Monday, 14 August 2017

Duo of Tags


Hello and happy Monday.  Thanks for stopping by. Today I have two tags to share with you.

 
First I applied a thin coat of Ranger Distress Collage Medium to both tags and let them dry.
 
I just wanna make nice things

Then out came the Tim Holtz distress crayons. I haven’t used them in a while and its time they came out to play. The colours I chose were Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade scribbled randomly onto the tag. If the blue smudges into the yellow I get a sort of greeny colour and spiced marmalade and Mustard Seed gives me a lighter orangey colour. As soon as one colour was scribbled I quickly swiped my finger over a wet baby wipe and smudged the colour one section at a time. Then I used my Ranger water sprayer, only pulling the handle down a little to create some nice water marks and dried the tag with my heat gun.  I inked a script stamp very lightly with Sienna Archival Ink and lightly stamped the tag here and there and gave it a quick blast with the heat gun. This stamp was bought on a block many years ago but I removed it so that when I stamp I have more control.
 
I used the Sizzix Thinlits– Wildflowers #2 Dies to cut a stencil. I used the same flower twice and applied embossing paste with the palette knife through the homemade stencil. I’m impatient so gave it a blast with the heat gun as well. 
 
 
The butterfly was created in the same way as the background, then stamped with a butterfly stamp from the Finnibair Cling Mounted Stamp set - Don't Forget to Fly that I bought a couple of years ago. 
 
 
 
I edged the tag with a Black Archival Ink pad and chose a sentiment from the Tim Holtz Small Talk pad.
 
Last but not least I scribbled the Spiced Marmalade distress crayon onto the craft mat, spritzed a small length of Ranger ribbon with water, spritzed the distress crayon on the craft mat and saturated the ribbon with colour.
 
Next I crunched it up in my hand and left it to dry, then threaded it though the hole in the top of the tag. 
 
This is the finished tag.
 
 
 
Be the Brightest star in the universe

The background for this tag was created a little differently. I applied Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Inks onto my craft mat, together with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. Sprayed lightly with water then smooshed my tag into it and left it to dry. When dry I scribbled over the entire tag with Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans Distress crayons, being careful to blend each colour with my finger [swiped over a wet wipe] before applying the next. I sprayed the tag with water then smooshed my tag on the craft mat. I love how in some places the first layer is showing through.
 
 
While waiting for the tag to dry I chose a face from the Dina Wakely Stamp set Scribbly Women and stamped it onto a scrap of cardstock using Black Archival Ink. 
 
I stamped the neckline and a little extra onto a scrap of Gelli print to make the dress.  I coloured the image by applying a little distress crayon to my craft mat and mixing with the tiniest bit of water. I used a mixture of Antique Linen and Tattered Rose for her face and neck and Mustard Seed for her hair, with a touch of Victorian Velvet for her cheeks. When dry I glued the Gelli print dress onto the neckline.

 

I applied embossing paste with the palette knife through the Stencil-Art Starry Night stencil.
 
However, the white stars weren’t doing it for me, so when they were dry I painted them with Dina Wakely’s heavy bodied acrylic paint – Stirling and splattered a little white paint onto the tag then added a little Silver Stickles to one star. 
 
What a difference!  .  Next I glued the image onto the right hand side of the tag and added my sentiment. I dyed some ribbon and added it to the tag.

 
 
 
 
Supplies
Tags
Ranger Distress Collage Medium
Distress Crayons: Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade,  Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Antique Linen, Tattered Rose,  Victorian Velvet
Dina Wakely’s heavy bodied acrylic paint – stirling and White.
Water Brush
Ranger Water Sprayer
 

Silver Stickles
Black Archival Ink
Glue
Finnibair Cling Mounted Stamp set - Don't Forget to Fly
Dina Wakely Stamp set Scribbly Women
Tim Holtz Small Talk pad
 

Monday, 7 August 2017

Arty Fun

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had an awesome weekend. I did.


This journal page is about having some Arty Fun and using hand lettering in my journals even though I have not yet perfected this skill.  Its all about accepting and loving your art for what it is.  

I made this mini art journal from a sheet of 200 gsm mixed media paper. The first thing I did was prep my Daler-Rowney Aquafine watercolour paint by spraying the palette quite liberally with water then I applied it to the page in smallish patches, trying not to let the colours run too much.  I let the colours dry in between to try to prevent the colours running into each other. The application mustn't be too light otherwise the "ghosting" wont show. 
 
