Wednesday, April 18, 2018

PWP DT: Bluebonnets and Butterflies Canvas

Hi Scrappers,

This is my post PWP, and the Aviary.  I modified a Canvas kit from Quick Quotes with wings-cling-stamp-setflowers-cling-stamp-set, and  the wildflowers-cling-stamp-set:

I used:
wings-cling-stamp-setflowers-cling-stamp-set PWP

Moments like this, Canvas Kit, Quick Quote

In short, I distressed the die cuts using the powder puffs mocha mama. I added some pearl watercoloring in shades of blue. Then, I added some stamped sentiments to the flourish die cuts and to the heart cut outs using powder puffs or distress oxide inks. For the butterfly die cuts, I stamped the wings using distress oxide. I also inked the edges of the canvas. The rest, I just followed the instructions of the kit. For more details, here is the SnapGuide with more instructions.

Here some closeups:

I love the details the butterfly wings stamps add to these die cuts.

I also added some blue watercoloring to the big butterfly overlay. It blends everything together with bluebonnets in the pictures.

I hope you enjoyed my canvas.

I'm participating in the following challenges:

Friday, April 13, 2018

Birds of a Feather Blog Hop

write up:

Welcome to the

Birds of a Feather Blog Hop

This is a blog hop featuring projects featuring our feathered friends and their gorgeous feathers!

You should have arrived from Sarah- but if you need to start at the beginning, head over to Connie Can Crop

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

One lucky hopper will win this gorgeous stamp from Fun Stampers Journey donated by Connie Can Crop.

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday 4/18/18 at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

For this blog hop, I decided to used some pictures I took in our previous trip to Monterrey, Mexico and to make a double layout using the peacock collection from Creative Memories (long time discontinued...):

I still need to add the pictures, but here are some of the pictures I want to add:

Left side:

Right side:

The tab:

The journal:

I added some dimension by making the stickers unsticky and adding #D zots:

The tap open:

2nd tap open:

my supplies:

As you can see, I decided to keep it bright and simple.

Next head on over to Miranda-

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.







Rebecca- /rebeccaa/

Good luck,

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

My inspiring sketch:

inspired by the story of The Peacock


I included two taps with folds...

Friday, April 6, 2018

PWP April Blog Hop Watercoloring

WELCOME to the Paper Wing Productions Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway!

If you've arrived here from Larissa’s blog, then you're in the right place. If you’re just stopping by for a visit, please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.

Are you ready for our April blog hop? The theme for this month is watercolor!
Have you tried watercoloring?
The design team is sharing their own watercolored projects!
We hope you will hop through and find inspiration for your own projects.
If you complete the hop, you will be eligible to win an awesome prize!

The prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store.For a chance to win all you need to do is:
  • be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment
  • come back and leave us a comment on the pwp blog telling us you completed the hop.
To increase your chances of winning: like our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 on the Paper Wings Productions blog.
For this blog hop, I wanted to finish a wall canvas, I have been working since a while. However, the pictures I wanted to display in this canvas didn't turn up as I wanted then, so now I have to wait one more day. I decided then, to compare different watercoloring techniques, e.g. pearl watercolors vs. my new favorite, distress crayon and using archival ink for the stamping or embossing on versa ink...

These are my results:

1. Archival and pearl watercolors (green), blue distress crayon.
2. Versa mark, dark purple embossing ink, and pearl watercolors (green), blue distress crayon.
3. heavy embossing and blue and green distress crayon, yellow pearl watercolor.

Well, for me the best is combination of watercolors and distress crayons, and for archival vs. embossing, it would depend what i need the end result. For cutting out the image, it's best teh embossing, also for crispier image. The heavy embossing might be too much, but it would be cool for a fussy cut image.

Materials and steps in short:

Stamps: bluebonnet-cling-stamp-set from PWP
Versa Mark ink,
Archival ink, CTMH
Embossing powder
Watercolor cardstock, TH, Ranger
Pearlescence watercolors
Distress Crayons, TH, Ranger
Watercolor brush, TH, Ranger

1. I stamped the image using the versa mark and embossed with dark purple embossing powder. For the heavier effect, I kind of rocked the stamp a little bit and then heat embossed:

2. I stamped another cardstock using the archival ink:

3. I started watercoloring with the diluted crayons, but I wanted a more shimmer in my leaves, thus I used the pearl watercolors in green, yellow, and a little bit of dark copper for the steams:

I used this picture I took of my hubby and I as an example for the bluebonnets

I started coloring the leaves and steams first:

Then, I moved on to the blues, leaving the tips of each petal white:

On archival.

On heat embossing:

Final image on archival: 

On heat embossing:

On heavy heat embossing:

I also played with the brush and some blue around the stamped image as a fussy background.

I hope you enjoyed my trials and decide to use this amazing wildflower images for cards, wallhangings, canvases, or in your scrapbooking pages. They are supper versatile. I hope to share my finish canvas soon.

I'm the last stop in this fun hop.
Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***
Paper Wings Productions Blog “The Aviary­ -


&Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

I'm also joining the following challenges:

trio of stamped cards

Thursday, April 5, 2018

DT Craftwell: Truly Best Day Ever Minialbum

Hi dear scrappers,

This is post for Craftwell. For this project  (#ccbchallenge), I used the left over from the embossed tags I treated last post using the crayon/resist technique  (more details here: Snapguide and here: Minialbum) to create an accordion minialbum:

Here some closer looks:

And from the side:

Showing the tags:

For the inside pages:

The back cover:


The inside pages from the back of the accordion:

In short: I trimmed the tags to cover the coasters (5x5). I attached the ribbons before attaching the tags to the coasters. Once I glued the tags to the coasters, I put some clips to make sure the glue sets. I glued the accordion pages to each cover also with liquid gloss to make sure it stays put. I cut many tags and tabs, also sentiments using the Teresa Collins dies, CraftWell, from the argyle gloss cardstock and had some fun with tattered angels glimmer sprays. I also sprayed the Creative Embellishments border and sentiment. While the shapes where drying, I distressed the edges of the accordion pages and added the printed papers to each page. Once the sprayed shapes where dry, I used a wipe to remove the stain from the glossy sides of the argyle pattern. I embellished with the tags and taps, and added some corners to each page. For the front, I layered a die cut sentiment with some gold trim in the back and added chippies borders in top of monograms to spell Heidelberg, HD. I attached one an argyle tags, and a paper blossom. At the end, I decorated the back of the album too.

Craftwell Tools: Cut N' Boss, Teresa Collins embossing folders: Woodgrain Cottage and Bella Rose, and dies: Remember this and Tags & Taps. For more supplies and steps to make this wall-hanging, please head over my Snapguide and my second guide: Minialbum:

Distress Ink, TH, Ranger 
Embossing folders, Craftwell 
Tags, Inkssentials 
White Crayon 
Spray inks, Tattered Angel and Prima 
Liquid Gloss, Ranger 
Ocean Voyage Collection, Dyllusion Ink. 
Paper Blooms, Kaiser Crafts 
Cut N' Boss, Craftwell 
Flavors of Marocco, Coordinate Collections month. 
Accordion Cardstock, Bazzill Basics 
2cardboard coasters 
hearts border, Creative Embellishments 
Printed papers from kit, 7 Gypsies, Crafty Pickle 
Printed papers, CTMH, Diane's Daughters 
Argyle gloss cardstock, Me & my Big Ideas 
MOtifica monograms, Basic Grey 
Remember this dies, TC, CraftWell 
Taps & Tags, TC dies, Craftwell 
Gold trim, Paper Source 

I hope you enjoyed my minialbum for Craftwell and follow my blog as well: vicky's scrapping passion.

Many blessings

Vicky Tovar

I used the MMBI argyle paper for the resist technique and the cheerful image inspired me to use the colorful papers from this kit.

Tattered angels spray mists...