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Mystery Challenge

Mystery Challenge

I didn’t do such a good job of keeping up my end of our 90 day blog everyday challenge…..it’s been 30  days since my last blog post……my life can slow down anytime now!  lol

I created this page over at a friend Karen Burchill’s house and used my art journal prompt cards.  The start of the mystery!!  You never know what you’re going to pick out of the pile and how it will all fit together on one page!  20150601_203131

I also grabbed my pile of deli paper backgrounds Karen and I had made a few weeks ago to use as my background to start laying down the base texture and color theme for the page.  It turned out to be a pretty cool idea.



Color scheme chosen and some background texture.  Now for the napkins and some stenciling.


I just love the little daisy flower stencil by Crafters Workshop.  It was the first one I’d ever purchased and still pull it out from time to time.  This is where I was trying to find a quote that would  match puzzle pieces……Pinterest here I come!!  Apply Gesso to the fronts of the puzzle pieces and let them dry.


I used some of my Lindy’s spray to color the puzzle pieces and wrote out my quote and adhered them to the page.


Some additional Lindy’s ink spatters and drippage, outlining of the puzzle pieces and some of the elements on the napkins and stencils and I called it done!  Here are some close ups.




I’m quite happy with this page and how it turned out.  Thanks for popping in to check it out!  Always appreciated.  ❤

Many huggsss,


Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher

You know when you get that drive and desire to create so you sit down at your work area and begin to look at your supplies.   Your heart is needing that art fix…..the therapy session…..but your brain just can’t seem to find the motivation to do a thing.  You spend the evening moving supplies around and accomplishing nothing.  That’s been me for the past few weeks…..and I hated it!!!  lol.  Limor released her January Mixed Media Creative Club on the 15th and I finally decided last evening I was just going to grab some paint and slap it down and that’s literally what I did!  My mom gave me the Canson Mix Media 7″ x 10″ art journal for Christmas so I took it completely apart because I wanted this journal to have to entire page painted and not have the white space at the edge where the coils go through the page.  I hope I made the right decision on that as I now have a pile of blank pages on my shelf that all need to find their way back into this journal as they’re completed!!  Fingers crossed!

So luckily for me, the technique Limor taught us this month asked us to do just that…..slap paint down on a canvas or page and once I was done with the original slap down, I sat back and looked at it and thought….ewwwww.  LOL  Then we added layers and layers of stencils and more paint.  I was still kinda looking at it like it was a hot mess….but I trusted Limor and her process.


After this was done the fun part started where we began to sketch out our Dream Catcher.  I should have taken a picture of this step but I always forget to take progress pics.  😦  Once it was sketched onto the page we began filling in the page to leave our Dream Catcher the focal point.  Very cool…..but I forgot about the inside of my Dream Catcher….


Of course, I’d already cleaned all my brushes and put my paints away…..ugh.  So out came the brush and paints again and I finished it off.  I quite like it!  Yet another technique I’d love to try on a canvas but just can’t bring myself to trust in my abilities yet to do that.  Here’s my finished page….


I might go around the edges with some black yet…..can’t quite decide on that yet so I’m going to leave it for a few days and come back to it.  Most of the supplies I used for this came from Limor Webber store…..link found here.I’ll put a list of products used and links to the store below.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.  Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think.  If you haven’t subscribed to my blog yet I’d appreciate that too!  Until the next post…..




Products used:

Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso

Crafter’s Workshop 6×6 Stencil Well Rounded

Crafter’s Workshop Template 6″ x 6″ – Mini Fancy Feathers – used it for the shape of the feathers only.

Crafter’s Workshop Stencils “Mini xoxo” 6″ x 6″

Tim Holtz Stencil “Cargo”

Tim Holtz Stencil “Burlap”

Stabilo All pencil

My own acrylic paints and brushes.

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Color Challenge entry

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Color Challenge entry

You know, every month I look at the Lindy’s color challenges and every month I say to myself I’m going to enter it…..and then never do.  Here’s a link to the color challenge here.  And here is what the challenge colors look like:

Oct color challenge

Last night I sat down and created a double page in my art journal.  I picked up this little Strathmore Mixed Media Art Journal when I was visiting at Limor’s and I love the pages in it.  Here’s a link to her store so you can check it out too! Limor Webber Designs  They’re a nice weight and it’s small enough that you don’t feel overwhelmed and can slap down a completed page in no time!  I really have to start remembering to take process pictures as I go along to show you how I created it…..maybe next time I’ll remember.  ;o)  I started out with a layer of Prima Art Basics Heavy Gesso.  I then took my brick stencil (I made this one myself on my Cricut) and my Faber Castell Whipped Spackle (one of my FAVE products from the store) and randomly applied it to the page using my Catalyst Shaper Tool ’01 Mini’.  The colors of spray I chose to use were the Brushed Nickel Glitz Spritz around the entire frame of the double page.  I then took my Chateau Rose Flat Fabio and Mango Mania Flat Fabio and sprayed them both in the same places in order to mix them together to get a more salmon color.


I had a napkin with these beautiful pink roses on it, so I fussy cut some of them out along with some of the extra leaves and the butterflies and adhered them to the page using my Golden Matte Medium.


I’d also fussy cut out the vintage woman in the frame from the Prima Romantique Collection from the “Ha ‘Penny” sheet.


I took a stamp from the Dina Wakley set called Collaged Hearts and stamped it onto some water color paper and cut it apart to adhere to the page as well.  I finished the page off with some drips of color from the Mango Mania spray bottle and the Merci Beaucoup Mint spray bottle and also took my Stabillo All pencil and did some shading around all the roses, leaves and bricks on the page to add some depth to it.


Here’s my competed pages!  I love how they turned out.  :o)


My inspiration for this page came from Marta Lapkowska.  She has amazing talent and you have to go check out her YouTube channel.  Maremi SmallArt

I’ll detail the list of products I used and link them back to Limor’s store or Lindy’s Stamo Gang store.

Thanks so much for staying with me!  Till next time…..



Products used:

Strathmore Softcover Mixed Media Art Journal

Prima Art Basics Heavy Gesso White

Faber Castell Whipped Spackle

Catalyst Shaper Tool ’01 Mini’

Dina Wakley Media Stamps

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Brushed Nickel Glitz Spritz

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Chateau Rose (from the Tres Chic collection)

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Merci Beaucoup Mint (from the Tres Chic collection)

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Mango Mania

Stabillo All Pencil