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Enjoy Autumn

Enjoy Autumn published on 4 Comments on Enjoy Autumn

Enjoy Autumn by Jen Timko | Autumn Newtons Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Winsor and Newton Paints, WatercolorToday is my day to share a project on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog and I’m still in love with all things fall!  Apparently my little friend Newton is too and I pulled out Autumn Newton to color today.

Fall in Virginia is my favorite season and we are finally really entering the season.  About time!  It seemed late to arrive this year.  I love apples and pumpkins and oh do I love the leaves!  I used some of the local fall things as inspiration for my colors (See the spotty gourd?  My friend had a picture of one like that so I had to include it!)  The leaves next to the card are from my yard and I used those colors as a start for my leaf coloring.

Enjoy Autumn Close Up by Jen Timko | Autumn Newton Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Winsor and Newton Paints, WatercolorI thought that using my Winsor and Newton watercolor paints would be the perfect way to color this.  Something about how the paints layers that ink doesn’t makes it great for blending colors and layering texture.  I used Fabriano Extra White Watercolor Paper….one of my favorites.  While the stamp set has wonderful sentiments, I leaned on one of my go-to phrases from the Happy Little Thoughts stamp set.  I thought it fit this sweet image wonderfully!  I cut a the image layer shape with the Snow Globe Shaker Dies for a fun and different look.

I’m also linking this in to the Inspired by All the Little Things challenge….more gorgeous fall loveliness.  I hope you enjoy this autumn extra today!  Make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs blog for daily inspiration!!  See you tomorrow with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.

Stamp: Autumn Newton (Newton’s Nook Designs), Happy Little Thoughts (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Verafine Onyx Black; Paper:  Fabriano Extra White Watercolor, Wood Textures DSP (Stampin’ Up); Accessories:  Big Shot, Autumn Newton Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Snow Globe Shaker Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS), Misti, Silver Paint Brush, Winsor and Newton Paints, Daniel Smith Paints, Burlap Ribbon (SU ret)

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Freshly Made Sketches #289

Freshly Made Sketches #289 published on 8 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #289

FMS289 by Jen Timko | Lovely Blooms Stamps and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Studio Katia SequinsOh, look at the amazing sketch we have for you today over at Freshly Made Sketches!  My friend Linda Callahan, queen of clever, is our hostess this week and her sketch will get you moving right to your craft room!

As soon as I saw the sketch, I thought shaker card.  So that is just what I made!  I did a quick watercolor using Tim Holtz Distress Inks on these fun flowers from the Lovely Blooms Stamp set (Newton’s Nook Designs) and cut them out with coordinating dies.  I chose colors to match my awesome sequins from Studio Katia and to make my coordination easy.  I cut a frame with Stitched Shapes Thinlits (SU).  The sentiment from Happy Little Thoughts (NND) was stamped onto the window sheet (also cut with the square die) and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Kind of wish I had black powder for a sharper look but I think this works with the loose watercolor look from the flowers.  I rooted around in my DSP stack until I found a print that worked in the background.  I kind of love these stripes!

I have been stamping madly and have lots coming up for you in the next couple of weeks.  Until next time, I hope you have an amazing day!  Thanks for stopping in!


Stamps:  Lovely Blooms (Newton’s Nook Designs), Happy Little Thoughts (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Paper:  Fabriano Watercolor, Typeset Specialty DSP (SU Retired); Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Thinlits, Window Sheet, Sequins by Studio Katia and 28 Lilac Lane, Foam Adhesive Strips

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Beautiful Flower for Newton’s Nook Designs

Beautiful Flower for Newton’s Nook Designs published on 4 Comments on Beautiful Flower for Newton’s Nook Designs

Beautiful Flower by Jen Timko | Beautiful Spring Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Pop of Pink DSP by Stampin' UpIt is my turn for a bonus project over at the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today and I want to share all the details with you here.  I remain obsessed with the quilled designs in the Beautiful Spring stamp set and I wanted to focus on the flower today.

The art work on this series of stamps (Beautiful Swirls) is really stunning and I thought that stamping on vellum might be a great way to show off the art within the images.  I stamped in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Then I colored on the back side of the image using Copic markers.  It is hard to capture on camera but in person you can see the shading on the flower and leaves a bit more.  The coordinating dies make quick work of cutting this out and all I had to do next was figure out how to show off the flower!  I first tried it against white (and I’ll admit, it is really pretty) but I wanted something a bit bolder.  So I pulled this gold tag from my stash and I knew I was moving in the right direction.  I chose a sentiment from Happy Little Thoughts.  Apparently this is becoming one of my go-to sentiments!  Love that whole set!  I chose this patterned paper from Stampin’ Up and added some colored rhinestones to coordinate with the red flower.

I hope you are having a fabulous week so far.  I have been working busily on the March release that is coming up next week for Newton’s Nook Designs.  Oh, you are going to be in love!  Suffice it to say I have made multiple cards already for some of the sets because I keep getting distracted with them!  Maybe today will be the day I stay on track…..or not!  Either way, I can’t wait to share with you!  Back tomorrow with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.  Thanks so much for stopping in.  See you soon!


Stamps:  Beautiful Spring (Newton’s Nook), Happy Little Thoughts (Newton’s Nook); Ink: Versamark, Copic Markers; Paper: White Vellum (SU), Thick Whisper White (SU), Pop of Pink DSP (SU); Accessories:  Misti, Big Shot, Beautiful Spring Dies, Basic Rhinestones (SU), Basic Black Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals, Gold Tag, Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder

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