Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Some Inky & Stamp Play for Brutus Monroe

Hey there!

How are you? Ready for the Holidays? I 'm not hehe still time right?

I made some crafty time though.

It's a colorful inky day over on the Brutus Monroe blog, HERE

Hope you have time to peek!

Have a wonderfully colorful day!
See you soon.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Brutus Monroe Round-Up!


Happy Thursday!

Today I wanted to do a bit of catch-up, I've been a tad behind on my poor neglected blog :(

I made some fun projects using my Brutus Monroe DT stash, so time to get into the spirit and enjoy the day!

Below each photo is the link the the Brutus Monroe Blog post to see some more detail. hugs :)

Snowflakes with a step by step

Thanks so much for reading and leaving your lovely comments, much love to you all <3

Sunday, November 20, 2016

News to Share!


I have some news to finally share...some of you may already know but now it is official!

Recently I became the owner of Sin City Stamps!! I am so excited! Sin City has some amazing stamps and am so looking forward to launching a (new-to-me) business!

Right now we have just posted our Inspiration Team Call to start January 2017! Michelle Frae Cummings is a very talented stamp designer for Sin City Stamps and she is my Team Coordinator, thanks so much Michelle!

It's be fabulous if you wanted to check out and share this team call! The link to the Sin City Inspiration Blog is HERE

In the next few days the Sin City online shop will be revamped and reopened!

Thanks so much for visiting and sharing in my happy news!


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Vintage feel Quick Card

Hello and Happy Tuesday!

Here in the US, next week brings Thanksgiving, so soon! I have no idea where the time has gone, woo!

I do know that there is always something, many somethings, that are needed at the last moment with little time to get them done. So, I wanted to share a simple card that can really fit many occasions.

I used the Sketched Holiday stamp set by Brutus Monroe for this project, a handful of Distress Inks by my desk, watercolor paper and embossing powder.

Using the Brutus Monroe embossing ink from my DT stash as well, I stamped the poinsettia image onto water color paper. I heat embossed it in copper.

The Distress Inks give a fast and light touch of color. Color and shine I love the combination!

Once it is all dry, mount the stamped piece onto a card blank and Done!

Thanks so much for reading and have a great week!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

New Card for Brutus Monroe and a sale! "Cultivate Kindness"

Hey there! Thanks so much for stopping by, I know today is a busy day.

I'll just take a moment, I have a pretty Fall color celebration card over on the Brutus Monroe Blog today.

Here is a snippet:

More info over on the blog, hope you can check it out!

Bonus Sale! The fabulous paper I used is a Daily Deal sale item today! Yay!

Use my affiliate link HERE and I can earn points and you can earn a discount! Win-win! Even sign up for the newsletter so you can get notified of new releases. Thanks so much, love you all!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

One of my favorite days of the year...


Have a wonderful day!

Made using a digital art kit by Mischief Circus called

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Brutus & Friends Holiday ATC~Inspiration Tuesday

Happy Tuesday!

Today I have an ATC to share that I made for the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team, it is posted here, too.

This little cutie is the Brutus in Brutus Monroe, isn't he adorable? Love this new stamp set from the Chuck Carson Collection available now.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Little bit of the Holidays arriving soon....~Brutus Monroe Inspiration

Hey there!

Today I have a Holiday themed card to share using some clear stamps by Brutus Monroe.

Hope you like it!

I really like stamping and embossing on kraft in white, one of my favorite things!

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Celebrating Day 9 of 31 Days of Halloween...Beware...

Happy Sunday!

Today I have my project shared for Day 9 of 31 Days of Halloween!

It's a small mixed media canvas packed full of DecoArt paints and wonderful texture.

See a bit more on the challenge blog at Dream in Darkness.

Have a wonderfully creepy day!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

31 Days of Halloween~Face Your Life...


Today I have a digital canvas to share with you! I had lots of fun layering and creating with the fun Falloween kits at Mischief Circus!

I'm using this canvas to play along in the 31 Days of Halloween and it is linked on my challenge blog at Dream in Darkness.

Have an amazing day!

