Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017

Here it is, Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017. I’ve been asked to share an update on my Studio, or craft space or as Henry says, Linda’s Crap room. lol I decided after taking the following photo that I needed to clean up a bit and that lead to having the room tidy enough to show off the room.

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

As you can see it was piled up pretty high on my desk. Sometimes I get busy and don’t take the time to put things away. I regret this, as I’ll start losing items. I can’t find that one thing I need because I didn’t put it away.

Now that the room is tidy I will share a video. Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017.

So do you think I have a large collection of Rubber Stamps and clear stamps? Heck, I even forgot to tell you about the ones on the shelf in binders above my cardstock! I have a lot of stamps! lol

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

The collection began about 25 years ago and my first stamps only fit inside a shoe box. Then I got more and the collection grew. It has been a blessing when friends give me stamps or I find ones I love on discount. 😉

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017 Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017 Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

When my old job was clearing out the mail room and they were going to throw out the old sorting bins I said, I would take them. Thankful that I drove a pickup truck back then as all I had to do was get the units loaded and taken home.

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

The drawers were some of those really cheap three drawer units from Dollar General. I found these were the perfect size for the spaces to hold stamps and other items.

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

Can you see those colorful boxes on the top shelf? Those are envelopes. Each box can hold 250! Need an envelope? I can hook you up! lol

The room is very full. It would be wonderful if I could take a week and pull everything out. Then reorganize things as I have things all over the room that should be grouped together.

Some of my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I decided a week ago that I wanted to see the bottles and I ran out of room in my drawers! LOL If you didn’t know I love Glimmer Mits. lol

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017 Just a few of the Prima Flowers I own. There are more in a box above these. My goal this past year has been to use up the items like these. I’ve already gotten rid of 5 bottles of flowers this year.

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

To you, this may seem like a random photo but I wanted everyone the collection of Aleene’s Tacky Glue I have going on. How many bottles of glue do you see? lol And do you see my Brother Scan N Cut? Henry found it at a GoodWill for $60.00! This unit was brand new and never used! SCORE!

Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

Here is a view showing a lot of my paper. It is stacked to the ceiling! But I’m doing my best to use it up in my projects. What is it that you have the most of in your creative space? It’s a toss-up between Stamps and Paper for me. 🙂Linda Israel's Studio Tour 2017

We all want to have everything when we see something cool. Think about your purchases, do you love it enough that you want to keep it for the next 20 years? If so then get it and love it from now on. It might save you the headache of emptying a full room!

There are so many things I didn’t share today. I think the video would be a couple hours long if I share it all. LOL  If you are ever in Oklahoma, hit me up, you can have a private tour. 😉

What did you like about seeing Linda Israel’s Studio Tour 2017? Was there something you saw that you wish you could use or try out?

Remember it has taken me a long time and the generosity of my friends and family for me to build this collection. You could start a collection like mine, but it will take time and effort. 🙂

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Golden Christmas Junk Journals

Been following the blog? Then you will want to see the Golden Christmas Junk Journals I have made. Using Calico Collage Golden Christmas digital kit and lots of items from my stash I share the Journals I made.

Golden Christmas Junk Journals

These Golden Christmas Junk Journals measure 6.25 x 8.25 with a 1.25 inch spine. There are three signatures that are 5 sheets of paper folded in half for a total of 45 pages.

Golden Christmas Junk Journals

One of the three Golden Christmas Junk Journals has already sold just from the tutorials I shared. There are two left for sale in my shop.

Some of the supplies used to make these journals.
Calico Collage Digital Golden Christmas journal kit
Festive Deer
Jingle All the Way
Mixed Media Stencil – Snowflake
Sketched Holiday
Tim Holtz Distress Ink vintage photo
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Iridescent gold

Happy Holidays Christmas Junk Journal Flip Through video.

Rejoice Santa Christmas Junk Journal Flip Through video.

Making these Golden Christmas Junk Journals I created several tutorials.

Have you tried sewing on paper for a junk journal? Check out this video. How to Sew on a Junk Journal Page.

How to Sew on Junk Journal Page

Fun gingerbread men to add inside the Golden Christmas Junk Journals. How to add bling the quick and easy way.

