Posted in Blog Hop, NEW Catalog, Technique, Watecolor

One phenomenal bundle, 2 gorgeous projects.

Welcome to THE GLITTER QUEENS FIRST FRIDAYS BLOG HOP! This phenomenal group of Stampin Up! demonstrators have come up with a theme for this month & it is to show YOU just how amazing & versatile one bundle can be!! The bundle I’ve chosen to use is the stamp set COLORFUL SEASONS along with the SEASONAL LAYERS thinlits. 20170705_092319With this bundle, you can really let your creative juices flow!!

Two different cards, one amazing bundle! Just look at these beautiful cards!! I’m so pleased with how these cards came out.

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The first card is using cooper foil paper to highlight & create a two dimensional leaf.

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Do you see the stitching around the little white square?  That added piece of texture gives this card a little added flair without distracting from the focal point…the COPPER LEAF.

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Copper foil paper & cooper thread give an amazing elegance to these cards. And ribbon! What card isn’t complete with out an amazing embellishment?!? Ribbon is like  mascara…the look isn’t complete with out your mascara.

The second card is all about the Cherry Blossom.

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I created a water color wash using ink refills and the AQUAPAINTER for the background on the cherry blossom card.

Having the GLOSSY WHITE paper back really made this technique fun & easy!!

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I gave these cards some added bling with rhinestones on one & pearls on the other.  These cards had the ‘lipstick’ for your outfit.

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Ok…lots of info here but if your still with me, it is now time to move on in the next step of your blog hop journey.

Dawn Griffith

Michelle Veller

Tracy Bradley

Davette Strange Miller

Carla Perea –you are here & 

up next is:
Dee Slater

Don’t forget, you can purchase the stamp set & papers used and many other crafting items on my site listed below!!! Use this host code — UUX7NFH9 — when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code so you can earn hostess benefits, and you’ll still get the free gift from me.  You can also see all of the upcoming classes offered where you can learn the WATERCOLOR WASH technique along with many other fun techniques!!!

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/wholelottastampingoingon/

Posted in Thinking of You, Watecolor

Watercolor Peonies

Welcome to Spectacular Stampin’ Saturday!!!! Every week there will be a new card posted showing a new technique or a new product from the 2016-2017 Stampin Up catalog or Occasions Catalog!! These cards are super fun and you can learn how to make them and others in one of the many classes offered!!!

Watercoloring is so…so……so NEAT! SPECIAL! I don’t know HOW to say it I guess! Watercolor has a mystique to it that other techniques don’t. OK! I know that’s just MY take on it, but since this is my spot to air my opinions, that’s what you’ll get! I used my aqua painter and re-inkers dropped onto a clear block as my palette. That’s right! A clear block makes the perfect palette! It’s washable and smooth enough to mix colors to perfection.

Using the same basic layout, but changing the colors, the way the sentiment is stamped & the accessories (ribbon, rhinestones, etc) can change the whole look of the card!! 

You can buy the stamp sets, framelits, ink pads & papers along with many other supplies on my site below. And while you’re there don’t forget to look at the calendar and see which of the upcoming monthly classes work best for your schedule so you can learn how to make this card!!!

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/wholelottastampingoingon /

Wholelottastampingoingon@gmail.com

Posted in Blender Pens, Paper Pumpkin, Technique, Watecolor, Watercolor Pencils

Alternate Paper Pumpkin Ideas

I know we are into May but I’m just Soooooo In Love with April’s Paper Pumpkin kit I just have to keep sharing!!!! So much colorful imagination on different ways to change April’s Paper Pumpkin kit!!!

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Sequins, glimmer paper (great item from this years Sale-A-Bration…happens ONLY in January-March. If you missed out I can teach you how to make your own), taking apart an envelope (or 2…let’s be honest here) and using THAT paper as part the card, cutting apart the watercolor design & piecing out into a new design layout….O…M…G…THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!!!❤

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These flower accessories are just so stinkin’ cute!!!

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 The green paper is from the Eastern Palace berry burst cardstock. You can order this bundle early now that it’s May!!! The Eastern Palace Premier Bundle lets you experience bold imagery with detailed, Eastern-inspired opulence—plus get three of the new 2017-2019 In Colors along with a ton of accessories!  This bundle is perfect for the advanced stamper. The best part is, when you buy these coordinating products…you get the Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock and Very Vanilla Envelopes for free!! Don’t worry though, there is another bundle called Eastern Palace Starter Bundle. You STILL experience the bold imagery with detailed, Eastern-inspired opulence—plus get three of the new 2017-2019 In Colors! This bundle is perfect for the beginning stamper…AND you still get the Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes for free. Pick YOUR bundle @ https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=147207

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Glimmer paper & butterflies…the perfect combination!

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Paper Pumpkin is Stampin’ Up!’s crafting subscription program. Skip to the fun because each Paper Pumpkin kit comes with EVERYTHING you need to create awesome projects every month— it’s all pre-cut & ready go!! The Kits have great variety to them. Sometimes they are 3D items like gift bags… sometimes they are filled with card making supplies… but you will always find a stamp set, ink & embellishments that match perfectly together! Paper Pumpkin kits come 3 subscription types…1 month, 3 months & 12 months!! Once you have subscribed (and you need to do this by the 10th of the month!!!), you can order refill(s) from any of the past kits. Make sure you subscribe before the 10th of the month to you receive that month kit… you don’t want to miss out on all the fun!!! As you can see however, with just little imagination & a few extras YOU can customize to you personal preference!!

You can buy different stamp sets, ink pads & papers along with many other supplies on my site below. And while you’re there don’t forget to look at the calendar and see which of the upcoming monthly classes work best for your schedule so you can learn how to make this project and other items like cards, gift boxes & scrapbook pages!!

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/wholelottastampingoingon /
Wholelottastampingoingon@gmail.com

Posted in Technique, Watecolor

Special Reason watercolour effects

Try this… 

Take the largest daisy image from the Special Reasons stamp set (SU) and color three different colors directly on the stamp. I used Cucumber Crush in the center, So Saffron on the inner petals and Flirty Flamingo on the outside petals. Then using your Stampin’ Spritzer, mist the whole thing really well. (I probably misted it too much, but I do love what happened next!)

 

This picture (above) isn’t the greatest, but maybe you can sort of see how it turned out. I simply stamped that big flower image three times on three separate pieces of Whisper White cardstock. Each time I stamped I breathed an “Oh-h-h-h!” to myself! Watercolor does that to me every time! You just NEVER know what it will surprise you with.
Using those three images, I created the following cards. See what I mean? From bright and happy to sweet and soft! They cover all moods.
And don’t you LOVE how that stem die from the Special Reasons set creates a gorgeous negative space?! I just love everything about this set!

You can buy the stamp sets, framelits, ink pads & papers along with many other supplies on my site below. And while you’re there don’t forget to look at the calendar and see which of the upcoming monthly classes work best for your schedule so you can learn how to make this card!!!

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/wholelottastampingoingon /

Wholelottastampingoingon@gmail.com