Floral Watercolor

Yesterday’s instructions for the “Watercolor for Card Makers” class, was to use a stamp that is lightly stamped on the card and then begin to fill it in using watercolors.  I used the poppy from SU’s Happy Watercolor set.  I then added shades of pink, orange, and a touch of yellow on the center.  I finished it off be adding the sentiment of “You’re So Very Strong”, which I am sending to a very special person you needs some encouragement.  

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Until next time… ~Pamela

Watercolor Card Class

I have loved venturing out in the world of watercolors!  Growing up, my mom said that watercolors were the hardest medium to work with but I am finding that is not so true – well, for me anyway.  I have been playing around with some watercolor techniques for several weeks now and am so thrilled with the results.  So much so that I am taking an on-line watercolor card class beginning tomorrow (so excited!!!).  Here are the details about the class.  If you have ever wanted to take an on-line class, this one is a MUST.  I have been following these ladies for years and they are the BEST in the business of card making and multi-media techniques!

We were encouraged to make swatch pallets of all our watercolors, so I decided to do so in my art journal.  Having it handy when I begin a project will allow me to quickly choose colors I want to use on my pages.  I have three sets (so far) of watercolors:  Sakura Water Color Pocket Field Sketch Box (24 colors), Inktense Watercolor Pencils, and Faber Castell Watercolor Pencils.  Of course I allowed room on the swatches to add more colors (of course I will add more colors…I’m an artist and we tend to hoard supplies and must have them all!!)

Here is the set of Koi Watercolors – I love how small it is and that I could travel with it and not have to have a ton of supplies with me.  

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This is the swatch page I made for the Koi Watercolors.

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Next, are my pages for the Inktense Watercolor Pencils and Faber Castell Watercolor Pencils:

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Next, is a piece that I did several weeks ago for my daughter.  She loves Gerber Daisies and I paired it with her favorite scripture.  I sketched out the design first in pencil, then colored in the letters using a Micron pen, then used my watercolors to fill it in.  I finished the project by adding the colored boarder and a few touches of white gel pen as highlights.  It is one of the very first pieces I have water colored and I think it turned out pretty good. Stephanie really liked it.

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Now, I am off to practice some more techniques in my art journal and enjoy a beautiful Sunday morning.

Until next time…~Pamela

This week, I was introduced to a blog called, Journal52 (I found it through Pinterest…go figure!).  This site provides you with an art journal prompt each week.  She also has a Facebook page designated just for us to share our art work.

This weeks prompt was, “Rain or Shine.”  Her comment was, “For this week, make a weather related page in your journal. Think of your favorite season or type of weather. You can paint, draw, collage – whatever medium you choose!”  So, I came up with, “Rain or Shine, you are a friend of mine.”

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I used a piece of 6×6 watercolor paper from a pad (which, by the way, I will never purchase this pad of watercolor paper again – it is horrible), and sketched it out with a pencil.  I inked it in using a Micron Pigma Pen (05 and 08 size), then begin watercolor using some Inktense Watercolor pencils.  I also added some other colors using my new Kio Watercolor set.  LOVE both of these items!!

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Little by little, I was able to combine colors that I wanted to use on the page.  I think it turned out cute – not a masterpiece by any means, but it is a start!

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This experience was so much fun and I plan on creating a page once a week using her journal prompts.  It is my favorite stress reliever!  

Who will join me?  IF I can do it…so can YOU!

Until next time…~Pamela

 

 

 

 

Card Club Fun

Today’s post is one of the cards we created this past weekend at our card club in Jacksonville.  Of course I’m not very original and “cased” this card from Pinterest (The original came from Split Coast Stampers), here.   I did change it up slightly to fit what I had on hand. 

The card is made using our new Stampin’ Up! Scalloped Tag Punch.  This is more versatile than I thought and love the results you get when making cards, as well as, tags.

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

Here’s the card we made:

Supplies Used:

Paper:  Designer Paper Series, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, and Pool Party

Ink:  Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Summer Starfruit

Stamp Sets:  You’re Lovely, Gorgeous Grunge

Accessories:  Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, and the Scalloped Tag Punch

To place any Stampin’ Up! order, you can visit my site, HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Until next time…~Pamela

Stampin’ Up! “My Paper Pumpkin” Kit

Did you know that you can have a paper crafting kit delivered to your door each and every month?  Stampin’ Up! offers the My Paper Pumpkin kit that can be on an auto-delivery right to you each and every month. 

