Janette Kausen

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Janette Kausen

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Oh Dear…

Oh Dear…

Oh, dear! Bunnies are for more than just Easter. They can certainly hop all through spring. A little brown guy would sure be cute for fall! Today I am sharing a spring bunny. The Hero Arts Color Layering Rabbit is so cute I just had to do something with him!

  • I stamped Hoppy Bunny in Hero Arts Charcoal ink and then the next layer, which defined him further, in Hero Arts Soft Granite.
  • I stamped his outline and the pocket-watch on a full stick postie note and masked them.
  • I created the background by airbrushing with Copic markers in RV21, Y02 and YG25.
  • Remove mask.
  • Used a flick stroke to create grass blades in YG67, YG05 and YG25.
  • He was adorned with a bit of Clear Wink of Stella for sparkle and his eyes were darkened with a Black Gelly roll pen.
  • Outline pocket-watch in Gold Signo Metallic Pen.
  • Die cut Floral Border into Snow and a gray shade of Midnight Layering paper.
  • Adhere both die cuts together offsetting the gray underneath to create a drop shadow effect.
  • Trim panel slightly shy of A2 and adhere over bunny base.
  • Adhere panel to gray Midnight Layer base and then folded card base.
  • Add finishing detail sentiment, Lacquer Pen over pocket-watch and sequins.

Many special event and holiday themed stamps can last all year long. The design doesn’t necessarily dictate how you choose to use them. I say bring it on! Show me how you have turned a holiday set or object into something completely different!

See you soon!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Color Layering Rabbit Bundle
[ HA ]
Color Layering Rabbit
[ HA ]
Color Layering Rabbit Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
DI320 Floral Border with Frame Fancy...
[ HA ]
Soft Granite Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
Charcoal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
[ HA ]
White Embossing Powder
[ HA ]
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Midnight Mixed Layering Papers (12)
[ HA ]
Snow Layering Papers (10)
[ HA ]
Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
[ HA ]
Champagne Sequin Mix
[ HA ]
Rabbit Layering Dye Inks
[ HA ]
Wink of Stella Brush Tip Marker Clear
[ BRI | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker RV21, Light Pink
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker Y02, Canary Yellow
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker YG05, Salad
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker YG25, Celadon Green
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker YG67, Moss
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
Copic Air-Brushing System STARTING...
[ SSS ]
Sparmax Airbrush Compressor, TC-501N...
[ ELH ]
Gelly Roll Glaze Pens Open...
[ AMZUS ]
Sanford Ink Corporation : Uniball Gel...
[ AMZUS | SBC | SSS ]
Post-it Super Sticky Full Adhesive...
[ AMZUS ]

New Release News

Altenew is out with their latest monthly release and it is once again amazing, you guys! Of course Altenew is sharing more of their infamous florals as well as more stitching dies. That mandala die, GAH! I. MUST. HAVE. IT! You know they are all in my cart. I recently ordered the full line of Sue Spargo Razzle and Dazzle threads and this will be a perfect matchup! I cannot wait for Altenew shipment to arrive!

Altenew

March 2018 Release

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Color Layering Elephants

Color Layering Elephants

Today, I am featuring the Hero Arts Color Layering Elephants (bundle here). Two of my favorite sentiments from the set include “I never forget a birthday” and “I remembered your birthday.” “Hello” is included as well, making this a versatile stamp set all on its own.

Color layering stamps are a great way to achieve depth and dimension without really having to work for it. Shading and detail have never been so easy! If you are a more advanced colorist, take the plunge and forgo the layering and just use the outline of mom (or dad) and baby. A no-line effect could be really fun by only using the middle shading layer… hmmm… my mind is running away with ideas for this set!

For this card I opted to begin with the background. I masked the bottom of the A2 Snow Layering panel and airbrushed the exposed area with Copic markers in R35, RV17 and Y17. I allowed the lower left area to fade to white for a smooth transition.

Next, I stamped the elephant outlines with my Misti in Charcoal ink. I then lined up the subsequent layers and stamped them in Soft Granite for the shadow and metallic Silver for the full body base color. Some crafters like to layer light to dark. I prefer the outline first, no matter what shade it is. Good news is, you get to do whatever works for you!

When color layering, be sure to allow each color to dry before stamping the next. The colors may blur and the edges feather a smidge without dry time. It likely won’t ruin your design, but it won’t be as crisp as it could be.

I stamped the balloons in Copic friendly Intense Black ink and colored with Copic in R43, R35 and R39. I added an additional highlight with a white Signo Uniball pen.

I fussy cut the elephants and balloons, though dies are now available. I adhered an Intense Black Candy Stripe Bold Print strip and stamped the sentiment below. I then adhered the fussy cut elements. I drew in the balloon strings and enhanced the eyes with a black gelly roll pen. I adhered the completed panel to a Snow Pre-Folded A2 card base. I packaged it with a matching envelope so it is ready to grab and go when I need it!

I think it turned out mighty charming, if I do say so myself!

A linked supply list can be found HERE. Affiliate links are used where possible at no cost to you. I appreciate your support!

That is all from me today. I hope you’ve been inspired to enjoy a little craft time of your own. See you soon!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Color Layering Elephant Bundle
[ HA ]
Color Layering Elephant
[ HA ]
Color Layering Elephants Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Candy Stripe Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Intense Black Hybrid Ink
[ HA ]
Charcoal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
Silver Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
Soft Granite Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
COPIC Sketch Marker R43, Bougainvillea
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker R35, Coral
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker RV17, Deep Magenta
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker R39, Garnet
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker Y17, Golden Yellow
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
Judikins 15.2-Centimeter by 10-Meter...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Uni-ball Signo Broad Um-153 Gel Ink...
[ AMZUS | SBC | SSS ]
Gelly Roll Glaze Pens Open...
[ AMZUS ]
Snow Layering Papers (10)
[ HA ]
PS566 Snow Folded Cards (10)
[ HA ]
PS591 Snow Envelopes (10)
[ HA ]
Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Original Misti
[ HA | ELH | SSS ]
Copic Air-Brushing System STARTING...
[ SSS ]
Sparmax Achieve TC501N Compressor
[ AMZUS | BLIC | ELH ]

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Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Hop (+Giveaway)

Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Hop (+Giveaway)

The Hero Arts 2018 Catalog has officially been launched in the Hero Arts shop! There are so many items I am excited about. Some of my favorites are of course the new liquid watercolors. They are so heavily pigmented that it only takes a drop or two to complete images. I also adore the Dragonfly Fancy die set, the Antique Keys Bold Prints and the new florals and… and…. Truly I just need an extra day in my week. Preferably between Saturday and Sunday. I just want to play all day with all of this goodness!

Quick Links:

2018 Catalog Products     |     Blog Hop / Giveaway     |     Project Supplies     |     Giving

So I may have a thing for dragonflies. So much so that I have one permanently inked. This glittery dragonfly was created with the new Dragonfly Fancy Die and Be Creative Tape. I adhered the tape to heavy cardstock and die cut it, tape side up, setting my machine so that it would cut through the release paper of the tape, but not through the cardstock backing. Working from dark to light I removed select areas of the release tape and applied glitter. I buffed it with an old paintbrush to firmly attach it to the tape and tapped off the excess. I moved through the colors, even gradating the color on the wings. Using the dragonfly outline die, I cut into Handmade Watercolor Paper for amazing texture on the face of the panel.

You can see a YouTube video tutorial here on the same technique done a couple of years ago. It was the first video I ever did and have since improved, so go easy on me! It is still viable and provides good information!

The full list of supplies for this project is linked HERE.

 

I love these Antique Keys too! On my bucket list is the bridge full of locks in um… Paris, I think… Anytime I see images of it I think how cool it would be to attach one of my own. Someday… after I research it a bit, ha!

This card is super quick and simple. I airbrushed it with my Copic markers. It could easily be recreated with Hero Arts inks or Distress Oxides. Then I white heat embossed it and adhered a Swans & Cattails sentiment over a black and white Candy Stripe Bold Prints strip. I trimmed the finished panel slightly narrower than A2 and then adhered it to an A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) folded card base.

The full list of supplies for this project is linked HERE.

Giving for Destinations

Hero Arts is a tremendously generous company and I am honored to be able to share with you that 100% of the profits from the stamps below directly support charities in order to help those most in need from recent hurricane and fire destruction. You can read more about Hero Arts giving campaigns HERE.

Destination Napa Valley
[ HA ]
Destination Florida
[ HA ]
Destination Mexico
[ HA ]
Destination Puerto Rico
[ HA ]

Blog Hop

Giveaway: We will be giving away three $50 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Thursday, February 22nd at 11:59pm PT and we’ll announce the winner the following week.

Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!

xo, Janette

2018 Hero Arts Catalog

All the goodness from the new Hero Arts 2018 Spring Catalog is available now in the Hero Arts shop!

Artprint Brown Liquid Watercolor
[ HA ]
Pine Liquid Watercolor
[ HA ]
Moss Liquid Watercolor
[ HA ]
Mulled Wine Liquid Watercolor
[ HA ]
Strawberry Liquid Watercolor
[ HA ]
Dandelion Liquid Watercolor
[ HA ]
Deep Ocean Liquid Watercolor
[ HA ]
Indigo Liquid Watercolor
[ HA ]
Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
[ HA ]
Swallowtail Layering Dye Inks
[ HA ]
Rabbit Layering Dye Inks
[ HA ]
Swan Layering Dye Inks
[ HA ]
Nasturtium Layering Dye Inks
[ HA ]
Pink Pop Flowers Sequin Mix
[ HA ]
Seashore Sequin Mix
[ HA ]
Butterfly Garden Sequin Mix
[ HA ]
Newspaper Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Antique Keys Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Abstract Skyline Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Floral Mandala Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Urban Skyline Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Color Layering Swan Bundle
[ HA ]
Color Layering Rabbit Bundle
[ HA ]
Color Layering Nasturtium Bundle
[ HA ]
Color Layering Swallowtail Bundle
[ HA ]
Color Layering Elephant Bundle
[ HA ]
Color Layering Caterpillar Bundle
[ HA ]
Mermaid Stamp & Cut
[ HA ]
House Stamp & Cut
[ HA ]
Layered Topiary Stamp & Cut
[ HA ]
Wishing Well
[ HA ]
Weird & Wonderful
[ HA ]
Welcome Neighbor
[ HA ]
In the Study
[ HA ]
Headline Messages
[ HA ]
Mouse Tea Party
[ HA ]
Make A Fountain
[ HA ]
Alphabet Soup
[ HA ]
Story Time
[ HA ]
Layered Topiary
[ HA ]
Swans & Cattails
[ HA ]
Woodland Tea Party
[ HA ]
Color Layering Swan
[ HA ]
Color Layering Rabbit
[ HA ]
Color Layering Nasturtium
[ HA ]
Color Layering Swallowtail
[ HA ]
Color Layering Elephant
[ HA ]
Color Layering Caterpillar
[ HA ]
Support, Prayers, Love
[ HA ]
Safari Wild About You
[ HA ]
Safari Huge Tanks
[ HA ]
Mermaid Kisses
[ HA ]
Bookcase
[ HA ]
Mermaid Ink N Stamp
[ HA ]
Safari Ink N Stamp
[ HA ]
Modern Uppercase Letters & Numbers
[ HA ]
Modern Lowercase Letters
[ HA ]
Golden Age Large Letter Set
[ HA ]
Flowering Magnolia
[ HA ]
Flowering Nasturtium
[ HA ]
Destination Florida
[ HA ]
Destination Mexico
[ HA ]
Destination Puerto Rico
[ HA ]
Destination Napa Valley
[ HA ]
Elephant Pair
[ HA ]
Meerkat Pair
[ HA ]
Garden Gnome
[ HA ]
Into The Woods Stencil 6x6
[ HA ]
Spades Stencil 6x6
[ HA ]
Mermaid Sea Waves Stencil 6x6
[ HA ]
Classic Vellum Layering Paper (10)
[ HA ]
Radiant White 4x6 Cardstock (24)
[ HA ]
Paper Layering Swan w/Frame
[ HA ]
Trellis Fancy Die
[ HA ]
Dragonfly Fancy Die
[ HA ]
Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies
[ HA ]
Nesting House Infinity Dies
[ HA ]
Flower Confetti Fancy Die
[ HA ]
Wishing Well Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Flowering Nasturtium Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
In the Study Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Flowering Magnolia Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Make a Fountain Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Story Time Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Layered Topiary Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Color Layering Swan Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Woodland Tea Party Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Color Layering Rabbit Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Color Layering Nasturtium Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Color Layering Swallowtail Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Color Layering Elephants Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Color Layering Caterpillar Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Swans & Cattails Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Welcome Neighbor Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Mouse Tea Party Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Mermaid Kisses Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Coral Fancy Dies
[ HA ]
Safari Sunset Fancy Die
[ HA ]
Safari Wild About You Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Safari Huge Thanks Frame Cuts
[ HA ]

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Dragonfly Fancy Die
[ HA ]
Support, Prayers, Love
[ HA ]
PS767 Handmade Watercolor Paper
[ HA ]
Be Creative Tape, 115mm (4.5")
[ ELH | SSS ]
Tonic Studios 723N Violet Infusion...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC ]
Tonic Studios 712N Nuvo Pure Sheen...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios NOM533772 Nuvo Pure...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Nuvo pure Sheen Glitter...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios 713N Nuvo Pure Sheen...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC ]
Champagne Sequin Mix
[ HA ]
PS623 Sea Mix Layering Papers (12) |...
[ HA ]
Antique Keys Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Swans & Cattails
[ HA ]
COPIC Sketch Marker BG07, Petroleum Blue
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker FYG2, Fluorescent...
[ ELH | SSS | AMZUS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker BV08, Blue Violet
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
Candy Stripe Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Black India Ink
[ HA ]
CH300 Ombré Ocean Sequins
[ HA ]
Midnight Mixed Layering Papers (12)
[ HA ]
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
[ HA ]
White Embossing Powder
[ HA ]
Snow Layering Papers (10)
[ HA ]
PS566 Snow Folded Cards (10)
[ HA ]
PS591 Snow Envelopes (10)
[ HA ]
Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | SSS | ELH ]
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Copic Air-Brushing System STARTING...
[ SSS ]
Sparmax Achieve TC501N Compressor
[ AMZUS | ELH | BLIC ]

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