Coffee and Chat LIVE REPLAY with Liz – Scenic Garden FREE Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set. Did you catch my Live Video yesterday afternoon? We had a blast catching up, there are quite a few regulars now and I love that they all chat away with each other. I chose to use the Scenic Garden Sale-a-Bration Host Stamp Set, yours free with a Qualifying order of £275/€375, so why not get together with your friends and place one large order, it will mean you can split the Postage too!
Inspired by some projects I found on Pinterest, I decided to colour one of the images with Stampin’ Blends, and one with Watercolouring, but neither were difficult. I think we sometimes think that we have to be really accurate with our colouring, but in actual fact, your brain will ‘fill in’ any gaps and really doesn’t need images like this to be perfectly coloured.
For my Stampin’ Blends image, I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and left the image to dry for a while to make sure it was fully dry. I used very few colours, with the bench in Crumb Cake and the rest in Granny Apple Green, So Saffron and Pale Papaya. The key for me is using the Colour Lifter to add a few highlights and to soften the edges of the blocks of colour. If you look carefully, you will see that the colouring is definitely not ‘inside the lines’ but your brain can cope with that.
My next card uses Water Painters (specifically the smallest brush). I stamped in Staxon Ink, which is perfect for using with Watercolour. I coloured the surround first, simply adding water to the background before adding some dilute Mossy Meadow. Because the paper is wet, the colour will spread for you to a degree, I simply aadded more and more water with less and less pigment as I worked out from the pile of pots. To get the stronger line for the pots to sit on I used the pointed end of a Stampin’ Write Marker and blended it out. Don’t be afraid to do this.
Once the background was fully dry I started work on the pots. These are a mix of Pale Papaya and Cajun Craze. I had decided that my ‘light source’ was from the top right corner and coloured the pots accordingly. The foliage was next, in Granny Apple Green, then the flowers were Orchid Oasis, Rich Razzleberry and Mango Melody. Again, my colouring is very loose, allowing your brain to do most of the work. The image has been drawn with a sketch style, so this loose colouring works perfectly.
I hope you find these helpful if you struggle with colouring. I am certainly no expert, I just have a go and see what works, it is the perfect way to learn.
I have an ordering special for qualifying Online orders placed before 31st January 2023 that use the following Host Code:
Orders of AT LEAST £45/€60 (before P&P) will receive the ADHESIVE BACKED MILKY DOTS (#160582) as a gift from me. This is in ADDITION to my usual Thank You Card, Gift and Reward Vouchers. EVERYONE using the Host Code (or placing an order of £150 or more) will receive the Customer Card Kits too. Please note that there is only one Gift Pack per customer per month.
If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don’t use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don’t worry, you will still get the Thank You Pack and Card Kits.
Video Tutorial Time!
I pride myself on my Customer Service, so am always thrilled when someone chooses to shop with me so they can experience it for themselves. Each month I have an Ordering Special, so keep your eyes open for that! But that that is not all. If you place a qualifying order and use the HOST CODE, you can also earn Sunflower Rewards. For every £30 you spend in any ONE order, you earn ONE reward. Earn 10 Rewards and you get to choose up to £30 of current (not discounted) product. Full details are on the Hostess Code Club Page. This month’s Host Code is:
Why not save money on EVERY Order?
The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue! For just £99/€129, you still get your choice of ANY products up to the value of £130/€175 AND FREE SHIPPING, you just pay less. During Sale-a-Bration the Starter Kit is WAY better (how is that even possible?!). During Sale-a-Bration it gets even better. This time is simply AMAZING, with three options:
- Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine (£55/€77 value) PLUS your choice of £170/€230* of Stampin’ Up! products for only £125/€160
- Option 2: The original white Mini Machine (£55/€77 value) PLUS your choice of £170/€230* of Stampin’ Up! products for only £125/€160
- Option 3: Your choice of £170/€230* of Stampin’ Up! products for only £99/€129
* £40/€55 more than our normal Starter Kit
As a Member of this great Family, you get a minimum of 20% net discount on your future purchases. You also get income from sales you make to other people if you want to use this as a business. Win, Win Right?
Whether you are in the UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Belgium or The Republic of Ireland, just click on the picture to join the Team. If you decide that being part of the Stampin’ Up! Family is not for you, then just stop buying and you will revert to being a customer. Easy, simple, no quibbles!
If you decide that being part of the Stampin’ Up! Family is not for you, then just stop buying and you will revert to being a customer. Easy, simple, no quibbles!
For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-3/8 x 3-5/8” (14 x 9.6cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″
Nail Varnish Colours
Today’s Nail Colours are by Nails Inc. PLEASE NOTE, I get no commission from Nails Inc if you choose to shop using this link.
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- Tuesday – Coffee & Card at 11am UK Time
- Thursday – Craft & Chat at 3pm UK Time
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