ATC · Papercraft

Beauty ATC

Hi everyone! I’m posting on the Blank Page Muse blog today and I’m stoked to share my inspiration project using stamps from Art Journaling #2 Rubber Stamp Set (brick background), Words by Jane Man & Woman Figures (woman), and Mannequin Dress Form Tags Rubber Stamp Set (sentiment). I created another ATC to coincide with our ATC challenge this month! This is only the second ATC I’ve ever created and I see more of these little beauties in my future, lol!

This is considered a teaser post so I’m sharing only one photo of my finished project here on my blog. Jump on over to the Blank Page Muse blog to see more photos and details on how I created it! ;)

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Blank Page Muse products used:
Art Journaling #2 Rubber Stamp Set
Words by Jane Man & Woman Figures
Classic Spark Rubber Stamp Set
Mannequin Dress Form Tags Rubber Stamp Set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Ranger Yupo Paper
Ink: Ranger Poppyfield, Watermelon, Salmon, Peach Bellini Alcohol Ink; StazOn Black ink; Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink; Spectrum Noir- FS3, CR1, CR7; Versamark; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Lacy Ovals die
Accessories: Tim Holts Stamp Platform, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Up Pearls, Fabric Flower

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will consider linking up a project with us this month for your chance to win a prize! And be sure to check out all the fun goodies in the Blank Page Muse store! You’re going to love what you see! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

ATC · mixed media · Papercraft

Dream ATC

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! Can you believe we’re headed into the middle of March?! The Blank Page Muse ATC challenge, is live today and I’m stoked to share my Inspiration Team project! I created my very first ATC… believe it or not… not sure why I haven’t created any yet because they are so simple and so fun! Just like a mini card front with no inside work to be done, lol! I used stamps from Classic Spark Rubber Stamp Set (diamond background) and Memories Art Rubber Stamp Sheet (butterfly) and Art Journal Words, Swirls and Curves (Dream word).

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Green and blue is one of my favorite color combos. I started by dropping Sailboat Blue, Aqua, Botanical and Citrus alcohol ink along with blending solution, on a piece of Yupo paper. I repeated the process until I got the look I wanted and let it dry.

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I trimmed the paper and stamped the diamond background from the Classic Spark Rubber Stamp Set in Black StazOn ink. This stamp is huge and amazing! :)

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I stamped the sentiment and the butterfly in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored the butterfly with Spectrum Noir markers.

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I cut the sentiment with a stitched oval die and inked the edges, and then fussy cut the butterfly and added clear sparkle overlay marker. I arranged the sentiment and butterfly, along with white pearls and a pretty fabric flower to complete the ATC. Love how this turned out!

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Blank Page Muse products used:
Classic Spark Rubber Stamp Set
Memories Art Rubber Stamp Sheet
Art Journal Words, Swirls and Curves

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Ranger Yupo Paper
Ink: Ranger Sailboat Blue, Aqua, Botanical Citrus Alcohol Ink; StazOn Black Ink; Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink; Spectrum Noir- TB8, GT3, TN8, Crystal Clear Overlay; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die
Accessories: Stampin’ Up Pearls, Fabric Flower

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will consider linking up a project with us this month for your chance to win a prize! And be sure to check out all the fun goodies in the Blank Page Muse store! You’re going to love what you see! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

Papercraft

Thank You

Hi everyone! I’m posting on the Blank Page Muse blog today and I’m happy to share an inspiration project using the Flower & Bird Sketches Stamp Set and Rosette Hearts Stamp Set. I created a pretty thank you card with a watercolor background.

This is a TEASER post and I’m sharing only one photo of my finished project here on my blog, so jump on over to the Blank Page Muse blog to see more photos and details on how I created it! ;)

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Blank Page Muse products used:
Flower & Bird Sketches
Rosette Hearts Stamp Set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Ranger Watercolor paper, Stampin’ Up Thick and regular Whisper White and Night of Navy cardstock, Kraft corrugated paper
Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin’s Blue India ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir- LG5, TB4, OR3, CT4, DR1

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamp sets at the Blank Page Muse store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

mixed media · Papercraft

Clockwork Heart note card

Hi everyone! I hope your February is off to a great start! We sure are loving life… since moving to Colorado last May, we’ve finally found our dream home and will be closing on it in a few weeks! Grinning from ear to ear here, lol! The Blank Page Muse February challenge, Blue Heart & Time, is going live tomorrow and I’m stoked to share my Inspiration Team project! I created a very cool mixed media note card that could be used for just about any occasion.

