Monday, 16 October 2017

A Gentle Heart Art Journal Page

Welcome my friend! I am so glad you decided to visit today.
I would like to share an art journal page that I created using some new stamps from 
Viva Las VegaStamps.

I started with a page spread in my calculus journal. These pages had already had a light coat of gesso applied. First I took the Tim Holtz Ornate Layering Stencil and pressed my Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink pad over it, sprayed it with a bit of water then pressed it to my page. I repeated this step with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink. I also added some additional stamping in the corners with some texture stamps & Archival Inks in Potting Soil & Fern Green.

I stamped my images on cold press water colour paper with Archival Ink - Jet Black. I used my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to get the best stamped images. 

Once I had them stamped I used my Distress Markers to colour them in. I fussy cut them out and adhered them to my pages.

I used a piece of black thread for the balloon string and added the shadow to the girl with my Hickory Smoke Distress Marker.

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Friday, 13 October 2017

Freaky Friday Blog Hop - Scrap 'n Stamp

Witches and Goblins and Ghosts! Oh My!
It's Friday the 13th and I am joining  a spooktacular blog hop with Scrap 'n Stamp.

This month was team was asked to create a project using the new Paper Doll Pack - Ancestors from Tim Holtz Idea-ology. I love using the paper dolls! These are so much and can be used in so many different ways.

I chose to make a Halloween themed journal using the Sizzix Scoreboard XL Journal Die from Eileen Hull. I paired this with Graphic 45 - An Eerie Tale Paper pad and of course my Ancestors. I have named this witchy pair - Prudence and Winifred.

I made 4 booklet inserts using plain copy paper and Graphic 45 pattern paper for the covers.

I decided to decorate the cover of each booklet. Every good witch needs to keep track of her potions, spells, poisons and pumpkin pie recipes, right?

I used the Twisted Edge die and Distress Cardstock; scrap paper from the Graphic 45 Eerie Tale pack for the labels.
I had to include some more Ancestral Paper Dolls for the covers too.
I added a skull rub-on to the face of the boy on the Poison booklet.

Here is the finished journal with a few added metal charms from my stash.

Be sure to check our all the other ghoulish creations from the rest of the team:

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Twisted Trinket Box

Welcome back! 
I am here to share a 3D Halloween decor piece today.

I used the 3 In 1 Trinket Box Scoreboard XL die by Sizzix from designer Eileen Hull. 
I cut our the pieces using white mat board. I painted these with Dylusions Paint: Tangerine Dream.
Then sanded the edges.

Next I inked them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The sanded areas picked up the ink really well to give the painted mat board a dirty distressed look.

Then I added some more grunge with Black Soot Distress Crayon.

Before assembling my box I added some stamping.

One of the focal points of my box was this Ghost Die - Tim Holtz Bigz Die from Sizzix.
I painted these with Dylusions Paint: White Linen.

I sanded the edges.

Then inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.

For the inside of my trinket box I added some Black Soot Distress Crayon to 
these resin bones from Tim Holtz Idea-ology.

I added some mini Paper Dolls from the Tim Holtz Paper Dolls - Ancestors  Pack.

To add the light element behind the bone pile I made a small cut on the back of the box and inserted a tea light. I left it white for the photo but then later on painted and inked it to blend in more with box.

I added a small skull rub on to the boys face. The hand and spider are also rub ons.
A few Chit Chat stickers and a word token and my Haunted Trinket Box was ready to be displayed.
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