Thursday, May 30, 2019

My Sweet Petunia, Picket Fence Studios and Gina K. Designs Blog Hop and Giveaway



Welcome to my blog for the My Sweet Petunia, Picket Fence Studios and Gina K Designs Blog Hop and Giveaway.  You most likely arrived here from my friend Judy Rozema blog. The full blog hop is listed below and can be found on each store's blog. 

 Be sure to leave comments along the hop as each company has a $50 gift certificate to give away to their store. The Gina K Designs store is here. The My Sweet Petunia Store is here. The Picket Fence Studios store is here. Comments close at 11:59P on June 6, 2019 and winners will be announced June 7, 2019 on each company's blog.

For my card I used the Elegant Asters Stamp set and matching dies from Gina K. Designs and Circles of Faith from Picket Fence Studios. I heat embossed the Circles of Faith background stamp after stamping it using my regular MISTI. I think used the second largest of the blender brushes to add Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink. 




 I stamped the flowers and leaves in Gina K. amalgam ink and used simple Copic coloring to give them some brightness. I have a video below showing my process.




After I was done building the bouquet, I added the smaller sentiments using my mini-MISTI for placement and stamping. I die cut Hello from Lucky Clover and some fun foam and adhered both together with Gina K Connect Glue. To finish off the card, I added some Raindrops from Lucy's Little Things. 

Back to the giveaway - please leave a comment here on my blog by June 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM. The winners will be announced on each store's blog. Each winner will be randomly drawn from all of the comments along the blog hop. It is so generous for each company to be offering a $50 gift certificate. I hope you have fun hoping along. Next on the hop is Hannah Schroepfer.

Products Used:
I am using compensated affiliate links which means I receive a small commission on each sale at no further cost to you. I received the stamps and dies as part of my work for this hop. I purchased my MISTIs before I joined the design team. Most importantly, I use everything I link to. You will find them all well-loved in my craft room.

Thanks for stopping by and have fun hopping;
Susan


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Monday, May 27, 2019

Impression Obsession - Daisies in Remembrance


Hi,
It is Memorial Day here in the US - a day in which we remember those who fought and died while serving in the armed forces. I would like to say thank you to our military and those who have served and their families for their sacrifices to protect our freedom.

For my card I wanted something cheerful and I wanted to try my hand again at no line coloring with yellows. I hate yellow Copics - sorry I just do. So I signed up/purchased for Amy Shulke's Vanilla Arts, Co Livestreams and have immersed myself in a few of her streams using yellow. I still need to practice but this is a huge improvement over that dahlia from a couple of weeks ago lol!!!! Oh that was watercolor paint and here I am blaming the Copics. Let's just say yellow gives me fits but is so very cheerful. Anyway I am really enjoying the classes a lot and dying to get some homework done!

I stamped Daisies cling stamp onto Copic X-pressit blending card stock using My Favorite Things Cement one of my fav greys for no line coloring (means I can see it lol). I then used a color combination from Amy Shulke with 1 substitution - Y11, Y15, Y35, YG01. I then added some shading with Prismacolor Greyed Lavendar and Caran D'Ache Luminance Burnt Sienna. I used B000, B23 and B24 and the colorless blender to give a watercolor effect to the background.

For the background panel I used my embossing mat in my Gemini Junior with the Checkered Frames die set. With my Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Blender Brushes I dusted on some Impression Obsession Sky Blue hybrid ink - gorgeous color.

I die cut the image out with Whimsical Scalloped Tag and added the white heat embossed sentiment strip. I popped up the tag onto the background with some foam tape.

So head on over to the IO Blog to see what the rest of the team has cooked up. I know there will be some beautiful cards there - always are!

Thanks for stopping by;
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. Thank you for your support. I received the stamps and dies as part of my work for Impression Obsession. I paid for the rest of the materials used myself! I only link to what I love and use every day if the craft room elves have not misplaced them...

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Picket Fence Studios All About Triangles stencil

Hi,
I made quite a few cards with the May release. I don't think I shared this one. So just a quick post and a head's up on a sale at Simon Says Stamp.


Honestly, I think this is one of my favorites because I love the sentiment. I used Vicki Boutin Art Crayons and the Life Changing Blender Brushes to create the background. Heat set it and stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink. Way too easy lol!!! I have a video on using the crayons here with some other stencils.



Simon Says Stamp is having a sale - 15% off site wide - here. The code is CRFT898 - and yes I will be going shopping lol! 

Thanks for stopping by!
And to the many in our Armed Forces, thank you for keeping us free!
Susan

Products Used:
I am using compensated affiliate links at no further cost to you. I receive a small commission on each sale. I did receive the brushes and stencil and stamp from Picket Fence Studios for my design team work. Thank you for your support and yes, you will find these products on my desk or in my craft room. I honestly use them every time if they haven't been taken by the craft room elves...lol!

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. 


                                                                   Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check
                                                                       out the Impression Obsession blog!
                                                                                     Susan

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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

Products Used: 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.

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

 Products Used:
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. 

