Wonders of Watercoloring …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

You’ve heard me talk a lot about the Aqua Painters, especially when working with the new Brusho Crystal Colour so today I’d like to share a video that shows more ways to use the Aqua Painter!

You’ll see two of our favorite products are the Aqua Painter and the Blender Pen. Both tools are used for watercoloring, or in other words, they both make you feel like a professional artist.

 

I will also share a video on our Watercolor Pencils … this way to can get a better look at what Watercolor technique works best for you. If you want a hands on try out … attend my Watercolor Technique class. Dates will be posted this weekend.

I use all of the products shown here today, they all have many different uses and also work beautifully together!

Remember to stop by again this weekend to a full list of Upcoming Classes and each day to see what else I have for you!

Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to visit.

Have a wonderful day  ~

TODAYS WISH LIST ITEMS …

Supply List

Here is a cute card from Stampin’ Up!
that shows the Watercolor Wash Background and the Splatter!
 

 

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Simply Sunday: Brusho Crystal Colour Technique

 Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back today with a card that I made with my Stampin’ Clubs this month. They were the first to use the Brusho Crystal Colour technique … a new product that was introduced in the Occasions catalog on page 26.

On this card we used the Shimmery White Cardstock and the “Beautiful Day” stamp set.  We will be embossing the flower with the black embossing powder.

Next thing you want to do is to poke a hole or two in the top of the plastic bottle the Brusho is in. I used my Paper Piercer to poke the hole and then use a push pin to keep it sealed ….

I like to use a little washi tape to hold my sides down … it keep the colors from running together if the paper “rolls up” from the water.  Then you will gently tap the Brusho bottom to dispense the powder … Less is More!  You can always add more but it’s best to start light, especially if you are new to this technique. It looks a little like peppering your food! lol

I started with “Yellow” in the center, “Gamboge” around the center, and then the “Brilliant Red” around the outer petals.

Now with your Stampin’ Spritzer … spritz some water onto the image. I stand during this process and I’m at least 8 – 12″ above my cardstock – You don’t have to measure, but if you are too close it might splatter your color.

Notice I kept the Brusho colors I used away from the leaf — also less spritzing, I can always add water with the use of my Aqua Painter… which I will be using to color in the leaf.

With the use of my Aqua Painter, I began to move my color around starting with the yellow.  I keep a tissue or paper towel handy to keep my Aqua Painter clean.  If you mix your colors too much – you’ll end up with one color or a mess!

Once the color was where I wanted it, I tapped a bit of the Green Brusho onto a block and used my Aqua Painter to pick up the crystals and color in the leaf directly.  That is two techniques you’ve now learned with the Brusho!!  Once DRY you can cut it out and mount it to your card ….

I used a Whisper White base with a Basic Black mat and my background was embossed with the beautiful “Layered Leaves” Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. The greeting comes from the stamp set “Beautiful Day” which is found on page 26 of the Occasions catalog with the Brusho.

The pretty little butterfly comes from the “Bold Butterfly” Framelits and cut out of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper!!

It really is simple to use … Remember, I did this at my Stampin’ Club and each and everyone’s card turned out beautiful yet no two were alike … it was awesome!!

I will be hosting a “Brusho Crystal Colour” Watercoloring Class … be sure you’re on my mailing list! You won’t want to miss this one. I have an entire class list coming out VERY soon!

Thank you for joining me today ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

Passion for Coloring

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy New Year!! Today I’m back to share another card that features the Petal Passion Designer Series paper … and I’ve grabbed my Stampin’ Blends! The patterns in the Designer paper are so fun to color and what better to start with but the Stampin’ Blends.

Stampin’ Blends are really easy to use. I begin with my lighter of the two colors and then I go over the areas I want darker with the darker of the two … then I go back over with the lighter color and blend (soften) any harsh lines that were created when coloring.

My Stampin’ Blends colors are; Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry with a touch of the Light Pool Party! Plus, I’ve added the Wink of Stella onto a couple small flowers to maintain the white but add some sparkle.

I also used the Color Lifter to pull up a little color and add some highlighted areas to the petals. This picture not only shows the highlights but you can also see the Wink of Stella and the Clear/Glimmer Epoxy Shapes. (Did you know you could color these with your Stampin’ Blends?!)

The Stampin’ Blends are fun and easy to use and coloring is a great way to relax and color away the stress. That should check off one of your New Years Resolutions … take care of yourself more often and relax!!

