Sunday, August 31, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I held a Watercolour Techniques Class on Saturday afternoon. These are the 3 cards we made:
From top left:
1. This card was made using the Misting Markers technique. Stamp Sets are Season of Joy and A Little Birthday Cheer. Colours are Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi and Cameo Coral.
2. We used Watercolour Wonder Crayons and Blender Pens for this card. The images come from the True Friend stamp set. Colours are Elegant Eggplant, Lavendar Lace, Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink and Old Olive.
3. Lastly, we used Markers and Aquapainter for this beautiful rose from Bloomin' with Beauty. Colours are Always Artichoke and Rose Red with Certainly Celery wide grosgrain ribbon.
The ladies and I had a great time! Maybe you'll like to join us next time for a Christmas Stamp-a-Stack (stay tuned for details).
I know I promised you some blog candy when I reached 2000 hits. Well, we passed that over the weekend. So, leave a comment on this post before midnight Friday 29th August (Darwin time) and you'll be in the draw to win the above 3 cards! In your comment, tell me your favourite watercolouring technique.
I can't wait to read all your comments.
Friday, August 22, 2008
I have a Watercolour Techniques class on Sunday afternoon. I am teaching 3 different techniques for achieving a watercolour look - Brushless, Watercolour Wonder Crayons and Marvellous Markers. I hope the ladies who are attending have a great time and enjoy making the 3 cards. I'll post the 3 cards on Sunday night.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
See you tomorrow! Come back because I'm going to be announcing some blog candy for when I reach 2000 hits!
Friday, August 15, 2008
I covered the journal with Rose Red DSP. The Colour Coach was my inspiration for the colour combination - Rose Red, Cameo Coral, Barely Banana and Certainly Celery. It's such a beautiful combination!
The Cameo Coral triangle is a scrap from another project. I layered it underneath a large sqaure of Barely Banana with Certainly Celery textured cardstock layered on top. I stamped the large butterfly from Garden Whimsy randomly over the Certainly Celery square with Rose Red ink.
Both butterfiles were stamped twice on Whisper White cardstock using the Rock n Roll technique with Cameo Coral and Rose Red. I cut out the wings from one of each and glued Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the spots on the wings. The wings were then layered on the whole butterfiles but only adhered along the bodies - to give them some dimension.
The tulips flowers were inked the same way as the butterflies with the stems and leaves inked using the Certainly Celery marker. The tulip flowers were stamped separately also, cut out, glittered and glued to the whole tulips just at the base of the flower.
The letters were stamped in Rose Red ink on Certainly Celery DSP using the Jumbo Outline set. They were cut out, adhered and then covered with Crystal Effects to give them the look of shiny chipboard.
I'm really pleased with the journal. I think my last step will be to make some dividers with tabs to separate the pages into the different categories of inspiration.
I hope you like my first journal. Please leave a comment before you leave so I know who has visited. My counter is clicking over but I haven't had a comment for ages. I love to see who has come to visit.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I stamped the single flower image on watercolour paper and coloured using my Aquapainter and ink pads. I then mounted the image on a stip of Mellow Moss. The ribbon is Ballet Blue grosgrain. The sentiment is stamped on Groovy Guava matted with Barely Banana. Most of the layers have had their edges distressed.
When I put it all together it seemed unbalanced as everything was on the righthand side. I decided to add the little bee from the set to help balance everything.
Catch ya later!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
The colours I have taken from this piece are:
- Whisper White
- Soft Sky
- Regal Rose
- Purely Pomegranate
I challenge you to see what you can come up with using these colours. Be inspired by my PJ's!
If you takeup my challenge before 5pm Sunday 17th August, please leave a comment and a link to your blog or email me a photo/scan of your card. I will have some card candy up for grabs.
Here's my card.
Monday, August 11, 2008
The boy card is much simpler with a base of Gable Green. The image is stamped in Not Quite Navy and Barely Banana. The ribbon is Bashful Blue striped grosgrain. The sentiment was punched with oval punch and layered with Perfect Plum.
I'm not sure who these will go to yet. Have to see who has their babies first!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I though that it was about time I made some baby, both to give away and for my stash.
I have had the stamp set Nursery Necesities for a while now but it hadn't seen rubber yet. I thought I'd better christen it before it started feeling like I didn't love it!
I began with the boy card on the left. The moon has been inked with Barely Banana and the long edge was rolled with Summer Sun to add some depth. The DSP is from Spring Showers. I stamped the star background from Itty Bitty Backgrounds in Versamark then added Dazzling Diamonds for glimmer. Both "welcome little one" and "it's a boy!" are from Nursery Necessities too. The cardstock colours are Bashful Blue, Bagle Green and Barely Banana. Welcome little one is gold embossed.
I was really pleased with this one so I made a pink one using the same basic layout. Colours are Pretty in Pink, Balush Blossom (instead of DSP), So Saffron (for the moon), Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon and Perfect Plum to mat the sentiment. The other main difference is that the moon was not rolled in another colour as it made it too dark, and I covered the moon with Crystal Effects to give it more dimension.
I'm really pleased with these cards as it is not often that I design my own from scratch (I usually use someone's design and make my unique versions).