Monday, October 3, 2016

STARTING from the Same Place!! ARTIST Collaborative

Welcome to 
"Starting from the Same Place"
artist collaboration.....

what an HONOR to be apart of this
FABULOUS group of SUPER creative peeps!!

We were all sent similar packages and
encouraged to use EVERYTHING.
our kit contained
There were ALL KINDS of pieces parts
from a strip of resisters
to some BEAUTIFULLY dyed fabrics...
oh the list goes on and on!!
(see above picture)
I pondered on this project for a few weeks....
until it hit me and
this is what I came up with....
a rather shabby lookin' mini album!
We were allowed to add from our own stash as needed.

There were (3) GORGEOUS resin pieces in my kit.
For the first one I applied a layer of
Perfect Paints ~ Shimmering Matte Acrylic ~ Ballet Slippers
to the resin rose and let it dry.
I then created a 50/50 glaze with
SMA ~ Vintage Mercury and Perfect Glaze Medium
applied the mixture to rose and whipped off excess.

.....and did I say there was fabric in our kit more LOVE!!
I added the Light Pink burlap and Flute
along with Polishing Plaster
to the die cut gears.

OMW....there was so much goodness to work with!

The resin clock.....totally AMAZING with Shimmering Matte Acrylic paint.

How cool is the View Finder packaging???

.....the next spread!

How about that StencilGirl Products Stencil.....LOVE!

....another beautiful resin!

A HUGE THANK you to Tina Walker, Susan M. Brown
for all your hard work putting the collaborative together.
and StencilGirl Products for adding to making our kits AMAZING!

Here are ALL THE FABULOUS creations!

Other Products used:
Perfect Paints
Polishing Plaster ~ Organic Sugar
Shimmering Matte Acrylic Paint
Ballet Slippers
Moss Green
Vintage Mercury

Canvas Corp BrandsLight Pink Burlap
Natural Canvas
Kraft Cardstock
Tissuestock ~ Ivory

Tattered AngelsGlimmer Mist
Tarnished Silver
Vanilla Breeze

Ranger InkMulti Medium Matte
Archival Ink ~ Watering Can

Yvonne Blair Designs/Impression Obsession
Words for Art
UmWowStudioLeafy Mash

Journal Buddy Blog Hop

We, The Art Girls and Yvonne Blair Designs
 are celebrating being picked as the editor’s choice in the Oct-Dec Issue of 
Stampers Sampler by Stampington. 

 Each one of the Art Girls will be giving away 
a journal buddy on Friday Oct. 7. 

What is a Journal Buddy you may ask.....
The Journal Buddy is a multi-functional tool that helps you
add artful journaling to any paper crafting project.
The Journal Buddy is made out of high quality stencil material t
hat is not only pliable but see through so you can see where you are adding lines.
The Journal Buddy features a wavy and straight edge, a ruler,
straight edges on each side to line it up so your journaling stays straight,
as well as line guides for you to ink, trace, paint, or spray onto your page.
You will be amazed at how easy it is to use adding decorative journaling to your
 art journals, scrapbook layouts, cards and envelopes and more.

In case you didn't know....
I love working with NEW product
(or new to me)
so I pulled out my
Inky Art Journal
the place I like to work when trying

NOW.....when I am working in my Inky Art Journal
it not necessarily about the end product
but the step getting there!

I began my creative exploration by applying
gesso using the wavy side of my Journal Buddy!
(I had run masking tape down the spine)
I liked that look!!

Next, I wanted to try using the wavy edge of to apply
texture medium to a defined area....
that was pretty COOL, too!!

Next, I pulled out a Calendar Mist Kit and let the coloring begin!

When I was happy with my coloring, I used my Journal Buddy to
add more lines to my background.

Now where to go from here!
'Cause I had been LOVING each step so far!!

I then painted color into the various shape I had created
with my Journal Buddy

Here is my finished page....
(I had to add a bit more color and of course a few flowers)

I love cutting up stamped verbage
so, I decided to use the Wavy Edge of the Journal Buddy
as my guide to apply ALL the cut up words....
it worked like a dream. are some closeups of my page!

I chose an Yvonne Blair/Impression Obsession stamp
She Was Tired

along with Sketch Twig

Make sure to pop by the other
Art Girls Blogs
to see their AMAZING creations using the Journal Buddy!

Your comment must be received by noon October 7. 

