Saturdays With LeAnn

Watercolor Bleaching


Hello, everyone!  Happy May!  Another week has flown by and I hope you all have had a wonderful week.  Are you ready for some creative fun?  I have some great projects to share with you, so sit back, relax, and let’s get started. Don’t forget your pencil and paper, you may want to jot down some notes! 🙂

Memories Forever By Irene Tan

Are you an experienced Mixed Media artist?  Whether you are a pro, or just beginning, you are going to love this adorable hot air balloon layout.  There is nothing more fun than to get your creative juices flowing with lots of mixed media techniques.

Memories Forever

Mixed media is such a great way to use up some of those leftover embellishments you have laying around, along with glitter paste, stickable stencils, and mists to give a vintage flare.  Let’s take a visit over to BoBunny’s blog.  You will want to take notes on the tips and techniques that Irene shares using several mixed media techniques.  A big thank you to Irene for sharing this fun layout, along with all of her techniques, talent, and inspiration!

Thank You Cards By Patti Senter

There is no better way to show your gratitude than by saying thank you with a personalized thank you card.  Your card will be sure to make someone smile when you send out a little note of thanks.

Thank You Cards

These beautiful and unique cards, on The Creative Studio blog by Canvas Corp, are so fun to make and will definitely be appreciated when received.  Click here to see a video created by Patti Senter, who will show you step-by-step instructions on how to create your own set of eight thank you cards.  I would like to send out a big thank you to Patti for being such an inspiration.  I hope you’ve been inspired to give these cards a try; you will be so glad that you did! 🙂

Watercolor Bleaching By Juliana Michaels

Recently I have been showing you different projects that have been created using watercoloring techniques. Today I would like to share another outstanding technique called watercolor bleaching.  This is one of those techniques that will blow you away by how beautiful it is and yet how simple it is to do.  Don’t let the the term “watercolor bleaching” steer you away from doing this. Let me tell you – there is no bleach, just water, and the technique is unreal!

Watercolor Bleaching

The background of this beautiful card was created by using three different colors of distress inks to get a gorgeous, blended effect.  Want to know how this is done?  Click here to watch a wonderful video for the full details.  You will be in awe how simple and fun this technique is. I guarantee you will want to make more than just one card!

Flower Photo Frame By Bethany Lee

Pretty florals seem to be the trend lately, along with graphic black and white prints. Today I would like to share this fabulous and trendy Watercolor Flower Photo Frame.  Who says you have to be a professional artist to create beautiful art work, right?

Flower Photo Frame

The fun thing about this frame is that you can tweak it a bit to fit your own personality, or the preferences of the gift recipient.  You can add your personal touch to any part of this project.  To create this beautiful home décor piece, you will be using some fun die cuts from Sizzix that make this a very easy project.  I have to say I totally fell in love with this frame and had such a great time creating it.  For full step-by-step instructions, let me escort you over to the Sizzix blog.  Be sure to check out all of their other projects.  You will certainly be uplifted and inspired by all of the wonderful projects!

Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches By Elizabeth LaBau

When I think of churros, I think of Disneyland.  They are one of my favorite treats in the park.  If you love churros, then you are going to love this fun recipe on how to make Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches.  They are one of those great comfort foods, and on a warm summer day will be the treat you’ll want to give your family. The official dessert of summer has arrived!

Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches

Now let’s take this one step further and make your own ice cream in the flavor of horchata.  The horchata flavor goes perfectly with the cinnamon-coated churros.  Let’s skip on over to Sugar Hero to get the recipe so you can begin to make these a family summer tradition.  I know you will get many smiles from those family members, along with lots of requests for seconds. 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today.  I look forward to seeing you back next Saturday with more great projects to inspire you. I hope that the rest of your weekend is wonderful and you have a great week ahead.  Happy crafting, my friends!


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