Sunday, April 23, 2017

MarkerPOP Watercolor Challenge and Giveaways

Happy Sunday!  I hope you are having a nice weekend so far.. our plans have changed due to the weather, but that didn't stop us from having fun :)  Anywho, today I'm popping in to share my take on the new MarkerPOP Challenge!  These challenges are posted bi-weekly, and this month we are focusing on watercolors.  So for this challenge we are asking you to create a floral watercolor project.  Here is my take on the challenge...

 Watercoloring is one of my favorite mediums for adding color right now, so I had a blast creating this card.  It was so relaxing too!  First, I started by stamping my flower images onto watercolor cardstock with Versafine Ink.  I then hit the ink with clear embossing powder and a heat gun just to make sure everything was dry and ready for me to add my watercolors.  I should also mention that I stamped and embossed the largest flower onto a separate sheet of watercolor cardstock.  I then went in with my base pink layer and after each layer would dry I would add my next.  To finish the design off I used my Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Collection to add a shimmery shading around all of it.  Once everything was dry I popped the largest flower up with foam adhesive and added sequins to finish.

And here is a look at the inspiration photo for this challenge:

I hope you will play along as there are some awesome prizes up for grabs!  Also, there are other watercolor giveaways happening on the blog, so make sure you scroll through to get entered for those!

Happy Crafting!

Supplies Used:
Altenew: Beautiful Day and Precious Moments Stamp Sets
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins
Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Watercolors
Clear embossing Powder
Heat Gun
Versafine Ink

Friday, April 21, 2017

Sneak Peek for Crafters Companion on HSN May 9th

Hello, hello!  I'm super excited to share a sneak peek at a card I've created with the new Centre Circle Die Set by Crafters Companion that will be available on May 9th on HSN!!! eeeekkk!!!  Just take a peek at what it can do...

The intricacies of this new die set are incredible, and believe it or not these cards come together quite easily!  I also LOVE it on the Silvery Luxury Cardstock... this pack will also be available for purchase on May 9th and it includes several sheets of shiny metal, satin metal, and glitter.  The Gemini Machine cuts everything with one pass, as well as creates score lines at the same time.  The sentiment on this specific card comes with the die set, but there will be other interchangeable sentiments available for purchase that day too.

Make sure you tune in on May 9th for your chance to get your hands on some of these new goodies yourself!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

STAMPlorations Reminder CAS Challenge

Hi!  I'm just popping in with a little reminder that there is still time to join the Monthly Clean and Simple Challenge held over on the STAMPlorations Blog.  This month the optional twist is to use pastel color(s), and here is my second take on the challenge...

Supplies Used: (ART-plorations Stencil Nestled CirclesSpring Flower Layering DieFond Expressions 2 Stamp Set)

And if you are in need of some new STAMPloration goodies, or if you see some new goodies they just put up in the store make sure you use my code to save 20% off your total purchase!

All products are welcome in the challenges and we can't wait to see what you create!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Scrapbook Layout

Hi!  Today I am up on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Blog, and I'm sharing a Mixed Media of sorts Layout using the new Rad 2 Stamp Set...

To create this layout I first laid my photos where I wanted them and used a pencil to trace around them.  Next, I started generationally stamping sentiments from the Rad 2 Stamp Set. I made sure to over lap some of the sentiments and kept them going in a diagonal direction to draw the eyes in towards my photos.  Once all of the stamping was done I used a mix of misters and Distress Stain to add fun splashes.  I also added a few embellishment stickers and washi tape.  I love how quickly this came together, and how much it captures my son's spirit.

And if you haven't had a chance to get your hands on some of the new CAS-ual Friday Stamp Sets then make sure you use my code to get 15% off your total purchase!

Happy Crafting/Shopping!

Fabulous Taste...

Hello, Hello!  I am here today with a  sneak peek at what you will find over on the MarkerPOP Blog today...

I hope you'll get to visit me over on their blog and while you are there don't forget to get your name entered to win one of several giveaways going on!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Simply Wonderful With Crafters Companion

Hi!  I'm just popping in with a sweet little bunny card created with the Bebunni Crafters Companion Stamp Set called "Sweet Friend".

I colored this sweet image in with my Spectrum Noir Markers: Bunny - BG1, BG2, BG4, PP1, PP3; Rose - CR8, DR5, DR7, CG1, DG2, DG3; Outline - BT1, Blender Pen and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen Clear.

I hope you have an amazing day!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Simple Colored Binder Divider

Hi!  Today I am popping in to share this sweet and super simple Monthly Binder Divider using some amazing ADORNit products including the Calendar Girls Art Play Coloring Book and Patterned Papers from the Blender Basics Collection...

Of course this cutie is being stored in my Calendar Girls Planner... LOVE IT!

This panel was colored with basic colored pencils.  While these Coloring book pages are created on Watercolor Paper, it doesn't mean you can't use other mediums.  I think the colored pencils give it almost a classic children's book look.

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!