Friday, May 26, 2017

Yummy textures and some Fabulous new stamps!

I was so excited to learn,that one of my art idols,
 Lynne Moncrieff ,whom you may know from her beautiful blog Adorn,or maybe from FB or possibly have seen one of the many wonderful pieces she has had published in almost all of the Stampington magazines,(that's alot to say in one breath!) 
Well,Lynne had designed not one,but TWO sets of sentiments stamps...
I just Had to have them and I was Over the moon with excitement when they arrived in my mail from That's Crafty! 

Within another day,another recent stamp purchase, from Chocolate Baroque arrived as well!

annnnnd,lets not forget to mention my recent package of winnings from Emerald Creek Dares~ who just happens to carry some of the most yummiest embossing powders I have ever seen!

Okay,now that you know I had a super mail week,on to what I have created with my new treasures!
Using a piece of cardboard, I tore away parts and applied modeling paste mixed with crackle paste to what was left. Once dry I spritzed a bit of water and added my beloved Infusions,and then more spritzing. 
And when this was put aside to dry completely,boy oh boy!
did that crackle ever do it's job with those infusions!!
Next up was a piece of watercolor paper cut to fit inside of the cardboard piece.
Some background stamping and then more Infusion love using favorite colors.
Now to use my new stamps from Chocolate Baroque~a few background crocuses in the same ink as the background script,then three lovely flowers over the top and brought to life with white embossing powder.
At the flowers feet is deliciously chunky looking and beautiful embossing powder from Emerald Creek~Fractured Ice  this was added to act as the soil for the blooming flowers
Yumminess all over~texture and color! 
What more could a girl ask for right?
maybe more stamping?
On a separate piece of cardstock,I used one of Lynne's new sentiments,oh how I just love this phrase!!
(as well as all of the others Lynne designed) 
Thank you so much Lynne~your stamps are fabulous!
 The watercolor paper was added to the cardboard piece both by securing with glue and by using grommets which were colored with alcohol inks.

After the stamping was dry,I added a bit of color,
using a water heavy paintbrush and spots of Infusion left on my mat-just enough.
 Next,I tattered the edges of the paper and gave them a bit of vintage color


After balling up some string and giving it just the right amount of color it was secured in place using Finn's heavy gel medium and then my quote was added to the center of that.
 The last thing to do was add a few beads and some string to hang with.

and here it is!
Thanks for hanging in there through all the photos and I do hope you were able to feel the excitement I shared with these new products and how wonderful they are!
Jackie ")

Here are the great monthly challenges I am teaming up with!
The Artistic Stamper~May's Creative Challenge~Floral Fantasy
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge~#36 Put a stamp on it

Emerald Creek Dares~ Fantasy~Dream a little Dream
 I think Lynne's sentiment says this perfectly about Day Dreaming!!

Creative Artiste's Challenge Blog~Challenge #26~Anything Goes

A Vintage Journey~Use A Quote

Chocolate Baroque~Mood Board


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Guest Designer for Try It On Tuesday!

 Theme for May "Feathered Friends"

  In April I entered TryItOnTuesday and my Muse Journal page was picked for Top 5!
 and so I was graciously asked by Avril to be a guest designer and of course I was delighted to be so! Thanks so much Avril!

 here are close ups  of my spread...

this stencil is from Red Lead Paperworks
I added some found bird feathers
 lots of stenciling, spraying,embossing paste,more spraying
 I am a total bird lover- My husband says he thinks I am part bird,as often he will find me in the yard mimicking the calls and whistles of the birds LOL
(what he doesn't know is that we really are communicating! heehee)
a few feather die cuts from 
and a
 bird graphic atop of a vintage page of feathers
flicking some white  
my photos do not do my pages justice,but hoping you see some beauty here!
I'll see you again soon!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Art journaling & atc's

  Sharing a page I did recently using my new Andy Skinner stamps I won on a blog hop over at Stampendous
Thank you Fran and Andy!
 showing a bit of texture here
  my graphics are from a LIFE magazine from the 50's lovely way to sell a women's Bra? hmmm? 
Sure makes me want to buy that one-especially if I am going to feel this way! hahaaa

  Next up are my Atc's  with the theme Music.
We have a group on Google+ called Creating &Sharing Mixed Media where we have a swap/trade every 3 months.
Here are the ones I sent


  Stairway to Heaven-Led Zeppelin

 Stairway To Heaven is my partner Kimberley's favorite

 I did this last on by Billy Preston because for some reason,out of nowhere I find myself singing this song on a regular basis!
 and this is one of those songs,that just gets stuck in your head!
Are you singing it now as well? heehee

Thanks for stopping in,no real art details today because these were made a short while ago. 
Life has been a bit upended here as of late,more on that another time. 
As always, your visits and comments,truly make my day! 
Here's hoping your day is a beautiful one! 
Hugs,Jackie ")