How to create a shiny art journal page using Distress Oxide & Emerald Creek

Colorful art journal page with shiny hearts using Distress Oxide and Emerald Creek embossing powder

Yesterday’s prompt over at Nathalie Kalbach’s Artful Adventure challenge was shiny and instead of finding anything shiny at home, I created a shiny art journal page using Distress Oxide for the background and Emerald Creek embossing powder for the shiny hearts. I started with adhering pieces of an old German book onto my page. Then I added a layer of clear gesso. Next I used my Clarity stencil brushes to blend 4 of the Distress Oxide colors together… …and added some water splashes to add more interest to the background. Then I added the bigger umbrella girl silhouette by blending …

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The Queen of Snark Needs You to Protect the Crown

Snarky Card with So Suzy Stamps and Distress Ink, Distress Oxide

With this post I declare snark war. Miss Suzanne is trying to steal my crown, MY CROWN… Can you believe it?! I’m the Queen of Snark and no one messes with me. That’s why I’m calling all snarky ladies (and man, a male Queen of Snark would indeed be silly) to help me protecting Snarkland! I’m willing to share my crown with anyone, just to ensure she’s not sitting on the thrown! Join the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the current “S is for Silly” challenge for your chance to protect the Snarkdom! As you can probably guess, I brought …

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Distress Oxide 101 – DIY Colored Texture Paste

Welcome back to my next technique video for Distress Oxide 101. Have you seen all the other technique videos yet? Justine created a stunning card in her first video. In yesterday’s video I colored an envelope with Distress Oxide and created a matching card for it. Give away is Closed In my second video, I’m showing different ways on how to create your own colored texture paste using the Oxides. Wow, 3 great techniques and one more to come. Check out Justine’s channel tomorrow (April 7th) for the last part of the series. Thanks for joining Justine and me for …

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Distress Oxide 101 – How to Create an Envelope With a Matching Card

Hi and welcome to this very special event. Justine Hovey and I teamed up to share our love for the Distress Oxide with you. We prepared four technique videos, but it’s not just techniques we are sharing, we are also giving away several sets of the Distress Oxide (Justine two and I one). If you want to know what the difference is between the Distress Inks and Distress Oxide, feel free to take a look at my “First look at Distress Oxide” video. Give away is closed Justine started with a one layer card that you can find here. Isn’t …

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Let’s Celebrate Justine Hovey’s 1 Mil YouTube Views

The Greetings Farm Mad Hatter with Distress Ink and Distress Oxide Balloons

Woohoo, we are celebrating Justine Hovey and her hitting 1 Million views on her YouTube channel. For this special occasion Justine organized a YouTube video hop with some of her crafty friends. How do I know her you ask? We met through the So Suzy Stamps design team. First online and in January in person at Creativation. We had a blast and I can’t wait to meet her again. Justine went above and beyond for the hop and her viewers. Join us for the hop and a chance to win amazing prizes. All you have to do is follow the …

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How to use Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps in your Art Journal

So Suzy Stamps art journal page made with Distress Oxide and a little imagination

Oooooh, I had a little fun with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps this weekend. I was in a play mood and came up with this colorful Spring page. After I picked up the Distress Oxides in my local craft store, I just had to break them open and create some beautiful backgrounds. I smooshed the ink onto my craft mat, spritzed some water on top and then dragged several tags through it. After they were dry, I repeated these steps till I had the texture I wanted. When I was done with the tags, I spotted my art journal …

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Video: Snarky Anti-Valentine’s Card with So Suzy Stamps

Anti Valentines Card with So Suzy Stamps, Distress Inks and Distress Oxide

Happy Valentine’s Day! Are you celebrating or do you think that it is one of those unnecessary days? Fair warning upfront: I’m not huge on Valentine’s day, so I decided to create a rather snarky anti-valentine’s card. I found a great sentiment at So Suzy Stamps that fit to my “love” for Valentine’s day, so I grabbed my masking paper and Distress Inks and started blending some ink. A video might be nicer for you to see the process, so I created one vs writing a long love letter 😉 Again, I understand that not everyone shares my humor. I …

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A Scrappy Cat for Kat Scrappiness – Thank You for Everything

Distress Ink Blending with several Layers of Masking

I have to say good bye, good bye to a great team and an amazing experience. This is my last post for the Kat Scrappiness Design Team. The half year is already over. Sometimes it’s scary how fast time passes by. This card just had to be a thank you card for Kat and Deb. Thanks to them I was allowed to join a great team and share my love for katscrappiness.com with you. I thought that a little word game might be funny, so I used a scrappy cat stamp for the Kat Scrappiness thank you card 😛 As …

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Exciting News: I’m Guest Designing for Strawberry Jude Stamps

Stacked Critters with Strawberry Jude Stamps, Distress Ink and Distress Oxide

I’m thrilled to share some news with you: I will be a guest designer for Strawberry Jude Stamps during the months of February and March 🙂 I heard about this company when someone shared the Strawberry Layer stamp somewhere on Facebook (I’m a sucker for everything that has to do with strawberries…). Since then I have joined their super fun Facebook group and bought several other sets. Jeanette and Jewel did an amazing job with creating these stamps and sharing the love of crafting with all their fans. That’s why I was even more excited when they said yes to …

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Comparing Distress Oxide vs Distress Ink – How are they different?

Distress Oxide vs Distress Ink Comparison

Hi and welcome to my Distress Oxide vs Distress Ink comparison. If you followed crafty news throughout the last week you probably have seen the big announcement from Tim Holtz: Distress Oxide. Boy, was I excited, especially after seeing first demonstrations and taking his class at Creativation 2017. And guess what, we were able to keep the Distress Oxides from the class 🙂 You can now get them here (scrapbook.com). Of course I had to share them with you! Besides just showing what they can do I wanted to compare Distress Oxide vs Distress Ink so you get a better …

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