Friday, September 28, 2018

Trick or Treat

Happy FALL!!
Michele here with a quickie!!  Yep...another Halloween card.
This one started with a piece of paper with some awesome Dina Wakely paint and stenciling...

Then some STAMPING!! and a little embossing with Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder.

Stamps used:  Kids in Costumes Silhouette, Eat More Candy, Cross Marks Background.

These costume silhouettes are one of my favorites!!

And of course you should always eat  more candy!!

And there you have it!!  Quick, easy and super cute!

Until next time...get inky!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

What time? by Elina Stromberg

One of the recently released stamp plates contains a super cool text that always makes me smile. I combined it with the intriguing 'Lid Lady' image, and made a card and a matching ATC:

For the background I used the large 'Stained Glass/Mosaic Background' stamp that has the perfect size a 4"x6" card base. I stamped it on a piece of mixed media cardstock, and heat embossed the pattern using white embossing powder. Melted powder resists watercolors, so for coloring the background I simply painted over the entire pattern with yellow, red and brown watercolors. Once the paper was dry I decorated some of the darker areas with a number pattern stamp.

As usual, I stamped two main images on one go, colored them with my Promarkers, and cut out. I also stamped and colored two backgrounds; one of them I used for my card, and the other I trimmed to ATC size. I think the ATC looks quite nice, too!

For these cards I used the following VLVS! stamps:
Lid Lady
Stained Glass/Mosaic Background
Rows of Numbers

Wishing you a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Clowning Around with Mail Art

Hello Crafty Friends! 

Welcome Back to another
Mail Art Monday!

Stamps Used:

I started with an A2 sized envelope. The 1st stamp I stamped was the creepy clown.  Once the clown was stamped, I stamped it again on scrap paper to create a mask. 

Next, I created the address block by tracing a mini playing card. (I left this in place as a mask also.)

I chose the typeset scallop to use as a banner.
 (You know banners are fun right?!)

Once the banner and all of the foreground pieces were masked off, I started on my background.  I used distress oxide ink in cracked pistachio to color my base color. Next, I stamped my grungy circles in the same cracked pistachio color.

At this point you can remove all of your masks.  I used Blick alcohol ink markers to add all my base colors.  I added a bit of blue watercolor colored pencil around the banner too. I added extra details with a white gelly roll pen.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Wall hanger / canvas ► Majo

Good morning crafty friends!

Today I'd like to show you a little canvas I made for the front door (Unfortunately Hubby wouldn't let me hang it up.) Just kidding!

 I started with a 4 x 6" canvas and applied gesso with a stencil. I painted the panel with Dina Wakley acrylic paint.

I stamped the lovely Mona Lisa on a piece of tissue and adhered it to the panel.

I added more stamping on the background for a bit of texture using the numbers, the doodle dots and the cross stitch stamps. After adding the sentiment I distressed all edges and screwed in some rings for the hemp cord. A little wooden charm completed the canvas.

Some close ups of the textured background ....

I used the following stamps:


Have a wonderful time and Happy Crafting ♥

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Just because...

Hello everyone,

welcome to my 2nd blogpost this month. I have made an Art Journal spread this time and this is it.

The background was made with acrylic paint, a stencil, a babywipe and a blending tool. I started out on a gessoed surface. Next I added the stamping around the edges. 
The lady and the sentiment were stamped on tissue paper and adhered with gel medium. 
Lastly I drew a line around the edges. 

A close up of the 'Banksy Wall singer' that is from the latest release. 

The sentiment is from the same sheet. Love them both ! 

I have used the following stamps: 
from the new release:

and for the background I have used my favourites:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Live Your Art | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
Sue Plumb here to share my latest design team project with you. Today I have a mixed media scrapbook page that I created using some awesome Banksy stamps and a couple of photos of my son indulging in some spray paint art action.

This page was alllll about the background! I drew my inspiration from the colours and shapes in the photos to guide me as I constructed my layers. I began by adding some teal Kaisercraft acrylic paint in the centre of my page using a brayer. I then used a wide brush to apply some Colour Blast black heavy gesso in a few spots over the top of the teal paint.

Next, I took a yellow Faber-Castell gelato and added a few little scribbles here and there before using a baby wipe to blend them out into the background. I then went back with my brayer and some white acrylic paint and stripped back the colour a little in a few places. I used the Donna Downey "Live Your Art" stencil and sponged the title in using Staz On ink, then used a Posca paint pen to add a few highlights.

Now it was time for some stamping! I used the Banksy Salvador Dali Street Artist stamp and placed him at the beginning of my title. I also used the Banksy Who's Bad stamp to add the words above him. In the bottom corner of my page I used the Banksy Ladder Painter just underneath my title.

