Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Rooted Love

Hello friends!
Have you heard about Wild Whisper? They are Canadian company that designs paper collections for crafters. They also carry coordinating boutique items for their collections including stamps sets, wood veneer, sequins, chipboard, cork & embossing powders. 

I recently bought the Rooted Love paper collection and journal cards from the lovely ladies at Wild Whisper and could NOT wait before I got creative with it.

I chose a medium Etcetera thickboard tag from Stampers Anonymous & the large bride & groom from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Dolls collection.

I started by painting some gesso over the tag then applying some molding paste through the Heartstruck Layering Stencil from Stampers Anonymous.

Next I began applying Distress Oxides in Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans & Worn Lipstick with a water pen & Distress Stain in Aged Mahogany.

 I gathered up a few journal cards from the Rooted Love collection and grunged them up with Distress inks & oxides.

I trimmed up some of the journal cards so that the images were isolated before I grunged them up.
Lastly I added the happy couple from the paper dolls. 

Here is a close up of the tag showing the Distress Oxides & Stains.

Here's another close-up of the stenciled image and the Oxides & Stains.

The finished tag - Rooted Love: Two People, Two Lifetimes, One Love.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Lucky Is A State Of Mind

Happy St Paddy's Day!

What better way to celebrate the day then with an wee Irish  hipster monkey.

I stamped my image on watercolor paper and colored it with Distress Oxides. The hat and 'shamrock' were made with stamps from the Tim Holtz Crazy Things stamp set.

The background was made with Scattered Straw, Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint & Faded Jeans Distress Oxides and gold Perfect Pearls. I used the smooshing technique to get this lovely background.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Be The journal

Welcome to my blog! You came on a great day - I have an art journal entry to share.
This one started with a quote - Be The Rainbow In Someone Else's Cloud.
This is my mantra every day.

I started by directly applying the ink by running the Distress Oxide ink pads horizontally across both pages. I spritzed with some water while drying with my heat tool. Pretty simple and really fast.

Next I took a brand new to me Silhouette & Mask Stencil from Dyan Reaveley & Ranger. I love these! They are so versatile and so much fun.
I used the stencil on the left page and layered the images. Then I used the largest sized mask on the right page and applied black Dylusions paint over the entire page.

I stamped my sentiment on the right hand page by using Versamark black ink over the image and Distress Oxide ink over the black paint. I absolutely love how these inks show up over the the dark background.

I finished off my pages by using my Dylusions white paint pen to outline the figures and drawing some lines around the page on the right side.