Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Watercolors: Use a limited palette!

Today I've used a very limited palette - only 4 different colors to pint these imaginary scenes. The advantage of using a limited palette is that you get very harmonious pictures and that you can hang them together and they'll look nice as a group.






Have a nice Sunday, Hugs, Karin

You can view more of my watercolors HERE if you want to!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Butterfly Reflections Ink: Congratulations

Hi Everyone! Butterfly Reflections Ink:

I'm sharing inspiration on the Butterfly Reflections Ink today and for today's card I've played with some adorable products from Lawn Fawn. I know, I'm waiting for the new release too but was inspired to use the adorable fairies!



I diecut my stitched rectangle and then simply stamped a little scene and colored with copic markers. I stamped the script sentiment but had to mask the edges of my rectangle so the edges of the script didn't go all the way out. I then I matted my rectangle to some pink cardstock before adhereing to my cardbase with foam adhesive.
For a little dimension I created a little bow from pink cardstock and adhered at the top.

Supplies:

Stamps:
Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends
Scripty Sayings

Dies:
My Favorite Things : Beautiful Bows
Stitched rectangles

Paper: Lawn Fawn

Ink:
Tuxedo Black ink
Adhesives:
Foam Adhesive
Dot Gluetape

Coloring Mediums:
Copic Markers

Pop over to the store to find the products I've used for this card; Butterfly Reflections Ink



Have a great day, hugs, Karin





Monday, August 22, 2016

Hero Arts 2016 Winter Catalog Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I'm so excited today because I get to hop with HERO ARTS as they launch the Winter 2016 release in the Hero Arts store !!!!! So many absolutely WONDERFUL products I know you will love! So make sure you have a notepad to jot down all your favorites as you see them used in this hop. If you are doing the hop you should have come from  super talented Joan Bardee - if not, I suggest you pop over to Hero Arts and start from the beginning.



Watercolored Holly - Happy Holly Days











For my first card I used the beautiful holly stamp from CL998 Happy Holly Days. I stamped the holly four times with distress ink (antique linnen) and then watercolored them. But any type of coloring will be amazing with the images from this set! The sentiment is from the sweet new CM103 Holiday Animals

Supplies:
CL998 Happy Holly Days
CM103 Holiday Animals


Warm Wishes and Eskimo Kisses






Another super sweet set from the new catalog is the CL989 Warm Hugs. With just four of the stamps from that set I created this little arctic/winter scene. I started out by inking my sky background and then stamped and cut my images. I then cut some snowyhills from white cardstock and layered them so they would make a nice hilly scene for my images. When I knew how I wanted them I held them in place with some washitape and the bottom part of them all together. I stamped my sentiment to my sky bg and then adhered my hills with foam tape to get lots of dimension. The images are also attached with foam adhesive so even if it doesn't show in the picture it is a very 3d-y (!) card!

 


Supplies:
CL989 Warm Hugs
Ink: AF248India Ink Black



Vintage Tag






There are so many wonderful new sets in this Hero Arts launch - something for everyone and everyone's styles. I usually don't do vintage but couldn't resist playing with the beautiful stamps from
CL997 Color layering Snowy Tree and CM101 Vintage Christmas Wishes . For a super fast little Christmas gift get a vintage notebook and make a beautiful tag to go with it. For my tag I started out by stamping the snowman and then masked him with maskingpaper before I stamped the tree. I used ink for it and let that dry completely before I stamped the second layer, the snow with white pigment ink and embossed with white opaque embossing powder while the mask was still on.

I stamped my sentiment and then diecut my tag. Did you see the new Hero Arts nesting tag dies? They will be perfect for these kind of projects and so many sizes to choose from - just awesome!

I inked the edges with antique distress ink and then stamped some snowflakes afterwards. When I get the time I will stamp a whole forest of those beautiful trees - I just LOVE them!










