Never Grow Up canvas

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday – I hope you’ve had a fantastic weekend! Our new challenge is live at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #43 – Anything Goes + Making Your Own Background. Remember, all of our projects are Anything Goes and we offer an optional twist each month just to inspire you! The twist is not required to play! I used the awesome TandiArt Rainbow Girl 2 digital stamp from my stash to create this fun mixed media canvas. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten inky and I thoroughly enjoyed myself!

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This canvas took several days to complete and features a background full of texture created with five different stencils, coloring with Iridescent Gelatos, random background stamping and black Gesso splatters. I added a few details to the images with metallic pens and Glossy Accents. I want to share a tip that I was excited to discover prior to sealing the canvas. I knew the inket printer ink would smear when I brushed on the multi medium matte, so I covered each printed element with clear Gesso by dabbing it on with my finger in an up and down motion rather than side to side to keep ink from smearing. I gave it a couple hours to dry thoroughly and then I sealed the entire front and sides of the canvas with the multi medium matte. Voila – it worked and no smearing! I created a hanger with a beaded chain that I embellished with blue bamboo cord and a blue seam binding bow. I also created a dangle for each side. Here are a few close-ups:

And one more look… I love how this turned out and can’t wait to hang it in my studio! Never Grow Up! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: November Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional Cute Critters (no twist)
2. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blogs: November Anything Goes
3. QKR Stampede: #407 – Anything Goes
4. The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog: #254 – Just For Fun / Anything Goes
5. Your Scrapbook Place: November Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White cardstock, 60# Hammermill copy paper
Stamps: TandiArt Rainbow Girl 2 digital stamp, Paper Wings Productions Writing Backgrounds stamp set
Ink: Gelatos Iridescents- Blue Moon, Stardust, Comet, Odyssey; Pentel Slicci Metallic Blue, Metallic Pink and Metallic Green pens; StazOn Jet Black ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Accessories:  Canvas Corp 5×7 canvas; Liquitex White Gesso, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Time Travel, Mini Specimens and Mini Harlequin stencils; Memory Box Texture Mini Dots stencil; Stampers Anonymous Crate stencil, Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer, Liquitex Black Gesso, fan brush, Glossy Accents, beaded chain, Hemptique blue bamboo cord, blue seam binding

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month – we can’t wait to see what you create! We know you love the ‘anything goes’ theme and we’d be tickled if you play the twist and create your own background, but the twist is not required to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Steampunk dragonfly

Hi again, friends! I’m back again today to share my final Hochanda showcase sample created for Prickley Pear Stamps! I have a few more website samples to share so I’ll be sharing those soon now that we’ve gotten moved and I have a little more time on my hands. It has been forever since I played with alcohol inks on Yupo paper, and what I love the most is that no two backgrounds ever turn out the same. This card features a pretty blue and green alcohol ink background with a silver embossed dragonfly and several gears using the Gears 2 and Steampunk Gears 3 stamp sets along with the Steampunk Gears and Mini Gears die sets.

I had a fun time creating this mixed media steampunk card. It’s rare that I make a card without a sentiment on the front, but here we are, lol! I created the background first and then silver embossed the dragonfly. I layered the panel on silver metallic cardstock and then on blue cardstock. I stamped and die cut several gears and arranged them in the lower right corner.

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment in blue archival ink and layered the panel on the silver metallic cardstock and blue cardstock used on the front. I had a few die cut gears leftover so I placed them in the lower left corner.

And one more look… such a cool background! I really need to play with the alcohol inks on Yupo paper more often! ;)

And here’s a screenshot of Alex holding this card up on air! This has been such fun seeing my cards on TV! Woo-hoo!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #43 – Anything Goes
2. 613 Avenue Create: October Anything Goes w/ optional Winged Things (playing twist)
3. Classic Design Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
4. Creative Inspirations: October Anything Goes
5. Creative Moments: #200 – Anything Goes
6. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: October Anything Goes
7. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #130 – Anything Goes
8. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #143 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Ranger Yupo paper, American Crafts Cascade and Peacock cardstock, Marco’s Venicelux Silver Metallic cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Gears 2 and Steampunk Gears 3 clear stamp sets
Ink: Ranger alcohol ink- Sailboat Blue, Aqua, Citrus, Lettuce, Botanical, and Silver Mixative; Ranger faded jeans archival ink
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Steampunk Gears and Mini Gears die sets
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Sweet Stamps fine detail embossing powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

if nothing ever changed

Hello again! I hope you’re having an awesome day! I’m back once more today to share another Hochanda sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps! It has been quite an honor to have been asked to create this huge batch of samples to be showcased on Hochanda, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself! I still have a few more to showcase, so stay tuned!

This card features a Brushos background in yellow, orange and red, drying each layer with my heat tool before applying the next. I stamped the steampunk butterfly on yellow cardstock in black ink and colored it with Nuvo alcohol markers. Then I fussy cut the butterfly, adhered it to black cardstock and trimmed it again leaving a tiny edge of black cardstock around it. I adhered the butterfly just by it’s body so the wings are 3-D, and then layered the panel on yellow cardstock. I finished the front with Crystal Drops.

I embellished the inside panel with yellow and black cardstock, stamped the sentiment, and layered the panel on the yellow cardstock.

One more peek… really loving how this one turned out! I love butterflies and this steampunk version is the best!

When I started sharing Hochanda samples last week, I promised to share the corresponding screenshots I took of Alex holding up my cards on air, so here’s this one! #insertcheesygrin

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Artsystamper Digitals Challenge: #23 – Anything Goes
2. Crafty Calendar Challenge: September Anything Goes
3. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #128 – Anything Goes
4. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2037 – Anything Goes
5. The Creative Crafters: #32 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstsock, Colorbok yellow cardstock, GKD Black Onyx cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Steampunk Gears 3 clear stamp set
Ink: Brusho powders- lemon, scarlet, yelow, orange, brilliant red; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 375, 377, 374, 391, 453
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Ranger Mini Mister, MISTI stamp tool, Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Crafters canvas

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a good day! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #39 – Anything Goes + Open Technique! Remember, all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer an optional technique twist each month to get your mojo going! This month the twist is an open technique so you can use whatever technique you want for your project but just tell us what it is in your blog post. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten really inky so I created a mixed media canvas for my studio!

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I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun this was! I absolutely love mixed media and don’t do nearly enough of it. I guest designed for The Hedgehog Hollow back in March and received the March Subscription Box to create with, and used quite a few goodies from that box on this canvas. It’s an 8×8 stretched canvas that I covered with two coats of Gesso. I applied embossing paste over The Hedgehog Hollow ruler stencil, and once dry, I added pink, orange, purple and green shimmer sprays which were really vibrant so I spritzed them with water to tone them down a bit. When those inks were dry, I splattered the entire front of the canvas with slightly-watered-down Copic white opaque ink on a fan brush and then stamped with the vertical words stamp set from The Hedgehog Hollow pressed into the Copic white opaque ink, leaving all the stamps on the plastic sheet, which yielded some cool white blotchy illegible letters.

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I stamped, colored and fussy cut a pen, bottle of ink, bottle of glue, painter’s palette and brush, and tube of paint, all from The Hedgehog Hollow. I stamped sentiments (also from The Hedgehog Hollow) in pink and green ink and die cut them – and discovered that those inks aren’t waterproof. I somehow got a droplet of water on the green sentiment and was about to re-stamp it when I thought ‘nope, that just adds to the mess’ so I left it alone. I added a twine hanger constructed of three lengths of twine that I knotted every couple inches and attached with a screw on each side of the canvas.

