Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season!

Merry Christmas!


~hugs

~kim

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Stamplorations Stencil Sunday~Fairy Dreams Paper Collage Art Tag

HI!

Happy Sunday!

Just a small project to share to hopefully brighten your day! Over on STAMPlorations you can see all the fabulous projects this month from my teamies, hope you can find a few minutes to visit, the link is HERE.



I made the background using the ARTplorations stencil, "Bloom Silhouettes" with my homemade gelatin plate. 


Once dry I started adding some collage images that I had made at the copy shop using their laser printer. The images are from the Graphics Fairy and Crowabout StudioB at Mischief Circus.. The paints are DecoArt acrylics and DecoArt Media Fluid acrylic, gold.


Have an awesome day!
~kim

Friday, December 18, 2015

STAMPlorations How-to & Inspiration

Hi!

Happy Friday! I have a step by step published on the ARTplorations blog today, yay! Hope you can visit, HERE is the linky :)

And a peek!


Have a great day!
~kim

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Visible Image Sunday~Leave Your Fears Behind Art Tag

Happy Sunday!

Glad you are back for another wonderful week and a bit of Visible Image playtime! A quick note as well, hope your were able to catch Visible Image on Create and Craft UK, yesterday. There are some replays available so you can see some awesome demos! As soon as I get the specific link to view it here in the US I will add it into this post :)



I used the wonderfully powerful image set, "Leave Your Fears" by Visible Image. The rest is my usual painty play mix with a bit of embossing, some reclaimed headphone wire and candy foil wrapper for added fun!



Have a wonderful Holiday Season! Will see you again in January after a bit of a break for all of the DT and Mark & Helen of Visible Image. Will leave you with a bit of a tease, you WILL want to come back to see the new and exciting things to come in Visible Image early in 2016!


Peace and hugs,

~kim

Visible Image hot spots!

Visible Image social media links:






Tuesday, December 8, 2015

STAMPlorations Stencil Blog Hop

Hi!

Happy day to you!

Today is a fun day at STAMPlorations, for your viewing pleasure, the entire Design Team has a blog hop featuring ARTplorations stencils!

Start your Hop, HERE to see all the fun details and inspiration!


My tag, "Power to Imagine" uses the following STAMPlorations stamps and stencils:



Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects HERE

I hope you have a great day!

~kim



Sunday, December 6, 2015

Stencil Sunday~Mailart with STAMPlorations

Hello!

Today I have a mailart envelope to share made with all stencils by ARTplorations! Today begins a new mixed media challenge at STAMPlorations and it is anything goes except at card and use any stencil. You can see all the inspiration from my teamies and all the details HERE


My basic print was pulled from my homemade gelatin plate with various DecoArt acrylic paints. The big arrows and feathers are from the new large full page size ARTplorations stencil called Feathers & Arrows. The new large stencils are just about 8 inches by 10 inches and wonderful!


"Hello" and "Create" are also made using ARTplorations stencils. The doodly flowers on the side are from the "Bloom Factory" stencil.

This is the full envelope before folding :)


I used a template I found at Mischief Circus by Crowabout StudioB

I love how the back shows off the gorgeous feathers!


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



~kim

Visible Image Sunday!~Imagine Art Tag

Happy Sunday!

I made a small tag I would like to share today!


My substrate is a piece of cardboard from a shipping box. On top of that I layered some images cut from some collage sheets I found at Mischief Circus, Crowabout StudioB, along with some paper scraps of my own. Everything is attached using gloss medium.

Once dry, I added some sparkle using my favorite Visible Image stamps! I used "Imagine" from the, "Imagine, Dream Inspire", stamp set.


I added some dots using the "Ink Splats" stamp and "Retro Dots Background", stamp.

I had lots of fun making this, hope you like it!

Have a great week!
~kim

Visible Image hot spots!

All the links you need to know:
Inspiration from the Design Team on the Visible Image Blog, HERE

Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our 'Show & Tell Challenge' for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! 

And don't forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too!

You can also sign up for the Newsletter HERE

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Winter Holidays Facebook Challenge with Lost Coast Designs

Wow! Happy December!

Where has this year gone? Amazing it is almost done!

At Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda, we are happy to share a fun Winter Holidays Facebook Challenge. Now is the time to play with your Lost Coast and/or Carmen's stamp and share with us in this Facebook POST. Make our fabulous stamps the star of the show and you could win some stamps, yay! The Facebook post is pinned to the top and all the rules are posted there, too!


I used on of my favorite stamps, Tabby Cat and Christmas Lights to make this ATC. I embossed Kitty with Lindy's Stamp Gang EP Razzleberry Plum which changes colors when tilted. 


The background is Distress Inked and spritzed with water for a wintery sky!

If you are a fan of kitties, there is a wicked fun new challenge blog hosted by Ike for Cats Only Projects, called "Show us your pussies", told ya it was wicked! All kitty cats are welcome :)


Come play, catrnip is purrvided!


I hope you can juggle and manage to play along in these amazing December Challenges!

