- Stamp – Darkroom Door “Sitting Cat”
- Alphabet stamps – Hero Arts “ALPHABET: Letters and Numbers” and “alphabet”
- Acrylic paints – Dina Wakley Media: Magenta and Tangerine
- Scribble Sticks – Dina Wakley Media: Lapis, Cheddar, Tangerine
- Collage tissue colored with Aladine Izink Pigment: Cactus and Topaz
- Washi tape – Tim Holtz Ideaology
I created this art journal spread in my small Dylusions journal recently, inspired by Rachel Greig on Creative Jumpstart 2020. This is the third year I’ve done Nathalie Kalbach’s Creative Jumpstart and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants exposure to many mixed media styles without a huge time or financial investment.
I started by applying some strokes of acrylic paint to the pages. I layered the tissue paper (that had been in a shoe box!) that I’d colored with the Aladine Izink metallic inks over the top and then added a couple of strips of washi tape to the background. Once it dried, I journaled over the entire two-page spread with a silver Signo pen and then added the cat stamp and quote, which I’d stamped onto white cardstock. I stamped the Herriot quote with Hero Arts alphabet set that I’ve had for years. (The copyright on them is 2002!) I added touches of Cheddar and Tangerine Scribble Sticks and water on both and outlined around the stamped pieces and the perimeter of the pages with a Lapis Scribble Stick and water. A very fun spread to make!
Thanks for visiting.
4 Comments | tags: Darkroom Door, Dina Wakley Media, fauna, Hero Arts, mixed media, Ranger, stamping, tim holtz | posted in Art Journal Page, Creative Jumpstart, mixed media
- Stamps –
- Ranger – Dina Wakley Media “Always Flowers”
- Inky Antics “Little Greeting”
- Patterned papers –
- Lawn Fawn “Spiffy Speckles – Strawberry Frosting” and “Spring Fling-Debbie”
- BoBunny “Serendipity”
- Dies – Art Impressions “Banner Double Stitched Dies
- Cardstock – Bazzill
- Raffia – May Arts
- Inks –
- Versafine Clair – Twilight
- Ranger – Tim Holtz Distress – Twisted Citron
This was a fun card to make. I am a huge fan of Dina Wakley and her lovely floral stamps. I designed this card for a recent class I taught at Runaway Art and Craft Studio in Salem. I hadn’t done any paper piecing in a long time, but it worked quite well with this stamp. I stamped the flower onto the patterned papers in black ink and fussy-cut the flower from the pink and the stem and leaves from the green. I edged all of the pieces, including the die-cut banners, in Twisted Citron Distress Ink to bring out the same color as the leaves. Then I layered all of the pieces together and tied a bow around the top of the (top folding) card with pink raffia. Thanks for visiting.
2 Comments | tags: Art Impressions, die cuts, distress techniques, flora, inky antics, paper piecing, Ranger, stamping | posted in Distress Techniques, General Cards
- Distress Inks – Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet
- Distress Oxide Inks – Shaded Lilac, Milled Lavendar
- Stamps –
- Lawn Fawn – Snow Cool, Say What? Christmas Critters and Winter Fox
- Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz – Reflections
- Embossing folders – Sizzix Snowfall and Swirls
- Ranger Stickles – Diamond
- White embossing powder – Stampendous
- Watercolor paper
I was on deck to present the demonstration at our Craft Stamper group last week. We select something from an issue of Craft Stamper magazine and present it to the group and then we all make the project. It just so happened that I selected the masterclass that featured snowy hills from the January 2019 issue. While I was working on my sample cards, it snowed here, in March. This isn’t the first time we’ve had snow in March in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, but we’ve had at least four doses in the past two weeks. That is a little unusual. We are in the midst of one more snow shower today and that may be the end of it for this winter. Crazy!
For the first card I used two different embossing folders. I first applied Distress Inks, blending four colors. I then dry-embossed it with the Swirls embossing folder and then sanded it to expose the swirls. For the snow drifts, I embossed the snow onto vellum with the Snowfall embossing folder. I then tore the vellum into pieces to resemble snowy drifts and layered them together. When I liked the composition, I stapled the vellum onto the background with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and applied Stickles glitter glue to the edges of the vellum. I added a layered sentiment and a layer of silver cardstock and adhered it to a white card base. You can see the sparkle in the photo below.
