Monday, April 20, 2015

Vintage Chic Embellished Kraft Grid Journal HSS210

Pin It Now! The sketch from Hand Stamped Sentments this week really intrigued me!  I love the scattered flowers across the front. I used this sketch to embellish a kraft grid journal with butterflies, buttons, and bling.

If I don't end up passing this along to a friend as a gift, I'll probably use it to copy my daily scriptures.  Have you seen the Bible journaling trend?  I thought I could use this on the run to help make my Bible quotes stick, all pretty like. 
Here's a pic of my mess :D 
Head on over to HSS and play along this week!  I'd love to see ya.

STAMPS: Papillon Potpourri, Feels Goods
INK: Versamark, White Stampin Emboss, Crumb Cake
PAPER: Kraft Grid Journal
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Artisan Embellishment Kit Spring 2015 Mini, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Pink Pirouette Seam Binding Ribbon, Sahara Sand Lace Trim, Bsic Rhinestones

Monday, April 6, 2015

Watercolor Wash Technique with Countless Sayings 2

Pin It Now! Here's a fun and fast technique I discovered on Stampin' Up!'s YouTube channel this week. I was eager to try it out. It's a simple watercolor wash over an open script stamp-a sentiment with blank space in the letters.
Here's a link to the video:

I used Whisper White paper on this sample, but you might have even better results with the watercoloring on actual watercolor paper.
The cute random dot background is created with a pencil eraser! The tiny dots are made with the pointy tip of the Stampin' Write! Markers.
And we don't have Bermuda Bay Seam Binding Ribbon, you say?  Just sponge our Very Vanilla SBR and you have custom colored ribbon.
My color combo is inspired by our latest color challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Head on over and play along!

STAMPS: Countless Sayings 2
INK:  Mossy Meadow, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, White Stampin' Emboss Powder
PAPER: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
EMBELLISHMENTS:  sequins, Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, sponge, Linen Thread, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch