Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Super Pig!

Happy Tuesday! I hope that your week is off to a great start! Today I want to share a card that I made with some of the new products that were just released this month!  I have also used some previously released products. I say this often; I love how easily all these products work with each other!  It makes the card making process so easy!

I thought that this new Pig Puns 2 Clear Stamp Set was so cute and the accompanying sentiments are so clever and funny.  I chose this combination because honestly, it makes me smile every time I look at it!  I stamped the image onto some Bristol Smooth card-stock using Tattered Rose Distress Ink.  This allows me to have a no-line effect once everything it colored.   For the coloring, I used water-color pencils.  The created a lovely soft coloration which is what I was going for. 

I used the Pierced and Stitched Circles Die Set to cut out the image as well as to create a blue frame for it.  This makes it pop right out.  I was able to have the sentiment curve along the bottom because it is a clear stamp and so easily made to follow the contours of the circle.  The other sentiment was cut out using the Quick Strips Die Set.  I was able to create my patterned paper by using the awesome and quirky Checkerboard Doodles Background Stamp.  I love this stamp and used the same ink that I had used for the small sentiment so that everything ties in perfectly!

*NEW Pig Puns 2 Clear Stamps

*NEW Checkerboard Doodles Background Rubber Cling Stamp

Pierced and Stitched Circles Die Set

Quick Strips Die Set

Distress Ink Mini Pad - Tattered Rose

I purchased my pencils locally a few years ago.  They are the Caran d’ache Supracolor pencils from Switzerland.  I found them on Amazon and provided a link for you.  Otherwise, I found some alternatives that you might prefer – I have not personally used them!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I do hope that this card made you smile today and inspires you to create one of your own!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Monday, June 10, 2019

Mermaid Sweet November

Happy Monday!  I have yet another mermaid project to share with you.  I hope that you adore mermaids as much as I do, if not, I apologize for the number of projects that are mermaid themed.  Also, fair warning, I have more to come!  I was thrilled to see that Amy Young had created more mermaid images as well as some background components so that we can mix and match and create awesome scenes.

I was again inspired to create a scene including a cave in my scene. This one was hand-drawn, but there is one that is included in the Ocean Background Builder set and I am tempted to purchase the other one of her background digis which includes another really well-done cave!  I tried to create a scene where this little mermaid,  Sparkle Moondrifter seems to be frolicking and playing with her ray friends inside of a cave.  One of the rays looks like he might just dart out of the cave and into the big ocean, hoping that his friends will follow!

All the images are digital, which means that I was able to choose where I wanted them in the scene as well as how large or small I wanted them.  Once I was happy with how it all looked, I printed it out onto some Copic friendly paper – in my case – Neenah cardstock.  I sized the scene to be 5 x 7” because I knew that I wanted to frame the image in an IKEA frame that I have in my craft studio.  This way, I can see it everyday!

Images were purchased from 7 Kids Craft Store

Copic Markers Used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E04, R30, R20

Hair: E50, E53, E55

Eyes: B28, B05, BV00

Top: E40, E81, 0

Tail: YG11, YG41, G19, G28, 0

Rays: B00, B02, B04, B05, 0 E81, E84

Coral: R30, R22, R24

Rock: YR21, YR23, YR24, BG95, BG93, C3

Seaweed: YG11, G24, G28

Tubes: V12, V15, V17

Cave: BG95, BG93, C3

Water: B000, B00

Sand: E30, E31, E33

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I have inspired you to create something with one of Amy’s new mermaid images. She has quite a few lovely ones to choose from!

Have a lovely day friend!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Dream Big Little Mermaid

Happy Saturday! I have a new mermaid inspired card to share with you. As you may know by now, I really love to combine older stamp products with new ones.  In this case, the stamp set I used: Let’s Be Mermaids is one that was released last year and I have combined it with the new  Ocean StencilThe stencil has quite a lot of elements, I have only used a few. I know that I will have to use the stencil again soon so that I can use the shark and diver images together!

I have put the sweet mermaid in a little cave and she seems to be hiding from her other ocean friends.  The cave was hand-drawn and inspired by the very talented Amy Young’s latest creations where her mermaids are hanging out near caves. They make a really interesting element when you are trying to create a scene!

The first thing that I did was to stamp the mermaid onto some Neenah Solar Crest White cardstock.  I then penciled in the outline of the cave and the rocks that she is sittingon.  I colored the mermaid, the sand, cave, rocks and the water with Copic Markers (I’ve listed them down at the bottom of this post).  I then used various Distress Inks and the  Sun Rays Stencil and Ocean Stencil to sponge on the other elements.

