Doodling with Debby: Make time to play

Hi friends! Happy Monday! Please join me in welcoming back special monthly guest Debby Hughes in our Doodling with Debby blog feature. Read on and be sure to watch the video for more details! Enjoy!

Hello, it’s Debby here. When the new Prize Ribbon Distress color was released from Tim Holtz and I received a parcel of the new products from Simon Says Stamp to use I was obviously delighted! When I get new products, the temptation can be to use them in a format that I’m familiar with. However, I’ve been encouraging myself recently to let loose and simply play with my supplies. Scrap pieces of card, sketchbooks, anything that releases me from creating a finished project. 

These explorations are things I don’t share with anyone and I have found that freedom to explore enlightening. I am much happier to try new products, new techniques, new colours and simply have fun creating a big old mess a lot of the time but learning and saving some of those moments for future reference. When the Prize Ribbon colour came out I saw a beautiful Specimen Book created by Paula Cheney which you must check out. The cover of the book drew me in with the beautiful blues and greens and I looked up the colours Paula had used. Now these colours, Prize Ribbon, Mermaid Lagoon and Crushed Olive aren’t in my usual muted palette wheelhouse but with Paula’s inspiration to encourage me I dived in with a play session and turned on the camera to share with you.

STEP BY STEP HOW TO

  • Place a piece of Hot-Pressed Arches Watercolour Card in the Misti and treat with antistatic powder.
  • Stamp the Delicate Outline Flowers set from Simon Says Stamp in Simon Says Stamp clear embossing ink.
  • Sprinkle with Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder and heat set.
  • Squidge Prize Ribbon, Mermaid Lagoon and Crushed Olive ink onto a craft mat, spritz with water and dunk the card into the inky puddle.
  • Dry with a heat tool and go back into the inky puddle, adding more ink as required.
  • Mix White Gouache into the inks and dip the card again. Add more inks as required to get areas of light and dark values.
  • Splatter with White Gouache and mix the gouache too with the inks and splatter those mixtures too.
  • Die cut a You Are Enough die from Ivory card and the backer from Vellum.
  • Attach the die to the Vellum with Gina K Connect Glue.
  • Trim the panel to fit an A2 card base cut and scored from Ivory card.
  • Add foam tape to the back of the panel and the sentiment piece and adhere to the card front.
  • Embellish with Eggshell Pearls and Iridescent Sequins.

And so there you go, the result of my play session with the new Prize Ribbon Distress Ink and a color scheme from the fabulous Paula Cheney. I particularly love how the light Crushed Olive plays off the deeper tones of the Prize Ribbon and that the embossed lines capture different combinations next to one another. One of my favorite parts is the flower bud where you have separate Prize Ribbon and Crushed Olive sepals which blend into Mermaid Lagoon petals. I hope you find some time to play with your supplies and see where it takes you.

Well, that’s me for this month. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial; you’ll find the video below. Thanks for joining me and I hope to see you next time for Doodling With Debby.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today, and thanks to Debby for being our guest!

Art Journaling with Shari: Send Wine

Welcome, everyone! Happy August!! I’m here with an art journal feature where I’m working in the Dina Wakley white 6×6 journal. The pages in this journal are all super heavy-duty watercolor sheets that can hold up to every technique you can think of.

I’ve created the page using Distress Oxides inks by applying them with a piece of acetate using the smooshing technique.

We all have those days where things just don’t seem to go right and I want to make sure to document them along with my good days. The CZ Design Send Wine dies with the Send Wine and Hugs sentiment strips seemed fitting to use for this page to bring in some humor.

I created the background using colors found in wines like Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, and Peeled Paint. Notice that I colored the word “Wine” at a slope to suggest wine pouring from a bottle.

I’ve filmed the process in the video below, I hope you enjoy!

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Make Magic Blog Hop WINNERS!

Hello, friends! Have you seen our Make Magic Simon exclusive release? This exclusive product lineup features so many products we just know that you will love! You’ll find lots of products pertaining to the sky; the sun, the moon, and stars abound. If you love flowers, stencils, teachers, music, sports, coffee, and cake, you are in luck with this amazing release! There are some wonderful new products from CZ Design and a fun summer-themed set of Suzy’s Cards, too. No matter your style, you’re sure to find several must-haves that need to be in your creative space. We can’t wait to see what you create with all of these awesome new products!

To celebrate this phenomenal release, we hosted two amazing blog hops! The hops featured many talented designers and each one created wonderful projects to inspire you. If you missed either of the hops, you can find the direct links here: DAY ONE and DAY TWO.

A BIG thank you to all of YOU who joined us for the hops! We enjoy hearing from each of you, and your words of encouragement and appreciation to each of the designers mean so much to us here at Simon and to them. It’s our tradition to give away gift certificates to random commenters on each blog stop, and today we are revealing all of the winners! So without further ado, I present to you our winners!

DAY ONE HOP WINNERS:

from Simon Says Stamp’s blog: Julie A Wexler! 

from Nina-Marie Trapani’s blog: Sue D! 

from Caly Person’s blog: Adrienne O’Keefe! 

from Nichol Spohr’s blog: Cynthia Baldwin! 

from Jennifer McGuire’s blog: Barbara-Jean! 

from Cathy Zielske’s blog: Yvonne Boucher! 

from Lisa Addesa’s blog: azjoyace! 

from Amy Rysavy’s blog: Julie Miller! 

from Sidnie Des Jardins’s blog: Nanette Leiker! 

from Amanda Korotkova’s blog: changedbyHim! 

from Heather Ruwe’s blog: Kimberly Asman! 

from Suzy Plantamura’s blog: Cynthia Powell-Cobb! 

from Yana Smakula’s blog: Tena Pfeiffer! 

from Heather Hoffman’s blog: Corky Kay! 

from Lea Lawson’s blog: Amy Shannon! 

DAY TWO HOP WINNERS:

from Simon Says Stamp’s blog: Rachel Macleod! 

from Laura Bassen’s blog: Cherry Robinson! 

from Debby Hughes’s blog: MandaLJ! 

from Bibi Cameron’s blog: Gwen S.! 

from Keisha Charles’s blog: plegge9! 

from Emma Williams’s blog: Susanbcards! 

from Vicky Papaioannou’s blog: Donna Griffin! 

from Yoonsun Hur’s blog: Kelley Clarke! 

from Mindy Eggen’s blog: Tammy Hanson! 

from Barb Engler’s blog: Nora Noll! 

from Norine Borys’s blog: Roxanne Tellini! 

from Sandi MacIver’s blog: Nandini Karmarkar! 

from Tina Smith’s blog: Suzanne Hue! 

from Adelle Emery’s blog: Judi Knecht!

If you see your name listed above, CONGRATULATIONS! Please email [email protected] and let him know that you are one of our Make Magic Blog Hop winners! You’ll receive a $25 Gift Card. 🎉🎉🎉

Thanks again for hopping along with us! We hope you enjoy our fantastic Make Magic release and that it gives you creative enjoyment for months to come!

Winning ROCKS, and so do you!

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