Under The Sea Art Journal Page

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This Under The Sea art journal page was a work in progress for quite some time. I had the background done while first testing my new Art-C metallic paints, added the mermaid a few days later and finally found the perfect paper to go with it during National Scrapbook Day last weekend. But let’s start at the beginning. As I said the background is painted with Art-C metallic paint in teal and the cloudy area is from their Ultra Chalk paint in white. I added some texture with the Art-C texture cream in steel blue and an MFT stencil. After …


Video Review of Art-C Metallic And Ultra Chalk Acrylic Paints

Review Art-C Metallic Paint

Look what I found. I was at Micheal’s the other day, just wanted to look around (yeah, sure…), and stumbled over these cute looking paints from Art-C. First I wasn’t sure if I should get them, but after checking a quick YouTube video, I had to. Good thing Michael’s had a BoGo 50% on those πŸ™‚ Video Review of Art-C Metallic And Ultra Chalk Acrylic Paints I think that the effect is so gorgeous that I had to share it via video, a simple picture is just not enough πŸ˜‰ I hope you enjoyed my video and feel enabled to …


Let’s Get Messy With Ken Oliver Color Bursts

Ken Oliver Color Burst

I know that the Ken Oliver color bursts are not new and that they are on the market for quite some time now. In fact, he recently released some new colors and effects. But today I grabbed the very first edition and gave them some love πŸ˜‰ If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you might have seen my card with the embossed flowers and the Ken Oliver color bursts. Similar to that card, I wanted to create a few backgrounds and decorate them a little differently this time. I started with covering my work surface in paper towels …


Video: How To Create A Card Using The Ink Resist Technique

Ink Resist

Maybe you have seen me posting some cards on Instagram or Facebook lately that were highlighting the ink resist technique. Because I really like this technique, I thought that I show you how I use Distress inks to create cards like that. Video: How To Create A Card Using The Ink Resist Technique I tried to be as thorough as possible without having a 30 minute video afterwards. I talk a lot, but I also sped parts of the video up to not bore you to death πŸ˜‰ Supplies Used So Suzy Stamps – Wispy Chrysanthemum Outline Stampendous – Daisy …


Fairies Are The Best Companions


Today I wanted to share a quick fairies card with you highlighting the ink resist technique (again). I know, I’m kind of obsessed with it lately, but it’s just so awesome! I started with stamping the Wispy Chrysanthemum Outline from So Suzy Stamps with Versamark ink and heat embossing it with clear embossing powder. After letting it cool down for a second, I took Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio to create the blended ink resist effect. First I was thinking to pop it up on some black card stock, but then I felt like I needed to change …


Using The Gina K Butterfly From The Stamp of Approval

Gina K Butterfly

You might have seen my Stamp of Approval unboxing video that I uploaded at the weekend. And if you’ve seen it, you might remember that I said something about the Gina K Butterfly stamp set not being my favorite in the collection (not that it is bad, just something I wouldn’t have bought for myself). But I’m not a fan of buying a huge box and then not using half of the content. So I decided to use only that stamp set for today’s cards. I started with stamping the big butterfly using Versamark ink and heat embossing it with …


Video: Review of Shimmerz Paints Texturez & Dazzlerz Pastes And Two Tags

Shimmerz Paints Texturez & Dazzlerz

If you follow me on Instagram you have probably seen that I bought some of the Shimmerz Paints texture pastes called Dazzlerz and Texturez. For me they are a new company and I wanted to share my first impression with you. To show how they compare to Dreamweaver texture paste, I created the following video. Video Review of Shimmerz Paints Texturez & Dazzlerz Pastes For the review I used tags created with the Tim Holtz tag die, Tim Holtz and Dylusions stencils, and a regular palette knife. The video is a little longer. If you just want to see the …


Unboxing Stamp of Approval – Beautiful World Collection

Woohoo, it’s here and a day early – the new Stamp of Approval Collection. And because I wanted to share it with you ASAP, I had to film this “quick & dirty” unboxing πŸ™‚ I’m so exited about it (you can barely tell in the video…) and I can’t wait to get creative with this one! Especially Catherine Pooler’s own design really got me. It’s just so versatile, I mean you can stamp it just once, twice, an entire background, emboss it, in different colors, color the inside, and so on… I’m sorry that I sound like the biggest fan …


Video: Dog-Gone Awesome Shaker Card Using the New MFT Release

Second Card

I’m back from my vacation in Germany and survived the cold and the flight back. Woohoo for me πŸ™‚ Dog-Gone Awesome Shaker Card While I was still in Germany MFT released some very cute dog stamps that I had to have. Mainly because one of the dogs looks like my Freedom. That’s why I had to use that particular dog on my card (even though my dog is not entirely brown) and create a dog-gone awesome shaker card with it. Here is the video for you: Please excuse the messy Copic coloring. These brown tones always bleed a little more …


A Card For a Baby Boy – Digging Into the Stampendous March Kit

Stampendous March Kit

As promised in my last blog article, I wanted to share a card using the Stampendous March kit that you can get at Scrapbooking Made Simple. If you like all the stamps that are included, this is an amazing deal and I can’t wait to use some of them for my mixed media projects and others for stunning water colored cards. But today I wanted to share a card that I made for a friends’ baby shower. I got the idea from the booklet that was included in the Stampendous March kit. I started with the background and used the …