Raindrops Keep Falling

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week we have a really fun theme, RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD.

Another fun theme for this month and another technique to share!  I used watercolor paper again but in a different way.

Sprinkles of Life

Aren’t the rain drops fun!  They were created by sponging ink onto the watercolor paper then sprinkling water over top to remove some color.  It’s another great way to get more out of your products!

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In this close up you can see the how the drops of water pulled the ink back off the paper.  Just take your aqua painter or any paint brush and tap it over your paper with a little water.  Then just use a paper towel to pull away the ink.

Sprinkles of Life

I kept the card simple to really show off the raindrops.  All I added was the sentiment and clouds from SPRINKLES OF LIFE.  Several silver foil paper raindrops over top added a bit of extra sparkle.  Can you see the shimmer on the clouds?  I used Glimmer paper and embossed in silver to make the clouds extra special.  Check out my supply list below and give this fun technique a try!

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:   Sprinkles of Life

INKS:  Versa Mark, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Dapper Denim

PAPER: Watercolor, Dapper Denim, Silver Foil, Glimmer

ACCESSORIES:  Tree Builder Punch, Aqua Painter, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, SNAIL, dimensionals

Next, let’s check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today. Click Previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.

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Retired Stamps FOR SALE!

I’m clearing out stamps and you will get to benefit with super great prices! The stamps are bundled into groups and will be shipped in a priority box.  The price of each box is listed on the picture, that DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING.  Shipping for each box will be $11.95.

These bundles are real deals!  Each box contains 8 to 9 stamps sets sold “as is”.  Most are used and a couple are untouched.  With the prices I’m charging, you’ll be getting stamp sets for less than $4 each!

I can sell to US residents only and will only accept paypal.  Boxes will go first come, first served.  E-mail me with the box(s) you would like to purchase and include your paypal email address so I can send you an invoice.  **Please make sure your paypal address is correct so I have the proper shipping information!**

Box 1

If you would like to purchase BOX 1, send me an email at nicoletugrul@yahoo.com.  Please include your name, phone #, paypal email and which box your are interested in.  If you are the first person to send the email, I’ll send you a paypal invoice to be paid within 24 hours.  I will have your stamps in the mail within 3 business days of receiving payment.

Box 2

If you would like to purchase BOX 2, send me an email at nicoletugrul@yahoo.com.  Please include your name, phone #, paypal email and which box your are interested in.  If you are the first person to send the email, I’ll send you a paypal invoice to be paid within 24 hours.  I will have your stamps in the mail within 3 business days of receiving payment.

Box 3

If you would like to purchase BOX 3, send me an email at nicoletugrul@yahoo.com.  Please include your name, phone #, paypal email and which box your are interested in.  If you are the first person to send the email, I’ll send you a paypal invoice to be paid within 24 hours.  I will have your stamps in the mail within 3 business days of receiving payment.

Box 4 sold

 

If you would like to purchase BOX 4, send me an email at nicoletugrul@yahoo.com.  Please include your name, phone #, paypal email and which box your are interested in.  If you are the first person to send the email, I’ll send you a paypal invoice to be paid within 24 hours.  I will have your stamps in the mail within 3 business days of receiving payment.

Box 5

If you would like to purchase BOX 5, send me an email at nicoletugrul@yahoo.com.  Please include your name, phone #, paypal email and which box your are interested in.  If you are the first person to send the email, I’ll send you a paypal invoice to be paid within 24 hours.  I will have your stamps in the mail within 3 business days of receiving payment.

Box-6

 

If you would like to purchase BOX 6, send me an email at nicoletugrul@yahoo.com.  Please include your name, phone #, paypal email and which box your are interested in.  If you are the first person to send the email, I’ll send you a paypal invoice to be paid within 24 hours.  I will have your stamps in the mail within 3 business days of receiving payment.

Box 7

If you would like to purchase BOX 7, send me an email at nicoletugrul@yahoo.com.  Please include your name, phone #, paypal email and which box your are interested in.  If you are the first person to send the email, I’ll send you a paypal invoice to be paid within 24 hours.  I will have your stamps in the mail within 3 business days of receiving payment.

box 8

If you would like to purchase BOX 8, send me an email at nicoletugrul@yahoo.com.  Please include your name, phone #, paypal email and which box your are interested in.  If you are the first person to send the email, I’ll send you a paypal invoice to be paid within 24 hours.  I will have your stamps in the mail within 3 business days of receiving payment.

