Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Beach Shaker Window

     Hello again! When I think of what I want to see outside of my window, it's the beach. So I created a shaker window made from leftover clear packaging from some Petaloo flowers, framed with strips of heavy kraft board.

     The colors were inspired by the Lindy's Gang November Color Challenge, which is my favorite combo from the year so far!

     I wanted to make a faux distressed wood frame, so I applied white gesso to the Tim Holtz (Woodgrain) Stencil onto mitered strips of heavy kraft board, after coating them with clear gesso. Then I colored them with Squirts (Beaver Tail Brown) and Magical Shakers (Lederhosen Laurel, Yodeling Yellow, and Guten Tag Teal). If your mitered edges don't exactly line up, like mine, just add gesso to the back until it fills up any cracks you might have, and paint over it. 

     Leaving nothing to waste, I used the cardboard backing from the Petaloo packaging to create the background, made from torn dictionary pages, cheesecloth, and brown paper napkins, adhered with Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel. After coating it all with clear gesso, and touches of white gesso, I painted it with LG Magical Shaker (Guten Tag Teal) and Sprays (Treasure Island Aqua and Cafe au Lait). Then I applied white gesso to a TCW Stencil to make the waves, embossed with LG Embossing Powder (Purely White).

     The die cut palm trees also got a coat of clear gesso, along with some cheesecloth added to the trunks. Then I combined Magical Shakers (Lederhosen Laurel and Yodeling Yellow) to paint the palm fronds, and Squirts (Beaver Tail Brown) for the trunks. 

     To create more texture, I added a strip of burlap for the fence, and Prima Marketing Camouflage Paste (Dusty) for the sand. For the shaker element, I added some small shells and Prima Marketing Mica Flakes (Frosted).

Thanks for looking!

Squirts ~ (Beaver Tail Brown)
Embossing Powders ~ (Purely White)

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

3rd Birthday Card

     Happy weekend! My nephew just celebrated his 3rd birthday, so I whipped up this card for him at the last minute. Lol!

     I used the Stamperia Clock and Mechanisms Stencil to create the gears using Prima Marketing Black Gesso. Then I heat embossed Emerald Creek (Hammered Metal) Embossing Powder on top. 

     The 3 was also done with Black Gesso using the Tim Holtz (Numbered) Stencil, and heat embossed with Tim Holtz Mixed Media Powder (Scarlet). For the sentiment, I used Emerald Creek (Black Cherry) Embossing Powder. 

     I finished it up with some (Black Soot) Distress Ink, and the tractor Jollie's Sticker that's been in my stash forever. Thanks for looking!

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Graduation Cap Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Hi everyone! Today I have a graduation cap card to share, with some embossed stamping featuring the Victorian Vines Background Unmounted Stamp from Red Rubber Designs!

     It's made from black cardstock and measures 6" x 6", with embossing done with Lindy's Gang (Midnight Violet) Embossing Powder using the Victorian Vines Background Stamp. Then I lightly went over it with Prima Marketing (Old Silver) Wax, giving it a two tone effect, which is kinda hard to see in the photos. 

     I added a rhinestone brad to the center with a tassel hanging from it, made from purple embroidery thread. 

      Finally, I made it pop with this tutorial, and embossed my sentiment with the Chicken Scratch Stamp.

     Thanks for looking!
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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Prima Marketing Golden Coast Art Journal ~ FotoBella DT

     Have you seen the beautiful Prima Marketing Golden Coast 8 X 8 Essentials Bundle from I made an art journal page to showcase this fabulous collection, in addition to one of the ATC's I previously made with it. 

     I started by adding scraps from the Golden Coast 8 X 8 Paper Pad, and spraying them and the background with Distress Spray Stains (Blueprint Sketch and Broken China), along with Lindy's Gang Spray (Tiffany's Blue).

      Taking inspiration from the DREAM ATC, I embossed more netting with the Prima Finnabair Net & Wire Stamp using Ranger Distress Embossing Powder (Brushed Corduroy).

     Added some Chipboard Stickers.

     And finished it up with Prima flowers and greenery (Camarillo and Sunset Beach)!

     Unfortunately this is my last post for the FotoBella Design Team Team, due to worsening chronic health issues. I'll still be creating, but at a much slower pace. Thanks for your visit and support! 

