Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Watercolor Wednesday - Use your stamp pads!!

Hello there and welcome to another Watercolor Wednesday!!  This week I am sharing how you can use your stamp pads to watercolor.  I love this technique because I often feel color challenged.  What colors go together??  How do you know for sure?  Well if you want to match your Lagoon paper, why not pull out your Lagoon stamp pad?

This technique will work with your dye based stamp pads.  I love the new CTMH stamp pads because the lid comes completely off and then it's almost like a mini paint pallette!

You can order your stamp pads directly from my site!  Click Here  

Please note that the new pads are only available in a small assortment of colors at the time that I am writing this blog post.  Be sure to select the pads that say "New" next to them and look like the ones featured in the video. and the picture below.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Watercolor Wednesday - Plastic Wrap Technique

Welcome to another Watercolor Wednesday!  This week I am playing with plastic wrap to create an interesting background.

Here's a quick video to show you how!

Supplies Needed:
Watercolor Paper
Plastic Wrap - You can use a variety of plastic.  I've even used a plastic grocery bag.

Did you try the technique?  I'd love to see your creations!

Monday, August 15, 2016

CTMH Rustic Home and Flower Market Daisies

I cannot tell you how much fun I had making this card!!!

It all started because I decided that I was going to use the Daisies from the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge as the theme for a birthday party at my work. I got started by cutting a bunch of daisies.  I mean if you're going to cut one... why not cut a bunch, right?  FYI - the centers take a really long time to cut. LOL

So I had this little pile of Daisies on my desk and I suddenly thought they would look fabulous on craft paper.  The minute I pulled out my Rustic Home Fundamentals Paper Packet, I knew it was going to be the perfect combination!!

Products Used - Click Here to Buy Them Now. 

CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge 

Rustic Home Fundamentals Paper Pack

Cocoa, Honey, Canary and Barn Red (Retired) Cardstock

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Watercolor Wednesday - River Wash Card

Hello there!  Welcome to Watercolor Wednesday.  Each week I share a fun watercolor technique or card.  This week it's back to basics with a very simply "watercolor wash."  You can create a ton of great cards and scrapbook pages just by washing some color onto your project and then add the stamped images of your choice.

Here's a video with this week's technique:

Did you see some fun supplies that you need to add to your collection?  I'd love it if you'd support me by purchasing through my retail site!!

Supplies Available at my retail site:
Watercolor Paper
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3226 Waterbrush
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
z899 Memento Ink Pad
Z2045 All purpose mat

Thursday, August 04, 2016

No Coloring Books For Me!! - This is my coloring fun...

I love it when I find time to relax and color!!  Instead of coloring books, I like to stamp up some images, color them in and then use them on cards, gifts, tags...

Here's a sweet birthday card I made using the new set B1532 Sweet Birthday.

I used Prismacolor Pencils and a blending pencil.  I usually like to use odorless turpenoid and blending stumps to blend, but it can be a hassle dealing with liquid when you're away from home or your desk, so the blending pencils are a nice alternative.

I used our new Simple Chevron embossing folder for the background, along with Lagoon and Raspberry Cardstock.

You can't see it in this picture, but live and in person the frosting is glittery goodness thanks to my new FAVORITE product - The Shimmer Brush.  It's like a waterbrush with glittery goodness inside.  For some reason I feel the need to add it to everything.

If you would like to order any of these products I'd love it if you would support my business by shopping at my retail site.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Watercolor Wednesday - Masculine Card

Welcome to Watercolor Wednesday!  I have been having so much fun creating with watercolors that I decided to create a whole series of posts that will appear on Wednesday's.  I haven't been blogging much, so in the spirit of moving forward and just getting it done...I'm just going to post today's card and info.  I have some tutorials and basic info to share, but I'll put that in some future posts.

Here is today's card...

Watercolor Tips

  • Cut your watercolor paper about 1 inch bigger than the image you plan to stamp.  
  • Choose the colors that you would be likely to use if you were coloring in the stamp and just do a band of color.
    • Do a quick watercolor wash (lots of water, little bit of color) on your paper.  
    • Let dry
    • Stamp Image

    Quick, Easy and Done!!  You don't have to actually watercolor the fine details of the image.

    The wood grain paper is from our new Rustic Home Fundamentals Paper Pack.(Z3262) Oh how I love this paper!!!!  I'm sure I will use it so much that you will get sick of seeing it.  The wood grain has a brown tint on one side and a grey tint on the other.  How smart is that?

    Want to get the Rustic Fundamentals FREE??

    During the month of August, when you order our Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamental papers, you can choose to get either the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals for FREE! Both of these Basics packets feature foil designs and specialty materials for making your artwork unique. Yep, this deal is basically the best!