Showing posts from May, 2021

Flower and Butterfly Bookmarks by Farida

  Hello everyone, Farida here. I am back today with some book marks I have made....and I made a couple of photos from the process to take you along my craft journey.  First I used some white heavy cardstock paper, modelling paste and a versatile stencil.  Next I added some colour, cut the paper to size, rounded and inked up the edges.  To make the book marks look more interesting and beautiful I stamped and coloured some coneflowers and butterflies ( grungy butterfly #2 and #4 ).  I fussy cut the coloured images.  And now finally it is time to assemble everything. I love this step when everything comes together. For the final touch I used some embossed words and glued them down to have some nice sentences on my book marks.  I hope I gave you some inspiration and hopefully see you soon.  Have a wonderful day.  Farida from creativefarida

Sarcastic Superpower ATCs by Angie Coomber

 Hello arty friends, how are you all doing? I haven't used my Sarcastic Superpower stamps for a while and I really love them, so I thought I'd use them for this blog post. I wanted to make some ATCs, so first I created 2 backgrounds with my Distress Oxides, one using warm tones and one using cool ones. I began by swiping the ink on my craft mat, spritzing with water and swiping the card through the ink. I used leaf stamps and the same colours I used for the background to add some stamping to the green page. I used Distress Crayons in similar shades to intensify the colours and add some mark making. Next I stamped flowers on the red background and cut them out. I cut the green card into ATC sized pieces, arranged the flowers o  the cards and then glued them down.  I chose a few Tim Holtz Photo Booth pictures and stamped some sentiments onto cream paper and cut them out. I enjoyed matching the quotes to the faces! I added them to the ATCs, and finished with a bit of shading and d

Sketchy Flowers Stickers by Ellie Knol

Gelliprinting on stickers.. I've done that, which will be for a next post as I have not finished the projects yet, or actually, the prints are super, but I want to create a project from them first.   It made me think: stamp on stickers and use those to fill a card or in my journal, or even a bullet journal.  Or even on a 'business' card .. or just tiny pieces of art on an envelope..  So, that's what I did and I've colored them with colored pencils.  This A4 of stickers has a tiny strip of paper between the stickers vertically.... ... It adds to the interest of using these separately...  .. as you can see I also filled the areas between the  Sketchy Flowers  with  Mixed Media Marks  and  Old Book Page  script in black. To be able to do that I masked off the flower images, of course.  **** For the mere reason I wanted to show you what it looks like, I've made projects from all of them. To be true, there was only one sticker that had no interest on it, as it was a

Find your bliss by Lisa

 Hi friends!  Lisa today on the blog and I'm happy to share with you my new art journal inspiration for Rubber Dance design team playing with scrap of papers, watercolors and fabulous stamps!  To start I glued on my page some piece of paper doilies and old book pages. After that I brushed a coat of clear gesso and I used my favorite watercolors. I like the effect of watercolors on a background of old book pages!  I let it dry very well and I used Mixed Media Marks and Grungy Stuff stamp sets with archival inks black and teal. I chose Inky Friends stamp set and I stamped and cutted a big butterfly from a White cardstock. I used also Mix A Sentiment stamp set on a black cardstock and I embossed with white powder. I glued all the elements of my focal point and I added splatters with black liquid paint for add more contrast on the page. I used these products from the shop:

Be Kind Tag by Toni Tickner

  Hey Crafters so happy to be here again with another mixed media tag  Using Flowers Gone Wild stamp set  And distress inks in Victoria Velvet & Salvaged Patina  Which together reminds me of bubblegum  Firstly I used a stencil and Victorian Velvet distress spray as a background  Then I used the sunflower from Flowers Gone Wild set and embossed the head of the flower with white embossing powder  The next step was adding some more colour using Victorian velvet and Salvage Patina  And my favourite go to adding some gesso  One of the last steps was adding some sewing detail to the tag and collage fodder used as the background  After that I took some alcohol ink in the colour pool and covered a piece of Yupo paper  Using one of my favourite techniques of lifting off the ink from the paper using alcohol ink lifter pad then rubbing of the excess ink  It leaves you with a X-ray like print  Absolutely love it  Once it's all glued down I then dyed some Sari ribbon with Victorian velve