Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Watercolor and gold embossing paste floral card.

For Watercolor Wednesday, I am sharing a watercolor card with stamping and gold embossing paste accents.  I used distress ink for the watercolor.


Sentiment:  Hello sunshine.

This card was made in a few steps.  It was stamped, lightly watercolored and then accented with shimmering metallic gold.

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.
I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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Watercolor and Gold Embossing Paste Floral Card
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
On watercolor paper, apply a water layer.  Make a distress ink color palette onto a craft mat in two colors.
Apply one color at a time to make a watercolor background.  Dab puddles and heat set when finished.
Stamp florals in different shades of ink, over the watercolor layer.  Then stamp more offset flowers using gold embossing paste.
To add paste or gel to stamps:  Use a craft sponge to dab a thin layer of paste over the stamp.  The gold shimmers.
Clean the stamp, spatula and sponge applicator with soap and water right after use, before the paste dries.
Stamp a background, layer everything and embellish to finish.


Here is another look.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Prairie Blooms, Flourish Wonder and With You I'm Homeoriginal Misti, Dreamweaver metallic gold embossing paste, spatula, Ranger watercolor paper, archival ink and distress ink pads; sponge applicator, paint brush, My Creative Time dies, heat tool and adhesive gems.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.
Also, you can find my other watercolor features at Unity's Watercolor Wednesday.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Hugs Favor Box ~ My Creative Time

Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing projects with the theme "I need a favor".


Sentiment:  Hugs

This is a floral favor box with layered flowers and leaves.  I also included a hugs sentiment tag accent.  This small treat box unfolds to reveal the treats or small gift inside.

Supplies:  My Creative Time Stitched Favor Box Die, Flower Petal Dies, Stitched Leaves Dies and Fun Notes;  Big Shot, DCWV paper and twine.

Please visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more inspiration.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Friday, March 15, 2019

Amazing Things ~ MCT 89th Edition Release, Sale and Blog Hop

Hello, it's Gaylynn here.  The My Creative Time 89th Edition release, sale and blog hop has begun.
You may have arrived from Emily's blog.


Sentiment:  You're beautiful, brilliant and brave.

For this card, I began by adding watercolor to a piece of watercolor paper using Brusho crystal colors powder.  This is a vibrant color medium that I love to use.  Once that paper was dried, I die-cut the butterflies from it.  
I decided to use a neutral light gray dry embossed background strip to accent the card.

*** BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY ***
For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $25 gift card to the "My Creative Time" store to ONE LUCKY winner! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the MORE chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner!


*** SALE ALERT *** ALSO, DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW HERE! Use the code: MAR2019 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, March 22, 2019 at midnight PST.

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***FREEBIE***
Starting today... Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8am PST we will be giving away this ADORABLE new "Lucky Bird Die". This new die will be given to the FIRST 25 shoppers! If you are one of the first 25 shoppers it will automatically be added to your package at the time of packing/shipping. Once 25 shoppers come through, this stamp set will be available for purchase! So, if it's available in the store, you are not one of the 25. No exceptions will be made. This freebie is not part of the "Bundle" and will be sold separately!


Here are my sneak peek blog projects from this release.
Day 1

Day 2


Here is another look at today's project.


Supplies: My Creative Time Amazing Things stamps and dies, Brusho crystal colors powders for watercolor, Sizzix embossing folder, Big Shot, Gina K. Designs ink in Tranquil Teal and adhesive pearls.

Hop along with us.

Your next stop in the hop is Jessica's blog. The entire blog hop lineup is on Emma's My Creative Time blog. Thanks for visiting. I always look forward to hearing from you. Gaylynn



Thursday, March 14, 2019

Lucky Bird ~ Day 3 MCT 89th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi again.  The MCT team is sharing Day 3 sneak peeks of the 89th Edition release.


Sentiment:  Believe in yourself.  You are awesome.


Here is a sweet lucky bird and an encouraging sentiment.  It is adorable and comes in a few layering dies.
For the background, I used distress oxide ink blending along with sweet oval die-cuts.

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday and the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday on my blog! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the more chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even Instagram it! #mycreativetime! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and let's start spreading the word!

Here is another look.


Supplies: My Creative Time Lucky Bird, Amazing Things, A Friend Like You, More Scalloped Stitched Ovals; Ranger archival ink in watering can and distress oxide inks in fossilized amber and broken china; and adhesive gems.

Please be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks.

Remember to comment for prize chances.
And tune in tomorrow for the full reveal, sale and blog hop.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn



Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Deco foil transfer gel + foiling + watercolor card.

For Watercolor Wednesday, I am sharing a card with opal shimmer.
I used distress ink for the flower watercolor.  And also, the background was created using deco foil transfer gel, foiling and a stencil.


Sentiment:  Congratulations

This card was made using two techniques which were combined for this elegant look

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.
I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

{{Please subscribe to my video channel and give this video a like.  Many thanks.}}
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq



Deco Foil Transfer Gel + Foiling + Watercolor Card 
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
Stamp the flowers onto watercolor paper with waterproof ink.  Trim a separate cardstock panel for the background.
Apply distress ink pads to a craft mat.  Pick up color using water and a watercolor brush.
Apply color from lightest to darkest and then light again.  I heat set at the end of the watercolor this time.
Distress ink pads used:  bundled sage, spun sugar and Victorian velvet.
I fussy cut the flowers.  For background foiling, I used Opal deco foil, deco foil transfer gel, a stencil and a laminator.
Apply gel with a spatula and stencil.   Then remove and clean the stencil.  Dry the background gel to a tacky texture.
Apply the foil pretty side up over the dried gel panel and then run them through a preheated laminator.
Gently remove the foil sheet.  Adhere the card layers and embellish with the watercolor flowers and gems.

Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Border of Magnolias and Special Wishes; Tim Holtz stencil, opal deco foil, deco foil transfer gel, mini Misti, spatula, Ranger watercolor paper, archival ink and distress ink pads; My Creative Time dies, heat tool and adhesive gems.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.
Also, you can find my other watercolor features at Unity's Watercolor Wednesday.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Butterflies ~ Day 2 MCT 89th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi again.  The MCT team is sharing Day 2 sneak peeks of the 89th Edition release.


Sentiment:  Stay positive and strong... Everything is going to be alright.

This is just some of the amazing butterflies and encouraging sentiments in this release.
For the background, I used distress oxide ink blending along with the negative of one of the edge dies.

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday and the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday on my blog! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the more chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even Instagram it! #mycreativetime! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and let's start spreading the word!

Here is another look.


Supplies: My Creative Time Amazing Things, Fun Stitched Edges and Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies and More; Ranger mini mister and distress oxide inks in fossilized amber, iced spruce and worn lipstick; VersaMark, powder tool, embossing powder and Nuvo crystal drops.

Please be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks, all week long.

Remember to comment all week for prize chances.
Thanks for stopping by.
Gaylynn



Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Bird and clouds Card ~ Day 1 MCT 89th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi there.  The MCT team is sharing Day 1 sneak peeks of the 89th Edition release.


This is just one of the amazing birds in this release.
And can we talk about the clouds?  This is just a peek at the options and pieces coming soon.  
For the background, I used distress oxide inks and for the bird, I used Copics.

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday and the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday on my blog! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the more chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even Instagram it! #mycreativetime! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and let's start spreading the word!

Here is another look.


Supplies: My Creative Time A Friend Like You, Floating Clouds Dies and Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies and More; Ranger cobalt archival ink and distress oxide inks in fossilized amber and broken china; Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copic markers B14, BG10, B01 and C5.

Please be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks, all week long.

Remember to comment all week for prize chances.
Have a great day.
Gaylynn