My summer garden inspired the big floral explosion on this card. This was the first time I’ve used these watercolor stamps by Art Impressions. It was very addictive. Watching the bouquets come to life is magical.  Creating depth with a mask. To create the row of stamped pots I made a mask out of the pot and used it to create depth. The first pot I stamped was the third on from the left. After I stamped the middle pot I laid down the mask on top of it and then stamped a pot to the left, overlapping the image a bit. Then I put the mask down on that second pot and stamped the far left, over lapping again.  The pot on the far right was stamped last. Build a bouquet. Using the Art Impressions foliage and flower sets I created the bouquets inside my pots. Layering the branches…

Hello everyone, Kelly Klapstein here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. In this time of isolation, it is challenging to get together with loved ones. Sending a handmade card to your mother or mother figure is the perfect way to show your love and gratitude. Here is a simple watercolor tulip card you can make in minutes. SUPPLIES: watercolor paper, Kelly Creates Aqua Brush pens or similar water-based brush pens, Black Fineliner or sentiment stamp, water, paintbrush or water brush, ribbon, cardstock. Brush the watercolor ink onto your card to form the tulip in 3 parts: centre, left, and right. Add as many tulips as you like. I did three. With a green Aqua Brush, lightly brush 3 stems in a downward motion. Add leaves with a similar motion and stroke except make them pointy at the tip and wider in the middle. Add a second color to the…

Hello everyone Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Today I am having some SERIOUS fun with my Tombow Dual Brush pens! While I was in Barcelona last spring we toured many of Antoni Guadi’s buildings.  I completely fell in love with Guadi’s work, especially his tiles and stain glass. They inspired many pages in my art journal and this layout. When I got home I knew I had to try a scrapbook page with the technique.  I used watercolour paper as my base, a good mixed media paper would work well too. I taped the paper to my surface with washi tape to keep any wild paint spots from migrating too far off the page. To create the tiles I drew random shapes with Tombow Dual Brush pens. My vision was to create a rainbow wave of colour. I started drawing the shapes in one corner of the…

Have you heard of Brea Reese? They are the makers of high quality paint products for all levels of crafters. Their acrylic paints are “created with pure pigments with no fillers – this insures that your art will be vibrant and completely colorfast.” Their line of products include Artist Acrylic paint Water Brushes Reusable Marker Glitter Ink Watercolor ink Texture Paste Modeling Paste Texture Powder Alcohol Markers AND SO MUCH MORE! I just had to share some of the beautiful, inspiring images from their YouTube videos with you! Follow Brea Reese on YouTube – CLICK HERE Brea Reese is a division of Momenta AND guess what? Momenta is sponsoring our GREAT CANADIAN SCRAPBOOK carnivals this fall in Edmonton and Calgary. These are HUGE events that include classes, shopping, make and takes, treats, giveaways, photography and so much more. It is the perfect event for the scrapbooking and paper crafting fanatic…

Christy Riopel joined forces with Allison Orthner for a special featured call Bible Art Journaling which eventually turned into a regular column in each and every issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – still going strong today. Here is a look back to the Spring 2016 issue – a project designed by Christy featuring Tombow Dual Brush pens.Have a wonderful Saturday everyone! Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is honoured to announce that we have started an ART Scholarship in Christy’s name. For those of you interested in honouring Christy Riopel and helping her legacy of ART continue, we are collecting donations for art scholarships for youth through the Boys & Girls Club of Calgary. CLICK HERE to donate. Thank you so much for helping us share Christy’s love of art and keeping her legacy alive.

  Lately I have been feeling un-inspired. I want to be in my craft room but it seems like everything I make, I can’t get quite right. While playing around with the Lift Me Up bundle in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog, I was stamping in black and gold and red… pretty much every colour of the rainbow. And then I finally used silver embossing powder. BAM. That’s all I needed to get the wheels turning.  I stamped in silver and then I did some die cuts in silver foil.  I was really impressed how the silver foil Up and Away Thinlet die ran through the Big Shot with ease.  This particular card has a lightly water coloured background using the tempting turquoise Stampin’ Up! refill ink. This gave it a look as if it was a sky. Many of you know that I die cut and stamp…

Hi everyone! It’s Kelly here, feeling a bit panicked now that Christmas is quickly approaching. I always make a handful of cards at this time of year for those special people in my life (and when you receive one, I guess you will now know you’re ‘special’) Since I am totally obsessed with lettering and watercolors, I thought I would combine the two for my card. This is an easy no-fail design that anyone can replicate. The new Spectrum Noir Sparkle brush pens distributed by Canuck Crafts should be on your wish list. They come in gorgeous colour sets and are water-based AND have glitter! How perfect for a Christmas card! I actually used a set called “Winter Warmers” with the red, blue and green colours, plus a black Sparkle pen for the hanging strings and writing “Be Merry.” The paper that works beautifully for this technique is the Spectrum Aqua…

Hello! Kim here with a cute, quick all-occasion card. I like making all-occasion cards because it’s simple to pull out and use for whatever event requires a card. I can always stamp a sentiment on the inside at a later date, as needed. For this card I used one stamp! This adorable flower cluster from Impression Obsession. I love it! I also used Susan Weckesser “color POP mini” inks from Clearsnap. One stamp, three inks! The base of my card is done by stamping a diagonal floral line. I stamped the ink off twice before using the third impression. This gave me a very nice gray, recessed background. On a scrap piece of CSM Super Stock I stamped three images in black ink. I pressed my coloured ink pads down on a non-stick surface and used the ink plus water brush to colour the images. I “fussy cut” my flowers and…

Watch Bonnie Krebs demonstrate the Art Impressions ” Exclusive Class Set”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=681WNkd9rfA&feature=youtu.be The set that she is working with is exclusive to their 2016 workshop classes at local shows.  To see their schedule CLICK HERE Watch Kendra Krebs demonstrate how she worked with the Art Impressions Veggie Cart! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcNcQHj7Lks&feature=youtu.be Happy WATERCOLORING! WIN WIN WIN

Kelly Klapstein is on our web show today working with Close To My Heart Watercolours to create these cards designed by Connie Nichol SUPPLIES:  Close To My Heart cardstock, watercolour paper, watercolour paints, embossing folder, diffuser, stamps, ink and twine,  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine. Connie used products from these three companies Want to see how to use the Close to My Heart circle diffuser and watercolours? Watch this web show! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoidqvpSpGc Happy Scrapbooking Everyone! WIN A ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine CLICK HERE to find a Barnes & Noble nearest you!

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