Anita Jeram Well Loved by Colorado Craft Company

Anita Jeram Well Loved by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! I’m back today with another project from the new Anita Jeram release by Colorado Craft Company. This one is Well Loved – an adorable teddy bear and heart stamp with sentiment. My mother is particularly fond of teddy bears, so I’ll be setting this card aside for her. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Well Loved by Colorado Craft Company

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Today’s project features:

This is a simple image so I kept the coloring simple as well. I stamped the image on Strathmore Series 400 Watercolor paper with Versafine Clair in Nocturne. I used Zig Clean Color Brush Markers to color the image, blending out the ink with a Zig Medium Watercolor brush. I trimmed with watercolor paper with the medium sized A2 Chunky Rectangles die by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

Zig Brush Markers: 041, 050, 060, 070

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Well Loved by Colorado Craft Company | Color Map

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Anita Jeram Stargazers by Colorado Craft Company

Anita Jeram Stargazers by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! I’m thrilled to share with you today the release of the new Anita Jeram images from Colorado Craft Company. I have plenty of cards to show you in the coming days, but for today, I’m kicking off the new release with the Anita Jeram Stargazers stamp set. You know how much I love these images so having the opportunity to bring them to you is an unbelievable joy!

As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Stargazers by Colorado Craft Company

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Today’s project features:

I stamped the bears from the Stargazers stamp set on Hammermill cardstock with Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Black Shadow. For the background, I used the smallest moon in the Moon Mask stencil. I added a little repositionable tape to stick the smallest mask in place and colored around it with FB2, working outward in arcs with B29, B69, and BV29. I removed the mask and ink blended the moon with Distress Ink in Antique Linen. The stars were added with a gold gel pen.

For the bears, I used a variety of E30s markers (see below), making sure that the back of the bears were darker than the front. I deepened the shadows on the bears with BV23 and BV25. I used YG03 and YG67 for the grass, but they were too bright for a moonlight landscape so I BV25 and BV29 to tone them down.

Yep! That’s a whole lot of Copic coloring so this is where you need to make sure that your markers are full. You won’t to get good coverage and blending on that night sky if you markers are dry. I use a jewelry scale to weigh my markers to make sure that they are filled consistently. With both caps on, the marker should weight approximately 14 grams. With both caps off, it should weight approximately 9.5 grams. I’ve linked the scale that I use, but you can find a variety of similar scales on Amazon. Remove both caps and slowly drip the refill ink on the chisel end of the marker – no need to remove the nib. Give the marker a few minutes to redistribute the ink within, replace the caps and you’re good to go!

And here’s a news flash! Colorado Craft Company will be offering Free Shipping Days on July 2nd & July 3rd. AND (yes there is more!) they will also give away one stamp set of the winner’s choice per designer. Winners will be announce the winner on July 5th. You have until midnight mountain on July 3rd to post your comments!

Check out the creations by the rest of the designers!

Adam Karle
Amy Tsuruta
Amy Young
Angelica Conrad
Bibi Cameron
Daniel West
Erin Thompson
Jenn Gross
Jenn Shurkus
Jennifer Kotas
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Joe Sysavath
Kassi Hulet
Kelly Griglione
Mansi Bhatia
Marci Snee
Nichol Spohr
Traci Jenkins

That’s all for me today! I’ll be back tomorrow with another card from the new release. See you then!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies for Stargazers

COPICS: BV29, B29, B69, FB2 (sky); BV23, BV25, E30, E33, E35, E37, E59 (bears); BV25, BV29, YG03, YG67 (grass)

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Stargazers by Colorado Craft Company | Color Map

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Ice Cream Kind of Day

HEY FRIENDS! It’s the first day of summer and here it Baltimore, it’s going to be hot and humid. We have a fabulous sno-ball stand at the end of my street and it’s going to be an ice cream kind of day. So to celebrate the first day of summer, I have TWO ice cream themed cards from Colorado Craft Company featuring images by Anita Jeram.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Sundae Funday & Anita Jeram Ice Cream Day Mini Stamps by Colorado Craft Company

Some links in the post are affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for helping me provide you with more new content!

Today’s project features:

I’m still playing with my set of Zig Clean Color Brush Markers. I bought the set of twelve because it was available in my local Dick Blick art store, but as you know, I have full-set syndrome so I’ve been seriously tempted to buy a larger set. Going from 358 Copic markers to 12 Zig markers was quite an adjustment. But the reality is that my set of twelve has worked just fine and I recognize that at least for now, a bigger set is a want rather than a need.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Sundae Funday by Colorado Craft Company

I stamped the images on Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Paper using Versafine in Onyx Black. I purchased the 5.5″ x 8.5″ pad because I can get two cards from each sheet without waste, but the paper comes in a variety of sizes. I colored the images using my Zig Clean Color Brushes (colors listed below) using a Zig Medium Water Brush. This is actually my favorite waterbrush, but it is getting harder to find so stock up if you find a source. Right now, the only place I can find them is on Amazon.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Ice Cream Day by Colorado Craft Company

The Sunday Funday stamp set has its own sentiment, but it’s currently lost on my work table so I used the sentiment from Ice Cream Day set on both cards.

