Floral Pretties - Past & Present

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Party Giveaway Winners

Happy Holidays!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Here are the winners of the Fred She Said Christmas Party Giveaway:

On the Fred She Said Facebook Page - Congrats Marie Bingaman ($10 GC)

The 3 random winners on the Fred She Said Blog ($10 GC for each) are # 3, 8, & 12

Karen Hasheck

Janeen

Stampin Melissa

And the $20 GC winner picked randomly from the Christmas card/project entries is:



Bunny!


Congrats to you all and please email me at fred.she.said@gmail.com or I will try to get in contact with you on Monday :)

:)*  Fred


Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Party EXTENDED, Cards & a Freebie :)

Hi all!

I am extending the Christmas Party & Giveaway until Dec. 27th Midnight EST.  It turns out that TIME is going to get away from the Miller Family tomorrow and we won't be home again until after Christmas.  I hope you don't mind ;)

If you haven't left a comment ( win one of 3 $10 GC's), shared a favourite holiday recipe ( $10 GC up for grabs), or shared any recent holiday cards or projects you may have made using Fred She Said Designs ( you could win a $20 GC).... go do it!  :)

Here are some Christmas cards I have been making.

-uses  Pine Cone Spray.  Background is alcohol ink and silver metallic mixatives on glossy.  I found the "Merry Christmas" as a wallpaper on the internet.




 -2 cards above use Crystal Snowflake (Digi) bottom printed on transparency film, coloured with Bic markers and glitter from underside.

-uses Pine Trees and a deckle cutting file FREEBIE.  Snowflakes were found in a snowflake set in the User
(SVG, DXF, GSD, MTC, Silhouette)

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas!
:)* Fred

Fred She Said Christmas Party!

Fred She Said is having a Christmas Party Giveaway!  From Wednesday Dec. 18 until Monday Dec. 23 Midnight EST. UPDATE: EXTENDED UNTIL DEC. 17th MIDNIGHT EST Many ways to win so see below!  This is a thank you to all my customers, readers and fans :)   I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season!

Below the entry rules you will find  the  Fred She Said DT's fabulous projects :)  Thanks DT for a wonderful year!

NOW READ CAREFULLY LOL  there are THREE ways to win and I don't want you to miss one ;)

#1    For the chance to win one of THREE $10 Fred She Said gift certificates, simply leave a comment on the bottom of this post.

#2   For the chance to randomly win a $20 Fred She Said gift certificate, using the  Inlinkz  form at the bottom of this post, submit a link to any Christmas, Winter, or Holiday project you have recently created THIS SEASON using Fred She Said Products. You may submit more than one project. Fred wants to see what her fabulous customers and fans have been making :)  If you don't have a blog, you may email your photo to fred.she.said@gmail.com and I'll post to the Inlinkz on your behalf ( Please add your name to the email).

#3  Also at the Fred She Said Facebook Page there will be an extra $10 gift certificate to giveaway.  All you have to do there is post a recipe ( or link to a recipe) of your favourite holiday recipe or treat :) on this CHRISTMAS PARTY POST.  Why the recipes?  WHY NOT?! LOL  It is not a party without Christmas treats and yummies :)  ONE recipe per person.

Here are the DT's wonderful projects:

Linda


















Patty


















Janet Kay


















Michelle




































Zehra












Fred


















Good Luck and have fun! ... and Merry Christmas!

INLINKZ Submission Form:  ( EXTENDED UNTIL DEC 27th Midnight EST)

Friday, November 29, 2013

NEW Poinsettia & Holly

Hey all!

I have a new floral image  in the store.  And don't forget, until Sunday Dec.1 Midnight EST, you can use the code BLACKFRIDAY to get 30% off your purchase of $10 or more :)


Poinsettia & Holly Pre-Coloured Set



Poinsettia & Holly Digi Set (uncoloured)



Thursday, November 28, 2013

Black Friday SALE :)

 Hey All!

 Fred She Said is having a BLACK FRIDAY SALE!  NOW until Sunday, Dec. 1st Midnight  EST - USE CODE:  BLACKFRIDAY to get 30% off any purchase $10 or over :)



 

Friday, November 08, 2013

Winter Denial

Hey all! 

I think I am in "Winter Denial".  LOL.  


