Hand Painted Ornaments Card

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Hi friends! Today I have a hand painted holiday card to share with you. I was itching to paint and I wanted to try something relatively easy. I was intimidated to try painting my own ornaments at home because they all have intricate patterns and swirls, maybe next time… LOL

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For my painting, I first used a circle die as a guide and drew in two circles on a piece of Arches Watercolor Paper. Then, I drew in the ornaments’ tops. For the painting part, I followed this and this video by Dawn from Wplus9. She is seriously amazing and I love the way she teaches! She makes it really easy to understand.

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I have used a recently acquired watercolor palette from Schmincke and I absolutely fell in love with it. The full name of the palette is Schmincke Horadam 48 Half Pan Watercolor Set. This palette is the most expensive palette I’ve ever bought and my wallet bled when I took the plunge. However, I made a promise to myself that I will seriously work towards my art goal so that “justified” my purchase  🙂

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Back to my painting, I first used Sepia Brown for the shadows on the bulbs. Then, I painted in the stripes with a paint brush using Translucent Yellow and Madder Red Dark. I further deepened the shadows to create contrast by mixing these colors with browns and grays. For the background, I have used a wash of Phthalo Green. You can see in the photo that my palette is quite messy with dried paints everywhere, but I think it’s beautiful!!  🙂

For the strings, I first drew in a line with a white gel pen, then I drew in a thin line discontinuously using a Copic Multiliner in Sepia. The discontinued lines create the illusion that the strings are shiny. They also add to the delicacy of the painting.

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To give the same organic look on my sentiment die cut, I watercolored it with two separate washes of of Madder Red Dark. Finally, I die cut the whole panel with SSS Stitched Rectangles Die and mounted it on SSS Fog card base with foam tape to finish.

That’s it for today. Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy holidays!

Supplies:

  1. Simon Says Stamp Nested Circle Dies: Simon Says Stamp
  2. Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die Set: Simon Says Stamp
  3. Simon Says Stamp Fog Card Stock: Simon Says Stamp
  4. Arches Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Silver Black Velvet Round Brush Sz 8: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp // Amazon // Blick Art
  6. Schmincke Horadam 48 Half Pan Watercolor Set: Amazon // Blick Art
  7. Schmincke Horadam Sepia Brown: Amazon
  8. Schmincke Horadam Translucent Yellow: Amazon // Blick Art
  9. Schmincke Horadam Madder Red Dark: Amazon // Blick Art
  10. Schmincke Horadam Phthalo Green: Amazon // Blick Art
  11. Copic Multiliner in Sepia: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp // Amazon
  12. Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  15. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

 

Pretty Pink Posh – Birdies in Stocking

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Hello friends! Today I am sharing my last card for Pretty Pink Posh this year. I am very into drawing lately so I figured why not combine drawing with stamping?! To start, I picked something relatively easy to draw i.e. Christmas stocking and I stuffed some birdies into it  🙂

Here is a close-up of my card. Please head over to the Pretty Pink Posh blog for more details!

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

Supplies:

  1. Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Friends Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Friends Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. My Favorite Things Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Copic Multiliner SP 0.3 Black Ink Marker: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Copic Multiliner SP 0.03 Black Ink Marker: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. EK Success Honey Bee Non-Stick Scissors: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Ranger Ink Blending Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Ranger Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foam: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Antique Linen Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Tea Dye Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Ranger Artist Paint Brush Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Gansai Tambi Watercolor 36 Color Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  19. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp – Sending Hugs

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Happy Friday!! Today I am popping in to share a “sending hugs” card using Simon Says Stamp supplies. I finally got to play with the beautiful Winter Flowers Stamp Set. This set was designed by Kristina Werner and it was meant for Christmas, but I used it in a more generic way today.

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I first white heat embossed the images from the Winter Flowers Stamp Set on a panel of Arches Watercolor Paper. I used this high quality paper today because I will be painting a lot of layers. This paper handles water much better than the Canson XL Watercolor Paper and the Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, which I use all the time for both ink blending and watercoloring.

