Sunday 22 October 2017

Dream and Fears

Good evening crafty Friends,  I have some fun ATC's to share with you today using  stamps from

I used the fun Leave Your Fears & No Space For Dreams Sets today along with a Distress Ink Background. 

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and applied Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon & Fossilized Amber Distress Inks with a Mini Ranger Blending Tool. I then swiped a baby wipe thru the Joggles Punchinella Trio Stencil. Once dry, I used the blending tool and applied Seedless Preserves Distress Ink thru a Crafter's Workshop-  Sketch Grid Stencil and Black Soot thru the Crafter's Workshop- Mini Cubist Stencil for added dimension. I then cut my piece down to two pieces at 2.25'x3.25'. 

I stamped the Leave Your Fears image and Sentiment with Jet Black Archival Ink using my MISTI. 

I added some doodling with a White Signo Gel Pen and Nuvo Enamel Drops and finished by mounting the piece to black cardstock cut to regular ATC size of 2.5'x3.5'. 

I did the same with the Dreamcatcher and sentiment from the No Space for Dreams set. 

Seeing as I had my supplies out, I also made a tag using the silhouette stamp from the No Space for Dreams Set. 

I started with a tag cut from watercolor paper which I spritzed down with  water.  I then sprayed Dylusions Ink Sprays in Pure Sunshine, Post Box Red & Tangerine Dreams. I embossed the silhouette stamp with white detail embossing powder and stamped the sentiment with Jet Black Archival Ink.  I then added some background texture with the stiched stamp from 49 & Market- Gabi's Line Stitched set with Rhubarb Stalk Memento Ink

Here's a close up of the embossed silhouette which I think "POPS" from the watercolor like background. 

I sure I've inspired you to get INKY & CRAFTY today.

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Sparkle in the Rain

Happy Sunday y'all! I'm here to share with you my latest art journal page using the SPARKLE IN THE RAIN silhouette stamp from

Here's my journal page:

I started by adhering different sized paper pieces from Carte Bella with Matte Medium. Once dry I added some Golden Crackle paste and Prima Rock Glitter to random areas. 

I then applied layers of Liquitex Paints in greys, white and black in a circular motion onto my page with  a brush and my fingers :o). I added some text to the background with a Text stamp in Jet Black Archival Ink

I stamped the image from Sparkle in the Rain set onto cardstock and fussy cut her out. I then painted her in Red Liquitex paint. Once dry, I adhered her to my layout with Matte Medium. I finished with some Tim Holtz Chat stickers. 
 Kinda looks like James Bond  doesn't it? LOL!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by!

Friday 20 October 2017

STAMPlorations~ Fun with Distress Oxides Tutorial

Good afternoon everyone, Amy here, with a couple tags using ARTplorations Stencil and Distress Oxide Inks. 

I started by applying some Distress Oxide Inks onto a non-stick craft sheet and spritzing with water. Take your Watercolor panel sheet and smoosh thru/dab into the ink colors. Dry in between color layers.

Keep applying colors and layers until you are satisfied with the background.I then splattered the oxides onto my panel with fan brush. Let dry completely.

Use the Manila Tags second larges die to cut out two tags from your panel. Apply Black Soot Distress Oxide thru the Forest of Leaves Stencil.

Cut two pieces of 2x2 white cardstock and two pieces of black cardstock cut at 2.25'x2.25'. Stamp the floral image from the Lotus Love stamp set onto the white cardstock with Jet Black Archival Ink.

Stamp sentiments from Trendy Feathers 2 stamp set using Distress Oxides to bring in color from the background. Adhere your panels onto your tags and embellish with Washi Tape. 

Cut  2 more tags using the Largest of the Manila Tags
from black cardstock and adhere to your smaller tag. Add enamel dots matching the Distress Oxide colors from sentiment onto your image panel and finish the tag with ribbon, twine and button.

Don't forget you can use code STAMPGIRLAMY to save 20% in the STAMPlorations online shop. :o)
STAMPlorations products used:

Other products used: Distress Oxides, Watercolor paper, TH Blending Tool, Non-stick Craft Mat, Water Spritzer, Jet Black Archival Ink, Glue, White & Black Cardstock,  Enamel Dots, Twine, Ribbon, Button 

Tuesday 17 October 2017

TAGplorations~ Coffee for all seasons

Morning crafty friends, I'm back for
The DT has made gorgeous tags for your inspiration, be sure to check them out here and leave them some luv!

