May 7, 2018

Pencil coloured Floral card!

OH Hello everyone! Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

I watched heaps of videos on how to colour using Prisma colour pencils and Polychromos pencils on my vacation I had over the last week of April. I focused on techniques of blending and also real time videos of colouring with colour pencils. What I learned watching the videos? I love layering with colour pencils to blend rather than blending them with either white pencil or burnishing pencil or using Gamsol. With all these techniques of blending, the vibrancy of the colour is lost. I love vibrant colours. By layering colouring pencils over and over, it is easier to blend and the colours are vibrant. The catch to doing the layering to blend is PATIENCE.Lol! That is something I totally lack. Partly because of having so much to do at home and everything called LIFE, I never get couple of hours to myself. I don’t craft at night because of the lighting. I prefer natural light to artificial light.  So it takes a long long time to complete colouring with pencils. Anyway, this flower and leaves from Taylored Expressions took me five hours in all to colour with a lot of interference and another half an hour to put the card together.

I have used the new Big Bloom: Zinnia stamp from Taylored Expressions here. The size of the flower is large and beautiful. Fills an entire card front. Great big focal point. I stamped the flower and leaves using TE Oreo hybrid ink on Sugar Cube cardstock and coloured the images using Prisma colour pencils. I used two colours that do not blend easily with each other. To achieve the blend, I used a lighter and darker shade of Pink and Yellow pencils. The lighter pink over lighter yellow makes the transition smoother. No straight lines between the two colours. Each petal has four to five layers of the colours to get a decent blend. By the time, I finished the flower, I lost my patience. Thankfully the leaves were large and colouring them was easy.

I die cut them using the coordinating dies and cluster the flower and leaves using glue. To make the coloured images pop, I used Toffee cardstock for the background and cardbase. On the background panel, I used texture paste on Go With the Flow stencil to add interest and texture. I adhered the flower cluster on top of the textured background panel using foam adhesives. The panel is adhered on the card base using foam adhesives as well. The sentiment is from In & Out Wedding stamp set which is an older set. I white heat embossed the sentiment on a piece of Oreo cardstock and die cut using Double Ended Flag Stacklet. I added some glossy accent as dew drops on the card front and brush shimmer on the flower. Here are some closeups.

All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.


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May 5, 2018

Glitter Felt!

Hello friends,

I am so excited to share with you new product introduced at Taylored Expressions Store. Its 100% Wool Designer GLITTER Felts.

Yes!!! glitter felt in a whole lot of colours. They are high quality, gorgeous, glittery, 100% wool felt and comes two in a pack. The glitter will not fall or rub off. The quality of these felt are superb. I am in LOVE with these. The Mixed Media dies at Taylored Expressions store cuts these felt like butter without fibre strands peeling on the edges.

I used Mixed Media dies Rolled in Flowers 1 and 2 to die cut the glitter felts and Sack It Unicorn die to make a Unicorn Monogram frame decor.

I used Strawberry Wafers, Berry Patch, Herb Garden and Rose All Day glitter felt on my decor here. So each pack comes with two shades of glitter felt in each colour.I used one shade of glitter felt from each pack. You have plenty to play with or in my case to hoard lol!  Seriously! I will be hoarding these in my stash and looking at them every day. Just looking at all the glitter makes me happy 🙂 Since the Mixed Media dies cut the felt beautifully, it is easier to die cut and roll them into flowers. The leaves are die cut using Bloomin Accessories dies. I wanted to make a decor piece for my daughter’s room. So I used the alphabet A paper mache (as her name is Aditi) and decorated it using the Sack It Unicorn die and the glitter felt rolled flowers and leaves. I added glue to the centre of the flowers and add the Vanilla Creme shaker filling beads. I adhered this Monogram A on a shadow box frame with TE Lavendar Glaze cardstock on the background. This frame sits on her desk in her room. She absolutely love all the glitter flowers and unicorn of course 🙂 Here are some closeups of the frame decor.

These glitter felts are so gorgeous, I will hoard them instead of using them. Lol! As if I haven’t already told you this. lol! These are going to fly off the shelf soon. Rush! if you haven’t placed the order already. All the supplies used to make this project are listed below.


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Have a wonderful weekend!

May 4, 2018

Winnie & Walter May Rerun Feature

Hello everyone,

Cannot believe it is May already! April went by super quick for me. New month and a new Rerun feature atWinnie & Walter Blog

Rerun is a feature at Winnie & Walter’s blog which runs first of every month where one product is featured and that product is on sale for the entire month. There are plenty of inspiration using that product on W&W Blog for you by the designers.

This month the featured stamp set is Framed with Evelin T designs.

Love the whimsical frames. Also the foliage is great to add on the frames or on the background. I stamped the foliage to create my own background for the card and used on of the frames as my focal point for the sentiment. I made a Mother’s day card just in time for Mother’s Day.

For the background, I used gray ink from Momento to stamped the images. All fo Momento inks are copic safe. I wanted something soft instead of a crisp black outline. Hence the gray ink. I coloured them using copic markers. I chose the two shades of blue. An ink blue and a muted blue along with a chartreuse green and bright yellow. I love this colour combination a lot.

For the focal point, I white heat embossed the frame from Framed stamp set on black cardstock and die cut using the coordinating cutaway. The sentiment is from an older stamp set called Parentville Extras which I white heat embossed inside the frame. I adhered this frame on the top centre of the card front. Used a few sparkly clear sequins to embellished the card front.

Here are some closeups of the card.


All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.

Check out Winnie & Walter Blog for more DT inspiration and the store to purchase this stamp set at a discount.

It’s time for the challenge details:

  1. Create a new project usingFramed with Evelin T designs.(and/or coordinating cutaways and/or the coordinating cut files).  An alternative to usingFramed with Evelin T designs. (and/or coordinating cutaways and/or the coordinating cut files) is to create a new project using one of the projects featured in this post (or any Rerun post throughout August) as your inspiration.  Make sure you use at least one (1) w&w product (this can include a freebie) in your project.  If you choose the alternative to usingFramed with Evelin T designs.(and/or coordinating cutaways and/or the coordinating cut files), please include in your post or project description which project inspired you and how.
  2. Link up your project here by 11:55 p.m. CST on May 31, 2018.  
  3. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  4. This Rerun Challenge may be combined with other challenges found here on the w&w blog or elsewhere.
One project will be randomly chosen to win $25.00 credit to the w&w shop!  The winner will be announced on the Giveaway Winners page or in it’s very own post on the w&w blog.


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