Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Cute Peach Sorry Pun Card

This one is an adorable peach pun card.
I don't use puns all that much, but couldn't resist making something with this cutie.


Sentiment:  Sorry that's the pits.

For this peach, I used water soluble oil pastels.  These pastels have a softer look to them, perfect for this peach.
Look at that face. I mean....

I made a frame with die-cuts and left the frame open on the inside, like a pit, haha.

I did a quick tip video tutorial for it.
My YouTube is Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


And a little closer:



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. The Pits, My Favorite Things dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Ranger watercolor paper, paint brush and Prima water soluble oil pastels.

Until next time...

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Vintage Thank You Masculine Card

Here is a watercolor technique with a vintage style.


Sentiment:  I don't always say thank you, but when I do it's because they deserve it.

This is full of humor and fun, made to bring laughs.
It incorporates layers of watercolor in Brusho powders.
I really like how vintage it turned out.  Just what I was hoping for.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial for it.


A closer look:



Supplies:  Unity stamps from Not Always...But; Brusho Crystal Colours powder; Ranger distress ink, archival ink & watercolor paper; dies by My Creative Time and My Favorite Things.

Love Spirit Feathers in Watercolor

Here is a love themed feather card in boho style.


Sentiment:  Love makes the wildest spirit tame & the tamest spirit wild.

I love the whimsical feathers hanging.
They are painted in with watercolor.

A quick tip video tutorial follows.
My YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Here is a closer look.



Supplies:  Unity Wild Heart, Sakura Koi Watercolors, Ranger Archival ink, My Creative Time dies, paint brush and Ranger watercolor paper.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Safely using Copic Markers in a Bible Journal

Here is a way to add art coloring like Copic Markers with bible journaling.


Sentiment:  What was.. was.  What is.. is.  What will be.. will be.  So live, love and enjoy the moment & take it as it comes.

I wanted to incorporating bold coloring and stamping, but wanted to preserve the thin bible pages.
Here is an easy way to make a tab for when you do not want ink or markers to bleed through to the back side of the bible page.

I have more bible journal posts sharing different techniques and tips crafting with the thin bible pages. 

I made a quick tip video tutorial with this girl.
My YouTube is Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


If you would like to see a particular crafty technique here, please mention it in the comments.


Supplies:  Unity What Will Be Will Be, My Creative Bible, Copic markers, paper trimmer, scoring board, double-sided tape and ribbon.  

Have a lovely day.

Bible Journal Art Tab Tutorial

Here is a bible journal page with a way to add an art tab and still be able to read the bible text.


Sentiment:  With brave wings she flies.

Sometimes, markers and ink used in art and stamping can bleed through to the back of bible pages.
Here is a simple way to make a folding art or journal panel tab to add to your page.
I have a few other bible journal posts trying out different techniques and products with the thin bible pages.

There are products and techniques which are easier on the thin pages.  But, for times when those are not on hand, this is another way to make the pages pretty or even to add space for your own bible journaling.
For my bible journal posts here, I share the art aspect and keep my personal journal writing to myself.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial for this project.
My YouTube is Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Link Ups:


Supplies:  Unity Radiate the World, My Creative Bible, Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens, cardstock, ribbon, double-sided tape, paper trimmer and scoring board.

I hope this inspires you to try out something new, fun and pretty for your bible pages.

Have a wonderful day.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Cuteness Overload Otter and Hearts Card

This otter couldn't be any cuter.


Sentiment:  Hi.

This is perfect for loved ones, Valentine, birthday or thinking of you.

If the otter isn't enough on its own, the embossed background adds even more artsy love in XO and hearts.
The background is heat embossed and shines with the light.

I have a quick tip video tutorial for this otter project.
My youtube is Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq




Link Ups:


Supplies:  Unity You Otter Be by Tierra Jackson and Vibes by Jolande & Marleen, ColorBox ink, Ranger embossing powder, Misti, My Creative Time dies and Copic markers.

Have a "lovely" day.

Be Mine Valentine or Love Card

It is that time of year for love and Valentine cards and gifts.


Sentiment:  Will you be mine?

This is one of the newest Phyllis Harris girls and she is the sweetest.
I love her little balloon and her expression.  So sweet.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial for this stencil project.
My YouTube is Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq





Link Ups:

Stampin' Royalty Challenge SR#360 Color Challenge ~ Winner Top Picks


Supplies:  Unity Will You Be Mine by Phyllis Harris, dies by My Creative Time and My Favorite Things, Copic markers, Tim Holtz distress ink pad, ink blending tool, BoBunny doily, stencil, punch and twine.

I hope this brings you smiles.