Friday, June 29, 2018

Planner art ~ USA map with flowers and feathers.

For my July planner cover pages, I decided to add a USA map, covered in flowers.  In honor of Independence Day, this map, along with feathers, were the perfect decorations.


Sentiment:  ... and so the adventure begins.

For the page art, I first colored and fussy cut the USA with colored pens.  Then, I used Copic markers for the map background and for the feathers.  The bottom flower is original planner art, which I added color to.

Here is a quick video tutorial showing how the pages were put together.


This is the two-page layout.  The right side is original planer art, but I added feathers to match.
Most of the art was pre-stamped and colored onto separate cardstock and then added to the existing planner pages.
The colored pens and the Copics would otherwise bleed through the pages.


Most of my journaling and other details are added off-camera.  I am sharing ideas, here, for sprucing up your planner pages.  See my related posts using stamping in planners and journals, below.

To read more about my other planner projects, click planner.
To read more about similar art for bible journaling, click bible journal.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Stronger Together and Hey Friend; The Happy Planner, Staedtler Triplus Fineliner colored pens, Copic markers V09, V04, V01, BV0000, RV11, RV09 and G0000.

Best wishes.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Seashells Card ~ Watercolor Wednesday at Unity

It is Summertime, and therefore, seashells are the focus of today's Watercolor Wednesday on the Unity blog.  Specifically, I share a no-line watercolor with stamping technique.


Sentiment:  Always keep a little beach day in your heart.

This is an uplifting card for any time.  It is made to look imperfect and with life-like shells.  The background netting was heat embossed in gold shimmer and the vintage typewriter sentiment was stamped.  But the seashells are made with stamping and watercolor.  Then, I fussy cut the shells to add them to the background.  I used a technique called no-line watercolor with stamping.  

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.  I also made a quick video tutorial showing the no-line watercolor process:


This is a look at the colors used to watercolor the seashells.  However, I decided to use a flat stiff brush instead of the water brush shown.
I am including this as one of the #thedailymarker30day projects during this month.


Here is a closer look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. The Ocean Is Calling {smak 1/18}, Ranger watercolor paper, embossing powder, archival ink and distress ink pads; VersaMark, gold cording, My Creative Time dies and foam tape.

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

Wishing you a sunny Summer.
Gaylynn


Sending Hugs Favor Box ~ MCT Whatever Wednesday

This is a small treat or favor box for sending hugs, wishes or as a thank you.
It is one of the projects on the My Creative Time blog for Whatever Wednesday.


Sentiment:  Sending big hugs your way!

I mixed a few kits to make this favor box and gift tag.  For the box, I die-cut onto bright and cheerful patterned paper.  To make the tag, I die-cut with the XOXO tag die, placed a hole punch on the side and stamped the sentiment.  The hugging bunnies were colored in with Copic markers and then die-cut.  They were the perfect decoration for this treat box.

MCT products used:

Here is a look at the bunny rabbit coloring process.


Supplies:  MCT stamps and dies listed above, BasicGrey paper, Copic markers E11, E13, E18, E71, E00 and V01; white Sharpie pen and hemp.

Please visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more Whatever Wednesday projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Anniversary couple's card in neutral colors.

Today, I am sharing a Happy 30th card in celebration of our 30th wedding anniversary.  This card could also work for a birthday.


Sentiment:  Happy 30th.  We belong here.

I used the lovely couple stamps by Unity, all except the Happy 30th sentiment.  That was printed and then added to the card.  For a masculine look, I kept the colors in the brown and sepia shades.  I love how it turned out.

Here is a quick video tutorial on how this card was put together.


Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. E18, E15, E33, E13, E11, E00, YR00, W1, R27; My Creative Time dies.

Enjoy your day.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Teacup Flowers ~ Watercolor Wednesday at Unity

Today, this flower cup watercolor card is up on the Unity blog for Watercolor Wednesday.


Sentiment:  You deserve the very best.

This is a card for almost any occasion.  I am a tea lover and so this teacup floral planter had to get dressed up in watercolor.

For the watercolor, I used Sakura Koi along with narrow and medium watercolor brushes.  I am sharing a way to get the look of variegated flower colors.

Here is a quick video tutorial for this two-tone watercolor floral card.


Here is a closer look.


Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial as part of my Watercolor Wednesday series there.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Coffee & Flowers and Tea Cup Floret by Graciellie Design;  Ranger archival ink and watercolor paper; watercolor brushes, sequins and hemp.

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Super Dad Gift Tag ~ MCT Tag It Tuesday

Hello, Gaylynn here with a masculine handmade gift tag for Dad's birthday, Father's Day, thank you or any time.   It is Tag It Tuesday at My Creative Time.


Sentiment:  Super Dad!

This gift tag was made from pattern paper die-cuts and stamping.  It is ready to add to a gift bag or package.  It was simple and quick to put together.

MCT products used:
Be sure to stop by Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more Tag It Tuesday project inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Gaylynn

Friday, June 15, 2018

Dream Catcher ~ MCT 80th Edition Release and Blog Hop

Hello.  It's Gaylynn here with a dream catcher circle shaped card for the My Creative Time 80th Edition release, blog hop and sale.

