20th – 27th November.  See all the details in the previous blog post.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #11 – COLOURING BEAUTIFUL YOU WITH THE BLENDS!

I have been sharing a lot of projects using the Stampin’ Blends.  I am really enjoying them.  So easy to use and I am feeling like an artist!!!  Well, maybe I have a little way to go.  A few weeks ago I played with the Blends with the Beautiful You set.  So I thought I would show you these in Watch It Wednesday #11.

Here are the 3 cards but I will show you them individually further below.

I did colour these a few weeks ago and I have worked on my colouring a bit more but you might find it helpful.

Here is the video for your enjoyment.

Here are each of the cards so you can see them close-up.  I have kept the layout similar but created them in different colours and changed the Embossing Folders.

Night of Navy with the Sparkle Embossing Folder.

Rich Razzleberry with the Petal Burst Folder.

Cherry Cobbler with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.

Did you notice the Rhinestones?? You can colour them with the Blends too.

So I hope you might have a play with them.  They are really not hard at all to use and I love the effect with them.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #10 – KEEPING THOSE LITTLE DIES SAFE!

I have a very short video to share with you today for this week’s edition of WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #10.  I don’t know about you but sometimes those tiny little dies gets buried or dropped on the floor and you spend so long looking for them.  Well! I saw an idea somewhere quite a few months ago and just recently introduced this in the classroom.  I have to say this has been fantastic!! No more lost dies! Everyone loves the idea too when they come so I thought I would share it with you.

I hope you found that useful and you might be able to adapt it to your classroom or your own craft room.

If you want to keep up with the videos I share then be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel -> HERE and if you haven’t already then be sure to Subscribe to my blog here (click on the link in the right hand column) to keep updated.

Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

 

THE STAMPIN’ BLENDS ARE HERE!! WATCH THEM NOW! WHY NOT JOIN THE BLENDS CLUB TOO!

The day has finally arrived.  The Stampin’ Blends are here now for you to order.  I think you will love them.  They are so easy to use and to blend.  You will feel like an artist!!

Just a few features of them:

  • There are 12 colours of Markers available.
  • In each colour there are 2 colour shades – a Dark and a Light colour.  They are available as single pens or as a Combo pack with the 2 colour shades.
  • Colours available are Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate.
  • In addition there is a Bronze marker, Ivory marker and also the Color Lifter.
  • Each marker has a Brush tip end and a Bullet tip end.  These are marked on the outside of the barrel.
  • These markers are not refillable.
  • Stamp the images you intend to colour with Memento Black Ink.

For an individual marker they are $7.75 AUS.  For the Combo pack they are $15.50 AUS.

The Collection of 26 colours – Dark and Light of the 12 colours, plus the Bronze and Ivory plus the Color Lifter is $209.75 AUS.  **This month receive 2 Clear Cases with inserts to hold them FREE to store your markers in when you buy the full Collection. (see the cases down below).

Do you want to see how they work??  This is very timely for a Wednesday and so it is this week’s WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #9. Let’s have a close up look at the Stampin’ Blends.

NB: If you get this post via email updates and the video is not showing, please head to my blog and view it there.

So what do you think?  Can you wait to get these?? They are available in my store now -> HERE  Please use the Host Code this week: EJJVSDME

OR you can order them by contacting me directly.

OR Why not join my BLENDS CLUB!

Here are the details.

Each month for 3 months receive 4 Combo Colour Markers and 1 Single Marker (either the Ivory, Bronze, or Color Lifter).

**Receive 2 Clear Cases with inserts in to hold them Free the first month to store your Markers.             

Total Includes Shipping and Handling      $73.25 (Local)  or  $75.70 (Non-Local)

The Clear Cases include and insert and front cover to store your Markers securely.

 

Jenny

 

 

 

WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #9 – THOSE HIDDEN STITCHED SHAPE FRAMELITS!

For today’s episode of Watch It Wednesday I want to share a  product that sometimes gets missed in the catalogue.  Every time I use these in class my class members are amazed.  Where had these been hiding all the time?? So I wondered if you had really discovered these yourself.

Today let’s look at the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

I think these Framelits are great and I do use them all the time.  They give an extra dimension around your shape without being too fussy.  What do you think of them?  You need them in your stamping supplies for sure.

Here are a couple of cards that I have used them on.

Thanks for visiting.

Jenny

WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #8 – WHO KNEW YOU COULD EMBOSS WITH WATER!

I have been heat embossing today.   I always love heat embossing.  It’s what first drew me in to stamping.  I love the magic as the powder melts and sets.

I came across this video today from Stampin’ Up!.  I was so surprised that you can actually use water when you heat emboss.  It looks so cool! You will have to check the video out.  There are some other cool tips in the video too so be sure to watch it.

WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #8 – HEAT EMBOSSING WITH A DIFFERENCE.

Now when I spill water on my card I can just heat emboss them right!   🙂 🙂 🙂

I hope you enjoyed these tips. I thought they were so cool and I just had to share them with you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Why not drop a comment and tell me what you think of these videos I am sharing and maybe some suggestions of what you would like to see.

Have a great day,

Jenny