Thursday, June 15, 2017

What do you DO??

SHE never ever ceases to amaze me with her art! 
Lynne...thank you...I needed this post! wink. 

Hi....Yvonne Blair Designs/IOStamps Fans.
So HAPPY you stopped by the
blog today to check out my latest creation!

I decided to use the
  MoJo Monday 500 Card Sketch Challenge
to help with a bit of creative mojo.

I began with a Value Greeting Card ~ Ivory
and a couple of Distress Oxide Ink pads.

When I was finished layering the Distress Oxides,
I inked Yvonne Blair Designs/IOStamps

with Wilted Violet ~ Distress Oxides.
Then I applied a bit of White Gesso
with my palette knife to the face of my card.

I chose a Leaf Stems UmWowStudio chippie
and painted with Lime Cordial.

Here is my finished card....
with Yvonne Blair Designs/IOStamps

What do you do....
when your Mojo has gone on vacation???
I would love to hear your ideas!

Other Products Used...

Canvas Corp Brands
Value Greeting Cards ~ Ivory
Kraft Cardstock

Tattered Angels
Glimmer Glam ~ Lime Cordial

UmWowStudioLeaf Stems

The Crafter's WorkshopWhite Gesso

Distress Oxides
Archival Ink ~ Jet Black

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dandelion Souls and Fairy Wishes

What a magical art journaling page from Jenn Dubell! 
Love all the texture, colors and the message!!! 
Thank you Jenn! 

Hello everyone, Jenn here! I am back on the blog today sharing another Art Journal spread I created with some of Yvonne Blair's amazing stamps!
For this I chose the "Only the Wind"  and "Three Flowers" stamps.

I started Art Journaling only a few months ago and have found that it is a very peaceful outlet. There are so many ways you can create beautiful pages combining stamps, stencils, mediums and of course wonderful sentiments such as this one!
Here are a few closer images to show techniques and details....................................................

For more details how I created this layout please visit my blog here.
                      I hope you have enjoyed my post! I'll be back soon with more inspiration!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Junkin' sure is FUN!

Amazing, fun, colorful art from Lynne! 
She always amazes me with her textures! 
Thanks Lynne for such fabulous inspiration!!! 

HOWDY.....Yvonne Blair Designs Fans!!!
I hope you had a WONDERFUL Memorial Day Weekend.
I also hope you had the opportunity to take a moment and remember
those who gave all for our Freedom!

Memorial Day signals the beginning of Summer,
yard sales and antiquing season....BRING IT ON!

I had the opportunity to do a bit of junkin' on Saturday.
I bought some lace, 36' of pull chain and some old books.

So....I figured I would combine my new "found" objects,
 and my new Distress Oxide Ink Pads!!

ALMOST TOOO MUCH LOVE all in one spot!
First, I watched Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Demo.
Then, I pulled out the little darlings and began to play.

I smeared,
I spritzed,
I dipped and rubbed.....
and created this BEAUTIFUL tag.

I pulled out a bit of vintage lace.
Next, I smeared the Distress Oxides on my craft mat
and spritzed with a bit of water.
With a flat brush I painted the lace. 

For the flower, I diecut a piece of vintage fabric.
I repeated the "smear and spritz" technique
and applied color to my flower.

I wanted to create leaves so I combined
fossilized amber and broken china to achieve the color green.
I then painted my new color onto a bit of Tissuestock.

I chose one of

Other Products Used
Canvas Corp BrandsTissue Stock
Bulk Shipping Tags
Kraft Paper

Architextures ~ Tall Base ~ Chickenwire

THANK YOU for stopping by!!!!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Art Journaling with Jenn DuBell!

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 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.