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I started by completely spraying a long narrow piece of white cardstock with blue India ink and then spritzing the center of a quarter sheet of cardstock with the same ink and a little water for a more muted effect.

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When dry, I stamped the largest heart from the Hearty Doodles Stamp Set three times on the cardstock I sprayed with blue ink.

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Then the fun began… I stamped the Clock with Crown on the background, along with some of the hexagon shapes from the Hearty Doodles Stamp Set, in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I inked the edges of the background with black distress ink. fussy cut the blue hearts and layered them on top of each other, and wrapped some black memory thread around them. I tied three white flowers together with black thread.

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I stamped A clockwork heart cannot replace the real thing phrase on a piece of scrap cardstock and tore all the edges which I inked with the black distress ink. I went back and spritzed a little more ink over the background (to make the color a little more vivid) before adhering the panel to black glitter cardstock. I then added the sentiment, white satin ribbon flowers, layered hearts and a small bow. The final touch was several dots of Ebony Black Crystal Drops.

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I left the inside blank to write a custom message. I embellished the white panel with a leftover piece of the black glitter paper and then layered the panel on black cardstock.

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And here’s one final photo showing the dimension. Very pleased with how this turned out! :)

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Blank Page Muse (formerly Sin City Stamps) products used:
Clock with Crown
Hearty Doodles Stamp Set
A clockwork heart cannot replace the real thing phrase

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick and regular Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock, Stampin’ Up Black Glimmer Paper
Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin’s Blue India ink
Accessories: White satin ribbon flowers, Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will consider linking up a “Blue Heart & Time” project with us this month for your chance to win a prize! And be sure to check out all the fun goodies in the Blank Page Muse store! You’re going to love what you see! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

Papercraft

Birds of a feather note card

Hi everyone! I’m posting on the Blank Page Muse blog today and I’m stoked to share an inspiration project using the Flower & Bird Sketches Stamp Set and Rosette Hearts Stamp Set. I created a note card that I left blank inside to write a custom message. Really happy with how this turned out!

This is considered a teaser post and I’m sharing only one photo of my finished project here on my blog, so jump on over to the Blank Page Muse blog to see more photos and details on how I created it! ;)

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Blank Page Muse (formerly Sin City Stamps) products used:
Flower & Bird Sketches Stamp Set
Rosette Hearts Stamp Set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip cardstock, patterned paper and ephemera from Polly’s Paper Studio Vintage Easter Creativity Kit
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink; Spectrum Noir- TB2, TB3, CT2; Memento Rich Cocoa marker
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips die
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tiny Attacher, Prairie Bird Boutique Blue Wrinkled Ribbon, Hemptique Bamboo Cord

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamp sets at the Blank Page Muse store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

mixed media · Papercraft

Time will explain art journal spread

** 1/19/18 Featured Creation at Scrapping4fun Challenges! **

Hello, my crafty friends! I’m so stoked to share my first project for the Blank Page Muse Inspiration Team! Our January challenge going live tomorrow is Color Play: Use Turquoise, Silver and Sparkle. I had THE best time creating this art journal spread in one of my favorite color combos of blue/turquoise and silver, and of course, the added sparkle made it even more fun! But I have a confession to make… I have no photos of this project while it was in progress and am absolutely sick. I’m the proud owner of a ‘bad’ disk which doesn’t make me very happy. So I’m going to take you through detailed steps and I know you won’t have any problems whatsoever following along! ;)

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1. Starting with two blank pages in your art journal, cover both sides with white gesso and let dry.
2. Using your finger, smear a tiny bit of distress glaze in a vertical fashion on both sides, let dry a bit and then buff with a clean dry tissue.
3. Using a brayer, apply acrylic paint in a vertical fashion over both sides, let dry and lightly buff (with a baby wipe – I used one for each side) over the areas where you put the distress glaze. This will resist the paint somewhat and give you a very cool ‘streaky’ effect – and leave paint residue on the baby wipe that you can use to smear upward and downward out to the edges to cover the pages.

