Monday, November 13, 2017

Snow White Art Journal

With the stress of work and school and real-life I've noticed that I'm drawn more to my art journal lately. It's a great way to get lost in some paint without having to worry about perfect placement or what others will think about it. I really enjoyed creating this art journal page for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Snow White



At first I was going to do an all white color palette, but as I created the light blues and purples became just as important in my 'snow' making.


I pulled out some old Unity Stamps for the background (I stamped with paint) and The Crafter's Workshop stencils for the stars and branches. First I used modeling paste with the stencil, then once the paste dried I layered the stencil back in place and painted them blue and purple.


I used the Dina Wakley art journal with the burlap panel cut down to be a flap to hide the quote.

The future lies before you
like a field of fallen snow.
Be careful how you tread it
for every step will show.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Disney Traveler's Notebook Flip Through

Welcome back! For my birthday this year we celebrated at the Happiest Place on Earth and I'm even more thrilled to say we are Disneyland Annual Passholders! Woohoo! So to document our trip I decided to create a mini album out of a spare traveler's notebook insert.


There are about 30 pages in this album and it took me 2 weeks to complete. It was a labor of love but completely worth it, plus it's my first Disney mini album! If the video below isn't working you can always watch it directly in youtube right here.




I hope you enjoy the video of all the pages. I've included some photos below of my favorites...





****SUPPLIES**** Traveler's Notebook Insert: http://shrsl.com/mqbc Simple Stories Say Cheese Collection: http://shrsl.com/mqbe Say Cheese Cardstock Stickers: http://shrsl.com/mqbf Say Cheese Alpha/Phrase Stickers: http://shrsl.com/mqbh Say Cheese Brads: http://shrsl.com/mqbn Say Cheese Chipboard Stickers: http://amzn.to/2hn94Os Fancy Pants Spellbound Emphemera Pack: http://shrsl.com/mqbr Fancy Pants Spellbound Tags: http://shrsl.com/mqbs Fancy Pants Spellbound 6x6 Paper: http://shrsl.com/mqbu Pink Paislee Spellcast Paper: http://shrsl.com/mqbx FABER CASTELL GELATOS SET: http://shrsl.com/mqc1 ATG Refills: http://shrsl.com/mqcj Scotch ATG Gun: http://amzn.to/2hmgEcb Mini Hot Glue Gun: http://amzn.to/2hnB6cP Tombow Mono Liquid Glue: http://shrsl.com/mqcp
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Sunday, October 8, 2017

My First Configurations Box - Halloween



 It took about 2 weeks of slowly working here and there when I was inspired... but my first configurations box is complete! And I have to say I'm pretty happy with how it turned out :)


Before I really knew where it was going, I first painted all of the boxes and put some background details inside. The paint I used was Elephant from Dina Wakley Media, and I distressed all of the edges with a bit of Antique Stain by DecoArt. The glitter and other sparkly shiny bits used in the background are all from Finnabair.


The main images of the entire box are two amazing stamps by Stampotique called Daniel's Tree Topper and Dweeze that I stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks.


The Dweeze box is my favorite part! The cool spooky tree branch was die cut from chipboard and then heat embossed with black embossing powder multiple times until it got thick and bumpy. I hot glued the branch across the box then glued Dweeze to the branch. Dweeze is anchored by the "halloween" sign on the bottom, which has been painted with Spiced Marmalade. A couple of bats and an Ideaology skeleton hanging on the top finish it off.


I think this tiny 1" box really packs a creepy punch! I tinted the Salvaged Doll with the DecoArt antique stain and glued a stabby looking pen nib in her hands... only she knows where those skulls and bones came from!

The small box on the top is pretty straightforward with a 31 plaque that's been tinted with Distress Paints Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron. The vial was stained with Adirondack alcohol ink and some Finnabair glitter placed inside. The crossbone was also painted with Twisted Citron and hot glued to the box.


Hot glue is your best friend when making a configurations box, don't let anyone tell you otherwise! I hot glued a stacked of skulls, some bones, an embossed raven, and the creepy angel to the box on the top. 





I'll be linking this project to with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "Walk on the Dark Side" and also the Stampotique Designer Challenge "Anything but a Card"


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TIM HOLTZ IDEA-OLOGY PRODUCTS USED:
Gumdrops (stained with Adirondack alcohol)
Mini Plaquettes (31 number plaque)
Wicked Alpha-Parts (spooky, halloween, and bats)
Raven Thinlets Die (tree branch)

PAINTS, STAINS, INKS:
DecoArt Antique Cream

MISCELLANEOUS:







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