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Marker Geek Monday: Tiny Townie Fairy Garden Fairy House – 2 Ways with Coloured Pencil

Elaineabella here with a Marker Geek Monday post for you!

If you read last week’s post, you will know that I’m taking a little time to do some creative play and exploration with no pressure. The summer always seems to lend itself to this for me, possibly because the heat makes me quite lazy! I’m still playing and familiarising myself with watercolour, but in a very low-key way.

This week I decided to play with a stamp I’ve been wanting to revisit for a while – Tiny Townie Fairy Garden Fairy House. I love this stamp, and the whimsical storybook vibe was just begging for the coloured pencil treatment.

If you’ve been following me here or on my own blog, you may be aware that I almost always use coloured pencil without any blending solution, using just the pencils themselves to layer and blend. A lot of people ask about this when I post coloured pencil work, so I thought I would have some fun, reacquaint myself with my blending stumps and blending solution, and do a little comparison for you! I also wanted to try creating something a little softer than my usual style.

Here are my coloured images. I used the same brand and colours of pencil for each. The only real differences are that I used Zest It pencil blending solution on the left hand image, and I opted not to try and add the sky on the right hand image. Both images were stamped using InkOn3 Fade Out No Line Detail ink.

Marker Geek Monday: Tiny Townie Fairy Garden House - 2 Ways with Coloured Pencil

I used the same combination of colours on both versions. The colours of the purple flowers came out a little differently, possibly because the blending solution allowed the colours on the left hand version to blend and the Sepia pencil I used changed the tone of the purple.

Both versions turned out nicely. Before making cards using the images I may go in and add the suggestion of sky to the right hand version, using the blending solution to help create the soft look. I prefer the texture of the door on the right hand version, but I find the flowers more appealing on the left hand version.

Over To You!

What do you prefer to do when colouring with coloured pencils? Do you use a blending solution, or just the pencils?

Share your personal favourite Stamping Bella creations with us. We LOVE to see what you’ve been creating with Stamping Bella stamps. Share a link to your latest Stamping Bella card in the comments below, or an old favourite you made a while ago. Tell us what your favourite stamps are. Are there any additions you would like to see to the range? Let us know!

Another way to connect is by joining us in the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook Group and share your pictures.

If you are posting your images online, we would love to see them on Instagram and all the platforms mentioned above. To make it easier for us to find you just use #markergeekmonday and/or #stampingbella as a hashtag. Even better tag me @markergeek and @stampingbella . We love it when you connect, so don’t be shy!

Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!

MWAH

Elaineabella

Spotted on Sunday: Tanya’s Fairy House!

Hey everyone! Elaineabella here with another SPOTTED ON SUNDAY treat for you.

This week’s Spotted on Sunday star is:

Tanya Adams – Studio5380

Tanya has coloured our new Little Bits Fairy House beautifully!

A post shared by Tanya Adams (@studio5380) on

Stamping Bella Stamp Sets Used: Little Bits Fairy House

Thank you for sharing, Tanya!

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We love to see what you’ve all been up to with your Stamping Bella stamps, and there are lots of ways to share with us.

If you want to be “Spotted On Sunday” make sure you tag us with #SpotThisStampingBella so we know you give permission for your makes to be shared here on the blog! We will be featuring things we’ve spotted from all over the place, but by using the hashtag you’ll make it much easier for us to know you don’t mind us sharing.

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It’s BELLARIFIC FRIDAY SISTAHS!

Hiya sistahs!  Hope you had a great week 🙂

I am a busy bee here .. finished submitting our new fall/holiday/Christmas release.. and IT IS AMAZING!!! Might I recommend saving your pennies because we have over 40 new images coming your way.. !  Stay tuned, sign up for our blogs and our newsletter so you will be in the know 😉

ok without further adooooo

Let’s begin our mouth watering Bellarific Friday shall we?