Supplies:
CL997 Color layering Snowy Tree
CM101 Vintage Christmas Wishes
CM102 Vintage Christmas Post
Dies: DI197 Nesting Tag Dies
Embossing Powder: PW110 White
Ink: AF210 Field Greens, AF249 Unicorn White



Holiday Greetings (from San Francisco)





Last I couldn't help but share a card where I've combined  Kelly's San Francisco stamp with the sentiment from CM102 Vintage Christmas Post. I think they work so well together . The nesting rectangles that are released today too will be great for similar looking window designs.





Supplies:
CL971 Kelly's San Francisco
CM102 Vintage Christmas Post

Time to hop on to Amazing Yana Smakula but befor you leave I must make sure you know this (-: : Not only is there amazing talent and AWESOME inspiration in this hop - there is a great GIVEAWAY too:
Hero Arts will be giving away 3 $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop . So make sure to comment on everyone´s blog by Sunday, August 28 at 11:59pm PT. The winners will be announced the following week.


Here's the hop list:


The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kathy Racoosin
Wanda Guess
 Lydia Fiedler
Alice Wertz
Amy Tan
Cheiron Brandon
Debbie Olson
 Laura Bassen
 Debby Hughes
 Heather Ruwe
 Ilina Crouse
 Isha Gupta
Jenn Shurkus
 Jessica Frost-Ballas
 Joan Bardee
 Karin Akesdotter
 Yana Smakula
 Kelly Rasmussen
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Mariana Grigsby
May Sukyong Park
 Libby Hickson


Have a wonderful day and a great inspiring hop!
Hugs, Karin

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

You - are my sunshine!

Hi Everyone!

I'm sharing inspiration on the Butterfly Reflections Ink today and here's a little sneak peak:

Pop over to the Butterfly Reflections Ink to get the details!

Hi Everyone!

It's Karin from PeppermintPatty's Papercraft, here to share some inspiration. For today's card I've played with a wonderful new stencil from Hero Arts called Large Flower Stencil.






I placed my stencil on a piece of off white cardstock and held it in pålacewith some washi tape. I started by inking the yellow and Brown part of the flower first - then I created a mask for that part of the stencil (the flower) from masking paper - so I didn't mess my yellow flower when I inked the green leaves.

When I was done with that I let my panel dry completely before I cut out a stitched rectangle from it. I saved the leftover and adhered that outer frame to my cardbase. I then added the stitched rectangle panelinside the "frame" with foam adhesive to get a bit of dimension.

Last I diecut my "You" and adhered it to the card with glue tape.

Supplies:
Stencil: Hero Arts; Large Flower Stencil

Dies: Hero Arts: Thank You die  (mine is an older version)
My Favorite Things: Stitched Rectangle

Ink: Tuxedo Black ink
Rangers Distress Ink Scattered straw, Spiced Marmalde, Peeled paint, Walnut stain, Vintage Photo, Mustard seed.

Tools: x-press blending card
Blending tool
Stamping mask paper

Adhesives: Foam Adhesive
Dot Gluetape
Glossy Accent

Pop over to the store to find the products I've used for this card; Butterfly Reflections Ink



Have a great day, hugs, Karin




Sunday Watercolors; Greenland


Inspired by a watercolor art exhibition and a beautiful picture I saw on Pinterest I painted this little scene from my head:



Have a nice Sunday, Hugs, Karin

You can view more of my watercolors HERE if you want to!
I also share them on my Instagram account HERE

Friday, August 19, 2016

Post for Lawnscaping Challenges

Hi Everyone!
It's Karin here to share some inspiration for the Lawnscaping Challenge blog.




  • I started by making a cardbase from dark orange cardstock and then matted some plaid paper to the center of it. 
  • I then diecutted a square with a circle window in the middle. 
  • I used the same circle die to cut through the center of a slightly larger scalloped circle and that way created a little frame for my window. 
  • After adhering the frame I used foamadhesive to tape my window to the cardbase.
  • With the window in place I could center my diecut love and add some sprinkles.

