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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.
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Gorgeous card, Lisa -- my favorite colors!
Happy Monday, crafty peeps! I wanted to update you about a new page on my blog -- Shopping. You can find the page on the far right of my page listings, directly under my blog banner. There I will post current sales and some favorite new products you may have seen me mention on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. So please be sure to check it out each Monday, to see how you can save some crafty cash that week! This week's sale at Ellen Hutson LLC is on all Tonic Studios products! Just click the banner below to see all their fabulous products! (Affiliate links are used, at no additional cost to you ... Thanks!!) I'll be back here on Friday with a project featuring Tonic's marvelous Embellishment Mousse . . . I hope to see you then! Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at PaperFections
Today I have another beautiful background technique for you, using stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti! Please visit me over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom for all the details. And guess what? All Reverse Confetti products are ON SALE this week at Ellen Hutson! You have until Sunday at 11:59PM Pacific to take advantage of this discount ... Just click the banner below to start shopping! Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at PaperFections
Hello and happy Friday, crafters! As we wrap up Reverse Confetti week here in the CLASSroom, I have a celebration card to share with you today: I used Reverse Confetti's Circle Wishes stamp set and Lacy Scallop Circles dies to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at the CLASSroom
Today in the CLASSroom I'm showing you how to achieve a faux embossed background, uisng your dies! I hope you'll join me there! The dies and stamps I used are from Paper Smooches and the entire PS line is on sale this week at Ellen Hutson (yay)! Just click the banner below to take a look at all of their cute products over in Ellen's store, and save 20%! Sale ends Saturday, April 1 at 11:59pm Pacific. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at PaperFections
As you may know, I love a fun and unique background so today I created a custom die cut background which resembles dry embossing! To achieve this look, just make your die cuts the same color as the background paper.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at the CLASSroom
I don't often get the chance to color larger images of people, so every now and then I like to brush up on my Copic people coloring skills. This Copic Coloring Foundations: Faces & Hair book helps tremendously! It gives you guidance, tips and tricks on coloring everything from simple straight or wavy/curly hair and simple eyes, to detailed wavy or ringlet hair, braided or dreadlock hair, bald heads, glasses, skin tones with more colors, highlights and shadows! It also covers the Copic color system, using a color chart, and tips on growing your Copic collection. You are given blank images of the images used in the tutorials, so you can copy them onto your own Copic-friendly paper and practice as many times as you'd like! That's exactly what I did -- photocopied one of the pages onto Copic's X-Press It Blending Card. Then, armed with my Copic 6-piece Ciao Skin Set, I got started: This set contains Copic colors: E000, E00, E11, E15, E18, E93 -- perfect for coloring everything from light, medium or dark skin tones. Using a combination of a few different tutorials in the book, I started coloring the left two women with E000: Then I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at PaperFections
Absolutely gorgeous, Julia!!
Hi, Diane – Im afraid the store that I originally purchased it from in 2013 is now out of stock of the stamp. Im not certain if it has been discontinued or not. You could search either the Hero Arts website or the Internet for the name of the stamp: Design Block Flower Text, or Words Flowers is similar. Good luck! Sharon Harnist Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2017 on Spring has Sprung! at PaperFections
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It's another fun week over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom, using some of my very favorite papercrafting tools, dies! I used my favorite new Distress Oxide inks to create the backgrounds for these cards. I hope you'll join me in the CLASSroom for all the details! I also used some fabulous new-to-me dies from Waffle Flower. And lucky for you, ALL DIES are 15% off this week at Ellen Hutson!! Just click on the graphic below to start shopping. You have until midnight Pacific Sunday, March 19 to take advantage of this sale! Happy shopping! Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at PaperFections
It's another fun week here in the CLASSroom, using some of my very favorite papercrafting tools, dies! The beautiful dies I used to create these cards are Waffle Flower's Doily Circle and Lacy Layers 5x7 (I have the two largest... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at the CLASSroom
Today I have another watercolor project using Tim Holtz's new Distress Oxide inks! I love the soft, yet vibrant color these inks have when watercoloring with them! I also made a shaped die cut card. You can find all the details and instructions for this card over on Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom blog today, HERE. I look forward to seeing you there and hope you have a wonderful weekend! I plan to work on cleaning out my garden and planting bulbs that will hopefully yield a pretty flower garden this summer, much like this card! Has spring sprung yet where you live? What are your plans? Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at PaperFections
Hello, Crafters! Spring is in the air in my southern part of the U.S. -- How about in yours? All the budding flowers and beautiful greenery helped to inspire today's card: A new arrival in the store also contributed to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at the CLASSroom
