My Favorite Things May 2021 Release

Hey friends! Jessie here playing along with MFT Stamps May new release!

I am always super excited when they invite me to play along, and being as I have been in a funk, this has really pulled me out of it!

So for my first project I had to paint up the Freshly Picked Bouquet! Flowers always speak to me! So I had a play with this gem and my watercolours. Probably my most favorite medium of them all!

Onto my second card, how can you not love the Festive Old Friends, also my grandmothers 86th birthday is this weekend so this set went perfect for it!

I hope she loves it! I had a blast making this one, I also used the In Stitches Alphabet Dies to cut out the Eighty Six.

But I did love this set so much that I had to colour up the entire thing with my copic markers!

You can check out the entire new release HERE

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs
Jessie

Party Like a Panda

Hey friends! Today I have a fun card and video, creating my own background with watercolours and some copic colouring!

It was great fun creating the pastel rainbow background, then keeping the bright colours for the panda and his little balloons!

Come on, I just can not get over these cute little pandas! I have used this set a few times and just love it every time! The sentiments in this set are also super wonderful!

You can watch my video to check out my entire process!

Supplies:
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you! But I do receive a small commission which helps support the blog and my youtube channel! I appreciate those of you that use my links so much!
Simon Says Stamp Party Like a Panda – https://shrsl.com/2t2vy (SSS)
Prima Marketing Pastel Dreams – https://shrsl.com/2t2vz (SSS)
Neenah Solar White 110lbs – https://shrsl.com/2t2w1 (SSS)

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs
Jessie

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Camellia Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey friends! I am excited to be participating in another Altenew Blog Hop. This month they are releasing the Paint-a-flower Camellia!

I went outside of my normal warm toned colours while painting this one up. The purples in the Altenew 36 halfpan watercolour set are magnificent, and the blues are wonderful. I really just love all the colours to be honest. But i painted this one up in a no lines style, keeping the colours soft and dreamy really made me fall in love with this image!

Now onto the giveaway!
$200 in total prizes!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/28/2021 for a chance to win. 
Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/30/2021.

Blog hop list!

Altenew Card Blog
Erum Tasneem
Amanda Baldwin
Lilith Eeckels
Christine Pennington
Norine Borys
LauraJane
Nathalie DeSousa
Jessie Banks < you are here
Preeti Chandran < NEXT!
Terri Koszler
Mindy Eggen
Virginia Lu
Laura Volpes
Cheryl Espie
Tenia Nelson
Dana Joy
Emily Midgett
Tina Smith
Jenny Colacicco
Michelle Short
Seeka
Teresa Litchfield
Agnieszka Małyszek


Altenew Fresh Start Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey friends! Today I am thrilled to be participating in Altenew’s Fresh Start Blog Hop! You can see the entire Fresh Start Collection here!

I have a couple projects to share with you all today, but I will kick things off with this gem using the Airbrushed Flowers Stamps, dies and stencil.

I started off by inking up the background panel in a brown gradient, then adding some silhouettes of the flowers and leaves in the same brown in the background.

I then stamped out the flowers and leaves on some watercolor paper and painted them up using the Altenew Artist’s Watercolours and die cut those out layering them on the card front. Keeping the sentiment simple with a little Hello to to finish it off!

For my second card I white embossed the large floral in the Enchanted Roses stamps set on some kraft coloured cardstock.

I then kept it simple using Tea Party and Green Hills mixed with a little Green Meadows to paint them out. Kraft paper does not take watercolour as well as watercolour paper, but I kept the water to a minimum and it worked out so well! Stamping “Live” with the Limestone ink and outlining it with some white really set it off, and a small flag pannel finished off the rest of the sentiment!

Giveaway Prizes! $300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/11/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/13/2021.

