Sunday, March 27, 2016

STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday~Springtime Altered CD


Today I want to share a quick, bright project I made for the STAMPlorations blog today.

Hope you have a chance to hop on over and see the wonderful projects by the STAMPlorations team!

Have a great day!

I used the ARTplorations LARGE stencil FEARLESS and my homemade gelatin plate. The border was stamped with Stazon ink and the STAMPlorations ARTSY BORDER MAKER stamp.

There is still a teeny bit of time to get your stencils out and have a play. Enter our Mixed Media Challenge HERE. Make sure to add the STAMPlorations badge below to your post when you link up with us! Good luck and can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Lost Coast Designs Flora & Fluffy Tails Event~Cracked Birds "Be Different"


Today we are having a Spring fun event over on Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity! It is the Flora & Fluffy Tails funfest!

Hop on over to check it and play along as you have time! We love seeing what you create.

Here is my 6 inch by 6 inch cardboard canvas. I loaded up with as much bright color as I could, hope you like it!

Please click the images to see them a bit bigger!

I used the Lost Coast Designs Mini Cracked Critters Chicken and Cracked Chicken. Both are colored using Nuance water soluble dye powder.

I die cut some flowers using some ancient papers.  I used a sparkly brad for the center.

The bright Dragonfly blue and Moss green are my first play with Canvas Corps Brands Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, these two colors are in the Starter Kit, Brights. I love the subtle shimmer the Mists have, but it does not photograph easily! The brown diamond background layer has Glimmer Glaze Satchel which adds a wonderful smooth shine.

I also used Glimmer Glam Glitter Paints in Celebrate and Berrylicious in layers on top of the cardboard along with spritzes of It's Orange Glimmer Mist.

Thanks so much! Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Sneak Peek of my Step by Step on ARTplorations today!


I have a step by step over on the STAMPlorations ARTplorations blog today. I would really love it if you had time to pop over and see :)

Still time to play along with our Mixed Media Anything Goes, add a stencil Challenge!

Find the Challenge HERE

Have a great day!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Visible Image Sunday Play~ "Create"~ Small Canvas

Happy Sunday!

Today is my Visible Image Sunday Play day, hope you have time to play, too!

You can click each image to see them a bit bigger :)

I started with a 6x6 inch blank canvas. I covered it with DecoArt Gesso, 
thinned a little with water. I added some random drywall mesh tape into the wet gesso.
Once dry I used Inktense Color Blocks for the base color.

I added some DecoArt Crackle Glaze randomly along with some modeling paste through stencils for more texture play.

The awesome Vision INKognito eye stamp was stamped onto tissue using Ranger Black Archival. I painted the back side with white to ensure the eye would pop! I attached the tissue with DecoArt Decoupage Napkin medium.

"Create Your Imagination" is from the "This is Me" stamp set.

Final touches, I added some splatters and assorted brads and the baker's twine.

Have a wonderful day!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Family of Macabre Stampers Blog Hop


Just wanted to share the ATC's I made for the first blog hop from the Family of Macabre Stampers today.

The ATC's are posted over on my challenge blog at Dream in Darkness our theme is
Anything Goes except cute. We love to see your non-mainstream projects. Come check it out HERE.

I used Smeared Ink rubber stamps and a sentiment by Viva Las Vegas Stamps.


Have a spooky day!

Lost Coast Designs Challenge Reminder~Let's Party!~"Party On"

Hi Everyone!

Today just wanted to share a quick reminder of the Party! challenge at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Such a fun and happy theme and so fun, "Let's Party"! Yay, no excuse, get your party hat on, promise we won't laugh and link up, and get a chance to wins some really awesome stamps!

So I am sharing these wonderful Party Dudes!

I used lots of DecoArt from my stash, Nuance color powders, Lost Coast Designs "Los Tres Caballeros" and "License Plate Alphabet" set stamps.

My substrate is cardboard, and yes at the top above "Party", that is the UPC barcode on the cardboard flap I used, fun design element, right :)  The base bottom later is washed with DecoArt Gesso and DecoArt Media Mister, the edges are touched with DecoArt Fluid Acrylic Gold, love it!

Layers and layers stacking it all up!

The stamps, I inked with Stazon in blue and purple, I love the newsprinty feel with the purple.

Party On!

Have fun with this, ok??? Come play! Click HERE for your transport to the party, leave some love for my teamies at Lost Coast, pretty please?


