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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

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #42 – COLOURING – WHAT PAPER, WHAT INK??

Wednesday’s come around so quickly but I love sharing little tips and videos with you on Wednesday’s.  Do you like them?

Today’s Wednesday’s WOW! #42 is 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 use with 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.

Hope that is helpful.

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

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #36 – WATERCOLOUR LIFTING!

I just discovered a fun new technique and I thought I would share it with you for this Wednesday’s WOW! Can you believe we are up to #36??  There are so many exciting techniques and projects to share with you each week.

This week I wanted to share with you the Watercolour Lift Technique. 

Here is a card from Stampin’ Up! to show you the technique. How pretty is it?

Basically, it is washing your Shimmer White cardstock with a wash of ink using the Aquapainter.  Let it dry. Then stamp your images in Versamark over the area.  Solid images work better.  Then clear emboss them.  After that, wash over the card with a clean Aquapainter to lift some of the ink.  It lightens it revealing the images.  How cool!

I have a video to show you how it is done.

What do you think?  Now I am going to have to go off and try this ASAP.  Share your samples with me too I would love to see them.

Thanks for visiting me today for another episode of Wednesday’s WOW! 

Jenny

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ACCENTED BLOOMS FOR #CI38!

I had a little time yesterday to play along with the Colour Inkspirations Challenge for this week.

#CI38 colours were Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Gray Granite, Whisper White and Basic Black.

I had been using the Accented Blooms stamp set the last few days, which I will show you those cards later on. Since that set was out I thought I would use that.  I think the soft muted colours would work well with a little watercolouring on flowers.

Here is my card.

I came to the conclusion this week that I am not a fan of colouring.  So to colour this for the challenge was a little surprise.  But I think a little freestyle watercolouring can work well.  It doesn’t matter if you go out of the lines. 🙂

I used the Aquapainter and Inkpads to watercolour this. TIP: To watercolour any image I suggest several washes of colour if you want to build up the colour. Then allowing it to dry in between.  For this card I lightly washed sections with the Powder Pink and then allowed it to dry.  It only takes a few minutes.  Wash over the areas with the Gray Granite.  Then wash over again in the areas with the Powder Pink.  I did that 3 times with the Powder Pink as it is such a pale colour.  When it was all dry I washed over the centres of the flowers with the Berry Burst ink.  I allowed it to dry before washing again with the Berry Burst.  It is a time consuming process but I think worth it.

The lovely delicate edge is cut from the Delicate Lace Edgelits.

The sentiment is stamped in Black and punched with the Tailor Tag Punch.  I punched another piece from Berry Burst card.  Cut that piece in half horizontally then could layer it underneath the stamped piece so you see the little pink edge peeking out.  I finished with some Artisan Pearls and some Silver Thread wrapped around a few times.

Now to get this in to the Facebook group before the time is up tonight.  You can head over to the group -> HERE and join in on the challenges.  It’s a great way to extend your creativity.

Thanks for stopping by,

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

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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

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #20 – USING A SKETCH!

Do you get stuck making a card thinking how will I put this card together?  Well today I thought I might give you a few tips for Wednesday’s WOW! #20.  

When I get stuck creating a card firstly I have a look through my stamps to find one I might want to stamp with.  With a new catalogue and new products that’s often easy.  Once I choose the stamp set I then turn to card sketches to help me.  I think it’s hard when you just look at blank card and have no idea what to do with it.  Today I thought I would go through a few previous cards I have made and go through the card sketches.  Full details can be found on the blog post which I will add the link.

BUT WHICH CARD SKETCH?

I get a few emails from different Sketch blogs.  My favourite is Freshly Made Sketches but I also follow Clean and Simple Stamping.

I also have a board on Pinterest which I pin Card Sketches too that I come across and the design I like.  You can check out that board HERE.  Follow along if you like to.

I will talk you through a few sketches and how the card resulted.

BRIGHTLY LIT

This was a new set at the time and as I was not sure what to do with it so I looked up a few sketches.

When choosing a sketch I look at the stamps in the set and then look at some sketches to see if some of the images in the set would work with the elements in the sketch.

The layer underneath could be paper or card.  I chose paper for mine.

The rectangle shape is where you can stamp your images in the space.

The Star shape can be any shape.  The thing with sketches is that it doesn’t have to be the exact shape or even the same position.  I slid it across and used it for the sentiment.

You can see the post for this card -> HERE.

 

SITTING HERE

I loosely based this card on the above sketch.  The sentiment banner I slid to the top and stamped the sentiment directly on the card.  I added a few elements to this card that wasn’t on the sketch like the Glimmer paper strip and the bow.

You can see the full post for this card -> HERE.

A COLOURED BUTTERFLY

I like simple style sketches.  This was an easy sketch to follow and I think is a little different by having your stamped piece off-set on  your card.  For this I used some Designer Series Paper.  Once again the star shape can be any shape.  I had been playing with colouring this butterfly so this worked here.  I added an additional card mat being the Gold Foil to lift the paper.  The sentiment could be stamped directly on the piece but I stamped it separately and raised it off the card.

