Monday, July 27, 2015

Amazon, Colours, SSS, and SMS

ok. I've gone off the deep end again with shopping, I can't seem to resist a good deal.

Amazon Prime day was kind of a bust for craft stuff, but I did end up ordering some fun foam, and 2 movies I have been wanting.

I few weeks ago now my brother an I finally went to this art store in town - an ACTUAL art supply store called Colours. They are based in Edmonton, AB, but have a store not to far from me.
 We were in heaven. My brother is into drawing and I'm into painting and colouring. I got some new good quality watercolour brushes, good watercolour paper and a prisma pencil colourless blender.

Simon says stamp had a surprise sale on, so I couldn't turn that down. I needed more storage pockets anyways. the stamps, die, and stencils worked their way into my order too some how.. must be magic :)

 Lastly, this little guy was on sale at Walmart. Have to try things out and see how well it works.

Then there is the Scrapbooking Made Simple sale that's still going on. If only our dollar was doing better I would have ordered more. but I got a bunch of Lawn Fawn stamp/dies at 20% off, and some sizzix stuff coming too! will do a mail call when those get here. very excited!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

#thedailymarker30day2 - week four/five

Day 22: Had a case of the CRANKIES , one of those days when you just feel off from lack of sleep - factors beyond my control - so I was headchy and just an overall unwell feeling. I needed something that would make me happy. more distress and dylusions water colouring, practiced my blending of the two. I'm quite happy with the results and the colours make me really happy as well.

Day 23: Woohoo for another day off finally. Finished Orange is the new Black, got some groceries and blessed air conditioner hooked up. I have been putting this off but its supposed to get over 33°C this week so I caved and finally got my air conditioner out. But needed dad to come and fix things. Try as I did the hose just would not stay put. Dad being the super awesome guy he is was able to fix it and I can tolerate the heat to come. In tribute to what I wish I could have done today... Water colour and prismas. I used the rest of the ink on the craft mat for backgrounds

Day 24: Today was inspired by Kathy's question on her blog abut shaker cards. I've wanted to do a shaker for a while but havnt gotten to it. Then I got hit with this awesome idea. I've been on a "water" kick lately with my backgrounds and loving my little whales. So, I took the baby whale from the Stamps of Life set and fussy cut - yes I know, I fussy cut - the whales out the copic coloured them. I cused 2 frames from sizzix and made these little guys "swim"

Day 25: Another boiling hot day, and my first fail this colouring challenge. Discovered my water colour paper can't take a lot of water. too much bleeding and pilling. BUT! the colours look great! The other card turned out well! I partial fussy cut the image from day 23, and added to a background from Day 16. Then added some wink of stella and glossy accents, popped her up and the water flat. turned out really well.

Day 26: Friday! at last! Waiting for some of this heat to dissipate... doesn't seem likely. I mixed my distress ink and dylusions again and got some great colours on this card. Would you believe the red is Aged Mahogany?

Day 27: So after my major fail I went to the local art store, and I was like a kid in a candy shop! But i used my self control and only got better water colour paper, 2 new brushes and a colourless blender for my prismas. this is just a little doodle to test out the paper.

Day 28: Well the heats here to stay... thankfully no work today so I bummed around and relaxed with my air conditioner most of the weekend. I started this little guy, and I was able to get some proper shadows in! later i added some black striped and turned him into Garfield :)   He may need some googley eyes...

Day 29: Watching paint dry.. literally! Tonight I played with some white embossing paste and water coloured over it for a resist... I really like the results! The peerless seem to actually stick to the embossing paste and tinted some of the circles. i tried a clean damp brush on it after but the colour has sunk in there.

Day 30: I'm sad that this challenge has some to an end. It's given me some motivation and shown what even 5 min a night can do. Now to go turn all the rest of the pieces into cards!