Lawn Fawn Ink Pads with Party Animals Fox Balloon Note Card

I finally got a chance to try out my new Lawn Fawn ink pad haul!!  I learned how to stamp using only Stampin Up inks, so I wasn’t sure how well I would do with them.  They worked GREAT!!  I cannot get over how beautifully the colors layered over each other!! I just love Lawn Fawn ink pads & they are great for both beginner and advanced stampers a like.  If you are completely new to stamping, check out the introduction video on Lawn Fawn`s You Tube channel showing you how these ink pads work, and what to expect.

For my card, I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the fox which was stamped in Memento tuxedo black ink. I stamped the red balloon first, then layered the rest over each other randomly – I love how it turned out!  Using a white gel pen I added the little shine marks to the balloons for some extra pop.

The spectrum noir marker colors I used for this was: OR 1 – 3 for the fox, FS9 for the belly & ear accent shading, IG1 for the shadow effect under the fox.

The sentiment from Starry Backdrops stamp set was perfect for this card too – but there was quite a few that I thought would have worked just as well

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Lawn Fawn Ink Pads with Party Animal Fox stamp by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

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Macro of Lawn Fawn Ink Pads Balloons by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Materials used but not listed below: Mermaid note cards

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Stampin Up Blendabilities: Blended Bloom with Calypso Coral

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

Stampin Up Blended Bloom Calypso Coral Blendabilities by Stamp Right Up

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Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities & Blended Bloom

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

Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities Blended Bloom by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up Canadian Stampin Up Demonstrator

 

Stampin Up Watercolor Technique

It’s a balmy -1 in Montreal today – I’m sure people were tempted to go out in shorts!! It’s been so cold here that -1 seems like spring weather 😛

I have been really loving the new trend of water color that has been making a strong come back in the crafting community.  Stampin Up has a beautiful new collection of watercolor inspired DSP (“designer series paper”), which inspired me to make this card, which will be featured as a project at my next workshop

Thank You Stampin Up DIY Watercolor Thank You Card

Thank You Stampin Up DIY Watercolor Thank You Card

I used my water brush along with ink pads and watercolor paper to create the middle panel.  THe base is crumb cake and the stamp is one of our great photopolymer sets “Another Thank You”

Want to create this card yourself?  I can show you how!  Contact me anytime to place your order – I can ship anywhere in Canada, including Quebec for as low as $9.95!  Now it’s even easier to shop with me!  I accept Credit cards, email money transfer and Paypal.

Call me today to place your order 514-482-4653 or email at stamprightup at hotmail dot com

Montreal Card Workshop: Occasions Catalog Party

Hiya Stampers!!  Well, it’s still winter here in Montreal and the roads have been ridiculously icy – but thankfully not so bad that people couldn’t drive.  I held a workshop recently to celebrate the release of Stampin Up’s new Occasion catalog.

Here are two of the card projects we made at the workshop:

Backyard Basics Tulips & new Hardwood background stamp

Backyard Basics Tulips & new Hardwood background stamp

Card #1:  Country Chic

Stamps:  Backyard Basics
Card stock: Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Inks: Smoky Slate, Versa Mark
Markers:  Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi, Strawberry Slush, Blushing Bride
Misc & embellishments: Black embossing powder, pearls, Linen thread, Backyard Basics framelits

Special thanks to Emily for the inspiration for this card!!
 
 
 
 
So Very Grateful stamp set colored with markers and blender pen

So Very Grateful stamp set colored with markers and blender pen

 

Card #2:  So Very Grateful

Stamps:  So Very Grateful
Card stock: Crumb cake, Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Sky
Inks: Island Indigo, Gold
Markers:  Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi, Strawberry Slush, Soft Sky, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral

**sneak peak** Sale A Bration 2014 items:  Dots embossing folder, Sweet Sorbet yarn in Crisp Cantaloupe

We also did a 3D project:  a post it note holder.  This will be coming soon as a tutorial – so stay tuned for that!!

If you are in the Montreal area and would like to attend one of my classes or events, please click through to register and RSVP for the next workshop or event!

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Contact me anytime to place your order – I can ship anywhere in Canada for as low as $9.95!  Now it’s even easier to shop with me!  I accept Credit cards, email money transfer and Paypal.

Call me today to place your order 514-482-4653 or email at stamprightup at hotmail dot com

Holiday Sale & Free Tutorial

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It’s the start of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Sale where you can get 20-50% off fabulous products! Ok Stampers – you are going to want to download this  Holiday Sale List  now because there are some SERIOUS DEALS!!  OR CLICK … Continue reading

I love Lawn Fawn!!!

