116 posts categorized "Watercolor"

08/10/2017

Thu 10

Holiday Blog Blitz: Holly Twig
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing a few new goodies from our latest 2017 Holiday Release.  Please forgive my photography skills, though.  White is super hard for me to photograph, but it's ever so striking in real life.  Enjoy!

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I started this card by rubbing Broken China Distress Ink, through the Winter Scattered Snowflakes designer stencil, onto the center of the white cardstock, card face.  Over the stenciling, I created the scene with die cuts, beginning with an older Ava Snowflake, die-cut from white cardstock.  The rest of the die cuts all came from this latest release.  The Double Pine Cone Collage was die-cut from Chocolate Chip cardstock.  Tip:  Use the negative die cut as a template for gluing each of those little bits into their proper places.  The Wispy Pine Needles were die-cut from Old Olive cardstock.  The Holly Twig, which you have the opportunity to win on the blog today (Woot!  Woot!), was die-cut from Soft Suede and Garden Green cardstocks; and Xmas Red Stickles was used for the berries.  Finally, the Cute Fawn was die-cut from watercolor paper and watercolored.

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I then die-cut the largest jar, from the new Jar Collection craft dies, in the center of a piece of 4" x 5-1/4" white, glitter paper.  A strip of vellum was gold-embossed with the "season's greetings" sentiment, taken from our Christmas Greetings stamp set, and adhered along the vertical, left edge of the backside of the die-cut jar, sandwiched between the glitter paper and a sheet of clear cardstock.  The edges of the glitter paper were then framed with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  Tip:  Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, machine-stitching the glitter paper and clear cardstock together also ensures that they stay put for the long haul.

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The prepped, jar panel was then popped up, with foam tape, over everything else; but before it was adhered in place, I added lots of white glitter, to the scene itself, to create a shaker effect.  Tip:  Apply a thin layer of baby powder over all the glued bits, as well as to the backside of the clear cardstock, to prevent the glitter from sticking itself in all the wrong places.  The lid was die-cut from gold cardstock; hand-cut along its bottom edge; adhered to the top of the jar; and embellished with a couple of Garden Green cardstock, Holiday Holly die cuts, as well as a double, white, seam binding ribbon bow, studded with a single, white pearl, to complete the look.

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Be sure to stop back by every day through next Tuesday, August 14, 2017, to see what my talented teammies have cooked up, using all the newly-released goodies, just for your viewing pleasure.  AND don't forget to leave lots of love as you visit; because a new, Holiday Release product is being randomly given away on EACH AND EVERY Poppystamps' blog post.  You have until Thursday, August 17, 2017, to do so.  Winners will be announced, right here on the blog, the following Friday, August 18, 2017.  As I said before, I've got that fabulous Holly Twig craft die, that you see in action above, to giveaway today.

That's it, from me, for today, friends.  Actually, that's it, from me, for Poppystamps.  It's my time to move on; but before I do, I have to send out a massive thank you to Jeanne for her friendship and loyalty.  She has unwaveringly believed in me and, without a doubt, been my biggest cheerleader.  I also wanted to thank Dave for giving me the opportunity to work with his gorgeous and intricate dies.  I have been stretched creatively beyond my wildest imagination but, truly, in such a good way.  And finally, thank you to each and every one of YOU, my faithful followers.  I hope this won't be the end for us and that you'll continue to come along with me on my creative journey.  What's in store is sure to surprise you as much as it does me, but I can't wait to see what it may be!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and good luck with ALL the glorious prizes during release week!  Be blessed!

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07/17/2017

Mon 17

Sparkle
by Nancy Penir

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I'm so excited to be introducing some new stamp and die sets today!  'Little Kindness' will have you feeling happy from first sight.  I  created my own background paper to feature the flowers and leaves in the set.

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Made all my elements first, including the bg paper, with a tiny 'dot' stamp in another   set called, 'Peony Stems and Blossoms'.  When the stamping and water coloring was done, I gave my bg paper some bling with Mr. Huey's Shine.  1' strip of glitter paper was cut long so I could cut it the length I wanted at the end.

