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All the pretty colors — of new ink

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Congrats by Jen Timko | Dotty Angles Stamp Set by Stampin' Up, Clearsnap Petal Point InkI get to share some projects I have been holding on to that are part of a product review for Splitcoaststampers.  Many of you know my long standing love of “Splitcoast” because it is always full of creative inspiration, techniques, tutorials and reviews.  I was asked to take a look at some Clearsnap Petal Point Pigment Inks that are being released in two new color groupings (Sunset and Boardwalk).  Please hop right over to see my thoughts and the analyses of some amazing stampers (and their projects!) – Product Review.  If you want to see the whole gallery of work with these inks, CLICK HERE.

In my review, I mention how I was playing with the ink and trying new things.  I reference a card on kraft (Crumb Cake) card stock and an ombré card.  I wanted to share those here too since I had not put them on my blog yet.  I love the pretty Sunset color family for my Congrats card, don’t you?!  The strong colors from the pigment ink are fabulous on this background stamp!Just for You by Jen Timko | Beautiful Day Stamp by Altenew, Clearsnap Petal Point InkIn my flower card I was able to use the Boardwalk ink to get a gorgeous look on my Crumb Cake paper.  I love how the Dune color is a match and yet shows up beautifully with the line image flower.  While you are over at  Splitcoast, take some time to look around and appreciate all the resources.  You’ll be glad you did!  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you soon!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Beautiful Day (Altenew), Paper Pumpkin sentiment(SU), Dotty Angles (SU retired); Ink:  Clearsnap Petal Point Inks in Sunset and Boardwalk; Paper:  Crumb Cake, Thick Whisper White, Early Espresso; Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Wooden Element Sentiment (SU), Twine, Gold Sequins, Heat Tool, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder

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Freshly Made Sketches #288

Freshly Made Sketches #288 published on 7 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #288

FMS288 by Jen Timko | Beautiful Day Stamp by Altenew, sentiment from Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up, Zig Clean Color Markers, WatercolorI hope you are having a great week!  I’m so happy to share the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch hostess this week is one seriously amazing stamper!  Jen Mitchell has created a gorgeous sketch for us and I’m totally in love with it!

I tried to use a different color palette than I have been playing with lately and started first with this go-to flower from Altenew’s Beautiful Day stamp set.  I stamped using Versafine ink and then colored using Zig Clean Color Markers.  Just two colors was all it took to get pretty variation on the petals.  I fussy cut it out and then added it to this ivory base to match the sketch.  I used the Softly Falling embossing folder to give dimension to the top panel and added a Paper Pumpkin sentiment on the bottom later.  I then added a Basic Pearl (colored with a Sharpie) and some Black Metallic Thread to the flower.

This sketch has infinite potential and I think I may use it again soon!  Love, love it!  I hope you will too.  So glad you stopped in for today’s card.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a look at a new product and I can’t wait to share.  Until then, have a great day!!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Beautiful Day (Altenew), Paper Pumpkin sentiment(SU) ; Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Markers; Paper:  Naturals Ivory (SU retired); Black Metallic Thread, Basic Pearls, Big Shot, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #284

Freshly Made Sketches #284 published on 7 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #284

FMS284 by Jen Timko | Botanical Garden Stamp by Altenew, Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up Sentiment, Woodgrain Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up, Petal Point Pigment Ink by ClearsnapI hope you are having a great week!  I am slowly coming back to reality after a week vacation.  Our family took a wonderful trip to San Diego last week…what a treat!  The boys both had some real favorites events.  Oldest loved seeing the USS Midway and all the airplanes while the youngest enjoyed both the zoo and Sea World.  I love a vacation that can allow everyone to see something that feeds their interests!

So I finally got back into the craft room yesterday and that always seems to be a slow process for me.  Fortunately, Karren created a fabulous (and really workable) sketch for Freshly Made Sketches that made it a bit easier.  I knew I wanted to use these pretty flowers from Altenew (Botanical Garden) and also pulled inspiration from Altenew’s April Inspiration Challenge.  I loved the blue and the yellow and also the bokeh styling of their photo.

For my flowers, I wanted to try a new to me technique.  I have some sneak peek Petal Point inks from Clearsnap that are pigment inks so I tried this technique from Jennifer McGuire.  It is a little bit messy but I agree with Jennifer that using your fingers to apply ink is easy to control.  It also allowed me to have a bit of a splattered look on the flowers per the inspiration.Jen Timko | Botanical Garden by Altenew, Petal Point Pigment Ink by Clearsnap

The fun part with pigment ink is that it stays stickier for a little longer and that allows time to be able to come back and emboss the whole image.  The effect gives a bit of shine and depth to the card that is hard to capture in a picture.  For my center panel of the sketch,  I cut a piece of Thick Whisper White and embossed it with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder (SU).  It adds a subtle texture without pulling attention from the flowers.