Let’s not forget our greeting … it comes from the Petal Pallet which is part of the Petal Pallet bundle. Love the 10% savings when I purchase the bundles!!

Thank you for joining me on this New Years Day … that’s how I like starting my new year, with friends!

Have a wonderful and relaxing day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

Stampin’ Blends & A Sneak Peek!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a video to share with you that explores used for our stampin’ Blends, plus you’ll see a sneak peek into the Occasions Catalog … they should be arriving in your mailbox!!

Let your creativity loose with Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Up!’s alcohol-based blending markers in their exclusive colors. Here, Shannon shows you how to color and blend with different colors–resulting in beautiful creations you’ll love sharing with others.

For those of you wanting to know more about the Stampin’ Blends, I want to be sure to share the Color Lifter marker as well …

I love how the Stampin’ Blends markers can create so much depth on your project.

Let Santa … or I know if you would like these for Christmas! I have added the attachments below. OR …

If you want it all >>> May I suggest you until January and then get in on the Sale-a-bration Rewards!! For every $50 you spend you get to choose a FREE item out of the Sale-a-bration Catalog!

Thank you so much, I appreciate the visit to my blog …

Have a wonderful day~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

 

Technique Tuesday: Heat Embossing

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share a video with you that shows different heat embossing techniques … You’re going to want to watch, because they’re showing one I’ve NEVER seen before!

Embossing is one of our favorite techniques! But did you know there are many ways to emboss? Watch as Andrea demonstrates three additional embossing techniques: water embossing, embossing in any color, and faux metal embossing.

So … what did you think? Are you going to try the “Water Drops”??

I’d love to hear what you think! Thanks for checking in today …

Hope your day is a good one.

Snow Globe – Shaker Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend … Sunday turned out to be a beautiful fall day.

Today I want to share with you another retreat card … a shaker card! Our afternoon session include 3 cards that we created using the “Hearts Come Home” bundle. My mission was to show them how quick and easy you can create a shaker card.

Our background comes from the Merry Music Designer Specialty Paper. Using the Layering Circles Framelits dies, we cut 1 white and 1 window sheet from the same size circle. Then we took the scallop circle and the circle one size smaller that our precut circles, and layered them together before cutting to create our frame.

On the white circle, we stamped our house in Black and then our Santa in Smoky Slate. Our next step was to attach the foam adhesive strips to the outer edge of the white circle. Once applied, you can fill this with whatever you’d like … we used a large glitter and Red Glimmer hearts.

Once you have filled your “well” … remove the top layer off the adhesive strip and drop the window sheet over the top – press to seal. Next, we glued the frame onto the window sheet.

To create a snowglobe … I used the Everyday Label punch!! This is the punch that we used on the Merry Little Christmas Suite cards. Our  greeting was heat embossed in white and then the punch was aligned (1/2 way into the cardstock) to create the base… then punch!

Use the adhesive strip to mount the base onto the front of the card so it’s the same height as the globe.

Everybody loves getting Shake Cards, and now you know how to make a Snowglobe Shaker …. quick -n- easy!

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me and visiting my blog.

Have yourself a great day!

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Halloween Week: Meet me at the Gate!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is my last post for “Halloween Week” … and I’ve saved the best for last! I’m using the Graveyard Gate bundle and this gate is extraordinary! I love it!!

Make sure you keep following my posts, because you will see this gorgeous gate many more times!!

I started by cutting my gate with the help of the Precision Base plate and the Die Brush … makes creating this detailed gate much easier. Once the gate closes … you must lock it, and that is done with the dies that are included in the bundle.

Next, I worked on my background. I began with Whisper White paper and a 1-1/4″ circle punch and used it as a mask for my moon.  I sponged Daffodil Delight around the moon, then Elegant Eggplant, and Night of Navy after that. When I removed my mask, a bright white moon showed above! I dabbed the sponge over the moon just a bit to make it look more realistic.

I then sponged the bottom of the card with the Archival Black ink… I did not wait till it was fully dry, I stamped my gravestones over the top using Craft Whisper White! The white picked up some of the colors from the other inks and created an aged gravestone … so cool!

Here is a sneak peek at the inside… all done with one ink pad, just stamping off the ink on the gate so it looks lighter.

This entire bundle is so much fun, and don’t think that it’s only for Halloween. Make sure you follow my blog because I will be sharing more ideas from this great bundle.

There’s only 1 more month to Halloween so I shared the list of ingredients that I used to create this card.

Thanks so much for walking through the graveyard with me. I hope you enjoyed the techniques I used to create this card.

Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST…