So Suzy Stamps 2016 Design Team Blog Hop

So Suzy Stamps June Release

Welcome everyone to the So Suzy Stamps 2016 Design Team Blog Hop! We have a brand new team bringing you So Suzy projects for the rest of 2016 and I was chosen to be a part of it! Yay!!! This is my very first Design Team experience and saying that I’m thrilled would be an understatement. I can’t wait to share all the amazing projects with you! I’m also a little nervous, but pssst, please don’t tell Suzanne πŸ˜‰ If you came from Olesya’s blog or you are starting here, then you are in the right place! My Creation for …

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Colorful Cowgirl in the Woods Art Journal Page

Cowgirl in the Woods

It was a long weekend, I got a lot of done (including cleaning the house πŸ™‚ ) and I found some time to open my art journal and create another page. A few posts ago I told you about the online store “A Walk Down Memory Lane” and that they have to close by the end June, unfortunately. One of the items I ordered during their “40% off – everything has to go” sale was Becky, the Cowgirl from Prima Marketing. But before I stamped and colored her, I opened my journal on a page that I used to clean …

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Video: A Father’s Day Card Based on the Rule of Thirds

Sometimes I have problems aligning images on a card in a way that it looks good. Then I remember the “Rule of Thirds” and how this is used for photography to create a well composed picture. Today I wanted to explain this guideline and how it can be used for card making. Of course this is just one option to adjust images on your card πŸ˜‰ The rule of thirds says that an image should be divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be …

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How About A Haunted House Halloween Card in May?

Halloween Card

We have May and it’s time for a Haunted House Halloween Card, correct? I know it’s a little early, but I just got this amazing Haunted House from So Suzy Stamps and had to create something with it πŸ™‚ Btw, I thought that it might be time to create a water mark for my pictures. Looks more professional, doesn’t it? πŸ˜‰ Anyway, I started with stamping the haunted house using my stamping tool a couple of times to create a crisp, black image. I also added the sentiment using Versafine ink and the “Trick or Treat” stamp from Lawn Fawn’s …

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There Is An Angel On My Canvas

Shiny

I started with this canvas a while ago and I finally finished it last weekend. This time I remembered to take pictures throughout the process, so you get a better idea of how I created it. Because I had to wait for things to dry all the time, it took me about two weeks to finish it. Of course, I didn’t work every single day on it πŸ™‚ Btw, at the beginning I had no idea what I want to do with the canvas, I just started and everything came together one step after the other. Basically I started with …

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Video: May the Forest Be With You Card Set

May the Forest be With You

I was in the mood for some inky mess again, but didn’t want to create another card with the color bursts or using the Distress Ink resist technique. That’s why I decided to grab some sprays and color my desk a little πŸ™‚ I realized that I haven’t used the current MFT “Forest Friends” stamp set yet, but I really like the sentiment May the Forest be with you. (Yes, I like Star Wars a little πŸ™‚ ). So I wanted to make sure that I use the stamps for this cute set of cards. You can find all the …

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Birds On A Wire Art Journal Page – Mod Podge Disaster

Birds on a wire

Sometimes I wish I would do more research on things. I’m a little mad at myself, because I kind of ruined my art journal page. All started out good. I added some Hickory Smoke Distress Ink through a Faber Castell stencil. Then I used a lilac and an orange Gelato and blended the colors on top. Because I had some scraps with acrylic paint splatters laying around, I arranged them on the top right and bottom left of the page. Now I took some American Crafts bakers twine and wrapped it around the page. Because it looked like power lines, …

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You Are Awesome – Quick Card Made From Scraps

Close Up

I just wanted to share a quick card with you that came together based on some scraps that were laying around on my desk. The colorful stripe is a left over from a project I will share with you soon (hint: it is an artjournal page using some June release stamps from So Suzy πŸ˜‰ ). I used way to much acrylic paint on said project so I grabbed some scraps and dunked them into the acrylic paint that was left on my craft mat. This stripe is one of the pieces and was now dry. So I cut it …

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Video: Messy Fun With Ken Oliver Color Bursts

ken oliver color bursts

It’s Sunday and that usually means that I prepare a video for you. What better technique to show you today than the Ken Oliver Color Burst backgrounds that I created throughout the week πŸ˜‰ Video: Let’s Get Messy With Ken Oliver Color Bursts For today’s card I used Yellow, Orange, and Crimson, plus the Altenew Striped Florals stamp set. I prepared the water color panel with said flowers and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. You can see the rest of my messy fun in the video: Supplies Used Altenew Striped Florals Ken Oliver Color Burst Tim Holtz Detailed …

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ATCs for the May Swap In Facebook Group

ATC card for May Swap

What the heck is an ATC (Artist Trading Card)?! I had the same question not too long ago and even after I understood it, I didn’t get why you would create something like that. But that mystery is solved, at least for me. I found a group that swaps ATCs every month. You create ten cards of the same type, send them in and, a few weeks later, you get 10 different ATCs back. Here is what I created for my very first ATC swap, May flowers. I started with priming two sheets of card stock with black Gesso and …

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