Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Release at Graciellie designs and coloring tips and a wonderful new to me Glue!!

Spring seems to be finally here in CNY, it is over 30 degrees today ( San Antonio I do miss your sunny skies). We have a beautiful new release, Just in time for spring at Graciellie Designs! To help celebrate Gracie is giving away a $15.00 Gift certificate to the shop (that is at leat 3 stamp sets) Join in the fun and inspiring blog hop and you might win! You can start here by leaving a comment and leave a comment on every stop of the hop!

If you'd like to purchase any of the sets use the 'Ginny10' for a 10% discount!


April Guest Designer:


Here is my Set for the April release,
beautiful images and wonderful sentiments!



here is my card:
I've got a few tips about the process if you would like to read on







I printed on a textured Neenah paper, and then pulled different types of coloring tools


I tried watercolor and Distress Pens, and Chalk:
you can see how toothy this paper is



I decided on pencil and blender pen:
I had a set of colors in mind and I pulled my color wheel out to start pulling pencils:  This little system really works for me, I have a LOT of coloring tools and to say I just look at my collection and go to it - would not work for me.  While color work is very organic and intuitive I still want order.


Laying down the first layers





you can see until I use the blender, the toothy texture is very obvious, After applying the blender pen, the pencil appears to liquify and work together.


A New to me product That I absolutely love is this adhesive called 'The Best Glue Ever' and I really think it is,  I have to say, I love it, using this one glue, I did not need my hot glue gun, my ATG gun, and my PVC glue.   I am especially impressed that this product replaced the hot glue. No burned fingers, no glue webs, and the setup time was just as fast.   For this card I used paper, card stock, and extra heavy card stock- no wrinkling, buckling and the layers remained perfectly flat, there was no curling.    Wonderful!!! Honestly, the price of ATG is just too high when you make as many cards as I do and tape runner pricing is even worse.







I hope you join in the fun blog hop and win the $15.00 certificate- that will go along way!
Thanks for stopping by!  
Ginny M



I just heard from the owner of Scraperfect, she has a free shipping give away if you stop by her Facebook page , leave the comment "virginia sent me" and your name will go in for a free shipping offer! https://www.facebook.com/ScraPerfect/






Just a footnote:


Anything I "plug" here on my blog is a product I love and use.  After Stamping for over 40 years- I started in high school - I have found things that really work, Stamps, Digitals, Glue, Paper.  I am a member of design teams and I really enjoy working with these products, developing my art and helping you develop yours.  I don't go down the road of acquiring every new thing on the craft market, I want to develop my talent and skills, I want my art to be about my expression and not about trends and fashion.  It is all about the person that will receive my card and doing the very best I can to convey my feelings on paper.




17 comments:

  1. wow this is lovely. thanks for all the information and tips

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  2. It is gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing the blending tips.

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  3. Just beautiful Ginny! As always great tips!

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  4. A perfect set for you, flowers and butterfies. You always do a gorgeous job. I have used this glue, and love it also.

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    1. Thank you Pamela!
      I just heard from the owner of Scraperfect, she has a free shipping give away if you stop by her Facebook page , leave the comment "virginia sent me" and your name will go in for a free shipping offer! https://www.facebook.com/ScraPerfect/

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  5. A perfect set for you, flowers and butterfies. You always do a gorgeous job. I have used this glue, and love it also.

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  6. It's funny how our first "go to" for color may not be the best for a particular paper. It's amazing what that blender does. I love this set and I love the colors you used! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. How beautiful, your coloring is amazing!

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  8. Love how you put this gorgeous card together. I will have to check out the 'best glue ever' too lol!!

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    1. Hi Dee! thank you!
      I just heard from the owner of Scraperfect, she has a free shipping give away if you stop by her Facebook page , leave the comment "virginia sent me" and your name will go in for a free shipping offer! https://www.facebook.com/ScraPerfect/
      Good Luck!

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  9. What a gorgeous card. Your coloring is amazing. I love that glue, too.

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  10. This is amazing. I like how you transform the stamp into a vibrant card.

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  11. Beautiful card, love the contrast, your coloring and the techniques you used. The result is stunning. Hugs.

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  12. Those are gorgeous flowers and butterflies on your card.

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  13. Your card is so beautiful, love your fantastic colouring.
    Valerija xx

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