©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. So Fly

Neat & Tangled June Release Review

Hi there! Just popping by to let you all know that the Neat & Tangled June release is now available from Neat & Tangled!

And here’s a reminder of some of the cards I created with this release:

Day1

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. So Fly

Day 2

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. Clearly Canine

Day 3

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. Magnolia

Day 4

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. Receding Blocks Stencil

Do stop by the Neat & Tangled blog for more inspiration and shop if you’d like to purchase any of the products from the June release!

🙂

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©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. So Fly

Neat & Tangled June Release, Day 1: So Fly

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the start of June release week for Neat & Tangled!

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Day 1 is for the cutest stamp set – So Fly – here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. So Fly

I began by creating a really loose watercolour sky on a piece of white cardstock, flicking a few gold paint splats and heat setting before trimming it down and foam mounting to a card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. So Fly

I then stamped the cute image of the giraffe and elephant onto another piece of white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and coloured them in with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I stamped the little dotted line on the left hand side of my sky panel to suggest where the aeroplane would have travelled and then foam mounted the die-cut piece to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. So Fly

I stamped a sentiment from the set onto a strip of black cardstock with Versamark, sprinkling with white embossing powder and heat setting.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. So Fly

I tucked the sentiment in behind the critters and foam mounted in place.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled June 2018 Release. So Fly

Pop by the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created – all the sets that we are showcasing this week will be released on Friday, 8 June at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Hello Summer

Neat & Tangled May Release Review

Hi there! Just popping by to let you all know that the Neat & Tangled May release is now available from Neat & Tangled!

And here’s a reminder of some of the cards I created with this release:

Day 1

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Hello Summer

Day 2

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Paint Night

Day 3

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Layered Landscapes

Day 4

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Dimensional Triangle Coverplate

Do stop by the Neat & Tangled blog for more inspiration and shop if you’d like to purchase any of the products from the May release!

🙂

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Paint Night

Neat & Tangled May Release, Day 2: Paint Night

Hello again!

Time to showcase some more goodies from the Neat & Tangled May Release!

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Day 2 is for the Paint stamp set – there are some really cute images for colouring and some charming sentiments to go with them. Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Paint Night

I began by creating the colourful background, which uses a new stencil from the May release. I simple spritzed some water onto a watercolour panel, laid the stencil down on top and dropped various shades of Brusho powder. I added another quick spritz of water so that the colour would travel and then heat set the panel.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Paint Night

I trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and then foam mounted it to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Paint Night

I stamped one of the images from the set with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto a piece of white cardstock and coloured it in using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I fussy-cut the image out and foam mounted it to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Paint Night

To finish off, I added some sequins from various Neat and Tangled mixes.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled May 2018 Release. Paint Night

Be sure to check out the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created – all the sets that we are showcasing this week will be released on Friday, 11 May at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018

I like you ever so much

Hello there!

I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to share a card using the Geometric Circles stencil, the Get Yeti stamp set and the So Many Sentiments stamp set 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018

I began by stamping the yeti image from the Get Yeti set with Versafine Onyx Black ink on to a piece of white cardstock, and then coloured him in using some ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018

I then fussy-cut him out and set him aside to work on my card base. I laid down the Geometric Circles stencil onto a white card base and roughly passed some embossing paste through it onto the surface. I lifted the stencil away to reveal the lovely pattern and before the embossing paste dried, I quickly flicked some gold paint onto the card base for some added interest.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018

I stamped a sentiment from So Many Sentiments onto a strip of black cardstock, and foam mounted it and the yeti to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018

To finish off, I adhered a mixture of sequins from the Like Magic Sequin Mix and the Mermaid Tail Sequin Mix.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018

Thanks for stopping by!

©Candles in the Garden. May 2016 Neat and Tangled post. Hexastar Stencil and Perfect Pearls.
©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Have Courage

Neat & Tangled April Release Review

Hi there! Just popping by to let you all know that the Neat & Tangled April release is now available from Neat & Tangled!

And here’s a reminder of some of the cards I created with this release:

Day 1

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Have Courage

Day 2

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Mommy Daddy and Me

Day 3

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Happiness

Day 4

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Inlaid Squares Cover Plate

Do stop by the Neat & Tangled blog for more inspiration and shop if you’d like to purchase any of the products from the April release!

🙂

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Mommy Daddy and Me

Neat & Tangled April Release, Day 2: Mommy, Daddy and Me

Hello again!

Time to showcase some more goodies from the Neat & Tangled April Release!

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Day 2 is for the Mommy Daddy and Me stamp set – another staple for every crafter’s stash! Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Mommy Daddy and Me

The images from the set are so cute and easy to colour in, and when combined with one of the sentiments, makes such an awesome card! I began by creating a muted, coloured blended background using Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Distress inks. Using a sponge applicator, I gently blended the two colours together on a piece of white cardstock.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Mommy Daddy and Me

I then flicked a few spots of gold paint onto the blended area and set aside to work on the focal critter image of the two bears. I stamped them onto a piece of white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink and then coloured them in using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Mommy Daddy and Me

I fussy cut the stamped and coloured bears and set aside. I went back to the blended panel and die-cut an oval shape from the top part to allow for a sentiment to peek through when foam mounted to my card base.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Mommy Daddy and Me

Before foam mounting the die-cut piece in place, I stamped a sentiment in the spot where the aperture would be. I then foam mounted the coloured bears in place.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled April 2018 Release. Mommy Daddy and Me

I added a couple of sequins to the design to finish off.

Be sure to check out the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created – all the sets that we are showcasing this week will be released on Friday, 6 April at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. No Words

Neat & Tangled March Release, Day 2: No Words

Hello again!

Time to showcase some more goodies from the Neat & Tangled March Release!

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Day 2 is for the No Words sentiment stamp set – a staple in every crafter’s stash! Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. No Words

I created this free-style, watercolour floral image to support the sentiment from the set by simply taking an acrylic block, swiping it with Dylusions ink and stamping it onto a piece of watercolour paper. The blocks that I have are sort of flower shaped so they were perfect for this technique.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. No Words

I heat set the blooms and then used a sponge dauber to add the black centre detail – very rough and ready, but it did the trick! I also added more detail to the flowers using some ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and in a flick like motion, drew some veins.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. No Words

I drew the stems by dragging the end of the applicator from some green Dylusions ink across the design. Again, I heat set the panel and then added a wash of colour behind the flowers so it didn’t look so stark. I also flicked on some inks for a bit of artistic detail.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. No Words

I heat set the panel one last time, trimmed it down and adhered it to a white card base. I white heat embossed the sentiment onto a piece of black cardstock and foam mounted it to the front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled March 2018 Release. No Words

I added a couple of sequins to the design to finish off.

Be sure to check out the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the DT has created – all the sets that we are showcasing this week will be released on Friday, 9 March at 8am EST in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018

Free Hugs Given Daily

Hello there!

I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to share a card using the cute Koalifications stamp set 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018

I’ve been experimenting recently with YUPO paper and watercolours after watching several videos on YouTube by the amazing Patti Tolley Parrish – she demonstrates different types of watercolour and other medium on YUPO paper and the results look phenomenal! I used one of the backgrounds I’d created as the backdrop to this card 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018

I brushed various colours from my Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Pocket set onto a piece of YUPO and watched the colours bleed. While the panel was still wet, I added further colour from the Finetec Pearl Metallics Palette – the effects are mesmerising, but the photos don’t do it any justice! Here’s a little snippet from my Instagram feed.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018

I put the panel aside to dry overnight and moved onto the focal element. I stamped the koala from the Koalifications set with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto a panel of white cardstock and coloured him in using Copic markers. I then stamped a sentiment from the same set into the banner area.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018

Once the YUPO piece was dry, I adhered it to the front of a white card base, fussy cut the koala out and foam mounted him to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled February 2018

I hope you’ll experiment with watercolours on YUPO 😉

Thanks for stopping by!

©Candles in the Garden. May 2016 Neat and Tangled post. Hexastar Stencil and Perfect Pearls.
©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018

You’re a good friend

Hello there!

I’m over at the Neat & Tangled blog today to share a card using the Dazzling stamp set 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018

I began by creating a mask from some postit notes of the main image from the set, so that I could stamp it round an imaginary circle in the centre of my panel of white cardstock. I fussy cut the mask out, and then stamped the image repeatedly on the panel, masking off the last impression each time.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018

I used a waterproof black ink so that I could colour each area using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I brushed colour towards the bottom of the crystals and used a waterbrush to stretch the colour out towards the top.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018

I coloured the tops of the crystals with a silver Wink of Stella pen and stamped a sentiment from Beavers Eh in the centre. For some interest, I flicked some silver paint onto the panel too…

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018

I trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my kraft card base before foam mounting it to the front. To finish, I adhered some sequins.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2018

Thanks for stopping by!

©Candles in the Garden. May 2016 Neat and Tangled post. Hexastar Stencil and Perfect Pearls.