When I first saw Tim Holtz Crazy Birds, I knew they would be pretty much perfect for anything watercolor. So, when I first got my Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush pens I thought I would have a go at coloring those awesome crazy birds.
My first attempt stunk. Like really not good. So I put them aside a little frustrated at having investing in them and stinking at it, until recently when I visited my local craft store I was shown how much of a difference it makes to use proper watercolor paper (Thanks Natalie)! This is the Strathmore cold press watercolor paper and it really makes a huge difference in the performance of the pens when watercoloring! If you ever find that you are not getting great results from your pens, try investing in some good quality watercolor paper, Strathmore cold press can be inexpensive with a coupon from Michaels, Hobby Lobby or Joann’s, but the Tim Holtz watercolor paper is by far the best choice for card makers: it has the best smooth finish and is the lightest weight (thin) but still gives great watercolor performance.
Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Talk Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Pen Watercolor Easy Card Stamp Right Up
Want to make this card at home too? Here are the supplies I used to make this project:
Just wanted to share with you my latest design team post for Scrapbooks By Design. I love that a lot of the holiday stamp sets from Lawn Fawn can be used throughout the year, and Baaah Humbug is just one example.
You can check out the project, and see all the supplies I used for this card over on the SBD blog – here is the card I made:
Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug Hello Ewe design team post for Scrapbooks By Design created by Wendie Bee
I have finally moved, unpacked and organized (sort of) my craft area. YAY! So I set about to use one of my new Lawn Fawn stamps ~ Party Animals!
Using the Butternut 4bar note card, I used the stitched rectangle dies, along with the puffy clouds, and stitched hillsides to make the scene for my little deer (moose?) critter. He looked a little lonely, so I thought a tiny mushroom from the Gleeful Gardens stamp set would work great, along with a leaf from Critters From The Past. The sentiment was from Milk & Cookies; I thought it was perfect for this layout.
Here is my card:
Lawn Fawn Party Animals Butternut Notecard by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
The Spectrum Noir alcohol marker colors I used in the project are:
Deer / Moose:
Body – EB2, GB8, GB 10
Antlers – EB1
Tummy – FS1 & Blender pen
Scoop – PP1, PP@, CE2
Cone EB1, EB2
Mushroom: LV1, HB2
Leaf: LG1, LG2, CG4
Quick tip: I stamped the sentiment from Milk & Cookies in Stayzon black ink onto the vellum as the Memento will smear
Once I got started coloring with my new markers I had to try every color I had! This card is made I made with the Blended Bloom image I colored using the Blendabilities markers in the Calypso Coral. I have said it before, but I love how these markers come in sets of 3, taking the guess work out of finding the right colors to make a proper gradient blend. One of hte other really cool benefits of these alcohol markers is that you can color on jsut about anything and the color does not come off! For this project, I used regular clear rhinestones and colored them with the lightest pumpkin pie blendability marker giving them that nice gold tint.
The top background is stamped in Gold metallic ink using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set – this is one of my go to stamp sets because it is so flexible and makes great backgrounds.
Stampin Up Blended Bloom Calypso Coral Blendabilities by Stamp Right Up
Of all the alcohol markers that Stampin Up has, Cherry Cobbler is my favorite color. It is such a rich yet vibrant color, almost regal like velvet 😉
I am hosting an Introduction to Alcohol Marker Coloring class this week, and here is the card the group will be making in the workshop. Each class participant will get a FREE pack of the Cherry Cobbler marker trio as part of their class fee too!
Here is the card:
Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities Blended Bloom by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up Canadian Stampin Up Demonstrator
Hiya Stampers! This new Stampin Up Occasions catalog is seriously amazing. Every single stamp set I ordered I have been able to make so many great projects with.
Here is one of my most recent project 7 accompanying video tutorial: a large Celebrate balloons card. It’s long and tall, but fits perfectly into a standard business size #10 envelope and can be sent in the mail for a regular postage stamp (no additional cost)!
Stampin Up Celebrate Today XL Balloon card with video tutorial by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
It’s that time again stampers! The newest release of Stampin Up’s latest catalog is here. But, the even BETTER part? You can get FREE stuff from now until March 31. No, you’re not dreaming – it’s that awesome!! How do you get FREE stuff?
It’s Sale-A-Bration Time! With so many ways to participate in Sale-A-Bration and get FREE products, you can’t miss out!
Shop: Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $60 you spend between January 6 and March 31.
Host: Hostess Benefits are great during Sale-A-Bration. Your customers can host Sale-A-Bration parties for a chance to earn discounts and extra host dollars!
Join: It’s a great time to join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator! New demonstrators can choose one of the following limited-time Sale-A-Bration offers when joining between January 6 and March 31.
• Option #1: Receive a FREE Simply Created Project Kit from the occasions catalogue with your Starter Kit.
• Option #2: Receive 2 FREE Sale-A-Bration items of your choice with your Starter Kit.
How many times have you heard “that’s so stinkin cute”? Well, now there’s a stamp for that!! Lawn Fawn had released this exclusive stamp as a free gift with purchase for Black Friday, but I am sure it will be available in stores soon (they did the same thing with the ‘You Color My World’ stamp set a few years ago too)
This little mini set truly is ‘stinkin cute’! The card I created could be used for Valentine’s Day, or just for a general everyday just because card.
Lawn Fawn Stinkin Cute Skunk Valentines Day by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up