Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Joy Clair's Father Day Promotion

Today is a fun day on the Joy Clair blog! The design team is doing a special promotion with the super cool Dad's Day stamp set. The team is showing you several different ideas that can be done with this stamp set.

Here is a look at what is included in the Dad's Day stamp set:

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For today's card, I decided to use the 'Star Wars' theme stamp.


The Yoda stamp is stamped in the middle of the card. It is immediately covered with gold embossing powder and heated with a heat gun. I then used the stars from the Three Wise Men stamp set and filled in all the empty space. The stars are also covered in embossing powder. This is were my plan was to finish the card. However, I decided to use some colored pencils to color in the Yoda image.

I love how this card turned out! Perfect for those fathers who love Star Wars!


I hope that I have inspired you! If you are looking for more inspiration, hop on over to the Joy Clair blog to see what the other design team members have created!

Thank you for stopping by!

Have a great day!
Jessi

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Joy Clair and Imagine Blog Hop

Hello, crafty friends! Today is a super fun day! It is the first day of the Joy Clair and Imagine Blog Hop. The design teams from both companies have joined in a for special 2 day blog hop! You should be arriving from the talented, Neva's blog! If you just happened upon the blog hop and would like to start from the beginning, hop on over to the Imagine blog.

Joy Clair has a line of faith-based stamps, Color by Faith. I have decided to put together a couple of Bible pages using the Color by Faith stamps and some delicious Imagine products.

First up, I have paired the God's Treasure stamp set and Imagine's irRESTible - gold.


I love the shine that the irRESISTible leaves. It reminded me of jewelry, so I stamped the jewel images along the side of the page. Once the ink was dried, I filled in the image with the gold irRESISTible, giving the finished product a shiny coat. The phrase is stamped in Memento - Tuxedo Black ink and the dotted lines are stamped using Memento - London Fog.



I used Memento - Tuxedo Black to stamp the design images along the side of the Bible page. I used the following Fireworks: Lilac Posies, Cottage Ivy, and Rose Bud to color in the images. I poured some of the product out onto a clear stamp block. Using a small paintbrush, I colored in the images. I love the shimmer that the Fireworks leave once they are dried. (I had a hard time capturing the shimmer in the photos.)

Let's talk about prizes!

Be sure to leave comments during these two days of hop so you can be entered to win a one of two $25 Joy Clair Stamps Gift Cards or one of two $25 Gift Cards from Imagine!!! Joy Clair winners will be announced on the Joy Clair Blog at the end of the month and Imagine winners will be announced on the Imagine Blog.

Thank you for stopping today! Enjoy the hop!

Your next stop is the talented, Nadine!

Below is the list of today's hop:

DAY 1

Jessica Pascarella (you are here)

Friday, May 12, 2017

Joy Clair Tip-in with God's Focus

Hello, Joy Clair friends! It is Jessi here. I am cannot wait to show you today's project! This month, the design team is working with layers. So today, I am sharing a tip-in I created to be added into my Bible.

Today's project is showcasing the Color by Faith's God's Focus stamp set:


For this tip-in, there is a front and a back to it. So let's start with the front. I stamped the hanging pictures image and colored in with a green marker. The camera is stamped onto printed paper and cut out. I used a fun bright piece of scrapbook paper for the tip-in. Multiple pieces are used to create the top layer. The pictures and camera images are attached. I used a printed tag to stamp the Bible verse. The tag is then added to the tip-in. To added a few more elements to the tip-in, I hand out some clouds and attached on different edges of the tip-in. A tab and printed banner are also attached.


When you flip the tip-in over, I decided to include a picture of the family god has blessed me with.  I wanted the picture to be the highlight of this side, so I only added one simple banner.


The tip-in is attached to the Bible page with a piece of washi tape. I did trim off a small piece of the tape next to the paper to allow the tip-in to flip easier.

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Llama Tell You Thank You

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Llamas are pretty popular right now! I have seen them on stamps, papers, clothes, mugs...you name it! Everywhere you turn, there are llamas! I just chuckled as I wrote that... a few weeks ago, my daughter's field trip was at a local wildlife zoo. You know, the kind you drive your car through and the animals are roaming free. While I was leaving the zoo, I turned the corner and the road was being blocked by a number of llamas. They would not budge, so I had to sit there surround by llamas.  Anyway, that is my llama story, guess I should move on to my card :)

Today's card uses the super cute Gerda Steiner Designs Llama Tell You and Echo Park's Summer Dreams papers:


The stamped images are on white cardstock and called in with Chameleon markers. The images are then cut out using the coordinating dies. I used other dies to create the panel for the scene. I used a paper pad to make it super easy to coordinate the papers.


