Thursday, August 31, 2017

Workin' with 'TOVER'S again!

I love it when Lynne works with her "tovers"!!! 
We all have them laying around on our desk...
why not go and create something!!! 
Thanks Lynne! 

I LOVE working with 'TOVERS.
Seems I ALWAYS have a lot of them.
I had been working on a project, creating some "paper"
and ended with this 'TOVER paper.
So, I thought a tag would be just PERFECT!

I diecut the paper and
randomly stenciled on the tag with paint.

new stamps to finish off my tag.

...and all kinds of 'TOVERS!
lots of textiles
and other pieces parts!

Other Products Used

Tattered Angels
Glimmer Glam 
Bon Bon
Lime Cordial
Blue Topaz

High Impact Paint

Glimmer Mist

Canvas Corp
Printed Cardboard

UmWowStudioLeafy Branch

Friday, August 25, 2017

Words of Encouragement...Jenn DuBell

LOVE LOVE LOVE these beautiful cards from Jenn! 
Thanks girlie!!! ALWAYS fabulous creations!!! 

Hi there! Jenn here with you today. At some time we all need words of encouragement. What better way to send a cheerful note to a friend in need than with a handmade card! The beautiful, uplifting sentiment stamps created by Yvonne Blair are just the right touch to do this! For these cards, I used the following stamps. Be sure to click on the pictures to head over to Impression Obsession Stamps and get these for yourselves! There are so many quality stamps there to choose from!

These cards are not only bright and cheerful, they are also very simple to make! Just grab some spray inks, create some backgrounds, stamp, and add colorful paper and embellishments!

Thanks so much for visiting! Until next time, happy creating to you!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Twitterpated by Lynne Forsythe

Oh how I love definitions! It's something about words...I just LOVE words...
especially fun ones! hehehe....Lynne did it again and blew me away! 
Thanks Lynne for always creating such beautiful pieces of art! 

Within days my daughter will be getting married!
Needless to say, I have been knee deep in wedding prep....
I was in desperate need of some "me create" time so
I pulled out a page from my Mix and Match Ledger,
but of course I had to use the wedding color....
just couldn't resist.

I decided I would work with the pieces parts ('TOVERS)
that are taking over my work surface.

I began by pulling various papers and ephemera from my pile of 'TOVERS
and adhered the pieces parts to my art journal page.

I then applied a diluted layer of gesso to even out the surface colors.

Next, I applied a layer of Clear Gesso,  and then
randomly applied Glass Bead Gel to my dry surface.

 Next, I pulled out a one of my chippies, applied some prills
and then a bit of color. When dry, I cut it apart.

OK....I had so much fun coloring my page
I neglected to take pictures! SORRY!

Lastly, I went looking through my 
Yvonne Blair Designs/Impression Obsession Stamps
for the PERFECT stamp...
and I found it!

Here is my finished page....

I hope you enjoyed my creative time.....
now off to make the bride's bouquet,
boutonnières and other last minute items!

Other Products Used

Mix and Match Ledger

Tattered Angels
Glimmer Mist
Key Lime Pie

Glimmer GlamGolden Goddess

High Impact PaintPlatinum

ChalkboardBlack Orchid
(the wedding color)

Canvas CorpTissue Stock
Printed Cardboard
Flute ~ Kraft

UmWowStudioField Grasses

The Crafter's WorkshopGesso
Clear Gesso

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Dragonfly ICADS by Tonya Gibbs

How fun are these??? I understand so well about getting that creativity flowing..
what a fun cool way to get the mojo flowing! 
Thanks Tonya! 

Hi everyone, I know sometimes it is hard to get those creative juices flowing.  Well today I have a fun post that hopefully will inspire you to get motivated. 

  I will feature these amazing stamps from Yvonne Blair and Impression Obsession Stamps.

My thoughts were to tame the pile of scraps on my desk of Mono Prints, Book Texts, and scraps from left over projects. Many of the supplies used were left over from this past year's projects. It feels great to purge, and make something fabulous in the process.

I decided to create ICADS (Index Cards A Day) ... I know you are supposed to do 1 a day. But I decided to do as many as I could in a day. LOL!

Card sizes are 3 x 5 inches  (they don't have to be index cards, just cut to that size).

To help move things along, I placed myself on a time limit so that I didn't over think the assignment. I only had 2 hours!   Bonus  I only used 1 hour.  Since the theme, and overall look of each card was similar the assembly moved quickly.

Next  I could only use things from the scrap pile.

I developed a prompt list to help me stay focused.

1. Use Scraps (any size any Shape)
2. Use Mono Prints
3. Use Book Text
4. Use Gesso
5. Use Tissue/Washi Tape
6. Use Something Gold
7. Organic texture
8. Vellum
9. Stamping
10. Embossing Powder
11. Doodling
12. Stabillo Pencil

So I got to thinking about these beautiful cards, and what I was going to do with them all.  I think I may turn them each into cards.  They will fit nicely on the front of standard card panel. 

Here is the Video of me creating the Index Cards

Thanks for stopping in today, I hope I have inspired you to use up some of those scraps.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Humble Jenn DuBell

Check this Canvas out will you! WOW....Love the colors and all the yummy texture! 
Jenn hit another one out of the park!!! 
Thanks Jenn for more lovely inspiration! 

Hello there! Today I want to share a cute little canvas I created using one of Yvonne Blair's amazing sentiment stamps!
The stamp I used can be purchased from Impression Obsession HERE
There are many wonderful stamps to choose from as well.
I just love the uplifting sentiments Yvonne uses for her stamps! I chose a palette of blues and purples for my little canvas.

All of the stamps created by Yvonne are amazing and every one of them inspires something!I hope this project has inspired you to go get some and create something beautiful!!
Thank You for viewing my project! Please share what you make using #YBArtFun!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Card Sentiments are the BEST!

Now isn't this just too clever! That's Lynne for sure! 
She always has the best ideas! 
I'm sure whoever is gifted one of these art cards will cherish them! 
Thanks for the idea Lynne....My daughter's wedding is in December and I need to get on the ball! 

Hi with a quick blog post.
I needed to whip up some 
"Art Cards" 
for my daughter's bridal shower,
to give away as gifts!

Yvonne Blair Designs/Impression Obsession
are just PERFECT for my 'TOVER cards...

My second "Card Art" card...