Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Free Floating - Brea Reese Brand Ambassador Post

Happy Tuesday!!  It's time for my latest Brea Reese brand ambassador post, and yes, it's another mermaid project!!!  I'm so into them this year!!!  The idea for this card actually began from a piece of scrap paper I'd been watercoloring on top of.  The colors had seeped out in a sort of messy striping and I just loved how it looked!!  I used my artsy best friend, Brea Reese Glitter Inks for the background, and colored the card with the Glitter Inks, Watercolor Inks, Fineliner Pens and Glitter Water Brushes!


I didn't want really defined stripes, so I painted all the Lake Blue stripes first.  Then I filled in the spaces with Ultramarine Blue and semi-blended them together with Liquid Glitter.  That stuff is incredible!  The Sea Creatures die cuts were colored with Glitter Inks as well. 

Be sure to check out the Glitter Inks and all the other Brea Reese products!!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Stamp-Free Stack of Cards - Momenta Brand Ambassador Post!!

Happy Hump Day!!  I've got another Momenta Brand Ambassador post for you today, with a stack of stamp-free cards!!  Sometimes I just don't feel like stamping, so I build my cards around my paper and die cuts.  I used the Bright Basics 6x6 Paper Pad to pick my color palette for these cards.  I wanted an assortment of sentiments, so I grabbed the Hello Word Fetti dies and made a bunch of cards in a very short time.


I'm really happy to have all these cards at the ready to send out.  One of my goals this year was to send more cards.


The Flamingo & Pineapple set was the perfect compliment to these colors!


These flowers and leaves from the same die set are so versatile, I always keep them on hand cut out of white or watercolor cardstock so I can quickly color them to match whatever project I'm working on.


These are a bit of a struggle.  Masculine cards and I.....we don't always get along.  I'm pretty happy with these though. The distressed look of the Bright Basics paper adds a bit of vintage flair.


When I finished with these I wished I'd had more time to make more.  They were so fun and easy.

Be sure to check out all the fun Momenta products!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

I'd Rather Be A Mermaid - Brea Reese Brand Ambassador Post!!

Happy Tuesday!!  It's time for my latest Brea Reese brand ambassador post, and since I feel summer is starting to slip away from me, I made a mermaid card!!  Ya'all know I love mermaids!!  I created my awesome oceany background by first applying White Texture Paste through a stencil to watercolor cardstock.  I let it dry and then painted over it with my favorite product, Glitter Inks!!



I used Ultramarine Blue and Lake Blue to create the ocean.  I didn't want a real clear blend between the colors, and I drug my paintbrush across the watercolor paper in a kind of scalloped pattern to create the look of crashing waves.

The mermaid I colored with Alcohol Markers, primarily the Jewel set.  I used heavyweight cardstock so the markers would blend like butter.  Love these!

Be sure to check out the Glitter Inks and all the other Brea Reese products!!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Birthday Stars - Momenta Brand Ambassador Post!!

Happy Hump Day!!  I've got another Momenta Brand Ambassador post for you today, with a quick birthday card!!   I seriously found out I needed this card twenty minutes before I had to leave with it.  I actually love how it turned out and plan to make more in other colors.  I used the Vibrant Combo Paper Pad to create my card base.  Then I stamped one of the sentiments from the Birthday Stamp Set on vellum and added a few Wooden Star Stickers to finish it off.  The stars kind of frame the whole thing to me.


Be sure to check out all the fun Momenta products!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Watercolor Wow - Brea Reese Brand Ambassador Post

Happy Tuesday!!  It's time for my latest Brea Reese brand ambassador post, and today I wanted to showcase all the amazing options Brea Reese has for watercoloring!  I created four cards, each with the same stamp but colored with a different medium.


This first card was made with the Glitter Inks!  I painted with a Water Brush so I could control the depth of the color.  I used Ultramarine Blue, Lake Blue and Violet for the flowers, and a mixture of Gold, Raw Umber and Pthalo Green for the leaves.



Now my newest Brea Reese obsession is the Liquid Metals!  I mixed the Silver with Watercolor Inks in Medium Magenta, Pink and Violet.  By mixing the inks up myself, I can control how much metallic sheen I want (SPOILER ALERT: I always want a lot!).


See those awesome spatters?  I made those with the leftover inks when I finished painting the flowers.  Just load up your brush and flick it with your fingertips!

I painted this one with the Watercolor Inks.  Some with water, some straight from the bottle.  Crimson Red, Medium Magenta and Pink.  I love how you can get so many shades of each color.




And this last one was colored with the awesome Watercolor Creams!


Be sure to check out the Watercolor Creams and all the other Brea Reese products!!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

**TEDDY BEAR PICNIC/ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Creative Moments!!

Happy Hump Day!!  It's a new challenge at Creative Moments and our theme is Teddy Bear Picnic!  So use a bear or food or both on your card!  Of course you can always play Anything Goes, but all this warm weather inspires me to make summery cards!  Our lovely sponsor is Wink Wink Ink and I'm working with Bear Hug!




Just a few challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT have created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

**SUMMER** New Challenge with A Snowflake's Promise!!

Hi everyone!  It's a new challenge at A Snowflake's Promise and as always our theme is Summer!  We don't have a sponsor this challenge so we could make whatever we wanted!  I always think of the water when I think of summer, so of COURSE I made a(nother) mermaid card!


Just a few challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT have created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!