Monday, 23 January 2017

Pop-Up Slider Card ---- Enjoy A Glass Of White

Happy Monday, everyone!
I am here to share a a pop-up slider card that I've made for a friends upcoming birthday.
I was inspired by a YouTube video by the talented Einat Kessler.

You check out Einat's video tutorial below:

I designed my card around this fabulous paper pack - The Winery Kit - by Reminisce.
I picked it up from The Scrap Shack in Ponoka & I'm so glad I did! It sold out very quickly.
Isn't it gorgeous?

Here is my finished card - laying flat.

My main embellishment was made using 3" circle of brown leather paper that I 
embossed with a wood-grain embossing folder; a 2.5" circle die cut from a sheet of pattern
paper from the kit; a circle sicker from the coordinating sticker sheet included in the pack.

The exposed area is perfect for a small sentiment.

Here is the finished card - popped up.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Wanderlust 2017 - Week 2

It's week 2 of my Wanderlust adventure. 
This weeks instructor was the insanely talented Mary Wangerin.
Check out her blog The Turquoise Paintbrush for lots of mixed media inspiration

I created my mixed media layout on a 12x12 sheet of chipboard & taking inspiration from a quote I found ~ "Advice from a Tree: Stand tall & Proud, Sink Your Roots Deep Into The Earth, Drink Plenty Of Water, Go Out On A Limb, Be Content With Your Natural Beauty, Remember Your Roots, Enjoy The View"

I really enjoyed building up layers of paint, gesso, paper scraps, stamping & stenciling.

I just love all the layers of paint.

I created my focal point with a stencil, some doodling & stamping. 
Don't look to close or you'll see my typo. Oops. 

Here is my finished mixed media project.

Products Used:

Acrylic Paint
Distress Paint
Dylusions Paint
Paper Scraps

Friday, 13 January 2017

Distraction Journal

Hello, crafty friends! 
I'm going to share a little secret with you....I'm an over-thinker.
I over-think lots of stuff in my life but I do it a lot when I'm creating.
I can over-think myself into a virtual paralysis when it come to 
creating. So in order to help myself and to help embrace art journaling I have made myself a distraction journal. It's small enough to take with me, I can doodle in it, write down thoughts or memories, basically distract my brain when I begin to feel overwhelmed.

I started by grabbing a stack of 12x12 pattern paper from my stash.
I dry brushed acrylic paint in several different colours across the paper. 
It was so messy & so much fun! I think I did about 50 sheets of double-sided paper
by the time I was all done.

For the cover of my journal I used a Worn Cover from Tim Holtz Idea-ology.
I stamped some plain tissue paper and stamped on it with some of my fave background
 stamps and Jet Black Archival Ink.
I then used matte medium to adhere the tissue paper to the journal.
After the matte medium was completely dry I dry brush some Distress Paint over
 the entire journal, inside & outside. (sorry, I didn't take photos).

To finish off the outside I applied some Remnant Rubs and used some 
ribbon to attach the binder rings.

I filled my new little journal with pages made from my painted 
pattern papers.

Here is my first page in my new distraction journal.