True Blue with Nathalie Kalbach

I could use some calmness this month. Life is catching up and finding those quiet moments is becoming a challenge. So, I’m looking forward to those healing effects from using the color blue (it’s probably more the process of creating itself that will do that for me πŸ˜‰ ). I started by adding different pieces of tape to my journal page to create some texture for the background. I was hoping for more blue from the watercolor powders, but it turned out that there were a lot of green and purple pigments in there as well. But that just made …

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Snarktoberfest 2018 Feature: StencilGirl

Snarktoberfest Stencilgirl

I’m super excited to share this Snarktoberfest feature with you. StencilGirl is one of those companies that you might not think of when looking for snarky sentiments, but they have a few. I’m featuring one of them for this art journal page and StencilGirl sponsored a different one for the giveaway. Giveaway Do you want to win the Teenage Angst stencil from Carloyn Dube? For your chance to win, leave a comment down below telling me what your favorite snarky craft is. Is it card making? Art Journaling? Or maybe Cross Stitching? I’ll pick a winner before my next feature …

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Never Stop Dreaming with Nathalie Kalbach

Nathalie Kalbach N*Studio Never Stop Dreaming

For me, creating is all about expressing myself and experiencing with new mediums, styles, etc. I love to sit down and come up with several ideas of how to use a specific stamp or stencil – sometimes I see a finished project, sometimes I just see the beginning – and then just start creating. For this page, I decided to use Nathalie’s Hamburg and Lily Wallpaper stencil as well as the new Actually, I can stamp set. I knew that my image would end up being rather long, so I grabbed my large Dina Wakley journal and primed one of …

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The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 16 – Add a note to yourself

Stencilfied Journal Prompt 16

And one more page for The Stencilfied Journal this week. Prompt 16 is about writing yourself a note and then adding it between two pages. Originally, this was the final prompt but because we all had so much fun, Tina Walker decided to continue with a few more prompts. Yay! Here is what I did for my journal. I hope you enjoy the quick video πŸ™‚ Have you seen all the other amazing pages? Follow the fun on Instagram with #thestencilfiedjournal. And join us if you haven’t already! Supplies Used Some of my links are affiliate links which means I …

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The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 15 – Stencil on an envelope

Stencilfied Journal Prompt 15

Wow, we are already at week 15 with The Stencilfied Journal. Prompt 15 is about stenciling onto an envelope and then adding this to the journal. I dug out my Dylusions sprays and had some fun with them. You can see the details in my quick video. I hope you enjoyed my interpretation of prompt 15. Don’t forget to check out all the other amazing artists. You can find the majority on Instagram under #thestencilfiedjournal πŸ™‚ And don’t forget, you can join us. All the current prompts are on Instagram as well. So, grab your journal and play with us! …

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How to create a journal cover with Eileen Hull and news about IntheMkng

Eileen Hull Handmade Journal with Seth Apter stencils

Hello everyone, I’m super excited to share this post with you! Originally, I wanted to tell you all about IntheMkng, a festival at the end of September for everything crafty, but then I got distracted and started playing with Eileen Hull’s die, so that’s what I’m going to show you instead πŸ˜‰ But how did I get here? You might have seen that I’m currently signed up as a VIP AFCI Creator and that I’m planning to go the InTheMkng event in September. Eileen Hull is one of the designers that will be there and because I just recently discovered …

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The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 10 – Journal about your Day

The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 10

Welcome to a new page in my Stencilfied Journal. I’m a little behind (again…) and prompt 10 is actually from 2 weeks ago. But I finally had the time to edit everything and write the blog post πŸ˜‰ The Stencilfied Journal prompt 10 is all about journaling about your day and all my last days are about staying on track and checking off items in my humongous to-do list (not just at work, also private… phew). That’s why the “You got this” stencil was the perfect sentiment for this page. I started by randomly picking some Dina Wakley paints and …

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Get Wrapped – Art journal blog hop with Emerald Creek, PaperArtsy, Seth Apter and Eileen Hull

Get Wrapped Seth Apter, Emerald Creek and Eileen Hull blog hop

Oh my, I’m so excited about the Get Wrapped blog hop which is a collaboration between Emerald Creek, PaperArtsy, Seth Apter and Eileen Hull. I love hops like this where everyone has the same base and then you can see how differently the topic is interpreted. The paints Seth sent me had a medieval flair to them, so I decided to go with that theme. I found some stencils that had matching patterns, including some little buttons from Emerald Creek that were perfect for the opening and closing mechanism. Needless to say that I had a blast playing with my …

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Emerald Creek and the Great Outdoors

The great outdoors with Emerald Creek

Oh my, I had so much fun creating these four cards. It feels like I haven’t made a mixed media card in forever, even though I know it’s not true πŸ˜‰ So what better timing than the current theme over on the Emerald Creek blog Great Outdoors. I love playing a little and then making a few simple cards. These are a great combination of paint splattering (just a little) and embossing powder fun. You can see all the details in my video. Here I show you how I created the backgrounds using a brayer and my Gel Press and …

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Emerald Creek & StencilGirl Blog Hop

Emerald Creek and StencilGirl Blog Hop

Welcome to the StencilGirl and Emerald Creek blog hop. This hop is full of talented people, from Seth Apter, to Eileen Hull, Tina Walker and so many more. I’m definitely super excited to be part of this hop and can’t wait to hear from you what you think about all these incredible projects. I combined Seth Apter’s Baked Texture with other Emerald Creek embossing powder and stencils from Traci Bautista and Cat Kerr. I love silhouette stencil and just had to make them shine for this post. But enough talk… here is my video that shows you how I created …

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