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Prima Marketing Golden Coast Mini Album ~ FotoBella DT

     Hey everyone! I'm back with this mini album made from small paper bags, featuring the Prima Marketing Golden Coast 8 X 8 Essentials Bundle from It's been years since I made one, but this beautiful, beachy collection was perfect to highlight my last trip to California. Looking forward to going back in a couple of months! 

     The sand was created with the Dusty jar from the Prima Marketing Rust Paste Camouflage Set.

     I just love the texture, and added some small shells among the flowers and chipboard pieces!

     All of the paper edges were inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, including one of the Journaling Notecards peeking out of the pocket on the left. 

     The wood planks were stamped with the Prima Marketing Old Town Stamp using Archival Ink (Potting Soil).

     Then I added the ship's wheel and some screws made from paper clay using the Finnabair Mechanica Mould. They started out with a coat of Dylusions Paint (Ground Coffee), followed by Art Alchemy Paints (Rustic Brown and Magical Pond), and finished with touches of Prima Marketing Patina Effect Paste (Blue). 

     Some of the flowers and leaves got the golden touch with (Vintage Gold) Prima Marketing Wax.

     I didn't mind trimming down the papers from the 8 X 8 Paper Pad to fit this 6" X 6" album. 

     Thanks for looking, and shop to get the Prima Marketing Golden Coast 8 X 8 Essentials Bundle

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Every Leaf Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Today is not only the first day of Fall, (which is my favorite season), but also my sister's birthday. So I made her a card featuring the Every Leaf Unmounted Stamp from Red Rubber Designs.

     I painted the background, leaves, and around the card base with Dylusion's Paints, spritzing the background with water to create an ombre effect. The small and large leaves are both included in the Every Leaf Stamp. 

     All of the embossing was done with Emerald Creek (Burnt Copper Leaves) Embossing Powder, including the medallion.


     Finally, the sentiment was stamped with the Sophisticated Sentiments Stamp.

     Thanks for looking, and enjoy the Fall!


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Emerald Creek Dares ~ Be True To Your School (Did back to school season)

Try it on Tuesday ~ Hot! Hot! Hot! (Used Hot colors)

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Lindy's September Birthday Card

     Since sapphire is the birthstone for September, it inspired the blue in this card made with Lindy's Gang goodies!  

      My entry for the Lindy's September Color Challenge!

     I started with a TCW stencil and some Prima black gesso, adding color with Lindy's Sprays (Afternoon Delight Denim and Magnolia Magenta Gold) and Magicals (Danny Zuko's Denim and Yodeling Yellow). 

     The same colors were used on the flowers and leaves, stamped and embossed with LG (Black Forest Black) Embossing Powder. Then I used LG (Hollyhock Scarlet Plum) EP around the card edges.

     Since I didn't have the right shade of the blueish purple color from the mood board, I combined Magicals (Danny Zuko's Denim and Polka Purple) mixed with some water, and (Urban Amethyst) Spray, to create a bluer hue. 

      The sentiment and stitched circles were stamped with (Jet Black) Archival ink, and embossed with LG (Midnight Violet) EP. Finally, I finished it up with some sequins.

     Thanks for looking and stopping by!

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Teal and Copper Birthday Card

     I just LOVE teal and copper together, as shown on this card, colored with Lindy's Gang Magical Shakers, Spray, and Embossing Powders! 

     My design inspiration came from Sketch #223 at Feeling Sketchy.

     The background was stamped with the Salvage District Prima Stamp, before adding white gesso to the TCW (Mini Raven Mosaic) Stencil. After drying, I spritzed it with some water, and added Lindy's Gang Magical Shakers (Guten Tag Teal and Aged Copper) along with Treasure Island Aqua Spray. Then I went over the stencil work with Metallique Wax (Rich Copper). 

     The clock was stamped with the Tick Tock Stamp from The Artistic Stamper, and embossed with Lindy's Cleopatra's Copper and Midnight Copper Embossing Powders, also used on the brad and sentiment. The clock hands were embossed with LG Black Forest Black EP. 

     For the Cup of Tea for your Art Challenge at A Vintage Journey, I used a cup of hot tea, which I never drink anyways (lol), to lightly dye the natural twine wrapped around the clock, the card edges, and the butterfly, where I also painted some Guten Tag Teal Magical Shaker. The body and antennae was embossed with LG Cleopatra's Copper EP. 

     I finished it up with some small copper rocks and shells. 

Thanks for stopping by!

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