I dug into my crafty stash and found several other items to compliment the stamped images and sentiments. Then the fun began… arranging everything on the canvas! I’m so loving how this turned out and can’t wait to hang it in my studio! Here are a couple more angled shots.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Craft-Dee BowZ: July Challenge
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #77 – July Anything Goes
5. QKR Stampede: #401 – Anything Goes
6. Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Bright and Cheerful
7. Your Scrapbook Place: July Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White heavy base weight cardstock
Stamps: The Hedgehog Hollow Craft Together, Crafters Embellish and Vertical Words stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bic Mark-It markers- Key Lime, Tiki Hut Tan, Fandango Pink, Sunset Orange, Yellow Blaze, Rambunctious Red, Blue Skies Blue, Cloud Nine Grey, Polynesian Purple, Hot Aqua; Stampin’ Up Old Olive and Melon Mamba; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists- Party Pink, It’s Yellow, It’s Blue, Moss, It’s Orange; Copic white opaque ink, Posca white paint pen
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics B die set, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangles die
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Canvas Corp 8×8 stretched canvas, Liquitex Gesso, The Hedgehog Hollow Ruler stencil, Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, Canvas Corp Burlap Flower, buttons and tiny heart charm from stash; 7 Gypsies Architextures Tall Base Chicken Wire, Stash Paque Create Ephemera, Old Scissors and Old Paint Brush Findings; Queen & Co. Baby Beads Toppings, Jute twine

I hope you’ve enjoyed this mixed media canvas and will link up a project with us this month! Use any technique you want but just be sure to tell us what it is in your blog post! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Definitions ATCs

4/19/20 Top 3 at International Art & Soul!

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! I’m happy to be back on the blog today over at The Project Bin with an awesome set of ATCs! I have become an ATC addict and absolutely love creating (and collecting) cards and coins, so I thought a set of coins using all the cool definitions in the Defined stamp set was only fitting!

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I love color – the brighter the better, lol! I inked each coin with three distress inks, splattered them with water in the distress sprayer, and stamped the definitions in black ink. I ran a black marker around the edge of each coin for a finished look and added three small gemstones to each to finish them off. 

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One more look at all of them… LOVE how they turned out! Swoon! ;)

I’d love to enter this set of ATCs into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: #74 – Anything Goes
International Art & Soul: #80 – No Focal Image
Make My Monday Challenge Blog: #119 – Make Your Own Background
Your Scrapbook Place: April Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Defined stamp set
Ink: Ranger distress ink- faith: worn lipstick, abandoned coral, candied apple; special: rusty hinge, barn door, fired brick; cake: wild honey, spiced marmalade, carved pumpkin; reality: mustard seed, fossilized amber, picked raspberry; baby: twisted citron, cracked pistachio, salty ocean; sick: broken china, peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon; dad: stormy sky, chipped sapphire, blueprint sketch; mom: tattered rose, victorian velvet, aged mahogany; Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker)
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch
Accessories:  Ink blending brushes, Waffle Flower Media Mat, Tim Holtz idea-ology distress sprayer, MISTI stamp tool, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Darice small gemstones in assorted colors

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at The Project Bin, and while you’re at it, head on over to The Project Bin Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Hello Friend

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great weekend! Our new challenge is live over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #44 March Anything Goes! I actually CASE’d one of my own cards that I made for another DT a couple months ago – a pretty mixed media friendship card featuring the emboss resist technique with white heat embossing and inked background on the front and stamping on the inside.

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I cut the card base with the largest die in the set. Then I stamped the background in Versamark and heat embossed it in white. Then the emboss resist fun began. I inked the background in graduating colors of distress inks, starting with the darkest at the top, and overlapping each color slightly as I went down the panel. I cut the panel with the second largest die in the set and traced around the outside of it on the back of a piece of coordinating cardstock (which I fussy cut) to get a slightly larger layer. I did the same technique for the sentiment layer and turned it sideways on the front of the panel. I cut the sentiment from shimmer cardstock and added a Tim Holtz metallic sentiment sticker. The final touch was a few drops of Crystal Drops.

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After cutting the inside panel, I used the same technique of tracing around the second largest die in the set on the back of a piece of coordinating cardstock (which I fussy cut) to get a slightly larger layer. Then I stamped the sentiment from Clarity Stamp.

