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June 2014

A Look At My Craft Space

Here is a look at my craft space. I bought these turning carousels at Michael's. I have containers of buttons, ribbon scraps, spray inks and washi tape all sorted by color. The reds, pinks and oranges are in the first carousel, yellow and green in the second, blue and purple in the third and neutrals in the fourth. They sit on top of two Ikea Expedit shelving units. My craft area is in an unfinished basement, so I wanted to store these items in site where they would add color and be decorative. And, I love rainbows! So, that's the first peek at my crafty space.

A Look At My Craft Space

A Look At My Craft Space


Playing with Watercolor - 1

Hello, and welcome back! Recently I took a watercolor class at Onloine Card Classes that I really loved. I learned some great techniques for using watercolor in different ways besides just for coloring in images. For this technique, I first stamped the yellow flower (from Flower Patch) with Hello Honey ink (stamped off once) and then on to the watercolor paper. Next I stamped the Tangelow Twist smaller stamp inside. The small flowers are Blushing Bride ink full strength and then samped off Hello Honey for the centers. Once stamped, I took the smaller Aqua Painter and blended the petals, generally staying within the lines of the stamped images. I trimmed along the edge of the stamped flowers with a craft knife.

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To finish off the card, I stamped a greeting from the same set in Black Memento Ink, colored some rhinestones with Blendabilities Markers (the Pumpkin Pie Light marker) and added Blushing Bride Chevron Ribbon and a patterned paper from the Flower Pot Designer Series Paper.

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Well, that's it for today! I have more cards to share with new catalog goodies this week. Thanks for stopping by!

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What's Your Type 1

Hello, and welcome back! I'm sharing two cards today that I made with the new What's Your Type alphabet set. I love this set because it does double-duty as a great geometric set. I used the solid rectangle piece for the first card and the set of long lines overlapping for the second card.

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I colored the plain Basic Rhinestone Jewels with the Blendabilities markers in shades to match.

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The greetings are both from the Perfect Pennants set.

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That's all for today. More projects to share soon. Thanks for stopping by!

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Blendabilities meets Secret Garden - 3

Hello, and welcome back! I have one more card to share with the Secret Garden Stamp Set and the new Blendabilities markers in Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive. This one also uses the new stamp set Something to Say for the greeting as well.

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The patterned paper is from the new Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack. The ribbon and buttons are both retired items I used while I was waiting on my order of new products to arrive!

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One last picture of the inside, with the other half of the greeting.

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Well, that is all for today. Thanks for stopping by! I'll have some sample with more new products coming up next week...

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Blendabilities meets Secret Garden - 2

Hello, and welcome back! I have another card to share today using the Blendabilities Markers and the Secret Garden Stamp Set. I used another print from the new Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack. The color is one of the new In Colors called Hello Honey. But, it blends really well with the Daffodil Delight ribbon and markers on the flower.

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Here is a close-up of the flower. I colored the different sections of the petals with the different shades of the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities markers. I used the two ligher shades for the inside, and the two darker shades for the outer pedals. I added a little Pumpkin Pie to the center, and Old Olive to the stem.

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One more picture of the inside of the card.

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Well, that's all for today. Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Blendabilities meets Secret Garden - 1

Hello there, and welcome back! For the next couple of days I'm going to share a couple of cards using the retired Secret Garden set and the alcholol markers called Blendabilities. While I was waiting for my new catalog order to arrive, I pulled out these great flower outline stamps and practiced my coloring skills. Hopefully you'll enjoy the results! I used the Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive trios and also the brown from the Skin Tone Assortment on this lily.

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The card base is Crumb Cake Cardstock, and I also used Old Olive Cardstock and the Pumpkin Pie pattern from the Quatrafancy Specialty DSP. The flower is stamped in Whisper White Cardstock with Black Memento ink. I also used some Peach Parfait Poly Stitched Ribbon, which is also retired. I thought it went with the colors so well, and I need to use up my considerable retired stock.

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I finished the inside of the card too. The sentiments are from the current Petite Pairs Stamp Set.

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Well that is all for today. Thanks for stopping by!

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Blendabilities -- I just can't stop!

Hello there, and welcome back! While waiting for my new catalog order to arrive, I've been playing around with my Blendabilities markers some more. I don't have this stamp set yet, but I borrowed it from a friend and stamped a few so I could color them later. I used the Coastal Cabana, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight markers on this card. Oh, I also used the Color Lifter to lighten up the flowers a bit and add highlights to the vases.

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The card base is Crumb Cake, and I used some of the retired Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack and a banner of Real Red Cardstock for the card front. I also added a retired Real Red button with some white crochet thread to finish off the card.

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Well, that is all for today. I have some more cards with Blendabilities to share in the next week. Thanks for stopping by!

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New Catalog Sneak Peek: Blendabilities Part 3

Hello, and welcome back! Today I have another card to share using some of the new supplies from the 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Catalog! It's live for customers now, so you can click on the links to the right to get your very own copy. I used the In This Together Stamp Set again, and colored with my Blendabilities markers. I used the Cherry Cobbler, Rich Razzleberry and Coastal Cabana markers as well as the Skin Tone Assortment. I used the Memento Black Ink Pad to stamp the image.

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The great patterned papers are from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack, and the card base is Crumb Cake. The colored image is mounted on Blackberry Bliss Cardstock.

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*Tip: When using the clear Color Lifter, try making polka-dots or stripes with it over a solid colored area (like the coat on the left and the skirt on the right).

Well, that is all for today. I have some flower samples colored with the Blendabilities to share next. Thanks for stopping by!

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