Thursday, May 23, 2019

Impression Obsession Feathered Friends Challenge


Hi,
We have another challenge up at the Impression Obsession Blog - here Head over to the blog for more details on the challenge and to see what everyone else in the design team has done. I was so up for this challenge after seeing many pictures of my friend Jeanne's rare chickens. I think they are Polish Frizzle chickens. 





I stamped the chicken three times on watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black and used my Daniel Smith watercolor paints to color them in. Truthfully, I think this would work better if I had used no line coloring. I used a wash of blue watercolors to create the background. I popped the branch up on some foam tape. I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink. 


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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Picket Fence Studios $100 gift certificate winner announced.






Hi,
I have a winner of the $100 gift certificate to Picket Fence Studios!

ART CONQUERS!

Congrats and please contact me using the Contact Me gadget on the top right.

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Picket Fence Studios Discount Coupon and HUGE Giveaway and a New Card

Hi,
Just wanted to do a quick post to remind you that the discount code is PFS20 and the giveaway for the $100 shopping spree is on. Picket Fence Studios is giving each member of the design team at $100 gift certificate to the store to give to one lucky participant. Comments must be left on my blog by May 21 at 11:59PM. I will select the winner and post here on May 22nd. On Instagram search #picketfencestudiosdt to find the rest of our team and go to their blogs to leave comments to win on their blogs as well. However, there is only 1 gift certificate for each winner. So leave your comments!

I made this card with the new Flower Negative Die and lots of Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer paste. The background is a rainbow that I made with the Vicki Boutin Art Crayons - current obsession - and Bright Night Sky. I added the Moonstone paste through the Random Dots stencil.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment!
Susan

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

My Sweet Petunia Team Tuesdays and Picket Fence Studios May Release and GIVE AWAY

Hi,
It is an exciting Tuesday for me. It is my turn on Team Tuesdays for My Sweet Petunia/MISTI and the new Picket Fence Studios May 2019 Release goes live today!!!!

As you may know Picket Fence Studios is celebrating their ONE year anniversary - yay!!!! So now for the giveway - Picket Fence Studios is giving each member of the design team at $100 gift certificate to the store to give to one lucky participant. Comments must be left on my blog by May 21 at 11:59PM. I will select the winner and post here on May 22nd. On Instagram search #picketfencestudiosdt to find the rest of our team and go to their blogs to leave comments to win on their blogs as well. However, there is only 1 gift certificate for each winner.


I also have a coupon code PFS20 (case sensitive) for 20% off at the store through next week. Have fun shopping! This is a great release. I have made several cards using the products and will be posting those later in the week.

So now back to the card. The MISTI is essential to this technique in my opinion. We will be using Bright Night Sky and the Floral Damask stencil to make a background with the Vicki Boutin Art Crayons and Nuvo Moonstone Glitter Paste. I have a video for you below showing how I made the card.



First, I placed the stamp and my Distress Watercolor paper smooth side up in my regular sized MISTI. With the MISTI door open, I added the art crayons to the stamp by just scribbling the crayon directly onto the stamp. From about a foot away, I misted the stamp and then closed it to lay the color onto the paper. I repeated this process again. I took out the first sheet of paper and then adding more water to the stamp, I made two more backgrounds.

I heat set this and then added Nuvo Moonstone Glitter paste through the Floral Damask stencil. I let this dry. Using an oval die cut I cut two pieces of card stock one larger. I stamped a sentiment onto the smaller one and mounted that with 3M foam tape onto the larger oval. I adhered the ovals to the panel using 1/4" Scor-tape as a strong adhesive is needed due to all the texture on the panel.

I then colored in one of the small open poppies from Poppy Blossoms with my Copic Markers.
Flower: RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14
Leaves: G20, G21, G24 and G29.

I mounted the floral cluster and proclaimed the card done. I hope you like it and enjoyed the video. 



Please leave a comment below to enter the drawing!!! Thanks for stopping by!
Susan

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links which means I made a small commission on each sale at no further cost to you. I received the stamps from Picket Fence Studios as part of my design team work. As for the MISTI, I owned that before I joined the team. It is my favorite stamping tool of all time. 

