Saturday, 21 January 2017

Beautiful You - Scene Card

I made the scene into a card too! The cardbase is made from Dapper Denim.  A strip of paper from Moroccan Designer Series Paper was adhered down the left side and three candy dots were placed at the bottom right. It looked a little plain so I added some Dapper Denim rouched ribbon tied with a linen thread bow.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Beautiful You - Framing the Watercolour Scene

 The scene from yesterday's blog needed to be framed.  I had made a few. So I researched and made a shadow box for one and then had a go at making a recessed window card for the second (scene a variation of the first scene).  Both were not difficult, but  I think I will leave explanation on how to make them for a class.

I covered the shadow box frame with paper from the Moroccan Designer Series Paper and Emerald Envy rouched ribbon bow.  The recessed window card also used Dapper Denim cardstock.  The flowers were cut using the Botanical Builder Framelitss from scrap cardstock

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Beautiful You - Watercolour Scene

I loved this girl - she has so much energy! It reminded me of my girls dancing, jumping waves and even doing the odd somersault at the beach on our camping holidays.
To put this scene together I used three different stamp sets. The images were stamped with the  Basic Grey Archival Stampin' Pad on Shimmery White cardstock.  After inking up the images stamp  off for a lighter outline.Then I traced over the images with my new Watercolour pencils (love using them) and finished off with a blender pen.

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The following stamps sets were used to stamp  the above scene - the seagulls and grass from the Wetlands stamp set and the clouds from Ski is the Limit stamp set.  But you could team her with the High Tide stamp set new in the Occassions catalogue.  Imagine the scenes that you can make to stamp or colour!

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Beautiful You - Happy Birthday Gorgeous Girl 2

This time I stamped this gorgeous girl in Mint Macaron.
Kept it simple. Added the ribbon to give a stylish finish.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Beautiful You - Happy Birthday Gorgeous Girl 1.

No colouring in this gorgeous lady. I thought she looked stylish on her own. I stamped her image with Lost Lagoon on Whisper White and double mounted it using Pink Pirouette and Lost Lagoon cardstock.  Arranged it over a strip of DSP with a band of Lost Lagoon ribbon and bow before adhering it to a Pink Pirouette card base.

Beautiful You Stamp Set

This is my favourite stamp set from the new Ocassions Catalogue. Love the message this stamp set conveys - life may not be the party we hoped for but while we are here we may as well dance!.

The images can be used as a silhouette or be filled by stamping or colouring with Watercolour pencils or inks.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Inside the Lines Speciality Paper - A Note of Thanks Orchid Card

The orchids and dragonfly were coloured using Stampin' Up! Watercolour Pencils which had been blended with a SU Blender Pen.  I applied some clear Wink of Stella to the dragonfly's wings and gloss and strength to the body by applying some glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen.
The card base used Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I used SU Dimensionals to adhere the orchids and positioned  the orchids by having them peeking out  from inside the circle cut from Pool Party  cardstock. It too was adhered to the cardbase with SU Dimensionals. 'A Note of Thanks' from the Thoughful Thanks stamp set was stamped before assembling the card.  The dragonfly and some Rhinestone Basic Jewels finished off the card.

Inside the Lines Speciality Designer Paper - Orchids Just for You Card

The orchids were originally from a 3x6" section from the orchid paper.  I used Stampin' Up! Watercolour Pencils to colour the flowers and blended them with SU Blender Pen.  I didn't like the way I had coloured the background so I cut the orchids and dragonfly out.
The card base uses Shimmery White cardstock.  I also used a section Of Shimmery White cardstock for the background panel as this is the perfect cardstock onto which I could apply my watercolour block background.  Using a Tempting Tourquoise marker I scribbled on an acrylic 'E' block and spritzed using a Stampin' Spritzer filled with water before stamping it onto a section of Shimmery White cardstock. When dried I stamped 'Just for You' from Watercolor Wings stamp set and then attached the orchid and dragonfly with Stampin' Up! Dimensionals. I also used some clear Wink of Stella on the dragonfly and to give some gloss to the body I applied some glue from the Fine Tipped Glue Pen.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Inside the Lines Speciality Designer Paper - For You Card

This was another section of the flower paper that I coloured with Stampin' Up! new Watercolour Pencils and blended with SU Blender Pens. It was  trimmed down to 3x3" square and mounted onto black cardstock.  The 'For You' sentiment from the Bloom And Wishes stamp set was stamped after adhering the coloured section onto Peekaboo Peach cardstock. The Peekaboo Rouched Ribbon was tied on last.