You should have arrived from Miss Emily's blog.


Sentiment:  My all your dreams come true.

This can be for most occasions, especially birthday and other celebrations.

For this card, I used Ranger distress markers to watercolor the background.  I first applied marker color to a plastic craft mat.  The marker colors are peacock feathers and picked raspberry.  Then, I spritzed with water and placed the circle watercolor paper over the ink to pick up the color.  And for the dream catcher, I used Copic markers V01, RV19, BG53, B01 and BG49.

MCT products used:
Never Stop Dreaming
Bunch of Fun Circle Dies

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***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 in the My Creative Time STORE! Use the code: JUNE2018 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, June 22, 2018 @midnight PST. ***FREEBIE*** Starting on Friday, May 18, 2018 @ 8am PST we will be giving away this ADORABLE new “Thanks Sew Much” stamp set. This stamp set will be given to the FIRST 50 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 50 shoppers it will automatically be added to your package at the time of packing/shipping. Once 50 shoppers came through, this stamp set will be available for purchase.
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Here are my sneak peek blog projects from this week for this release.

Day 1

Day 3

Day 4


Hop along with us.
Your next stop in the hop is Miss Jessica's blog.
The entire blog hop lineup is on Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Your comments mean the world to me.
Gaylynn



Thursday, June 14, 2018

Bible Journal Florals ~ Unity Blog Hop with Graciellie Design

Welcome to the June 2018 blog hop with Unity Stamp Co. and Graciellie Design.

Here is my bible journal page using the lovely flowers and scripture.


May the God of hope fill you with all joy & peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope through the power of the holy spirit.  Romans 15:13

For this bible page, I show ways to work with vellum along with stamping and coloring.  I used Copic markers and colored on the opposite of the stamping.  This leaves a softer look to the coloring.  However, either side works depending on your preference.

I made a quick video tutorial on these bible journal florals and scripture art.


Here is the side view of the page.



For more of my bible journal projects and tutorials, see
bible journal.  I share different ways to create with stamping on the thin bible pages.  I would love your comments or suggestions.
Supplies: Unity Stamp Co. Hey Friend and He Will Sustain You, each by Graciellie Design; My Creative Bible KJV, Copic markers R35, R32, Y06, BG49, BG15, BG32, RV29; vellum.

Hop along with us.
We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to give away. Leave a comment on EACH design team member’s blog in the hop for your chance to win.
{We will announce the winners on the Unity blog MONDAY night.} Angeline Camille Donna Echo Gaylynn (You are here.) Karen (Next) Kary Kris Maria L Noelle Robyn Shemaine Graciellie Design Helen Esther Maria P Gloria Unity Stamp Company Remember to visit the Unity shop for amazing deals. Thanks for visiting.  I look forward to your kind comments. Wishing you a wonderful day. Gaylynn

Popsicle Gift Card Holder ~ Day 4 MCT 80th Edition Sneak Peek

The MCT team is sharing sneak peeks of the 80th Edition release.  Here is my Day 4 gift card holder using two of the upcoming releases.


Sentiment:  Happy birthday to the coolest person I know.

MCT products used:
Pretty Treat Topper Die
Anything is Popsicle

The pretty treat topper die was used to top my gift card holder instead of using it as a treat topper.  It is versatile enough to work either way.   I just popped the card inside of a glassine bag, added the die-cut popsicle and coordinating birthday sentiment.

I know that this topper will also be used as party favors in the near future and for the holidays.

***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 & 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 & let's start spreading the word! ;)

Please be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's big release and full reveal in the My Creative Time store.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Planter flowers card ~ Watercolor Wednesday

Today, this all occasion watercolor card is up on the Unity blog for Watercolor Wednesday.


Sentiment:  Hello

This is a card for most any occasion.  It features my version of planter flowers, although the kit was intended to be succulents.  To me, this kit seemed versatile enough to work as flowers or as succulents.

For the watercolor, I used distress markers along with water and watercolor brushes.

Here is a quick video tutorial for this planter card.


Here is a closer look.


Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial as part of my Watercolor Wednesday series there.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Succulent Greetings June 2018 Uniquely Unity, Rectangle Scalloped {border stamps} and Cinderella Collection sequins;  Ranger archival ink, watercolor paper and distress markers.

Thanks for visiting.

Friendship Card ~ Day 3 MCT 80th Edition Sneak Peek

Here is my Day 3 friendship pun card for the MCT 80th Edition sneak peeks.


Sentiment:  I'm sew lucky to have you as a friend.

MCT products used:

The background was blended with distress oxide ink, over white heat embossing.  I added the dress form in silver glitter.  To finish, the stamped sentiment and sequins were added.

***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 & 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 & let's start spreading the word! ;)

Here is a closer look at my friendship card.


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

Have a great day.
Gaylynn


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Never Stop Dreaming ~ Day 2 MCT 80th Edition Sneak Peek

The MCT team is sharing sneak peeks of the 80th Edition release.  Here is my heart dream catcher gift tag for Day 2 of the sneaks.


Sentiment:  Never stop dreaming.

MCT products used:

This heart dream catcher is colored with Copic markers BG49, BG32 and Y21.  But, for the tag background, I blended with a wild honey distress ink pad.  For the splatters, I tapped ink from the Ranger reinker in jet black over the honey color.  Because that left marks that bled through to the back side of the tag, I trimmed a white tag background panel.  Everything was layered to finish.

***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 & 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 & let's start spreading the word! ;)

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

Have a great day.
Gaylynn


Monday, June 11, 2018

Popsicle Gift Tag ~ Day 1 MCT 80th Edition Sneak Peek

Today, the MCT team is sharing Day 1 sneak peeks of the 80th Edition release.  Here is my popsicle gift tag.


Sentiment:  It's your day, just chill.

MCT products used:

For the popsicles, I first used distress ink pads on watercolor paper.  I added small areas of different colors for die-cut sections.  I spritzed with a small amount of water, then added white splatters.  Once the paper was dry, I die-cut the layers with my Big Shot.  The tags were layered with complementing pattern paper.

Here is a  look at the process.


***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 & 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 & let's start spreading the word! ;)

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

Have a great day.
Gaylynn


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Framed open window floral card with Copics.

Here is a just because card in pastels and with a framed window opening.


Sentiment:  Just because you're darn amazing.

For this card, I stamped and colored the flowers in Copics.  I used that as the card liner and added a die-cut window card front.  A scalloped window frame and sentiment were added along with sequins.

Here is a quick video tutorial on how this was put together.


And here is another look showing the inside and the outside of this card.


If you see particular cards, tags etc. that you would like to purchase, feel free to comment or message me.  The most recent ones are here on my blog or on my facebook page.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Every Single Day and Aurora Collection sequins; Copic markers V01, R32, R35, BG10, BG32, C1, C3; My Creative Time dies.

Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Metallic Silver & Gold Watercolor Magnolias Card

Today, these metallic watercolor magnolias are up on the Unity blog for Watercolor Wednesday.


Sentiment:  Oh happy day.

This is a card for most occasions, especially for celebrations like birthday, graduation, congratulations, wedding, shower and more.

I used metallic watercolor in the colors of silver and gold for the petals.  It really shows the shimmer better in person and on the video.  

Here is a quick video tutorial for these magnolias.


Here is a closer look.


Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial as part of my Watercolor Wednesday series there.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Magnolia Flowers by Graciellie Design, Gansai Tambi Starry Colors, Tim Holtz distress embossing ink, embossing powder, adhesive pearls and gold cording.

Have a happy day.

Floral anniversary planner page ~ MCT 3-D Wednesday

Today is 3-D Wednesday at My Creative Time.  A planner book is another 3-D option for creating, I think.  So, I am sharing my June planner page, highlighting our 30th wedding anniversary, coming up.


MCT products used:

I decided to use the lovely flower stamps and dies, along with a heart for accents.  This was fun and easy to do.  The flowers were colored with Copic markers.  These elements can easily be used for cards or tags as well.

I included the process picture below for Day 4 of #thedailymarker30day on Instagram.


I hope this inspires you as another way to use stamps and dies.

Supplies:  My Creative Time stamps and dies, The Happy Planner by Me & My Big Ideas, glitter paper, Simon Says Stamp intense black ink, Copic markers V01, R32, R27, R35, BG32, BG49, YR14, G03, Y15 and YR23.

Be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more inspiration projects.

Best wishes.
Gaylynn

Monday, June 4, 2018

Mojito cocktail gift tag or bottle tag.

This is a fun gift tag or bottle tag for any occasion like birthday, celebrations, congratulations, etc.


Sentiment:  Have the best day.

For this tag, I used shades of green in Copic markers with hints of yellow and blue.  To make it a tag, I layered papers and added bright ribbon.  It is great to have fun tags on hand for gift bags, gifts and more.

An idea for cocktail tags like this is to add a recipe on the back of the tag and then attach it to a gift bottle, housewarming gift or hostess gift.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial for this mojito tag.


Here is another fun look at the tag.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Hello Mojito and Many Happy Birdies; cardstock, ribbon, Copic markers G07, YG13, Y0000, C1, BG0000 and R27.

Have a great day.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Fabulous flamingo tropical card and video.

Can we talk about flamingos?  Gosh, this one is a beauty drawn by the fabulous Angie Blom.


Sentiment:  Stand tall and be fabulous.

That's right.... do that!
I love all things tropical, positive and inspirational.  I used Copic markers in coral and pink shades.  For the background, I created a blend for a sunset look, using distress oxide inks.

Here is a quick video tutorial, showing the background process.


Unity is having a sale and a few new releases, including this flamingo.  The flamingo stamp kit is offered free with a qualifying purchase.

Here is a closer look.


Some have asked how to achieve the water dots in the background.  Check out the video to see how to accomplish the look.

Link Ups:

 Day 1 #thedailymarker30day on Instagram


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Fabulous Flamingo, Ranger distress oxide ink and watercolor paper; My Creative Time dies, Copic markers RV04, RV11, R20, V0000, RY0000, YR00, R02; My Mind's Eye paper, Pretty Pink Posh droplets.

Have a great day.