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Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Aqua Painters, Coloring Tools 2017, Daniel Smith watercolors, ink as watercolor, Spooky Night, This Little Piggie, Watercolor, watercolor | 1 comment

This little piggie

I love my Stampin’ Up! friends. The Inking Royalty (Brian Kings group) community is such a wonderful place. It is full of people who encourages the creative processes.  And the community is so willing to share ideas and techniques with each other. I just love the positive creative world of  Royals.  I’m telling you all this because, the other day Ann (a fellow Inking Royalty) sent me a card idea!  I was super excited about the idea that we decided to collaborate on the card together.  I happened to have the Halloween paper to make the card special. And she didn’t. So she sent me the idea!!!  I just wanted to take a moment and thank Ann for sharing her amazing creative ideas with me! I love Ann’s work.

The stamp set We used was the This Little Piggie. This adorable set is full of  little piggies flying, dancing and having fun!!!

This Little Piggie

How happy is that piggie with the flower or the flying pig! I just love these little pigs. We decided to pare the pig with the Spooky Nights designer series paper. This paper is full of fun card, witches hats, and festive patterns

Spooky Nights Designer Series Paper

This paper is very Classic Halloween!  The cats are the perfect size to be punched with the Cat Punch. The pumpkins and hats are wonderful fussy cut out!

Is this not the most wonderful idea ever!!! I am so lucky my friend, Ann share her amazing vision with me!

  • The background is Daniel Smith watercolors that are a Genuine. So I used a variety of colors and did two layers of watercolor. The colors are Sugilite, Purpurite, Kyanite, Fuchsite, Hematite Violet.  After this dried I added splatter of mica gold ink and white gouache
  • The moon is Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry with mica gold ink on top. The watercolor was punched with a 2 inch circle punch
  • The sweet pig was watercolored with Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, and Smokey Slate
  • The broom is made from the straw in the Coffee Café set. I know, I told y’all I use it all the time. And I do. Even to make brooms.  For the bristles of the broom, I took a tassel with out the loop and glued it to the broom handle (the loop on the tassel was easy to pry open with needle nose pliers
  • The last thing was to pick out a hat.  Witch was fussy cut from the Spooky Nights Designer Series Paper

So, I was lying in bed thinking about the card and wondering how I could make this with just Stampin’ Up! products. Not everyone is as addicted to Daniel Smith watercolor as I am.  Anyway, this is what I came up with …

  • The watercolor is Fresh Fig, Berry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Night of Navy, and Pool Party ink refills. I put each color in a small flat dish added a drop or two of Wink of Stella and a few drops of water to each color.
  • Then I added splashes of craft ink that had been watered down a bit
  • The gold was made by watering down a little multipurpose glue and splattering on to the paper. Then adding glitter on top. You want to do this after the watercolor has completely dried. Trust me …I know
  • The moon is Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry. Then I added in some Gold Wink of Stella
  • The rest of the card is the same!

The card is a A2 card size which is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches.  And the layers are as follows. Buy the way, the mini tassels are on Sale right now in the Clarence Rack for $3. It is such a great deal!!

  • Card base is Fresh Fig cut at 5 1/2 inches  and scored/ burnished at 4 1/4 inches.  The total size of the paper should be 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches
  • The Basic Black Layer is 5 1/8 inches by 3 7/8 inches
  • The Watercolor Paper is 5 inches by 3 3/4 inches

How stinking cute is Ann’s flying Halloween pig!!! I personally can’t decided which I like better. I think I love the both!

This is what I want you to take away from this experiment.  That if you see a card that is watercolored with certain products from other companies. This does not mean that you can’t make something similar with just Stampin’ Up! Ink Refills.  They are awesome to work with. I love my watercolors and have many sets. I use them all. But, not everyone does. So, use what you have. You may have to get creative. But, normally that’s where the fun is!!!

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

The Holiday Catalog is here! I adore this catalog! I know you are loving it as much as I am! It is just full of awesomeness!!!

There is a super exciting stamp set available to all who place $300 order during September and October. Host a party or gather orders from your friends to reach your $300 order! You are going to want this exclusive stamp set! It is amazing!

Here is the supply list.  If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com

 

Supply List

 I had so much fun working with Ann on this adorable card! She is super talented. If you would like to see more of Ann’s work check out her Pinterest Boards at MURRAY, INK
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope each of you have a fantastic Thursday!  I’m going to try to squeeze in a little stamping in tonight after work!  I hope you have time to get inky today as well!
Peace my lovelys-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Aqua Painters, Big Shot, Copper Embossing Powder, Global Design Project, Heat Embossing, InColors 2017, ink as watercolor, Pick a Pumpkin Bundle, Tranquil Tide, Watercolor, watercolor | 10 comments

Happy 100 to Global Design Project #gdp100

The Global  Design  Project  is celebrating  there 100th challenge!  I remember  how excited  I was when this challenge  started!  I was even more excited  to participate  in that very first challenge. Now, 100 challenges later we are all celebrating the designers.

Each designer designed a card.  Those of  us playing along, are picking a designer to case.  What fun! For today’s  card I picked my friend,  Brian  King! His clean line card is amazing. I love the pop of gold he used!!!

I love  the clean lines with the marbled background!  And the bold focal point is awesome!

I knew that I wanted to use a metallic as part of my focal point.  So, while thinking about what stamped I wanted to use I also thought  about what would look awesome  in metallic. I decided on a new stamp bundle in the  upcoming  Holiday  Catalog  (available  September 1) Pick a Pumpkin bundle is beautiful  and has a pumpkin in the dies I know  I wanted to guild! Perfect!

Pick A Pumpkin Bundle

I wanted  a basic  background  that would allow  the pumpkins and gourd to shine.  I went to my default  background  technique, and ,adequate a watercolor background!  I sed the ink refill for the watercolor.  Initially, I was just going to use two colors and make a soft background.  But, the watercolor  had something else in mind.  I love how the unexpected  addition  of Tempting  Turquoise is to this Pool Party and Tranquil Tide background.

Pool Party
Tranquil Tide
Tempting Turquoise

I have several pictures to share with you today .  They will show you the process  I used in making my watercolor  background.

 

The first step is to gather the supplies up that our will need!  You will need watercolor  paper, ink refills o your  choice, a aqua painter, versamark ink, a heat tool, and embossing powder.  I also used a clip board and some  painters tape.

Let’s talk  just a second about watercolor  paper. Watercolor  paper comes in three forms normally.  hot press, cold press, and rough.  Stampin’ Up! watercolor paper is cold press paper.  For this particular project I wanted a paper that had more tooth.  So, I pulled  out  some rough paper.  I am addicted  to watercolor  paper and use all three types.   Hot press is awesome for stamping because  it has a smother  surface  than the other two.  You  could make this card with Stampin’ Up! watercolor paper without any problem

The first thing I did was to tape off a border on the watercolor  paper. I used my grid paper to help lign it up straight. I did not really press down my tape  to the grid paper because,  I transferred the whole thing over to a clip board.

The next step  was to use my aqua painter to add water to the paper.

The next step, is to start adding color! I started off with Pool Party. I added a few drops of ink and water to a flat dish. Using  a aqua painter, I  added the color. I started with up and down strokes. Then dropped  in color in a few spots

At this point, I used my heat tool to dry the paper.  After each addition of color the paper was dried with a heat tool.  This added some harsh  lines between layers of color

The second  layer of color was Pool Party and Tranquil Tide.  The color was added in the same fashion.   By starting with up and down strokes, them dropping  in color.

Again,  I heat set the panel adding definition between  layers of color.

The final watercolor step was to add Tempting Turquoise  ink and Pool Party ink.  This layer was added with almost  a dry brush.  Again, using an up and down motion with the Tempting Turquoise.  Then I added a little  more water to my brush and added Pool Party ink.

Watercolor always looks it’s worst right before it looks good. So keep going and practice.  Practice is key in learning how watercolor works.  The final step is to heat set the watercolor  one last time. Carefully,  remove the tape.