 
Now I have to admit that I was so involved in the process that I didn’t take pics of this stage but I recreated some of the processes for you, so some of the pics won’t always match the finished page.
 
When the page was dry I drew a double squiggly border around the page and blocked it in using a White and Black Posca pen, then I moved on to the next step,  stencils and wet wipes.    
  
For the most part I used a circle stencil but you will see on the finished page I also used a wiggly stencil and a wet wipe to remove some of the colour. This is Dyan Reaveley's technique which she calls "ghosting".  The trick with this technique is to use good watercolour paper and a not too saturated wet wipe. If your wet wipe is too saturated the water seeps underneath the stencil. I like this technique as It adds another layer of subtle interest to a page without overpowering the page and you can add more layers on top. 
 
  
I brought out my Kate Crane Texture cube 1 stamp by Stampotique and stamped a couple of times with White acrylic paint using different sides of the cube.  This is one of my favourite stamps for art journal/mixed media pages and I use it all the time. 
 
I also outlined some of the stencilled circles with a White Posca pen. 
 
 
 
 
I added colour here and there with a small circle stencil I made long ago from the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Die set. I use it often on my journal pages.
 

I stamped three images from the Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Cling Stamp Set – Mini Me and Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Black Sheep Cling Stamp Set. I also cut some some legs from another stamp set.
I fussy cut them then coloured them in by rubbing distress crayons onto my craft mat and then picking up a bit of colour with my water brush. The background is quite busy and the colours are quite muted so they don’t fight with the background.

I used a little Dylusions Washi tape in both the top right corner and the bottom left corner to create another layer and glued the Dylusions ladies onto the Washi tape on the left hand side of the page, tucking the legs in before gluing down the bottom of their dresses. 

I'm new to hand lettering and really don’t have that much time to practice, but I would like to improve these skills and use creative lettering on some of my pages so gave it a try.   

My art journaling is about my arty friends whom I art with.  We laugh, we learn from each other, we make a mess but most of all we have fun!!!!!
 
See you next time!
 
Supplies:
Daler-Rowney Aquafine watercolour paints
White Acrylic paint
Water Colour paint brush [large fluffy one]
Pentel Aquash Water Brush Pen
Stencils
Wet Wipes
Stampotique Kate Crane Cube stamp
White and Black Posca pens
Hand made stencils
Dylusions Washi tape
Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Cling Stamp Set – Mini Me and Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Black Sheep Cling Stamp Set.
Scissors
Ranger distress crayons
 
 
 

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

So ……… Whats in the Box???????



Today we’re talking about the much awaited Jane Davenport products that finally arrived in the shop a few days ago. This isn't a review as such, there's plenty of those on the internet, its more about what you get in the box and links to some truly inspiring videos you can watch.

Jane’s “Paint ‘til you Faint” Water Colour paints

I’m no expert but I have to say that I do love the colours of the Neutrals as well as the Brights. You get 12 amazing colours in each box. When you open the box each individual pan is wrapped with a drawn and coloured face on the wrapping. They look good enough to eat, let alone paint with.  Both sets contain three primaries so you can mix any colour you like [that’s a plus for anyone who wants to mix their own colours]. Both palettes also have a little inspirational insert to help you on your way. Jane has just released single watercolor pans so when you use up your favourite colour, no worries, you can replace it. She also includes information on the colours (like pigments and Light fastness) on her website. For some inspiration visit this video on youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olav4mhAGBc

Jane’s Acrylic Paints
Surprise, surprise both paint sets come with not only 4 matte acrylic paints, but a paint brush and a stencil. The back of each set also has a mini tutorial.
For some inspiration visit Jane’s blog and see how James Burke creates six different journal covers using this stencil.


and visit youtube to see what Jane creates using her products.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHKU0mC724Q

Jane's Mixed Media Paper Pad

This pad contains 24 x 2 sheets of absolute yumminess, so if you're like me who saves my beautiful pages just to look at, no fears because there's two of each.  The paper is really good quality.  These are just some of the beautiful pages. 

Here’s a link to Jane’s youtube video


showing all the beautiful pages and another link to some inspiration.