I love Lawn Fawn!!!  These are my creations from the new “Home Sweet Home” stamp set.  I really love that there is a matching die for so many of the stamp images too!!  And, the dies are unique in that there is a little bit of white space around image when die cut to look like they were fussy cut too.

This Home Sweet Home set is SOOOO versatile! I really love the assortment of ‘decorations’ in the set, it really allows you to create a unique, personalized project.  Check out Kelly’s intro video showing all the stamps, coordinating dies & different examples she shows.

Here is what I made with this great set so far:

3×3 Note Card

3x3 Note Card Home Sweet Home ~ Lawn Fawn

3×3 Note Card using Home Sweet Home stamp & die set from Lawn Fawn

3×3 Note Card supplies:

Scallop All Occasion Card

Scallop Card Home Sweet Home ~ Lawn Fawn

Scallop Card using Home Sweet Home stamp & die set from Lawn Fawn

This card was pretty much a direct case from Kelly’s card from the intro video; here is what I used:

  • Stampin Up Pool Party ink (to sponge background color)
  • Colored pencils using blending technique here
  • Lawn Fawn Home Sweet Home Stamp & Die set

There are two more cards-in-progress on my work table right now too.  I also have stamped a bunch of leaves, branches and many different houses – that way I can just go crazy designing cards.  It’s much easier once all the elements are all done to design cards layouts – I just place all the bits & pieces on with tweezers, then move tham around until I get a layout I love.  **Fun** !!!!

I have ordered the Summertime Charms stamp & die set as well.  I cannot WAIT to get it!!

Until next time stampers!

** Your feedback & comments are welcome and appreciated, so don’t be shy!**

Critter Coloring: Kittehs

So I have been on a crazy coloring binge since I have discovered the blending technique using colored pencils & baby oil from my post here

I fell in love with the critter stamps from Penny Black – the hedgehog, kitties, mice and critters are just about the cutest things EVER and are versatile enough to use for any age & occasion card!
I have found that Simon Says Stamp is the best place to get them online (other than Ebay) – great prices and even BETTER shipping!  Being Canadian I really appreciate when sellers can offer reasonable rates. 

Ok – enough of the hype, here is my latest creation. 

 

ImageI used only colored pencils & baby oil to color it.  I love that it looks like a cross between watercolor pencils & Copic (or alcohol markers).  Best of both worlds I think!  My boyfriend (yep, he’s *that* awesome) came up with the idea to fussy cut the balloons them pop them up with pop dots. 

The inside has a white matte to cover the ribbon, and I used the “Celebrate” sling mount from the Outlined Occasions set from Stampin Up’s 2011 Sale-A-Bration.

 

Stamp sets used:  It’s Your Day by Penny Black Inc

Eureka! Alternative to Copic & Alcohol Markers!

WOOOO HOOOOO!! Party in the craft room today!! I *finally* found a method of coloring stamped images that did not require a thousand dollar investment!!

All you need: Standard pencil crayons, baby oil & blender tips (called pen or marker nibs)

Seriously. That’s it.

Thanks to Madame Wong‘s post today on how to blend colored pencils in a similar manner to Copic coloring or alcohol markers in general, I was able to create this card:

Penny Black Its Your Day Cat Balloon Card

Penny Black stamp colored & blended with Crayola Pencil Crayons

My foray into coloring with my new Prismacolor markers wasn’t NEARLY as successful – the set of 48 I got did not have enough shades of one color to allow for a proper gradient blend.

Here is the video that madame Wong posted showing a tutorial on how to blend your pencil crayon coloring:

 

Here are a few additional tips to coloring & blending your pencil crayon coloring:

  • If you want to show texture (like fur in my example), then be careful not to over blend
  • Use only a pinpoint amount of baby oil – the more oil you have on your tip, the more it will blend your work. go over your colors a few times instead. Better to have not enough, than too much blending. And yes, you can blend too much. Too much blending = smeary, smudgy looking work
  • The better quality pencils you use, the richer your colored image will turn out.
  • I used Whisper White card stock from Stampin Up, but plain old card stock from Michaels also worked when I tested it.

 

Materials for my card:

STAMP: Penny Black (clear mount) “It’s Your Day”INK: Black Memento Archival Ink
COLOR: Crayola Pencil Crayons
BLENDING: Household standard type Baby Oil & Marker / Pen Nib refills (see video for other types of blenders you can use)
PAPER: Recollections (I don’t know the colors)
EMBOSSING FOLDER: Cuttlebug Spots & Dots

**EDIT UPDATE**

After some requests, here is a picture of the blenders that I use. I am Canadian & got these at my local Michaels. (I looked for the tool that was used in the video but I couldn’t find it.)

 

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