Thursday, 29 December 2016

Beautiful You - Celebrate In Style...





Hello and welcome. Thanks for visiting my blog today. We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an International blog hop so please vote for my project. You can do that here.

Our theme for this highlight is Encouragement, as we all need a kind word said to us to build us up.

The cards that I'm showcasing, is the "Beautiful You" stamp set from the new Occasions catalogue. It will be available to order on 4th January 2017. It's a fabulous set filled with many sentiments of encouragement as well as gorgeous outlined illustrations that are great for any colouring mediums.

Celebrate In Style!


Illustration has been watercoloured using an aqua pen with Zig Clean Color Brush markers, as I love the vibrant colours of these markers and blend so easily. I have cut out a part of the image for interest and to also highlight the In Style sentiment that has been white heat embossed on black cardstock.

Cardstock:
• Arches watercolour paper medium 185gsm
• Elegant Eggplant, Rose Red and Basic Black
• Sequins added to compliment design in coordinating colours




The same layout has been added to the inside of the card but minimised the layers.

The font combination and the image goes so well together.


Wishing You Brighter Days To Come


Kraft cardstock has been used to compliment the illustrative qualities of the image, by using Whisper White watercolor pencil part of the new Watercolor pencils available in the Occasions catalogue. I have also used Basic Gray watercolor pencil for shading.  The images has been stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and have clear heat embossed afterwards as it not only helps to dry the ink quicker being a pigment ink but gives another interest to the image.

The sentiment has been white heat embossed. The rainbow panel on the edge as well as on the inside of the card has been ink blended and helps give hope in the end. Colours used are, Daffodil Delight, Peeakaboo Peach, Real Red, Elegant Eggplant, Pool Party and Tempting Turquoise.




Life is a Dance


This card layout is similar to the first one, however have white heat embossed the images on the black cardstock  to give it a reversed effect. Zig Clean Color brush markers have been used again on both the front and inside of the card.



I have masked the image by using painters tape to give a defined edge around the image after water colouring it in. So Happy For You has been added to compliment the image. 




I hope you have enjoyed my cards and found inspiration. The Beautiful You set and the cards you can create will surely brighten anyone's day and bring a smile to the recipient's face thanks to the lovely images and sentiments that this set offers. You can purchase this set as well as the new Watercolor pencils on my online store in Australia, on 4th January 2017 by clicking on the Shop now button or here.

Thanks for visiting my blog today make sure you head over to Kylie's blog - to vote for my project. I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop.


Happy Crafting! :)


31 comments:

  1. These are just so gorgeous. I love the way you've cut the mats on the card fronts. Such a great way to show off the sentiments and images. I am always in awe of your colouring skills.

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    1. Thank you so much Lou. I greatly appreciate your lovely comments. It adds that creative flair to these beautiful images. I've just discovered Zig Clean Color Brush markers and a big fan now lol. It makes watercolouring and blending so much easier, all in one marker too. :)

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  2. Such eye-catching cards, Juana. How do you get such vibrant colours?

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel. I have used Kuretaki Zig Clean Color brush markers and the results are amazing. Colours looks even better in person. :)

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  3. Amazing cards Juan. Very striking in colouration and style. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much Penny, I appreciate your lovely comments. Thanks for visiting. :)

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  4. I absolutely love these cards. I hope you win the vote. Truly amazing.

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    1. Thank you so much Jenny. I appreciate your lovely compliments. :)

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  5. Stunning cards. Love the way you have partially fussy-cut the ladies and vibrant colours you have used.

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    1. Thank you so much Katie, I appreciate your lovely compliments. :)

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  6. You must have so much fun with your watercolouring, your cards are always spectacular! xx

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    1. Thank you Jessie, I appreciate your lovely comments. Using Zig Clean Color markers makes it so much fun and easy. :) xo

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  7. These are amazing - as all your cards are!

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  8. Your cards are GORGEOUS! I went to the blog and voted for you! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer. I truly appreciate your vote - you have made my day! It would be awesome to do another blog highlight. :) xo

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  9. Your cards are GORGEOUS! I went to the blog and voted for you! :)

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  10. Exceptional cards! I particularly like the black one with the beautiful splashes of orange and turquoise!

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    1. Thank you so much Stephanie for your lovely compliments. :)

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  11. I love the vibrant colors Juana do you mind if I CASE your cards. Ange xo

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    1. Thank you so much Angela. Yes certainly, I'd be honoured. Love to see your creations. :) xo

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  12. Love they colors in your cards. Thanks for sharing the techniques. One of my favorite stamps sets.

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    1. Thank you Cheryl for your lovely comments. You're welcome and it's one of my favourites too, especially after seeing it at Onstage. :)

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  13. Easily the most amazing cards with this stamp set. I voted for you!

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  14. Your cards are out of this world! On the "Wishing you Brighter Days" did you double stamp the figure, first with black, then with clear and then heat set it? I was confused about the technique. If could vote for you twice I would!

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  15. Love all your cards - stunning! I love how you did the black and white one card but truly love them all! TFS!

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  16. Wow, these are just stunning! I think my jaw actually dropped when the page loaded; I hope no one was looking at me. You somehow make colors seem even more colorful! I just love these cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. Oh Juana.... you just blow me away with your talent. Wow, Wow, Wow.... Thanks for being part of my international Highlights, such an honour to have you highlighted on my blog.

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  18. Congratulations Juana! You are number ONE in my international Highlights voting!! Awesome work.

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  19. These cards are beyond amazing! I'm picking up my jaw off the floor. Absolutely lovely. What talent you have!

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