To enter the Lost Coast Winter Holidays Facebook Challenge click HERE, we love to see your Lost Coast and Carmen's stamps in play.

I am not affiliated with the Show Us Your Pussies Challenge, but I am playing there, so visit, it is safe and not creepy, I promise! I am linking my Christmas Kitty HERE! Kitty lovers Unite!

~kim


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Stencil Sunday with STAMPlorations~Create Tag


Welcome back kind friends!

I hope your day is fabulous! I have a tag I'd love to share today. See more inspiration from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Team HERE



It is still bright and sunny hot where I live so I am still inspired to play with flowers and butterflies. But to be honest, not much can stop me from using them, I soooo love them both!

I used various STAMPlorations stamps and stencil to create this art tag.

ARTplorations stencil Bloom Silhouettes
STAMPlorations stamps: Bold Sentiments Create and Imagine Blossom like a butterfly

The background I used various DecoArt acrylics on my homemade gelatin plate and the Bloom Silhouettes stencil. I stamped on top once it was dry using Stazon Black. Is it weird I like how that ink smells?

My butterfly was fussy cut and colored with Inktense color blocks, slowly learning how to use
them :) I had some tape fun, too.




Come play with us at this month's Mixed Media Challenge, Anything Goes except a card, use any stencil, too.

You can win a gift certificate for the STAMPLorations shop but you need enter to play HERE




Enjoy your day!

hugs~
~kim

Visible Image Sunday~Baby It's Cold Outside Art Tag

Hello Happy Sunday!

The weather is finally feels chilly here, funny since about a week ago it was way above average and so hot!

So continuing with my wondeful Wintery tags for Visible Image, I have "Baby it's cold outside", today!

I sort of made my own Wintery set here, I used stamps from three different sets:
all 100% amazing Visible Image, "Baby It's Cold", "White Christmas" and "Rockin Around".

Click each photo to see a bit larger.

The background was created using various acrylic paints on my homemade gelatin plate. 


The snowflakes and sentiment were stamped directly onto the tag using Wow Opaque Bright White powder. The "Rockin'" tree was embossed with Wow Metallic Silver Ultra High. The Ultra High makes such an amazing texture, love it! I used a Perfect Medium pen to scribble the icicles and embossed in the same Opaque Bright White.


To add more depth and "chill" I randomly added some UTEE clear all over the tag.

I am freezing now, yikes! Time for some hot chocolate, yum :)

Keep warm & cool where ever you may be!

~hugs

~kim

Visible Image hot spots!

All the links you need to know:
Inspiration from the Design Team on the Visible Image Blog, HERE

Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our 'Show & Tell Challenge' for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! 

And don't forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too!

You can also sign up for the Newsletter HERE

Monday, November 23, 2015

Things to Alter: Challenge Blog Candy

"Things to Alter: Challenge Blog Candy:   To celebrate having a Challenge blog, I have put together some of my favourite bits to offer as Blog Candy  ...."

I found this new MDF shop and there is a new challenge starting. Visit the site and share from there for a chance to win a package.        


Come visit the shop and see all the wonderful goodies, share from the site for a chance to win, too :)

~kim

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lost Coast Designs Mail Art Sunday

HI

Today I have a mail art piece I made for Lost Coast Designs. There is still time to play, hope to see you there soon! The theme is mail art and you can use any stamp on the project, much as we like to see ours, any will do! Check out the inspiration and rules HERE


I used a variety of stamps I was provided with on this project. Such a fun play!



This is the envelope before I folded it up. It is a template found at Mischief Circus by Crowabout StudioB.   Before I did any stamping, I created the background with various DecoArt paints on my homemade gelatin plate. I used a stencil by ARTplorations as well.


Thanks so much! Looking forward to seeing your projects, too!

~kim

Visible Image Sunday!~Sparkle at Christmas

Happy Sunday!

I have another fun tag to share today, made with awesome Visible Image stamps. Thanks for coming by to have a peek!



My absolute most favorite thing about Christmas are the sparkly lights! I love all the variety of lights and really wish I could keep them up all year. So when Visible Image introduced this awesome Christmas set, I was in love! The set is "Sparkle at Christmas". The star bursts are so fun to stamp with and will work all year long on many projects, so flexible!

I added lots of layers on top of the manila tag, including a painted book page and tissue.
The tree is cut from a page that did not work out as I had hoped, but loved the color and I never toss any papers, they always come in handy.



Shine on and have a fabulous day!

~kim

Visible Image hot spots!

All the links to learn all about Visible Ink:
Inspiration from the Design Team on the Visible Image Blog, HERE

Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our 'Show & Tell Challenge' for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! 

And don't forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too!

You can also sign up for the Newsletter HERE


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Caffeinated Christmas Hop with STAMPlorations~Special New Release from Big Grins

Hi!

Thanks for hopping over today!

Today is a special mini New Release Stamp day at STAMPlorations! Yay! The hop is to celebrate a Caffeinated Christmas stamp set by STAMPlorations Damsel of Distressed, Becca Cruger!

