Friday, September 20, 2019

Altenew : Refresh Your Watercolor Brush Markers Blog Hop + Giveaway + 2 Videos



Hello everyone I'm so excited to be joining in the ALTENEW blog hop celebrating their new Watercolor Brush Marker Refills so you can refresh your Watercolor Brush Markers anytime!
I have four projects for today's post, sharing several different ways that you can use your watercolor brushes as well as the refills themselves to add color to your various creations.


It's exciting to have these refills available because coloring with the watercolor brushes is so enjoyable. If you're joining us on the Blog Hop you can start at the Altenew Card Blog. Or if you are hopping from the beginning you should be arriving here from the Altenew Scrapbook Blog.




For my first project I used the Winter Wonderland Watercolor Brush Markers  on the Sketchy Floral stamp... which is a very large stamp set (6 x 8) The metallic silver watercolor brush gives extra shimmer and shine on the branches. 

Featuring: 
Antique Gold Pigment Ink for splatter
Copic Multiliner 0.1
Strathmore 140 lb watercolor paper
*** Click HERE: or the photo below to see a one minute video of my coloring process.
I have a full video up on my YouTube channel. Or watch below:


I'm not sure how to use this finished watercolor piece and can't decide if I want to trim it down to two separate cards or simply frame it as is..... Let me know in the comments below how you would recommend using it. :)
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On the next card I share an easy technique that I really liked to use with the watercolor brush markers. Coloring a solid image stamp with a watercolor marker then stamping on 110lb paper. You may spritz the stamp with water for a more watery look. check my video to see the process.

Featuring:
Spring Garden Watercolor Brush Markers & Refill Bundle
Wildflower Garden stamp set
Obsidian Pigment Ink
*** Click HERE: or the photo below to see a one minute video of my coloring/stamping process.
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The following card featured the Leaf Canopy stamp and die bundle with the Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush marker set. I colored very quickly on the canopy leaves and then embossed with the antique Gold embossing powder. die cut them with coordinating dies to pop them up on some pattern paper from Verdant Walk paper pack.
Featuring:
Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush Markers
Leaf Canopy stamp and die bundle
Verdant Walk 6x6 Paper Pack
Antique Gold Pigment Ink
Antique Gold Crisp Embossing powder
Obsidian Pigment Ink
Bristol Smooth paper



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I wanted to create something using the actual refill bottles for the final card, so I did not use the markers on this one, but took watercolor paper, brushed it with clear clean water, then chose various refill bottles of color and touched them to the wet paper. This created a kind of galaxy background! 
I then heat embossed several leaves from the FOR ALL SEASONS stamp set on top of the colorful background and stamped the AUTUMN in black in for a mixed media card.   I did have a process video but unfortunately my camera malfunctioned and lost the footage.
 Featuring:
All Watercolor Brush Markers & Refills Bundle
For All Seasons stamp set
Antique Gold Crisp Embossing powder
Obsidian Pigment Ink
White Gel pen
Copic Multiliner 0.1
Mixed media paper



Thank you for joining me today,  I hope you are inspired to get your watercolor brushes out and create something you love today!  Your next stop on the hop is Maryam Perez

Affiliate links to the new products are listed below.

Ultimate Liquid Watercolor -
Brush Marker Refill Bundle

Spring Garden
Watercolor Brush Markers
& Refill Bundle

Tropical Fiesta
Watercolor Brush Markers
& Refill Bundle

Winter Wonderland
Watercolor Brush Markers
& Refill Bundle







Ultimate Liquid Watercolor -
Brush Markers & Refills Bundle
Spring Garden Liquid Watercolor -
Brush Marker Refill Bundle

Tropical Fiesta Liquid Watercolor -
Brush Marker Refill Bundle

Winter Wonderland Liquid Watercolor -
Brush Marker Refill Bundle


**Please note that Emerald color included in the Winter Wonderland set is a different toned Emerald from the one in our Spring Garden set. The Emerald in the Winter Wonderland set is a cool tone of the Emerald color, while the Emerald in the Spring Garden set is a warm tone.


Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 9/25/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/27/2019.


Full Blog Hop List:

Enjoy $50 OFF the Watercolor Marker Ultimate Bundle from 9/20/2019 at 12:01 AM EDT until 9/21/2019 at 11:59 PM EDT. No code needed to enjoy this deal! Not valid on previous purchases. While supplies last. Shop HERE: Watercolor Marker Ultimate Bundle



LauraJane:)

You can also find me:
Instagram @mammacooksalot  
YouTube: Mamma LauraJane

****I am part of Altenew's affiliate program. Which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you every time you click through and purchase product(s) linked in this post. Thank you for your support!

FREE U.S. shipping with code: USFREE
or $5 OFF international shipping with code : SHIP7OFF  at checkout. 
Current Altenew Promotions Page: find all the current deals and promotions at Altenew in one place!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Altenew September 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop and Giveaway + Video


Hello and welcome to my stop on the Altenew September 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop !! It's always an honor to be asked to join:) If you are hopping from the beginning you should be arriving from blog of May Sukyong Park.  The new goodies from Altenew are delightful to create with! Many are Holiday and Winter related, but others are going to be year-round favorites!