 Jane’s Rub-Ons

Decorate your scrapbooks or journals with these fun transfer sheets. The pack includes 2 sheets each measuring 9.5 x 15 cm to give you an idea of the size of the individual images.  From what I’ve read on the internet these rub-ons are really good quality and are very popular.
Watch Jane's video here. 


Jane's Mixed Media Journal/Washi Tape and Strips

You can easily adorn the pages of your journal pages or planner with these tape strips. Featuring fun phrases and patterns, these tape strips are a great addition to anyone's craft kit. You can even use them to personalize your scrapbook pages.
The journal tape has 7 pieces, 4 of which are blank in different widths so you can easily create your own designs.
Journal Tape has a unique texture that is the perfect surface for drawing and painting. Seal with Matte Medi-Yum and it virtually disappears into the page. Great for repair work and adding pages to a journal. Between 5 and 7 rolls per box containing a total of 38.4 m of beautiful tape. 
Watch Jane's youtube video here
or  Ali Brown's video here for some inspiration

Anita posted an amazing page featuring Jane’s Washi tape on her Instagram and Jane asked her to share how she created it!


Jane’s Mermaid Markers


You get 12 water colour brush pens pre-filled with highly pigmented dye-based ink with fine nylon responsive brush tips.  What’s great about them is that when they sadly come to an end they’re refillable Due to their popularity I think we’ll be seeing refills on the shelves soon.

 

Check out this video for some inspiration.

  

 

Jane’s Collage Papers
These bright printed tissue papers are really beautiful and for those of us who are not that proficient at drawing there are 4 tissue papers containing 24 different faces just waiting to go onto your artwork. Another set has 24 face shapes in different colours, 4 of which have already been drawn. to make dainty embellishments for your craft projects. You can also use them to make journal or scrapbook pages.

8 different designs by 4 pieces each which is a total of 32 pieces in all.

You can even sign up for some free tutorials on her website. It is a fairly easy process, just add the free tutorial to your shopping cart and check out.  There is no charge to the user but you do have to go through the whole cart process so that the website is able to track who wants to be emailed when each tutorial is posted.  For those who do not have time to look around her whole website for the free product related workshops, click on  this link to go a page that explains the process.

 https://janedavenport.helpscoutdocs.com/article/50-free-workshop-sign-up

If you’re in the Gauteng area, pop into the new shop, they’ve got stacks of product at the moment but its selling out fast.  If you’re an on-liner don’t despair if its already sold out, enter your email address in the box so that you can be advised when the new stock arrives.

Thanks for stopping by.



Monday, 24 July 2017

I must have flowers, always and always

 

Happy Monday Everyone. Nice to have you join us for today's blog post/tutorial.
 
I must say I had an idea for today’s project and it went pretty much according to plan.In winter when the garden is looking particularly sad, all of a sudden the Primulas pop up and provide this profusion of glorious colour. I don’t think they have been genically modified as so many plants have now been, otherwise we'd have to sew them year after year.  They make me so happy that I wanted to record it in my journal.
 
 
I used Squeezed Lemonade Distress Spray and Fresh Lime and some cut grass Dylusions Spray on my craft mat and squished the page onto it. Then I added a little Turquoise and touched the page here and there.
 
To the topleft side and,middle right I applied Mustard Seed Distress ink through a chicken wire stencil using a half damp wet wipe. I also applied Peeled Paint Distress ink through a wiggly line stencil and a handmade stencil from the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Die set I to other areas of the page. I love how the additional layers add texture and interest to the background now.
 
 
I die cut some flowers using white card stock and the Sizzix Wild Flowers die and coloured them using Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar Distress markers for the flowers and Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint for the leaves and stems. 
 
 
I coloured each flower individually and before the Distress Marker could set, I immediately used my Ranger Distress sprayer [only pulling the trigger back about half way] to create some lovely effects on the flowers and leaves.

 

 
For the strip at the bottom of the page I stuck a couple of pieces of Ranger text Washi tape to a scrap of card stock then tore it from narrow to wider and layered another scrape of torn card stock on top of it, but before I attached it to the page using double sided tape, I distressed the edges of both pieces using my Ranger distresser and then applied Peeled Paint Distress Ink right from the stamp pad around the edges.  I wound some lovely green string around the “anchor” and tied a bow on the left hand side.
 
I covered the back with a few strips of double sided tape but didn’t apply any pressure when I placed the strip onto the page as I wanted to be able to tuck the flower stems behind it. I glued the flowers down with a thin layer of Glossy Accents, then I secured the top strip down.
 
