Always Bring a Smile

Hey everyone! I know I have not been around much, I have been dealing with a 2 1/2 month long allergic reaction, that lead to my eyes being swollen shut for what seemed like forever! Covid has my Doctor not seeing patients and blah blah blah I will survive and get off my soap box now!

So for today’s post, I have been collecting (and by collecting I mean not using cuz they intimidate me) all the sets by Stacey Yacula for My Favorite things. Well this weekend that changed. I pulled out my watercolours and the Always Bring a Smile set and went to town.

I painted up these sweet little scene with my Mexico Palette. It really is my most used one, even almost an entire year later.

Supplies:
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you.
MFT Stamps Always Bring a Smile (MFT)
Ink on 3 No Lines Fade Out Ink (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)

MFT Stamps and Posca Paint Markers

Hey all! I have been on this kick of playing with new things, changing up my cards and using things that have been in my stash forever and not used.

With that in mind today’s card is incorporating Posca Paint Markers into my card making!

I started with some pre copic colored images using MFT Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes, and creating a background. I do have a process video of the background!

Supplies
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you. Affiliate links marked with a * at the end of the line. I appreciate you support
MFT Stamps Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes –
http://shrsl.com/22yxj (MFT) *
Posca Paint Pens –
http://shrsl.com/22iea (blick) *

You Gnome Me

I have been playing with all sorts of things I have had in my collection for a long time, that have been neglected or not used at all!

So today I have my first card from my stash to share today! Today I pulled out the You Gnome Me set from MFT and kept it monocromatic with some blue pencils from my Luminance stash!

I really love the look on toned grey paper, I love seeing how much shade variation I can get while using the same pencils all the way thru.

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

MFT Stamps – You Gnome Me – http://shrsl.com/22lpl (SSS)
http://shrsl.com/22lpn (MFT)

Caran D’ache Luminance Pencils – http://shrsl.com/22lpx (Blick)

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
.
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)

Cute Chemists

Hey everyone! Here is my second entry to the MFT Stamps Card Design Superstar, this one is for the Coloring Virtuoso!

I pulled out the Cute Chemists stamp set and stamped the little guy and the puff of smoke in distress ink so it disappeared as I watercoloured this guy up. I have been loving watercolouring for quite some time, and am finally feeling fairly confident with it.

Slowly building up all the layers to bring this guy to life. then adding some additional smoke in behind him. He turned out ever so perfect!

Supplies:
MFT Stamps Cute Chemists – http://bit.ly/2ktTuWv (MFT)

Drink Up the Sunshine

Hey everyone! Today I am starting the day off sharing my entry for MFT Card Design Superstar Clean and Simple Genius category.

I started out by colouring the little girl up with my copic markers. Then adding the finishing details with my black coloured pencil. Once she was cut out I created some sweet little waves using Make Waves stencil and distress ink. Embossing the sentiment from the same Drink up the Sunshine stamp set on black cardstock and couple enamel dots finished off this sweet little CAS Card.

Supplies:
Drink Up the Sunshine – http://bit.ly/2kxjfW4 (MFT)
http://bit.ly/2kKkqBH (SSS)
Make Waves Stencil – http://bit.ly/2moJi25 (MFT)
http://bit.ly/2m0jppp (SSS)

Friends with Fins

Hey everyone! Today I have a sweet little fish card. Using some My Favorite things products!

I pulled out my Schminke watercolours and painted up all the fish in the Friends with Fins stamp set. I stamped them out with Distress Ink Antique Linen. Then I fussy cut them all out once they were painted.

The background started with a blend from light to dark blues. Adding the white rays over the top with the pigment ink, then giving it a bit of a finished edge with the brown distress oxide.

Adding a few sequins and tiny enamel dots finished off this card.

https://linkdeli.com/widget.js?1559654439292

Bring out the Sunshine

Hey everyone! I have been doing tons of colouring lately. But not a lot that I can show… yet!

So for today, I pulled out the Bring Out The Sunshine set from My Favorite Things, and coloured her up on Neenah Desert Storm cardstock. I haven’t coloured up anything on kraft cardstock in a long time.

I recently purchased a set of 20 Caran D’ache Luminance coloured pencils, and 4 additional colours to that. So I mixed them with my Polychromos to colour up this little lady.

My verdict on the Luminance pencils after their first use… I will be buying more. Lol I am an art supply junkie!

https://linkdeli.com/widget.js?1559654439292

Bring Out The Sunshine

Hey everyone! It is another season the Kathy Racoosin’s The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. I love trying to make a project everyday for 30 days, even if I fail at the completed project everyday, I do get some colouring done everyday. Which, after all, is the point.

So for today’s card I used a stamp from MFT called Bring Out The Sunshine. I love MFT, we all know this but I have a great time playing with them regularly!

So, I am still on this super clean and simple card kick. For this one I did some no lines colouring, adding a little grass at her feet. the sentiment at the bottom and a little twine at the top finished off this sweet little card!

https://linkdeli.com/widget.js?1559654439292