After I finished coloring the images, I used the Chunky A2 Rectangles die set from Simon Says Stamp to trim the watercolor paper. I used SSS Card Stock in Fog for the background. I like this particular color because it’s neutral and works with most of my cards.

That’s all for today! See you again soon.

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

ZIG MARKERS:

  • Sundae Funday: 060 Brown (bunny); 091 Light Gray (ice cream); 031 Cobalt Blue (dish & spoon); 025 Pink (cherry & sprinkles); 091 Light Gray (shadow)
  • Ice Cream Day: 091 Light Gray, 010 Black; 025 Pink (mouse); 031 Cobalt Blue, 030 Blue (bow); 060 Brown, 050 Yellow (cone); 025 Pink (ice cream); 041 Light Green (grass)
Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Sundae Funday & Anita Jeram Ice Cream Day Mini Stamps by Colorado Craft Company | Zig Clean Brush Color Map

[Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.]

Inspire Me Monday: June Blossom Challenge

HEY FRIENDS! This week at Inspire Me Monday is the start of the June Blossom Challenge over on the Power Poppy blog. Christine is hosting the Challenge and the rest of the Bloomies have joined in with cards to inspire you.

The theme this month is Glassy Eyed so pull out all those Power Poppy clear and digital stamps that show an image in glass. Color it up with Copics, watercolors or favorite medium and and join in on the fun!

I decided to feature the new digital stamp Accentuate the Positive. As Marcella says – it’s a rainbow in a jar!

Rowhouse Greetings | June Blossom Challenge - Accentuate the Positive by Power Poppy

COPICS: V22, YR04, Y17, YG03, YG17 (marigolds); V04, B63, B66, B79 (blueberries); B01, B66 (flower buds); V04, B01, B63 (blue flowers); YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67 (blueberry leaves); YG03, YG17 (stems); YG01, YG03, RV63, RV66, RV69 (pink flowers); BV000, BV00, B0000, BG10 (jar); BV000, BV00, BG10 (shadow)

Rowhouse Greetings | June Blossom Challenge - Accentuate the Positive by Power Poppy Color Map

So here are the details for the June Blossom Challenge!

  • You must use a Power Poppy image somewhere on your design.  It could be a stamp, digi, sentiment, Power Poppy freebie, or a background, but we want to see you using your Power Poppy images.  Those will be the cards entered for our monthly prize. 
  • There will be a monthly PRIZE for playing along!  Sometimes it will be a random draw, and other times it will be a Bloomie Favourite winning design.  Winners will receive a $20 Gift Card to the Power Poppy store!   
  • Full details for entering this month’s challenge are available on the Power Poppy Blog!

Barbara Campbell
Christine Okken
Esther Swartz
Gloria Stengel
Lisa Johansen

Furever Friends by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! It’s been awhile since I posted. I was busy behind the scenes reorganizing my studio and getting ready to sell off some of my stash at the yard sale last weekend at Photo Scraps. Thank you to everyone who made a purchase. You helped me clear out space and reduce the clutter that was overwhelming me and my space.

Now that I can see the top of my table (for now!), I was able to sit down and create a new card featuring the Furever Friends stamp set by Colorado Craft Company. I used all three Anita Jeram images on the same card as well as three of the sentiments so this stamp set got a real workout!

Rowhouse Greetings | Furever Friends by Colorado Craft Company

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Today’s project includes:

  • Furever Friends by Colorado Craft Company [ SBC | SSS | SBP ]
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below

The images were stamped on Hammermill cardstock using Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Black Shadow. I use Versafine Clair in Nocturne to stamp the sentiments. Versafine is not compatible with Copic markers so I heat set the ink with clear embossing powder so that it would not smear if I accidently hit it with a marker.

Rowhouse Greetings | Furever Friends by Colorado Craft Company

I trimmed the image cardstock on each side by 1/8″ and backed it on a piece of Simon Says Stamp Cardstock in Fog. The images took a some time to color, but I liked the impact of the combined images.

That’s all for me today – see you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS:

  • Top image: T1, T3, T5, T7 (gray cat); YR21, YR23, YR27, E19 (ginger cat); BV20 (shadow)
  • Middle image: YR21, YR23, YR27, E19 (ginger cat); W1, W3, W5 (mouse); YG13, YG17, YG21, YG67 (grass & foliage); B0000, B00, B41 (sky)
  • Bottom image: E30, E33, E35, E37 (dog); W1, W3, W5 (cat); YG14, YG17 (grass); BV20 (shadow)
Rowhouse Greetings | Furever Friends by Colorado Craft Company | Color Map

Supplies for today’s project are linked to multiple sources at the end of this post. Product links may also be displayed in the brackets following the product name. Where available, I use compensated affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!