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Saturday, 24 June 2017

LBBS~Dream Canvas

Hello, crafty friends, today I have a lil' Mixed Media Canvas using one of the amazing Mixed Media Images that Olga has in the Little Blue Button Shop! I used the Angel digi stamp

Isn't she beautiful??? 
Be sure to check out the other amazing Mixed Media Images in the shop here


Here's my canvas:
 
 I started by applying texture paste thru a TCW Reverse Chicken Wire stencil. Once dry, I sprayed some color sprays in Orange, yellow and red and stamped some shapes for added texture for my background. 


I watercolored the ANGEL image with Derwent Inktense pencils and fussy cut out. I adhered her to my canvas with gel medium and 3D foam tape. I finished by adhering different feathers I stamped, die cut and shaped/curled. I finished with a simple sentiment and voila! :o)


I sure hope I've inspired you today. 

Happy craftin'!
 


Sunday, 18 June 2017

STAMPlorations~ Sunday Stencil #101

Happy Sunday everyone! I'm sharing a tag I made for STAMPlorations Sunday Stencil #101. The designers have created some fabulous mixed media projects to inspire you. You can find them  here so be sure to check them out and leave them some luv! :o) 

ARTplorations:
STAMPlorations: Bold Sentiments: Explore
Today I used ARTplorations  Emanations Stencil along with sentiments from Bold Sentiments: Explore STAMPlorations Stamp Set. 

 A pretty quick and easy background using a watercolor paper tag and some Distress Oxide inks applied thru the Emanations Stencil. I splattered some White acrylic paint and let dry. I used some Brushos in Orange and emerald green on an airplane diecut and applied some washi tape from my stash onto the tag. Stamped sentiments from the
Bold Sentiments: Explore STAMPlorations Stamp Set and used foam tape for added dimension to adhere the sentiments and airplane. Some ribbon and button finished off the tag.

I hope you were inspired to play along in our Monthly Challenge, there is still some time to join in.


Don't forget you can use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" to  Save 20% in the STAMPlorations online shop. Have a great weekend. :o)
 

Sunday, 4 June 2017

STAMPlorations~June Mixed Media Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone, it's that time again for a new challenge over at
http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2017/03/stencil-sunday-march-5.html

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!   


 This month I used some fun new products from STAMPlorations. :o)

 I started by playing with some Distress Oxides in Wilted Violet and Peeled Paint and the new Curve Play ARTplorations Stencil to create my background. 


I then stamped the 3 different sized butterflies from the Trendy Butterflies 2 set onto text paper and colored the 2 smallest with the same Distress Oxide Inks used in the background and fussy cut them out. I layered them onto the tag for added dimension and stamped the sentiments from Happy Happy Birthday and Gorgeous Bold Sentiment sets in Jet Black Archival Ink. A little doodled border finished it off. 






 I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty and join in our challenge. 








 

Friday, 2 June 2017

STAMPlorations~ Lil' Gift Card Tag


http://stamplorations.blogspot.ca/2017/06/mixed-media-tutorial-amy.html

Happy Friday crafty friends, I'm up on the STAMPlorations Blog today with a step-by-step tutorial using some NEW ARTplorations Stencils: Atoms, Doily Squares and Emanations.. With the end of school approaching, I thought I’d share a little Gift Card Pocket Tag with y'all  as I thought these would make great lil’ gifts for teacher’s to thank them for all they do. :o)

 You can catch the step-by-step photo tutorial here.

Don't forget you can use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" to  Save 20% in the STAMPlorations online shop. :o)

Products used:

http://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Atoms-ARTplorations-Stencil-P5693958.aspx


http://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Emanations-ARTplorations-Stencil-P5693956.aspx

http://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Doily-Squares-ARTplorations-Stencil-P5693962.aspx

http://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Be-Thankful-Stamps-and-Coordinating-Die-P5662968.aspx

http://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Framed-Coffee-for-One-P5679553.aspx

http://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Artsy-Border-Maker-Shery-Russ-Designs-P5332656.aspx
 
http://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Thankful-Word-Die-CUTplorations-P5650183.aspx

















Thursday, 1 June 2017

LBBS~ Sophie and Sam Tag

Good morning crafty friends, today I'm super excited to share with you my make for 
http://lbbstamps.com/
Here's a lil' tag using Kite Sophie & Sam which is one of the two adorable new releases this month. 

I started with a tag made from MDF Chipboard and then covered it with Recollections Designer papers and layered them on. I added a Doily and the kite embellie (also from Recollections) and a button and twine to finish it off. :o)


I colored this adorable image with Distress Markers and Spectrum Noir Markers. I fussy cut it out and adhered it with 3D foam tape for added dimension. 


These two are just too cute for words even! Love them! :o)


Be sure to check out the other DT's amazing makes using this month's LBBS New Releases!

I hope I've inspired you to get crafty today. 

  

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

LBBS~ Peony Art Journal Page

Hello, crafty friends, today I have a fun Art Journal Page using one of the amazing Mixed Media Images that Olga has in the Little Blue Button Shop! I used the Mix Media Peony digi stamp
Isn't she gorgeous??? 
Be sure to check out the other amazing Mixed Media Images in the shop here
I started with a Bo Bunny Chipboard Mini Album page and applied Distress Paints in Spun Sugar, Barn Door and Antique Linen. I stamped some text in the background and applied texture paste thru a Memory Box Stencil.  I used a Penny Black Stamp to ground my image. 

