Sunday, January 31, 2016

Tim Tag 2016~Tag Remix~Industrial Butterfly


Thanks for coming by this afternoon!

Right now I am so happy I managed to finish my first Tim Tag for January 2016! Yay! For all the details and wonderful technique how-to do, hop over the Tim's Blog HERE. This year looks amazing, featuring technique remixes from previous tag months. So fun!

This month's features one of my most favorite, Industrious Metal. Technique 2, Chalkboard, is totally new to me, so fun!

Here we go.

I had tons of fun using my Tim embossing folders and Christmas gift, the Butterfly Duo die with texture fade folder. 

I really love the black and white, it is so dramatic and powerful.

For the chalk effect, I needed to do a bit of improv. So, I used Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder and baby powder. It is fun when I am able to find a work around when I don't have the specific supplies on hand. This one smells good, too :)

I used Picket Fence Distress paint to help the charm Pop and match a bit better with the tag.

Overall such a fun play and I enjoyed playing with these techniques today.

Have a fabulous day!

Stencil Sunday with STAMPlorations~Happy Hugs Art Tag

Happy Sunday!

I have an arty tag loaded up with fun stencils to share today! It is featured on the STAMPlorations Blog, HERE, hope you have time to hop over and see!

I really wanted to make a project just with stencils for the imagery. Hope you like it!

This stared life as a mop up for some yummy Nuance powders run-off.

Close up of the wonderful 'layers' within the water color background.

These are all the awesome ARTplorations stencils I was given to play with for my DT projects:
ARTplorations Stencils:

Let me know if you have any questions, I love reading all the comments!

peace and hugs,

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Lost Coast Stamps New Release Party~Mini Cracked Bird


I have another ATC for you today! This is part of the Lost Coast Designs New Release Party, happening now!

I used the funky mini cracked bird on wheels from the sheet Mini Cracked Critters. The background is the Doodle Circles sheet which is a must-have since I adore circles!

Keep Moving Forward!


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday Play with Visible Image Stamps~Listen to your Heart


Welcome back to my first post of 2016 for Visible Image, yay! We have some awesome new teamies, hope you can make the time to visit and share some love on their blogs, too. I have them all listed on the sidebar to the left.

I started off with a tag shape and I fully intended for it to be a tag with ribbon and all....but it sort of stayed as a small canvas. I am happy with the bright result, hope you like it!

The base of my tag is heavy watercolor paper. I chose to use the smooth side, for me it makes a better stamped impression. I stamped the Plasma, Ink Splats and Retro Dots Background stamps in clear, bright white and red embossing powders before anything else.

When I start a project, I rarely know where I am going with it. I mean I have an idea, tag, canvas, ATC but I never know where I am going to end up. With this one, I had a moment of panic and almost tossed it aside. The red plasma was so opposite against all the white I wasn't sure what to do. I let it sit....and sit....and finally came back (days) later to attempt to complete it. 

For the background I used Nuance water soluble powdered dye available here. I love the bright intense colors they create. The embossing acts a wonderful resist. Once I got the warm colors on the paper, I felt much better!

For the focal point I used one of my favorite sentiments, "Listen to your Heart" from the "This is Me" stamp set. I think I just need to remember to listen to my heart more and shut the nagging brain voices down, what do you think?

Thanks so  much for stopping by today! 

hugs 'n peace,

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Lost Coast Designs Stamps~New Release Play!


At Lost Coast Designs we are having a New Release stamp party! Hope you come by and see all the fabbbb new stamps and inspiration for the entire creative team.

I know you have lots to do, so this is short n sweet!

This is my "Harmony" ATC, next in the series of my ATCs using the Dictionary Words sets of stamps. The background stamp is a section from the huge Grunge Border 3" stamp.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Sneaky Peek for STAMPlorations Stencil Play today!


I have a step by step with lots of color and pictures, shared today over on the ARTplorations blog. Won't you come by and say, "Hi'?

hugs and peace,


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Lost Coast Stamps Playday!~JOY ATC

Hello Lovely People!

Thanks so much for coming back to spend a bit of your precious time, it means so much to me!

I have an ATC to share today made with wonderful stamps by Lost Coast Designs. I wanted to feature one of the new Grunge Borders and Dictionary Words for you today.

Just in case, an ATC is 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. I really love the challenge to play in a small space, it is amazing what you can fit into the area and to me, it changes how I see a lot of design elements.

The base is made from the Grunge Border 3" stamp. It is about 3 inches tall and 11 inches long! I don't have a block or mounting supplies for a stamp this size, so....I improvised a bit. I inked up the stamp flat on the table with Archival Cornflower Blue, Tree Branch and Black in random spots. Then I carefully pressed the cardstock half sheet onto the stamp. I loveeeee the way the image came out. All new to me, I know the technique is established by still thrilling :)

"Joy" is stamped in Cornflower Blue Archival ink, one of my new favs.

The edge is inked with Distress Ink Peacock Feathers and sloppy wetted, messy is my rule.

Thanks for reading! I hope you have time to pop over to the Lost Coast Shop and check out our Challenge, too!


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Angelique's Scraps~ New Digital Scrapbook Kit Today~Pretty Colors

Happy Day to you!

I have a couple of digital scrapbook pages to share today. Angelique's Scraps has a new digital kit out today, I was fortunate to be given the kit to play with and here is what I made.

Have a beautiful day!

This kit really does have so much to offer, wonderful textures and imagery. Pretty Colors for sure!

You can find the kits for purchase HERE and HERE


Monday, January 4, 2016

Bringing on the New Year New Challenge at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity~Clean and Simple

Happy Monday!

Hope you all survived all your New Years Eve adventures!

Today starts a brand new challenge at Lost Cost Portal to Creativity, our theme is easy this month, Clean and Simple. Link and play as you can I really would love to see what you make! The rules are all listed HERE.

I made an ATC Trio cut from watercolor paper. I used the wonderful Doodle Words stamps by Lost Coast Designs, provided to me for projects and which I am extremely happy and grateful to use, they are great quality and stamp wonderfully!

For the color I used the Nuance by Magenta water-soluble powdered dyes also sold by Lost Coast Designs, given to me for Christmas by a dear friend, thank you! It is my first play with water color powders and it was fun. I am looking forward to doing lots more. The colors are very bright and rich. A teeny bit of powder goes a long way. I do hope you will check out all these great supplies at Lost Coast Designs.

Please click the pictures to see them a bit larger.

The stamped are heat embossed with WOW Opaque Bright White from my own stash. I was inspired to use a technique recently used by Mark, the designer at Visible Image to create the backgrounds.

I hope the New Year brings you Hope, Joy and your Wishes come true!

peace and hugs,


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Stencil Sunday STAMPlorations New Mixed Media Challenge

Hi Happy Sunday!

It's the first Sunday of the New Year and new month so that means another fabulous Mixed Media Challenge with STAMPlorations! The Mixed Media Challenge is always anything goes except a card, add a stencil. All the rules and inspiration this Sunday can be found HERE

To share today, I used some stamps and stencils provided to me to play. Love them lots!

Today's page uses STAMPlorations Bold Sentiment stamp and the ARTplorations stencils Retro Circles standard and the Happy Flowers Large full page stencil.

I used my awesome DecoArt paints and Texture paste I received from the DecoArts Blogger Program. The paste is awesome and blends well with acrylic paints. I love how smooth the stencil comes out using the paste.

Once dry I brushed on some DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Gold for the extra shine.

The sentiment is stamped using Jet Black Archival ink.

Be Brave and Imagine, where will your imagination take you this year? I would love to read your comments and see your art! Link up your mixed media stencil makes with us HERE

peace and hugs,