Monday, October 14, 2019

WATERFRONT WATERCOLOUR WITH STAMPIN DOWN UNDER


Welcome to another Stampin' Down Under mini Blog Hop, we are happy you are here!  Alisa and I both love to colour in all mediums, and this month we are featuring watercolour backgrounds.


I went with the Pigment Sprinkles to create my background.  To create my card, I first taped down watercolour paper to a clipboard.  This was to help keep it from warping too much as I added a ton of water to get the movement in the pigments you see above.  I mopped up any dark water logged edges with a paper towel and then I left it to dry overnight.  That's it!

Once dry, I removed the tape and cut my card down to leave just a fine, clear border around the background.  The way the colour moved and dried reminded me of a reflection, so that is exactly what I created using the Waterfront stamp set.  I then ran my Aqua Painter over some of the ink to create a watery look in the "water".  To finish my card, I hand drew a sun using Wink of Stella which gives it a lovely sheen!


What I love most about the Pigment Sprinkles is that anyone can become a watercolour artist without having to know anything about watercolouring!  It's a great product to use if you are just starting out.

I have had a sneak peek of Alisa's project and you are not going to want to miss it!    Click on the button below to go visit with her.


If you want the supplies to recreate my project, I would be delighted to be your demonstrator.  Click on the pictures below to shop my New Zealand store 24/7!

Friday, October 11, 2019

ABOVE THE CLOUDS - #TGIFC233 SKETCH CHALLENGE


I don't know about you, but I reckon the TGIFC challenges roll around really fast!  So fast in fact, I was completely unprepared for my turn to design this week and didn't even have my project created as of this morning!  Thankfully the challenge this week is a sketch and I love these as a starting point for inspiration!  Just click on the banner below to join us with your own creation!


I started with the stripes in the sketch and thought I could have "waves" of clouds instead of stripes of any kind and that lead me to the Above the Clouds stamp set!  I kept the colours to a minimum and real "boy" colours - I asked my husband what he liked!


Typical of me, I carried the theme through to the inside of the card and made it a birthday card.  We can never have too many of those, right?!!  I look forward to seeing how you interpret the sketch this week!


If you want the supplies to recreate my project, I would be delighted to be your demonstrator.  Click on the pictures below to shop my New Zealand store 24/7!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

CHRISTMAS CROWD - CREATING KINDNESS BLOG HOP


The talented crew at Creating Kindness are hopping again and it's all about Colouring!  You know colouring is my jag, right?  I even had time to create a video for you if you would like to see my coloring process when using alcohol markers.


Colouring is my "thing" but so is "cute".  Just look at this merry bunch of Christmas characters!  The Christmas Crowd stamp set by Stampin' Up! is a must!  I love this so much, I wanted to colour these guys in all the colours of the rainbow!  I have changed the colours up for my video tutorial, but you will have to watch it to see what I used!


This video is part of a video hop so please visit my YouTube channel to see watch a few more of the DT share their design process with you.  If you enjoyed watching my video, please, please subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don't miss any!  I love passing on tips and tricks I have learnt over the years, in particular, how I did this fun card background.


Next up on the hop is Marcy and I know she will have a gorgeous project to share with us all!


Blog Hop Participants
1.       Cathy Caines - Guest Designer – Canada
2.       Charlet Mallett – USA
3.       Tanya Boser – USA
4.       Lou Kitzelman – Australia
5.       Jenny Hall – USA
6.       Paula Dobson – New Zealand
7.       Marcy Denning – Canada
8.       Cheryll Miller – Australia
9.       Danielle Bennenk – Netherlands
10.   Jay Soriano – UK
11.   Sandi MacIver - Canada

If you want the supplies to recreate my project, I would be delighted to be your demonstrator.  Click on the pictures below to shop my New Zealand store 24/7!