Friday, July 25, 2014

Seeing Stars

I have a beautiful art journal - well, the outside is gorgeous.  But I realized, I had only completed a couple of pages on the inside - so I decided it was time to do something about that.  And today, I'll share my first efforts with you.

I primed my page with gesso.  After it was dry, I lightly sprayed it with water, and used an old credit card to spread out some Art Anthology Velvet paint in Reef.
I painted Baby Blue Eyes Sorbet paint on  Hampton Art's Fancy Facade (PS0817) and stamped it to add texture.
I cut stars from dictionary pages and glued them to the page and then traced around them with a charcoal pencil.
 Next, I used the Hampton Art chevron mask from Mod Greetings (SC0641) and the Honolulu Blue Sorbet.  I love this glossy, sparkly layer.

I stamped the sentiment, but cut the words apart and inked them and glued to the page. Finally, I misted over the page with the Colorations - Waimea Bay.  For a bit of contrast, I added dots of the Dimensional Crystal in Red Corvette.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Hampton Art Stamps:
Mod Greetings: SC0641
Fancy Facade: PS0817
I Am Not Afraid: PS0761

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Today is the 24 Hour Craft Day on HSN!

The 24 Hour Craft Days on HSN are always fun. I always get to see my buddy Beth Kingston - and sometimes I get to see some of my projects on air.  Well, just to whet your appetite for what is coming up today, I have a card  and layout to share with you using Xyron adhesives and 3Birds (Both companies will be on air today!)

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Today I've got another card to share with you using the Cut, Mat, Create collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 
HCDP1 245 Cut Mat Create Paper Collection
HCD 751 Cut Mat Create Die 2A
HCD 752 Cut Mat Create Die 2B
HCD 729 Decorative Blossom Corner Die

HCPC 3614 Summer Glory PreCut Set
HCPC 3618 Everyday Blooms PreCut Set
1259723 Art Institute Glue (Dries Clear)
Art Institute Glitter
Other Products Used 
May Arts Ribbon 1.25" Silk Ribbon SK05
Copic Markers
 Tsukineko Ink: VersaMagic ;. Versafine - Black

WorldWin Papers -cardstock

Mount decorative paper on a 6 x 6" card base.  Ink edges of all patterned paper. Cut a smaller pattern paper panel and mount to the base.  Die cut a Decorative Blossom Corner and glue as shown. Stamp the postcard image on white cardstock and color with Copic Markers. Diecut with the 2B rectangle and then die cut a mat using the 2A. (I remember the A sets are the larger ones for mats - A is for apple, big and fat; and the B dies are for the images. B is for banana; long and skinny). Stamp the sentiment on the image.  Trace over the vines with the Art Institute Adhesive and sprinkle with ultrafine glitter.  Mount on the card and finish with ribbon. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Xyron and Maya Road Week

 Welcome to the second day of the Xyron Dt playing with some fun  Maya Road products..  This is a bittersweet day for me because it's my last project as a member of the Xyron team.  I've thoroughly enjoyed the past year and a half that I've designed for them - but this term ends on the 31st of this month (So you might want to keep your eyes open for a DT call!)  Anyhow, be sure to stop by the blog this week for more inspiration.

Dies: Spellbinders, Prima
3 Birds Design - Stickers
Tim Holtz Tissue Paper


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Dare to Be Remarkable

I've always loved any type of architectural detail, so I was thrilled to see the new photo-based stamps from Hampton Art/ Art Etc.  So many of these images capture these great designs, and are just waiting to be used on your stamping projects. I wanted this stamp to be the star of the show, so I kept this pretty simple.

1.  Start with a 5 x7" card base.  Cut the patterned papers as shown and adhere to base.
2.  Stamp the image with watermark ink onto ivory cardstock.  Heat emboss with black powder.
3.  Ink over the image with distress inks, spritz with water, wait a couple of seconds and use a paper towel to dab up the excess water.  Ink the edges with black.
4.  Stamp the sentiment and die cut.  Ink around the image while still in the die.
5.  Add ribbon where the two patterned papers meet.
6.  Use foam adhesives to add the stamped panels to the card.
7.  Finish the card with pearls and flourish.
Hampton Art/ Art Etc. Fancy Facade PS0817
Hampton Art/ 7gypsies Dare to Be Remarkable PS0809
Ki Memories - Vintage Charm (Musical Folders KI10075)
Zva Creative Pearls: CRW-07CA-113; PEW-03CB-148
May Arts Ribbon - Crochet with Velvet Center
Ranger Distressing Ink: Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose
Black embossing powder
Xyron Mega Runner, Double Sided Adhesive Tape
WorldWin Cardstock