The scene is pieced together. The panel is then attached to another coordinating print. The sentiment is stamped onto a thin strip of paper and attached towards the bottom of the card. To finish the card, I added a few NUVO drops to fill in the empty space next to the sentiment.


Stop by the MarkerPOP blog for the list of supplies used on today's card.

Did you hear about our latest giveaway? Check out this POST for the details!


Thank you for stopping by today!

Friday, May 5, 2017

You Are Out Of This World

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! This is the last day for Teacher Appreciation Week for our local schools. So I have been working on a few cards to hand out to our teachers. I found it challenge it make a card for my son to give to his teacher. I wanted the card to share some of his personality.

This month, the design team will be using a variety of different alcohol markers. One of my favorite marker brand is Chameleon Markers. I love how easy these markers are to use. The blending comes so easy with these markers. 

Today, I am working with the Lawn Fawn's Out of This World and a bunch of Chameleon markers.


I wanted to create a scene in the center of the cut out of the card. To start the card, I stamped the planet images and colored them with the alcohol markers. The spaceman image is also stamped onto white cardstock, colored in, and cut out. I used a few different grays to color in the background of the scene.  


To add some additional elements to the card, I added glossy accents to the spaceman's mask. I added "stars" to the scene, by adding enamel drops. The sentiment is stamped and embossed ink white on black cardstock. The cardstock is then cut out in a strip and attached to the card.


The following Chameleon markers were used to color in this card: RD2, RD4, VO2, VO4, OR3, OR4, YO2, YO3, CG5, CG8, BR2, PR4, BG4, BL3, BL6, BG4, PK3, NU1, NU2

Please stop by the MarkerPOP blog for the list of other supplies used on this card.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

Jessi

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Joy Clair Layering Images

Hello, Joy Clair friends! It is Jessi here. I am cannot wait to show you today's project! This month, the design team is working with layers. One way to add layers to your project is to stamp and cut out individual elements.

Today's project is showcasing the Joy Clair's Doodle Flowers stamp set:


To start this card, I stamped a variety of images onto white cardstock. The images are colored in and cut out individually. The jar image is stamped onto a printed piece of paper and cut out. A frame is created using two rectangle dies.


The frame is attached to printed paper. The jar image is glued with in the frame. Now it is time to add the different layers of flowers to the jar. The first layers to be placed are the leaves. One is placed on each side of the jar. One flower image is attached in the center of the leaves.


To finish the card, the remainder of the flowers and leaves were slipped into the place. A simple sentiment from the Joy Clair's Everyday Sentiment is stamped at the bottom of the card.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Watercolor Background with Altenew

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! I love to work with bright colors, but I am switching it up today! Throughout the month, the design team is showcasing different watercolor products and techniques on the MarkerPOP blog!

Today, I am creating a watercolor background print. I am using the Altenew's You Make Me Happy stamp set (currently out of stock, but check out the other Altenew floral stamp sets HERE) and ZIG Clean Color markers.


To start this card, I stamped the images with white ink and embossing powder. The embossing powder creates the raised edges to help keep the paint in the right place. I used soft colors to fill in the image. The stems are colored in using ZIG Clean Color - May Green (047 ). The center of the flower is colored in with Light Carmine (021). Light Pink (026) was used on the inside of the flower petals. To fill in the background, Light Blue (036) was used.  To finish the card, the simple sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.


Did you see the latest MarkerPOP challenge? It is all about watercolor florals! Stop over HERE to join in the fun!


Don't forget to join in for your chance to win some watercolor supplies! Find out how by stopping HERE!


Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Jessi


Friday, April 21, 2017

Happy Day + ZIGs

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Less than one year ago, I was scared of watercolors! I was scared of them! I threw away many projects, just because I was not happy with my watercolor skills. In fact, one of my goals last year was to work on my watercolor techniques! But when I got my hands on Zig Clean Color Markers, I fell in love!

