20.04.2018

Birthday Wishes – Mondo Peony in Avery Elle liquid watercolour

Hey there.  Just popping to share a card I made using the gorgeous Mondo Peony stamp set from Ellen Hutson.  I just LOVE this stamp – it’s a dream to water colour.  I used Avery Elle Liquid Watercolours in Fizz and Cherry which gave me a gorgeous blend of pinks and oranges – I LOVE them.

I stamped the flower onto watercolour paper using versamark ink then heat embossed it in Avery Elle Rich Gold fine embossing powder.  Once I coloured the flower and let it dry I finished off with a die cut sentiment from the Avery Elle A Tag For All Die set.  I added a few Doodlebug Gold Sparkle Sprinkles to add some bling!

 

Supplies:

Mondo Peony Stamp Set Ellen Hutson

Avery Elle Gold Embossing Powder

Avery Elle Liquid Water colors Cherry and Fizz

Versamark Ink

Avery Elle A Tag For All Dies

Doodlebug Sprinkles

 

Thanks for stopping by x

16.04.2018

Avery Elle … Critter Crew

Hey, I’m over on the Avery Elle Blog today with a colourful card featuring the fun Critter Crew stamp set and co ordinating dies.  I just love these wee guys Heather has created and love to see where they’re going to pop up next.  For my card I created a background using Distress Oxide inks splattered with gold spray and adhered a Polka Plate die cut over the top to break up the background a little.

Next I stamped the Critter Crew twice and fussy cut around the front “layer” so I could have them popped up to give a bit more dimension to the scene.   I coloured them all with Copics and for some bling I added Avery Elle glitter to their hats!

For some added sparkle I die cut the Star Frame using gold glitter adhesive paper and placed it onto the card before popping the Critters on top.  To finish I stamped the sentiment in (from Toucan Party) in gold embossing powder and added it to the front of the card.

Supplies used  (from Avery Elle):

Critter Crew Clear Stamps 

Critter Crew Elle-ments

Polka Plate Elle-ments

Star Frame Elle-ments

Toucan Party Clear Stamps

New Moon Dye Ink

Coarse Glitter

Supplies used: (from Ellen Hutson)

Distress Oxide Inks

Gold Glitter Paper

27.03.2018

Ellen Hutson Pinsights Challenge – Pantone Attitude Colour Palette

I recently made my first purchase from Ellen Hutson.com and boy are their products amazing!  I picked up a few sets and most of the Catherine Pooler Inks – can’t wait to get stuck into them!  I got to playing and noticed the current Pinsights Challenge – how could you not be inspired by that colour palette?

Anyhoo, here’s what I made.  The first card was created by blending Distress Oxide Inks on Tim Holtz watercolour paper then spritzing with water and some Heidi Swapp Gold Lame colour shine.  I then overlaid the panel with the MFT Sun Ray stencil and applied white gesso over it.  While that was drying I stamped the image from Mermaid Tail in vermark onto vellum and heat embossed it with Gold Tinsel embossing powder from Ranger.  I chose the sentiment from Avery Elle’s Mermaid stamp set anf heat embossed it in gold Avery Elle embossing powder.  I assembled everything onto the card adding some gold thread and a few rainbow sequins here and there.  Sweet huh?

Supplies: 

Mermaid Tale – Essentials By Ellen

Mermaid Tail Dies

Mermaids – Avery Elle

Sun Ray Stencil – MFT

Gesso

Distress Oxide Inks

Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder – Ranger

Gold Lame Colour Shine Spray – Heidi Swapp

My second card uses the stunning Mondo Peony stamp set from the Essentials By Ellen line.  I stamped the large image in gold embossing powder the used Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers to add loose areas of colour randomly across the image.  I then sprayed it quite heavily waith water and blended it until I was happy.  It did go in the bin at one point because it looked a hot mess!  I grabbed it out again though and played with it some more and actually was quite happy in the end!!  I added a good spray of shimmer mist to it before fussy cutting it out and putting it on a 4 bar sized card. To finish I added a strip of gold and die cut the happy from Avery Elle’s Sentimental Too dies and the birthday from the co-ordinating stamp set.

Supplies:

Mondo Peony Stamp Set – Essentials By Ellen

Sentimental Too Dies – Avery Elle

Sentimental Too Stamp Set – Avery Elle

Gold Embossing Powder – Avery Elle

Zig Clean Colour Markers

 

 

Thanks for stopping by xxx

 

23.03.2018

Ellen Hutson/Avery Elle Watercolor Mini Blog Hop

Hello!  We are so excited to be hopping along with our friends at Ellen Hutson today.  We are featuring projects using our NEW Liquid Watercolors and are SO excited to show them off in action.  Avery Elle’s liquid watercolors come in 10 gorgeous shades that can be used on their own or easily mixed together to create custom colors.  For an intense shade use the watercolors straight out of the bottle.  If you want lighter shades, just add various amounts of water to get the color you desire.  The possibilities are endless.  Be sure to check out all of the details of the hop as well as how to be entered to win one of TWO FULL SETS of our Avery Elle Liquid Watercolors over on the Ellen Hutson Classroom Blog.

 

So let’s carry on with the hop.  You should have arrived here from the amazing world of Julie Ebersole (major fangirl here).  If you’re lost and want to get back to the start, the list is all the way down at the bottom of this post!

I have been having SO much fun with these watercolours since I got them and just love their versatility.  If, like me you’ve jumped on the latest alcohol ink trend then I you may be interested to know that a lot of similar, but more subtle results can be achieved with these water colours.  Grab a cuppa and watch this short video to see what I mean 🙂

I have a few cards here showing how I used the panels I created in the video:

Supplies:

Avery Elle Water Colours Cherry and Sugar Plum

Horizontal Stripes Die,

 Mom and Dad Clear Stamp Set

Star Frame Die

Supplies:

Avery Elle Water Colours Aquamarine and Celery

Mom and Dad Clear Stamps

Gold sequin mix

Avery Elle Gold Embossing Powder

 

Supplies:

Splash Stamp Set

Splash Dies

Liquid Watercolour Aquamarine

Critter Crew Stamp set

Aquamarine Twine

White Embossing Powder

 

After I filmed the video, my Ellen Hutson order came with some AMAZING stamps and dies I’ve been dying to get my paws on!  Couldn’t help but make an extra couple of cards – after all I had loads of the water colour panels left!

Supplies:

Avery Elle Watercolours Celery and Aquamarine

Avery Elle Fog Dye Ink

Ellen Hutson Mermaid’s Tail Stamp Set

Ellen Hutson Mermaid’s Tail Dies

Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Shimmer Spray

Essentails By Ellen 40lb vellum

Ranger Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder

 

Supplies:

Avery Elle Watercolours Celery

Avery Elle Pigment inks: Lemon Grass, Celery, Conch Shell, Mimosa, Ocean Mist, Sea Glass, Mint To Be

Ellen Hutson Wasabi Stamp Set

Ellen Hutson Wasabi Dies

Ellen Hutson Wasabi Accessories

 

Are you still with me, lol?  You now need to hop along to the amazing Lisa Spangler to see what delights she has in store…

 

A full list of the hop participants can be found below.

Avery Elle

Julie Ebersole

Caryn Davies <<<me>>>

Lisa Spangler

Heather Campbell

Emily Midgett

Yainea

Melania Deasy

Carissa Wiley

Katie Gehring

Amy Kolling

Carly Tee Minner

Ashley Marcu

Elena Roussakis

Laurel Beard

Sandy Allnock

 

20.03.2018

Avery Elle … SPLASH

Hey there,I’m over on the Avery Elle Blog today starting off a week of inspiration featuring the Splash clear stamp set and co-ordinating Elle-ments.  Lately I’ve been having a LOT of fun with the new Avery Elle Liquid Watercolours (look out for a video coming very soon) and have created a perfect backdrop for my chilled out bathing beauties!