I have been obsessed with giving my butterflies "homes" lately.  I have dozens of coloured and cut out butterflies and have been wanting to put some of them on cards. They make excellent note cards or for any occasion.... well except for maybe WINTER LOL.  The background of this card was made from cuttlebug embossed white card stock and melted crayons.  I did the background ages ago. I just love it and need to do this again :) I wish I remembered what colours of crayons I used, at least a blue, aqua, green and a white that were melted with a mini iron and a heat gun.  I need to try this with a snowflake embossing folder :)   The "pink"  granular bits on the butterfly is crystal stickles that is actually green in the light.  It photographs so weird.

Well, I will have to face the facts that winter is here.  We have the snow tires on and had our first snowfall that "stuck" last night.  Farewell butterflies until next spring!

:)* Fred

NEW - Emma & The Snowball

Hey all!

I just added a new Christmas/Winter image to the store. 

Emma & The Snowball

http://fred-she-said-store.blogspot.ca/2013/11/emma-snowball.html

.... hopefully more to come soon :)

:)*
Fred

Monday, October 21, 2013

MORE NEW STUFF in the STORE

Hey all!

I have 2 more items up in the store.

A long overdue request... winter Pine Trees!  ... in  a scene ( Pre-coloured has night with star, a sunset/sunrise and twilight) and a single tree.  Pre-coloured version has these with or without snow, in case you want to add your own "snow" to your cards :)



A Leaves CUTFILE stencil/digi outlines.  Cut out or print & colour :)  I made a 6"x6" and 8"x11" sized templates.


I stenciled onto white cardstock with green, aqua & metallic gold acrylics with cosmetic sponges.  Flower is from Growing Together COL SET.

More coming.... :)

Have a great day!

:)*  Fred

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New in the STORE: Growing Together

Hey all!

I have a new set in the store.

First a little story on how it came into being ;)



This one started as a digital painting I did on my iPad.  I used a really awesome scruffy brush to make the outlines of the flowers.  I looked at it and said to myself, " I'd really like to try watercolouring that".  So I converted the painting to a black and white outline plus adding a bit of the canvas texture from the painting into the outline.  I printed and then watercoloured and loved the look.  I'll show another day :)  Well the project grew and grew.  I made individual flowers,  digitally coloured 33 of them in all LOL.  Then thought that it needed a bee .... and a dragonfly... and a "painted" backdrop.   .. oh my goodness!

I think it is as done as it's going to get LOL.  I love the mixed media feel of the flowers and the background. :)   .... and the versatility.. make your own scene... pop a flower here and there on your projects! 

"Growing Together"

- I embellished the flower heads and bee wings with rock candy distress glitter glue.

DIGI SET

Pre-Colured Set

I am working on more seasonal projects, I promise :)  I should have a few out by the start of the weekend.

Have a great day!

:)* Fred

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Happy World Card Making Day!

Hi All!






Happy World Card Making Day!  To celebrate, Fred She Said is offering this 30% off any order code. 

Simply add the code CARDMAKING in the space provided in your shopping cart at the Fred She Said Store and update your cart :)


 Code expires OCT 7th.   Have a great card making day!

Monday, September 23, 2013

FALL SALE :)

Happy Autumn everyone! 

Fred She Said is bringing in autumn with a FALL SALE!

  

This week until Monday Sept. 30th until Midnight EDT.
Get 20% OFF on purchases $10 and over
Get 30% OFF on purchases $20 and over

 It is sunny and a bit chilly here in Wiarton, ON.  The leaves are just starting to turn and almost time to start thinking about setting up an appointment to get the snow tires put on  eeek!

LOL.

Have a great day!

:)* Fred

P.S.  More new stuff soon! Hopefully by the weekend :)



Friday, August 16, 2013

Stencils - Removing WC paint with Baby Wipes




Hey all!

I've got another stencil technique I have been playing with.  I had these Elmer's Art Crayon Sticks since I think Nolan was in Pre-school ( not doing math today - but that was forever ago ).

They work like gelatos; they are waxy,  a lipstick consistency, very blend-able, and they are water soluble.   I have no idea where you can find them to buy.  But if you have gelatos, gel sticks, or watercolor crayons, even cheap watercolors, you will get near the same effect.  See my notes below after the VIDEO :)



For the video,  I used smooth white cardstock and a stencil I digitally cut onto transparency film.  
CUTFILE:  Doily Mandala 2


For the card above, I used Ornate Butterfly Digi that I watercoloured, glittered and added gems.  Background is a Darice embossing folder.

