Monday, December 30, 2013

You spin me right round baby right round...

like a record baby right round round round...ok, are you singing along to Dead or Alive now? haha It has been over a year since I added to my spinner (hanging my head in shame) so I thought this would be a great post to share with you. This is a picture of the 7 Gypsies ATC Spinner without any cards on it

and here is my spinner so far

I made 4 new cards for my spinner using the fabulous 7 Dots Studio papers which are gorgeous and the always fabulous Viva Las VegaStamps! stamps!!!!

For my first card I cut out some paper from the "Messy Head" collection in the shape of the 7 Gypsies ATC card and then glued it onto the card.

I also have the handy dandy 7 Gypsies tool that cuts the notches out that you need in order to put the cards onto the spinner, which is handy if you want to make your own cards instead of using their pre-cut cards, which I like to do sometimes!

Then I stamped the Make a wish stamp onto another paper from the "Messy Head" collection and sprayed with some glimmer mist
and you know me, I'm famous for getting all caught up into the making of the art and forgetting to take all the pictures, so now my next picture is of the finished ATC in all it's glory on the spinner! I love this Blowing dandelion and extra seed stamp so much, it's so delicate and gorgeous and the 7 Dots Studio paper really complements it with the text background!

This next ATC was made using the 7 Dots Studio "Messy Head" as well as the "Love is in the air" paper line and the Man and woman symbol

as well as this one using my favorite Birds on a wire large stamp and the Chevron banner stamp
and last but not least I did another short tutorial on how I made this ATC using papers from the 7 Dots Studio "Messy Head" and "Love is in the air" collections. First I cut a piece of paper from the "Messy Head" collection and glued it onto a piece from the "Love is in the air" collection and stamped the Worn clockface stamp onto the text background
I had a fabulous acetate clock overlay from 7 Gypsies and I thought it would look really cool if I placed it over top of this stamped image, but first I wanted to color in a portion of the clock using the gorgeous Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pens
and then I put a rhinestone on the overlay and stapled it on and here is the card on my spinner

 I hope you all enjoyed seeing my ATC spinner and  I was happy to have added some more cards to it because I will admit it was woefully neglected!! haha  Please stop by the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog to see my post and a detailed image of all of the stamps I used.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

'Tis the season

I thought it would be fun since we are getting so close to Christmas to make a few Christmas ATC's using some stamps from the fabulous Plate 1411
 Isn't that gorgeous?? I also used alcohol inks for these ATC's and thought I would show you a few different ways to use them.  For this first ATC I used a piece of transparency and cut it the 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 size and then took 3 different colors of alcohol ink and dropped them straight from the bottle onto acetate.Then I dropped some drops of blending solution over the colors which caused them to blend, almost looking like stained glass.  You have to let it dry naturally as a heat gun will melt or distort the acetate.
Then I took a piece of patterned paper and cut it to match the size of the transparency and placed it behind it.

I like how the words come through faintly. Then I stamped the ornaments stamp onto the transparency using black Staz On ink and decorated with rhinestones and stickles.
 For the 2nd ATC I used Kromecoat cardstock and then dropped different colors of alcohol inks onto the cardstock and let dry. I wanted to make a bunch of circles so I didn't use any blending solution.
 and then I stamped the "Keep calm and open presents" stamp onto it and added some festive tinsel!
The last ATC I made I dabbed different colors of alcohol inks onto a piece of felt and then added some blending solution to the felt and dabbed all over the Kromecoate cardstock.  I also used some metallic alcohol ink as well.
 and then I stamped the Santa stamp on and used a white sharpie to color in his beard and fur trim, used stickles for the smoke and added a funny saying.
I hope you enjoyed seeing a few different ways that you can use alcohol inks as background as well as my Christrmas ATC's. Tis the season everyone!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

A Year in the Life of an Art Journal

Hey everyone,  here is the new prompt over at the A Year in the Life of an Art Journal:

PROMPT: Fall and Change
SHOOTERS: Shoot your mug in the leaves on the ground, or with bare branches in the background.
BOOKERS: Instead of taking the "normal" slant that we prompt blogs like to take around Thanks Giving, I'd like to twist things a bit, and create a page based on the tradition of Winter Solstice. Winter Solstice is a time of change (much like Fall) traditionally, a person might write down some things they would like to let go of or forget in the coming year, and then burn those things in a fire on the night of the 21st as they celebrate the coming of longer days in the new year. I would like you to write a few of those things down, roll them up, and place them on a page (like so: and create over the top of them.

Now I've never written down things on paper and then rolled them up and glued them onto my journal so this was a first for me but I enjoyed it! I wrote down things that I would like to let go of or change and used the title "Don't worry" as well as a ton of paint and some ever fabulous  Viva Las VegaStamps! to make this art journal spread:
I love the bright colors on this and the reminder to myself, which I always seem to have trouble heeding, to not worry!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

7 Dots Studio and Viva Las VegaStamps!

I am in love with the gorgeous paper collections from 7 Dots Studio!! We were lucky enough to have been given some of their fabulous goodies to play with and I used papers and die cuts from both the Messy head collection and the Love is in the air collection as well as the fabulous Wanderlust stamp

and the Don't follow your dreams stamp

to make this layout about my boys

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I used the 7 Dots Studio collections along with the Viva Las VegaStamps! stamps. Until next time,


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Last Guest Designer Gauche Alchemy project!

