Clean and Simple Lilies plus “Glassy” text

Clean and Simple Lilies plus “Glassy” text

The Darling Lily stamp by Altenew is so pretty, and so ready for Easter – and yet has no Easter sentiments. But it makes for a lovely thank you card or any theme throughout the year – pretty flowers are always in season.

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Just a few colors to use on this pretty lily….

I kept the deisng super simple – just a layer of white paper, and a Desert Storm card base to match the coloring panel.

I love how white pencil shows up, yet remains soft!

The Bible journaling page was created first by making a cross from 2 strips of washi tape; I stamped the flowers and leaves on the right half with the tape in place. I removed it, then stamped the upper left flower while masking off the horizontal bar only with a sticky note. The rest were stamped on top, though I wished after that I had masked the tail end of the stem of the flower!

The demo of the text was created in one of my books – the workbook, printed on Bible paper. It’s a great place to practice art and techniques before putting them in your Bible. Or, like me, a way to go backward and teach something I did in my Bible, but since that page is taken – I can still create it on Bible paper in the workbook!

The only place you can get signed books and workbooks is at Ellen Hutson (links below) – be sure to order one for your Mom for an Easter gift!

New: Rainy Days Classes, Plus an Insta-hop with prizes!

New: Rainy Days Classes, Plus an Insta-hop with prizes!

Finally! I’ve been working on these Rainy Days classes for so long now – I think I have webbed toes by now!

These new classes are on sale for one week. Just so ya know. No coupon needed. Here’s a preview of the three versions of class…see more info below.

I’ve made the techniques in each of classes different from each other – some are repeated, like doing raindrops on a window in each medium, because the technique warranted it. But I kept all three as different as possible so that the students who love all the mediums (like I do!) won’t get bored if they eventually take all three. (Yes, I get bored doing the same thing!) You can certainly try a technique in a different medium after seeing how it’s done in the class!

Click on the pic to go to that class:

Rainy Days Watercolor Class
Rainy Days Colored Pencil
Rainy Days Copic

There’s also an Ellen Hutsoninstagram hop going on right now since it’s National Craft Month – be sure to hop along and follow the instructions in my post, coz you’re gonna want to enter to win! VISIT MY INSTAGRAM

Peekaboo Masking (+ winners!)

Peekaboo Masking (+ winners!)

Sometimes you have an image that needs to play hide and seek. To somehow peek around another image that is on the card. Like the 2nd rhino on my card in the Birth-Yay stamp set from MFT – the rhino on the left is part of one large stack of animals in one stamp…but the extra rhino is just by himself.

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Always be thinking about which image is in the front. In this scene, the head of the rhino on the right is in the front. Then the other rhino, then behind it all is the back of the rhino. In this case, there was only a little curve-of-the back that could have been stamped, but a pen did the job easily.

The sentiment stamp I picked didn’t really fit on the front nicely…so I put it inside. There are lots of birthday sentiments in this set, but I used the more generic one so I can send this card as any kind of celebration!

The grasses, by the way, were just scribbled Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils which I smooshed around with a baby wipe to get that nice soft blending!

The finished card is just mounted on layers of cardstock. Super cute!

Winners!

The Best Dog Mom contest was sooooo hard to judge. So many awesome dogmoms and pupperkids!!! But…there can only be two crowns so here goes…Send me your addies and I’ll pack up the goodies!

Dana is Emerson’s mama…and she gives awesome skritches. 😍
Brenda’s pup Sherman T Potter chomps on corn on the cob like a champ! (The video is on Facebook!)

One Wreath Three Ways

One Wreath Three Ways

It’s always fun to get mileage out of our stamps – so why not try an atypical stamp set in a couple mediums, just to see what happens? I created these pretty wreaths in Distress Inks, Copics, and Pencil! The PinkFresh Oval Foliage stamp has so many possibilities!

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Distress Oxide Ink/Watercolor is one of the ways most people may consider using a set like this – applying the peeled paint distress oxide ink then painting into it with a wet brush.

I added some berries to mine with a brush, as well as tiny details in the chipped sapphire to add some depth.

Next up: Copic! I stamped some “messy” partial leaves first, then laid down a couple colors (YG03 YG00) and restamped again in an uneven fashion to add some realism. I filled in some detail in G28 and added RV14 berries.

Finishing off each card meant layering the panels with green cardstock, popping it up on dimensional adhesive on the same color cardstock to keep the color to a minimum and let the wreath sing. Sentiments were stamped on matching paper and popped, cutting the banner on one side and tying a little twine for good measure.

The pencil version may surprise those who haven’t taken Colored Pencil Jumpstart – powdered pencil!

The tea strainer is the magic that makes it happen…scribbling the pencil into it to create powder, and lightly moving it around with a cotton ball.

The sentiments were placed in the lower 1/3 of the card – designwise it keeps the important parts out of dead-center so the eye moves around the wreath and not just stopping in the middle.

Rainbow Cutiesaurus

Rainbow Cutiesaurus

Scientists don’t really know what color dinosaurs were. Sure they make their guesses. As does Hollywood. But who’s to say some of them weren’t rainbow colored? With heart-shaped scales?

Before I get goin’ – I just saw there’s a sale at Ellen’s on all MFT this weekend! I honestly didn’t plan that but hey – pick up the Cuties in this video or the Chemists in my guest video at MFT  – for 20% off with coupon code meetMFT!

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The Luminance pencil colors used:

If you’re interested in learning more about your colored pencils – whatever the brand – check out the Colored Pencil Jumpstart class.

I added to the rainbow feel of the card by adding a lot of colored layers of paper – I used up a bunch in the stash! (That’s a goal for 2019, stop hoarding paper and just use up what’s already cut!) Look how yummy and rich a card looks with lots of layers!?!?

Entwined Masking

Entwined Masking

Entwined Masking: Step by Step

Sometimes an image wants to peek through another image – especially when there’s an “O” involved! The two stamp sets shown here, All My Love, and Lovable (both by Penny Black) cried out to be used together! The bear is already part of the word “LOVE” but the other creatures were to be added – I started by making masks of each to line up in my MISTI. I made my masks with Eclipse Tape.

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I stamped the Hedgie first since he’s in front and I can just get that part out of the way.

I sliced the O so I could tuck the bunny inside. I wanted his head to be in FRONT of the O, so I cut away the parts of the “O” mask that the bunny should cover. Including cutting the open hole of the O, leaving the bear’s arm in the mask.

I stamped the bunny on top, and checked that his head and flower peeked out correctly.

I placed the bunny and hedgie masks in place before stamping “LOVE” – because I didn’t know where to trim off the bunny quite yet.

Now that “LOVE” is stamped on top, I can cut right around the bear’s arm – since it’s in the MISTI I’ll be able to stamp it in place in a minute.

See how that mask left a gap? I just need to restamp the “LOVE” to fill in the bear parts.

And there we go! All done and together. I colored the image with my Polychromos pencils.

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