Monday, 25 March 2019

Wild & Free Layout

My nephew definitely has an adventurous spirit.  I was keen to use these wonderful photos his Mom captured of him climbing a tree in their backyard.  He was not quite three and half at the time and always pushing the limits.  I find is inquisitive expression just captivating as he was lost in fantasy and make believe.  The moodbard inspired me to feature the bare tree branches and lots of black & white. 



This layout is submitted into the following challenges...

Scrap the Boys March Challenge


Creative Embellishments ("Every great adventure requires a first step”)


More Than Words March Main Challenge (Fantasy & Wings)

Color My Heart Challenge #334

(sweet leaf / lagoon / almond)

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Vintage Dress Form Encouragement Card

Today I'm bringing a bit of "vintage antique" look which is not my usual style. The muted colors and brown distressed edges are the trademark of the vintage look. The simple dress form image suited the seamstress theme I had in mind. This sentiment is perfectly suited to lend that extra bit of support to someone struggling with life's circumstances. Sometimes a simple act of encouragement can really lift someone's spirit. You can find the step by step tutorial HERE.
This card is entered into the following challenges...
 
 

BPM Stamps:
Mannequin Tags 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Chicken Wire Mesh Background Texture Art Rubber Stamp by Pam Bray Designs
Everything is Going to be Alright Word Stamp

Other Supplies:
ink pads (black, rust, blue, green, brown)
clear mounting block
ink applicator tool
buttons
liquid adhesive
card stock (craft & maroon)
card base (6x6")


www.blankpagemuse.com
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Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Through the Craft Room Door Magazine

I have exciting news to share.  Some of my stamped card projects have been selected for publication in the magazine Through the Craft Room Door The new issue (March-April 2019) is available now.

"Through the Craft Room Door is a bi-monthly publication dedicated to bringing you exciting projects to inspire your card making and scrap book endeavors! In addition to articles, product reviews and kid friendly crafts, each issue introduces new or well-known digi artists and their works."  March-April 2019 Themes are Moms, Sweet treats & Unicorns.  Visit their blog for info about subscribing HERE.

Here is a little sneak peak of my featured cards.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Motorcyle Card

This challenge seemed really hard to me and a bit limiting to use white and brown. I surprised myself.  My splash of color was silver used for the gears. My CAS card turned out very unique because I always use cheerful colors and this is way out of my comfort zone.

This card is entered into the following challenges...
Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #331


STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge

Allsorts Challenge Blog #510 (For a Child)
Your Scrapbook Place (anything goes)
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge (scene)

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Under the Sea - Blank Page Muse

Let's create an underwater bubbly paradise.  I was inspired by the words- freedom, explore, and adventure.  Instead of going underground like Alice in Wonderland, I went underwater.  It seems a bit funny to me that my project features a seahorse that can't take an actual first step but it is still in the adventurous spirit.  If you are intimidated by creating inky backgrounds, this is the perfect place to start because whatever you create with texture stamps and watercolors or sprays, it will look wonderful. It's great because you can't really mess it up.  That is a great feeling of "Freedom"  Let's dive in!  To see the full tutorial, visit the Blank Page Muse Blog HERE.
I colored the intricate sea horse with metallic mica powder and then
added Glossy Accents for a super shiny finish. 

This project is submitted into the following challenges...
Try It On Tuesday (inspired by a word)
A2Z Scrapbooking March Challenge (color it in)
Creative Embellishments (moodboard -"Every great adventure requires a first step”

Splashy Mix Challenge #3 (Summer moodboard)



The Artistic Stamper
(color it green)
Through the Craftroom Door (anything goes)
The Creative Artist (mixed media)

BPM Stamps:

Raindrops Waterdrops Rubber Stamp Sheet Set
3 Assorted Beach Grass Stamps
Open Weave Fishnet Background Stamp

Nautical 2 Stamp Set
Spiral Snail Shell Stamp

Other Supplies:
water color paper, ink pads (blue, green, pearl, embossing), clear mounting block,
water spray bottle, embossing powder (clear / glitter / blue), seahorse embellishment, heat gun, Glossy Accents Clear Gloss Medium, clear micro beads, card base (5x7")

www.blankpagemuse.com
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off your BPM rubber stamp order when you use discount code
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Monday, 4 March 2019

Under the Sea - Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of my project for our theme this month "Under the Sea."  To see the full tutorial visit the Blank Page Muse Blog HERE.
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