Friday, April 28, 2017

Bunny Balloon–Whimsy Stamps + Video Tutorial

Happy day my lovlies! I haven’t posted in a bit because I was sick (again) I am having a really hard time shaking this cough and I fell ill just after Easter. At least I was able to celebrate with family and friends before getting sick again. So, while I am really not feeling 100%, I just had to spend a little time in my craft room and get inky.

I fell in love with this sweet new image from Whimsy Stamps and wanted to create a card where it was really the focal point. I created a colored oval around the image but then left the rest of the card white. It is a fun technique and one that I have used before. My favorite part is peeling away the masks and seeing the dramatic change!  In my video tutorial, I take you throught the steps to creating this look. The fun thing is, you can really create different colored shapes depending on the dies that you have on hand!

Whimsy Stamps is really knicking out of the park this year! Not only are there tons of fun and sweet images, there are a ton of new word dies and die sets that make adding a sentiment to your card extra fun. I have been a little addicted to die cutting sentiments out using gold foil paper. I don’t know if I am going to stop anytime soon because I just love how it looks. I did add a little white gel pen to highlight a few areas and create a little contrast on the ink blending, The final touch was to add some fun enamel dots from Whimsy’

Video Tutorial:
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Copic Markers Used:
Skin: E50, E51, E53, E93, E95
Hair: E41, E74, E77, E79
Dress: RV10, RV32, RV34, RV63, RV66
Balloon: G20, G21, G24
Ground: C1, C3, 0


Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Birthday Wishes–Colored Pencils over Copic Coloring + Video

Happy Thursday! Hoping that you all will have a wonderful Easter Holiday. I love this time of the year!

I have a new video to share with you that features 2 brand new products that were part of Whimsy Stamps’ April release as well as some other products from previous releases. My Whimsy Stamps stash is growing and I am LOVING the endless possibilities I have for projects as I combine different stamps, dies, papers and embellishments. I makes this crafty girl’s heart go pitter-patter!

This image is called Hope and is part of the Wee Stamps collection illustrated by teh very talented Sylvia Zet. I really love her sweet images. They are a dream to color. I wanted to share a technique that I sometimes use when I want to add an extra layer of depth to my coloration.

I stamped my image onto Neenah Solar White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo black ink. Both are my go-to products whenever I color with Copic Markers or Colored pencils. I first colored the image using Copic Markers and once I was completely finsihed with the markers, I added color with my Koh-i-noor Woodless colored pencils. These pencils blend like butter or should I say “buddah”?  The pigmentation is really rich and saturated and they have such a lovely feeling and weight to them. I love my Prismacolors but I love these equally as much and the small set that I own is really quite affordable :) In the how-to video below, you will see how I layer the colored pencils onto the copic coloration and then how I go on to finish up my card.

I die cut the scene out using Whimsy’s Many Thanks card builder die set. This set is amazing. You can see how the large die creates a perfectly sized mat to add onto an A2 sized cardbase. The tiny little cut out hearts add lots of interest without detracting from the image.

The sentiment was created using two newly released products. The word “birthday” was die cut using the Birthday Wishes Magical word die set. There are 3 words included in the set and I really love how easily they cut through this gold foil paper. A look that I am currently OBSESSED with. Then, I stamped the word “wishes” that comes in teh Birthday Wishes Magical Word clear stamp set. A fantastic set and I look forward to combining these two new sets to creat more sentiments that combine two different components! YAY!

Video Tutorial:
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      Koh-i-Noor Woodless Pencils Set


Menda Dispensing Bottle

Copic Markers Used:
Skin: E000, E00, E13, E95
Hair: E50, E51, E53, E55
Green: G40, G43
Pink: RV52, RV63, RV55
Chest: E71, E74, E77
Clasp: YR30, Y23
Puppy: C1, C3, C5, 0

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your day!

Hugs Jeanette xxo


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