Showing posts from January, 2019

Color Dare #327 - Something Fierce Tic-Tac-Toe

Welcome to my blog,  Paper Crafting With Rebecca! Let's do another Color Dare! This Color Dare is a tic-tac-toe style challenge, so I needed to pick three colors from the palate in either a row, column, or diagonal. Neutrals (white, cream, black, gray, kraft and brown) are free to use as well. I chose to use the Lemon , Mink , and Willow column. If you would like to see the rules and/or join the Color Dare then click on the link below this Color Dare tic-tac-toe image. Color Dare #327 Link As I usually do, I started by gathering some supplies... I chose my CTMH Lemon, Willow, and Mink inks. I also pulled out 2 of my CTMH stamp sets to start. The first thing I did was to stamp the sentiment piece on CTMH White Daisy cardstock in the Willow green. Then I wanted to make a "mottled" texture background for the sentiment so I simply dabbed the Lemon ink onto some White Daisy cardstock and let it dry. Lastly, as part of the prep, I took a piece

Color Dare #326 - Black & White with a Splash

Welcome to my blog,  Paper Crafting With Rebecca!  In order to maintain this blog, this page may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase after clicking my links. Thank you for your support. It seems as if I just posted an entry in a Color Dare and here I am again with a new one already! This was a particularly fun one (in my opinion) because the challenge is to use only black, white and a splash of ONE other color. No other neutrals allowed. So I chose to use CTMH Ruby red as my one other color to go with my black and white card. If you would like to see the rules and/or join the Color Dare then click on the link below the Color Dare picture. BlackWhiteSplash #326 As we usually do, the first step is to gather supplies. The supplies were really easy on this on! I pulled together some black cardstock, white cardstock, and some decorative black & white papers from my CTMH patterned paper stash. I also chos

Color Dare #325 - Love

Welcome to my blog,  Paper Crafting With Rebecca! It is time for another Color Dare! The challenge this time is to choose at least three colors from the grid (below). I decided to work with Peacock, Eggplant, Glacier, Heather, and Silver. So lets get started! Color Dare #325 Let's start off with gathering some supplies. For my entry I used a sheet of CTMH Peacock cardstock, some silver glitter paper, and some CTMH White Daisy cardstock. I also pulled out my CTMH Eggplant, Peacock, Glacier, and Heather mini-ink pads. Lastly, I decided to use an older CTMH stamp set (Chelsea Gardens - Cardmaking Sentiments C1709) for this card, but you could use any stamp set you have in your stash to make a similar card. I started the card by making the card base by cutting the 12" x 12" piece of Peacock cardstock in half and then folding the 12" x 6" piece in half. This gives me a card base of 6" x 6". Next I cut a 5.75" square from the si

Technique: Water Color Pencils vs Traditional Watercolor

Welcome to my blog,  Paper Crafting With Rebecca! I had a recent question asking the difference between watercolor pencils and a traditional watercolor palette. My brain immediately went into the following thought process... "One is pigments in a pencil form and the other is pigments... oh, wait a minute... I bet you mean what is the difference in how they look on paper, or how they flow with the water... or something along those lines!" So, aside from the obvious difference in form, let's take a moment to look at their other differences and similarities. To start with I stamped two pieces of watercolor paper with a large stamp so I would have images to watercolor. I used black Memento ink so that the ink would not react with the water. Let's start with the watercolor pencils. Some of the advantages I find with pencils is they are easy to control when applying the pigment, easy to transport (some people like to craft on the go), and easy to store sinc