Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sun Anyone?

Because I miss summer already...

...I'm sharing a warm weather, beach card with you today. 

Hurricane Joaquin spun by the North Carolina coast over the weekend leaving us cold, windy and wet, causing me to miss the sun! It was cloudy for a week already before the hurricane neared! 

I used stamps from Fun Stampers Journey Surf's Up set for this card. 

I finally figured out how to get a watercolor look with the acrylic paints from the Journey Media collection. I put a small dab of paint on an acrylic block and added water with my brush until it looked nice and fluid. You'll have to play to get the exact amount of water and look you want to achieve. 

Well...I'm not missing the sun anymore now that I'm in Arizona at the Journey Station this week. Ah....sunshine! 

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies:
Surf's Up SS-0194
Howdy Notes SS-0170
Black Licorice IP-0041
Various Re-inkers
Fusion Blender IP-0088
Cool Pool IP-0105
Blue Lagoon JM-0018
Oatmeal Cookie JM-0022
Journey Sequins Blue Skies AC-0113
Oatmeal Cookie CS-0023
Whip Cream CS-0040

Monday, October 5, 2015

Happy 50th Dan!

Today is my sweetie's 50th birthday! Happy Birthday, honey! I can't believe we've spent half our lives together so far and that we're turning 50! I'm just six months behind. 

So, I've been dabbling in mixed media art lately since Fun Stampers Journey came out with an awesome new line called Journey Media. Paints, sprays, stencils, pastes, oh my! 

After asking a few mixed media peeps a million questions to find out exactly what gesso is and what the heck you do with it, I sat down to make a few projects. So far I'm just taking 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" pieces of card stock and practicing on them. Once they're done I've added them to a card base.

This one I made for you, Dan. I hope you like it. 

At first I thought this mixed media stuff couldn't be too difficult because it appears that you just make a big mess.....but there's a fine line between making a mess and really making a mess! I smeared the sentiment I added to this card which is just plain messy and so I'm working on it. Working on how to add layers on top of layers in an eye catching manner. In all, it's super fun and cool way to let your hair down and play without too many rules.

Happy 50th Birthday, Dan! I love you! 

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies:
Script SS-0069
Autumn Days SS-0006
Butterfly Prints SS-0017
Little Big Greetings SS-0052
Autumn Days DI-0118
Journey Squares DI-0038
Journey Circles DI-0039
Buttercream JM-0019
Oatmeal Cookie JM-0022
Green Olive JM-0021
Journey Gel Medium JM-0071
Journey Modeling Paste JM-0073
Hazelnut Blend IP-0012
Black Licorice IP-0041
Summer Days RI-0042
Citrus Cooler RI-0047
Journey Gold RI-0075
Black Licorice RI-0044
Cranberry Bliss IP-0094
Dark Roast IP-0095
Harvest Day Prints PP-0017
Buttercream CS-0006
Oatmeal Cookie CS-0023
Hazelnut Blend CS-0013

Friday, October 2, 2015

Leaf Week - Day Five

Good day, peeps! I have one final leafy card share for you to wrap up Leaf Week. 

For today's card I created a background of leaves using a combination of stamps from the Lead Me set and several bright ink pad colors. 

I love the variety of leaf shapes in this set. 

I thought it would be fun to add a leaf peeking out from under the collage paper. 

I hope you've enjoyed my parade of fall cards this week and I hope you and your family enjoy a lovely autumn weekend! 

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies:
Lead Me SS-0207
Autumn Time SS-0147
Give Thanks SS-0041
Autumn Time DI-0121
Give Thanks DI-0024
Journey Ovals DI-0042
Cranberry Bliss IP-0049
Pineapple Smoothie IP-0014
Green Olive IP-0072
Oatmeal Cookie IP-0011
Hazelnut Blend IP-0012
Whip Cream IP-0009
Mini Wooden Clothespins AC-0029
Cocoa Powder Gingham Ribbon AC-0110
Natural Journey Twine AC-0005
Cool Pool CS-0118
Hazelnut Blend CS-0013
Whip Cream CS-0040

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Leaf Week - Day Four

I'm celebrating the first week of fall by sharing some leafy card designs and calling it Leaf Week. Why not? It's a good reason to get out the leaf stamps and dies and play.

This design features leaves created from two stamp sets and a die. 

There's an outlined leaf, a solid color leaf and a simple card stock leaf. 

I love to play with different layers, texture and mix lots of things together. 

There's even a doily and a bread tag die cut. I think all these things together make a fun combination. 

A few simple accents, a stamped sentiment, twine bow and a wooden button complete the card. So fun to make! I hope you like it and feel inspired to do something creative! 

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies:
Autumn Time: SS-0147
Thanksgiving Medley SS-0131
Ink Splat AT-0108
Postage Stamps AT-0056
Autumn Time DI-0121
Thanksgiving DI-0021
Doily DI-0105
Journey Rectangles DI-0041
Bread Tag DI-0133
Buttercream IP-0031
Oatmeal Cookie IP-0011
Hazelnut Blend IP-0012
Wooden Accents AC-0031
Natural Journey Twine AC-0005
Buttercream CS-0006
Oatmeal Cookie CS-0023
Hazelnut Blend CS-0013

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