Monday, May 13, 2019

Impression Obsession: Florals on Old is New Day


Hi,
Today Impression Obsession is featuring some of the older but absolutely stunning stamps. You can find inspiration from the rest of the team over at the IO blog.

For today's card I used a Pretty Potted Peonies and a sentiment from Everyday Quotes 1. Both of these are cling stamps and stamp perfectly the first time. Cling stamps are a joy to work with and I just love this sentiment. We are all brave! Might not feel that way sometimes but we are!

I stamped the flowers with Memento Tuxedo Black and used my Copic Sketch markers to color them in. I used RV10, RV61, RV63 and RV69. The leaves are YG61, YG63 and YG67, The wooden pot is E21, E23, E25 and E29. The twine is E30 and E33.

Once everything was colored in I added a shadowed surface with C0, C1, C3, and C5. I used my colorless blender to add some texture. I did forget to add some drop shadows under the lowest petals and leaves. I think that dropped shadows add a lot of dimension so I will be fixing this before sending it out.

I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black. For all my stamping I used my regular MISTI and my mini-MISTI without the foam pad in as you don't need that with cling stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!
Susan

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I am using compensated affiliate links which means I make a small commission on each sale at no further cost to you. Thank you for your support. I did select the stamps to use as part of my work with Impression Obsession. I always list products I love and personally use. If you see it listed here, the products is either on my desk or somewhere in my craft room!
   

Friday, May 10, 2019

Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Blender Brushes and Vicki Boutin Art Crayons




Hi! I am on the Picket Fence Studios Blog today! I have 3 fun and easy to make cards for you today. I have been really enjoying using our Life Changing Blender Brushes with various media but particularly the Vicki Boutin Art Crayons. I also used several of our stencils. I have a video for you as well.


 For the first card, I used our Ocean of Fish stencil with the blues and greens of the Art Crayon Set 1 and applied them with the blender brush onto Distress Watercolor paper. I did apply a bit of water to each color. Each color wiped off the brush easily. After the stenciling was dry, I added Hero Arts Tide Pool and Pool inks using the Life Changing Blender Brushes. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink.
For the second card, I used the Peacock Tail stencil and added some blue and greens and purple in subsequent layers to the stencil. Once that was dry, I added Nuvo Moonstone glimmer paste using the Random Dots stencil - I love the versatility of this stencil. I let that all dry and then added a white heat embossed sentiment.
For the last card I used the Fish Scales stencil and first added Vicki Boutin Glitter paste. After that was dry, I added Distress Oxide Victorian Velvet Ink with one of my Life Changing Blender Brushes. The paste acted as a resist. After the blending was completed I wiped off the stenciled areas with a baby wipe to remove any excess ink. I added a sentiment stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Thank you for being here today. I have linked to the products used below! 
Have fun blending and enjoy your weekend!
 Susan

 Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links which means I receive a small commission on each sale at no further cost to you.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Impression Obsession Challenge: Blue, Yellow and more practice...





Welcome to another Impression Obsession Challenge. There is a gift certificate up for grabs for those who enter their cards!!!! Head over to the Impression Obsession blog for more details - here. The cards are amazing. 

I am learning how to work with yellow in watercolor. I am ok with yellow when using Copics or colored pencils but clearly I need work. Trying to use yellow watercolor and no line coloring might not have been a good choice for a first start. I got so uptight about the color I kept forgetting to look at my reference photo lol!!! However, I learned a lot! I am going to redo this because this dahlia stamp is just gorgeous.



Using my MISTI, I stamped the image onto Arches 140lb cold pressed paper using Antique Linen Distress ink. I used my Stoneground paints Hansa Yellow and Mars Orange for the initial wash and glazing. I added details with Armenian Purple Ochre and then some colored pencils. 

I cut the die cut Hello from some deep blue-green card stock and stamped the smaller sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black. I adhered the die cut with Gina K Designs Connect Glue. A few Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets and it was done! 

Thank you for stopping by! Don't forget to join the challenge because learning and possibly winning is great fun!
Susan

Products Used: I am using compensated affiliate links which means I make a small commission on each sale at no further cost to you. I received the stamps and dies at no charge as part of my work for Impression Obsession. The final selection of product is my choice and I only choose what I love and would and do use personally.