Sunday, 19 February 2017

STAMPlorations~ Sunday Stencil #84

Happy Sunday everyone! I'm sharing a journal page I made for STAMPlorations Sunday Stencil #84. The designers have created some fabulous mixed media projects to inspire you. You can find them  here so be sure to check them out and leave them some luv! :o)

I played with  ARTplorations Just Squares and STAMPlorations Groovy Lace Up Shoes. Here's my art journal page
I started by applying Brushos in Lemon,Gaboge and Vermillion with Soft Matte Gel  Medium. Once Dry, I stamped some flowers from the Groovy Shoes Set and Circles from the Artsy Border Maker Set in Blazing Red, Ultramarine and Sunflower yellow StazOn Inks.   I then applied black acrylic paint thru the Just Squares Stencil for my "Road". I created my border with the Artsy Border Maker Set with Jet Black Archival Ink and colored the centers with White Molotow Pen

I then stamped and embossed one of the Groovy Lace Up Shoes twice  so that they would be facing the same way ;o) onto water colored paper. Once it was heat set, I used SN Sparkle Pens to watercolor them in Aquamarine and Rose Quartz. These pens are great for watercoloring as they blend well with a water pen and add some pretty sparkle. :o) For the soles, I used SN Markers (Black, GG5 & IG7) and then used the Clear SN Sparkle Pens so they sparkled too. I fussy cut them out and set aside. Now I needed me some legs to do the walking...I couldn't find anything so I drew the legs and the skirt onto scrap cardstock and fussy cut them out. I adhered it all with the soft Matte gel medium and added some Gelatos for coloring and shading. I finished with by stamping my sentiment and adding some white highlights with my Molotow pen
There you have it...I know you probably have the Nancy Sinatra tune in your head...I know I did. ;o)

I hope you were inspired to play along in our Monthly Challenge, there is still plenty of time join in. Have a great weekend. :o)


Friday, 17 February 2017

STAMPlorations~ Smile Tag Tutorial

Good afternoon crafty friends, I'm over on the STAMPlorations blog today with a fun tutorial using black gesso and Art Alchemy Metallic Paints. 

I love the dimension and texture you get when you dry-brush metallic paints onto black gesso. :o)

You can catch the full step-by-step tutorial here.  


Monday, 13 February 2017

STAMPlorations~LOVE TAGplorations Blog Hop~ Day 6

Happy Monday friends, and welcome back to day 6 of the

Don't forget to click on the above photo to continue HOPPING! :o)

Be sure to comment and link-up to win some amazing prizes:
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive their choice of stamp set (Pocket Blooms, A Full Heart, or Two of Us)
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive their choice of any 2 of the new love-themed dies (Love, Always, XOXO, Forever, You & Me, Clustered Hearts)
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive their choice of tag set: Luggage Tags or ATC/Tag Builder
You have  until 11:55pm (PST) on February 14, 2017 to comment and linkup! Winners will be announced March 10th.

 I colored the image with grey tones with SN Markers and fussy cut them it out.

I used Hickory Smoke Distress Ink for the background and applied RangerTexture Paste mixed with Pink Gelato thru the Hearts All Over stencil. Once dry, I stamped hearts from the Two of Us Stamp Set with Magenta Hue Archival Ink. I adhered the image and added some faux stitching and highlights with my Molotow Pen. I adhered the tag to pink cardstock base to create a border and tie in the pink from the tag and finished it off with a silver enamel dot. 

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you've enjoyed Day 2's tag and this one and were inspired to link up and get crafty. :o)