Sunday, July 16, 2017

Majestic Mountain Frame ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Hello! I hope you're enjoying the rest of the weekend. I'm back to share my mixed media frame featuring the Majestic Mountain, All Things of Nature, and Hope Perches Unmounted Rubber Stamps from Red Rubber Designs.

     Since the pizza box that I made the frame from already had a tab on it, I centered it on top with a grommet though it, tearing the top layer to reveal the corrugated cardboard. Then I covered it with Prima Heavy White Gesso to mimic the waterfalls in the stamp. Once dry, I colored it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals. which completely soaked and warped the frame. But as it started to dry it went back into place with the help of some heavy books placed on top. The water did remove the backing though, making it flimsy, so I mounted it onto heavy black matte board. 

     The Majestic Mountain stamp was the perfect image for me to try reflective stamping for the first time. After stamping the image onto white cardstock, I stamped it again onto acetate, and flipped the design underneath, rubbing it onto the paper. It took a few tries, but is something I'll definitely be doing again. Then I colored it with the same Magicals that I used on the frame and to color the flowers. 

     Although the Magicals themselves have lots of shimmer, I also added Clear Wink of Stella to the birds and water. The birds were stamped with the All Things of Nature stamp, popped up, and finished with a dot of black puffy paint on their eyes.

     Finally, the sentiment was done with the Hope Perches Unmounted Stamp, stamped with two different purple inks. 

     Thanks for looking, and go to Red Rubber Designs to shop these featured stamps and more!



Mixed Media Place (I was inspired by the colors, trees, and bird)

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge (I altered my aqua Kaisercraft flowers by coloring them with Magicals, scrunching them up for texture, and layering them.) 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Majestic Mountain Mixed Media Frame (Sneak Peek) ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Happy Thursday! I'm up on today's Red Rubber Designs Blog with a mixed media frame that I made from a pizza box, featuring the Majestic Mountain Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs!

      I also used the All Things of Nature Stamp for the birds, and the Hope Perches Stamp for the sentiment.

      To view the whole project and learn how it was made, please visit the Red Rubber Designs Blog. Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Stamperia Around the World ATC Set ~ FotoBella DT

     I've always admired ATC's (Artists' Trading Cards) but had never made my own, until now! With just one sheet of paper from Stamperia's Around the World 12 X 12 Paper Pad from, I was able to create this set mounted onto cardboard.

     The cardboard measures 3 1/2" X 5", and I started by tearing the top layer off about 1/2" around the edges. Then I mixed some paint with Prima Marketing's Heavy White Gesso, and applied it to the cardboard edges with my Bo Bunny Palette Knife. I worked quickly so I could immediately sprinkle it with small beads before the gesso dried.

     Once the gesso did dry, I arranged and adhered my fussy-cut pieces, inked along the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and my Blending Tool

     Of course I had to add some vintage buttons, along with the shells that I added to this one! 

     Finally, I finished them up with some sparkly fiber. Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July! ~ FotoBella DT

     Happy 4th of July! I had a blast making this page in my art journal for the FotoBella Design Team, using Dyan Reaveley's Dylusion's Paints from!

     I started by masking the stripes with some Artist Tape, and applied Postbox Red with my Mini Blending Tool. Then I went over them again with the same color using the Tim Holtz Stripes Stencil
The next step was the zigzags created with the Tim Holtz Zigzag Stencil and After Midnight. To fill in the background, I used my fingers to apply a layer of London Blue followed by After Midnight. Finally the stars were done with an old stencil and White Linen, before adding the title done with the Tim Holtz Alphabet Mask and Cargo Stencil.

     These fireworks photos taken a few years ago over Lake Tahoe, were cut with the same star stencil.

     For some sparkle, I outlined them with Christmas Red, Blue Bayou, and Sea Spray Stickles.

     Thanks for looking, and have a fun and safe 4th of July from all of us at FotoBella!


Emerald Creek Dares ~ Fireworks and Sparks (Special day is 4th of July)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Life of the Party Tag ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Inspiration can come in many ways, and a peacock feather was mine for this tag I made for the Red Rubber Designs Design Team, featuring the Life of the Party Unmounted Stamp!

     I started with a Tim Holtz #8 Manila Tag and colored it with Distress Spray Stains. Then I used the same colors with a paintbrush to color the Life of the Party Stamp that I embossed with glitter onto white cardstock. After adding sequins, I popped it up for dimension.

     Then I added a border along the bottom with the Fanciful Vintage Unmounted Stamp Set, also embossed with glitter onto teal cardstock.

     To really make the colors pop, I finished all of the edges with black embossed glitter.

Thanks for looking, and shop Red Rubber Designs for these stamps and more! 