Box 9

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Color Fusers Blog Hop: August 2016-Part 2

Welcome to the second part of the August Blog Hops with the Color Fusers Design Team!  This month we are featuring a super gorgeous color combination of Cherry Cobbler, Watermelon Wonder and Smokey Slate.  Be sure to click on the links below to visit all the blogs for tons of fabulous inspiration!

August Color Fuse

I went with my favorite style of the moment, CLEAN AND SIMPLE!  A perfect stamp to do this with is the new SUNSHINE SAYINGS.

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I used the coordinating thinlits to create a clean look in just 10 minutes!

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Love the whimsical look of these thinlits!  I went with Smokey Slate for my card base to the Watermelon Wonder heart and Cherry Cobbler sentiment would pop against it.  Extra stamping was required to complete the sentiment.  I added in “& hugs” below with Basic Gray Archival Ink and embossed “sending” in white to add above.  I love the different textures and colors combined together….very fun!

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Give this wonderful color combination a try, it’s a keeper!  Below is a list of all the Design Team members so you can visit each of them for more inspiration.  Thanks so much for hopping with us today and exploring the power of color!

Patty Bennett

Jason Loucks

Heather Osborne

Nicole Tugrul <<<<<<< You are here!

Tammy Civello

Paola Phillips

Jo Anne Hewins

Melissa Kerman

Robin Messenheimer

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Galaxy Watercolor Technique

Thank you for all the great comments and e-mails about the Galaxy Watercolor cards that I shared yesterday!  I am so glad you all loved this fun technique as much as I do!

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Here’s the two cards I shared again with this awesome technique.  I have a few pictures to show you how I did this technique with Stampin’ Up! products.  I want to give a shout out to Wendy Cranford who shared this idea on her blog.

Let’s get started!  You will need the following:
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Galaxy watercolor 1

Lay out your watercolor paper and make sure your aqua painter is full of water, you will need it plus more!  On the left side of the watercolor paper you can see the first layer of color that I made.  Take your ink pads, one by one and add splotches of color all over the paper.  Try not to have the colors bleed too much, you don’t want to muddy your nice bright colors.  You will cover the entire page with color splotches of Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point and Rich Razzleberry.  With each of the ink pads, transfer color to the lid and add color to the watercolor paper with the aqua painter.

Once all of the colors are down on the paper, you will start in with the Night of Navy ink OVER TOP.  You want to add a drop or two of re inker to the lid of the Night of Navy ink pad, you will need lots of color.  I added quite a bit of water to the lid as well so the ink will flow over the watercolor paper.  NOTE: Before you add this layer of Night of Navy, make sure your paper is dried from the first layer of color.

Galaxy Watercolor 2

Add Night of Navy ink with the aqua painter over your splotches of color leaving some areas darker than others.  I actually added TWO layers of navy, letting the first layer of color dry well before adding the second.  That’s how I got the nice dark galaxy look that still has a little color showing through.

Once your paper is dry, you will be at the last step.  Get a little bit of Whisper White craft ink in the lid of you ink pad.  Add a little water and use a regular paint brush to splatter white spots over the paper.  This completes the galaxy look.

Galaxy Watercolor 3

Now you are ready to cut up you paper into the pieces you will need for you cards.  I hope you’ll give this a try, it is a really cool technique!  You can see the video that I watched by Wendy Cranford.  Just use Night of Navy ink for the one step that she used black watercolor ink.  Please let me know if you have any questions and I would love to see what you create!

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Did you know that I did SHOOTING STAR for my card set in the June Mini Session from Create with Connie and Mary??  Yep, 4 cards with this awesome set.  AND, guess what’s already been released that you should check out……….the AUGUST MINI SESSION!  We have 5FULL TUTORIALS for you with new stamps from the Annual Catalog PLUS a BONUS card set with the upcoming holiday set STAR OF LIGHT.

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Swing on a Star

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week we have a really fun theme, SWING ON A STAR.

All of our projects will have something to do with stars.  I actually have 2 cards to share today featuring the SHOOTING STAR BUNDLE!  I has so much fun with this technique that I had to make more than one!

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Now you can see why one wasn’t enough!  I has way too much fun with this technique that I learned from Wendy Cranford.  I had to change up the last bit of the process a little to use only Stampin’ Up! and it worked beautifully!

Shooting Star Galaxy Technique

This first card features the slider die cut where the star can shoot across the sky.  The galaxy watercolor technique makes the background so realistic!  I used watercolor paper (can you believe this was a pure white piece of paper!) and added LOTS of color!  The star was also done on watercolor paper so the colors would blend and look as beautiful as the galaxy background.

