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Sharon Harnist
Wishing I was on a sunny sandy beach lying under a palm tree, listening to the surf and soaking up the sun!
Freelance designer in the papercrafting industry:
Interests: Rubberstamping, photography, scrapbooking, papercrafting, family activities, movies & tropical vacations.
Recent Activity
Thinking about it being time for Christmas decorations to go up is what inspired today's card: (All bold products are linked below in the supply section) These pretty Taylored Expressions Ornament Overlays were "hung" on the card with an awesome new Deco Tape from X-Press It (and your Copic distributor, Imagination International). The tapes come in either Paper or Glitter ... In honor of the holidays, I used Glitter, of course! :) The tapes are 6mm (or 1/4") inch wide. For the ornament hangers, I cut the silver tape in half. For the left side border of the card, I used a double row of the silver tape. Here are the 10 pretty colors you get in one package: Here's a little more about this awesome Glitter Deco Tape: 10 different glitter colors 7/16” (6mm) width Over 15 ft of tape on each role Flexible and tears easily by hand Reusable packaging stores tape neatly Peels off cleanly and does not leave sticky residue Personalize walls, windows, and accessories Narrow and flexible for precise application Fun, right?!! Think washi tape, in gorgeous glittery colors! The "glitter" does NOT come off, and the tape is surprisingly very soft and pliable, and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at PaperFections
I adore white pumpkins – they are something different and unexpected! I also love the fabulous texture Taylored Expressions’ embossing folders bring to papercrafting, so today’s project combines a few of my favorite things into this grateful pumpkin shaped card: You can find all the details on how to create this layered pumpkin over on the Taylored Expressions blog today ... I look forward to seeing you there! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at PaperFections
Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away ... are you ready? Maybe this little guy will help: He is a generously-sized 7-3/4" tall x 7-1/4" felt hot pad or coaster for your holiday table! You can get the full tutorial on how to make him today over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom. I hope to see you there! Sharon Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2015 at PaperFections
Happy November, everyone! Wouldn't this sweet little turkey make a cute accent to your Thanksgiving holiday table as anything BUT a boring hot pad/coaster? :) Mr. Turkey is made from felt and measures 7-3/4" tall x 7-1/4" wide. Taylored Expressions'... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2015 at the CLASSroom
Whether we are ready for it or not, Christmas is just around the corner! And with the stores already decked out in holiday cheer, I can't help but get in the Christmas spirit when I see all the pretty decorations! And now you will probably be humming this song, just like I was when creating this card! (All bold products are linked below in the supply section): Isn't this Pink Ink Must Be Santa image the sweetest?!! And with my rekindled love of watercolor, I couldn't wait to stamp it onto and an Inchie Arts 3-inch white Art Square and color it up! I black heat embossed the image and then used Peerless watercolors to color it. This was my first real use (other than testing) the Peerless and I LOVED them!! I used the the smallest Complete Edition set of 15 and it has a really good selection of colors for a beginner to try out -- just to see if you like them and/or they would make a great gift since there is a nice range of colors and at a good price point! The matboard Art Square holds up very nicely to watercolor -- no warping and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at PaperFections
LOVE the bright colors & bling, Julie!!
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2015 on Hello, Monday 11.02.2015 at the CLASSroom
What a fun card, Carolyn -- great tips!
Gorgeous boxes, Kittie!
Hi, everyone! I think Fall has finally made its way down to south Texas and to celebrate cooler temps, I have a watercolor die cut tutorial to share with you today: Find out all the details on how to create this card today over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at PaperFections
With October almost over, it's finally starting to feel a lot more like Fall down in Texas, and I'm looking ahead to Thanksgiving today! I hope this simple watercolor technique will help put you in the Fall spirit, with these... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at the CLASSroom
These are gorgeous, Carly!!
