Tuesday, April 6

N*Studio Creative Squad - Another Door Opens


Hello friends! I'm over at the N*Studio Creative Squad HERE today, sharing how to create these art journal pages.  Our theme this month is ANOTHER DOOR OPENS, and we are using the brand new Triple Play Art Foamies stamp set. 

In case you missed it....

Monday, April 5

Layer it Up!

Hello Monday my friends! Welcome back to this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - LAYER IT. It's a new month which means we are showcasing the awesome array of products from the Professor, Tim Holtz that is! This means it is time for you to pull out your Tim Holtz goodies and play...or create a layered make with whatever you have.

I am excited to welcome back the amazingly talented Autumn Clark of SewPaperPaint for this month as our guest designer! If you have seen her work, you know what I mean, and if not, you are in for a treat. 

Do Small Things With Great Love

I went rather pink and feminine this week with my Etcetera tag. I started by mixing Kitsch Flamingo 
re-inker with Distress Crackle Texture paste. Then, I spread it onto the tag with the palette knife.

Once it dried and crackled, I rubbed in Ground Espresso distress crayon and wiped it back.

I added distress glaze to the engraving rose layer, and edged it with ground espresso.

I colored the vintage lady with distress crayons, and used a waterbrush to blend areas.

I added a mini flair - lucky - onto her lapel.

The top of the tag is finished off with some hand-dyed ribbon, and the Quote Flair.

I'm feeling like this tag is a breath of spring. 

Now it's your turn to create a lovely layered project to share with us! One participant is drawn at random every week for a $25 shopping voucher from our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp. Thanks for stopping by!

A great place to shop!

Simon is on Instagram - use #sssmchallenge

Be sure to check out the awesome layered makes by the design team!

Monday, March 29

Spring is in the Air!

Hello Monday my friends! Welcome back for this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - EASTER/SPRING. I chose to go for spring since I've started hearing some new bird songs around here lately, a sure sign of spring!

It has been such a pleasure having my good friend, Sandra Rupp, with us again this month. I am always in awe of her creative talent! It's been wonderful having you with us again, and I look forward to more of your awesome creativity. 


I started by stamp the images for the design onto the watercolor paper. I love this new stamp set by Simon, it's perfect for coloring.

I did a background watercolor wash using Daniel Smith Phthalo Turquoise.

Then, I laid the Tim Holtz Doodle Art stencil over the watercolor, and wiped color off with a baby wipe. 

I used Tombow markers and a waterbrush to color the images.

Then, I added some Cracked Pistachio glaze, using the Simon Swirls and Dots stencil. The Tim Holtz Embossing marker works really well to get into the detailed areas.

The birds are chirping away and letting us know Spring is arriving...finally!!

...the early bird gets the worm...just not at my house yet, the ground is still frozen, soon though...
I doodled in a little worm and some ground.

I love seeing and hearing the birds come back in the Spring, and my card celebrates those moments.

Now it's your turn to create something in an Easter or Spring theme and join the fun this week. Our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp are offering a $25 shopping voucher to one participant drawn at random.

A great place to shop!

Simon is on Instagram - use #sssmchallenge

The design team has some lovely projects for you this week, so be sure to head on over to see them.



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