Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Pastel tropical beach card with watercolor markers and stamps

For Watercolor Wednesday, I am showing a way to get the look of pastel watercolor with stamps using watercolor markers.



Sentiment:  Celebrate!

For this card, I used watercolor brushes and stamps placed onto the smooth side of watercolor paper.  I decided to stamp and heat emboss in gold and then add light pastel colors for watercolor.  I also share ways to lighten color as you go.

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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Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Summer Celebration; Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers 071, 072, 050, 002, 041, 036, 031; foam tape, Ranger watercolor paper and gold embossing powder; VersaMark ink, powder tool, water brush, heat tool, Mini Misti 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 so much.  Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Monday, July 29, 2019

Super birthday masculine themed card for MCT.

Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing masculine themed projects.  I decided to make a card with the guys in mind.



Sentiment:  Have a super birthday!

Here is a fun superhero style masculine card with a birthday theme.  It has brown, white and kraft colors.  I used a chunky layered flag for the man and the sentiment.  With coordinating patterned paper for the background and a kraft color card base, it was finished in no time.

Here is another look.



Supplies:  My Creative Time More Chunky Tag Dies and Have A Super Day; Ranger archival ink in coffee, white and brown cardstock, DCWV paper and adhesive.

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

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Friday, July 26, 2019

Magical unicorn balloons card and video tutorial.

Today, I am sharing a sweet card, perfect for a birthday.  It features a balloon topper and a unicorn that wobbles.


Sentiment:  Have a magical day.

This is a cute interactive card, made from two stamp kits.  I used Copic markers for color, fussy cut the balloon trim and made the unicorn circle wobble when touched.  This was fun to to put together.  It could also be for a baby shower or other themes just by switching out the sentiment or colors.

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Up, Up and Away and Tiny UnicornCopic markers V01, R20, RV11, R32, BG49, BG32, BG10; My Creative Time dies, foam tape, action wobble spring, Ranger mini mister and distress ink pad in peacock feathers.

Have a lovely day.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Organizing Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers + watercolor card.

For Watercolor Wednesday, I am showing a way to organize markers and pens.  Also included is a watercolor card tutorial using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.



Sentiment:  Hello Sunshine.

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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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Realize and Shimmer & Shine; Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers watercolor, foam tape, Ranger watercolor paper and archival ink, Tombo multi mono liquid glue, standard hole punch, Altenew palette mat, My Creative Time Scalloped Stitched Rectangular dies, water brush, heat tool.

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 so much.  Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Stay in touch mailbox card with Copic markers.

Today, I am sharing a sweet mailbox themed card featuring a pretty mailbox with flowers along with flag accents.


Sentiment:  Stay in touch.

For this card, I used a mix of patterned papers from one paper pad.  I die-cut the bigger flags and the background map layer.  And for the tiny flags, I easily hand cut them and used them for added card accent.  This card is great for many occasions like miss you, thinking of you, good luck, going away, moving and more.

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Stay In Touch; My Creative Time dies, Jen Hadfield paper, Copic markers G21, G0000, C1, C3, C5, R27, Y06, YR23, E37, E33, E00; foam tape, adhesive dots and twine.

Have a lovely day.
Gaylynn

Friday, July 19, 2019

Wreath Greetings ~ MCT 93rd Edition Release and Blog Hop

Hello, it's Gaylynn here.  The My Creative Time 93rd Edition release, sale and blog hop has begun.
You may have arrived from Emily's blog.


Sentiment:  Thanks for being so kind.

These sweet stamps make wonderful greeting cards for different occasions.  I wanted a thank you card, so MCT to the rescue.  This was put together with a bit of heat embossing in white onto vellum.  I used a blue cardstock card base and finished with twine and adhesive gems.  This was simple and quick to do.

 *** 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 with your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner!

*** SALE ALERT ***
Please DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW HERE! Use the code: JULY2019 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, July 26, 2019 at midnight PST.

***FREEBIE***
Starting today, Friday, July 19, 2019 at 8am PST we will be giving away this ADORABLE new "CUTE MICRO TAG DIES". 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


Day 3

Here is a closer look at today's project.




Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time I Have Faith In You; vellum, white embossing powder, heat tool, adhesive gems, cardstock and twine.

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 look forward to your comments. Gaylynn


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Strawberry Love ~ Day 3 MCT 93rd Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi there.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing Day 3 sneak peeks of the 93rd Edition release.




Sentiment:  Just a little something.
  
This strawberry treat holder was fun to put together.  Emma created wonderful dies that give this favor wrap its unique and sweet look.  I used a mix of colored cardstock and patterned paper.  I also added a tiny sentiment with one of the cute micro dies.  
This will hold small wrapped treats or notes.  Who wouldn't love to receive this?
***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 with 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!


Supplies: My Creative Time Strawberry Treat Box, Cute Micro Dies and Especially For You; cardstock, twine, ink, narrow score tape, and assorted patterned paper.

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.
Check back tomorrow for the full reveal, sale and blog hop.
Have a great day.
Gaylynn


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Autumn watercolor card with colored pencil shading.

For Watercolor Wednesday, I am sharing an Autumn card using watercolor with colored pencil shading.




Sentiment:  
Faith sees a beautiful blossom in a bulb,
a lovely garden in a seed
and a giant oak in an acorn.
William Arthur Ward

For this card, I added layers of watercolor onto a die-cut watercolor paper layer.  Once dried, I stamped over it.  The acorns were colored with more watercolor and shaded with colored pencil.  

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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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Here are more photos.



