Thursday, January 10, 2019

Charming Forest ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     After the holidays, I finally got a chance to play in my art journal again, creating a Charming Forest with a variety of stamps from Red Rubber Designs

     To start the year with positive energy, I started by stamping all of the quotes from the Be Happiness Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set onto white and cream cardstock, using black and brown permanent inks. Then I tore them into vertical strips, and adhered them onto both pages of my art journal. Next came a light coat of gesso, followed with some Lindy's Gang Sprays and Magicals, used to color these pages for the Lindy's Gang January Color Challenge

     I even added some Lindy's Sprays and Magicals to white and black gesso, applied to the Tim Holtz Woodgrain Stencil to make the tree trunk and door. It took several coats to color the bark, followed with a coat of LG Embossing Powder (Reindeer Moss Green). Then I embossed the door knob, made from a brad, with LG (Queen Sheba's Silver).

     The Charming Forest images were stamped a few times onto white cardstock with black permanent ink, embossed with LG (Reindeer Moss Green) EP, and colored with Sprays and Magicals. Then I dyed some cheesecloth with LG (Ponderosa Pines Olive) Starburst Spray to make the tree tops. 

     The lake was made with several layers of Sprays and Magicals, with some black gesso applied to a stencil to mimic ripples. Then I covered it all with a coat of Lindy's Embossing Powder (Angel Wings Peacock). The grass was done with the Mountain Scenery Stamp. 

     To make the bridge, I also embossed (Reindeer Moss Green) EP onto some twigs to make them look wet and mossy. The sides were made from some rope and green fibers. 

     Originally I was going to add beads to light my tree, but these lanterns are so much better! They were stamped onto white cardstock and embossed with LG (Midnight Pewter) EP, using part of one of the Victorian Embellishments Stamp. Then I colored them with (Brushed Nickel) Spray and (Yodeling Yellow) Magical Shaker, adding some bling to the bottoms. Finally, I used (Sidewalk Chalk) Spray to paint rays of light shining from the lanterns, followed with some Stickles (Diamond) for even more sparkle. 

Thanks for looking! 


Challenges Entered:

Magicals (Sandra Dee Sepia and Greased Lightnin' Green from the Go Greased Lightnin' Flat Set

Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ Use Something New (I used my new Lindy's Magical Shakers and Embossing Powder (Angel Wings Peacock)


  1. That is, indeed, a charming forest - lots of great texture! Thanks for joining us at Bleeding Art

  2. Lovely journal pages, Thanks for joining the challenge at Crafty Creations and we hope you'll join us again soon! Donna - DT Member

    (Admin for the new challenge blog at Paper Funday Challenges - A monthly challenge for all things Paper!)

  3. This is fabulous, loving the sparkle and textures which is ideal for our challenge over at Bleeding Art.
    Linda xxx
    Bleeding Art DT

  4. Your charming forrest look amazing, Drea! Such a mystcally scene, love it. There is so much to look, so lovely.
    Thank you for joining in with our January Challenge at Country View Challenges!
    Evelyn xx

  5. I love all the details you put in this project, thank you sharing your inspiration at Lindy's!

  6. This is fabulous Drea, I love the colours and textures. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy week, Sue xx

  7. Your charming forest pages are wonderful, Drea. So many lovely textural touches - love the bridge ove the glistening lake. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey x

  8. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Kathy {Crafty Creations Challenges}

  9. Fine colors and great work! Thanks a lot for playing with Lindy's!