Linda Israel
Multi-Media Artist

Chuck Carson Scarecrow – Happiest Halloween

     Posted on September 24th, 2016 by Linda Israel

Happiest Halloween it is sure to be using the Scarecrow from the Chuck Carson Collection for Brutus Monroe. I’m over on the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team blog with a new project today.

It was fun using these stamps. The main reason is because I’m on the Inspiration Team. That means they are looking to me for Inspiration on using their products. This can put a lot of pressure on a person!!! But this is also something that I wanted to try. I wanted to push myself to try something new, to step outside of my comfort zone and think outside of the box. So far I’m loving this experience. ¬†I’m meeting new people and learning new things.

Come along and see what I created. I know you will enjoy the Chuck Carson Collection for Brutus Monroe, make sure you get yours fast as these are a limited edition.

Happiest Halloween it is sure to be using the Scarecrow from the Chuck Carson Collection for Brutus Monroe

Some of the Brutus Monroe products:

Chuck Carson Collection – Scarecrow, Happiest Halloween
Detail Ink Raven
Mini Chalk Ink Pad
Summer Chalk Shimmer Spray
Liquid Element Copper

Watch a video of how this card was created here:

Did you enjoy the video? Got ideas you want to share? Then hit me up on any of the social media. I love answering questions and seeing what others are creating. Just tag me. ūüôā @lindaisrael or #lindaisrael

Thanks for stopping by the blog. Have a Happiest of Halloweens!
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Take Ten A Different POV Butterfly #4

     Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by Linda Israel

Here it is the fourth installment of the¬†Take Ten A Different POV Butterfly #4. I’m getting pretty good at these cards, don’t you think? LOL

For this card I gathered a couple different shades of purple cardstock from the scrap pile that I inherited. I was lucky that most were already cut down to close to the size I needed. I pulled out some Tim Holtz Distressing Ink and got the area ready to create.

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While the card may take ten minutes or less to create I usually spend time before hand getting things all lined up. Do I have the stamps I need, the paper and ink? Sometimes I forget to clean my work area and that isn’t a good thing. It can lead to a messy card and after all the hard work you don’t want a messy or ruined card! lol

I have a pretty good size room, but it is full of supplies. I’ve been slowly moving things around so that what I use on a regular bases is close to me and things that I don’t use get put away. This makes me feel better about the work area. But this also makes me sad about the items that get put away. I worry that I will forget about those items and will never use them again. Then someone will come into my space and suggest that I get rid of stuff! HOW DARE THEY suggest such a thing! LOL Because as soon as I get rid of something I’ll need it, you know it is true! Well one day I’ll have a room that is the perfect size to hold everything I have in such a way that every where I look it makes me happy. Until then I will deal with the space I have. ūüėČ

It is time to make the card. It is really such a pretty card and so simple. Check out the video below and let me know what your thoughts are on this one.


Does it give you ideas on ways to use that stamp that you really love, but thought you only had one way to use it in your art? I hope that the posts for Take Ten A Different POV Butterfly have inspired you to use those stamps in different ways. Get to creating, you know you want to make something.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today for this post on Take Ten A Different POV Butterfly #4.

Aspire to be Amazing!

Linda

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Take Ten A Different POV Butterfly #3

     Posted on September 19th, 2016 by Linda Israel

Continuing on with the Take Ten A Different POV Butterfly #3 project. The supplies were already on the work table and again the Butterfly stamp from the Tim Hotlz Collection from Stampers Anonymous is the focal stamp.

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For this project I decided that it was time to have some texture. The old Sizzix Big Kick is a great tool, I’m glad I purchased this a few years back. There are so many texture folder now it is fun to go shopping to see what is new. The one I used for this project is¬†Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder, Textile Texture¬†this is one of my favorite folders. It gets used a lot and I’ll be sad if I ever loose it or if it breaks. Maybe I should buy another one? If anyone is ever in a mood to go shopping feel free to check out my Amazon wish list. ūüėČ

Pulling from the stash of scrap paper in my studio I got busy making a new card. I think this one went together rather easy, it did take almost the whole ten minutes, but I think I was taking my time on some of the parts. lol Sometimes I get lost in the card making and forget that I’m on a mission. Does that ever happen to you?

There was a video made so you can see all of the steps.

 

If you have questions make sure to leave a comment on the youtube channel, I’ll reply and others will see your questions too. Make sure to share and give the video a thumbs up. The more you share the videos the more it will be seen. Every thumbs up and share helps.

