Thursday, July 30, 2015

Watercolor Crayon Stamping

Made this quick watercolor crayon card today.
I used what I call "faux watercolor paper".
Lynette gave it to me from her stash. 
It has texture like watercolor paper and I like it!

Using a flat brush, I brushed a layer of water on the entire 4 x 5.25 inch surface. 
Grabbed my old Hero Arts set of Woodland Leaves
and the HA Real Dill stamp.
Spritzed the rubber with water 
then colored with watercolor crayons directly onto the rubber.
Spritzed again and stamped.

I guess the green grasses were too wet, but I'm ok with the results.
I didn't have a nice purple color in the crayons
so I used distress seedless preserves
stamping off to soften the intensity of color.
My wc crayons are a set of 12 made by Staedtler.
I suppose I could have tried making my own purple with red and blue?

Some blue got smeared on the edge of the paper.
That inspired me to make a blue border by 
wetting the blue crayon with water and dragged it around the sides.
I then scribbled some yellow wc crayon on the craft sheet, 
added water and brushed the yellow border as shown.
Stamped the sentiment (unknown manufacturer) with Versafine Black Onyx ink.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Stampfest and Babysitting Gavin, July 25

On Saturday, July 25 we had the best time with our grandson, Gavin, who spent the night!
We are over the moon in love with our "happy chappy"!

Lynette and Doc came over for the day to meet him. Here are Lynette & Gavin.

Lynette and I were inspired by
Heather Telford's video: Adding dimension with a background stamp.
We inked our negative image flower stamp with tumbled glass distress ink.
Then we drew around the inner edges of the cut out flower image
with faded jeans distress marker.
We also drew around the outer edge of the stamp.
Stamps: Hero Arts E2758 Meadow Petals stamp,
from the Poetic Prints Pastel Petals set of four
Hampton Arts PS0747 Smallest Things

I forgot to use the marker around the outer edge of the stamp here.
The sentiment is stamped distress faded jeans ink.
Stamps: little flower-Hero Arts LL873 from Small Real Flowers quatros set
 and Stampabilities-Happy Birthday

This layout was inspired by Shari Carroll's post on Hero Arts.
The flower, script and birthday wishes are separate layers
adhered with dimensional foam.
The script and birthday wishes were stamped with stormy sky distress ink.
A pearl pen used for the accents.
Stamps: Hero Arts, Stampin' Up! and unknown

Hermine at Viva Las Vegas Stamps is our inspiration for the watercolor trees.
We stamped with Lynette's watercolor crayons, 
spritzing the stamp before and after coloring directly onto the stamp with multiple colors.
After it dried, Lynette used a distress marker to outline the trees.
Stamp: Rubber Stampede:  A1604F Oak Tree

Here we switched to the Stampscapes Pine Tree 196F stamp
using the same technique, except that we didn't outline this tree.
We experimented with stamping a second and third generation,
by spritzing the crayon color filled stamp. 
Added splatters of watercolor to the top two cards.

Gavin's daddy and mommy, John and Emily, came on Sunday morning to take him home.
We can't wait till our next visit!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Baby Sun Hat

Made this Baby Sun Hat for our little grandson, Gavin.
Found a great pattern on Sarah's Our Nesting Ground Blog.
This is a 9 to 12 month pattern and our little Gavin is almost 3 months old.
I tested the crown part on his head and it didn't look too big!
We'll see if it fits??? I need to try it on him before adding the velcro on the straps.

Here is the inside of the hat.

 A BIG THANKS to Sarah for sharing her free Minnie Millery pattern!
This was easy to sew! The pieces went together perfectly!