Friday, May 26, 2017

Simple pleasures

I recently ordered these pencils through because I love both products and I can't live without them!

I've used the Staedtler HB pencils for eons for everyday stuff and idea sketching.  My nice stash of them was scattered (hiding) throughout the house. So before panic set in, I ordered more. But.  They don't have an eraser.  I know you'll be surprised, but I need erasers. Yes. Sad, but it's true.

The pencil cap erasers are another ancient art supply that I love.... It's these little things that, when you live without them for a while, you appreciate even more when you get them back.

Just in case you happen to love the same things, they're easy to find, even when you live in the boonies!

Happy Creating!


Monday, May 1, 2017

Mother's Day Card

I just felt the need to colour!  And this is what happened....

It was quick and easy!  Here is how you can do it!

Quietfire Keep Calm and Call Mom
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched and Fitted Ovals
Imagine Crafts VersaMagic Midnight Black
Arches 140# HP Watercolour Paper
Ranger Queen's Gold Embossing Powder
Tombow Dual Brush Pens 703, 847,703 and 249
Tombow Mono Adhesive Dot Dispenser
Tombow 3D Foam Tabs
brush for blending
heat tool
Bazzill Cardstocks

  1. Form a 6 x 5" tent-fold card base from light green cardstock.
  2. Stamp sentiment on watercolour paper and immediately sprinkle with embossing powder.  Heat emboss.
  3. Use markers to add colour to petals and leaves.  Blend with water to get a watercolour wash effect.  Allow to dry. Not all markers blend well with water.  Test yours out on a scrap piece of watercolour paper!
  4. Die cut sentiment with stitched oval and mat with a slightly larger fitted oval die cut from dark green cardstock.
  5. Adhere watercolour oval to green oval with Mono Adhesive.  Attach to card front with foam tabs.
Sweet!  I know yours will turn out even better!
Happy creating, Suzanne