Monday, July 24, 2017

Lily of the Valley Birthday Card + Video

Happy Monday morning! It is, in fact, one of the first days that I have had the opportunity to get back to my studio and edit videos and start on some blog posts. This Summer has been BUSY so far!

Way back when I started stamping and cardmaking, I had a few stamps from Stamping Bella that I loved. It has been such a long time since I purchased any more but these new images from the Tiny Townsies line are just too sweet to pass up, especially the ones that feature figures that are dressed as flowers. For this birthday card, I have used the Lily of the Valley one.


As you will see in the video, the card was very easy to make. The frame was die cut using a Mama Elephant die and by using some cardstock that had a weave textured pattern, I was able to add interest without going too fussy. The felt flowers are the added embellshments that I decided to add. They look hard to make, but in reality, once you know how to do it, they are super easy and a little addictive. See the video below to see how!



Video Tutorial:
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Hugs Jeanette xxo

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Mermaid Art Journal Page + Coloration Video

Happy Hump Day everyone! The weeks are just flying by and we are enjoying every moment of Summer break. I definitely don’t get as much crafting done during the Summer because I love spending time outdoors in our backyard. I enjoy tending to my gardens (I have a vegetable garden as well as herb and flower beds) as well as just relaxing in the shade with a good book or a lovely crochet project. The kids are a bit older now so they aren’t home ALL the time, but when they are I love to just relax and enjoy them.

A little while ago, I posted an Art Journal page that featured a lovely digital image from Elisabeth Bell. You can see that post –>HERE. I had a lot of comments about the hair on that project so I made another journal page and filmed the coloration process for you all. The hair technique as well as the colors used are the same as in the first journal page. Enjoy!



Video Tutorial:
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If you want to know more about how I layer digital image and papers together, check out this video I made a while back –>HERE.


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Hugs Jeanette xxo


Friday, July 7, 2017

Copic No Line Coloring | Whimsy Stamps

Happy day! I am back today to share a video featuring No Line Copic Coloring. It is a technique that is a little tricky but the results are really phenomenal and they really change up how your coloring images look. In this tutorial, which I would like to call a beginners guide to no line coloring, I stamp my image with an ink that is much lighter than my normal Tuxedo Black from Memento, but not so light that you can’t see the lines. As you progress, you can use lighter inks to give an even more dramatic end result!

First of all, this gorgeous image is from Whimsy Stamps and is illustrated by Kirsten Winkenbauer. The name of the image is Star Princess.

After coloring the image up, I used Whimsy’s nested rectangle set to cut it out and then matted it with some coordinating green paper. I popped it off teh card-base with some fun foam and then added a few enamel dots. The sentiment was die-cut using some gorgeous gold foil paper. I really love the effect of die-cutting foiled paper!


I didn’t plan ahead far enough and by the time I got to the coloration of the stars, I realized that they couln’t be yellow or they would just blend into her hair. I combined some stickles and glossy accents and the effect was quite nice!

Video Tutorial:
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Hugs Jeanette xxo

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Earth Angel | Art Journal Page

Happy Tuesday, Happy 4th of July and a belated Happy Canada Day!  Hope that wherever you are, you are having a great day and a great start to the week.

It is no secret that I adore Elisabeth Bell’s illustrations. When I first started cardmaking and blogging, hers were some of the very first images that I purchased. As the years have gone by, I have designed for companies that carry her line of illustrations in the form of stamps and I was even a guest for her Digi Bells blog. So, in summary, I love, love her images. She graciously offers freebies to her subscribers and the image I used today was one of them. If you are interested in receiving her newsletter and freebies, you can go subscribe –> HERE.

When I saw this image, I knew that I wanted to create a page for my Art Journal album with it. I just love it. In fact, I am considering framing it instead of putting it in my album!

 

Since this was a digital image, I was able to merge the illustration onto some digital paper from Whimsy Stamps. They have the MOST beautiful digital papers and oodle of choices. If you want to see how I merge things, check out this video I made a while back –>HERE.

I tried a new combo for her hair. I wanted it to be a little bit more of the red side of things. I really wa happy with the way it turned out. I posted a sneak peek on Instagram and had loads of comment about the hair. So, I have made another Art Journal page with another of Elisabeth’s freebies (this time it is a mermaid) and I filmed the coloration process for you all! Stay tuned. It should be up soon. Once Editing Jeanette gets a chance to load it up!


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Thanks for stopping by today. See you soon!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Friday, June 30, 2017

Graduation Card | Lawn Fawn You’re One Smart Cookie

Happy Thursday! Exactly one week ago today my youngest graduated from elementary school! It is a little surreal that all the kids have gone through and finished elementary school. It is bittersweet for sure. They kidshave quickly kicked into Summer gear and are busy and having a ton of fun. The weather is actually pretty good. We do get rain quite often but it is never for a full day and the rest of the day is sunny and warm and without any of the dreadful humidity that just does me in!

Getting back to crafting, here is the card that I made my son for his Graduation. Of course, it was accompagnied by a Triple Chocolate Cookie from Timmies!

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Hugs Jeanette xxo


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Create Your Own Paper Flowers | Whimsy Stamps

Happy day! I hope that you are having a great day and week! It is finally Summer Break for all the boys. It has been a busy year for us all and I am so happy to finally have the summer months in which to relax, spend more time with the kids and just live in the moment. Plus, we have finally found a  way to keep the critters out of our garden so we are actually enjoying the fruits (vegetables) of our labour instead of just feeding the wild-life. Let me know if you want more details!!!

I was finally able to play with the new Peony Flower dies released by Whimsy last month! They are lovely and there are many ways to use them to create beautiful flowers for your cards, scrapbooks and art journals. Here is what I did!

I used cardstock and paper that had a very subtle sheen and then layered up the flower shapes. Some were embossed and that gives a lot of depth and texture to the flowers. You can see exactly how I did it in the video that you will find after the photos!

Love, love how these turned out. I think the paper really shows off just how lovely these leaf and flower shapes are!


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Hugs Jeanette xxo

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