Making Gingerbread Men

Did you know that you can sew lace on the pages? Check out How to sew lace trim on Junk Journal Pages.

How to sew lace trim on Junk Journal Pages

Want to see how to make painted envelopes to match your junk journals? check out this video. How to Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals.

Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals

Super fun way to make pockets to match your color scheme inside your junk journal. How to make a Painted Pocket for Junk Journal.

Need help creating covers check out this video How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal.

How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal

Great video on How to make a Christmas Journal Charm and ribbon tie closure.

Christmas Journal Charm

My passion is helping others learn new things. When sharing my hope is that every time I share a project you learn something new and useful. Having my creations going to a loving home puts me over the moon with joy!

Golden Christmas Junk Journals

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated of my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about my Golden Christmas Junk Journals.

Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals

Do you have some papers that you want to alter? Then today’s post How to Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals is perfect for you. Using pages from an old book, acrylic craft paint and some glitter glue I alter paper to make fun envelopes. It’s a great mixed media project.

Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals

When you gut out the pages of a book you end up with a lot of pages that need a new purpose. While some pages are beautiful the way they are others need a little help.

This is where acrylic paint can be a great help. Using an old gift card or room key card and Acrylic Paint you can alter the paper.

Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals

Here is a video on How to Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals.

Collect a stack of papers to paint. Protect your work surface as this can get messy. I use old poster board or newspaper to help with any excess paint.

Select the color you want and a page. Pour some paint on the paper and use the card to spread it around. The more pressure you use the lighter the paint layer will be on the paper.

Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals

Once you have the paper coated with paint allow it to dry. Or you can use a heat tool to speed up the process.

My pages were already die cut with the Tim Holtz Envelope Die. If you don’t have the die, you can make your own template. Copy an envelope you already have or download one from the internet. With the new punch boards out you can use one of those too.

Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals

Once the envelope has been formed I then used a punch to create a closure on the back of the envelope.

There are a lot of fun to make and will be inside the Christmas Junk Journal I’m making. Keep following to see more projects.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated of my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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Mixed Media ATC’s or Journal Cards

As part of the Paper Crafters United (PCU) Facebook YouTube hope I’m sharing how to make Mixed Media ATC’s or Journal Cards. Using a bright piece of pink paper, craft paint, rubber stamps and embossing powder I share how to alter paper for fun Mixed Media ATC’s or Journal Cards.

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Mixed Media ATC’s or Journal Cards Supply List

Paper to paint – in my case it was a bright pink cardstock
Scraps of paper for punching or die cutting
Craft or Acrylic paint – don’t need fancy paint to make beautiful cards
Old Keycard or gift card – this is a fancy paint spreader
Various Rubber Stamps
Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven
Versamark ink pad
Embossing powder – I used a turquoise
Heat Embossing tool
Paper Cutter
Prima Stencil – Flourish
ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever
Distress ink – Black Soot
Blending Tool
EK Label Punch or any shape that you want to use
Ranger Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions Clear Stamps, 4-Inch by 8-Inch, Clearly The Right Words
MISTI

Here is a video showing how to make Mixed Media ATC’s Or Journal cards.

The method is very simple. Select a sheet of paper from your stash that you want to alter. Choose a few colors of paint and get your tools ready. It is a wise idea to protect your work surface, I use scrap paper, newspaper or even a Nonstick Craft Mat.

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Squirt out a little of each color onto a pallet. Use the plastic card to spread the paint all over the sheet of paper. It is all random, don’t think about the placement of the paint, just cover the sheet of paper. For best results let the paper dry or use a heat embossing gun to dry the paint.

Select a stencil and lay over painted paper. Apply paint through the stencil with the same plastic card. Dry this layer before moving to the next step.

Stamp various images in Brutus Monore Detail ink – Raven on the painted paper. Stamp in all directions, again don’t think about placement, just fill some of the empty space.

Use the Versamark embossing pad with stamps on the paper. Apply the embossing powder, tap off the excess and heat emboss until all of the powder has turned shiny.

Once all the stamping has been completed trim the paper down to small cards that are 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches in size.

Select scraps of paper and use the EK Sucess label punch or dies to cut shapes. Place these shapes in the MISTI and stamp with the chosen saying or quote with Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven.

