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 😉 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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Endless Summer Cheerful Mixed Media Cards for N*Studio

Endless Summer Mixed Media Cards for Nathalie Kalbach

Hi everyone! Summer has started, it’s official. We are having the first days with over 100 degrees in California, so I spend a lot of time in my pool. When we bought our house, we fell in love with the pool. It is plastered with a variety of blue tiles which shine amazing when the sun hits them. The colors of the pool were my inspiration for this month’s theme – Endless Summer. But as always, I started with those colors and then couldn’t stop. But let’s start at the beginning. I decided to create a few greeting cards. I …

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The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 8 – Stencil with Glue

The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 8 - Stencil with Glue

I’m back with one more page for the collaboration between Tina Walker and StencilGirl: The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 8 (which was last week’s prompt) is “stencil with glue” and I took that prompt rather loosely. I ended up embossing my page, so the glue is the embossing dabber 😉 This page went from treasure hunt to Halloween page rather quickly. I definitely wanted to use the Scribble X stencil but the original idea was a treasure map. After my embossing powder started flowing, it felt more like something is taking over, literally. So I looked at my Halloween ephemera and …

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The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 7 – Rip up a Page

Stencilfied Journal Prompt 7

Hi everyone, welcome to prompt number 7 of The Stencilfied Journal 🙂 I know, I’m a little late with this one, but we are renovating our house and that kept me quite busy. To show you how sorry I am, I thought I make it a video this time. Is that okay? 😉 This weeks prompt was to rip up a page and glue it back into the art journal. When I first read it I was shocked. How could I rip up a page that I just decorated? But after a while I calmed down. Isn’t that exactly what …

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The Plain Box Society – A collaboration between Tina Walker and StencilGirl®

The plain box society - a collaboration with Tina Walker and StencilGirl

Welcome to the plain box society, a collaboration between StencilGirl® and Tina Walker. You might be wondering what this is all about, so let me explain. Tina Walker was looking for artists that would join her in a collaboration which was all about decorating a plain box. And wow, the response was amazing. Obviously I am one of the artists that got selected and this is the box I created – a tea box. You won’t believe the amazing creations everybody came up with. Definitely check out the StencilGirl® blog – Tina is sharing all the amazing pictures over there …

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Welcome to the Art Journaling YouTube Hop

Art Journaling YouTube hop

Yay, the day we all have been waiting for (well, at least me 😉 ) is finally here! Welcome to the Art Journaling YouTube hop, organized by the amazing Keren Tamir and she is accompanied by incredible artists. And to top it all off, we have a long list of vendors that all sponsored prices for you – but more on that in a little bit. I’m super excited to be part of this incredible line up of artists and can’t wait to hear from you how you liked the hop. The idea was to create a page that reflects …

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The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 5 – Stencil a Mirrored Image

The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 5 – Stencil a Mirrored Image

Happy 4th of July (if you’re from the US 😉 )! We are 5 weeks into the Stencilfied Journal collaboration between StencilGirl and Tina Walker and this week’s prompt is about mirrored images. Stencils are perfect for creating a mirrored image in your art journal. I picked Sandee Setliff’s new tea stencils as well as the Spirit Swirl from Valerie Sjodin, which I think fits perfectly as the steam of the tea. I started by creating a background in light colors. Just a little wash with Butter and then a layer of Tangerine Twist blended with a dry brush through …

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The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 4 – My Least Favorite Color

The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 4

Wow, this is becoming a real challenge 😉 The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 4 is to work with your least favorite color. My least favorite color? I don’t really have a least favorite color… (Btw, what is yours?) I decided to go with a color that I can only handle in tiny bits, as a splash of color – red. And boy is this page red 😀 I started by filling the background with Dylusions paint in Postbox Red and then spray with the same shade a little bit onto the edges. While I was filling the blank pages, I realized …

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