The cost is only $19.95 a month and comes with all the supplies to create cute and adorable paper crafts.  All the paper is prepared and cute to size.  The stamps that are used in each kit are not available in any catalog we have, so each kit is unique. 

Right now there is a special promotion being offered.  For every new member that signs up by March 31, 2014, will receive a free pack of markers!  To begin receiving your kit you will need to sign up here: My Paper Pumpkin

Here is a video of February’s kit:

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!  Until next time…~Pamela

New Personalized Stamp!

Stampin’ Up! has just released the new design for YOUR on personal stamp!  So exciting.  These may be used for yourself (address stamp or “made by” stamp), teacher gifts, wedding gifts – the possibilities are endless.  Check it out HERE

Below are this weeks sale items:

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals

Calypso Coral 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130018

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN
Soft Sky 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
Item # 131210

Regular Price: $6.95 US/$9.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$7.13 CAN
Simply Pressed Clay Item # 130685
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$8.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$6.71 CAN
Island Indigo 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Item # 131151

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN
From My Heart Wood Mount Stamp Set
Item # 132007

Regular Price: $39.95 US/$48.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $29.96 US/$36.71 CAN
Canvas Creations Item # 129375
Regular Price: $3.95 US/$5.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.96 US/$4.13 CAN
Delicate Dies Sizzlits Die Item # 126999
Regular Price: $21.95 US/$26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN
Sweetest Ever Valentines’ Designer Template Item # 129009
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

To place an order, click HERE.

Happy Stampin!  ~Pamela

 

 

Weekly Stampin’ Up! Deals

Here are this weeks deals – gotta love a sale!  If you wish to make a purchase, you may do so by clicking, HERE.  Hope you all have a GREAT week!!

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Kit
Item # 130034

Regular Price: $28.95 US/$37.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $21.71 US/$28.46 CAN
Extra Large Oval Punch Item #119859
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
Item # 127555

Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN
Shaker Frames Item # 124155
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$5.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.46 CAN
Scallop Trim Border Punch Item # 118402
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$20.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$15.71 CAN
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape Item # 131269
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US.$4.88 CAN
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item # 131172

Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.44 CAN
Reasons I Heart You Swatchbook Template
Item # 129013

Regular Price: $12.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.77 US/$8.37 CAN

Weekly Deals – So Sorry It’s Late!

Here are the weekly deals from Stampin’ Up!  I apologize for it being late, but due to me being in the hospital, I didn’t find these until this morning.   The Chalk Talk Framelets Dies are something we’ll be using in the month of February…  To place an order, click HERE.  I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Great Weekly Deals This Week!

Neutrals Core’dinations Item # 129956
Regular Price: $23.95 US/$29.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $17.96 US/$22.46 CAN
Basic Black 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130010

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN
Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item #121809
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN
Chalk Talk Framelit Dies Item # 129983
Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN
Calypso Coral Classic Pad Item # 126983
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.44 CAN
Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item #130916
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: 5.96 US/$7.46 CAN
Note Card Envelopes Item # 131528
Regular Price: $5.50 US/$6.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.13 US/$5.21 CAN
Storytime Ensemble Item # 127195
Regular Price: $19.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.97 US/$13.17 CAN

 

 

Tag Punches Video

Hey Everybody!  I wanted to showcase the two new tag punches that are now available in our Occasions Catalog.  You can watch the video below (no, that is not me in the video – it’s from the home office). 

Scalloped Tag Punch – #133324 – $22.95

 

Angled Tag Topper Punch – #133323 – $24.95

If you would like to place an order you may do so by clicking HERE.

 

Until Next Time…~Pamela

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Deals for the Week

Hey Everyone,

The new Stampin’ Up! deals are here for this week.  Check them out!!  If you want to place an order, click HERE – it can be sent directly to your home.  Happy looking/shopping!!

Weekly Deals

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals!

Borders Scoring Plate Simply Scored
Item # 126192

Regular Price $14.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 US/$14.96 CAN
Classic Pad Soft Sky Item #131181
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.44 CAN
Finishing Touches Edgelit Die
Item # 127010

Regular Price: $9.95 US/$11.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$8.96 CAN
Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die Item # 123134
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN
Marina Mist 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130016

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN
Envelope Liners Framelits Item # 132172
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN
Frosty Day II Digital Download Kit
Item # 128875

Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/6.57 CAN

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