Apply Black Soot Distress ink around the edges of the cards and the labels with a distressing tool.

Adhere the sayings with ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever.

Enjoy the cards you made! If the back side of the papers is not clean enough for writing then I like to attach a blank piece of paper cut to the same size as the card.

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Once you get started making these you will end up with a large stash as it is addictive!

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

The following three sets are for sale in my shop.

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Mixed Media ATC's or Journal Cards

Thanks again for stopping by my blog to learn How to make Mixed Media ATC’s or Journal Cards. I hope you were inspired to use items from your stash to create one!

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Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

If you have been following me you have seen that I’ve been making a journal every day. Today is a Journal for Junk Journal July 2017 to keep a record of all the journals I made. Check out the #junkjournaljuly on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to see the journals that didn’t make it on the blog.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

For this journal, I decided that I would use things I had on hand and alter these for my needs. I started with lots of papers that were standard letter size – 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Many of these papers were used for other things, like agendas, newsletters, and forms. My thoughts were to paint over the text so that it was obscured.

Using a technique that Shannon Green loves I proceeded to paint the papers. Four colors of craft paint, the cheap kind were poured on a pallet. Teal, Blue, Purple, and Pink. Using an old gift card I spread the paint over the papers in a random fashion. Some of the papers had Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists on them so they didn’t require any paint.

Here is a video for my Journal for Junk Journal July 2017 memories.

Once I had fifteen sheets of paper painted and dried I was ready to add elements. For this journal, I decided that I would be consistent so that I could use a page or two for each day about the journals I made.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

Using some old book pages I added pockets and extra journaling space. I also used Washi tape and some note paper. I love using my sewing machine to add interest and texture.

For the cover, I painted cardstock that wasn’t my favorite paper, but I thought it would be good for what I was doing today. I used my Cricut to cut the words and numbers. Mats were made for each word and the numbers using scraps of paper. Some of the papers were embossed, left over from making a few greeting cards.

Layering pages from an old bible, fabric and a piece of lace I started to create my cover collage.

Once all the pieces were glued into place I used my sewing machine to add stitches. This will help the elements stay in place.

On the inside, I used cardstock mulberry paper. I love the texture it brings to my Journal for Junk Journal July 2017. There was a scrap from the cover and I used it to make pockets.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

Here are a few supplies I use for making this journal the links will take you to Amazon and I do get a commission if you purchase any of these items.:

Fiskars Scissors: https://tinyurl.com/ycv7pb9x
Fiskars cutting mat: https://tinyurl.com/ydhcoehu
Waxed Linen Thread: https://tinyurl.com/yby2mvk8
Book Binding Kit – Awl, needle: https://tinyurl.com/y8lg2v6b

There are three signatures of five sheets of paper for a total of 60 pages to use. The journal measures 9.25 inches tall by 6 inches wide.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

This Journal for Junk Journal July 2017 will be a way for me to record each journal I made in July. I plan to print photos of each journal, paste these in the book and add notes about each one.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

My thought was this would be a great way to keep a record but it was also a way for me to show how to use a Junk Journal to journal. 😉 So make sure you follow me to see how the journaling portion goes inside this journal.

Are you inspired to make your own journal? It is easier than you think. It can be a long process of adding embellishments or it can be as quick as adding a few random pages together. Give it a try, you might love it.

Journal for Junk Journal July 2017

If you haven’t checked out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group, please do so. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebookgroup. At the moment it is a small group, but we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated of my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about my Journal for Junk Journal July 2017.

Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

It’s a new style a Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal that I made today. This is a notebook that can be put inside a Travelers Notebook cover or it can be used just as it is, your choice. I have tested the size and it fits inside the Jane Davenport travelers notebook cover.

Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

This journal has 9 sheets of various papers folded in half for a total of 36 pages. Several of the pages tip out or have pockets.

