Sunday, April 17, 2016

Stencil Sunday with ARTplorations~ATC Pair

Happy Sunday!

Back again today with a bright Spring-y ATC pair to share!

I am so happy to use bright colors lately, must be the season :) I had lots of fun with these ATCs, they are always a joy to make. Hope you will give them a try and you can play along in our Mixed Media Challenge!

ARTplorations Stencils:
DecoArt Modeling Paste
Americana Multi Surface Satin Acrylics
DecoArt Tinting Base
Distress Paint

Have a great day and thank you so much for reading!

Visible Image Sunday Play~Unicorn Magic

Happy Sunday!

Today I have a colorful play for Visible Image to share. Spring is here and there's no better reason to bring about all the bright colors possible, as if I need an excuse for color! Color is wonderful and so happy :)

I  made a mixed media canvas using Unicorn Magic from my DT stash and a few dots from Ink Splats, you can never have too many dots!

Here we go, click to see the photos a bit bigger :)

The substrate is a piece of cardboard scrap from a shipping box. I built up lots of layers using DecoArt Fluid Acrylics, Distress Paint and hot glue. 

The awesome images are stamped with Staz-On inks. The circle shaped die cuts are
 Seth Apter's new Robo Rings cut from some papers and dotted with Visible Image Ink Splats.

Have a magically colorful day!

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Step by Step over at ARTplorations


Today I have a quick step by step over on the ARTplorations blog for the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Team. Hope you have time to check it out!

Still time to play in our challenge, too! The theme is always Anything Goes, no cards, use a stencil.

Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Still Time to Play at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!


How are you today? I really wish you a great day!

I wanted to share a quick reminder for Lost Coast Designs, there is still time to play with our challenge this month. The theme is fun and easy, Anything Goes use a rubber stamp somehow. Be in it for a chance to win some Lost Coast stamps! You link up HERE and see all the wonderful makes from the other players and my teamies.

I have an ATC pair to share.

My ingredients list:

Watercolor paper
Nuance by Magenta water soluble dyes

Detail of  JOY stamped in Archival Ink and smooshed in a puddle of Nuance.

LIVE Pear heat embossed in white to Pop!

Inked in LIVE and blinged to make it the focal point.

Have a fabulous day!
hugs n' peace

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

ARTplorations Blog Hop Day1


Thanks for coming by and joining in to see some really awesome projects using the fabulous ARTplorations stencils!

The Hop runs on April 13, 14 & 15th, hop along leaving some comment love at each stop for a chance to win. All the rules and details and Hop list are HERE at STAMPlorations! Commenting closes on April 17th and the winners will be announced on April 19th.

I made a fresh and bright art tag for Spring using the beautiful ROSE DUET ARTplorations stencil in black DecoArt Modeling Paste.

Along the bottom I added some RETRO CIRCLES in white. The sentiment is from the STAMPlorations stamp Subway Art Builders Create set.

Have a great day and enjoy the Hop with the gorgeous projects from all the STAMPlorations teamies!


Sunday, April 3, 2016

STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday~New Mixed Media Challenge

Happy Sunday!

New month and new challenges to play along with as Spring gets going!

This is my second post for you today, hope you like it! Please scroll down to see my Visible Image stamp play today, too :)

I made a 5 by 7 wood canvas today using a new stencil from ARTplorations called Merry Go Round and I love it!! I am pretty sure you will see many many more projects form me using it. Hope you like it too, check it out HERE!

Here is my wood canvas, click to see the photos a bit bigger :)

I finger painted globbed smooshed and pushed the background in 
Americana Cotton Ball White & Chartreuse and a splash of Distress Paint Picked Raspberry.

I swirled some puddles with the no brush end of the paintbrush. 
Flicked white all over. literally all over everything on my table :)
I love polka dots!

Once dry or sorta of dry, using DecoArt Modeling Paste I added the spinny-wheels, love them!

More drying time...then layered up the wheels with 
Distress Paints, Picked Reaspberry, Mustard Seed and Wild Honey.

The wheels looked lonely so I had to make more dots!

I stamped and fussy/messy cut the sentiment and butterflies. One's stamp collection can never have too many butterflies, known fact! These are a must have set I am sure!

Thanks for reading along, I appreciate it!

Hop on over to see the rest of the Mixed Media Team's makes this month :)
Click HERE for your magical transport across the 'Net!

Hope to see you soon!

Sunday Play with Visible Image~Wake Up and Be Awesome!

Happy Sunday!

Today I have a gift tag made with the gorgeous Visible Image Butterfly and rich bright Spring colors!

Have an awesome day!

Visible Image Stamps:
Butterfly INKognito butterfly only
Plasma Set both pieces

The stamps were inked with Ranger Distress Embossing Ink and 
heat embossed with WOW Opaque Bright White. 

Have a colorful day and hope you get to play!

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Things to Alter~ New Challenge Anything Goes, Twist add a Bird!

Hello wonderful crafty people!

Welcome to April! I don't have any gags planned, how about you?

Just some painty fun and a new challenge at Things to Alter to bring you today!

Here we go, I made a 5x7 canvas for this project and loaded it up with Jac's MDF shapes, DecoArt Media and Tattered Angels colors.

Click each photo if you'd like to see it larger.

"Use Your Wings"
5 inch by 7 inch canvas board
Things to Alter MDF used:
Spooky Tree
Diamond Trellis Fence

I used DecoArt Gesso, Crackle Paste, Crackle Glaze and Matte Medium 
in various layers along with masking tape and drywall tapes for texture. 
I used an Andy Skinner stencil also for more dimension with Deco Art modeling paste.

For color I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists Brights Starter kit. I love the blue Dragonfly and green Moss, the colors are very vibrant! On top of the mists, I applied a layer of DecoArt Matte Medium to seal the color once the color sprays were dry. The colors move some when the medium was applied with a brush but here it worked just fine.

On top I used some DecoArt Crackle Glaze for even more texture. I sprayed some more Tattered Angels, both Dragonfly and Moss and used a bit of water to get the color into the cracks. I also used some Glimmer Glaze Island Spring in some of the blue areas.

I used Glimmer Glaze Paint, Satchel, on the bird for a stained look. Then once dry I added some White Picket Fence Distress Paint and wiped some away.

Thanks so much for looking!

Please hop over to see the rest of the team's inspiration and enter the challenge when you have time! The theme is Anything Goes, twist add a bird.

Have a fun day!!