Showing posts from May, 2019

Mixed Media Art Journal Page - Flowers and Bees

Happy TGIF! Are you all exited? Tomorrow is Whimsy release time! Only a few hours until the Whimsy Stamps June release will be available in stores at midnight. Meanwhile I have an Art Journal page to share with you. This is one of the pages from my Whimsy Retreat Art Journal project. To create this page I sprayed the paper with water and added different colors of watercolor on top of the page and let the colors run down. You can also use a brush and start blending them slightly. Then using various stamps and stencils add stars and polka dots.  The main focus are the flowers in the middle. The flower image was stamped onto an old book page and fussy cut before adding it to the journal page and then colored it with distress crayons. The bees where stamped on a piece of gel printed paper I had left over and cut out. I used white acrylic paint/Gesso and a stencil, a bottle cap and an old plastic card to add more details to the page. I sp rinkled a circle of pear

Celebrate - Butterflies on Gelli Print Background

Hello Crafty Friends! I have yet another of my retreat projects to share with you today. I created a card using a gel printed background. Creating a gel print background was  my demo at the retreat in combination with an art journal / art journal pages. The BG is made using the 'watercolor technique' with acrylics and a gelli plate. I love how the colors turned out on this one. Then I stamped the butterflies from the   Butterflies Fluttering   all over the BG and heat embossed with white EP.  A white frame - Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle Die -, two more fussy cut butterflies and the Word & Shadow die set 'Celebrate'   complete my card. Whimsy products used:                              Thanks for dropping in today!  Hugs,

Watercolor Butterfly Note Card

I am back today with another Make & Take from the Whimsy Retreat last weekend. This time I have a little note card to share. The beautiful butterfly is a Dove Art stamp from the Butterflies Fluttering rubber stamp set. I stamped and colored the butterfly with Distress Inks to achieve a no-lines watercolor effect.  The little 'Hello' sentiment is included with the set . The different color sprinkles give an artsy look to the card. Whimsy store products used:                        Hugs,

Tree Swing - Happy Birthday Card

Hello All! I have a card to share with you today which was one of my 'Make & Takes' at this years Whimsy Stamps Craft Retreat in Orlando last weekend where I had the great honor to teach again this year. I used a Dove Art stamp called Tree Swing and the sentiment is from the Enjoy the Journey clear set. I colored the image with Copics and kept the card clean and simple. I wanted to emphasize the image so I created a frame with an extra layer of cardstock around the center of the image. Some Stardust Stickles add even more interest. Whimsy Stamps products used:                              Thanks for stopping by. See you next time. Hugs,

Whimsy Stamps May Release - Gnome Me So Well

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Whimsy Stamps May Release! Here is a card I made with the NEW Gnome Me So Well clear set. I love frogs! <3 So when I first saw this set I knew immediately that I had to make a card using this super cute froggie with his tongue hanging out. I colored using Copics. I also used the Wavy Stitched Squares dies and the Polka Dot stencil   to create the background. The sentiment is included in the stamp set. Here are a few more shots: I also used a white pen for some highlights and Stardust Stickles for glitzy details. Whimsy products used:                                                                    Thanks for stopping by today!  Hugs,