Layers of Love with n*studio

Layers of Love with n*studio

Layers, yummy layers. I enjoy working in layers and being able to see through every one of them and get a peek of what’s lying underneath the surface. For today’s project, I picked the Elephant Parade stencil as my focal point and I had an idea in my head of several patterns shining through the silhouette. So, I grabbed a 5×7” canvas and added a wash of Dina Wakley Lime color. Then I added the first layer using the Hamburg, Toledo and Art Deco stencil and three different shades of green. For the next layer, I picked a few different …

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How to create an ombre ink effect with Visible Image and the Misti + blog hop

Visible Image and Misti Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the incredible Visible Image and Misti blog hop! We prepared some amazing projects to show you how you can use the Misti to create truly amazing pieces of art. And what are the perfect images for this? Exactly, the Visible Image stamps with their huge variety of designs. I decided to create four cards, all using the same technique to create an ombre effect. The best stamps for this technique are silhouette images or stamps with larger solid areas. In addition to the stamps and the Misti you need some juicy ink and paper that can …

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Leave your fear behind with Visible Image

Leave your fear behind with Visible Image

I’m up on the Visible Image Stamps blog again with this little gesso board. I really enjoy working with smaller surfaces and combine different textures with amazing stamp designs. The Leave your fear behind stamp set is one of my newer stamp sets from Visible Image and I’m in love with it! I combined a few “earthy” colors from the Dina Wakley paint set for the background and then just played around with the stamps and stencils. You can watch my process here: Do you like to experiment with your art or do you have a few go to techniques …

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Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval release day

Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval release day

Finally, the Stamp of Approval release day is here. You can now get your own Celebrate Friends collection. Have you seen all the inspiration yet? There were several blog hops going on the last days and Catherine shared quite a few samples ;). Now it’s your turn. Make sure to grab a box before they are all gone, because otherwise it takes a while till you can buy the stamps in the regular shop. For the Stamp of Approval release day I created a coffee themed card – super simple, but fun. Do you think that it looks like Scandinavian …

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Introducing the new Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval Collection blog hop day 1

Celebrate Friends Stamp of Approval blog hop day 1

Hello everyone and welcome to a new Stamp of Approval release. This collection is called Celebrate Friends and is full of coffee or tea themed goodness. Join our blog hop to see the first cards made with it. Exciting 🙂 Here are two cards I made using the Woohoo and Punctuated Party stamp set. If you don’t know what the Stamp of Approval collection is, check out Catherine Pooler’s website. Blog hop Don’t forget to hop along with us and leave your love at all the hop destinations. 3 random winners will be chosen to receive $97 Gift Certificate to …

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New art journal series using Gorjuss girl stamps

New art journal series using Gorjuss girls

Hi everyone, today is the start of a new art journal series. I just recently bought a few more of the Santoro Gorjuss Girl Mini stamps and was trying to figure out what I want to do with them. At the end, there are 60 of them… so I decided to create a small art journal made out of left over paper and some of the sample paper packs that I got during a sale at my art supply store. 30 pages, all 4×6 and kept together with some ring binders. I don’t really have a plan besides filling this …

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Imagine the possibilities with Visible Image

Imagine the possibilities with Visible Image

Hi everyone and welcome to a new blog post for Visible Image. This time I’m sharing a bright and grungy little canvas with you. I used the ink splats stamp for the background and the Imagine, Dream, Inspire for my focal point. Everything in between is some messy fun with smearing around Dylusions paints 😉 You can follow my steps by watching my quick video tutorial here: Super easy, don’t you think? It’s definitely a lot of fun to create those smaller canvases and they are perfect for a little decoration, for example in your bookshelf. Thanks for stopping by! …

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Yummy texture with Emerald Creek Baked Texture, Distress Oxide and monoprinting

Yummy texture with Emerald Creek Baked Texture, Distress Oxide and monoprinting

Hi everyone, I had a lot of fun playing with the new Distress Oxide colors and the ranger Gel Plates. I experimented with the Oxides and how they act for mono printing. In addition, I finally played with the new Baked Texture embossing powders from Emerald Creek and Seth Apter again to create some yummy texture on my tags. You can see all the details in my video, how the ink behaves, how gorgeous the Baked Textures are and most of all, how much fun everyone can have with just playing around 😉 I hope you enjoyed my little experiment …

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Vacation Mode with n*studio

Vacation mode with Nathalie Kalbach

Last month’s n*studio topic “Vacation Mode” got me thinking. It’s been a while since I have been on a vacation and there is none in sight either. So, I decided for myself that if you can’t go on vacation, shopping is the next best thing. And trust me, I am good at that 😉 I was at one of the big box stores the other day and couldn’t pass the paint and paper aisles without grabbing a few items. To make sure that they don’t end up in a drawer unused, I incorporated them in my new art journal page. …

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She wears her smile as a disguise – art journal page with Visible Image

She wears her smile as a disguise art journal page

Woohoo, I received a new package from Visible Image and just had to play with some of the new to me stamps. One of them was the she wears her smile as a disguise sentiment that just resonated with me. Those types of sayings allow me to get my creative thoughts flowing in a totally different way and usually I’m really surprised with the end result. Same here. That art journal page turned out very differently than I originally thought and I think it fits to that sentiment very well. First off, I created the background. This is actually a …

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