Sunday, October 20, 2019

Crafty Friends: Essentials by Ellen

Welcome back, friends! Who is excited to see what we company we are going to feature this month?! I was excited to try a new to me company, Essentials by Ellen from Ellen! I was so excited I had to use to stamp sets! I used there Wasabi set with matching dies and the Otterly Awesome set with matching dies.

And we have a coupon code for you again!! We are really good friends, aren't we.

And yes, I made a video!

I managed to make 2 cards this time, and this is the first one. The background is heat embossed with White Satin Pearl embossing powder. There is a stitched rectangle die cut with a die from the Flippin Awesome Add-on dies, and the green was created using Mijello Mission Gold watercolor in Olive Green done as a wash with Hero Arts Gold Glimmer ink washed over the top.

Do you like the layers of sashimi and sushi? It's making me hungry!

And the finishing touches inside are the rest of the sentiment and an extra top facing sushi roll.

On to the next card. This time I use the Otterly Awesome set to create a fun hello card. The background is watercolor and I believe with a reactive ink from a past My Monthly Hero and then heat embossed using the Waves background stamp from Hero Arts. The sentiment panel is given a wash of iridescent watercolor ink.

You can probably see the glimmer a little better on this photo. The otters are colored with Copic markers and diecut with the coordinating dies. Everything is popped up on coaster blanks.

That's it for me this time. Be sure to head on down to the next blog top participant. The blog roll is just below.

  1. Tanya Boser
  2. Ilina Crouse
  3. Maria Willis
  4. Becky Roberts
  5. Sandi McIver
  6. Sue Plote
  7. Sara Sherlock
  8. Lydia Fiedler
  9. Jill Hilliard
  10. Jen Timko
  11. Amy Kolling
  12. Jenny Hall 

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    Thursday, October 3, 2019

    Creating Kindness: Coloring

    Hello Friends! It is time for another Creating Kindness blog hop. The theme this month is coloring. We are going to try using alcohol markers on colored cardstock to make embsllishments for some gable boxes. 

     I did whip up a video for this project, check it out!

    I was on a mission to use up all of this beautiful patterned paper, so treat boxes it is! I love the depth and richness you get when you color on colored cardstock with Copics.

    The vellum oval helps to separate the focal images from the busy patterned paper.

    How about the colors on the leaf? It was so fast and easy! The masking dies did a wonderful jub cutting these pieces out.

    I am loving that pumpkin!! It was so effortless to created this blended look on the colored cardstock.

    What do you think? Time to give it a try?!

    If you are interested in the supplies used in this project, scroll past the blog roll for the list. 

    We have a fabulous guest designer with us this month, Cathy Caines! I am so happy I get to play with her again!

    Next up, the lovely Lou Kitzelman!!

    Blog Roll:
    Cathy Caines- Canada-guest designer
    Charlett Mallett- USA
    Tanya Boser- USA-you are here!
    Lou Kitzelman- Australia
    Jenny Hall- USA
    Paula Dobson- New Zealand
    Marcy Denning- Canada
    Cheryll Miller- Australia
    Danielle Bennenk- Netherlands
    Jay Soriano- UK
    Sandi McIver- Canada


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