New Pen Storage Tower and Spectrum Aqua Pens

I bought a new mdf pen storage tower at a local craft show a couple of weeks ago, and last week I bought some new Spectrum Aqua Markers 3 for the price of 2 at Hobbycraft.

Advertisements

Rose Blush Watercolour Cards

Hi everyone…

After the marathon run in blog posts today, I almost forgot to share the watercolour cards I made this afternoon…

I used the Rose Blush stamp from Indigoblu, along with distress markers Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry,  spun Sugar, and scattered straw .. some water and a Koi water brush.

Watercolour Rose Blush1

Watercolour Rose Blush2

Watercolour Rose Blush 3

Watercolour Rose Blush 4

As always.. thank you for popping round

Sarah

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Under the Sea 2

Happy Sunday everyone, hope you have all had a wonderful weekend!

I had the best day ever yesterday when I traveled down to Kelso in the Scottish borders to do a demonstration for Indigoblu  and their fabulous products.

I left some of my samples with the craft shop and needed to make some more to take with me next weekend, when I travel up to Inverness for another demo 🙂

I made two of these cards last night, both using distress inks and stains, one using mostly Salty Ocean and the other Peacock feathers, I have a picture below of the two cards side by side for comparison.

Under the Sea 3

Left Salty Ocean and Right Peacock Feathers

supplies list :-

  • Card base is Pool Party from Stampin Up
  • Indigoblu black cardstock
  • Daler Rowney Watercolour postcard cardstock
  • Indigoblu Under the Sea Stamp Set
  • Distress Markers (various to colour the fish fins and tails)
  • Distress Ink Pads : Peacock feathers and salty ocean
  • Distress Stains : Stormy Sky, Broken China
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Wink of Stella Clear Pen
  • Indigoblu Flitterglu kit
  • Indigoblu Royal Peacock Megaflakes
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Pinflair Gel Glue

Under the sea 1

Just a wee word of warning… I have several blog posts today and this is the first of many 😉

As always, thanks for your support and for poppinground

Sarah 🙂

Sometimes the thoughts in my head…

sometimes

Hi there everyone and a very happy Monday to you all!… did you have great weekend?

I spent some lovely crafty time in my shed for the good part of Saturday, I was making some samples for my Indigo Blu Demonstration days that are coming up next month,  I will share more about those nearer the time 🙂

The card I have to share today,has some stenciling, and gilding, and a quirky wee sentiment that is perfect for a note card to send to friends etc..

supplies used :-

  • White heavyweight cardstock for the card base
  • Cold Pressed Watercolour paper for the card panel and sentiment topper
  • Pale pink sequins
  • glossy accents
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Scattered Straw and Spun Sugar
  • Onyx Black Versafine Ink

Indigoblu Products used :-

sometimes

 

I have more samples to share with you all this week..

As always, thanks for popping round

Sarah 🙂

Indigoblu Challenge 16 – Monochromatic

Indigoblu May 2014 Challenge 1

Hi there everyone!

I have some rather exciting news to share with you all this morning!

I am really excited to announce that I am a sparkly brand new Design Team member of the Indigoblu Challenge Blog!!

I am really looking forward to work along with the other girls on the team and to be able to work with the fabulous Indigoblu products, and  produce samples for the challenges each month!

The theme this month is Monochromatic and I chose a clean and simple card design using various hues of green.. incorporating a couple of “on trend”  styles including watercolouring and sequins and links to the Indigoblu products will be listed at the bottom of this post.

Indigoblu May 2014 Challenge

I used the Big Butterfly Stamp, which I absolutely LOVE!,  inked up with versamark,  embossed with ultra fine white embossing powder, then watercoloured with various different hues of green water based inks,  the card panel has scattered ink spots and a sprinkling of sequins to finish it off.

The sentiment is from the More than words A6 stamp set, I stamped out one of the sentiments, then trimmed out the words “Life is too short” and mounted this just under the butterfly.   There are a lot of great sentiments and sayings in this plate, and I have some great ideas for the others 🙂

monochromatic

I look forward to seeing you all over at the Indigoblu challenge blog and look forward to seeing all your submissions to the challenge 🙂

As always, thanks so much for popping round.

Sarah

 

Indigoblu Supplies

more-than-wordsbig-butterfly

We belong together

Hi everyone…

I made this card this evening live on Ustream with all the gang round for a wee blether (chat) and some good old belly laughs… Hope Von’s painting didn’t have too many squiggles 🙂

With this being the final day of the online card class I wanted to have a try at one of the cards based on the tutorials provided in class, this is the card I made..

we belong together

supplies used:-

  • Tim Holtz Watercolour cardstock
  • Bazzill Marshmallow Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks : Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw and Evergreen Bough
  • Stampin Up diagonal score plate & board
  • Silver Thread 😉 especially for Eileen.. and I reckon this silver thread is going to be a new trend !!
  • Clearly Besotted Heart Die
  • Stampin Up Vellum cardstock
  • Clearly Besotted Stamp Set Say it in Style
  • Stampin up dimensional adhesive
  • glossy accents

webelongtogether2

 

As always, thanks for popping round.. and I look forward to seeing you all next week for more cards and some rather exciting news!

Sarah x

Blushing Roses

Hi everyone..

As most of you that visit my blog may already know, I signed up for the Online Card Classes – Watercolor for card makers course, I have to say it has been the best one yet, providing heaps of hints, tips and fabulous video tutorials.. I am at the cow’s tail, as usual, and working through day 3 and 4, which feature stamping with watercolours..

In the card I made today, I picked a Rose Blush stamp by Indigoblu and coloured the surface of the stamp with various shades of distress markers, I used Barn Door, Picked Raspberry, festive Berries, spun sugar, mowed lawn, evergreen bough and iced spruce, spritzed the stamp with water, then stamped it direct onto some Tim Holtz Watercolour cardstock..

watercolour stamping #2

Once It was stamped onto the cardstock, I took a Koi water brush and just blended out the lines of the stamp to give a watercoloured finish.. I do like how this turned out, I chopped it down, edged it in wild honey, and matted it onto some marshmallow cardstock..

watercolour stamping #3

then I mounted the finished panel onto a folded piece of Bazill marshmallow cardstock measuring 5″ x 5″ when scored.

Stamping with watercolours

Looking forward to working through Day 5 and 6, I will hopefully share these with you all tomorrow

Sarah 🙂