Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Glamper Greetings Card

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I'm developing a pattern of making cards when my house is full of boys playing. What can I say I work great in the chaos. I'm still inspired but this month's Paper Pumpkin kit that I shared over on my friends HelloSubscription Blog .  Using watercolor pencils and then an aqua painter for a quick background is so easy and quick and I'm obsessed with it.
First up was to grab my starters and decide what to do.

Since I had decided to use Glamper Greetings I wanted to do a ground and sky look so Old Olive and Pacific Point pencils were used.

After I scribbed I used my aqua painter to blend it all in. Since it is a camper kind of card I left it with some hard edges and deep color.

There are two steps to the camper with the outline and then the lines that go inside it. Since I wanted to get it lined up just right I used my Misti so I could line it up easily. The Misti is great for stamping and getting things just where you want them.

Once I got the camper just the way I wanted it. I just needed to decide on a sentiment and the "This is How I Roll" one in this set just makes me smile. I didn't want it to jump out too much so I just took a scrap of Whisper White paper and sponged it with Old Live so that it blended a bit and stamped on it.  I was then able to dig in my ribbon stash and add the great Dapper Denim 3/8" Rouched Ribbon. I love the look of this ribbon and have been using it on lots of projects this year.

I added a crumb cake base to the card so that it would open up and still have that touch of rustic feel.

I'm really loving this technique and how quick and easy it is but how cool it looks when done. There are so many ways you can take it and you can do so many different color schemes with the watercolor pencils. I'll admit when I first got them I thought I would mostly be coloring things in with them but really I haven't colored anything in yet.  I've been doing more large color backgrounds and they are all fantastic. I'm having so much fun.
What is your favorite thing to do with the watercolor pencils?
Happy Crafting,

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday Musings

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Busy and hot weekend around here and now we are into the middle week of the boys track out.  With the weather so awesome my boys spent so much time outside with friends that I got to get crafty and make cards (I posted one yesterday) and play with my new Cricut.
I was looking around the house for things I could use and so I was able to put something on a pot and a little holder. C already took the holder and put markers in it on his desk. I'm still playing around with all the features in Design Space and learning my way around so this was great. I was telling my friend that I needed to find more items to add vinyl to and she went through her random stash and brought me so many goodies to play around with. (Thank you Kristin!!)  I can't wait to play some more.

Then with all the kids in my house taking a sun break and playing Mario Cart. I made the card I posted about yesterday and also started working on my planner for the week. I love to decorate my pages and while I don't go all out I love to add some stickers and extras as I go. This week I used all Erin Condren supplies on my pages. They work great since I use the Erin Condren planner which I still love. I use the monthly pages for all of my clients travels and their booking information and then I do the weekly as I go each week. I try and get it started on Saturday or Sunday for the next week but most times it is Monday morning when I'm doing my weekly emails and mailings that I get to it.  I love the time to sit and think about the week.

This is a busy week for us. We are planning on going Strawberry picking and then if the weather holds out we are going to check out Carowinds and maybe Reed's Gold Mine. If it rains then we will do pottery and shopping.  I'm actually pretty good with either option. :)

It was a good weekend and now I'm ready for the week!
Have a great one everyone,

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