Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gratitude Mini Album

Hi everyone! I'm back today to share a mini album I created for Basically Bare's.  For today's project, I used the Oh So Mini Tabbed Album.  This is a great ringed album and you can personalize it with your choice of a variety of materials (chipboard, felt, watercolor paper, and/or acrylic).  For mine, I chose to go with all chipboard.
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I used a Farm House 6x6 paper pad to cover all my pages.
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I used mini Cabinet Card frames. and Found Relatives from Tim Holtz, and stickers from my stash.
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An assortment of rub-ons, Tim Holtz Photobooth Vintage Photos, and journaling tags.
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These albums can function as mini-scrapbooks, art journals, or photo albums.
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Or you can do what I did and just have fun with them.
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I always leave the backs of my albums plain.  In this case, I added white rub-ons to the top two corners and the middle bottom.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Feel Art Journal Page

I created the following journal page for a swap I participated in over on the Yahoo group Art for the Creative Mind.  The theme for the swap was Nature/Feel.  Also, I used it for my Art Anthology project where the June's monthly theme is Empowerment.  When I across the quote I used, I thought it was perfect for both applications. 

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 Here's how you can create a similar page:
Check out How to Create a Quote-Based Journal Page by Marilyn by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And a few closeups
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 I hope you enjoyed this project and have a great day!



Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sailing Away Journal Page for Technique Junkies

Good morning everyone!  Today I have a journal page featuring Technique Junkies stamps.  Specifically, I used Sea Waves S628 and Listen to the Sea SDX053.

To complete the page, I sprayed Art Anthology Waimea Bay and Ink Spot Colorations on the lower half of the page.  Next I stamps Sea Waves S628 and then resprayed both colors.  The top half was sprayed with Glorious Colorations and I then drew in the mountains with Kona Velvet.  The sun was done with Lemon Tart, Tango, and Desire Velvet.

Next, I sprayed Juicy and Raider Colorations onto my mat and misted with water, and also thinned out some Desire Velvet with water.  Using a round brush, I then stroked the colors across the page until I liked the way it looked.

The sentiment Listen to the Sea SDX053 was stamped onto a piece of cardstock that had been sprayed with Art Anthology Plush and Juicy Colorations.  I then cut it out and adhered it to my page.  The last think I did was glue on a little sailboat I had in my stash.

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Until later.............................


Monday, June 1, 2015

Sitting on the Dock in the Bay - June Technique Junkies Blog Hop

Good Morning and Happy June, Junkies!!  It's officially Summer (well for our purposes anyway) and the Technique Junkies team is hosting a blog hop to share all the new exciting June Releases with you.  Now that it's nice and warm, with those sunny days you expect, we can turn our minds to the thoughts of water, sun, and fun!  As always, Technique Junkies Stamps is right there with you celebrating the important things in life with wonderful new images and just the right kind of sentiments.  So join us today as we hop into June and showcase all the new goodies.  Don't forget to to visit each team members blog in order not to miss any of the fun.  If you  haven’t started at the beginning, please visit the Technique Junkie Designer Blog ( so you are sure to catch it all!

You've just seen Judy Jackson's project and isn't her work just awesome?!?!  I love her use of color whether is be mists, paints, or ink.  She's truly amazing.

Here is the hop participants in order:

My art journal spread features two of the new releases for June, Old Pier S622 & Winds of Change SD621.

I started out by stamping Old Pier S622 onto both pages of my journal.  I then used Art Anthology Waimea Bay and Ink Spot Colorations to color in water.

For the clouds, I drew cloud shapes and then filled in with copious amount of Art Anthology Cotton Velvet mixed with a little Aloha Velvet so the cloud would look "fluffy".  The sky was colored with Art Anthology Glorious Colorations and a wash of Cotton Velvet and Waimea Bay Colorations.

Finally, I painted a few seagulls with Art Anthology Cotton and Tuxedo Velvets and scattered them across my pages.  The sentiment is Winds of Change SD621.

Love the new June releases?  Well they are currently on sale for 15% off through next week!   Go to on New Stamps, then on June 2015 Releases.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts in my comments section.  I truly love hearing what you have to say!  You are now ready for the next stop on our June Releases Hop ---Kathy Stacy!  Why don't you drop by her blog and see what she has in store for you!

Until later,