Sunday, March 29, 2015


Instead of doing an Easter card this year for some special someones - I thought I would just use this tag.  I also covered the back with some pretty paper - so that I could write on it.  I started out with some Art Basics Heavy White Gesso on the tag and then put down some paper using Art Basics Soft Matte Gel.  The paper was mostly just for some layers - because in the end you don't really see much of the paper and I dried that. Then I used some Lindy's Stamp Gang Plumeria Pink (a Flat Fabio) and dried that as well. I pulled out one of my stencils from Prima titled Floral Petites and applied Art Extravagance White Crackle Texture Paste.  I let that dry overnight - and then this morning I applied Art Extravagance White Sand Texture Paste - over different areas of the tag and let that sit for about 4 hours.  Around Noon I just heat set the tag - just in case there were any areas of dampness.  I added a bit of Inka-Gold Magenta and Inka-Gold Gold to a few areas on the tag for some shine.  I used Art Basics Clear Gesso on my chipboard heart and then mixed some pink and white acrylic paints together and painted the heart.  I also touched it with a bit of Inka-Gold Magenta.  Next to the last step - I added my flowers and some metal pieces from The Flying Unicorn and, finally, touched the flowers and metal pieces with a bit of watered down gesso to push them back a bit.  I added a little bit of pink twine - attached another metal piece from The Flying Unicorn (a teapot) to my twine.  I hope they like it!


Mediums:  Art Basics Heavy White Gesso, Art Basics Soft Matte Gel; Art Extravagance White Crackle Texture Paste; Art Extravagance White Sand Texture Paste
Ink/Paint:  Lindy's Stamp Gang Plumeria Pink (a Flat Fabio); Pink and White Acrylic Paint mixed together; Inka-Gold Magenta; Inka-Gold Gold
Adhesives:  Beacon's Fabric Tac and hot glue gun
Chipboard:  Heart from Sa Crafters
Metal Pieces:  Leaves and Teapot from The Flying Unicorn and hook from Tim Holtz
Flowers:  Stash
Misc.:  Twine - stash

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Journal Pages

I was mostly just playing with colors and types of ink on my background and ended up liking it - but - as you can once again see - it's blues.  I admit it - I am a blue addict!  So, I didn't really do much to the pages - but added a quote from Shakespeare and a few stickers (which I distressed a bit) from an old Anna Griffin scrapbook kit that's been sitting around for a long time.  But, I liked the result anyway - as tulips are one of my favorite Spring flowers.  I added a stamp from Bo Bunny's set Wall to Wall - it is old wood or barn siding.  I didn't put anything behind the pages when I stamped it - so, it didn't look like old barn wood because the pages are lumpy - but I liked it anyway.  This must have just been a "whatever is ok" day for me.  I did go in after this picture was taken and distressed the edges of the pages.

Journal Pages:
Ink:  Ranger Distress Paints in Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers
Stamp:  Bo Bunny Wall to Wall
Mediums: Art Basics Heavy White Gesso (which I watered down a bit); Art Basics Soft Matte Gel
Adhesives:  Hot Glue Gun and Beacon's Fabri Tac
Misc.:  3d stickers

Thanks for having a look at my "whatever" journal pages!

Monday, March 23, 2015


The challenge at 7 Dots is "Nature."  I used a vintage seed magazine cover, flowers, birds and a bird nest.  I put little birds in different places around the layout.

Paper:  7 Dots Studio Soulmates; Picture Mats Misc. DP Scraps
Ink:  Tim Holtz Vintage Photo; Staz-On Black; Lindy's Stamp Gang: Bouganvillea Fuchsia; Caribbean blue; Frostbitten Fuchsia; A Bit O' Bubbly and Pretty in Pink; Inka-Gold
Embellishments:  Prima Say It With Crystals; Prima Bird Nest; Prima Chipboard Moments; Petaloo Pink Botanica; Roses and Tulips from stash
Stamps:  Prima Vintage Vantage; IndigoBlu Limor Webber's Rugged Edges
Tools:  Big Shot (cut Birds on a Wire Die); Prima Bamboo Stencil; Ingvild Bolme Distressing Tool
Mediums:  Prima (Finnabair)Art Basics Clear Gesso; Prima (Finnabair) Art Basics Heavy White Gesso; Prima (Finnabair) White Cracked Texture Paste; Beacon's Fabri Tac and Hot Glue Gun

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015


I don't know if it is because I was in such a crappy mood today that my pages are so dark - or if the pages just turned out that way because of the project.  Either way, I guess it is what it is.  I found my 7 Gypsies Paper - Global - and decided to just make some taps with the old world maps.  I distressed everything because it is suppose to have a vintage feel - but it ended up all dark colors.

Anyway, I made up my mind that I would roll with what I do in the journal - because it is for experimentation.  (However, there were 2 pages I really, really, I mean really - hated).  So, those 2 pages were gessoed over as if the pages were never made.

Items Used:

Paper:  Seven Gypsies Global; Bo Bunny Week-end Market Collection
Inks:  Ranger Distress Vintage Photo; Staz-On Black; Prismacolor Pencil Crimson Red with Gamsol
Mediums:  Art Basics Heavy White Gesso
Stamps:  Limor Webber Rugged Edges
Miscellaneous:  Prima Art Journal (altered); Hot Glue Gun; Beacon's Fabri Tac; Pop Dots; Tim Holtz Swirl Hook; Flying Unicorn Eiffel Tower charm (which is crooked in the picture - which I didn't catch until I'd already loaded them to the blog); Suede Strips for the ties on the tags

And, that about sums up the journal pages.  I need to do something to lighten up my mood and colors!!

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Sunday, March 15, 2015


It's Sunday and I finally finished up my challenge entry for the March 2015 Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge.  

Use the link directly under Lindy's graphic to take you to their challenge blog for all details and rules.  

Items Used for Layout:

Paper:  Prima's new release Timeless Memories; and scraps around the focal image to frame it out
Ink:  Lindy's A Bit of Bubbly; South Shore Sand, C'est la vie Cherise; Splattered and sprayed: Frostbitten Fuschia; Ranger Vintage Photo for edgings; Black Staz-On for stamping
Metal Pieces: Flying Unicorn 
Flowers:  Roses in my stash; Prima Brisol Teal Blooms; Prima Coffee Break
Stamps: Prima Finnabair Vintage Vantage; Limor Webber Rugged Edges
Miscellaneous: Prima Gems; Stencils: Tim Holtz Bubbles; Bo Bunny Stencil
Mediums: - Art Basics Clear Gesso; Art Basics Heavy White Gesso; Art Extravagance Copper Crackle Texture Paste; Run 'N Buff Gold

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!