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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!


Friday, 28 April 2017

STAMPlorations~ Shabby Chic Bird Tags

Happy Friday crafty friends, I'm up on the STAMPlorations Blog today with a step-by-step tutorial using ARTplorations Stencils, designer papers, texture paste and embellies to make cute shabby chic bird tags. 
 I went with two of my favorite color combos Brown with Blue and Brown with Pink. :o)
 



I used  the follwing fun ARTplorations Stencils and STAMPlorations Stamp Set:

http://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Weaving-ARTplorations-Stencil-P5593094.aspx

http://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Bubble-Dance-ARTplorations-Stencil-P5590372.aspx

http://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Trendy-Birds-2-Shery-Russ-Designs-P5617747.aspx

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


Monday, 24 April 2017

LBBS~ Little Fairy

Hello, crafty friends, today I have a cute lil' Spring inspired card using Little Blue Button Stamps~ Little Fairy Digital Stamp
 How precious is she? Love her


So here's my card:
I kept the background pretty simple but vibrant as I cannot wait for spring so went with orange and pink watercolors using Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers! Did a little background stamping and splattered some black acrylic paint to tie into the card base. I finished with a sentiment from Altenew's "Faithful Feather" Stamp set. 


I colored this cutie with SN Markers and added some SN Sparkle Clear Pen on her wings and some Ranger Glossy Accents on the bubbles. 
There we have it, a fun and vibrant Spring Card. :o)


I sure hope I've inspired you today. 
Happy craftin'!


~hugs~






Sunday, 23 April 2017

STAMPlorations~ Sunday Stencil #93

Happy Sunday everyone! I'm sharing a tag I made for STAMPlorations Sunday Stencil #93. 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 Hidden Hearts & Just Flow Stencils with STAMPlorations Strong Women Stamp set for these fun lil' tags.  


I started with a black and white heavy CS tags. I then applied Versamark over the Hidden Hearts & Just Flow stencils. I then applied Pearl Ex Pigment Powders over it with a brush. You can see how the colors look different on black or white backgrounds. :o) I then sprayed them with a sealer. 

I then embossed sentiments from the Strong Women Stamp set onto smaller tags and used eyelets for a little embellishment. 

Some twine finished off my tags. Simple, easy and fun! :o)


I hope you were inspired to play along in our Monthly Challenge, there is still some time to join in. Have a great weekend. :o)













Wednesday, 19 April 2017

STAMPlorations~ Things With Wings Hop Reminder!

Hi Crafty Friends, I'm back to remind you that STAMPlorations is having a



http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2017/04/things-with-wings-spring-hop.html
So you still have plenty of time to hop along and comment on the blog and the designers beautiful "THINGS WITH WINGS" projects or link up a Spring themed project  here for your chance to win the following prizes
-Three randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Trendy Butterflies 2 + either Flutter Zen 1 or Flutter Zen 2 layering dies
-One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Sweet Spring Wishes stamp set + Dragonfly layering dies
- One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Trendy Spring Blooms dies
- One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Sweet Spring Wishes phrase dies
- One randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive a $20 gift certificate to the store.
Amazing prizes right??? :o)


Here's my makes using ARTplorations Two Feathers Stencil, STAMPlorations Smile 
& Trendy Feathers 2 stamp sets and CUTplorations Smile Word Die

I went with fun Spring Colors and of course Feathers are "Things with Wings". I started with some old Library cards that I applied Gelatos in random color blocks. I laid the Two FeathersStencil on and applied white acrylic paint around the stencil so only the Gelato's beneath the feather peeked through. 

I then stamped feathers from the Trendy Feathers 2 set onto acetate with StazOn Ink in Olive Green and Blazing Red and fussy cut it out once dried. I adhered it to the stenciled feather with a thin line of clear glue. 
 
I then stamped sentiments from the Smile Stamp Set and added the Smile diecut. I finished with a fun doodled border using Sharpie Markers and adhered it to a CS base. 



I loved how these turned out and they were so fun to make. I sure hope I've inspired you to Link Up and to continue Hoppin' along! 










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