Friday, June 30, 2017

Winnie & Walter Premier Day 4

Hallo everyone and Happy Friday!
Today is Premier Day 4 of Winnie & Walter's June Release and today I am sharing a card I made with Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs (that's me! hehe)

To create this card, I cut a piece of watercolor paper into 4" by 5.25" and stamped the brush lettering sentiment and confetti onto the paper. Then I colored them with watercolor and used my prismacolors to add some highlights onto the confetti and stars.

I already pre-stamped and watercolored the little critters and ran them through the die cut machine the night before. I usually like to stamp and watercolor multiples and have a stack of these images on the ready should inspiration hits me or if I want to create multiple cards.

I used colored pencils to create shadows for them and foam tape to prop up the little kitty :) As a final touch, I added sequins on the card to 'make it more festive'.

I hope you enjoyed the card I made with Happy Dance and that it makes you feel like doing the happy dance just by looking at it too :)

Want to check out more inspirations and be entered in a giveaway? 

Hop over to Winnie & Walter's blog  for more details! I would also love to know what you think about my cards and do check out my Youtube channel and maybe follow me on Instagram too for sneaks, my life in my Travelers Notebook, love for essential oils and occasional giveaways!

xoxo - Evelin

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Winnie & Walter Premier Day 3

Hallo everyone!

Thank you for joining me on Winnie & Walter's Premier Day 3. Today is a rather special day for me because it's the release day for one of the sets I designed for this release :D

Party On is a set of cute little critters playing musical instruments and loads of fun brush lettering sentiments too. I made a couple of pop-up cards using this set and I even made a short video that I hope you will enjoy.

And here's the inside of the card :)

Do let me know what you think of my cards and video and check out my Youtube channel while you are still here. I also share sneaks, my life in my Travelers Notebook and occasional giveaways on my Instagram and I hope that you will follow me there too!

And before you go, do remember to check out Winnie & Walter's blog for more inspiration and giveaways :)

xoxo - Evelin

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Winnie & Walter Premier Day 2

Hi and welcome to Winnie & Walter Premier Day 2!
I hope that you had a great time getting inspired by all of the Talent's creations and thank you for joining us again :)

I am featuring From the Bottom of my Heart stamp set and its coordinating cutaways and the Sentimental: Birthday stamp set today. 

For this card, I used the stamps From the Bottom of my Heart & its coordinating cutaways. I wanted to keep this card clean and simple so I used the watercolor technique that I showed in my video tutorial yesterday to stamp the heart image in the centre and I die cut the heart stamps and the word 'thanks' and 'heart'. I popped the words with some foam tape to create some dimension and adhered the hearts down with adhesives. I added some clear dew drops too because I really love them.

And for this second card, I really love all the birthday sentiments in the Sentimental:Birthday set. There are so many happy sentiments to choose from and they are all so fun! I kept this pretty simple too... I guess it's my theme for the day. Haha :) I cut strips of patterned paper and adhered them on the base cardstock and then I handcut the banners after I stamped the sentiments on them. Finally, I popped them up using foam tape for added dimension. This is a fun and simple way to make lots of birthday cards in one seating.

Before you go, do remember to hop over to Winnie & Walter's blog for more inspiration from the rest of the Talents and for the giveaway! I would also love to know what you think about my cards and do check out my Youtube channel and maybe follow me on Instagram too for sneaks, my life in my Travelers Notebook, love for essential oils and occasional giveaways!

Thanks for dropping by.

xoxo - Evelin

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Winnie & Walter Premiere Day 1 & A Watercolor Technique Video :)

Hallo everyone! Happy Summer :)
I've been preoccupied with spending time with my kiddo since school's out and we've been enjoying time together both indoors and having outdoor playdates.

I am so excited, though that you are here to join me on Winnie & Walter's Premier Day 1! Today, we will be showcasing...

