Flower Market by AALL & Create

HEY FRIENDS! Just a quick post today for a quick card featuring the Flower Market stamp set by AALL & Create. I love all the layers and colors that go into mixed media projects, but sometimes a simple design and a few bright colors are just as effective. As a result, the image and the coloring take center stage!

Rowhouse Greetings | #356 Flower Market - Janet Klein by AALL & Create

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Today’s project features:

You’ll see from the marker list that I kept the coloring fairly simple as well only one red and one yellow on the flowers and two greens on the foliage. I wanted more contrast in the face and the dress so that’s where I pushed the blending combination a bit. All the same, it was meant to be a quick coloring project and that’s what it turned out to be!

Hope you enjoy today’s project! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20 (skin); Y35, YR24, YR27 (hair); B000 (eyes); R46 (eye flower); B24, B26, B39 (dress); BV000 (collar, stockings); R46, Y35, YG03, YG17 (flowers); BV000 (shadow)

Rowhouse Greetings | #356 Flower Market - Janet Klein by AALL & Create | Color Map

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The Gardener by AALL & Create

HEY FRIENDS! A little change of pace today – I’m currently a guest designer for AALL & Create so today I’m showing you my latest project using The Gardener stamp set. I love these quirky characters by Janet Klein and they’re a lot of fun to color.

Rowhouse Greetings | #424 The Gardener - Janet Klein by AALL and Create
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Here’s the How To!

This is another project that just evolved. I knew that I would do an ink smooshed background so I grabbed a scrap of watercolor paper. It happened that my scrap was Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper so that’s what I used, but you can use Canson XL or Canson Montval if you want a less pricy option (I’ve linked all the papers below).

I pulled out a selection of Catherine Pooler Inks to create a rainbow — Tiara, Tutti Frutti, Be Mine, Pixie Dust, Blue Fiesta, and Lime Rickey — as well as piece of acetate (I used the packaging from a stamp set). Next, I smooshed the ink on the acetate, spritzed it with water using a Distress Sprayer, and then lightly smooshed the acetate on the watercolor paper. I dried the ink with a heat tool and then moved onto the next color. Afterwards, I set aside the background to fully dry.

Once dry, I stamped the images from Breath In, Breath Out on the background using Versafine Clare in Nocturne. Be sure you allow the ink to dry thoroughly to prevent smearing.

I stamped the images from The Gardener stamp set on Hammermill 100 lb smooth cardstock using Hero Arts Intense Black ink and colored the images with Copic markers (see list below). After fussy cutting the images, I applied foam tape to the back of the images. The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of white cardstock using Versafine ink.

I cut the #12 Code die from a piece of Neenah 110 lb cardstock. I cut a piece of Limelight cardstock to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and randomly stenciled the pattern from the #606 Reverse Pluses stencil using Lime Rickey ink and a domed foam blender.

Finally!

Once all the elements were created, I assembled the card as shown.

Rowhouse Greetings | #424 The Gardener - Janet Klein by AALL and Create

That’s all for today – thanks for stopping by!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: E00, E11, E53, R20 (skin); B000, BG10, BV00 (eye flower); B00, B02 (eye); E31, E33, E35, E37 (hair); YG03, YG17 (shirt & stockings); BG000, BG01, BG02 (apron); BG02, BG07, YG03, YG17, R46 (boots); BG01, BG02, BG05, Y17, Y35, YR04 (flower pot); YG03, YG17 (plant)

Rowhouse Greetings | #424 The Gardener - Janet Klein by AALL and Create | Color Mao

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Look Cute by Janet Klein for AALL and Create

HEY FRIENDS! As many of you know, I was recently asked to be a guest designer for AALL and Create, a fun and quirky mixed media company based in England. You might recognize the images of one of their designers, Janet Klein, who has her own line of digital stamps at Vera Lane Studio on Etsy. I love her images so today’s project uses her Look Cute stamp as the focal point.

This card has a little bit of everything – stenciling, stamping, heat embossing, Copic marker coloring, texture paste, and die cutting. I was feeling uninspired so while scrolling through my YouTube feed I came across a video of @autourmwa on Hochanda. I was fascinated. He made mixed media look so effortless. So I surrounded myself with my stash and got to work! Once the first layer was in place, the rest came together, resulting in the eclectic, quirky look that I wanted.

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Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Look Cute by Janet Klein for AALL and Create

Step by Step Process

I didn’t take process photos so I’ll describe the steps below:

Rowhouse Greetings | Look Cute by Janet Klein for AALL and Create

Hope you enjoyed today’s project. See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: E000, E01, E11, E21 (skin); YR23, YR24, YR27, E25 (hair); BV20, BV23, G12, G14, B0000, B00, B01 (eyes and flower); BV20, BV23, B00, B01, B02, B05 (dress); R20, R22, R24 (red combination); RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66 (pink combination); Y32, Y35, Y38 (yellow combination)

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Crocus by AALL & Create

HEY FRIENDS! I’m back today with some news. I was invited to be a guest designer for the next three months over at AALL & Create. They sent me a fabulous box of products including stamps, stencils, dies, and washi tape that I’ll use for design team projects in the coming months. I see lots of mixed media projects in my future!

So today I’m getting my feet wet with a relatively simple project featuring the Crocus clear stamp. However, I’m coloring the viola image from the set because it’s one of my favorite flowers. Plus, I see an opportunity to finally put to use one of my fluorescent Copic markers to create that divine shade of purple.

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Today’s Project

Rowhouse Greetings | Crocus by AALL & Create

Today’s project features:

I looked at several images of violas for inspiration and settled on one which of course I can’t find now to show you! But I loved that each set of petals was different, ranging from a deep vibrant purple at the top to a bright but delicate yellow at the bottom.

Purple is a tough color to create with Copics and there are few good color combinations that result in a deep rich color. When I’m stuck on a color combination, there are two Copic artists that I automatically go to for help – Faye Wynn Jones and Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek). The final combination was one featured by Elaine in a Stamping Bella video.

I stamped the Viola image on a Copic friendly paper using Amalgam Ink in Obsidian by Gina K. Designs [SSS | SBP | GKD]. Generally, I use Hammermill 100 lb. Smooth Paper, which has become hard to find now that it’s the preferred paper for foiling. So if you find a supply, grab it!

I colored the image with Copic markers (see list below) and take a look at the combination for the top petals! I finally got to use the fluorescent purple Copic marker that has been languishing in my set since I bought it. In general, I don’t like the fluorescent markers, but when used in conjunction with other markers, FV2 and FB2 can be used to create rich, vibrant purples and blues. In my opinion, they are the only two worth having.

Rowhouse Greetings | Crocus by AALL & Create

After the coloring was complete, I stenciled lightly around the edges of the card using the Lotza Dots 6×6 stencil by AALL & Create with Distress Oxide Inks in Antique Linen [SSS | SBC | SBP] and Vintage Photo [SSS | SBC | SBP].

Next, I added the Viola word stamp from the set using Versafine Ink in Onyx Black [SSS | SBC | SBP]. I lined up the stamp using my Misti and the Misti Clear Alignment Panels from Taylored Expressions. I love these alignment panels because they make it super easy to stamp sentiments straight on the first try!

Rowhouse Greetings | Crocus by AALL & Create

So that’s it for me today! Talk to you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: BV29, V09, V17, FV2 (top petals); B60, B63, B66, B69 (middle petals); Y32, Y35, Y38, YR04 (bottom petals); YG03, YG17, YG67 (leaves)

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