Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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.

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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.
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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!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Recycle Bin to Art with Art Anthology

Today I am up on the blog sharing this fun repurposed bottle project using  some amazing Art Anthology products! Products Used available by clicking the links below.
Colorations Plush
Colorations Wild Orchid
Fairy Dust Ice
Minx Gold Dust
Pebbles Stencil

For instructions on how this was made check out my post on the blog HERE.

Other products used
Heavy White Gesso
DecoArt Pearlizing Medium
White Crackle Paste
E600 Adhesive
Milded cherub
Pearl Charm
Gold mincrobeads
Gold Glass glitter
Gel medium
Black Archival Ink
Script Stamp - Wendy Vecchi

Thanks for viewing my post! 
Art Anthology has many amazing products to choose from and all are conveniently located online HERE.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Wisdom Journal - Blank Page Muse May Challenge

It is time for another fun challenge over at the Blank Page Muse Stamps blog! This month the theme is embossing any way! This is truly one of my favorite things to work with as far as texture!! The possibilities are endless with embossing powders! For all of the details on the challenge and to view the entire team's inspirational projects click the photo link below!!

For this adorable journal page I used the following supplies:
Blank Page Muse Stamps
Ranger Distress Inks
Ranger Distress Markers
Brown StazOn ink pad
Versamark inkpad
Watercolor Pencils
Watercolor Paper
Clear Embossing Powder
Lindy's Embossing Powder Desert Moon Copper Pine

First I created a background on watercolor paper. Using versamark clear inkpad and the BPM leaves stamps from the set I stamped around the bottom corner. The stamping was then coated with clear embossing powder and heat set.

Distress inks in several colors were added using a sponge applicator over the embossed areas. This technique fills in the negative space with ink and enhances the embossed stamping.

I stamped the owls using Brown versamark inkpad. They were coated in clear embossing powder, heat set, and then colored in with watercolor pencils. They were fussy cut and adhered to the page with an adhesive glue stick.
 A quote was added along with some highlighting and edging using distress inks.
Finally, Lindy's embossing powder was added to the lacey outline and to some splatters to add a bit more sparkle. Below are the closer views.

Thanks so much for viewing my post! I hope that you are inspired to enter the challenge at The Blank Page Muse Stamps Blog!

Blank Page Muse Stamps are conveniently available online

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Fun Spring Folio For Tutti Designs Dies

Hello! Today it is my turn over on the Tutti Designs Dies Blog and I am sharing this fun Spring Folio!
Check out all of the details HERE.

I used The following Tutti Designs Dies

Here is a collage showing each page of this adorable fold out folio! I used Authentique's Refreshed and Micro Basics paper collections.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!
As always, Stay Creative!!

Friday, April 27, 2018

To The Beach Folio for Tutti Designs Dies

Hello! Jenn here today, sharing with you this fun folio I created using the newly released dies from Tutti Designs along with the Seafarer paper collection from Authentique!

For my fun beach folio, I have used three of the 11 newly released beach themed dies from Tutti

I used dies from the Tutti 414 - Dotted Nesting Rectangles set as well
I also used
Distress Ink Fired Brick and Stormy Sky
Distress Pain Picket Fence
Adhesive tape runner
Glue stick
Foam adhesive
Navy cardstock
Medium weight chipboard
All of the designer papers, cutouts, and sticker elements are from Authentique's Seafarer Collection

This folio card started as a base in which I used a tutorial by Kathy Wright Clement. Kathy has some great tutorials for fun folds and folios on her YouTube channel HERE.
Once my base was built, I added lots of fun embellishments, cut-outs, sentiments, and journaling cards. I added many elements on the pages to allow for pictures to easily be added as well. Please head over to the Tutti Designs blog for a picture walkthrough of this fun folio HERE.!

Once you build a base for a fun fold card or folio such as this, there are endless possibilities to what you can create!
Thanks so much for viewing my post today!
For your convenience, here are all the Tutti Designs quick links you will need:

Until next time! Happy crafting!!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Love Is All You Need Card for Tutti Designs Dies

Hello there, Jenn here today sharing another adorable card made with the amazing Tutti Designs Dies! This card was so much fun! I used Bo Bunny's Garden Party Paper Collection.
The Tutti Design Dies Used here:
Dotted Nesting Rectangles
This set comes with 8 different sizes! I have used three for this card.

For this card I also used the following supplies and tools:
Die Cut Machine
Adhesive foam Squares
Glue stick
Tape runner
Distress Ink in Vintage Photo (for inking paper edges)
Green and black cardstock
5X6 1/2" card base
You can also create your own card base using a 8 1/2" X 11" sheet of heavy black cardstock.
Cut it to 10" X 6 1/2" Place on a scoring pad lengthwise (10") and score at 5 fold and burnish.

Cuts needed for this card:
3.875" X 2.625" rectangle 1 from black cardstock 1 from patterned
3.5" X 2.25" rectangle - Sentiment cut-out (front)
4.25" X 3" rectangle 1 from black cardstock, 1 from patterned
Other Cuts
2 - 6" X 4 1/2" - green cardstock for inside and 1 for front
2 strips of black cardstock 4 1/2" X 1 1/4"
2 strips of patterned 4 1/4" X 1"
(these are for the top and bottom panels on the front)
Fussy Cuts
Mason Jar, Flowers, 2 potted succulents all from designer paper collection

Ink the edges of the pieces shown below:

Assemble the card as follows:
Start with the inside: Place green panel down using tape runner gun. Add the black die-cut rectangle and layer the die-cut lines on top. Add one of the fussy cut potted plants as an accent.

On to the front!
Place the green cardstock panel down with a tape runner. Using a glue stick adhere the patterned cut outstrips to the black strips and then onto the top and bottom of the card front. Layer the large die cut patterned rectangle with the remaining black die cut rectangle using glue stick. Place foam adhesive squares to the back of the die cut sentiment and layer on top.
Add a flower embellishment, fussy cuts, and any other elements you wish and now you have an adorable card to give to a friend!
Here is a closer view of the amazing dotted detail these dies give to your cards.

Another view of the entire completed card!

Thanks so much for visiting and viewing my post today!

For your convenience, here are all the Tutti Designs quick links you will need:

Until next time! Happy crafting!!