After the watercolor panel is dry, it is time to add the copper  embossing.  To do this you will need embossing power,  versamark ink, and a heat tool

I used the edge of the versamark ink pad to add inkto the paper.  Then added the embossing powder.

At this point my embossing looked quite messy.  So, I  used a paint brush to swipe away any unwanted embossing powder.  Then used my heat tool to set the embossing.

I love the final results! The copper really adds a fun fall feel to the background.   It also brings in the copper guiding flakes used on the pumpkin.

I love to watercolor and don’t get the chance to use the rough paper very often.  I love the results of the inks on this paper.  The difference  in color  between  this panel  and the one on the card is that this one turned out darker.  That’s because,  I used less water in my ink dishes.  Also, no two watercolor panels will ever come out exactly  the same.

  • The images were stamped and die cut out. The small pumpkin in Peakaboo Peach. The gourd  in Bermuda bay.  The fun leafy flower thing in Tranquil Tide on Pool Party  paper.  The large leaf stem is die cut with Tranquil Tide paper. The small curly q is die cut with soft  suede paper
  • The large pumpkin is die cut out and has gilding added to it.  I used mostly copper. But, there is a little silver and gold also. I used whisper white paper and added the new adhesive sheets to both sides.  Then cut out the die. And added the leafing to one side.  The same process was used  for the large curly q
  • The card base is Soft Suede with a copper layer on top
  • The final steps was to decorate the envelope!

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Thank you for sticking with me through so many pictures! I know it was a lot, but I really wanted to share with you my process.  Hugs to you who stuck around!!!

Below os a list of products used. If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up!, products used, or today’s card feel free to contact me via email at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com

 

Price: $110.00

I have a new class registration  open.  We will be using the Coffee Cafe’ and Merry Cafe’ stamp sets! The class is August 26th from 1-3 at Westside  Coffee Place & Café

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The Holiday Catalog goes live on September 1st!! If you would like a copy just let me know via email. I will be happy to send you one!  The Pick a Pumpkin  bundle will no doubt be popular for fall crafting.  And because  it’s a bundle, you save 10% YEPPIE.

The Carols of Christmas Early Release is now available for you to purchase. You are going to love this set so much. It is my must have from the Holiday Catalog. It is amazing!!! So very easy to use and just simply perfect!!! It will remind you of why you love stamping in the first place. The stamp set pairs with the Card front builder dies! These dies rock!!!! They will make every Holiday Card sing in glory!!!!

There is a Paper Pumpkin sale going on and it is pretty sweet! This is definitely the time to join!!!

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Won’t you join me in celebrating Global Design Project 100th challenge!!!! I hop hope each of you have an awesome day! Let’s all be creative  every day and share it with those around us! And just incase you are wondering who won the very first Global Design Project Challenge,  you can check it out here!

Peace-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Daniel Smith watercolors, Floral Sentaments, Watercolor | 1 comment

Hello Floral Sentiments

I love stamp sets that make it easy to make pretty cards! Large sentiment stamps are always nice to have on hand.  The  Floral Sentiments is one such set! I love that the bold sentiment can just be stamped and look fabulous! I also, love that you can color in the flowers for an impact card!

Floral Sentiments

Previously I have shared a card with a watercolor background and the hello stamped on top.  You can see the card here.

Today I’m sharing a card where the sentiment is stamped and the flowers are colored with watercolor.

  • The watercolors I used were Daniel Smith Quinacridone Pink, Raw Sienna Light, and Undersea Green
  • The sentiment is bold so I kept the rest of the card quite simple. Letting the hello shine!!!
  • The petal garden paper stack is just full of beautiful papers. It pairs perfectly with the old olive sheer ribbon

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

I would love for you to join my team.  My stamping friends are the best.  When you join under me not only do you get to be apart of my team.  But, you will also be a member of the InKing Royalty!  The best stamping community around!!!   Stampin’ Up! has a great July Join event going on!!!  So want you join me now????  If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! or Joining Now, please feel free to contact me at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com

Join in July, get Free products!!!  Everyone who joins in July will receive the Carols for Christmas stamp set. Don’t know that set???? It is bran new for the Holiday Catalog!!! You also get the Essentials Gift Pack. This pack includes paper snips, grid paper, snail adhesive, a bone folder, and two D stampin’ blocks.  Exclusive to Christmas in July!!

