Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Space Out! SDC 260

Its time for another fantastic designers challenge over at Stampotique!

This time around I knew exactly what I was going to create for the space them. I am obsessed with galaxies. Really. Gorgeous. I spent some time learning and trying different things to get the look I wanted and this is what I came up with:

I LOVED creating this and LOVED the outcome. It is perfectly imperfect and a lot easier to create than you might think. I created a video. I am still learning on the video front so bear with me. ;) If it is wonky on Blogger, click the video and it should take you on to Youtube.

Here is the final product. When I thought space and galaxy, this sentiment from Stampotique seemed just about perfect. I stamped the sentiment onto watercolor paper and tried to make it match the galaxy theme. To top it off I used some tiny sequin stars along with some twine, because, twine makes everything better!

Overall, this is a sweet positive card and I am satisfied! I hope you are inspired to create your own galaxy, and if you do don't forget to link it up over at our challenge here for your chance to win a 30 dollar gift card to the fantastic Stampotique shop which has something for literally everyone!


Master's Touch Watercolors
Ken Oliver Liquid Metals
Dollar Tree Twine
Star Sequins
Ranger Archival Black Ink

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Word Up Weekend

Good morning, from Stampotique!

It is Saturday which means we are going to start hi-lighting the many fantastic sentiments that Stampotique sells! Our artists have sentiments everything from holidays, to inspirational quotes to snark, which, are my faves.

Today I used Sarcasm . Because, it is my language. ;) I really do love all of the sentiments we have. Such a range makes it easy to find something to go with any style and any image. Listen to me. I sound like a walking commercial, but in all seriousness, they have such a great range!!

I feel like I am perfecting my watercoloring technique for my paper and this one really popped for me. Someday I hope to create my own line of papers using this technique. <3 Here is another I created this week:

Okay, I am off, but I hope that all in the path of Hurricane Matthew are safe and warm with the ones they love. You are for sure in my thoughts!


Dylusions Ink Spray
Watercolor Pencils
Ranger Archival Ink

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

SDC #258 Favorite Quote

When I was younger, I had a Tigger (yes, tigger) notebook that I used to write down every inspirational quote that meant something to me. I must still have it somewhere. Anyway, I kind of wish I still knew where it was. This week we are continuing our theme at Stampotique, which is, "favorite quote". Luckily, Stampotique has a lot of fun and inspirational quote stamps.

This one, "Color Her Soul" really spoke to me. It needed to be a wall hanging. It is a larger stamp so that worked out well. Moth Fab seemed like the perfect girl to be paired with this sentiment. 

And, of course, Moth Fab got the watercolor pencil treatment as well as a white paint pen to make her pop. Love using mixed colors on her. 

Its no secret that I have really gotten into mixed media over the last couple of years, and this is no exception. For this wall hanging I used Dina Wakely heavy bodied acrylic paint as well as some other acrylic paint. For the texture on the background I used Diane Revealy's "large triangle" stencil and Ranger texture paste. 
Loved how all of these elements came together to tell a story and back up the sentiment. Went a little heavy on the accessories, but I think they work. Even stiffened some bakers twine to create a fun detail behind the flowers.
Be sure to check out all of the other beautiful projects (see the DT on the left bar of this page) and then enter our challenge!!! 


Stamp: Moth Fab
Dina Wakely Heavy Bodied Acrylic Paint
Prima Handmade Flowers
Ranger Texture Paste
Ranger Archival Ink
Watercolor Pencils
Bakers Twine
Adhesive Pearls, Paper Studio
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Chalkboard
Various Washi Tape

Monday, October 3, 2016

Monochromatic Monday

Good Monday evening to you all! It is time for another swap over at Stampotique! Everyone voted and decided that Monochromatic would be an awesome theme. I love monochromatic projects, it is just very difficult for me to create something without a third color to pop.

I decided to go with teal and green. Greens are varied, so I thought this would be my best bet to follow the challenge without cheating. ;) Once the colors were chosen I knew I wanted to use Feathery Monster. He looks so handsome in teals and greens.

I used my watercolor background technique to create a dynamic background. I used Dylusions Ink Sprays and water on my Ken Oliver mat and this was the result. This is my favorite one to date. I wish so hard my scanner was working because I would have scanned this one and saved it for sure! It turned out amazing with all of the little dots hovering perfectly on the paper. 
For the ATC, I decided to go with shakers this time. In order for them to fit into an ATC sleeve I went ahead and cut my foam squares in half (height) in order for the top layer to be smaller but still allow the sequins to shake around. It was tedious. I will be buying a roll of thinner foam tape in the future. I covered the foam outside with some fun green twine, which, this idea I borrowed from someone else. 
 I really like how these guys turned out. Oh! The sentiment is also from Stampotique!! I thought it was just about perfect for his expression.
So, I hope you will hop over and join us at Stampotique for our FaceBook swap! We would love to have you!!


Feathery Monster (Stampotique)
The Crew (Stampotique, just the sentiment)
Dylusions Ink Sprays
Dollar Tree Twine
Dollar Tree Sequins
Le Pen Black
Ranger Archival Black Ink
Transparency Paper
Adhesive Foam Squares

Saturday, October 1, 2016

ATC DIY Stamping!

Do you ever look at your mixed media projects and wish you had a different way to add pattern or texture? Or, are you on a budget like I am and don't want to spend money on a fancy background stamp? Yeah. Been there.

So....this is what I do....I create something using whatever I have lying around.

For this I used jute twine and bubble wrap. Both subtle, but exactly what I needed to create a fun pattern for my ATCs. I used Americana acrylic paint in lieu of ink.

The houses are Stampotique, of course, and this time I broke out my Copic markers as well as my Prima markers. They blend well together, which is awesome! I love the whimsy of these houses and had a lot of fun imagining a color scheme for them. 

I added some doodled boarders and a couple of cute sentiment stickers to round off the whimsy. I am excited to swap these, but kind of sad to see them go as well. It is always hard to swap away something you like, but if you like it, then you know your partner will appreciate it as well. 

Did you know Stampotique also carries an ATC stamp for the back of all of your ATCs and it is delightful with its webs and skull spiders. Be sure to check it out! 

Bubble Wrap
Jute Twine
Americana Acrylic Paint
Teresa Collins Sticker Sentiment
Copic Markers