This month it's all about FALL and the optional twist is: use Red, Gold and Orange in your tag!

Here's my tag featuring TAGplorations Manila Tags Die along with STAMPlorations Coffee For All Seasons Stamp set. 

I started by spritzing my Largest
Manila Tag with water and layering Twinkling H20's in Orange, Gold and Reds. I then stamped the AUTUMN Coffee image from the Coffee For All Seasons Stamp set onto water color using Memento Sepia Brown ink. Once dry, I colored the main focal images (pumpkin and coffee cup) with the same Twinkling H20's. I layered it onto gold shimmer paper and burlap and adhered to my card with some orange leaves peeking out. 

I finished by embossing the sentiment with Gold EP and adding twine and crochet ribbon from my stash.

There is still time for you to join us for this Month's fun challenge and I can't wait to see your FALL INSPIRED tags!

Sunday 15 October 2017

STAMPlorations~Sunday Stencil #103

Happy Sunday everyone! I'm sharing ATC's  I made for STAMPlorations Sunday Stencil #103. 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) 

Today I used ARTplorations Super Bubbles Stencil along with sentiments from Art Is STAMPlorations Stamp Set. 

I started with a sheet of Watercolor paper and used Distress Paints in Peeled Paint and Abandoned Coral to created my background color. I them used orange and green Posca Pens thru the Super Bubbles Stencil and outlined them with white and black gel pens. I cut my ATC's to 2.25x3.25 to allow for a border and stamped the sentiments using Jet Black Archival Ink. I outlined the main words using White Gel Pen so they popped! I then added some eye washi tape from Jane Davenport and adhered them to black cardstock cut to ATC size (2.5x3.5). Some Black Nuvo Drops finished them off.

Here's a closer look at them. 

I sure hope I've inspired you to get crafty today! Oh and don't forget if you use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" you can get 20% off your purchase! :o)

Wednesday 11 October 2017

STAMPlorations~ Motivate Blog Hop!

Good morning crafty Friends, STAMPlorations is having a blog hop to showcase the stunning Typografia MOTIVATE sure to check them all out. 

Prize: One commenter will win their choice of 3..yes 3!! Typografia Motivate stamps! The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers' be sure to comment on all of them!

Winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 17.

That's not all though...all  Typografia Motivate stamps are 5% off during this hop and if you  use code "STAMPGIRLAMY" you can get another 20% that's 25% total....woohoo!! 

 I used Create the Future, Do What You Can and Great Love to create a set of 3 adorable Tags with great motivational messages! 

I started with the largest CUTplorations Manila Tags and covered them with Script DP from Recollections. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to age them. I added some Lindy's Stamp Gang "Steampunk Sepia" Starburst Spray for a bit of distressing and added the doily, twine and vintage photos. I embossed the Typografia Motivate Sentiments onto Kraft using Gold, Copper and Champagne Embossing Powders and fussy cut them out. Sequins and Linen Ribbon finished them off. 

Using Create the Future

Using Do What You Can

and lastly, using  Great Love

I sure hope I've helped MOTIVATE you to get crafty today! Don't forget to comment on all the designers makes to be eligible for the prize and have fun shopping using code "STAMPGIRLAMY". 

Tuesday 3 October 2017

TAGplorations~ Be Thankful

Woohoo! It's the very first TAGplorations Challenge!

Yay! I do love me some tags and now STAMPlorations is featuring a monthly TAGplorations challenge with a theme and optional twist!
This month it's all about FALL and the optional twist is: use Red, Gold and Orange in your tag!

Here's my tag featuring TAGplorations Tags 1Uppercase AlphaLowecase Alpha and Thankful Dies along with STAMPlorations Be Thankful Stamp set. 

I started by stamping the  Be Thankful Image directly onto a Kraft Tag cut from Tags 1 Die set in Memento  London Fog ink. I then colored the image with Prismacolor pencils in reds and oranges. 

I cut out the sentiments from a piece of cardstock I used Fired Brick Distress Oxide to color. I inked the edges of the tag with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a gold button and Orange twine finished off the tag. :o)

I sure hope you join us for this fun challenge and I can't wait to see your FALL INSPIRED tags!