Friday, June 23, 2017

Joy Clair Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello, friends! Are you ready for another Coffee Lovers Blog Hop? It is truly amazing how big this blog hop gets! So many talented designers decided to join in the fun!

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Today, I am using Joy Clair's Coffee Lovers for this Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop:


I decided to paper piece the large coffee cup for today's card. I stamped the image onto several different prints and cut out the individual sections. Once all the pieces are cut, I assembled them onto the vellum. The sentiment is stamped and embossed at the bottom of the vellum. The vellum is then attached to a soft pink print. The pink panel is attached to the back panel of the card. I love all the layers!

Let's talk about prizes!

Joy Clair is giving away two $25.00 gift certificates to their store! All you have to is comment on each of our design teams blog and the Joy Clair blog. The winner will be announced on the Joy Clair blog. You have until June 30th to leave your comments.

Hop on over to the Joy Clair blog to see the rest of our design team's creations!

Thank you for stopping by!

Jessi



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hello, Friend

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! My style is Clean and Simple. I love the simplicity of the final project. I sometimes feel guilty with how quick it takes to make a card. So I have started to added some additional touches that I believe push the card to the next level! One of my new favorites is the NUVO Drops!

Today, I am using the Altenew's Be Strong stamp set and Chameleon markers:


I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the images onto the white cardstock. I used a couple orange and yellows Chameleon markers to color in the individual bulbs. To make the bulbs look more life-like, I covered each one with Clear Nuvo Drops. When the drops dry, they give off a glassy look to the bulbs. A sentiment is stamped at the bottom of the card.


I used the following markers on today's card:
Chameleon markers -

Please head on over to the MarkerPOP blog for the list of supplies used on today's card.

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a great day!

Jessi

Friday, June 16, 2017

Llama Tell You...

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! It is Jessi here. "Llama tell you"...I am loving all the llamas everywhere! Now, they might not be the cutest animal in reality, but they are super cute on papers and stamps! They make some adorable and sometimes silly cards!

I love paper-piecing! So today's card focuses on that technique instead of using markers to color the image.

Today's card showcases the super adorable Gerda Steiner Designs' Llama Tell You stamp set:


I had a paper pad that included some llama images. So I decided to use the paper pad and complete the card by paper-piecing. The stamp images are stamped on a variety of prints and cut out. The llama image is completed with 2 different prints. The cactus is stamped on a fun blue print and cut out. The background sun is created by a circle die. The ground layer is created with a wavy border die. Some many fun prints to complete this card!


No markers were used on today's card, but stop by the MarkerPOP blog for the list of supplies used on this card!

What a chance to win some prizes? Join us on the current MarkerPOP challenge! We cannot wait to see what you create!

Thank you for stopping by today!
Jessi

Psst... DCWV No Problem, Llama 12 x12 paper pad was used on today's card.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Reach for the Sky

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! It is Jessi here. Today I am sharing a sweet card with you today. I am working with the Hampton Arts' Reach for the Sky stamp set. This stamp set would make very cute baby cards. But today, I am using it for a kid's encouragement card. We all have seen our kids in moments were they need our extra support to calm them down.

Why not give them a little extra love with a handmade card!


The stamp set includes a few different adorable animal images. I stamped a few of them onto white watercolor cardstock and colored then in with a variety of ZIG Clean Color markers. The cloud image is stamped onto some printed paper, for some paper piecing. The images are attached to a printed panel. The sentiment is stamped on the bottom left corner of the card. To fill in some of the empty space, I stamped and colored the moon image  and attached to the card.


I used the following ZIG Clean Color markers on this card: 050, 060, 061, 098

Please hop on over to the MarkerPOP blog for the list of supplies used today!

Be sure to stop by and play along with our current challenge! It is an easy way to enter for your chance to win some amazing craft supplies!

Thank you for stopping by!

Jessi


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Joy Clair's Flawless for Summer Event

Today is a special day on the Joy Clair blog! The design team is showcasing the super adorable Flawless stamp set! We wanted to share with you the variety of ways that you can use this stamp set!

When I first saw this stamp set and all the makeup images, 'Sweet Sixteen' came to mind!


I stamped the images randomly onto black cardstock and embossed in silver. (I really loved how the silver popped against the black!) I created the sentiment for the card using a variety of die cuts and colored cardstock. The 'happy' part of the sentiment is from the Everyday Sentiments stamp set and is also embossed in silver.


Interested in seeing what the rest of the design team came up with, hop on over to the Joy Clair blog!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Jessi


Thursday, June 8, 2017

A Sweet Hello

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Are you bird watchers? My mother and her parents are. I never really thought I was until I moved to Texas near the Gulf Coast. One of the first things I realized were the different birds and in the certain area that I live...the lack of birds. One of my favorite birds are hummingbirds. They are some fascinating birds. Their bright colors and their speed!

