Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Spectrum Aqua Markers Tutorial

Today I'd like to share a video I created to show you how you can create a fabulous watercolor effect using the Spectrum Aqua markers.  I used Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy: Autumn Leaves along with Sentimentals Vintage Floral Collection: Greetings.

Because I used water on the card panel, I stamped everything in Staz On Jet Midi Black ink.  This ink is perfect when using water.

I used Spectrum Aqua colors:
Essentials: Moss
Primary: Yellow, Aquamarine
Floral: Bud Green, Green Leaf

I added a little detail with the Spectrum Noir Blendable pencil 047.

I hope you enjoy the video! Thanks for stopping by today!

All supplies available on the Crafter's Companion website unless otherwise noted.

Watercolor Pen: ZIG
Watercolor Paper: Artist's Loft

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Lawscaping Challenge #101: Sponsored by Ellen Hutson!

Welcome to another Lawnscaping Challenge!

The wonderful, fabulous Ellen Hutson! is sponsoring this challenge!!! Certainly you are familiar with her and her store, but if not, a little bit about the store in her own words:

Ellen Hutson, LLC began their adventure in November 2006 as an online web store committed to bringing you the finest paper crafting products and related product education. They are always looking to provide their customers with quality products, excellent customer service, and education and inspiration for the products they carry. You can shop with Ellen by clicking HERE. As well please join them to be inspired and learn some fun techniques in the CLASSroom, or stay up-to-date on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and/orPinterest.

Ellen Hutson will be sponsoring our first challenge of each month in 2015! The prize? A $25 gift certificate to the online store! Thank you Ellen!

And now, onto my project! I used the On The Mend set, along with some Spectrum Aqua Markers (Orange, Aquamarine, Rose Pink, Orchid and Yellow) to create that soft, splattery background! I finished everything off with some dots and stripes from the Let's Polka 6x6 pack.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Ink: Staz On Midi Jet Black
Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn
Bling: Hero Arts
Markers: Spectrum Aqua

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Blog Hop Time

Chrissie here! I made a fun shaker to show off Hard Boiled!

Today's winner will get all three new sets!

If you want to be that winner, all you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter instructions on the Alley Way Stamps Blog.

You can pick and choose which ones you want to do, but the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

For our friends that are on not Social Media, you can comment below to win - we will randomly pick from either the Rafflecopter participants or commenters!

This runs today only (February 28, 2015), so don't miss out on your chance to win!

Chrissie (you are here)

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Alley Way Stamps Sneak Peek Yappy!

Ready for a sneak peek? Yappy is so much fun! I combined it with the cutie hedgehog from Branched Out!

Today only, you have the chance to win this set! Head on over to the Alley Way Stamps blog to find out how!

I'm entering this into Card Mania Challenges: Add Some Red!

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps
Ink: Memento
Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn
Markers: Spectrum Aqua

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

HSN Bundle: Bloom and Grow

Hi! In case you missed it, I had this card shown on HSN last week by the fabulous Sara Davies of Crafter's Companion! Squee!

I used the Bebunni Floral EZ Mount Bloom & Grow Stamp Set along with Die'Sire Essentials: Scalloped Rectangles.  Everything was colored in with Spectrum Noir Markers:
Flower: TN3. TN4, TN7, TN8, LG4, LG5, CT2, CT4
Bunny: PP1, PP2, TN1, IG1, IG2, IG5
To finish it off, I added Distress Ink: Scattered Straw to the edges along with some enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies available on the Crafter's Companion website unless otherwise noted.

Enamel dots: Doodlebug
Embossing folder: Darice

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Hi there! I couldn't resist combining Stumped with Branching Out.  They are both so much fun! I used my Spectrum Noir blendable pencils to color everything in.

I'm entering this into the Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes with a Twist of Sunshine!

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Monday, February 23, 2015

The Big Score!

I wanted to share a really cool project I made using the brand new Big Score! The Big Score is so cool - it's a huge scoring board, so you have more options when you are creating 3D projects - no more having to flip things over and around anymore!

I used the Elegance 11 x 17 card pack for the outside and some Construction cardstock (there are so many sizes available - woo hoo!) for that inside box.

I colored in that beautiful flower using my Spectrum Noir Markers (PL1, PL2, PL3, JG1, JG3).

Even though I had created this with the idea of maybe putting a gift inside, my daughter said I should put scrapbook pages in it.  What a fabulous idea! So, I plan on creating a few pages and then using this to hold it - a loose album of sorts!

Thanks for stopping by today!

All supplies available on the Crafter's Companion Website and linked above.

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