Happy Monday! Here’s a little something to brighten up your day!
Yowza! That oughtta wake ya right up! : ) I love spring for the riot of colors busting out all over and now I love Color Bursts for the same reason! Today I was tickled pink to receive a set of Color Burst brights that I’d won from Blitsy Crafts for playing their #BlitsyCraftMonthIGChallenge on Instagram a few days ago. Thanks Blitsy!! There’s still time to play if you’re interested – It runs til the end of March! You can find the details HERE. They’re giving away some fab prizes!
On day 15 their prompt was Home, so I whipped up this little gift tag with Sugar Pea Designs Home Sweet Home die & Heart Border die, drew in some curtains and posted it – easy-peasy! (BTW: Sugar Pea Designs is one of the Super Sponsors of the Spring Coffee Lovers Hop – Thanks!):
Of course, I HAD to break the Color Bursts out to play with right away! I made an acetate cup as a stencil mask and sprinkled just a few drops of each color of the powder, spritzed water on it and used my Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer sans marker to blow the watercolors outward. I had hoped for a nice cup shaped negative space, but the water got under my stencil and it didn’t turn out like I’d hoped. So I cut another cup out of paper, and pressed it into the Versamark pad, sprinkled it with WOW! Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter and heated it up for a shiny cup to cover my mistake – um, I mean OPPORTUNITY! The great thing about art is there are plenty of opportunities to fix things and make them better. : )
That fun sentiment from Lil’ Inker Designs (another of the Super Sponsors for the Spring Coffee Lovers Hop – Thanks!!) didn’t look right all by itself, so I took a Perfect Medium Pen and drew in some steam and embossed it, too.
I saw someone recently ask about warped watercolor paper and I wanted to share this tip:
See how warped the paper is? That’s even after trying the trick of turning it over and heating the reverse side. But I find that using Tombow Xtreme permanent adhesive – just around the edges and a short line in the middle will easily solve the problem. It does take a while to get used to snapping off to the side before lifting the applicator at the end, but it’s worth getting used to that one little detail!! (And, no, I don’t have any affiliation with Tombow!) You can then use regular adhesive for the next layers.
Well, I’ve taken up enough of your time! I really didn’t mean to blather on so much… must have had too much caffeine today! : )
- Canson cold press watercolor paper
- Color Burst by Ken Oliver – Brights Assortment (THANKS Blitsy!)
- Spellbinders Tea Cups dies
- Lil’ Inker Designs Coffee Talk stamp set
- Versamark Ink
- WOW! Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter
- Ranger Perfect Medium pens
- Recollections Neon Opaque Embossing Powders – Pink, Orange & Purple
- Art Minds sequins
- Nicole Spangles flower sequins
- Core’dinations cardstock – orange & purple
- Recollections Shimmer card – pink
- Tombow Xtreme permanent adhesive & mono adhesive
- Aleene’s Tacky Glue
In case you haven’t already joined the fun, but are thinking about it, here are the hops and challenges I am playing along with… just click on the name for more information on each:
Thanks for letting me talk your ears off today! Oh… that reminds me of something funny…
The Brazilian idiomatic expression for stalking waaayyy too much is: ‘falar pelos cotovelos’ which literally means ‘talk through the elbows’! Kkk!! : ) Aren’t languages FUN?!!
Hope to see you again tomorrow!
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