Here we are at Day 4 in my series on the Lucky Elephant series and today I’m sharing how I used Watercolor Pencils to colour the body and saddle. I’ve co-ordinated this set with the Thoughtful Banner set for the sentiment. Isn’t that a bit of fun? I bet you never knew you could have so much fun colouring in? I know I never did as I wasn’t good at colouring in at school and didn’t like it at all…. Read more »

Welcome back to my third in my series on the Lucky Elephant stamp set. The notion that elephants bring good luck has a long history. The elephant is a symbol of strength, power, stability and wisdom. Elephant statues are popular worldwide. It is common superstition that an elephant carving or picture should always face the door if you want to bring good luck into the house. There are different opinions as to if the elephant trunk should be up or down…. Read more »

Today I’m participating in the Global Design Project 070 Sketch Challenge. Here’s the sketch which we are asked to interpret. I don’t tend to make many landscape cards and whilst I know I could have turned the sketch to portrait, I decided to stick with it. Now one set I bought and hadn’t stamped with was the Carousel Birthday stamp set. I’ve used quite a bit of the Cupcake & Carousel Designer Series Paper Stack (6″x6″), so decided to combine the… Read more »

Today I decided to participate in the WWYS Challenge #99 Sunshine Sayings challenge. It’s a great stamp set, which I have in clear mount. It has lots of sentiments and allows you to ‘play’ with the images to create different effects. There’s a pack of Sunshine Wishes Thinlit Dies which co-ordinates with the set and you can buy them as a bundle and save 10%. I had lots of fun creating this card and used a colour I don’t tend to use… Read more »

In a post I did this week for my Watercolor Bundle Class, I showed how I had some small pieces of Designer Series Paper left over and said I had a use for them. This card and today’s video show how I used them. This is such an elegant stamp set with many, many uses. It also lends itself to a variety of techniques, not just water colouring I hope you enjoyed this Video Tutorial which gave you a tip… Read more »

Who doesn’t like ‘sweet stuff’? Of course we only have it included in a ‘balanced diet’ I decided to go with the Tasty Trucks set for this blog hop and I hope you like what I’ve come up with. I’ll be giving the tutorial to my Watercolor Bundle Monthly Class. You can see all the details here. So here’s the set which you can earn for FREE when you spend A$90   Who didn’t like Mr Whippy when we were… Read more »

Wow, can you believe it’s been a whole month since our last  #Alaska2018 Blog Hop? Here in Australia we could do with some Alaskan cool as we’ve had temperatures consistently of up to 40°C or 104°F the last few days and yes, it is summer but we could do with a cool breeze. Anyway I have 2 projects to share with you today. Here’s my first: I’ve combined the new Beautiful You Stamp Set from the current Occasions Catalogue with… Read more »

I just love this stamp set and I suggest it as part of my Watercolor Bundle Class This will be one of the techniques I teach you in the Virtual Classroom. I’ve used the Beautiful You stamp set on Watercolor Paper and stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink. The ribbon is from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure which is a duo pack and Free with a $90 order. It’s January 4th and the release of Stampin’ UP!’s 2017 Occasions Catalogue, the start… Read more »

So, would you like to see some items made with product from the new Occasions Catalogue and FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure? I hope you said YES!!! This is quite a long post with lots of photos so I hope you stay to the end as there could be a surprise. I’ll start with three cards I have made.   This is the outside of an Envelope Fold Card which is one of the techniques for next month –… Read more »

Can you believe it? Our first Blog Hop for 2017!! Amazing and we celebrate with a new Occasions Catalogue and a Sale-A-Bration Brochure!! Too many good things. Welcome to 2017 and weekly Blog Hops from The Latte Girls Team. These posts will go live every Wednesday at 5pm (AEDT) and I hope you join us as we share inspiration on a theme each week. This week we are using one of my NEW favourite products – Watercolor Pencils. These gorgeous… Read more »