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Thanks for taking the time to come over to my blog. Have a wonderful rest of your day. Time to do something fun!

Chuck Carson Collection for Brutus Monroe Shaker Card

     Posted on September 17th, 2016 by Linda Israel

My guest post for the Chuck Carson Collection for Brutus Monroe Shaker Card Featuring the Spooky Selfie stamps as a member of the Inspiration Team.

I’m excited to get to use a new line of stamps for the first time. It’s like when you hear about someone getting an advanced copy of a book or a product before everyone else does. I got stamps before the public so that I could create art! I was stoked!

The other thing I’m exited about? Getting to post my artwork on a mixed media website. These are things I’ve been wanting to do for a long time but kept putting things off. I didn’t seek the opportunity. You can talk about doing something for a long time, but if you don’t take action then you will never reach your goal. Well I took action and I’m working on a long term goal. Follow along my journey and I hope you enjoy while I share art and learn about new products and meet new people.

Go check out this Shaker Card with a video and let me know what you thought.

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Thanks

Linda

Take Ten A Different POV Butterfly #2

     Posted on September 16th, 2016 by Linda Israel

Continuing on with the Take Ten A Different POV Butterfly #2 project. The supplies were already on the work table and again the Butterfly stamp from the Tim Hotlz Collection from Stampers Anonymous is the focal stamp. Did I say how much I really love this butterfly stamp? I really do like it a lot and I thought it was important that I find multiple ways to use this stamp for the investment that I put into the purchase.

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For this project I decided to use my art brush markers. Using the Marvey and Tombow markers in a variety of purples I proceeded to color the image on the stamp using the lightest color first, then moving to the darkest color until the whole stamp was covered. This technique is a really simple one that I like to use when I want the stamped image to match the paper. Sometimes I don’t have a stamp pad the same color as the paper or I want a blended look and using the makers is how I get the look I want.

The thinking of you stamp is from a set that was given to me many years ago. I’ve always loved the font of the phrase and have used it many times over the years. The ink for the saying is from Brutus Monroe the Detailed Ink Raven. This is an awesome ink and I’ve started using it anytime I need black detailed images.

Below is a video of how this card was created.

 

 

The following are the two cards that have been made so far with the same stamp.

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Has this inspired you? If so make sure that you comment, give a thumbs up and share the video on youtube. The more comments, thumbs up etc I get the more the videos get seen and the more content I will create. ūüôā

Thanks for stopping by to read the blog. Time to get creating.

Take Ten A Different POV Butterfly #1

     Posted on September 13th, 2016 by Linda Israel

I’ve decided to challenge myself. The challenge came to me by reading the Take Ten magazine. This is my version of¬†Take Ten A Different POV Butterfly. The concept is the following: Use the same focal stamp to make multiple different projects. This a different point of view. The other part of this challenge was to keep each project under ten minutes to make.. Thus¬†Take Ten A Different POV Butterfly was born.

The stamp I chose is the Butterfly stamp from the Tim Hotlz Collection from Stampers Anonymous. I liked the size and look of this butterfly and knew that it would make great greeting cards.

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But what was I going to do for my cards? How could I make multiple cards using the same image that have a different look and be under ten minutes? Well I flipped through old magazines and I used Pinterest to help me settle on a few ideas to get me started.

The next thing I did is I went through my paper stash. Recently I was given a rather large stash of paper. A lot of purple paper as it was left over from wedding invitations. The pieces are nice and many are very large, big enough to use for cards.  Making a pile of papers, ink and other supplies I proceeded to get things ready as I knew I wanted to create a video.

Check out what I did below

 

After watching the video and seeing what I did, are you ready to play? Do you have a stamp that you just love, but are wanting to know what other ways you can use the stamp? Then make sure you follow me as I’ll be posting new projects using this same stamp for a few weeks. Let me know what you think of this project and feel free to give ideas of future projects you would love to see. Make sure to comment like and subscribe on my youtube videos. Every time you like, comment and share it helps my videos be seen by more people. So if you like what you see, please make sure to do some clicking. ūüôā Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Now go and create something beautiful.

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You are Special Dragonfly – Guest Post at Brutus Monroe

     Posted on September 10th, 2016 by Linda Israel

I have recently become a member of the Inspiration Team at Brutus Monroe. It still amazes me that I was chosen to be on the team. Have you ever felt that way? When I look at my post on their website I think, wow I am creating art that people all around the world are seeing. Not just people who stop by my website or youtube, but an actual Mixed Media Company website. One that creates all kinds of cool products.

Check out my post here using the Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays:

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I really enjoyed working with the Shimmer Sprays (made by Tattered Angels for Brutus Monroe) as the sprays are beautiful and give sparkle to my artwork. Use this link to Brutus Monroe and get a discount on your first purchase.

Make sure that you follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well as Youtube to get all the updates of my newest creations.

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A Card using the Butterfly Digital File from Brutus Monroe

     Posted on September 1st, 2016 by Linda Israel

Today I’m sharing¬†A Card using the Butterfly Digital File from Brutus Monroe. I’ve had the honor of becoming a member of the Inspiration Team.

This¬†first assignment was a tough one as I didn’t have any physical product. I had to think creatively and use a digital file. These digital cut files are made to pair with stamp sets that are offered at Brutus Monroe. ¬†It was fun being creative, pulling supplies from my stash and using the butterfly digital file to create this card.

Check out the post and let me know what you thought for my first post with Brutus Monroe.

A Card using the Butterfly Digital File from Brutus Monroe

Dangerous Glittered Covered Goddess

     Posted on August 28th, 2016 by Linda Israel

Sometimes I cover myself in glitter and pretend I’m a Goddess. The real statement is I’m a¬†Dangerous Glittered Covered Goddess and you should look out! lol

I’ve been in love with this stamp by Lynne Perella for a very long time.

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She is an amazing artist and I’ve collected many of her stamps over the years. Today I decided it was time to use this Goddess to make a few greeting cards.

On this day the Goddess was calling to me from the water. I felt that she was surrounded with hues of blue and green with a touch of glimmer. Since I knew I wanted to make several cards I began by cutting papers to the sizes needed and getting all the supplies gathered. There are a couple of acrylic paints used, watered down to give a water color effect.  Glitter is always a plus as it gives just the sparkle that I love.

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Once the basic design was decided an assembly line was created. The back ground needed texture and swirls were the way I wanted to go today. Embossing folders are great to give texture to the background paper. There is a large stash of chipboard in my studio space, it was time to pull some and cut swirls to use on this card as well.

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The layers were coming together, I could see this Dangerous Glittered Covered Goddess emerging out of the water. There was more that was needed.

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What else could I add to make this card outstanding? Prima flowers, that was the answer. These flowers have been multiplying in my studio, it is time that I start using them! Pulling out several jars I finally figured out on the colors I thought were pleasing and begin to apply them on the card. Of course I decided that the card also needed some fibers. It’s a good thing that I kept all those balls of fibers and yarns, these are coming in handy now! Did I say how much I like glitter? There is a large box of glitter paints / glues in my stash and I got to use some of those as well!

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The cards were set aside to dry for the night. Sometimes you think a design is done, but once you walk away and come back something calls to you. In this case I knew that I needed to add a phrase to the front of the card. ¬†It’s never Dangerous being who you are. This was the perfect saying for a¬†Dangerous Glittered Covered Goddess greeting card. The inside: Go ahead and let your inner Goddess free.

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Ready to let your Dangerous Glittered Covered Goddess free? Mine is free to create every day that I step into my studio. Go ahead and let your inner Goddess free. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish.

Shop Your Stash March Collaboration challenge

     Posted on March 9th, 2016 by Linda Israel

I saw a Shop Your Stash March Collaboration challenge video by Megan W on YouTube and decided that I would contribute my take on this challenge.

My take was to show how I change paper that I have in my studio to meet my needs.

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I use regular acrylic craft paint and paint the paper. That’s right I paint the paper. If I don’t like the color or I don’t have the color that I need to match my project I just paint the paper. It really is that simple. Then I take it a level higher by using rubber stamps and embossing powder. Stamping all over the paper with embossing ink then sprinkling the embossing powder setting the powder with a heat tool. WOW what a beautiful paper it turns out to be for the next project.

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What I like to do is cut up my paper and make a mosaic or something that resembles a mini quilt. It’s just fun to cut the paper and rearrange until I get the look I like. Mixing different painted papers with non painted papers is fun too. The key here is just to have fun and to use what you have on hand. You will be amazed at what you can do if you just think outside the box! ūüôā

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The finished cards always look beautiful and each one is a one of a kind.

Check out my video that I shared with the others on youtube.

Thanks for stopping by my blog now go shop in your stash and see what awesomeness you create.


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