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!

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,

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 :
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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.

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!