I am a sentiment “stasher” and have them in different forms, some stamps and some digital.  I printed out I" must have flowers, always and always" cut it to size and used double sided tape to secure it to the page.
 
I inked up my little bee stamp with Black Archival ink and stamped a couple of bees which I coloured with a Fossilized Amber Distress Marker and added some sparkly to the wings using a gel roll pen
 
The page didn’t feel quite finished so I inked up a stamp from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Cling Mounted Stamp Set - Classics 4 Stamp Set and stamped here and there. I also stamped to the “strip on the page” which finished it off nicely.
 
 
 
I love flowers, but the Primulas, in their varying shades from pale pink to magenta bring with them a special joy for me. When the Primulas finish blooming I gather up the seeds and scatter them around the garden and they faithfully appear year after year. When I look at this page, during the coming months when winter is over it will remind me that the Primulas will magically appear in the middle of winter next year.
 
Supplies:
Craft Mat
Wet Wipes
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Spray and Fresh Lime and some cut grass Dylusions
Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint Distress Ink Pad
Black Archival Ink Pad
Bee Stamp
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Cling Mounted Stamp Set - Classics 4 Stamp Set
Sizzix Wildflowers die
Card Stock
Computer generated sentiment
Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron Distress Markers
Ranger Sprayer
Sakura clear star Gel Roll pen
Double Sided Tape
Ranger Gossy Accents

Monday, 17 July 2017

Mixed Media Gift Bag - Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder

 
Hi everyone. I hope you all had an awesome weekend. This week's project didn’t start off as a gift bag. In fact I was trying out a technique for some cards, and then didn’t really like the result very much, but before I knew it I had created this lovely gift bag for all my daughter's prezzies.  

I’ve had a few scraps of card stock, amongst many other things, lying around just waiting for some inspiration so these became the substrate for my technique play. To start with I mixed Liquitex Matte Medium with a little water to make a glaze. [I think it was about 4 parts Matte Medium to 1 part water - I saw this idea somewhere on my travels].
 
I used a flat brush to brush a good layer of the Matte Medium mixture over my card, sprinkled on some Moss Green Brushos [not much] and picked up a little more Matte Medium mixture and dragged the brush down in one direction until the Brushos had streaked and blended a little. I did this on two pieces of scrap cardstock. Love this technique but its not much on its own.
   
I’ve had the PaperArtsy Hot Picks 1301 stamp in my stash for quite a long time, well over a year now [I’m thinking more like two], and it hardly ever comes out to play. I inked it up with Olive Archival Ink then used a dry wet wipe and an ear bud to wipe off the areas I didn’t want stamped and stamped over the Brusho background. I didn’t rub too hard, and as it happened a faint print where I had rubbed it off still showed - a happy mistake. I coloured the image using Tim Holtz Distress markers and this is when disaster struck. I hated the butterfly and the card almost ended up in the bin.

 
 
A while later an idea struck me. I die cut two butterflies using the Tim Holtz Butterfly duo die, used two or three different brushos and left them to react. I inked up the the embossing folder that comes with the die using Ground Espresso Distress ink, then carefully repositioned the die cut and embossed. The result is really pretty. 


 
Now I was feeling inspired again. I used the Ground Espresso Distress ink to ink up a clock stamp [I think its a Memory Box stamp - I've had it for a 1000 years - well not quite - you know I'm exaggerating right!]. I spritzed the image with water and added a light sprinkling of sandstone Brushos and left it to dry.
 

 
I love the way some of the crystals don’t always dissolve and there are little sparks of colour here and there.
 
I layered the clock over the stamped butterfly on my card experiment and put the embossed butterfly over the top. I distressed the edges and ran the Ground Espresso Distress ink pad around the edges, but I still wasn’t really happy with the card thingy so decided I'd use it on an art journal page.
 


I used Yellow and Teracotta Brushos to create a background on a sheet of A4 watercolour paper and added some texture paste. Can you see the little pops of colour.

The page needed something to anchor the experiment card to, so I fished out some bits from my stash. [ I don't think I'll use my stash up in my life time].



I layered the torn dictionary paper and the die cut onto the journal page then layered the card on top. I found a film strip die cut, cut it into two pieces and placed one on the top and the other on the bottom under the card. Then I glued everything down.  I then added a little more texture paste over the card and the page as well as to the righthand top corner.
 

