COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS #34 AND FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES #340

It’s a rainy cold day here today and what better way to spend it than stamping.  I thought I would indulge in a little challenge time.  For this card I combined 2 challenges; Colour Inkspirations #34 which I haven’t played along with for weeks, and Freshly Made Sketches #340 which I often follow their sketches but never actually enter it at the time.  So here is a double whammy. 🙂

                         

So here is my card I created.  The colours turned out a little softer than in the inspiration image.

On Shimmery White card I watercoloured 3 of the colours Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Pool Party.  The Basic Gray was the strips down the sides of the panel.  As I have been using some of the gorgeous Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Designer Series Paper and had it out I thought I would add that to the panel.  It is so delicate.  The sentiment is from Petal Palette.  I added a little copper dragonfly from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits. Also added some Copper Thread under the sentiment.

You can check out the other entries and why not play along too.

Colour Inkspirations Facebook group:  Head -> HERE

Freshly Made Sketches: Head -> HERE

Jenny

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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

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COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS #CI25

The Colour Inkspirations Challenges are back for 2018.  I am excited about that.  I really enjoyed taking part last year so I am ready again.

This week’s Challenge #CI25 is with the colours Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White.  I do like blue and lime together.  I have to say I was a little intimidated.  I have been watching the cards entered for the challenge over on the Facebook group HERE and thought, should I really bother??  There are some AMAZING creations! But it’s about challenging yourself so I did have a go.  SO … here is my card.

I have used the Epic Celebrations set from Sale-A-Bration.  I was inspired to colour the sneakers a bit like this from a card on Pinterest but then I couldn’t go back and find the card when I went to check it.  Maybe it was on a Facebook group I am on??? The layout for the card was from the Freshly Made Sketches #311.  As you can see from the sketch below I flipped the sketch on it’s side.  You can do that with sketches.  It doesn’t have to be exactly the same.

The Designer Series paper is from the Bubbles and Fizz pack from Sale-A-Bration.

The sneakers are coloured with the inkpads and Aquapainter on Thick Whisper White.  When it was dry I went over it with the Night of Navy marker.

The sentiment is stamped on Lemon Lime Twist and cut with the 1 1/4″ circle Punch.  This was layered on a Silver Foil circle punched with the 1 3/8″ circle punch.  This was then layered on to a scalloped circle cut from the Layering Circle Thinlits.  I added some Silver Thread under the sentiment pice.

What’s that zig-zag edge from?  The card needed something in Night of Navy under the piece but I wasn’t sure what to use.  I had just used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and saw the Zig-Zag edge on the bag Framelit.  So I took a small strip of Night of Navy and cut a piece out with that.  The star is from one of the other die pieces in that Thinlits set.  I raised that up off the card and added an adhesive Rhinestone to the centre.

I was happy with the end result but certainly not as amazing as many of the other projects.

I hope you like it anyway and it might inspire you. 🙂

Jenny

WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #5 – BLENDER PENS VS AQUAPAINTER!

Welcome to Watch It Wednesday #5 edition.  I have been playing a little with watercolouring lately.  (still much to learn!).  I have had a few questions from customers asking what the difference is between the Blender Pens and the Aquapainters.  I came across this video from Stampin’ Up! so thought I would share it with you.  Perhaps it will help you too with your watercolouring.  Don’t miss the fun tip at the end.

NB: If you receive this blog post update via your email the video link may not show up.  Just click on the blog post title in your email and it should take you to the blog post and you can view it there.

What did you think??  I liked the tip with the Reinkers.  Must try that sometime.  I think the effect looks great.

What do you prefer to use when you are watercolouring?  I prefer the Aquapainter but it also can depend on what you want to colour and how you want it to look.  The Aquapainter gives a lighter, washed look whereas the Blender Pen gives more a look of colouring with Markers.

Just a note too:  In the video she stamped with Stazon.  Stampin’ Up! doesn’t carry Stazon any longer.  You could use the Black Archival ink pad. Be sure to let that dry a bit or give it a blast with the Heat Tool. Also, she suggested stamping on Watercolour Paper.  That is very important to stop pilling but you can also use the White Shimmer paper or even the Thick Whisper White if there is not too much water used.  I mostly use the White Shimmer paper.

