Thursday, December 31, 2015

Love Journal Page for Art Anthology

Good evening everyone! The below is a project I created for Art Anthology and that posted on their blog yesterday.  We were given a them of "words of positive affirmation".  When I saw the “Where there is love, there is no darkness” sentiment on a stamp set, I knew that is what I wanted to work with this month.

True love does indeed chase away the darkness. Check out my Snapguide to see how I created this beautiful page, along with the list of supplies:  

Now that you have seen the process, here are a few closeups:

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I hope you enjoyed today’s journal page. It was uplifting to create.
Until later…………….


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Friendship Journal Page for Technique Junkies

Good morning fellow Junkies!  I've created a journal page for you today using one of the great background stamps Technique Junkies carries.  In this case, I turned it into my focal point.

1)  Spray your journal page with Art Anthology Salted Caramel Colorations.  Blot well then spray with Barbie Colorations.  This page had some overspray from another one I did and I think it looks just fine (colors oversprayed were Peacock Feathers and Wild Orchid).
2)  Stamp Peonies in black ink.
3)  Using a heavy hand, highlight areas of the flowers with Art Anthology Ferrari Sorbet.  You want to follow the contours set by the stamped image.
4)  Using a black art pencil, definte the outline of the stamped image.  Smudge slightly.
5)  Stencil around the image using Gold Metal Effects and the Blocked Stencil.
6)  Using a black art pencil, darken the shaded areas of the Peonies to better define the flower.
7)  Mix a little Matte Gel Medium with Minnie Pearl Prills and "paint" onto the page.
8)  Add "FRIENDSHIP" at the bottom (from a vellum quote), and a burlap butterly (mine was colored with Gold Dust, Indulgence, and Stargazer Minx, a new product not currently released).

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Merry Christmas Tags and Pockets

Good morning everyone!  I want to share with you a project I did for Art Anthology the other day.  I created three sets of Christmas tags with matching pockets.

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I’ve created a Snapguide that takes you through each step needed to create these tags and matching pockets. Please take a look:
Check out How to Create Merry Christmas! Tags by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are a few closeups of a couple of the tags and pockets:

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These are quick, easy, and fun to make and will have you in the holiday mood in no time!

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Until later………..


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Merry Christmas Santa

This is a project I did for Technique Junkies.  I wanted to create a Christmas tag since it's so close and I love these stamps.  In fact, this tag is being turned into an ornament and will hang on the Christmas tree where I work.

1)  Stamp Winter Foliage onto tag with a mixture of Tomato Sauce and Snowy Evergreen ink.  You can use a deep red and and a deep forest green if you don't have the exact colors.  Emboss with clear embossing powder.
2)  Stamp Father Christmas with Tomato Sauce and Snowy Evergreen.  Paint all white parts like the cuffs of his robe and the fur on his hat by dabbing Art Anthology Frost Sorbet. You want it to look fluffy.
3)  Paint the berries on the Winter Foliage with Art Anthology Ferrari Sorbet.  Dry well.
4)  Spray tag with Art Anthology Granny Smith and Avocado Colorations.  Dry slightly then wipe off excess.  The embossed areas and the areas painted with Ferrari will resist the spray.
5)  Stamp Merry Christmas 2 with black Versafine ink and emboss with green embossing powder.
6)  Adhere Santa and Merry Christmas to the tag.  Outline Santa with sparkly green ribbon.
7)  Top off with a wooden star that has been covered in silver glitter.

I hope you enjoyed today's tag.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Saturday, December 12, 2015

Merry Christmas Ornament Mixed Media Card for Technique Junkies

Good morning everyone!  I love using Mixed Media Cards, which are geared toward Project Life.  I don't "do" Project Life, but I find them perfect in an of themselves.  For this project, I used a 4x6 mixed media card made from watercolor paper.  While it can stand alone, it would also look great in your Project Life spread.

1)  Stamp Star Power with embossing ink and silver embossing powder over the entire background.
2)  Spray with Art Anthology Ink Spot Colorations and then wipe with a baby wipe.  The embossing will resist the ink.
3)  Using a die cutter and Sizzix Movers and Shapers Carved Ornaments #2 die, cut out the larger ornament from cardstock.
4)  Spray the ornament with Art Anthology Granny Smith Colorations and dry thoroughly.  Give it a spritz of Gilded Gold Fairy Dust.
5)  Tap out a little bit of Art Anthology Ferrari Sorbet onto your mat and using a sponge, stencil on circles using one of the Art Anthology Orbital Stencils (there are three in the set).
6)  Next, dab on several coats of Art Anthology Silver Metal Effects to the ornament cap.
7)  Place your ornament and cap on the diagonal and glue down (I used my Xyron).  Outline the shape and the red circles using a red Sharpie. Stamp Merry Christmas from the Winter Wonderland Sayings Set of 3 onto the lower right hand corner and emboss with black embossing powder.
8)  Edge the card with black rick rack.
9)  Die cut three stars and emboss with silver embossing powder.  Scatter onto card.

It's done!
Thank you for stopping my today.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

PS.  Basically Bare carries Mixed Media Card Sets.