Posts Tagged ‘Chala’

Lawn Fawn – Loads of Fun!

Monday, November 11th, 2019
Lawn Fawn – Loads of Fun!

Hi Everyone! I am straying away from our poppy theme to celebrate some great news that I heard from a co-worker of mine. She’s expecting! This is very exciting as most of my close friends are all done having babies. So, I couldn’t help but get excited to make a baby card and I have been wanting to use the Lawn Fawn – Loads of Fun stamp set for awhile.

While searching through my stash I became disappointment. I didn’t have all the sentiments or pattern paper that I wanted to use, so I improvised and used my Silhouette program to create what I wanted. If you don’t have the silhouette program that’s okay! You can use Microsoft Word, Pages or something similar to create the same thing.

I also wanted to make this into a shaker card…but with a twist! I was using a technique of Jennifer McGuire’s to make some Christmas cards and thought it would work perfect for this one too! It is using laminator sheets and embossing power for the window. I like how this ups the look of the shaker card from just using plain acetate sheets.

It is much easier to watch this card come together instead of trying to describe it…so, click on the video below!

Lawn Fawn – Loads of Fun

I hope you enjoyed today’s video here is a list of the materials used for today’s card

Happy Crafting!

~ Chala

Hay There! Creating a One-Layer Card

Sunday, October 27th, 2019
Hay There! Lawn Fawn

Hay There! I am back to share how I created a one-layer card by channeling my inner Kelly Latevola!

This stamp set has been around for awhile but I don’t think it is one that goes out of style. The little farm critters are so adorable and as a farm girl at heart I couldn’t pass an opportunity up to use them again.

The process of masking a one layer card is not one that is easily described in written word. I encourage you to click on the video below to see how the process unfolded.

The key thing you need to remember is whatever you want to appear “in front” needs to be stamped first.

As you create your masks remember to save them for future projects!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

~ Chala

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Watercoloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Hey crafty friends! Chala here and today I am sharing a super quick and beginner friendly card using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

If you are just starting out I recommend the set of 24 which give you a great selection of colours at a fair price point.

Getting started:

For today’s card I pulled out the Birth-yay stamp set from MFT. I stamped it with VersaClair Nocturne Ink onto some Canson Cold pressed water colour paper cut down to 4″ x 9″.

The Technique:

I am using a wet on dry technique. Start colouring with your lightest colour. You can then go back after to add a darker shadow or shading. It is always easier to cover lighter colours then try to mute darker ones!

Take time to swatch your mediums so that you have a better idea of what colours you would like to use. You can see I did not do this in the video…but decided to take time to do it once I was done. This will make colouring on future projects much easier and quicker!

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Set of 48 colour swatch

Once I achieve the shading I like I will go back over with my darker colour and use my Aqua Flow waterbrush to pull the colour out.

To avoid getting a “muddy” look with the watercolours (and because I am impatient) use your heat tool to dry the image in between.

A few of my thoughts:

The Zig Real Brush markers are very user friendly. I shared with you in a previous post my experience with Nuvo Aqua Flow Brush Pens and to me they are night and day. I love both for very different reasons. In my opinion, I found the Nuvo Aqua Flow Brush Pens to be very juicy and heavy pigmented.

You may find as a beginner to watercoloring that the Zig Real Brush markers give you a bit more control and are more forgiving. The look is more translucent and in keeping with a more “traditional” watercolour look.

To create the blue wash background I scribbled the Zig Real Brush marker onto my Tim Holtz Glass media mat. Then I picked up the colour with the Aqua Flow water brush and applied it direct to the watercolour paper.

Finishing Touches:

Once the image was dry, I trimmed down the panel and matted it onto some Lawn Fawn Black Licorice carstock and adhered that to the card base. My card base measured 9″ x 8″ and was scored it at 4″ creating a unique business envelope sized card.

I stamped the coordinating sentiments from the Birth-yay stamp set onto Lawn Fawn Black Licorice cardstock. Then using Versamark ink I heat embossed with white embossing power.

By using foam squares to pop the sentiment strips up I add a nice layer of dimension and interest to the project.

I added some highlights to the card with a white gel pen. and stamped a few images onto the envelope itself and coloured them with Copic Markers.

I was so excited to send this card in the mail I forgot to take nice close up pictures of the finished product. 🤦🏻‍♀️ So I apologize for the grainy look of this photo.

The Video:

Remember you can watch the video of how I painted and put this card together by clicking below.

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

As always, I appreciate you spending time with me today. Don’t forget to head on over to the What’s New and Hot Deals section to check out the latest arrivals and savings!

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Have a wonderful crafty day!

~ Chala
"Crafting Through the Chaos of Life"

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