Arteza Art Products, Card Kits, Colored Pencils, Simon Says Stamp, Watercolor Pencils

Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit 2020 | Better Together

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well and staying safe and happy! I finally found the time to play with the March card kit from Simon Says Stamp. It’s called Better Together, and it’s a beauty! This kit has sold out, but you can buy all the products separately–However, I would skip the watercolor pencils included in the kit. Lol! More on that below. I created 5 cards with this kit–all floral cards and all very different.

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Card #1: Split Panel Watercolor Pencil Card

There were 3 floral watercolor panels in this kit, and I used them all. For my first card I went for the beautiful poppy panel. I used the watercolor pencils from the kit, but I didn’t enjoy using them. These pencils aren’t very pigmented. If I could do this over, I’d use my Arteza Watercolor pencils. I almost threw out this panel, but I really wanted to make it work. I cut the panel in half, and then fussy cut around the flowers. I popped them up with foam tape and attached them to the card stock. This made it look fuller. I then attached the sentiment with foam tape in the center.

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Card #2: Colored Pencil Dogwood Flower Card

I love this dogwood flower panel! To color it in I pulled out my Arteza colored pencils. They blended nicely on this watercolor paper! After I finished my coloring, I framed it with the striped pattern paper. I did raise it up with foam tape. To embellish it I glued on some Fortune Teller enamel dots–I love these things!!

Arteza Colored Pencils: Flower Petals: Midnight Blue, Ube Purple, Periwinkle Blue, Smoke Gray; Flower Center: Pear Green, Fern Green; Stem: Hazelnut Brown, Fern Green Mushroom Gray;

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Card #3: Colored Pencil on Pattern Paper Card

I used my favorite stamp from this set on this card. This vine stamp is so beautiful and unique! I will definitely be pulling this out again. I used my regular sized Misti stamping tool to stamp this out–it wouldn’t fit in my Mini Misti. I stamped it down on one side of the pattern paper, and then all I had to do was flip the paper and stamp again–easy symmetrical stamping. I used 3 Arteza colored pencils to color in the vines, and I allowed the color of the pattern paper to show through on the tips of the petals.

Arteza Colored Pencils: Plum Purple, Pink Macaron, Moss Green

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Card #4: Watercolor Pencil Daisy Card

I used the 3rd watercolor panel for card #4. I love daisies! I colored in this panel with the watercolor pencils from the kit. I fussy cut around the petals, and then I used more foam tape to pop it up off the white card stock. To frame it up a bit, I die cut a stitched scallop and glued it down with liquid adhesive.

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Card #5: Pattern Paper Showcase Card

I absolutely love all the pattern paper from this kit, and I wanted to use some of my favorites on this card. The bottom layer is a piece of mint card stock, and then I layered stripes of paper over that. I stamped out my image with 3 different colors of Memento ink to create a gradient. I was going to stop here, but I felt it needed something more–and why not add a beautiful flower image? I colored in the flower with more colored pencils. This card it my favorite from the set.

Arteza Colored Pencils: Plum Purple, Pink Macaron, Moss Green

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Here is my process video! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thank you for visiting! I’m sending you crafty hugs and hopes for you to have a safe and relaxing week!

Featured Products:

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/brand/Simon-Says-Kits-of-the-Month

Jackie’s Craft Table Glue: https://etsy.com/shop/JackiesCraftTable

Art Mediums:

Arteza Colored Pencils 120 Count: US: https://arteza.com/collections/colored-pencils/products/professional-colored-pencils-set-of-120?utm_source=postaffiliatepro&utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=Youtube_JackiesCraftTable&a_bid=f73fafd6

Arteza Colored Pencils 72 Count: US: https://arteza.com/collections/pencils/products/professional-colored-pencils-set-of-72?utm_source=postaffiliatepro&utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=Youtube_JackiesCraftTable&a_bid=465a47a6

Arteza Colored Pencils 48 Count: US: https://arteza.com/products/professional-colored-pencils-set-of-48?utm_source=postaffiliatepro&utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=Youtube_JackiesCraftTable&a_bid=4413344b

Arteza Coloured Pencils 120 Count: Europe: https://arteza.co.uk/products/professional-coloured-pencils-set-of-120?utm_source=postaffiliatepro&utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=Youtube_JackiesCraftTable&a_bid=13227743

Arteza Coloured Pencils 72 Count: Europe: https://arteza.co.uk/products/72-professional-coloured-pencils-tin-box?utm_source=postaffiliatepro&utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=Youtube_JackiesCraftTable&a_bid=aa541547

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Arteza Watercolor Pencils 120: https://arteza.com/products/professional-watercolor-pencils-set-of-120?utm_source=postaffiliatepro&utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=Youtube_JackiesCraftTable&a_bid=1e58bcff

Arteza Watercolor Pencils 72: https://arteza.com/collections/pencils/products/professional-watercolor-pencils-72?utm_source=postaffiliatepro&utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=Youtube_JackiesCraftTable&a_bid=903a7e8c

Arteza Watercolor Pencils 24: https://arteza.com/products/woodless-watercolor-pencils-set-of-24?utm_source=postaffiliatepro&utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=Youtube_JackiesCraftTable&a_bid=29196977

Accents:

Iridescent Bubbles: https://www.studiokatia.com/products/iridescent-bubbles-drops?_pos=1&_sid=bf3e3d9eb&_ss=r

Fortune Teller Enamel Dots: http://shrsl.com/266hm

Translucent Enamel Dots: http://shrsl.com/25l1r

Glitter Pen Spectrum Noir: https://amzn.to/2Wk2L47

Tools:

Mini Misti: https://amzn.to/2LpHJva

Original Size Misti: https://amzn.to/2A8jbjA

Magnets: https://amzn.to/2NShv60

Wagner Heat Tool: https://amzn.to/2UljEum

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2NR4Xvw

Score Board: https://amzn.to/2NSMA9z

Cutter Bee Scissors: https://amzn.to/34EWamG

Jewel Picker: https://amzn.to/2N6NsIj

Blending Brushes: https://amzn.to/2AYumf8

Foam Blending Tool: https://amzn.to/35naIHB

Sizzix Big Shot Machine: https://amzn.to/2N8nkN0

PenBlades: https://amzn.to/2IEUPT9

Mini Die Cut Machine: https://amzn.to/33jJcZI

Inks & Adhesives:

SSS Intense Black Ink: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-Premium-Ink-Pad-INTENSE-BLACK-ink065?currency=USD

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink: https://amzn.to/2w357K1

Memento Angel Pink Ink: https://amzn.to/3b1eqJa

Memento Rose Bud Ink: https://amzn.to/2UjUkDo

Memento Lilac Posies Ink: https://amzn.to/2WjjKTZ

Jackie’s Craft Table Glue: https://etsy.com/shop/JackiesCraftTable

Foam Mounting Tape: US:

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Foam Mounting Tape: Europe:

https://arteza.co.uk/products/foam-mounting-tape-36-yards?utm_source=postaffiliatepro&utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=Youtube_JackiesCraftTable&a_bid=3e99a61a

Scotch Foam Tape: https://amzn.to/2LrZppX

Score Tape: https://amzn.to/2pj0Tdy

Kokuyo Dotliner: https://amzn.to/2LqAkvq

Kokuyo Refills: https://amzn.to/2LALkoI

Paper:

Neenah Solar White 110 lb Card Stock: https://amzn.to/2Q20E3a

Other Supplies:

Stitched Scallop Edges Dies: http://shrsl.com/266ha

 

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Arteza Art Products, Fall Themed Cards, Watercolor Pencils

Arteza Watercolor Pencils & Paper Review | Hello Bluebird Pumpkin Time Stamps

Hello everyone! Thank you for stopping by! I am reviewing Arteza’s watercolor pencils and their 100% cotton watercolor pad today. I’m also using a darling stamp set from Hello Bluebird called Pumpkin Time. Thirdly, because of one the the sentiments from this stamp set, I’m also going to talk about one of my favorite authors, L.M. Montgomery.

Let’s start with the Arteza Watercolor pencils & paper first. Watercolor pencils is one of my favorite mediums to use. They give you a lot more control than pan watercolors, and they’re fun to use, especially if you like colored pencils like I do. I have a few different sets of watercolor pencils, and I’m very happy to add Arteza’s set to my arsenal.  They sent me the 72 pencil set, and I love the bright and vibrant colors. They look beautiful on the paper even before you activate them with your paintbrush. The watercolor paper they sent along with them is 100% cotton which I prefer to use these days. I used to enjoy using Canson XL watercolor paper, and it’s not a bad paper, but once I tried out all cotton papers, it’s hard to go back. The colors blend and move so beautifully on 100% cotton papers. They are more expensive, but as a card maker, the paper lasts me a long time.

Here is a link to the free swatch chart I created for these pencils:

Arteza Watercolor Pencils Swatch Chart

The stamp set that I chose to use with the Arteza watercolor pencils and paper is from Hello Bluebird. This is the first time I’ve used one of their stamp sets. I love fox images, and this fox is pushing a wheelbarrow of pumpkins! I just couldn’t resist it. All of the sentiments in this set are beautiful, especially one in particular.

The sentiment I used on my card says, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” This was written by L.M Montgomery–famous for her Anne of Green Gables series. I have very fond memories of reading these to my grandmother who had failing eyesight and couldn’t read anymore. After the PBS series came out in the 80’s, they started re-publishing all of Montgomery’s other works. I gobbled them up. One of my favorites is “The Blue Castle.” It’s sad and funny, and I’ve read it several times. A close second of my favorites is Jane of Lantern Hill. I also really love the Emily of New Moon series. All of her books are great reads!! Let me know if you’ve read any of these, or if you do decide to read one, let me know how you liked it! I love book talk!

Here is a picture of the Octoberesque card I created using all the products I mentioned above. It’s was so fun using Arteza’s watercolor pencils, and I love how the card turned out!

Here is a list of the Arteza Watercolor Pencils I used: Fox – Pumpkin, Blood Orange, Cinnamon, Smoke & Pink Macaroon; Vest – Pewter & Charcoal; Scarf – Moss & Pink Macaroon; Pumpkins – Pumpkin, Blood Orange & Matcha; Wheelbarrow – Burnt Ochre, Charcoal, Pewter, Espresso; Mouse – Elephant Gray & Pink Macaroon;  Leaves – Honey, Pumpkin, Blood Orange, Moss, Matcha, Burnt Ochre

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Here is the process video showing how I created this card. You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel in HD. I hope you have a lovely day!

Supply Links:

Featured Products:

Arteza Watercolor Pencils 72 Set:

Professional Watercolor Pencils – Set of 72

Arteza Watercolor Pad 100% Cotton:

US: https://arteza.com/collections/sketchbook-paper/products/watercolor-pad-100-cotton-14-sheets?utm_source=postaffiliatepro&utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=Youtube_JackiesCraftTable&a_bid=ad781b16

Arteza Water Brush Pens:

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Hello Bluebird – Pumpkin Time Stamps: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Hello-Bluebird-PUMPKIN-TIME-Clear-Stamps-hb2218-hb2218?currency=USD

Hello Bluebird  – Pumpkin Time Dies: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Hello-Bluebird-PUMPKIN-TIME-Die-Set-hb2219-hb2219?currency=USD

Jackie’s Craft Table Glue: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/JackiesCraftTable/tools/listings/726802710

Tools

Mini Misti: https://amzn.to/2LpHJva

Original Size Misti: https://amzn.to/2A8jbjA

Magnets: https://amzn.to/2NShv60

Wagner Heat Tool: https://amzn.to/2nvUpHx

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2NR4Xvw

Score Board: https://amzn.to/2NSMA9z

Cutter Bee Scissors: https://amzn.to/34EWamG

Jewel Picker: https://amzn.to/2N6NsIj

Blending Brushes: https://amzn.to/2AYumf8

Foam Blending Tool: https://amzn.to/35naIHB

Sizzix Big Shot Machine: https://amzn.to/2N8nkN0

PenBlades: https://amzn.to/2IEUPT9

Mini Die Cut Machine: https://amzn.to/33jJcZI

Inks & Adhesives:

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Hero Arts Embossing Ink: https://amzn.to/2LrjPz2

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Scotch Foam Tape: https://amzn.to/2LrZppX

Score Tape: https://amzn.to/2pj0Tdy

Kokuyo Dotliner: https://amzn.to/2LqAkvq

Kokuyo Refills: https://amzn.to/2LALkoI

Post-It Note Masking Tape: https://amzn.to/2oiw9cx

Paper:

Neenah Solar White 110 lb Card Stock: https://amzn.to/2Q20E3a

Other Supplies:

Grass Dies by Lawn Fawn: https://amzn.to/2Jhnpuk

Alabaster White Embossing Powerder: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Brutus-Monroe-ALABASTER-Ultra-Fine-Embossing-Powder-BRU2470-bru2470bm

Embossing Bag: https://amzn.to/2LoDPlV

Mason Jar Plate: https://amzn.to/2Ln4lfw

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