Hey everyone, I have had a blast this month playing with Gauche Alchemy's fabulous Dylusions TechniKit!!  It was fun letting my inner alchemist out and I have a fun tutorial for you on a different way to use your stencils using Golden Light Molding Paste!
First off here is my 2 page art journal spread. Can you see all of the texture in the background?
Now I will show you how I made this.  First off I placed the ever fabulous Rhonda Palazzari Designs template from the kit onto my journal pages and then I took my little trowel and scooped out some molding paste and spread it onto the stencil in different areas. Don't worry about it being too thick or too thin because it's all about the texture baby!!
Now you will see that some of my molding paste has blue on it from me being lazy and not washing off the stencil the last time I used it. No worries, like I said before, sometimes these mistakes turn out to our advantage.  Here is some molding paste detail goodness

Doesn't it look so light and fluffy??
Once you have spread out your molding paste you need to let it dry. I went and had lunch and then came back to play! haha The next thing I did was to glue some pieces of sheet music in various places as well as some pieces of patterned paper. After that I got out my paints and got messy!!
I kept adding washi tapes and more paint to build up my background
and I also used the Um Wow Studio Hands Stencil. I placed it onto some sheet music and traced the outline and then cut it out and glued it onto my journal page.
and here is a close up after it was painted
I love the textures of the molding paste, paint and punchinella
and here are a few more detail shots

I don't know if you noticed but all 3 of my journal projects are very different. I just wanted to show you that there are so many styles and that there is no right or wrong. I have fun in my journal and love that all of my pages are so varied, so different.  Journalling is a place where you can be free to try out new techniques and just get messy!  I hope you enjoyed seeing all of my Gauche Alchemy projects because I had a blast making them!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

2nd Gauche Alchemy Guest Designer Project!!

Totally love guesting with these guys as I have always considered myself to be a secret alchemist. Kind of like a super hero where no one knows you wear the cape, yeah, like that. I'm totally loving all of the inspiration and art journal projects this month at Gauche Alchemy where I'm their November Guest Designer for art journal month!!  Make sure you check out my first post and see the gorgeous Dylusions TechniKit!!

Here is my 2nd art journal project
One of the things that I love to do when I art journal is use photographs. I know not everyone does because everyone has their own ideas or preferences when it comes to art journaling. Some people sketch in their journals (I envy those that can draw well!!), some people paint mini masterpieces (again, envy!), some people collage, etc.. but I really love to use photos. I don't do it all of the time but I like looking back in my journal and seeing where I was at different times in my life as well as my family. 
For this 2 page journal spread I gathered up some photos of myself and decided to do a "me" page.  First I went through my stash and picked out a variety of patterned papers as well as part of a magazine page that was in the kit that I wanted to use as my background and glued them onto the journal pages.
Then I used the fabulous Rhonda Palazzari Designs template from the kit as well as the Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions ink spray and just sprayed portions of the journal spread as well as added some washi tape to the bottom.
Once that dried I gathered up the pictures and just set them in place on the journal spread without glueing them down, because the more I add things sometimes I end up changing the placement! I added some chipboard, stickers, stamping, a journal card and even some acetate wings to this piece! 
I love seeing how a journal page starts and how it ends up so I thought I would share this with you. One tip I have is when I have pictures or patterned papers that I want to overlap from one page to the next, I cut them in half and then glue them close together so that the journal can open and close without any problems.  I hope you enjoyed my project and that you are inspired to add a photo/photos to your next journal page! Make sure you stop back on November 26th to see my last guest design project!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Viva Las VegaStamps! DT Tryout....again!

Yes, they can't get rid of me that easy because I'm throwing my hat back into the ring again and hoping for a 3rd term with these fabulous guys!! I have to post 3 of my fave projects here and looking back on my Viva Las VegaStamps projects it wasn't hard to pick out 3 of my faves right away and even add a 4th (I think I did this last time too! haha)

My first favorite was the project I did using the Scorpal and Viva Las VegaStamps, it was a tri-fold ATC and I loved this project:

My 2nd fave project was the Quotes wooden mini album

and for my 3rd and 4th faves, because I was torn so they are tied, was my layout
 and art journal page
I love Viva Las VegaStamps and being on the DT for my last 2 terms has been wonderful!! Wish me luck for a 3rd term everyone and have a great day!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Get happy!

Hi there, I know I've been a horrible blogger! I have been battling tendonitis in my hand due to repetitive strain from work so I'm not on the computer as much as I used to be. I'm hoping this will heal and I will be back to my normal self because it affects so much of my daily life. Thank God for my ipad so that I can still go online and do Pinterest and check on things periodically! But enough of my whining, here is the new prompt over at the A Year in the Life of an Art Journal:

PROMPT: It's MY life, and I want it NOW! What do you want, right now, in life?
SHOOTERS: Shoot your mug in a setting that symbolizes what you want.
BOOKERS: It's time to get rid of those gazillion rub ons we all have. Some so old they don't even rub on even more...or is that just me?? Let's see how you use them and have fun with them!

It felt soooo good to get rid of a bunch of rub ons!!! I don't know about you but when I first started scrapping I hoarded as much stuff as I could, for some bizarre reason. The after effect of this is that I have too much stuff that I never use. I have even had rub ons that were so old that they didn't even rub on anymore, and that just pisses me off, especially when you are mid-rub and only half the word or image goes on!! So, this was fun to use up a bunch of them and I'm going to start doing this more because what am I waiting for??? Here's my journal spread
Don't be afraid to use up those rub ons!!

Wedded bliss!

Hi there, Glenda here with some ATC's using the fabulous Viva Las VegaStamps! stamps! For some reason when I make ATC's I have alot of different ideas come to me when I'm thinking about a particular subject. When I saw the Bride stamp I got the idea to make a series of humerous ATC's about wedded bliss and here you have them:

 (how true right??)

 (oh yay!!)

(this one is my fave!) haha

I got a kick out of making these and hope you enjoyed them!You can stop by the Viva Las VegaStamps blog to see links to all the stamps I used as well as my blog post!


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