Today's card showcases the Pink & Main's Hummingbirds and Chameleon markers:


The images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto white cardstock. The images are colored in with a variety of Chameleon markers. The images are then cut out using the Hummingbirds coordinating dies. The sentiment is stamped onto a printed strip of paper from the Photo Paper Play Summer Bucket List 6x6 paper pad. The background panel is from the same paper pad.


The following Chameleon markers were used on this project: RD2, RD4, BG1, BG4, GR1, GR3, YG3, BR4, OR4

Hop on over to the MarkerPOP blog to see the list of supplies on today's card.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!
Jessi

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Joy Clair - Baby Wipe Technique

Hello, Joy Clair friends! It is Jessi from the Joy Clair Design Team. Do you have certain supplies that you tend to rely on when journaling in your Bible? I tend to use a lot of watercolors. I recently started to use more gelatos and water crayons. I have found that they are super easy to blend with a simple baby wipe.

Today's project will be focusing on the super cute Color By Faith's Anchor of Hope stamp set:


I wanted the water to look darker the deeper it went on the page. So I decided to use the ombre effect (same color group, starting with the lightest to the darkest). Below is a sample of how I applied the crayons to the Bible page. I started with the lightest at the top and had the darkest blue at the bottom. I blended the crayons by lightly wiping with a baby wipe.


Sometimes after the blending is completed, there is a need to make the a section darker. You can do so by applying another layer of crayon to the desired section. Blending again with a wipe. Repeat until the desired color is reached.
 

During the month of June, the design team is applying BLING to their projects. I love using sequins on some of my projects. They add a fun dimension and sparkle to the final project. For the Bible Page, I included sequins that matched the different blues in the ombre water. The sequins are attached by using a small dab of glue.


I also used a baby wipe to blend in the colors on the different parts of the scene. To finish the page, I used a fine tip black pen and drew in the chain for the anchor.

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Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful day!


Supplies:
Joy Clair - Anchor of Hope
NeoColor Water Crayons
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Sequins
Baby Wipe 


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Joy Clair June Challenge

Hello, Joy Clair friends! Today is the 1st of the month, which means...time for a new challenge!

This month's challenge is Summer-Time. We want you to share how this photo inspires you! Is it the colors or the popsicles?

For me, I loved the colors and the scattered popsicles!


Today, I am using the Seas the Day stamp set:


This is a very simple card to recreate! I used the larger starfish image from the stamp set and repeatedly stamped around the panel in a variety of colors. I used the same colors on the sentiment to give the rainbow effect.

Please stop by the Joy Clair blog to join in the challenge and to find out the rules!

Thank you for stopping by!

Have a great day!
Jessi

Altenew Florals + ZIGs

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Hope you all are having a wonderful Thursday! Can you believe that today is the day of June? This year is going by fast! Now that the kids are out of school and their activities slow down, I am looking forward to the additional crafting time!

One of my new favorite stamp company is Altenew. I am falling in love with all their floral stamp sets! If you are not familiar with this company, check out their selection in the MarkerPOP store!

Today, I am working with the beautiful Altenew's Bamboo Rose stamp set and ZIG Clean Color Markers:


I really enjoy using watercolors on my project. Especially because you can do the 'care-free' coloring style for a messy, but gorgeous outcome! I stamped the images with black ink. The images are then colored in with ZIG markers. The sentiment is stamped in black ink as well. To finish the card I decided to round two of the corners and attached clear droplets to the card.


Please stop by the MarkerPOP blog for the list of supplies used on today's card!


Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have an awesome day!

Jessi

Friday, May 26, 2017

Sorry, Friend


Hello, MarkerPOP friends! I hope you are enjoying the beautiful day! This card seems fitting for today, because well...I am running behind. So better late than never right!?

I recently saw a video about using Zig Markers and creating a stain glass window look. I figured I would give it a try for today's card.

I am using the Waffle Flower's Enveloper Little Birdie stamp set to create the card below.


Starting with a piece of vellum, I stamped the image with embossing ink and covered the image with white embossing powder. I used a heat gun to melt the entire image. Once the embossing was cool, I flipped the vellum over and used a variety of ZIG Markers to color in the image. Because you are coloring on the backside, you can be forgiven for coloring outside of the lines.


When the coloring was completed, the vellum is trimmed down to size to fit on the front panel of the card. The sentiment is created using a couple different supplies. The 'SORRY' is created using a word die and black cardstock/ The 'FRIEND' is stamped and embossed in black onto the vellum.

I loved the stain glass technique and cannot wait to give it another try!


Please stop by the MarkerPOP blog for the list of supplies used on today's card!

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Jessi

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Joy Clair's Father Day Promotion

Today is a fun day on the Joy Clair blog! The design team is doing a special promotion with the super cool Dad's Day stamp set. The team is showing you several different ideas that can be done with this stamp set.

Here is a look at what is included in the Dad's Day stamp set:

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For today's card, I decided to use the 'Star Wars' theme stamp.


The Yoda stamp is stamped in the middle of the card. It is immediately covered with gold embossing powder and heated with a heat gun. I then used the stars from the Three Wise Men stamp set and filled in all the empty space. The stars are also covered in embossing powder. This is were my plan was to finish the card. However, I decided to use some colored pencils to color in the Yoda image.

I love how this card turned out! Perfect for those fathers who love Star Wars!


I hope that I have inspired you! If you are looking for more inspiration, hop on over to the Joy Clair blog to see what the other design team members have created!

Thank you for stopping by!

Have a great day!
Jessi

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Joy Clair and Imagine Blog Hop

Hello, crafty friends! Today is a super fun day! It is the first day of the Joy Clair and Imagine Blog Hop. The design teams from both companies have joined in a for special 2 day blog hop! You should be arriving from the talented, Neva's blog! If you just happened upon the blog hop and would like to start from the beginning, hop on over to the Imagine blog.

Joy Clair has a line of faith-based stamps, Color by Faith. I have decided to put together a couple of Bible pages using the Color by Faith stamps and some delicious Imagine products.

First up, I have paired the God's Treasure stamp set and Imagine's irRESTible - gold.


I love the shine that the irRESISTible leaves. It reminded me of jewelry, so I stamped the jewel images along the side of the page. Once the ink was dried, I filled in the image with the gold irRESISTible, giving the finished product a shiny coat. The phrase is stamped in Memento - Tuxedo Black ink and the dotted lines are stamped using Memento - London Fog.



I used Memento - Tuxedo Black to stamp the design images along the side of the Bible page. I used the following Fireworks: Lilac Posies, Cottage Ivy, and Rose Bud to color in the images. I poured some of the product out onto a clear stamp block. Using a small paintbrush, I colored in the images. I love the shimmer that the Fireworks leave once they are dried. (I had a hard time capturing the shimmer in the photos.)

Let's talk about prizes!

Be sure to leave comments during these two days of hop so you can be entered to win a one of two $25 Joy Clair Stamps Gift Cards or one of two $25 Gift Cards from Imagine!!! Joy Clair winners will be announced on the Joy Clair Blog at the end of the month and Imagine winners will be announced on the Imagine Blog.

Thank you for stopping today! Enjoy the hop!

Your next stop is the talented, Nadine!

Below is the list of today's hop:

DAY 1

Jessica Pascarella (you are here)

Friday, May 12, 2017

Joy Clair Tip-in with God's Focus

Hello, Joy Clair friends! It is Jessi here. I am cannot wait to show you today's project! This month, the design team is working with layers. So today, I am sharing a tip-in I created to be added into my Bible.

Today's project is showcasing the Color by Faith's God's Focus stamp set:


For this tip-in, there is a front and a back to it. So let's start with the front. I stamped the hanging pictures image and colored in with a green marker. The camera is stamped onto printed paper and cut out. I used a fun bright piece of scrapbook paper for the tip-in. Multiple pieces are used to create the top layer. The pictures and camera images are attached. I used a printed tag to stamp the Bible verse. The tag is then added to the tip-in. To added a few more elements to the tip-in, I hand out some clouds and attached on different edges of the tip-in. A tab and printed banner are also attached.


When you flip the tip-in over, I decided to include a picture of the family god has blessed me with.  I wanted the picture to be the highlight of this side, so I only added one simple banner.


The tip-in is attached to the Bible page with a piece of washi tape. I did trim off a small piece of the tape next to the paper to allow the tip-in to flip easier.

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Llama Tell You Thank You

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Llamas are pretty popular right now! I have seen them on stamps, papers, clothes, mugs...you name it! Everywhere you turn, there are llamas! I just chuckled as I wrote that... a few weeks ago, my daughter's field trip was at a local wildlife zoo. You know, the kind you drive your car through and the animals are roaming free. While I was leaving the zoo, I turned the corner and the road was being blocked by a number of llamas. They would not budge, so I had to sit there surround by llamas.  Anyway, that is my llama story, guess I should move on to my card :)

Today's card uses the super cute Gerda Steiner Designs Llama Tell You and Echo Park's Summer Dreams papers:


The stamped images are on white cardstock and called in with Chameleon markers. The images are then cut out using the coordinating dies. I used other dies to create the panel for the scene. I used a paper pad to make it super easy to coordinate the papers.


The scene is pieced together. The panel is then attached to another coordinating print. The sentiment is stamped onto a thin strip of paper and attached towards the bottom of the card. To finish the card, I added a few NUVO drops to fill in the empty space next to the sentiment.


Stop by the MarkerPOP blog for the list of supplies used on today's card.

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Thank you for stopping by today!

Friday, May 5, 2017

You Are Out Of This World

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! This is the last day for Teacher Appreciation Week for our local schools. So I have been working on a few cards to hand out to our teachers. I found it challenge it make a card for my son to give to his teacher. I wanted the card to share some of his personality.

This month, the design team will be using a variety of different alcohol markers. One of my favorite marker brand is Chameleon Markers. I love how easy these markers are to use. The blending comes so easy with these markers. 

Today, I am working with the Lawn Fawn's Out of This World and a bunch of Chameleon markers.


I wanted to create a scene in the center of the cut out of the card. To start the card, I stamped the planet images and colored them with the alcohol markers. The spaceman image is also stamped onto white cardstock, colored in, and cut out. I used a few different grays to color in the background of the scene.  


To add some additional elements to the card, I added glossy accents to the spaceman's mask. I added "stars" to the scene, by adding enamel drops. The sentiment is stamped and embossed ink white on black cardstock. The cardstock is then cut out in a strip and attached to the card.


The following Chameleon markers were used to color in this card: RD2, RD4, VO2, VO4, OR3, OR4, YO2, YO3, CG5, CG8, BR2, PR4, BG4, BL3, BL6, BG4, PK3, NU1, NU2

Please stop by the MarkerPOP blog for the list of other supplies used on this card.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

Jessi

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Joy Clair Layering Images

Hello, Joy Clair friends! It is Jessi here. I am cannot wait to show you today's project! This month, the design team is working with layers. One way to add layers to your project is to stamp and cut out individual elements.

Today's project is showcasing the Joy Clair's Doodle Flowers stamp set:


To start this card, I stamped a variety of images onto white cardstock. The images are colored in and cut out individually. The jar image is stamped onto a printed piece of paper and cut out. A frame is created using two rectangle dies.


The frame is attached to printed paper. The jar image is glued with in the frame. Now it is time to add the different layers of flowers to the jar. The first layers to be placed are the leaves. One is placed on each side of the jar. One flower image is attached in the center of the leaves.


To finish the card, the remainder of the flowers and leaves were slipped into the place. A simple sentiment from the Joy Clair's Everyday Sentiment is stamped at the bottom of the card.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Watercolor Background with Altenew

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! I love to work with bright colors, but I am switching it up today! Throughout the month, the design team is showcasing different watercolor products and techniques on the MarkerPOP blog!

Today, I am creating a watercolor background print. I am using the Altenew's You Make Me Happy stamp set (currently out of stock, but check out the other Altenew floral stamp sets HERE) and ZIG Clean Color markers.


To start this card, I stamped the images with white ink and embossing powder. The embossing powder creates the raised edges to help keep the paint in the right place. I used soft colors to fill in the image. The stems are colored in using ZIG Clean Color - May Green (047 ). The center of the flower is colored in with Light Carmine (021). Light Pink (026) was used on the inside of the flower petals. To fill in the background, Light Blue (036) was used.  To finish the card, the simple sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.


Did you see the latest MarkerPOP challenge? It is all about watercolor florals! Stop over HERE to join in the fun!


Don't forget to join in for your chance to win some watercolor supplies! Find out how by stopping HERE!


Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Jessi


Friday, April 21, 2017

Happy Day + ZIGs

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Less than one year ago, I was scared of watercolors! I was scared of them! I threw away many projects, just because I was not happy with my watercolor skills. In fact, one of my goals last year was to work on my watercolor techniques! But when I got my hands on Zig Clean Color Markers, I fell in love!

Today, I paired up my Zig markers with the super cute Waffle Flower's Happy Day stamp set:

I struggle when it comes to shadows. The Zig markers help out so much with that! I grabbed three shades of brown to color in the bear image.

Start with the lightest shade of brown and color the outline of the image. Using water and a paintbrush, spread the color from the outside towards the inside of the image.


Do the same with the middle shade of brown.


Now add the darkest shade of brown around the outer edges and spread the color towards the inside.


Now it is time to color in the rest of the image. Please stop by the MarkerPOP blog to see the list of markers used for today's card. To finish of this card, the sentiment is stamped and embossed in white onto a black strip of cardstock.


Don't forget to enter your chance to win some watercolor supplies! Stop by HERE to find out the details!



Have a wonderful day!

Jessi