Wonderous Watercolor Pencils

Happy Tuesday, my friends!! I finally got my Stampin’Up! Watercolor Pencils and their Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper which you can only ger FREE!  That’s right…FREE!

Click onto my Stampin’Up! store to get all the details.

I have SU watercolor pencils from years ago as well and I certainly love those too.  The difference is that this new pencil set are all Stampin’Up colors whereas the old set was not.  They both work great!!

Here are the cards I made with these super pencils…

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These pencils are easy to apply and to blend!

Here is a photo of the Inside the Lines Designer Series Papers that you can get FREE, and the pencils…

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Aren’t they beautiful???? Swoon!

The Thank You card was created by coloring  Stampin’Up’s  Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper with the pencils and then spreading it out with an Aqua Painter.  This paper has some very beautiful images but they are NOT printed on  watercolor paper. Consequently, it can handle only so much water.  Don’t use too much water as to prevent serious warping. As you can can see, I had some warping, but put it under some super heavy books to straighten it out as much as I could.

The Birthday Wishes card was created by using Stampin’Up! blender pens to spread the color.

The Chicken Card (of course my favorite), was created by laying down the colors and then blending it with out the blender. I stamped the image with Stampin’Up’s Archival Stampin’ Pad because that ink is waterproof.  And by the way…..That chicken is in another FREE set from Stampin’Up!

Get onto my Stampin’Up! store and check them out!

 

Well that is all for this Tuesday! Hope you all have a blessed day,

Cat

 

 

Ellen Hutson Mix It Up Challenge!!

Good morning!  Sorry I missed the post yesterday…..I have been really struggling to get back into the groove after the holidays!!  Who’s with me????  lolz

Thanks goodness for Ellen Hutson and their inspiring challenges!!  This month their Mis-It-Up challenge is with Avery Elle. You can join in to Ellen Hutson’s challenge here.

Alright…here is my entry…

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I mixed Avery Elle’s Burst Die with Ellen Hutson’s Up The Happy and Mondo Magnolia stamps.

First I gold embossed and then painted the butterflies from Up the Happy using my Kurataki Gansai paints.  These paints are so rich and beautiful…I just love, love them! Once the butterflies dried, I used the matching dies to cut them all out and set them aside.

I cut out some white cardstock with the Burst Die then used Tim Holtz Distress inks to color it.  The inks I used are Mustard Seed and Festive Berries. Then of course I splattered it with some water to create the drop marks. I just love this effect!  Once everything dried, I stamped the sentiment from Ellen Hutson’s Mondo Magnolia in the center.

Lastly, I adhered everything together on some cardstock I had in my stash.  It is a very old pack and it didn’t have a cover on it so I have no idea what the pack is called!  Sorry about that.  I adhered some of the butterflies with dimensionals to pop some of them up. I added my favorite Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish it all off.

Here is another shot of my card…

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Thanks EH for helping me out of my creative funk!!!!!  Hope you all find something wonderful to inspire you today!!

Blessings,

Cathy

 

 

Ellen Hutson’s December Pinsights Challenge….

Hi friends!  Happy 2017!!!  I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas season and a safe New Year’s. I am excited to show you some of the new Stampin’Up goodies, but as I await the said goodies from my UPS man, I want to share my PinSight’s entry with you.

Check out this AMAZING Pin board created by Laurel Beard for Ellen Hutson!  Just stunning. There are so many inspirational elements in this board!  I chose to focus on the red and white…such a stunning combo!

 

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And here is what I came up with…..

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Super simple, but high impact because of the red on white!!!  Chrysanthemums are from the Thankful set from Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson, and the Sentiment is from the Hello Gorgeous set also from Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson.

I stamped the flowers in Momento  on a 3 1/4 x 5 inch panel and colored them with Copic markers.  I stamped an extra flower on a scratch piece of cardstock and colored it with the exact same colors.  I used the coordinating Thankful die set to cut out the extra floral image and adhered it to one of the flowers with dimensionals. The sentiment is gold embossed as is the edge of the panel.  I achieved this gold edging by first skimming the edge of the paper on to my VersaMark ink pad and then using WOW  Metallic Gold Rich Ultra High embossing powder.  The Ultra High embossing powder adds a beautiful, thick and rich shine. A little trick to using this embossing powder – since the embossing flakes are large, be sure to apply the heat from the bottom of the paper.  That will prevent the flakes from flying off your paper and going everywhere.  ASK ME HOW I KNOW!….lol

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For my final touches to the panel, I added gold flecks all over and added my favorite Pretty Pink Posh sequins. I also used my trusty gold gel pen to fill in the center of the flowers. Once the panel was completely dry, I adhered it to a Woodgrain cardstock from Ellen Hutson.  

The effect is awesome.  Thank you Laurel Beard and Ellen Hutson for another wonderfully inspiring year!!

See you again soon!!!  Hopefully my Stampin’Up goodies will show up soon so I can show you how those watercolor pencils work.

Until then….

Have a blessed day.

Cat