Monday, February 19, 2018

Exciting Announcement and Inspire Me Monday with Kathy Racoosin

Hello! Hello! How is everyone today? Did you all have a good weekend? My name is Kathy Racoosin and we have a big announcement today. More on that at the bottom of the post :)

Today I am inking up the oh so beautiful "Peony Muse" stamp set to create a bouquet. Watch my card unfold in this short video below.

I love the way that you can layer colors easily with Tombow watercolor markers & if you have dry paper between the layers it's even easier in my book. (If you have Zig markers they work beautiful too). I pack some watercolor markers in my carry on and usually do a little watercoloring on the plane. Love that you don't need much water for either.

Since my card panel is one layer I decided to pop one word of the sentiment with some foam tape.

If you are curious what paper I like to use ... I only use the bright white Tim Holtz's watercolor paper and I like that it's pre-cut to save me time.

The blooms were stamped in some antique linen distress ink.

Don't forget the video if you still have questions about the card. Thanks so much for your visit today and now ......

Drumroll please ....... I will pass you over to the most amazing artist, Illustrator, and beautiful woman!!

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Hello, my awesome friends, it’s Marcella back here with you — and can you believe what a sweetheart and talent that Kathy Racoosin is? Thank you for sharing that a luminous Peony card tutorial today, Kathy! It’s not just the card that’s incredible, I just love to listen to Kathy’s voice describing how she works. She’s a total doll and so filled with generosity. Wouldn’t you like to color with her for a day, IN PERSON can you imagine? Well ..... LOOK WHAT’S COMING UP in March:
YESSSSS!! KATHY IS COMING TO ST. LOUIS — and I'm going to be spending the day coloring and hanging with her, and we would love to have YOU come too!

Daily Marker Coloring Challenge Road Trip
Visits St. Louis
Saturday, March 24, 2018

To register, CLICK HERE.

There is limited space available for the event — it’s really going to be a memorable meet-up, I'm fairly certain!! Imagine not only getting to color with the incredible Kathy, but I'm going to be there, too!! Kathy + Marcella = WILDLY FUN!! We’ll be talking plants, paint brushes, and paper stock all day long. PLUS you can meet other like-minded ladies (and gents?) that up til now, you may have only talked to on Instagram or Splitcoast. Let’s DO THIS, PEEPS!

A Power Poppy pop-up shop will be set up on-site, where you can snag the very latest clear stamp designs — we’ll have a fresh Spring release of clear stamps to show off.

We have a fee of $35 to register, and this includes your lunch! The fee will be used to support a local charity called Urban Harvest STL. The Road Trip isn’t a class, it’s more like a happy, upbeat day spent in the company of delightful folks. NOW, who wouldn’t want in on that?? We’re making memories, people!!

For more information on what to bring (and what not to bring) — be sure to read Kathy’s post here. You’ll pack your own supplies, show up with your pretty self, and we will have a BLAST in a sun-lit room that will be filled to the ceiling with laughter and good vibes. I cannot wait!!

Big hugs and hope to see you on Saturday, March 24 in St. Louis...


Sybil said...

Hi Marcella, I am signed up to attend the event in St. Louis and can't wait to meet the both of you and learn from you super talented ladies. ♥

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card Kathy! I love your coloring. I've never tried watercolor markers. I so wish I could come to St. Louis! Though it's only 4 hours, I don't think I can do it with my kids! May be next year.

Karen W said...

Beautiful coloring and shading, gorgeous card! Thanks so much for the inspiration

Lisa said...

Beautiful work as always Kathy!

So jealous of everyone that can attend the St Louis event with you two. I know it's going to be fabulous!

CherylQuilts said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Kathy, and I LOVE your videos and think you shouldn't change a thing. Just be you, the sweetheart we all love. And I love when you say "nooks and crannies!" Warm, sunny hugs...and thanks, as always!