Shelabella used our TINY TOWNIE BUTTERFLY GIRL BESS and our brand new SMILE SENTIMENT CUT IT OUT DIE SET

www.stampingbella.com: rubber stamp used:  TINY TOWNIE BUTTERFLY GIRL BESS. CUT IT OUT DIE USED:  SMILE  Card by Michele Boiyer

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Marker Geek Monday: Creative Funks & New Journeys

Since the release I’ve been in a bit of a creative funk, due in no small part to the heatwave here in the UK. Let’s just say, I’m dreaming of Autumn!

Instead of fighting my funk, I’m using this as an opportunity to slow down and do a little creative exploration. I can highly recommend it.

I’ve long been drawn to watercolour as a medium, but it doesn’t sit in my comfort zone. As someone who can be a little impatient, and somewhat of a control freak, watercolour is a bit scary! So, I collect and hoard the supplies, then make excuses like “no time”, “too busy”, “can’t do it”. I’m sure this will be a familiar story to many of you, whatever the medium.

The thing is…we don’t grow unless we stretch ourselves, and sitting in a comfortable little box won’t help with that.

So here goes! I’ve started playing by familiarising myself with my existing supplies, while checking out YouTube videos and some books that I already owned. Thankfully I also have some perfect stamping supplies to help the process, and I’ve been enjoying using those to start my exploration of watercolour.

The Danielle’s Swatch Kit collection is perfect for cataloging and experimenting with supplies. I’ve been stamping the Paint Chips stamps on off-cuts of watercolour paper, which is a great way to use up all those scraps. I’ll be sticking them in my notebooks/journals. It has been so relaxing to just stamp the swatches, fill them in, and then trim the pieces down. I’m taking it slow, keeping it low pressure, and enjoying the process.

Over To You!

What would YOU like to learn, but haven’t yet found the time or courage for? Have you already started a new creative journey? Let me know in the comments below!

Share your personal favourite Stamping Bella creations with us. We LOVE to see what you’ve been creating with Stamping Bella stamps. Share a link to your latest Stamping Bella card in the comments below, or an old favourite you made a while ago. Tell us what your favourite stamps are. Are there any additions you would like to see to the range? Let us know!

Another way to connect is by joining us in the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook Group and share your pictures.

If you are posting your images online, we would love to see them on Instagram and all the platforms mentioned above. To make it easier for us to find you just use #markergeekmonday and/or #stampingbella as a hashtag. Even better tag me @markergeek and @stampingbella . We love it when you connect, so don’t be shy!

Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!

MWAH

Elaineabella

Spotted On Sunday: Hazel’s Oddball Shrine!

Hey everyone! Elaineabella here with another SPOTTED ON SUNDAY treat for you.

This week’s Spotted on Sunday star is:

Hazel Parr – CreateaSmileCards

Love seeing the Oddballs out in the wild!

A post shared by Hazel Parr (@createasmilecards) on


Stamping Bella Stamp Sets Used: Long Stemmed Oddball, Oddball with a Coffee, Oddball Sparkle Fairy

Thank you for sharing, Hazel!

Want to catch my eye? HASHTAG IT!

We love to see what you’ve all been up to with your Stamping Bella stamps, and there are lots of ways to share with us.

If you want to be “Spotted On Sunday” make sure you tag us with #SpotThisStampingBella so we know you give permission for your makes to be shared here on the blog! We will be featuring things we’ve spotted from all over the place, but by using the hashtag you’ll make it much easier for us to know you don’t mind us sharing.

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it’s BELLARIFIC FRIDAY- featuring our STAMP OF THE MONTH!

Hiya sistahs!  Hope you had a great week 🙂

I have been hibernating inside trying to avoid the heatwave LOL  oh and working on our winter release which I though may cool me off a bit 🙂 hehe

now for this week’s Bellarific Friday , our baberoonis have created masterpieces using our STAMP AND DIES OF THE MONTH LITTLE BITS SANDCASTLE SET… our LITTLE BITS collections are so much fun!  All the same size so you can mixy and matchy!

Here’s Christineabella’s card

www.stampingbella.com: rubber stamp used: LITTLE BITS SANDCASTLE SET card by CHRISTINE LEVISON

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