Friday, June 15, 2018

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #49 - Wrap it Up - The Final Challenge

It's time for the another challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge and this one is the last. After 4 years of running an awesome challenge, I've decided to end the challenge this month. It was a hard decision, but my life has changed a lot in the last 4 years and I just don't have the time to devote to it that it deserves.

Our sponsor this month is the lovely Eileen Hull. She's given us all dies that wrap around to use for our projects. I created the blueish, lavender background using the new Seth Apter #4 set of paints from PaperArtsy. I randomly used all the colors and some sponges to the the background. Then I used a PaperArtsy Kay Carley Stencil #78 with PaperArtsy Grunge paste to add some fun accents. I made the cover for a small journal.

I hope you will join us for our last challenge and thanks to all those of you who have played from the beginning and those of you who just found us. It's been a great ride.

Paperartsy Grunge Paste

PaperArtsy Kay Carley Stencil PS078

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #47 - Color Scheme

Here's my project for this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. The challenge is to use a Complimentary or Split-Complimentary Color Scheme. I used Split-Complimentary Color Schemes. I created a set of 4 mat board ATCs using PaperArtsy Fresco Inks, a new PaperArtsy Zinski Zini (mini stamp), a Darkroom Door Stencil and Tim Holtz stickers. I doodled the borders with a black Fude Ball pen and white Kirarina Wink pen.

Zini 27
Small Polka Dots

Monday, April 2, 2018

Topflight Stamps 1st Birthday Blog Hop Winner!!

Today I'm announcing my winner for the $10 gift certificate to Topflight Stamps from the blog hop last week.

And the winner is Darla W. Congratulations Darla please contact me at to get your prize code.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Topflight Stamps 1st Birthday Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps 1st Birthday Blog Hop!!!   The past year has been more successful than we ever could have imagined and it’s all because of our amazing customers. We are so excited to celebrate with you and give you our 1st Birthday Special Discount - 20% off ALL orders - use code BDAY20.

Topflight Stamps is a place you will find different and unique stamps from aroud the world. Today we have an AWESOME blog hop with some of the best paper crafters in the industry. They are each featuring some of our favorite stamps. Be sure to comment on this blog and all the blogs on the hop to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE a $50 store credit!!!  PLUS  - each of the designers on this blog hop are giving away a $10 gift certificate to one of the commenters on their post. I will announce my winner here on Monday, April 2.  The $50 Grand Prize winner will be announced on the Topflight Stamps Blog the same day.

I created these cute flower blocks using reclaimed wood from a building site. I painted the blocks and flowers with PaperArtsy Fresco Paints - now available at Topflight Stamps. I doodled on the flower and added some Tim Hotlz Word Bands to finish them off. I also used PaperArtsy Tracy Scott and Emma Godfrey stamps. 



Tracy Scott Paints

Now, be sure to check out all these blogs and comment for your chance to win the grand prize!!

   Donna BowmanYou are here
   Julia Stainton
   Jenny Colacicco
   Veronica Zalis
   Tenia Nelson
   Lisa Hoel
   Teri Anderson
   Jenny Marples
   Karen Bearse

   Kristina Song

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #46

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It's time for a new Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. This month we are sponsored by Marabu. They are a manufacturer of art supplies. They sent the design team a stencil, art crayon, art spray and acrylic mousse to use on our projects. We ask that you use a stencil and at least 3 mediums on your project. 

I used the stencil with the three birds and all the supplies they sent me on an art journal page. I really liked the Acryl Mousse and the way it was very light and went easily through the stencil. 

Filled in the outside edges with the blue art spray and colored the birds with the blue crayon and Dina Wakely Scribble Sticks. I outlined the birds with a white pen and a gray Faber Castell Big Brush Pen. Finally, I added some dots to accent the leaves. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #45 - Photo Inspiration

It's time for another Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. This month we have a "love"ly inspiration challenge. Our sponsor is Topflight Stamps. They are offering our lucky random winner a $25 gift certificate. Topflight Stamps sells lots of awesome International stamps with loads of great mixed media stamps, stencils and paints.

I used Paperartsy Stamps and Paints from Topflight Stamps for my project.

Tracy Scott #15

PaperArtsy Paints

I created a brayered background using the more pink and purple paints. Then I stamps with Versafine Archival Black Ink and colored in the stamps with the PaperArtsy Fresco paints. I cut out the heart from a journal page where I had been cleaning my brayer so it had the same colors. Then I sprayed it with Dina Wakley Ruby Shimmer Spray covered it with Prismacolor glitter pen. I adhered it to the gesso board from Dick Blick Art Supplies with foam tape. Then I adhered the Tim Holtz word strip with Elmers glue pen. I also went over the border scallops with matching Prismacolor glitter pens. 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #44 - Ring in the New Year

It's time for another challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. This month our challenge is to Ring in the New Year - anyway you like it. I decided to use new supplies on my project. We have a fun mixed media prize package for our random monthly winner.

I created an art journal page. I tore up Jane Davenport napkins into little pieces and decoupaged them onto the blank page. Then I printed out the 2018 numbers from a Word document and decoupaged them on the page. I added some shading to the letters with a gray Faber Castell Big Brush Artist Pen. Then I added white accents with an Edding White Pastel Pen and black border with a Memento Black pen.

Then I stamped the Celebrating Cat with Archival Ink and colored it in with Copic Markers. I wrote the sentiment words and cut them out and adhered them to the page with double sided tape. Finally, I added some Studio Calico star sequins and Viva Glitter pen accents around the happy cat.

I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!!!

Fat Cat #04