The Aquapainters and the Blender Pens are available in my store now for your watercolouring.  The Aquapainters are $20 for 2 available HERE.  The Blender Pens come 3 per pack and they are dual ended (even more value).  They are $21 available HERE.  

Thanks for stopping by today for this week’s edition of Watch It Wednesday.  If there is something particular you would like to know about or to see a video of then drop me a comment and I will see how I go.

Jenny

NAILED IT IN RED!

I was looking for ideas on Pinterest for the Nailed It set.  I came across this card that I liked.  I changed a couple of things with it.

To Recreate it:

Adhere Real Red card mat to the Black card base.

Cut a strip of the Crumb Cake with a line of the screws alternating the direction of them.  Sponge touches of black on the screws.  Adhere the strip on to the Red card mat and adhere the screws back into the gaps.  Cut a strip of the Crumb Cake with the ruler measure die. Adhere the strip on to the card also.

Stamp the screwdriver image on to Thick Whisper White card with Black Stazon and then colour it with the Red and Crumb Cake inpads and the Aquapainter.  Loop some Silver thread around behind the screwdriver before adhering it to the card with Dimensionals.

Stamp the “Enjoy You Day” Stamp from the Badges and Banners stamp set and punch it out with the Best Badge punch. Adhere that on to the card with Dimensionals.  It doesn’t hurt to add a little bling to the boys card either with a Rhinestone. 🙂

I will share some more cards with the Nailed It bundle again soon. Stay tuned. Hope your weekend is going awesome.

Jenny

 

NAILED IT WITH URBAN UNDERGROUND!

I have a class on this weekend with the Nailed It Bundle.  They make some great masculine cards.  I thought I would show you one of the cards that we will be making.

The base card is Delightful Dijon.  Funny, this colour has been around for nearly 2 years and all of a sudden I have been using so much of it.  There is only a couple of months left with this colour.

On a white card mat I added 2 different strips from the Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment is from the set Confetti Celebration.

I stamped the 3 tools from the Nailed It set on to Thick Whisper White using the Black StazOn.  They were then coloured with the inkpads and Aquapainter.  These were raised up off the card with Dimensionals.  Finish the card off with the Urban Underground Embellishments. (Bling for Blokes!!). 🙂

I will show you some other cards with this bundle over the next couple of days.

Jenny

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.

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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.

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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

A DOUBLE WHAMMY FOR A COLOUR CHALLENGE!

I had a little play today.  I am trying to make a little more time for my own creating.  So I played along with the Colour INKspirations challenge.  This is a Facebook group that has recently started. Here is the colour palette.

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Don’t these look yummy – and so cool after the hot week we have had here this week.  So I made not one but 2 cards! I was on a roll.

Here is my first card.

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This one uses the set ‘Day at the Beach’.  I have had this set for a while now but this was the first time I have inked it up.  I have used the Shimmery White card to stamp the iceblocks on. (I think in some countries you call these icelollies??) I tested other paper to stamp them on but I found the Shimmery White worked best.  The Thick Whisper White just warped too much even though you can watercolor on it at times.

TO COLOUR THEM:

I inked one iceblock at a time then used the aquapainter to colour it straight away pulling some of the colour in from the image lines. I also added some more colour by picking it up off the inkpads with the aquapainter.  I think a big part of watercolouring is patience.  Let the images dry and THEN go back over it adding more colour with the inkpads and aquapainter and building up the depth of colour if you want to.

TO ASSEMBLE THE CARD:

The stamped piece is layered on to Sweet Sugarplum card and then to a Mint Macaron card base. The “spots” are from the ‘Timeless Textures’ set to match each iceblock.  It was hot here so they melted quickly. 😉  I added a nice sparkly HAPPY from Silver Glimmer Paper with the ‘Hello You’ Thinlits the birthday is from ‘Crazy About You’. It has been some time since I have pulled these out.  Of course, I added some Rhinestones for the bling factor. 🙂

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My 2nd card is using the gorgeous ‘Detailed Floral Thinlits’. 

