Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day. I myself took full advantage of the day and lolled around when I wasn’t in the studio. We did our Mother’s Day dinner on Saturday because Kate had a senior trip to chaperone and we wanted to make sure we were all together.
After reading some of the comments left on the eP Blog the other day about my last project, I decided to bite the bullet and pull out my Dylusions Art Journal. I have to admit that once I got started (after watching a few videos) it wasn’t as frightening as I thought.
As I looked around the studio for different stencils, a wild hair hit me and I decided to try Spellbinders™ Grand Impressabilities™ to see what type of results I would get.
In the above photo you can see where I used Butterfly Garden in the upper right and in the center is the stencil I made the other day with Grateful Lattice. When using the Grand Impressabilities, I simply laid the template on the page and misted over it.
The flowers were stamped first, water colored with reinkers and then embossed using my VersaMarker. Distress Paints in Bundled Sage, Broken China and Wild Honey were used for the background. Splatters were made with Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves.
In this corner I used Spellbinders Fancy Flourish as my stencil and Tumbled Glass Reinker was mixed with water as my mist. The sentiment was made on the computer and then printed out on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White. Once trimmed, the edges were sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
Now that I have my first page under my belt . . . I might have to try more!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Good morning! How is everyone? I can’t believe that a week has flown by and I’ve had very little studio time. Yesterday I ended up putting Hadlee in her high chair and she joined me in the studio for an hour or so. It wasn’t long . . . but it was some inky time!
It’s my day to post on the eP Blog and quite frankly, I wanted to actually work in my Dylusions Art Journal but when I opened the pages I was completely overwhelmed. Way too much space . . . I really think I need to find some art journaling classes to feel more at ease with the process. I ended up going with a smaller version of what I wanted to do.
You can see more photos and get all the details on the eP Blog. I hope you’ll join me over there!
Thanks for stopping by here today . . . and remember, life is short so eat dessert first!
Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend and able to enjoy some gorgeous spring time weather. I got Hadlee out for her first walk of the year with me and the little shitz’ on Saturday . . . it was fabulous!
As I mentioned the other day, today is my turn to post on the eP Blog! I really had a great time working on the image for this project.
To read more details and see more pictures please visit the eP Blog!
Thanks for stopping by here and I hope you have an adventurous day!
Good morning! Wow I feel like it has been forever since I’ve been able to get my craft on. I’ve got some great ideas for projects but I’ve been waiting on supplies and mainly just having some uninterrupted crafty time. I’ll need to be kicking it into high gear here over the next week or so . . . I’m way behind in design teams projects and my month is slowly disappearing.
I tried to get a little inky over the weekend but I’m afraid the mojo up and ran away . . . everything I tried was nothing that I felt comfortable with. I was able to salvage one image and believe me . . . what looks like it took 30 minutes actually took 2 days.
I decided to watercolor one of my favorite Stampendous images, Garden Background. The image was embossed with Queen’s Gold Embossing Powder and then water colored with various Distress Ink Refills. (I’ve listed them all below in the supply list).
I wasn’t very neat with my water coloring on purpose. I was trying for the free flowing look with lots of water and dropping in the inks.
The image and the layer behind it was die cut/embossed with the new Spellbinders™ 5×7 Matting Basics. At first I thought I wanted to go with just a plain white layer behind the flowers, but it was a little to stark for me. I ended up sponging on some Tumbled Glass and Antique Linen Distress Inks to tone down the white, then edged the layer with Krylon Gold Leafing Pen. I liked the look so well, that I ended up doing the same thing with the white paper layer behind the 5×7 Detailed Scallops layer.
I think I was in a springy mood when I was water coloring the image. I’m tired of cold weather! It can be 60 here one day and 30 the next . . . ah the joys of living in the Ohio Valley. The daffodils have been peeking out of the ground for a month now and I noticed last week that the Naked Ladies are popping up in the boulevard . . . I’m ready to get outside and take some baby walks!
Well, that’s all for me today. I’ve got a project to work on for Quietfire that needs to be posted tomorrow . . . so I guess I’ll see you tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by today!!
Good morning! I know . . . don’t faint or anything . . . but I have another simple card today. It’s not as clean as yesterday but it can still be made rather simply and is another easy to mail generic card (just don’t make the bow as big as I did).
The image was water colored with Rusty Hinge, Forrest Moss and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks.
The background is made with watercolor paper that was die cut with A2 Matting Basics A. It was then swished around on the craft sheet with water and Rusty Hinge Distress Stain and embossed with Ornamental Iron M-Bossabilities while still damp.
I just love the depth of the embossing that is created when using damp watercolor paper!
The seam binding was dyed with Rusty Hinge.
That’s it for me right now! I’ve got some errands to run today and hopefully more time playing in the studio. I still need to get the darn thing organized since the move upstairs . . . perhaps that’s part of my mojo problem . . . I can’t find a damn thing when I need it.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!