Friday, September 23, 2016

Just Checking In with Joni

Hello everyone, Joni here sharing these cute images from Curious Forest Friends and Forest Friends and combining it with an old favorite - the Birds & Branches Frame Die.

I began by distressing the white background panel with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Evergreen Bough. I then watercolored the Birds & Branches Frame die. The bear and raccoon were both colored with Copic Markers and die cut using their corresponding companion dies.

Next, I stamped the sentiments "Hello Friend" and "Just checking in to say hi" from Forest Friends. To finish off the card I added some Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I hope you enjoyed! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Monday, September 19, 2016

VIDEO: Minimal Supplies with Kelly

Hello Crafters! During a recent lunch outing with a crafty friend, she mentioned that sometimes you don't need a lot of product to make a card you love.

decided to see if she was right and approached today's card trying to use the least amount of supplies.

I think she was right and isn't that fantastic news?! When ever I'm trying to do anything new I always start with something I know I already love. Rainbows? Check. Butterflies? Check. One layer? Check.

You can see how I created the card in the video below.

Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube

I love that even though the color is the same throughout the entire card panel those butterflies still "POP!". It's amazing what a couple of markers can do, isn't it?

I would love to see your take on the minimalist approach!

Thanks for visiting us today.



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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

GUEST ARTIST FEATURE: Rubeena Farooqui

Hello, friends! It's Rubeena from A Rare Ruby. I am super excited to be a guest designer for WPlus9. Dawn is one of the sweetest and most talented ladies in the craft world, and I am so glad to have crossed paths with her. I'm grateful for this opportunity, considering the wonders that Dawn does with watercolors! For the past few months, I have been busy so I don't have as much free time to craft as I used to. When I do craft, I find myself playing with watercolors and creating basic scenes. I find that the scenes still look good even if you don't have the skill (or time) to fill in shading and details.

For today's card, I used two cute sets from WPlus9's latest release: Forest Friends and Curious Forest Friends. I started with watercolor paper and Ranger Black waterproof ink. I stamped the tree trunk and two of the bears, and I used masking tape for the bear that is lying against the trunk. I stamped in a log, some bees, some falling leaves, and the sentiment. Since it's waterproof ink. it doesn't matter if I stamp the sentiment now or later.

Once all the images were stamped, I started to color with my favorite watercolors. I added some blue for the sky and dabbed areas with a tissue for clouds. I finished it off with some splatters. Once the panel was dry, I used Scor-Tape to attach it to my A2 folded white card base.

I hope you felt inspired to create your very own basic watercolor scenes. If I can do it, so can you. WPlus9 critter sets are just perfect for creating so many different kinds. Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love! A huge thanks to Dawn for having me today :)

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Easy Background Scenes with Kelly

Hello crafters! You know what is wonderful about this hobby? The friends.

I have made so many wonderful friends through this fantastic craft. Unfortunately, they all live everywhere else and I rarely get to see them. Consequently, I have a great need for missing you cards.

The Get Well Gang to the rescue! I adore this sentiment and I know I'm going to use it a ton. This sad little pup looks exactly like I feel when I think of my crafty buddies.

You can watch the whole card come together in the video below.

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I really do love polka dots and scallops together don't you? I mean the pups were adorable but the polka dots and scallop edges really bump it up a notch for me.

I really tried to push outside of my "go to" colors. Do you feel like you use the same colors all the time or is it just me? Maybe this will inspire you to try something new this week! :)

Thanks for stopping in!



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