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Oh Happy Day

Aaaaand it’s #TexturalTuesdays!! Yay!! Oh Happy Day! Which also happens to be the sentiment that I used from the very sweet Oh Happy Birds Stamp set that I used for my card today. My card in The CLASSroom with Ellen Hutson is featuring Mama Elephant and Molotow Masking Pens.

I may have tried too hard to make the pens work. Or overthought it. Which I do. It’s not rocket science, but when something is new to you, and you’re really NOT sure what to do with it or how to fit it into your world…overthinking comes soooo easily. ;)

Here is a photo of my Oh Happy Day card:

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I love using loose watercoloring for backgrounds. The Molotow Masking Pens are very useful in keeping desired areas completely free of ink and paint. I do believe that I need more practice in using them, however. (Keeping it real.)

It gets frustrating when you just want to complete your project and all you do is mess up, though. *sigh*

If you have one of these pens I’d love to hear your feedback! Now that mine is done, though? It really IS “Oh Happy Day!”

Please check out my complete post on The CLASSroom Blog for all my pics and my full step-by-step whinefest details on how I made the card with tips and tricks.

All of my supplies are listed below. These ARE affiliate links, if you would like to shop with me at Ellen Hutson. I earn a very small percentage each time you shop. Thank you. xo

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Be Kind

I have a brand new #TexturalTuesdays project that I named “Be Kind” from the stencil I used on the CLASSroom blog today featuring ways to find your own texture around the house. This was a really fun little canvas for me to make and I hope that you will all enjoy it, too.

Finding new ways to create texture, especially from things that you just have lying around the house, is so much fun. Even if you’re just using it as a focal piece, as I did for two of my pieces on the canvas. But the fun part is that you can see from the pieces used (go to the BLOG ) how these items could be used in so many different ways.

Here is a sneak peek of the Be Kind canvas just to whet your appetite:

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I know you can’t tell much from this…it’s a TRUE sneak peek!! But, there’s actually a lot of texture right there. ;) Even just in the words “Be Kind”. I’m loving this sneaky thing. Hahha!!

In the supplies list you’ll be able to see what PRODUCTS I used but not the free stuff, so that won’t give it all away. I really do hope that you’ll check out the full post. It’s not too lengthy and I hope that you’ll find it useful. I know that if you’re a card-maker that enjoys making CAS cards that you may not be super interested in texture, but maybe you would want to use something you learn from the post for art journaling? And it’s really fun and not super messy…not too bad. :)

I hope that you all remember to Be Kind to yourselves first and foremost. It seems that we are all so busy trying to be nice to others we forget about ourselves. Be Kind to YOU. ♥

SUPPLIES:
The supplies I have listed below are affiliate links from Ellen Hutson.com that I used in my project.  All of the products were purchased by me with the exception of those with an asterisk.

Pearly Canvas

Hi everyone! I’m back from CHA and I have a cool Pearly Canvas up on The CLASSroom blog today for #TexturalTuesdays. I’ve been enjoying the look of metal, buttons, gears, and doo-dads on canvases for quite some time, but I’ve just not known quite how to pull it all together.

While I was at CHA, I was fortunate enough to be able to watch the fabulous Finnabair in action and I got a few tips and tricks from how she creates her stunning pieces of art. After spending some time watching her, I at least felt that I had enough info to do a beginner’s canvas of my own. ;)

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I sincerely loved making my Pearly Love canvas (even though it’s on un-cradled hardboard). It was such a learning process for me and I love learning from MYSELF, don’t you? I’m really going to have to dig through all of my embellishments to see what I have to use that I can stick down and make pearly!!

To see the full tutorial and step-by-step photos of how I made this project, I urge you to go to The CLASSroom blog. Plus, there are so many beautiful micas on the market now to play with, too! I’ve been privileged to use some beautiful new pigment powders from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® that are just STUNNING!

I hope that you like this piece…I’ll be looking forward to your feedback! Have a tremendous Tuesday!

 

Chalkboard Canvas

Today is a two post day! First up is a Chalkboard Canvas for the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® blog. Lots of texture-y goodness on this creepy canvas.

October seems to be the month for showcasing Halloween projects and, as I state over and over, while I dislike Halloween the projects are fun to make. This one was no exception. The Chalkboard Paint on the canvas provided the perfect backdrop for all the other textural accents. And after adding a super spooky rub-on and some scary text it’s a perfect home decor item, too!

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This Chalkboard Canvas was very easy to make and using all of the other Textural Accents was a lot of fun, too. I love it when projects like this come together. Be sure to check out the full post on the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Blog for the step-by-step tutorial and photos.

I hope that you enjoy this piece as much as I did and go on over to see how I made it. :)

Wearable Crafts Week – Design Memory Craft

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Hi crafty people! It’s Wearable Crafts Week  – Design Memory Craft on their blog all week long and today it’s MY turn on the blog. YAY!!! I’ll be showing how to turn a plain ‘ol tote bag into something completely fabulous.

Here’s a pic of the sad, plain tote bag before. I mean, it’s “okay”, but wait until you see the tutorial on the blog!!

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Using a bunch of the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products to create a one-of-a-kind tote bag was so fun. Here’s what I created:

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I hope that you’ll stop by to check out my tutorial for our Wearable Crafts Week – Design Memory Craft and see how easy this bag is to recreate.  While you’re there go back and visit the other crafts for the week! They’re all unique and beautiful.

Thanks for visiting today!! HAPPY FRIDAY!!! ♥

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