Vintage Sewing Album

Hey, everybody! Another Happy Hump Day to you – SO hard to believe we’ve already seen the first week of September! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a very cool vintage sewing album using the Blank Wood Card with Dress Form Chipboard Embellishments! This was such a fun project! I layered the two dress forms together to make one embellishment with some really good dimension as the focal on the front of the album. I cut four pages for the inside and embellished the front and back of each page.

The front and back covers of the album were created with Blank Wood Card. In addition to the stamped and painted Dress Form Chipboard Embellishments on the front, I used a vintage button, charms, ruler ribbon, and elements from the digital accessories. I used Ephemoire’s Til The Bobbin Runs Out digital journal pages and accessories on the covers and all the pages. The edges of the covers and pages are inked with distress ink. The inside of the front and back covers are painted with chalk paint and each has a spool element from the digital accessories. All four of the pages on the inside are embellished with digital journal pages. They also have folders that open, flaps that open up and out, and pull-outs – all embellished with elements from the digital accessories along with stamped and die cut buttons, and all with plenty of room for journaling and/or photos. I did a little ink splattering with a fan brush on each page, trying not to over-do it because I love ink splatters, lol! And finally, I tied two ribbons on the binding rings with crafter’s cord. Here are shots of the front and inside cover, front and back all pages, and the inside and back cover.

Clear Scraps products used:
Blank Wood Card
Dress Form Chipboard Embellishments
Small sanding stick

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Brown cardstock, CutCardStock Baronial Ivory cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Bubblegum cardstock, CutCardStock Sandcastle cardstock
Stamps: Great Impressions Lace background stamp, Ephemoire Til The Bobbin Runs Out digital journal pages and accessories, Sunny Studio Cute As A Button stamp set
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves ink, Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1-3/4″ circle punch, Stampin’ Up 1″ circle punch, Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Sunny Studio Cute As A Button die set
Accessories: Folkart Java, Oatmeal and Sheepskin chalk paint; MISTI stamp tool, 7 Gypsies binding rings, Tim Holtz idea-ology Ruler Ribbon, 3 Girl JAM vintage button, Blue Moon charms from stash, Ranger distress collage medium, Big Shot, fan brush, Really Reasonable Ribbon pink twill and olive canvas ribbon, Hemptique Bamboo crafting cord, Stampendous green and pink Dot Sparklers

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Dream BIG Wall Hanging for Clear Scraps

Hey, everybody! Happy Hump Day – I hope you’re having a fantastic week! I’m super stoked to share my debut project as a new Clear Scraps design team member! Oh, the F-U-N I’m having! I’m up on the Clear Scraps blog today with a pretty piece of home decor – a Dream BIG wall hanging (very appropriate for this dream design gig!) created with the Deco Pallet Shape, 5×9 Feathers Layering Stencil, and small Dream Clear Word Title!

I started by sanding and painting the Deco Pallet Shape with white chalk paint. I added feathers randomly over the surface using the 5×9 Feathers Layering Stencil and distress inks, and then stamped clusters of small dots in green ink to fill in blank spaces. I then affixed a green enamel dot to the top of several feathers. I traced the small Dream clear word title backwards onto the back side of a piece of dotted patterned paper and fussy cut it. I painted the Dream word with light teal chalk paint, added whimsical dots and circles with white paint pen and green Sharpie for some interest, and adhered the patterned paper tracing behind it for a shadow effect. I adhered it to the pallet with double-sided foam circles, and then added the BIG stamped portion just beneath it with craft glue. I added white flat-back pearls to the top, bottom and sides of the pallet, and then fashioned a hanger from silver chain and looped green crafting cord through every other chain link. 

I created some cute little feather ‘charms’ to dangle from the top left – one silver embossed, one stamped in green and one stamped in teal – and all die cut and layered three times. I punched holes through each charm and added them to several extra chain links. 

I fashioned a double-loop bow from teal ribbon which I adhered to the top right with hot glue, and embellished it with a green crafting cord bow and paper flower.

