Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Pickery, pumpkins, and pencils

Hello my wonderful friends!
It's time for another Unity hop!
(and sale!)

But first, I want you to meet Pickery Pockets...
Don't let his adorable little face fool you, he's a thief!

I have a squirrel feeder just outside my studio door. I love watching all the little critters.. The funny thing is, the last time we refilled that feeder, we found an ink pad... brand new, still in shrink plastic, cat eye ink pad. I have no idea where it came from. It isn't mine. I haven't bought that kind of ink in ages.. before I moved here. So, somewhere, someone is missing a yellow ink pad that Pickery stole and stashed. LOL!

ANYWAY...


For this card, I used watercolor crayons to stamp the image. The blue paper is a technique I love but haven't actually used in a while. I started by running kraft paper through an embossing folder. I then tinted some gesso with Distress reinker. I then spritzed it with water... even though the ink is mixed into the gesso, it still reacts to water giving that classic splatter look. I then sanded it to highlight the texture. You can find a step-by-step tutorial HERE.



For this card I decided to go with the colors from the new Unity Challenge... I love this color combo, and isn't that little girl ADORABLE???


For this card, I decided to dig out my watercolor pencils. Last week over at our FB chat, a couple people asked for techniques to do with watercolor pencils... 






If there is any technique or product you would like to learn more about, just let us know. We aim to please!

Don't forget---
 Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Monday on the Unity blog.

Enjoy!







27 comments:

SusieScrapper said...

Love Pickery Pockets, he's so cute!! Your cards are so pretty, really love the first one!

Guadalupe Galvis said...

Your friend Pickery is silly. I really love the cards. hope to do some water coloring with some of my cards soon.

toni kwaiser said...

Such nice cards! TFS

Ava Gavloski said...

great watercolor techniques on your card

Maria Levine said...

Ha ha! That is too funny! Love your cards nicely done!

Beth F. said...

Your cards are wonderful! I really like the punched edges on the last two. Great job!

Lisa Rodriguez said...

Pretty cards.

Patty said...

OMG!! That story of Pickery pockets hoarding a stamp pad....HILARIOUS!! We too have many lively squirrels in our back yard,...have many pictures of them raiding the bird feeders with uncanny gymnastic moves!! Love your pretty projects!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Kassi your cards are all awesome. I love how different they all are and unique in their own ways. Good work.
Love your squirrel story. Too funny.

Lagene said...

Great cards, Love the variety!

Kris B said...

I guess Pickery wanted to stamp!! Love all your creations! Thanks for the video, I never thought to use water color pencils directly on the stamps!

Deborah345 said...

I love you squirel pictures. those little critters crack me up, they jerk and move so fast and of course always always trying to get the bird seed. Great set of cards too.

Lyn said...

Great video thanks so much I think I shall have to try this <3 love your cards

mylittlecraftblog said...

Very pretty cards!
Maybe one of your neighbors left you the ink pad as a gift? :)

Evelyn

ionabunny said...

So pretty. That's the sort of squirrel you want. Paying for the food with crafty goodies LOL. Hugz

sammi said...

Wonderful projects and I just love the story about Pickery! I feed the squirrels too and love to watch them. Hopefully our Pickery won't show up and teach my squirrels to steal my ink pads! lol

Team Clark said...

Just love that first card, looks like zinc! COOLNESS!

Ruby said...

Very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing them.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for the video, too. Love those! And thanks for sharing Pickery Pockets - I. too, love watching the critters outside.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards and funny story about the ink pad and squirrel.

Amy Williams said...

Gorgeous cards and color combos!

Sweet April said...

Marvelous projects,full of inspiration.Thanks for the watercolor pencils technique,it's absolutely wonderful...and maybe Pickery is a scrapper or wants to learn!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Love your easy and quick background technique with watercolor pencils. TFS Cards are really cute, Kassi

cal8007 said...

Amazing cards!! Thanks for the tutorials - I'll have to try the embossed/gesso technique - it is fabulous!!

Carmen L

Diane said...

Beautiful. Glad that you shared the "how to" for the first card. I wouldn't have guessed! Thanks for sharing.

Immi said...

Great cards & techniques. Love your little buddy, too!

Gaylynn said...

Awesome video tips and I like the window card too, Kassi.