Hey guys! I’m excited to bring you my first project for the Strumpet stencils Design Team!
Happy Thursday Y’all AND National Women’s Day! wOOt wOOt! Continue reading “Creative Flow #8”
Hey hey hello!
I can’t believe it is already November! This time of year is always my favorite. Fall… *swoon*.. the leaves changing colors, that smell it always brings with it and of course it kicks off the holiday season! BUT, before we get to all of that, it’s Flow time! Continue reading “Flow With Me: The Creative Flow Project”
This week was filled with so many emotions. My miracle twins turned 10, we had family visiting and I was just plain overwhelmed with life in general. Do you ever have those days? My mother tells me its ‘that time of the year’. I tend to believe her because it’s nearing the end of the year, yes I am aware its only October, but think about it- Fall in in full swing, the holidays are coming quicker than we think and then, its over and a new year begins. There are so many feels for me this time of year. I look at what I’ve done and what I still have yet to do and then I get crazy! Haha, not in a bad way, but crazy in feeling like I haven’t done enough. What does that have to do with this week’s journal page? Well, I got behind in accomplishing it. I have a bit of a ‘type A’ personality and when I don’t get things done on time, it tends to stress me out. I’ve been told, recently by a couple people actually, that its OK to just take a few moments for myself and just breathe.
So that’s what I did. I enjoyed my family, I focused on just taking a bit of time for myself and tried not to let the feelings of stress, inadequacy, and worry of looking like a slacker effect me. (It’s probably still there looming in the areas of my subconscious, but for now, we’ll just pretend I succeeded haha!)
I didn’t worry about setting up the camera and having to film this week. I thought about taking progress shots of the page but then decided that this week, I just wanted to play, and watch some Netflix while I did it. (Have you watched the series, Dark Matter? So good!) Here’s what I came up with:
Here’s a close up of the triangle details.
I can’t say that I am super comfortable with using the Gelli plates yet. It does take some practice, and my colors turned out a bit darker than I had originally planned, but I just enjoyed the process this week and played. I loved using the mini triangle plate, I even used that to make the leaves as well! I hope you had fun creating this last week, I know that I not only learned some Gelli plate techniques but I also learned that its OK to step back from the expectations I set for myself and just breathe.
Hello My Creative Peeps!
This week I was crazy busy. I have so much to get done before the Happily We Go store launches and October is my busiest month as I have four of my five children’s birthdays to celebrate! Buuuuut, I am hoping to still find a wee bit of crafting time each week, mainly for my own sanity! (LOL)
For this week’s Inspiby, we were inspired by the gorgeous layout from Wilna. I didn’t feel like I had as much time this week to devote to a journaling layout but knew I could use the same techniques that she showed us in her video to create some Halloween cards. Hey, If there is a way for me to kill two birds with one stone, I’m going to do it! *wink
Here’s how I created the card:
I hope you enjoyed this week’s video! Here are the supplies I used to create this card:
Golden Heavy Body Acrylic Paints: Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre
Ranger Paint Dabber: Cheese Puff
Liquitex Ink!: Vivid Lime Green
Pebbles Halloween Die Cuts Pack
Gelli Roll Moonlight Pen: Orange
Carabelle Stencil: Mur en Pierre’s
Neena Solar white Cardstock 110lb
Brown heavyweight cardstock
Art Glitter Glue
Sookwang double-sided tape adhesive
Hand typed sentiments
Thanks for much for checking out this week’s #Inspiby and I can’t wait to see what you all were inspired to create this week!
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:
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
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
Archival Ink Pad- Jet Black
I hope you were inspired to create something fun this week as well!
Ok, so I’m sitting in my studio with these gorgeous watercolors that I just received from Designs by Rachel Beth and I’m immediately intimidated. Have you ever felt this way about your art supplies? Continue reading “Watercolors & Stencils Technique”
Hello My Artsy Friends!
Can you believe this is week 12?! I’m just giddy with excitement! When I first chose this week’s featured layout (see the post about that HERE), I was under the assumption that it wouldn’t take too terribly long and it would have a gorgeous color payoff. Well, I was right on both accounts! Continue reading ““Own Your Story””
Ok, I am just going to sit here a second with my jaw open and stare dumbfoundedly into space.. 12 weeks you guys! I can’t believe that time has flown by that fast! It’s crazy but so good! Continue reading “Inspired By Week 12 Prompt”
This week’s #inspiby prompt had me thinking from the moment I posted it. I had dreamed up all these visions of what I would like my pages to become. Sometimes, that’s the hardest thing about being an artist. When you envision one thing in your head and it clearly does not turn out how you expected. It can get frustrating, but it’s part of the learning process. Continue reading “‘Courage’”