The final addition to the piece was a sentiment stamped in green, die cut and layered on silver foil cardstock, which I adhered to the bottom center with glue.

Clear Scraps products used:
Deco Pallet Shape
5×9 Feathers Layering Stencil
Small Dream clear word title

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock, Hygloss silver foil cardstock, Sunny Studio Polka-dot Parade 6×6 paper
Stamps: Dare2BArtzy Dream BIG stamp set, Altenew Happy Dreams stamp set
Ink: Ranger Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers distress ink, Versamark, Posca white paint pen, Sharpie Lime ultra fine point pen
Dies/Punches: Dare2BArtzy Dream BIG die set, My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics
Accessories: Plaid Folkart White Adirondack and Seaside Villa Chalk paint, Doodlebug Design Sprinkles Limeade assortment, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, SweetStamps fine detail silver embossing powder, Crop-A-Dile Big Bite, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Darice double-sided adhesive foam circles, Darice white flat-back pearls, 2″ square acrylic stamp block, eeBeads silver chain, hot glue gun, Really Reasonable Ribbon Silky Crush teal ribbon, Hemptique green hemp crafting cord, Wild Orchid Crafts paper flower

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

a true friend (set of 2 note cards)

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! Can’t believe we’ve hit August already! Where has this year gone?! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Our new challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #52 – Anything Goes + Mixed Media! All of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you. The twist this month is mixed media and we’d love to see a project using more than one medium – but the twist is not required to play! I created a pair of friendship cards featuring a smooshed distress ink background layered on a panel of dry embossed stripes. I used the gorgeous Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown and Hearts 2 stamp sets along with their Heart Key Crown die set and the Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangle dies.

I created two standard A2 size top-folding card bases along with front panels from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I dry embossed the front panels and then die cut a double stitched rectangle from dark and medium teal cardstock along with a silver foil cardstock layering panel for each. I stamped a heart in dark and medium teal ink to match the cardstock and die cut them with the coordinating die. I set everything aside so I could work on the backgrounds. I laid down various colors of distress inks (peacock feathers, mowed lawn, salty ocean, bundled sage, chipped sapphire, pine needles and dusty concord) on my craft mat, spritzed with water in my Tim Holtz distress sprayer and smooshed the cold pressed watercolor paper around in it, drying with my heat tool between smooshes. When I was happy with the overall result, I spritzed a homemade mixture of white Perfect Pearls and Dr. Ph. Martin’s blue India ink in a Ranger Mini Mister to give the panel a slight shimmer. I then cut two double stitched rectangles from the inked panel using the next smaller double stitched rectangle die. I stamped the sentiment on each inked panel in Versamark and heat embossed them in white. I layered the die cuts onto the silver foil cardstock panel and adhered them to the card fronts. The final touch was adhering the die cut hearts and some small white flat back pearls. I’m a bit quirky and intended to offset the focal element on both of these cards but got interrupted by someone at the door and when I went back to my studio to finish putting the second card together, I totally forgot what I had done on the first one, lol! That’s how this old brain works… bahahaha!

I cut an inside panel for each card from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, embellished each one with a thin strip of the cardstock used on the front and a scrap from the inked panel, and then layered each panel on silver foil cardstock. I left the inside blank on each to write a custom message.

One more peek at the pair… so happy with how these turned out! Loving these colors and beautiful stamps and dies!

Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Arches Cold Pressed watercolor paper, Stampin’ Up Island Indigo and Bermuda Bay cardstock, Hygloss silver foil cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown stamp set and Prickley Pear Stamps Hearts 2 stamp set
Ink: Ranger distress ink- peacock feathers, mowed lawn, salty ocean, bundled sage, chipped sapphire, pine needles, dusty concord; homemade Perfect Pearls and Dr. Ph. Martin’s blue India ink; Versamark, Stampin’ Up Island Indigo and Bermuda Bay ink
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown die set, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangle dies
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tim Holtz distress sprayer, Ranger Mini Mister, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Gemini Junior, Darice Stripes embossing folder, Xyron Creative Station, Darice tiny white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! Remember, all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you! We’d love to see either ‘anything goes’ or a mixed media project – take your pick! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

dragonflies canvas

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week and have something really fun planned this weekend! I’m happy to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a pretty mixed media canvas featuring the new Dragonfly Brads in the store which I paired with Purple Enamel Dots and White Pearl Bling. OMGosh, these dragonflies are SO pretty! I love dragonflies (as much as butterflies) and these really spoke to me!

