Heart and Soul Is the Title of My New Canvas

Heart & Soul

Hello πŸ™‚ Today I wanted to share my latest canvas with you. Unfortunately I have created it over several days and can’t remember exactly every single step. You can see some layers in the pictures above and I tried to make good and useful close up photos πŸ™‚ I started by adding texture paste through a harlekin stencil and splattered Iridescent Silver Acrylic ink from Liquitex onto the top and let it run down. Then I blended Dylusions paints in several blue tones on top. Now I adhered some cloth, the flowers (Prima), the frame (Prima) and the crown (Tim …

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Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun – An Interactive Card

Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun

Hello there πŸ™‚ I’m up on the So Suzy Blog with some of the September Release stamps πŸ™‚ They are just so pretty and I love all the options you have with them! For this card I used one of the grass stamps to create a little scene and added the “Creativity is intelligence having fun” sentiment and the balloon girl. And to make it even more fun, I created an interactive card. Well, let’s say you can open something. It’s not one of these fancy slider cards with light πŸ˜‰ I started by die cutting a piece of white …

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Shiny Gold for a Crafty Friend – CYCI #136

Close Up 1

I love this week’s sketch challenge at Can You Case It! It’s one of those simple ones that open up so many possibilities. Not too long ago, I found Reactive Mist at Joann’s that can be used with the Minc machine and I was super excited about the new possibilities for the foils. To be honest they already caught a lot of dust, but the spray makes it interesting again. That’s why my first idea was to layer foiled vellum on top of some pretty patterned paper. I started with stenciling some hearts using Distress Ink in Milled Lavender on …

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Video: How to Add a Pocket to Your Dylusions Art Journal

Welcome back to my Dylusions art journal series. Today I share a little trick Dyan Reaveley showed us during her class: How to add a pocket for a tag to your art journal. You need: Your art journal An envelope Scissors Craft knife Adhesive The first time she showed us her pockets I didn’t think that I could create a page like that, but after you’ve seen what it takes, it’s so simple πŸ™‚ My video explains every step of adding a pocket to one of your art journal pages. Enjoy πŸ™‚ The Dylusions Art Journal Series If you want …

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An Encouraging Piece of Art Using So Suzy Stamps

Encouraging piece of art

Hello everyone! Today I’m excited to show you another release from So Suzy Stamps. The Design Team is showing their creations with the new stamps over at the So Suzy blog. My creation is not a card, but an Artist Loft 5×7 Canvas Panel. I wanted to create an encouraging piece of art that you could put up on a wall or in your office (mine is sitting on my desk). I just love the new stamps and like the idea of creating beautiful beach scenes with all the grasses. So let’s get started. I started by priming the canvas …

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Video: Adding the 2nd Layer of Interest to the Background with Dylusions Paints

Welcome to another video in my Dylusions art journal series. This time I’m adding even more interest to the background with Dylusions Paints. I’m using several stencils to blend the Dylusions paints onto the background. For the blending you can either use the Ranger blending tool or for example make up sponges, both work perfectly fine. When I first used the paints, it was bleeding through the stencil all the time and the images were all messed up to the point where I didn’t even use the paints anymore. During her class, Dyan Reaveley explained why this happens and showed …

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Faux Shaker Card Inspired by Catherine Pooler

Faux Shaker Card

Hello there, I was in the mood for something different again and for some reason I’m kind of into mixing blue and oranges at the moment. I really enjoy this color combination. A few days ago Catherine Pooler had a contest for the latest Stamp of Approval collection on her blog, which made me grab it again to play with it. One of her inspirational cards was a faux shaker card and I thought that I want to CASE her idea. So I grabbed my Kat Scrappiness sequins, the Lovely Notes collection and started assembling the card. I started by …

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I Need You For #TeamJosefine – A So Suzy Stamps DT Challenge

#TeamJosefine

Win an entire set of 8 Nuvo Crystal Drops! How? Go to the So Suzy Stamps Flaunt it if you made it Facebook group, CASE my card and upload it in the photo album till September 15th 😍 If #TeamJosefine has the most CASEd cards, I’ll dance the Macarena live on Facebook πŸ˜‚πŸ˜± (And I win a set of Nuvo drops too 😝) Here are the challenge rules: Are you READY? We have a new Challenge for you and it is going to be a BLAST! You don’t have to worry about thinking of a brand new card because the …

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Once Upon A Time – A Fairy Tale Card – CYCI #134

Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time… oh wait, before I start and you are like “What the hell is going on here?” let me explain myself. Being part of the Can You Case It Design team is super fun. For example, for this challenge we were talking about possibilities for this week’s sketch. I was asking, if dragons and unicorns count as pets as well. After a fun back and forth with Eva we decided that they do, but the post has to be imaginative. So here I am, creating a fun bedtime story, explaining how the dragon became a pet. Once …

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Video: Adding the 1st Layer of Interest To the Background – Dylusions Art Journal Series

Interest To the Background

Hello and welcome to part 4 of my Dylusions art journal series. This time I show you how to add a first layer of interest to the background that we made the last time. What you need are stencils with your favorite pattern, a mister bottle and paper towels. The rest is simple, but see for yourself: I hope you enjoyed my video. There are a few more to come, so look forward to more fun with Dylusions ink sprays and paints πŸ™‚ The Dylusions Art Journal Series If you want to start at the beginning of my series, here …

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