I then stamped, colored and cut out the shells collage and added that to the card.  The sentiment which is included in the Mermaid set was stamped used my Misti and Versafine Black Onyx ink.  I find that this ink gives very crisp, black images and is wonderful to use when stamping sentiments.

Let’s Be Mermaids Clear Stamp Set

Let's Be Mermaids Clear Stamps

Ocean Stencil

*NEW Ocean Stencil

Sun Rays Stencil

Sun Rays Stencil

Versafine Black Onyx Ink

Distress Inks Used:

Abandoned Coral

Twisted Citron

Mermaid Lagoon

Copic Markers Used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20

Hair: E50, E53, E55

Tail: YG11, YG41, G19, G28

Shells: R30, R22, YG11, YG41, G19 E81, E84, C3, C5, 0

Cave & Rocks: C3, C5, C7

Water: B000, B00

Sand: E30, E31, E33

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great day!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Sleepy Sloth–Whimsy Stamps June Release Day #1

Happy Saturday and Happy June!  I hope that your weekend and your month are off to a great start!  SInce it is the beginning of a brand new month, it is also release day over at Whimsy Stamps!  This month there are a ton of new, sweet and summery products that are going to be so much fun to create with over the coming months!

Here is a card that I created using the brand new Sleepy Sloth Clear Stamp SetIt is such an adorable set and this particular image just stole me hear.  I colored the image using Polychromos pencils and some Gamsol.  I created the background using the pencils as well and I love how soft and dreamy it looks. 

The star background is included in the stamp set and I heat embossed it using some white embossing powder.  I diecut some woodgrain cardstock using one of the dies in the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle Die SetI like the texture of the woodgrain paired up with the stitched zig-zag detail.  The sentiment is also from the set and was embossed and the cut out using one of the tags included in the Quick Strips Die Set.

This card came together so quickly and I love the clean and simple look.  I can’t wait to use the other sloth images included in the set because they are utterly adorable!

*NEW Sleepy Sloths Clear Stamps

Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles Die Set

Quick Strips Die Set

Quick Strips Die Set

Thanks so much for swinging by this morning and have a great rest of the weekend!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Friday, May 24, 2019

May 2019 Craft Haul Video

Just posted my first video in a long while.  I didn’t intend to take such a prolonged break but somehow it ended up being quite long.  Feeling like I have more time now so I am starting off with a simple craft haul video!

Video Tutorial:
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Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Keep Calm Gnome Matter What

Happy Wednesday!  It is the middle of the week (Hump Day) and I hope that you are having a good week so far. I have a fun watercolored card to share with you today.  I really enjoy practicing no-line coloring, especially using watercolors.

In this card,  I used a mixture of Twinkling H20s and some distress reinkers to color this scene.  I think the sentiment is absolutely the best.  It is stamped onto the card using Versafine Black Onyx ink

I matted the image with different and coordinating patterned paper from my stash and then mounted everything onto an A2 sized card-base.

*NEW Gnome Matter What Clear Stamps

Versafine Black Onyx Inkpad

Versafine Full-Size Ink Pad - Onyx Black

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Hugs Jeanette xxo

Friday, May 17, 2019

Mermaid at Heart

Happy Friday! It is almost the weekend and I am ready for it! How about you? I am hoping for some warmer weather and maybe a little sunshine instead of rain. We’ll have to see. Usually I am starting to get my garden and planters in order at this time of the year but this year is still so darn cold! I guess I will have to wait a little longer!

Today I wanted to share this card with you that features the new mermaid image from Whimsy Stamps: Mermaid IsabelleIsn’t she a beauty?  I decided to go away from my usual mermaid background colors of blues and greens and create instead, a golden pink background.  Once I had the background completed, I decided to color the rest of the scene with the same colors and tones.  I really like how it all turned out.

I first started by stamping Mermaid Isabelle onto Neenah cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then masking her .To create the background, I used some distress inks and one hero arts ink (listed and linked in the supplies list) and the  Sun Rays Stencil. I used the school of fish stamp that comes in the  Let’s Be Mermaids Clear Stamp Set and stamped them repeatedly and randomly over the background. The sentiment comes from that same set and was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx Ink.

Once I had the background completed, I color up the image using Copic markers and then added some white dot detail using a white pen.

Copic Markers Used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E04, R30, R20
Hair: E50, YR30, YR21, YR23
Eyes: YG23, G07
Top and Tail: R01, R02, E93, R22, R24
Seahorse: YG00, YG23, YG25, BG11
Shell: E50, E81, E84, 0
Seaweed: YG23, YG25, BG11

*NEW Mermaid Isabelle Rubber Cling Stamp

Let's Be Mermaids Clear Stamps

Sun Rays Stencil

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend

Hugs Jeanette xxo


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