By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets: Awesomely Artistic,  Happy Birthday Everyone and Best Thoughts

Hands up if you find watercolouring relaxing?  I know I do and too the point I will often just sit down to watercolour when I am just feeling “stressed” or my mojo is missing, I find I clear my mind when colouring. Often I get in a roll and colour more then one image, giving me a good little stash of coloured images for when I am low on time to create a card.

I have stamped Best Thoughts Stamp Set {It’s a hostess set} on Watercolour paper with JetBlack StazOn, first I have added a halo of Crumb Cake ink around the flower then I moved on to colouring the leafs and petals. You may notice I have stamped a second layer of the leafs and petals which have been placed over the original image with the Crumb Cake. Using a mix of Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant to watercolour the petals, choosing to create a more rustic watercolour effect I have not “brushed” the colour onto the paper but more of a blob and dab action…. This is SO much easier to show and type! I love the mix of the two tones of purple.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets: Awesomely Artistic,  Happy Birthday Everyone and Best Thoughts

Around my card on the base of Perfect Plum cardstock I have added a little stamped texture using a image from Awesomely Artistic, the image looks like the woven fibre of Burlap.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop | Add Texture with Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set

I just adore when I see a card with a “pretty” inside, I feel like it finishes the card off. Here I have just stamped 3/4 of the image and watercoloured, still giving me ample room to write a message to whoever receives my card. #needstobesomeoneireallylike

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Best Thoughts Hostess Stamp Set | Add a little inky love to the inside of your cards by carrying the elements from the front .

This blog hop is part of the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team weekly blog hop, this week the theme was “Hostess with the Mostess” all of the projects will have Hostess stamp sets in them. The next stop on the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop is Vicky Hayes who always BLOWS me away with her creations.

 

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Here are the items used in this card, click on the item to be directed to my online store.

The main two stamp sets are Hostess stamp sets, which means you can only buy them as part of a workshop or a $250 customer order. Contact me about clubs and ways to earn the this sets.


By Teneale Williams | Feel Goods Stamp Set From Stampin' Up! | Chalkboard Technique

Craziest thing is happening! I am updating my blog just because… Normally I am updating as I have a post part of a blog hop or a challenge I am on the Design Team for. Today my friends, it’s totally because I remembered to take a picture of my class card for tonight before the classes as normally the cards get a ink pad dropped on them or something like that and it’s normally ME that does it #Hopeless

This week in class we doing chalkboard technique, we make 2 cards this one I am showing today and one from a few weeks ago {see HERE}.

By Teneale Williams | Feel Goods Stamp Set From Stampin' Up! | Chalkboard Technique

Add a little sparkle to In Color Blossom Accents by applying a drop of Crystal Effects then a small Pearl or Rhinestone.

By Teneale Williams | Add a little sparkle to In Color Blossom Accents by applying a drop of Crystal Effects then a small Pearl or Rhinestone

Classes are based in Western Sydney, every Tuesday at 7pm and Wednesday at 10am in these classes we make 2 cards to the same technique or theme classes are between $15-$20.

The first Saturday of the month is a Stamp-A-Stack class we make 6 cards for $25. The Second Saturday is a project classes, these classes are very limited numbers and classes start at $35-$85 depending on the project.

Contact me for more info mail@tenealewilliams.com.au

 

Here are the items used:


By Teneale Williams |Featuring You're Got This and Color Me Irresistible DSP from Stampin' Up!  | INKspired Blog Hop #INK018

Happy Sunday! I hope you have had a lovely weekend so far.  I am delighted to bring you a little inky goodness today as I join with some members on my Stampin’ Up! Team for a INKspired Artist’s blog hop, welcome if you have arrived from my beautiful friend Narelle that means you have already seen some of the cards using the following sketch, if this is your first stop… I will catch you up! We have 7 stops on today’s blog hop, all the cards are based to the following sketch I designed:

Teneale Williams | INKspired Sketch Sunday 14th June 2015

A pretty easy sketch this week and a good one to have saved pinned for when you need a quick card, I will admit that my card is not the greatest… yes I am warning you!  The way I saw it in my head is not the way it came out:

By Teneale Williams | Featuring You're Got This and Color Me Irresistible DSP from Stampin' Up!  | INKspired Blog Hop #INK018

 

Its not horrible but not “amazing” I think I went to dark with the black, I was going for elegant…but missed the mark.  On a more positive note I am loving the new Color Me Irresistable DSP {see HERE} it is that back layer with the diagonal lines that are embossed on the paper. I have used You’ve Got This stamp set which I stamped with Jet Black StazOn to White Shimmer cardstock, I am LOVING the white shimmer to watercolour with.

Next up on the INKspired blog hop is Barbara

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Below are the items used in today’s card, click on the item to shop via my online store.

Price: $169.00

Teneale Williams | Stampin"Up! Artisan  blog hop

Birthday cards are the most I make most, everyone has a birthday…. even if we wish we didn’t! This weeks Artisan blog hop is a birthday theme featuring Cherry on Top DSP and Washi Tape plus a few extra fun birthday stamps along the way.

I am using the Cherry on top DSP like I used last week for my gift pouch {see HERE}. In the stack of designs I fell in love with a sheet with little cupcakes, in the card I have cut cupcake images from the sheet to use them as the foundation to my card.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop | Cherry on Top DSP and Sprinkles on Top stamp set

A stamp set that is part the the same suite as the Cherry on Top DSP is “Sprinkles on Top”, which I have used for the greeting under the cupcakes. I adore ‘hope it’s sweet’ to go with the cupcakes.

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop | Cherry on Top DSP and Sprinkles of life

You know I like the inside of my cards, I have again cut a cupcake and a balloon from the Cherry on Top DSP. The inside greeting is from Sprinkles of Life.

Next Artisan is Vicky from the UK who I know will WOW us

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Here are the items used:


By Teneale Williams | Bravo Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! | TGIF Challenge {watercolour}

I love when Fridays roll around, not just because the weekend is coming but its is time for TGIF Challenge {see challenge site HERE} this week the challenge has been set as Watercolouring!

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The card I have made is for a friend who has just gotten a new job. I have white embossed the greeting on to white shimmer cardstock, the watercoloured using Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry. I have also stamped stars in second generation ink {meaning I stamped off onto scrap paper}  with the same ink that I had watercoloured in.

By Teneale Williams | Bravo Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! | TGIF Challenge {watercolour}

A close up to some of the details in the card, starting at the back and moving forward:

  • The main layer was mounted on Silver Foil sheets for a fine board.
  • The strip of printed paper at the top is from Everyday Chic DSP.
  • I have hand stitched Silver Metallic Thread.
  • The banner and star water watercoloured in Crushed Curry and Rose Red, cut with the banner and star {from Itty Bitty Accents} punches.
  • Handheld Stapler was used to embellish the star and banner detail, with Silver Thread also used behind the star.

By Teneale Williams | Bravo Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! | TGIF Challenge {watercolour}

Here are the items used: