Stencilgirl Products on Gel Press Left Over Pages

Stencilgirl on gel press left over pages

Do you know that feeling? Your just sitting in front of your journal and all of the sudden the page is done and you don’t know really what you did to get there? This was one of those art journal pages that came together just like that. I remember that I wanted to test my new stencilgirl products and that’s about it 😛 Basically, I was using my clean off page from my last gel press session for the background. You know the ones were you’re sitting hours creating one gorgeous mono print after another and the one that you …

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How to Create a Water Colored Bookmark with Strawberry Jude Stamps and Jane Davenport

Bookmarks using Strawberry Jude Stamps and Jane Davenport water colors

Welcome to my last guest project for Strawberry Jude Stamps. Today I decided to create a water colored bookmark using the gorgeous “Hello Sunflower” set and some new to me Jane Davenport water colors. I thought it might be more fun to watch me coloring this gorgeous sunflower than reading through a long description 😛 So here it is. What do you think about my water colored bookmark? I thought the Jane Davenport water colors are really bright (hence the name 😛 ). I love that the box is so small, so you can take it with you and not …

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Video: It’s Playtime with Water Color Powders

Cas-ual Friday stamps with Lindy's and Ken Oliver water color powders

Wow, time flies at the moment. But here I am again with a card using some nearly forgotten stamps from the Stamp of Approval collection and my beloved water color powders. New to me are the Lindy’s magicals that I saw at CHA. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite techniques for creating backgrounds with you. I always think it’s easier to follow a video, plus I haven’t uploaded in in two weeks… (how could I?!) So I bet you’ll enjoy following me along while I’m heat embossing these cas-ual Friday stamps and adding a splash of water color powder …

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How to use Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps in your Art Journal

So Suzy Stamps art journal page made with Distress Oxide and a little imagination

Oooooh, I had a little fun with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps this weekend. I was in a play mood and came up with this colorful Spring page. After I picked up the Distress Oxides in my local craft store, I just had to break them open and create some beautiful backgrounds. I smooshed the ink onto my craft mat, spritzed some water on top and then dragged several tags through it. After they were dry, I repeated these steps till I had the texture I wanted. When I was done with the tags, I spotted my art journal …

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Review of new Jane Davenport products from Michael’s

Jane Davenport Acrylic Paints

You might have seen it already, Michael’s introduced some new mixed media items. They are all from Jane Davenport and range from art journals, to coloring mediums, washi tape, stencils, stamps and more. I got my hands on a few items (I still need those butterfly markers :P) and wanted to share my first impression with you 😀 I’m not good in painting anything remotely realistic, that’s why I was super happy to find a face stencil inside the acrylic paints. And coloring a face seemed to be a good idea for testing the paints. Because the acrylic paints didn’t …

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Video: How to Use a Single Sunflower as a Focal Point with Strawberry Jude Stamps

Sunflower growing on a wall

Ooooh, I can’t even. This gorgeous sunflower was just released by Strawberry Jude Stamps and I had to use the sunflower as a focal point on my card. So I grabbed my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and started coloring the sunflower. Now I just had to find the perfect background, which I found with the new BoBunny paper “Life in Color”. I created this video tutorial for you to show you how I created my card. I hope you enjoyed my quick and simple card using this beautiful sunflower stamp from Strawberry Jude Stamps. The design team created …

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Guest Designing at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers – Green with Envy

Unity and So Suzy Stamps in watercolors

Squeeel!!! This week keeps getting better and better 😀 It started with birthday celebrations for my husband, later my guest post for FabScraps and now this, a guest post for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the Green with Envy challenge 😀 I was crowned Queen of Snark during challenge #77 (finally someone realized that I’m a queen, LOL) and now I’m allowed to join this challenge as a guest designer. Woot, woot. When Sister Lindsey told me about the Green with Envy theme for this challenge I had to pull out my mermaid stamp from Unity. Because, who is …

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A Dream Come True – Guest Designing for FabScraps

Fab Scraps Call of the Wild Collection

I’m so excited about this post that I don’t even know where to start, LOL. FabScraps is one of my favorite brands. I love their chipboard pieces and paper and today I’m allowed to guest design for them, yay! I met Caitlin from FabScraps at Creativation and we got talking, so I showed her some of the projects I have created over the year. And guess what, she allowed me to prepare one as a guest designer using the new Call of the Wild collection. You have no idea how thrilled I am 🙂 But before I get all sentimental, …

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Stenciling with So Suzy Stamps – A March Project

Stenciling with So Suzy Stamps Close Up

We decided to make March stencil month with So Suzy Stamps, so the entire design team created cards using stencils. And they are stunning! My card is a 1-layer card. I started by stamping the roses onto some scrap paper and fuzzy cut them out (well, I used my scan’n’cut). Then I stamped the Rose trio using my Misti, masked that part off and stamped the single rose on top. Now I used both masks to cover the stamped roses and added some Abandoned Coral Distress Ink through the brick wall stencil using my Clarity Stencil Brushes. Because I had …

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How to Create a Set of Snarky ATC Cards

Snarky ATC cards with So Suzy Stamps

I was on a shopping spree the other day and bought several snarky stamps over at So Suzy Stamps. When they arrived I was giggling my butt of and tried to come up with some cards. But my mojo was kind of non existing last week, so nothing happened. Till I looked at one of my larger art journals. The size of one page is perfect for 9 snarky ATC cards. So I started by stamping onto the page and adding some old book snippets. After a layer of Gesso, I added some color with Gelatos and heavy body acrylic …

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