Watercolor Wonderful

Hello stamping friends! I am back, trying to recover from a busy and FUN weekend of crafting during the 4th annual Inking Idaho on the Road show in Boise. We had such a wonderful time together and I will be blogging about all of the fun over the next few weeks.

Today, I am being highlighted once again internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. You can do that here – http://bit.ly/KyliesMarchHighlights
Our theme for this highlight is using the stamp set All Things Thanks! This is a Wonderful stamp set with so many gorgeous sentiments. We wanted to highlight how versatile it really is.

Stunning Watercoloring using the watercolor pencils and aqua painter by Stampin Up! Find more inspiration at www.faithgracestamp.com

This image was stamped using Stazon Black ink and then watercolored using our coordinating colors and an aqua painter. This technique will be featured in my upcoming watercolor class and I would love to have you join me!

The sentiment fits so perfectly for a friend and doesn’t at all take away from the focal point of the image. I just love that!

Thanks for visiting my blog today make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog – http://bit.ly/KyliesMarchHighlights to vote for my project. I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop.

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Friday Favorites

Woot Woot! Do you hear that?? It’s the weekend calling! What are your plans this weekend? I will be getting ready for my first ever mission trip! I am so very excited and I cannot wait to share more about that with you guys in the coming weeks.

Today at SSInkspirations, we are sharing some of our favorites! For me, I couldn’t wait to get some ink onto one of my newest sets, and I KNOW it will be a favorite of mine right from the start.

 Gorgeous waterecolored card featuring the Beautiful You stamp set. For more inspiration visit www.faithgracestamp.com

This image is from the new stamp set found in the Occasions Catalog called Beautiful You.

I absolutely love the free spirit of this set and the sentiments included are on point! Add all of that to the fact that I can watercolor (which is my favorite technique!!) and I will be reaching for this set a LOT over the next few months.

To purchase this set from my online store, just click the photo above. I know you will love it as well!

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SSINK July 2016 Blog Hop

Welcome to the July SSINK Blog Hop! I am so glad that you are here! This is my first time participating and I know you are going to love the wonderful projects from our designers.

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As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 6 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Blog Hop – Pamela at Stinky Tofu. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

Our theme this month is summer and the images from the In the Meadow stamp set remind me of the perfect camping spot. Mountains, a clear blue lake and pastures where we might see deer or elk. Our family loves to camp and I know that my husband would be in heaven if we could camp at a place similar to this scene!

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I stamped the images onto our Shimmer White paper using Staz-On ink and watercolored the scene using an aqua painter. I absolutely love to watercolor. I find it so relaxing and rewarding when I am all done with a project!

Thank you so much for hopping with us today! I  hope you will leave me some blog love in the form of a comment and be sure to subscribe so that you never miss another post!

Blog Hop Participant List:

Blog Hop Participant List:
1. Tobe at The Craft Sea
2. Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Stamps
3. Cheryl at Create with Cheryl
4. Darcy at Dj’s Stampin’ Place
5. Diana at Stampin’ Fun with Diana
6. Pamela at Stinky Tofu
7. Jen at Faith. Grace. Stamp.

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Join us in the color challenge! Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July everyone. This is the greatest day in America and I hope that you will be celebrating with friends and family. We are super busy putting in a back yard – with 100 degree temps. I swear we are crazy people. But The Lord opened doors for us to do this project now so we are running with it.

This weeks challenge is a great one over at SSInkspiration.

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I thought it would be fun to use these colors for something other than stars and stripes!

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The background was watercolored using the Dapper Denim and an Aqua Painter. I always watercolor on the Shimmery White paper because it will not pill up like our Whisper White.  All of the other elements are from the Sunshine Sayings bundle. This is such a great set with many words and adorable images that can be die cut with the big shot.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Please leave me some blog love in the form of a comment and be sure to subscribe so that you never miss another post!

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Big Shot

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Sparkle and Shine!

Hello stamping friends! Here is another great challenge from the sweet ladies over at Stampin Royalty. This week the challenge is to create something with Sparkle and Shine.
 
 Nothing says bling like Gold! I love using it! And with our new Gold Wink of Stella pens it is super easy to get that sparkle and shine on any project. 
My flower was watercolored using ink from the lid of the pad and a blender pen. The few outer edge highlights were added with the Wink of Stella and the inner flower is Wink of Stella as well. 
It has been so much fun to be a part of the team at Stampin’ Royalty! I have enjoyed my time with them and being a Stampin’ Goddess has been a blast! 
I am so glad that you stopped by today.  You can subscribe to my blog on the right and never miss another post. I love blog love in the form of a comment, so please let me know what you think of this project!

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SSInk Color Challenge

Happy weekend friends! It is busy here this weekend but I have a card to share with you. I love the color challenges and this week I am playing along with SSInk.
And my card
 The paper from the Love Blossoms stack coordinates so well with the colors of this challenge I knew I had to try to use them together. 
I am so glad that you stopped by today.  You can subscribe to my blog on the right and never miss another post. I love blog love in the form of a comment, so please let me know what you think of this project!

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TGIF Sketch Challenge

Hi crafters! I am excited to be participating in the sketch challenge over at TGIF Challenge! This week, we were given his layout

and this is what I came up with
This card was inspired by a card that Dena Rekow did and when I saw it, I knew I had to try it!
The technique I used for this card was a watercolor wash and I will be teaching it at my monthly technique class on Jan. 23rd. You can RSVP via email or Facebook – I would love to have you. Each class features 2 techniques; One using ink and one using paper. Cost is only $15 and includes 4 cards, envelopes and a 6X6 take home instruction sheet so you can practice what you learn.
The stamp set is the brand new Botanicals for You that is available for FREE when you place a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration. If you would like to place an order you can shop 24/7 at my online store.
I am so glad that you stopped by today.  You can subscribe to my blog on the right and never miss another post. I love blog love in the form of a comment, so please let me know what you think of this project!

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SSINK Color Challenge

Hello crafters! Welcome to another fun month of color challenges over at SSInk. This month we have a fun winter palette to play with. 

I have to admit that I was a bit aprehensive about these but once I got started I loved them! Here is my card.
I love this new stamp set called Blooming Birthday. It is going to be a favorite for sure. I encourage you to go check out the challenge and play along!

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Wow…a card


So I have not been stamping in a looonnng time. And actually I’m thinking of changing my blog to a new name that is something a little more realistic. But for now, here is a card I made awhile back.
The colors came from a friend who made some cards with it. I used So Saffron for the base and accent color of Cameo Coral. The image is the retiring hostess set called From the Garden. I’ve always felt challenged when it comes to watercolors but I knew that is the only technique that would work with this image. I colors the image first with the Watercolor Crayons and blended with Gamsol. Then around the edges I used my markers in slightly brighter colors to give it some pop. I finished it off with stickles for Bling and a strip of twill tape and black brads.

I’m not sure anyone is even checking the blog anymore but I’m hoping to get back in the swing of stamping and posting!

Happy Stamping!