Here are the 2 panels I made using above technique.


Things I noticed while I was playing:

- I also tried the technique with  watercolor crayons and Koi watercolors.... all work.
- Cardstock works OK.  A clay coated cardstock works better.  Watercolor paper also gives a nice effect.  Another option that I didn't try but would work is a gessoed surface.
-make sure your paint surface is dry to the touch before securing your stencil.
-use a clean part of the baby wipe each time you start on a different color of paint or you get a "halo" of the previous color on the next area.


Left - watercolor paper/crayon sticks, Middle- Koi watercolors on clay coated "stamping paper", Right-Neocolor II's on super cheapo cardstock.

In my opinion the clay coated paper and gelato-like crayon sticks "rocked":


Have a great weekend!
:)* Fred




Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Stencil Rubbings

Hey all!

That fun thing you did as a youngster with a yummy smelling pack of Crayolas and paper, where you would put coins or leaves or that weathered picnic table top in the back yard under you paper and then rub over top with  crayons?  You can be all grown up and arty farty and do it with stencils!  I have been having fun making backgrounds :)

Used crayons, white prisma pencil, Four Point Star Stencil, Doodled Floral 1, Darice embossing Folders, gold cardstock, deckle scissors, and spellbinders die.



I love the dreamy smeary look.


VIDEO TIME....




Used, Whirlpool Splash Stencil cut on transparency film, and Happy Flowers Rainbow Collection flower sheets.  Eventually, I will add a sentiment in the empty space.

Here is a close up of a stencil rubbing blended with a light coloured prisma pencil.


Have a great day!
:)*  Fred
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:)*
Fred

Monday, August 12, 2013

New Doodled Floral, Stencils & a TUT

Hey all! This summer is cruising by... eek!  How have you all been? :)

 I added some new files... they are at the bottom of the post.

OK I am going to say it, I am LOVING stencils, I love drawing them, and I love tweaking and experimenting with them. Modeling paste?... oh my goodness!  I love that I can use the Cutting File Stencils in different ways and even as a printable digi image ( I have more ideas and inspiration later this week :)  ).  I noticed that there must be others that like them too as I did some math... I have had 2358 downloads of the Free Stencils  as of today .... sales on the 5 latest cutting file stencils?  .... not so much... really bad $29 ( bad enough to seriously rethink this stencil making love of mine. I have to put food on the table, you know?)  Now I admit, I am mostly to blame as I have all these ideas, and I haven't shown you any of  them!  Maybe you just don't "get" what fun they are ;) So let's try to change that now LOL!

So here is something you can do with Cutting File Stencils that you CAN'T DO with bought pre-made stencils :) ( This one needs a Digital Cutting Machine)

I made 2 card fronts with one cut of the Circles Stencil.

I did a gradient wash onto an A2 card stock panel with watercolour crayons and a waterbrush. ( a red, orange and a yellow Neocolor II )


Make sure the panel is SUPER DRY before proceeding.  I used Make the Cut! software with my digital cutting machine and visual lined up/eyeballed my A2 panel on my cutting mat in the middle of the square Circles Stencil that I saw on the mat "on screen"  and added some junk card stock on each side my panel so my blade wouldn't hit bare mat.  Then I cut.  I peeled away the panel.  Leaving the negative bits on the mat... that is important.

I secured another white A2 card stock together with the cut panel with painters tape top and bottom so the panel wouldn't slip.  Now all you do is glue down each leftover piece off the mat into the holes in the panel.  I used a UHU stick for my glue.  NOTE: Take each negative circle off the mat ONE AT A TIME ...much easier to figure out where they go that way ;)

I made these 2 cards...


I embossed the cardstock underneath the watercolored stencil cut panel... looks so cool!

The image used for both cards is the new Doodled Floral 1.  The product includes the outline DIGI and 2 pre-coloured images :) 

I also added a new digital cutting file stencil set:  Four Point Star Pattern Stencils




MTC/Silhouette Studio/SVG/GSD/DXF/V-PDF/PNG
The 3 above stencils are included in the set.
.... I'll show you what I did with this stencil set tomorrow :)
And for the digital stamp lovers out there.  I am putting my stencil happy love on hold and have some new images in the works.  ... gotta put the nose to the computer screen and get 'er done!
Have a great day!
:)*  Fred