Moonlight and Bright Wishes 

I love using the white watercolour pencil to create the appearance of moonlight! It kinda lends itself to a rather soft almost melancholy look. Bright Wishes is a beautiful stamp set to obtain that ambiance. Night has an interesting ability to take away colours and lend itself to the mood. Maybe not a lot of work but nevertheless affective. 

More of Daisy Delight 

I’m so happy when I look at this card! Daisies are a flower which always brings a smile to me and Daisy Delight has brought many smiles to my studio/craft room! This card utilizes both watercolour pencils and white craft ink on top of the cheerful new in colour: Berry Blast and as it has made me happy I hope it shares happiness with you too!

Making Bright Wishes!

I used Bright Wishes stamped in Soft Sky and the coloured the outlines and added some shading with my Stampin Write Markers to come up with this. The sentiment is stamped with Tranquil Tide and I hand drew some little leaves around it with a Lemon Lime Twist Stampin Write Marker. Finally finished with Cajun Craze Enamel Shapes.

Had Some Fun with the Eastern Palace suite!

Another example of the Eastern Palace suite. Used Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist with the blender pen and covered with one of the gold stickers. Stamped background with Lemon Lime Twist and sentiment with Fresh Fig on Very Vanilla card stock. Used Tranquil Tide card stock for the banner and wrapped with gold thread and tied a Fresh Fig tassel to it and mounted it with Stampin Dimensionals. Matted it with Fresh Fig card stock and Finished by mounting it all on a Very Vanilla Thick card base. I think it’s my favourite so far!!!

White Watercolour Pencil with Beautiful You 

I must say a white watercolour pencil is something I had somewhat protested to. Any good watercolourist would tell you no I do not use white I use the paper to create my white. So I decided to move beyond the bounds of watercolour and try my watercolour pencil as like a pastel pencil and use white on a darker paper a common pastel technique and I love the harmony of it. Yay for versatility!!!!

Eastern Palace suite card!

I’ve been working all weekend playing with the Eastern Palace suite from the upcoming 2017-2018 Annual catalog. And this was my first creation. It uses the Eastern Beauty stamp set, Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies and a touch of the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers. There are 3 new in-colours in this Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist. I have a feeling I will spend the next two years going nuts with Lemon Lime Twist and no apologies!!!!

Technique club meeting 2 card 3 Featuring Dragonfly Dreams and Embossing. 

This is the 3rd card I’m teaching at this months technique class and I won’t be showing the surprise project until after the session on April 21. There’s still one opening on April 14th so if you wish to learn both heat and pressure embossing then feel free to join us Email at stampinsmilesbyjackie@gmail.com for details. For our May technique class we will be doing masking technique. Note: this card has combined heat and pressure embossing.