Sunshine and Flowers, 4 of 4: Jill

Whether on paper or outside our window... we're celebrating Sunshine and Flowers here in the Studio.
Today my flowers are of the layered variety... and these are the kind that my lack-of-a-green-thumb can't kill! LOL  For both of my projects I've used Penny Black's Creative Die set, 51-207 Layered Flower.  
All die cuts colored with Distress Inks, layered, and then added to a watercolor  and Distress Inked background.  Penny Black Supplies: 51-222 YAY, 51-207 Layered Flower, 51-198 Flourish and Butterflies, 30-341 Fly High: 51-026 Pinwheel

All die cuts colored with Distress Inks, layered, embellished with sequins and pearls, and then added to a Distress Inked tag. Penny Black Supplies: 51-207 Layered Flower, 30-338 Special Thoughts, 51-007 Tagged, 51-002 Leaves

Thanks so much for joining us in the Studio this past month as we've featured Sunshine and Flowers.  We hope you've enjoyed the warmth and the blooming creations! :)

Out & About with Jill

I am headed back...
...on the Shimmerz Paints blog with a new video today!

Here's a little peek at my card:
Click HERE for the full reveal AND video!

And before you go...
If you're looking to add Shimmerz Paints to your crafty stash then be sure to mention my name in the "comments" section in your shopping cart when placing an order.  The kind folks at Shimmerz will give you free paint just for doing so! (Shop HERE.)

Sunshine and Flowers, 3 of 4: Elizabeth

Whether on paper or outside our window... we're celebrating Sunshine and Flowers here in the Studio.

A mistake gone right!  
Yes, that is correct.  When I first started this tiny mixed media piece everything quickly went from good to bad.  I was just about to start over when I thought I had nothing to lose by continuing to experiment.  As it turns out, it is one of my favorite pieces and a wonderful learning experience.

I soon discovered that all the yucky parts I didn't like which were eventually covered by colorful layers of paint, gesso and watercolor are what gave it such intense vibrancy and depth.

Flower Gala 40-437, Sentiment Collection 30-350
The great structural foundation for all that liquid loveliness is an Inchie Arts Art Square.  I was amazed that after multiple applications of gesso, paper text, matte gel, watercolors, acrylic paint, pastel pencils and a final coat of Krylon Clear Acrylic Coating, the Art Square didn't warp.  The piece looked like a tiny ceramic tile and was easily adhered to the card with double-sided tape.

You can find more Inchie Arts inspiration and projects on their BLOG and FACEBOOK page. 

There is beauty in everything.  
Sometimes is just takes a few more layers to uncover it. :0)