Thursday, July 19, 2018

Butterflies and Blooms Canvas for Creative Paperclay®

Hello everyone! Today I am up on the Creative Paperclay® blog with this beautiful collage using Delight™ air dry modeling compound, silicone molds, Dew Drops, and acrylics from Plaid® and Art Anthology!
For all the details on how I created my collage head over to the Creative Paperclay® blog!

Have an amazing crafty day!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Pastel Sunset for The Robin's Nest Dew Drops

Hello There!! Today I am up over at the blog for The Robin's Nest with this fun canvas using Dew Drops!!
Dew Drops are an amazing embellishment for any craft project! They add sparkle, dimension, shine, and so much more!
Check out the online store for the entire line!!

For more on how I created my canvas head to the blog and check out my post!

Thanks for visiting my blog!
Happy creating!!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Rita Barakat Designs and Tonic Studios

Hi There! If you have arrived here from Rita Barakat's blog your on your way to a super fun hop!!
For my project I would like to share with you this fun art journal page!!

 I love just sitting down with my art journal and some products and letting my imagination take over. It is so relaxing! This page started with a background created using Rita's Zen Doodle Cloud Stamp from Art Foamies. 
After stamping I used watercolor pencils by Tonic to finish the background.
I added the sweet face using Rita's "So You Say You Can't Draw" Stencil and then watercolored her as well.

This week Rita Barakat Designers are doing a spotlight on Tonic Studious USA! 
We are kicking off with a blog hop and Mixed Media Monday tonight at 8pm CST!
Make sure to check out everyone’s posts and comment, as each comment is a chance to win!

Next up on the hop:

Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops add that extra sparkle and shine!

Thanks for hopping with us!! Remember to comment on each post on the hop for your chance to win our giveaway!!
After you have commented on each blog make sure to join us next Monday, July 16th on Mixed Media Monday when we announce the winner!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Technique Junkies Rita Barakat Hop

Happy July Release Day! To introduce these amazing new stamps the Rita Barakat Design Team is doing a blog hop!
And...what would a blog hop be without a giveaway!? Each comment left for our design team members is a chance to win!!  Details can be found HERE Winner will be announced on Friday the 6th on the blog
If you’ve come from Betz Golden's blog you are in the right place. 

We have 5 new stamps in the Technique Junkies line!

Now hop on over to Karen Jile's blog!
Thanks so much for joining us! Happy Hopping!
I have created a fun card using the Princess Mermaid and Seagrass stamps!

The mermaid image was stamped onto watercolor cardstock using black archival ink. It was coated with clear embossing powder and heat set. This is a technique I use for water coloring stamped images. Caran D'ache watercolor pencils were then used to color the image. The seagrass stamped images were stamped in green and clear embossed before adhering them using foam dots. The large bubble was cut using a 2" circle punch, distressed and adhered using foam dots. Finally the mermaid image was added!

Isn't she just adorable? I love the whimsy of this fun stamp!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Artist Trading Coins for The Robin's Nest

Hello Everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! It's my turn over on The Robin's Nest Blog and I have created some super fun Artist Trading Coins using The Robin's Nest Dew Drops! These are great embellishments for your cards, layouts, ATC's, and so much more! They come in so many amazing colors as well. For more on how I created these check out the The Robin's Nest Blog!
Dew Drops are available online at:

Have an amazing day!
As always stay crafty!!

4th of July Fun Folio Card with Tutti Designs Dies!

Hello and thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Today I am up over on the amazing Tutti Designs Dies blog with this fun 4th of July folio!!
For more on how I made it check out the blog HERE.

I also used some super fun paper from Bo Bunny's Firecracker collection!

Thanks again for viewing my blog today!

Tutti Designs has so many amazing dies to choose from! Check out the links below for more information!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Using Delight™ from Creative Paperclay®

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I am up over on the Creative Paperclay® blog today sharing how to create with Delight™ air dry modeling compound! Check it out HERE.

Creative Paperclay® products are conveniently available online and at the following retailers:

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Rusty Dream a Little Canvas for Art Anthology

Today I have a fun Rusty canvas project up on the Art Anthology blog! There is even a full snapguide tutorial! Clicking the photo link below will direct you to the blog.

Thanks for visiting my blog!
Be sure to check out all of the inspirational projects on the Art Anthology blog while your there and visit the online store HERE for all the amazing products!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Mermaid Album Cover for Blank Page Muse Stamps

Hello, and thank you for visiting my page today! Blank Page Muse Stamps has a new challenge every month and this months theme is "Let's go to beach". Since I am heading to the beach for a few days with a friend this month I wanted to create an album to put pictures from my trip in. What is better than a mermaid for a beach themed project?
I wanted her to appear as though she is under water so I also used bubbles on my background.
To enter our monthly challenge for a chance to win some awesome prizes please click on the picture and follow the link below!

I used the following stamps from Blank Page Muse: 
(Click on pictures below to be directed to the Blank Page Muse online store.)

Tallest grass  1 3/4" by 3"Medium wavy grass 2 1/2" by 2"Small beachgrass 1 1/2" by 2"
These stamps and many more are available online HERE.
Use my discount code below to receive 15% off now through midnight PST August 31, 2018

Other products used:
blank album cover
white gesso
clear glue
Embossing ink pad
Black Archival Ink pad
Clear embossing powder
Distress Inks
Art Anthology Ice Spray
Watercolor pencils
Dew Drops
Stickers (shells and lettering)

Easy steps to create this project:
1. Apply a coat of white gesso on the album cover and allow it to dry.
2. Use the water drops stamp randomly using embossing ink.
3. Apply clear embossing powder to the water drops (bubbles) and heat set with a heat tool.
4. Use a blue distress ink to add color. I used a combination of Mermaid Lagoon and Salty Ocean.
5.Spray with water to activate the distress ink and move it around. Dry with heat tool.
6. Use black archival ink to stamp the mermaid. Add clear embossing powder to her and heat set.
7. Stamp the larger tropical plant stamp in a green color to use as a guide.
8. Use watercolor pencils to highlight the mermaid and plant. (the plant will appear to be watercolored by going over the stamp with watercolor pencil.)
9. Add blue Dew Drops using a strong clear glue.
10.Spray with the Art Anthology ice spray or other iridescent spray ink.
11. Add stickers as desired.

Thanks again for viewing my post!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Curious Cat Canvas with New Art Anthology Shine Dimensional Paints

Hello! Today I am up on the Art Anthology blog sharing how I made this fun canvas using the *New* Shine Dimensional Paints! These are amazing! They are available in 11 beautiful colors.
I chose Ocean and Royal for the background of my canvas.

Here is a Snapguide tutorial on how I created my canvas.

Check out How to Create a Fun Canvas With New Shines by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

For more Inspiration from our amazing Design Team check out the Art Anthology Blog Here.
Art Anthology products are conveniently available online HERE.
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I am entering this cute canvas in the following challenge:
I was very inspired by the word memories in this challenge. My cats are always curious and I am always snapping pictures of them doing stuff and these are memories I cherish. The frame idea was great too.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Altered Brushes for The Robin's Nest

Thanks for visiting my blog today! I am up over at The Robin's Nest blog sharing these amazing altered paintbrushes using Dew Drops!
This was a very fun project and I was very happy with the results. I wanted to show how well the Dew Drops work with both dark and light projects. For more on how I made these check out the Robin's Nest Blog HERE.

Thanks again for visiting!
As always, Stay creative!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Fairy Floral canvas for Blank Page Muse Stamps

Hello everyone! Jenn here today sharing my Fairy Floral canvas I created 
with some amazing Blank Page Muse Stamps!!

The challenge theme for May at BPM is embossing and I wanted to continue that theme with my second project this month! This little 5X7 canvas was fun! I used many different products and techniques combined to add texture and interest and still spotlight the adorable fairy stamped image!
The Blank Page Muse Stamps used here are:
All of these are available in the online store by clicking the links.
Please see my full supply list at the bottom of this post.

To create this canvas I first coated it with clear gesso and then added texture paste white crackle in areas. I allowed the crackle paste to dry naturally so it would result in more cracking.
I added a cardboard frame and then added some metal embellishments, glass stones, a molded clay clock, and flowers.
I also added some small beads that were died using Colorique ink.
I alternated between colors in purples and pinks mixed with water on a paintbrush drying in between with a heat tool. I added some gel medium to the frame and on a few of the frame edges and sprinkled it with Lindy's embossing powders. The powder was heat seat with a heat tool.
To complete the project I brushed some white gesso over the flowers, added some ultra fine glitter and mini art stones for texture. I stamped the backgrounds and script stamps using black archival ink. The fairy was stamped onto heavy cardstock in black archival ink and then clear embossed and cut out.
This added the final touch and the main focal point. Some splatters of frosty blue DecoArt acrylic and white gesso complete it!
Here is a closer angled view to show the dimension.

I really enjoy using embossing in many ways on my projects! There are so many techniques!
Thanks so much for viewing my post! I hope you are inspired and heading over to the Blank Page Muse Blog to see the May challenge and enter your creative goodness!! Just click on the picture link to see all the details!

Please visit our Fan Page for more inspiration. 

Full list of supplies used in this project:
5X7 canvas board
White Gesso
Clear Gesso
Black Archival Ink
Gel medium
Glue gun and glue
Heat Tool
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powders 
Colorique Wisteria
Art Anthology Minx Inks Midnight and Majestic
Ultra Fine glitter white iridescent
Clear embossing powder
Deco Art Americana Acrylic Snow
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Blue Chiffon
DecoArt Pearlizing Medium
Metal Embellishments
Cardboard Frame Oval

Thanks Again! Until next time stay creative and get your crafty on!!


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Namaste Journal Page for Rita Barakat/Technique Junkies Hop!

Hello Creative Friends and Happy stampers! Welcome to our blog hop today featuring new stamps from Rita Barakat and Technique Junkies!
There are 10 new stamps from Rita Bakarat in the Technique Junkies 
line! All of these new stamps can be seen

If you’ve come from Ceal Pritchett's  blog you are in the right place. If not head to the Technique Junkies Blog
 for the start of the hop.
Be sure to comment on all the stops along the hop. One lucky person who comments will receive a $25
Technique Junkies Gift Certificate! Comments will be open until Saturday May 19th and the winner will be
announced May 20th on the Technique Junkies Blog.
celebrating a new Illustrator!
I did a fun journal page using the Reflections stamp.  I just love this new stamp!! Her facial expression is priceless. I created this journal page by first applying clear gesso and allowing it to dry. I then used a paint and stencil technique by brushing on paint in an area and then laying down a stencil and wiping through it with a damp baby wipe. This creates the pattern. Doing this several times creates a very interesting dimensional background. The stamp was applied with black archival ink, clear embossed and heat set. I added some light blue marker to her eyes and clear embossed them as well as pink marker to her lips and again embossed but this time with an iridescent pink powder. I stamped the Namaste stamp using black archival ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I added a little more texture around the page edges using Rita’s Art Foamie candy stamp. I just lightly inked it with black archival ink and stamped lightly.

Next stop on our hop is over to Jeanne Streiff's blog and see what she created !

Thanks so much for joining us and for viewing my page! What do you like most about this fun stamp?
Also as an added bonus for joining us take 10% of your purchase at Technique Junkies by using my code TJ10Jenn!