Monday, July 20, 2020

Crafty Friends - July Edition

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Hey peeps!

Happy Monday! This is my vacation week, but sadly, no vacation, because - 2020. So I will be staycationing, and trying to get some projects done. 

This weekend, in addition to replacing my desk with a standing desk, I got a little watercoloring in. 

I took this gorgeous hydrangea and stamped it in Fadeout on extra white watercolor paper. Then I cut it with the matching dies and I thought a strip of black would really make it pop! I finished it with the sentiment from this set and these sequins.

Then I colored it with just four Karin Markers - scribbling them on my craft mat and applying them with a waterbrush. (My coupon code for 15% off these amazing watercolor markers is in the footer of my post. Also my Arteza coupon code is good for 11 more days.)

It was such a fun break from crawling around on the floor labeling and zip tying computer cords after we got my desk set up. Man does that make every muscle you have sore!

Two days to enjoy sweet Ellen's beautiful store at a discount! 

Here are all the supplies I used today!

Mondo Hydrangea by Julie Ebersole,...
[ ELH ]
Mondo Hydrangea by Julie Ebersole,...
[ ELH ]
Leading Ladies - Crafty Lady by...
[ ELH ]
Leading Ladies - Crafty Lady by...
[ ELH ]
Karin Brushmarker Pro Mega Box 60...
[ MRK ]
Gin & Tonic Sequin Mix – Picket Fence...
[ PFS ]
Fadeout No Line coloring Detail Ink
[ INK ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne -...
[ ELH ]
Water Brush Pens - Set of 6 | ARTEZA
[ ARTZ ]
Fabriano Extra White Cold Press...
[ BLIC ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | ELH ]
Stamp Shammy, Lawn Fawn
[ ELH ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
[ SSS | MFT ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]

Here's some more inspiration for you from my crafty friends!


15% off anything at Marker Universe or any of their other sites - Understandblue15.
10% off the whole store at A Colorful Life Designs - LydiaFan10
5% off at LBC here with code LYDIA5
10% off sitewide at Arteza here with code Understandblue6 through 7.31.2020
Phone stand for filming link below in the banner - 20% off sitewide with code UNDERSTANDBLUE


  1. What a beautiful card and my favorite flower! Enjoy your staycation!

  2. Exquisite coloring. The soft flower paired with the intense black is stunning.


  4. pretty card, love the colors you chose and yes the black really does set it off

  5. Hydrangeas are so beautiful. Mine unfortunately are not doing very well this summer... beautiful job!

  6. Last but not least Wow!! love your card. Colorful beautiful stamp set. My favorite colors.

  7. What an absolutely gorgeous card Lydia! Hydrangeas are my favorite flower!

  8. I love your blog. So many interesting projects, that you give easy to follow instructions! Add that to the new products you introduce me to, and the shops I have never heard of. I find such new and unique items, too! You are helping make this trying time, a time I spend "trying"
    Stay well and Healthy!

  9. Breathtaking! I can't stop staring at it.


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