For the birds….

Good morning friends and Happy Fall!  I’ve got some cards for show and tell today!  It’s been a summer for cards, I gotta tell you, and I’m particularly pleased with these ones.


I got to use the Winter Treats stamp set from Stampendous along with my water color pencils and watercolor pan paints from Prima.  The pictures on the back of the packaging were my jumping off point for colouring since I don’t actually have an Encyclopedic knowledge of birds and their colouration.  And then, because birds need something to sit on when they’re not flying, I loosely painted in a branch and leaves and added some random detail and outlines with a fine tip marker.


I coloured the birds first with the pencils and just used a water brush to meld and blend the colours.  I also painted in a very pale wash for the background just to help the images stand out better.  Then I stamped the sentiments, added some light splattering with very dilute black paint, and finished up with some enamel dots or sequins for embellishment.




This is the cutest stamp set ever! and I love how easy the designs make it to create a very “authentique” artistic piece and makes beautiful Holiday and other occasion cards.  Please don’t be intimidated by the look of these cards, as it’s very easy for anyone to create them.

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This post was written by Norine on September 18, 2016

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More crop sneak peeks….

I’ve been making samples for the upcoming Oh La La crop and playing with some new stuff that Lori will be bringing into the store.  The new Stampendous Jumbo stamps are to DIE for!  And if any of you took my watercolor class last summer, you are going to flip when you see the new Prima watercolor pencils!!  Basically, you do what you learned in kindergarten, (staying in the lines is completely optional) then mess around with a wet paint brush, et voila!!




watercolorsneak1I’ll be demo-ing some fun techniques and you’ll get a chance to play with these yourself at the crop!  Looking forward to seeing you all there!!

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This post was written by Norine on April 8, 2015

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