Sunday, June 30, 2019

Summer in the City ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Hello! I hope you're enjoying the rest of the weekend. I had a groovy time with this art journal spread, using Dylusions Paints, and a variety of  stamps from Red Rubber Designs

     As I was going through my art journal, I came across this background that I had previously painted with Dylusions Paints. So I turned it upside down to create the illusion of light over the buildings. Then I stamped the sheet music and squares from the Vintage Background stamp set with Archival Ink (Jet Black) throughout both pages. To create the buildings, I applied black gesso to the Dylusions Stencil (Large Squares). Once it dried, I reapplied the stencil, to add Dylusions (Lemon Zest) Paint to some of the windows. 

     The cardboard sun was also painted with Dylusions Paints, with the addition of some micro beads. Then I stamped the rays with Dylusions Paint (Lemon Zest) using the Rays of Hope Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp. 

     The same techniques used on the sun, were also applied to the cardboard butterflies, but with different colored paints and beads. 


     All of the silhouettes were embossed with Emerald Creek (Black Cherry) Aroma Embossing Powder, using the Hey Life Stamp. 

     After blending a strip of white cardstock with Dylusions Paints to create an ombre effect, I embossed "Hot" and "Summer" with Emerald Creek (Onyx Frost) Embossing Powder, using the Alpha Grunge Stamp (no longer available). 

     The rest of the lyrics and year, inspired by the Summer in the City Challenge at Emerald Creek Dares, are Charcoal Thickers, embossed with a layer of Rocky Road Baked Texture, followed by a coat of Hammered Metal Embossing Powder.

     The Statue of Liberty was embossed onto white cardstock with Emerald Creek Baked Texture (Patina Oxide) using the Liberty stamp. Then I smooshed her with some Distress Inks (Cracked Pistachio and Hickory Smoke). 

     After painting some more cardstock with Dylusions Paints, I stamped and embossed all of the flowers with the Blossom Builders Stamp using Emerald Creek (Black Cherry) Embossing Powder, also used on the chipboard music notes, done in three coats for extra shine. 

Thanks for looking!


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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Bo Bunny (Sweet Clementine) Cards ~ FotoBella DT

     Hello! Today I have a couple of cards to share with you, featuring the Bo Bunny (Sweet Clementine) I Want It All Bundle from!

     I used the same design for both cards, based on this sketch for the Inspirational Card Challenge at

     I rounded the corners of my paper pieces with a medium and a large corner punch. Then I inked the edges, along with the hearts and banners from the Noteworthy pack, with Distress Ink (Black Soot)

     The banners are a mix from the Noteworthy pack and the Chipboard Stickers. 

     Then I used the Thickers' included in the bundle to spell "YOU". 

     The butterfly wings from the Noteworthy pack were curled up before adhering. Then I used the Chipboard Stickers for the main sentiment on the first card. 

     For the other card, I used the Layered Chipboard.

     These cards are a great way to show someone you care!

     Pick up your Bo Bunny (Sweet Clementine) I Want It All Bundle at!

     Thanks for your visit!

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Make My Monday ~ #99 Begins with the Letter "B" (Butterflies, Banners, Black Ink, Bo Bunny)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Best Dad Ever Layout

     For my Dad's birthday a few month's ago, he just wanted a photo with all of his kids. So I scrapped it for him for Father's Day, using an older Bo Bunny line (The Avenues) with some Prima Rust Pastes. 

     I took my design inspiration from this beautiful Sketch #375 at Sketches in Thyme

     The hexagons were created with the TCW (Chickenwire) stencil, using Prima Marketing Black Gesso. Once it dried, I applied Prima Marketing Red Rust Paste and Mint Patina Paste. Then I stamped the background with the Bo Bunny (Rough It Up) Stamp. 

     All of the clocks were fussy-cut from the Bo Bunny (The Avenues) paper.

     The cogs and gears were embossed onto black cardstock using The Artistic Stamper (Tick Tock A5) Stamp with Emerald Creek (Mirror Gold) Embossing Powder. After fussy-cutting them, I applied more Rust and Patina Pastes. 

     The other embellies, like the screws, were made from paper clay with the Finnabair (Mechanica) Silicone Mould. I painted them black, applied some Prima (Vintage Gold) Wax, and more Rust and Patina Pastes.

     The title was done with the Bo Bunny (The Avenues) Chipboard, and like the rest of the embellies, received Rust and Patina Pastes. Then I used some old stickers for the date. 

     Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Lindy's Gang June Color Challenge

     Hello! I'm back with a mixed media project made from a piece of cardboard and some altered metal tins!

     The colors were inspired by this month's color challenge for Lindy's Gang.

