Friday, 17 March 2017

Watercolour Big on Birthdays Notecards from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Happy Friday crafty friends. Hope you've had a good week and enjoyed a little sunshine wherever in the world you are. The Isle of Wight has had a couple of really lovely bright days this week.

What does your weekend have in store for you craft wise? I am making good progress with my patchwork quilt so will devote some time to getting some more rows of that stitched I think. Plus my other half is off camping tomorrow so I'll have an entire evening to watch Greys Anatomy and stitch- my perfect Saturday night.

I have a set of 4 cards to share with you today. I was experimenting with creating watercolor backgrounds with my acrylic blocks. For these cards I used some brightly coloured Twinkling H2Os I found in my crafty stash (not Stampin' Up! matching colours i'm afraid). That is what gives these cards their shimmer. As I have done with my Stampin' Up! ink pads in the past I applied the H2O paints directly to the acrylic block and sprayed with my Stampin' Spritzer. I then squished the block on to my Whisper White to give me the watercoloured mixed colour background.


Once I let the backgrounds dry a little I used the sentiments from the Big on Birthdays stamp set from Stampin' Up! with my Memento Black ink to stamp over the top of the watercoloured background.


To finish I added a little rhinestone bling for added sparkle.



Hoping you all have a lovely crafty weekend. Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! and their products. I would be happy to help. All items can be purchased online via my shop or get in touch directly and I can order them for you to be delivered direct to your door. I'd also love an opportunity to Demo for you and your friends at a crafty party.  As the hostess you earns exclusive free products and all guests get to create a fun crafty project to take home too! Get in touch if you'd like any further information.

-xxx-

Monday, 6 March 2017

An Inside the Lines Watercolor Thank You from Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Happy Monday lovelies.

How was your weekend? We've been tucked up inside keeping warm and crafting this end. The girls have been absorbed with their new dinosaur stencils and I've been catching up with Stich Alongs (pics later).

My card I am sharing today uses the lovely Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper which can be yours free with an order of £45 until March 31st. I love that this DSP picks up on the adult colouring trend and gives crafters the opportunity to try different colouring techniques. For this card I chose to use my Stampin' Up! Watercolour Pencils from the Spring Summer catalogue. I coloured and then blended with my Aqua Painters.


For the sentiment I added a strip of Old Olive and stamped the sparkle thank you from the Love Sparkles stamp set.

This is my favourite design paper from the set as I loved colouring the larger flowers and loved the bumble bee as an added feature.


And finally, for anyone following my progress with my Lakeside Needlecraft Stitch Alongs (a Stitch Along or SAL is where you sign up for a period of time, usually 12 months, and then the chart is revealed one month at a time- so you dont know  here are my two finishes from the weekend.

This is the March Pheonix for the Fantasy SAL:


And here are the March fishes for the Under the Sea SAL (Dory is my needleminder and not part of the design):


Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! and their products. I would be happy to help. All items can be purchased online via my shop or get in touch directly and I can order them for you to be delivered direct to your door. I'd also love an opportunity to Demo for you and your friends at a crafty party.  As the hostess you earns exclusive free products and all guests get to create a fun crafty project to take home too! Get in touch if you'd like any further information.

-xxx-