I am also linking this canvas to enter the Dark n Daring Challenge blog, another fabulous place to share your not-so-mainstream creations! Give it a try :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Brutus Monroe~Inspiration Tuesday~DIY Fall Ribbons

Hi! Happy Tuesday!

I spent some time today making some ribbons to freshen things up a bit for Fall! I do so love the colors of October, so wonderful :)

I have a few more pictures and details over on the Brutus Monroe Blog today. I would love it if you visited! Your transport awaits...HERE

I have a discount Rewards link HERE, if you use it and sign up I can earn some product points and you get a deal, too. Thanks! The Shimmer Chalk colors are so wonderful...

Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Digital Scrapbook Day~Mischief Circus SALE!~Monthly Mischief Falloween

Happy October!

My favorite month is here, yay! Lots going on today. Today brings a new darker creepier challenge at my challenge blog Dream in Darkness where we invite you all to play along with your darker odder and weirdly quirky makes all month! In fact each day this month there will be a new project to spook(maybe!) and inspire you this Fall Season! Check it out.

Here, I am celebrating Digital Scrapbook Day! There are lots of festivities celebrating this event all over the Internet. Mischief Circus has an awesome sale this weekend 40% off! If you ever thought about want to try out these instant art kits, now is the time. Each kit has images or papers that are perfect for digital work and they can be printed to do traditional mixed media and collage as well.

Mischief Circus has also launched a Falloween themed Monthly Mischief, many of the designers have created some amazing sets full of amazing elements! Hope you like them all! See each kit HERE

I have three sample pages I made to share, enjoy!

Falloween Monthly Mischief at Mischief Circus...something for everyone!

Happy October!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Hello Halloween~Brutus Monroe Inspiration Playday!


I am so excited, so happy Fall is here even though the weather is still amazingly hot, yikes! But...Halloween is just around the corner and I love it!

I have a 6x6 fat page over on the Brutus Monroe Inspiration page today.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Brand New Digital Collections at Mischief Circus~"Beauty Regimen"

There is a new designer collaboration just released at Mischief Circus! These digital kits are so awesome to play with! The images can be used digitally add to your own digi scrapbooks or print them out and use in your art journal. The point is get creating and have fun!

This is part of the "Schooled" Collaboration, you can find all the kits HERE

I used the kits by Marta van Eck as part of her creative team.

Have a great day, would love to see what you make!

Tuesday Playday~Brutus Monroe Mail Art Inspiration Peek!

Hey there!
Today I have a piece of mail art I would love you to see! Do you have time to pop over and leave some love? I shall provide your magical transport if you simply       press       here


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team~Mummy Selfie!


Happy Tuesday!

Over on the Brutus Monroe Blog  I have a fun card made using the new Chuck Carson stamps available really soon! Hope you can pop over and see!

Have a great day!

My Social spots:

Instagram @tangledbluerose
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team~Witchy Card


Today I have my first post with the fabulous Brutus Monroe team! Hope you can check it out!

Click HERE for the magical transport over to the Inspiration Blog :)

Have an awesome day!

My Social spots:

Instagram @tangledbluerose
Twitter @tangledbluerose

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge~Sunshiney Yellow!!


Today I made a super fun ATC for the Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge this week, the theme is Sunshiney Yellow :)

Have a Super Shiney Happy Day!

Coffee anyone???

Digital Stamp by Bloobel
Coffee stamp STAMPlorations


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Visible Image Sunday Play~Angel Mixed Media Card

Happy Sunday!

Hope your August is going great so far!

Today I made another mixed media card for my Visible Image Sunday Play!

I was fortunate enough to be given the Summer Release 2016 Angels stamp to play with, she is amazing!

My mixed media ingredients:
Angels large & sentiment stamps by Visible Image
DecoArt Media: Gesso, Crackle Paste, Matte Medium, Metallic Luster
Ranger, Tim Holtz die, embossing powder, tissue
Kraft cardstock 
Flower photos from a magazine with edges torn

...and she sparkles :)

Have a wonderful day!

Visible Image social media links:

Monday, August 1, 2016

Things to Alter~ New Challenge for August Anything Goes!

Happy August!