I used a thin Yupo paper (picked it up on Amazon) and spritzed it with a fine spray of water before adding Aquamarine liquid watercolour onto it with a paintbrush.  I wasn’t too careful or precise as I wanted the background to have some movement and appear more … watery!  The paper was put aside to dry naturally which does take a bit of time so it’s a good idea to create a few background panels in advance so you have them on hand and ready when you want to put a card together!
I stamped a couple of ladies and their floaties of choice onto Neenah white cardstock and coloured them with Copics and then die cut them.  I glued the dried watercoloured panel onto a white A2 card front (landscape orientation) and then added the ladies and a few clear droplets here and there.  I finished of by cutting a strip of aquamarine coloured card and white heat embossed the Birthday Wishes sentiment from the Critter Crew set and tied it off with some Aquamarine twine.
Supplies:
 
12.04.2017

Simon Says … Spring Colour Inspiration with Lawn fawn

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the last week’s challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Spring Colour Inspiration

This week we are showcasing products from Lawn fawn.  You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

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This week Jenn Shurkus has provided us with a gorgeous Spring-like inspirational mood board with a fabulous colour palette to get our creative juices flowing!  Look at Mr Harley too – very handsome!  I actually just used the colour palette rather than the images as I was dying to use my newest Lawn Fawn purchase, The Year Seven stamp set – love that pinata!  I squished some Picked Raspberry Distress Ink onto a sheet and then spritzed it with some shimmer spray – I then placed my card front face down onto the ink and dabbed it around to give me the inky background – and it’s shimmery too!

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Spring colour inspiration LF


So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting
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05.04.2017

Simon says … Happy Birthday Simon!

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the last week’s challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Happy Birthday 

And guess what?  The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is celebrating it’s 8th birthday this week!

To celebrate this week we are showcasing products from Simon Says Stamp.  You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

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So this week, I thought I’d pull out one of my ALL TIME favourite Simon Says Stamp sets – Artful Flowers.  There’s something about the simplicity of the flowers that I just love!  I created a landscape A2 card and used the Tiny Dots stencil with some Avery Elle Lemon Grass pigment ink to give me a subtle texture to the background.  The I stamped several of the flowers in Versamark and heat embossed them in white before using Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour them in.  I created a wee video if you’d like to watch the process!!

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SSS Birthday 1


So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting
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04.04.2017

Avery Elle … Pegasus Duo

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Hello!  This week on the Avery Elle Blog I’m featuring the cuter-than-all-that Pegasus Duo stamp set.  These wee guys compliment Heather’s other little Be A Unicorn stamp set so well – can’t wait to pair them up together.  I thought I’d create a little night sky using the little star cluster stamp from the set and one of the sparkle stamps from Retro Ornaments.  I created a moon by just doodling some “craters” on a white Double Pierced Circle die cut using a grey Copic marker.  The Pegasuses (Pegasi??) were just coloured with Copics and then nestled into some clouds I created using the Cloud Border die set!
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28.03.2017

Water Colouring with Distress Oxides and a video!

Hello – I’m popping in with a rare post that has nothing to do with a design team!!  I don’t often get time to make cards other than for the design teams I’m on (Avery Elle and Simon Says Stamp) but today this card is a “just for fun” card using a stamp set called Hello Lovely by Concord & 9th that I’ve been coveting for AGES!!

At the same time as getting this set I also got other happy mail in the form of my latest order from Simon Says Stamp and in it there were some DISTRESS OXIDE INKS!  Yes, been dying to get hold of these since I saw them at CHA in January.  So anyway, here’s a couple of cards I’ve made with this stamp set.  The first uses the Distress Oxides as a water colouring medium (LOVE) and on the second I kept it simple and coloured just part of the design using a couple of Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers.  I even created a video too!!

 

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Thanks C&9th

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Birthday C&9th



Thanks so much for stopping by xxx

15.02.2017

Simon Says … Fantastic Florals with Altenew

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the last week’s challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Fantastic Florals

This week we are showcasing Altenew Products. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

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So I bought this set months ago and it’s been sitting there crying out to be inked ever since!  I LOVE the modern, graphic style of the flowers and the larger scale is fabulous.  I used Altenew’s crisp inks for the design and double stamped with the MISTI to get really gorgeous, flawless results with the colour.  Te sentiment is from the Label Love set – one of my favourites at the moment – SO useful!

fantastic florals Altenew


So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting
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