Friday, June 30, 2017

Message in a Bottle

Hello stampers! 

There are several stamp sets in the new annual catalogue that have quite a few amusing sentiments/sayings to go with the fun images. One that popped up at me was the {Message in a bottle} set on page 52. It came at the perfect time as I had just received some brand new alcohol markers to bring the images to life. I used the {Seaside Textured impressions embossing folder} to add some depth and interest to the background. I didn't want it to be too busy and distract from the cute little jars! 

In one of the bottles I stamped the octopus, in another the whale and in the center I went with the mermaid. I went with the "It's your day" and "Make a splash!" sentiments. I tied a piece of Whisper white twine around the center bottle with the mermaid with one of the sentiments - I think it was just enough to finish it off nicely. 

I hope you like my card, have a super day! 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

So Many Shells meets Wood Textures

Hello stampers,

Today I have a card to share with you that features a stamp set that screamed "buy me"!! To me at least! It's called {So Many Shells} and it's awesome. Not only do you have the option to single and/or double stamp the shells (four to choose!), but the sentiments are lovely and have a nice block style text and handwritten words mixed into them. I just had to do a water colour wash over the images to make a fun marbled background to be added over top a piece of the {Wood Textures DSP} - LOVE this paper!! 

Check out the stamp set - isn't it gorgeous!? I love it being a beach bum... Searching for shells is one of my favourite things to do while at the beach. 

The {Wood Textures DSPS} is definitely a "must have" for your paper stash. They have a photograph look to them and there is so many different types of wood with varying neutral shades from white washed wood to a walnut stained wood. 

Those two products are mainly what was used on my card. It seems rather simple, but I feel it has a lot of impact. Don't you?

I hope that you like my card, stay tuned for more projects made with these amazing products. If you have any questions, please let me know! 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Eastern Palace: In-colour wash

Hello stampers!

I am a big fan of water colouring and water colouring backgrounds. I really wanted to play with the new 2017-19 In-colours. I started with water colour paper and the {Eastern Beauty} stamp set. Using {Versamark}, and {Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder} stamped a variety of images from the set. 

After I heat set the powder I could start adding the colours. They actually look really nice together, don't you think? I diecut one of the images and added dimensionals to the large front layer then attached the diecut straight to the front of the Tranquil Tide base card. You can see a closer look below. 

I'm afraid I'm on the water colouring kick - not sure it will ever go away. It is so relaxing and the time just flies away. It's really good for my mindfulness practice! For a final detail I added some of the {Iridescent Sequins} randomly on the front for a bit of shine. I hope you like my card, have a beautiful day!!! 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Climbing Orchid

Hello stampers! 

One of the "must haves" for me from the new Stampin' Up! annual catalogue was the {Climbing Orchid} stamp set and framelits dies. I was totally sold when I saw the gorgeous samples in the catalogue. Today's card was the very first time I "played" with this set so it's quite simple. Although I do think it's just enough and too much busyness would distract from the pretty flower blooms. 

I stamped the orchids with Sweet Sugar Plum with Crushed Curry centers. I stamped the stem directly onto a piece of the {Wood Textures DSP} before adding my flower blooms. 

 I added a few photos below that come directly from the pages of the catalogue and you'll see why I HAD to have this set. They are stunningly beautiful!!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Watercoloured Pencil Sunset with High Tide

Hello stampers!

Sorry for the long hiatus. I was asked to present at my Stampin' Up! Upline's event yesterday. I presented {Watercolour Pencils} and it was so much fun to sit and have some creative time just for me. I've been on the back burner while caring for my dad. Today, I have a card that I created as part of the display samples for my presentation from yesterday. It is my favourite sample and it is featuring the {High Tide} set, which I love. 

I absolutely love the beach so I really wanted to pull out this amazing stamp set which is perfect for a sunset. I used a bunch of different pencil colours - Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso for the "land" area that I drew. There is something about the watercolour pencils that is like magic. You colour like you would normally colour, then when you add water it magically turns into a painting. So fun to play with and so many of the event attendees were excited to try them out. I hope you like my card, I have a bunch more cards to share with you this week. I hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

NEW Product Videos

Hello stampers! 

The brand new Annual Catalogue by Stampin' Up! went live a few days ago and is fabulous as always. I unfortunately haven't had an opportunity to "play" with any of my new stamping toys just yet as I have been caring for an ill family member and that takes precedence. I am hoping to have a chance sometime this week so I can share some projects with you all. 

Luckily Stampin' Up! has made a bunch of videos for us to share with all of you and they showcase some of the amazing new products and give you the "how to's". 

Here are a few of my favourites: 

You can find all the product videos under the "tab" at the top of my blog labeled "Product Videos". I hope you have an amazing day (even with the rain). 


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