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I used another stamp from the PaperArtsy Hot Picks 1301 stamp and inked it up with Black Archival ink and stamped lightly here and there to create some interest.

I distressed the edges of the page and ran the Ground Espresso Distress ink pad around the edges. Somehow the page wasn’t quite working for me, so I added some of the Olive green Brusho’s to the top, right hand side and bottom of background page. Now I'm happy with the look.


Last but not least I used a lovely sentiment from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Cling Stamps - Handwritten Thoughts.



I was planning a visit with my daughter and her family and needed a gift bag for all her goodies, so out came one of the plain white A4 gift bags I always keep.  I used double sided tape to attach the "journal page" to the gift bag.   I’m really happy with it now, and even happier that some of my “older” stuff got a chance to come out to play. 

There’s so much evolving in the craft world these days and so much new stuff coming out all the time that it’s easy to forget our “old stuff" on the shelf while we move eagerly onto the next new craft supply. Well I often do!!!


Supplies:

Bought plain white A4 size gift bag
A4 sheet of water colour paper
Olive green Archival ink stamp pad
Black Archival Ink stamp pad
Ground Espresso Distress ink pad
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Cling Stamps - Handwritten Thoughts.  
PaperArtsy Hot Picks 1301 stamp 
Clock stamp
Liquitex Matte Medium 
Flat paint brush
Tangerine, Yellow, Olive Green and Sandstone Brushos
Distress Sprayer
Texture paste
Stencil
2 x scraps of card stock
Scrap of dictionary paper
Scrap of die cut
Film strip die cut
Tim Holtz Butterfly duo die/embossing folder
Wet wipes
Ear bud
Distressing tool
Double sided tape











 

Monday, 10 July 2017

Gelli Print Inspirational Art Cards



Today I’m sharing some Gelli Print Inspirational Art Cards I’ve made as a gift. For the Gelli printed backgrounds I used Lime, sky, turquoise, Magenta, Fuchisia, Tagerine and Cheddar Dina Wakely paints, first brayered onto my craft mat, then picking up a little at a time brayered onto my 12.7 x 17,78 cm  Gelli Plate, then pulled a print, slowly building up the layers.

I didn’t think this one through beforehand and printed onto 15 x 21 cm cardridge paper, which meant I had to glue the finished papers onto cardstock then trim down to the size of the Art cards.  Next time I will make sure I use cardstock to start with and Gelli print both sides.

Below are two prints before they were cut down to size and decorated.



I wanted 15 double sided Art cards which meant I needed 15 sheets of Gelli prints, and I really didn’t have time to print all those, so I fished around in my stack of papers, and found some mop up pages and some Gelli prints. As it turns out they all work really well together.


 My trusty mark making tools and some White and Black paint were used to beautify my Art Cards.

I also tore up some music paper and stamped out some inspirations using Black Archival Ink onto cartridge paper. I drew around some of the stamped images before lifting the stamp off the paper, then cut them out, others I tore. I am a hoarder of quotes so printed out a few as well. I cut these with a ruler and craft knife.


On some of the Art cards, I glued the music paper down using Liquitex Matt Medium and added a quote and on others I just glued a quote down.

Some doodling using Black and White Posca pens and doodled borders finished the Art Cards off nicely.

The intention is that they stand on a little easel and every day the card can be turned so show a new inspiration for the day so I whitewashed the small Easel and when dry placed my Inspirational Art Cards onto the Easel.


I think they make an awesome gift for some lucky person.

 Thanks for stopping by. See you next time.

Supplies
Lime, sky, turquoise, Magenta, Fuchsia, Tangerine, Cheddar, White and Black Dina Wakely paints
Gelli Plate
Liquitex Matt Medium
Craft Mat
Brayer
Wet Wipes to clean off the Gelli Plate and brayer
Black Archival Ink
Stampotique Kate Crane Mixed Media stamp
Corner rounder punch
Black and White Posca pens
Small Easel
Mark making tools : Dina Wakely Media tools, small lids, bit of old pen, old gift card, stencils sponge
Craft knife and ruler
Scissors

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Today I’m Tipping-In


What is a Tip-In you may ask? A tip-in is a page or set of pages created outside a book, to be attached into it later.
Tip-Ins aren’t something invented by altered book artists, sorry to say but they’ve been around for a long, long time. Pick up any magazine and you’ll find examples of tip-ins; they’re extra features or adverts that are attached into a magazine after it has been bound, and they’re often designed so they can easily be removed.
They’ve been adapted by art journalists and other artists to include in their art work.  Tip-Ins can be glued into the spine, hinged onto a page, Washi taped and even stapled in. 
Whatever way they are used, I love using tip-ins. They add interest and a certain element of mystery to art journal pages.

