Just had to have another play with the Watercolor Pencils.
Now I must admit that I have never really been able to get the hang of Stamp’ Write Markers, Blender pens or the Copics to my satisfaction. Mind you I know it’s practice, practice, practice which I confess I don’t do enough of. (I am not knocking these and yes I do use the Write Markers and Blender Pens now and then).
BUT these little guys, Watercolour pencils, are pure MAGIC…. a little scribble, a blend with the Aqua painter and you will find the artist in you emerging.
This time I used the Watercolor Paper – super absorbent- and the Birthday Blooms stamp Set. with a background in One Wild Ride.
I found the inspiration in the 2016 Annual Catalogue, just switched it around a bit.
I have even created a Tutorial for you with a list of supplies and measurements. Just click and download the PDF.
This little fella has been lingering in my stamping supplies for a while now and as there are no new babies on the way I had wondered when he would get some use. Then Elijah turned one and YES! I know what I can do.
He is filled with Love is Baby Bear. From the Falling Petals (very like little hearts) embossing folder to his Dapper Denim Heart of love at the front.
Teddy was first stamped with Soft Suede, then I stamped off with Early Espresso and finally just Early Espresso.
I must say it took me a couple practices to line him but am very happy with final results. His bow is a two step with Soft Sky followed by Dapper Denim.
The sentiment LOOK WHO’S TURNING, stamped in Emerald Envy is from the Number of Years stamp set, as is the number 1, which was stamped in Dapper Denim and cut out with the Large Number Framelit Dies.
The circle was cut with the large Stitched framelit Die. That way I get to use the circle on another project. Just located the name of the DSP — Blooms and Bliss.
The heart was from the snowflake Card thinlit die, now retired. Behind the heart is some Gold Metal thread. Apart from my Teddy practice this was a quick and simple card.
Hope you enjoyed him.
PS : This is really a post for my upline who gave me a challenge to post to some of the social media sites so always up for a challenge and here it is.!!
We had a happy day Friday and the Crafty ladies created some delightful double pocket cards, using the Irresistibly Floral DSP with swirls of colour here and there. It’s fun to watch the pop of white as you sponge the ink off the Card Stock, then rub the residual die off the card with a tissue and it pops even more!! Great fun!!
These pocket cards are perfect for adding gift cards. Rose turned hers into a Christmas gift card and Julie chose a 21st birthday for guess who, Jessica.
For my card I chose Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Emerald Envy inks and coupled them with the Love and Affection flower from this stamp set. I stamped the flower, then masked it before adding the leaves on to the inside edge of the card as well as the tag.
I like the addition of the Enamel shapes on the tag Einine made, may copy that.!! One lady took some homework home, hope she brings it next week to show us the completed card.
The greeting and banner came from Banners for You stamp set.
Instructions abound on Pinterest but I found this one` for an A6 card.
Sometimes there’s a part of me that is just not satisfied with my cards.
I have made these for our Crafty Creations on Friday but let me talk you through my personal dissatisfaction with each one.
This was my first card. I didn’t put in a moon and not happy with the trees overlapping each other at the bottom Right Hand corner. To me they are looking squashed and not shadowy enough.
Happy with this before I sliced it. Then didn’t like the bulge on the side of the moon. It would have been fine but a gremlin managed to make a blob on the card (not that easy to see here but under the diamentie below the moon and under the sentiment). Wet ones, sneaky glue or a weeing gecko have a lot to answer for!! I wanted to use an elongated sentiment not an oval one and It wouldn’t cover it all.
So to take 3
So not to be put off and still striving for personal satisfaction I had another go. After all the inks were still on the desk. Now this is fine but in the spirit of this Blog I could have made a better moon and more dappled sky. My Right hand tree seems to have been made slightly too narrow and is disappearing off the card compared to second card.
Must say I am loving the new In colours Dapper Denim – the sky and the Emerald Envy – front grass. Have you purchased yours yet?
Babies can bring boundless joy and wakeful hours but when they arrive a month early and all there tiny baby bits are perfect it’s certainly time for extra love.
So it was with great joy after an anxious 24 hrs that I created this card for a friend. I was so happy with it I made two more!!
On Whisper White Card stock I used Smokey Slate for the Banner and greeting with the Thoughtful Banners Stamp and Punch.
Again on Whisper White CS for the ground I chose Smokey Slate using the stamp from the Sheltering Tree . . The flowers were from the same stamp set in Melon Mambo with stems in Memento Tuxedo Black.
I again used Melon Mambo for the hearts from The Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamps and highlighted the largest one with Itty Bitty Epoxy stickers – retired now.
After that it was just a case of stamping the prams from Something for Baby in Blushing Bride, Flirty Flaming and Watermelon Wonder, two of the new In Colours. The matching Baby’s First Framelits die made cutting out easy. Then I popped up the Banner and pram with Stampin’ Dimensionals.