Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Twinkle Twinkle

Little Star

Just playing in my Art Journal this morning.
My little one was singing the song and it just inspired me to create this page.
I love using the star shape on my pages. This time I masked it off and layered color over.

The color is from Dylusions mists in Vibrant Turquoise and Squeezed Orange.

VersaMark watermark ink was sponged through a Crafter's Workshop stencil and covered with Blue Glass embossing powder from Ranger.

Prima ink in Black Coal was rubbed through another CW stencil.
There is also some Lake Mist paint dauber dabbed through sequin waste.

Hope you all get to play today as well.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Pan Pastel play

Today I want to show you some samples of projects I created for my
class which is over at The Art Studio.

Every single one of these layouts uses Pan Pastels for the coloring.

I love how versatile the Pan Pastels are. You can do just about anything with them.
The techniques for which Pan Pastels are used seem to be endless.
I'm constantly finding new ways to showcase them.

While Pan Pastels are often marketed as fine art supplies the fact is they work wonderfully with scrapbooking, card making, tags and more.

Come join me and explore the world of Pan Pastels seeing how YOU too can use them on all your layouts.

Pan Pastels ARE for scrapbooking!

is now available for $15.99 at The Art Studio.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Pan Pastels for Scrapbooking Class

Now available at The Art Studio

Have you seen Pan Pastels on the web or walked by them in an art supply store and figured there’s no way you would ever use them? Or maybe you’ve already bought some and now you’re at a loss on what to do with them. Just because Pan Pastels are marketed as a “fine art supply” doesn’t mean you can't use them on your scrapbook pages. In fact, you can do just about anything and everything with Pan Pastels that you can do with other coloring mediums and sometimes, even better!

In Pan Pastels for Scrapbooking, I’ll show you a multitude of ways to use Pan Pastels on your layouts and we’ll cover the basics such as color loading and mixing, how to alter patterned paper, how to create your own unique patterned paper, and then jump into a whole lot more!

Moreover, just because this class focuses on scrapbook layouts doesn’t mean you can’t use the techniques on cards, tags and more, so get your creativity jump started with a bunch of Pan Pastel techniques that will have you using them on all your paper crafting projects.

Each lesson has a step-by-step videos and some lessons have step-by-step PDFs as well. I’ll also be on hand to walk you through the entire class, ready and willing to answer all of your questions.

So, are you ready to learn all the possibilities of using Pan Pastels? Then join me for Pan Pastels for Scrapbooking and have some fun.


Please Note: You don't need a ton of Pan Pastels to get the most from this class. A few complementary colors in colors, tones and shades will work just fine.
Here are just a few samples of the art we will create.

Are you intrigued?

Head on over to The Art Studio and sign up today.

The class retails for $15.99 and is loaded with techniques showing you how to incorporate Pan Pastels into all your scrapping projects.

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Question

I have had my July kit from Swirlydoos sitting by my desk for a while now. Taunting me each day that I didn't get to play with it.

Today I put class stuff on hold and created up this quick layout using Prima and Kaisercraft paper from the kit.
I pulled out a few Crafter's Workshop stencils and my Prima ink to add more pattern to the paper.

The photo is my oldest riding a bike while we were down in Kiawah.
 I managed to snap the picture while riding my bike and not crashing. I'm talented for sure lol.

She is a big fan of Ann Rand and I was lucky to stumble upon the quote stamp without even having to look for it.
The quote stamp, sprockets and tire tracks are all from Club Scrap.
More stencil shots. I used Olive Vine and Dry Sand ink colors.
Those tend to be 2 of my "go to" colors. They work with just about everything.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Art Journal pages

Summer has been crazy busy. What with all the kids home for summer vacation as well as all the new classes I am in the process of creating for The Art Studio. All that means is little time to create anything.
(oh how I so look forward to the start of summer vacation, and at the same time look forward to the end)

I thought today I would share a few Art Journal pages from past work I have done.

The first one is Destination.
I used several image transfer methods on this page incorporating some iconic travel destinations to which I have been extremely fortunate to visit and photograph.

I had received a new butterfly die as well as this vintage girl image and wanted to use both right away.
Several pieces of torn scrapbook paper covered with swipes of acrylic paint make up the background.

Always Learn:
a reminder that the learning process never ends

Here I made a mask using a photo of myself. Gelatos were used for all the color.

Hope everyone is enjoying a restful summer (or winter if that is the season you are in).

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Gelatos art

I thought I would share with you just a few projects that you will learn in my 
class that is going on now over at 

From cards to layouts and everything in between. The 10+ techniques that I share will help you become a Gelatos master in no time.
Layouts and layering techniques..

Cards a plenty

If you have Gelatos and have been wondering how to incorporate them more into you projects this is for you.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Creating with Gelatos

Now available for sale at The Art Studio.

Join me for this self paced class as I show  you more than 10 different techniques on how you can use Gelatos on a variety of projects. Each project comes complete with a full supply list and a step-by-step video, and at the end, you’ll have lots of new ways to incorporate the colorful world of Gelatos onto anything you do. 

The class is priced at $14.99 and you will have lifetime access to it.

Come join me today and learn all the wonderful things that these little beauties can do.

