Thursday, March 16, 2017

Another journal page using Distress Oxide inks

I'm really loving the new Distress Oxide inks by Ranger!  Tim Holtz was so right when he said these would be a game changer.  You have to try them!  The colors are amazing and just seem to "light up" when they meet water.  This is an investment worth making in new product. Thanks to @timholtz and @rangerink for their innovation! I've just started my art journal, and it's so fun to just play.  I wish I would have started long ago...(sigh).  #distressoxideinks


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

"uptown girl AUDREY loves MAKEUP" by Stampingbella

One of my favorite stamp companies is #Stampingbella.  I absolutely adore their Uptown Girls line of stamps.  The artwork on these girls is so much fun to color and arrange on cards!  This is "uptown girl AUDREY loves MAKEUP" for my contribution for their March 17, 2017 Bellarific Friday post.  The theme for this week is to use glitter.  I stamped her onto white cardstock and colored her with Copic markers, then fussy-cut the image and embellished with glitter.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Doing something I love again…

It’s been over 3 years since I blogged anything I made, but I’ve recently been back in my craft room on a regular basis. After some much needed organization, my creative mojo is alive again! I’ve realized I’m definitely one of those people that needs to be somewhat organized in order to be creative. There’s still more organizing to be done, but hey Rome wasn’t built in a day! 😁

So I decided to start an art journal, and here’s a recent page I finished. The image is from a jumbo stamp set by Stampendous, called The Look. I used Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Acrylic paints, Ranger Distress Inks, and Dreamweaver embossing paste.  The quote is by Sophia Loren and says "Beauty...is how you feel on the inside and it reflects in your eyes."


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Layouts for the Maine Album

These are some layouts I did recently to add to our Maine album.  We've been there the past 3 years, and each time we took a different route and visited some other places along the way, one of which was Fort Ticonderoga. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems


I created this layout in celebration of our annual trips to Key West.  This is a pic of my beloved hubby doing what he loves best - relaxing on the beach!  All of the textures in this layout is what made it so fun!  Many of the items used in this layout are from a previous Scraps of Darkness kit.  Here are some close-ups:







Saturday, February 4, 2012

Key West Beach

This photo was taken in Key West last year.  I used the Scraps of Darkness January kit "Escape".  What a gorgeous vacation kit this is!  Some of the papers are from the Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue collection.  I will definitely use up every bit of this kit eventually.  I have so many photos for it!
This was my first time doing some really messy mixed media.  I used bits of masking tape, fiber scraps, bits of tulle, glitter, microbeads, mesh ribbon, anything I could find! I covered it all in glue, let it dry, and then splotched alcohol inks in gold, watermelon, and butterscotch all over it.  The picture doesn't really do it justice.  It looks so good in person!


Remember This

I finally had a chance to do some scrapping!  It seems like forever since I have.  I have so many photos to scrap, and there's just never enough time.

I did this LO as a gift for my sister-in-law.  It is my dear niece, Kim.  This photo was taken when she was out for a walk with the family on our Hidden Valley weekend trip about a month ago.  I've never used this color combo before, and I really like how the teal-blue and purple look together. 
I made this wire bead with this cool metal gadget I bought at Michael's for making jewelry.  Then I attached the star that I had left over from one of my Scraps of Darkness kits.  I really like how it came out, and I think I'll make more of the wire beads.  It was easy and fun!

Thanks for looking!