Thursday, May 5, 2016

Prima Watercolor Paper!

Hello friends!
 Since watercolors are still so popular, do you know that Prima Flowers has many watercolor products (see here)?
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 One of them is a 6-6 Paintables. I think these make such great additions to your paper-crafting supplies. You can paint any colors you want on the printed and embossed images. It's a great way to try out your watercolors! I am sharing a card that I made with one of the painted background.

I really like one of the pages that I watercolored and decided to use it as the backdrop for my design.
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The text and colors are not my usual style, but they sure challenge me to think a little differently. In order to let the sentiment stand out, I embossed the sentiment half in gold. I also added doily, strings and Prima paper flowers to complete the design! If you find water-colring a little intimidating, these watercolor pads are your best bet.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #367


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Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for the  Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)

This week the challenge is...

Stencil It

 We are using Stencil Girl products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some, we love to see them used :-) 

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For my project, I am using WoodCut Roses

This stencil is certainly worth every penny! I had great fun playing with it in so many different ways.  

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With stencils, it provides the perfect chance to practice ink-blending. The Distress Inks blended so perfectly.  I had used Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn.

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The key is to plan out your design ahead! Also, do make sure you cover up the area with Washi Tape when you apply each section. And keep your fingers clean, so it will not smear the images by accident  :)

If you like to see my previous projects on using this stencil, just click on the photos.
( sorry if this stencil is still out of stock--boo!)

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As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
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So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog . If you haven't subscribed by email, you may want to do so you don't miss out.
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/
You have until Wed. 8am Eastern Time to join in :-)
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
I hope you check out the DT's work!  I can't wait to see what you create!!
Thanks for stopping by!  
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Watercolored Shaker Card

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Hello friends!
You've got to love a shaker card, right?
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And if you can add some Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors
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 magic will happen, I tell ya!

I sharing one cute card with May Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp.
 You can get your regular monthly subscription here.
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These super cute and smiley images are begging for a shaker card, in my opinion.
You do not need to be an expert on watercoloring to create a card like this.
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This card looks complicated? Please do not let it fool you!
(if Virginia can do it, so CAN YOU!).

1. make a watercolor background: I white-emboss the images and used Kuretake watercolors to color the entire design. It was so soothing to color your own watercolor page (no fancy coloring book needed).
2. make die cut frame: layer two Stitched Rectangles die and make the die cut. Save the frame.
3. cut/trim a piece of the acetate and adhere it with Multi Medium Glue
4. apply craft foam, pop dots all around the frame edges 
5. make sure all the cut pieces fit nicely
6. add assorted sequins and adhere the frame to the watercolor paper, assemble
Ding---> Take any of your circles, oval, rectangles die and make a FRAME. You can totally apply this idea to create a simple shaker card!
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I hope this helps you to get some creative juices flowing...
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