Cat-astrophe

Hey friends! Today I am again playing along with MFT Sketch Challenge for the week!

I started off by pulling out the Cat-astrophe stamp set, creating a rainbow striped background some cut out stars.

I love how the sketch challenges really push me out of my comfort zone, dies and coloured cardstock have not been part of my regular crafting lately and it fun to bring them back. I hope to keep pushing myself!

I did get this one filmed and edited for you all this one on time! I hope you enjoy seeing my process!

Supplies
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you! Thank you for your support.
MFT Stamps Catastrophy – https://shrsl.com/2qgpy (MFT)
https://shrsl.com/2qgqa (SSS)
MFT Stamps Stitched Star Peek-a-boo – discontinued
MFT Stamps Cardstock – https://shrsl.com/2qgq5 (MFT)

Seaside Seagulls

Hey friends! Today I decided to play along with MFT Sketch Challenge, this use to be one of my favorite things to do every week, I am hoping to play along regularly again.

This is the sketch from this week, it was a sweet one to play along with. I took the little flag banner off and then added the sentiment to one of the rectangle planners.

I started by colouring up the seagulls and clouds from the Seaside Seagull set. Then I masked out the background and used the small cloud stencil to create the coloured panels.

I popped up the seagulls and with some foam tape and added the sentiment to the card and called this one complete.

I do have a video for this one, but it isn’t quite ready. I am hoping to have it finished late tonight, so keep an eye out of my Youtube channel.

Supplies:
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you,

MFT Stamps Seaside Seagulls – http://shrsl.com/2q4eh (MFT)

MFT Stamps Mini Cloud Stencil – https://shrsl.com/2q4f8 (MFT)
https://shrsl.com/2q4fe (SSS)

Distress Oxide Tumbles Glass – https://shrsl.com/2q4f9 (SSS)
Scattered Straw – https://shrsl.com/2q4fb (SSS)
Shaded Lilac – https://shrsl.com/2q4fc (SSS)
Worn Lipstick – https://shrsl.com/2q4fd (SSS)

Wonderland

Hey friends! Today I am sharing a card I made using Altenew and inspiration from Del and Artie!

I stamped and embossed the lovely florals on some watercolor paper, then went in with multiple layers of come gorgeous Paynes Grey!

I went in a completely different direction then Daniel did in his live video, but none the less I love the way this one came out, and now I think I need to play more with my Qor watercolours! I did film my process to share with you all!

Supplies:
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you!
Altenew Wonderland – http://shrsl.com/2pye5 (SSS)
https://shrsl.com/2pye7 (Altenew)
Vesamark Ink – https://shrsl.com/2matk (SSS)
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder – https://shrsl.com/2matl (SSS)
Qor Paynes Grey – https://shrsl.com/2pyeb (blick)

Altenew Fresh Start Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey friends! Today I am thrilled to be participating in Altenew’s Fresh Start Blog Hop! You can see the entire Fresh Start Collection here!

I have a couple projects to share with you all today, but I will kick things off with this gem using the Airbrushed Flowers Stamps, dies and stencil.

I started off by inking up the background panel in a brown gradient, then adding some silhouettes of the flowers and leaves in the same brown in the background.

I then stamped out the flowers and leaves on some watercolor paper and painted them up using the Altenew Artist’s Watercolours and die cut those out layering them on the card front. Keeping the sentiment simple with a little Hello to to finish it off!

For my second card I white embossed the large floral in the Enchanted Roses stamps set on some kraft coloured cardstock.

I then kept it simple using Tea Party and Green Hills mixed with a little Green Meadows to paint them out. Kraft paper does not take watercolour as well as watercolour paper, but I kept the water to a minimum and it worked out so well! Stamping “Live” with the Limestone ink and outlining it with some white really set it off, and a small flag pannel finished off the rest of the sentiment!

Giveaway Prizes! $300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/11/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/13/2021.

Supplies:
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you!

