Posts tagged Watercolors

Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop

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Hi everyone! I’m super excited to be welcoming you to my stop on the Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing some of the new stamp sets and dies in my post today! You should have arrived at my blog from the lovely folks at Ellen Hutson and The CLASSroom. (You’ll find the next stop will be at the end of my post.)
And, yay!!! I also get to give this new stamp set, called Mondo Magnolia, to a lucky someone!  Please leave a comment to enter my giveaway!
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The fun begins in The CLASSroom and there is also a Grand Giveaway! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by May 5th!  Winners will be announced May 8th.

I have a couple of fun things to share with you today. My tag uses the brand new Be-YOU-tiful die. This is such a fun and versatile die! I die cut it twice. Once with a deep, dark navy blue cardstock and once out of a Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam Creative Sheets. I burnished some gold foil on top of the die-cut adhesive sheet (once the liner was removed, of course) and then peeled the backing layer off of the back and slightly off-set it before pressing it down on top of the blue cardstock.
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Close-up!! (The gold on the butterfly is created by using the Gold Texture Gems™ from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. )
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Onto my second card. Isn’t it pretty? And so simple. First I created my watercolor panel. I love doing this. It is so amazingly relaxing. Picking the colors I wanted to use is always the hardest part.  For this card I used the beautiful Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36-Piece Watercolor set. It is amaaaaaazing! *sigh*

Now, I MUST talk about this seriously gorgeous flower. The Mondo Magnolia is drop-dead, *thud* amazing! And there is a matching die...for ALL of the pieces!! ACK!! I stamped it onto cardstock weight vellum with Versamark and heat set it with a stunning fine, white embossing powder. Then I used the matching die to only cut the outline.  And those gold flecks? Again, I used gold foil. Yep! I applied a strong adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Adhesive Sheets used here) in random areas and then just pressed the gold foil on top. Super simple and it totally completes this look. I flicked some of the remaining watercolor on top of the flower and added some more of the Gold Texture Gems™ to the center.

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Another close-up!
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Your next stop on the hop is going to be the AMAZINGLY talented Sandy Allnock (I bow down to her creativeness). Tell her Lisa said “Hi” . :)

The full list of hoppers is right below:

Shiny Hello Card

Hey there! Hope you’re all having an amaaazing Friday and are ready for the weekend. I made a super Shiny Hello Card for the amazing team at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®. In case you didn’t know, they are MORE than just adhesives with their new partnership with Donna Salazar. So many fun ribbons, pigment powders, canvas elements. Really gorgeous stuff!

For my card today I used the gold pigment powder with the new E-Z Stars Refillable Runner. They just *SHINE* when used together. And I had created a very loose, but lovely watercolored background with hints of gold, purple, blue and pink. The die-cut “hello” was created by using the Adhesive Sheets with WOW! Embossing Powders Fab Foils. I had to first adhere the sheet to a piece of cardstock, die-cut it, then pull the release paper off and apply the foil. It turns out amazing every time.

Here is my Shiny Hello Card:

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Please go to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog for more info on my card. More about what products I used, how I used them, etc.

Wishing you a very happy and wonderful weekend! ♥

Gardenia Bloom Girl

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! :) I have a brand spankin’ new post featuring the Gardenia Bloom Girl on the Bloom Girls Design Team Blog. For today’s post, I’m using one of my very favorite techniques to create the background using Gelatos®. So, if you have hopped to my blog for the Seasons Givings Blog Hop (the post below this one) today’s post for the Bloom Girls features a technique to learn in case YOU are the lucky winner. :)

I love this stamp. If you’re into making cards, layouts, art journals, or canvases the Gardenia Bloom Girl is a wonderful size. You can use the entire length of it for a canvas, art journal or layout. OR…just pick a smaller portion to stamp (like her beautiful face!) for a card. The card that I made is a standard A2 size. (4 ¼ x 5 ½”)

Here is a (very generous) sneak peek of this beauty:

LisaAdametz-Gardenia-Create-2I really hope that you’ll pop on over to see how this technique is done. I have a YouTube video showing how I made a similar background on my YouTube channel that is shown on the blog post as well. ALL of my videos can be found under the yellow header on the right “Follow Me On:” and clicking the YouTube icon.

Enjoy the card and I’ll see you back here soon!

**Don’t forget I’ll be announcing the winner of the giveaway in January 8th.**

 

Watercolor Card

Hi again! I have a brand new post over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today. This one is special to me because it’s a watercolor card.

Now, that may not seem like a big deal to any of you, but I was trying to recreate an Aurora Borealis in watercolor and then use my adhesives as embellishments. I had a LOT of fun working on the Aurora. Looking at different photos and trying to get the colors blending and working just so. Then I wanted to use some of the many products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® as embellishments, not just as adhesives. So, that was fun, too.

Using watercolors to create an actual scene was kind of new to me. I usually use them in a more abstract way, or to color in a stamp. I hope you all like what I did with this:

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I’d love for you to see the close-ups and alternate views of this watercolor card over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog. Please, go check it out and let me know what you think! Your comments always make my day. ♥

We’re expecting a MASSIVE storm here today, so I may be offline. But I appreciate each and every one of you.

Bloom Girls Westcott Blog Hop

Hey everyone!
We are SO excited to present you a STRONG and BLOOMING collaboration between the Bloom Girl line by Jamie Dougherty and Westcott! All the designers have been playing with amazing products from Westcott and we were thrilled to base our projects on the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign that is always held during October.

To celebrate this awesome opportunity, both Jamie and Westcott are doing giveaways* to one lucky winner. Nice, right?! To enter the giveaways, you must comment on each blog listed below and make sure to thank our dear Jamie on the Bloom Girl Creative group on Facebook and Westcott on their Facebook page. You can find the Bloom products HERE on the Prima website and  the Westcott products HERE on their website.

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Here is what I created for the hop. I used watercolors for my Bloom Girl Gardenia and tons of texture and shimmer.

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and a close up of Bloom Girl Gardenia‘s beautiful face! The finished piece is 9″ x 12″ . And it’s just so pretty.

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Blog Photo Blog Hop

*The Westcott giveaway is open to US residents only and The Bloom Girl giveaway is open to all international commenters. The hop is from Oct. 17th 2014 10am PST to Oct. 20th 2014 12am PST. Make sure that you comment on all the stops on the hop to be eligible.*

Bloom Girls Design Team Blog

Jamie Dougherty

Janine Koczwara

Jeannie DeGruccio

Lisa Adametz — > You are HERE!! :)

Louise Nelson

Mindy Baxter

Stephanie Beauchemin

Have fun, get inspired, and enjoy the creativity on every stop of this wonderful blog hop!

 

 

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