Saturday, June 28, 2014

Stamp Sale!

Here it is , your chance to get your hands on these great stamps! Seriously thank you, if you choose to get some of these stamps.  A lot of these have been used only once, and that was to stamp the images for this sale...  they are all in good condition (a few are stained cause i used Staz On) Some are transparent and some are rubber, email me if you have any questions regarding any stamps you might like. As for shipping it will be on a case by case basis, I will do my best to package it so that you will get the best price possible. 

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click on the image for the sale


thanks for stopping by!
Bella

Monday, June 23, 2014

purge

well not "the Purge" that aweful movie! but as in i purged my stamp stash and will be having a sale soon!  here's a sneak peak. These stamps are all in excellent condition, most of these have been used 1 or 2 only.    check back soon to find out how to get these beauties! 


Saturday, June 21, 2014

rainbow "merci" card

So i'm really loving using the watercolor technique on cards.  3 weeks ago i went away for a week-end with a friend of mine.  My husband's friend was really gracious in lending us his cottage for the week-end .  it's a really cute little cottage by a lake.  we made fires at night and roasted marshmallows, saw some deer, went to Mont Tremblant for an afternoon (it's about 40 min away) and got bit by ALOT of mosquitoes! 


We also did a lot of sketching, brush work for words and brainstorming that week-end.  This is the Thank You card i made to thank him, we left it on the counter along with 2 bottles of wine.  I loved making this card so much that i made 2 more for the kids teachers this week, i stuck in a gift card on the inside along with a nice message of course. (i find it so hard to think of teachers gift for year end, they get so much!)

This card is SO simple to make.  it is a bit long though because of the drying time for the masking liquid and then again for the watercolor but i just do stuff (like prepare supper) in between.  Simply stamp your sentiment, paint it carefully with masking liquid - wait for it to dry, do your watercolor - wait for it to dry, glue some sequins and your done!  see: easy peasy :)


watercolor paper, gelatos, Lawn Fawn (Quinn's ABC), masking liquid, sequins

thanks for stopping by!
Bella

ps: apparently he thought the cards was store bought!  that makes me feel quite good :)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

watercolor card using a stamped image

Here's a card i made to say THANKS to student teacher who worked very closely with Brady this year.  She finished her practicum.

I stamped the image using a light Distress ink color (antique linen, i think) then i painted it using other distress inks.  i finished it by adding some sparkle with my new Stella Wink pen and a banner that i created and cut on my Silhouette.


Monday, May 05, 2014

Watercolor card

I just came back from a family reunion weekend in the Charlevoix region. Very nice place. We were celebrating my grandmother who is turning 87 this week. I was in charge of making the card and I wanted something soft with a handmade feel. I saw a great tutorial from k. Werner on YouTube using distress inks as watercolor and decided to try it myself. I've never watercolored before so I tested all of my watercolor type mediums and decided to do the card with Gelatos (it made it look more dreamy). So the background is made with Gelatos and the sentiment is hand written with Copic white opaque paint. i also added some shadow to the lettering with a soft grey pencil.  It's big... 9x12 (we were 9 to sign it) 

 I LOVE how it turned out and I'll probably be making more cards in this style.



At the time I made the card I was registered for the "watercolor for cardmakers" but the class only started today, I can't wait to learn new techniques!