Friday, October 12, 2018

Watercolor Peach Blossom with Cindy Bristow

Watercolor Peach Blossom with Cindy Bristow
 
Howdy!
 
It's Friday morning, I have had 2 plus cups of coffee and life is good.
 
Yesterday I told you that I was vowing to use some of my forgotten product and I am doing it!!!  I wanted to share the card I made this morning using my Color Splash pencils and my Peach Blossom stamp set (SS-0342). 
 
 
I know I have told my Coloring your Creative Journey class that I love to use Pinterest to find new color schemes, but I also love to use it to find info on techniques.  Last night I looked up watercolor cards and blew my mind!  This card is using the resist technique.  I stamped the bottom flower and leaves with Sweet Berry and Green Olive ink.  Then I pulled out the Whip Cream pigment ink and White embossing powder to stamp the top flower.  When you are stamping white on white, it's hard to see exactly where your image is... in my opinion, I should have stamped that top flower more to the right for a better balance.

 
I really like the results I got with the resist method. Notice on the top flower (the resist image) how the color has pooled in some of the detail lines?  I think it adds more interest to the flower.  I tried to recreate that with the bottom flower, but the results just aren't as stunning.
 
Dimensions for my card are: 
Color Splash Sheet  3-1/2 x 4-3/4
Sweet Berry cardstock  3-5/8 x 4-7/8
Black Licorice cardstock  3-3/4 x 5
Whip Cream cardstock base 4-1/4 x 11
 
If you have questions or would like to order any of the product I used in this card, please email me at:
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Watercolor Poppies with Cindy Bristow

Watercolor Poppies with Cindy Bristow
 
Howdy!
 
It's been a great morning here in South Texas, the sky is clear and the temperature is a lovely 76.  The mosquitos on the other hand are way out of control!!!!  I wonder if anyone makes a mosquito stamp set?.....
 
 
Do you ever buy something and then it just sits there?  I mean you just had to have it,  you played with it a few times, but then it gets put away or buried?  I do it all the time and I have vowed that I am going to start showing some of my forgotten crafty toys some much needed love.
 
One of the toys I need to show some love to is my Journey Color Splash pencils- those are the watercolor ones.  I just had to have them, and in fact, I have multiple sets... and they are all in a drawer.  So today, I pulled them out along with a stamp set that I haven't used in a long time, Poppy Days (SS-0346). 
 
 
I stamped the flowers with Black Licorice on a Color Splash sheet making sure to leave a space for the sentiment.  The sentiment comes form the Chosen Family stamp set (SS-0458).
 
Now, remember that I haven't been watercoloring on a regular basis, so this was a relearning time for me.  The first thing I did was use a media mister to wet my splash sheet a bit.  This helps the watercolors move around a bit.  I then used a blending brush filled with water directly onto the tip of my pencil and dropped some color onto my flower images.  Because the splash sheet is wet, you can move the color around and fill in the images. It's ok if you go outside the lines... it is watercolor.

 
After I finished watercoloring, I dried the panel with my heat gun.  The splash panel was layered onto Black Licorice cardstock.  I wrapped black velvet ribbon around a Whip Cream cardstock panel and popped it up on a Whip Cream card base.
 
That's it- a simple and elegant card. 
 If you have questions or would like to order any of the product, please email me at:
 
 
 
I hope you enjoyed it and thanks for stopping by!
Cindy


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Thanksgiving Fall Harvest Card

Howdy!
 
Are you getting your Thanksgiving plans together?  I know it's only October, but November will be here before we know it.  That's why I spent some time yesterday working on another class kit for the Thanksgiving season.
 
 
This image is from a retired stamp called Harvest, and guess what... I have gotten my hands on 6 of them!  That means we can do a class!!!!

 
I am working on 3 more cards using the Harvest stamp and when I am done, I will be offering it as a class kit just in time for you to get your cards done and in the mail!!!
 
I'm off to create, thanks for stopping by,
Cindy


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Cupcake Time Kit Class Order

Howdy!
If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I spent the last 4 days demoing our 70's house.  Now that the major demo is done ( for awhile), I want to get back into being creative with ink and paper!
 
To kick off the fun, I would like to offer a Kit class from one of my local classes, Cupcake Time!
 