In Bloom: Carolina's Florals with Angelica Suarez
In Bloom: Carolina's Florals with Angelica Suarez Cutaways
Mini Scenery: Spotty
In a Word: Birthday Cutaway
In a Word: Party Cutaway

I have used In Bloom: Carolina's Florals for this card that I made and I am also sharing a watercolor technique video that I used to create this card. It was a happy 'accident' really.

I wanted to use the inkpads that I have but because it's been so long since I last used them, they were slightly dried up and the stamped images did not appear very nice. But I really wanted to use the strawberry images in this set so I tried using watercolors instead and it worked out unexpectedly well! 

And here's the video I made to share the technique with you and I hope that you will check it out :)

And in this second card, I used In A Word: Birthday Cutaway and In Bloom: Carolina's Florals. I kept it a clean and simple card and I hope that you will like it.

Also, please check out the Winnie & Walter Blog for more Giveaways! :)

I would really love to know what you think of my cards and technique video, maybe even subscribe to my Youtube Channel and follow my blog. If you're interested, I also share sneak peeks of my projects and my life in my Travelers Notebooks on my Instagram.

Do have a great day and I hope that you will come by my blog again soon!

xoxo - Evelin

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

And the winner is......

Hallo there!
First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to watch my video last week and sharing your sweet comments here, on my Youtube and on my Instagram :)

And now to announce the winner! 

The randomly selected winner is ..... @sharingnewlove 

I will send the winner a dm on Instagram to find out where to send this happy mail to!

Thank you all for participating. I will have more giveaways in the near future.

Have a good week!

Hugs - Evelin

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A Youtube video + A Giveaway!

Good day to you all! :)

Over the last week, I was busy recording and creating this video that I will be sharing today using stamp sets I designed for Winnie & Walter. I have a love/hate relationship recording videos. On one hand, I love doing it but sometimes I have to stop multiple times during a recording and the lighting is all off because of that or when I keep stumbling during the voice overs.. haha. Does anyone else have that kind of feelings towards video recording, or is it just me? :P

It's Teacher's Appreciation week in my son's school and I made a set of woodland themed card sets as a gift to his teacher. In conjunction with that, I also want to appreciate you guys and so there will be a giveaway with this video. Yeay! (more details below)

Stamp sets used are illustrated by me for Winnie & Walter:
1. Kindness
2. Happiest of Holidays
3. Welcome to the Family

All the stamp sets are available on Winnie & Walter's website

And now for the details on the Giveaway!

To win the Giveaway Bundle of the Kindness Stamp Set & Cutaways, all you have to do is:

1. Give this video a thumbs up! :)
2. Subscribe to my Youtube channel 
3. Follow @winniewalter and @evelintdesigns on Instagram
4. Follow and

Giveaway ends April 5, 2017 and I will pick a random winner to be announced on my Blog and Instagram.

Thank you for watching my videos and Good Luck!


Monday, March 13, 2017

Tips & Techniques : Staedtler Triplus Fineliner

Hi there! I hope that you are having a lovely day and thank you for dropping by. Today I want to share a little tip that I use when I am painting/coloring small images.

When I illustrated these trees and cactuses for Winnie and Walter's Kindness stamp set , I drew the flowers and hearts really tiny. Well, I wanted them to look dainty and add interest to the plants without overwhelming them. However, they can be a little challenging to color. Especially if you love to watercolor them (like me) :)

However, if you have fine tip colored pens or my personal favorites, the Staedtler Triplus Fineliner, you can use them to color these fine details. The nibs are really fine and they color very well over watercolor too. It covers the green totally and the red stands out. And because the nib is really fine, you can get the tiny areas and won't run the risk of coloring out of the line. I am 'slightly' very OCD, so I need to color within the lines... hehe.

As you can see, using this fineliner allows me great coverage and oh, it also doesn't bleed! Another plus, right? :)

I hope that you enjoyed this little tip and have fun coloring tiny images on the stamps in your stash. I would love to see your creations if you made any using this tip. Just link me up in the comments section.

Thank you for dropping by!
- Evelin