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Monsters & Zombies Oh My!

Hello All and Happy Sunday!

This week, I decided to take a different approach to the Inspired by challenge. I recently acquired these awesome dies from Tim Holtz and seeing as the prompt this week was a spooky one, I thought why not make up some Halloween cards using the art journal techniques from this week. Check out my video below!

To make the cards I used:

Heavy Weight Black Cardstock

Dylusions Paint Pots: Crushed Grape, Squeezed Orange, Fresh Lime

Dylusions Ink Sprays: Tangerine Dream, Lemon Zest, Fresh Lime, After Midnight, Pure Sunshine

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sprays: Witch’s Potion Purple, Golden Sleigh Bells

Lavinia Stamps: Tree Half R2

Creative Embellishments: Halftone Circle Stamp

Distress Oxide Ink: Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Neena Cardstock: 110 lb Solar White

Tim Holtz Dies: Thinlits: Monster, Zombie

Sentiment: Close To My Heart Stamp: Wicked S1108

Distress Stains: Monster: Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint,Walnut Stain

Zombie: Shabby Shutters, Twisted Citron, Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap

Faber Castell Big Brush Markers: Black 199, Deep Scarlet Red 219

Art Glitter Glue

Sookwang Doubled Sided Adhesive Tape

I hope you had as much fun as I did creating this week! I look forward to seeing pictures of your layouts on Instagram!

Happy Creating!

XO-Erin

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‘Small Beginnings’

Hello My Artsy Peeps!

So for the challenge this week I thought I would mix it up a bit! I had wanted to make another little mini book for myself to play with my watercolors, so why not combine the two! I decided to create my cover for the challenge. Check out my process video:

While the cover didn’t turn out exactly as I’d hoped, I still think it’s fun and will work for what I created it for, to play in! Here’s what I used to create the cover:

Chipboard cover

White Gesso

Ink Sprays: Lindy’s Stamp Gang- Titl a wheel Teal, Creme Brulee Creme

Dylusions-White Linen, Tangerine Dream, Funky Fuschia

irRESISTible Neons- Orange, Yello, Green

Faber Castell Big Brush Markers: Black 199 and Pitt Brush in Black

Sharpie Black Fine Point Pen

Uniball Signo White Gel Pen

Golden Heavy Body Acrylic: Titanium White

Art Alchemy Impasto Paint: Lemon Peel

Stencil: The Crafter’s Workshop TCW 493S

Stamp: Simon Says Stamp- Circle Doodle Background

Heat Gun

Scissors

Tim Holtz Sentiment Stickers

Scrap Paper & Paper Doily

Daniel Smith Watercolor- Moonglow

Collage Papers: Joggles- Deep In The Forest 2, The Paper Studio-Map/Script Decoupage paper

Matte Medium

Archival Ink Pad- Jet Black

I hope you were inspired to create something fun this week as well!

XO-Erin

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‘Follow Your Dreams’

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for this week’s challenge layout, however, I knew that I wanted to incorporate both bright colors and also a butterfly. I have this fabulous ginormous swallowtail butterfly stamp from Stampin’ Up that I wanted to put onto the layout. With those ideas in mind, I set off into the craft room to create. Continue reading “‘Follow Your Dreams’”

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‘Wonder’

I really enjoyed the Inspiby this week.  It was a busy week for me as our company arrived and of course, the house needed cleaning in preparation.  This week was definitely a lesson in letting go of perfection. Not only with my house preparations but also with my art.  It seemed like every time I turned to grab something,  I smeared some pen lines or I messed up while trying to stamp a layer.

Continue reading “‘Wonder’”