Dragonfly Garden

This card I created a watercolour back ground using a smooching technique and an acrylic block and stamped flowers from the Dragonfly Garden Stamps.

Using Fluid 100 Water Colour Paper by Stampin’ Up! and two stamp pads – Tahitian Tide & Parakeet Party.

TIPS: The flower and sentiment was stamped with Memento Black Ink. Memento is a water based ink so I had to make sure that the watercolour back ground was very dry before stamping. If you were to do the watercolouring after the stamping the black would bleed. You should use Stazon whenever you are doing watercolour on top of an image.

Watercolour background using 'Smooching Technique with an acrylic block and Dragonfly Garden Stamping.

I used the same technique a couple of weeks back on ‘Live with Michele’ You can watch the video HERE on YouTube. In this video I used 3 colours and a smaller block..With this card I used ‘E’ size block

World Watercolour Month

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Dragonfly Garden Cling Stamp Set
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Clear Block E
Tahitian Tide Classic Stampin' Pad
Parakeet Party Classic Stampin' Pad
Tahitian Tide A4 Cardstock
Basic Black A4 Card Stock
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

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Beautiful Shapes Facebook Live Friday

Beautiful Shapes….I just love these hexagons, for the past week or two I have been working on an English Paper Piecing quilt using hexagons. Using up lots of little scrapes of fabric left over from face masks I was making over the last couple of years.

Whenever I do a watercolour card I usually have practice pieces or pieces I wasn’t happy with. Instead of throwing them away you could cut then up using dies…leaves, flowers or hexagons and use to create other interesting projects.

So for my ‘Live’ this week I created hexagons using the Beautiful Shapes Dies

A card made using left over watercolour pieces cut into hexigons using the Beautiful Shape Dies by Stampin' Up!

The sentiment is from the Happiness Abounds Stamp set and the dies I used to cut it out is from the Stylish Shapes Dies. I sat the sentiment on top of a vellum circle as it got lost a little with the background DSP- Perfectly Penciled and coloured Hexagons.

Below is my quilt…it’s now twice the size…great while watching TV.

YouTube Video

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Happiness Abounds

Today we rolled the dice….Brights, Standard card, Masking, Pearls, Sentiment- For You.

Using the Stampin’ Up! Happiness Abounds Bundle I created this water colour group of roses. The grouping was created by masking off one flower when stamping the next. In the video below I show how this is done starting with the rose in the foreground and working to the background.

The colours from the Brights collection are Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Mango Melody.

The sentiment was from the Color and Contour Stamps was stamped in Versa Mark onto Basic Black Card Stock and heat embossed with white Embossing Powder.

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Basic Black: 10.5 x 29.9cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Mat Poppy Parade: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Front Panel Shimmery White: 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Insert Basic White: 10 x 14.4cm

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Waves of Inspiration

My Live this week I used the Waves of Inspiration from the NEW 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. This was so much fun to make…who doesn’t like to make a mess sometimes…Me!

This card uses the Emboss Resist Technique with a water colour wash to create the background. Prior to making this card i played with a few ideas on how to colour my watercolour paper and in the end came up with the best result. Some of my play pieces I have shown in the video.

You could use Shimmery White cardstock instead of the watercolour Fluid 100 but you may get a slightly different result. Anyway every time you make this card you will get different effects.

I did forget to stamp the birds on my Live and did them later, they were stamped in the Starry Sky Ink.

Waves of Inspiration by Stampin' Up!

This weeks Live I show how to make this card using the Hues of Happiness…

Measurements
  • Card Base- Thick Basic White 14.9 x 21cm, score at 10.5cm
  • Card Front- Starry Sky 9 x 13.5cm
  • Card Front – Fluid 100 Watercolour paper 8.5 x 13cm
  • Sentiment and Pelican- Basic White Reg Cardstock 6 x 10cm

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In the Moment

Do you like the look of water colours and haven’t given it a try…..Over the last few days I have been enjoying playing around with some water colouring and I thought I would share with you on some of the things I have learnt. The image I am using is from the In the Moment Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!®.

On my Facebook Live I show how I coloured one of the images from this set and how simple it can be. Below you will find the video and some tips, I hope you will find helpful.