I wanted to add a bit of extra interest and help draw the viewer's eye through my title, so I used the Row Of Chevrons stamp and stamped it several times at the beginning of the title words. I then took a pink gelato and added some random scribbles to the page to mimic the pink on the art in the photos. I also splattered some Colour Blast 'Rainforest' Colour Spray. 

Next, it was time to add some textured layers for my photos to sit on. I used a paper doily, some punchinella and some frayed gauze. I then added some cardboard to the back of my photos to pop them up before adhering them on top.

After the photos were in place, I was able to add the Look mum I am a street artist quote using the Banksy Look Mum stamp. (Could there have been a more perfect quote for this page?!)
To finish off, I added some twisted pieces of coloured wire which I secured in place with staples; and then a few dots and spots using my favourite Doodle Dots stamp.

Thanks for stopping by so I could share this with you. I hope I have inspired you to get inky too! 

Stamps used:
Banksy Salvador Dali Street Artist
Banksy Who's Bad
Banksy Ladder Painter
Row Of Chevrons
Banksy Look Mum
Doodle Dots

Other materials:
- Bazzill cardstock
- Kaisercraft acrylic paint
- Colour Blast black heavy gesso
- Faber-Castell gelatos
- Donna Downey "Live Your Art" stencil
- Tsukineko Staz On ink
- Posca paint pen
- Colour Blast 'Rainforest' Colour Spray
- Paper doily, punchinella, frayed gauze
- Coloured wire, staples

Friday, September 14, 2018

Beware of...

WOW!  September already and you know what that means???  My favorite card making season is upon us!
Michele here today and I LOVE making Halloween cards!!!
I am sharing one today using some new images from the last release.

Stamps used:  Raven Looking Up, Bats Over Moon, Beware Of, Cross Marks Background, Row Of Numbers.

My background is Distress Ink blended with a Nuvo blending brush (may favorite new blending technique) and splattered with water.  This is over the background stamps heat embossed with Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder.

I absolutely LOVE the way water reacts with Distress Ink!!!

Perfect sentiment right??!!

I was also inspired by this months inspiration challenge.  You can find more info on that here.

Be one the look out for more Halloween goodness coming you way soon!!

Until next time... get inky!!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Something Wicked...

Hello Crafty Friends! 

I hope you are all safe from the storms and doing well. 

Today I want to share an easy Halloween card.  I'm naming this card "something wicked" because of the sentiment inside... :) 

Stamps Used:

Other products:
Distress ink- carved pumpkin, spiced marmalade, and mustard seed. 
Distress oxidize -black soot and fossilized amber. 
Washi tape (bought at a yardsale)
Cardstock- black and white
Distress stain- black soot
Pop dots
Adhesive (miracle tape is a great one)

I started by creating my backgrounds.  The layer I stamped on I created with my inks and a blending tool.  The base was created with water and smooshed ink on my glass craft mat. 

(Look how great this creepy tree and owl are... this is just stunning on own!)
After the base pages were dry I stamped my tree on the top card base.  To add extra grunge I flicked a few drops of water on the base, and a few flicks of black distress stain added to the grungy creepy feel. 

I added the top layer to the base using the pop dots. 

(Sentiment on the inside)

I hope you enjoy this quick and easy Halloween card!

(I need to get to work making more for some crafty friends!)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Colorful ATC's - By Elina

In less than two week's time I'll be attending a live ATC swap. In order to have enough cards to swap, my ATC factory is already full speed, and soon I'll have a pile of ATC's to take with me!

This time I used the lovely 'Whimsical Beaked Guy in Crown' stamp as my main image, and put him on a colourful background painted with acrylic paints:

I colored the background with a brayer, and once the first layers of paint were dry I also used acrylic paint for stamping. My craft mat was my ink pad; I spread a thin layer of paint on the mat with my brayer, and stamped random patterns on the background paper. When stamping with acrylic paints it's important to clean the stamp right afterwards. Don't let the paint dry on the stamp!

There are now seven ATC's in this series. This main image was so cool that I just had to make several cards on the same go!

Before gluing the main image on the card front I added some stamped textures on the background. StazOn or Archival inks work well on acrylic paint.

I think the cards look quite nice! I hope someone will pick them up on the ATC swap! :)

For this project I used the following VLVS! stamps:

Whimsical Beaked Guy in Crown
Measuring Tape Section
Carved Xs
Whimsical Triangle Banner

Wishing you a wonderful day.Thanks for stopping by in our blog!