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I slowly watercolored the flowers, berries and leaves and then followed by the beige/brown background. After the panel was dry, I added in some shadows using some dark browns and grays. Then, of course I had to add some splatters. I have used the same colors I used earlier – red, green and purple. Finally, I also added in more white dot-and-line details for highlights using some white gouache.

Here are some close-ups:

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To finish, I stamped the sentiment from the Big Scripty Greetings Stamp Set in black and clear heat embossed it. That’s it for today. Thank you for stopping by! Happy crafting  🙂

Supplies:

  1. Simon Says Stamp Winter Flowers Stamp Set: Simon Says Stamp
  2. Big Scripty Greetings Stamp Set: Simon Says Stamp
  3. Arches Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. EK Success Powder Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Versamark Watermark Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Ranger Clear Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp

 

Pretty Pink Posh – Birdie Ornaments

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Hello friends! Today I have a set of Christmas ornaments to share with you using various stamps and dies from Pretty Pink Posh.

There are various birdie images from Pretty Pink Posh and I thought I could make them into different characters on my ornaments. I am inspired by my friend Melania’s pastel color palette and I wanted to try it on my project, adding my own touches such as twine, ribbon and jingle bells 🙂

Here is a close-up of my ornaments. Please head over to the Pretty Pink Posh blog for more details!

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

Supplies:

  1. Pretty Pink Posh STAMPtember Winter Bird Stamp Set: Simon Says Stamp
  2. Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Friends Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Friends Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Pretty Pink Posh Fox Friends Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Pretty Pink Posh Fox Friends Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wonderland Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wonderland Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Ranger Ink Blending Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Ranger Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foam: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Altenew Frosty Pink Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Altenew Coral Berry Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Altenew Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Altenew Sea Glass Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  19. Altenew Mango Smoothie Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  20. EK Success Powder Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  21. Versamark Watermark Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  22. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  23. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  24. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  25. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  26. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  27. Natural Twine: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  28. Jingle Bells: Simon Says Stamp

Advent Calendar Project

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Hello friends! It’s the first day of December! Everything in the house is ready to be decorated! Our house have always used the theme of reds and golds. This year is no exception! Speaking of the holidays, I want to share with you a project that I made last year. I just took it out from the attic and it still holds up really well! It’s my advent calendar made using supplies from Mama Elephant, Pretty Pink Posh and Lawn Fawn.

Here is how it looks like next to some regular sized ornaments. The whole project measures 17.5″ X 12″. It took me over a month from start to finish, but it is well worth it because I am using it every year  🙂

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The idea was this is the house where Santa prepares presents for delivery. Some reindeer are starting to deliver some presents but they brought too many, so some of them fell off. The penguins at the bottom were trying to catch them! While the elves on the other side are decorating the tree and using some organizing.

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If you are interested in a walk-through of this advent calendar, please watch my video below, but please bear with me for my weird voice and not being professional. I wasn’t good at making videos a year ago 😛

Thank you for stopping by today! All the supplies I used in this project are linked below. If you are looking to order supplies from Pretty Pink Posh, remember to do so before December 4 as the shop is closing and won’t open until sometime in January! That’s all for today. Happy holidays! 🙂

Supplies:

  1. Mama Elephant Reindeer Games Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. Mama Elephant Reindeer Games Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Mama Elephant Arctic Penguins Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Mama Elephant Arctic Penguins Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Mama Elephant Christmas Spirit Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Mama Elephant Christmas Spirit Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Mama Elephant Tandem Ride Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Mama Elephant Tandem Ride Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Mama Elephant Balloon Et Cetera Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Mama Elephant Balloon Et Cetera Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Mama Elephant Borderlines Trio Die: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Mama Elephant Landscape Trio Die: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Pals Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Pals Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Pretty Pink Posh Mini Tags Dies: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Pretty Pink Posh Twine and Bows Die: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  19. Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Tide Pool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  20. Ranger Ink Blending Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  21. Ranger Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foam: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  22. Tumbled Glass Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  23. Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  24. Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  25. Ranger Glossy Accents: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  26. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  27. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  28. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  29. Disc Magnets: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp