Throw on a Crown for Snark Madness

So Suzy Stamps on a wood panel Close Up

Hello, is it me you’re looking for *sing* πŸ˜› LMAO, I love my snarky mood swings. Welcome to Snark Madness, aka a new snarky project, this time a mixed media piece on a wood panel. I was at a local art store not too long ago and picked some of them up. I started by applying two layers of clear Gesso to the wood panel and picking my colors for the background. I decided to go with a yellow, orange, red theme, so I applied a thick layer of yellow paint first. While the yellow was still somewhat wet, I …

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Stencilgirl Products on Gel Press Left Over Pages

Stencilgirl on gel press left over pages

Do you know that feeling? Your just sitting in front of your journal and all of the sudden the page is done and you don’t know really what you did to get there? This was one of those art journal pages that came together just like that. I remember that I wanted to test my new stencilgirl products and that’s about it πŸ˜› Basically, I was using my clean off page from my last gel press session for the background. You know the ones were you’re sitting hours creating one gorgeous mono print after another and the one that you …

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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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Review of new Jane Davenport products from Michael’s

Jane Davenport Acrylic Paints

You might have seen it already, Michael’s introduced some new mixed media items. They are all from Jane Davenport and range from art journals, to coloring mediums, washi tape, stencils, stamps and more. I got my hands on a few items (I still need those butterfly markers :P) and wanted to share my first impression with you πŸ˜€ I’m not good in painting anything remotely realistic, that’s why I was super happy to find a face stencil inside the acrylic paints. And coloring a face seemed to be a good idea for testing the paints. Because the acrylic paints didn’t …

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A Dream Come True – Guest Designing for FabScraps

Fab Scraps Call of the Wild Collection

I’m so excited about this post that I don’t even know where to start, LOL. FabScraps is one of my favorite brands. I love their chipboard pieces and paper and today I’m allowed to guest design for them, yay! I met Caitlin from FabScraps at Creativation and we got talking, so I showed her some of the projects I have created over the year. And guess what, she allowed me to prepare one as a guest designer using the new Call of the Wild collection. You have no idea how thrilled I am πŸ™‚ But before I get all sentimental, …

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How to Create a Set of Snarky ATC Cards

Snarky ATC cards with So Suzy Stamps

I was on a shopping spree the other day and bought several snarky stamps over at So Suzy Stamps. When they arrived I was giggling my butt of and tried to come up with some cards. But my mojo was kind of non existing last week, so nothing happened. Till I looked at one of my larger art journals. The size of one page is perfect for 9 snarky ATC cards. So I started by stamping onto the page and adding some old book snippets. After a layer of Gesso, I added some color with Gelatos and heavy body acrylic …

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Two “Simple” Cards – Guest Designing for Emerald Creek

Two simple cards with Emerald Creek and Ken Oliver Color Bursts

I’m so excited to be guest designing for Emerald Creek today and I’m so grateful for this opportunity. I met Kim at Creativation and after talking a bit I just asked her, if I could create a card with one of her amazing stamps. You should definitely take a look at her store, she has some super unique stamps, embossing powders and little gems. Because I liked the β€œsimple” stamp from Kelly Klapstein so much, I decided to create two cards with it. I just love that font and as you might know, I’m not a “simple” card kind a …

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How to Use the Mirror Image Stamp to Create a Four Season Wall Clock – Mirror Image Event

Mirror Image Event with So Suzy Stamps

Wowzas, this month is just full of excitement and events. First guest designing, than special features, birthday celebrations and now this, a mirror image event. What is that all about you are wondering? The mirror image stamp is a piece of red rubber that is used to stamp an image the other way round and that would not be possible without one amazing stamping tool – the Misti. Because this is such a unique technique, we all have gathered to show you several ways of how to use the mirror image stamp from So Suzy Stamps and the Misti. And …

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What a Swirly Heart – Joining the So Suzy Stamps Special

I’m not a romantic girl, you might know that by now πŸ˜› But this swirly heart got me. So I wanted to create a card that is worth a So Suzy special. I was thinking back and forth about which technique would be best for this gorgeous stamp. And then it hit me – something simple with a little mess πŸ™‚ Before I start, just a quick note. Don’t forget to check out all the other cards made with the Swirly Heart stamp. I have a list with all the links at the bottom of this post. Normally when using …

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Week 1 and 2 Wanderlust 2017 – Experimenting for an Online Class

Wanderlust 2017 Week 2 Making Magic Art Journal page

I wanted to share an experiment with you that I started at the beginning of the year. I joined Wanderlust 2017, which is a year long online class that publishes a new tutorial every Friday. It’s all about mixed media, especially art journaling and every teacher talks about different techniques or strategies on how to approach art. I’m not affiliated with them, so I’m really just telling you about it, because I have a blast getting out of my comfort zone with this class. I finished the 2nd week (yes, I’m already a little behind…) and wanted to share my …

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