Flip Through Video of the Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Some of the things used in this Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook

Calico Collage Fairy Forest
Calico Collage Spring Elegance
Brutus Monroe stamps: Wildflowers, Botanical Banners, Conservatory of Quotes, Shine Bright
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists various colors to match the paper.
Impression Obsession, Inc: Lottie Collage Stamp
Acrylic Paint
Washi tape
7Gypsies Tags from a Junk pack
Die cut butterflies
Eyelash yarn
Coloring book page
upcycled envelope
Napkin pasted onto old book page
Sewing
Tim Holtz Distressed Inks
Prima Flowers
Rhinestones
Dyed seam binding using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Various stamped images on scraps of paper
Walpaper sample

This journal has a mix of papers and techniques that I decided to try out.  There are so many yummy papers in this journal, I can’t pick out my favorite but I do love the sequin paper a lot and the coloring book page was a good one too.

I did use a lot of of stamps in this journal too. My thought was the quotes would be great things to inspire while writing in this Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

What was also a lot of fun was using things that are not normally book pages – Like the wallpaper sample. Years ago when I was a member of a local Stamp Club we made lots of envelopes out of wallpaper samples. Several of us went to wallpaper stores and asked for their old wallpaper sample books. Many of these stores gave these to us for free. So I have a ton of wallpaper in my stash and it feels good to use some of this.

If you have followed me at all then you know how much I love Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Almost every page has some sprayed on the paper. The shimmer on the pages makes me happy.

Making this Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal is a great way for me to try new things and play with things in my stash. I hope you are inspired by my post today and get things out that you may not have played with in a while and create something. Have fun doing so.

Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

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How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists

Being on the CCB Design team we are doing an experiment. For this I decided: How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists would be a perfect opportunity.

How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists

The idea, Feb 17th is Random Act of Kindness Day. On this day the Canvas Corp Brands (CCB) Crew Members will create works of art and leave these for others to find.

Each piece of art will have the #CCBRAK written on the art and we will take photos and post to social media. The hope is those that find the works will go on social media and post that the found the items.

So I decided that I would make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Using CCB products.

Join the Canvas Corp Brands Collective to see all of the items that the Creative Members are making.

How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists

Supplies used for the Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Tim Holtz Butterfly Duo
Tim Holtz Butterfly embossing folder
12 inch Card Stock
Texture Paste
Tim Holtz Stencil
Canvas Corp Brands Demask Tissue Paper
Gel Medium
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Red Chillies, Cork, Dijon, Tattered Leather, Iridescent Gold
7Gypsies American Vintage State Plates Paper Scraps
Canvas Corp Damask on Kraft Scraps
Acrylic Paint – Black and Gold
Jute Twine
Stamped and Printed words
Aleene’s White Glue

How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists

The method I took was to start with a large sheet of paper and apply the tissue with Gel Medium. Applied the Texture paste through a couple of stencils. Dried with a heat tool.

Applied Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Red Chillies, Cork, Dijon, Tattered Leather, Iridescent Gold. to paper and to butterflies Dried with a heat tool.

Trim 12 in. sheet to 2.5 in. x 3.5 in. cards. Adhere butterflies with Aleene’s white glue. Add black paint around butterflies, use fingers to blend. Paint a small amount of gold acrylic paint to the butterflies.

Tie bows with Jute twine, glue with hot glue in the center of the butterflies. Select words for the butterflies spray with Dijon glimmer mists. Edge with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven.

Adhere the words on top of the Jute bows. Add backs to cards and edge with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven.

Here is a video on How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists:

Make sure to sign your work. I added #ccbrak to my cards. I plan to leave a few around town with a note. I hope that those that find these will enjoy getting them and will come find the CCB online.

Will you join us and make some Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to give away?

How to make Mixed Media ATCs with Texture Paste and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

How to make a Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal

Sharing How to make a Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal using the Calico Collage Simply Spring digital papers and of course some paper bags. When I got this digital sheet set it made me long for spring. So I thought it only fitting to make a journal with the set.

