Tuesday, October 16, 2018

What is winter without a gnome? Picket Fence Studios Release Day 3

Hi,
This gnome is adorable. I kept this card clean and simple - well for me - and just added some shimmer splatter and sequins. I made a cluster of snowflakes using some old glitter paper. Underneath that I have used embossing paste with a snowflake stencil! I did add Frosted Lace Stickles to his beard - I couldn't resist!


Thanks for stopping by! I will be back on Thursday with my last card for the Release. BUT I have more stamps from this release so I plan on using them!

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Monday, October 15, 2018

A Fall Lily Bouquet - Picket Fence Stamps

Hi,
I really love all of the new release from Picket Fence but the Lily Bouquet stole my heart!

I wanted to try no line coloring again with my Copics as I am still learning. I follow Dawn Woleslage's from W Plus 9 You Tube tutorial here. I use this technique for the leaves as well. Then for a few hours I proceed to color this in. I stamped on Neenah Solar White 80 lb cardstock. I struggled with the stamens......I need to learn how to color these. I am seeing Dawn on Thursday at Retreat and asking for a lesson!!!!!!

Copics Used:
Red Lily: R81, R83, R85, R56 and RV99. My undercoat is YR0000. I added a bit of G20 just because.
Yellow Lily: Y02, Y08, E99, My undercoat is YR0000. I also added some V99 and G20.
Orange Lily: YR65, E07, E97, E99, E18, E17 and an undercoat of G20 with pops of YR0000.
Leaves: YG00, G20, G24, YG63, YG67 


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Sunday, October 14, 2018

PIcket Fence Studios October Release Day

Hi,
We have such an amazing release this month! I made four relatively quick cards with the stamp sets I received. Ok, I admit that coloring on the lily took a lot longer - 4 hours and lots of Copics. I will post more on that card tomorrow. First up:

You know I love the Picket Fence Studios Girls collection and this set met all my expectations - and who can resist a wine glass. I had so much fun coloring her in Copics.


Another obsession - Gnomes and I love this little guy!


These foxes can be used in so many different scenes - winter, fall and spring and perhaps, summer. I created this quick wreath by stamping around circle die. Easy peasy!


Last but not least - my favorite - the Lily Bouquet! I was swooning when I opened it. I will post more on the colors I used tomorrow. Today's post is just to get going on the Release!

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Picket Fence Studios Rose Bouquet Stamp Set

Hi,
Happy Weekend! For today’s card, I used the Rose Bouquet stamp set – I am obsessed with it. I have always loved roses. My grandfather had a small but spectacular rose garden. I used to help him fertilize, cut roses for my Nana, and prepare the beds for winter. They lived near a river so the soil was just scrumptious for the roses and for making a yummy compost as well. Many of my grandfather’s roses were tea roses which are the type featured in the Rose Bouquet stamp set.
I stamped the largest bouquet several times on Arches cold press 140 lb watercolor paper to make a background. Then proceeded to paint the image with watercolor paints. I used Daniel Smith Quinacradone Coral, Mijello Mission Gold Permanent Rose and Daniel Smith Rose of Ultramarine. For the background I mixed two blues and that resulted in a desaturated blue. Next time I will use a dilution of Cobalt blue. Then I proceeded to add too much splatter – but we all need to learn right? Below is a You Tube tutorial on my channel. Feel free to leave me questions there or over here on the blog.

Thank you for stopping by! Tomorrow is Release Day for Picket Fence Studios October Release - I will be back. It is an awesome release!
Susan
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Friday, October 5, 2018

Easiest Card Ever with Rina K's Mandala Maker

Hi,
Quick post on a card I threw together last night. I wanted to use my new Mandala Maker stamp set but I did not have much time. I also wanted to try color smashing a la Kathy Racoosin. Thus, this easy peasy pretty card was born!!!


I used several different Copic makers. Ideally I should have changed up the colors in the circle second from the top. However, color smashing is so much fun!!!!

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

My Sweet Petunia Team Tuesdays: Colored Pencils and Foiling

Hi,
I am back for another card tutorial at My Sweet Petunia. However, I did not color petunias in this tutorial, I colored cosmos lol! I really wanted to color a foiled background with colored pencils so I used the Simon Says Stamp Cosmos background and the foiling via heat embossing to make this card.


I really enjoyed seeing this come to life. I did use Polychromos Pencils in Cadmium Yellow and Green Gold for the darker color. I first applied a layer of white colored pencil - you can use any white pencil; however, I think a white Prismacolor or white Luminance would be best. The video below will give you more details.




I have links to the supplies used below. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by;
Susan


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