Wednesday 15 March 2017
Welcome to our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop featuring this months featured pack called Workshops Your Way® Dreamin' Big Scrapbooking Kit.
Tuesday 7 March 2017
At my weekly Adult Learning Card Making Class I taught them 10 days ago a few fun Water Colour Painting Techniques. Smooshing was everyone's favourite and fun technique. I made a few cards with my sample 4x4 sized samples. Using with lots of water and paint droplets on sturdy plastic or your then turn it over and SMOOSH the paint onto your paper to create interesting organic designs.
Note: I did mention this technique on the Tea-rrific S1703 CTMH Australasian Blog Hop
See below Mothers Day card also shown on that Blog Hop.
Following on from this theme this weekend I used my watercolour samples and made another similar card using that and
I used to add the tea bag tag and used to to stamp them and my ShinHan markers to colour in the tag. I put washi tape on the back to hold the twine in place.
One of my ladies made the following card at the class with the Smooshing Technique and stamp set. She used some to add dimension to the title. I loved her card so asked if I could take a photo and post to my blog.
I have loved teaching these techniques - along with a bunch of others as seen in the blog hop and other cards I've made.
One of my ladies only comes every second week so I'm looking forward to this Thursday to see what she made with her watercolour samples that she took home to stamp and make into a card.
Wednesday 1 March 2017
Welcome to our Australasian Blog Hop. We have all been creating with the "" Stamp set. If you have arrived here from Doris Taylor Creative Inspirations then you are in the right place. If you landed here another way, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. Follow the links, check out all the amazing ideas and eventually you'll come right back here to where you started.
Today I would like to share with you my project which features the exclusively throughout March 2017 for $27 or for just $7.50 when you spend $75.
Firstly can I say... I LOVE THIS STAMP SET SOOoooooooo Sooooooo MUCH!!!!!
I did a demo last week with Water colour paints and techniques for my Seniors Card Making Class at an Adult learning centre. Some of my water colour samples I turned into cards for my Blog Hop.
I taught the ladies the Smooshing technique by dropping watercoloured paint onto plastic and then smooshing it on . My watercolour paper samples were all 4x4 inches and I did cut it down slightly, then I used a larger piece of to back the .
Then I stamped the Happy Mothers Day cup and the "steam" three times with
To finish the card off I tied a bow with so it looked balanced and even plus pretty and delicate. My mum was with me when I made the card but she promises to be surprised on Mothers Day receiving it (heheheheheee).
For another Sample I stamped Black Memento™ Ink Pad on with the Flower stamp (This stamp set with thin cuts bundled together are 25% off this month only!!). Such a great flower stamp. I wanted to show my seniors ladies that you can use with normal paper it just tends to buckle a little (and obviously can't be completely covered in water or paint). Using it to paint the flowers is just enough to not buckle the paper completely. I used the to paint the flowers so it wasn't too wet.
Goes great with paper from and the "Good times are even better when they are shared." sentiment from the
I used and stuck Hello Lovely Paper and Colonial White cardstock on the
I also had made up the cards in the
last week and had leftover pieces cut from the kit that I hadn't made up into cards yet, so I used the base just like the cards (shown below in stock image).
Using the stamp of the month with the two joining sentiments I made the following card. Using my shinhan markers (have you noticed its my favourite black ink?!!) I stamped the image and the sentiments then coloured in the cups with my
Its a very simple card so it may need some bling but the sentiment is the most important feature of the card I feel so the subtle design of the baby card/turned grownup card is enough. I did cut the ribbon to stick on as per the above image but it didn't really go well with the cups so I didn't end up using it.
Remember this great stamp set is only available throughout March from my website or from your Close to My Heart Consultant.
Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest projects. I'm really interested to hear what you think about them, so I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop which is Creating with Kara Davies.