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Sentiment from another new set with 2 bold script words and fun sentences called, 'Magic And Sparkle'.

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It's so easy to die cut images with Poppy's perfect cut out dies!  I first stamped and watercolored my blooms and leaves, then placed the die over the image, and cut them with my machine.

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There are so many people in my life I'd love to give this card to! Special people that truly make the world a better place!  That's it for today, folks. Hope you use my card as inspiration for this month's 'Bling It' challenge, going on now.  and be sure to check out all the new sets at Poppy!

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07/14/2017

Fri 14

Life Is Full of Magic
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here.  I created a little number, using some new goodies from the latest 2017 Holiday Release, and wanted to share it with you all today.  My thought process behind this card was to make it look as though the largest of the new Jar Collection craft dies were used to collect treasures from a child's garden hunt.

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I started this card by stamping a 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of watercolor paper, in Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, Barn Door, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks, with images from Birch Press Design's Watercolor Wildflowers stamp set.  Y'all, I just can't get enough of these gorgeous blooms.  Swoon!  I then spritzed everything with water just to fade the flowers into the background before splattering over them with watered-down Tumbled Glass and Barn Door Distress Inks, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.

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Once everything was dry, I stamped the "LIFE IS FULL OF magic" sentiment, from a sweet, little, new, Believe in Magic stamp set, in Jet Black ink, along the vertical left edge of the prepped piece before framing it with Pool Party cardstock and white-threaded, straight, machine stitching.7.12.17 009

The jar itself was then die-cut from clear cardstock and filled with a Tomei Branch, die-cut from Always Artichoke cardstock; Pine Twig, die-cut from Garden Green cardstock; Ragged Daisy, die-cut from Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, and white cardstocks; and the new Sugarplum Faerie, die-cut from watercolor paper.

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The fairy was also painted with watercolors; and a simple button, not to mention a snippet of cheesecloth, fills the jar completely.

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To secure the jar to the prepped piece without showing any adhesive, I also partially die-cut and partially hand-cut it from Going Gray and Soft Suede cardstocks to create the foundation of dirt and the lid.  It was not adhered in any other places other than the top and bottom bits.  The lid was also wrapped with a length of Baker's Twine, tied in a bow; and a die-cut, from Riding Hood Red cardstock, Stitched Butterfly, which was embellished with a single pearl and lots of Clear Wink of Stella for shimmer and shine, completes the look.

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Thanks so much for stopping by, Poppystamps friends!  Be blessed!

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07/08/2017

Sat 08

Big Love
by Irena Kowalczyk

I love summer and its colors. Today my card is full of bright colors.
I used to use my favorites: blue and green.

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Background:
- white gesso,
- structural paste + stencil,
- stamps "Studio Blotter" + black ink Archival
- distress ink "Twisted citron, Evergreen bough, Peacock feathers"

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I cut out:
- twice the tags in white and kraft paper,
- the inscription "Big Luxe Love"
- "Scribble Flower Circle"

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I added the background on the white tag and used the stamps
butterflies from "Friends and Flowers" set.
Finally, I added some black spots.

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With this card goodbye with the wonderful Design Team, and I wish you many creative moments with Poppystamps products.

Hugs!

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07/07/2017

Fri 07

A card for goodbye
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi Poppystamps fans.

Today I invite you to my last inspiration on the Poppystamps blog. 

 I made a card in juicy yellow color with a white ballerina that comes with blue wings. My ballerina is placed inside white rectangular frame.

My card is a simple as I was trying to use the big dancing ballerina as the main theme of the card. As you could see on all my previous cards I added sequins to finish. I think it is a perfect last touch.

Thank you all for the last few years, when I was able to inspire you on the Poppystamps blog.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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07/06/2017

Thu 06

Ballerina dance
by Ilona Zbieg

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Hi
Today I have for you the watercolor inspiration in emerald - turquoise colors.
I cut two different ballerinas and I put them on two sides of the flourish. It imitates tracks of the ballerinas movements.
The word "hello" has three layers to make it slightly outstanding and then I added a few sequins to finish.

 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!.

Have a nice day.

 

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06/29/2017

Thu 29

Sweet and pink?
by Patty tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Today I feel pink and sweet hehehe

Yes, I return to my Poppy faeries!!!!!

Mhh, well, Oh, this time my fairy has no wings and she has become a tender ballerina!!! Look!!!!!

IMG_4409I really like the range of colors in pink that I have chosen, I used watercolors!!!! And for the quote, a pink ink too!!!!!

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IMG_4412I love love love loooooveeeee the "All star collage"  diecut!!!!! A rain of stars!!!!!!!!!!!

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Happy Crafting everyone!

Thanks for your sweet comments!!!!

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06/23/2017

Fri 23

Flowers bloom
by Ilona Zbieg

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 Today I would like to present this energetic, positive card. White background is done with two cut outs made with Floribunda Collage one on each side. As usual I used watercolor paper underneath the white one. Stiched Butterfly Trio forthose lovely butterflies - big one layers are again painted with watercolor paints. Please check how the Love text is done - again two layers - one inside the other. I think it looks better then just a single  cut out. I used here the Big Halo Love die.

All is finished with some sequins to make it slightly shiner. Hope you enjoy it!

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

 

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06/22/2017

Thu 22

Happy Dad's Day
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here today, sharing the card I stretched my stash to make my dad for Father's Day.

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I started this card by adding green and blue, watercolor puddles to a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of watercolor paper.  I then splattered it with those same shades of watercolor, as well as teal watercolor, before smearing Tumbled Glass Distress Ink through the Memory Box Winter Snowflakes stencil and splattering once again, but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  The Stitched Tunnel Tag was then die-cut, from the prepped piece, just left of vertical center and set aside for later before matting that same original, watercolor piece with white cardstock and anchoring it, with white-threaded, straight, machine stitches, to the Brocade Blue, cardstock, card face.  I then used the "happy valentine's day" stamp, from our Grateful Heart stamp set, to make the "happy DAD's day" sentiment by replacing the "valentine" with die-cut, from teal cardstock, using our Happy Birthday Bold die, letters to spell "DAD".

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The Stitched Tunnel Tag, that had been set aside previously, was then laced with Baker's Twine...

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backed with a bit of cheesecloth for texture; and popped up, with foam tape, in the same, negative space from which it was initially die-cut.

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It was also topped with a stamped in Jet Black ink, watercolored, and hand-cut Be Mine Penguin, dressed in a top hat and tie and popped up with more foam tape, in addition to a stamped, in Cotton White StazOn ink, on clear cardstock and die-cut Grateful Heart.  The stamped Grateful Heart was backed with another die-cut, clear, cardstock Grateful Heart, before they were stitched together; but before finishing off the last few white-threaded, straight, machine stitches, I stuffed the formed, heart pocket with Raspberry, Seaspray, Crystal, and silver star sequins, as well as silver seed beads, to complete the look.

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Thanks, as always, for visiting us!  Be blessed!

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06/17/2017

Sat 17

Summer Sunflowers
by Jeanne Jachna

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I hope you're having a great day!  My garden is coming along nicely!  I'm already seeing plants sprouting up where seeds were planted.  I can't imagine a garden without a few sunflowers.    I'm always amazed at how tall they grow - taller than me!!  They're always so bright and cheery and can't help but make me smile.  We try to save some of the heads filled with seeds to put out for the birds in the winter!
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I made mine with the Ragged Daisy die.  I cut 8 sets of petals for each flower.
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You can arrange them as you like, but here's how I did it.  I started by creating a box in the center of four petal die cuts.  Next I topped the box with two more petals in the center of the box, and again, two more sets of petals in a different direction so the circle is full. 
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The background was created with Peerless Watercolors.  I started with a simple wash of Alice Blue and added dabs of Cobalt Blue and let them bloom for more color.  When that was dry I splattered white ink all over the background.
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To add more depth to the die cut flower petals I dabbed distress ink in Wild Honey to the outer edges of each petal.
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Since the stacked flowers are pretty thick and the center is a little hollow from the space created by the outer layers I adhered the center of the flower with adhesive foam tape. 
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The scribble thank you makes a simple sentiment for this cheery card.
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I hope you have a beautiful day!
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