For the second card (below), I used the Distress Inks like watercolor. I heat-embossed the snow on watercolor paper using the Lawn Fawn Snow Cool stamp set and white embossing powder. Then I applied the Distress Inks to my craft sheet and spritzed the ink with water. By dragging the watercolor paper through the wet ink, drying, and reapplying, I created the colorful and snowy background. The embossing powder resists the “snow” that is heat embossed. I heat embossed the Tim Holtz script stamp on the vellum for this card and tore it to make the drifts again this time. I also applied embossing powder to the torn edges to give the appearance of snow. Again, I attached the vellum to the background with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. To finish off this card, I stamped and colored the Lawn Fawn fox and popped it up onto the scene. I liked having his tail go off the background. I colored the card base by applying Milled Lavender and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide inks to white cardstock. Finally I layered all of the pieces together and added the sentiment.
Thanks for visiting. I still have some catching up to do with posting here!
4 Comments | tags: cardmaking, distress techniques, embossing, fauna, lawn fawn, Ranger, spellbinders, Stamper's Anonymous, stamping | posted in Distress Techniques, Winter
- Stamps –
- Art Foamies – Nathalie Kalbach design – Toledo
- Impression Obsession – Dina Kowal design – Big Butterfly
- Stencil – Stencil Girl S610 – Gwen LaFleur design – Boho Star Circle
- Posca pen – White
- Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Crayon – Hickory Smoke
- Paper Artsy Fresco paints – Bubble Gum, Chalk, Smurf, Zesty Zing, Pea Coat
- Ranger Archival Ink / Dina Wakley Media – Night
- White foam stickers – American Craft Thickers – Memento White
I created this art journal page as part of Creative Jumpstart 2019. This particular lesson was presented by Tania Ahmed, which I used as a jumping off point. I really enjoyed her approach and highly recommend that anyone interested in mixed media jump into Creative Jumpstart!
My main focal image was a gel print from my stash that I stamped over with the IO butterfly stamp. I so enjoyed Tania’s lesson and all of the layering involved. Thanks for visiting today!
2 Comments | tags: butterflies, distress techniques, Impression Obsession, paperartsy, Ranger, stamping, stencils, tim holtz | posted in Art Journal Page, Creative Jumpstart, mixed media
- Stamps – Hero Arts – Beautiful Day Agapanthus
- Cardstock –
- BoBunny Periwinkle Double-Dot
- Paper Accents White Glitter
- Ribbon – May Arts
- Ranger Distress Oxide Ink – Shaded Lilac
- Ranger Stickles™ – Diamond
- Copic markers
I began this card by stamping the lovely Hero Arts Agapanthus onto white cardstock and coloring it with Copic markers. I edged the white cardstock with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink to subtly repeat the flower color. I created a background using matching BoBunny dotted cardstock and “slats” of white sparkle cardstock, attaching the background to the card base. I popped up the focal image with dimensional adhesive and tied matching ribbon with a sheen at the top of the card. The final touch was adding some sparkle to the flowers with Diamond Stickles™ glitter glue. I like how the colors and sparkle all tie together to make a cohesive card. Thanks for stopping by today.
Challenge: A Blog Named Hero – Crafter’s Choice
2 Comments | tags: cardmaking, copics, flora, Hero Arts, Ranger, stamping | posted in Challenges, Thank You, Uncategorized
- Stamps – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection: Winter Watercolor and Festive Overlay
- Patterned paper – Pebbles – Cozy & Bright Collection – Winter Green
- Ranger Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough
- Silver Mirror Cardstock – Paper Accents
- Cardstock – Neenah
For this card, I started out with a Distress Ink background and then stamped the bird and sentiment on top. The detail of the chickadee stamp is really lovely and I didn’t want to detract from it with a lot of fussy stuff. I did add some glitz by layering the image with some patterned paper and then a layer of silver mirror cardstock. I added the silver ribbon for some visual interest and to repeat the silver again to tie it altogether while still keeping it clean and simple. I was inspired by the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch. Thanks for visiting.
Challenge – CAS(E) this Sketch #301
2 Comments | tags: cardmaking, distress techniques, fauna, pebbles, Ranger, Stamper's Anonymous, stamping, tim holtz | posted in CAS(E) This Sketch, Christmas, Clean & Simple, Distress Techniques
- Stamps – Inkadinkado – Trick or Treat
- Patterned paper – Echo Park – Bat Festival
- Inks – Ranger Distress Oxides: Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord, Black Soot
- Stickers – Jolee’s – Trick or Treat Bags
- Sentiment – DCWV – The Midnight Stroll
I created the background with several Distress Oxide inks and then stamped the Inkadinkado image in black onto it. I layered the patterned paper and the stamped image onto the card base. I cut the Trick or Treat sentiment from a piece of printed cardstock. I distressed the edges of the image and sentiment just by running scissors over the edge of the paper until it got a bit ragged. I adhered the stickers that really look like candy along the right hand side of the card (it must have flown out of the trick or treat bags!).
