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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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‘Directions’

Hello My Artsy Friends!

Well, this week’s #inspiby got finished up a tad late. Much to my dismay, Hurricane Harvey showed his face in my neck of the woods. While we were very lucky and only ended up with lots of rain and some wind, rain, for some reason, always flares up my allergies badly. So I spent the entire weekend with a sinus migraine, barely functioning. (Which for a mother, is never a good state to be in!) Continue reading “‘Directions’”

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“Own Your Story”

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””

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‘Blocks’ Inspired by week 3

This week was more difficult than I thought it would be. After being sick and then a water pipe outside our house bursting, needless to say, art took a back seat.  Once I did find myself seated in front of my desk, I knew where I wanted to go with this week’s challenge. Continue reading “‘Blocks’ Inspired by week 3”

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Being Inspired, The Weekly Challenge.

As you know, we’ve embarked on the #inspiby challenge. You saw Karen’s amazing layout creation yesterday (Don’t forget to check her out on Instagram @deeillustra) and today I’ll show you mine! Now, the first thing you will notice is that it looks NOTHING like the challenge layout and that’s ok! If you find yourself inspired to create, whatever the outcome may be, then you’ve succeeded as that was the original goal!

Continue reading “Being Inspired, The Weekly Challenge.”