Airbrushed Flowers Stamp Set (Altenew)
Airbrushed Flowers Die Set (Altenew)
Airbrushed Flowers Stencil (Altenew)
Airbrushed Flowers Stamp & Die Bundle (Altenew)
Airbrushed Flower Stamp, Die & Stencil Bundle (Altenew)
Enchanted Roses Stamp Set (Altenew)
Artist’s Watercolor 24 Half Pan (Altenew)
Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder (Altenew)
Limestone Crisp Dye Ink (Altenew)

Blog Hop List
Altenew Card Blog
Vicky Papaioannou
Jaycee Gaspar
Terri Koszler
Erum Tasneem
Jennifer McGuire
Tenia Nelson
Nathalie DeSousa
LauraJane
Therese Calvird
Amber Rain Davis
Dana Joy
Nicole Watt
Tina Smith
Norine Borys
Zsoka Marko
Virginia Lu
Amanda Baldwin
Seeka
Laurie Willison
Michelle Short
Maryam Perez
Mindy Eggen
Teresa Litchfield
Svitlana Shayevich
Emily Midgett
Preeti Chandran
Reiko Tsuchida
Jessie Banks <- You are here!
Agnieszka Małyszek
Kelly Griglione
Lilith Eeckels
Cheryl Espie
Tania Ahmed
Jenny Colacicco

Your Wings

Hey friends! Today I pulled out an older set from The Greeting Farm and had a play with my copics and some gouache to create a background. Also there will be more gouache and more backgrounds this was awesome!

I really LOVE how she looks flying through sky with those pretty blue, purples and pinks! Using my copics are watercolor paper, blended well but it uses a ton of ink. I wouldn’t do it all the time, but it was fun enough that I will do it again!

Also I have a process video to share how I created these pretty clouds!

Supplies:
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you!
The Greeting Farm Your Wings – not currently available, you can email and see if they will add it to the next farmers market.
Himi 18 Jelly Gouache Set – https://amzn.to/3pJgzAB (Amazon)
Miya Himi 56 Jelly Gouache – Amazon

Let’s Curl Up

Hey friends! Today I pulled out the Let’s Curl Up set from MFT Stamps and decided to remake, with a video and a different medium so I guess not remake but yeah.

So I got the honour of guesting for MFT for their December 2020 release and I fell head over heels for this fox set. I watercoloured one of them up for one of my release projects. Now I decided I had to colour up another one, this time I pulled out my Karin BrushMarkers to colour it!

I really love how these simple little cards come together, they have been a blast to make! And this fox set is so perfect and dreamy for it. Now that I am writing this post I also wanna make a blue fox… maybe there will be another card from this set lol.

Check out my process video!

Supplies:
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you!
MFT Stamps Lets Curl Up – https://shrsl.com/2p6iw (MFT)
https://shrsl.com/2p6iz (SSS)
Karin Brush Markers – https://shrsl.com/2p6j0 (SSS)
https://shrsl.com/2p6j5 (Marker Universe)
Ink on 3 No Line Ink – https://shrsl.com/2p6j1 (SSS)

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Cora Louise Peony Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey friends! I am honoured to be participating with Altenew New Build-a-flower Blog Hop!

I am always thrilled when I get to play along with Altenew, nothing makes me happier then when I get to play with watercolours and Altenew ALWAYS offers that opportunity with their floral images.

I embossed the image and the main part of the sentiment with rose gold embossing powder, then painted it up with pink and green. I then decided I wanted less contrast from the background and went in and did a dip dye look with the same pink colour from the floral itself.

Adding the remainder of the sentiment with black ink, I decided to take a black pen and add drop shadows to the embossed part of my sentiment.

Giveaway! $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/09/2021.

