Thursday, August 31, 2017

Video Tutorial: Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit - Several Card Examples and One Card from Start to Finish

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all having a wonderful week.  I finally had some time to sit down with the amazing August, 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts.  I have several card samples to share with you today and in the video, I also create one card for you from start to finish.  Here's the video:



And here's the card I made for the video:



And here are two more cards made with the same technique as the card created in the video:


For all three of these cards, I used Distress Oxide Inks (Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, and Black Soot), white paint, and the shimmer sprays that came in the kit to create the backgrounds.  I used a combination of several different embossing powders (gold, silver, black, and white).  These cards were so much fun to make. 


For my next three cards, I painted the backgrounds with watercolor paints.  Here's some pictures:


For the card on the left, I used my Gansai Tambi watercolor paints to create the background.  I then stamped the little boy image and embossed him with black embossing powder.  I embossed the stardust swooshes with gold embossing powder.  I stamped the star onto some vellum, embossed it in black, and then cut it out with the coordinating dies.  The sentiment was embossed with white embossing powder.  The card on the right was painted with pearlescent paints to create the background.  I then used various embossing powders to stamp all the fun images.




For my final card, I decided to create a shaker card using the fancy die that came in the kit as well as the sequins that came in the kit.  I stamped the swoosh and the girl and cut them out with the coordinating dies.  I also embossed all the clouds on vellum with white embossing powder and cut them out using the coordinating dies.  The background on this one was also painted using my Gansai Tambi watercolor paints.  The sentiment was embossed with white embossing powder. 


Well that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day and I'll catch you on the next video :)


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Video Tutorial: Painting Mermaid Image with Zig Markers and a Water Brush

Hi everyone!  I got some requests to share how I colored the beautiful mermaid image from Honey Bee Stamps which I used in yesterday's card, so I have a new video up showing the coloring technique I used.  I painted the image with my Zig Markers and a water brush.  Here's the video:

To watch on YouTube, click HERE


And here is a picture:




Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day! :)




Monday, August 21, 2017

Video Tutorial - Honey Bee Stamps - How to Create a Fun Shaker Card

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a fabulous week!  I have a new video and card to share with you today showing how I created this fun shaker card.  Here's the video:

To view on YouTube, click HERE)
The adorable images are from Honey Bee Stamps.  I just love their new mermaid release stamp sets.  I watercolored the background with my Gansai Tambi watercolor paints.  I then painted all of the images with my Zig markers and a water brush.  Here are the Zig markers I used: Brown, Light Brown, Marine Green, Violet, Light Violet, Light Gray, Gray, Light Pink, Olive Green, Yellow, Flesh Color, Blush, and Almond Pink. 


To purchase the foam strips from Stampin Up! that I used in the video to make the shaker card, Click Here
I hope you enjoy this video and the card.  Have a wonderful day :)

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Video Tutorial - Waffle Flower - Creating a Fun Shimmery Watercolor Background

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all having a wonderful week!  I have a new video tutorial for you today sharing how I created this fun, shimmery background using my Gansai Tambi watercolor paints and some gold pearlescent paint from Kuretake.  Here's the video:


(to view on YouTube, click HERE)
And here are some pictures of my card:






I used the following Zig markers (along with a water brush) to paint the images: Dark Brown, Brown, Violet, Light Violet, Yellow, Light Brown, Orange, Olive Green, and Light Gray.  I also added some sequins from my stash.  What do you think?

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


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!
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