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One more peek… I really love how this card turned out! Emboss resist is such a cool technique!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #231 – Anything Goes with optional colored pencils
A Bit More Time To Craft: #111 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: March Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: 3-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #3 – March Anything Goes
Dare 2B Artzy: March Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #161 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge: #41 – Hearts and/or Flowers
The Crafter’s Cafe: #237 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #428/429 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock, DCWV Shimmer cardstock stack, The Paper Studio White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Lemon Twist cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Spice Market Deco background stamp, Clarity Stamp Line Writing Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Versamark; Ranger mermaid lagoon, peacock feathers, cracked pistachio, twisted citron distress inks; Stampin’ Up Island Indigo ink
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Ruth Create-A-Card die set, Crafter’s Companion Gemini Opulent Swirls die, Tim Holtz Quotations Metallic Stickers
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, MISTI stamping tool, Nuvo Gloss White Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! Whatever you’re working on, we want to see it! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Hello Beautiful

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope you’re having a good week! This month’s Anything Goes with Dies Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you today!

I created a pretty mixed media friendship card featuring the emboss resist technique with white heat embossing and inked background on the front and stamping on the inside.

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I cut the card base with the largest die in the set. Then I stamped the background in Versamark and heat embossed it in white. Then the emboss resist fun began. I inked the background in graduating colors of distress inks, starting with the darkest at the top, and overlapping each color slightly as I went down the panel. I cut the panel with the second largest die in the set and traced around the outside of it on the back of a piece of coordinating cardstock (which I fussy cut) to get a slightly larger layer. I did the same technique for the sentiment layer and turned it sideways on the front of the panel. I cut the sentiment from shimmer cardstock and added a Tim Holtz metallic sentiment sticker. The final touch was a few drops of Crystal Drops.

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After cutting the inside panel, I used the same technique of tracing around the second largest die in the set on the back of a piece of coordinating cardstock (which I fussy cut) to get a slightly larger layer. Then I stamped the sentiment from Clarity Stamp.

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One more peek… I really love how this card turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock, DCWV Shimmer cardstock stack, The Paper Studio White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Spice Market Deco background stamp, Clarity Stamp Line Writing Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Versamark; Ranger fired brick, barn door, rusty hinge fossilized amber distress inks; Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder ink
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Ruth Create-A-Card die set, Crafter’s Companion Gemini Opulent Swirls die
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz stamp platform, Tim Holtz Quotations Metallic Stickers, Nuvo Gloss White Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link an anything goes project with us this month using dies! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Embossed watercolor happy birthday (set of 2)

Hello, crafty friends! Happy New Year! The first challenge of the year over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog is live and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #42 – January Anything Goes! I created a pair of birthday cards featuring gold embossing and watercoloring. All stamps used are from Simon Says Stamp.

This is the panel right after I finished the watercoloring and then right after I trimmed it up. It was so pretty I didn’t want to cut it, lol! That background stamp is one of the most amazing stamps I’ve ever used, and then adding the gold embossing and all that watercolor just made it even more amazing!

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I cut the panel in half to create the two cards. I created turquoise card bases and then layered each panel on navy cardstock (bottom edge cut with a lacy edge die) and again on gold metallic cardstock. I stamped the happy birthday sentiment in navy ink across the bottom. This is the first card…

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I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip cut from the embossed and watercolored piece sandwiched between strips of navy and gold metallic cardstock, and then stamped the sentiment in navy ink.

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And here is the second card, created the same way but with a different sentiment inside…

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And here’s one more peek at the pair – I’m so smitten! Love how they turned out and not sure I want to give them away, lol! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock, Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla, Night of Navy and Tempting Turquoise cardstock, Marco’s Venicelux Gold Metallic cardstock
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Ornate Background stamp, Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Borders stamp set, Simon Says Stamp Birthday Messages stamp set
Ink: Versamark; Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers- Persian Green, Turquoise Green, Olive Green, Green, Deep Green, Light Violet, Purple, Blue Persian Blue, Cobalt Blue, Yellow, Bright Yellow, Orange, Scarlet Red, Red, Carmine Red, Wine Red; Stampin’ Up Night of Navy ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Finishing Touches Edgelits
Accessories:  MISTI stamping tool, Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed this set of cards and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see whatever you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

faith wall hanging

Hello, my crafty peeps! Happy Hump Day! The May challenge launched this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #25 – Anything Goes + Mixed Media! Remember, our challenges are always Anything Goes and we offer an optional technique twist each month to inspire you! This month our twist is mixed media and we’d love to see you create a project using more than two kinds of media. I created a faith wall hanging for my studio to remind me to have a little faith on a daily basis… and I SO enjoyed creating this!