If you leave a comment on each blog
you will be put in for a drawing to win a Journal Buddy,
Art Journal and Stampers Sampler Magazine Bundle.
The winner will be announced October 7th at 7:00 pm Yvonne’s blog.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

a a wish

Hi everyone.....
for stopping by my blog.
I am SOOOO EXCITED to be Guest Designing

This month's sponsor is 

I created a mood board to base my creation on....
the theme is...

( a may be a bit shabby rustic
but it works for me!!)

I received a custome designed box from
Canvas Corp Brands to match my board.

Here is end result!

....and this is how i created this 6 x 6 Canvas.
I began by cutting 1.5" squares from
I applied the squares to my canvas with Multi Medium.
I then sprayed the entire canvas with
When dry, I lathered on a bit of gesso
and set it aside to dry.

I cut petals for my flower out of
vintage curtains and painted on
When it dries....the material
is stiffer and is able to be manipulated.

When drying the petals I crumpled
them in my hand.
When dry, I pinched the fabric together
and stapled it.
I cut a 1" circle from crafter paper
and adhered the petals in layers
with Multi Medium.

As my flower is drying,
I keep manipulating the petals.
With a round brush I painted
on a bit of
Vintage Brass
Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

I had previously applied a layer
of White Stucco which had been drying.
I then dipped my canvas in the left over
ink on my craft mat.

I pulled out a Window chippie,
globbed on gesso.
When mostly dry,
I spritzed the window frame with
When dry I cut a bit of
vintage curtain and adhered it to the back
of my window frame with Multi Medium.

I cut ivy from a piece of linen paper.
I spritzed the entire vine with
and painted on
Safari Green for contrast.

I spritzed 3 flowers with

I also cut spiral flowers from

When everything was dry I put my canvas together.
I began by stapling a piece of
Birch Bark
to my canvas.

Here are a few closeups....

I finished off my canvas with
verbage chosen from
Words for Art.

I hope you have enjoyed my creative process!!
I think I may need to create mood boards

for offering a guest DT spot.

MAKE sure to play along with us this month!

Products Used:
Canvas Corp Brands
Roma Book Cover
C Flute
Burlap ~ Light Pink
Linen Paper

Tattered Angels
Vintage Brass
Chocolate Covered Cherries
Vanilla Breeze
Safari Green

Ordre du Jour ~ Pen & Tell Her

Yvonne Blair Designs
Words for Art

Perfect Paints
White Stucco

DIY ~ Mini Pearl Daisies

Monday, August 22, 2016

My Soul Angel...

Howdy everyone....
Can you believe it....
I CAN'T hardly stand it!

I've been meaning to share this little LOVER~LY
I create a while back!
....I just love her!
She stands watch over my studio...

The inspiration for my Soul Angel was
my DT box I had just received from
OH the creative juices began to flow!!

I dug out a Chunky ATC that had been banging
around on my crafting table for MONTHS.
Then, I remembered a bag of wood pieces parts, I had,
and dumped it on the floor to begin to compile my Soul Angel
a candlestick holder
a door knob
and a wooden ball.
My Soul Angel was beginning to take shape...

 I smeared on a bit of 
to match the previously created Chunky ATC.
Then, I painted all the wood pieces with
Perfect Paints ~ Aged Copper to match.

I glued all the pieces together with Ranger's Multi Medium.
While I was waiting for it to dry,
I cut (2) wings using Sizzix ~ Angel Wings die
and a bit of cardboard.
I manhandled the cardboard, tearing at it to
expose the corrugation.
Next I randomly painted on
Perfect Paints ~ Shimmering Matte Acrylic
True Blue
when dry, a feathered on a bit of Ranger's Multi Medium
and added a bit of Stampendous Pearlized Fragments.

Then I dug into my new acquired stash of
UmWowStudio chippies!!
I used (2) leaves from Home Grown MASH
SOUL and flourishes from Fortune Teller MASH

I painted all my chippies with
Perfect Paints ~ Shimmering Matte Acrylic
I love how you can paint it on flat
or dab on to created texture.

I colored a bit of string
to match my Soul Angel's wings and
added a key and vintage button to round out her bodice.

What would my Soul Angel be without
a halo and veil!!?!?
I used a bit of vintage lace and such to create them
and finished it off with another
flourish from the Fortune Teller MASH.

I hope you have enjoyed my creative journey....
It was one of those projects I just had to get out
of my head and let it have it's way!

THANK YOU for stopping by........