  • And then to the fun part - stamping, coloring and fuzzy cutting the adorable little faries! I just ADORE them! They are adhered to the card with foam adhesive.



The Lawn Fawn supplies I used for my project:
Stamps; Fairy Friends
Dies; Scripty Love
Paper; Let's Polka mon Amie and Perfectly Plaid


Pop over to the Lawnscaping challenge to be inspired by my talented teamies or play along in the latest challenge.


http://lawnscaping.blogspot.se/


Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Monday, August 15, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge # 136 Punny Time You are all I knead!


Hi Everyone!

I'm here today to introduce a new challenge at Lawnscaping. This time it is a Punny Sentiments      Challenge!!!



For my card I used the following Lawn Fawn Supplies;
Stampsets: HERE
Dies: HERE
Patterned Paper; Pint sized Patterns





Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is; Lawn Fawn!!! You can win a stampset of your choice YEAH!!!

Pop over to Lawnscaping for all the info you need and to join the challenge and to check out some Amazing Projects by my super talented teamies! Hope to see you there!









If you want to see more of my Lawn Fawn Projects you can follow my LF board on pinterest; https://se.pinterest.com/peppermint42/lawn-fawn/

Have a great day, hugs, Karin


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday watercolors; Want to paint looser watercolors? A little tip.





For today's Sunday watercolors I have a Little tip if you, like me, want to loosen up your watercolor painting. I started with the lion below and wasn't happy with the result - there's no excitment going in it - I Think you can tell it's a lion, but the masked whiskers and hairs stand out too much - it looks too planned. Instead I skipped the drawing underneath and started painting right away. You are forced to work faster and just try to caprute colors and shapes instead. I'm so much happier with the second one (above) and think that if I could combine the two ways of aproaching a subject I'd be really happy (-:


If you want to view more of my watercolors I've collected some on my Watercolors page HERE
or you can follow me on instagram
Happy Painting, hugs, Karin

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

I'd Slay a Dragon for You!

Hi Everyone!

I'm sharing inspiration on the Butterfly Reflections Ink and for today's card I've played with some adorable new products from My Favorite Things.




I started out by inking the background with distress ink and then spraying water onto it with a mister. When it had dried I diecut some Clouds that I adhered with glue tape Before I cut my panel. I stamped, colored and diecut my images and adhered them with tape and foam adhesive Before I put my panel onto a miniscallop covered cardbase.
Since my bg was quite dark I diecut a cloud for my sentiment.

Supplies:

Stamps:
MFT: Magical Dragons

Dies:
My Favorite Things: Mini Scallopped Rectangle Stax
Magical dragons
Stitched cloud edges
Puffy Clouds

Ink:
Tuxedo Black ink
Rangers Distress Ink Milled Lavendar, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves

Tools:
x-press blending card
Blending tool

Adhesives:
Foam Adhesive
Dot Gluetape

Coloring Mediums:
Copic Markers

Pop over to the store to find the products I've used for this card; Butterfly Reflections Ink



Have a great day, hugs, Karin



Friday, August 5, 2016

Blue Raspberries!


I'm still super excited about Charie O'Shields feature of my watercolors on Doodlewash and had to sharethis painting that I made for it. You can read the feature here; https://doodlewash.com/2016/08/04/guest-doodlewash-the-love-of-crafting-and-painting/ and if you've heard enough of me (-: he's interviewd so many fantastic artists with interesting stories and inspiring art - I promise you will spend a lot of time there once you get there (-: and leave inspired to take out your Paints!!!

https://doodlewash.com/2016/08/04/guest-doodlewash-the-love-of-crafting-and-painting/

With only hours left of the super fun 30-day coloring challenge that super talented Kathy Racoosing is hosting again this year. Kathy has so many great tutorials and the gallery is full of super inspiring Projects - so if you haven't been be sure to pop over there right away!   #thedailymarker30day

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If you want to view more of my watercolors you can follow me on instagram.


Have a fantastiv week-end, hugs, Karin

Thursday, August 4, 2016

EXCITING NEWS !!!


