Monday, March 27, 2017

Perennial Beauty and Altenew Blog Hop Winner

Hello friends!
Thank you for your amazing feedback and comments with Altenew March Release Blog Hop.
I read each and every comment that you left me and they truly made me smile! 😊

Time to announce....
the $30 Altenew gift certificate goes to
(Random. Org picked #236)
Carolyn Pokorney said...
Love the card created with a FABULOUS floral set called Perennial Beauty. This set is on my wishlist with hopes for near future to add to my collection.
Congratulations, Carolyn! Please contact me at becr8ive2@gmail.com and I can get the prize set up for you. And guess what, Carolyn, since it's your favorite, we are going to dig in some more about this  Perennial Beauty. 
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 Perennial Beauty Stamp & Die is truly awesome as the die cuts perfectly. 

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Since the hibiscus is quite large, I decided to die cut the red one and then mount it with the purple one together in one piece. Not only this saves a bit of space, it also looks more polished and less bulky. If you see the following photo, it would make a lot of sense!?

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For the background, I actually stamped one of the hibiscus lightly with my favorite green ink (Frayed Leaf). I then added the splatter with Altenew Shimmer Spray Forest Glade and Green Leaf.

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I have yet to share my how-to with this Color-layering Stenciled card...I did not forgot. Thanks for sticking around. I will share it soon as soon as I am able to. 
Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Create a Scene with Watercolors

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I am popping in with a quick post about watercoloring.
This new Some Bunny Special is absolutely darling and perfect for creating a cute scene!

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Watercoloring is definitely soothing and therapeutic to do.  I love using Ganzai Tambi Watercolors 
( see here) as the mixing offers so many coloring possibilities. The large set of Ganzai Tambi Watercolors  is currently out of stock, but the 24 color set  offers great value and is a great alternative.
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Like everything else, watercoloring takes a lot of practice. If you do not mind spending the time practicing, you will get really good result. As for me? I am always practicing. 😁

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The key is to know when to add more water and when to stay dry. As long as you know the balance, you are good to go. I apologize that my "advice/tip" seems vague, but it really is a trial and error process.

 This card sure makes me feel that Spring is definitely in the air! Hope that you feel the same, too.
Thanks so much for stopping by! 
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Friday, March 24, 2017

Stamp Focus--Simple Fruits

Warning: PHOTO-HEAVY post!😀
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Happy Friday, friends!
Have you hopped yet? Please do if you have not checked the Altenew release blog bop
This hop is full of inspiration and fun. Don't forget to comment along the hop to get a chance to win a $30-$50 gift card to shop over Altenew.   

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It's my turn to do Stamp Focus!

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I was assigned to share multiple cards with you over Altenew with Simple Fruits. This is actually not a difficult task since this set has so many gorgeous fruit images designed by my dear DT mate/friend May Sukyong Park.

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I wanted to show off  some of the yummy fruit in one card. I made inlaid/partial die with 4 in a row and then highlighted the orange on the side!This card is not hard to do at all. All you need is some planning ahead and you can assemble it like a puzzle.

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My next card is about GRAPES!

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I can't decide the type of grapes I love more--purple or green ones. So I stamped BOTH!! 😀

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With the Simple Fruits matching die, bunching up the two together seem like the thing to do!
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I love how the matching die can help making the design seamless! There is no overlapping! In this case, I made the pear into one piece as they surely fit the theme! As for the background, I applied two Altenew Metallic Shimmer Sprays: Caramel Toffee and Warm Sunshine.

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The Altenew Gold Foil Card Stock completes the polished and perfect look. This can be used for  weddings, anniversaries or just because... type of cards.
I want to create a warm and fuzzy one. So, this is it.

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This card is all about colors! The Parchement paper from Altenew make the colors pop even more!

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For all the how-to, process and details, please visit Altenew Blog! You are eligible for winning my monthly $15 gift card by leaving me a comment here or/and Altenew blog.

You can purchase all the supplies in Altenew Shop here
and Simon Says Stamp Shop here.
Thank you so much for stopping by!