Challenge – Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog – Halloween/Spooky
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- Stamp – Stamper’s Anonymous/Tim Holtz Collection – Mini Blueprints – CMS 136 (bat)
- Stencil – Stamper’s Anonymous/Tim Holtz Collection – Shatter – THS 014
- Patterned paper – Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Kraft Stock 8 X 8″ pad – Halloween – TH93609
- Twine – Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Jute String – Halloween – TH93315
- Inks –
- Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Oxides: Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot, Dusty Concord, and Shaded Lilac
- Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress: Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire
- Metallic Sticker – Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Quotations – TH93559
I started out creating backgrounds with no other plan but to make some Distress Oxide backgrounds using Halloween-y colors. The background for this card started out with Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot and Dusty Concord and lots of water and leaving some white space. I then applied Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink through the Shatter stencil. I edged it with Black Soot and added a little more water splatters to the blended inks.
Meanwhile, I stamped the bat in black Archival ink on white cardstock and trimmed away the labeling on the image. I colored it by blending Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire (regular) Distress ink to color the bat. I then adhered it to the background with dimensional adhesive. I added the “Free to Fly” sticker to the scene. I assembled the card by adhering the patterned paper to a card base, tying the twine around the top of the bat scene and adhering it all onto the card.
This was a fun one! Thanks for stopping by. For a closer look:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Halloween/Spooky
That’s Crafty – Spookalicious Challenge
4 Comments | tags: cardmaking, distress techniques, fauna, Ranger, Stamper's Anonymous, stamping, stencils, tim holtz | posted in Distress Techniques, Halloween
- Stamps – Newton’s Nook – Newton’s Pumpkin Patch
- Patterned paper – Authentique – Nightfall Seven
- Embossing powder – Ranger Wendy Vecchi – Orange Blossom
- Cardstock – Bazzill
- Copic markers
- Ranger Distress inks: Carved Pumpkin, Peeled Paint and Hickory Smoke
This is a pretty adorable image of the kitties among the pumpkins by Newton’s Nook. Their animal designs are some of my favorites! I colored the image with Copic markers and trimmed it out so no white was showing. I inked the edges with a black Sharpie to cover any white paper edges. The sentiment is heat embossed, adding a little shine to the words. I trimmed the sentiment flag-style. Before I adhered the foreground, I applied some Distress inks to the patterned paper, beginning with Hickory Smoke and then adding Peeled Paint ink for a colorful shadow beneath the image. I popped up the image with dimensional adhesive and then edged the panel with Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink. Thanks for visiting today.
Mod Squad Challenge Blog – Pumpkins and Gourds
2 Comments | tags: cardmaking, copics, distress techniques, embossing, fauna, newton's nook, Ranger, stamping | posted in Autumn, Coloring, Halloween
- Stamps –
- Paper Parachute “Parade #2”
- Technique Tuesday “Amaryllis” (Celebrate sentiment)
- Stencils – Stampendous/Tim Holtz: Feather, Hearts, Thatched, Countdown
- Ranger Distress Oxide inks – Picked Raspberries, Broken China, Squeezed Lemonade, Antique Linen
- Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
I created this card from experiments done after reviewing the March 2018 issue of Craft Stamper Magazine. I created the background by applying several colors of Distress Oxide inks with a foam applicator, radiating from the center. I then stenciled over the inked sections with more Distress Oxide inks, sometimes just concentrating more ink over the same color and sometimes with a contrasting color. I then splattered a bit of water onto the background, illustrating the beauty of Oxide inks. Once it was dry, I stamped the main image onto the background with black Versafine ink, added the sentiment with dimensional adhesive, and scattered a few sequins around the cast of characters. Thanks for stopping by.
Just Add Ink Challenge #420 (Inspiration)
Block Quick Quotes Friday Challenge #90 – Add A Creature
5 Comments | tags: cardmaking, distress techniques, fauna, Ranger, Stamper's Anonymous, stamping | posted in Birthday, Distress Techniques, General Cards