Monday, January 20, 2020

New Stamp Scrubber + Crafty Friends Coupon Code!

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I'm so excited to show you a new product today - I've had this video in the works for a while, and it just makes me smile every time I see the new Stamp Scrubber from Picket Fence Studios!

It looks like a cute little lawn, so of course I had to take the still for the video with a little deer sitting on it. :)

It's a really amazing material - it's soft and scrubby - will not damage your stamps or your MISTI or anything you use it on BUT - it will get all the gunk out of even the most detailed stamps. Plus, like those magic sponges, it expands when wet! Stay tuned for a video overview below! But can we talk about how seriously cute it is for a second? Because it's seriously cute.





Okay fine, I'll give you the video. But after you watch it, come back for your 20% discount on your Stamp Scrubber and the rest of their amazing Creativation release!





You have to  click the banner and use code CRAFTYFRIENDS20 to take advantage of our special discount!


Here's a peek at their latest release if you want to take advantage of my coupon code! Click any image to go to the new release!




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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Softening Detailed Stamp Images with Graphite (Video)


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When you read this, I'll be in Arizona at the Creativation Show, so be sure and check out my Facebook and Instagram feeds for updates!

Picket Fence Studios will be in the Stamping Village this year! To celebrate, they have a huge Creativation release I'll be showing you peeks of (with a video!) today. It's a real beauty!

They have three large, showy florals in this release - a bridal bouquet, a bird with flowers and leaves and this huge Barberton Daisy.

I found a new podcast this past weekend, and I binged it while painting this gorgeous daisy - it covers the deaths of Princess Diana, Natalie Wood and JFK Junior in the seasons that are out now. It's excellent. Done by a former Aussie detective. Highly recommend. Whatever I'm listening to, I remember when I look at what I was painting at the time, and I painted this gorgeous daisy listening to the Princess Diana season.

I originally intended to cut this down to card size, but when I was done, I like it by itself, so I might just frame it and give it to someone as a gift. To give you an idea of how big this background stamp is - I stamped it partially off the page on a 5x7 piece of cold press watercolor paper in Fadeout Ink, and then painted it with just four Daniel Smith Watercolors - Phthalo Blue Green Shade, Quinacridone Purple, New Gamboge and Aussie Red-Gold. The greens are Undersea Green, Rich Green Gold. (All from the Lydia Split in my split group on Facebook.) For me, this is hours and hours of painting, so I don't film full sessions of these, but you can see my method in my watercolor playlist or my no-line watercolor playlist on YouTube.



Next - my FAVORITE BUNNIES ARE BACK! Peach and Piper have returned in this new happy-mail themed set! It's so sweet, and it comes with matching dies for all the critters, as well as a mail-themed background stamp! I stamped these in Fadeout Ink and painted them with Daniel Smith watercolor. So cute! I actually filmed this card and my phone ate it. Bad phone. But I do have another video for you today so don't despair!



Now this one is off kilter, because I had to tilt it to show you the amazing shimmer on this gorgeous swallowtail image! All I did was paint the whole image with my Peacock Sparkle Pen - that's it! I love the ginormous scale of this image. I didn't even need a sentiment!
Finally, another large background stamp really grabbed me - it's these tennis shoes from my childhood. It comes with lots of inspiring sentiments, but I wanted to do something simple with a very simple art supply - just graphite. I wanted to do something that made the shoes feel soft and well-loved, because aside from jeans, there's nothing better than an old, soft, broken-in pair of tennis shoes. So stay tuned below for the video. I just paired it with a simple "hey" word die-cut so that I didn't obscure the image. I stamped it in Whisper ink first, and then you'll see how I shaded it very simply in the video, and I'll give you some random trivia about shoes. :)


So here's the video! Enjoy!















Barberton Daisy
[ PFS ]
Peach and Piper Checking the Post
[ PFS ]
Peach and Piper Checking the Post...
[ PFS ]
Swallowtail Beauty
[ PFS ]
Walk, Crawl or Run
[ PFS ]
Hey You Die
[ PFS ]
The Stamp Scrubber
[ PFS ]
Spectrum Noir VINTAGE HUES Sparkle...
[ SSS ]
Amazon.com: Pentalic Art 6-Piece...
[ AMZUS ]
Gina K Designs WHISPER AMALGAM Ink...
[ SSS ]
Fadeout No Line coloring Detail Ink
[ INK ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne -...
[ ELH | SSS ]
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
[ BLIC ]
Escoda Versatil Round - BLICK art...
[ BLIC | INK ]
Da Vinci Cosmotop Sable Mix F Brushes...
[ BLIC | ELH ]
Fabriano Extra White Cold Press...
[ BLIC ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | ELH | CST | ART ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Nesting Porcelain Bowls - BLICK art...
[ BLIC ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
[ SSS ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
[ ETS ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]


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Friday, January 17, 2020

You Make Everything Better


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I'm back for my guest design Friday feature for Concord & 9th!

This ADORABLE purse die and matching stamp set bundle is a collaboration with Becky Roberts, and I have seen the CUTEST projects with it - tons of purses and Becky's adorable mini album. She remains on the most creative people I've ever known and I'm thrilled to see her team up for a product design - she has always ruled the 3D world.

I challenged myself with this bundle to make something other than a purse. The stamp set has matching elements that you can stamp each of the little accent pieces on the purse with - like the matching tag. The little heart pattern for the tag was so cute it gave me an idea.

I set the tag stamp in my MISTI so that it was about 1/4" from the right side of my white card panel. I stamped it in Nocturne. Then I just flipped the card panel upside down, leaving the stamp where it was in the MISTI, and stamped it again. That way they are perfectly aligned!

Then I used the little heart image from the same set in Electro-Pop ink in the center, and drew the lines with a multi-liner. I cut the "you" from no-shed glitter paper (graphite), and stamped the sentiment from this set in Electro-Pop to finish it off. A fun get well OR valentine card! FYI - the bundle is sold out, but the separate products are still available, and I've linked them below.


Everyday Purse Builder Dies
[ C&9 ]
Everyday Purse Stamps
[ C&9 ]
Hey Girl Dies
[ C&9 ]
Cuddles & Hugs BUNDLE - Concord & 9th
[ C&9 ]
Electro Pop Ink Pads- Set of 8 - Gina...
[ GNK ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne -...
[ ELH | SSS ]
Copic Multiliner SP 0.05 BLACK Ink...
[ SSS ]
Neutrals Glitter Paper Pack - Concord...
[ C&9 ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | ELH | CST | ART ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
[ SSS ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
[ ETS ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]



The waitlist for my Florida Keys retreat is open now! You can sign up HERE and I'll notify people and start booking lodging soon!

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