Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Video- Imagine

Is the long weekend over?
..because I am still in the holiday mood!

So we had a long weekend here in the US and after a long time we did nothing ..absolutely nothing crafting painting ..just a teensy bit of browsing and lots of relaxing, gardening and did I mention doing nothing!

In fact I forgot about DT duties and panicked as Tuesday rolled around..but it's all sorted now and I managed to do a video too!

Here is the stamp I have used for today's project...Faceless beautyby Unity Stamp Co

Here is the video..

Watch on You Tube

Sharing with Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge-anything goes

Hope you enjoy the video and thanks so much for stopping by today!


Fairy Dreams

I love coloring these Flower fairies by Crafter's Companion. They are large sized stamps and that means lots of coloring space! I have used Spectrum Noir markers for the image and watercolors for the background.

Stamps-Flower Fairies Friends-Marigold
Spectrum Noir-OR1,OR2,OR3,DG2,DG4,TN2,TN4,TN7,TN9,PP1,PL2,PL3,PL4,FS2,FS4,FS6,EB2,EB3,PL1.

Sharing with Simon says stamp wednesday challenge-anything goes

For more inspiration do stop by Crafter's Companion Facebook page .

I have another post with a video coming up later today ...stand by!

See you soon!


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Life ....

 It's been so long since I played along Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenge!
.......but where there is watercolor ...there's got to be had to join in this week!

Here is my take on Betsy's technique ..MIM#165-artsy watercolor backgrounds

The funniest part is there is no watercolor used on today's card! lol! I used distress inks to stamp the image and went over it with a damp brush.

 The floral stamp is by PTI-The Sweet life and the sentiment by Unity Stamps.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Video-The Dress..Unity Blog Hop!

It's Thursday and it's time for Unity Blog Hop!

I love hops and as much as I would like to keep my posts short, I almost always end up with long picture heavy posts, but that's because Unity has lovely new releases every Thursday and I just can't stop at one today I have two projects for you and a video!

So now that you are at the last stop on the hop...sit back and relax and ENJOY!

Today Unity has not one .. but 20 new releases....yes 20 to celebrate 20,000 fans on Facebook!
..there is a wonderful mix of Itty Bitty', kits, Suzi Blu and more!

....Sale starts at noon central !

I chose to paint an artsy Suzi Blu and and the dresses from the May Kit Of The Month-Hey girl.

Here is the Suzi Blu...I went for a very free spirited gypsy kind of a feel with this one.....

a closer look...

 and here is the dress .....

Here is the video showing you how I painted the dresses and lots of info on how to  mix skin tones using watercolors.

Watch on You Tube in HD.

a closer look..

 We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Saturday night on the Unity blog.

Hope you enjoyed the hop.....thanks so much for stopping by today!

 Here is the complete hop list ..


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Keep Calm and dream big!

Have you heard........
.........Crafter's Companion recently released some really awesome colored pencils....Spectrum Noir blendable colored pencils!

These are so buttery smooth and  easy to blend..I just love them. I have used these on my card today and have also used  a blending solution to smooth out the background.

The stamps are by Crafter's Companion - 'Marching Elephants' from the Sheena Douglass collection 'A Taste of India'. 
Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils ~ 112, 113, 117, 058, 047, 120, 026, 065, 018.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Woman of strength

 A quick post today to share this watercolored piece. The stamp is by Unity Stamps and it was released last week! It's called Kenya and the sentiment is called Woman of strength.

 A closer look...

 Got to go and finish editing a's scheduled for stand by !

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Friday, May 16, 2014

Beauty we Love......Giveaway winner!

 Am back with a new piece of watercolor for you...
......and the WINNERS of the Yasutomo Niji giveaway!

 The stamp used on this piece today is by Unity Stamp co and it's from their May KOM . I think this month's kit has got be my's very girly and has some really lovely sentiments in it. I worked on this pretty late in the night no video, but  how I wish I had one to share...this  came out really pretty! The transparent watercolors are really standing out on this..oh well maybe next time!

Thanks to Yasutomo who is generously sponsoring this prize.....
....I have three winners and each of them wins One Niji waterbrush..
.........and the first is....

BonnieTuesday, May 13, 2014
Such beautiful, rich colors! Off to check out these brushes.

  The second winner......

LucyTuesday, May 13, 2014
Lovely card! The colors are so rich. I already liked Yasutomo on FB, I am already a follower of your blog and I subscribe to your You Tube channel.
Thanks for the chance to win. I just ordered some water colors from Dick Blick and am looking forward to playing.

 and the third....

JingleTuesday, May 13, 2014
Yet another stunning creation! Absolutely GORGEOUS! I like their facebook page..and yours...and follow your blog...and your you-tube...and now I sound like a stalker. LOL! 

Please email me and I will get your prize out to you

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Video- the girl.....

Unity Stamp Co. is releasing quite a few stamps today and this pretty girl is one of them !

 I rarely do faces, especially ones which require realism, but today I decided to attempt it and this is the end result! I quite liked it and might be sharing some more soon!

In fact I was brave enough to film the process and even share it with here is a video!
I have also answered some questions about the flesh tone colors I use and the brushes that I most often reach for.

a closer look...

Love the sentiment...

 The flowers are by Unity and it's from their Layers of Life kit-May

I enjoyed trying something different, and hope that I have done justice to this beautiful image!
Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Video + Giveaway!

Hello everyone,

 Hope your week has got off to a great start..mine has been more busy than I can handle though! But have been doing some fun artsy stuff it's all good! Now if only the spring weather would calm down a bit and ease my allergies..I might have been able to do more!

Today I have a post over at the Niji blog and thought of doing a video showcasing their semi transparent Chinese watercolors along with their Sumi Ink. These watercolors are slighly more opaque than the ones that I normally use and that's because of the pigments in them.. some of the plant based colors are semi transparent and some mineral based ones are opaque. But they are simply a dream to use..deep vibrant colors!

I do have a video showing these paints in action..Enjoy!

Click here to watch on You Tube

a closer look...

For list of supplies stop by the Niji Blog!

And now for the most exciting part....the giveaway!

I have  Three Niji Waterbrushes to giveaway. ..three lucky winners will get one brush each!
 ..yes the one I show and use in the above video!
....and all you have to do is......

1-Leave me a comment below by Thursday May 14th and I shall pick Three  Winners randomly on Friday May 15th!

2- Like the Yasutomo page on Facebook 


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Thanks for stopping by today!


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Video-Penny Black Website Wonder Winner!

I have some really exciting news to share...... work "Thinking of You" was chosen as winner of the Penny Black Website Wonder Contest!

Thank You to the team of Penny Black for choosing my work..feeling  humbled and honored!

I made a video to show you the technique used on that card.....

Click here to watch on You Tube

Thanks for stopping by and sharing this exciting news with me. Have a great weekend!



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