You can see the full post -> HERE.

SUNBURST

This card I particularly wanted to show you that elements on the sketch can take any shape.  Don’t be scared to change the shape or even move elements.  The sketches are spring-boards to ideas to start your card.

For this card the larger square was a piece of Designer Series Paper. It could be card though.  For the tag shape I created a trimmed down starburst using the Starburst Thinlits.  I slid down the extra elements a little lower to make them fit better.

You can see the full card post -> HERE.

CAROUSEL BIRTHDAY

A different sketch blog site other than Freshly Made Sketches is this one, http://www.ilovecardsketches.com.  This site is not available any more but I had the sketch on my Pinterest board to use. The sketch has several layers which I used with Designer Series Paper with the larger rectangle.  The vertical strip worked for the stamped image in this case.  The sentiment banner was placed up in the top right.  If you were to use this sketch then you might want to slide a few of these elements around and that works too.  It’s about playing around with them.

You can see the full post -> HERE.

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Is this helpful to you??  I hope so.  Why not drop a comment to let me know or you can click “like post” which is at the end of the post.  

If you want to see more sketches and cards then click on the tag at the bottom for card sketches or sketch challenges and it will take you to other posts.

Thanks for getting through all this. I know there was a lot of information but hope it was helpful.  To come back to this post you can PIN the image at the top.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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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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LOOKING THROUGH THE CAVE WITH THE WATERFRONT SET!

Today I am following on from yesterday’s post with watercolouring the Waterfront set.  If you missed yesterday’s post and video then be sure to head back a post.

I have another card created in the same way that I had made last week.  I shared it on Facebook and Instagram and received lots of comments.  I hope you might like it too.

Firstly, I did a search on Pinterest for landscapes to find some inspiration.  There is a lot let me tell you.  But this image particularly jumped out at me I think because of the colours and it was a little different to the “typical” scenes you might be seeing using the Waterfront set.  This is a photo from the Flinders Ranges in South Australia.

So here is the image with the card I created trying to recreate it.

Here is a closer photo for you.

I was pleased with the result but it took some time to create.  Like 2 hours!!  I won’t share step-by-step but I will point out some tips for you to create your own.

TIPS TO RECREATING THIS CARD

With any of the watercoloured images I have created I start with the right mid-point of the card.  For this one I worked around from this edge in a clock wise direction and filled in the centre last.

I used Shimmery White card.  I prefer to use that card as it doesn’t have the textured surface that watercolour paper has.  You do use the Aquapainter but it’s only a small amount.

The inks I used are Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Crushed Curry and then for the sky and land I also used Soft Sky and Blushing Bride.

For most of the “cave” shape I used only the mountain stamp in the set and twisted and turned it to develop the shape and to fill in the areas of rock. I used the Aquapainter to blend the ink regularly after I stamped.  I think this is what took most of the time.

The right hand rock surface looked orange when I looked at it on the Ipad which is why I did it in orange tones but when I looked at the print-out of the scene it looked more red. Oh Well! Artistic interpretation right. 😉

I will show you how I added the edge marks on the rocks down below.  I have used this a lot now on different scenes I have done.

For the sky I watercoloured some streaks with the Blushing Bride ink and the Aquapainter and then filled in the rest of the area with the Soft Sky ink.  For the centre ground area I watercoloured areas of Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake.

For the trees I inked them up in Crushed Curry and then use the Soft Suede marker to colour the tree trunks and part of the branches.

After I finished it and it dried I wanted to keep the card simple.  I wrapped around some Linen Thread and adhered that on to a Crumb Cake base. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  I wanted to keep that small so not to cover too much of the image.

Create the edge marks to create depth/shadow

Firstly stamp your mountain image on your card.  It will depend on what you are creating as to how they would be positioned.  For this one to create the rock wall I stamped the mountain stamp a few times down the side of the card.  On the sample below I have just stamped this twice to give you an idea.

Ink up your mountain stamp again on just the tip of the peaks.  To do this take your stamp on to the inkpad not the inkpad on to the stamp.  Tilt the stamp so just the edge of the stamp will be inked. For this one I inked the tip in Soft Suede.

Position the stamp over your pre-stamped mountain shapes and stamp down.  Just the tip will be inked.  You will do this several times over your project.

I have done this too when I wanted a grassy edge to a mountain top by stamped the tips in Old Olive.

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So what do you think?? I would love your thoughts.  If you create one do share with me.  I would love to see it.

Hope you are enjoying the projects for Waterfront Week.  There is still more to come.

Have a great day,

Jenny

Have you got your own Waterfront set yet?  If you are in Australia, you can grab it in my store now -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code this week: SBZEJCNH

As a Bonus this week: receive 4 x A4 sheets of Shimmery White cardstock PLUS a tutorial for an exclusive project.