Stamp Review Crew | Fabulous Flamingo

Hello!  Welcome to the first Stamp Review Crew hop for 2019!

Stamp Review Crew is an amazing twice a month blog hop that showcases a different stamp set each hop.  The hop takes you around to the world to visit talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  You are currently with Kelly Kent in Bunbury – the South West of Australia.

Today’s featured stamp set is Fabulous Flamingo from the Annual Catalogue – I can’t wait for you to visit all the fantastic inspiration!

It was messy play time for me & the flamingo this week!  I had so much fun playing with some favourite techniques to make this cute pink card!  Flamingos are all about the pink!  Though, I have realised I find it hard to love Flirty Flamingo – it’s just not a favourite, even when I’m stamping flamingos!

Fabulous Flamingo | kelly kent

The first technique I used was no-line watercolouring to create the arty look for the flamingo.  I inked up the flamingo body outline in Sahara Sand, stamped off onto scrap then stamped onto Shimmery White.  I did the same with the legs (getting a little bit fussy and stamping each leg separately to get the cross over for a bit of fabulous attitude!).

Once I had the outline stamped (feintly) for the flamingo, I added colour with Watercolour Pencils.  Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo & Daffodil Delight for the body, Melon Mambo & Rich Razzleberry for the legs and Basic Black for the beak.  I use a pencil sharpener intended for eyeliner pencils which gives a nice sharp point that is perfect for this technique.  You’ll find all those coloured pencils in the Assortment 1 set available in the Annual Catalogue except Flirty Flamingo which I borrowed from the Lots of Happy card kit.

With colour applied I smudged it to create an arty watercolour colour effect – I love this style of painting and think it’s awesome we have the supplies with Stampin’ Up! to make something similar (even for non-arty people like me!).

Fabulous Flamingo | kelly kent

To add more texture to the flamingo I used a dripping wet Aqua Painter with ink (Flirty Flamingo then Melon Mambo) to create splatters by flicking the tip of the Aqua Painter against the lid.  Many thanks to Joanne for sharing this fun technique with us at a team meeting last year.

The flamingo panel is mounted on a piece of Lovely Lipstick Foil – I love the pretty shine of this Sale-A-Bration choice!  You can choose this as your Sale-A-Bration gift in Australia with a $90+ order.


The third technique for this card was using drops of reinker on a baby wipe (Flirty Flamingo & Melon Mambo) and using this as an ‘ink pad’ for the leaves I stamped on the card base.  I love the interesting colour variation this technique gives!

Fabulous Flamingo | kelly kent

The sentiment is from the Vertical Greetings stamp set.  And yes, those are the Stitched Rectangle Framelits again!  I just can’t get enough!!!

There’s something so fabulous and fun about stamping a flamingo!!!

Next up with her flamingo creation is the gorgeous Nikki Spencer – also in Australia!

Thanks for hopping with us  For a full list of the participants and all the info on Stamp Review Crew, visit the main blog here.


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Watercolour Pencils – Assortment 2

Stampin’ Up! have a gorgeous exclusive release during August.  Three new products to add to your collection from 1st-31st August 2018.

The first new product is a stamp set called Blended Seasons.  It covers a range of sentiments in such a lovely font!

To go with the stamp set, there’s coordinating framelits, with stitching detail…

You can purchase these separately, or buy as a bundle.

The third new product is a new collection of Watercolor Pencils.  Assortment 2 features new & old colours and rounds out the watercolour collection beautifully.

If you’re impatient to order any of these products, they can all be added to a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit ($169) when you join Stampin’ Up!.  You’ll get free postage and during July Stampin’ Up! are adding in 10 free ink pads!!!  Definitely something to consider for the savvy crafter.  Enjoy a 20% discount until at least January 2019, early access to 3 new catalogues and become part of my Paper Adventures team.

Click here to join Stampin’ Up!

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New products means more storage opportunities!  Click below to download free, printable inserts for Assortment 1 & 2 of the Watercolor Pencil range.

If you need clear cases, you can order these from my online store.

Click here to browse my online store.

I hope you’re enjoying the range of Clear Case Inserts.  To see all of them in one place, click here to visit the main page

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CASEing the Catty #175 | Occasions Big Shot

Hello Sunday!!!  I hope you had a lovely weekend.

Today I’m sharing a card I designed using the CASEing the Catty #175 theme – Favourite Occasions Big Shot Project.

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There’s lots of Big Shot Projects to love in the Occasions catalogue!  I needed a layout to use with my new Animal Outing stamp set which I have been itching to get inky since we got it at OnStage.  You’ll be able to add it to your collection when the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue goes live in June #demoperks

The stamp set contains fun cartoon animal images including a rhino, frog, giraffe and a super cute kangaroo & koala combination.

Animal Outing | kelly kent

It’s rare we get Australian animals in stamp sets, so I just love the kangaroo image!!!

I’ve used the layout of the (left) picnic card on page 6 of the Occasions catalogue…

…as the base for my kangaroo creation!

Animal Outing | kelly kent

This fun stamp set comes with framelits (can’t wait for those!) and is going to be a huge hit in the new catalogue!!!

Animal Outing | kelly kent

Let’s have a look at that cute kanga one more time.  She’s easy to colour using your favourite colouring method.  I’ve used Watercolor Pencils & Aqua Painter for this card.

Animal Outing | kelly kent

I know you’re going to be seeing lots more of her!

To join my team & have early access to the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue (plus a fabulous discount on all your new catalogue spending), click here.

To keep hopping (punny!), visit my lovely friend Fi Cobbin in Sunbury, Victoria (which rhymes with Bunbury and could be another source of a great pun!!!).

Join the challenge by CASEing a favourite Big Shot project from the 2018 Occasions catalogue and sharing it on our Facebook group.

You love seeing what you make!

Have a great week,

kelly kent | mypapercraftjourney.com

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*** Animal Outing available in 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue from 1st June 2018.

CASEing the Catty #111 Sale-A-Bration

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Did you love the switch to Facebook for CASEing the Catty last week?  We had so many amazing entries CASEing the projects from the Party Animal suite & next few pages of the catalogue.  Overall for CTC#110 we were CASEing pages 4-7 of the Occasions Catalogue.

Quite a few people thought they couldn’t participate because they didn’t have the stamp sets in this section.

Hopefully, we’re getting the message out – but just in case you missed it – CTC isn’t about recreating the sample projects in the catalogue, but more taking whatever inspiration you can from the photos.  It might be the layout, colour combination, design feature, stamp set or overall theme.

Let the catalogue start your creative process and see what you come up with!  It’d be great to see more stampers join in again this week.


This week is CTC#111 and it’s all about introducing the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

Images © Stampin' Up!

The crew has free range on the whole catalogue this week – I can’t wait to see what sparks everyone’s attention.

For me, it’s another Inside the Lines card – the paper has 4 designs and I’m working my way through them!  You can see two of them here.

My card is a variation of the design at the bottom right of the sample picture above (with perhaps a touch of the top right too):

CASEing the Catty #111 - Sale-A-Bration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

To achieve this look, I brayered the DSP with Rose Red ink and then coloured the flowers & dragonfly with my new Watercolor Pencils before giving the flowers a once over with an Aqua Painter.

Adding water to the pencils smooths the colour & blends it beautifully.

How pretty is the Rose Red?  One of my team pointed out that I rarely use Rose Red.  Here you go Anne – Rose Red in action!

The dragonfly is embossed in copper, and so is the sentiment, which is from the Sale-A-Bration set “Any Occasion”.


I’m making the effort in 2017 to decorate the insides of my cards.

I’m on beginner level, so it’s a strip of DSP, some dragonflies and a birthday sentiment!

It does add another layer of love to the card.

CASEing the Catty #111 - Sale-A-Bration. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


I’m sure the projects on this hop will inspire some wonderful creativity and add a little more to your wishlist!

 

Next stop is Miss Rachel and her lovely designs.

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If you {NEED} those Sale-A-Bration items in your craft room, it’s a choice of 12 – one per $90 you spend with Stampin’ Up! until 31st March 2017.

Shop online or email me to get your order on the way.

If you’ve got time to craft this week, consider joining our challenge via Facebook.

Simply be inspired by any of the photos in the Sale-A-Bration 2017 catalogue and upload your card to the challenge album.

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Can’t wait to see what you make!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

 

Stampin’ Up! – Inside the Lines DSP

I’m sure you haven’t missed the fact that between now & 31st March 2017, all $90+ orders you place include your choice of a 2017 Sale-A-Bration item!!!

There’s 12 to choose from…

Do you have a favourite or ‘must have’?  I love them all – as a true addict does!

Avant Garden & Hey Chick were both very popular at my launch event on the weekend.


As you know, I’m in {LOVE} with paper!  There’s 2 paper options in the SAB choices.  The fun & bright Carried Away DSP and the Inside the Lines DSP.

I’ve been playing with the black & white Inside the Lines DSP this week.

This is the card we made at my launch event on Sunday using the spotlight technique and the new watercolour pencils.

Inside the Lines DSP - Spotlight technique.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

For this card we cut a circle from the DSP layer, coloured it with Watercolour Pencils and re-layered it with a cardstock mat on the card.

If you’ve bought the Watercolour Pencils and need a case to store them in, download my free printable insert here.


For the next card, I left the DSP layer in black & white and added coloured letters to bring colour.

Inside the Lines DSP - Happy New Home card.  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The Milestone Moments stamp set is proving to quite versatile and a firm favourite of mine from the Occasions Catalogue.

How awesome do the Large Letters look!!!  Don’t forget, with the joining special during Sale-A-Bration, they could be part of your Starter Kit, saving you over 50%.  See here for more details.


Whenever you’re ready to place an order, my online store is open 24-7 with shipping directly to you.  The online host code for January is YBEWYEMH.

Or you can email me 24-7 and I’ll place an order for you.

If you’d like to see the products in action, and you live in the Bunbury area – I can do a workshop at your house.  Just ask me!

There’s so much to love about the new catalogues!  I’m working on more samples to show you!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

 

Mr Papercraft’s Ice Cream Van

It’s a big happy birthday to Mr Papercraft today!!!

He’s a tough customer to make cards for because his hobbies are all very similar.

Over the years, his cards have had very strong diving, fishing & boating themes.


When I saw the ice cream truck stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue, I knew this was the perfect card for 2017!

Mr P loves food made or sold from a truck!

Every festival & fair we go to, he’s in there buying ice creams and hot dogs and donuts (well, the donuts might be mine!).

{He also loves Lindt chocolate!}

Tasty Trucks Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Tasty Trucks is one of the free product choices during Sale-A-Bration 2017.  Yours to select with any $90 order until 31st March 2017.

Tasty Trucks Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I used the new Love Notes Framelits to create a money pocket at the bottom of the card and tied it all up with the new cotton ribbon.

So when the ice cream truck next cruises by, he’s gone some loose change to buy a birthday ice cream!


I am always so inspired by Judy May – her card inside are as amazing as her card fronts!

Part of my 2017 crafting resolutions is to go the extra mile on the insides of my cards!

Tasty Trucks Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


One of the new products I’m loving from the Occasions Catalogue is the Watercolour Pencils.  They are beautiful on their own and amazing when finished with a blender pen or Aqua Painter.

For this card, I coloured using the Watercolor Pencils and went over the top with my blender pen, smoothing out the colour.

Tasty Trucks Birthday Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Colouring isn’t my strong point – and not something I do often, but these pencils are just a dream to use.  They make it so easy to get a good coverage!

A little more practice and I might even be a convert!


The pencils come in a cute little box, but I can see that getting ratty over time – plus it’s a little tricky to see what colours are inside.

So, I’m housing my pencils in a clear case.  They will store perfectly with my Stampin’ Write Markers and I can pop other things into the case like a Blender Pen & pencil sharpener.

Watercolor Pencils - Clear Case Insert. Free Printable. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

If you think this would be a great way to store your pencils, then download my free printable insert by clicking here (file download via Dropbox).

The correct size for printing is 17.8cm x 14.3cm.

You can find other printable inserts for Stampin’ Write Markers & Ink Refills by searching my storage category.

If you need to purchase clear cases, you can find them in my online store.  They are great for a range of stamping storage!!!


Happy birthday wishes to Mr Papercraft!  I hope you enjoy all the stamps I bought you (hehe just kidding…maybe).

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

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