Sunday, February 27, 2022
More of Anita Jeram
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Have you tried the Art Impressions Matchbooks, yet? Everything 'mini' is big right now, and these are quick and easy to assemble. Here is 5320 - Kitchen Set:
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Ai Simple Scene
I will be sharing this on the Art Impressions blog this Saturday for the 2nd February Watercolour Weekend. Time for another scene today, using the 5431 - WC Simple Scene Rocky River:I coloured the entire scene stamp in Tombow #969/565, stamped it off, and then onto my Canson XL Watercolor Paper. I added in the two deer from 5427 - WC Silhouette Deer both coloured in #969 and placed with my stamp positioner. The mountains were painted with #533 for the farthest one, as it is a lighter shade, and #565 for the closer one, appearing a little darker. I added shades of #N65 and #969 to my rocks, adding layers to build up the colour, and using #565 for the shadowy parts. The hillsides and grassy areas were painted with #177 and touches of #076, again making it a little darker in the foreground. I used 5010 - WC Tree Set 1, colouring 2 of the trees in #249 to add in the pine trees, and used the marker directly on the paper to add the trees way in the background. I used one of the bare trees from 5372 - WC Mini Foliage to add in the bushes and gave them a few berries and bits of grass around their base.
Monday, February 14, 2022
Pinkfresh Studio Butterflies
I am in love with my newest Pinkfresh Studio stamp set: Butterflies! I used the matching stencils to add colour with my mini ink cubes, and fussy cut the butterflies out. The Diagonal Stitched Plaid die was used on white cardstock for my background, and then I ink blended some Slumber ink onto white cardstock, and cut out my hearts and the stitched frame.
February challenge on the Pinkfresh Studio blog - the theme is All About Love.
Sunday, February 13, 2022
Hot Chocolate Bombs!
Well this was hilarious, fun and very messy! Hot chocolate bombs became all the rage about a year ago... so when we saw a kit with the molds on sale for $8, my daughter & I thought, why not? So we learned a few things. Those Youtube videos that look effortless when people put them together aren't exactly the reality! But definitely listen to what they say regarding ingredients and how to temper chocolate. We didn't want to buy expensive chocolate to start, so grabbed what we could find to give it a try. I would definitely not use milk chocolate next time! Even though it contained cocoa butter, as they said - it was melting as soon as we touched the chilled cups, so I think that dark chocolate would be the way to go. Here's what our efforts produced:
Friday, February 11, 2022
They are the hardest cards to make, but we all need them from time to time. I made up a couple of sympathy cards for coworkers this week. I kept it simple, and used this beautiful paper from One Canoe Two, and a sentiment & die cuts from Verve.
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
I am doing a guest post on the Art Impressions blog today! I am a long-time Try-fold fan, and the mini ones are especially fun to do. I work in a library, so made this for a coworker! Here is 4853 - Pamper Your-Shelf MTF:
Saturday, February 5, 2022
I made a couple of sweet "Galentines" today for a couple of friends. These little Hedgehogs from Lawn Fawn are favourites of mine!
Thursday, February 3, 2022
A Formal Bouquet
It's the Watercolour Weekend this Saturday on the Art Impressions blog. I created a formal bouquet today, as I wanted to showcase some of the wonderful new flower & foliage sets, and used the limited edition Column stamp to give my bouquet some height: