Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Art Journaling with Jenn DeBell!

I love art journaling! It's so fun and unique to each person! 
There is no right or wrong...just do your thing.  
Love the fun colors Jenn used on this layout and of course the message! hehehe. 
Thanks Jenn! 

Hello everyone, I am so excited to be starting this adventure as a part of Yvonne's Art Girls team! My first share is a spread I did in my art journal.
I chose stamps that represented my title "Going Through Hoops".

For art journals, my technique is usually done over a period of time. I pick up leftover ink using stencils and water from my craft mat and press onto my pages. I stamped the dragonflies with black archival ink. The wings were filled in using a Ranger embossing pen and embossed with iridescent powder by Lindy's. For this page, Ink was sprayed onto a craft mat and a combination of two stencils were dipped into it. The stencil was laid in the areas I wanted the pattern and pressed with paper towels. Once that was completely dry, the circles were drawn using watercolor pencils and a water brush. For a final touch of glimmer a light spraying of a glimmer mist. I actually stepped out of my normal style for this because I wanted to try a "less is more" approach. I hope you enjoy!
Here are a few closer images to show the glimmer.

 I used Minx inks by Art Anthology and watercolor pencils by Caran D'Ache. The journal is by Dyan Reaveley Dylusions. Both stencils are from Art Anthology.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

You make me smile-Lynne Forsythe!

Okay...working on wood or the unexpected is one of my favorite things to do and Lynne just made my heart sing with her creation!!! SO beautiful and what a "WOW" piece to have in your home! 
Thank you Lynne...you NEVER cease to amaze me! wink. 

I don't know about your part of the world
but in mine.....
The sun is shining and Spring is HERE!

For my project this week
I created a chunky ATC
which 5" tall cut from a 2 x 4.

I began by painting the wood with
White Gesso and wiping it back with a baby wipe.

I then spritzed my ATC with a bit of Glimmer Mist
and wiped it back with a baby wipe.
I repeated the process until I was happy.

I had been experimenting with Gelatos and created a 
half sheet of "paper".
Then I cut the paper up into 3/4" squares
and adhered them to my ATC.

I covered the entire ATC with Clear Gesso.
(oops I missed a photo)
I applied Light and Fluffy texture medium
through a stencil onto my ATC.
When dry I spritzed with Glimmer Mist and
wiped back with a baby wipe

I pulled out a chippie, spritzed with Mist.
Then I applied a few Prills.
When dry I painted on a bit of glam.

I stapled on a bit of paper mesh,
chicken wire and wire mesh.

....I finished it off with a stamped image from
Yvonne Blair Designs/Impression Obsession

Here are a few closeups

I hope you enjoyed my creative journey.....

Other Products Used:
Tattered Angels
Crushed Shells

Glimmer Glam
Lime Cordial
Bon Bon

The Crafter's Workshop
Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste
Clear Gesso

TCW710s Endless Swirls

Prills ~ Third Place

UmWowStudioFloral Collection

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Grace In Her Heart Layout - by Tonya Gibbs

What a wonderful way to pay tribute to someone special! 
Tonya...sending you hugs and love...thank you for sharing this! 

Hi everyone,  with Mother's Day right around the corner, I thought I would do a layout this week paying respect to this lovely woman who recently went on to be the Lord!  She is my husband's Grandmother, and I have had the pleasure of loving her for over thirty years!

I picked one of the sentiments from Yvonne's  Everyday Quotes 1 sets "She has fire in her soul and grace in her heart" to Title this layout, as it is the perfect way to describe Grandma May.  She spent everyday of her life motivating those around her, but the words on her tongue were always singing the praises of our Lord Jesus Christ.


 The sentiment was added with gold embossing powder so that it shines bright on the layout. The gold also works nicely with the foiling accents in the ephemera from the paper collection.

I wanted my layout to remain simple. So I chose a dot embossed white texture paper from Bazzill for the background. Then I lightly spritzed it with  Lindy's Stamp Gang, Edelweiss Moss Green.  This is a nice green with gold shimmer.   It gives a bokken effect around my garden cluster.

 Granny loved her flower gardens, and she was laid to rest on Earth Day this year. I wanted lots of flowers to frame her photograph. 

I used papers and ephemera from American Crafts. The ephemera is Jen Hadfield,  Home Made, and the papers are Dear Lizzy's Saturday collections Central Park and Skyline.   

