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)

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)

Birthday Chicks

Hey all! Today I am sharing a fun watercolor card. Really working on breaking in my recently created custom watercolor palette!

I decided I wanted to play with MFT Birthday Chicks stamp set again. I have always loved these little birds they are always a blast to play with.

I watercoloured this entire card. Took about 2 hours from start to finish. I of course have a complete card process video for you to enjoy!

Supplies:
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you. I appreciate your support of my youtube channel and blog
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MFT Birthday Chicks – http://shrsl.com/219ku (SSS)
http://shrsl.com/219kv (MFT)

Arches 140lbs coldpress watercolor paper –
http://bit.ly/2AW4T6c (SSS)
http://shrsl.com/219kz (Blick)

Nickel Azo Yellow – http://shrsl.com/208as (Blicks)

Quinacridone Gold – http://shrsl.com/208b8 (Blicks)

Aussie Red Gold – http://shrsl.com/208a1 (Blicks)

Quinacridone Pink – http://shrsl.com/208b9 (Blicks)

Pthalo Blue (GS) – http://shrsl.com/208av (Blicks)

Pthalo Turquoise – http://shrsl.com/208ax (Blicks)

Lunar Blue – http://shrsl.com/208ag (Blicks)

Quinacridone Purple – http://shrsl.com/208bc (Blicks)

Carbazol Violet – http://shrsl.com/208a9 (Blicks)

Graphite Gray – http://shrsl.com/208aa (Blicks)

Sepia – http://shrsl.com/208bi (Blicks)

Buff Titanium – http://shrsl.com/208a4 (Blicks)

Naples Yellow – http://shrsl.com/208aj (Blicks)

Delicate Flowers

Hey everyone! Today I am back with a sweet watercolor card featuring Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers!

I painted it up with my Daniel Smith Paints (all links are at the bottom of the post). I had tons of fun masking and creating this little cluster of flowers, then making them all sorts of colours. Bright colour, not my usualy more vintagy tones. But I did bring back that vintage tone with the Hematite Burnt Scarlet in the background.

Finishing it off with a the comfort word from one stamp set and a couple lines from the Tiny Words set and I was over the moon with how this one came out!

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Save The Crafty Youtuber – Power Poppy

Hey everyone! It is that time of the year again, when Justine goes crazy and organizes a ton of us cardmaking youtubers into a super fun hop full of prizes and inspiration!

I blew up the Hellebores digital image from Power Poppy onto my watercolour paper, then painted it up with my Daniel Smith Paints.

Of course, being a Youtuber hop, this one has a video. There is also a 25$ Giftcard up for grabs over on my Youtube Channel. But you have to make sure you comment on the Youtube Video!

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Oddball Turtle

Hey everyone, I am on my second last guest post for Stamping Bella!

It has been so fun creating for them, and there will be more Stamping Bella shared on my blog here, even after the guest spot has ended.

This week, I decided to pull out my watercolours again and paint up the Oddball Turtle.

Using my Daniel Smith paints to paint up this salty little guy. Working in light layers and letting them dry completely to achieve the depth of colour I was after.

Hugs,
Jessie

The Greeting Farm – May Previews

Hey all! Welcome to Day 1 of previews for The Greeting Farm.

We are kicking things off this month with some new dies! We have a Hi Hello die set and a Thank you die! I used the Hello die for my card.

I painted up some flowers from the With Love stamp set, with my watercolours. Once I got that all painted up, I cut the hello out of white cardstock 4 times, then cut it out of the watercolour piece layering the die cuts all together I added that all back into the card.

I am super happy with the way this one came together!
Thanks for stopping by,
Hugz
Jessie

Perfect Poppies

Hey all! I am here today with a fun new post featuring Power Poppy and some watercolor paints that I never reach for. It is fun to use the colours that you never reach for, it also stretches your ability and allows you to learn more.


I loved painting this sweet little Poppy up in these colours. I have a little process video to share with you all if you would like to paint along with me!

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