Sunday, 4 December 2016

STAMPlorations~ Sunday Stencil #75

Happy Sunday crafty friends! It's that time again...
A new challenge starts today at STAMPlorations! :o)

The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card! Just remember you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. You have until the end of the month to play! 
So this month I played with a sentiment from STAMPlorations Trendy Christmas Trees set along with ARTplorations Stained Glass Stencil.Silver and blue is one of my favorite non-traditional Christmas tree color palette to use.

 I started with a #6Manilla Tag and applied
DecoArt Shimmering Silver Dazzling Metallic Acrylic Paint and Craftsmart Blue Sky Acrylic Paint with my fingers. After Drying, I applied White Pigement Ink over the Stained Glass stencil. I then embossed the sentiment from the Trendy Christmas Trees Set in Baby Blue embossing powder. Added some vellum die cuts and silver poinsettia flowers and finished with some Silver rope and Nuvo Drops in silver for added dimension. Voila another Christmas tag is complete. :o)

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today and play along with us this month! :o)

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Two Paper Divas~ Be the Reason Art Journal Page

Happy Saturday everyone, I'm back to share with you a fun and vibrant journal page I made for Two Paper Divas  using the Be the Reason stamp set. 

I've used this sentiment a lot in cards and tags, but I loved it for this fun journal page. It's one of my favorites and so versatile. :o)

I started with a page in my Strathmore 5.5x8' Journal  and used Cherry Pie and Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions paints for the background. Blending is easy if you dry with your heat gun in between colors and just layer them until your happy with it. ;o) I then added some contrast and texture by adding black acrylic paint thru the TCW Mini Cubist Stencil and a white pigment ink thru the Memory Box Starry Nights stencil. 

I splattered some Yellow and Black acrylic paint diluted with water and a fan brush and added Washi Tape and Heidi Swapp chipboard stars. 

For the sentiment, I stamped it in Jet Black Archival Ink and then went over it with a  Black micron pen. 
There we have it, a fun, vibrant journal page with one of my favorite inspirational sentiments. :o)

 Wait...don't forget to check out the Two Paper Divas Store as everything is now 40% off...that's right 40%! So go on and get your favorites now because once they are gone they are gone.

See you next week with another fun make using stamps from Two Paper Divas!

Friday, 2 December 2016

STAMPlorations~ Vibrant Floral Art Journal Page

Good Morning friends, I'm over on the STAMPlorations blog today with a quick and fun tutorial for a vibrant art journal page. 

You can check out my step-by-step tutorial here.

Supplies used

Other Supplies: Distress Ink (Candied Apple, Crushed Olive, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry, Broken China, Carved Pumpkin and Seedless Preserves), Recollections White Detail Embossing Powder, Scissors, Old Book Paper  and Ranger Collage Glue Stick.