Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Watercolor for cardmakers online card class...

Hello and welcome.
Nothing like a last minute dive into an online card class! I've wanted to participate but with a job changeover coming this week it's left me little "fun" time! I didn't even have time to make them into cards yet!

I only got to play with two pieces of watercolor mediums. The first is the traditional watercolors background that I made into a night sky scene with glittery birch trees in the front...

The second is the butterfly with distress inks that I used the Wink of Stella pen to spread the ink with. I wish I'd had more time but this was even late night/early morning accomplishments!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless your day! (I'll add the supplies info when I have more time!)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

"You're Out of This World" Card and Giveaway Winner!

"You're out of this World!" 

Hello and welcome back!

I have returned from a visit down south! That time really flew by and I have to return to work tomorrow but had a little time to play today! I got this stamp set from a blog hop I won a $75 gift certificate to Papertrey Ink! It's the "Boy Basics: Out of this World" set and I got it to make cards for my 6 year old grandson, Logan, who I saw on this trip south! I miss that boy so much!

I started off just playing with a set of Prang watercolors I found at a thrift store for 50 cents! It says "professional" watercolors but I just wanted something to play with! I used Strathmore 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper and wet it down really well then added blue and purple... just two colors... and started adding more water in areas and taking it away in other areas! When I got it how I wanted it I dried it with a heat gun.

Then I used Julie Ebersole's method of spattering Ranger Pearl acrylic paint dabber by putting some on an acrylic block, adding water until fluid and flicking it over the watercolor piece with a paintbrush. I think I got carried away but I had a lot on my block and ended up spattering a few pieces so I wouldn't waste the paint! Afterwards I sprayed it with some Perfect Pearls (in the Perfect Pearl color) to add some shimmer to the whole background piece because Perfect Pearls looks so good on dark colors!

Then I used some Versamark ink to stamp the rocket, flame, moon, stars and sentiment from the stamp set. I covered them in Hero Arts white embossing powder (I'm in LOVE with this white embossing powder!) and heat set it with my heat gun. I wanted the moon filled in (it's originally an outline) so I used my Versamark pen to fill it in and added the embossing powder to it as well.

I wanted to add a sequin or something else to this but still keep it boyish looking. So I had some large clear sequins, small silver sequins and silver Stickles! I put the clear sequin upside down over the rocket "porthole" to be a window, glued the silver sequin on top of that and filled it with silver Stickles! Just enough bling for a boy!

I trimmed down the panel a little and when I went to put it on the Neenah 110 lb Solar White card base realized it was a little too small. So instead of trimming the card base I added the two slivers of paper I had cut off to the right side and that gave it some interest on the front! I added white foam to the back of all three front pieces for added dimension and the card was finished! Viola!

So now onto the Hero Arts Real Leaves giveaway winner is...... out of all the entries Random.org choose #11 as the winning number and that is...........


Congratulations Teresa! I've emailed you for your address!




Thanks for sticking with me for this long post! God bless your day!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Boy Basics: Out of this World"
Paper: Strathmore watercolor 140 lb cold press; Neenah Solar White
Ink: Versamark
Other: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Prang watercolors, Ranger Pearl acrylic paint dabber, MISTI, Perfect Pearls, sequins, Ranger silver Stickles, Ranger Multi Matte Medium
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Favorite Technique (watercolor, heat embossing)
Tuesday Throwdown: #262 For a Child
Shopping Our Stash: #219 Outta this World
Sweet Stamps Blog: Anything Goes
Cardz for Guyz Challenge Blog: Embossing

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Today is the last day to enter the giveaway!

Me, my daughter, Hannah, sister, Debbie and brother in law, Hector, outside Hotel Del Coronado on Coronado Island, in California.

Hello and welcome!

I just wanted to remind you that today is the last day to enter THIS GIVEAWAY for the Hero Arts leaves stamp set! I'm heading back to Alaska from California after seeing family and will pick a winner tomorrow! Just follow the instructions on that giveaway post and be entered in!

I can't wait to get back to card making after getting home too!

Have a blessed day!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Another Balloon card... don't forget the Hero Arts GIVEAWAY!

Hello and welcome...

I'm not home right now but scheduled this blog post to go up to remind you to enter the Hero Arts "Real Leaf" stamp giveaway I posted about HERE... It ends September 15th at midnight Alaska time!

Here's the other balloon card I did that I described the process in the post with the giveaway. I still used the Winnie and Walter stamp set for the confetti but used the small dots instead of the open circles like the last card. I also used a different greeting from an unknown to me company! (When I unmounted the stamp I neglected to keep the info that came on the block!) I may have added a few too much confetti on this card! I used the Colorbox primary pigment in for this confetti and the Kaleidacolor calypso ink for the sentiment! Which do you like better... the cleaner version or with confetti?

Don't forget to check out the giveaway on the previous post!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless your day...
Stamps: My Favorite Things "Heart Balloons" strings
Ink: Ranger distress ink, Kaleidacolor Calypso, Colorbox Primary, Versafine black
Paper: Gina K Designs heavy weight 120 lb
Dies: My Favorite Things "Party Balloons"
Tools/Misc.: MISTI, Perfect Pearls, black glitter pen