I hope you are off to a great week.  I’m back to stamping today and a bit of gardening too.  I love this time of year in Virginia and my youngest is still off this week for break.  We are getting the gardens all ready for planting our vegetables and re-mulching to get things tidy after the winter.  I’m lucky he is such a great helper!  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you soon! Supplies:

Stamp:  Botanical Garden (Altenew), Sentiment (Paper Pumpkin by SU) ; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Petal Point Pigment Inks; Paper:  Thick Whisper White; Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Woodgrain TIEF (SU), Dimensionals, Basic Pearls (SU), Black Sharpie Marker

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Freshly Made Sketches #280

Freshly Made Sketches #280 published on 8 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #280

FMS280 by Jen Timko | Botanical Garden Stamp Set by Altenew, Healing Wings by Skipping Stones DesignEver see a sketch and know that whatever you make with it will be awesome?  That is how I felt the minute I saw this one from Freshly Made Sketches.  The incredible Linda Callahan created this beauty and the possibilities are endless!

I thought these gorgeous images from the Botanical Garden would be great for the sketch.  I stamped them onto Canson Watercolor Paper using Versafine Ink.  Then I colored using Winsor and Newton Watercolor Paints.  I just got these and was swatching them when I thought I should just break them in and see what happened.  I kind of love the possibilities!!  Once I was done coloring the images, I cut them out to see how they looked for the sketch.  I felt like they needed a little bit of a background so I added a little more color behind them before stamping the sentiment.  I love this one!!  And it is perfect for my friend that will receive this card.

Our design team has done their always excellent job this week and you will be so inspired.  I hope you will have as much fun with this sketch as I did.  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Botanical Garden (Altenew), Healing Wings (Skipping Stones Designs) ; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Canson Watercolor; Accessories:  Winsor and Newton Watercolor Paints, Silver Brush Round 4

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Freshly Made Sketches #275

Freshly Made Sketches #275 published on 14 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #275

FMS275 - Amazing by Jen Timko | Botanical Garden Stamp Set by Altenew, Zig Clean Color Markers, WatercoloringAs a programming note, if you are looking for day 2 of the Newton’s Nook February Release it will be up in a second post.  For this card, I’m working with another fantastic sketch for Freshly Made Sketches created by the queen of layers, Narelle.  The way she has layered this sketch speaks to how she always has the most lovely details.

When I saw the scallop, I immediately thought of this flower from Altenew’s Botanical Garden set.  I pulled out my Zig again and this time focused on Peacock Blue.  Love that blue!  I aded a little yellow in the center and combined greens for the leaves but generally some super quick coloring.  With the blue being so striking, I chose this pale background, Fog from Simon Says Stamp.  Using the scraps from where I colored the flower, I cut two banners and colored one with the green and left one plain.  Finally I added this little Paper Pumpkin sentiment and some Basic Pearls.  It was nice to stretch into a different set of colors this week and I think this sketch is going to be fun for everyone.

Back in just a few with today’s release card.  You will be “egg-cited” to see it!  Thanks for stopping in today.

 

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Botanical Garden (Altenew) ; Ink: WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Zig Clean Color 48 Pack, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Fog (SSS), Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper; Accessories:  Basic Pearl, Zig BrusH2O

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Freshly Made Sketches #274

Freshly Made Sketches #274 published on 13 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #274

FMS274 - Jen Timko | Beautiful Day Stamp by Altenew, Zig Clean Color MarkersSo on Saturday, I had the most lovely invitation to go to an event that was a “bring your own craft” kind of thing.  There were Stampin’ Up demos and customers along with some other company reps and friends.  These ladies get together each month to just make things all day.  I know what you are thinking and you are right!  It was awesome!  I could only go for a few hours but it is amazing how much that time is good for the soul.  Per my usual, I accomplished very little because I’m never sure what to pack (and I’m the slowest stamper).  But I did bring along this flower to color and some things that I might be able to use for this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  I have to say that I just love the creative possibilities that this week’s hostess, the lovely Jennifer Brum, has given us!

I only used two colors from my Zig Clean Color Pack (a bright pink and a yellow) to color this flower but I love how they work together and blend to create the orange.  With the strength of the flowers colors, I opted to use a neutral base so I chose Smoky Slate.  The sentiment is from the same Altenew set as the flower (Beautiful Day) and I stamped it in Versafine ink and the layered the white with some Melon Mambo.  I added some Daffodil ribbon that I have hoarded in my stash since it is so pretty with the flower.  I think I’ll be adding this sketch to my go-to group.  I see lots of ways to use it!

And yes, the team has definitely come up with some of them.  As always, they are amazing!  Well, lots of posts this week and I’m back to the stamp room to get ready for some more coming up soon.  Until then, I hope you have a great day!  As for the monthly gathering…I can’t wait to go back and this time actually finish some projects!  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Beautiful Day (Altenew) ; Ink: WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Zig Clean Color 48 Pack, SU Black Stampin’ Write Marker; Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate; Accessories:  Daffodil Delight Seam Binding (SU ret), Basic Pearl, Sharpie Marker

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Freshly Made Sketches #273

Freshly Made Sketches #273 published on 8 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #273

Jen Timko - FMS273 | Concord & 9th Layering Leaves Dies, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Paper Pumpkin Sentiment (Stampin' Up)My favorite stamping day of the week is here!  Happy Wednesday to you!  I’m so excited to share this week’s sketch by coloring genius Karren Johnson.  Her split panel concept is so fun and can lead to so many great ideas!

So I’m hoping that I didn’t stretch too far from the sketch but I really tried to make my watercolor ombré layer into three distinctive sections.  I used the beautiful Tim Holtz Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to create the colors.  I started with a light wash and then went back and layered on more ink.  The heart is really one of the leaves from the Layering Leaves Die Set (Concord & 9th) and I just snipped the stem off to turn it into a heart.  I colored a scrap of watercolor paper with my Wine Red Zig pen and washed it out a bit with water.  Then I die cut with the leaf.  So pretty!  Finally, after some debate, I chose a sentiment.  You see…I need a birthday card for my dear husband and I think this might hit the right masculine note (well, at least it isn’t a flower, haha!).  I love that the Moon Rock ink from Altenew is a nice match to the distress ink on the panel with crisper stamping.  The sentiment itself is from the January Paper Pumpkin kit.  While the kit is an adorable Valentine’s 3-d set, the sentiments are going to be in your go-to list for a while.  I love this font and this says it all!

I know the gallery will be full of inspiration this week.  The design team has some amazing work already there for you to enjoy.  Hope to see your take on the sketch!  I’ll be back on Saturday with a fun hop that you are going to love.  See you then!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Paper Pumpkin January ; Ink: Altenew (Moon Rock), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke), Zig Clean Color 48 Pack (Wine Red); Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock; Accessories:  Big Shot, Layering Leaves Dies (Concord and 9th)

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Freshly Made Sketches #262

Freshly Made Sketches #262 published on 6 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #262

Jen Timko - FMS262Today is Freshly Made Sketches day.  Thank goodness.  Because I, for one, need something happy to occupy my time.  I feel certain there are others who share my thoughts.  The lovely Jennifer Brum is our sketch hostess.  I know you will love it as much as I did.

I will admit that things have been super busy here are I had this flower colored from a project last week.  Copics were the tool of choice for coloring this flower and it was such fun.  I had not used them for a bit and forgot how much I love them.  I added some Pop of Pink DSP with this cool chevron pattern and a sentiment from the same set as the flower, Altenew’s Beautiful Day.

So today is one of those days that we have a choice.  I am going to choose kindness.  I wish you a beautiful day!  See you soon!

Stamps:  Beautiful Day (Altenew); Ink: Copic Markers, Momento Black; Paper: Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Pop of Pink DSP; Accessories:  Metal rimmed pearl (SU ret)

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The Card Concept #61

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cc61-lovely-dayWe have a beautiful inspiration piece over at The Card Concept this week and it was hard for me to narrow down which elements I wanted to use.  No surprise, the team has created some really pretty projects and you are going to have fun with this one!

I chose to use one of my favorite flowers from the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set.  I stamped on Canson Watercolor paper using WPlus9 Black Dye Ink and then colored using Tim Holtz Distress ink in Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry.  The pretty mint typewrite inspired the Mint Macaron card base.  I cut image layer using Stitched Rectangled from Simon Says Stamp.  The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and comes from the Lovely set by Ellen Hutson (Essentials by Ellen).  Finally the little details.  I added some lace trim and gold thread (hard to see in the picture) to keep with the sketch from this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch.  I also colored this for Kathy Racoosin’s Thirty Day Coloring Challenge….a great way to motivate yourself to color just a little every day!

Just a reminder that this is my second post of the day.  Please check my card for Freshly Made Sketches as well. I hope you enjoy this and that you are having a great week.  See you soon!

61cts_196Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps:  Beautiful Day (Altenew), Lovely (Essentials by Ellen – Ellen Hutson); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry), WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper: Canson Watercolor Paper, Mint Macaron (SU); Accessories:  Zig BrusH2O, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles (SSS), Dimensionals, Lace Trim (SU ret), Gold Metallic Thread (SU), Green Pearl (Paper Pumpkin by SU)

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Stamp Ink Paper #67

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Jen Timko - SIP#67 I cannot believe that a month has already passed and this is my last week with Stamp Ink Paper.  What fun it has been to join this talented group of stampers!  This week’s challenge is a sketch challenge.  Totally my happy place for sure!

I chose to use LOTS of white space with only this neutral flowers as the focus.  It is the Daisy stamp from Altenew and I love it layered with Altenew’s dye inks.  Their gray family is so wonderful!  I added a sentiment from Ellen Hutson’s Lovely (yes, again….) and a few Pretty Pink Posh Marshmellow Sequins from the Birthday Bling Mix.  The rest of the detail is courtesy of Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Rectangles.  This is really, really clean but I kind of love all that white!

14207779_10153814400338531_1439368033519347519_oNow hop on over to check out the whole team’s take on the sketch.  Beautiful work by all!  Back tomorrow with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.  Until then, have a great day!!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Daisy (Altenew), Lovely (Essentials by Ellen – Ellen Hutson); Ink: Altenew Warm Gray Mini Cube Set; Paper:  Thick Whisper White; Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp)Birthday Bling Mix (Pretty Pink Posh for C9), Dimensionals

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