Monday, March 30, 2020

WOW! Embossing Powder + Whimsy Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop


The blog hop starts right now and will run until the 5th of April. As we have so many talented designers wanting to play along we decided to celebrate by split the blog hop up over two days.
The Winners will be chosen at random in the week of the of 8th of April from the comments left on THE POSTS.
There are two prizes which means two winners!!!
WOW! Embossing Powders has - 6 powders of your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store your powders safely in.
Whimsy Stamps is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their store.
To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on the designer's blog post and each comment you leave is an entry for a chance at getting your hands on these prizes.
This hop is open internationally.
The next stop on the hop is Tricia! You can see the full list of everyone participating today at the end of the post.

Hi friends! I am thrilled to be joining in this blog hop with Wow! Embossing and Whimsy Stamps! I have created two cards for you today using the same stamp sets in different ways.


For my first card, I started by embossing this gorgeous background stamp in Etched Platinum. I wanted to really enhance the stain glass look and this was the perfect powder to use to do that. I then watercolored the image.


I love this sentiment set by Whimsy Stamps. You can create so many different encouraging sentiments and I love the mix of fonts. I stamped the YOU ARE in black and then embossed it with Clear Gloss Super Fine. I stamped loved in the same ink but didn't emboss it. I love the mix of texture along with the fonts! 


For my second card, I embossed the background stamp on a dark card stock and embossed it with Capri which is a stunning blue powder mixed with gold glitter. It absolutely pops against the card stock! 


I kept the design for the sentiment simple here by embossing the YOU ARE with Opaque Bright White Super Fine embossing powder and embossed awesome on white card stock (using the same technique as above) and cut it into a banner that I popped up with a thin dimensional adhesive.

Check out the video below or on my YouTube channel to see how I created both of these cards in more detail for you!


Remember, to join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on the designer's blog post and each comment you leave is an entry for a chance at getting your hands on these prizes.

This hop is open internationally.

Here is the full list of everyone you want to visit today:
I have started including affiliate links for all the supplies used in my videos here. Using the links when you see something you like helps me with a teeny tiny kickback without changing the price for you at all. It's an easy way for you to support my art and my channel so I can continue to create good content for you. Thank you so much!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Simple Watercolor Cards using The Hedgehog Hollow March Box


Hello friends! I hope this Sunday finds you doing well and staying safe. I know a lot of friends who are getting together for big virtual crafty get togethers and I think that is so fun! I thought these cards would be a sweet pick me up. I created these live on my Facebook Page where you can catch the replay. Also, be sure to follow me there as I would like to do more live creating.

See more about how I created these cards on The Hedgehog Hollow Blog. That wraps up my first month of creating with the subscription box and I'm excited for April! 

I have started including affiliate links for all the supplies used in my videos here. Using the links when you see something you like helps me with a teeny tiny kickback without changing the price for you at all. It's an easy way for you to support my art and my channel so I can continue to create good content for you. Thank you so much!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

"She Decided" Art Journal Page {Shawn Petite Creative Team}


Hi friends! I have a new art journal page to share with you today. I created this as part of the Shawn Petite Creative Team and I am excited to share it with you. The quote I used while I created it weeks ago, seems to be incredibly fitting for the world we are currently living in. As someone who has struggled with anxiety and fear for as long as I can literally remember, I was just breaking free from that in the past year...while something like this would normally just put me back into old ways (and Believe me, there are times when I am struggling) I refuse to give in. It might be the rebel in me but when someone tells me how I'm supposed to react or feel...well, I just refuse.

I love this page more now than I did when I created it. The colors, the vibe, the texture, it all makes me so very happy. The words Strength, Courage and Peace or so incredibly powerful and I hope it gives you comfort and inspiration today as you watch this page come together.


Here are a few close ups. You can find more on the Shawn Petite Blog!




I have started including affiliate links for all the supplies used in my videos here. Using the links when you see something you like helps me with a teeny tiny kickback without changing the price for you at all. It's an easy way for you to support my art and my channel so I can continue to create good content for you. Thank you so much!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Hedgehog Hollow Box - Create Pattern Paper with Stencils


Hello crafty friends! Do you ever find yourself falling into the comparison trap? You know the one, you look at your cards or coloring and then see a photo pop up on social and just start to compare yourself? I know, we’ve all done it. As creatives it’s hard not to sometimes and that’s why as soon as I saw this sentiment in The Hedgehog Hollow March box, I wanted to create an encouragement card. It’s the perfect pick me up for whatever the reason someone might need it. I loved the rulers both in the stamp and stencil in this kit so I wanted to create my own fun unique pattern paper using that.


See more photos on The Hedgehog Hollow Blog and watch the entire process of how I created this background using Ranger Ink Distress Oxides inks as well as a stencil to create this card below:



I have started including affiliate links for all the supplies used in my videos here. Using the links when you see something you like helps me with a teeny tiny kickback without changing the price for you at all. It's an easy way for you to support my art and my channel so I can continue to create good content for you. Thank you so much!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Brutus Monroe Surface Sprays as Watercolors


Hi Everyone! I am excited to share my first project as part of the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team for YouTube. If you follow me on social media, you've seen this announcement and I also shared the box of goodies I got in THIS video. When I looked at the Surface Sprays and it said you could watercolor with them, I thought that would be super fun for my first project. I also noticed it says it's permanent when dry so I will definitely be testing that in my art journals!


I started by stamping the butterfly on 140lb cold press watercolor paper. Then I used the nozzle of the spray to lay a bit of the pigment on my glass mat. I pulled out a small round 2 brush to do my watercoloring. I do love how I can layer these up to create shadows and they even mixed beautifully together to create a new shade. You don't see it much but I definitely will remember that for next time! I couldn't resist adding a bit of shimmer to the wings either as a final touch as well as some white details with a gel pen.


After I die cut the circle and stamped the sentiment, I placed the circle die back over the paper and used it as a guide for my faux stitching with a black fine liner. I love this little detail on my cards. I also distressed the edge of my pattern paper for a bit more texture. After adhering everything to my card base, I added some sequins for a final touch and that completes my card!

I also filmed the process...as part of the YouTube team, this is what I will do each week and I'm super excited for the weeks ahead...to hopefully bring you inspiration and something to watch and listen to OTHER than the news. Be sure to subscribe to the Brutus Monroe YouTube Channel HERE so you don't miss mine or the other amazing inspiration team member videos!

Much love to you all!


I have started including affiliate links for all the supplies used in my videos here. Using the links when you see something you like helps me with a teeny tiny kickback without changing the price for you at all. It's an easy way for you to support my art and my channel so I can continue to create good content for you. Thank you so much!

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Monday, March 16, 2020

The Hedgehog Hollow March Subscription Box Crafty Friends Card


Hi friends! I have a new card on The Hedgehog Hollow blog using the March Subscription box to create another fun crafty friends card. It was fun to pull out my Copic Markers to do a little coloring and masking to create this one layer card. 

I hope you will head over there to see more pictures and how to create this card!

I have started including affiliate links for all the supplies used in my videos here. Using the links when you see something you like helps me with a teeny tiny kickback without changing the price for you at all. It's an easy way for you to support my art and my channel so I can continue to create good content for you. Thank you so much!
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