Sunday, May 17, 2020

AlexSyberiaDesign May Digi Stamp Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone!

Just popping in to share the news of new Digital goodies in the
AlexSyberiaDesign Etsy shop!

Alex is releasing beautiful floral images as well as three super Cute Japanese Kokeshi Dolls.
When blessed with the honor of creating with Alex's digital stamps, I like to print several of my favorites onto mixed media paper in various sizes to have on hand for coloring therapy moments. 

 My 1st card features the Kokeshi Doll Mitsuki
To make this card:

Next up is the Succulent Close-Up
A beautiful full card front image that can be sized up or down..I think it makes a lovely piece of art for framing.
 Watercolored with the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set.


Be sure to check out Alex's shop to find all the new stamps which are available for immediate download today:))
To celebrate this release, Alex is giving away 7 $10 gift certificates.
Please leave a comment on each of the participating designers’ blogs/IG accounts in this blog hop by 05/22/2020 for a chance to win.
Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs/IG accounts listed below and will be announced on Alex's blog on 05/23/2020.

Blog Hop Order:

Thank you for stopping by today. wishing you a Blessed Easter weekend and hope you are staying safe and well!
Hoping that my cards inspire your masterpieces!!

Friday, May 1, 2020

Altenew + The Daily Marker Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop & Giveaway

Altenew is collaborating with the amazing Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker to inspire crafters to find joy through coloring. Kathy is celebrating her 16th 30 Day Coloring Challenge until 5/7/2020. Please encourage your followers/blog visitors to participate in the 30 Day Coloring Challenge by coloring something and share it on social media using the hashtag #TheDailyMarker30Day. We hope they find “Me Time” and enjoy the benefits that coloring will give. 

I LOVE to color and Kathy Racoosin has been a huge influence for me. Her challenge #TheDailyMarker30Day is a fun way to get that 10 minutes of coloring a day in as well as supporting other colorists by LIKING/commenting/ Encouraging them as they share their colored projects on social media. I've participated in several years of the challenge and enjoyed being an Ambassador for Kathy and her 7th challenge. Coloring 10 minutes a day, has increased my skills and is a great stress reliever too!

Below you can see two projects I've been working on for today's post using the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set.

This first one is some messy watercoloring on the A Study in Watercolor Stamp & Die Bundle which I die cut onto Watercolor Paper Set (A2 loose sheets) and then lightly stamped with Sea Breeze crisp ink.

After allowing the flowers to dry, I created a cluster that looks like Hollyhocks on top of a Flowing Drops Stencil. and finished with a strip of Golden Strokes Washi tape and Sequins - Antique Gold.
Let me tell you a bit about this Background. It was created as Homework for Day 2 Demystifying Mixed Media at Altenew Academy When creative MOJO is low, the classes at the Academy are my first source of inspiration! I highly recommend looking into them :)

Since there was so much color left on my palette from the above card, I tried painting a few free hand florals. this was the best I could come up with. Check out the hot mess below.
And now I am again reminded how blessed we are to have access to so many outline flower stamps at Altenew, because what I paint is no where near as realistic as what I was hopping for!
Good ol' splatters and color washes to make it look like I meant it to be that way :)))

Dancing Tulips among the Forget-Me-Nots
Sending Colorful Blessings your way.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hoping that my cards inspire your next masterpiece!!
Giveaway Prizes:
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners and Kathy from The Daily Maker is also giving away a goodie bag(worth $30) to 4 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 5/6/2020 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 blog on 5/9/2020.
Your next stop on the hop 
is to the lovely Vicky Papaioannou!

Blog Hop Order:
LauraJane <<YOU are here

Special Offers to celebrate the Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop:
5/1/2020-5/3/2020: 40% off the Wonderful Watercoloring Class Bundle from 5/1/2020 at 12:01 AM EDT until 5/3/2020 at 11:59 PM EDT. Shop HERE. Not valid on previous purchases.

5/3/2020-5/4/2020: 20% off *All Alcohol Markers from 5/3/2020 at 12:01 AM ED until 5/4/2020 at 11:59 PM EDT.  Shop HERE>> Not valid on previous purchases. Excludes Artist Marker Refills.

FREE U.S. shipping with code: USFREE
or $5 OFF international shipping with code : SHIP7OFF  at checkout. 
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