Friday, March 1, 2024

Serenity! Sneak peek.


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It’s sneak peek time!!! You will love this month’s Hero Arts kit - it’s so serene!! My sneak peek card is super bold, but wait until Monday - you’ll see what I mean. 🙃

If you like that beautiful Asian scenery like a LOT of stamps from when I first started stamping, you will love this one. 

And the layering images - well, wait until you see them! I've probably said too much - but if you want to see more - check out the Hero Blog today and through the weekend for more peeks!





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VIDEO: Basic No-Line Watercolor Tips


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Well - I shouldn't say "basic." There's nothing basic looking about no-line watercolor - I think it always looks great.

But I think people think it's hard, and it's not, so I feel like I always need to sell the idea that anyone can do it - because anyone can!

So I chose a small image for my "basics" video - and a simple one - which is what I'd recommend - flowers are great - but keep it simple - complex shapes like roses or hydrangea might be a longer, slower process. These morning glories were perfect - not too many details to add in at the end. 

Remember, too, that watercolor requires layers - I pretty much do the same thing every time - wet on wet to get the color down and blended. Wet on dry for shading and fine details. 

And that's really it! PS - after years of begging, my brushes are finally being carried at Blick!!

xxx

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Here's the video:



I hope you try this for yourself!!!

Loveyameanitbye.




Wednesday, February 28, 2024

VIDEO: Two Non-Shaker Ways to Use a Shaker Die


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Spring sprung here in the last few weeks and it's been so amazing. This is the time everyone wishes they lived in Central Texas. The weaklings, I mean - the ones who can't survive the summer. This one small "season" we have is like a treacherous mermaid on the rocks - luring the Californians in, and, if they stay too long, smashing them to bits on our brutal summer, which is not far behind. 

California has such perfect weather year round that it's a pretty rough surprise if they linger. 

This is a land of extremes, so we have to enjoy this incredible little serene bit of weather while it lasts. 

I had some surprise daffodils come up this week, so that was really fun. Bulbs are so darn hardy it boggles my mind.

Today I have some bulbs for you in the run up to Easter, with this single stamp/die combo. It's meant to be a shaker die, but I have two ways to make two really striking, no-waste cards that are not shakers. I love die cutting and using every single piece, as you know. You'll see how that works in the video. 


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Enjoy the video!


Loveyameanitbye!

Monday, February 26, 2024

VIDEO: Faux Tile Backsplash - EOINA


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Happy Monday! Our weather was absolutely spectacular this weekend, so I cut back some plants and did some inspections, trying to see what is coming back already - and there's really quite a bit. There are a few things that haven't yet that I'm a little worried about, but my garden journal tells me to calm down, there's still a few months before some of the more sensitive plants return. This is why journaling is so important for gardeners. We forget!

We also forget techniques, which is why it's important to look back every now and then and find little gems! 

I have one of those in today's video with tips on updating an old favorite - faux tile!

For this card I used these cute textured square stamps to create a backsplash for this little kitchen scene - that's all one stamp. I hand created the counter and cabinet with markers and a little direct to paper. I love the way the napkin drapes over the edge!


Here's the video!



Splotchy has a scan tomorrow so wish us luck!

Loveyameanitbye.

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