Saturday, April 21, 2018

Simple Stories Watercolour Cards

There is something about these Simple Stories papers from Jen Hadfield that really appeals to me!  The colours are a gorgeous mix of blues/pinks/smokey plum... and the photos were very hard to edit - I wasn't able to capture quite how gorgeous they are in person.  These are some of the sample cards that I made up for my card classes this week at The Workshop:

 All of the stamps are from Art Impressions - stamp sets used are: Watering Can; Garden Wagon Mini Set; Flower Set 2new.  Marvy & Tombow markers.  Sentiment stamp is CTMH.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Pots of Flowers

I've had these images painted for a couple of years now - and only just made them up into cards this week.  I am using the Art Impressions Watercolour stamps, and have painted them on the Close To My Heart smooth watercolour paper.  It's a fairly blue-white paper, and shows the pigments from the markers quite strongly:

 The plaids are from Jen Hadfield for Simple Stories, along with the Lawn Fawn Watercolour papers.
Stamp sets used are WC Containers; Flower Cart; Foliage Set; Flower Set.  Marvy & Tombow markers.  Sentiment sets are both CTMH.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Plaid Watercolours

I have four cards today, all are using the Art Impressions Watercolour stamps... all are in a similar colour palette, and I kept their designs pretty simple.  I really love the puppy stamps!

The plaids are all from Lawn Fawn, and the stamp sets are all Art Impressions: WC Rustic Container Set; WC Dogs set; WC Containers; Flower Set; Foliage Set; Chest of Flowers.  Marvy & Tombow markers.  *I am playing along with the current Art Impressions challenge "Good Goes Around"! - you can enter your own creation over on the Ai blog:

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Art Impressions Watercolours

Well, we are just coming out of the horrible ice/snow/freezing rain situation that has plagued the east for the last few days... and the one upside was that I was forced to stay indoors and craft (forced!!).  I somehow managed to get 16 cards put together.  I will admit that I had a pile of Art Impressions watercolour images already painted up, so it was just a matter of picking papers and putting them all together.  Here are the first of them that I'll be sharing over the next few days:

 I am teaching two Ai Watercolour classes at the Workshop in Stouffville Ontario this week, so these are some of the samples that I brought to share.  I finally had a chance to use the gorgeous new Lawn Fawn gingham papers - they were the perfect soft background.

Art Impressions Watercolour sets used are: Rustic Containers Set; Garden Wagon Mini Set; Foliage Set; Flowers set; Flower Set 2; and Watering can.  Sentiments are CTMH. Marvy & Tombow inks.
I am playing along with Laurel's Sketchy Saturday sketch, as well!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Sketchy Saturday & Inspired By

Like the rest of the continent, we're having a chilly, snowy spring.  So maybe that's why I took Laurel's Inspired By photo and turned it into a Christmas card?  Not what I set out to do... I had this wonderful Lawn Fawn "Knit Picky" paper that reminded me of the knitted throw in the photo, and then I went searching to see what papers I had in blue tones... and there was Echo Park's I Love Winter.  And of course, it turned into a coffee/hot chocolate type of card, too.  I used Laurel's Sketchy Saturday sketch as well:
 And when you make a Christmas card... you always make a second one :o)
I used a couple of Memory Box dies for the snowflakes & mug, and added a few tiny rhinestones for a little sparkle.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Uptown Girls Snapshots Minis - Stamping Bella

Here are two more Stamping Bella cards that I made using the cute little Uptown Girls Snapshots Minis.  I used the fun Lawn Fawn Rainbow papers with some black & white Chalkboard papers from Simply Creative.
 I've had these little gold clothespins kicking around for a while, and loved the idea of pinning up the polaroids on a little hemp clothesline.  I used my Cricut to cut the medallion out and added a sentiment from Art Impressions "Comfy on Couch Set".
 I stamped all four images together for this card, coloured them with my Copics to match the background papers and continuing with the metallic gold idea - cut my Avery Elle "happy" die from some gold cardstock.
You can see both of these cards in the Crafter's Workshop booth this weekend at Scrapfest, or later on in the store in Stouffville.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Card Kits #25 & #26

We are just days away from Scrapfest in Kitchener, Ontario (April 13 & 14), so I wanted to share the final two card kits that will be available in the One Crazy Stamper booth.  Kit #25 is one of my all-time favourite Card Kits featuring Winter Moose RR019 and merry Christmoose G142 from High Hopes Rubber Stamps!
 This card has such a classic Canadian Christmas feel to it!  I've coloured his hat & scarf to mimic a buffalo plaid (just like our Olympic team!) and tucked in a few sprigs of greenery.  The sentiment is raised up on pop dots. The Card Kits contain all the pieces to put together four cards, including all of the cut paper, card bases & envelopes.  What you need to provide is black ink, the colouring method of your choice, and adhesives.  There is a full colour instruction sheet that includes a photo, step-by-step instructions including a list of the Copic colours that are used in the sample, and all of the cutting measurements so that you can make more cards using your own supplies later.  The kit contains both the image and sentiment as unmounted red rubber stamps - so you'll want to pick up some EZ Mount adhesive cushion from the OCS store as well.

 Now this is something that I'm very excited about!!  Welcome to our first ever OCS Quick Kit! - Card Kit #26.  Like the other kits, you get all the cut pieces, die cuts, card bases & envelopes to put together four cards - along with the Cookies & Cocoa Script H096 sentiment stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  *The main difference being that there is no image to colour.  Just stamp the sentiment on the four white ovals in the kit, and you can have all four cards assembled within half an hour.  Who doesn't need a few quick Christmas cards?  And of course, you'll get all of the instructions and measurements to make a bunch more with your own supplies.
*If you can't make it to Scrapfest, any remaining kits will be available in the store after the show. Happy Stamping!


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