Monday, October 16, 2017

Watercolor Leaves for So Suzy Stamps

I'm up on the So Suzy Stamps blog today, sharing this watercolor, no-line coloring Thanksgiving Card.  If you popped in for the tutorial, you're in the right place.



You will need:

-watercolor paper
-Ranger Ink distress oxides and distress ink
-white cardstock, trimmed and scored to 4.x 6 inch card
-stamp positioner
-very light (beige) dye ink (So Suzy Stamps Egyptian Sand from 
Coastal Breeze Ink Bites collection)  
-black dye ink
-foam squares
-adhesive runner
-craft heat tool
-white acrylic paint *optional
-sequins
- clear liquid glue
-water mister bottle


1.  Trim a piece of watercolor paper to layer on top of your white card.  Stamp lightly with light beige dye ink and quickly dry with heat tool

2.  Use your stamp positioner to ink various leaves off the edge of the watercolor paper.  




3. I mixed various colors together, including some of my Ranger distress markers.  Use the colors that suit you.   To begin though, I pressed my ink pad onto my craft mat, grabbing the color and painting randomly, leaving space on each leaf for various colors.  Once I colored all my leaves with one layer, I went back and added more color for darker depth.  Be sure and heat dry between the first and second layer of coloring.







4.  For the beech line leaf that was left brown, I added Brushed Corduroy distress ink and watercolored.




5.  If you would like to add water splatters, spray water in your hand and splatter.  Blot with paper towel and heat dry.

6.  Add white paint droplets with a very small, fine tipped paintbrush, heat dry.

7.  Glue sequins and mount your watercolored panel to the white card with foam squares or foam tape.




8.  Add your sentiment, inked on white cardstock with black dye ink and mount with foam squares.  

You are done!!

Thanks for popping in today.  I hope you give this fun technique a try.  It's super easy to do and the color options are endless!

Terri


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Inspiration Blog Hop with Graciellie Design

It's time for another inspiration blog hop with Graciellie Design.  I'm your last stop on the hop, so if you missed anything, be sure and head back to the beginning at Gracie's blog where the winners have also been announced for the Unity Stamp new release giveaway.


Today, I'm featuring the Sweet Tea Kitty stamp set from Unity Stamps and Graciellie Design.  This sweet kitty is up to no good!  She's been playing with the string again, and making a mess of things!  Haha!  We are also featuring Westcott Brand all month, so I'll be showing you how I used some of those products, as well.




A few key points of interest for my project; my kitty stamp was heat embossed on vellum with Ranger Ink Oxides and before fussy cutting, I painted the entire backside with white Decoart paint for that stark white look.


To create that cute little spool of string, I simply hand drew a spool on kraft paper, scored the top and bottom rim, wrapped a little twine around the "spool", then used my Westcott hot glue pen to seal the deal!  I think my little spool is just as cute as my kitty!  My fine tipped Westcott scissors are actually sewing scissors and they cut like a dream.





I hot glued more of the twine around my card, as my kitty has been naughty, unraveling the string!  Look at her, hiding out in that tea cup!  My sentiment was heat embossed as well, fussy cut with a matching kraft border. Designer papers include Graphic 45 French Country and DCWV Gilded stack.





Isn't this the cutest stamp set, ever?  Gracie also sells the digital version in her Etsy shop, but if you love those red rubber stamps from Unity, then you can grab this, here.


Thanks so much for stopping in.  I hope you were one of the winners from the new release hop.  See you next time.  Terri




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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Guest Designing for Top Flight Stamps

I have happy news to share today.  I'm guest designing this month for TopFlight Stamps!  If you're not familiar with this online store, owner Donna Bowman procures stamps from around the world and sells them from her one-stop shop.  International stamps don't have to cost a fortune anymore!  You'll find a nice selection of some of your favorite international stamp companies represented in her store.

For my first project, I've created a 6x6 inch canvas featuring the Carabelle Studio "Loving Thoughts" stamp set.   



Here's the awesome stamp set that I'm using today.  Butterflies are the theme this week.





