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Seven Things You Can Do With Watercolor


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #134

Crazy storm day here on the West Coast. I love this weeks sketch from AHSC and wish that I had given myself more time to play or rather I wish my body had... I pinched a nerve in my low back a few weeks ago and well, it has really been limiting how long I can sit in my craft room and play.
I can honestly say I am not 100% happy with this card but I did have fun with my watercolour pencils colouring in my dinosaur and I love the super cute dino stamp set that he is from, it is called Darling Dinos (B1486). For my background I embossed my Pacifica Cardstock with the Confetti Embossing Folder which I then lightly sanded to bring out the white core. I stamped my sentiment and sponge distressed my card base using Sunset Ink. A few white enamel stars and some blue and green bitty sparkles from my stash and my super quick card is done.  I really like this sketch and can see myself using it again to make several scrapbook pages.  Thank you for visiting and I truly appreciate your comments. W…

Cross Canada Blog Hop... November!

Welcome to our November Blog Hop featuring how we Prepare for Christmas.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.
We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers... whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do... by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 
If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at My Creations with Michelle. If you came from Kirstin of Crafty in the Country then you are in the right place! 
Like many Close To My Heart Independent Consultants I prepare for Christmas by holding workshops helping others prepare for Christmas! If you are a regular reader of my blog yo…


Love Penguins (seriously who doesn't?!) I designed this card for my Christmas Card Workshops and I can happily say it has been one of the favorites so far this year. The card base is Slate cardstock and the tag cut is from Cricut Art Philosophy, cut at 4.5". The patterned background paper is from the White Pine Paper collection and the stamped snowflakes, penguins and the sentiment inside the card are from the Season's Greetings (B1483) stamp set and stamped in Lagoon and Black ink.
After I stamped and fussy cut out the penguins I coloured in the scarf and hat accents using my Lagoon Alcohol Marker which is a retired CTMH product but we do have the Shin Han Markers available and the Turquoise Blue would also be a great match. I used the retired CTMH marker as I lent my Shin Han markers to my mom because she colours her images way more than I do. As I stamped my penguins using dye ink I was very careful to try not to touch the black while I coloured as dye ink will bleed,…

Embellishing 101: Complements, Assortments, and Stamping