Take a look at what I've made for today's post. Then you can pop down to leave a comment and get hoppin' or read through for more details of each card.

You can find ALL the new September 2019 Release collection by clicking HERE:

September 2019 Full Release Bundle

You will adore this multi layer Telephone stamp set called It's for You :) stamped with the Cherry Blossom ink Collection plus Purple Wine and Industrial Diamond Crisp Dye Ink
Paper from the Celebrations 6x6 Paper Pack made a sweet wallpaper behind the classic phone image die cut with the coordinating die.


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This next card features the Birch Impressionism Stamp Set as a stamped background for the heart and Telly! Just because it is a tree stamp doesn't mean you can't use it as horizontal stripes...I LOVE how this looks:))
 I placed a tiny Heart from the Birch Impressionism Die Set in the center of the phone dial...wondering if my kids even know what a classic phone even looks like?!?!  The Antique Gold Pigment Ink makes that phone really shine! Incidentally, I chose to only stamped one of the detailed layers for this one.

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Moving on to my FAVORITE item in the new release...Candy Cane Stripe Cover Die. I just love the ease of creating with a cover die, don't you?

The Candy Cane Stripe Cover Die cuts like butter in a cutting machine after first inking up A2 sized white card stock with Rubellite and an other one with Razzelberry Crisp inks. Turning the second diecut arount I then layered both onto a white cardbase to get a tri-colored candy cane looking background
The new Happy Pomegranates Stamp & Die Bundle stamped with Antique Gold Pigment Ink and a few leaves in Razzelberry make a festive embellishment on top of the GOLD mirrorcardstock. Still inking  sentiments with the Obsidian Pigment Ink over the Antique Gold, both are my GO-TO sentiment inks.
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Using the die-cut SCRAPS for the next card:))
 In-laid Die cut piecing with a few snowflakes and the simple J-O-Y from Tall Alpha Die Set and WHOO HOO! my card is done!

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One more featuring the Candy Cane Stripe Cover Die along with a pencil colored Happy Pomegranates on Kraft CS.
 After coloring with Prisma colored pencils, I re-stamped the Pomegranates with anitque Gold for a nice crisp outline then Die cut them with the coordinating die. I like how the die cuts the spaces between the leaves for a more detail. A Fussy cut sentiment banner completes the card with a hint of GOLDEN Edge washi tape for more sparkle and shine!

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I made a bonus card with video posted on my IG feed. Watch is by clicking here: or the photo below :))

That's all from me. Hope you have been inspired by my creations today..leave me any questions in the comment section and I'll do my best to answer them.
There ARE prizes for leaving comments on all the blogs too! 
Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 9/10/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/13/2019.

Your next stop on the hop is Laurie Willison!
If you get lost you can start at Altenew Card Blog or Altenew Scrapbook Blog.

New release supplies used in this post:

Thanks for taking time to stop by. Hope you are inspired to create something you LOVE!
LauraJane:)
****I am part of Altenew's affiliate program. Which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you every time you click through and purchase product(s) linked in this post. Thank you for your support!


Limited Time Offer! Get a FREE mini inspiration guide with every order from the September 2019 Stamp/Die Release collection! Shop HERE: Altenew September 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Free gift will be added to cart automatically. One gift per order. While supplies last! 


FREE U.S. shipping with code: USFREE
or $5 OFF international shipping with code : SHIP7OFF  at checkout. 
Current Altenew Promotions Page: find all the current deals and promotions at Altenew in one place!


You can also find me:
Instagram @mammacooksalot  
YouTube: Mamma LauraJane

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Spellbinders September 2019 Card Kit

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing the new Spellbinders September 2019 Card Kit. This kit has the MOST beautiful pattern papers and Die Cut shapes! I really enjoyed putting together these quick cards.

Take a look:



Here are all the GOODIES included in the KIT:

Dies exclusive to the KIT:

Here's a closer look at each card:)) 









This one features the Exclusive dies from the kit, which make a FUN letter board with all the Alphas!





I made a sixth card..because I couldn't stop playing with the  PAPER PADDIE CUT SHAPES, and  CHIPBOARD STICKERS !! The GEMS that are exclusive to the kit are so unique in shape and with the kiss of glitter on top!



I think they make a pretty card set:))


I hope you liked my creations and are inspired to make something you LOVE today!


September Card Kit Exrtas: items that can be purchased separately from the kit, without a subscription.

SPELLBINDERS has a Club Kit of the Month for all kinds of paper craft needs!


And there are VALUE CLUBS for those who wish to join several monthly clubs for a great price!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today..Hope you are inspired to #NeverStopMaking!

Crafty hugs and paper kisses,

LauraJane :)


P.S. I am part of the affiliate program at SPELLBINDERS, so any purchase you make by clicking a link helps fuel my crafty addiction..at no extra cost to you!

You can also find me:
Instagram @mammacooksalot  
YouTube: Mamma LauraJane

#SpellbindersClubKits #NeverStopMaking #Spellbinders
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