Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Ocean Love | Whimsy Stamps + Video

Happy Wednesday! The kids are DONE with school. So it is officially SUMMER in our home! The youngest is on a trip to the waterpark today as a final activity for the year. A pretty good ending after two weeks of exams and just like that, another school year is done.

I have another Whimsy video to share with you today! I had to wait until this fantastic stamp set was back in stock before posting! I don’t like sharing creations if you guys aren’t able to get your hands on the products!

I won’t waffle on too much. The video will take you through all the steps! I went through my desgn process when I am creating a card. I didn’t show the actual coloration but I have listed all the marker numbers that I used. You will find it at the very end of the post.


Video Tutorial:
Click HERE to view in HD format

Supplies:

Whimsy Online Store:

Let’s be Mermaids Clear Stamp Set

*NEW Let's Be Mermaids

Mermaid Scales Stencil

*NEW Mermaid Scales Stencil

Stitched Ovals Die Set

Basic Stitched Ovals Die Set

Envelope Edgers Dhttps://whimsystamps.com/products/envelope-edger-die-set?aff=10ie Set

Envelope Edger Die Set

Distress Ink

Copic Markers

Copic Color Chart for Ocean Child:

 ocan-child-color

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Monday, June 18, 2018

Woodland Buddies

Happy Monday! I have one kid who has one more exam (Science) and then everyone will be off on Summer break! Woot! Woot! I am so ready!

Last month, I was contacted by by Jamie from the Not2Shabbyshop and she asked if I would like to use one of their own stamp sets on a card. She sent me the photo of the Woodland Buddies stamp set and I immediately knew that I wanted to have a play with all the cute woodland critters in the set. I received the stamp set a few weeks ago and was so happy to be able to delve right in and create a card and video!


I decided that I wanted to create a one layer card and mask as many of the cute critters onto it as possible. I also wanted to create a plain white border around the image. You’ll see how I did all that in the video which you will find below all the photos! I also included the coloration with copic markers! You can find a full list of all the markers that I used at the very end of the video.

The background was a breeze to make with a cloud stencil and some distress inks. I love the different results with ink blending!



Video Tutorial:
Click HERE to view in HD format

Supplies:

WOODLAND-COLORING


Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hero Themed Cards | Whimsy Stamps + Video

Happy Wednesday!  Hope you are having a great week. I think for many of you, the school year has drawn to a close and you are already enjoying Summer! We have a wee bit still left in the school year and as it involves many end of the year exams, all is a bit quiet and serious here in the house. Except for the eldest who is already finished school…….it is a little bit to juggle!

I was really happy to see this new clear stamp set from Whimsy entitled “HEROES”. I think it is a lovely idea to create these gratitude-type cards to give out to the heroes in your community.

I wanted to take a very basic and simple approach with these cards. I didn’t want them to be fussy but I still wanted them to look good! By using stencils to create single layered cards, I was able to achieve the look that I wanted. The watercoloring is not precise or perfect but I like the way it looks.



Video Tutorial:
Click HERE to view in HD format

Supplies:

Whimsy Stamps Online Store:

Heroes Clear Stamp Set

*NEW Heroes

Swish Stencil

Swish Stencil

Farmhouse Basket Stencil

Farmhouse Basket Stencil

 


Distress Inks

Chipped Sapphire

Broken China

Spiced Marmalade

Old Paper

Dried Marigold

Black Soot

Candied Apple

 

Hero Arts Soft Yellow

Zig Markers: Yellow 050, Bright Yellow 052 

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Mermaid Trifold Card | Zig Real Marker Coloring + Video

Happy Thursday! The last day of May! The weather has been gorgeous and I hope next month is the same. I am so happy to FINALLY be able to share this card and video with you all!  After filming and editting, I found out that the stamp itself was out of stock :(  I was hoping and waiting to see if it would be restocked and yesterday evening I saw that it had been.  I am not sure how many they have, so if you love the stamp set, get it sooner rather than later!


I wanted to incorporate as many of the beautiful images as possible, so a trifold card was in order. Don’t worry, it is much easier to create than you think and in my video I show you step by step how to create one.

The images were all colored with ZIg Real Brush Clean Color markers. When paired up with this Bristol cardstock, they are an absolute dream to work with and I love the vibrant and clear colors. I used a lot of different markers to color up all these images. You’ll find the complete list at the end of the post and they are included in the video as well.

The background was created with Distress inks and I love how it all turned out!  Again, they work exceptionally well with this particular paper.

Video Tutorial:
Click HERE to view in HD format

Supplies:

 

meramid-trifolod-markers.


Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo




Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Puddle Jumper | MFT Stamps and Dies + Video

Happy Wednesday Everyone! Can you believe that we are already at the very end of May? Time is just flying! The gardens are all planted and now I just have to keep everything hydrated and fend off the squirrels.  Have I ever mentioned my on-going battle with these pesky rodents? They love to destroy my garden.  They eat the tops of all my tulips, dig up my potted plants and steal all my strawberry flowers.  We were able to fend of the gopher that was eating all our vegetables by adding sound repellent devices (they emit high-frequency sound waves and are triggered by motion). They worked well last year and so far so good this year. I like that they don’t harm the animals but keep they out of my beloved garden.  They don’y seem to be working well for the squirrels this year.  I bought some cayenne pepper and I have been sprinkling that in my pots and several days in, it seems to have worked. We’ll see. If any of you have any tips or tricks…..leave a comment below!

I have a new card and a how-to video tutorial to share with you today. It features some of the sweet images in MFT Stamps Rain or Shine. I just love all their Birdie Brown images. They are just the sweetest! I did some paper piecing (you will see how easy it really is) as well as a little trick to give some added dimension to your colored images!

I created the sky background using the MFT Cloud stencil which makes the whole process effortless and guarantees a beautiful outcome every time!  The grass and the road were created using two of the dies in the Mama Elephant Landscape trio die set. Again, effortless and always created a lovely backdrop for you images.  The puddle gave me some trouble. It took a few different attempts before I got it looking the way I wanted. You’ll see it all in the video!


Video Tutorial:
Click HERE to view in HD format

Supplies:


puddle-color


Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

May Craft Haul 2018

Hi everyone! Just popping in quickly to post a craft haul for this month. Lots of goodies that I am excited to start working with! With so many new and fabulous releases each month, it can be really hard to hold yourself back from buying all the things. So these are the things that I I knew I would be using right away and then a few product from a few months ago that were on my wish list!

Video Tutorial:
Click HERE to view in HD format

Supplies:

 

Whimsy Stamps:

Heroes Clear Stamp Set

*NEW Heroes

Bad to the Bone Clear Stamp Set

*NEW Biker Bad to the Bone

Basic Stitched Ovals Die Set

*NEW Basic Stitched Ovals Die Set


Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hug Bunny | Whimsy Stamps Video + Zig Clean Color Markers


Happy Tuesday everyone!  Hope you are all having a great week! I have been crafting in between all the Spring cleaning, which means that I as sore and my nails are a wreck! LOL! It feels great to get the house all cleaned and fresh after what seemed like the longest winter in a long time.  I have even been out in the gardens and have a few pots planted. I am waiting until later this week to get the vegetable garden going although there are a few little surprises already growing in there. Last year’s kale, parsley and onions are all growing back and I think, there are the begininings of some lettuce. Is that even possible?!!

Alright, back to all things crafty. I am totally in love with this new clear stamp set from Whimsy: Hugs Bunny. It is all sweet and tender and all things. I saw one of the DT memebers had paired one of the images up with the Formal Lattice Stencil and I thought they looked so great together that I was inspired to use them together as well. Here is Whimsy DT Andreas card –>HERE

I watercolored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers because I love how soft yet how pigmented the colors are!  The video will take you through the coloration and I have listed all the markers used. I have also included the list at the bottom of this post! Let me know if you like when I do this!

WIthout any more waffling, here is my card:

Video Tutorial:
Click HERE to view in HD format

Supplies:

Whimsy Stamps

Hugs Bunny Clear Stamp Set

Hugs Bunny

Formal Lattice Stencil

Formal Lattice Stencil


hugs-bunny-colors


Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

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