Saturday, November 22, 2014

Twinkle-Mixed Media Tag

The inspiration board and Viva Las VegaStamp! for November screams mixed media to me, how about you??  AND I just got some fun new mixed media layering stamps to play with!

I took my inspiration from the teal, white and numbers...oh yeah and the splatters and layers!!

I used a bunch of stamps from plate 1455, you have to check out all the layering goodness on this plate!!  It is hard to see some of the stamped layer, I used gesso for texture.  I also use the grunge 2 and grunge 5 with one of my fave sentiments, bring on the twinkle.
From Um Wow Studio I used snowflake confetti and flair from the dream a little dream set.  ALso used Pink Paislee paper, gesso, gelatos, archival ink, distress ink, sequins, May Arts tulle and burlap string and Prima crystals.

Are you inspired???  Then get over to VLVS! and link up a work of art!!

Always Remember

My newest layout works for two, yes TWO, challenges!!  SWAT's drill #44 is a challenge to use items starting with the letters in the word TURKEY.

Thread, Uniball pen, Resin frame, Knotted twine, Embossing, Yellow spaltters

Products used:  7 Dots Studio Nature Walk, Bo Bunny doilies, Um Wow Studio chip flourishes, butterfly confetti and flair, Prima resin frame and flowers, Heid Swapp color shine, Maggie Holmes stickers, May Arts burlap string, cheese cloth, thread, sequins, pen.

Love me some layers!!!

I am also entering this layout in the Um Wow Studio November sketch challenge.

I love this sketch!!

Both challenges are open until the end of the month...hope to see your entries!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Holly Christmas

The Tim Holtz blueprint stamps are one of my favorites to use with distress markers and my water pen.  The new winter set has some of my favorite winter images!!

The card base is Authentique Believe.  I stamped on Tim Holtz watercolor paper in archival ink adn used my distress markers and stickles to color the image.  Crinkle ribbon colored with distress stain and a metal TH hang tag with TH numbers and a star.  The sentiment is also TH.

Watch the calendar at Scrappy Chic, this card will be offered as a class very soon!!

Monday, November 17, 2014


The new Carta Bella Warm & Cozy Blizzard was perfect for a photo I have been wanted to scrap from last winter.  I had this in my November kit for Scrappy Chic.

I have heavy gesso and coffee creating the background for my photo.  I punched some snowflakes, tore the title out from a piece of the paper, created the circle with May Arts burlap string, put down some Prima bark stars and UmWow Studio snowflake confetti.  Finished with some doodling and a couple enamel dots.

I love the circles the string creates!!

Sunday, November 16, 2014


Designed for Scrappy Chic with a Prima metal frame and Pink Paislee Merry & Bright this Christmas decor uses a bunch of Tim Holtz pieces too.

I sprayed the TH bottle brush tree and wreath using reinker and water.  I put some heavy gesso on the tree for flocking.  The prining block letters, also TH, were sanded and dabbed with distress paint and stain.  I used the UmWow Studio star confetti mask with gel medium and then brushed pewter distress stain and water dripped down for the background.  The TH stars and santa and reindeer (cut with my (Cameo) complete the scene.  The burlap string and tulle are both May Arts.

The tulle ties into the background perfectly.

Distressing the printer block letters and coloring adds so much character.

And of course I am OBSESSED with these bottle brush (or sisal) trees!

This was so much fun!!!  I see another one in my future.  :)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bloom Where you are Planted

Today over at SWAT I have a fun tutorial up on stamping through a mask.  It is a super fun and easy technique and it was perfect for the layering I wanted to do on my tag.

Supplies used:
7 Dots Studio Nature Walk Cotton (tag) and word stickers
Um Wow Studio circle confetti mask and exotic florals
Prima resin pieces and glass glitter
Viva Las VegaStamps! washi grid background
Distress ink and paint, iZink, sequins, drywall tape, coffee, gesso, cheesecloth, thread

Layers of mixed media awesomeness!

And the stunning chip right on top!!

Thanks for stopping by and I will leave you with this...only 6 more Saturdays until Christmas.  :)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Art Journal Swap 4 of 10

If you have visited before you might have seen some of the posts about a round robin journal swap I am participating in with some lovely ladies.  Today I would like to share journal number 4.  The theme was to share what is in your soul...

As always I started with a layer of gesso and these pages have bunches of mixed mediums like Faber Castell Aquarelle pencils and gelatos, heavy gesso, Tattered Angels glimmer mist, charcoal pencil and archival ink.  I used a couple VLVS! background stamps; writing and harlequin and Um Wow Studio swallow chip.  There is also cheese cloth, thread and sequins.

This might just be one of my favorite pages so far...  :)  I am having so much fun learning so many mixed media techniques and love when I get to use them!!

Can't wait to get the next journal!!