Today, I paired up my Zig markers with the super cute Waffle Flower's Happy Day stamp set:

I struggle when it comes to shadows. The Zig markers help out so much with that! I grabbed three shades of brown to color in the bear image.

Start with the lightest shade of brown and color the outline of the image. Using water and a paintbrush, spread the color from the outside towards the inside of the image.


Do the same with the middle shade of brown.


Now add the darkest shade of brown around the outer edges and spread the color towards the inside.


Now it is time to color in the rest of the image. Please stop by the MarkerPOP blog to see the list of markers used for today's card. To finish of this card, the sentiment is stamped and embossed in white onto a black strip of cardstock.


Don't forget to enter your chance to win some watercolor supplies! Stop by HERE to find out the details!



Have a wonderful day!

Jessi

Monday, April 17, 2017

Joy Clair's Mother's Day Hop

Today, the Joy Clair design team is highlighting the super adorable Mother's Day stamp set! It is full of super cute puns and funny images. A perfect stamp set to make the perfect card for the mother with a great sense of humor! So glad that my mother is one of them!

Here is a closer look of the Mother's Day stamp set:

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One today's card, I wanted to make a "split personality" card. Serious on the front, party on the inside!

From the Mother's Day stamp set, I used the SH!# image stamp for the inside sentiment of the card. The image is colored in with a brown pen. A white gel pen is used to make the teeth and eyes REALLY pop!


I used the new Spring Time Flowers stamp set to create the front of the card. The floral image is stamped and embossed in white. I used a blending tool to add the ombre look with a pretty pink distress ink. The sentiment, from the Hello Sentiments stamp set, is stamped in gray ink.


Be sure to stop by the Joy Clair blog to find more of the design team's projects they created using the Mother's Day stamp set!

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Thank you for stopping by today!
Jessi

Friday, April 14, 2017

Partying with MarkerPOP

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Are you enjoying all the watercolor tips and techniques the design team has been sharing? I am not all that comfortable with watercolors, but lately I have been stepping out of my comfort zone and using them more!

Have you ever tried to do paint splatters? I have to admit, it took me several attempts before I was happy with my splatters!

Today, I am working with Lawn Fawn's Year Seven stamp set and Prima Confections - Tropical watercolors.


I stamped the piñata image onto watercolor cardstock with Memento Black ink. Once the ink was completely dried, I painted the image using Prima Confections watercolor. The image is then cut out and set aside.


Time to work on the background of the card. I randomly stamped the candies and confetti stamps over the panel. Now it is time to do the paint splatters! First, I choose a magenta color paint and watered the color down. Using a paint brush, I soaked up the watered down paint. Over the cardstock panel, I lightly tapped the end of the paint brush, tilting the brush in the direction I wanted the splatters to go. I repeated this process with each color of paint.

Once the paint dried, it is time to piece the card together. A piece of white twine is attached to the piñata image. A foam dot is attached to the back of the piñata and attached to the background panel. The twine is wrapped around the top, to make the piñata look like it is hanging for the top. The sentiment is stamped and embossed onto black cardstock. The sentiment is then cut into strips and attached to the card!


Stop by the MarkerPOP blog to see the list of supplies used on today's card!

Thank you for stopping by today! Don't forget to stop by throughout the month for more watercolor tips!

Have a great day!

Jessi

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Joy Clair's Flawless Bible Journaling

Hello, Joy Clair friends! I am super excited to be working with the new Joy Clair release! There are a total of 8 stamps being released. Four sets for the Color by Faith line and four everyday stamp sets. For the next few months, the design team will be presenting a variety of projects with the hopes of filling you with inspiration! During the month of April, the team will be using the masking technique on our projects.

Today, I am showcasing the super adorable, Color by Faith's Flawless stamp set. 


To start this project, I stamped the images I needed onto stamping mask paper. These images will cover the stamped images to make the scene look like there is some depth.


Now it is time to start the stamping. You start with the stamped image that will be at the front of the and place the image onto the Bible page. Then you cover the image before you stamp the next one. You continue to cover the images in the places you do not the stamped image to show. When you finish the stamping, remove the masking paper.


I wanted the scene to appear like it was on a tabletop. I used an oval die to trace the inside and outside of the oval to form a mirror. Lines were drawn with a pen to create the table top.