TO MAKE THE CARD:

Cut 2 pieces of Whisper White to slightly smaller than your card base.  On one piece of card cut the 2 Detailed Floral thinlits dies. The smaller die at the top the larger die at the bottom.  On your second piece of Whisper White you will sponge your colours on. Take one colour at a time and sponge a colour in different places over the card. Then take your next colour and move on to each colour.  You can go back over the card at the end to fill in patches or add more intense colour in parts.

Here is the finished panel I had when I was finished. (Maybe I should do a video on this???).

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TO ASSEMBLE THE CARD: 

Using your Fine Tip Glue carefully add the glue to the back of the cut panel and then adhere the 2 pieces together. TIP: I find when using this glue that it runs very quickly. You don’t need to squeeze the bottle.  When I have covered the piece in glue I turn it over onto scrap paper and press very lightly just to take off some of the excess glue so it doesn’t ooze out from under the piece when you are sticking it down.

Once done I adhered this to the Blushing Bride card base. Since I had the Hello You Thinlits out I cut a Happy from the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.  The “for you” is from the Crazy About You set again.  I stamped that on to Blushing Bride card and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch. The piece was sponged around with Blushing Bride ink to add some highlights.

Hope you like them.  Have a great day. 🙂

Jenny

PEEKABOO PEACH FAIRY!

This is another project I made on our stamping weekend.  Originally I stamped and coloured this Fairy from Fairy Celebration for the Panel card I showed a few posts back but I thought it was a little detailed to go on the card.  So I created another card to put this on.

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The fairy is stamped on to Watercolor card and coloured with the Aquapainter.  (Don’t look too closely at the colouring.  I have a bit to work on with that).  I did finish it with the Clear Wink of Stella Brush but you can’t quite see the sparkle unfortunately. The sentiment is stamped on a strip of the Watercolor card.

I wanted the rest of the card to be kept simple so I adhered a piece of the Playful Palette DSP on to  the Peekaboo Peach base card and then could assemble the coloured piece and the sentiment.  It was finished off with a White Baker’s Twine bow and some Rhinestones. I thought the sentiment was a bit bare so I cut a small flower from Blushing Bride from the little flower in the Flourish Thinlits. 

I hope you like this one.  It was the first time I have played with this set.

Thanks for visiting

Jenny

BUTTERFLY FOR FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES #257

Today I indulged and made a card just because I wanted to.  Well it was my birthday so I thought I could …..

I saw the Freshly Made Sketches for this week so wanted to try something out for that. Firstly here is the sketch.

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Here is my card.

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Let me tell you how I made it:

Butterfly – To create the butterfly I firstly washed over some Shimmery White card with the Aquapainter and water.  Then using the Aquapainter I picked up some ink from the ink pad and brushed over the card in patches.  The first colour was Watermelon Wonder. Here it is to show you.

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Wipe off your Aquapainter on scrap paper before picking up the next colour and brush over in patches again.  I have used Cucumber Crush.  The third colour was Delightful Dijon. You can fill in areas at the end with any of the colours or go over some.  See how it looks.  Well what you have at the end really is …… a mess!!! It is pretty ugly isn’t it? But don’t despair.  Something beautiful will emerge. 🙂

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From this I cut the large Butterfly Thinlits.

Just as an aside; When I cut the butterfly and rolled over the back of the die with the Die Brush, this is what was left when I lifted the die.  I thought it looked really pretty.  Just had to show you. 🙂

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This was the finished butterfly.  See persevere with the ugly mess and it is pretty.

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Now for the card: On a piece of the Moroccan DSP I stamped the fern leaf from the Butterfly Basics set and the “splodges” are from Timeless Textures. I sponged around the edges of the paper. This piece was adhered to some Copper Foil sheet and adhered to a Crumb Cake base. What you might not be able to see in the  photo is the sparkle from the Wink of Stella.  It does sparkle really!

The sentiment is from Badges and Banners.  I finished off the card with some pearls.

That was lengthy.  Sorry about that.  Thanks for visiting though. You can visit the Freshly Made Sketches blog HERE and play along.

See you again soon,

Jenny