     After tearing a layer of the cardboard apart, I applied the waterfall image (in Hawaii) that I saved from a magazine, with Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel. Then I went over the background with clear gesso to prepare for my colors.

     After painting the greenery on the sides with Lindy's Gang Spray (Sea Mint Green) and Magicals (Drop Dead Gorgeous Green and Greased Lightnin' Green), I decided to add texture with Prima Marketing Rust Paste, using the green from the Camouflage set. Then I went over it with the same colors, and added Magical Shaker (Yodeling Yellow). To mimic the waterfall, I used a paintbrush with Prima White Gesso along the grooves of the cardboard. 

     The water was colored with Lindy's Sprays (Ocean Breeze Blue and Delphinium Turquoise), along with Magical (Sassy Sapphire). Then I added Prima Glass Glitter (Pearl) and Emerald Creek Quarry Gemstones (Jade), on and around the water. 

     I love the turquoise beads, which have been in my stash for awhile, and are also inside of the blue tin!

     To alter the metal tins, which started out silver, I covered the insides with Prima White Gesso. Then I colored them with Lindy's (Ocean Breeze Blue and Delphinium Turquoise). The lids were covered with Prima Black Gesso, followed by the same Prima Green Rust Paste, used on the background, and the same green coloring. Each lid has a flower on top, made from gold metal that was covered with white gesso, before coloring. After coloring the Bo Bunny chipboard butterflies, I embossed the centers with Lindy's Gang Embossing Powder (Purely White), and added some Bo Bunny Jewels. 

     Each tin has cheesecloth around the rim with some plastic greenery on the right. Then I filled them with some beads, pearls, and small flowers made from paper clay using the Prima Mould (Art Nouveau). Besides the beads, all of the embellishments in and on the orange tin was colored with Magical Shaker (Oktoberfest Orange), including the metal fish recycled from a pair of earrings. If I had more I would've added fish to all of them. I also added (Purely White) Embossing Powder to the centers of the paper flowers. After altering all of the tins, I cut circles out of the cardboard to insert them in, giving this piece lots of dimension. 

     Finally I added some flowers and leaves, which I left alone. The blue and green flowers are from Prima Marketing. Then I twisted some twine together to finish the edges, dyeing one strand with Sea Mint Green Spray mixed with Yodeling Yellow Magical ShakerOktoberfest Orange Magical Shaker, and Delphinium Turquoise Spray

     Thanks so much for looking and stopping by!

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Lotsa Dotsa Shaker Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

      It's been awhile since I've used the Lotsa Dotsa Stamp from Red Rubber Designs, and wanted to feature all of the fun circles on this card, made with Distress Inks to achieve an ombre effect, inspired by my Dad's beautiful blue eyes! 

     My design inspiration came from Stella Says Sketch Challenge #711.

     I started with white cardstock and my blending tool, to apply Distress Inks from the bottom with (Peacock Feathers), and worked my way up with (Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch) on top. Then I sprayed the long strip from the Lotsa Dotsa Stamp with water, and pressed it onto the center of my paper. A few more sprays of waters, and my ombre effect was done. Once dry, I hand-stitched the scallops, and stamped the sentiment with the Contemporary Greetings Stamp using Palette Ink (Starry Night).

     The white splatters were embossed with the So Splattered Stamp, using Lindy's Gang (Purely White) Embossing Powder, also used with the smaller circles from the Lotsa Dotsa Stamp.

     To keep with the ombre effect, I stamped the larger circles from the Lotsa Dotsa Stamp onto my white card base, using Distress Inks (Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch), showcased in this shaker filled with small glitter circles, and sequins. 

     Thanks for stopping by, and shop for these stamps and more at Red Rubber Designs


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CAS Mix Up ~ June Challenge (I used ombre, stamping, and heat embossing) 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Graphic 45 (Kaleidoscope) Art Journal ~ FotoBella DT

     Hello! I'm back with an art journal spread using the fabulous Graphic 45 (Kaleidoscope) I Want It All Bundle from!

     The background was done in black and white using gesso, stamps, a stencil, and Dylusion's Paints (White Linen and Black Marble).

     I fussy-cut the elephants and zebra from the papers in the (Kaleidoscope) 12 X 12 Collection Pack.

     The zebra is hiding behind some grass that I cut by hand, using the green and purple peacock papers. Then I added the zebra Chipboard piece. 

     To the center of my spread, I placed a tree that I cut by following the curves of the paper. Then I decorated it with rhinestones and Stickers

     Some of the border strips also came from the Sticker pack. 

     Such a fun and colorful Bundle available at! Thanks for your visit!

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