Tuesday, June 29, 2021

STAMPlorations 8th birthday celebration Day 2

 It is STAMPlorations' 8th Birthday Celebration. Today is DAY 2 of the celebration. 

All the designers featured today will be showing you:
Which includes: 

Blossom Sprays #5

See the Good

Design Blox #6

Art Border Die #2

I used Blossom Sprays #5 on kraft and watercolored it. I wrote a handwritten sentiment. This is going to my friend who lost her husband recently.

Recently I joined a weight loss group. I thought it would be fun to use the Blossom Sprays #5 to make encouragement cards. This is how they looked but then I thought they needed just a little something more.... Butterflies. 

So I added little wooden butterfly buttons to the cards. They were a big hit. Everyone loved them. 

I have been making a lot of postcards lately because they are cheaper to mail.  I made this one using the Blossoms Spray #5 but I also used the border die from the bundle. But I used it in a non traditional way. I put a piece of cardstock over it and used the side of a colored pencil to make an etching. I trimmed it down to make a border on my postcard. 

My grandson Noah and I have been telling eachother puns to make the other one smile. I thought he would like this one. I used the design blox #6. I traced it and watercolored orange and blue. I then used colored pencils to doodle over the orange areas.  I then hand wrote the pun. I have decided against sending this to him because when I told him the pun over the phone he got upset and didn't like that it was making fun of his name.   My dad said that 1/2 of puns are PU. I guess he was correct.  

- one (1) winner of a $75 prize code randomly drawn from current store mailing list subscribers
- one (1) winner of a $25 prize code randomly drawn from comments left on the birthday hop posts (STAMP blog and designers' blogs)
- one (1) winner of her choice of birthday bundle randomly drawn from the birthday linky
- several surprise prizes in the form of prize codes and products

Event ends July 8. Winners announced on July 10.


Sunday, June 27, 2021

4th of July post card - Patriotic water color tutorial

Fourth of July patriotic water color card tutorial

I started with my card front  5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. 

I sketched out a box in the top left hand corner that was 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches

Using a red water color paint, I painted 4 stripes leaving 3 white in between. They are about 1/4 inch wide.

I then skipped about 1/4 inch then did three more red lines. I then used some little tree stamps and stamped them at the bottom. Making sure that some of the trees covered the bottom of the "flag"

I then used some blue water color paint to paint the left hand corner.

I then splattered the "flag" with red and blue water color paint.  

I then took black paint and painted over the trees and the bottom to make the trees look like silhouettes. 

I made it mixed media by splattering white acrylic paint for the stars and I took red colored pencils and doodled on the red lines. 

I finished it off by doodling with a white gel pen. 


I was inspired by post on Pinterest HERE.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge Reminder Post June

 It is not too late to join the STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. 

My faith art was made with a print I made using ARTplorations BOLD FLORALS MINI Stencil

I also used CUTplorations PERCHED BIRD DIE  but after I die cut the bird out, I cut the branch off so there was more room to journal the verse. 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge June

 Welcome to the JUNE STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. 

  • You can link up a maximum of 3 projects -- any type of project is welcome as long as a stencil is used -- but each project must be in its own blog post.
  • Use of stencil (any brand) is a requirement.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK 
  • No sneak peek project entries; full project photo must be displayed on blog post in order to qualify for the prizes.
  • To qualify for the prize, you must display challenge graphic and have a text link to the challenge post (blogs only)

In my bible. I used a print made with my gel press and Bloomdala Bliss # 9 mask

I loved how the colors looked on this print. I hand lettered the scripture.