Stately Flowers 8

Hey everyone! I recently ordered a couple new stamp sets from Gina K. Designs. So today I mixed Stately Flowers 8 with Simon Says Stamps Stronger together to make a fun slimline card.

I used my Mother’s Day present (Senellier watercolour paints) to paint up the leaves in the background as well as the paint swatches. But for the gorgeous Iris from the Stately Flowers 8 set was painted using the Karin Brushmarker Pro’s.

I am really happy with how this sweet little card turned out. Now I need to order some more flowers from Gina K Designs!

Supplies :
Gina K Designs – Stately Flowers 8 – https://www.ginakdesigns.com/product/clear-stamps-stately-flowers-8/?v=3e8d115eb4b3
Simon Says Stamp Stronger Together – https://shrsl.com/2ch8b
Ink on 3 – Fade out Ink – https://shrsl.com/2ch8f
Karin Brushmarker Pro – https://shrsl.com/2ch8n

Take a Hike

Hey everyone! Today I am sharing a sweet little wooden tag featuring The Greeting Farm Take a Hike stamp set!

I started off by using watercolor ground on the wooden tag so that the watercolour would react the way I wanted it to.

I then used no lines ink to stamp the image from the stamp set then went at it with the watercolours! I love this one! It is super fun!

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

The Greeting Farm Take a Hike – https://thegreetingfarm.com/products/take-a-hike-clear

Art Philosophy Woodlands – https://shrsl.com/29nl0 (SSS)

Royal Langnickel Zen Brush Round 6 – https://shrsl.com/29nlb (SSS)

Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground – https://shrsl.com/29nle (SSS)

Inspire Me Monday – Loosen Up

Happy Monday everyone! Today I have a new Power Poppy post to share with you all. I usually use the Inspire Me Monday posts to stretch my creativity and push myself to try new styles. This time I went with a loosen up theme.

I tend to paint with my watercolours in a very controlled way to accomplish a floral look full of very controlled layers, I find it very hard to just throw colours around. So that is exactly what I did this month, I used 2 quill brushes for the entire piece, and reached for a stamp I have coloured multiple times before to have a little bit of comfort, so here is this version of Sunflower Power.

I started by throwing some yellow, green and blue into the background and over the image, then I went in to start working out the stems and leaves with more layers of greens, adding pinks and purples to the petals. Then finishing off the center with a granulating brown (Hematite Violet Genuine). I am very happy with how this one came out, I want to try this one again and see how far I can push it till the piece feels over worked.

Thank you so much for stopping by,
Hugz
Jessie

Simon Says Stamp – Sunny Days Ahead

Hey all! Today I am back to share some of the new release from Simon Says Stamp with you!

I got the joy of playing with the Outline Mum Die, I love how it has a big cut out for the background and then a thin one for the letters themselves. The dies cut awesome I had zero issues.

I pulled out the Be Kind and Tiny words sets to help compliment the die. Then I coloured everything up with my Karin Brushmarker Pros. This was my first play with them. So far I think I love them but I should probably do a couple more projects before I say that 100%.

Supplies :
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you! I appreciate your support of my blog and Youtube channel.

Simon Says Stamp Sunny Days Ahead (Whole collection) – https://shrsl.com/28po4

Simon Says Stamp Outline Mum Die – https://shrsl.com/28po6

Simon Says Stamp Be Kind – https://shrsl.com/28po7

Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words – https://shrsl.com/28po8

Distress Ink Antique Linen – https://shrsl.com/28pob

Karin BrushMarker Pro 60 – https://shrsl.com/28pod

Karin BrushMarker Pro 26 – https://shrsl.com/28pof

United We Craft

Hey everyone. Welcome to the United we Craft Blog Party! I hope everyone is doing well in their social distancing, quarantining or work. Whatever it is you are doing right now.

I know my world has been full of work. Where I am, most businesses are closed or doing curbside pick ups. I have worked in construction for over a decade, thus far I am still working full time and then some.

But! Crafting is still my way to relax after work. And I love sharing projects with you all! So while I haven’t been able to take any extra crafty pictures, or things. I will share some of those with you all this weekend. I do have a fun card to share for this blog party!!

I had so much fun watercolouring up this set of leaves in two different colour ways, then adding them to a tone grey piece of paper where I used Distress Oxides to stencil on a circle.

Supplies:
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you. All funds are put back into my blog and youtube channel.

Simon Says Stamp – Be Kind – https://shrsl.com/27a0q (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen – https://shrsl.com/27a0s (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Stormy Sky – https://shrsl.com/27a0w (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Milled Lavender – https://shrsl.com/27a0y (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Shabby Shutters – https://shrsl.com/27a11 (SSS)
May Arts Natural Twine – https://shrsl.com/27a13 (SSS)
Strathmore Toned Gray Paper – https://shrsl.com/27a15 (SSS)

Altenew 24 Half Pan Set

I recently got my hands on the new watercolor palette from Altenew! So I had a play with it and then decided to film a little comparison of it with the other 36 half pan set.

Supplies –
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you, I appreciate your support of the channel.
Altenew 24 half pan set – https://shrsl.com/26the (SSS)
https://shrsl.com/26thi (Altenew)
Altenew 36 Half pan set – https://shrsl.com/26thf (SSS)
https://shrsl.com/26thj (Altenew)
Simon Says Stamp Stronger Together – https://shrsl.com/26thg (SSS)

Let’s Stick Together

Hey all! Today I am back with some more watercolouring! It has kinda become my obsession lately!

I stamped them out with Tea Dye Distress Ink, then used my Mexico palette to paint this one up, I am so happy with how soft the colours came out, and how stamping in light ink and not adding the character faces back in creates suck a different look from this stamp set.

I always start with a light wash of colour, just to get rid of the white of the paper, and ease the intimidation of painting it! I love working in light layers of colours over dry paper.

I then slowly worked my way across the cacti, addint layers of greens and yellows and building up the depth till I got to the finished card!

I chose not to stamp a sentiment on the card front and add it to the inside, when I decide who I am giving it to and what sentiment I need.

Supplies –
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you. All money earned goes directly back into this channel.
MFT Stamps – Let’s Stick Together – https://shrsl.com/261cj (MFT)
Nickel Azo Yellow – http://shrsl.com/208as (Blicks)
Quinacridone Gold – http://shrsl.com/208b8 (Blicks)
Quinacridone Coral – http://shrsl.com/208b3 (Blicks)
Quinacridone Pink – http://shrsl.com/208b9 (Blicks)
Sap Green – http://shrsl.com/208bf (Blicks)
Perylene Green – http://shrsl.com/208au (Blicks)
Pthalo Blue (GS) – http://shrsl.com/208av (Blicks)
Pthalo Turquoise – http://shrsl.com/208ax (Blicks)
Hematite Violet Genuine – http://shrsl.com/208ae (Blicks)
Sepia – http://shrsl.com/208bi (Blicks)
Buff Titanium – http://shrsl.com/208a4 (Blicks)

The Greeting Farm – March Preview Day 2

Hey all! Welcome back to day 2 of previews for The Greeting Farm.

Today we are sharing a new set called Bouquet, and I played with the “Mexico Palette” again when painting these pretty florals up!

I stamped it out with Tea Dye Distress ink then started painting it up, I love working in layers and creating depth on the card, adding a little gray dropped shadow to some of the florals and the sentiment really finished this one off!

Floral Mix Background

Hey all, I have been having a blast with my watercolours and gouache and things lately. Don’t worry the Gnome video is almost done, you will get to see that soon.

But today I pulled out a background set from Simon Says Stamp and did some no lines watercolouring with it. It seems to be my thing again lately!

This one probably took me about 3 hours to paint. It was a wonderful time, I love just mindlessly painting, it is always a good time!

Supplies –
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you.

Simon Says Stamp Floral Mix Background – https://shrsl.com/25rp8 (SSS)
Daniel Smith Watercolors Nickel Azo Yellow – http://shrsl.com/208as (Blicks)
Quinacridone Gold – http://shrsl.com/208b8 (Blicks)
Quinacridone Coral – http://shrsl.com/208b3 (Blicks)
Quinacridone Pink – http://shrsl.com/208b9 (Blicks)
Sap Green – http://shrsl.com/208bf (Blicks)
Perylene Green – http://shrsl.com/208au (Blicks)
Quinacridone Purple – http://shrsl.com/208bc (Blicks)
Carbazol Violet – http://shrsl.com/208a9 (Blicks)
Moonglow – http://shrsl.com/208ai (Blicks)
Hematite Violet Genuine – http://shrsl.com/208ae (Blicks)
Sepia – http://shrsl.com/208bi (Blicks)
Buff Titanium – http://shrsl.com/208a4 (Blicks)
Naples Yellow – http://shrsl.com/208aj (Blicks)

Spring Gnomes

Hey all! It is time for a new release from Simon Says Stamp, this release is called Lucky to Know You! I got the sweetest little Gnome set to share with you all, called Spring Gnomes!

I chose to paint these two up with my Mexico Palette (which I think is going to be my new “all the time palette”. I love how it all came together with soft colours.

You can check out this set, and the rest of the Lucky to Know You Release, over here!