This took about a week to make… understanding the mechanics of mixed media, you need to let each layer dry thoroughly before applying the next, plus I was also working on projects for other teams. I covered an 8×8 stretched canvas with white gesso. Using a spatula and two dot stencils, I applied Ranger opaque matte texture paste over random areas of the canvas. I also applied Tim Holtz distress grit paste with a spatula and a doily stencil in random areas to cover the rest of the canvas, and then added another thin layer of white gesso. I spritzed a variety of glimmer mists and color washes randomly over the canvas, lightly hit the entire canvas with water in a Tim Holtz distress sprayer and let it all run together. The fun part is you never know what you’re going to get, lol! Some areas are darker/lighter than others and it’s totally random!

I stamped randomly over the canvas with writing and texture stamps using purple archival ink. I smeared glue in a few places with my fingers and sprinkled on glitter glass but unfortunately you can’t see it in any of the photos but the sparkle is real! I found the dragonflies meaning online and typed it in a purple font on my laptop, printed it on Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and cut it with a hexagon die. I layered it on a slightly larger purple hexagon die cut and adhered it to the canvas. I added a variety of paper flowers from my stash (some colored with sprays and glimmer mist), along with a purple seam binding bow and a purple crafting cord bow, and a little wooden gear that I sprayed with green glimmer mist. I then added Dragonfly Brads, Purple Enamel Dots and White Pearl Bling to complete the canvas.

Here are a few shots going around the canvas showing the colors and textures.

And one more look… super happy with how this turned out! These dragonfly brads are gorgeous and really add to a project!

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Dragonfly Brads
Purple Enamel Dots
White Pearl Bling

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, GKD Wild Lilac cardstock
Stamps: Paper Wings Productions Writing Backgrounds and Big Art Textures stamp sets
Ink: Ranger dusty concord archival ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Hexagon Dies
Accessories: Canvas Corp 8×8 stretched canvas, Liquitex white gesso, spatula, Ranger opaque matte texture paste, Tim Holtz distress grit paste, Tim Holtz Doily layering stencil, Memory Box Texture Mini Dots stencil, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Circle Grid stencil, Tim Holtz distress sprayer; Tattered Angels Party Pink, It’s Blue, Dragonfly, It’s Green, and Iridescent Silver Glimmer Mists; Ranger Adirondack Lettuce and Purple Twilight Color Wash; Really Reasonable Ribbon Grape seam binding, purple craft cording, Bearly Art precision craft glue, hot glue gun; Reneabouquets German glitter glass, gears and flowers

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

hello

Howdy peeps! As you know, I’ve had a three-month guest designing gig for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday and I’m having an absolute blast! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! As mentioned in my previous post, I have three projects to share for my third feature and I’m showcasing them in individual posts so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. All three projects feature several ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other products available in the store. So I’m back with my second project which is a pretty friendship card with a stenciled and glittery background created with the ARTplorations Abstract April Showers stencil, and features a flutterby (one of my all-time favorite winged things next to a dragonfly) and a cool layered sentiment created with the STAMPlorations Layered Butterflies stamp set and CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with a watermelon cardstock layer and an A2 size panel of Canson cold press watercolor paper. I laid down some Ranger festive berries distress ink on my Tim Holtz glass media mat, spritzed it generously with water in the Tim Holtz distress sprayer and smooshed the watercolor paper into it multiple times until the entire piece was covered, and let it dry for several hours. Using the ARTplorations Abstract April Showers stencil, I applied the festive berries distress ink very lightly with a blending brush over the entire piece, untaped the stencil and moved it to about the ten o’clock position. I applied the festive berries a little heavier along with some Versamark, and lightly sprinkled some diamond glitter over the piece. When everything was completely dry, I tapped off any excess glitter and sprayed the piece with a matte fixative. I trimmed the panel and adhered it to the watermelon cardstock layer and then to the card base.

