Happy Little Stampers Watercolor October – Gold

I’m very happy to be back with you for this month’s HLS Watercolor challenge.

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

I have 2 cards to share with you today.

Here’s my first card using multiple HLS products, Brusho Watercolor Crystals and a gold glass pen.

To make this card:

  1. I made a stencil with a butterfly die and stamped in butterflies in the negative spaces of the stencil.
  2. Removed the stencil and masked off the stamped images.
  3. Sprinkled on red Brusho crystals.
  4. Spritzed with water.
  5. Allowed to the water dry and fussy cut the panel.
  6. Added some gold accents with the glass pen.
  7. Stamped, cut and added the sentiment.
  8. Assembled the card with foam tape and snail adhesive.Here’s card#2. Comparatively, it’s a very CAS (Clean and Simple) card. I used stamps from Doodled Flowers.

I hope that you enjoyed your visit.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Happy Little Stampers Watercolor September – Spritz

Phew! Wow, it’s been a while! International moving and home renovation sure keeps a person busy! I want to extend my thanks to Kylie and my teammates at HLS for extending patience to me while I’ve been away. I’m very happy to be back with you for this month’s HLS Watercolor challenge.

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

Here’s my card using multiple HLS products and Brusho Watercolor Crystals.

To make this card:

  1. I made a stencil with a butterfly die.
  2. Sponged embossing ink through the stencil.
  3. Sprinkled on red Brusho crystals.
  4. Spritzed with water.
  5. Allowed to the water dry, added clear embossing powder & heat embossed.
  6. Watercolored with more yellow and green Brushos.
  7. Stamped the leaves.
  8. Stamped and fussy cut the sentiment.
  9. Die cut, framed and assembled the card with foam tape and snail adhesive.

I’ll make this a quick post so that I can get back to some renovation projects and readying my house for our household goods to be delivered. My family and I are excited (dreading?!) about next week. We said goodbye to our things in Germany last March. We’re expecting our things (20 crates!) to be here on the 6th & 7th.

I hope that you enjoyed your visit.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Happy Birthday TIME OUT Challenges!

Hi! I’m here with a special post for Happy Little Stampers to celebrate Time Out Challenges’ birthday!

I used the “spotlight” technique. Maybe I should say “spotlights?”

I had fun creating my own background stamp using HLS’ Butterfly Birthday, Mix Mash and Doodled Flowers. img_6976edited_edited-2I adhered a bunch of stamps to my stamp press all at once, inked the stamps up with a dark brown ink and then stamped multiple panels.

I colored one panel with alcohol markers and then die cut several circles.img_6978edited_edited-2I attached the spotlights to the uncolored panel. I added a dark blue mat and a Kraft card base.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge – March 2017 – Watercolor- Smoosh

 Welcome back to Happy Little Stampers’ Watercolor Challenge. We are very excited about this challenge and are guessing by the number of you who joined us last month that you are too!

This month’s challenge:

As always at Happy Little Stampers’ challenges……..we have a prize for you!

We would like to welcome our Guest Designer, Linda, for this challenge!

Here’s my card using Mix Mash, HLS Doodled Flowers and Butterfly Birthday.img_6196_edited-1

To start, I “smooshed” some blue and green paint onto the card front with my stamp press.

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Then I created a “background stamp” of sorts by adhering lots of stamps fromMix Mash, Doodled Flowers and Butterfly Birthday onto my stamp press all at once.

I love this stamp press! So much so, that I have 2.

I have to give a shout out to Fiskars. I had an issue with one of the presses (some of the hardware, little rubber O-rings, got stretched out and went missing) and after telling them about it via their website they sent me a new one! I did not have to return the one with the problem.

 img_6177_edited-1Using my “background stamp” I stamped the butterfly and flower images all at the same time, making 4 cards for a private challenge while I was at it. img_6163_edited-1These cards remind me of The Secret Garden, the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Image result for the secret garden black and white imagesWith loving, tender care the children in the book, with the help of an elderly gardener, discover the joy of caring for a neglected garden. They see life flourish in the garden, and in themselves, as they spend time there nurturing it.

My family and I enjoy listening to an Audio Drama version of the book. Here’s a link in case you’d like to check it out.

The Secret Garden (Audio Drama), Focus on the Family Radio Theatre

After smooshing and stamping, I added the fussy cut flower, the sentiment, and some white gel pen accents.

img_6193_edited-1I love how these cards turned out! Try making your our “background stamp” and let me know what you think.

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All of our Happy Little Stampers’ Watercolor Challenges are Anything Goes with an optional twist. The only rule is that you use water coloring or a watercolor technique on your entry. You may enter as many times as you like and you do NOT have to use HLS products to enter.

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My teammates and I are excited about this monthly watercolor challenge and we sure do hope that you are going to enjoy joining in too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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