Inside the Lines Speciality Paper - Best Wishes Flower Card

This was a section(4x6") section cut from the flower sheet and coloured using Stampin' Up! new Watercolour Pencils and blended with SU Blender Pens. Absolutely love how this card turned out! section was trimmed down and mounted onto black cardstock and adhered to a Pool Party cardbase. The greeting 'Best Wishes, comes from the Blooms and Wishes stamp set.  It doesn't show in the photo but I did apply some clear Wink of Stella to the bee's wing and I coated the bee's body with the Fine Tip Glue Pen to give a glossy look.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Inside the Lines Speciality Designer Paper - Rainfores Cheers Card

No frills with this card! This is from one of the sections (4x6") that I coloured using Stampin' Up! new Watercolour Pencils and blended with SU Blender Pens. Before assembling  I stamped 'cheers' using the Layering Alphabet Stamp Set directly onto the coloured section, I matted it with Smoky Slate and adhered it to an Early Espresso card base.

Inside the Lines Speciality Designer Paper - Rainforest Calendar

This is one half of the rainforest paper (6x12") coloured using the new Stampin' Up! Watercolour Pencils and blended with Stampin' Up Blender Pens. It was mounted on some Early Espresso cardstock. I did the same with the calendar.
I just copied a section of a calendar which I had downloaded free from the internet and added some Crumb Cake ribbon so that it could be hang up by it.

Inside The Lines Designer Speciality Paper - Rainforest Projects

 This is what I did with my coloured in sheets of the rainforest paper - a calendar and male card. I wanted the coloured images to be the focal point so I left both my projects plain of embellishments.

I will post each project  separate with a run down of each.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Inside the Lines Designer Speciality Paper - Orchids

 This is the third sheet that I coloured from the DSP sheets.

I liked the colouring and shading of the flowers but I thought I could do something more with the backgrounds as there's quite a lot of sky in this sheet.
So I have left the sky in one and fussied cut around the flowers in the remaining two.  Have some ideas in mind with what I will do with these, and will share with you next week.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Inside the Lines Designer Speciality Paper - Flowers

Here's some more of my colouring.  I cut this sheet up the same as I did with my first colouring project.

I varied the colours for the flowers in each.  I tried some different shading of the flowers in some.

Looking forward to turning these into projects!

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Inside the Lines Designer Speciality Paper - Rainforest

This is one design from the speciality paper.  The paper was originally a 12x12 inch piece.
I cut it in half and then one of the halves I cut into 3 equal pieces (3x4inches) for no other reason than to make it more manageable for me to colour.
I then set about colouring with my Stampin' Up! Watercolour Pencils and using a blender pen to finish. Instead of the blender pen I could have used an Aqua Brush.

I was very pleased with the end results.  The paper curled slightly which made my photo's look a little wonky but it won't pose any problems.

                                                                        Next week I will share what I did with them.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Watercolour Pencils And Inside the Lines Speciality Designer Paper

The Watercolour Pencils are my favourite item from the new Occasions catalogue. I have been having lots of fun with them.  These hot days are perfect for settling inside with the air conditioning on colouring! Also perfect to use with stamped images or with Inside the Lines Designer Specialty Paper.

You can use these pencils alone or team with either  Aqua Painters (AC p.180) or  Blender Pens (AC p.180). They are also Acid free and Lignin free. Great for using with Scrapbooking projects.

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