You are Awesome

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I’ve recently purchased some Distress Oxide inks – and I am in love with them! I love the creaminess of them and they are soooo easy to blend! I only have 4 colours at the moment, but I will definitely be adding a few more to my stash soon…

Today’s technique has been borrowed by the extremely talented Jennifer McGuire and in particular this post here. I wanted to try this same technique with some Penny Black supplies and it worked so beautifully.

First up I blended some Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks onto some watercolour card stock. Did I mention that these babies blend like butter (to borrow a catch phrase from Laura Bassen)? I took the Penny Black Hypnotic stencil and sprayed it with a fine mist of water. I placed this face down onto the blended panel and let it sit for 5 mins or so while it did its thing.

The sentiment is from a Penny Black Creative die set called Awesome.  I borrowed a technique that Therese Calvird uses regularly where she die cuts the sentiment from fun foam and then adheres the card stock sentiment over the top. I don’t know why I haven’t tried it before, but it worked a treat too.

Penny Black products used:
Penny Black 51-333 Awesome Creative Die set
Penny Black 25-015 Hypnotic Stencil

Supplies

Stamps: None

Card: X-Press It blending card, Watercolour card stock, Grey Card stock

Ink: Distress Oxide Ink – Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick

Other Supplies: Penny Black Awesome Creative die set, Cuttlebug, Penny Black Hypnotic stencil, Water mister, Liquid adhesive, Ink blending tool, Fun Foam

I hope you are having a wonderful day.
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Marion

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Unicorns and Rainbows – Jane’s Doodles

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My daughter was invited to a unicorn and rainbow themed birthday party last weekend, so that called for Jane’s Unicorn set.

I started by die cutting a tag from blue cardstock. I then die cut a cloud border die from masking paper and used an ink blending tool and some Salty Ocean Distress ink to create the clouds. Then it was a simple matter of stamping the rainbow and unicorn onto some white card stock and colouring them with Copic markers. After fussy cutting them out, I added several layers of a Wink of Stellar clear glitter brush pen to the rainbow and wings/mane. It is very shimmery in real life, but isn’t captured in the photo. The sentiment is from the Cake! stamp set.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Unicorn and Cake! stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card, Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black ink, Memento – Tuxedo Black ink,  Distress ink – Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Paper Smooches Tag die, Poppy Stamps dies – Puffy Cloud Border, Cuttlebug, Copic markers, Ink blending tool, Inkadinkadoo Masking Paper, Hole Punch, Cotton thread, Wink of Stellar glitter brush pen – Clear

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Marion

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Thank You – Jane’s Doodles

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I had a card over on the Jane’s Doodles blog earlier this week. It uses two (of three) new stamp sets that have just been released into the store – Bloom and Mother’s Day. I’m really loving the Bloom set, as I simply love floral stamp sets, and this one doesn’t disappoint.

These flowers were coloured with a mixture of Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils. I laid a base of Copic colour, but ended up adding the detail with Prismacolor pencils. I lost count of all the colours I used! I just enjoyed the colouring process. Once coloured, I fussy cut the flowers and leaves out. The sentiment is part of a larger sentiment – I just did some stamp surgery. A touch of subtle ink blending in the background was all that was needed to finish the card off, before putting it onto a blue note card.

I wasn’t able to participate in the blog hop last week, as my stamps didn’t arrive in time. I encourage you, if you haven’t done so already, to take the hop and see what the other DT members created with this new release. Start the hop here.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Bloom and Mother’s Day stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card, Hero Arts Cerulean Layering Paper, Black card stock

Ink: Versamark ink, Memento – Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol and blending stumps, Ink blending tool, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-static powder bag

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Marion

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Tweet Hugs – Jane’s Doodles

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I have a sweet card to share with you today featuring Jane’s Love Birds set. I simply adore this set! Head over to the Jane’s Doodle blog to see the post there.

