Sunday, October 25, 2020

Botanical Art Journal - Learn from my mistakes!

 Hello! I am sharing an art journal process video today in hopes that you learn from my mistakes. Happy creating... remember that art is about the PROCESS :) (That's what I'll tell myself, anyways).

Watch the video above or click the link here! Enjoy!


Stampotique “3 Flowers”:

Stampotique “Word Collage”:

Dina Wakley Art Journal:

Cutter Bee scissors:

Dina 2” Brush:

Winsor and Newton Cotman brushes:

Dina paint “Lime”:

Dina paint “Ocean”:

Dina paint “Night”:

Golden paint “Black”:

Liquitex Basic “Titanium White”:

DecoArt “Glorious Gold” paint:

Dina gloss spray “Marine”:

Liquitex Gesso:

Neenah Solar White cardstock:

Liquitex Heavy Matte Gel:

Versafine Onyx Black ink:

Nuvo Mouse “Coastal Surf”:

Tiny Attacher:

Faber Castell Stencils:

Tim Holtz Tag Die:

Kraft Cardstock:

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Desert Scene Shadow Box

 Happy autumn! Regardless of the season, my heart is always in the Arizona heat :) So today I'm sharing a desert themed shadow box created for the newest Stampotique Challenge - NATURE.

I used my favorite desert-y Stampotique stamps, which includes "Road Runner", "Cactus Row", and "Home Sweet Home". I colored the images with Scribble Sticks and Neocolor II Crayons. 

I also have a process video so you can watch how it all came together. Click here to watch!

Thank you so much for joining me.


Stampotique “Road Runner” -

Stampotique “Home Sweet Home” - 

Stampotique “Cactus” -

Winsor Newton Cotman Brush Set -

Tim Holtz Boxes -

Liquitex Basics “Titanium White” -

Liquitex Resin Sand -

DecoArt “Burnt Umber” -

Dina Wakley paint “Lemon” -

Dina Wakley paint “Fuchsia” -

Dina Wakley paint “Blushing” -

Dina Wakley paint “Cheddar” -

Dina Wakley paint “Tangerine” -

PaperArtsy paint “Caribbean Sea” -

Distress Embossing Dabber -

Distress Emboss Glaze “Fossilized Amber” -

Distress Emboss Glaze “Weathered Wood” -

Distress Emboss Glaze “Broken China” -

Strathmore Mixed Media Paper -

Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks set 1 -

Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks set 2 -

Caran D’ache Neocolor 2 Crayons -

Liquitex Super Heavy Matte Gel -

Archival Ink “Jet Black” -

MISTI stamp tool -

Ranger Craft Mat -

Hot Glue Gun -

Wagner Heat Tool -

Ranger Heat Tool -

CutterBee detail scissors -

Palette Knife set -

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Be YOU - Mixed Media Card and Video

 I'm excited to share a card today that's a bit outside of my usual card-making comfort zone. Today I created a very mixed media inspired card. I took my usual techniques that I incorporate into an art journal page but translated it onto a slimline card (also a new shape for me!).

The challenge for the next two weeks the Stampotique Originals Facebook Page is GIRLS! So pull out your funky girl stamps and create anything you want. Enter your project to the challenge album on facebook and you have a chance to win a $30 gift card to the Stampotique store!

For my card I used the very cool "Algae" girl stamp and colored her with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I paired her with a great "be you" chipboard shape from Dina Wakley. She definitely looks like a girl who doesn't care what others think!

For details on how I created the background, please watch the process video here! Enjoy!

Supplies used with links to shop:

Stampotique "Algae" stamp -
Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils -
Faber Castell stencil "Collection 102" -
Dina Wakley Gloss Spray "Cheddar" -
Dina Wakley Gloss Spray "White" -
Dina Wakley acrylic paint "Buff" -
Dina Wakley acrylic paint "Mineral" -
Dina Wakley chipboard shape "BE YOU" -
Dina Wakley stencil "Tornado" -
DecoArt paint "Carbon Black" -
DecoArt paint mist "Carbon Black" -
DecoArt antiquing cream "Carbon Black" -
Distress Texture Paste -
Distress Embossing Glaze "Weathered Wood" -
Distress Emboss Dabber -
Liquitex Heavy Gel -
Nuvo Drops "Ebony Black" -
Versafine ink "Onyx Black" -
Strathmore Mixed Media Paper -
Simon Says Stamp black cardstock -
Embossing Buddy -

My Everyday Supplies Used:
Wagner Heat Tool -
MISTI Stamp Tool -
Fiskars paper trimmer -
Teflon Bone Folder -
Ranger Craft Mat -
Tim Holtz Glass Mat -
Tombow Mono Multi Glue -
Tiny Attacher -
Cutterbee Scissors -
Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock -

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

September Stampotique New Releases!

