Friday, July 20, 2018

You’re Mermazing | Whimsy Stamps

Happy Friday! I am so happy to be able to share this Whimsy Stamps creation with you. I was so happy with how it all turned out. I cannot resist creating underwater scenes with mermaid stamps and  I loved  how all the elemensts came together for this card that features the lovely rubber stamp Naia the Mermaid.

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To create the background, I stamped the Seashell Background Stamp with Versamark and then heat embossed it with Ranger White Embossing Powder. I then blended ink over the paper using Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio distress inks.

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I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored the sweet mermaid and her little friend using Copic markers. You will find all the markers that I used listed at the end of this post.  I chose colors that I thought would stand out nicely against the inked background. The sentiment is from the Sweet & Salty Clear Stamp Set that I embossed onto a narrow strip of vellum.

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Copic Markers:

Skin:BV00, E00, E11, R20, E000

Hair: E50, YR31, YR24

Top: V01, V04, V05

Tail: G00, G03, BG11, BG34

Bracelets & Necklace: BG05, BG34

Turtle: G00, G03, YG03, YG05

Supplies

Shop at Whimsy Stamps online store:

Naia the Mermaid

*NEW Naia the Mermaid

Sweet & Salty Clear Stamp Set

*NEW Sweet and Salty

Seashell Background Stamp

*NEW Seashell Background

Versamark

VersaMark Full-Size Ink Pad - Original (Clear)

Ranger White Embossing Powder

White Embossing Powder

Copic Markers


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Seaside Art Journal Page | Julie Nutting Paper Dolls

Happy Thursday! I had a wee bit of quiet time today in between shuttling around the younger boys. Almost caught up with the laundry as well…at least for now! So, I had time to edit the video I filmed while I made this Art Journal page. After posting my Cinderella themed one, I had a bunch of requests for more PAPER DOLLS! You can see the Cinderalla themed one –>HERE.

Creating these Art Journal pages with Paper Doll stamps is one of my truest forms of relaxation. I love creating a mood and a feeling with each of these pages.  This one is beach themed and my Paper Doll is joined by a Paper Guy! I love the beach and so do my husband and our boys, so this one is truly inspired by how I always feel: Let’s go to the Beach!


The paper is still in stock! I was so happy and relieved to see that it was still available. I have the link below!  It really was the perfect paper for my scene. I love how this sweet couple looks with it as the backdrop. The sentiment is one that I truly believe and it comes from another one of the Paper dolls. I stamped it with a brown that matches some of the elements in the background so it stands out enough but doesn’t look like it doesn’t belong.

I ended up adjusting the hair on the dolls after filming. I like how it fills in her face a little more and it really made the gus’ hair look more even.






Video Tutorial:
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Supplies:

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Moonlit Water Garden | Whimsy Stamps + Video

Happy Thursday! I have a new card to share with you and a rather impromtu video to share as well.

When I was ready to die-cut my panel and finish up the card, I decided to film the process.  No voice over, this was just recorded and then uploaded. Rather refreshing not to have to edit or do the voice-overs! I really wanted to share a little of the thought process that goes on during the cardmaking process!

For some reason, I just kept imagining this image with a moon behind it and so I attempted to create that scene. The moon shape was drawn on in pencil using a Spellbinders Circle die as my guide.  The colors I chose were all either Blue of Blue-Green. I have all the copic markers listed below for you.

I used Whimsy Stamps Shaker Maeker Rectangle Die to diecut my colored scene. Then, I diecut it twice more using some black cardstock.  I used the inner panels of the black cardstock to raise the center part up off the card. Everything was adhered to an A2 sized base in black cardstock. I chose black to that it would blend into the scene. I was thought that if I used white, you might see little peeks of it here and there.

Just a few different angles so that you can see the raised portion and the effect it gives.



Video Tutorial:
Click HERE to view in HD format

Supplies:

Water Garden Girl Rubber Stamp

Water Garden Girl

Shaker maker Rectangle Die Set

Shaker Maker Rectangle Die Set


MOONLIT-COLORS 

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo



Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sweet & Salty | Whimsy Stamps July Release

Happy Wednesday! I am back again to share another card from the Whimsy July release! This is the new Sweet and Salty Clear Stamp Set.    I die cut some Bristol cardstock using the largest die in the Hand-Stitched Nested Rectangles.

I stamped the focal mermaid with Memento ink London Fog to give it a softer look than had I used my usual Tuxedo black ink.  I colored the mermaid using Copic Markers (listed below). The rest of the images were heat embossed onto the Bristol cardstock with some white embossing powder.  I then added 3 shades of distress ink (listed below) to create the background.  I love how these colors look together.

Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20

Lips: R43

Hair: V01, V04, V05, V06

Top: BG11, BG45, G03

Tail: BG000, BG02, BG05, BG07


Distress Ink:

Picked Raspberry

Mermaid Lagoon

Cracked Pistachio

Sweet and Salty Clear Stamp Set

*NEW Sweet and Salty

Hand-Stitched Nested Rectangles

Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles

Distress Ink Pads

Copic Markers


Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo



Monday, July 9, 2018

Sunshine | Whimsy Stamps July Release

Happy Monday! I actually have started this blog post a few times, but summer activities have interrupted! We took two of the kids to Ottawa this past Friday to see the Lego Exhibi; The Art of the Brick at the Canadian Science Museum. If you have the opportunity to visit this exhibit, I highly recommend it. I was absolutely blow away by it. I wasn’t anything that I was expecting and my husband and I enjoyed it as much as our lego builder extraordinaire.  I love that this exhibit will encourage him to keep buidling his own lego creations.


We also went to the National Gallery to see an Impressionist exhibit.  It was an art-filled day.  Then yesterday, my youngest was in his very first sailing regatta.  He did great and it was such a beautiful day to sit by the lake.

Today is a lovely, sunshiney kind of day and therefore the perfect day to share this card. I used two of the new July release products to create this card: a brand new image from Elisabeth Bell called Sunshine and the Bold ABC Die SetI also used Whimsy’s Sun Ray Stencil to add those glorious rays of sunshine!  I absolutely love this die and use it ALL the time!

When I saw this sweet image, it immediately made we feel that she had her face up to the sun, feeling the lovely warmth of the sunshine.  So, I used the Sun Ray Stencil and sponged it will Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade distress inks.  I used one of the dies in the Stitched Landscape Trio to cut some mat, sparkle paper that I thought looked a lot like sand. I used the same paper and cut out the letters for the word “Sunshine” with the new Bold ABC Die Set.  After adhering everything to my card base, I added some gold sequins in various sizes and shades.  I had these in my stash!

Sunshine

*NEW Sunshine

Bold ABC Die Set

*NEW Bold ABC Die Set

Sun Rays Stencil:

Sun Rays Stencil

Stitched Landscape Trio

Stitched Border Die Trio

Distress Ink Pads

Copic Markers

That’s it for me today! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Paperdoll Art Journal Page | Cinderella Magical Wishes

Happy Thursday! Hope you are all having a great week.  We have had such hot tempertures here all week. Not actually a lot of fun. It is really too hot to be doing anything outside.  I venture out to water my garden and try to keep it from frying, but other than that, I have just been going out to do groceries and run errands.


I filmed this video way back in Februray but it has taken this long before I had a chance to edit it and get it up. I love creating these art journal pages with the Julie Nutting stamps. It is one of my very favorite crafting activiites. I wanted to create one that looked like my very favorite of the Disney Princesses: Cinderella. The video will show you how I did it.


I tend to work with paper scraps and bits and bobs from my crafting stash. I like using them on the art journal pages. Generally I keep things I love, but often they are not enough to create a whole card or scrapbook layout. These 6x8 pages with the paperdolls is the perfect way to use them up.



Video Tutorial:
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Supplies:

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Monday, July 2, 2018

Whimsy July Release | Giselle the Fairy

Happy Monday! We celebrated Canada Day yesterday and so I want to wish all my fellow Canadians a Happy Canada Day. It was extremely hot so we actually were on outside early morning and then the evening!


I wanted to share a card today made with the newly released Whimsy image: Gisele the Fairy. Another sweet image illustrated by Marina Fedatova. I absolutely love all her images.

I colored the image using Copic Markers. I will have them all listed at the end of this post. Then I fussy cut the image out so I could layer it over these pretty patterned papers that have been in my stash for ages. I realise that I rarely use patterned paper these days so this was a nice card style to re-visit!

I used the straight die from the Stitched Border Die Trio to add a little faux stitched detail to the top of the floral paper. I purposely chose a lighter, less fussy paper for the top portion of my card so that I could stamp this birthday greeting that I created using the Everday Scripted Sentiments set. This is a clear stamp set that has a variety of sentiments in different sizes so that you can mix and match them to create the perfect sentiment for your card. Finally, I tied some twine to the top of the card and scattered some It’s A Party Enamel Dots onto the card for some added interest and dimension.

SUPPLIES

Giselle the Fairy Rubber Stamp

*NEW Giselle the Fairy

Everday Scripted Sentiments

Everyday Scripted Sentiments

Stitched Border Die Trio

Stitched Border Die Trio

It’s A Party Enamel Dots

*NEW It's a Party Enamel Dots



Copic Markers Used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20

Hair: E40, YR31, YR12, E43

Dress: BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01

WIngs: RV00, RV02

Flower: Y11, YR31, YR12, G21


Thanks for stopping by! I will have another card using the new July release to share with you later this week! Don’t forget to come back and take a peek. You can subscribe to my blog my clicking the Bloglovin’ logo on my side bar so that you won’t miss any of my posts!

Have a great day!

Hugs Jeanette xo

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