The following articles were authored by Lisa

Ink Week

Hey there! It’s Ink Week over on the CLASSroom blog for Ellen Hutson and I’m so lucky to be able to feature Distress Inks on this #TexturalTuesday.

I had so much fun making this card. Lots of ink blending and the addition of Texture Paste. Very textural.

Let me show you the card and then tell you a little bit more about Ink Week.

Using the gold to bring out the colors underneath was something I’m hoping I pulled off. To me, being able to see the full image isn’t important, but to make the card/colors/imagery make you feel something. I hope that makes sense. This is one of the reasons I love mixed media so much. It’s not what you necessarily see, but what you feel that’s important.

For how I made the card, all of the details are on the CLASSroom blog. There are lots of photos and information for you, if you’d like to replicate the card.

Ellen is also doing a full-on Ink Week! All of the designers are featuring a different ink and how we use them in our posts. Not only that, she is running a wonderful promotion.

Click on the image above to be taken directly to the sale. I hope that you’ll take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to stock up on your inks!

This Ink Week is going to feature a lot of different ways to use your inks and many different styles so stay tuned for the whole week.

I’m including all of my supplies below for my project, some were purchased by me and some were provided for promotional purposes. These ARE affiliate links so if you choose to shop using the links below I do earn an itty-bitty commission from your purchase. This keeps me running! xo

#TexturalTuesdays and Hedgehugs

Hi there crafty friends and welcome to #TexturalTuesdays and Hedgehugs! :) Otherwise known as the first #TexturalTuesdays of 2017.

It’s going to be a fun one today as I share a card made using Avery Elle products made by Heather Campbell who is also a designer for Ellen Hutson. She is so amazing.

This card I made for #TexturalTuesdays is using tons of color mediums: Copic markers, Zig Clean Color Markers, and Distress Inks!! All on one card.  And I *think* I pulled it off.  ;)  As I sold most of my Copics? This was way out of my comfort zone, but I still did it.  Sometimes you just have to take the bull by the horns. I knew in order to give the hedgie the perfect quills, the Copic markers would be the best way to go.

For all of the behind the scenes action on the card, I urge you to check out the CLASSroom blog for my #TexturalTuesdays and Hedgehugs card. You’ll read more about how this card was created and see more photos, as well.

All of the supplies for this card are listed below. As I am an affiliate for Ellen Hutson, I do receive a small, teeny tiny, itty-bitty commision for anything you  purchase through me. And I thank you in advance. It keeps my blog semi working (ha!) and bug free. ♥

Wishing you all a wonderful day! xo

Mixed Media Challenge #32

Welcome to Mixed Media Challenge #32! The very first mixed media challenge of 2017. Can you believe it? 2017. It HAS to be better than 2016.  And we’re starting it off right with this amazing challenge from the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog.

The challenge this month is to create a project using a stencil!  (The above graphic MUST be used in your own blog post.)

The January Sponsor for the Mixed Media Challenge #32 is Mary Beth Shaw of StencilGirl Products.  Mary Beth is offering the lucky random winner a $25 gift certificate to the StencilGirl Store. How awesome is that?

The Mixed Media Challenge Blog is also welcoming a brand new Design Team Member  — LYNNE FORSYTHE !! She is an amazing mixed media artist who currently designs for CanvasCorp Brands, UmWow Studios, and Yvonne Blair Designs/Impression Obsession. We are so lucky to have her as part of the team. Welcome, Lynne!

Okay, so here is what I created with my stencils for the Mixed Media Challenge #32 – Put a Stencil On It.

It’s a 6″ x 6″ piece of watercolor paper mounted on canvas. There’s quite a bit of subtle layering going on that can’t be seen unless you were to examine it in person — and I like that. The nuances, the surprises, the small things you can’t see on a computer screen. These things make me happy.

I imagine you might wonder why I chose such a deep brown on the edges when the center is to vibrant? I thought the interior needed grounding. Like a pulse that oftentimes gets out of control. The brown serves as a ground to that vibrancy. The batik look and feel of this particular stencil works well with a mix of bright, fluid colors.

I hope you’ll join us for the first challenge of this New Year and challenge #32…WOW!

Here are some simple guidelines to follow: 

Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes. Entries not following our rules will be deleted.

* You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
* You must comment on at least 3 design team member’s blogs. (If you’re here? That’s a start!)
* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post
* Add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog, a YouTube Video or a Pinterest Board
* You can combine with up to 4 other challenges.
* No Backlinking allowed! Any back-linked entries will be deleted.
* You can enter up to 5 times, create whatever you want, and HAVE FUN!

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Happy 2017

Happy 2017!! Wait what? Okay so, it’s not quite 2017 YET! But I did make a very cool Happy 2017 card that’s on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today. You really should check it out. 

Let me show you a very quick peek at the card. And then you have to head over to their blog to get all of the nitty-gritty details on how I made it. Sound good?

The stamp set and die are both from Essentials by Ellen and are called Advent (designed by Julie Ebersole). All of those  luscious sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

For close ups of this card, please head over to the Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L® blog. Using the Keepsake Envelopes make any card special and can be used in so many amazing ways.

I wish you all a very happy and healthy 2017.  

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Winter Scene Card

Hi  there! I have a beautiful Winter Scene card that I created for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® on their blog today.  I bet you never thought you could create a Winter Scene Card using adhesives, huh? Well, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® makes some fabulous foam shapes, too, as you’ll see in my card below.

Aren’t those trees and snowflakes cute?

The versatility of the 3D Foam line of products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® is what makes them so popular. The shapes can be used with foil, glitter, and can also be heat embossed!! No kidding.

This sweet Winter scene was created using foil and glitter for my 3D Foam shapes, but I also utilized glitter paper and beautiful patterned paper from Lawn Fawn. The fun scalloped rectangle shape behind by scene is a Lawn Fawn die, too.

If my little sticker words can’t be read they are “Winter”, “Frosty”, “Snowflakes”, and “Glisten”. For more information and more photos, please check out the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog post for today.

Wishing you and yours a VERY Merry Christmas.

From Millan.Net

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