Friday, July 20, 2018

Whimsical Lady Tag ► Majo

Good morning, my dear crafty friends.

Today I'd like to show you a tag with one of my favorite stamps .... no, not the butterfly wings (I know I use them almost always) but with the Whimsical Lady, I just love her!


 Let's get started without any further ado ...

I started with a tag, a stencil and *Broken China* Distress Ink.


 I added Distress Spray Paint in three different colours. Make sure you let each layer dry in between, otherwise you will not get the "spotty" effect!


 I stamped the flower and also a sentiment with
*Broken China* Distress Ink for more interest on the background.





To highlight the petals just a tad, I lightly used bleach with a tiny brush.

  
The pretty lady and the wings were fuzzy cut, coloured and added to the tag with pop dots.



I stamped the sentiment, which I think fit her attitude perfect, and adhered it with pop dots.

A chiffon bow finished my Whimsical Lady Tag. 



These are the stamps I used:

 


I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial, see you next time.

Happy Crafting ♥ 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Travelers Notebook Pages | Sue Plumb


Hi everyone!
Sue Plumb here to share my latest design team project with you. Here in Australia, my children have just finished their winter school holidays; and as much as I loved spending extra time with them, it did make it more difficult to find time to create than usual. It also meant that every time I did create, my mini crafters were right there sharing my space. The solution was to work on a smaller scale, so I switched to working in a travelers notebook.

The beauty of working in the notebook meant I was able to create these pages with far less supplies than I would usually use for a traditional scrapbook layout. (It's also a great way to use up some of those phone photos that aren't the best quality, as they are printed in a smaller size.)

Here are a couple of pages I created documenting some daily moments...


The process for creating the pages was simple. I started by deciding where my photos were going to be placed and then just sat them on the page without sticking them down. I then tore some pieces of washi tape and added them to the page to provide some structure to work from, and also a splash of colour. Next, I chose a stamp as my focal image that supported the theme of my photos and began constructing the page. 


For the bike riding page I chose the Whimsical Wheeley Dog as my main stamped image, and She Spread Her Wings as the title. I added the Let Fear Be quote at the bottom of the page; and the I Do All My Own Stunts quote at the top of the page; then used the Row of Chevrons stamp to draw attention to the title and main photo.  


I used Miracle Tape to fix my photos my photos in place before adding my handwritten journalling with a felt pen. Watercolour pencils were used to add colour to the page, which were blended out with a water brush. To finish off, I used the Doodle Dots stamp and green ink to add some extra interest, and tie in further with the green spotted washi tape I had used. I also stamped the date.


For my second page, which was about our outing to see "Hotel Transylvania" at the movies, I followed the same process as for the previous page - first deciding where my photos would go, then adding the washi tape before moving onto the stamps. 

To tie in with one of the characters from the movie, I chose the Mummy stamp as my main focal image. I also stamped the Freaks stamp several times for the title of my page. I then looked for other stamps that supported my theme, choosing the Blood Dripping and Escape stamps to use in the top part of my page. To draw attention to the main focal image, I used the Row of Chevrons stamp.


For the bottom portion of my page, which was about our trip to McDonalds after the movie, I used the Oh My! and Biohazard stamps. (Not sure McDonalds would appreciate the humour in that one! haha)
I then followed the same process to finish as for the previous page - fixing my photos in place with Miracle Tape; adding my journalling; using watercolour pencils to add colour; then stamping the date and adding extra interest with the Doodle Dots stamp.

Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this with you.
Have you tried working in a travelers notebook before? If not, I would highly recommend giving it a go! There are no limits to what you can create - you can use it for documenting memories like I have here; for making lists; or even like a mini art journal. The scale is perfect for stamping, and I know they will be fun to look back through in future.
I hope I have inspired you to get inky too!


Stamps used: 
Mummy
Freaks
Escape
Oh My!

Other materials:
- White cardstock
- Washi tapes
- Staz On ink
- Ranger Archival ink
- Faber-Castell watercolour pencils
- Date stamp
- Felt pen

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Still obsessed with Banksy !

Hello everyone,

For today's post I have made some ATC Coins. They seem to be all the rage at the moment and they are good fun to make. I couldn't resist getting my Banksy's out again because I still love them...

here goes:



I used a gelli print from my stash and cut 5 circles out of it. An ATC Coin should be 2.5" in diameter. 



And here they are. In hindsight I should have done the stamping and stencilling first before cutting the circles but it did work in the end.. 



I used a few background stamps and Archival inks in similar colours to create more interest. 
I also added some dots in dark grey ink. 


Next I selected a bunch of Banksy stamps and sentiments and used my stamping platform to get a nice black image. 


This is what they looked like. I thought they needed some white so I decided to add some stencilling using white acrylic paint. 