When you spend $50 in July Stampin’ Up! will give you $5 to spend in August!!!  For every $50 you spend in July!!! Let’s all say Merry Christmas in July!!!!

Below is a list of products used in making this card! If you have any questions feel free to comment below.

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Daniel Smith watercolors, Floral Sentaments, Naturally Eclectic | 1 comment

Floral Hello! 

We all need cards that we can send for any occasion. The Floral Sentiments stamp set is perfect for all occasions with it’s hello and thanks. My favorite two types of cards to send are thank you and hello cards. I love just randomly sending  cards to friends.  I have not been real good at this, lately. But, truly it is one of my joys in life.

Floral Sentiments

Are these not two of the prettiest stamps you have ever seen.  I adore both stamps in this set! They are beautiful just stamped or stamped and colored.  Today I did a little watercolor background and stamped the hello.  Simple and easy…The watercolors I used were Daniel Smith Quinacridone Pink, Raw Sienna Light, and Undersea Green

  • This card is a odd size. It is 6 by 4 1/4th.  To make this size card you need a piece of card stock cut to 6 by 8 1/2 . Then scored at 4 1/4
  • The copper trim is quickly becoming one of my favorite ribbons.
  • The background is from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.
  • The colors used are Fresh Fig, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

Shop big and save!!!   We always love our host! But right now they are extra special!!!  So, when you are ready let me know!!! I am always happy to work with you. It’s a perfect time to save even more on all the NEW products!!!

The new catalog is full of Awesome New product! And some pretty amazing returning items!!


Thanks for stopping by! I hope that your Thursday is carved out just right so that you can have some creative time to yourself! I am starting a color class today that is about breaking all the rules.  Should be fun 🙂  We will see how that goes! I hope to be sharing part of my creations from the class with you guys. If all goes well!

Peace and Happiness to you-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Watercolor, Watercolor circles, Watercolor pencils | 14 comments

Love is in the Air for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop – our first hop of 2017!  Today’s hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s take “Love is in the Air”.  This is the best time of year to start planning your Valentine’s Day projects.  There are amazing, new products in Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog – and NOW is the best time to get them.  We are excited to share our projects with you and hope they inspire you!  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.  

Last night when i went to bed i was thinking about what I wanted to share with you guys.  I decided on a watercolor background with beautiful circles.  Then I would add a heart that was a balloon. Well, that was the Idea…I was happy, I would get the chance to play with the new watercolor pencils. Yeppie 😁  I even knew what I was going to use to make the circles with…

So tonight when I got home from work, I started on my card. The first step was to tape down some watercolor paper on a board.  I use an old wood clip bard.  Then I used my layering circles dies and traced some circles with a light-colored prismacolor pencil. (ginger root was the color)  And so then the fun began.  Using my new Stampin’ Up! watercolor pencils, a paint brush, and some water I painted the circles.  Dried them and painted some more.  This process is not fast!  It took me about an hour.  Witch, I was not fully expecting. And is really what caused the next event.  Not, that the process was hard.  I was just being slow and carefull!  Trying my best to be like K. Warner Designs……Anyhow, I went and cut down the paper into two small squares.  Stamped love on the card.  And slapped it on a 4 by 4 card base.  Just like I know what I was doing!!!!! Woops…Where did the heart go that was suppose to be a balloon.  Anyway, I love the end results balloon or no balloon.  

 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,  Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery.  There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  • Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  • Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  • Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  • Natalie Lapakko at Stamp Witch Blog
  • Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
  • Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  • Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  • Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  • Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  • Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  • Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  • Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  • Here is my supply list:

    Stamp Set: Jar’s of love

    Paper :  Watercolor Paper and Mellon Mambo

    Other: Layering Circles, Watercolor Pencils, Watercolor brush (love my black sliver brushes), and a small water bowl

     

    I love blog hop days because I love seeing what all my friends are making.  I hope you will hop along with us and leave some blog love (comments) along the way!

    Much Love,

    Jennifer

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