Hi friends, I am back home from my time in Europe and enjoying the summer weather here in Vancouver. I can't wait to tell you about my time in Italy and the "La Dolce Vita Retreat" - it was another great year! I am working on getting a summary post up here on my blog soon.
After being away from my studio for a month it felt good to get back in there and get creative. Today I have a new video tutorial up in the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom, and I would love to have you click on the link and head over to check it out.
WooHoo! Last week I was honored to be a part of the blog hop for the new Essentials by Ellen stamp and die release. I received a lot of comments and questions about the Copic marker faux-watercolor technique that I used on the "Hi, there" hydrangea card so thought I would create a video tutorial to walk you through the steps. Please join me in the CLASSroom for Ellen Hutson to see more samples of this technique in action, and watch the video tutorial.
The tutorial focuses on making your own patterned paper using watercolor painting and stamps. This is the perfect technique for those times when you feel inspired to make a project, but find that you don't have the right style or color of patterned paper on hand. If scrapbooking a 12" x 12" layout is not your 'thing', I would encourage you to try using the techniques in your favorite paper craft application, because they would totally work for cardmaking and pocket scrapbooking too!
So, head on over to the CLASSroom to watch the video, and if you enjoy it, please leave us a youtube like :)
It is my pleasure to share a scrapbooking video tutorial over at Ellen Hutson's CLASSroom today!! Click here to come on over to see it and say 'hi'! The layout features some great watercolor techniques created with Distress inks and markers. See you there!
Today's post has been a while in the making. I have wanted to share video tutorials on my blog for a long time, but had not gotten around to filming any. It was co-teaching my first Big Pictures Craft class that finally gave me the shove to tape my first workshop. Soon after completing that video, I was invited by Ellen Hutson to share a video tutorial in her CLASSroom. If you are joining me today from Ellen's blog, WELCOME! I am delighted you have stopped by. I invite you to stay a while and take a look around. My blog contains a mix of paper crafting projects, newborn photography and travel (in addition to traveling for work and pleasure, I also co-host creative lifestyle retreats in Tuscany Italy which you can read about here!). I also invite you to check me out on Pinterest and Instagram.
I have known the lovely Ellen Hutson for many years as our paths have crossed in the paper crafting industry many times. I was really excited when she invited me to play with the new line of stamps and dies she produced under her Essentials by Ellen brand. The super creative Julie Ebersol designed the products and I must say, they are outstanding. Great designs which are easy to create with, and really good price points too!
As a thank you for stopping by today and watching the video, Ellen has generously offered some Blog Candy to one lucky commenter. This giveaway package contains a few of the awesome things I used in creating today's cards; 2 die sets, 1 stamp set, a Basic Grey paper pad, and more! Just leave a comment here on my blog to be entered for your chance to win. Giveaway will close on Dec. 20 at 12:00PM PST and winner will be announced shortly there after.