Catherine Pooler Zen Garden Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the last day of the Zen Garden blog hop. What do you think of all the new inks, stamps and dies? Aren’t they just gorgeous? During today’s blog hop we focus on the Stained Glass Cover Plate and the Faithful Flutterings stamp. My first project is using the larger butterfly and the new Split Chevron stencil from the Zen Garden release. I started by blending Seafoam, Skylight and Stone Blue through the stencil. After I was done, I splattered the same colors all over the card to “mess it up” a little more. Next up, I stamped the …

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My Home is my Castle for Nathalie Kalbach

My Home is my Castle for Nathalie Kalbach

Hi and welcome back to a new project for Nathalie Kalbach’s Creative Squad. I’m playing with Nathalie’s new stamps My Home is my Castle. Have you seen them yet? I was in the mood for some Distress Oxide fun, so I grabbed three tags and started coloring them in. My favorite technique is ink smooshing. For that I used three colors of Distress Oxide from the same color family and smooshed one after another onto my craft mat. Then I spritzed a little water on top and dragged the tag through the ink, one color at the time. Between every …

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Creativation 2018 recap

Live From Creativation FB Event Banner

Creativation 2018 is over and I came back with lots of inspiration (and a few goodies). This post is probably going to be a little longer as there is a lot that I’d like to share with you 😉 Interesting products Let’s start with all the goodies. One of the biggest booth at Creativation was the one from Ranger. I have a recording from my Facebook live here (the audio is a little low, because I didn’t want to scream over all the conversations that were happening around me): In this video you also see Emerald Creek and Seth Apter …

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Experimenting with spray paint and Nathalie Kalbach foam stamps

Experimenting with spray paint and Nathalie Kalbach

Welcome to a new Creative Squad post. Last month’s topic over at the n*studio blog was “each day is a new adventure” and we were trying new techniques. For me that meant experimenting with spray paint. I got a few sample sizes during a shopping spree at a local art supply store and never had the courage to try it. Thanks to this topic I finally did and I really like the result. But let’s start at the beginning. I used the Santa Fe stencil to create the first layer of the background and sprayed some yellow and pink paint …

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How to use color sprays in a different way with Art Anthology

How to use color sprays differently

I felt experimental today and was wondering if you can use color sprays for other techniques than just spraying ink on something. Not that my findings from today’s project are revolutionary, but it was definitely fun to try something different 🙂 The cards I created a rather simple, but I love the effects the color sprays created and didn’t want to cover them up too much. I like that it was a quick and simple process, so this can definitely be used to create cards in bulk. You know what is also amazing? That the Art Anthology pastes, like the …

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Bonjour – French art journal page with Julie Nutting and Paper Artsy

French art journal page with Julie Nutting and Paper Artsy

Bonjour everyone. It’s incredibly warm at the moment and I don’t want to move at all 😛 So I decided to create some Julie Nutting dolls while sitting on the couch. Minimal movement, but I’m didn’t waste a day. After I was done cutting and adhering some of the dolls, I had an idea for a french art journal page. Thankfully, I just received my order of Paper Artsy paints, so I had the idea and the perfect color palette ready. I started with adhering that scrap piece of paper onto my page and covering the page in two layers …

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How to create planner dividers from Gel Press leftover pages

Planner dividers made from Gel Press leftovers

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that I bought my first planner. This was one of those trends that I never really understood, but now I got hooked (yay, another crafty hobby – lol). It’s really nice to plan your day with a little color. But because I’m still a messy person at heart, I had to utilize my mixed media techniques for the planner somehow. And then it hit me: I have all these Gel Press leftover pages that are waiting for a good opportunity. So I started sorting through them and cut them into …

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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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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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Video: Thankful for You – A One Layer Card

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Wow, it’s already November… can you believe it? Thanksgiving is around the corner so better get these cards out the door 😉 Today I wanted to share a one layer Thanksgiving card with you highlighting a new sentiment die from Kat Scrappiness: Thankful for you. It was so much fun to create this card! It’s simple but looks so stunning at the end. It was the first time that I tried the Nuvo embossing powder and the Fabrika Decoru Glass Drops and I absolutely love how both turned out. But see for yourself: Btw, sorry for my voice. I’m on …

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