This week I've been playing with some new goodies -- Tim Holtz's new Distress Oxide inks! (Ellen Hutson just received a new shipment today, so get them while you can HERE! If they happen to disappear quickly, don't fret -- I hear another shipment should be received next week!) This first offering of 12 colors is a beautiful selection; below I've shown a few of them. (Ink swatches graciously provided by Jennifer McGuire and can be downloaded here.) On the left side of the color swatches, I applied the ink direct-to-paper from the ink pad. On the right side of the swatches, I sponged the color on. As you can see, the sponged color turns out a little lighter (although more color can be built up to achieve the same color as the direct method) and blends BEAUTIFULLY -- so much smoother and effortless than regular Distress Ink! The first thing I wanted to try with these inks was watercolor . . . And it worked beautifully! Since these inks are a hybrid of dye and pigment inks, the resulting color is very nicely opaque, buildable and beautifully soft, resulting in a slight chalky feeling when dry. As the "oxide"... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at PaperFections
Welcome to the February 2017 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new products on my post today! Read more below about the giveaway! PROJECTS First up is the Spa Day stamp set and coordinating Spa Day dies by Brandi Kincaid. I also used Brandi's new Mirror Mirror die set: This card started with a watercolor background created with a mixture of Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors in No. 50 Pale Aqua and No. 61 Cornflower Blue on Ranger Watercolor Paper, using a Black Velvet 8 watercolor brush. After the watercolor had dried, I stamped the flower with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink. The spa girl stamp images were inked with Distress Markers: Cracked Pistachio (towels), Antique Linen (skin), and Spun Sugar (lips), Frayed Burlap (eyes) and stamped onto watercolor paper. The mask and straw were inked with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, the cucumbers with Lucky Clover, and the glass with Tumbled Glass. After each of the images were stamped, I ran a watercolor brush over them, to spread the ink around the image. All the images were die cut with their coordinating Spa Day dies. The glass was also die cut from Ellen's 40# Vellum and adhered... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at PaperFections
Thank you, Teresa! Sharon
Today over in the CLASSroom I have this fun card to share, which uses an ENTIRE stamp set for the background! Please come visit me there, for all the details! PLUS, Stamps are on sale this week at Ellen Hutson LLC. What?!! YES!! Click the graphic below to shop the best selection of in-stock stamps, while they are still available! The sale continues through this Sunday at 11:59pm Pacific. Happy Friday! Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at PaperFections
Hello and happy Friday, Crafters! One of my favorite backgrounds to create is to just stamp an entire stamp set or a group of images onto paper and then go from there: After adding a few colorful touches, this is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at the CLASSroom
Hello and happy Valentine's Day, friends! If you are like me and need a quick last-minute Valentine (and don't want to get out in the pouring rain, like it is here today!), Copic Marker has you covered! They have two different downloadable FREE pieces of Valentine artwork you can print off and color, with two different print color options per image as well! You can download those HERE. I chose the squirrel image because we have about 5 or 6 squirrels at any given time that are playing in the trees, woods, and creek behind our house (and ON the house) ... it is quite entertaining to watch them! You can watch a video of the fabulous Chihiro Howe coloring the same squirrel image I have, by clicking HERE. Here's how I colored the squirrel image: I printed the digital image onto X-Press It Blending Card, and colored it with the following Copic Markers: The N-series for the squirrel bodies, using a dotting method to give some texture: The squirrel tails were colored with the W-series markers shown above, using long flicking strokes to create a hair-like texture. The foliage and flowers were colored with these markers (C1 was used... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at PaperFections
Great use for the Misti, Carly, and adorable card!
Awesome background, Debbie, and adorable card!!
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2017 on Space Explorer: MFT Release Day 4 at Thinking Inking
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Thank you, Lisaerica -- it IS a fun die to work with!
Happy Friday, Friends! Today over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom I'm sharing this cute Valentine card made with Darcie's Heart & Home clear stamp set "Love Hearts" and coordinating Tin Pin embellishment. These sweet little 1-inch dimensional tin embellishments give a fun pop and dimension to their coordinating stamp sets, or can be used alone to create quick and easy one-of-a-kind projects! I hope you'll make it over to this blog post for all the details! And it just so happens that Embellishments are on sale this week thru Sunday at 11:59pm Pacific over in Ellen's store. Click the graphic below to shop . . . You're welcome!! Happy Weekend, Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at PaperFections
Hello and happy Friday, Friends -- Welcome to the last day of Embellishment week here in the CLASSroom! Today I will be showing you a little more about Darcie's Heart & Home Tin Pins: You may remember this post I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at the CLASSroom
Teresa, the new craft room pictures have already been added in to the original post! Enjoy! Sharon Harnist
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2017 on Masking To Create a Scene at PaperFections
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