August 7, 2014

Small But Exciting Haul

Can we agree that every scrapbooker has weaknesses? (Noticed how I used the plural there?;)) One of mine are watercolors. I can't get enough of them. So when I saw this set I had to have it. It was calling my name. It really was. 

And as you can see, a stamp set and an ink pad jumped into my cart as well. Naughty naughty. So, the watercolors. 
The packaging is beautiful, and makes it super easy to use and to put away. A definite plus. There's a chart on the lid, where you can make a sample. Very important when working with watercolors, since the colors look very different in the pan and on paper.

 Aren't they pretty??

Disadvantages- the price. Definitely. These will set you back 50 something bucks. They are. however, quite pigmented, and buttery, and lovely to work with. Here's a sneak-

I am hoping to write a post comparing a few of the watercolors I own, hopefully it will be helpful to decide which ones are more suitable to one's needs.
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August 4, 2014

Scraptastic July Kit Layout+Process Video

I'm all about color, happy color this month. Or last month. I'll be on vacation for the month of August, so it'll be quiet here and on my YT channel, but I'm hoping to be back soon, fresh and eager to scrapbook, with some new memories.
So here's another layout I created using mostly the July Scraptastic kit-

I love that American Crafts patterned paper from the #Summer collection, and I decided to use it on a third of my page. The background paper is yellow cardstock from the cardstock add on in the June Hip Kit. I decided to get messy, and added gesso on the patterned paper and cardstock. When it was completely dry, I added mists using some packaging. You can see the whole process in the video here-

Here are some close ups-

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