Bits and Pieces

Good Morning!

Nothing to crazy on the blog today…some paper bags and bits and pieces of embellishments. I hope you won’t be to annoyed…buuuut I used my Crate Paper chipboard pieces…AGAIN! I picked up LOTS of new stickers, chipboard and die cuts from Love is in the Details yesterday though, so do not fear, new products being featured next week! Including new LIITD laser cut chipboard pieces!

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I get to see some childhood friends soon, that I haven’t see in forever! Soo, I thought it’d be fun to put together little gifts for each of them!

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All the chipboard is from Crate Paper with some random washi tape pieces and scraps of paper. The black and white paper is actually wrapping paper I had left over from Christmas!

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The little flowers are from Prima. These are definite must haves! They’re so easy to use in nearly any project.

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I picked up some flowers from a local florist, Bloom Petals and Gifts, and spice mixes (also some fancy hot chocolate and cider blends, not pictured) from Gingerwood Lane, a local tea house.

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Can’t wait to give these to my beautiful people!

Also…super excited to dig into all my treasures from Love is in the Details!

See you next time!!!

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This post was written by Natalja on February 18, 2018

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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….

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Here are some close-ups of the individual cards.

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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.

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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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