Saturday, March 12, 2016

New Fantasy Digital Kit~ElveNar


I made a couple of fantasy digital pages for the new magical kit called ElveNar at Design2Create! Have a magical day!

I love the flowers and unicorns in this digital kit.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

"Serendipity"~Mixed Media Canvas

Happy Tuesday!

Hope you are enjoying the day! Today I wanted to share a fun project I did and I was able to get really messy!  I made a project for the new challenge hosted by Andy Skinner. The theme is Bold & Bright. I (barely) managed some control and not use any black!

Click the pictures to see a bit bigger :)

~very happy!~

I started with a funky plaque I found at the dollar store for the substrate. It is an odd size, just about 
6 1/2 inches by 9 inches.

I used all DecoArt and Americana products on this canvas, lots of gesso, modeling paste and Media Fluid Acrylics. "Create" and "Serendipity" are from the Andy Skinner 8x8 Serendipity stencil. 

I used modeling paste on "Create" and Texture Sand on "Serendipity". Wonderful texture differences! I used a babywipe to pull off some layers as I was building.

The 'flowers' are modeling paste with a palette knife.

My only tools were a palette knife, babywipes and my fingers. The was so fun and messy! You can see how messy, my paint bottles and such are really spattered!
I used the Crackle Glaze on top applied with a palette knife, it was thick and gave me amazing cracks. I let everything air dry. each. and. every. layer. air. dried. 
It was hard to be patient but I think the colors and all made it totally worth it!

Thanks so much for looking and visiting. You see my splattery bottles and all below :)

Have a fabulous day!

I am linking this to the Any Skinner Bright & Bold Challenge HERE

Sunday, March 6, 2016

STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday~Blossom like a Butterfly

Today starts a new mixed media challenge at STAMPlorations! Spring is on my mind with the extra warm weather about me here, so it makes a grand excuse to play with butterflies some more :)

The challenge is always Anything Goes, use any stencil. If you link up and post the banner on your post you have a chance to win some shopping at STAMPlorations. The stamps I used here today and stencil can be found in Shery's Shop STAMPlorations HERE
DT stash I used:
STAMPlorations stamp: Blossom like a Butterfly
ARTploratons stencil: Daisy Dance

Stamps were all heat embossed with WOW Opaque Bright White. 
All colors are Nuance by Magenta
I added the dots on the dots with a paint pen :)


Have a wonderful day!

Visible Image Sunday Play~Colorful Magic

Happy Sunday!

Today I have a wonderful brightly colored art tag to share. I hope it brings a smile or two!
A splash or two of color can bring out the magic and return the joy.

My stamp list:
all Visible Image lovelies:

The paper is watercolor paper by Canson. Colors are Nuance.
I really tried to slow down this time and applied one color at a time and let them dry naturally. So difficult to slow down! 

The flowers were stamped first in WOW Opaque Bright White, the best powder no doubt
 for these fabulous stamps!

Glorious dragonfly, love!, is embossed in Super Fine Black. 

Enjoy this wonderful day!


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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Lost Coast Designs Design Team Call~New Facebook Group

Happy Thursday!

I wanted to share some exciting news, Lost Coast Designs is having a Design Team Call starting today! You have seen some of my samples made with Lost Coast's fabulous stamps, now is your chance to join the team! All the details for applications can be found HERE. We are seeking Guest Designers as well and I knowwww you all are amazingly talented, so come check it out!

I really hope you take the time to apply, soon!  

More exciting news, there is a NEW Facebook Group for Lost Coast as well! Come play and share your Lost Coast stampy fun! Come to play or hangout, it's all in good fun. The group can be found HERE. We want to grow and share the love of stamping so we'd really love it if you would share the great news. 

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Things to Alter~New Challenge~MDF Altered Shadowbox

Happy March, Glad you all survived Leap Day!

Today at Things to Alter, we are happy to start our Second Month long challenge! Everyone is welcome to join in for this mixed media altering playtime. The theme this month is Steampunk. Can't wait to see what you make!

I altered on of Jac's MDF 4 inch open boxes for this play.

Parts list:
4 inch MDF box
Ornate Lamp Post
Plain Key

Click each image to see a bit bigger :)

Full sun outdoors to try to get the colors to show a bit better

No fillers inside the box so you can see the textures

One side, more textures...

Supplies list:
Metal Tape
Various embossing folders
DecoArts Blogger Outreach stash, Antiquing Creams, Media Fluid Acrylics, Ultra Matte Varnish