Planning for Magnolias

Hey everyone Jessie here today sharing another watercolour card for Power Poppy with you all today! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it! I am thrilled that I will now be able to share an Inspire me Monday post with you all every month!
I stamped out the branch of flowers from the Planning For Magnolias stamp set using Versafine Onyx Black ink on Fluid watercolour paper. I painted the image with my Schmincke and Daniel Smith watercolours (there is a process video for you here in this post.) After everything was nice and dry I stamped the sentiment from the Prairie Cheer Set!
I have recently created a facebook group, that the wonderful Marcella told me to share with you all! The group is called Cards and Colour! In the group I am doing one or two live colouring events a month using different colouring mediums (There is even one coming up for Power Poppy, shhhh!!) It’s also a place where we chat about different things with colouring and stamping and share everyone’s wonderful makes, I would love you to come join us!
Now that is enough of my babbling and on to sharing the video!
Thanks for stopping by,
Hugz,
Jessie

MFT Sketch 321

Hey everyone! I missed the sketch challenge last week for My Favorite Things, but this week I am back for Sketch 321.

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I stamped him out with Memento Desert Sand ink in order to colour him in a no lines style. The image and sentiment comes from the MFT Space Explorers set.

Copics Used:
Skin- E13, E11, E21, E00, E000
Hair – E41, E42, E43
Suit – C7, C5. C3. C2. C0
Orange – YR18, YR07, YR04, YR02
Yellow – YR24, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11
Blue – B18, B16, B05, B04, B02, B01
Green – G07, G05, G02, G00, G000

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugz,
Jess

Vintage Easter Egg

Hey everyone! Today I have a new release from Power Poppy to share with you all! Vintage Easter Egg is an awesome egg with a pretty little ribbon and a few flowers placed for perfection!

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It seems like a never ending thing with me, when it comes to Power Poppy I love using my watercolours! They seem to pair together ever so perfect!

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Hop along with my other team mates and see all the great things that they have created!

Barbara Walker
Debbie Olson
Nancy Sheads

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs,
Jessie

Graceful Still Life

Hey everyone! I have a new release from Power Poppy for you all today! Today we are showcasing the new Graceful Still Life.

I blew the image up and rotated it in order to just paint up the dogwood branches, and Marcella is so sweet she added the Dogwood branches on her own for you!

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I have also recorded a video of this sweet card for you all! I used my Schmicke and my Daniel Smith watercolours to paint it up. I have a video for you all as well!

Please Hop along to all of my wonderful Team mates and see what they created!

Jennifer Dove
Broni Holcombe
Cheryl Scrivens
Nancy Sheads
Barbara Walker

Thanks for stopping by,
hugz,
Jessie

Cinnamon Paints

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It’s that time of the month again!!! C.C. Designs Previews are coming your way, and as always this release will not disappoint!

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I have been on a crazy watercolour kick lately and I thought since the darling Cinnamon was painting a rainbow I should paint her.

I used my Schmincke, Daniel Smith and Golden Qor watercolours to paint up Cinnamon Paints, I added a sentiment from the Lucky Rainbow Sentiment set, added the pannel to a card base and there she is!

Thanks for stopping by,
hugz,
Jess

Orchid Dreams

Hey all! I am back today with a new special release Digital Stamp for Power Poppy!

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I love this image, Marcella created this one for Rhea’s 50th birthday! It is so lovely! You can grab Orchid Dreams Digital Image here.

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I painted this one up with watercolour using both my Schmicke set as well as a couple Daniel Smith paints. I don’t keep track of the paints I use as they are always mixed together and different colours layered on top of eachother. But I do take my time and add lots of layers.

There are some other examples using this image from the wonderful Design Team!

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Nancy Sheads
Me!
Julie Koerber
Cindy Lawrence
Ally Cope
Barbara Walker

Chickadee in Barberry

Hey everyone, today I have a watercoloured card using Power Poppy’s Chicadee in Barberry Digital Stamp. I painted it on Fabriano Artistico 140lbs Hotpress Watercolour paper with my Schmicke watercolours.

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I really enjoyed the ease of painting this image, it created a card so easy with just the painting and popping it up onto a card base. Marcella’s art is so fantastic!

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I ruffed up the edges of the watercolour paper and called it a card. I really am going to have to paint this one again.

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Thanks for stopping by,
Hugz,
Jessie

Let’s Talk Schmincke Horadam Swatching and Review

Hey everyone! Sorry I haven’t been around I was crazy ill and am just no starting to feel normal again. On top of it all I dropped my mic that I use for voice overs and can not record any of those till I can pick up a new one.

What that means is I have finally filmed a swatching and light review of my 48 half pan set of Schmincke Watercolours. These are expensive paints they sell for $327 USD at Dick Blicks online store.

I researched and saved my pennies for almost two years in order to pick these up, stamps and things had to be purchased too so it took me a while, and when I had the money there were a few reasons why I picked these. Schmicke watercolours have been around since 1881 that is well over 100 years, and are still owned by the Schmicke and Horadam families. There are 110 colours in the professional series of paints, 69 of them are single pigment colours, they are all available as half pans, full pans, 5ml tubes, and 15ml tubes.

Schmincke is the only watercolour manufacturer that uses the same formula in their tubes and pans (most other companies extrude their paints for their pans), they pour their paint into the pan in small incraments, it takes 3-4 pours in order to fill the pan, allowing it to dry in between pours. This means it takes quite along time (3 to 5 months) in order to make a single pan of colour but the paint is consistent with the tubes all the time.

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I will have more light reviews coming up in the near future, I do have some Daniel Smith Colours and am slowly building that collection. For a person who is just doing cardmaking this is not a necessity to have by any means, but I do LOVE it and use it all the time.

Thanks for stopping by,
hugz,
Jess

Speedy Tilda

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Hey everyone! Today I have a design team project for Quick Creations! Today I have painted up Italian Speedy Tilda with my Schmincke Horadam Watercolours. There is a video over on my youtube channel.

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I used a few pieces of Prima Marketing Tales of you & me patterned paper and some kraft card stock. A bunch of ribbon, lace and Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers finish off this card.

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You can purchase this card here.

Thanks for stopping by,
hugz,
Jess

Hear No Evil

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Hey everyone! Today I have a soft and pretty card to share with you all. I have been using my Schminke watercolours now for a few months and absolutely LOVE them! I will have a youtube video coming up on them very shortly. But when I first got them this, Magnolia Tilda Hear No Evil, was one of the very first images I painted with them and it finally got on a card!

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I do not have a list of the colours I used as I mix all of my watercolours and do not use them straight from the pan very often unfortunately, but, like I said above I will have a youtube video coming up and that will let you see more detail about how I choose what colours to mix together.

I used up a bunch of scraps of paper, a couple flowers from my stash some ribbon and lace and a doily, a little bit of cheese cloth tucked in here and there finished it off.

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Thanks for stopping by,
hugz,
Jess

P.S. Canada Post may be going on strike on July 2nd and the Etsy store has been put into vacation mode while that all gets figured out, this card will be listed there as soon as they have it all sorted out.