Hope your are staying cool and not too cold in some parts of this wonderful World!

Today starts and aweosme new challenge at Things to Alter!

This is my creative project for Jac's team made using MDF given to me to play with along side some awesome media from the DecoArt Blogger Outreach Program. Love it when I can play with all these fun goods!

My project is a simple journal cover made of chipboard. The package I found at Michaels and came with several blank pages. I am attempting Page 1 and sharing today!

My ingredients:
Things to Alter MDF Cogged Heart, Mini Flowers, and a Geoclusters piece
DecoArt Media Gesso, Crackle Paste, Modeling Paste, Fluid Acrylics, Glazing Medium

The word stickers are Holtz Chit Chat mini stickers. The words are not my own but from a song by Paul Hewson, "Stand Up Comedy".

Have a magnificent journey!


Some Fabulous Challenges I am joining with my cover :)

Lunagirl Moonbeams Anything Goes August 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday Play with Visible Image~Art Tag

Happy Sunday!

Today is my day to share some Visible Image play with you :)

Hope you are having an awesome day!

Today I decided to play with the "Corners of Your Mind" Visible Image stamp. I love how flexible this stamp is, it can easily convey many moods. Looking for the brightness what I am seeking in this moment.

Please click each photo to see a bit bigger :)

My background is layered up with watercolor paper, veggie printed paper and a plain index card.

I added more texture with my favorite modeling paste by DecoArt using a Tim Holtz stencil, 
"Dot Fade".

I edged each layer with a Distress Paint dabber in my favorite blue. Added some fine black spatter, too by using an old toothbrush. 

Have an amazing day!

Just an FYI, orders from Visible Image will be delayed while Helen and Mark enjoy a much deserved Holiday, patience and understanding are warmly welcomed!

Visible Image social media links:

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Visible Image Sunday Play~Simple Notecards~INKognito


Happy Sunday!

Today it's my turn to share some creative Visible Image playtime. The kids are off from school and the time ran away from me a teeny bit. So, I wanted to make something simple and bright.

Hope you like them!

Using some of my most favorite stamps and Inktense Color Blocks, I made some clean and simple notecards. I used the Flower INKognito and Butterfly INKognito Visible Image stamps.

I applied the color block directly onto the stamps in various scribbles.

Misted the stamp with water, Inktense color blocks activate with water and 
when dry are very stable and permanent.
The images are stamped onto watercolor paper I cut to size before stamping.

Stamp away, I could easily do tons of these and not get bored! 
Each one even using the same colors comes out unique.

Thanks for looking and hope you can make a bit of time to play!

Visible Image social media links:

Friday, July 1, 2016

Things to Alter~July Challenge Anything Goes~"Practice Kindness"

Happy July!

Today starts a brand new challenge at Things to Alter with a theme of Anything Goes! The lucky winner will receive some awesome MDF by Jac but you have to play to win, hope to see you soon!

This is the project I made as part of Jac's creative team.

The substrate is another dollar store plaque I found and lots of MDF goodness!

Our theme was Shabby Chic until we decided to do Anything Goes to encourage more mixed media players,  so with that theme still in mind, here is my attempt at Shabby Chic.

I really love the softer colors and how well they play with texture!

The canvas is 6 inches by 6 inches. 
My Ingredients:
Things to Alter MDF:

Paperclay flowers coated in gesso and layers of Distress Paint.

Highlights and some shine with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam and Glimmer Glaze. I really love the Glaze for a 'sealing' layer.

The dollar store substrate is covered with lace from an old not so-old lacey dress. I attached the lace with some mat medium then gesso'd over the drop so the drippy drips would stay put.

I left the nest and sweet heart birds in the natural MDF color :) for POP

"Practice Kindness"

Have a great day and hope to see you play soon!

Happy Weekend!

*just added*

There are some wonderful challenges I would like to play along with, too:

Anything But Cute~Birds and Bees

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes

Rhedd's Creative Spirit Mixed Media Anything Goes

Altered Eclectics~Mixed Media Anything Goes

A Vintage Journey~Monochrome
so happy a GDT bit of arty goodness came across my wall
to remind me of this fabulous challenge :)