Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Scripture Journal "The Lord Is"

I know it has been such a while since I have been on here. So much has happened just like most people, go-go-go, do-do-do. But I wanted to get on here real quick to share a new digital kits for scripture journals, prayer journals, your everyday journal or whatever you use a journal for but these have Bible scriptures throughout. The designs and colors are beautiful. It's a new ETSY shop called FaithNHopeDesignShop. Only four different kits are available at this time and such a great price too. Let me share some of the kits that are available.

This kits is called "The Lord Is..."
Has 6 sheets of designs, printing out in at a 8"x 10" with two 5" x 7" designs on each sheet giving you 12 different design pages.
These kits are designed to create a 5" x 7" journals.
This here is just an example of the pages. Not including the different ephemera, tags and other goodies that are added within each kit. 
To see more about these kits, check out the shop. Help support a new shop and other crafters. 


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mixed media ATCs *Tools of the Trade*

Currently I am participating in a Facebook group challenge called MaremisCreativeCafe. Maremi gives a weekly prompt to create some lovely mixed media ATC cards. This challenge is called #52creativecards. Fifty-two weeks of creating mixed media. Who wouldn't love this challenge? As of now we are on week 3, I didn't post about week 1 or 2 but I will share the photos here:
 WEEK 1: A is for ART. For this card, I used watercolors for the background, some stamped tissue paper by Tim Holtz, a magazine fragment, colored texture paste and stamping the quote "Make art and drink wine."
WEEK 2: B is for BUBBLES. The background is done with gelatos, and acrylic paint to paint the bubbles. Then it was a matter of highlighting them with white acrylic and did some stamping here and there with more bubble stamps and used Tim Holtz rub-ons. No quote or phrase on this one. 

. I have pictured below the supplies I used for creating week number three along with a photo of the finished card. All supplies will be listed below. 

WEEK 3: C is for COFFEE. Creating the background with two earth tone colors. I originally planned on adding a coffee filter somewhere (I even dyed it) and I was to excited to get started, that while the filter was off to the side to finish drying, I went ahead and finished the card and totally forgot about the filter. (it happens to the best of us) I do think it still turned out cute with or without it.
 The next step I had taken was I laid out some texture paste, colored it with some watercolor and added coffee grounds and this created an awesome texture. Oh and smelled like waking up to Folgers in the morning.
 When that dried I did some coffee image stamping. I stamped some coffee beans around the card's background in ground espresso distress ink. I then did some paint splatters with brown paint.  
Next step: I had stamped the coffee cup on some gelli prints I had and created this neat colored coffee cup and spoon. I fussy cut the cup out and a spoon and adhered them to the card. I used a gold sharpie pen to color in the circles on the cup. 
Then I had handwritten "Coffee O'clock" with a black pen and finished up highlighting with a white gel pen. Once completed I wanted more texture and more of the coffee color at the bottom, so I place a large amount of mod podge and added more coffee grounds and let dry. Final step, adding a final coat of matt medium over the entire canvas. And week number three is complete and very pleased with the outcome. 

Oh did I mention oh yummy these smell? 

Coffee themed stamps/Latte Love/ Fiskers
Distress ink/Tim Holtz/ ground expresso
Watercolor paints/Artist's Loft/ Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna
Liquitex modeling paste with added coffee grounds
Paint splatters with acrylic paints/DecoArts/ Cinnamon brown
Archival Ink/Jet Black
Gold Sharpie
White Gel pen
Mod Podge matt medium

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