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WATERCOLOURED LAKE WITH THE WATERFRONT!

Continuing on with Watercoloured landscapes scenes I have this card to share with you.  This card is one we will be doing at classes this weekend  but I thought I would share it with you.  I found this landscape scene on Pinterest and thought I would try to recreate it.  See what you think of the card with the original photo??

I used the Waterfront set to create the mountains and land and stamped the trees.  The lake and the sky are watercoloured with the Inkpads and Aquapainter.

Here is the finished card.

I kept the card simple.  With these cards you don’t want to cover up all the scene with a big sentiment or lots of fuss.  The sentiment is from Sprinkles of Life.

I have 3 sessions of classes this weekend so I hope they enjoy making this card and another 2.  I wish you could join us. 🙂

I will be back tomorrow though with another card.  This one is back to some simple stamping with the set.

Jenny

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TWO MORE CARDS WITH CHRISTMAS IN THE MAKING!

Following from the card I shared yesterday I have 2 more cards to show you with the Christmas in the Making set.

I do love the images in this set.  Very retro! I am not sure of the colours I have used though and the colouring is not great but I was pleased with the finished cards.

For both these cards I have used the Merry Little Christmas DSP again on the black side this time.

The mailbox image for this first card was stamped on Shimmery White cardstock and coloured with the Inkpads and Aquapainters.  It was then layered onSilver Foil sheet and Real Red cardstock.

The image for the next card was stamped on Thick Whisper White and coloured again with the Inkpads and Aquapainter.  The sentiment was stamped and then cut with the Stitched Circle Framelits and layered on a Real Red scalloped circle using the Layering Circle Framelits.  I wrapped around some of the thin Real Red Solid Ribbon before adhering the paper to the base card.

I wanted to do something a little different.  Have a close look.

I stamped the image again on Thick Whisper White, coloured just the gifts, the bow and the girls collar and cut them out.  They were then raised up off the card with Dimensionals giving a 3D effect.  The white gifts were coloured with the Clear Wink of Stella pen.

Here are the 3 cards together for you.

You can grab your own set of Christmas in the Making in my store HERE.  Please use the Host Code: HSVFAXRX

Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

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CHRISTMAS IN THE MAKING!

Of all the new stamps I recently ordered from the Holiday Catalogue I pulled out this set first; Christmas in the Making.  I was looking at doing some watercolouring so I thought I would have a go with it.  I must say in advance I am not great at watercolouring.  But as I tell my daughter you can only get better at something if you keep trying. 🙂  Anyway, apologies in advance.

This is the first card I made with one of the images in the set.

The image was stamped with StazOn on Thick Whisper White card. I coloured the lady with the Watercolor Pencils and blended it with the Aquapainter.  I will show you a close-up of the skirt.  I coloured that with the Clear Wink Of Stella brush.  It is a little hard to see in the photo.  It gives it perhaps the look of Organza fabric, very soft and shimmery.  That was the effect I was going for anyway.  I went over the ornament too with the Wink of Stella to give it a sparkle.

I used the Olive side of the Merry Little Christmas DSP pack (p 12). I don’t think this paper is shown so well in the catalogue but it has some really lovely prints and I think will be versatile for occasions other than Christmas.  Have a look at this below. It comes in 12″ x 12″ sheets.

To finish the card off wrap around some of the fine Real Red Solid Ribbon.  For the sentiment I stamped it on a strip of Whisper White and angled the ends.  It needed something so I added some Silver Glimmer paper.

This is the stamp set, Christmas in the Making if you had missed it in the catalogue. (p 16)

W $44   C $31

Tomorrow I will show you cards with the other 2 images.

Jenny

 

 

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A SPECIAL BELLA CARD!

I think it is safe to share this card with you now.  I made this card for a lovely friend who is not well.  I am not sure if she has received it yet.  It had to head across to the other side of the world.  I don’t think she stalks here though so that is all good. 🙂

I wanted a special card and I had just received Bella and Friends – and my new Watercolor Pencils.  So gave these all a whirl.

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Bella was stamped on Shimmery White Paper and then cut out with the Project Life Framelits.  The image was coloured with the Watercolor Pencils and then I used the Aquapainter to blend the colours.  I tell you these colours blend so smoothly. When it dried I lightly went over the image with the pencils to add highlights.  I also went around the image with the Basic Gray pencil very lightly and blended that. This adds some depth to your image.

To Assemble the Card:

A piece of the Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper ‘Carried Away’ was adhered to a Mint Macaron card base.  Then the image was raised up with Dimensionals.  The clouds were punched out from the Tree Builder Punch and sponged around the edges with Mint Macaron ink.  The sentiment was then stamped on to Crumb Cake card and punched out with the Duet Banner Punch.  Then sponged around the edge with Crumb Cake ink.

Did you see the sparkly balloon?  I went over that with the Wink of Stella.

Thanks for visiting me today and seeing my special Bella card.

Jenny

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BEAUTIFUL YOU WATERCOLOURED!

I have finally  had a chance to play with some new products.  I have been so busy with Christmas and all these new toys have been sitting there looking at me.  The first thing I pulled out was the set ‘Beautiful You’ and the Watercolor Pencils.  I was really keen to give them a try.

This is the set of cards I created with them.

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I kept the layout the same with each card.  I will tell you how I created them below.

The image:  There are 3 beautiful line images in this set.  I stamped each one on a square of Thick Whisper White using Black Stazon.  It is fine to use this thicker white card to do a little watercolouring.   I coloured around the images with the Watercolor Pencils.  Then using the Aquapainter I gave it a wash over to blend the colours.  These pencils just blend so smoothly.

The Paper squares: I wanted to keep the layout fairly simple.  I layered the image onto squares of Sahara Sand and then on to squares of the ‘Falling In Love’ DSP coming in the Occasions catalogue. This is such gorgeous paper.  Although I seem to have hidden most of it under the squares!!  Each of the squares are the same size measuring 8cm x 8cm (4″x 4″).  I fanned them out before adhering them to the base card.

Assembling the card: The “squiggly” line stamp was stamped over the base card with the co-ordinating ink colour.

The sentiment:  There are some really lovely sentiments in this set.  I used the “celebrate” on each one stamping them on a strip of Whisper White cardstock. One was just using that word.  Then on one card I coloured the “you” on one of the sentiments with the Black Marker and stamped that with the “celebrate”.  That’s the great thing with clear blocks you can line it up closely to where you want it.  If you are unsure eyeing it you could use the stamp-a-ma-jig.

On the other card I inked up the “in style” sentiment and stamped it with the “celebrate”. On each one I snipped the end to flag the end and then wrapped around some Linen Thread several times before adhering  small piece of Paper Doily behind the card strip. Then it was raised up on to the card using Dimensionals.

Here is a close-up of each of the cards for you to see.

Soft Sky

soft-sky-dancer

Melon Mambo

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Sweet Sugarplum

sweet-sugarplum-girl

Only a few days to go (January 4th) before the Occasions Catalogue goes live. Sale-A-Bration starts to. I can’t wait to play more with these gorgeous products. Have you got your catalogue yet?  If you still need to get your hands on one and you are in Australia then drop me a comment and I will send one your way.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

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BELLA IN PEEKABOO PEACH!

I have another card to show you from our stamping weekend.  I don’t have this set ‘Bella and Friends’ but when I saw Leonie’s card I had to CASE it. I made mine in Peekaboo Peach.  It is very cute. 🙂

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It is a very simple card.  The ‘Stylized Birthday’ stamp was stamped directly on to the Peekaboo Peach card base.  You can be very nervous doing that in case it doesn’t stamp right but hey! it is only card right.  Just do it again!  Which I ended up doing anyway but this was the first one I stamped and it was better.

I cut a strip of the ‘Playful Palette’ DSP Paper Stack and punched it with the Banner Punch on the end.  Then I cut a scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits from Watercolor paper after I stamped Miss Bella on it.  This cute puppy was coloured with the Aquapainters and inkpads and I coloured the small sections with the markers.

When I was colouring the background I placed the Scalloped Circle Framelit back on the piece. Then I coloured the area with a light wash using the Aquapainters and inkpads again. I had seen this around my blog travels and was keen to try it.  I was pleased with the look and it seems like it is layered but it isn’t.

The piece was then adhered to the card with Dimensionals and all finished with a White Baker’s Twine bow and a little bling with a Rhinestone on her collar.

What do you think of Miss Bella??

Thanks for visiting me.  See you soon with some more projects.

Jenny

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CHRISTMAS SIDE SPRING CARD

I have had the new Stampin’ Up! Best of Christmas stamps for a couple of weeks now and only yesterday managed to get some ink on them.  Here is a side-spring card for you.  I was inspired by a swap card I received from convention using this fold and thought I would use this fold to make a different Christmas card.  You can find a tutorial to make these on Splitcoaststampers here.  They are quite easy to do once you work out the scoring and folding.

Here is the card.

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I stamped the santa on watercolour paper and coloured him using the Blender pen and inkpads.  I used Cherry Cobbler for his hat and Blushing Bride for his face.  The little holly on his hat was coloured with Old Olive.  I stamped him on the angle of the card so it would sit right when it was sitting up.  I added a little sponging, some pearls and some burlap twine.  The greeting is from the More Merry Messages.

Why not head over to Splitcoaststampers and make yourself up one of these.  They are very cute.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope all is well in your part of the world.

Jenny