Monthly Archives: August 2014

Dream……

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Dream……

Dreaming of what I’d like to do one day……there are allot of things on my list.  One of my biggest dreams is to get to a point where I could apply and be accepted to join a Design Team.  I was on a Design Team for a local on-line scrapbooking supply store a few years ago and had a blast.  To get onto some of the big name DT’s you have to have a blog following, an active YouTube channel with followers…..all things I dream of making happen again one day.  I haven’t recorded a YouTube tutorial for a while now and need to get a tripod in order to produce them on a more professional basis…..another thing I dream of having happen.  🙂

Here’s a page I did this afternoon that I really love!!  There are a few of my pages and projects I create that I really love, and this is one of them.  I’m very happy with how it turned out.  I used a bunch of supplies from Limor Webber’s online store called Limor Webber Designs.  I LOVE her store and she carries the absolute coolest and versatile products!!  If you’ve never paid her a visit, you really need to. For this page, the background was created by first of all adhering random torn pieces from my old dictionary using my Matte Gel medium.  I then put on a layer of Gesso over it and wiped it back off the book pages for the most part.  I tool two of my Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals called Tiffanylou’s Blue and Cotton Candy Pink. I used the blue first and I took a small amount and put it on my craft mat and spritzed it with water to make a water color.  I added more water and then allowed it to drip off my craft mat onto my page before the Gesso was dry.  I tipped it page up and added more spritz’s of water to make the color drip down the page. I added a bit more powder to my craft mat, more water and added brush strokes here and there to have more of the page covered in the color.  The rest of the mixture I again allowed to pour over the page and I added a bit more water to make it a bit more concentrated at the top of the page.  I heat set the page and then added the pink onto the page only using a brush to apply the color.  Once that was dry I took one of my new 6×6 Prima stencils (item #575946) called Stone Wall, my Faber Castell Gelato in Squid Ink, a stencil brush and applied the stencil to the page.  Loved the subtle pattern I obtained with this stencil.  I then took my new Indigo Blu Bubbles Background stamp and my Faber Castell PITT Big Brush pen in black and used that to ink a portion of the stamp and used it randomly around the page.  I took a piece of corrugated cardboard and dry brushed on some Gesso, heat set it….some of the blue and pink magicals that I once again mixed into a water color paint and dried it once again with the heat gun.  I had fussy cut three butterflies from a piece of designer paper I had from BoBunny and adhered the cardboard and the butterflies to the page. I added one of the Prima Junkyard Findings clock faces to the cardboard.  I took my Stabilo All pencil and traced around some of the bubbles, applied a small amount of water and created some depth and emphasis to some of the bubbles I’d stamped onto the page.  LOVE that pencil!!  I used the “dream’ sticker from my Heidi Swapp sticker package and outlined it with my Pilot PermaBall pen.  I distressed the edges of the page with my black Faber Castell Gelato and it was done!

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Here are a few close ups:

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I linked all the products I used from Limor’s store.  Check them out!!

Thanks so much for reading this post…..I do so appreciate your comments.  Have a fantastic day!!

Huggsss,

Yvonne

 

Creating for the soul….

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Creating for the soul….

Creating in my art journal is one of those things that is so calming for the soul.  I’m not sure exactly what it is, but it just has a way of making my heart smile.  I’m loving my new Faber Castell Steampunk Gelato set.  The colors blend and meld together so beautifully.  Another page created with supplies from Limor Webber Designs on-line store.  I started out with using all the bits and pieces of paper I had on my desk.  I even found a narrow strip of canvas I stuck on too. I then took my Prima “Bubbles” stencil and some Faber Castell Whipped Spackle (one of my absolute favorite products) and my Catalyst Shaper Tool (my favorite tool from the store…. 😉  ) I adhered my Tim Holtz gears, the key and the quote tile.  Next a layer of gesso to tone down some of the colors of my scrap papers I used.  Then the layers of Gelato’s.  Gelato then water, more Gelato, more spritz’s of water.  A bunch of splatters.  Used some of my Lindy’s Stamp Gang Dark Chocolate Truffle starburst spray through an alpha stencil and splattered some of that on the page and let it drip too.  I used my Faber Castell Big Brush pen in black and white to highlight some of the circles (love those pens too…..lol) and finally used some of my Tim Holtz rub on’s and just put them on randomly on the page. I toned down the darkness of the rub on’s with a little gesso just so they weren’t so start black.  Finished off the page with some black Gelato around the edges and along some of the paper strips I’d started out with to add some additional texture to the page and I was done!

Here’s what the finished page looks like!

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Here’s a few close ups of some of the elements.

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Got my inspiration for this page from a video Limor did recently…..loved her dots with the white highlights!

Thanks for poking your head in….till next time!

Huggss,

Yvonne

 

All Decked Out ATC 52 card swap

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All Decked Out ATC 52 card swap

The next set of 10 cards is done!!  I’m in a group swap where we’re each doing an entire deck of 52 cards for an ATC swap.  When we’re all done, we will receive a whole deck in return with ATC from different people who are part of the swap.  It’s going to be an awesome once it’s all swapped out!  So far I’ve done my first two sets in a sort of theme.  This set I did by collaging on bits of book text and then covered them with a layer of my Liquitex Blended Fibers Gel with a palette knife to create some texture.  Once that was all dried I used three colors of my Faber Castell Gelatos.  Some cards I only used two of the colors and others I used all three.  I had a yellow, orange and a red.  I’m not sure which colors they were as these three aren’t labelled.  I also used my Dina Wakley stamp set called Collaged Hearts.  All of the supplies I used I got from Limor Webbers on-line store called Limor Webber Designs, found here.  I love her store and she carries the most awesome supplies!!!!  

Here’s how this set of cards turned out:

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On the hearts I stamped onto book paper first and then adhered to the card, I outlined those hearts with my Faber Castell Pitt Big Brush Pen.  LOVE that pen and use it soooo much!!  I also used my black Gelato around the outside edge of each of the cards.

So, that’s it for this set.  Next set due towards the end of Sept.  

Thanks once again for coming to visit my page.  I do appreciate it!

Huggss,

Yvonne