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...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Mixed Media Prayer Journal by Tonya Gibbs

I don't know if any of you have felt this like this before...but I have...
such a good reminder and I love that Tonya will be using it as inspiration for her journal! 
Thanks Tonya! LOVE this! 

Prayer Journal by Tonya Gibbs for Yvonne Blair

Hi everyone how are you today?  I am sharing with you an altered dollar bin notebook that I created into a Prayer Journal today.  To help document those special online prayer requests.

I'm featuring these great stamps from Yvonne Blair and Impression Obsession Stamps:

I read comments where people ask for prayer, and I find myself  thumbs upping the comment, and  quickly doing so, but often forget to follow up.  Well, I got to thinking about how important those small commitments are, and I want to make sure I'm following up.  So I decided to create a little prayer journal.  Something I could sit next to my computer, and easily jot down those requests. Then when I have my quiet time, I can thumb through the pages and make sure I remember them. 

Prayer Journal by Tonya Gibbs for Yvonne Blair

For the inside covers  Yvonne's new Believe stamp serves as a reminder that it isn't enough to pray, you must also believe that God is in control, no matter the outcome.

Prayer Journal by Tonya Gibbs for Yvonne Blair

Prayer Journal by Tonya Gibbs for Yvonne Blair

Halfway through the book, I have created a section for a Praise Report.  This is an area, where I want to give thanks, and record those blessings and answered prayers.  I want to make sure that as I pray, I also give thanks for the ones that were answered.

Prayer Journal by Tonya Gibbs for Yvonne Blair

Here is a video sharing how I made the book:


Impression Obsession Stamps - Yvonne Blair Collection - Kneel
Impression Obsession Stamps - Yvonne Blair Collection - Never Stop
Impression Obsession Stamps - Yvonne Blair Collection - Believe
Impression Obsession Stamps - Yvonne Blair Collection - French Script
Notebook to alter (any size)
White bleached Muslin (sized for your notebook increased by 1/4 inch for shrinking)
8x10 Gelli Arts® Press
Liquitex Basic Paints - Yellow Oxide
Liquitex Basic Paints - Quinacridone Magenta
Liquitex Basic Paints - Titanium White
Liquitex- Iridescent Gold Ink
Ranger Ink - Dina Wakley Turquoise Full Body Paint
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Artist Pen - Cold Grey IV 233
Matt Medium
Sewing Machine (Optional)
Uniball Signo - Impact 207 Pen
Stampersanonymous Tim Holtz Collection - Latticework - THS019 Stencil

Prayer Journal by Tonya Gibbs for Yvonne Blair

This would make a great group project to do with a ladies or teen ministry.  It is fun to look back and see how many miracles God performs in our daily lives that we take for granted.  Thanks for hanging out with me today.  If you decide to follow along with this project, please tag us in social media with #YBARTFUN. We would love to see what you are doing.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Mermaid Advice Honeymoon Layout

Hi Everyone! Check out this amazing layout from Jenn!!!! 
Fabulous! I'm in love! What a beautiful way to share such a special occasion! 
Thanks Jenn for your inspiration! 
Hello there! My daughter recently married and honeymooned on the Oregon Coast and it was absolutely beautiful! A day that was supposed to be drizzley and dreary turned out to be sunny and dry at just the right time! This stamp in my mind just suited the occasion and inspired this entire layout along with the beautiful day in the picture!
The stamp featured can be purchased at Impression Obsession here.
Click on image above to go directly to stamp for purchase.
 To Prepare the stamp I used a trio of versaMagic chalk ink in hues of aqua and blue and then embossed with iridescent embossing powder. 

For this layout, I started with a 12X12 sheet of patterned cardstock in an ombre look. Next, I added a thin layer of white gesso with an old card, scraping it to keep thin. I used an Art Anthology stencil with texture paste and then added various ink colors in hues of blue and teal. I used embossing ink and a bubble stamp to create the bubbles with an iridescent embossing powder by Lindy's. I added splatters of the same blue inks as well as a copper and white. I built up my image with various coordinated papers torn on the edges. I added a fussy cut octopus, some netting painted with white acrylic, shells, a couple of tags with jute string, a mermaid tail hand molded, flowers, and some microbeads!
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!