 Happy September! So many wonderful things happen this month like my birthday (!), beginning of autumn, and today we have new releases from Stampotique!

The card above features the new stamp "Pot Garden" #13067 which I colored with Copic markers and fussy cut to place on the card. I did some very simple mixed media for the background here. I used the Rays stencil from Tim Holtz with some Liquitex Modeling Paste that I tinted with Wild Honey Distress Paint. The pink splatters are from Dina Wakley Gloss Spray "Magenta"

I had fun with this art journal page, especially the background! I focused on texture on the background which I covered with a white wash and then painted with blue hues of Arteza Metallic Acrylic Paints. I used the Stampotique "Tomas" #6280 which I also painted with Arteza paints. The fun phrase is the new Stampotique "Snarky Quotes" #13068.

I had fun with this tag, because I just love the new "Me and You Soup" #6277 stamp so much! This tag also uses the Tim Holtz Rays stencil and the background is colored with Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays in Cheddar and White. I colored the silly stamp with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and fussy cut him to add to the tag. The fun quote is also from the new Stampotique "Snarky Quotes" #13068 set.

Happy September everyone!!
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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

3 ATCs + Video with Stampotique

 Welcome back to a new Stampotique Originals challenge! The current challenge over at the group facebook page is PETS! This is something I can get behind :)

I used a favorite of my older Stampotique stamps that's called "Smitten Moustache Monsters". Even though I've owned it for a while I've never inked it up, so this Pets challenge was perfect.

As you can see, the ATCs go together and use almost all of the same supplies. Each of the monsters are colored using the same colored pencils as well (I used Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils).

I used text from an old Brownie scouts book from the 1950's for the base of the background. The main paint colors are Dina Wakley's "Marine", "Turquoise", and Paper Artsy's "Bougainvillea." The metal accents were painted with Distress Paint "Cracked Pistachio."

I have a process video for you to see them all come to life! Enjoy!


Stampotique Originals "Smitten Moustache Monsters" -

Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils -

Strathmore Watercolor Paper -

Liquitex Heavy Matte Gel -

Dina Wakley paint "Marine" -

Dina Wakley paint "Turquoise" -

Paper Artsy paint "Bougainvillea" -

Distress Paint "Cracked Pistachio" -

Distress Crackle Paste -

Tim Holtz stencil "Stripes" -

Versafine Onyx Black ink -

Idea-ology Film Strip -

Liquitex Gesso -

Glossy Accents -

Palette Knives -

My Everyday Supplies Used:
Wagner Heat Tool -
Distress Heat Tool -
MISTI Stamp Tool -
Fiskars paper trimmer -
Teflon Bone Folder -
Ranger Craft Mat -
Tim Holtz Glass Mat -
Tombow Mono Multi Glue -
Tiny Attacher -
Cutterbee Scissors -
Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock -
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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

George's Birthday Tag using Batboy + Video

Welcome Back to another Stampotique challenge! The challenge for the next two weeks is to use black and white people stamps... this means you don't color them in. I cheated a little bit and colored in Batboy's hat, but that's it I promise!

As always, you can join the Stanpotique Originals challenges over at their facebook page. 

I created this tag for George's 3rd birthday, which is why I added the big number 3 and Batboy was the perfect birthday boy addition. I had fun making the messy background. You can see how I did it all in my youtube process video. Thank you for watching!


Stampotique "Batboy" #6077 -

Liquitex Gesso -
Inksentials Tag -
Dina Wakley Gloss Spray "Cheddar" -
Dina Wakley Gloss Spray "Turquoise" -
Dina Wakley Gloss Spray "Fuchsia" -
Dylusians paint "Fresh Lime" -
Nuvo Mouse "English Heather" -
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Stencil "301 Collection" -
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Stencil "101 Collection" -
Faber Castell PITT Pen "Light Cobalt Turquoise" -
Faber Castell PITT Pen "Dark Chrome Yellow" -
Ideaology Layers "Urban" -
Wagner Heat Tool -
Ken Oliver Work Mat -
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors -
Fiskars Small Hole Punch -
Tombow Mono Multi Glue -
Scotch Foam Adhesive -

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Stampotique Challenge 354 - Circles

The newest Stampotique designer's challenge is CIRCLES. Create a project using circles or in the shape of a circle. Participate in challenge #SDC354 over at their facebook page!

I created this circle themed underwater tag using Stampotique Mini Sealife Cube stamps. I used a variety of stencils with circles to create the background. Then I traced three large circles and painted over the rest of the background. 

