Sorry for the absence. While I’ve had some things posted here and there I’ve also had a lot of things going on in my personal life. A huge loss in my life. This has been a really difficult time. :( And, I haven’t been the only one to suffer a loss. It’s been a rough month. I thought it only fitting to make a Sympathy Card for my post on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog today.
As usual I have a tutorial for this Sympathy Card. And I’m using some of the brand new Gelatos® too. They are really beautiful. So creamy, blendable, and the colors are incredibly saturated. You will all just LOVE them!
I wish so many people didn’t need Sympathy Cards right now, but the good news is, is that cards like the one above are pretty easy to make a few of (mix up the design a little) and have on hand.
Happy Thursday! I have a watercolored poppy to share with you today.
Water coloring seems to be quite the craze these days, but if you’ve been thinking about getting a few watercolor pencils then I hope that the DT of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® can help. :) Three of us (Rita, Tiffany and myself) seem to be on the same wavelength using these awesome pencils for our posts. Can’t blame us. They’re really wonderful.
Which brings me to my card. It’s a watercolored poppy. Not traditional poppy colors, but hey…I took “artistic license”. :)
This awesome stamp is brought to you by Technique Tuesday and it’s called Budding Poppies. I’m a bit of a poppy “freak”. I can never have enough poppy stamps. I could happily color these all day long. :) It’s true!
So, on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Blog today I’m showing you how I made the above Watercolored Poppy card using just a few Art GRIP® Watercolor Pencils, the stamp, one of the new stencils, and a couple of other supplies. Pop over and check out the tutorial. I’d love to see you over there, too. ♥
Hi everyone! Wow…busy week. Hope you’re all doing really great. :) I’m super excited to be sharing my First Shaker card tutorial on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today.
The 3D Foam Creative Sheets make it so, so, sooo super easy to create a custom die cut for your exact shape/frame/whatever. Kimberly Crawford has a video on YouTube using the 3D Foam Creative Sheets for you people that like to hear someone tell you what to do. She’s really quite fabulous. So using her helpful video and my lame brain (haha!), I made the following card:
In case you didn’t know I’m a new Design Team member for a super cool new stamp company run by my friend, Ashley Harris, called Your Everyday Stamps. My inaugural post (<–click here!) as a DT member of the YES Team goes live TODAY and it’s featuring the Plan It Daily stamp set which is a really awesome planner set (see? Planner Time? Get it?). And since planners are all the rage with the cool kids I thought I’d do my own spin on it.
Since I’m more of a mixed media person and totally unorganized (though I have multiple planners) I had to do something I knew would work for me. I explain my thought process and the whole works on the YES Blog, so please join me there for my step-by-step pics.
But, here’s a quick peek at what I did:
Doesn’t look like much from this pic, does it? :D But, I had a great time. And I had to keep it simple so that I *would* use it.
Stop by and check it out, and let me know what you think! I always love to read your comments and thoughts.
Happy Sunday! I have a project on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog today that I’m calling my Take a Risk tag (based on the sentiment and how I created it). For this project I repurposed some packaging to create a tag and went from there. Using things that you normally wouldn’t to create something new is SO fun! It really pushes you creatively (or at least it does for me) when I use things in a different way.
Anyway! Here is the Take a Risk tag and take a peek at how I used the packaging:
Can you see the new Texture Luxe™ and Texture Gems™, too? I just can’t seem to get enough of that stuff! In addition to the rest of the line of Textural Accents these just seem to round everything out.
The full tutorial for my tag is over on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blogso please stop by and check it out so you can see how easy it is to make one for yourself. :) If you DO make one, please let me know. I’d love to see.
Thanks for visiting me today. And, as always, your comments make my day. ♥
I made this super cute Birthday Card using Lawn Fawn’s Flutter By stamp set and Lawn Cuts. I love how perfectly the dies work with the stamps.
Using watercolor paper to die cut the flowers, leaves, and butterfly make them perfect for all sorts of pretty techniques, too. I really love this Flutter By set so much. So very versatile. And the Scripty Sayings set is sooo super sweet, too.
And those shimmery stars? Are the new E-Z Stars Refillable from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® They are AMAZING! Can be used with embossing powders, glitters, micas…etc.
Make sure that you stop by and see the alternate views on the blog and read how I made it because there are GIVEAWAYS and you won’t want to miss out.
