Monday, February 6, 2017

A Happy Accident - Believe In Magic!

Hello my crafty friends.  Hope you guys have a great weekend.  I got sometime to play with Hot Pressed watercolour paper and the Mermaid Markers on Sunday and I had a blast!

I have never used hot pressed watercolour paper before.  The texture of the hot pressed watercolour is super smooth, it feels almost like Yupo.  I decided to experiment with it using my new Mermaid Markers (water based ink brush)!  

What I found is that the super smooth texture allows the inks to flow anywhere just like alcohol ink on Yupo.  It is great cause I am very sensitive to smells and the only alcohol markers I can handle is Copic.   Though, it takes longer to dry cause the paper didn't absorb the water/inks as fast as the cold pressed watercolour paper!



The Happy Accident in the title is referring to the electrifying colours that come out from the heart.  The heart was the first thing I dropped colours in, I didn't apply the colours directly on the paper, I squeezed the colour out on a acrylic block first then picked them up using a water brush.  

Of course I didn't know the paper does not absorb the colours the way the cold pressed would, I dropped too much colours into the heart and it was a puddle of, luckily, contained water.  I thought I would use my heat gun to dry it up so that I can move on, but boom, the colours just shoot out of the heart.  

It wasn't intended but it was beautiful, I liked it so much that I added other colours to the heart and did the same... and the results was stunning (to me anyway)!

It was super fun playing with the colours on Hot Pressed watercolour paper and I am going to do more projects like this soon!



Both the image and the sentiment are from a retired stamp set called Pure Innocent Happy Heart Snowman from My Favourite Things.  

Other products I used are listed below.  Thank you for stopping and I hope you have a fantastic day :)

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Fun And Elegant Love You Card

Hello my crafty friends, this week I am sharing a simple impromptu card I made out of a stamp cleaning scrap!


The heart shape pieces on this card were die cut from a piece of white card stock I used to "clean" my stamp before using a baby wipe.  (Yes, I usually stamp the leftover ink on a pieces of white card stock first before cleaning it!) 

Today while I was making my Altenew inks swatch with my solid square stamp image from Simon Says Stamp, I randomly stamped all the beautiful colours left on the stamp image on a piece of white card stock at least a couple time.  After the swatch was done, I went back to my colourful scrap paper and fell in love with it right away.  I decided to add some more colours to it by using a solid triangle stamp image from the same stamp set.  Voila!  I got a gorgeous designer pattern paper!

Try it out and you will be amazed at how beautiful it gets!

All the products I used are listed below.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a super creative day :)

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Bugs & Kisses

Hello my crafty friends, I am back with a small Valentine's Day note card.  I am actually making many of these with variety of colours for my daughter's class mates.  Today I am only showing the blue combo (for the boys) here!  I will post the rest on Instagram when they are all done!

The image and the sentiment are from the Mini Chompy stamp from Your Next Stamp.  
The polaroid frame is from My Favourite Things' exclusive Precious Polaroids die set.  
The pattern paper is from American Girls.  
The arrow paper clip is from Ikea.  
The pretty envelop and the sentiment were made using Concord & 9th's Love Notes Bundle.  
The image was coloured using Copic Markers.  

That's it!


Thank you for stopping by and have an awesome day :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Winter Birthday Card

Hello my crafty friends, I am back with a winter birthday card this week.  As you can see, I have toned down my colours a lot.  I am liking this clean and eye soothing colours scheme :)

The image is from Holiday Owl from Your Next Stamp.  It was stamped on a neenah solar white card stock using Memento black ink.  The image was then coloured using Copic Sketch Markers.  

The sentiment is from Waddle - Snow Fun from Your Next Stamp.  Since I don't want any black dots on the card, the sentiment was first stamped with black ink and then heat embossed using clear embossing powder.  

I also used Clear Wink of Stella on the owl image and a white gel pen to add the snow on the image and the sentiment.

Although I said I have toned down my colour choices, as you can see at the bottom of this post, I am still using a lots of Copic Markers!




I have listed all the products I used below.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will have a creative and productive week!

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A Flowery Card for a Friend

Hello my crafty friends.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic New Year :)

Today I am back with a flowery card.  I stamped MFT's flower stamps on a piece of watercolour card stock using Ranger's Archival black ink.  The flowers pattern were watercolored on the negative space with green and aqua, and orange and yellow for the centre of the flowers.  

On a white card stock, I die cut the "windows" using MFT's die.  I then embossed it with We R Memory Keepers' embossing folder.  I also splashed the green and the aqua colours I used for the flower pattern on the embossed white card panel.  

The sentiment and the black ink are from Hero Arts.  However, the stamp set for the sentiment is already retired but I was able to find it on amazon.com.  I also used the Misti to help stamping on an embossed surface.  I finished off the card by adhering the embossed panel to the flower pattern pattern panel using foam adhesive.  The whole thing was then adhered to the card base.



Products used are listed below.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a fun crafting.

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