Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dandelion Souls and Fairy Wishes

Hello There! Today I want to share this Art Journal layout I created for Yvonne Blair Designs! Her beautiful stamps add such an amazing touch to any project and I absolutely love using them in my Art Journals!
For this lovely layout I chose two of Yvonne's stamps. Both are available at Impression Obsession Stamps HERE. Click on picture to take you to the stamps shown specifically.

First I prepared the journal pages with white gesso and let dry.

Next I used A stencil by Art Anthology "Bubbles" and embossing ink to create the circles. First placed on left and embossing ink was applied thru stencil. Then I used an irridescent blue embossing powder and heat activated, This leaves some of the ink on stencil, flip over and rub on to right side. repeat the embossing powder.

These are closer views for you to see the technique.
Next stamp flower stamp randomly in the middle of both pages at the bottom using black archival ink. Make sure to continue stamping until nothing shows before re-inking stamp. This will create a more fade-out look.

Next, I took my wooden fairy embellishment and applied Art Anthology medium paint with a sponge to one side fairly thick. This was then used to stamp on the page on right side and set aside to dry.
Next, I added many various sprays and watercolors in shades of blue, pink, purple, and turquoise, mixing with small sprays of water and drying between colors with a heat tool. (light to dark)
To finish up I added some splattering of white acrylic paint and the amazing sentiment stamped onto color-coordinated cardstock!
I hope that you enjoyed my post!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Romantic Layout "To The Moon"

I created this layout and titled "To The Moon" using A Swirlydoos kit and Sin City Stamps!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

ATC Birds Trio for Sin City Stamps..

Hi Everyone!
It's Jenn with you today to share this great little trio of ATC's created using Sin City Stamps Birds and Clocks set.
This set is one of my faves!
 I just love the detail of all of the gears.
For your own set of these and many more head over to Sin City Stamps online!

How these were made...............................................................................................................................
If you are unfamiliar with ATC's they are also known as Artist Trading Cards.
They are about the size of a playing card and are often traded among designers.
For this set, scraps and stash were used in the backgrounds in order to showcase the amazing detail of the Sin City Stamps!
Supplies used:

First, stamp birds in black archival ink onto heavier card.
Next apply and use heat embossing powder for added texture and strength.
Set These aside.

Next, scrape small amounts of white gesso onto cards using a paint scraper or old credit card.
 Do not cover entire surface.
Dry and then add patterned tissue tape.
Add a bit more gesso here and there and then use a text or texture stamp to add another layer.

Now the real fun begins!
 This is the part of creating ATC's I truly enjoy.
Just gather some bits and pieces and scraps of paper, string etc. and start building layers!
You can add stamping and ink splattering in between each layer as I did for even more texture.

Once you have all your layers down, add your birds with foam dots, some inspirational words, and emboss random areas in gold!

 I hope that you enjoyed this project and that you are inspired to create some ATC's of your own!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Majestic Goddess

Majestic Goddess

Today I want to share a mini canvas I created using a repurposed leather piece found at a thrift store.
For this project I used the following products:
White and Black Gesso
 Art Basics 3D Matte Gel
Paper flowers (handpainted by me)
Metal rose embellishment
Prima IOD Molds (headpiece and neckpiece)
Melange stones
 Mini Art Stones
Bling pieces
Art Anthology Stencil Lotus by Marleen van Meerendonk
Art Anthology Colorations Sprays in Glorious, Gilded Gold, and Plush
Art Anthology Minx in majestic and Allure
Art Anthology Velvet in Mayan Gold
Art Anthology Sorbet in Vegas Gold
Art Anthology Gemstones in Fluorite
PearlEx powder in 658 Aztec Gold

Check out How to Create Mini Mixed Media Majestic Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Magnify Your Imagination wall hanging

Today I am sharing with you my first project as a member of the Amazing Creative Paperclay Design team! 
For a full tutorial please visit the Creative paperclay blog here!.
You can purchase Creative paperclay at our online store here, or at your local Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and Joann's stores.
Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Beautiful Corrosion

Today I would like to share with you this canvas created for Art Anthology Dream team!

"Beautiful Corrosion"
I love the look of old, worn, weathered, and rusted metals. When I happened upon this group of gold metallic flowers at my craft store I was quickly inspired to create just that! This is the outcome! It was actually very simple and below I have included a Snapguide tutorial how it was done!

