Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Art Journal page

 Usually, I post techniques on the various blogs of the design teams I'm honored to be on, but one of my resolutions is to post more on my own blog.  I am going to do this through the help of my participation as a designer with Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog.  It's a goal and I'm hoping I can stick with it!
So, today, I have a fun page I did in my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft mixed media board journal.  Below, I have detailed the process!  Leave me a comment below by Friday, January 31st by midnight EST and I'll pick a winner of a Mixed Media Journal book for your own art!

          I started with cutting a piece of patterned paper to fit half the size of the page.  I ripped one edge and adhered down with some Textural Accents Gel Medium.
 Next I used some Washi tape (Lord knows I have too much of it!) to create 4 lines of varying lengths.  I like that the washi tape is easy to rip and also easy to remove when I'm done!
 Now, time to get your fingers dirty!!!  See my dry and messy fingers?
 Using Banana, Mango, Tangerine, Squid Ink, and Blood Orange colored Gelatos, randomly apply and smear with your fingers or foam applicator (if you can't stand to get your fingers dirty... which I love to do!)
 Peel off the tape and dispose.  You are left with masked areas that are white and patterned paper. 

Next, I stamped words of inspiration using WOW! stamps and Fiskars sets and Versamark ink.  Using WOW black and white embossing powders, I created contrasting sides of words.
The embossing powder will act as a resist for the drips of Gelato spray that you will apply next.  I like to grudge up my page a bit with drippage.  See this post for directions on how to create sprays from Gelatos.  The Gelato mist Kit is awesome for all that you need for this process!

 There is so much you can do with these books and Gelatos, that I'm sure you will have a blast playing!  Remember to leave a comment and you could win a Journal book!   I will announce the winner on Feb. 1st!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Party Time!

I'm excited to announce the first challenge on the NEW Party Time Tuesday blog! We are kicking off the new year with a challenge!  So excited to a part of this team!

Here's my take on the challenge.  I love these colors and this layout from a previous Scrapbooking From the Inside Out kit fit the bill perfectly!  I love this layout of my mom and I!

Please visit our new blog and create a challenge project for a chance to win a prize!  Check out the other DT member's blogs too!

Friday, January 3, 2014


I am so honored to be asked back to the Scrapbooking From The Inside Out design team again!  The first kit that I get to work with is January's Empathy kit!  It's full of gorgeous goodness!

I created five layouts with this kit this month!  I still have product left and might even create a few more before January is out... Here is the link to my first blog post detailing this layout:

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year 2014- One Little Word

Happy New Year!  I can't say that 2013 was awful but it was stressful and crazy fast!  I can't believe we are already into 2014!  Time is speeding up as I get older.  I have a few things to share on this 1st snow day of the year!  Yep, we are having an arctic cold snowy day... So, I will catch up on blog posting today.

My word of 2014 is going to be:

I want to focus on 

CREATing a happier home
CREATing a healthier me
 CREATing more Art for ME
CREATing memories and documenting them
CREATing blog posts
CREATing opportunities for growth
CREATing more love in my marriage
CREATing schedules that include "me time"
CREATing laughter
CREATing solutions rather than problems

I even made a bracelet cuff with my word on it to remind me of these goals...

I will be posting more here on this blog with projects, techniques, and links to my other DT blog posts!  Here's to 2014 and CREATING lots of art and memories!