I LOVE Gelatos, and can't wait to share it with you.

So don't hesitate, head on over to The Art Studio and sign up today.

While you are there make sure to check out all the other classes that are available.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Traveling Art Journal

      I am lucky enough to have a group of artsy friends who I can rely on for so many things.

                 One of those things is to participate in a traveling Art Journal.
This journal has gone 2 rounds now. Each time I give it a hug and send it out at the mercy of the US Postal service. I never worry about where it's going but rather how it is getting there lol.

            It came home the other day much to my delight. Oh it is so positively awesome in it's creation. I had no theme and the art in it is a reflection of each of the wonderful ladies who worked on it.

                 I thought I would share the inside with you today, it took fun not to share.
                 I hope you are prepared for some serious eye candy, there is A LOT to see

      First is my cover, I did this up myself with lost of paint, mists, modeling paste, stencils and rub ons.
The first page in the book is a collaboration page. Everyone took time to add something. So cool!
I love the little fairy hanging out on the star. 
She makes me smile.

Hope did this awesome tree.

Deb did this one. The poppies are totally rocking!

Pam C again. Some of my favorite colors, and of course whenever I see modeling paste used it makes me happy (everyone should use modeling paste imo).

Nancy did this one. I can't even tell you how much I love the color.
Some of the ones I am totally afraid to work with but she seriously rocked them.
Now if I could only dance like the silhouette.

Deb again. Hard to tell in the photo but the texture is amazing. And I am loving the giant heart.

Pam P here. She printed out part of the photo on canvas and then painted the rest of the page to match.
Reminds me so much of the sunsets on Kiawah, my favorite place to be.

Marianne did this one.
Love my gargoyle in a box, even better are the words she put on it.

Deb here too. This one is done on a sheet of acrylic.
I think the bg is with alcohol inks .

This one is mine (yes I did a few pages before and in the middle of it's travels).
The paint is all from Creative Inspirations.

Marianne did this one too.
I love how she incorporated her page design into the machine stitching on the back of my previous page.

Pam P did this. My favorite colors and so much depth.

Deb B with a She Art girl.
I know how several of these from Deb. Could a girl get any luckier?

Mine again.
This one was featured in an issue of Scrapbook News and Review.

Deb here again. Love all the patterns here especially the upper right one.

Pam C.
Simply beautiful.

This was from Marianne as well.
And accordian page that folds up and unfolds to show the whole design.
She did the front...

and the back. 
Mind blowing in the detail.

Paula did this piece and it's beautiful. 
I have a ton of these felt pieces and never think to use them.
Perfect for this page.

Hope again.
Love the splatters of color as rain.

and last but not least..
Hope gets the final page(s).
This might be my new favorite mantra.
I even love the owl who managed to pop up on my page

Thats it.
The tour through my traveling art journal is done.
I hope you have enjoyed what you have seen as much as I have.

and to the ladies who contributed...

The fact that you took the time to create for me some beautiful art means more than I can ever say.
You are most definitely the best!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Monday, July 15, 2013

July Sketch Challenge for SEM

It's time for another sketch challenge at 

Card Sketch

Layout Sketch
by Shawn Lahr of Nuts About Sketches
As always there is a twist to the sketch challenges.
This month's
scrap twist is to use pop dot or foam adhesive to lift a flat embellishment.

This is what I created.
My 2 older girls inside a leather shop while visiting Florence,Italy. 
Everything was WAY over their budget but they had a blast window shopping.

The base was a piece of 12x12 corrugated cardboard I distressed, Gessoed, and misted with Lindy's Stamp Gang MoonShadow Mist in Burnt Umber.
The patterned paper is Kaisercraft (2 collections: Basecoat & 75 Cents)
Chipboard from Blue Fern Studios colored with more Lindy's.
I used pop dots under the wood tag and on several of my flowers to pop them up.

Happy smiles

Our gracious sponsor this month is...

Pure Painted Signs

Here's what Celisa has to share about her company:

My name is Celisa Schumpert and I am a wife, a mom and I have a love for all things creative.  My husband and I were blessed to spend over 20 years in youth ministry before helping begin a start up church about 3 years ago that has grown to about 1700 weekly attendance, it has been awesome watching God at work in our new adventure.  I am also a mom to three children 20, 16 and 8.  Around 7 years ago we were blessed to bring home our 8 year old from China and it doing so developed a heart for orphans and a desire to help them find forever families.  As a result, I wanted to start a business that could give to that purpose.  I am blessed to combine my two passions into my relatively new business, Pure Painted Signs.  I have always loved painting and with this endeavor I am able to give 10% to my church and 40% to orphan causes around the world, as well as supporting families who are seeking to adopt. 

The prize is a wooden sign such as:

She is also offering a 15% discount on any orders in July the discount code is
What an awesome prize (wish I could win it)!! All you have to do is enter one of our challenges in July for a chance to win.

**NOTE: You may submit the project you create for Scrapping Everyday Miracles to other challenge blogs but your project must be mainly created for the Scrapping Everyday Miracles challenge in order to win the sponsor prize**

 All entries must be linked HERE by July 31st, 11:55pm PST.