I wasn’t sure where I was going with this card, so when I don’t know, I usually just stamp, colour (in this case with Copics) and fussy cut the images. This is what I did with this one. To add some interest to the blue card base, I stamped some hearts from the Love stamp set to create a tone on tone effect – subtle and not too overpowering.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Love Birds and Love stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card, Hero Arts layering papers – Cerulean

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hero Arts Shadow ink – Pool, Soft Pool, Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Fun foam, Lawn Fawn Say Cheese die, Cuttlebug, Ink Blending tool

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Marion

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Gladsome Flowers – Penny Black

Hi friends! Over the next couple of days I have some cards to share with you made with Penny Black products from their recent Bliss release.

Today I have three cards I have made with the Gladsome stamp. This is a beautiful floral image that can be coloured with a variety of different media.

First up I have coloured these flowers with Copic markers and then cut out around the floral images and popped them up on some foam tape. The background is a wash of Salty Ocean Distress ink and some paint splattering. The sentiment is from the All Great Things Stamp set.

The next two cards are very similar, I just coloured the floral images this time with Gansai Tambi watercolour paints. Once they was dry, I added a little bit more contrast to the images with some Prismacolor pencils. I just love the texture of the watercolour paper.

Penny Black products used:
Penny Black 30-406 All Great Things stamp set
Penny Black 40-508 Gladsome stamp

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Gladsome and All Great Things stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card, Canson watercolour paper, Beige and Blush coloured card stock

Ink: VersaFine Onyx black ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Tea Dye, Antique Linen

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Paintbrush, Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Blending stump, Painters masking tape, Cotton Twine, White Sprinkle, Liquid adhesive, 3D mounting foam


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Marion

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Jane’s Doodles Blog Hop

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Hello! Thanks for joining me today for a blog hop for Jane’s Doodles Stamps. If you have arrived from Milka’s blog you are in the right place. If you want to start from the beginning, there is a blog hop order at the end of this post with links.

Today we are showcasing Jane’s latest stamp sets which are already in the Jane’s Doodles store – just in time for Easter.

Suzi’s Easter

Funny Bunny

He is Risen

I have three cards to share with you today – I just couldn’t stop! The first two use a combination of Suzi’s Easter and Funny Bunny.

All images are coloured with Copic Markers and on the first two cards I masked off the images and gently blended in some blue and green distress ink. I can’t stop using my clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen at the moment, so all of my projects today have some shimmer on them. You can see some on the Easter eggs in the close up photo on the Hoppy Easter card.

And last, but not least, I have used the He is Risen stamp set to create a tag/bookmark, again coloured with Copic Markers.

GIVEAWAY:
Jane is generously giving one stamp set of your choice from the store to one lucky winner. Just leave a comment on all the blogs along the hop for your chance to win. In addition to this, there is 20% sale on all stamps in the store. The winner will be announced on Monday and the sale ends Midnight on Sunday.

Blog Hop order:
Jane
Neha
Milka
Marion
<–You are here
Zrinka
Ange
Kaja
Jane’s Doodles

Supplies

Card 1: Hoppy Easter

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Suzi’s Easter and Funny Bunny stamp sets

Card: X-Press It Blending card

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Distress ink – Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Fun Foam, Post-It notes and tape (for masking), Ink blending tool, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen – clear, Prismacolor pencils (to add some more detail in the grass), Gamsol, Blending stumps

Card 2: Happy Easter

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Suzi’s Easter and Funny Bunny stamp sets

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Hero Arts Layer Paper – Daffodil

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Distress ink – Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Fun Foam, Post-It notes and tape (for masking), Ink blending tool and daubers, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen – clear, Prismacolor pencils (to add some more detail in the grass), Gamsol, Blending stumps, Cuttlebug, MFT Stitched Rectangle die

Card 3: He is Risen Tag

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles HE is Risen stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black

Other Supplies: Copic markers, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen – clear, Hole punch, White twine, Liquid adhesive

Thanks so much for joining me today and for sticking through a very long post! Your next stop on the hop is Zrinka’s blog. Happy hopping.

Marion

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