SHINE BRIGHT like a...Scrapbook Circle DT Choice

Monday, September 12, 2016

Hi there!  I am happy to share my DT Choice for the Scrapbook Circle Blog post.  The September kit, “Shine Bright” is an amazing combination of colors, patterns and embellishments!  I was so inspired by the Amy Tan watercolor resist cards that I created this page using a simple grid.
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I rounded all the corners of the patterned papers and my photo to match the resist card that I painted a pale teal color.
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The little bag of star sequins included in the main kit were a perfect match for this color palette and the gorgeous background paper in the wood grain pattern.
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I used one square for the title, inspired by the kit name, one for the photo, one for the sequin pocket and the resist card.
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I added some black paint splatters onto the background paper and stitched a few lines thru some of the grid pieces.  I also added stitching to the left and right sides of the background.
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This color combination never bores me and I will always be inspired by these lovely hues!
Thanks for stopping by the Blog today...I hope you have an amazing day!

LISTEN to your heART - Art Journal

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

This is an art journal page from months ago, but I haven't had a chance to post it yet.  However,  it is one of my favorites to date.


I started this spread to practice drawing and painting an eye up close.  The rest of the face was just a little bit of filler.


I have always loved the flowers that Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed and painted, particularly, his graphic rose.  This is a little homage to that.




The quote written in her hair, found on Pinerest says:
"Time to create," said her Heart.  "It's about time," replied her Soul.

That pretty much sums up my desire to do art journaling.


Thanks for stopping by to see some of my more personal art journaling.
I hope you have an amazing day!


Friend Friday - The Crafter's Workshop & Chameleon Pens

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hi friends!  Jenni here to share a scrapbook layout I made for The Crafter’s Workshop Blog and yesterday's Friend Friday with Chameleon Pens.
You can find The Crafter's Workshop Blog post HERE and the Chameleon Pens Blog post HERE.  There are amazing projects on each, so check it out!
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.
I wanted to document our recent trip to the Georgia Aquarium and thought the new 6×9 stencil ‘The Sea’ to make some embellishments for my page.
I started with the ‘Tribal Fish’ 12×12 stencil and the new Gel Medium.  I am SO excited about these new mediums that have just been released.  They are so fun to play with and this Gel is like the smoothest cake icing!
After the lay of gel medium is dry, I painted a light wash of blues over the stenciled cardstock.
While my watercolor is drying, I use a finger dauber and some sticky Versamark ink over all of the little fish on ‘The Sea’ stencil.  I added the ink onto a scratch piece of paper, but turn the stencil over to press the inked portion onto smooth paper.
I wanted to use the Chameleon Pens to color the fish, so I used the stencil to emboss the positive part of the stencil, leaving the negative spaces to color.  I add white embossing powder and heat it after each stenciled fish.  Using small scissors, I fussy cut all the fish out.

I use OR4- Sevillle Orange and BR2-Hot Cocoa for the fish and YG3-Spring Meadow for the 2 seashorses I embossed.
I love the way the seahorses turned out.  I am anxious to try the pens on a larger project.  The pens are truly an amazing creation, perfect for traveling!
Finally, I used couple different color threads to stitch lines down the right side of the page,mimicking the ceiling decorations throughout the aquarium.


I added a foam word sticker for my title and some journaling.  I am so pleased with the way it all turned out!  I hope you are inspired to try out these clever markers!
Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing weekend!

ALL the GOOD Vibes - Scrapbook Circle August

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Today I'm sharing this page I made using the August "Snapshot" main kit.  I also used it in the ABC Back-to-School Alpha posts on the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook page for "G," Glitter.


I used the exclusive stencil that came in the kit to add heat embossing on my background. 


I masked off a triangle to repeat the stencil pattern and to tie in the embellishments on the horse's bridle. 


I am using a combination of gold and tan embossing powder over my stencil and it created an interesting pattern of stripes in part of the heat embossing area.




After heating it up and allowing it to dry, I layered several of different pieces of patterned paper for a photo mat and for some stripes under that cluster.


I chose to use other patterns that contained geometric shapes to tie all of it together.  Finally, I embellished with some of the Pink Paislee tags and white puffy stickers from Freckled Fawn.



I heat embossed over half of this Alpha Thicker for my daughter's initial and tying in more of the stencil.

Thanks for stopping by the Blog today!

