Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Choose Happy Watercolor Card

I know I've been MIA lately. I've been working hard on the unexpected last minute move that's taking fooooorev-aaaah  since all the Portland Snowpocalypses kept derailing our plans. I miss y'all, and I promise as soon as my new stamp room is unpacked you'll see a whole lot more fun stuff over here. In the meantime, it's Monday, which means a new sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, PLUS I just got a package of amazing goodies from ADORNit (I won it participating in their fabulous Coloring Party - seriously go watch the videos before they are gone. Thank you so much, ADORNit!!), and I think that calls for a stopping of all move related activities for a quick watercolor card! Just don't tell John...
I'd apologize for the awesome photography, but as you can see from the background my stamp room is in pieces, in boxes, in piles, and in bags, so I was quite literally lucky to find a space to make this project, never mind find my Shot Box. I used a sweet watercolor card panel I got from ADORNit, colored with watercolor pencils and blended with water brushes. I used a technique where I blended the pencils onto the back of my hand with a bit of water and then painted the color onto the panel with a fine tipped water brush. I trimmed the painted panel, letting the floral sprays hang over the edges, and mounted it onto some yellow Fundamentals stripe before adding it to a new Dreamin' Big pocket Scrapbooking card
I added some sparkly touches to the sentiment and the lightning bugs using a shimmer gel pen. Then I trimmed a tiny ladybug out of a scrap of that PML card background to tuck into the jar. A few outlines with a fine tipped journaling pen and my first project in a month was done! Oh my golly that felt good...I clearly need to get this room unpacked ASAP, 'cause I'm in craft withdrawal! I'll have a post on the new space coming soon. Miss you bunches, Stampin' Friends!
P.S. You've only got a couple more days to snag this amazing paper wreath kit that I totally didn't tell you about since I've been moving. I'd post a pic of mine, but I'd need a compass, a shovel, and a week of snacks to find it in this mess! Check out a fun video for this project and the details on how to make it yours right HERE. And I'm sorry I didn't tell you sooner...but I'll be hosting a crop in the new space on February 26th if you need a place to craft this or any other project that makes your heart go pitter pat. Save the date!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Sparkling New Year Hop!

Welcome to the Blog Hops with Heart Sparkling New Year Hop! You might be arriving here from STEPHANIE'S BLOG. This month we are featuring any project with SPARKLE...so for me that meant glitter all the things!
I scored this sparkly gold heart in the Target Dollar spot for just $3. It was already glittery and gold, though my Target also had pink and mint colors too. I used strips of Shimmer Trim (and red glitter gel because somehow I'm out?) to create the rainbow band. The shimmer trim strips made it pretty easy to create even stripes. 
Then I pulled retired Fundamentals stickers and old chipboard resist letters from my overflowing box of letters I can't seem to let go of and added that sentiment. Instead of inking the resist letters I filled them in with sparkly diamond glitter gel. I coated the black plain letter stickers with Liquid Glass so they too could be as shiny as everything else on this wall decor piece. I'm linking this project up to the Heart 2 Heart Silver and Gold Challenge and the Paper Issues Stash Busters Challenge.
Next up on the hop is SHELLY'S BLOG. Be sure to stop by all these amazing blogs to soak up all the sparkly goodness!


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