Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tips and Techniques

Hi, Debbie here with this months Tips and Technique post.
I am doing a technique that I learned using  a Stabilo All Pencil (I'm using green) and Gesso.

To begin with, draw your image in using a regular pencil.
Then draw over it with your Stabilo All Pencil.  I used a green stabilo all pencil.
Use a size paint brush that will work good for your image.  I used a pretty small tipped brush.
I put some Gesso in a small throw away cup so I would not get the green color in my bigger jar of Gesso.)
After you have done this...use a paint brush to dip in water and then your gesso and paint it all in.
I then wrote out all of the words and a couple of squiggles & a little heart and did the same technique on them.
After this was completely dry - I sprayed Workable Fixatif over it to set it.
I then used yellow watercolor paint to paint the background in.
After it was completely dry, I then went around all of the edges with Gelatos...I used colors Gold and Yellow.

Here is my finished project

Supplies Used:
Watercolor Cardstock
Stabilo All Pencil (I used green)
White Gesso
Paint Brush
Workable Fixatif
Watercolor Paint (for the background)
Gelatos (for the edges - I used Gold & Yellow)

I hope you have enjoyed this technique.
It is a technique that I really enjoy using.  I like the way it looks.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

In the Word...

Hey, guys & gals...Katy here sharing a planner project I did for In the Word Wednesday.

This Verse has always spoken to me and I was reminded of it this weekend with all the Mother's Day posts on social media....I hope you like it as much as I do!

Head on over to my BLOG if you'd like to see all the details!

We'd LOVE to hear what Verse has been speaking to you lately?

Saturday, May 7, 2016

April Winners!

We had some wonderful entries for our April challenges. Thanks so much to all who entered. 

The winners, based on design team votes, are:

#1 Elly

#4 Cathy

#2 Jackie

Congrats ladies...and don't forget to grab this badge for your blogs:

And the PRIZE WINNER chosen randomly using is
#2 Jackie. Grab this badge for your blog Jackie:

CONGRATULATIONS'll be receiving a prize from Scrapbook Fantasies. Within the next 7 days, please email me (Cara) at (be sure to put SEM April Winner in the subject line and leave your mailing address). 

And don't forget to check out our latest challenges here

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Challenges

Ready for some new challenges?

Check out our new May challenges.


Here is our Card Sketch:
Here are some samples from our Design Team:

Linda Harvey

Cara Goedeking

 Paula Jennings


And here is our Layout Sketch:

And here are the samples from the Design Team:

Linda Harvey

Cara Goedeking

Paula Jennings


Create a project inspired by this scripture:

"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4

And here are the Design Team projects:

Debbie Reed

Paula Jennings

Alicia Redshaw

Share your projects with us by linking up below, and you will be entered for a chance to win a prize from Scrapbook Fantasies

Also, don't forget...we're looking for a few new creative ladies to join our DESIGN TEAM!!
If you're interested, check out our post HERE