Hey there! Hope you’re all having an amaaazing Friday and are ready for the weekend. I made a super Shiny Hello Card for the amazing team at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®. In case you didn’t know, they are MORE than just adhesives with their new partnership with Donna Salazar. So many fun ribbons, pigment powders, canvas elements. Really gorgeous stuff!
For my card today I used the gold pigment powder with the new E-Z Stars Refillable Runner. They just *SHINE* when used together. And I had created a very loose, but lovely watercolored background with hints of gold, purple, blue and pink. The die-cut “hello” was created by using the Adhesive Sheets with WOW! Embossing Powders Fab Foils. I had to first adhere the sheet to a piece of cardstock, die-cut it, then pull the release paper off and apply the foil. It turns out amazing every time.
I played around with my favorite Gelatos® again and tried to do something just a little bit different. I wanted to create a pattern just out of paper. Not PATTERNED paper, mind you. You’ll see when you go check it out. And, of course, I’m still enamoured with the new Texture Luxe and Texture Gems. They’re just so darned pretty! And the Stay Brave sentiment for my card comes from the Handwritten Quotes set from Dina Wakley.
This was a fun card to make. Although, I did start a different version first. I just think that my heart wasn’t in that one. I looked at it and knew it wasn’t going in the direction I wanted. Who knows, though? Maybe it’ll turn into a tag some day. ;)
First up, I’m excited to share Bloom Girl Lacie with you on Jamie’s blog today (and later the winner of the giveaway)! We’ve moved all of our Design Team projects over to her blog which is just awesome and makes so much sense. So that’s where you’ll find my FULL reveal today along with a step-by-step tutorial for all you lovely mixed media mavens. ;)
But here’s the sneak of today’s beautiful mini 5 x 7″ canvas:
I just love how Bloom Girl Lacie turned out. And you’ll be so surprised when you read the tutorial for how I achieved her perfect skin tone. ;) Some of the supplies that I used are listed below.
AND, now … drumroll please….for the moment you’ve all been waiting for!! The winner of the Ellen Hutson LLC GIVEAWAY!!
Congratulations to Nicole Maki!! You are the lucky winner of the Giveaway!! I will be forwarding your information directly to Ellen Hutson LLC and your prize package will arrive very shortly. Enjoy your goodies!
Thank you to ALL of you who were so very kind and left me a comment. I appreciate it so much. And I do hope that you’ll keep coming back!
There are so many ways to get creative. From making a card, to a canvas, a tag, mini-book, and so many other awesome pieces of decor. But the one thing that has escaped me? The Art Journal. I don’t know what it is. If it’s putting my thoughts or emotions into a certain format or what. Feeling “bound” by the journal itself, if that makes sense. I hope it does (it sure made sense to me anyway!).
I got some amazing advice from Anna Dabrowska (aka Finnabair) at CHA, though. And once I returned I decided to open up my blank art journal and just let go. One of the things that I have to remember, ultimately, is that I really AM making this art journal for me. And that I am just choosing to share it with my readers. If you like it? Great! But, it’s okay if you don’t. I have to put all of my expectations aside. Let my guard down. So, if you don’t like it? Please be gentle.
I thought I made a video of how I made this. But, apparently the battery died while I was filming. No bueno. However, I hope you enjoy the photos. I saw the quote and it resonated with me. I’m no princess (far from it – ha!!), but I think it applies to all women.
The heart is cut from corrugated cardboard using a steel-ruled die and painted with acrylic paint. It is then covered with a thin coat of Glass Bead Glitter Gel using a palette knife. The crown was cut using the same die, but using heavy chipboard and coated with Gold Texture Luxe using a sponge for a more “crackled” look.
I printed the quote on copy paper, cut it into strips and used Gel Medium to adhere it and heat set it with a heat tool. Once dry I was able to add shading with my Stamper’s Big Brush Pens. Accents on the letter “I’s” were added using the Texture Gems in Gold.
And some stamping going on in the background too. Super subtle, but just enough to add interest. I use my Stamper’s Big Brush Pens for that, too. I love using those because they are so easy to blend or add touches of water yet they are India ink, permanent, and archival and light fast. Best pens ever!
I hope you enjoyed my first foray into the art journalling world. I’m sure I’ll do more as I really enjoyed making this page. I need to find the perfect journal, though. I’m not fond of a spiral bound format (this is the 9 x 12 Strathmore Mixed Media Journal). If any of you are art journalers tell me what are YOUR favorite products? What journal do you use?
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the GIVEAWAY for my Guest Design post with Ellen Huston LLC in thePOST BELOW THIS ONE. :)
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