Wednesday, April 23, 2014

In a Texas State of Mind - Artistic Outpost Blog Hop

This month the Artistic Outpost blog hop is travelling to least on my blog! lol

Today....I have my first page done in my new journal.  I love how it turned out, and am excited about making more art to put on my pages.  I used Cowgirl Strength.......a really fun vintage plate.

The background is stamped using what I call the "cow" stamp, makes a wonderful bg addition.  Texas is a puzzle piece that I put some gesso on and sanded a bit. Then all I did was find the correct page to put it on.

Here is what the journal looks like, I found it a Michael's, the pages are 12"x9" and are a mix of bright colors and prints, pockets and flaps.  Of course, I have the cover to alter.....I'll post that after it's done.

If you subscribe to the Artistic Outpost customer newsletter or follow AO on Facebook, I'm sure you read the important company update from Robyn last week.  If not, you can read the post here on the Artistic Outpost Facebook Page.  I've been designing with AO stamps since they were first introduced and I'm excited about the changes and expansion coming to the AO product line, click here for more details!

Be sure to stop by the other Designers Blogs for more inspiration and leave them some love:

 Lisa * Sue * Tracy * Linda * Alison * Terry Kate


Monday, April 21, 2014

April Showers - Stampotique Designers Challenge

Friendship can be a lonely word if you are sitting out in the rain.............waiting for a friend, ....any friend.........

This week at Stampotique is a fun challenge,  # SDC 143.  I learned today, to use my finger tool with stencils!  Those background smudges you see are actually made by inking your finger and following the outline of the stencil!  I'll be doing that again real soon.

Thanks for stoppin' by.............hugz...............

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Birthday Card for A Friend

Had a wonderful lunch date with my girlfriend April and her family today! Wonderful people and we all LOL and had so much fun! This is the card and envie I made for her. The stamp is an old Tim Holtz this one, and the print is made on the Gelli plate....used my new envelope punch board to make the envie, thanks for my enabler friend Beth!! I do love this thing-a-ma-jig. I had no idea what to do with all the Gelli prints, but now I use them for envelopes and am luvin' it.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Heart Boy Has Challenges.......

Stencils and humor go together..................LOOK!

This week at Lisa's Blogger challenge, it's STENCIL IT!  combined with the Stampotique Designers Challenge, add a littlebit of  HUMOR!

True Colors show boldly what is challenging Heart Boy.....working on watercolor paper, I used a stencil and Gelatos to make the orange/yellow background....blending with my finger tool and wiping out some of the color with a baby wipe.  Then I used a Bingo stencil and embossing paste.  When dry, I brushed with some black chalk.  The dress is embossed and inked.

I hope you enjoy my bit of humor, I had fun!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The FLY With An Eye

Recently I played in "metal" ATC swap over at Viva Las Vegas FB groupies. Just love the way this turned out and thought I would share with you all. The stamp is from a plate by Mary Vogel Lozinak, the stamp itself is called "flying eye insect"! I am linking it in cuz I think everyone needs a little fun in your day, and this stamp makes me LOL! In fact, ALL of Mary's stamps are just amazing, check them out.

It's a piece of black metal, embossed and sanded, then stamped on glossy, colored with distress inks, then added the white pen highlights, and the bottle cap.

If you decide to purchase while at VLVS, please tell them I sent you!



Monday, March 31, 2014

Vintage Buggy

I combined the Stampotique Stamp challenge, Vintage, with this weeks card layout from MoJo Monday

The little green flowers are actually buttons.


Sunday, March 30, 2014

She's A Diva!

The theme this week is Animals at Lisa's Bloggers Challenge, and I tried a couple of new things.....the background tech is spraying onto a stencil, and then putting your card stock down onto it! EZ PZ! I actually used 2 different stencils and 2 different color sprays. You better believe I will use this tech again and again...........I love how they turn out, and it's a lot faster than the Gelli! Similar look too, imo. I thank you out there in blogland, where ever you are that showed this tech! I just finished up buying my collection of Spectrum Noir alcohol ink pens...and am learning how to play with them. This was difficult due to the yellows, reds and oranges underneath, but I still like the way she turned out.