Shooting Star Galaxy Technique Spinner

Knowing full well that one card would not be enough, I made a WHOLE PAGE of this background!  Yep I just did a whole page that I could cut up into the sizes I needed.  A much more efficient way to go about making this type of card.  For this second card, I went with the spinner die cut and sent the world round and round!

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So now I would love to know what you think!  Do you love this technique as much as I do??  Would you like a tutorial??  Please leave me a comment with your opinion, I’d love to know what you think 🙂  ****I added a tutorial, thank you for all the comments!  Click HERE.

Did you know that I did SHOOTING STAR for my card set in the June Mini Session from Create with Connie and Mary??  Yep, 4 cards with this awesome set.  AND, guess what’s already been released that you should check out……….the AUGUST MINI SESSION!  We have 5FULL TUTORIALS for you with new stamps from the Annual Catalog PLUS a BONUS card set with the upcoming holiday set STAR OF LIGHT.

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To find out more information and to subscribe, please visit CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY.  I hope you’ll join us!

SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:   Shooting Star, Places You’ll Go

INKS:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, White Craft, Versa Mark

PAPER: Watercolor, Night of Navy

ACCESSORIES:  Sliding Star Framelits, 1″ Circle Punch, Aqua Painter, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, SNAIL, Foam Adhesive Strips, dimensionals

Next, let’s check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today. Click Previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.

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Live Love Grow

Clean and simple cards are such a joy to create!  A nice white card with a crisp design makes me so happy!  The sweet set LIVE,LOVE,GROW is so perfect for this style of card making.

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See what I mean, a bright crisp card is good stuff!  I found my inspiration from sketch challenge FMS249 at Freshly Made Sketches.  This was such a fun sketch to work with, you can really use your imagination with this one!

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It all started with SERENE SCENERY Designer Paper Stack.  I used the design that looks like wood flooring as my background strip.  The sentiment embossed in white on black really pops against this lighter color of DSP.  The embossed words were created with the awesome new set LABELER ALPHABET.  I love that there are two styles of alphabet to work with.  I was able to lay out the letters and stamp it all at once, super easy!

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That’s it for me today!  Give this crisp clean look a try, I know you’ll love it!

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A Gift from Connie and Mary

As promised, I am sharing an AWESOME gift that I got when helping out at the Create with Connie and Mary LIVE Event last week.

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Create Gift flowers

Create gift

Isn’t this awesome!!!  I just love it!  What a sweet gift, these ladies are so talented and generous!  Their creativity really is amazing.  I had such a fabulous time and look forward to next year!

If you’d like to experience some of their awesome creativity then why not give the August Mini Session a try??  The Create with Connie and Mary Design Team give you 5 FULL TUTORIALS with all new products in the Annual Catalog PLUS a BONUS card set with a new stamp set you’ll see in the upcoming Holiday Catalog.

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Stamps used:  Fruit Fruits, Always An Adventure, Blooms & Wishes, Jar of Love, Foxy Friends

The August Mini Session will go live on August 11th so sign up today!  To subscribe, please visit CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY.

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Badges and Banners

Today I have a fun card to share that came about very much by accident!  Last weekend I helped out at the Create with Connie and Mary LIVE Event.  I had SO MUCH FUN!  We had a room full of stampers (nice to see you all!) and lots of fabulous projects to work on.  Needless to say, I couldn’t sit and stamp for any length of time….I was too excited!  So I brought home bits and pieces of all the gorgeous projects.  Today I finally had a chance to sit and make a card featuring BADGES AND BANNERS.

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Isn’t this fun!  I have to admit that this wasn’t on my list of things to get, BUT now it is!  I really like the badge punch and this set now that I’ve worked with it a little.

Badges and Banners

Love the clean and simple look of this card with a little bit of gold accent.  The badges look great layered as well.  The coral really pops against the blue.

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I have quite a few  more bits and pieces to play with, so I share more soon.  You should definitely stop back tomorrow to see the GORGEOUS thank you gift that Connie and Mary gave me for helping out.  You will LOVE IT!

Speaking of LOVE, have you seen the sneak peek of the August Mini Session yet??  We have 5 FULL TUTORIALS for you with stamps from the new Annual Catalog.  And guess what….we have a special BONUS for you featuring a new HOLIDAY SET!  Yes, you read it correctly!  There will be a card set BONUS with the new STAR OF LIGHT set in the Holiday Catalog that will be starting September 1.

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Stamps used:  Fruit Fruits, Always An Adventure, Blooms & Wishes, Jar of Love, Foxy Friends

The August Mini Session will go live on August 11th so sign up today!  To subscribe, please visit CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY.

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