Hi, Friends! Today I have stepped out details on how to watercolor Pink Ink’s beautiful new Angel on High #6108L. So let’s get started! 1. Stamp angel and sentiment with Versamark ink, then gold heat emboss. The embossing helps to keep the watercolor contained on finely detailed images! 2. Watercolor sky with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, using broad waterbrush. 3. Watercolor angel dress with Spun Sugar Distress Ink, using detailer waterbrush. 4. Add depth to folds of dress with darker Worn Lipstick Distress Marker; blend with waterbrush if needed. 5. Color skin with Antique Linen Distress Marker; blend with waterbrush if needed. 6. Watercolor wings with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink. Concentrate more color under the rows of feathers, to help create depth and accent them. 7. Watercolor hair with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Add Spun Sugar Distress Marker to cheek; blend with waterbrush if needed. To finish the card, I trimmed the watercolored panel between the angel and sentiment, and also trimmed a little less than 1/4” off the top of the panel. The panels were separated and adhered with foam tape onto a white card base, with an accent strip of gold foil paper adhered to the card base... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at PaperFections
Coloring is one of my favorite past times, especially flowers -- I love all the bright, vivid colors found in nature! Imagine my excitement when Marianne Walker came out with a new Coloring Foundations series of instructional books (published by Imagination International Inc, the North American distributor for Copic markers)! One of the books in the series is Coloring Flowers with Copic Markers: This amazing guide will walk you through coloring both simple blossoms and complex flowers (such as the pink stargazer lily image I colored, shown with the book in the above photo), and how to expertly finish your colored images, using an included unique Color Matching Chart! You'll also learn some great tips, like different ways to create texture, patterns, and variegated colors; creating dimension and depth, along with how to work with one of my favorite (but sometimes a little tricky) colors -- red! Also included in the book are blank practice images which you can photocopy onto your own cardstock as many times as you'd like, so you can keep practicing different color combos, etc.! The pink star gazer lily image I colored (above) is from a separate Coloring Flowers Line Art Pack, which includes 12... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at PaperFections
Today I have a fun watercolored faux shaker card to share, to get you ready for a happy Halloween week! I hope you'll join me over on the Taylored Expressions blog today for all the details! Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at PaperFections
Beautiful card, Carly, and great technique!
Are you getting ready for "the most wonderful time of the year"? This quick and easy watercolor background will have you ready in no time! I hope you will join me today over in the CLASSroom for all the details on how to create this card using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and more of the newest Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2 Release stamp sets created by Julie! Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at PaperFections
Watercolor has always been one of my favorite coloring techniques and my favorite "watercolors" to use are Tim Holtz Distress Inks, as evidenced by this article I wrote here in the CLASSroom back in 2009: Watercoloring with Distress Inks. <<... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at the CLASSroom
Hello, and welcome to the Holiday II Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today (and so will a lot of very talented designers!) ... AND there's a giveaway, so keep reading! GIVEAWAY I get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set -- the winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at Ellen! To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post with a valid email address by October 27th! (This giveaway is now closed and the winner will be announced Friday, Oct 30 over at the CLASSroom blog). Thank you so much for your very kind comments and for entering! There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by October 27th with a valid email address. Winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, October 30th! PROJECT #1 (All bold products are linked below in the supply section. Click on any photo for a larger view.) My first project uses Julie's fun new Advent stamps with her new Santa's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2015 at PaperFections
Today I'm sharing a fun watercolor emboss technique in this week's Taylored Expressions newsletter. If you are not signed up to receive TE's newsletters, you can visit their blog HERE to subscribe for future newsletters AND find an archived link to this tutorial ... I hope you'll check it out! Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2015 at PaperFections
Today I am looking ahead to next month and the start of the holiday season -- Thanksgiving! I have this fun "Blessing Mix" recipe and gift, with custom tag over on Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom blog . . . I hope you'll join me there to get all the details on how you can spread some Fall cheer (including the recipe)! Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2015 at PaperFections
While recently browsing Pinterest I stumbled across a Fall / Thanksgiving project that I knew would be fun to put my own spin on ... a Blessing Mix, which will make a great hostess gift for whomever may be having... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2015 at the CLASSroom
Happy Fall, all! Today I'm helping to ring in October and what is supposed to be Fall for most of the country ... but it's still just a tad bit warm down south where I live! Maybe this fun card will help spread a little cooler weather cheer! (All bold products are linked below in the supply section) I used Pink Ink's beautiful new Picket Fence Pumpkins for this breezy scene and stamped it onto an Inchie Arts NEW 2" x 4" matboard rectangle art square (called Swatches -- the come in either white or black) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. This is a brand new size of matboard from Inchie Arts ... I think it will be a great size addition to their current line -- don't you?!! Next, I watercolored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers I recently picked up from my friends at Scrap-Mart when they were in town for a papercrafting convention. This was my first time using the markers, so I had a little bit of a learning curve, but love the finished look of them! And the matboard swatch really held up well to the watercoloring! See the nice dimension the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2015 at PaperFections
Happy weekend, everyone! Can you believe over half the month is over? Halloween will be here before you know it, so I thought I would whip up some cute treat boxes to have ready to go for holiday. You can find all the juicy details for these sweet treat pillow boxes over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom today . . . I hope to see you there! Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2015 at PaperFections
The holiday aisles at the grocery stores stocked with candy this time of year inspired today's project! Hopefully these cute pillow box treat holders will help you get prepared for Halloween! Here are the easy steps . . . (bold... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2015 at the CLASSroom
Today over on the Taylored Expressions blog, I show you an easy way to add texture to clothing, along with a little self portrait framed art piece, LOL! I hope you'll join me there to see how I created it, along with the fun watercolored sunshine background! I would also like to share a great stamp sale that's still going on over at Ellen Hutson LLC until the end of today (Thurs, Sep 17). Just click on the graphic below to start shopping! Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at PaperFections