I stamped the outline of a butterfly from the STAMPlorations Layered Butterflies stamp set in black ink on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock, and using the layering stamps in the same set, filled it in with Ranger festive berries and candied apple distress ink. I fussy cut the butterfly and affixed it to the lower right corner with foam pads. Using the CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments, I die cut the sentiment from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock and watermelon cardstock, and adhered it to the upper left corner.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with leftover strips of the inked panel on the front and the watermelon cardstock, stamped the sentiment in Ranger candied apple distress ink, and layered the panel on watermelon cardstock.

And one more peek… I absolutely love how this card turned out! Love the stencil, the stamps and the dies!

STAMPlorations products used:
ARTplorations Abstract April Showers stencil
STAMPlorations Layered Butterflies stamp set
CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder cardstock
Ink: Ranger festive berries and candied apple distress ink, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: Tim Holtz distress sprayer, Stampendous Dreamweaver Translucent embossing paste, Deco Foil Stencil Pal, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Krylon matte fixative

I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

ART happens mixed media board

Hello again! I’m back with the third project in my first feature as guest designer for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday! I’m having a blast! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! As mentioned in my previous posts, I have three projects to share and wanted to showcase them individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. All three projects feature several ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other products available in the store. So here is a fun mixed media board!

I started by laying a 6×6 piece of Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock with the ARTplorations ART happens Mask and three pieces of the ARTplorations Circles Flexi-Template in my ink spray cardboard box and randomly sprayed Red, Gold, Yellow and Orange Glimmer Mists over the board. I then put a 2×2 EcoArtBoard into the cardboard box with the R on the mask centered over it and sprayed the Glimmer Mists over it as well. The spray landed heavier in some areas on both pieces, splattered/splotched in some areas, and even ran in a couple areas but I felt like all this contributed in a positive way to this mixed media board! After both pieces were thoroughly dry, I adhered the inked cardstock to a 6×6 Gessobord with matte gel used as an adhesive, and then randomly stamped sentiments from the STAMPlorations Art Is stamp set by pressing the stamps into barn door archival ink and then pressing them onto the pieces with my fingers rather than putting them on a block. I expressed ink from my Gold Posca pen onto a piece of scrap paper and flicked gold ink over the board, and then ran the pen around the edges of both pieces. I used the matte gel to adhere the EcoArtBoard to the Gessobord, lining up the letters. The finishing touch was adhering an arrow from the CRAFTplorations Funky Arrows #2 pack with the matte gel and drawing four tiny gold dots on the arrow with the Gold Posca pen.

Here are a couple additional shots.

And one more peek… this was so much fun! This mask and circle templates are awesome! Nothing like good mixed media play!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #4 April Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes
3. Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog: #70 – Anything Mixed Media Goes

STAMPlorations products used:
ARTplorations ART happens Mask
ARTplorations Circles Flexi-Template
STAMPlorations Art Is stamp set
CRAFTplorations Funky Arrows #2

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock
Ink: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist- Red, Gold, Yellow and Orange; Ranger barn door archival ink; Gold Posca pen
Accessories: Ampersand Art Gessobord, RubberStampConcepts EcoArtBoard, Stencil Magic repositionable stencil adhesive, Liquitex Matte Gel (used as an adhesive)

I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Beautiful Place To Get Lost