Monday, May 6, 2019

A Shaking Frog: Impression Obsession Die Cuts



So today is Die Cut Obsession Day over at the Impression Obsession blog here. On the blog you will find inspiration from other designers. As for me, I chose to use one of our new animal dies, the Frog. My grandchildren love frogs and love to catch them while they are visiting me so I made this card for them. I decided on a shaker card because I know they love shakers but also because the tree frogs have been seeking a high dry shelter on one of my windows lol!


I die cut the frog from some watercolor paper and used basic green and mixes of greens to paint the frog. For the background, I stamped Shaded Leaves CAC background with Vicki Boutin Art Crayons to color it. I wanted it to look like water. Overall the card is 4.5 x 4.5". 

I used a slightly less than 4 in square die to cut the shaker square and then covered the opening with acetate. I doubled up the foam tape and cut it into thin strips and added that around the inside of the opening. I added some blue, gold, green and clear sequins. 

The very back of the shaker is a blue panel which I covered with vellum as it was not quite working with the cover panel. I adhered the shaker panel to the back panel with Scor-tape. The sentiment is from Life Stuff Sentiments and I stamped that with Versafine Onyx black. I added googly eyes to make my grandchildren laugh. I will swap out the sentiment before I send it lol! 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head over to the Impression Obsession Blog
for more inspiration. Have a great day!
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 appreciate your support and only share what I love. More importantly, I only work for companies that have the highest quality products which I use personally. I did receive the stamps and die cut frog as part of my work for Impression Obsession.


Thursday, May 2, 2019

New Resolution and W Plus 9 New Home and My Whole Life


Hello;
I have a new resolution - might last only a few days - to use the things that I have purchased. I am a slacker on this so I had to make a resolution.

So for this card, I used 4 new stamps from W Plus 9 - New Home, My Whole Life, Welcome Wreath and Wood Planks! See that trick I used 3 stamps sets plus some dies in one card. Guilt be removed. Plus I used an old set Forest Friends which I did use before so no eye brow raising.

To make the back panel, I stamped the medium solid image from My Whole Life in Little Piggy Ink from W Plus 9 and I stamped the outline image with Silver Lining. If I could find my color chart and if it was up to date I would give you suggestions in other inks...

Then on another piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock, I stamped the wooden planks in Silver Lining using my Misti. Onto another Neenah Solar White panel, I stamped Welcome from Welcome Wreath in Old Gold and the smaller sentiment with Little Piggy. I die cut the welcome panel with a stitched rectangle frame using my Gemini Junior.

For the crib, I die cut the garden bench from the accompanying dies for New Home. I glued them together. The crib railings were die cut from a fence die - yes double duty! I attached my crib railings with adhesive and then added some shading with W00 and W1 Copic Sketch Markers. I sparked this up with Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer! The bow was die cut from some paper I colored with Little Piggy. The bow is from the Welcome Wreath accompanying dies. I double layered that.

The bear is from Forest Friends and I die cut that out. I colored him with E30, E33, E35 and a smidge of E37. I popped him up on the crib with some 3M Foam Tape. To finish the card, I covered the floral panel with a layer of A2 sized vellum. Then I added my crib and sentiment panels and then card was done! Please post any questions you have below!

Thanks for stopping by;
Susan

Products Used: In some instances I am using compensated affiliate links which means I receive a small commission on each sale at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. I purchased all of the products used in this post personally. The MISTI was purchased at a discount as I am on the My Sweet Petunia Design Team. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Impression Obsession Summer Release Day Three


Welcome to my part of the Impression Obsession Summer Release Day 3! You can find the entire release here. Head over to the Impression Obsession Blog for more design team inspiration.



Of all the cards, I made this is my favorite - I think! It is so sparkly in real life. I tried to show a close up of all the shimmer and layers below.


To create this, I used Shaded Leaves Cover-A-Card background cling stamp in my regular MISTI. I lightly dipped Vicki Boutin's greens and teals artist crayons in water and then scribbled them right onto the stamp. I sprayed a light mist of water onto the stamp and stamped it down. I stamped the second generation image onto a second piece of paper - why waste this loveliness. I heat dried the panel.

When it was dry, I used a stencil I made from our geometric background die and spread Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer paste over the stencil. This gave me a shimmery colored panel and a shimmery die cut!!! I let the whole card panel dry on its own. Meanwhile, I stamped the greeting - Sweetest Day cling stamp - with Versafine Onyx black and heat set it. I mounted this on 3M foam tape and added a panel of vellum underneath for a little emphasis. I finished the card with Pretty Pink Post clear droplets. I love this and it was easy to make.


This was even easier. The girl is from She Knew, a clear stamp set and the sentiment is from Indeed  and indeed you need because I used it on almost every card I made for this release. The wreath is a cling stamp set called Floral Frame. I used my Copics to color everything in. The background is Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide that I applied with my largest Life Changing Blender Brush. I added texture to the back panel by using some splatted water drops. I popped the girl up on 3M foam tape and adhered her to the wreath! Really this is an easy, awesome, adorable release to work with!

Thanks for stopping by;
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. Thank you for supporting my small business. As always, I only share what I love and used myself!