Supplies:
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you!
Altenew Build-A-Flower Cora Louise Peony Stamp & Die Bundle (Altenew)
Altenew Artist’s 24 Half Pan Set (Altenew)
Altenew Rose Gold Embossing Powder (Altenew)

Blog Hop List
Altenew Card Blog 
Laurie Willison
Jenny Colacicco
Virginia Lu
Zsoka Marko
Nathalie DeSousa
Jessie Banks <- you are here
Emily Midgett
LauraJane
Norine Borys
Amanda Baldwin
Erum Tasneem
Dana Joy
Laura Volpes
Tenia Nelson
Teresa Litchfield
Terri Koszler
Seeka
Mindy Eggen
Tina Smith
Preeti Chandran
Svitlana Shayevich
Michelle Short
Agnieszka Małyszek
Christine Pennington
Lilith Eeckels

Be Kind

Hey friends! Welcome to my last post and video for 2020! Just remember going into 2021, no matter what happens just Be Kind!

So I pulled out one of my favorite sets from 2020, called Be Kind from Simon Says Stamp. I used some OLD sticky back canvas (that’s not really sticky anymore) and some watercolour ground so I can use my favorite medium!

Once I watercoloured up the leaves, I then took some inktense to finish off all the little details! I do have a process video, hope you enjoy!

Supplies:
Affiliate links used where possible and no additional cost to you!
Simon Says Stamp Be Kind – https://shrsl.com/2peh9 (SSS)
Stoneground Paint Co – https://stonegroundpaint.com/
Simon Says Stamp Kaiki – https://shrsl.com/2pehd (SSS)
Distress Ink Antique Linen – https://shrsl.com/27a0s (SSS)
Inktense Pencils 72 set – https://shrsl.com/2pehh (Blick)
Intense Oak – https://shrsl.com/2pehx (Blick)
Inktense Sepia Ink – https://shrsl.com/2pei2 (Blick)
Golden Watercolor Ground – https://shrsl.com/2pek1 (Blick)

Birthday Girl

Hey friends! Today I pulled out an old rubber stamp designed by Rachel Anne Miller from my stash! The best part is you can pick it up as a digital image still! It is as cute as ever!

So, as you will see in the video below, I started this one off wanting to a soft pretty watercolour piece. Then decided I didn’t have enough contrast and wasnt happy with it so I finished it of with my coloured pencils.

I am however, super happy with the final outcome. And I LOVE having the texture of the coloured pencils on the card!

You can see the whole process on this video!

Supplies:
Affiliate Links used where possible at no additional cost to you!
Rachel Anne Miller Birthday Girl – https://rachelleannemiller.com/products/digital-stamp-high-res-jpg-23?_pos=3&_sid=0864fdc74&_ss=r
Daniel Smith Quinacridone Coral – http://shrsl.com/208b3 (Blicks)
Daniel Smith Pthalo Turquoise – http://shrsl.com/208ax (Blicks)
Daniel Smith Sepia – http://shrsl.com/208bi (Blicks)
Daniel Smith Buff Titanium – http://shrsl.com/208a4 (Blicks)
Daniel Smith Quinacridone Gold – http://shrsl.com/208b8 (Blicks)
Shinhan PWC Shell Pink
Caran D’ache Luminance 76 – https://shrsl.com/2ndw8 (Blicks)
Caran D’ache 20 Portrait set – https://shrsl.com/2ndvz

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs
Jessie

Majestic Peony

Hey friends! Today I am sharing a fun little watercolor card, using some newer to me colours and a couple Gina K Designs Stamp Sets!

I stamped out the Majestic Peony Stamp set and then had a fun little messy watercolor play with some Holbein paints! Adding the sentiment and some white ink to make the sentiment pop and readable.

Of course, I do have a process video of this one for you all!

Supplies:
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you.
Gina K Designs Majestic Peony – https://shrsl.com/2p2qz (SSS)
https://shrsl.com/2kevo (Gina K)
Gina K Designs Massive Peony – https://shrsl.com/2p2r1 (SSS)
https://shrsl.com/2p2r3 (Gina K)
Holbein Shell Pink – https://shrsl.com/2p2rd (Blick)
Holbein Grey of Grey – https://shrsl.com/2p2r8 (Blick)
Holbein Mars Violet – https://shrsl.com/2p2rc (Blick)