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sweet Summer Card ~ FotoBella DT

     Today kicks off the first day of Summer, bringing with it lots of delicious fruits that I look forward to every year! So I dug through some of my older bundles from to come up with this card featuring Bo Bunny's Forever Young Collection.

     From the Ephemera, I used the papers inked with Black Soot Distress Ink, and the arrow from the stamp set that I embossed in white. The card base measures 6" X 6" from white cardstock, which I also used to make the banner inked with Festive Berries Distress Ink. Then I added the grey and black alpha stickers that comes in the 12 X 12 Collection Pack, and the SWEET banner piece from the Noteworthy. All of the fruit is also included in the Noteworthy Pack, besides the Chipboard. Finally, I finished it off with my signature hand-stitching.

    Have a wonderful Summer, and shop for this collection, as well as the latest Summer ones here!


Friday, June 16, 2017

Stamperia "Around the World" Layout ~ FotoBella DT

     Happy Friday! I'm back with another layout featuring this great photo of my late grandpa, and Stamperia's Around the World collection from

     These awesome papers were just screaming to be torn and distressed! Then I added some splashes with the Tim Holtz Splatters Stencil. For the first layer, I used Weathered Wood Distress Ink applied with my Blending Tool. Next came a coat of Prima Marketing's Clear Gesso for some dimension. And once that dried, I used my finger to smudge a little Tumbled Glass Distress Crayon from Set #5 without the stencil.

     The fish on top was fussy-cut, and inked around the edges with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, which I also used around half of the paper behind the photo. Then I gave it a coat of Ranger's Glossy Accents for that fresh out of the water look, and popped it up with some foam tape.

      Not wanting to hide the whale with my paper layers, I used an X-acto knife to cut him in half, and also gave him a coat of Glossy Accents.

     I wish I knew the story behind this photo, but was able to preserve my late grandma's handwriting on the back of the photo by printing it onto a torn piece of the cream paper colored along the bottom and right edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I love how closely it resembles the script in the background! I also added one of her buttons to the center of the Wooden Embellishment.

     Thanks for your visit and have a wonderful Father's Day Weekend!


Monday, June 12, 2017

Stamperia "Around the World" Getting Around Layout ~ FotoBella DT

     As soon as I saw Stamperia's Around the World collection from, I instantly knew I was going to scrap this old family photo that dates back to 1915. Not only does the background paper match the color and texture of the bricks in the photo, but even the style of bikes match perfectly.

     Other than the postcard that I cut right below the photo, inking the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, the rest of the papers from the 12 X 12 Paper Pad were torn, including the black cardstock matting the photo. Then I used my finger to apply Prima Marketing's Metallique Wax (Rich Copper) to the edges.

     I also used the Wax the cover the black alpha stickers that I had stashed away for YEARS now, in my title and for the date, machine stitching the zigzag underneath.

     And finally, I used the Wax over Prima Marketing's Heavy Black Gesso that I applied to the Bicycle Stencil.

     Thanks for looking, and stop by for these supplies and more!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Everyday Eclectic Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     It's always a great idea to have an extra card on hand that can be used for almost any occasion! So I left out the sentiment on this card with a focus on color and heat embossing, featuring the Everyday Eclectic and Here I am Unmounted Stamps from Red Rubber Designs.

      The ombre background was made with Dirty Martini, Fresh Lime, and Lemon Zest Dylusions Paints, using Ranger's Mini Round Blending Tool. Then I used black ink with the Here I am stamp, and added clear embossing powder to it. 

     The pears were done in the same way, using the Everyday Eclectic stamp, and colored with Distress Inks. Then I finished the edges with distressing and machine stitching over a strip of sheer ribbon.

    Thanks for stopping by, and check out the new and improved Red Rubber Designs store now open for business!



Thursday, June 8, 2017

Everyday Eclectic Card Sneak Peek ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

      The Red Rubber Designs store is now open again, and looking better than ever! With larger images, it's much easier to see and navigate. So go check it out, and then go to the Red Rubber Designs Blog to see the full card that I made for almost any occasion. I used the Everyday Eclectic and Here I am stamps to create it.

     Thanks for looking!

Featured Red Rubber Designs Stamps:

Everyday Eclectic 
Here I am

Monday, June 5, 2017

Stamperia Around the World Art Journal ~ FotoBella DT

     If you like travel and anything vintage, like I do, then you're going to LOVE Stamperia's Around the World Collection from FotoBella!  I did a page in my art journal using the 12 X 12 Paper Pad, Bicycle Stencil, and Geography Stamp with a step-by-step tutorial on the FotoBella Blog.

     The quote from the stencil was perfect for this page!

And here's a close-up of the stamping, colored with Distress Crayons.

Thanks for stopping by, and go to the FotoBella Blog for the tutorial.