life is a journey

1/17/21 Winner at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
2/10/21 Favorite at Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge!

Happy Sunday, everybody! I hope your day is as beautiful as you are! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’ve been having some fun in my studio and have popped in this morning to share a clean and simple masculine card that I created on Thursday to enter into The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge! Our sponsor this month is Sherry West Art and the challenge is to use black and white plus one color from the inspiration photo, with an optional twist of adding a circle. In addition to black and white, I used tan, and I’m playing the twist with the travel globe as my circle.

This is the photo inspiration we were given. I saw neutral tan, and rather than use kraft cardstock, I colored the tan elements on my card with a Nuvo alcohol marker.

I cut a top folding A2 size card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock and rounded the bottom right corner. I cut a piece of black cardstock at an angle and adhered it to the bottom of the card base. I cut a narrow strip of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock at a very slight angle, colored it with the tan alcohol marker and adhered it across the top of the black cardstock. I die cut the travel globe pieces from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, colored them with tan and black alcohol markers, and assembled it. I applied a STAMPlorations Shine Bright Clear Stickers sentiment to a scrap of white cardstock, trimmed it and adhered it to the bottom left. I adhered the travel globe on foam dimensionals and added several different sizes of black gemstones to complete the front.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a wide strip of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock that I colored with the tan alcohol marker along with a narrow strip of black cardstock. I applied another STAMPlorations Shine Bright Clear Stickers sentiment and layered the panel on black cardstock.

And one more peek… totally loving the masculine feel of this!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #1 – January 2021 Anything Goes
2. AAA Cards: #182 – Up To One Third w/ optional Summer

3. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1-2021 – Anything Goes
4. A Place To Start: #1 – January 2021 Anything Goes
5. Classic Design Challenge: #1 – January Anything Goes
6. Happy Little Stampers: January Anything Goes with Dies
7. Happy Little Stampers: January CAS Challenge – Short and/or Tall
8. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #149 – 6th Birthday Celebration/Anything Goes
9. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #487 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts Black cardstock
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- Pitch Black and Shorthorn Brown
Dies/Punches: Tim Holtz Tiny Travel Globe thinlits, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Gemini Junior, Stampin’ Up Dimensionals, STAMPlorations Shine Bright Clear Stickers, Darice black gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Life is a Journey wall hanging

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today is my post day on the Paper Wings Productions blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using Art TexturesBig Art TexturesWriting Backgrounds and Kind Words stamp sets. I created a mixed media wall hanging. This is my last post for Paper Wings Productions and I wanted to create something really neat! Life is definitely a journey and we need to make the most of it! I’d like to thank Carrie and the rest of the design team for having me along this term. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself!


I started with a 5×5 Gessobord and then added a torn piece of corrugated paper, a piece of fabric mesh and a rusted metal heart attached to a swivel clasp.


I applied some crackle paste as well as some distress grit paste with a stencil. From there, I added an assortment of gears, charms, a book clip, buttons, beads, flowers, and sea glass, and then covered everything in white gesso. Several of the items were repurposed- the fabric mesh, a pop-top and a hard plastic ring.


Then came the fun part of inking it up with red, pink, orange and yellow India inks, spritzing with water and letting it run. I rubbed gold acrylic paint over all the surfaces and then I did some random stamping with black StazOn ink. I splattered watered-down white Gesso over the entire piece with a fan brush.


The final step was adding the pieces of paper straws, the sentiment and the twine for hanging. Loving how this turned out!


Proud to enter this mixed media wall hanging into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #273 – Anything But A Card
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #356 – Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Challenge Blog: #33 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
More Mixed Media Challenge: Anything Goes with Optional White

Paper Wings Productions products used:
Art Textures stamp set
Big Art Textures stamp set
Writing Backgrounds stamp set
Kind Words stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink, Black StazOn Ink
Dies/Punches: We R Memory Keepers Cropadile Big Bite
Accessories: Ampersand Art Gessobord, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Ranger Distress Grit Paste, Ranger Texture Crackle Paste, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Butterfly Collage, Studio White Gesso, Liquitex Gold paint, Funkie Junkie Boutique Rusted Heart, Tim Holtz Elementary Flashcards, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Swivel Clasp, Tim Holtz Bouquet, Yellow Thick Baker’s Twine, Webster’s Pages Paper Straws, assorted charms, buttons, book clip and sea glass

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps and other goodies at Paper Wings Productions! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

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