I've got a tutorial for you as well.  Besides the stamp set mentioned, you'll need:

-6x6 inch gesso board canvas
- Ranger Ink Hickory Smoke distress spray stain
-craft heat tool
-clear gesso (Dina Wakley)
-Mod Podge
-white cardstock
-black dye ink (Memento)
-craft mat
-Nuvo Crystal Drops Bubble Gum and Carnation Pink
-water brush
-Ranger Ink Picket Fence Distress Paint
-DecoArt Satin Multi-surface Cotton Ball paint
-large acrylic block
-fine tipped scissors
-white construction tissue paper
-foam paint brush
-water bottle mister
-paper towel
-small fine tipped paintbrush



1.  To begin, pour yourself a cup of coffee.  If you enjoy a hot cup while crafting, that is.   
2. Grab your clear gesso and spread a thin layer with a foam brush, on your gesso board canvas.  The advantage to a gesso board canvas, over a traditional cloth canvas is, you can stamp on a firm surface.
3.  Allow to dry or speed up the drying process using a craft heat tool for a few seconds.
4.  Spray your hickory smoke distress stain (4-5 spritz) on your canvas.  Make sure you have cleared the area on your craft desk and use a craft mat or large box.  Dry with your heat tool and spray a second layer of hickory smoke stain.  Dry again with your craft tool.  
5.  Take your water mister and spray generously into your hand.  Splatter the water from your hand onto the canvas.  Let sit a few seconds then blot with a paper towel.



Looks a little bit like marble or granite, don't you think?


6.  Load your flower stamp on your acrylic block and stamp with the black dye ink.  To add the faded floral images, do not re-ink but continue stamping in random sections of your canvas.  This is called generation stamping; stamping multiples with one inking.

7.  Pour a tiny amount of Ranger Ink Picket Fence or other white distress paint onto craft mat.  Grab a little of the paint with your waterbrush and paint around your flower buds.  Blot with paper towel when finished.  This will give a light, mottled effect.  Dry with heat tool.




8.  Stamp your sentiment onto white tissue paper.  Additionally, stamp the word "Bloom" onto white cardstock.  This is optional.  Fussy cut around the sentiment with fine tipped scissors and adhere on canvas with Mod Podge, making sure you quickly heat dry the wording first before the Mod Podge, so it doesn't smudge or bleed.  If you wish, fussy cut the word "Bloom" and add on top of the stamped word, covering with Mod Podge.  Dry.

9.  For the butterflies, stamp them as pictured with the black dye ink.  We are stamping first so that the tenticles will not have to be fussy cut later.  Next, stamp your butterflies on white cardstock, fussy cut and adhere with Mod Podge, both under and on top of the butterflies.  Do the same with the leaf petals stamped on white cardstock.

10.  Pour a tiny amount of white Decoart paint onto craft mat.  Use fine tipped paintbrush to paint tiny spots on the flower buds.  I did not do this on the faded floral images.

11.  Completely cover your entire canvas with a layer of Mod Podge.  Dry.  Coat once more and dry.


This was my finished project.  But......




I just couldn't make up my mind if I wanted to leave this monochromatic.  I had that little nagging feeling that I should add a pop of color, so I decided to add tiny drops of Nuvo Crystal drops in 2 different shades of pink to just a few of the buds, not all.  Pink (and the pink ribbon) is symbolized in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here in the USA.  It's a cause that is near and dear to my heart, as my mother and sister have both battled the disease (successfully!).






I really love that little addition of color.  What do you think?  Do you prefer the monochrome colors or the added pink?  I'd love to know which is your favorite.  Tell me in the comments, if you like.





I know I promised a brief tutorial, but I really hated to leave out any steps and the more I typed, the more I remembered!  In actuality, this did not take long to create.  I would say, less than 30 minutes.  



Thanks so much to TopFlight Stamps for having me guest design today! Be sure and visit their blog for more inspiration.  I'll be back next week with another project.  Check out all the products from Carabelle Studio, here.


Make sure you're following Top Flight Stamps on Instagram and Facebook too.  You'll discover frequent sales, contests and more.  Plus, they have a rewards program on the website.  See you next week!


Terri







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