Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New Design Team News!



Hi everyone!  I'm super excited to announce that I have been asked to join the Kennedy Grace Creations Design Team!  You can see the announcement HERE!  I'm so incredibly excited!  Stay tuned, lots of projects to come :) 


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Video Tutorials - Watercolor Pearlescent Background and watercolor painting with Honey Bee Stamps

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a wonderful day.  I have a two part video for you today, sharing in the first video how I created a fun ocean background scene using Gansai Tambi watercolor paints and silver pearlescent paint from Kuretake, and in the second video, how to watercolor paint the mermaid with Zig Markers and a water brush.  Here's video #1 on the watercolor ocean background:

 (to view on YouTube, click HERE)

And here's video #2 on painting the mermaid:

(to view on YouTube, click HERE).


And here are some pictures:





I used the following Zig markers to color the mermaid: Deep Violet, Light Violet, Marine Green, Dark Brown, Brown, Flesh Color, Blush, and Almond Pink.  I used Olive Green and Light Brown for the turtle.  I used Brown and some Light Blue for the bottle (plus I put some Glossy Accents on the bottle).  I embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder from Stampin' Up!  I also used lots of Wink of Stella on the  mermaid.  What do you think?


Well, that's it from me today!  Thanks so much as always for stopping by and I'll catch you in the next video!


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Video Tutorial: Craftin' Desert Divas New Release - Watercolors

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  I am super excited to be sharing two cards with you today from a brand new stamp set soon to be released from Craftin' Desert Divas.  Here's my video:



And here are some pictures of both cards:















For the pirate card, I used Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Cracked Pistashio distress oxide inks for the background.  I used the following Zig marker colors: Black, Blue, Dark Brown, Brown, Light Brown, Deep Red, Yellow, Green, Flesh Color, Blush, and Almond Pink.


For the princess card, I used Kuretake Pearlescent paint for the background.  I then used the following Zig markers: Dark Brown, Brown, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Purple, Flesh Color, Blush, and Almond Pink. 


I hope you enjoy this brand new stamp set as much as I do, it is so sweet!  Thanks so much as always for stopping by and I'll catch you tomorrow with a new video and a new peek from the Craftin' Desert Divas release!! :)


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Video Tutorial - MFT Stamps - Fairy Happy - No Line Watercolor

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a wonderful week.  I have a video tutorial to share today showing how I created this fun sky background with the MFT Cloud Stencil and some Distress Ink and also how I used the no line watercolor technique to color the fairies.  Here's the video:

And here are some pictures of my card (some are a bit washed out simply to show you all the glitter on the fairies):









For the fairy wearing pink, I used the following Zig Markers: Light Brown, Yellow, Light Blue, Green, Pink, Flesh Color, Blush, and Almond Pink.  For the Fairy wearing purple, I used Dark Brown, Brown, Light Blue, Green, Violet, Yellow, Flesh Color, Blush, and Almond Pink.  I used Spun Sugar and Scattered Straw Distress Inks with the MFT Cloud Stencil to create the background.  I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.  The images were stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink for the no line watercolor technique.  What do you think?


Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  Huge hugs!


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Video Tutorial - Honey Bee Stamps - Painting Images with Zig Markers and a Water Brush

Hi everyone!  I had some requests to show how I colored yesterday's mermaid image with my Zig markers and a water brush so today's video shares that technique with you.  I also went ahead and created a brand new card with this new colored image and I'll share pictures of that below.  Here's my video:


And here are some pictures of the  new card I created:









I used the following Zig Markers for my coloring: Brown, Light Brown, Gray, Light Gray, Turquoise Green, Violet, Light Violet, Light Pink, Blue, Flesh Color, Blush, and Almond Pink.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Video Tutorial - Creating a Fun Background Scene with Honey Bee Stamps and Distress Oxide Inks

Hi everyone!  I hope your week is off to a great start.  I have a new card and video tutorial to share with you today showing how I created a fun ocean scene using some dies and some distress inks and distress oxide inks.  Here's the video:



The gorgeous stamp set is called Mermaid Song and is from the most recent release from Honey Bee Stamps.  I used the Ocean Border Dies from Craftin' Desert Divas to create the waves.  Before I cut the waves out with the dies, I inked an entire panel of cardstock with Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feather, and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Inks.  I inked the sky using the Cloud Stencil from MFT and Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  I water colored the mermaid with the following Zig markers: Brown, Light Brown, Light Pink, Violet, Light Violet, Turquoise Green, Gray, Light Gray, Yellow, Flesh Color, Blush, and Almond Pink.  Here are some pictures:








Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  Hugs!


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Video Tutorial - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Pearlescent Watercolor and Zig Markers + Giveaway!!!

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a fantastic weekend.  I have a fun video to share with you today showing how I created this fun pearlescent watercolor background and also how I colored this gorgeous image with my Zig markers and a water brush.  Here is my video:



And here are some pictures:









I used the following Zig markers: Black, Brown, Light Brown, Green, Flesh Color, Blush, Light Green, Violet, Light Violet, Orange, and Yellow.  I'm giving away a palette of pearlescent watercolor paints.  Just head over to my video on YouTube and leave a comment to be entered to win.  Have a wonderful day!!!


Friday, July 28, 2017

Video Tutorial: Honey Bee Stamps - Under the Sea - Watercolor Background and Zig Marker Painting

Hi everyone!  Today I have a new video tutorial and card to sharing using this adorable mermaid image from the new Under the Sea stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps.  I share how I made the fun background with my Gansai Tambi watercolor paints and I also share how I painted the image with my Zig Markers and a water brush.  Here's the video:



And here are some pictures of the card:




I used the following Zig markers to color this image: Dark Brown, Brown, Flesh Color, Blush, Almond Pink, Pink, Marine Green.  I hope you enjoyed today's video and card.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by and I'll catch you in the next video :)


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Video Tutorial: MFT - Space Explorer - Watercolor painting with Zig Markers

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all having a wonderful week.  I have a new card and video tutorial to share today showing how I painted these adorable images from My Favorite Things with my Zig Markers and a water brush.  Here's the video:



To see how I created this exact starry night/galaxy background with my Gansai Tambi watercolor paints, please see this video here:



And here are some pictures of today's card:




For today's card, I used the following Zig markers: Gray, Light Gray, Yellow, Brown, Light Brown, Blue, Deep Red, Flesh Color, Blush, and Almond Pink.  I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.  All the images were adhered using foam tape.  What do you think?


That's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by and I'll catch you in the next video!



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Video Tutorial - Creating a Fun Scene with Distress Ink, Watercolor, and Craftin Desert Divas Stamps

Hi everyone! :)  I hope you are having a wonderful day!  I have a new card and video tutorial to share with you today showing how I created this adorable scene using my distress inks, watercolor, and this adorable image from Craftin Desert Divas.  Here's my video:

And here are some pictures of my card:





For this card, I used the adorable Dino Dig Stamp Set.  I created the main panel using a could stencil and Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  I then cut another panel the same size and then cut out two "sand dunes" using the Ocean Border Dies.  I inked them with Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain distress inks and then spritzed the with water for a fun distress look.  I then water colored the cute dinosaur image using my Zig Markers and a water brush.  I used the following Zig markers: Blue, Gray, Olive Green, Light Brown, and Brown.  For a finishing touch, I added a few sequins.  Just a super simple, but fun card that lets you practice with a couple techniques.  I hope you enjoy the card and video.  Thank you so much as always for stopping by!!!



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