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I started with a 6 x 6 gesso board that I painted with black Gesso, then used a couple stencils with translucent paste and a spatula, and let it dry thoroughly. Then I rubbed some acrylic paint lightly over the stenciled areas with my finger tip, and let that dry. Meanwhile, I dug deep into my stash and brought out a variety of elements to use – a zipper, key, sequins, gears, flowers, ribbon, glass vial that I filled with beads, a dragonfly charm and a flashcard. Then I sprayed and spritzed ink, and the fun began… laying everything out and adhering all the elements in place. It was awesome watching it transform, lol!

Here are a few close-ups…

 


And here’s one more look… really loving how this turned out. I sure do love me some purple! Can you tell?! ;)

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Products used:
Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin Violet india ink
Accessories:  6 x 6 Gesso Board, Black Gesso, Tim Holtz Gothic stencil, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Harlequin stencil, DreamWeaver Translucent Paste; Liquitex Deep Violet, Cobalt Blue and Silver acrylic paint; Liquitex Matte Gel, variety of Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, dragonfly charm, key brad, Indygo Junction zipper, Pretty Pink Posh Lavendar Moon sequins, Queen & Co. Baby Beads; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Corked Vial, Flashcards and Swivel Clip; Hobby Lobby Woodpile Gears, Marvy Uchida silver DecoColor paint marker, Prairie Bird Boutique wrinkled ribbon

I hope you’ve enjoyed this wall hanging and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! Although the technique twist of mixed media is not required to play, we’d love to see a mixed media project using more than two kinds of media! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Inside every person

Hi everyone! Happy Friday and March 1st! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #23 – Anything Goes + Inked Background! Remember all of our challenges are Anything Goes and we throw in a technique twist just to inspire you and they are not required to play! ;)

I had THE best time creating this birthday card for a co-worker (she loved it, by the way!) featuring The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Time Travel stencil and Ranger Distress Grit Paste, Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink, several different Ranger Distress Oxide inks, and Tsukineko Pewter Shimmer Spritz to create the background, then a fun River City Rubber Works rubber stamp and a Tim Holtz Paper Doll to balance it all out.

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I created the background by smooshing Ranger Water Color Paper into puddles of different colors of distress oxide ink spritzed with water, and drying with the heat tool between smooshing sessions. You get a much better result that way. I then used the Mini Time Travel stencil with Walnut Stain Distress ink to get the clock faces. Then I moved the stencil up slightly and to the right and applied Distress Grit Paste over the stencil with a spatula. When that was dry, I re-placed the stencil and added a little more Walnut Stain Distress ink to color the paste. I trimmed down the panel and layered it on brown cardstock, and added twine, the stamped/embossed ‘older person’ sentiment from River City Rubber Works which I LOVE, and the paper doll. On a side note, River City Rubber Works has sadly gone out of business. I really loved their stamps.

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I decorated the inside panel with a scrap of the trimmed-down front panel and a strip of leftover brown cardstock, stamped the sentiment (from a Stampin’ Up stamp set), and layered the panel on the brown cardstock.

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A couple more angled shots… I’m absolutely loving how this turned out! So happy my co-worker liked it!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, GKD Charcoal Brown cardstock, Ranger Water Color Paper
Stamps: River City Rubber Works Inside Every Person rubber stamp, Stampin’ Up Dragonfly Dreams stamp set
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink; Ranger Distress Oxides- Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Iced Spruce, Walnut Stain; Tsukineko Pewter Shimmer Spritz; Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Rectangles die
Accessories:  The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Time Travel Stencil, Ranger Distress Grit Paste, twine, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Dolls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see your ‘anything goes’ project and would really love to see an inked background to go with it, lol! But remember, the twist is not necessary to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig