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

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Scratchy Plaid Thank You Card

Happy Thursday Today I want to share a simple thank you card with you. I have combined a variety of Whimsy Stamp products, both old and new to create this card!  You could easily switch out the ink colors and use another word die (Whimsy has so many lovely ones) to create a completely different card for a different occasion!

The starting off point for this card was the awesome new Scratchy Plaid Background Stamp.  To create this look, I used two different ink colors.  I first lined up my card-stock panel onto my Misti Platform, being careful to line the edges up with the lines on the Misti.  Then I laid the stamp over top and  lowered the lid to my Misti which picked up the stamp.  I inked it with light orange and then lowered the lid to stamp the paper. Now, this is the important bit.  Do no remove the stamp from the lid.  Simply wipe it down to remove the residual ink.  What you will move is the card-stock.  I moved it over to the next line up and the next line to the right on the Misti. I then inked up my stamp with some red ink and lowered the lid to stamp the second set of lines.

To complete the card. I adhered my inked panel onto a card-base and cut out some vellum using one of the dies that come in the Envelope Edger Die Set.  It adds interest without detracting from the fun plaid background.  I used the Thanks Word and Shadow Die Set to create the sentiment.  Using the gold foil paper added a little touch of elegance to the card and I also added a strip of the gold foil paper to the top of the card.  This helped hide the adhesive that I used to add the vellum to the card. The final step was to add a few coordinating  Summer Breeze Enamel Dots.

*NEW Scratchy Plaid Background Rubber Cling Stamp

Envelope Edger Die Set

Thanks Word and Shadow Die Set

*NEW Summer Breeze Enamel Dots

Thanks for joining me and have a lovely rest of the weekend!
Hugs Jeanette xxo

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Heart Remembers–No Line Coloration

Happy Wednesday and Happy May! I sure hope it feels like May weather where you are, because here, not so much.  We actually had a frost advisory last night! However, I am keeping myself distracted by spending some lovely time in my craft studio working on the new May Release from Whimsy Stamps.  Here is my first card!

I love this new Best Buddies Clear Stamp Set and for some reason, I was brought back to my old readers from school and the way they were illustrated.  For that reason, I went with a no-line coloration using my Polychromos pencils and blending them with gamsol.  I wanted a simple and vintage look for this card.  I created a panel using last month’s release: the Pretty Pastels 6x6 paper pack and made my image the focal point by cutting it our and framing it using the Pierced and Stitched CIrcle Dies.

I heat embossing the sentiment onto vellum using Wow Blue Topaz and then cut it out using the Quick Strips Die Set. It was a little hard to see the sentiment, so I cut another tag with some white cardstock and added to the back of the vellum and that made the sentiment pop.  The final addition was to add some Summer Breeze Enamel Dots. I use these on a lot of my simple cards because they add just a little something to the card to make it more interesting but they in no way detract from the focus of the card.

Polychromos Used:

White 9201-101

Ultramarine 9201-120

Turquoise 9201-154

Light Green 9201-168

Light Fkesh 9201-152

Cinnamon 9201-189

Raw Umber 9201-180

Burnt Sienna 9201-283

Walnut Brwon 9201-177

Black 9201-199

Warm Grey 9201-233

Pale Geranium 9201-121

Best Buddies Clear Stamp Set

*NEW Best Buddies Clear Stamps

*NEW Pierced and Stitched Circles Die Set

Quick Strips Die Set

Quick Strips Die Set

Summer Breeze Enamel Dots

*NEW Summer Breeze Enamel Dots

Pretty Pastels 6x6 paper pack

*NEW 6x6 Paper Pack - Pretty Pastels

Thanks for swinging by this lovely May morning and I will catch you soon with another card from this new release!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Friday, April 26, 2019

It’s the Little Things

Happy Friday! I hope that you all had a good week and that the weekend will bring you some relaxation and some time for you to get a little crafty! Today I wanted to share another card featuring some very sweet little bunnies from the Bunny Buddies Clear stamp set combined with the flowers from the Enjoy the Little Things Clear Stamp Set . They were brought together by the magic of some masking!  I envisioned these bunnies in a field of vibrant flowers with a sweet blue sky as the background.  This is pretty much exactly what I had imagined! I love when that happens!

I pulled out my dear old Twinkling H20s to do most of the coloration.  They are so lovely to work with and the colors are so vibrant and shimmery. It is hard to capture what they look like in real life.  I have had mine for a good long time and they are still in perfect condition and I need to work with them more.  The colortation took some time to accomplish but I thoroughly enjoyed every therapeutic moment of it.  The only things that I did not use the H20s  for were the two bunnies and the pot.  For those I used Distress Reinkers (linked below).  Twinking H20s are from the LuminArte brand.  I have found one place that sells them. They are worth looking for!

I created a frame for my image using the Shaker Maker Rectangle Die Set.  I ended up cutting the side part of the flowers on either side so that they would sit on top of the frame rather than be hidden underneath. I really think it looks quite good like that! The sentiment comes with the Enjoy the Little Things Clear Stamp Set and was embossed with Wow embossing powder (linked below) that perfectly matched my flowers.  It was cut out using the Quick Strips Die Set.  I added two small Summer Breeze Enamel Dots to give it a more polished look and then, my card was done!

Bunny Buddies Clear stamp set

*NEW Bunny Buddies Clear Stamps

Shaker Maker Rectangle Die Set

Shaker Maker Rectangle Die Set

Quick Strips Die Set

Quick Strips Die Set

Enjoy the Little Things Clear Stamp Set

*NEW Enjoy the Little Things Clear Stamps

Summer Breeze Enamel Dots

*NEW Summer Breeze Enamel Dots

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Friday, April 19, 2019

With You is My Favorite Place

Happy Easter long weekend everyone.  I hope that you all have a very lovely and restful time! I thought that these cute bunnies should make an appearance on my blog today! First of all: Bunnies and secondly: we are in the midst of a very, very rainy period of time.

I love this new Bunny Buddies Clear stamp set.  WIth two central images, accessorry stamps and sentiments, you can create a variery of different cards to suit your needs.  I used the new Wavy Stitched Squares Die Set to create a shaped card.  It is quite sweet.  Everything was watercolored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to give it a soft, vintage feel.

*NEW Bunny Buddies Clear Stamps

Wavy Stitched Squares Die Set

*NEW Wavy Stitched Squares Die Set

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend

Jeanette xo

Friday, April 12, 2019

Whimsy Stamps and Wow Embossing Blog Hop

Happy Friday and Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps and Wow Embossing Blog Hop! I am so happy to be part of this awesome hop! I have two cards to share with you, so let’s get right to it!

This first card features the intricate Butterfly Background Rubber Stamp paired with on of the stamps in the You’re Too Kind Clear Stamp Set.  They were the perfect choice for pairing with Wow embossing powders.  I created an ombre effect on both the image and the sentiment by using three shades of embossing powders: Primary Bluetiful WH19R,  Primary Blue Topaz WH14R, and Metalline First Frost WG05R.

My second card was very simply done with just one embossing powder but it is a pretty nifty one!  White Puff WP01 puffs up when you heat it and so it was perfect for using with the Cloud Animals Clear Stamp Set.

Whimsy Supplies:
Wow Embossing Powders:

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PRIZES - No Blog hop is complete without a prize!
WOW! Embossing Powders has 6 powders of your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store your powders safely in.
Whimsy Stamps is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their store.

The Winners will be chosen at random in the week of the of 22nd April from the comments left on ALL THE POSTS.
To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on each blog post to have a chance at getting your hands on the prize. This hop is open internationally.

You Are Here Jeanette Comerford 
Your Next Stop is  Bev Rochester

Thanks for hopping and don’t forget to comment for your chance to win!
Hugs Jeanette xxo


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