Friday, May 1, 2015

National Scrapbook Day (iNSD) Blog Hop WIth Kellie Stamps Design Team!

Welcome to Kellie Stamps National Scrapbook Day blog hop and stamp challenge.

The Kellie Stamps team, Jessica from Color Cast Designs and I thought it would be fun to share some stamping techniques with you all.  BEST of all we are having a BUNCH of stamp giveaways!

EXCITING NEWS : Today I've started a pre-order for the May stamp release.  Click here to check out the new stamp sets, Today and Outline It.  There is more, for this weekend ONLY you can use the code : NSDAY2015 for 10% OFF your order, until Monday at amidnight.

HOW TO WIN A STAMP SET?  We are giving you three chances to try at winning yourself a stamp set!  Here is how :

  1. Take part in the blog hop.  To do this, hop along to each blog on the list below, leave a comment on each, Kellie Stamps National Scrapbook Day blog post.
  2. Join in with our challenge by copying one of the stamping techniques shared by a design team member.  Projects must be NEW, no linking to old blog projects.  Once you have finished add your link to the linky at the end of the blog post.  Links can be to blog posts or images from instagram.
  3. ALL of the above.
 You have till Midnight Monday to take part in both the blog hop and the challenge set out.

Today I'm sharing : DIY project life cards with stamping and water colour 

Using the new Outline it an Today stamp set, and my trusty Versafine + Stazon black ink, I stamp several words on plain white cardstock. After it dries, I simply added touches of watercolor using my water brush and the Peerless Watercolor palette (the one in the image is one i made myself following an online tutorial ) Below I share two specific stamping + watercoloring techniques

Some close ups

Technique 1 : I tried to stamp a word on a card by spreading and spacing out the letters so it looks quite random, so the word becomes subtle and the focus can be somewhere between the colour combination, the design made by the spacing and also the meaning of the word itself. I think it's kind of fun and I will definitely try doing this again!

I'm not a very merticulous person, hence I don't like to colour within the lines.  What I normally do is just to colour around it, purposely colour out of the lines. 

Technique 2 : Painting a light and bright colour over a word feels as though i'm highlighting the word. The cards like "today" (which by the way has the most beautiful brush script done by Jodie from Polka Dot Creative) and "Love Watching" and "I am Creating" are done using the idea of highlighting. 

I also left some space below for journaling later on in the week.

More close ups

Thank you for stopping by, I hope this blog post gives you some inspiration to kick start your National scrapbook Day or international scrapbook day (iNSD) .

NOW the fun part!  Check out all the ladies taking part with their blog links here :

Amelia Blog | @ameliawritesblog
Awbree | Blog | @awbreecaton
Debra Blog | @dptuffy
Jen | Blog | @jecarl
Jennifer | Blog | @sunlightandair
Jodie Blog | @polkadotcreative
Juli | Blog | @julimakesthings
PepperBlog | @pepper_creations <--- comment------="" here="" re="" you="">
Rachel LimBlog | @scrappinlove
Jessica Blog | Shop | @colorcastdesigns
Kellie Blog | Shop | @giveagirlablog

Not it bloghop
Mandy | Blog
Rachel | Blog

Remember to participate in the giveaway by commenting and hopping along, and do share your project in the linky below!


susy said...

These look great, such pretty pops of colour.

Kellie said...

Pepper these are absolutely AWESOME!!!! I have so many distress ink pads left from my watercolouring days, stored away, almost thrown away some days, but this is SO effective! I'm going to have to try this over the weekend! Love what you have done!

Jodie | Polka Dot Creative said...

Pepper these are wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so inspired to get my distress inks back out and have a creative play. You are so creative!!!!!!

Unknown said...

how bright and quirky are these cards, a great idea Pepper :) Happy national scrapbooking day :)

Rachel L. said...

Gonna dig out my distress ink pad after seeing what you did here! Before I ever decide to get those peerless :p

Karyn S said...

wowee, awesome cards! I love the combination of stamping and watercolouring!!

Gretchen said...

Fantastic techniques. Thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

I am usually into less color, but those are great! :-))

julie e said...

That inspire card is amazing and should be framed

Anonymous said...

gorgeous!! watercolor cards are one of my fave

Anonymous said...

never tried mixing stamping with watercolours.. interesting mix!

Emma said...

These are gorgeous! I love the combination of watercolor and stamping.

Morgyn said...

WOW I just love these, I might have to get out my water colours and have a play :)

Unknown said...

I really love this idea!!! The colors you chose are beautiful, perfect for summer!

Wen Juan said...

The effect is so gorgeous! I'm in love with your work! :D

Fiona said...

Have recently started playing with my peerless water colour on stamped images too.. However, It did not cross my mind to colour on wordings and the effect you had done is simply lovely :) many thanks for sharing :)

Curlywiggles said...

These are great! I recently tried a similar technique using my water brush and some pigment ink.

Unknown said...

Your cards are so beautiful, I'm afraid mine wouldn't look so good, but I will have to try, the outcome will definitely be worth it.

Lindsay said...

I bought watercolors a while ago and still haven't played with them! This is a cool idea!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wonderful techniques...thank you for sharing!

Marta said...

I love your take with watercolor... It made me want to play with mines instantly!

Debra said...

These are all so beautiful Pepper! I love how you've used watercolor. Just gorgeous!

Kylie Kennedy said...

love, love, love. So very creative. I would have never thought to use a stamp like this. Thanks so much for sharing your great creative idea.