Here is a quick video sharing how I created the layout.

When we lose someone we love, it can be difficult.  But I am always thankful that I have photos to reflect back on those happy memories that we have shared with them in the past.  Thank you all for sharing this moment with me today.  I encourage you to hug someone special, and snap a photo of them. Then pull out a paper collection, and create a layout.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sometimes is REALLY NICE.....

Such a sweet card...such a sweet outlook.
I feel so lucky to have these amazing Art Girls in my life.
They are so talented and are amazing artists, but more then that they are AMAZING people.
Such a beautiful way to tell someone they are loved....thank you Lynne for this reminder as well as the inspiration!

To be told "You are LOVED"!

I have an upcycle project for you today.
I purchased a small whitewashed wood hanging 
at TJMax for $2.00.
I thought it had possibilities.....

When I went to use it I realized....
it had a crack down the front of it so
I took a piece of textured wall paper and
adhered it to the wood.

Next, I pulled out an Architextures ~ Junque Pack
and adhered pieces parts on top of the wall paper.

I painted on a layer of Multi Medium to
help keep the paper mesh together.

I tied a bit of jute around the board
and added a piece of wire mesh
all which are held in place by a staple.

I spritzed a few leaves with water and painted on a bit
of Lime Cordial ~ Glimmer Glam.
I painted Caspian Sea ~ Glimmer Glam onto the flower
and spritzed everything with 
Precious Metals ~ Glimmer Mist.

What would a wall hanging be
it if didn't say something from the heart????
(the reason I love Yvonne's stamps so much!!)

Once everything was all glued down
I sprayed the whole piece with
Bronze ~ Glimmer Mist.

Here are photos of the finished project.....

Thank you for stopping by
and remember to try to have your last words be

Monday, May 1, 2017

Exciting NEWS!!!

Hi everyone! 
I'm thrilled to announce that the super talented Jenn Dubell has joined our Art Girl family! 
I've been following her for a while and her art blows me away! 

Here is a little bit about her....

I am 46 years old. Born and raised in Oregon. I have been a lover of art in every form my entire life. I have two grown children and 3 grandsons. I am a very versatile artist and love to create beautiful things in many ways. I love scrapbook layouts, canvas, mixed media, jewelry design, re-purposing thrifty finds, and stamping of course! I love to combine stamping with all of my craft projects in a variety of techniques.

I hope you will welcome her and check out her blog and her amazingly gorgeous art! 

We will be back on Thursday with a project! Hope you will stop back by! 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

"Printed" Gelli Papers

Okay..I have to confess, I have not gotten on the Gelly Printing band wagon...
I thought it looked cool..thought yeah...I might like that, but NOW 
seeing what Lynne did...it have convinced me I NEED ONE IN MY LIFE!!! 
Thanks for the enable Lynne! hehehe
Oh and most definitely the beautiful project! 

Hi Peeps.....

Thank you for stopping by the blog today
to check out my latest creation
using Yvonne Blair Designs/Impression Obsession stamps

A while back I was experimenting with a Gelli Plate....
which means I have TONS of "printed" paper.
Vintage Ledger paper
Deli paper
Dictionary paper

I stenciled on the lager piece of "printed" paper.

Tore a piece of deli paper to use as a ruffle.
I even used my cast of sheet.

I pulled out a piece of black burlap
and some string.

I applied ink to Yvonne Blair Designs

and stamped randomly of my card face.

I then adhered a piece printed deli paper to
a piece of cardstock and stamped with

I then pulled out a piece of chipboard and
painted it.

....then I put it all together!!

Here are a few close ups of my card.

I hope you have enjoyed my creative adventure
using my "printed" paper and
Yvonne Blair Designs stamps!

Other Products Used

Gelli Arts
Gel Printing Plate
Perfect PaintsShimmering Matte Acrylic
Bright Gold
Moss Green

The Crafter's WorkshopBlack Gesso 
Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste

Homegrown Mash

Canvas Corp Brands
Jute ~ Black
Greeting Card & Envelop
Burlap ~ Black

Tattered AngelsGlimmer Glam ~ Lime Cordial

Chantilly Mixed Blooms ~ Mauve
DIY ~ Queen Annes Pick

Ranger Ink
Archival Ink ~ Jet Black
Multi Medium ~ Matte

StencilGirl ProductsBrick Factory
Corrugated Lines Stencil Small