Thursday, January 31, 2019

12 Kits of Occasions with Jeanne Jachna


I was thrilled when Jeanne Jachna asked if I would like to be a guest at the The 12 Kits of Occasions this month! Of course, she sent the most AMAZING kit called "Good Fortune" with gorgeous papers, images, dies cuts, and embellishments inspired by Asian culture, architecture, food, and design!

Up first are the adorable ladies from Julie Ebersole's "So Matcha" set, available at Ellen Hutson.


I colored the ladies with Copics, then added some Wink of Stella accents and gems to their hair.


Also, some Glossy Accents to the teapot and Stickles to the fan. For the background, I used the lovely Chinese Landscape die cut and patterned paper from the PhotoPlay "Paper Crane" collection.


Next up, is a sweet, little guy from My Favorite Things "Ninja--mazing" set.


I colored him with Copics and added Papertrey Ink's Sunshine stencil in the background, coated in Stickles.


Loved how Little Ninja's Chinese star matched that PhotoPlay patterned paper!


My last card was created using a fun technique that Betsy Veldman posted on her blog this week called Watercolor & Salt Backgrounds.

I didn't know this lovely die was a moon (thought it was a tree scene!), but it ended up working perfectly for the sentiment from PTI's Guiding Light set that I had stamped! The die is from Hero Arts, and it's called "Cloudy Moon."


The background is made by coloring Kosher salt (I colored them with liquid watercolors), dropping the salt on a piece of watercolor paper that's already painted with watercolors (and still wet), then brushing it off when it's all dry. Fun texture and colored speckles are left behind!


I adhered sparkly gems to a Kaisercraft wood veneer lantern, and used gold thread to hang it from the clouds 🙂!


This gorgeous thick, textured paper that Jeanne sent was perfect for this technique. This might be my favorite card of the set.

Thanks SO MUCH to Jeanne and the 12 Kits Design Team for letting me play along! Always inspired by this team of incredibly kind, generous, and talented ladies! 💗



13 comments:

Jeanne J. said...

Hi Kelly! Thanks for playing along! I knew your cards would be amazing! I love the girls all pretty in pink and all the little gems! The sparkle and shine makes them even better! The fun ninjas with all the glittery accents add lots of "POW!" :) and a new technique I need to try on that gorgeous watercolor!

Birgit said...

Wow ~ these are all stunning! I absolutely adore your trio of little geisha girls with the gems in their hair. So cute!! Your Ninja is so cute too. I didn't even notice the star being the same as the patterned paper. You've got a good eye! And your last card, GASP! The watercolor and salt background is gorgeous!! I didn't know that die cut was a moon either. In fact, I thought it was water. Anyways, I'm so glad you joined us this month. Your cards are beautiful inspiration!

Jeanne said...

Wow, look at all these amazing cards. I really like your girls with the die in front of the cherry blossom paper. That is so pretty. Your ninja looks amazing in front of that sunburst. Great use of the paper. And the last card...I didn't realize that was a moon! I love the technique you used with the watercolor and salt. So soft and pretty. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent!

Marybeth said...

So fun to have you join us again Kelly! Oh my gosh I love your beautiful pink card with the ladies and that scene behind them! Love the beautiful salted watercolor card, just gorgeous and your Ninja is so fun!
Hope you are staying warm sweet girl!

Tracey McNeely said...

Kelly it is so good to see you as a guest this month! I love all of your cards and how you took multiple photos of each one! The geisha girls are coloured perfectly, love that sweet scene. Perfectly paired sentiments and I agree with a Birgit, the watercolouring is amazing! You made Jeannes kit shine!

Kara Lynne said...

So much inspiration, Kelly! I love that you created a window scene with the cherry blossoms and landscape, and those girls look fabulous in pink and bling! Your ninja in navy is so cool with those sparkly rays and throwing star! I saw Betsy Veldman's post and thought, "I should try that," but you actually did it! Gorgeous results and a perfect sentiment to go with it too!

Betsy V said...

Kelly, these are all great! So pretty! I love how your salted background came out...it's so soft and pretty. Thanks so much for playing along!

Kim Heggins said...

WOW! So excited that you are back playing with us this month as Jeanne's guest. Your cards are as amazing as I knew they would be. Just love your final creation, that salt background is stunning, something I need to try! Just love how it makes your card shine. Your sweet trio of ladies in pink is so amazing, love the beautiful colors and all the gems in their hair, just so sweet.

Lisa Elton said...

How fun to have you joining us this month Kelly! You've created three incredible cards! Love those sweet girls paired with the pretty PP and Chinese landscape die cut. Your little ninja is such a cute card. But I think the last is my favorite, it's so beautifully CAS!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Hi Kelly! Your Matcha girls are so sweet! Paired with the cherry blossoms and the sweet hair accents, so gorgeous and sweet! Your Ninja is incredible with the gold throwing star and starburst accents! That background paper really makes him POP off the page! Your last "SALT" card is so lovely and serene. Thanks so much for letting me join in the fun with the gang! I had an amazing time!

Luanne said...

I definitely this it’s a tree! Awesome, gorgeous card.

Sharron said...

So happy to have you joining us this month! You've done an amazing job with Jeanne's kit. The design with the cherry blossoms and landscape die is so pretty. Love your trio of geishas with the jewel accents! And the ninja is so cute. The cloudy moon die cut looks awesome with that fabulous background. That technique makes such a beautiful softly colored background!

Marcia HIll said...

Three wonderful cards Kelly!! Wasn't this such a FUN kit to play with from Jeanne?! Your 1st card with those darling geisha girls against the cherry blossom paper and pagoda is fabulous...love it!! And your ninja card is amazing!! LOVE the glittery starburst behind him and the PP background worked beautifully with it!! Your Cloudy Moon card is my favorite...I am totally in LOVE with your salted background!! I've been wanting to try Betsy's fun technique, and after seeing this GORGEOUS card of yours, I definitely want to play now!! Lovely, lovely cards Kelly!! :0)