Sunday, September 14, 2014

A New Workshop by Jodi Ohl: Grunge Ink

Hi Everyone! 
I'm so excited. 
I'm taking a online class by Jodi Ohl called Grunge Ink.

I don't have all the supplies yet.
You can still play along and try her techniques.

I'm one who likes to watch all the videos first.
So while I watching the videos I tried out some of her techniques on a Strathmore Mixed Media Board. Not all her techniques will work the way it does on the Yupo but at least I can continue to play until my order comes.

Here is my practice piece.

You can find out about this class HERE.
Jodi is a great teacher and she makes it so much fun.
In fact the best part is the mistakes she feels she made and how she fixes it.
No intimidation; only fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, September 12, 2014


Nope it's not me.
My niece's baby shower was last weekend.
She's having a girl, Zoey Paige.
She's due any day now.

I made this card for her.
No step by step but I can tell you how I made it.

First I stamped baby shoes on a piece of of white cardstock and colored it in pink. Plus I added some sparkle to the shoe ties. I layered it over some lace and string. The string I colored with distress paint and water.

I created the background with gel medium through a chevron stencil.
Once it was dry, I used distress paints and water to add the colors to the background.

The baby shoes are old stamps from my collection of Personal Exchange Stamps (PSX).
They are not in business any longer but I have a small collection that I will never get rid off.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pumpkin Fragment to Embellishment

There are lots of new stencil fragments from The Crafter's Workshop

Have you seen them?

What are they?

They are small stencils/masks cut into various shapes.
They are lots of fun to use.

Today I'm going to show you the Pumpkin Fragment.

I took the Core Basic 110 lbs. Paper by Core'dinations and traced the Pumpkin on the paper and cut it out. 

I used acrylic paints to color the pumpkin.
To add a background, I used deli paper, black acrylic paint and added a new stencil called Random Stars
Once it was dry I attached it to the back of the pumpkin.
Now I have a great embellishment for a card or scrapbook page.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

My Travel Art Journal

When I travel I always bring a small art journal and supplies.
No expectations of doing anything special.
Just something to play in on down time.

Here are a few pages from my last trip to Chicago to visit my daughter.
It was going to be only black and white but my daughter has paints and I couldn't resist.

The first thing I did was stencil my suitcase. 
I bought a new one that's easier to roll because of my sore shoulder.

Here are my art journal pages. I did add paint, modeling paste, gel medium on different pages before I left. I either added to them or I was able to start a new page.

As you can see I used scraps of paper, a few stencils, and I always bring a few stamps with me.

I also took some of rubber stamps with quotes and stamped them on deli paper. 

I also try to draw faces. They just make me laugh.

Paper towels torn into a heart for texture.

Plus I always bring my favorite white pen.

Wanted to see what this stencil looked like.

That's it for my pages.
As you can see I really don't think about how my page is going to look. 
I just start and finish.
Traveling with a journal can be fun.
Some day I will do a themed travel journal.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, September 5, 2014

A New Collage. I love it!

I'm so excited to show you my newest collage.
I finally finished it.
I usually complete the background and then it takes me quite awhile to figure out how I want the papers to look.  I even used a stencil on the page.

Here is a close up so you can see the stencil. 
I used the new stencil called North Star from The Crafter's Workshop.
I just used matte gel medium and didn't add any color to it.

I hope you like.
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Thanks so much for stopping by!