Hummingbird flight

Hi there,

It's time for our mid-month inspiration blog hop featuring new digital stamps for May with Graciellie Design.  I'm still using featuring Count On Me but this time I used this sweet little hummingbird one of the new May releases. You can check out all the new May release digital stamps in the shop HERE. You can use the discount code BARBARA10 for 10% off in the SHOP so go check them out and go shopping! We also have a guest designer for May Maria Luisa.

The Winner from May 1st is announced over on the Graciellie Design blog and a redraw for the Westcott Scissors is announced as well.  We're celebrating all month for Gracie's birthday so come hop along!

Blog Hop
Barbara Thompson (you are here)



I printed out the hummingbird going a little lighter on the ink and colored with Copics, then 
airbrushed the background.

I die cut the border the added some branches for a secondary border,
punched some tiny flowers and leaves.
  
Then cut the sentiment into pieces to fit.

Happy coloring!


Butterfly Postcard

Hi there,

I'm sharing my extra project for May for Graciellie Design. I really love this set called Just Because and it's a fabulous one to color!  I didn't add a sentiment but the set comes with 4 sentiments as well.  You can use the discount code BARBARA10 to get 10% off if you'd like to purchase this Digital set or others and share it with your crafty friends!


 I started by printing the main image and then die cut it, then colored it with
Topics and added the pointillism background.

Added some Twine and attached to my card base using
Crate Paper Bloom DP.  Then I added Some yellow tickles to
centers of flowers and Dazzling blue Nuvo drops to background.


Happy Coloring!


Graciellie Design May release/blog hop/Giveway

Hi there,

It's time for our May release/blog hop and Giveaway for Graciellie Design .  May is Gracie's birthday month so we're celebrating! Happy birthday Gracie! Graciellie Design is giving away a $10 gift certificate AND her new Pre-lease Pray to one lucky winner!  All you have to do is hop along and comment on ALL design team members and Graciellie Design blog for a chance to win.  International followers may participate. Winner to be announced May 15 on the Graciellie Design Blog.

But first I'm show casing one of the new digital stamp sets for May called Count On Me.  Peonies are all the rage these days so I chose to use it!  It also comes with a sweet hummingbird and  4 sentiments.  You can also see Gracie's May birthday month special release set called Pray with hand lettered sentiments below! So come hop along and if you'd like to purchase the new May digital stamps you can use this code: BARBARA10 for 10% off your purchases! You can check them out in the SHOP. So get hopping!

Barbara (You Are Here)


I started by printing 3 peonies in different sizes on Strathmore smooth surface 100lb
It can go through my printer and when it came out I sprinkled with
gold embossing powder and melted with my heat gun. I learned this technique from one of my 
teammates Ginny Maxam. I never knew you could emboss with digis! Did you?

Then I watercolored peonies with Zig Clean Color 
Real Brush markers.

 I decided to cut the peonies in half to arrange on my card base 
of wood grained white card stock and added a strip of clear acetate with gold stripes.
Then added sentiment with a few punched leaves and Gold Nuvo drops.


Happy coloring!
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Graciellie Design Pre-Release sneak peek Pray

Hi there,

All this week the Graciellie Design Creative Team is giving a sneak peek of a brand new digital stamp set our first hand lettered digital stamp set  called Pray.  This sweet little bonnet girl image is a favorite of Gracie (owner of Graciellie Design digital shop) and is part of her birthday celebration blog hop and complete NEW release coming May 2nd.  Isn't this an adorable set? This little girl comes in two images, one the apron is filled in so you could use your toner printer and add foil like Gracie did or outlined so you can color it! Brilliant!

I decided to make a little scene with this sweet little girl so I just printed her out on Copic paper  and die cut with the stitched rounded corner die, then colored her, added grass the masked her off and added  yellow air-brushing for the sun and the blue sky. I die cut the sentiment to look like the sun and added the clouds.

If you'd like to purchase this brand new set its available now in the SHOP . Please use the code: BARBARA10 to get 10% off your purchase! Please come back May 2nd we will have all new images and birthday celebration for Gracie!




First hand lettered set


Other products used:
DP American Crafts Happy Place
Die-namics Stitched Rounded Rectangle Stax
Sun- Die-namics Wonky Stitched Circle Stax
clouds- Wplus9 sunshine Layers
Poppy stamps Bubble Daisy Border

Happy coloring!


Graciellie Design blog Hop/Westcott Giveaway

Hi there,

It's time for our mid-month inspiration blog hop with Graciellie Design and Westcottbrand Giveaway!  I'm featuring Sprinkled With Love  one of 5 new sets for April so I decided to make a watercolor card using a clear acetate card base.
We are featuring Westcottbrand all month.  Have you tried their precision scissors?? Westcottbrand is giving away 2 pairs of precision scissors to one lucky winner.  Please comment on all team blogs plus  Graciellie Design blog for a chance to win the scissors!

If you'd like to purchase this digi or others please use BARBARA10 to get 10% off in the SHOP. Digital stamps are easy to use and very cost effective! Try them out!

Winner from May 1st is announced over on the Graciellie Design blog so please see list below and get hopping! See my pics below and lets get started!

For watercoloring this Bristol Smooth surface paper works great!
Just don't oversaturate with water and it won't warp. I
cut it to fit printer and printed out image.

I trimmed watercolor paper so I could watercolor my image.
I used the Westcottbrand 9inch paper trimmer to trim bristol smooth paper.

Choose watercolor medium. I used Kuretake.

 Grab the rest of your supplies, mat, watercolor brushes:
Silver Black Velvet sizes 1,2 and 4. I don't use a water brush on this
paper as I want to control water flow. Paper towel and image.

Here are the colors I used. I splatted some bluish gold
and let dry completely before putting card together.

I used a pre-made clear acetate card base. I changed the color
to go inside to a darker pink with a faint stripe on it.

Here's my finished card. I added a piece of gold heart vellum,
die cut balloons, tiny hearts and bow. I cut the vellum with 9 in paper trimmer
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Happy coloring and cutting!
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Happy Easter

Hi there,

I'm back today to share two  Graciellie Design digital stamp sets called Happy Easter and I combined it with a newer set called Friends.  I just adore this bunny drawn so detailed and it comes with a sweet little chick and comes with 3 sentiments. I just printed the bunny, sentiment and 3 of the flowers leaving 2 out of the group to fussy cut later to add to card. Decided to make an easel card for this one. Colored with Copics, added some blades of grass, airbrushed sky and ground and added a few sequins. I love how it turned out.  If you'd like to purchase these digital stamps sets or others, please use BARBARA10 to take 10% off your purchase in the SHOP and use as many times as you like and share it with your crafty friends!







Challenges
Scrapping4Fun challenge #87- Easter
Diestrus challenge #70- Easter
Word Art Wednesday challenge #276-277- Anything Goes
Crafty Creations challenge #338- Anything Goes
ttcrd challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge - Anything Goes






Happy coloring and Happy Easter!


Graciellie Design April Release/Blog Hop/ Westcott Brand

Hi there,

Welcome to the Graciellie Design April Release/Blog Hop/Giveaway with our April Sponsor Westcott Brand.  We have some amazing digital stamp sets and products to share!  So let's get started!  I chose to use Sprinkled With Love this adorable cupcake and it has 8 sentiments with it! Wow! 8. I decided to make a spinner card using the cupcake.  Have you ever made one?  This was my first time making one and it was so easy with the help of some great cutting products from Westcottbrand. Paper trimmers and scissors are staples for paper crafters so these products were outstanding! Please check out all the great products Westcottbrand has to offer.  I am so impressed with their products!

Graciellie Design is giving away a $15 gift card to the Graciellie Design Shop to one lucky winner. International followers are welcome to participate. Please leave comments on all the Graciellie Design Creative Team blogs and we also have a special Guest Designer for April  for more chances to win the gift card! If you'd like to purchase these or other digital stamp sets use this code BARBARA10 to get 10% off your purchases to the SHOP. The two winners from last months blog hop are announced on the Graciellie Design Blog and Papertemptress.

Barbara Thompson (You are here)
Choose designer paper and cut  to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 I used 
 

Cut window in both card base and DP at the same time. I
used a square die measuring 3X3

I printed 2 cupcakes of the same size, colored, and
fussy cut them using 6 in. Microtip Titanium Scissors

I cut some gold metallic thread with 7 in. Titanium Non Stick Scissors

Put adhesive on the backs of both cupcakes add thread
to one of the cupcakes. Add a strong tape like red line to
the inside of window in the center.

Add cupcake on thread to center of Window then add another layer of
strong tape to keep in place. Add adhesive to the rest of
to cut ends of tape.

completed spinner card
I added a few dots with a white gel pen.


Happy coloring and cutting!


Graciellie Design Sponsoring Word Art Wednesday

Hi there,

This Week Graciellie Design is a sponsor over at Word Art Wednesday challenge.  We have been invited to share some projects usingWord Art Wednesday free printable verse and fabulous digital Stamp Sets from Graciellie Design .  We have 4 new Digital stamps sets in the SHOP for March and a Pre-release called Count On Me if you'd like to check those out!  Today I'm using Lace Flowers. This set comes with 2 flower images and 3 sentiments and I'm adding a FREE verse provided by Word Art Wednesday.  Have you ever played the Word Art Wednesday challenge?  It's always Anything Goes. Graciellie Design is giving away a $15 gift card to the SHOP to one lucky person but you have to enter the challenge for a chance to win!  So come play along! You can add the free verse if you'd like.

I printed out the smaller of the 2 flowers from Lace Flowers and the FREE sentiment from Word Art Wednesday.  I added some green deco foil to the dots on the flowers with a glue pen, let it dry, ran it through my die cutting machine. Then colored flowers, fussy cut and added to my card. Printed, die cut, added a little color to sentiment with Copics and added to card.  Please scroll down to see my card.

If you'd like to purchase these or other digital stamp sets you can get 10% off using this code BARBARA10.  Please visit the Graciellie Design Shop HERE. You can also share the discount code with your crafty friends and use as many times as you'd like!




Verse from Word Art Wednesday


Other products used:
Heartfelt Creations Botanic Window die
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Three
BoBunny Faith
Deco Foil Spring Green
Paper temptress Black and green card stock
Nuvo drops Bottle Green, Sherbet Shimmer

Happy coloring!






 
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