Saturday, April 19, 2014

Pleasant Poppies aquabord


Happy Saturday! 
Today I have something little different to share. It's a little panel that I stamped on the background stamp Pleasant Poppies with Jet Black Staz-on and used Derwent Inktense Pencils to color the images. These are permanent watercolor pencils, so once it dries you can apply another color and the first layer won't bleed into the 2nd. Perfect for layering (as well fabric coloring). The panel I stamped on is Aquabord  and comes in different sizes, mine was 4" x 4" and came in pack of 4. These are meant for watercoloring, so that's what I did.

This is a quick post, but I will be back tomorrow with some Easter cards :) 



Display Stamper Sumbissions

Hi all,

I don't have a new project today, but I am sharing some picks from my projects from before for the Display Stamper "contest" for Convention. So here's are my picks of my work (3 cards. 2 3-D items and one scrapbook page). I have been lately into watercoloring, so tried hard to select varieties of cards and not all of them to be watercolored. As well the 3-d frame is a hybrid project :) I used MDS to print all the accents.

It's really hard to chose only 3 cards, there are so many that I like that I have made in the past (and there are as well so many that I didn't really like) as well as 3-D items. Oh well...I'll do my best to represent my style.

*Click on pictures for larger view"



















Thursday, April 17, 2014

Peaceful Petals Thanks


Hi all! 
Maybe you have noticed by I changed the name of my blog to Creativity Within. There are many blogs named My Creations popping up, so decided to revamp mine. I am still working with the banner, so please be patient with me until I make one I really like :)

Today I have another colored card. I used Peaceful Petals set for this card. Stamped the image with staz-on and colored using LYRA Rembrandt Polycolor Pencils  

Scroll down for complete list of supplies and instructions :) 

To shop for Stampin' Up! supplies click --> HERE
Purchase my cards on Etsy... HERE
Color my World online class-registration is in progress. More details HERE (The class is $20 and starts May 3rd)




Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Petite thank you


Hi all and happy Wednesday.
For today I have a card and a gift bag that doesn't feature water coloring or coloring with pencils or any other type of coloring....
I used the Bermuda Bay celebration add on kit for part of the card and bag. I used the dsp (card) and both labels. I love using those labels for cards and 3-D items. For the little gift bag I used Gift Bag Punch Board and made the Small bag. It's made by the same makers as the Stampin' Up! Envelope punch board and it works on the same principle. Below are the supplies and instructions.

At the bottom of this post is again my photopolymer stamp storage solution, I got a lot of questions about the bins I use so here's a list of items I used for my storage (the bin, pockets and label marker along with label maker tape)
InterDesign Fridge Binz Deep Split Bin
Brother P-touch Labeler
1/4" Brother Laminated Tape
1/2" Brother LaminatedTape 2Pack
Unmounted Stamp Refill Sheets ( I use those for larger stamp sets, but converting those, too, to the Office Depot Binder pages listed below)
Office Depot(R) Brand Cd/Dvd Binder Pages
Libbey Small Bowls ( I use these for my glitter and embossing powders that I use more often and combine few containers at a time, like clear embossing powder, dazzling diamonds etc)

To shop for Stampin' Up! supplies click --> HERE
Purchase my cards on Etsy... HERE
Color my World online class-registration is in progress. More details HERE (The class is $20 and starts May 3rd)







Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Magnolia Card

Hi all,

I am back with another coloring creation. This flower took me few hours to color. But I LOVE LOVE the end result.  This is an ancient stamp I have had for many many years. Even before I was SU! demonstrator and I have never used it before. So I decided after many years to ink it up and color it. It's so perfect for coloring. I stamped the image with Staz-on  on Crumb Cake card stock and colored using LYRA Rembrandt Polycolor Pencils and Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils  
Again, great reference books for coloring flowers with pencils are:

Color my World online class-registration is in progress. More details HERE (The class is $20 and starts May 3rd)

As well I added bunch of my cards on Etsy... HERE





Monday, April 14, 2014

Sweet Herbs instruction sheet

HI all,

Here is the supply and instruction sheet for the Sweet herbs card I posted last night, and to repeat the resources I gave you last night.

I will post the instructions sheet little later. On another note here are two good reference books when it comes to coloring flowers:
Botanical Portraits with Colored Pencils
Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color


And the coloring pencils I used are 
 Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils 

I had a lot of requests for this type of class, so I decided to offer one online class: Color My World.
In this class we'll cover coloring with different mediums (oil and wax based pencils, makers/re-inkers/ink pads, watercolor pencils, blendabilities (these should be available on time for the class), different solvents (gamsol, colorless blender etc). The coloring mediums are not necessarily sold by SU (well, some are but not all) but the stamps and inks will be SU!
The class will start May 3rd and I will be posting video for each class every week. There will be 5 lessons, spread though 5 weeks. I will post a pdf for each class of all the supplies I have used, name of colors etc. (there won't be instructional pdf (except like the ones I use for my blog) besides the videos. 
The price of the class is $20. 
To register click HERE


I will be sending the website invites around May 3rd.



Sweet Herbs and new class announcement


Hi all,

I am back with another creation. For this card I used an very old retired stamp set called Sweet Herbs. I stamped the image with Jet Black staz on onto Crumb Cake card stock and colored it with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils

I will post the instructions sheet little later. On another note here are two good reference books when it comes to coloring flowers:
Botanical Portraits with Colored Pencils
Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color

I had a lot of requests for this type of class, so I decided to offer one online class: Color My World.
In this class we'll cover coloring with different mediums (oil and wax based pencils, makers/re-inkers/ink pads, watercolor pencils, blendabilities (these should be available on time for the class), different solvents (gamsol, colorless blender etc). The coloring mediums are not necesseraly sold by SU (well, some are but not all) but the stamps and inks will be SU!
The class will start May 3rd and I will be posting video for each class every week. There will be 5 lessons, spread though 5 weeks. I will post a pdf for each class of all the supplies I have used, name of colors etc. (there won't be instructional pdf (except like the ones I use for my blog) besides the videos. 
The price of the class is $20. 
To register click on the PayPal button

I will be sending the website invites around May 3rd.



Supplies and Instructions for Sweetie Pie and Backyard Thanks cards

Hi all,

As I promised here are the instructions for the previous 2 cards that I posted on Thursday/Friday and Saturday.

I will be back with another card and new class announcement in a bit (probably tomorrow AM ;) )

to shop for Stampin' Up! supplies click --> HERE

Here are the non SU! coloring mediums used:
 Derwent Inktense Pencils
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils
Fabriano Studio Watercolor Pad






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