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

Airbrushed Flowers Stamp Set (Altenew)
Airbrushed Flowers Die Set (Altenew)
Airbrushed Flowers Stencil (Altenew)
Airbrushed Flowers Stamp & Die Bundle (Altenew)
Airbrushed Flower Stamp, Die & Stencil Bundle (Altenew)
Enchanted Roses Stamp Set (Altenew)
Artist’s Watercolor 24 Half Pan (Altenew)
Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder (Altenew)
Limestone Crisp Dye Ink (Altenew)

Blog Hop List
Altenew Card Blog
Vicky Papaioannou
Jaycee Gaspar
Terri Koszler
Erum Tasneem
Jennifer McGuire
Tenia Nelson
Nathalie DeSousa
LauraJane
Therese Calvird
Amber Rain Davis
Dana Joy
Nicole Watt
Tina Smith
Norine Borys
Zsoka Marko
Virginia Lu
Amanda Baldwin
Seeka
Laurie Willison
Michelle Short
Maryam Perez
Mindy Eggen
Teresa Litchfield
Svitlana Shayevich
Emily Midgett
Preeti Chandran
Reiko Tsuchida
Jessie Banks <- You are here!
Agnieszka Małyszek
Kelly Griglione
Lilith Eeckels
Cheryl Espie
Tania Ahmed
Jenny Colacicco

Let’s Curl Up

Hey friends! Today I pulled out the Let’s Curl Up set from MFT Stamps and decided to remake, with a video and a different medium so I guess not remake but yeah.

So I got the honour of guesting for MFT for their December 2020 release and I fell head over heels for this fox set. I watercoloured one of them up for one of my release projects. Now I decided I had to colour up another one, this time I pulled out my Karin BrushMarkers to colour it!

I really love how these simple little cards come together, they have been a blast to make! And this fox set is so perfect and dreamy for it. Now that I am writing this post I also wanna make a blue fox… maybe there will be another card from this set lol.

Check out my process video!

Supplies:
Affiliate links used where possible at no additional cost to you!
MFT Stamps Lets Curl Up – https://shrsl.com/2p6iw (MFT)
https://shrsl.com/2p6iz (SSS)
Karin Brush Markers – https://shrsl.com/2p6j0 (SSS)
https://shrsl.com/2p6j5 (Marker Universe)
Ink on 3 No Line Ink – https://shrsl.com/2p6j1 (SSS)

Be Kind

Hey friends! Welcome to my last post and video for 2020! Just remember going into 2021, no matter what happens just Be Kind!

So I pulled out one of my favorite sets from 2020, called Be Kind from Simon Says Stamp. I used some OLD sticky back canvas (that’s not really sticky anymore) and some watercolour ground so I can use my favorite medium!

Once I watercoloured up the leaves, I then took some inktense to finish off all the little details! I do have a process video, hope you enjoy!

Supplies:
Affiliate links used where possible and no additional cost to you!
Simon Says Stamp Be Kind – https://shrsl.com/2peh9 (SSS)
Stoneground Paint Co – https://stonegroundpaint.com/
Simon Says Stamp Kaiki – https://shrsl.com/2pehd (SSS)
Distress Ink Antique Linen – https://shrsl.com/27a0s (SSS)
Inktense Pencils 72 set – https://shrsl.com/2pehh (Blick)
Intense Oak – https://shrsl.com/2pehx (Blick)
Inktense Sepia Ink – https://shrsl.com/2pei2 (Blick)
Golden Watercolor Ground – https://shrsl.com/2pek1 (Blick)

Merry Christmas

Hey all! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all that good stuff!

Here in Saskatchewan we are only allowed to gather with those in our household, so that has lead to my son playing video games, my fiancé playing video games, so I am in the craft room for a while!

I pulled out the Majestic Mistletoe set from Altenew and pulled out my watercolours. Stamping it out with some no lines ink and painting the leaves as well as the sentiment and a light wash in the background tuned out so much fun on this card! Finishing it off with a few drops!

I hope you all are having a wonderful day today, reguardless if it is a lot smaller then normal, like my families Christmas is, or if you are blessed to be able to spend it with all your love ones!

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

Altenew – Majestic Mistletoe Set – https://shrsl.com/2p18k (Altenew)
Nuvo Drops – Simply White – https://shrsl.com/2p18n (SSS)
Daniel Smith watercolor half pan set of 24 – https://shrsl.com/2p18r (Blick)
Daniel Smith Buff Titanium – https://shrsl.com/2p18t (Blick)
Daniel Smith Sap Green – https://shrsl.com/2p192 (Blick)
Daniel Smith Perylene Green – https://shrsl.com/2p18z (Blick)
Daniel Smith Permanent Alizarin Crimson – https://shrsl.com/2p191 (Blick)
Daniel Smith Jane’s Grey – https://shrsl.com/2p18x (Blick)

My Favorite Things December 2020 Release

Hey friends! I am so thilled to be participating in the My Favorite Things December 2020 release! Are you ready for a slew of NEW things that will be wonderful in your collection!

Starting off with my first project was the stamp set that jumped out at me first! The foxes from the Let’s Curl Up stamp set.

This cute little guy just had to meet some of my watercolours! I also used some of the greenery, bending it so I can use it on both sides. Mounting the watercolor pannel on some Tangy orange cardstock really finished this one off! I also stamped the sentiment is the same ink as the image then painted over top of it with watercolor so that it matched the same look as the rest of the card.

For my second project to share with you all today, I pulled out my markers and some distress Oxides and had a real good time! It even lead to me recording a video!

TheSweet Safari stamp and die set just screamed make a bright fun card! So I obliged!

I will let the video for this one give you all the fun details!

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugz
Jessie

Altenew + The Daily Marker Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hey friends, I am thrilled to be playing along with this great blog hop, combining Altenew and The Daily Marker for some watercolor therapy! You can find the start of this hop over at Altenew!

Kathy Racoosin (The Daily Marker) is celebrating her 18th colouring challenge until November 22, 2020. Feel free to jump in and participate along with us, and so many others. The best thing about this challenge is that you don’t have to start at the beginning, you don’t have to do a big project everyday, just do a little colouring and destress!

I pulled out the Pen Sketched Flowers Stamp Set for this one, creating a tall slimline card. I pilled out both the 23 half pan watercolors and the 24 half pan watercolours, took them upstairs to my couch and just enjoyed painting. Sometimes I love that a tv show, that I am not really watching, and just painting for the fun of it without filming. Especially when working on a Kathy Racoosin challenge where that is the whole point, to destress!

Once I had all the painting done, I stamped out the simple little sentiment, adhered it to a cardbase and this one was complete! I have had the Pen Sketched Flowers Stamp Set in my stash sense it came out, and have never used it so this was perfect!

Supplies:
Affiliate links are used where possible at no additional cost to you! Thank you for your support!

Pen Sketched Flowers – https://shrsl.com/2mjhx (Altenew)
Watercolor 35 Pan Set – https://shrsl.com/2mji1 (Altenew)
Artist Watercolor 24 Pan Set – https://shrsl.com/2mji3 (Altenew)

Altenew and Kathy from The Daily Maker are giving away over $350 prizes to 17 lucky winners. 

1 Altenew Artists’ Watercolor 24 Pan Set 
1 Watercolor Essential 12 Pan Set 
3 x $15 Altenew Gift Certificate
12 x Collapsible Marker Bag 

Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below for a chance to win by 11/24/2020. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 11/30/2020.

Altenew Card Blog – Start Here
Kathy Racoosin
Norine Borys
LauraJane
Nicole Watt
Caly Person
Virginia Lu
Tenia Nelson
Maryam Perez
Jenny Colacicco
Amber Rain Davis
Emily Midgett
Erum Tasneem
Ashley Tucker
Dana Joy
Kelly Griglione
Jessie Banks <— You are here
Nenette S. Madero

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)