I printed off 4 copies of the digital Image and colored the flower, bird and flower in her hair several times with Spectrum Noir Markes. I then layered the pieces to give it more dimension and adhered the pieces with foam dots/tape. A little glossy accents, Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen and Heart Bling finish off the page.


I find adding a little dimension with layers to a Digital Image can enhance your projects to suit your needs. 

I sure hope I've inspired you today. 

Happy craftin'!



~hugs~



Sunday, 21 May 2017

STAMPlorations~ Stencil Sunday #97

Happy Sunday everyone! I'm sharing a tag I made for STAMPlorations Sunday Stencil #97. The designers have created some fabulous mixed media projects to inspire you. You can find them  here so be sure to check them out and leave them some luv! :o) 


Today I used ARTplorations Overlap and Super Bubbles Stencils along with a sentiment from Trendy Birds 2 STAMPlorations Stamp Set. 
 A pretty quick and easy background using a watercolor paper tag and some Jane Davenport Watercolors- Brights. I then applied black acrylic paint thru the Overlap and Super Bubbles Stencils and used a White Paint Pen for some doodling. A little splatter using watered down white acrlic paint finished off the background. I applied a circle diecut on the top from my Design Paper stash and inked the edges in Black Soot Distress Paint.  I colored a Tim Holtz Grungeboard bird with the Black Soot Distress Paint and embossed the sentiment from the
Trendy Birds 2 stamp set and adhered it to the tag with Tacky Glue. And voila a fun and bright tag :o)

I hope you were inspired to play along in our Monthly Challenge, there is still some time to join in.

Don't forget you can use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" to  Save 20% in the STAMPlorations online shop. Have a great weekend. :o)

 

Friday, 19 May 2017

STAMPlorations~ Fun with Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls

http://stamplorations.blogspot.ca/2017/05/mixed-media-tutorial-amy.html
Happy Friday crafty friends, I'm up on the STAMPlorations Blog today with a step-by-step tutorial using ARTplorations Stencils, Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls to make a pretty, but quick and easy tag!



You can catch the step-by-step photo tutorial here


Don't forget you can use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" to  Save 20% in the STAMPlorations online shop. :o)

Products used:
http://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Curve-Play-ARTplorations-Stencil-P5693952.aspx

http://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Trendy-Feathers-2-Shery-Russ-Designs-P5601064.aspx


Sunday, 7 May 2017

STAMPlorations~ May Mixed Media Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone, it's that time again for a new challenge over at
http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2017/03/stencil-sunday-march-5.html

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!   


 This month, I a fun and bright chipboard journal Page using a couple of the NEW ARTplorations Stencils,  Super Bubbles Stencil and Floral Flutes Stencil
I started with a Chipboard Journal Page from Recollections and added some Distress Paints for my base layer in Fossilized Amber and Carved Pumpkin. I then added black Gesso thru the Floral Flutes Stencil. Once Dry, I traced circles form the Super Bubbles Stencil with White and Black Posca Pens. I added some white details and finished with some Stickers from my stash for the sentiment. And voila,  a quick and easy, fun and bright Journal Page. :o)




 I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty and join in our challenge. 




 



Monday, 1 May 2017

LBBS~ Hello Charlie!

Good morning crafty friends, today I'm super excited to share with you my make for 
http://lbbstamps.com/


Here's my make using Charlie Wavy Hair which is one of two adorable new releases this month. 


Here's my lil' card:



I used some pretty spring Design Papers for my base. Added a sentiment from Altenew  and some twine and button finished it off. :o)


I colored the lil' cutie with Spectrum Noir Markers and used a white Molotow Pen for highlights/details and fussy cut her out. 
Be sure to check out the other DT's amazing makes using this month's LBBS New Releases!


I hope I've inspired you to get crafty today. 


  

Monica's Birthday Blog Hop~ JOURNEY ATC Album

Monica is turning 50 and is holding a Birthday Bash Linky Party and she'd like all her crafty friends to help her celebrate!!! 

You have all of May to link up for your chance at some amazing prizes..such as Stamps, T.H.E. Bag, Vintage Printables and so much more!

All you have to do is create a "JOURNEY" themed project using the mood board below as your inspiration. Then link up here and be sure to comment and follow Monica's blog as well.  

http://taylormadecards4u.blogspot.com/2017/05/birthday-month-bash-and-im-celebrating.html

I made a Mini ATC Album with a Vintage, travel and Journey theme. 


The Album is 4.5 x 3.5' and I used Chipboard and Design Papers from Recollections and Bazzil Cardstock. It has a hidden hinge with 6 pages so it will hold 12 ATC's. 

Front Inside Cover and ATC 1

I'm not going to go into a lot of detail, as this post would be way too long and it's already quite picture heavy, so I don't want to bombard you with step-by-step details. I did use a lot of Tim Holtz products, Distress Paints, Oxides and Inks- as Monica LOVES Tim Holtz :o).

 There are Sizzix & Tim Holtz die cuts and other miscellaneous stamps (Prima, STAMPlorations, So Suzy Stamps & Stampin' Up), stencils and products used as well- so if you have any questions, please ask :o)

ATC 2

ATC 3

ATC 4

ATC 5

ATC 6

ATC 7

ATC 8

ATC 9

ATC 10

ATC 11

ATC 12

and the back inside cover:

Come on and help us celebrate Monica's 50th Birthday- Create, Link-up, comment and follow!! 
Eazy Peazy!! :o)

Thank you for stoppin' by and I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty!


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