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4. Brayer some white gesso on a craft mat and use it as ‘ink’ to randomly stamp the chain link and the crackle on both sides. Let dry.
5. Splatter turquoise ink with a fan brush over both sides and let dry.
6. Dribble silver embellisher in a vertical fashion down both sides and spritz with just enough water to make it thin enough to run. Let dry.
7. Randomly stamp some text in black permanent/solvent ink on both sides and let dry.

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Your background is finished and now start embellishing the pages! ;)
1. Stamp the mannequin form and sentiments in black ink on white cardstock. Fussy cut mannequin, and cut the sentiments in strips and line the edges with a black marker.
2. Stamp the wings in black ink using a stamp positioner, then again in watermark ink over top the black, and apply sparkly embossing powder. Fussy cut the wings.
3. Adhere the mannequin form to the page with 3-D foam tape and add flat-back pearl embellishment. Tuck the wings on each side of the mannequin form and adhere, and tuck a ruffled cheesecloth skirt under the bottom of the mannequin form.
4. Adhere sentiment with matte medium gel.

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4. Moving to the opposite page, adhere crocheted lace scrap and a cluster of flowers.
5. Dab white gesso around the edges of the flowers and let dry.
6. Brush some matte medium gel to the centers and edges of the flowers and apply clear glitter. Let dry.
7. Adhere sentiment strips with matte medium gel.
8. Splatter black gesso mixed with a tiny bit of water onto both sides with a fan brush (shielding whatever elements you don’t want to splatter) and let dry.
9. TA-DA! Love the finished spread! ;)

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Proud to enter this art journal spread into the following challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #21 – Anything Goes
Country View Challenges: January Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #156 – Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog: #34 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #103 – January Blues
Creative Inspirations: January Challenge – Something New (all stamp sets and Prima flowers)
Daisy Chain Challenges: #15 – Something New (all stamp sets and Prima flowers)
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #172 – Something New (all stamp sets and Prima flowers)
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts Challenges: #7 – Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room: #334 – Your Favorite Colors (blue/turquoise and silver is one of my fav combos)
Inspiration Destination: #141 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #133 – Anything Goes + optional Love Is In theAir (no twist)
More Mixed Media Challenge: Anything Goes with optional Blue
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1801 – Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles: #24 – Anything Goes
Penny Black: January – Something New (all stamp sets and Prima flowers)
Scrapping4fun: #106 – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge – Winter Blues
Stamping Sensations: January – Cold and Frosty Colors
The Crafty Addicts: #44 – Anything Goes with optional Winter Blues
Try It On Tuesday: My Favorite Things (I’ve been bitten by the art journal bug!)
Unicorn Challenge Blog: #28 – Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff: #294 – Something New (all stamp sets and Prima flowers)
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #316/317 – Anything Goes


Blank Page Muse (formerly Sin City Stamps) products used:
Barbed Wire Chain Link Rope Background Texture Stamps
Mannequin Dress Form Fan & Bow Tags Stamp Set
Sin City Wings Stamp Set
Words by Jane Man & Woman Figures Sentiments Stamp Set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and marker, Black StazOn ink
Accessories: Liquitex White Gesso, Ranger Distress Glaze, Rubber Brayer, Liquitex Cobalt Blue, Phthalocyanine Green and Silver acrylic paint, Judi-Kins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder, Silver irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, Prima flowers, Wild Orchid Crafts Crocheted Lace scrap and Flat-Back White Pearl String, Liquitex Matte Medium Gel, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter

I hope you’ve enjoyed my debut Blank Page Muse project, even without any tutorial photos! Going forward, I’ll certainly be checking photos as I go and not wait until I’m finished! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies in the Blank Page Muse store! I know you’re going to fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig