I hope you managed to keep up with my first giveaway last week. I think it went really well and I have posted off the cards to the winner, I hope she likes them.
I had put three cards that had already featured on the blog and added three previously unseen cards to the prize.
I love Pinterest; how about you? My boards vary and show how eclectic my taste is in just about everything. I have boards ranging from ‘New York’, (one of my favourite places to be) to Laughs and Giggles to Glitter and Sparkle. I am sure you have read here before about how much I love colour and perhaps unsurprisingly I have an ‘I love colour’ board.
Pinterest along with YouTube is a great source of inspiration and I based the ‘you’re the best’ card on a Pin. The picture is of a mass of tulips; the colours are very vibrant. I wanted to recreate this vibrancy in my stripes and used layers of watercolour to get the depth of colour I wanted. I painted the stripes on one large piece of watercolour paper and then cut to size when it was dry, I followed that with some simple stamping in black. I was really pleased with how this turned out; watch out for more ‘I love colour’ inspired work.
The second of these cards uses one of my favourite Penny Black slapstick/cling stamps called dreamy. I find it very versatile as it can be added to many different backgrounds and it can look different each time. I always like to add some Sakura Gelly Roll in #700 which is a lovely sparkle, but it has no colour. It adds a subtle hint of twinkle and looks lovely when it hits the light.
The last card is inspired by one of my YouTube craft gurus Kristina Werner. I find her videos very informative and easy to follow. It is also simple to put a personal spin on her ideas. Her cards have a clean style to them which I favour. There are not loads of bits and pieces added to them. This card uses Distress Ink and Distress Markers as watercolours and I really enjoyed using this technique and once the colours dry, they are permanent.
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I have been thinking for some time about filming my cards in progress, not only to add to my YouTube channel, but as a self learning aid. My other half made an overhead filming set up for me out from a cd unit that was no longer being used (I had also seen this on YouTube by laurelscrafts) As a first attempt at filming with it, I made the announcement for the giveaway via video. I used my phone and I have to say that I think it worked it very well.
This set up is so simple and I can just put it on to the desk when needed and stored away when I have finished filming. Don't you find that the most simple ideas are sometimes the best?
Perhaps you'd like to hop over to my Facebook page, The JacquieLine Studio, and see what you think about how the filming turned out.
I'm so glad that my technical issues from earlier in the week are now resolved and that you have dropped by to see this week's post.
Enjoy your week and thanks for stopping by