Rainbow Reinker Technique The Rainbow Reinker Technique is a fun little technique to use for backgrounds on your cards or projects. They would look good as a panel on a box or other 3D project. Watch the video to see how it’s done (and to see how it’s not done – I had a couple of unexpected creations). Measurements & Instructions Card base 21 cm x 14.8 cm scored and folded at 10.5 cm or 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″… Read more »

WWYS #108 // Dragonfly Dreams  Time for another challenge post and this week I’m participating in What Will You Stamp’s Challenge #108 using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. I just love this set. It’s so versatile and who doesn’t like Dragonflies?  Now, I’ve tried a new technique today called Reinker Rainbow and I’ll have a video on how to do it tomorrow. I’ve used one of the pieces I made for a background for today’s card. The Dragonfly is cut… Read more »

Laying Down Colour – Blender Pen Technique This is a technique I did a Video for, for my Watercolor Bundle Virtual Class. It’s a really easy technique to do but quite effective. Using the technique, you can actually make your own colours using Stampin’ Up!’s Watercolor Pencils. So, it’s fun to mix the colours just to see what alternatives you can come up with. Having some Grid Paper under your work definitely helps too. I also drew a faux frame… Read more »

Dragonfly Water Colour Wash What do you think of my Dragonfly Water Colour Wash card?  I’ve used the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper and laid down a wash of So Saffron. I then cam in and coloured with an Aqua Painter and used Cucumber Crush; Peekaboo Peach; Calypso Coral and Early Espresso. I coloured the  bee with Daffodil delight from the Watercolor Pencils. The Dragonfly is cut using Copper Foil and then I needed a sentiment. So, I went… Read more »

The ladies received a set of Watercolor Pencils, a Clear Mount Case to keep them in and a Template to slide inside the case. This means if they decide to leasve their pencils out of the box, they still have all the necessare information on the Clear Mount Case. So, the card above was the first card they made and the easiest of the four techniques. This card uses the Woodland Textured Impressions Folder and another watercolor Pencil Technique. Wouldn’t this… Read more »

It’s my great pleasure today to participate in this International Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop. The theme is Occasions Catalogue /Sale-A-Bration – can’t live without. I just love, love, love the new Watercolor Pencils from the Occasions Catalogue. They can be used with a variety of techniques and give your projects a real colour lift. Have you tried them yet? No. Oh no!! Watch out for my special one-off Watercolor Pencil Class coming in March. It will consist of 4 different techniques with tutorials… Read more »

I always like to use my weekend posts for challenges. This is the first time I’ve entered this particular challenge and I must say it stretched me enormously. Here’s the ‘inkspiration’ for the challenge: Great colours don’t you think? I wasn’t quite sure about the Peekaboo Peach but managed to work it in quite nicely. Now I used a stamp set I said I wasn’t going to buy as it didn’t ‘talk’ to me. Let me tell you it’s been… Read more »

This is the first in a series of 4 Videos using the Window Shopping Bundle which consists of the Window Shopping Stamp Set (Clear or Wood) and the Window Box Thinlit Dies. Buy as a bundle from the Occasions 2017 Catalogue and save 10%. Now onto today’s card: So, this is my original card. On this card I used Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry then Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point Watercolor Pencils. For the sentiment I used Melon Mambo and Pacific… Read more »

Stampin’ Up! sell a range of tools to help you achieve colour on almost anything. Watch the video and find out more: So great tips and ways to use these products: Sponge Daubers and Sponges: Sponge Daubers give you an easy way to sponge edges and they’re small enough to let you sponge in tight crevices.  You can also use them to make great polka dots! The best way to use Sponge Daubers is to tap them on an ink… Read more »