cards, Catalogues

BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS WEEK – DAY 2 – FLAMINGO GIRLS!

Day 2 of the Beautiful Moments Week as I showcase this gorgeous stamp set.

Yesterday I shared a card with the sweet girls in the stamp set.  So thought I would share another card with these girls.

This one was stamped in Saddle Brown Stazon on to watercolor paper.  Then it was coloured with the Watercolor Pencils then washed over with the Aquapainter.  I love the softness of it.

I stamped the birds in as an afterthought just before I assembled the card but I was annoyed that I used the Black.  I just grabbed that inkpad without thinking too much. I think it would have looked much better if I had used the Saddle Brown ink again.

I used a piece of Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper.  I really wasn’t sure what I was going to do with this flamingo piece but the colouring worked really well with it.

Before adhering the stamped piece on to the card I looped around some of the Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon.

Have you seen the images in the Beautiful Moments stamp set?  I will be sharing more this week with it so stop by.

You can see it in my store now -> HERE.  If ordering online please use the Host Code: FURRYWCK

Have a great day,

Jenny

 

 

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials

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

cards, Catalogues, Classes, Techniques

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #47 – MAKING UP A SHIMMER PAINT SPRAY!

This weekend is my Shimmer Paint Technique class.  I have been having lots of fun sponging and spraying this stuff around.  For our Wednesday’s WOW! #47 I thought I would share with you how to make the Shimmer Spray up.  Also, I will show you one of the cards we will make in class using this spray.

MAKE YOUR SHIMMER PAINT SPRAY

Add a small amount of the Shimmer Paint in a Stampin’ Spritzer bottle.  I added about 1cm, or approximately 1/2″.  The more paint the more intense the spray will be. Then top up the bottle with Rubbing Alcohol.  The Rubbing Alcohol can be picked up at most Chemists (or Drug Stores).  You can add water instead of alcohol but it doesn’t dry as quickly.  Give it a good shake to mix them together.  Before you use this each time if it has sat for a while then be sure to shake it.  That’s all there is to it.

TIP: When you are spraying your card check which direction the nozzle is as to where it will spray …  You might like to spray inside a box or cover the table to avoid any random spraying.

The further away you hold the spritzer the finer the mist will be.  Bring the Spritzer in closer and it will be more heavier.

This is the card we will be creating on the weekend.  (By the way there are still spaces if you are a Wollongong local and want to join us. Check the previous post for class details).

I have used the Southern Serenade stamp set and stamped it on to Shimmery White cardstock.  That gives extra sparkle but also is good for the liquid used.  I stamped the images in Black Stazon and coloured them with the Watercolor Pencils.   After it was finished I spritzed the card.  This spray is using the Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint.

You can see the Shimmer Paints on page 38 of the Holiday catalogue or view them in store ->HERE.  Scroll down the page to see each one.  There are 4 colours: Vegas Gold, Bright Copper, Champagne Mist (which is a silver) and Frost White.

Get your Free Sponge Dauber for each pot of Shimmer Paint you order from me this week.  Each pot is $14.

TO ORDER: Contact me Directly 

OR 

ORDER ONLINE -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: KGQKCBA4

See you again soon,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Christmas, Stampin' Up!

SO SANTA MOPED!

I shared some cards yesterday using the So Santa set for a Blog Hop.  Did you see them?  Jump back a post to check them out if you missed them.

Today I have another card for you using the So Santa set.  I love the cool Santa on the Moped.

I coloured this image with the Watercolor Pencils.   I looped around some Silver Thread onto the back of the stamped piece.  This piece was adhered on to a piece of the All Is Bright Designer Series Paper and then adhered to a Real Red Card base.

The sentiment was stamped on black card in Versamark and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.  To finish the card I added a Real Red Rhinestone.

Do you like this cool dude?  It’s such a fun set.

This set is available in the 2018 Holiday Catalogue. You can see it and order it in my store now -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: ME4VSE3W   or order directly to me (Australian residents only).

Thanks for visiting me.

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

LAST DAY FOR BONUS DAYS AND BLENDED SEASONS!

BONUS DAYS

So now have you taken advantage of this yet?  Bonus Days?  YOU HAVE ONE MORE DAY!

Spend $90 and you will receive a $9 rebate voucher for September.  Are you going to knock that back.  That’s awesome!  I know a lot of people who have taken advantage of it.  Even I have. Get on it. 🙂

You can order directly from me by emailing me at jghayward@yahoo.com

OR through my store.  But do it by 9pm 31st August.  Australian residents only.

Order in store -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: 9EUYZ6RX

 

BLENDED SEASON

Last day for the Blended Seasons Bundle or you can choose to order the Blended Seasons Stamp set or the Stitched Seasons Framelits separately.  I love the double stitched framelits. Don’t forget the new assortment of Watercolor Pencils too.  They are such pretty colours.

See all these in store -> HERE and you can order from there directly too.  If you order please use the Host Code: 9EUYZ6RX

Thanks for your orders and be sure to add your details so I can send a little Thank You gift your way.

Jenny

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

BLENDED SEASONS AND BONUS DAYS!

August is an exciting month with some awesome happenings.  Let me tell you about them.

COLOUR YOUR SEASON

The Blended Season Bundle is a limited release bundle.  It has some gorgeous stamp images and sentiments for many occasions.  The matching  Stitched Season Framelits you will love.  They leave a stitched edge on the inside and outside of your diecut.  Use them in many ways.  If you love the Stitched Shapes and the Stitched Labels Framelits, these are a must have.

Bundle Available in Wood mount $134.00 AUS  Clear Mount $113 AUS

Dies on their own $57 AUS

So you can colour these beauties, Stampin’ Up! have added another colour set of Watercolor Pencils. $21.75 AUS

If you want to order any of these you need to be quick.  They are only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  I don’t want you to be disappointed so get in early.  (To order see below).

BONUS DAYS

What a “bonus” that Bonus Days are on this month when the gorgeous Blended Season is available.

HOW IT WORKS

For every $90 in orders during August you get to earn a $9 voucher to redeem in September.  How cool is that.

NB: After your order is placed you will receive an email with a code.  You must keep that email with the code so you can use that for your redemption in September.  You can earn as many Bonus Days vouchers as you like. 

TO ORDER

Email me directly at jghayward@yahoo.com

OR

Order online in my store -> HERE.   Please use the Host Code: WRQSC9N3

Have a wonderful day,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues

ANIMAL OUTING “SELFIE” CARDS!

With a new catalogue very soon I don’t often like to share projects with new products quite yet.  You know, there are still so many lovely products that we have in our current catalogue to use.  BUT, well I had to make this card – and share it with you right now.  It’s just such a cute set I couldn’t help myself.

This new set is the Animal Outing set.  So darn cute! And it is nice to see some Aussie animals.  So these animals had to take a selfie. 🙂

I stamped out the images and then coloured them with the Watercolor Pencils.  For the sky (which I think could have been a little darker on looking at it now),  I lightly brushed over a clear block with the Aquapainter to wet it, then coloured on the block with the Pacific Point pencil.  Then picked up the colour with the Aquapainter and washed over the background. I have to say these were the second images I coloured.  For the first ones I coloured the images then the background with the Pacific Point pencil and lightly and washed over it. I wasn’t happy with how streaky it looked.  So I redid the whole image. For the second time I coloured the sky first before the animals so I didn’t waste all that time … 🙂

Just a tip too when colouring:  Lightly colour your images first with your chosen colour and lightly brush over with the Aquapainter.  Leave it to dry and then go over parts of the image with the pencil adding highlights.  It is much more effective.   Also, Shimmery White card is the best for watercolouring I think.  Watercolor Paper can be used but it is a lot more textured.

From another piece of card (9cm x 10cm) I cut a square from the centre using I think the 3rd largest square Framelits from the Layering Squares Framelits.  I adhered the coloured piece behind it.  On a card mat ( I used Pumpkin Pie on one and Old Olive on the other) I embossed those pieces with the Layering Leaves Embossing Folder.  Tie around some Linen Thread and adhere this to your card base.

OK,  I will get back to some of the awesome current products we have – and they are retiring very soon.

Hope your weekend is going great and you are having time to create.

Jenny

Stampin' Up!

BEACHY LITTLE. CHRISTMAS WATERCOLOURED!

Another Beachy Little Christmas card for you. This was one of the earlier cards I made with this set.

I have watercoloured the images with the pencils.

I will be honest, while I am happy with the colouring, it is just missing something.  There is no pizzazz! No WOW! I think the sentiment is lost. While I did layer the sentiment on Silver Glimmer Paper, it is still not happening. Maybe I need to redo it? Maybe even a little sponging around the edges? What are your thoughts?

I thought I would show you this card anyway.

Thanks for stopping by.

Jenny

 

cards, Catalogues, Techniques, Tutorials

CHANGING THE DRESS LINE OF THE BEAUTIFUL YOU LADY!

I have been sharing lots of projects with the ‘Beautiful You’ set this past week.  When I first started seeing ideas with this set on Pinterest I noticed that some of the dresses were different.  I was curious and went investigating further. I thought I would share with you today how it can be done so you can create more with this set.

masking-dress-for-beautiful-you

I have put together a tutorial for you.

CHANGING THE DRESS LINE.

1. You can do either of two things. a) draw over the top part of the lady with the Black Stampin’ Write Marker or what I have done b) Place the stamp on the table top facing up. Mask the skirt area with a Post It note or piece of scrap paper. Leaving the stamp on the table ink up the stamp with the Black StazOn inkpad.  I have used StazOn as you will be watercolouring the image.

2. Stamp the image onto Thick Whisper White, Shimmery White card or Watercolor Paper as you will be watercolouring it.

3. With the Black Marker draw a skirt line that you would like.  If you prefer use a pencil and then go back over it with the Marker. You could create any style, short or long.

4. To Watercolour this I used the Real Red Watercolor Pencil, colour along the lines of the dress and the hat.  Using the Aquapainter blend over the colour.  You can build up the colour as you desire by going over the area but allow it to dry a little before adding more colour.

Assemble your card as you like.

beautiful-you_red-lady

To create this card I cut the image with the Layering Oval Framelits cutting a larger one with the Red Glimmer Paper. The sentiment was stamped in black and cut with a Framelit from the Stylish Stems.  Using the Duet Banner Punch I cut a banner from the Red Glimmer Paper and cut it down in the centre to adhere behind the sentiment.

To finish I looped around some Copper Thread and raised that off some Whisper White mat which had been embossed with the Falling Petals Embossing Folder.  Base card is Real Red.

Hope that was helpful for you.  You can use this idea to change different stamps. Go and experiment.

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Onstage, Stampin' Up!

COLOURING WITH INSIDE THE LINES DSP!

Just a quick post for you today.  I have only just got back from holidays today.  I might share some of my crazy adventures with you here sometime but for now a quick card.

I realised I hadn’t shared some projects from Onstage from November.  You might have seen a few ideas around different blogs.  Today is a quick card using the ‘Inside the Lines’ DSP.  Colouring for Adults has taken the world by storm I think.  While I love a little colouring I haven’t really caught on with this phase (perhaps I would rather stamp!). Stampin’ Up! have now some Designer Series Paper to colour.  I have seen some great ideas recently where you don’t need to colour too much so I might have to try some of these ideas out sometime.

Here is a card you can make in no time and it only requires just a little colouring.  Of course with the gorgeous new Watercolor Pencils.

inside-the-lines-dsp

Using a section of the paper you can cut the piece into sections. Here I have cut it in 3 sections. Colour one piece with the pencils and assemble them together on your card front. The sentiments are from Dragonfly Dreams.  On the “Thanks” just that word is coloured with black marker and stamped on a strip of white card.  The background stamping using another sentiment is inked in the Tangerine Tango and stamped over the card.  Ink once and stamp it on the card then stamp again elsewhere to get a lighter stamping. You can stamp a third time too before inking.  Repeat this several times over the card.

Finish the card with some Black Twine and some Burlap Ribbon. 🙂 You can receive this paper as one of your Free choices for Sale-A-Bration.  There are some other wonderful choices too.  Have you checked the catalogue out yet?  You can click on the link in the right hand column.

For every $90 you can grab your Free choice. Have you made your shopping list yet?  You can then stop by my store (link in the side column) and shop up big.  Don’t forget to grab your Free Sale-A-Bration set too.

Jenny