Monday, August 29, 2016

AMAZING guest designer Michelle Stort


Hello there, today I have the pleasure of guest designing for Kennedy Grace Creations. If you haven't heard of them, they are a company based in the US designing and selling wonderful stamps sets, along with sequins and dies. Their floral stamp sets are stunning! For my card today I am using the Beautiful Bloom - Sweet Rose stamp set.




I started off by taking a piece of Arches cold pressed watercolour paper and cutting this with the Mama Elephant Femme Frames rectangle die. I then stamped the rose image on to this using Distress Inks. I used Picked Raspberry for the flower itself and then Twisted Citron for the leaves. The mini cubes are great for selective stamping. The image was then painted using the Distress Inks. As well as the Picked Raspberry for the flower, I also used Seedless Preserves. For the leaves I used Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn, and for the flower centres I used Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade.




Once dry, the panel was adhered to an A2 black card base with foam tape. I then stamped the sentiment, from the same set, with black Archival ink on to some more watercolour paper and cut out. This was adhered to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added Moonbeams sequins from Kennedy Grace Creations.

VIDEO:
Here is the video showing how I coloured the image:





Love and Laughter,
 

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Hello there, today I have the pleasure of guest designing for Kennedy Grace Creations. If you haven't heard of them, they are a company based in the US designing and selling wonderful stamps sets, along with sequins and dies. Their floral stamp sets are stunning! For my card today I am using the Beautiful Bloom - Sweet Rose stamp set.




I started off by taking a piece of Arches cold pressed watercolour paper and cutting this with the Mama Elephant Femme Frames rectangle die. I then stamped the rose image on to this using Distress Inks. I used Picked Raspberry for the flower itself and then Twisted Citron for the leaves. The mini cubes are great for selective stamping. The image was then painted using the Distress Inks. As well as the Picked Raspberry for the flower, I also used Seedless Preserves. For the leaves I used Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn, and for the flower centres I used Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade.




Once dry, the panel was adhered to an A2 black card base with foam tape. I then stamped the sentiment, from the same set, with black Archival ink on to some more watercolour paper and cut out. This was adhered to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added Moonbeams sequins from Kennedy Grace Creations.

VIDEO:
Here is the video showing how I coloured the image:





Love and Laughter,
 

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

August Blog Hop Winner's

Hi Crafty friends.  I am excited to announce our August blog hop winners!  We have two because last month the winner never claimed her prize.  So there are now TWO lucky winners.  

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!! 
 




Love and Laughter,

 
Sunflowers and smiles just seem to go together perfectly.  This card features the newly released Sunflower Stamp set.  Its just beautiful and so great to colour. I used my Derwent Coloursoft pencils and added a few white dots to the centre.  I finished it off with a few Moonbeams sequins also just released, this mix is an absolute must have.  It just adds that extra little bit of sparkle.

So here's a smile from me to you !!!




Love and Laughter,
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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Amazing Roses

Hello! Rachel here with some inspiration for you featuring the always lovely Splendid Roses stamp set!


I've colored up these gorgeous roses in all sorts of colors so far, but I haven't done any classic red yet! I had to remedy that with this card. I stamped the image in each corner and then colored them in with my Copics. I used R35, R37, and R39 for my reds and YG95, YG97, and YG99 for my greens. I added my ever-present gray halo around them using C00, C1, and C3. I add that halo because it really makes the image pop from the white paper and look 3 dimensional. It looks scary when you first start adding the gray, but trust me, it makes a world of difference! I finished by cutting my panel down with a Wonky Stitched rectangle die and then adding my sentiment in heat embossed gold. It's simple, but effective!





Friday, August 26, 2016



Hello everyone it's me Jessica and I wanted to share with you this card I made. I love this rose stamp set it's the Splendid Roses from Kennedy Grace Creations. I have to admit I love flower stamps I want to make every card with them lol. I have color them with a lot of different mediums but watercoloring has defiantly been challenging. So I will push through and continue to work at it. I recently got some watercolor pencils and that has been a lot easier to work with. ( I guess I'm a control freak.) But I'm happy to report that I have been enjoying watercoloring and you will defiantly see more.


Now on to the card...


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I used Arches Cold press watercolor paper and then embossed the image from Splendid Roses and used my Derwent Ink Intense pencils to color. I then die cut the Scalloped background from the new Cutting Edge Scalloped Dies. I embossed the sentiment from the the new Just a Rose stamp set. Really simple I didn't want to take away from the image so I didn't add any embellishments.



Leave me a comment and let me know if you would like to see videos on me watercoloring with my new pencils I have been thinking about doing some but not sure if anyone would watch them.



Thanks a bunch for stopping by....

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Announcing Cutting Edge Creations Stacked Stitched Rectangles


 

Welcome to Day 4 of the designer showcasing the BRAND NEW Cutting Edge Creations Stacked Stitched Rectangles dies.  We LOVE this set.  We hope you will too!! 
 

Jessica has several cards she made using these dies and can I say WOW!  Her cards are amazing there are so many techniques used with the same stamps and dies the possibilities are just endless.   She uses everything from Inktense pencils on the first one. 


 Copic Markers on the second one.


too Zig watercolor markers on her third one.  Wow - love just how different each one is yet all gorgoeus at the same time.  
 
  
 This one Michelle did little watercolor of her own on this image and still different yet beautiful as well.  

We hope you are enjoying our designer showcase and hope to see you back tomorrow.