Monday, August 25, 2014

Viva Las VegaStamps & StencilGirl!!

What could be better than Viva Las VegaStamps! Well how about Viva Las VegaStamps AND StencilGirl!!  That's right, it's a blog hop people!!!! woooot!!!

 Also there is this fabulous giveaway:
Grand Prize will go to 2 lucky people. They will win what is pictured above from StencilGirl and VivaLasVegaStamps. ALL comments on ALL blogs are elgible to be entered for the entire week.One comment per blog please. Giveaway will close Sunday, August 31st @ 11:59PM Central. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 2nd.

Isn't that a freaking amazing prize!!!!!!

The DT was provided with some awesome StencilGirl stencils and here are the 3 that I chose:
the Marrakech stencil, the Journal texture #2 stencil and the Inky circles stencil.
(thank you StencilGirls!!):

Aren't they fabulous??? I knew right away that I wanted to use all 3 in an art journal page so I first started with painting one page
but then I got a vision in my head of how I wanted the page to be so I added paint to the other page as well to make a double spread
Next it was time to use the Marrakech stencil (this reminds me of the middle east or of some exotic locale!) and what I did was dab blue and burgandy paint onto the stencil with a foam brush
Once it dried I then "bumped" the stencil.  To do this you move the stencil slightly over until you see in this case some orange paint, and then I dabbed white paint over top with my foam brush.

What this does is gives you more depth, check it out!  Now it looks like there is shadowing, I love it!!

Here it is so far:
Now it was time for some stamps and washi tape.  I also used some sandpaper to distress the white paint so it looked more distressed.  I also used yellow paint with the Journal texture #2  stencil and lots of yummy inks from Imagine Crafts and the awesome "birds on a wire" stamp
and here is the finished journal page:
I had so much fun doing this!! Here are a few close ups (I am totally in love with the Delicata Golden Glitz ink from Tsukineko!!!!)
 more gold ink goodness
 and yet more gold ink goodness, can't get enough!!
Here are all of the fabulous Viva Las VegaStamps! I used on this journal page:

chicken wire stamp
the spotty background stamp
the arrow stamp
birds on a wire large stamp
the You are here stamp
the large wasp stamp
the flock of geese stamp
the line of chevrons stamp
 and last but not least the you had the power stamp
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my journal page! Here is a list of everyone in the blog hop for today in order:

Mary Beth Shaw
Mary Nasser
DeeDee Catron
Glenda Tkalac - that's me, this is where you are now!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Project life and Viva Las VegaStamps!

I'm still loving doing project life my way and this page is a heartfelt tribute to my Sammy who we had to say goodbye to in April of this year.  I  still miss him and think of him EVERY DAY and I love how this page turned out.  He was my little Poppa.  I used some Viva Las VegaStamps! as embellies and you can stop by the blog to see which ones I used.
I love how I as able to fit so many pictures on this page yet it's not too crowded.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Art journal fun & Viva Las VegaStamps!

It's been a little while since I added to my art journal and I had a picture of the hubs and I the night we went and saw Black Sabbath in concert (awesome!!) so I decided to do a journal page with it using the fabulous Viva Las VegaStamps stamps. When I use a stencil with mists or paints I hate to waste any leftovers so what I usually do is press it onto a blank page in my journal so that I can use it on another page. This is what I started out with
I loved the bright colors! I then added our picture as well as some other embellies
and I stamped the numbers on the bottom and decided that I wanted to color them in with a fuschia color to make them pop more!  Here is the finished journal page
 and here are a couple close ups

 Stop on by the Viva Las VegaStamps blog to see the stamps I used to make this journal page.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


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