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Faith Sees Beauty 8/2018 KOTM; Sakura Koi watercolor, purple tape, Prismacolor colored pencils, Gamsol, blending stump, foam tape, Ranger watercolor paper and archival ink, sequins, twine, mini Misti, flat paint brush, heat tool.

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 so much.  Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Faith In You ~ Day 2 MCT 93rd Edition Sneak Peeks

Hello there.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing Day 2 sneak peeks of the 93rd Edition release.



Sentiment:  I have faith in you.
  
Part of this release includes the sweetest wreath and even sweeter sentiments.  So, I combined them and also used the die-cut wreath.  I lightly colored in the flowers and the leaves with Copics.  Then, to finish, I added a doily in a complementing color.
***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 with 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 I Have Faith In You and Lace Border Die; Copic markers in B01, BG10, G21, B05, 0, Y13 and Y15; twine and Simon Says Stamp intense black ink.

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


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Gift Tag ~ Day 1 MCT 93rd Edition Sneak Peek

Hello there.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing Day 1 sneak peeks of the 93rd Edition release.



Sentiment:  
Just for you.  Just a little something.  

For this gift tag, I layered the chunky tags and added the sentiment tag in teal.  With a little twine and foam tape, this was put together in minutes.

***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 with 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!

Supplies: My Creative Time Especially For You and More Chunky Tag Dies; mini Misti, foam tape, twine, Ranger archival ink and assorted cardstock.

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



Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Bible journal stamping + Prima chalk edger watercolor.

For Watercolor Wednesday, I am sharing bible journal stamping along with Prima chalk watercolor.




Sentiment:  The Lord hears when you call.

Here is a way to add art for bible journaling.  I am showing a way to add bible journal stamping along with Prima chalk edger colors for watercolor.  This type of watercolor is great for the thin bible pages and for stamping onto dry surfaces.  After the page was dry, I lightly iron the page to remove some of the wrinkles.  Then, I stamped using different colors of the Prima chalk edgers.

The thing I like most about these chalk inks is that the ink will not bleed through to the back of the page.  You see a light shadow, but no more than the existing page print shadow.

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



Here is another look.




See my bible journal tab for links to my other bible journaling projects and tutorials.
I share ways to incorporate art and stamping with bible journals or planners.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Love In The Margins and Patience; My Creative Bible KJV, Prima chalk edger colors in 891350, 891213, 891299, 891305 and 891329; flat paint brush, Ranger mini mister, acrylic stamping block and heat tool.

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 so much.  Have a great day.
Gaylynn

You did it ~ Mini treat bag or party favor.

Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing party favor projects.


Sentiment:  You did it!

This is a mini gift box, perfect for party favors, treats, small gifts or tokens.  This one is for congratulations with a "You did it!" tag.  It could easily be made with any theme and sentiment.
For his mini bag, I added distress oxide ink blending in two colors to cardstock.  A bit of water splatter was also added.  I then die-cut the bag and added the stamped sentiment as a tag.

Supplies:  My Creative Time Stitched Mini Bag Die and Best Day Ever;  Ranger archival ink in wilted violet and iced spruce, white cardstock, Ranger wonder tape, adhesive pearls and twine.

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

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Fun and cute interactive bird frame card.

Here is a fun interactive card featuring a frame which opens and closes.  It includes a sweet watercolor bird.


Sentiment:  I like you and naps.

This was fun to make.  I used the frame with patterned paper, cut the center partially and scored it for a top fold frame.  I also used a leftover watercolor piece from my stash to stamp the bird and sentiment.  Color was added to the bow and then everything was layered.  Fun and easy.

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Here are more views.



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Interactive Verbiage and Birdie ConversationMy Creative Time dies, watercolor, My Mind's Eye paper, Copic markers R08, YR04, Yr14; leftover watercolor pieces, xacto knife, glass mat, Gina K Designs jet black amalgam ink, circle punch, bone folder, BoBunny doily, mini Misti, foam tape.

Thanks for visiting.  Have a lovely day.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Coffee & tea watercolor card with Brusho crystal colors.

For Watercolor Wednesday, I made a vibrant coffee and tea themed card with Brusho watercolor and stamping.



Sentiment:  Treat yourself.

To get this vibrant background look, stamp and/or heat emboss a background.  I used one large background stamp with clear watermark ink and then heat embossed in white.  A layer of water was sprayed over the stamped watercolor paper prior to adding the Brusho powder.  Water was sprayed again after the powder.  Everything was heat set and assembled. 

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




Here are more photos of this project.




Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Hot Mess and Cuppa ComfortRanger watercolor paper, mini mister, plastic craft mat and archival ink; adhesive pearls, white embossing powder, VersaMark, My Creative Time dies, original Misti, EK powder tool, Colourcraft Brusho Crystal Colour powders in orange and brilliant red, Prismacolor color pencil PC930, heat tool and foam tape.

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 so much.  Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Celebrate stars watercolor card ~ MCT Birthday Palooza

Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing birthday themed projects.


Sentiment:  Celebrate.

This background watercolor panel was leftover from a previous project.  I used the star pieces on another card.  And I almost pitched this into the trash.  But then I thought of making another card with a birthday or celebration theme.  And so this card was born.

I trimmed the leftover watercolor paper to fit my card base.  Then, I added a stamped and die-cut celebrate sentiment.  To finish, I added a few adhesive pearls.  This was made in less than twenty minutes.
Tip:  You can get a similar look by die-cutting patterned paper using stars or other shapes.

Here is another look.


Supplies:  My Creative Time Bunch Of Stitched Stars and Best Day Ever; Simon Says Stamp intense black ink, mini misti, adhesive pearls, watercolor brushes and Altenew watercolor half pans.

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

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn