Good morning and Happy Thursday! Last night during our FB LIVE on our private group page Pam and I shared several tips and techniques with water coloring. I’m going to be truthful – I’m out of my element when it comes to water coloring, simply because I’ve little experience. Thank goodness Stampin’ Up has made it easier with their water painters from the annual catalog!
I cased this card from a gorgeous card created by Jolanda Johnstone with The Inque Spot Studio and that is spelled correctly! She used the Pretty Medallion and it was stunning so check her out on Google. Using water color paper and versa mark, I added stamped images of the holly leaves in The Leaves Of Holly stamp set, then embossed with white powder. I added color to the leaves with blotches of Soft Sea Foam, Soft Succulent, and also touches of Evening Evergreen. By using an acrylic block as a palette, place a couple of drops – they will go a long way! – from the ink refills – easy to clean!
Link To Last Night’s Recording!
Click on the link below to access the recording from our FB LIVE. While you are there, please request to join us! We have been doing FB LIVES for over two years and our private group has grown from about 45 to close to 250. We have friends from California to Maine, Michigan to Florida, and several now in Canada and the United Kingdom. All connected through our paper crafting journey! Are we perfect? FAR FROM IT but we are definitely REAL! You get us the way we are, including mistakes!
August Is Our 2nd Christmas Card Class!
I’m determined to have my Christmas cards ready BEFORE December, so each month we are having a Christmas card class to add 8 cards (2 each of 4 different designs) to our stash! There are two options:
In person – sign up MUST BE before August 18 and we will meet at the Zion Lutheran Church fellowship hall in Macon, MO. Cards are arranged in stations and you work at your own pace to complete. Kits are free with a minimum order from the current Stampin’ Up catalogs.
Mailed Kits – again, sign up MUST BE before August 18. Kits are free and I cover shipping with a minimum order of $35 or more placed in my online store. Please use the Host code below and click apply to be sure you are shopping with me as your demonstrator. Kits will include all cards, mats, envelopes, along with any dry embossing, embellishments, and die cuts. Kits will NOT include stamped images. You will receive an email with a tutorial and colored photos, and you can substitute any stamped images and greetings you have inyour craft arsenal to complete!
Final Thoughts… If You Remove Art from the word Earth, It Leaves You with “eh”! Think About It!
Hoping you find a cool spot for the day, and you can find some time to feed your creative soul with crafting. My mother was a crafter (sewing, crocheting, and quilting), my sister followed the path with quilting, my mother in law crocheted, my daughter knits, and I went the way of painting and paper crafting. There are so many ways to nurture your creativity but for many the hardest part is simply finding the time. Make it a priority – even for a short amount of time – to craft and create! You deserve it!
Until next time, keep stamping, keep crafting, and God Bless!Product List