New Year, new products, new inspiration…

Hello friends and welcome to our first post of the New Year!  I’m a bit holiday seasoned-out so I was glad to just pull out some new supplies recently acquired from the Love is in the Details store, and mindlessly play.  These FUN little birthday designs printed on watercolor paper were the perfect little canvases to play on….


…and these new watercolor pencils from Spectrum Noir were the medium of choice!


In case you’re wondering, how the various brands of watercolor pencils compare…because there are a few to choose from….I did this little color comparison sample.  As you can see from the photo, the Spectrum brand provides a thick and creamy coverage that turns to a beautiful watercolor tint.  Even better, they will be releasing more color collections, and having a bad case of Collect the Whole Set-itis, I will be needing all those colors.


Before I show you the cards that came out of this therapeutic coloring session, I wanted to show you how you can achieve a fun color blend.  I used two shades of blue pencils and a green and colored the block letters in thirds from top to bottom.  Then, using a water brush I colored the top color, then the bottom color and finally, colored the middle section, overlapping into the top and bottom so they would blend together.


I did the same for the rainbow CELEBRATE letters and presents on the card on the top left, and an orange/yellow ombre on the Birthday card on the bottom right.


Here are some close-ups of the individual cards.




This last card was colored with the new Tonic Studios Nuvo Aqua-Wash brushes in the store.  They come in color sets of threes and I used the spring and summer color sets to paint the balloons and alphabets below.


Thanks for coming by today!  I’m really happy to be back with some new inspiration, not to mention, fun new products to play with and then tell you about!   Have a wonderful day!


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Just released…!

Hi everybody!  I have some new foil designs that are available in the store for you.  If you attended last week’s crop in Winkler, you wouldn’t have seen them.  You can thank the US and Canadian postal services for that.  Two weeks is not enough time for an envelope packet to reach it’s destination.

*stepping down off the rant box now.


Here are a few of the new designs.  Birthday cards all of them.  Because how relentless are birthdays, right?  There are two different sets of 4 cards each, one more ornate and flourishy and the other more doodle-graphic-y.  Something for everyone!



Once again, I’m realizing just how easy and simple this process is, to make a quick, last minute card.  Basically, just foil them up, maybe add a sequin or two, (seriously, click on that sequin link!) or gems or Stickles for some embellishment, and voila!



There you go!  Thanks for stopping by today; I hope you find something you like!

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This post was written by Norine on April 24, 2016

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