 
Your kit will be shipped direct to your door!  All you will need is adhesives, a Black Licorice Ink pad, Bubble Gum silk, Beach Ball silk and the coloring tool of your choice. Don't have everything?  No worries, I will have a add on package so you can be ready to go!
 
Each kit will come with 4 pre- packaged card kits and 1 Cupcake Time stamp.
 
 
The price for this kit is $20 + tax and shipping.  There is also a add on kit available that includes a bottle of Bubble Gum Silk and a bottle of Beach Ball silk.  The add on kit will be shipped separately direct from Fun Stampers Journey. You may order your kit(s) below.  Quantities are limited, so make sure you order fast!
 
 Cupcake Time Card Class
$20.00 +tax and shipping
  






Cupcake Time Add on Kit
1bottle of Bubble Gum Silk and 1 bottle of Beach Ball Silk
17.85
 

 
Thanks for stopping by!
Cindy

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Inspiration, where does it come from? with FSJ Build a Wreath

Howdy Friends!  What's your morning routine like?  If it's like mine, it starts with coffee and then you sit down at your computer to check your email.  That my friends is where the inspiration for today's card came from!
 
 
This card was inspired by an email from Hobby Lobby, I'm sure you all got the same one- here is the picture I took a screen shot of.  You know- the way we all wish our house looked- especially me right now.... but I digress....

 
so, as I was sipping my coffee, I was dissecting the above picture and started thinking about creating a card.  After a full cup of coffee and a refill to go, I moved to my craft room and grabbed some cardstock to match the color scheme.  I pulled out Fresh Sage cardstock, Oatmeal Cookie cardstock, Hazelnut Blend cardstock, Buttercream cardstock, and to add some texture, a little sliver of my favorite, Corrugated Stock cardstock.  After I had matched the color scheme, I started looking at the design elements of the room.  I noticed the giant wood leaf ,the framed picture on the shelf, the scroll trim on the shelf and the clothes pins.  A few minutes of digging through stamps, and I grabbed my Build A Wreath stamp set SS-0598.

 
I stamped the wreath using Fresh Sage ink and colored it in with Color Burst Pencils numbers 23, 27, and 25.  To complete my card, I used some vintage lace to mimic the scroll trim on the inspiration picture, added a Mini Wooden Clothespin with a double twine bow, and last added a sprinkle of Dark Roast Silk
 
 
Don't forget about the Block Party Sale! 
 
 20% off all Acrylic Blocks the entire month of October

 
Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Disney Princess Look a Like embellishments

Howdy!  I am well in to my second cup of coffee, so I am wide eyed and bushy tailed,  ahhhh, who am I kidding, I am slowly waking up and trying to figure out the game plan for today....
 
The past few days I have been in my craft room creating some Disney themed embellishment packs for my friend Christi. Christi lives up in Virginia and vends at a ton of crops around the DC area.  So, if you know Christi, and are attending one of the crops she goes too, head over to her table and check out her embellishments!  Today's share is all about Cinderella!
 
 
Remember the Superhero dolls I was making in the Spring?  Well I turned a few of them into a scrapbook embellishment pack! 

 
I will be sending some to Christi up in Virginia and also listing 1 in my Etsy shop! 
 
Hope you enjoyed today's post, and see you tomorrow,
Cindy
 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Hello October! Block Party and some Exciting News!

Hello October! 
October means pumpkin patches and trick or treaters!

 
It also means a new Special!!! October's Special is pretty darn exciting, 20% off all acrylic blocks!!!!

 
That means you can go ahead and get that Giant, J size block, you know the one that fits all of the background stamps?!  Here is a link to all of the Block Party Specials.
 
Now, lets get to the Exiting News!
As of November 1, 2018, FSJ will be pairing up with Spellbinders as a online retailer!
 
 
 
 What does that mean for you and me?  It means that You  can still purchase FSJ products, plus you can also purchase Spellbinders products from the same website!!!!  I will have links here on my blog for you to use, or you may email your order to me, paypal the total to me and I can enter the order for you and have it shipped directly to you.  Oh, and there is only a flat shipping rate of $5 on all orders, how cool is that?!

It also means that I will be doing more online classes and videos!  Stay tuned for all of the fun and exciting things to come.
Cindy