Here is the complete scene before I started to paint it. I did forget to take a picture, but I used the Wood Background stamp and stamped it on the tabletop. I used a mixture of regular watercolors as well as metallic watercolors.


When the scene was completed, I stamped the sentiment/phrases in black ink. I also highlighted the Bible verse with the same watercolor shade I used on the lipstick image next to it.

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Supplies:
Joy Clair - Flawless and Wood Backgroud
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black Ink
Stamping Masking Paper
Watercolors



Friday, April 7, 2017

Watercoloring Your Diecuts

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! This month the design team is going to be sharing a few of our favorite watercoloring supplies. I recently received my first Prima Confections Watercolor set. I fell in love with them! The watercolor is probably the thickest I have ever worked with!

Today, I am pairing up the watercolors with My Favorite Things dies. I love using watercolors to color paper when I cannot find the right shades of cardstock to work with!


 To start this card, I painted a variety of swatches using the different colors in the Tropical Confections set. I spaced the swatches out to allow room to fit the various dies.


Once the individual dies are cut, it is time to piece the card together! The Birdhouses die set includes the house, roof and the pole to assemble the house. There is also a couple little bird dies to add a little cute touch to your project.

The background panel is also covered with watercolor as well. I included a layer of grass diecut to add a little dimension to the card,

I wasn't sure what I what kind of sentiment I wanted to use on this card. So I decided to leave it blank. I will be able to stamp a sentiment on the inside of the card that will fit whatever the occasion might be.


Thank you for stopping by today! Stop by the MarkerPOP blog for the list of supplies used on this card!

Have a wonderful day!

Jessi

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

MISTI + Joy Clair Stamps Promotion

Hello, friends! Today is an exciting day on my blog! The design team from Joy Clair Stamps has teamed up with the design team from My Sweet Petunia! We are doing a cross promotion to show how awesome the MISTI tool is with Joy Clair clear stamps! If you are hopping along, you should be arriving from the amazing, Giovana's blog! If you just happened upon my blog and would like to start from the beginning, you can find the list of blog stops at the bottom of my post.


Today, I am working with one of Joy Clair's newest stamp sets, ____________ and the Mini MISTI!


One thing I like about the MISTI tool, is that it makes it easy to work on the layout of the card. You can visualize how the stamps will look and make any changes that are needed to be made. Below, you can see that I worked with the placement of the stamps.


Now it is time to stamp the images from the Doodle Flowers stamp set.  I am planning on using different colors, so I stamp one image at a time. For now, I am only stamping the images, I plan to come back later and color in the images with the same inks.


If you have been stopping by the Joy Clair blog this month, you see that the design team is working with the 'Masking' technique. I decided to include it on this card as well. I wanted the jar to look like it is sitting on a tabletop. To achieve this, I stamped the jar image onto an extra piece of cardstock and cut the image out. The cutout is placed onto the stamped image and washi tape is place across the card. The Wood Background stamp is inked with brown ink and pressed on the card. Once you remove the tape, you can see that the wood grain image is not stamped on top of the jar.


Another thing I like about the MISTI, is that when an image does not stamp completely, you can re-ink the stamp and stamp in the exact same place, for a solid image. Below, you can see that the images from the Hello Sentiment set did not stamp correctly, so I repeated the stamping process.


To finish the card, I placed the card panel on top of a fun print and placed it onto a A2 card base.

Let's talk about prizes!!! My Sweet Petunia is giving away one MISTI and Joy Clair is giving away $25 Joy Clair gift card to two (2) lucky winners! All you have to do to increase your chances to win, is to leave a comment on each participating blog! All comments must be completed by April 9th at Midnight. The Joy Clair winners will be announce on the Joy Clair blog, Wednesday April 12.


Thank you for stopping by today! To continue along with the MISTI & Joy Clair hop, your next stop will be to the talented Stephanie's blog.

Here is the complete list of hop stops:


Supplies used on today's project:
My Sweet Petunia - Mini MISTI
Joy Clair Stamps - Doodle Flowers, Hello Sentiments and Wood Background stamp sets
My Favorite Things Inks - Cotton Candy, Poppy, Ripe Raspberry and Sour Apple
Ranger Distressed Ink - Tumbled Glass and Brushed Corduroy
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Echo Park - Let's Be Mermaids 6x6 paper pad