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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Two Yous From the Stamp of Approval Box

You SoA

A few weeks ago I bought the latest Stamp of Approval box and realized that I haven’t played a whole lot with it so far. That had to change! So I grabbed the stamps and dies and created two simple and fun cards. You One The first card is rather simple. I used the geo builder set (the reason why I wanted to have the box in the first place) and stamped the two arrow images in different blue tones. While switching the inks, I also switched the stamp. I started with Simon Says Lake Shores, switched to High Dive, …

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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 …

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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 …

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