Wednesday 13 July 2016

Bella & Friends

Hi Crafters!

Today I have a really cute little card for you all, using the Bella & Friends stamp set. This is one of the cards that I will give a tutorial on in my upcoming class on 23 July. To see more about my classes, click on the Class Schedule over on the right hand side of my blog.

I have used a Whisper White Notecard (these come in a pack of 20 & are also available in Crumb Cake), with a 3 x 6" layer of the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper, watercoloured with Wisteria Wonder using an Aqua Painter. Then I have layered up a piece of Smoky Slate Designer Series Paper from the Neutrals Stack with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock. I have used the Lots of Labels Framelits to cut both these layers out, using the 2nd & 3rd biggest framelits in the set. Shimmery White or Watercolour paper are best for watercolouring on as the normal cardstock will flake.

I have stamped the image with Archival Black & let dry before using a Blender Pen to colour in the picture. I have used Smoky Slate for Bella & Emerald Envy for the turtle & grass. I also coloured part of the turtle shell in with Smoky Slate, to give in some shading. With Bella, I have coloured around the outside of the pup first & the eye & then gone over the whole image again, so the outline is darker.

If you don't have the reinkers, you can squeeze your ink pad gently, so you get some ink inside the lid, then add a drop of water & mix. Then you have a nice mixture to pick up with your Blender Pen or Aqua Painter. The Aqua Painter is better for larger areas & has a bigger brush tip. You fill the Aqua Painter with water or alcohol & you can squeeze it to release a drop at a time. The Blender Pen is better for smaller areas with more detail & has a finer brush tip. The Blender Pen is pre filled with a special blending liquid & is not squeezable.

The colours for this card have been inspired by the Pootles #2 Colour Challenge.

I have also added this card to Kylie's International Blog Highlights. You can see all the entries & vote for your favourites from 6pm Friday, 15 July 2016. The theme for this Blog is "From me to you, when you're feeling blue".

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  1. Totally adorable Jessie! Love the meaning behind this card so much. Even though we are different we are the same and there for each other despite any differences. Love! Thank you for taking part in our international blog highlight and making it such a success! xx

  2. Such a cute card Jessie!

  3. That card is so cute! It'll bring a smile to any face!