So, this is what they ended up as. I really like them. 


A close up. 


and another close up.


I used the following stamps:


For the background:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 




Friday, July 13, 2018

Strange Things...Weird People

Happy Friday!!!  Oh yeah...Friday the 13th!
Michele here today with a quick tag using a stamp from the latest release and an older favorite!  I love combining the old with the new!



I started by using an Um Wow Studio stencil and resist spray to create bubbles and then Distress Oxide Ink...do you feel like you are underwater?

All of the stamped images were stamped in archival ink on Neenah paper, colored with Prisma Colored Pencils and fussy cut.


Stamps used:  Aquarium Space Girl, Spend Your Life, Goldfish


A little doodling and then we are done...

So, do you think my tag needs a ribbon?  I can't decide.

Until next time...get inky!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Time for some art journal love

Hello Everyone!

Today I want to share a little art journal page.  I love how freeing it can be to art journal. 




STAMPS USED:
Creepy Bald Guy
Creepy Ball Cap
Tape X
Row of Chevrons
Row of Numbers
Row of Distressed lines
Color Wheel lines
Tiny Arrow Heart

OTHER Products:
Tim Holtz -distress oxide, chit chat stickers
Glue
Wink of Stella
White paint pen
Markers
Dylusions stencil

This little page was based with distress oxide ink and a dylusions stencil.  
(I love adding texture to backgrounds with stencils) 



I started with a base image of my "bald creepy guy" and his "creepy ball cap". (which I had stamped on a separate piece of card stock).



Before gluing my guy and hat down I used my black distress crayon to add a base for him to pop off of... I love black shadow to pop images up.  


 I added all of my background journal stamping after my guy was glued down.
(You could go this before if you choose.)


To finish everything off I added one of my Tim Holtz chit chat stickers.

I hope you enjoy this little page. 
Thank you for visiting!



Monday, July 09, 2018

Whimsical Mail Art Monday with Elina

Hi!
It's Mail Art Monday again!
I'm happy to share with you my latest stamped and colored Mail Art envelope:

Isn't this 'Whimsical Leaf Lady' stamp just so beautiful!

I decided to color my envelope with alcohol markers, so for avoiding the colors to bleed through the entire envelope I unfolded the envelope flat before starting. For stamping I used my stamping platform that makes the positioning of the stamps very simple. However, if you don't have one, don't worry; projects like this can easily be created without any special tools.


Starting with the largest image is always the safe way to go. If you at a later stage notice that you run out of space, you may change your plan on the fly and leave some of the smaller elements out. I planned to use some more stamps on this project, but soon realized that three stamps were just the right amount. There had to be empty space for writing the address, too!


For decorating the bottom of the envelope I used the simple stamping masking technique. The gray paper that I used for masking the Whimsical Leaf Lady was a page from a post-it notepad.

On the background of the Whimsical Leaf Lady image there are small circles. I replicated those on the background with my markers, connecting the upper decorative border with the main image.



Even if the envelope paper was not too thin, the marker color bleeded through. Not a surprise.

I did not want to leave the background that messy, so I covered the back of the envelope front with a self-made patterned paper. For this I used simple white printing paper, green stamping ink, and the 'Row of Scribble Circles' stamp.


I think the envelope looks now pretty good! The bleeded colors don't show through at all.

Hope you like my Mail Art project :)
Thanks for stopping by in our blog.

For this project I used the following VLVS! stamps:

Whimsical Leaf Lady Face
Doodle Frame
Doodle Flower/Garden
Row of Scribble Circles/Eyes

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Friday, July 06, 2018

Paper Bag for a special occasion ► Majo


Good Morning, dear crafty friends!

Today I'd like to show you a paper bag I decorated with a stamped panel. 

My friends daughter just finished school a week ago and she's a bit lost on how to proceed with her future. Collage, new job, Sabbatical, just relax for a while? Well she doesn't know yet.

So we took care of the fun part and bought several coupons for her. Some just small and silly ones, i.e. coffee at Starbucks or a burger at one of the burger stations etc. 

Some little cards also have "wise" phrases for the future :)


 I applied Mixed Media paint from Dina Wakley (Ranger) with a brayer and added distress ink in coordinating colours before stamping.
 
Here are some close ups of the background stamps I used, of course my most favorite, the doodle dots among the doodle leaf and the heart pattern circle, designed by my teamie Tera.



I stamped the bell jar and the little girl and fuzzy cut it. After colouring her I added the sentiment stamp for  a bit of texture. 

I added the the butterfly wings and the sentiment, it seems so appropriate for a girl finding her way into adult life.


Stamps I used:



Thanks so much for stopping by today, have a wonderful weekend and Happy Crafting ♥