4/24/21 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Howdy peeps! As I mentioned in my last post, I’m guest designing for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday for the next three months and I’m totally enjoying myself! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I have three projects to share for my first feature and I’m showcasing them in individual posts so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. All three projects feature several ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other products available in the store. So I’m back with my second project which is a pretty anniversary card!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock. I grabbed a pretty A2 Card Front from the CRAFTplorations Quick Cards #3 – Spring Florals pack and masked off the flowers and leaves in the corners. Using the ARTplorations Almost Shattered Slimline Stencil, I applied iced spruce distress ink with an ink blending brush over the large open area. I stamped the STAMPplorations Beautiful Place To Get Lost sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then a second time in Versamark. I applied clear embossing powder and hit it with the heat tool. I discovered this trick years and years ago to get virtually any color of heat embossing and haven’t bought colored embossing powder since! I adhered the panel to CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock and adhered it to the front of the card base. The final touch was the application of several iridescent gemstones.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a thin strip trimmed from the Card Front and a narrow strip of CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock, stamped the sentiment from the STAMPlorations Better Together stamp set in black ink and layered the panel on the dark purple cardstock.

And one more look… totally loving how this anniversary card turned out! This stencil is so awesome! And these Card Fronts are beyond gorgeous and I can’t wait to use more of them!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #4 – Anything Goes w/ optional In The Garden
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2021 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #4 April Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes
4. Let’s Craft and Create: #170 – Anything Goes + Add Flowers

STAMPlorations products used:
ARTplorations Almost Shattered Slimline Stencil
CRAFTplorations Spring Florals A2 Card Fronts
STAMPplorations Beautiful Place To Get Lost stamp
STAMPlorations Better Together stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock
Ink: Ranger iced spruce distress ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Accessories: Stencil Magic repositionable stencil adhesive, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, ScraPerfect iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Bravo

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday – hope you’re having a fabulous weekend! I’m super stoked to share that I’m guest designing for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday for the next three months! This is a dream come true for this old gal… I LOVE their products! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! For my first feature, I have three mixed media projects to share and will showcase them in individual posts so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. All three projects feature ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other products available in the store. My first project is a congrats note card. We can always use those in our stash!

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock and cut a layering panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock. I angled the ARTplorations Almost Tetris Slimline Stencil on the white cardstock panel and applied twisted citron, cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch, wilted violet distress inks with ink blending brushes, overlapping each color slightly as it was applied. I mixed a tiny bit of water in black gesso and flicked it onto the panel with a fan brush, protecting the corners with scrap paper. I cut two strips for each corner (a narrow one layered on top of a wider one) and a layering panel from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock, adhered them to the panel and then adhered the panel to the black cardstock layer. Using the CUTplorations Bravo Word Die, I die cut two sentiments from the black cardstock and layered one on top of the other for a little extra dimension. The finishing touch was the addition of several black gemstones.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a leftover strip trimmed from the inked panel on the front and a narrow strip of CutCardStock Pop-Tone Black Licorice, and layered the panel on the black cardstock. Since this is a note card, I left the panel blank to write a custom message.

And one more look… this stencil and word die are so awesome I can’t stand it! What a cool note card!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #4 April Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes

STAMPlorations products used:
ARTplorations Almost Tetris Slimline Stencil
CUTplorations Bravo Word Die

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock
Ink: Ranger distress ink- twisted citron, cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch, wilted violet
Accessories: Stencil Magic repositionable stencil adhesive, Liquitex Black Gesso, Ranger distress sprayer, fan brush, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive

I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog too – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Stencil Sunday Feature at STAMPlorations!

Hi friends! I hope the weather is wonderful where you are! I’m absolutely thrilled to share that I’m guest designing for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday for the next three months! I’m so excited I can hardly stand it! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! For my first feature I have three mixed media projects to share using several ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other goodies available in the store, so grab a cuppa and hang with me for a few!

For more details and photos of each project, click the link above each photo below which will take you directly to the corresponding blog post. I’m posting each project individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. :)

Bravo

Beautiful Place To Get Lost

ART happens mixed media board

I hope you’ll enjoy seeing each of these projects and will be inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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