I don’t do a lot of colouring but I have been having a little fun with the Adorable Owls Stamp Set recently. They are cute!
This card I showed on my Facebook Live last week. You might have caught it but I thought I would share it with you now.
I have coloured the owl with the Watercolor Pencils and given it a light wash with the Water Painter. Just be sure to use Stazon ink to stamp the image in if you are using Water so the black ink doesn’t run.
The Adorable Owls Stamp Set is a gift to you with your orders over $90 AUD for Sale-A-Bration.
The paper is from the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper. This is another bonus gift for you with Sale-A-Bration. This one is for orders over $180 AUD. It is a great paper stack with lots of lovely colours and patterns.
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It’s been another busy year of crafting here. Thanks for following me along.
I thought I would take a few minutes and share my favourite projects from the past year. So come on a little journey with me. And click on the heading of the project to take you back to the original post and read more about them. Even catch the video of many of them.
The Wild and Sweet Stamp set was one of my top picks from the new catalogue in May. I don’t do a lot of colouring but I loved colouring this cute Koala. I shared some tips colouring this image in the video for this card.
It was great to be part of a collaboration to share you some fantastic Christmas projects. I kicked the 12 days series off with my project, A candle with the Merriest Moments stamps and dies. You just have to go back to that post and start the 12 Days of Christmas to check out all the projects.
I hope you have enjoyed looking back at these projects. I can’t wait to share more with you in the coming year.
To lots of creating in 2022. Come and join in with me and follow along.
I had seen some gorgeous cards around with a watercoloured effect with the Hummingbird from A Touch of Ink stamp set. I wanted to have a go. I have to say mine didn’t turn out quite like the ones I had seen.
It’s created by heat embossing the images with White Embossing Powder. I used the Shimmery White card for the sparkle in the card. Once it has cooled then watercolour the images using the Water Painters and inkpads. To do this you can create a “well” of ink in the ink pad lid or I dabbed some ink on to a clear block and picked up the ink off that You can build up the colour as you go.
I like the effect. Maybe not the execution of my card. 🙂
I do love the effect of the edge of the card with the Stitched with Whimsy die.
Check that paper out though. That is the Highland Heather print in the Subtles pack you receive when you join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration. There are some very cool patterns in the packs. And you receive every colour collection plus 2020-2022 Incolors. That’s 200 6″x6″ papers!
The A Touch of Ink is a free choice during Sale-A-Bration available with orders over $180. It’s such a gorgeous set.
But if you have considered joining the Stampin’ Up! Family then you might want take advantage of that now with Sale-A-Bration so you get your 200 6″x6″ squares of paper.
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The other day I pulled out the Power of Hope Bundle with the stamp set and the 3D Stone Embossing Folder. I wanted to be a little “arty”with it. I don’t know why it was 40’C here! I had already made one card with the bundle (which I shall show you later), and wanted to create more. In between running in to the study to stand in front of the air conditioning to cool off a little and then running back to the Dining room to stamp and create away. It was way too hot to work in my craft room even with the fan on. Anyway, I was surprised what I came up with. Thought I would share it with you today.
Before I started the card I did a little searching on Pinterest for Japanese art. There were some beautiful images I must say but I chose this one to work with for inspiration.
This was my finished card. Not exactly the same but that’s ok. Sometimes you use images as a springboard for your creating.
I used Shimmery White card to take the watercolouring and just added a light wash with the Aquapainterand Granny Apple Green ink pad. Leaving it to dry, which didn’t take too long in the heat I then stamped the images in Memento Black ink. They were coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. Afterwards I added a little more wash of the Granny Apple Green to the outer edges of the card and a little Smoky Slate under the building. If you do this be very careful not to touch the stamped images or the black ink will run.
The stamped piece was cut with one of the Stitched Rectangles Diesand layered on to Poppy Parade card mat. I had run that piece through with the Stone 3D Embossing Folderalthough it is hard to see that. The sentiment was stamped on to a piece of Poppy Parade card and I flagged the end with scissors. I added a piece of Gold Foil Sheet too and flagged the end of that piece.
The tassel is one of the Best Dressed Tassels. To colour the ends I masked off the top half of the tassel with some scrap paper and coloured over the ends with the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends. Colour one side and turn it over, mask the area again and colour the other side. You may want to check and touch up any white parts. The tassel was tied on with the White Baker’s Twine.
It’s a little bit arty for me but I had enjoyed creating it.
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Have a great weekend. I hope there is some creating in store for you.
This weekend is my Sailing Home Classes, So over the next few days I am going to be sharing some of the cards I have been making with this suite of products. I think we should call it a Sailing Home Long Weekend shall we. Who loves to spend their free time sailing on the wide blue waters?? 🙂
Onstage was a few months ago now. I have been a little slow in showing you some projects, apart from the fact that it took some time to finish off some of the cards I was waiting to share a few projects close together with the Sailing Home Suite. The first card is one we made at Onstagein April.
In the suite of products is the Sailing Home Stamp setand the Smooth Sailing Dies.
First step in making this card was giving a light wash over a piece of Watercolor card with the Balmy Blue ink and an Aquapainter. It dried while we stamped and cut the other pieces to the card. I like the little Sail Away Trinkets. They are very cute and you can dress them up with some Night Of Navy Baker’s Twine. The easiest way of adhering these on to your projects is to use Glue Dots.
Some pieces of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper were layered on to a note card before assembling all the other elements.
Be sure to stop by over the next few days for some more projects with this suite. It’s been lots of fun playing with them.
It’s been some time since I have been able to play along with the Colour INKspiration Challenges – or any challenges really. So the other day I had a little time so thought I was going to do one.
This week’s Colour INKspiration Challenge #58 is using the colours: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Gold Foil. You can follow along -> HERE.
Here is my card. I thought the colours suited a Vintage Style or for a sweet Baby card. I went with a Baby card. The new stamp set Wildly Happy arrived last week so thought this was a great opportunity to ink it up.
The bunny and the sentiment were heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. I used the Shimmery White card.I lightly watercoloured the bunny using the Blushing Bride inkpad and an Aquapainter. A decorative strip and little flower was diecut from Gold Foil using the Flourish Thinlits dies.
Then I went a little “arty”. On the Shimmery White card mat I flicked some Blushing Bride ink splatters by adding some Blushing Bride ink to a Clear Block, adding a littler water with the Aquapainter and then flicking it off the block gently on to the card. I was a little nervous doing this as it is not something I have done before and wasn’t sure how much control I had – but it worked ok.
If you have time why not play along with this challenge. They are fun to be a part of and to really extend/challenge your creativity. Have a go! (I added the link above).
I don’t really do cute-sy, But I really loved this sweet set New Wondersin the catalogue. It arrived recently and of course had to have a play.
Disclaimer: I am not great at colouring. And I will try and avoid it if I can. I will say though that this set makes colouring a whole lot easier. The designers of this set have created shadows in the images so I just followed these to give the different depths of colour. A bit like Colour by number except with shading instead.
Here are the trio of cards for you.
I will show you them individually to get a closer look.
This one above was coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. The Highland Heather mat is embossed with the Lace 3D embossing Folder.
The top one here is coloured with the Stampin’ Blendsas well. I have to say this was the second attempt at colouring this one. It wasn’t going well. I outlined the little fairy image with the LightPetal Pink Stampin’ Blends to give it some dimension. It’s much softer than the grey I usually use. I have used the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder with this one. I love the sweet sentiments in this set too. Behind the diecut circle the image is on I diecut a scalloped circle in the Dazzling Glimmer Paper. That is a little hard to see though.
This one above in Rococo Rose is coloured with the Watercolor Pencils. While the Stampin’ Blends are easy to use I do prefer to colour with the pencils. I feel I have a little more control with the colours. To highlight the “hi” I gave it a light wash with the Daffodil Delight pencil and washed it a little with the Aquapainter. I have used the gorgeous Scalloped Lace Trimon each card.
Do you like this set? It’s a sweet one.
This New Wondersset is a Host set and only available as a Host of an event when the total orders are over $250 AUS OR if your own orders are over $250. I have had a few of those already with people stocking up on all the gorgeous products in the catalogue.
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Thanks for stopping by. And if you are in Australia I hope you have enjoyed the Long Weekend. Maybe extra time to create. 🙂
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 Sprayup. 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’ Spritzerbottle. 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 Paintson 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.
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Wednesday’s come around so quickly but I love sharing little tips and videos with you on Wednesday’s. Do you like them?
Today’sWednesday’s WOW! #42is 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 usewith 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.
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 Santaset. 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 Paperand 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).