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. :)
Hi crafty peeps! I am BEYOND excited today as I have something thrilling to share. I am guest posting on Ellen Hutson in the CLASSroom today!! If you don’t know who Ellen Hutson is, she is the owner of Ellenhutson.comone of the premiere online stores for paper-crafting, mixed media, art supplies…and more!
I am sharing a mixed media piece AND a step-by step tutorial over on the CLASSroom today. This piece is filled with so much prettiness. A Bloom Girl, two colors of Texture Paste, beautiful Basic Greys papers, flowers, Gelatos®, and a super lovely quote to inspire you.
Here’s a peek!
Isn’t even the sneak peek dreamy? I am so completely in love with using Art GRIP® Aquarelle watercolor pencils with Jamie’s Bloom Girl stamps. They are a match made in heaven.
But wait! There’s MORE!! Ellen is sooo generous! To celebrate my inaugural guest post on the CLASSroom she has generously offered up a GIVEAWAY for all of my readers!! Isn’t that fabulous?
Included in this giveaway: Bloom Girl Sophie Stamp; Basic Grey Aurora, 6 x 6″ Paper Pad; Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gel Medium; PITT Artist Pens, Set of 4, Black; Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils Neutral Set; Gelatos® Metallic Set.
The giveaway is open from the time of this posting until midnight PST February 18th. I will do random selection at that time and the winner will be announced and notified on February 19th. (The giveaway is open to ALL, one comment per person please.)
Thanks SO much for joining me on this super exciting day, don’t forget to comment, AND to stop by the CLASSroom to see the full project. (All of the products will be listed on the CLASSroom, as well. )
Hi my crafty friends! I am so happy to share another Valentine’s card today – Grateful for You – on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today. This is for SURE one that can be replicated in a short amount of time, so be be sure to check out the blog today for my tutorial! :)
I wanted to make a card that wasn’t just for sweethearts, but also for friends, neighbors, and just people you wanted to say “thanks” to. And I really think that a Grateful for You card fits the bill. The stamp set that I used is from My Favorite Things and it’s called My Favorite Sentiments (which unfortunately, is no longer available). It’s so perfect for this card, though. Even has a little heart (which you’ll see when you pop on over to the blog…hint, hint).
Ooooh! Look at all that shimmery Glass Bead Glitter Gel! And that pretty glitter paper, too. Kinda makes you wanna see what the rest of the card looks like, doesn’t it? ;) I know, I know…I hate sneak peeks just as much as the rest of you. But all you have to do is say “hey, Lisa that Grateful for You card so looks nifty that I’m headed over to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog to look at it right now!” and I’ll be a happy gal. See how easy it is to make me smile? Not hard at all. :) <– look! I’m smiling already.
I hope that you ALL have a really wonderful Wednesday. May the sun be shining brightly on you wherever you are.
Hello!! Happy Wednesday! Hope everyone is doing great. I am back on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog today with a little mixed media canvas that I called Love Life. Super easy to make, too! Once you get the hang of making the backgrounds they come together super easy. Perfect for gifts!
The new Texture Luxe pastes are amazing!! I know that you’ll all love them, too. I *ALMOST* feel guilty for using them. ;) (almost.)
One of the reasons I made this little Love Life canvas, was to show a beautiful heart-shaped project that can be used anytime, not just for Valentine’s Day. And I love the non-traditional colors, too.
All of the steps to make my Love Life mini canvas are on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog, so head on over there to see how easy it is to make one for yourself, a friend, or a loved one.
I used one of the the new stencils to trace inside of the image with a black Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil to get my design. That was my starting point. I didn’t color my image as Jill did as you can see in my sneak peek is below!
These stencils are so fun and there are TEN beautiful designs in each pack. And I always love coming up with different quotes or little words like “Soar!” instead of a stamped sentiment.
The metallic trend is also so hot right now and the new line of Texture Luxe pastes are so perfect for a card like this, too. We have an amazing line of metallics! Pens, pastes, pencils, AND Gelatos®!
So, please stop by the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog to see the full post and the full reveal of my Soar! card. I have a full step-by-step tutorial so you can make your own card, too. :)
On the blog there is ALSO a full step-by-step tutorial on all the products used to make this card.
The Fancy Pants Feature week is going on all week long on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog complete with a GIVEAWAY! So please be sure to check it out daily for your chance to win $25 in Adhesives AND a collection from Fancy Pants Designs.
Happy Monday!! I’m so excited to bring you a brand new project on the Bloom Girls Design Team blog. I made a Bloom Girl collage canvas featuring Paige. There is a step-by-step tutorial on the blog showing how to create it, too.
Here is how the canvas turned out:
Sometimes I like taking the “more is more” approach and sometimes I like taking the “less is more” approach. This one was very middle of the road. I wanted the focus to be on her face, the flowers, and the coffee cup. Using the Bloom Girls products by Jamie Dougherty gives you a lot of creative freedom. And with collages, canvases, mixed media projects, and cards it’s all very easy. This canvas is perfectly sized at 5″ x 7″.
Be certain to stop by the blog to get the steps on how I made my Bloom Girl Collage Canvas , to see a few close-ups, and the full product list, too.
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