In this close up you can see the "clumping" effect that adds to the corrosive look. This is achieved by taking your heat tool to the Art Anthology paint. Remember to do so slowly, just until it starts to bubble a bit. Once it is cool you can go over again until you get the look like!

Please head over to Art Anthology Adventures in Art on facebook and share what you make with us! We love to see your creations too!

As promised here is my tutorial! Check out How to Create Corroded Metal Look With Art Anthology! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

"Dream Layout"

Today I am sharing a layout I have made for the More Than Words Challenge which is Black and White + 1 and the inspiration word "Dream".
I chose to start with a black background and added white and a touch of teal. I chose a selfie to do this piece. I really liked this challenge and all of the inspiration of the MTW designers!!
I used several great products for this layout including:
Yvonne Blair Designs Stamps for Impression Obsession "Dream in colors that don't exist"
Heavy Black cardstock
Heavy White Cardstock
White Gesso
Many different patterned Black and White Papers (all cut into circles of various sizes)
Paper Straws
Prima and Kaisercraft Flowers
TH Flourish Stencil
Several different Stamps on background with both black and white ink
Texture Paste
Large Wooden Button (Flair)
Gemstone stickies
Nuvo Drops

First.. A look at the layout in its entirety...

And now for some closer views that showcase all of the details of this piece.......

Friday, March 24, 2017

Time Goes By Canvas

This month I  am delighted to go through some of my projects and showcase a few of my faves. I designed a canvas layout with a favorite color scheme of mine and a picture of my beautiful daughter!

I hope you like it and it brings some creative energy to you!!

I call this my "stash" canvas because I used scraps, stash, and leftovers from other projects to create it!
Most of the papers and quotes on this are from the "Time Machine" collection from Kaisercraft. I also used a mix of stencils and texture paste to create the background on black 10X10 Canvas.

This closer view shows the vibrant color scheme.
I added a lot of metal embellishments from stash as well as flowers that I hand dyed using Art Anthology Colorations Sprays.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sin City Stamps Blog Hop!!

 Welcome to the Sin City Stamps Blog Hop! We are having a blog hop so that you can meet all of the Designers of our Inspiration team along with a few guest members, We are hoping you discover more ways to create with these stamps and possibly win a set for yourself!

No matter where you have started, To qualify to win your own Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls stamp set, (we are giving away 3!) we ask that you visit each of the blogs participating, leave a nice comment and then come back to the Sin City Blog and let us know which blog projects you liked the most and why.

The blog hop will end on the 27th and the 3 winners will be announced on the Sin City blog and on our FB Fan Group on March 28th.

Good Luck To You All!!

For my project I chose to do these cute candles using an embossing technique onto tissue paper. Using all the great little floral stamps Michelle created  I was able to create a more 3-dimensional effect by stamping them in black Archival on heavy cardstock, coloring, and adhering with different levels of foam.

They are so whimsical and fun aren' t they?

Blog Hop Participants:
  1.  Sin City Stamps 
  2. Michelle Frae Cummings
  3. Katie Lamb
  4. Chris Pozzi
  5. Irit Shalom
  6. Shilpa Nagaonkar
  7. Sharon Rogers
  8. Jenn Gary DuBell - You Are Here!
  9. Monique Van Dijk
  10. Adam
  11. Kim Johnny
  12. Granne
  13. Anne

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Hello Friends! This triptych panel is my most recent project created for Art Anthology. It's a bit outside my normal Art but I wanted to expand and ty something new and I actually love the result! I hope you enjoy it as well and it inspires you to create! At the bottom of the page there is a Snapguide tutorial for this project as well.

Here are the Art Anthology products I used:

Check out How to Make Smile Shrine Triptych With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Hi there! Thank You for visiting my blog today! I am presenting this little Ocean Inspired canvas for Art Anthology Dream team today.
The Ocean is by far one of my favorite places to be at any time! Looking through the sand for agates and sea glass to create with. For this little mixed media canvas project, I was greatly inspired by the effect the salt water has on metal objects. I re-created the look using Art Anthology paints and sprays in layers.

Here is a link list of all of the beautiful Art Anthology products used to create this look... 

Check out How to Create a Rust Look With Art Anthology! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I would like to enter this in the More than Words Challenge below as well...Go check it out!
The word Beautiful instantly makes me think of the Ocean and all things created from it or about it. I also absolutely love butterflies and incorporating them in my projects like I did with the stamped butterfly here. This is a stamp from Sin City Stamps from the Love of Butterflies set.