Smitten with Stamping: Elizabeth

It's a new year and we are still in the Studio 
and we are still SMITTEN with stamping! 
Join us as we share a few creations we just LOVED making.


All hearts and love...

 This little love note has three simple ingredients: a sentiment, a die cut and a cute hedgie.
The main white panel of the card was edged in Delicata Golden Glitz which gives a little pop against the black mat.  After coloring the hedgie with Copics it was fussy cut by hand.



For extra sheen and sparkle the red die-cut love notes were buffed with Pearlescent Red Pan Pastel and the white panel in White Fine Pearl Medium Pan Pastel.

Supplies:  Penny Black - Smitten 30-455, So Loved 30-457, Love Notes 51-406.

Happy Valentine's Day from our studio to yours!


Smitten with Stamping: Jill

It's a new year and we are still in the Studio 
and we are still SMITTEN with stamping! 
Join us as we share a few creations we just LOVED making.

Now it's my turn to share how I'm smitten with stamping and I am sharing two cards with a new stamp by Penny Black that has captured my heart, Crimson Blush.

For my first card I've stamped it around the perimeter of my card panel and painted it with a loose, no-line watercolor style.

Complete supply list and video available HERE.

And for my second card, I've still kept with the no-line watercolor look, but I've kept things a bit more detailed and traditional.
Complete supply list and video available HERE.

I loved Elizabeth's last card featuring her awesome stamped floral embellishment and such a gorgeous sentiment. WOW.  I wonder what she will be smitten with next... 


Smitten with Stamping: Elizabeth

It's a new year and we are still in the Studio 
and we are still SMITTEN with stamping! 
Join us as we share a few creations we just LOVED making.


Oh how true...I am smitten with stamping!

This sentiment couldn't more accurately depict what art does for my heart and soul.  The sentiment is from a new Penny Black release and the set is called, most appropriately for today's post, "Smitten".  The subtle design behind the flowers is an old favorite "Indian Wheel" (stamped in Niagara Mist VersaMagic) and the flowers are from a collection called "Berries Delight".

I really enjoyed the effect of combining different patterned papers to create the matted layers.  


The flowers were colored with Staedtler Karat Aquarell watercolor pencils.  After they were fussy cut, I pounced them with Frost VersaMark and heat embossed them with ultra thick embossing powder.  I love how it looks an enamel embellishment!


Next we will see what Jill is smitten with.  
You can be sure it will be a colorful delight!


Countdown to Christmas: Jill

As the fall leaves tumble away and snowflakes softly make their sparkly appearance, join us as we feature cards for the approaching Christmas season.  We have lots of of holly jolly jingle joy to share with you. 


Well, we've been counting down and finally it's here...  ho, ho, ho and Merry Christmas!! 
For full supplies and the how-to, please see the video below. 


Watch directly on YouTube HERE

From our Studio to yours, we wish you the happiest of holidays full of magical memories.  See you in 2018!


Countdown to Christmas: Elizabeth

As the fall leaves tumble away and snowflakes softly make their sparkly appearance, join us as we feature cards for the approaching Christmas season.  We have lots of of holly jolly jingle joy to share with you. 


This is one of my favorite winter gratitude sentiments.  

Penny Black: Stitched Snowflake, Full of Merriment, A Festive Season

It looks so pretty paired with Penny Black's Stitched Snowflake.


The background is lots of sumptuous layers of color with snowflakes added between the applications.

For a extra snowiness, crystal glitter was added to the snowflake.

"Snow Many Thanks" for your visits with me and Jill throughout the year.  
Have a wonderful Christmas!


Countdown to Christmas: Jill

As the fall leaves tumble away and snowflakes softly make their sparkly appearance, join us as we feature cards for the approaching Christmas season.  We have lots of of holly jolly jingle joy to share with you. 

My cards today feature Penny Black's new Slapstick/Cling stamp, Restful.  I had a blast creating this set of four cards using the same techniques on each card but mixing up the color schemes. 

For full supplies and the how-to, please see the video below. (And don't forget to subscribe to the Penny Black YouTube Channel so you don't miss any future videos from me- I post all of mine there.) 

Watch directly on YouTube HERE




I hope as you are counting down to Christmas that you are also finding time to enjoy some "restful" moments, too! 


Out & About with Jill: Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist

I'm so excited to announce that today I am...
on the Ellen Hutson blog participating in the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist blogging event.  And for those of you who have found your way here from EH-- welcome!

It's an honor for me to sharing a tag created using this sketch by the talented Lisa Adametz.  (Speaking of, don't forget to head over to the EH blog to see Lisa's incredible tag featuring this same sketch.) 
So here's my take featuring Penny Black stamps and dies.
My cute critter (Penny Black 30-447 Hedgy Joy cut with matching die, 51-389 Hedgy Joy Cut Out) was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto watercolor paper and then painted with Sakura Koi watercolors. 
To embellish the circular element of this design, I painted the beautiful berries and leaves die (Penny Black 51-373 Berry Branch) with Sakura Koi watercolors.  Once dry, I also added a touch of Memento Bamboo Leaves ink to the leaves using a Tsukineko Jumbo Sponge Dauber.  TIP: To give the leaves even more added dimension, I cut a second set of leaves and glued the painted ones right on top of these creating a double layer/thickness.  It really adds a lot in real life. 
Of course, this cute critter needs something to gaze up at, so for this focal point I die cut and layered a bright poinsettia (Penny Black 51-378 Layered Poinsettia).  It was also painted with Sakura Koi watercolors and, once dry, inked with Lilac Posies and Cantaloupe Memento Inks using sponge daubers.
A couple of extra poinsettias were used to embellish the tag.  Additionally, I trimmed the stitched border pieces from panels cut using Penny Black's 51-375 Snowflake Stitch Frame.  The background of the tag was inked with Lilac Posies Memento ink. I just love that shade of pink.  Oh, and the sentiment? It's included in the Hedgy Joy cut out die... a fun little bonus! 
Thanks again for stopping by today.  And if you are a new visitor, I hope you'll take a minute to take a look around the "Studio" which I'm proud to share with my talented blogging buddy, Elizabeth Allan. (You can read more about our approach to blogging HERE.) 

And don't forget to head on over to the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom blog to join in the fun there and see a complete supply list for my tag!