Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Plant Some Kindness witih Quick Creations and Your Next Stamp

I have a set of four thank you cards for you today using the "Plant Some Kindness" stamp and die set from Your Next Stamp, available at Quick Creations :)


These cards turned out so sweet, and they are smaller than my usual size, at 2.75 x 4.25. 


To complete these cards I used the following products from the Quick Creations shop:

"Plant Some Kindness" clear stamps and dies from Your Next Stamp
Simple Stories "Carpe Diem" 6 x 6 paper
Simple Stories "Carpe Diem" enamel Dots
Simple Stories "Carpe Diem" Paper Clips
Nuvo Crystal Drops in Sweet Lilac, Caribbean Ocean and Ivory Seashell
Nuvo Glitter Drops in  Sherbert Shimmer

I really enjoyed the spotlight technique I used here, it is a great way to focus on one small image :)

Come back and visit again soon for more inspiration for Quick Creations :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sweet as Honey

I have been having more fun with watercolors!



I have created this card for you today using a background that I previously made using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. I created some texture on the background using the honey comb stamp and Pumice Stone Distress Ink and Fossilized Amber with the Flourish stamp from the "Cherish" set.  I used the Honey Bee "Cherish" stamp set sentiments to create the two rows of sentiments and added some of the little bee and mini honey comb stamps in there too.  Then I stamped the flowers and watercolored them using Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  I fussy cut the flowers out and layered them with dimensional adhesive so they stuck out from the page.

This is such a versatile stamp set, you can do just about anything with it!

Come back soon for more fun watercolor inspiration :)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Miss Anya Bags with Quick Creations :)

I have a bright summery hello card for you today using Miss Anya Bags from The Greeting Farm for Quick Creations.


I created this card using paper from the My Mind's Eye "Collectable" collection.  I used the LDRS Creative "Gilded Doily" die and the Lala Land Crafts "Lattice Border" die, as well as a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn "Scripty Sayings" stamp set.  I finished it with some enamel dots from the Prima Marketing "Everyday Vintage" collection and the Simple Stories "Carpe Diem" collection.

I colored her up with my Copics,Prismacolor markers and Prismacolor Premiere pencils inthe following colors:

Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1081
Hair:  Y21
PC942, 1034, 943
Clothes:  BG10, BG72
PC992, 905, 1027, 901
Bag:  PB130
PC917, 923, 924, 925, 937

You can find all of the linked products in Noelle's online store at Quick Creations.  Excellent customer service and fast shipping make this shop an excellent addition to your usual web shopping stops!

See you soon for more fun inspiration for Quick Creations!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday Feature - Staedler Ergosoft Aquarell

I have another watercolor pencil project for you today, this time with Staedler Ergosoft Aquarell pencils :)

I do like the brightness of these pencils, however, once again, the Staedler pencils have very hard leads and it's hard to keep the pencil pigment on top of the paper.






The butterfly stamp is from Hero Arts and it is a fun stamp to play with :)

Stay tuned next week for Derwent Inktense!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Good Witch Emma with Paper Nest Dolls :)

Hello everyone, I have some sweet inspiration for you today for Paper Nest Dolls.  This is Good Witch Emma :)






She is so sweet!   And you can find the rubber stamp of her in the online shop at Paper Nest Dolls :)

To create this card, I used paper from the My Mind's Eye "Blush" collection as well as some sequins and flowers from my stash.  The sentiment is from an unknown stamp set that I have in my stash lol, sorry, I have no idea what company it's from...I know, bad, bad, bad.

I colored her using my Copics and Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:

Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1081
Hair:  Y23
PC942, 1034, 943, 916
Clothes:  Y32, R81
PC994, 995, 938

Thanks for stopping by!  Come back soon for more Paper Nest Dolls inspiration, and don't forget to join in the monthly challenge, the theme is always Anything Goes!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Puddles of Love with Mini Gorjuss and Quick Creations

OK, seriously, I fell in love with Gorjuss girls early on in my coloring career.  A new friend who introduced me to the stamp coloring world said to me you need to find your style.  I took one look at Gorjuss girls and said:  I FOUND IT! Hahahaha.  So, now they have come out with these Gorjuss minis, and they are every bit as sweet as the full size ones :)

So, here is Puddles of Love Gorjuss Mini for Noelle Martin and Quick Creations.


These stamps are so sweet, and of course since I very clearly suffer from Full Set syndrome, I had to have them all lol.  Good thing they are fairly easy on the pocketbook ;)

I also used the LDRS Creative Gilded Doily die and a Petaloo Burlap Bloom to create this card, along with some paper and flowers from my stash.  I printed the sentiment out on my computer, and it is a well-known saying, you can find it just about anywhere online.

I colored this Gorjuss Girl in my Copics and Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:

Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1081
Hair:  E11
PC1082, 946, 948, 935
Greys:  C1
PC1060, 1065, 1067
Pinks:  R81
PC1018, 993, 994, 1009

You can find all of the linked products in Noelle's online shop at Quick Creations, where you can also find superior service and great friends :)


Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday Feature - Watercolor Pencil Comparison :)

Hello everyone, I have a new feature set for you for the next five Fridays!  I have done a comparison of five different sets of watercolor pencils.  No, I don't have the full sets of each of these (except Prima ;))  Each set is a small set that I have acquired over the years, some I have purchased, and some were gifted to me, and each has it's own unique set of pros and cons.  I will touch on a couple of these in each of the five blog posts :)

The first one I have for you is Staedler Karat Aquarell.  This was a nice set, however I found the leads very hard.  The colors are fairly bright, but not as bright as I like them.






The set I purchased about 4 years ago is very small, so I needed to pick an image I could color with a very limited palette (I think there may be 6 pencils in this set lol).  This stamp is  the Large Thistle Flower from The Rubber Cafe.  The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.


Stop by next Friday for another review, this time of Staedler Ergosoft Aquarell :) See you soon.