So, here are a few examples of Tip-Ins I have used in my art journaling. This background was done with Water Colour on the Gell plate and the tip in is the mop up or the ghost print.  Its been very carefully glued into the spine.



Below is an acetate tip in where I used Washi Tape on the top. I love how the different colours from the background page show through the acetate.




Below is a hinged tip-in.  One side of the hinge is glued to the page and the other side glued to the tip-in. There is journaling behind the tip in.



So the reason behind me tipping-in today, is that a while back I was trying out a technique for a future project and this left over tag has been hanging around my craft desk ever since.



I really like it and wanted to use it on an art journal.  I will tell you about the background technique in a later post, but the stamp I used is a Paper Artsy Hot Picks HP1305EZ stamp. I inked it up with Olive Green Archival Ink, then wiped most of the text away with a wet wipe then stamped and coloured the image using Ranger Markers.  I love how it looks against the streaky background.  As usual I swiped my Ground Espresso Ink pad around the edges.

So, to stray a little, when I create backgrounds using spray inks, sometimes I mop up extra left over ink onto blank pages in my art journal.  However, what happens is that I end up with two or more pages with the same colour ink, and not only that but the same stencils and if I don’t think about things the pages also follow one another, which is what happened with the two pages I used for my tip-in today.

I carefully tore one background page out of my journal, cut it to just a little bigger than the tag. I lined the two outer edges of the pages together, being careful to leave a very small gap between them and used Ranger Washi tape to attach them. I first taped the Washi Tape onto my craft mat and coloured it with Tim Holtz Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry Distress ink using a foam applicator. It’s best to make sure that your Washi Tape is equal on both pages but I couldn't do it this time.



Okay one tip-in done [well almost] and one to go.  I lined up the tag onto the left side of the Tip-In but couldn’t use the half and half rule because the stamping was a little close to the edge. I used Ranger Washi Tape to tape the Tip-In page and the tag together . I flipped the tag open and taped the other side as well.




Now to be honest I chose a quote from the Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps URBAN TAPESTRY Stampers Anonymous CMS061 set, inked it up with Black Archival Ink and stamped the Tip-In. It looked really horrible. It was too close to the left edge and then I made it worse by drawing a squiggly line around the text. More horrible!!!!!


I closed the flap and using it as a guide, drew a border on the background Tip-In using a Black Posca Pen. Applied two coats of Gesso with a palette knife and left it to dry, and then I stamped the image again. Much better, but it was a little light so I used a 0.1 Uni-Pin fine line pen to go over the text, and stamped just the word creative onto a bit of scrap, fussy cut it and glued it on.  I used a stamp from the Dylusions “Bordering on the Edge” stamp set to stamp a border with Black Archival Ink.




The back of the tag wasn’t looking very pretty so I applied Dylusions Yellow Zest, Pure Sunshine and Bubblegum paint with a wet wipe. Before it dried I used a stencil and wiped back some of the paint. I used the left over paint on the wet wipe to colour the Washi tape.




Last but not least I printed out the words” Create Art Everyday”  and stuck only the left edges onto the card, so that I would still be able to flip it open.

Looking at the Tip-In I felt that the original page in the journal also needed a border, so I stamped a border using a stamp from the Dylusions Clearly Borders stamp set. I will do something on the original background page at some stage, but for now I’m done.

Thanks for stopping by.  See you next time!

Supplies:

Paper Artsy Hot Picks HP1305EZ stamp
Olive Green and Black Archival Ink Pad
Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint Ranger Markers
Ranger Washi Tape
Dylusions Yellow Zest, Pure Sunshine and Bubblegum paint
Wet Wipes
Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps URBAN TAPESTRY Stampers Anonymous CMS061 set
Dylusions “Bordering on the Edge” stamp set
Dylusions Clearly Borders stamp set
Tim Holtz Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry Distress ink
Ranger Foam Applicator
1 Uni-Pin fine line pen
White and Black Posca Pen