I think you can guess how chocked and honoured I was when Charlie O'Shields of Doodlewash.com and founder of the World Watercolor Month and the Facebook Group World Watercolormonth  asked if he could do a feature of me on the Doodlewash blog. And now I'm so super excited to share that it is live and you can read it HERE .
If you like watercolorpainting and haven't joined yet, you just have to check out this wonderful Group. There are people from all over the World who share their art, their love for the medium and who support eachother and eachothers' development. It is just wonderful and such an inspiration and great reason to paint.
In the feature I mention a wonderful teacher that introduced me to watercolorpainting and made me fall in love with it, back when I was working as an au pair in Lexington, MA -90-91, Mrs Norma Regillo and wanted to share a picture of her here. Unfortunately, I found out that she had passed away last year.


And here's a painting of mine from back then:



Please pop over to Charlie's Blog and read about his art and all the amazing artists that have been featured before me, so many interesting stories, inspiring tips and wonderful art!


Have a wonderful day!




Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Going bold with my watercolors: Waterlily


Hi!

The World Watercolor Month is over but I am so happy because it made me start painting more regularly again and knowing that the facebook group will continue is a dream come true!

Today I went out of my comfort zone and used some bright new colors I've been wanting to try; Quin Magenta and Green Gold. This is not really me, but I had fun! 



Here's the pic I used as reference. You are more than welcome to use it if you want to. 


What isn't over yet though is the super fun 30-day coloring challenge that super talented Kathy Racoosing is hosting again this year. I'm not sure if there's a limit to how many entries you can share there - this might be my 5th... Anyway this is the most bold and colorful I've ever gone with my watercolors and the way I painted this is more coloring than painting...

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#thedailymarker30day

If you want to view more of my watercolors I've collected some on my Watercolors page HERE
or you can follow me on instagram

Butterfly Reflections Ink: Thinking of You dear friend


Hi Everyone! Butterfly Reflections Ink: Thinking of You dear friend

I'm sharing inspiration on the Butterfly Reflections Ink today and here's a little sneak peak:

Pop over to the Butterfly Reflections Ink to get the details!

Hi Everyone!

It's Karin from PeppermintPatty's Papercraft, here to share some inspiration. For today's card I've played with some adorable products from My Favorite Things.





I stamped the image with Rangers Archival Ink which is perfect if you want to watercolor your images!
I then colored my image using watercolor pencils which is a fast and easy way, no mixing colors just color and add water!
I created a frame from red cardstock and the diagonal patterned paper is one I created using MFT's diagonal stencil. Fast and easy and you'll get the exact matching color if you want to!


Supplies:

Stamps:
My Favorite Things: You have my heart

Dies:
My Favorite Things Inside out stitched rectangle ;

MFT Stencil; Split diagonal

Ink:
MFT Electric red
Rangers Archival

Tools:
x-press blending card
Blending tool

Adhesives:
Foam Adhesive
Dot Gluetape

Coloring Mediums:
Derwents watercolor pencils








Pop over to the store to find the products I've used for this card; Butterfly Reflections Ink



Have a great day, hugs, Karin



Monday, August 1, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge # 135 Patterned Paluza

Lawnscaping Challenge #
Hi Everyone!
I'm here today to introduce a new challenge at Lawnscaping. This time it is a Patterned Paper   Challenge!!!





For my card I used the following Lawn Fawn Supplies;
Stampsets: HERE
Dies: HERE
Patterned Paper;




Our GREAT sponsor for this challenge is Ellen Hutson!!! You can win a 25 $ giftcertificate to the store YEAH!!!
Pop over to Lawnscaping for all the info you need and to join the challenge and to check out some Amazing Projects by my super talented teamies! Hope to see you there!









If you want to see more of my Lawn Fawn Projects you can follow my LF board on pinterest; https://se.pinterest.com/peppermint42/lawn-fawn/

Have a great day, hugs, Karin