In the Moment Stamp set by Stampin' Up! Watercoloured

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Misty Moonlight: 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9cm
  • Card Mat Pattern Party Designer Series Paper: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Front Strip Melon Mambo: 5 x 10cm
  • Water colour Panel Shimmery White: 10.5 x 14.9cm
  • Card Insert Shimmery White: 10.5 x 14.9cm
https://youtu.be/1yDAKCTR11E

Tips

  • Use the right product for the project – Water colouring you need a paper that will with stand the water. Stampin’ Up! have two cardstocks for this Shimmery White and Fluid 100 water Colour Paper. It is also important to use the correct ink to stamp your image and that is Stazon Ink.
  • I have used lots of colours, you don’t need to. Start by using only 2 or 3 colours. By starting with a light colour you can build up the depth of colour by adding layers. Just let each layer dry dry a little before adding more.
  • I like to work on the side of my brush and use the tip for detail. When doing calligraphy you learn to push down on the nib to give broader strokes and lift to get finer strokes. It’s the same here..I work on the side of my brush and gently pushing down will give me that broader brush stroke, remember to keep it very gentle.
  • There are 3 brushes in the Water Painters…I like to use the finer one…work out which one works best for the job your doing.
  • Leave some white space, you don’t need to cover the complete image. If my brush has missed a spot then I leave it, white space is good.
  • Have a piece of paper towel handy – to clean your brush but to also blot out areas where you may have to much water or to remove colour

Here’s an Important Tip…..

  • LET IT DRY BEFORE MOVING ON …Allow your work to dry before adding another layer of colour…this has been my biggest hurdle as I like to get things done quickly. Slow down and allow your work to dry. Use a heat gun but be aware that it can warp your cardstock.
  • Try not to work on two areas next to each other. Ink will flow where there is water, so two wet areas next to each other colour from one will flow into the other. Example jeans and dog – if both areas are wet the blue can bleed into the brown of the dog.
  • Don’t worry if your work goes out side the lines a little. Water colour is about the flow of the colour and the softness
  • PRACTICE….practice. Play with it, have fun with it…You will find your own flow.
In the Moment Stamp Set By Stampin' Up!, also showing the inside panel of the card with a water wash under the sentiment.

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Facebook Live Friday – Heart of Home Suite

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Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Misty Moonlight: 10.5 x 29.9cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Mat basic White: 10 x 14.4cm
  • DSP: 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Card Insert Basic White: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Sentiment Strip: Shimmery White: 1 x 10.5cm
  • Stamped image Shimmery White: 7 x 10.5cm
  • Leaves Pear Pizzazz – scrap

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Facebook Live Friday – Harvest Meadow

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

This week I did a bit of water colouring using the Harvest Meadow from the July- December Mini Catalogue. I love doing water colouring as I find it very relaxing.

I used a lot of colours in flowers & Stems to achieve depth in colour and texture.

I am sorry that in my video where I was putting the card together the camera was slipping in the holder so some of it is off screen but I think you can still get the idea of what I was doing…that’s a live for you anything can happen.

Harvest Meadow by Stampin' Up! July- December Mini Catalogue 2021

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Crumb Cake – 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9cm
  • Card Mat Blackberry Bliss – 9.5 x 13.9cm
  • Card Front DSP- 9.2 x 13.6cm
  • Circle Cork Specialty Paper – 9 x 9cm, 2nd largest circle die
  • Sentiments Scraps of Blackberry Bliss and Crumb Cake
  • Card Inset Very Vanilla – 10 x 14.4cm

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Artistic Dies- Fridays Facebook Live

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

This is the card I created in yesterdays Facebook live….This was so much fun, I love watercolouring like this as it’s very relaxing for me. The colours look great so vibrant against the black and white.

Stampin’ Up! shared this technique on Instagram done by one of the Concept Artists. They have wonderful short videos showing some great ideas that can easily be deprecated.

Below I have added measurements used to make the card, so you can follow the video and create this card also. I hope you will enjoy this as much as I did…let me know how you go.

Artistic Dies by Stampin' Up!

How to make this card..

Measurements Used-

  • Card Base Basic White Thick- 10.5 x 29.9cm
  • Card Mat Poppy Parade- 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front Pattern Party- 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Vellum – 10 x 13cm
  • Fluid 100 Watercolour – 1 sheet
  • Sentiment 2 x 16cm, trimmed down to .8 x 14.1cm after stamping
Artistic Dies by Stampin' Up!

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Butterfly Brilliance – Watercolour

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My card today I have used the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle by Stampin’ Up! ® to create my card. Each of the butterflies carefully coloured using Stampin’ Up! Classic Stampin’ ink Refill with Gold splater highlighting the central butterfly.

Butterfly Brilliance Bundle by Stampin' Up!. Watercoloured on Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper

How to make this card…

Products Used (products link to On-Line store at the end of blog post)-

  • Butterfly Brilliance Bundle
  • Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper
  • Basic White Cardstock
  • Basic Black Cardstock
  • Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder
  • Gilded Leafing
  • Reinkers – Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso.
  • WaterPainters
  • Stamparatus
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Multi-pupose Glue
  • Dimensionals

Card Measurements

  • Card Base Basic White – 10.5 x 29.9cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Card Mat Basic Black – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front Basic White – 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Card Insert Basic White – 10 x 14.4cm

Instructions –

  • Cut all required cardstock, score and fold card base
  • Run Basic White card front through Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Adhere the Basic White card front to the Basic Black card mat using Multi-purpose Glue or Stampin’ Seal.
  • Adhere matted card front to the Basic White card base using Multi-purpose Glue or Stampin’ Seal.
  • Stamp the Butterfly images onto Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper using Stazon Black ink Pad. Stazon is a Acid Free, permanent ink for stamping images to watercolour. Stazon can also be used for non-porus surfaces like Window sheets. To make the stamping of the butterflies easy and to make sure to get a clear image I used the Stamparatus, reinking and stamping a couple of times. I added the silicon sheet under the watercolour paper to get a little extra height and help get a good ink coverage.
  • Once the Stazon ink has dried you can start water colouring using the Water Painter and reinkers.
  • Water colour the butterflies
    • Work on one butterfly at a time
    • give the butterfly a light wash of water over the top before adding colour.
    • Add light layers of colour building up to the colour you want.
    • Start with the lightest colour and add darker colour as highlights.
    • Let each colour dry slightly before adding more or another colour
    • Let butterflies dry completely.
  • On a plate mix a small amount of multi-purpose glue and water to get a slightly runny consistency. Using a old paint brush lightly splatter the watered down glue onto the large butterfly. Let the glue dry until tacky. Add Gilded Leaf to the tacky glue and rub away the excess with a soft brush.
  • Die cut the butterflies using the coordinating die from the bundle.
  • Add dimensionals to the back of the butterflies down the length of body and attach to the card front
  • Add insert to the inside of the card.
Butterfly Brilliance Bundle by Stampin' Up!. Watercoloured on Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper

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Monthly Team Blog Hop September 2020 – All Things Fabulous

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All Things Fabulous

My card today features Stampin’ Up!  All Things Fabulous Bundle 154112…..I love how this card turned out…What do you think?

I love the stark contrast between the Basic Black  and the other colours, the black just makes everything ‘POP’. 

All Things Fabulous is a ‘Two Step’ stamp, I have used this Bundle previously to see the post Click …HERE. 

For this card I stamped the images onto the Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper 149612 and only used Magenta Madness Stampin’ Pad 153117  for the flower and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Pad 147095 for the leaves. By using the watercolour paper I was able to give the flower and leaves a watercolour look using the Water Painter 151298.

How did I do this….

The flowers have 3 parts, I used – 1A- the larger petals, 1B – medium size inner highlights and 1C – the smaller inner highlights.

  • Ink up 1A with Magenta Madness – stamp off twice onto a piece of scrap paper, giving you the lightest shade. Then stamp onto the watercolour paper.
  • Ink up 1B with Magenta Madness –  stamp off once and the line up over the previously stamped image and stamp.
  • Ink up 1C with Magenta Madness – NO STAMPING OFF..line up image again and stamp.

This will give you a flower all in the same colour but with different shades.

  • Then using a fine tipped Water Painter, filed with water. Go over the flower image allowing the colours to blend and bleed a little around the edges for that water colour look. I ever so slightly took the colour out a little around the edges as I didn’t want a white boarder around the images.
  • The leaves are just one stamp and I just stamped then went over with the Water Brush as above.

Have you tried the NEW Stampin’ Up! ® Cut and Emboss Machine149653……

  • WOW, it’s amazing. The lace die cut just cut out so smoothly and the finish on it is stunning. This machine is so worth the investment of $209..Before cutting the Whisper White Cardstock I added a Adhesive Sheet 152334, this makes adding it to your card so simple.
  • The Basic Black mat I used the Subtles 3D Embossing Folder 151775 to give the card front some texture rather than a flat black surface.
  • Sentiment was stamped using Momento Tuxedo Black onto Whisper White Cardstock.

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