The stamps were colored in with NeoColor II crayons and fussy cut to place in the large circle windows. 

That creepy octopus is my favorite! I also created a process video that you can watch here. Enjoy!

Supplies Used:

Stampotique Sea Life Cube #6232 -
Inkssentials Tag -
Faber Castell Stencil -
Dina Wakley paint Marine -
Dina Wakley paint Lemon -
Dina Wakley gloss spray White -
Dylusions paint Bubblegum Pink -
Dylusions paint Vibrant Turquoise -
Blending Foam -
Liquitex Gesso -
Caran D'ache Neocolor II Crayons -
Pitt Pen Black 199 -
Pitt Pen White 101 -
Archival Jet Black ink -
Ranger craft mat -
Tim Holtz Glass Mat -
CutterBee scissors -
Winsor Newton Cotman brush -
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Stampotique Challenge - Use a Stencil + Video

Welcome back to another Stampotique Originals challenge. This time the challenge is... Use a stencil! I actually used just one stencil in a few different ways, but of course you can use as many as you'd like. If you don't own a stencil... make your own! 

Here is the ATC I created using the adorable new Beertie stamp...

I used this adorable new stamp called Beertie (#5866), isn't he the cutest?! I colored him with Neocolor II Crayons and Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks. The background uses a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop called Hexagons. First I inked through the medium hexagons, then I heat embossed in gold the smallest hexagons, and then I cut one large hexagon to mount the bee.

I also put together a video of my process. You can watch it here! Enjoy!

Supplies Used:

Stampotique "Beertie" #5866:

The Crafter's Workshop Hexagon Stencil:
Strathmore Watercolor Paper:
Caran D'ache Neocolor II Crayons:
Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks:
Distress Oxide Wild Honey:
Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade:
Versamark Watermark Ink:
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder:
Embossing Buddy:
Wagner Heat Tool:
Dina Wakley Gloss Spray Cheddar:
Ranger Craft Mat:
CutterBee Scissors:
Lawn Fawn Twine:
Scotch Foam Tape:
MISTI stamp tool:

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Stampotique Anything Goes Challenge - Christmas Cactus + Video

I'm so excited for today's post! I have been keeping a secret for 4 months and I can finally share... I am now a very happy member of the Stampotique Design Team! I am so excited to be a part of such a talented team and working with such a wonderful stamp company!

Today marks a new release of stamps and the start of a new challenge that everyone can get behind... Anything Goes! You can join the challenges on the Stampotique Facebook page. I used the brand new Christmas Cactus stamp and Snowglobe stamp to create a fun desert-theme Christmas card.

It's difficult to capture in photos, but there is acetate on top of the globe to give it a snowglobe vibe. I've also put together a video creating the card. Click here to watch the tutorial!

Supplies Used:

Stampotique "Christmas Cactus" #13065:
Stampotique "Snowglobe" #16015:
Stampotique "Alpha Background" #7431:

Faber Castell Polychromos pencils:
Strathmore Mixed Media paper:
Acetate (scrapbook pocket page):
Stickles Star Dust:
Tombow Mono Multi Glue:
Archival Jet Black Ink:
CutterBee Scissors:
Mineral Spirits:

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

What seems ordinary

Hello! I have another art journal page and process video to share. Enjoy!

Materials used
Dyan Art Journal:
DecoArt Mister in yellow, cyan, black:
Liquitex Acrylic White:
TCW593 stencil:
Dylusions Paint London Blue:
Dylusions Paint Bubblegum Pink:
Dylusions Paint Vibrant Turquoise:
Unity Stamp chicken wire
Archival Ink Jet Black:
Dina Scribbly Bird Stamps:
Neocolor II Crayons 40 pack:
Neocolor II Crayons 15 pack:
Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers:
Cutter Bee Detail Scissors:
Ranger Heat Gun:
Ink Bending Foam:

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Mixed Media Tag with new goodies!

Hello everyone! I hope you're doing well, staying positive, and keeping healthy! I have a new mixed media tag video to share with you all... this time with a voiceover! Enjoy!

And please enjoy the tutorial video!

And your materials list is found here:
Ranger Ink Inkssentials Tag -
Distress Crackle Paste -
Dina Wakley Paint “Sand” -
Dina Wakley Paint “Mineral” -
Dina Wakley Paint “Buff” -
Distress Paint “Picket Fence” -
Design Memory Craft Honey Medium -
Distress Embossing Dabber -
Distress Glaze “Hickory Smoke” -
Ideaology “Urban” layers -
Ideaology “Junk Drawer” baseboards -
Lawn Fawn twine “silver sparkle” -
Liquitex Super Heavy Matte Gel -

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