Top Ten Winners Blog Hop

WOW……! What a Privilege!

Thanks everyone who voted for me. What a privileged it is, to be a part of ‘Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop’ with all the other great winners.

The theme for this hop is – Encouragement.

‘Wonderful Romance’

Wonderful Romance stamp set is part of the Floral Romance Suite on pages 10 & 11 of Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue. Wonderful Romance Bundle 150592 also includes the Wonderful Floral Framlits Dies.

I love the sentiments used in this stamp set, as they are romantic but still encouraging. “ You are the Best Thing I never knew I needed “.

It is so encouraging to be told “your the best and I need you”

This floral image is beautiful and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to colour it with the Stampin’ Up! watercolour pencils and Blender Pen.

How to…….

I stamped the image onto Shimmery White cardstock with Memento Ink. Then after colouring cut using the framlits from the bundle…No fussy cutting here!

Rich Razzleberry and Blushing Bride cardstock was used for the card base and mat. The sentiment was stamped in Rich Razzleberry onto a piece of Blushing Bride Cardstock then cut using the coordinating tag framelit

Adding a few elements from the coordinating paper – Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper 148586 and Floral Romance Seals 148789, along with the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon finishes this card.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you have enjoyed my Blog post today. Below is the list of the others taking part in this Blog Hop. Click on the link to see each one and remember…. leave a comment so we know you visited.

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Dear Doily

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

For the first time I am participating in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights and you get to VOTE for your favorite projects. The top ten winners will get to be part of an International Blog Hop….. so please VOTE for my project.

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The theme for the month of February is – Encouragement

For this card I used the Dear Doily Bundle 150616 from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue. The Dear Doily Stamps are one of the New Cling Stamps which ‘CLING’ to your acrylic block and they really do stick….. Make sure you check out the video on YouTube by Stampin’ Up! on the use and care of the ‘Cling’ stamps.

TIP: put a small piece of Washi Tape on one edge/ corner of the stamp to help peal it off the block or out of the case.

I have made a short video showing how I made this card….From a simple way of doing the watercolour wash on the card front, using 3 Re-Inkers and Glad-wrap – So Saffron, Mango Melody and Flirty Flamingo. The use of the Stamparatus for the stamping.of the sentiments and the flowers. The large Doily Builder Thinlit used without the out side edge to make a window in card front.

Video Link…..

Thanks for visiting my blog today…..

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No Line Water-Colouring

No Line Water-Colouring with Stampin’ Up!

Who has given this a go?

This is such a fun technique and one I have really enjoyed. Here is a card I recently made using ‘No Line Water-colouring’.

You should give it a go, its not as hard as it looks…see the video below.

 

 

 

 

Watercolour Flowers using Blended Seasons

Watercolour Flowers using Blended Seasons from Stampin’ Up!

I have played with watercolouring but never been overly happy with what I have done. But the simplicity of the Blended Season stamps (Colour Your Season) makes it so easy and after watching a Youtube video decided to give it ago again.This time I took my time not rushing for that instant finish, but doing it section by section and letting it dry before moving onto the next section. I think this is the key – taking your time, letting the water move the colour and allowing the work dry or settle.

I started with a piece of Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Paper and clear embossed the flower image from the stamp set. The embossing acts like a pool wall allowing the water to fill the area and as long as I didn’t over fill then it didn’t flood. I worked on one petal at a time and with my Aqua Painter covered the petal with clean water. Then picking up a small amount of ink from the ink pad lid I touched the petal at its base and let the water carry the colour around the petal. Cleaning my brush and adding extra water were needed but also keeping some areas white. Just going back and forth adding a little colour at a time on that one petal until I achieved the shading and depth of colour I wanted.

When I moved onto the next petal I missed one and did the next, so then the petal I was working on wasn’t next to one I had just finished. This allows the petal to dry and not getting one petal bleeding into another.

I did the same with the leaves by not working on two leaves next to each other and just going back adding small amounts of colour where needed.

At this point I let it dry before moving on.

I decided I needed to add some shading around the flowers and leaves, so again just working in small sections but this time blending all the sections together. Starting with a watered down ink just worked my way around the area, blending the edges out to nothing so as not to get any harsh lines. Then going back and slowly adding more colour where needed.

The ink pad colours I used where Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow and Gray Granite….

Only three colours, but the way the water pulls the colour out giving all theses different shades and just going back slowly adding more colour. As the paper drys you have stronger colour in those areas that there wasn’t as much water.

 I am so pleased with the way this has turned out and wanted to leave the flowers for all their glory and not cover with a large sentiment. So I found a “Happy Birthday” stamp from the Very Vintage Hostess Rewards Stamp set and embossed it in white embossing powder onto Basic Black cardstock. The water colour paper I doubled matted in in Mossy Meadow and Merry Merlot and attached to a Mossy Meadow Card base.

I’m looking forward to trying this again but maybe without the embossing and giving the “No- line or very light line” watercolouring ago…so stay tuned!

Colour Your Season” is only available to purchase for another 2 Days….so make sure you get yours now or it will be gone -FOREVER!

The watercolour Pencils are NOT part of the bundle..

 

Thank You for reading my Blog, if you have any questions then please contact me. Below I will have all the products used listed and linked back to my On-Line Shop at www.michelejutrisa.stampinup.net

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The count down is on!

The count down is on….the NEW Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue will be available on the 1st June in 3 days time.

Order your copy today by contacting me! (Australia Only)

A sneak peek to a New stamp set…

‘Enjoy Life’ is a fun photopolymer stamp set with lots of silhouette images and some great sentiments. This makes a good stamp set to use on projects for male or female, young or old.

On this card I created a ‘Brusho’ background on watercolour paper.

Using the Stamparatus I was able to stamp the images on the background, going back and re-stamping until the image and sentiment was fully covered.

This is a simple card to create and I am sure you will enjoy using the ‘Enjoy Life’ stamps as much as I do.

Petal Passion Suite by Stampin’ Up!

 Stampin’ Up! have excelled themselves with the Petal Passion Suite, all the products blend together beautifully.

The card I have made today shows three products from the Petal Passion Suite.

Petal Palette Stamp Set 145785

Petals & More Thinlits Dies 145655

Or purchase together as a bundle and save 10%..

Petal Palette Bundle 145974 (c) 145973 (w)

Petal Passion Designer Series Paper 145589

This card is similar to the one made the other day but with added elements from the petal Passion Suite.

The Petal Palette Stamp Set 145788 (c) 145785 (w) is made up of 15 rubber stamps. Seven being the beautiful imagery of plants, a bird and texture stamp, along with eight great sentiments.

The Petals & More Thinlits Dies 145655 is made up of 10 dies, 4 of which match and cut the stamped images. There is a banner Die to use with some of the sentiments and 5 dies which compliment the stamps. You can purchase the stamps and dies individually or as a bundle and save 10%. I would suggest purchasing the bundle because they are so beautiful together and I think you would regret one with out the other.

The Petal Passion designer Series Paper 14589 consists of 12 sheets (2 of each), handpainted watercolour designs in shades of black and white.

How to make this card..

Products used..

Petal Palette Bundle 145974

Rose Wonder Stamp Set 140697

Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (DSP) 145589 – cut at 12 x 8.2 cm

Whisper White Note card and Envelope 131527

So Saffron Cardstock 108611 – scrap approx 6 x 6 cm

Whisper White Cardstock – cut at 11.6 x 7.8 mm 106549

Vellum Cardstock 106584 – cut at 12 x 3 cm

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad 140931

Watercolour Pencils 141709 – Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzelberry, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Whisper White

Blender Pen 102845

*Note- the basics of this card is the same of similar to what I did on the last card (With Sympathy)

  • Stamp floral image onto Left-hand side of Whisper White Cardstock in Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad. We will be using the left over Whisper White Cardstock on the card so be careful to where you stamp the image.
  • Using the Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzelberry watercolour pencil colour in the flowers with the Rich Razzelberry around the edges. Blend with the Blender Pen, blending the two colours together and to get a water colour effect.
  • The leaves are coloured using a single colour Old Olive, place the colour at the base of the leaf and with the Blender Pen blend the colour out to the tips.
  • Stamp the bird image onto a scrap of So Saffron cardstock and colour using the Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point and Whisper White for highlights. Blend these together with the blender pen.
  • With the Thinlits cut out the flowers, making sure you take care with the Whisper White Cardstock. Also cut the bird image with the matching die.
  • Cut the lattice die in the vellum.
  • With the large branch/leaf stamp stamp image on the Whisper White cardstock
  • Attach the Whisper White to the DSP mat and attach to the card front.
  • Place snail on the back of the lattice and adhere to card front. Most of the snail is hidden under the flowers.
  • Place dimensionals on the back of flower element and offset (to show DSP coming through)
  • With snail adhere the bird sitting onto a branch.

Thank you for reading my Blog I hope you have enjoyed looking at my card. If you have any questions about the products I have used, please contact me.

 

 

Global Design Project 100 | CASE the Designer Celebration

WOW!

Can you believe it Global Design Project is up to their 100 Challenge…

Here’s a link to Global Design Project so you can have a look at some of the work by the design team.

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And this week we get to choose a card we want to CASE from one of the designers…..

This is such an exciting week…now who am I going to CASE….

I think I will CASE…Jessica Williams

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I love Jess’s work so this will be fun.

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I have Cased the simplicity of the layout, but I have used different colours and elements.

How to…….

I chose two of the new Stampin’ Up! In-Colours collection…Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist. Love these two colours together, so vibrant and full of life.

 These two colours have been used as a waterwash on Shimmery White Cardstock. Letting each colour dry a little before adding the next colour, letting them blend together but not so much that they become muddy.

When that has dried I added some splatter’s in both colours Then let this dry completely or hit with a heat gun.

I stamped one of the swirl images from Stampin’ Up! Swirly Bird and emboss with Copper Embossing Powder.

The Mat for the card front is not the full length of card and allows a hint of colour to peak around the two sides.

Matallic Thread in Copper was wrapped around the card front and tied in a bow.

The mat was mounted onto a Soft Suede card base with dimensionals.

Leaf and flower elements were cut from Vellum from the Stampin’ Up! Flourish Thinlits and glue under the bow.

A very simple banner with Happy Birthday from Stampin’ Up! stamp set “That’s the Tag” (now discontinued) stamped in the Berry Burst and attached with dimensionals.

Hope you have enjoyed my take on Jessica’s card.

If you have any questions please contact me. Below I have added a link to all the products I have used, click on the image and it will take you to my store.

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Global Design Project 088 | Case the Designer

Welcome to Butterflys and Bows and to the Global Design Challenge #088

This week we are casing the Shawn de Oliveira.

GDP088_ShawnShawn has used the “Rose Garden Thinlits” in creating his  beautiful card and the sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set “Rose Wonder”

For my take on Shawn’s card I have used the Rose Wonder stamp set and used Stampin’ Up! Water colour pencils to colour the rose.

I had so much fun making this card …I made two of them.

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The image was stamped onto Shimmery White card stock with the Archival Black Ink…make sure you leave this to dry or heat set with the heat gun before colouring.

The watercolour pencils are so soft and easy to use with the Blender pen….

The Yellow Rose I used the Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo pencils to colour the rose and Old Olive with a little Early Espresso for the leaves.

For the pink rose i used Melon mambo and added highlights with Rich Razzleberry, leaving some white areas. The leaves were also done with Old Olive and early Espesso but I also added a little Real Red into the leaves.

It is so relaxing sitting by the heater last night colouring, what a great way to release the days stresses.

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Sending Smiles Across the Miles

Welcome to Butterflys and Bows!

Today I have been playing with a card idea….

Using “Lift Me Up” Stamp set and some watercolouring.

 

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  • For this card I stamped the Balloons onto a circle of watercolour paper with VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder.
  • I sprayed the watercolour paper with water and then using an Aqua Painter, I painted the back ground with Soft Sky, Pool Party.
  • The large Balloon I used Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral
  • Smaller Balloon is in Sweet Sugar Plum.
  • Added more water to background and added more colour with Smoky Slate and Dapper Denim
  • Then while the background was still wet I added large salt crystals.

“Lift Me Up” can be found in the Occasions Catalogue.

This Stamp Set can also be purchased as part of a Bundle with the Up and Away Thinlits Dies with a 10% discount

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Watercolour Flowers – Colour INKspiration Challenge #CI03

Welcome to my Blog

Thanks for joining me again today, hope you will enjoy my card.

The card I have for you today is a card I have entered into the 3rd Colour INKspiration Challenge #CI03 and this fortnight it is a beach theme.

16508773_10207375924871262_6247849161172652504_nThese colours are so beautiful together,…..can’t you hear the waves crashing on the beach.

For this Card I used a watercolour technique called “Smooching”.

Earlier in the week I did another card with a very simlar technique where I put colour onto an Acrylic block sprayed with water and then placed water colourpaper over the top and pressed down.

The paper was larger than the block so I got a boarder around it. As you can see in the photo below.

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This time it was done a little differently…

To colour my background I had a piece of Window sheet larger than the watercolour paper.

I added colour with the Stampin’ Write markers to the window sheet and spritzed with water, until the water and ink beaded.

Then very carefully and quickly flip over and place onto of the watercolour paper.

Rub the window sheet moving the colour around a little.

I did a practice run on a scrap of watercolour paper to make sure the colours mixed well…you don’t want to end up with “MUD”.

You can’t really see but I used Peakaboo Peach at the bottom and Marina Mist at the top.

Once dry I layered stamps from different stamp sets on top.

In Soft Sky I stamped the ink splatter from Awesomely Artistic..as the Marina Mist has been watered down with the water colouring the Soft Sky shows up.

I had one idea in mind when I started but have ended up with something very different.

This is where my ideas changed ….at this point I decided to add some flowers and I wanted a watercolour look to them.

I used the Penned and painted Stamp set for the flowers. This is a 3 step stamp set but I didn’t used the outline stamps. I wanted a soft watercolour feel.

I inked up the first stamp and stamped off before stamping the first part of my flower and then inked the second part in full strength  I did this with all the flowers and leaves.

Once that was all completed the edges were sponged in the Soft Sky and then in Marina Mist.

The Birthday Sentiment was taken from Balloon Adventures from the Occasions catalogue and Stamped in Soft Suede. the framelit was from the Rose Garden Thinlits and sponged around the edges in soft Sky and marina Mist. With a bit of Bakers Twine wrapped around and the sentiment sitting on top held up with Dimensionals.

The card is in Marina Mist with matting in Peakaboo Peach and Whisper White.

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This was a fun card to make and I didn’t have to be a watercolour artist…

Stampin’ Up! did for me.

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