Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Natural Beauty

Today I am sharing this layout created for Kreaxions/Just Imagine.  I used a lot of my Sin City Stamps on this layout too!  For this layout I stamped a border about 1/3 of the way from the bottom of the page.  I added some Tim Holtz Tissue Paper.  I then Stamped some additional images onto the tissue paper and painted them with my Twinkling H2Os.  I then punched a border out using Kreaxions # 916 punch and painted the border strip with Twinkling H2Os.  I love this punch it has little scrolls that punch out!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Love Sneak Peek

Check out this sneak peek for my project for Sin City Stamps!  This project mixes up 3 different stamp sets and features coloring images with ink and markers!  Stop by the blog and check it out. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Sketches in Thyme July Reveal

Today I am sharing my take on this week's sketch from Sketches in Thyme.  I love creating with their sketches.  So many possibilities.  I rotated this week's sketch to allow for landscape photos. I can't wait to see everyone's take on the sketch!

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Rainbow Butterflies Thinking of You Card

Today I am sharing my Kreaxions/Just Imagine project.  I finally got my #604 punch (the Butterfly) that I had by wanting for months!  So I couldn't wait to play with it. For this Card I punched out the butterflies using the #604 and then painted each butterfly with Twinkling H2O's from ColourArte.   Before adding the butterflies, I stamped the bottom of my card and added the sentiment!

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Using a Card Sketch to create your Card

Today I am sharing my take on this awesome Card sketch by Bev Code for Turtle Soup.

I loved the frame around the sentiment.  Here is my take on her sketch.  I choose to use liquid pearls to create my "frame"

Monday, July 06, 2015

How to Use Sin City Stamps on your layout - Sneak Peek

Today I am sharing a sneak peek of my latest Sin City Stamps project! I had so much fun creating this layout!  Hop or should I say SWIM on over to the Sin City Stamps Blog to see the full project with complete instructions!  And just for fun here is one more peek!

Sunday, July 05, 2015

How to use ColourArte's Twinkling H2Os with your Stamps

Hi Today I am sharing with you a layout that I created using ColourArte's Twinkling H2Os with my Sin City Stamps.  I created this project for the Design Team Call at ColourArte.  A few months ago, I was so excited to receive some ColourArte products during a cross promotion with Sin City Stamps. Since that day you have been seeing lots of projects on my blog using their products!

Here is my finished project.  Aren't those flowers amazing?!?!?!

Supplies Needed
ColourArte : Twinkling H2Os - Playful Peony,  Deep Coral, Mandarin Citrine, Orange Peel, Meridian Blue, Teal Zircon, Lemongrass, Ginger Peach, Periwinkle, Rain Forest 
ColourArte : Radiant Gels Indian Copper
Sin City Stamps : Fairies & Blossoms, Fairies & Blossoms 2
Ranger Archival Inks- Jet Black
Modge Podge Mold (Nature) and Melts (white)
Glue Gun
Kaiser Craft- Wood Flourish
Recollections: Woven Paper
Pacon- Multi Media paper
Maya Road -  Chipboard
Black Cardstock
Photography by Doug Dellinger, DP Photography

I started by activating my Twinkling H2Os by spritzing them with water.
After spritzing my Multi-Media paper with water, I painted my background with the  Twinkling H2Os.  I just love how this paper turned out!

Once the paper was dry,  I stamped lots of blossoms all over my my page with archival ink. I stampede 1 Extra large blossom, 2 large Blossoms, 2 Medium Blossoms, 2 small Blossoms, and 2 mini blossoms.   I then fussy cut out all those blossoms.

I found some broken wooden flourishes in my drawer. (They were probably broken because I have too much goodies in the drawer.) I painted the flourishes with Rain Forest Twinkling H2Os.

While the flourishes were drying I added some Modge Podge Melts into the Nature mold.

While the molds were cooling, I matted my photo on black cardstock and started laying out my design on my background paper.  I originally started with a white cardsotck but changed my mind and decided on the woven paper.

While I was laying out the design I decided the background needed a little more color.  So I dipped the end of my paint brush into the Twinkling H2Os.

  You can see  how adding that little bit of color added so much to the layout!

To create the title I took some "naked" chipboard and painted it with the Indian Copper Radiant Gels.
I have to admit I really love this color!

I then glued everything in place with a liquid adhesive as I was worried my ATG wouldn't adhere well to the woven paper.   Once I was done I thought my paper needed something more. See how plain it looks?
So I took out my  Indian Copper Radiant Gels again and painted the edges of my paper. You can see below the difference it made once I painted one edge.

And here is the finished project once again.