Friday, October 13, 2017

playin' with new product....

Lynne has done it again!
Beautiful, textured and gorgeous!!! 
Thanks Lynne...what amazing inspiration!!! 

Hello Yvonne Blair Design Fans!
I received a box containing the new Crafter's Workshop paints....

I decided I wanted to create a few Fall inspired cards.

WATCH how I created the backgrounds and leaves for my cards.

I finished off my cards with various
Yvonne Blair Designs/Impression Obsession stamps.

I love this set of stamps.....

For my second card, I lathered on a bit of the paint with
my palette knife, I colored the flowers, painted the chippie and
I even successfully stenciled with the paint!

I chose one of the stamps from the 
Holiday Words stamp set.

The Yvonne Blair Designs/Impression Obsession stamps I used
on my last card.

I hope you have enjoyed my experiment!
I sure had fun and now have some Fall cards to send out.

Other Products Used

The Crafter's Workshop Heavy Body Acrylic Paint
Iridescent Gold
Orange Slice
Kale Smoothie
Spun Sugar

UmWowStudioLeafy Branch

Tattered Angels Sun Sisters

Canvas CorpNote Cards with Envelop
Kraft paper
Flute ~ Brown & White

Ranger InkDistress Ink ~ Vintage Photo
Archival Ink ~ Jet Black
Distress Collage Medium ~ Vintage

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fall Laughter Frame by Jenn DuBell

Don't we all need this reminder sometimes? 
I know I do...and Jenn shared this at the perfect time! 
Thanks Jenn for this beautiful creation and so happy you are on the road to recovery! 

Hi there everyone! After having surgery and beginning my road to recovering from it I needed to create something uplifting and bright. What better way to do that than with some of Yvonne's cheery sentiment and pattern stamps! I hope you this project is uplifting for you too!

I chose the following Yvonne Blair Designed stamps from Impression Obsession.

I started with a plain wooden frame 5"X7" and painted entire surface with white gesso then dried completely.
I wanted a crackly wood grain look for the base so I used a Prima stencil and crackle paste. Let crackle paste dry for full effect.

Next,I used ink sprays in greens and golds alternating and drying in between colors.

Next, I inked up the sentiment stamp with an ombre mix of light to dark in shades of orange. I used clear embossing powder to seal this. Using green and the same orange inks I inked the pine branch several times and stamped around the sentiment. next, I placed the template for my frame where I liked and traced an outline with a pencil for a cutting reference and cut out.
Finally place the glass back into the frame and add the cut-out sentiment as you would a picture. Add jute string and floral embellishments. I also added a wood chip bird and some art stones.
As a final little shimmery touch,
I added some Deco Art Pearlizing medium with a small brush here and there and on the bird.

Thanks so much for viewing! Have a fun creative day!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Watercolor Cards by Tonya Gibbs

Check out these BEAUTIFUL cards from Tonya! 
Thanks girlie!!! 
Totally awesome! 

Watercolor Cards by Tonya Gibbs for Yvonne Blair

Hi  everyone, it has been a while since I have had a chance to share with you guys.  We recently had a crazy storm raging outside Hurricane Irma, and I needed to do something to calm my nerves. So I decided to spend sometime watercoloring along with a fellow YouTuber.  The result were these gorgeous cards I created using some of Yvonne's wonderful sentiment stamps with Impression Obsession.


I'm going to use this Kuretake -watercolor set
Pans used for this project
Deep Red: #36, Med Red 34, Light Red #31
Yellow No 40, Gold Rod #43
Green Olive #54,  Kelly Green #52
Brown #37, Light Brown #46, DK Purple #47

Round Watercolor Brush #10

Canson #140 Watercolor Paper

I found this wonderful watercolor Artist on YouTube and used her tutorials to practice some watercolor techniques to help calm my nerves during Hurricane Irma.  Her channel is Fairmeadow Studio and if you get a chance, please check out her channel.  She has a wonderful teaching style.  My technique is great yet, but with practice I will get it the hang of the brush strokes.

Watercolor Cards by Tonya Gibbs for Yvonne Blair

 Since my strokes were a bit sloppy, I decided to trace around my flowers with a white gel pen, and add a little gold liquitex ink to the center of my flowers.  This made them pop and gave them more texture.  Now I'm really loving the look.  I cut them down to fit on a card panel, and suddenly, I'm in love with the way they look!

Watercolor Cards by Tonya Gibbs for Yvonne Blair

 With the help of Yvonne's card sentiments, I was able to create four different cards. Sifting through my 6x6 paper pads, I found coordinating scraps of paper to help bring my designs together, and destash a little of my paper pads.  These are so beautiful, and the watercoloring keeps the designs fresh and simple. 
Here is a quick video sharing how my cards came together.

If you don't feel comfortable watercoloring your panels, you could always use printed paper, or even the coloring book pages that are so popular now.  Those patterns are simple to color and would look fantastic cut into smaller pieces.  These cards are handy to have pre-made when the occasion comes up. Thank you for hanging out with me today. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

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