The Hop starts today at STAMPlorations, HERE and there is a giveaway, too! You can comment and Hop till this Friday. See the fabulous fun stamp set HERE, grab it now while it is on sale for one week, after that it is full price.

Enjoy the Hop and all you comment love is much appreciated! :)


I made a set of gift tags and a gift card holder, all perfect fun for the coffee and tea lovers in our lives.


 This is the fabulous sentiment set by Big Grins. I was so happy to be able to play with this set as well as the Sketchy Coffee Cups stamps for this Hop.










These are simple gift tags I made using a Spellbinders die, Fancy Ribbon Threader set. The stamps are heat embossed for shine.


This is the giftcard holder, you could use it for cash or a tea sample, too.


It opens to reveal the fun pocket.


Thanks so much and happy hopping! I am off for coffee, now :)

~kim

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Visible Image Sunday~Dreaming of a White Christmas



Hi dear friends!

Thanks so much for coming by today. A small post gearing up for the Holidays!

I had a small play making another Christmas tag, using my White Christmas Visible Image stamp set.


I am really enjoying the vintage feel Holiday color scheme, the opposite of the bright colors I usually play with, hope you like it!


All images are stamped and heat embossed, I love embossing for shine and texture. The white is Wow Opaque Bright White, a fellow Visible Image teamie told me about this amazing powder. Love that it stays white on the dark background! Thanks Teresa :)


Have a wonderful day.
Hugs and well wishes,
~kim

Want to find Visible Image, check out these links!

All the links to learn all about Visible Ink:
Inspiration from the Design Team on the Visible Image Blog, HERE

Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our 'Show & Tell Challenge' for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! 

And don't forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too!

You can also sign up for the Newsletter HERE

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Visible Image Sunday~Rockin' Christmas Gift Tag

Happy Sunday!

Wow we are a week into November! Have you started getting ready for the Holidays, shopping, wrapping gifts, yet? Just in case you are at the wrapping stage....today I wanted to share a quick gift tag.

I used the Visible Image stamp set, "Rockin' Around".



Take a piece of white cardstock or your favorite paper.  Fold the top down almost 1/3 of the way to make the flap. On the underside of the flap you can write your message or greeting.


I stamped and clear embossed the full trees on the inside first. Then I stamped and clear embossed the tree on the top flap. I  masked off the lower 'underneath tree' portion with the clear plastic sheet the stamps are covered with for storage, I did not want to get a ghostly image if I did not line it up perfectly.

I added color using Distress Inks in vintage tones. The spritzed with water mist. Once dry there were some areas I wanted to tone down so I used some Dylusions spray ink in white.

Hope you like this and I would love to see what you make!

Have a great day!

~kim

Want to find Visible Image, check out these links!

All the links to learn all about Visible Ink:
Inspiration from the Design Team on the Visible Image Blog, HERE

Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our 'Show & Tell Challenge' for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! 

And don't forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too!

You can also sign up for the Newsletter HERE



Friday, November 6, 2015

STAMPlorations/ARTplorations "How To" Day on the ARTplorations Blog

Hi!
Thanks for stopping by!

I just wanted to share a tutorial I wrote for the ARTplorations blog today.

It is not a new technique, but maybe will remind you of something fun to do if your mojo is on holiday!


Always Anything Goes except a card, use any stencil

Have a creative day!
~kim

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

New for November~Mail Art Challenge at Lost Coast~Postcard

Hi Lovely Friends!

Thanks so much for coming by!

This month at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity our Challenge theme is Mail Art! So grab those envelopes, some papers, lots of ink and paint, stamp it up and come play with us!

Here is a bit of play to get you going!


As always, you can see more including the stamp list over on the Lost Coast Review Blog, HERE


See ya soon!
~kim

Sunday, November 1, 2015

STAMPlorations Mixed Media Team~DT Inspiration & New Challenge!

Happy Sunday!

Lots going on today and lots going on this month! This is my second post today, yay! Be thrille dif you would scroll down or click HERE to see my Visible Image project for today, also :)

Today starts a brand new mixed media challenge at STAMPlorations, the theme is Anything Goes except a card and please use a stencil, any company is fine, Of course we would love to see you use an ARTplorations stencil, but it is ok if you don't. Play along maybe you can win some!


I made a small canvas to share today. I love bright colors, so happy and cheery! I used two stencils I was given as part of the design team, ARTplorations Flutterby and Clouds. These are perfect card sized stencils and work well on small canvas or tags, too.


I used Deco Art Crackle paste tinted with blue on the lovely butterflies.


I colored the background with my DecoArts paints, Derwent Inktense color blocks, a bit of washi tape and some splatters.

Thanks so much for coming by today, I hope you like this splash of color.

See you soon! HERE is the link to see the rest of the DT projects and the Challenge Link up.

~kim

Lost Coast Designs~Day of the Dead Challenge~Milagros Postcard

Hi!

Sneaky Peek of my post over on Lost Coast Portal to Creativity this time around! Up to November 15th, link up your Day of the Dead makes with us, use any company stamp and have fun!