Showing posts from June, 2019

Art Journal Page - Happy Place

Hello and Happy Saturday! I've showed you several art journal pages over the last few weeks and here is my last one for now. I call it Happy Place. I used newer and older Whimsy Stamps products to create it.  I started out with some glossy cardstock and distress oxide inks. I s mushed the ink pad (peacock feather) pad onto my craft mat 2-3 times. Spritzed it with water to activate the oxide ink and took my glossy cardstock and swirled it around in the ink. Important: To have all the different layers of color show beautifully through in the end, you have to let the ink dry  after each color application  and wipe away the dull, hazy oxide film that has formed on top of the ink with  a dry cloth/paper towel   . Now you can apply the next layer of color in the same way. Do this with all the colors until you are satisfied with your result. Seal the page with distress micro glaze to make it water resistant. When I was done creating my background I added several laye

Sleepy Sloth - Dreaming

Hello Friends! I have another super cute image to share with you today from this months release. It's from the 'Sleepy Sloth' clear set by Deb Davis .  I stamped the sloth, moon and stars onto Strathmore 400 Series mixed media paper, colored them using my Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils from Faber Castell and fussy cut the images. My favorite coloring medium at the moment. If you follow my blog you know I love to change my coloring mediums frequently, depending on my mood. I actually do not have one single favorite medium, I love them all. I love to have the possibility to choose from a wide range of coloring mediums depending on the image I want to color, what effect I want to create or what I feel like coloring with at the moment. Sometimes combining different mediums. For me this is all part of the creative process of making my cards and projects. Here is a closer look at the little critter. And here is a list of the colored pencils I used

Caregiver Hugs - NEW Whimsy Cancer Stamp Sets

Hello Friends! Welcome to my blog today. I have a special card to share which I made using one of the NEW Whimsy cancer stamps sets releasing today.    Cancer Sucks ,   Caregiver Hugs , and Cause Awereness .  Unfortunately, cancer has affected or will affect us all at some point.  While the the toll the disease can take on our lives can be heartbreaking, a word of encouragement or hug is always welcome.  It is our hope that these stamp sets will bring a smile or some hope to those in that valley.  Here is my card using   Caregiver Hugs  : I colored the image with Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils and stamped onto Canson 140lb watercolor paper with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. Here is a shot from another angle and you can see that I've also added some sparkle to the image. I also used the new Checkerboard Doodles BG stamp and the Otter 6x6 designer papers .  Several members of the Whimsy CT are also sharing beautiful creations using these sets so be

Art Journal Page - Gel Print BG & Spheres

Hi All! Earlier this week I showed you an Art Journal Page already. Today I have another one that is also created using a gel printed background as base. The color scheme is different and also the technique I created the background. This one was made using a layering technique whereas the other one was done in a "watercolor effect" technique. I used several stencils, BG stamps and clear stamps to create this page. The options are endless and you can use whatever stamps/stencils you like best.  To add more texture and depth to my page I started by stamping some flowers with the Spiral Rose BG stamp and added details using the   Circles, Circles, Circles, and Create a Beach Scene stamp sets.  The circles cluster in the middle of the page was colored with white acrylic paint and distress crayons to look like spheres which gives the page a focal point as well as depth. Here is a closer look: I actually used just my fingers to color in the circles because i