Sunday, 11 December 2016

Crazy Crafters' Blog Hop - 11 December - Guest Lisa Curcio - Beautiful You


Welcome to the Crazy Crafters' Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper, Lisa Curcio - we are thrilled to have Lisa join us this month and so excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by her . 


Better Together, Lisa's Stamp Studio, www.lisasstampstudio.com
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Whether you are starting the blog hop here at my blog, Stephanie Fischer - The Crafty Thinker, or have come from the person before me, be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey on this blog hop.

This is the card of Lisa's that I finally settled on - she's so talented that there were many that caught my eye!  

I have used the overall layout that combines rectangle with oval.  I also used the same embossing folder as Lisa and the focal element placed to the left of the oval.  
Stampin Up, #thecraftythinker, 2017 Occasions & Sale-A-Bration sneek peek, #crazycraftersbloghop, Beautiful You, Hey Chick, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Not only do these bright colours appeal to me but they're colours that my friend wears a lot

This card is for the special birthday of a special friend .... requiring a special card!  My friend is an elegant, artistic lady with a good sense of humour.  If she had two good feet, she would definitely dance her way into her seventies!
Stampin Up, #thecraftythinker, 2017 Occasions & Sale-A-Bration sneek peek, #crazycraftersbloghop, Beautiful You, Hey Chick, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The gorgeous dancing lady is from the Beautiful You set in the new Occasions Catalogue

The mechanism for the easel card is made from a piece of A4 cardstock cut to 6.25"x10" then scored and folded along the long side at 5" and 7.5".

The heart is from a new stamp set called Sealed With Love from the new Occasions Catalogue.  I stamped it onto Copper Foil Sheet with Stazon ink and cut it out with matching framelit - these sets will be available as a bundle at a 10% discount.
Stampin Up, #thecraftythinker, 2017 Occasions & Sale-A-Bration sneek peek, #crazycraftersbloghop, Beautiful You, Hey Chick, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
From the side you just see the little surprise waiting inside ...
The white ribbon is from the Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack in the new Occasions Catalogue

I was a little disappointed with myself for giving the dancing lady image dark hair, since my friend is a red head - so there's a little surprise on the inside that I think will appeal to her sense of humour.
Stampin Up, #thecraftythinker, 2017 Sale-A-Bration sneek peek, #crazycraftersbloghop, Beautiful You, Hey Chick, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
I'll be adding the words "You're still a spring chicken!"
The cute and quirky chicken image is one of several in a stamp set called Hey, Chick in the new Saleabration catalogue.  That means that between 4 January and 31 March you could receive it FREE with a purchase of $90.  Don't know about Sale-A-Bration? ... contact me for details.

For the decorative strip, I cut a piece of Copper Foil Sheet to size and positioned it carefully in the Confetti embossing folder.
Stampin Up, #thecraftythinker, 2017 Occasions & Sale-A-Bration sneek peek, #crazycraftersbloghop, Beautiful You, Hey Chick, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Embossed copper Foil Sheet looks stunning
Watercolouring made incredibly easy!!!
The new Stampin' Up Watercolour Pencils (available with the release of the new Occasions Catalogue on 4 January 2017) are a wonderful, and foolproof, way to add colour to a project!  I used them to colour both the images in this project.
Stampin Up, #thecraftythinker, 2017 Occasions sneek peek, Watercolour Pencils, #crazycraftersbloghop, Beautiful You, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The Stampin' Up Watercolour Pencils will be generally available from 4 January 2017


You could simply colour in the image and then run a damp paintbrush over it to smooth and blend.  As you'll see from the images below, I chose to add the colour in the areas I wanted to be darkest and used a damp paintbrush to blend the pigment out from there, which creates a graduation of colour and an effortless artistic look.   
Tips:  I recommend the use of watercolour paper.
         Stamp the image with waterproof ink such as Stampin' Up Archival Basic Black

Stampin Up, #thecraftythinker, 2017 Occasions sneek peek, Watercolour Pencils, #crazycraftersbloghop, Beautiful You, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
This is how I added the colour with the watercolour pencils

Stampin Up, #thecraftythinker, 2017 Occasions sneek peek, Watercolour Pencils, #crazycraftersbloghop, Beautiful You, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The finished article after blending with a damp paintbrush
If you would like to receive an Occasions Catalogue (live in Australia and don't have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator), please contact me for your copy now.

I hope you've enjoyed this card and I welcome your comments. 

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Thanks for visiting
'Til next time
Stephanie




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22 comments:

  1. Stephanie, I just got my watercolor pencils a few days ago and I can't wait to try them. You've colored this so beautifully! Thanks for hopping along.

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    1. Thanks for hopping with us, Lisa, and thank you for your lovely comment. Enjoy the watercolour pencils!

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  2. You have done a awesome job coloring your images Stephanie - can't wait to start using mine. An awesome job. Angexo

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    1. Thank you, Angela. The pencils are so much fun and great for colouring "on the go"!

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  3. Love the watercolouring and the message in your design Stephanie! Fabulous! xo

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  4. Just Beautiful! Your colouring is amazing!

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    1. Thank you, Sandra! Colouring is just so easy with those pencils!

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  5. Gorgeous Stephanie, your colouring is always stunning - love that you included tips for the new Watercolour pencils

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  6. Love your card Stephanie. The easel card fold is fantastic and such a great way to display all the lovely elements. Fabulous watercolouring too, can't wait try out those new watercolor pencils. :)

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  7. Oh what a happy surprise to see that handsome rooster inside your card ... I adore both of these sets Stephanie and your use of the pencils is just fantastic xx Well donexx

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  8. Beautiful card! Some great inspiration!

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  9. Great card & fantastic demo of the new watercolour pencils! xx

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  10. This is a really fun and special card ! Your coloring is always so professional.

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    1. Thank you. You are always so kind, Satomi!

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  11. Great card Stephanie. I love how you've used the copper thread for the heart balloon string.

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Kirsten. You have very keen eyes!

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