Cardmaking Month!! {& video }

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Hi everyone!  Happy August!
I am working on putting together a new look for my Blog and some other crafty, exciting things for the future!  I wanted to kick it off with a few cards in the giant array of cardmaking I have had the last few weeks!



I filmed my process which can click on below or go to my YouTube Channel HERE!



I started out with an idea to make three similar cards, using some old 6" Color Magic Papers and then having some stamping or sentiments of sorts on top of it.  I got a few of the Zig Clean Color Brush markers and wanted to use them!


I used Distress Inks to blend a background of blues and greens around the stamped I had heat embossed.  I made a mask out of Post-It tape to cover the ice cream before I inked the back.  I added some twine before adhered it to the front of the misted paper.



For the second card, I used a couple shades of turquoise mist onto one of the resist paper of intricate patterns and doilies.  It turned out beautiful and didn't want to add anything too busy for the embellishment.  I heat embossed a sentiment from Neat & Tangled and punched it out.  I layered it on top a piece of glitter paper punch a size larger.  Finally I adhered both to the front over some pink jute twine and added some paint splatters.


The last card was where I deviated and I love the way it turned out!  I used a large wood grain background stamp to create a tone on tone to my kraft cardstock.  I stamped one of the bird from my favorite Dina Wakley bird stamps.  I used the Zig Clean Color Bush Markers to color it and they are perfect for this type of blending!


I cut both using the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle dies and adhered them to the front of my card base.  I added a little dot of black enamel accents to the bird's eye.  I had planned to add sequins or wood veneers and finally decided to keep it simple with one tiny heart in the bottom corner!


I have had a lot of fun, albeit frenzied, making so many cards this summer.  My parents always encouraged me to make handmade cards as a little girl and I have been every since.  I truly feel like it is gift in itself!

Thanks for stopping by and come back to see more!
Have an amazing day!



Cardmaking with Stencil & Video Tutorial - New TCW Summer Release!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Hello friends!  I am so excited to have the newest release of stencils and other goodies from The Crafter’s Workshop to play with!  It seems like I have been making the equivalent of a card a day for the past month, so I thought I would just keep it up!

I had this idea in my journal for a while about this technique.  I was inspire by some cards Jennifer McGuire did on her blog using a stenciled background visible under a phrase die-cut into a panel on top.  I am so happy with the way it turned out, but may just use the stencil with the rainbow blended ink all on its own!
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

I started with the 3 new stenciled above.  I chose them because of the varying sizes and intricacies of each pattern.  I knew I wanted to have them behind a smaller die-cut phrase, so I needed to pick stencils that would have more area to be stenciled.  I pre-cut all the phrases using my Silhouette Cameo.

I also filmed my process and you can click on the video below or go to my YouTube Channel HERE!
I used the large version of this lacey stencil and taped it down to my non-stick mat.  I used a smooth white 85lb. cardstock that takes Distress Ink really well.  I started at the top with red and worked my way down the card with finger daubers and Distress Inks, overlapping them slightly to blend more evenly.

I sprayed some marshmallow Tattered Angels glimmer mist over the white die cut cardstock.  I added lots of dimensional adhesive to the back so that it would create a nice shadow and really show off the colors.
The glimmer mist was a little clumpy so you can see a bit larger splotches, but it reminded me a bit of rain drops!!  🙂 I also trimmed it down a good bit, allowing the stencil to create a border around the edges.

For the next card, I used the new size of stencil that is a 6×9.  It is going to be a great size for projects in between the 6×6 and 12×12 and for the pages  of an art journal.
This is the “Rejoice” stencil and was perfect for my sunshine die-cut!
I used several colors of yellow, orange and peach to ink this background, misted the die-cut phrase with glimmer mist and added dimensional adhesive.This is probably my favorite card because I think the stencil pattern is easier to see with the large letter font.  It is so bright and cheerful!
Finally, I had to use the stars from this ‘Cactus’ 6×6 stencil.  I also decided to stencil the die-cut itself and back it with a solid cardstock, so you could really see the stars.
I used these 3 colors of Distress Ink in blues and purples and moved the stencil around a bit to get the stars closer together.  I added some Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen to the stars to give them some shine too.
I chose a metallic teal colored cardstock from Bazzill Basics that was shared with the DT members.  Using the dimensionals again, I mounted both to a black card base.
I hope this inspired you to think about layering your stencils in different ways to add color and imagery to your projects!
Thanks so much for stopping by the Blog today!
STENCILS Used:
TCW2153 – 6×9 Rejoice

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