Here is a list of some of the supplies used in the Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal:
Calico Collage Simply Spring Digital Papers and Fairy Forest Digital Images
Three Paper Bags
Hole Punch
Ribbon and Canvas Corp Brands Waxed Cotton Cord to tie pages together
My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus papers, use all of the scraps.
Four sheets of 12 in. x 12 in. Card stock for mini journal books
Scraps of coordinating cardstock
Stapler
Brutus Monroe: Detail ink – Raven and Sea
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Tumbled Glass
Silhouette cuts: Words welded using the Samantha Font.
Some People Clear Stamp
Be Strong Clear Stamp
Autumn Leaves Half Sheet Clear Stamp, Billboard
Making Memories Rummage Magnetic stamp alphabet
Stampendous Cliboard Bracket SSC630
Post Modern Design Passion Slab word Stamps
B-Line Flourish Stamp
Xyron Sticker maker
Butterfly Dies
Stampin Up Top Note Die
Acrylic Paint: Teal and White
Aleen’s Tacky Glue

Once the paper bags were selected and folded these were bound with ribbon and CCB cord. Measured to make sure of cuts of scrapbook papers.

Cut up the Calico Collage Simply Spring digital papers then select images to use in journal.

Lay out all of the papers in the order you want them to appear in the book. It is much easier to do this up front so that you get the look you want.

Die cut the Stampin Up Top Note Die and paint with Teal and White Acrylic paint. Set aside to dry. Once dry Stamp with Notebook lines stamp.

Words were cut with Silhouette using the Samantha font. Make sure to weld the letters together so that you will have a whole word not individual letters. Welding the letters makes it so much easier to place, trust me I know from experience.

Use Brutus Monroe: Detail ink – Raven and Sea and Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Tumbled Glass to finish the edges of papers and to stamp when needed.

Assemble book.

Here is a video of the whole process of making the Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal. I worked on this for about a day trying to decide how I wanted this book to look.

Now that you know How to make a Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal, I hope you will make a few to enjoy or share with someone.

This completed journal is for sale in my shop.

Feel free to ask questions, I’m very willing to help.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

This post is all about the Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge.

The idea was to create anything that was all black. “Create a project that is 90% black – the other 10% can only be white, grey, or metallic.”

To begin with I found an old canvas that I had on hand. This canvas had a hole punched in it and I knew I wouldn’t use it for another project.

Gathering up lots of black items I had a nice pile on my work desk. Where to begin…

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

I didn’t have any black gesso so I sorta made a grey gesso. Since I didn’t have any black gesso I mixed white gesso with black paint. What I should have done is made the gesso from scratch. But for now I’ll keep the grey as I can still use it in projects.

The focal piece was a Christmas ornament. Finding the glitter covered deer gave me the perfect item to use as the focal point. Which is important to have in an art piece.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

The Canvas Corp Brands mixed media pack is a great resource for this project. I pulled Tissue paper, burlap and scrapbook paper from the pack.

Have you seen those little sets of LED lights in the craft stores? Christmas is a great time to find these lights and if you are lucky you can get them on sale.

Recently I’ve gotten two new toys. One is a Silhouette CAMEO® 3 and the other is a Circut Explorer Air. With these two new toys I was able to cut the words and poinsettias.

The Silhouette design “Ornate Frame” paired with the Samantha font helped me create the phrase Believe in the Magic. I used the Cricut Joys of the Season cartridge Poinsettia, altering the image by adding more layers and changing the sizes of the petals.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

If you haven’t figured out yet I really love tools and gadgets. I also have the Tim Holtz Vagabond and I used this to cut the Sizzix Trees. It might be hard to tell but there are six trees on the canvas.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

This was a good challenge for me, to think outside of the box and make up an art piece that used black as the foundation. I enjoyed making this and now I’m planning on another project that I want to make similar to this piece.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

Have you tried a challenge like this one? Come and join the Canvas Corp Brands Collective to learn about other challenges and see lots of art to inspire you. Challenge #ccbblack

Here is just a little video of the piece. Enjoy!

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Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

This post is all about Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. The current weekly challenge is to go back and choose a previous challenge. Looking back through the challenges was fun. It was a hard decision but I finally found one that I wanted to use, from the May 2016 challenge.

Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Digging around in my stash of dies I found the label or note die from Stampin Up and an old Star die from Sizzix. I knew that these would be perfect for this project.

Thankful that I have a stash of chipboard in my studio, I die cut one of each. Using acrylic paint I covered the star until it was coated to my liking. Once the paint was dry I then sprayed with Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays – Zest – Brutus|Monroe and a gold/copper Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels.

When the spray dried I used the MISTY to help with positioning the poinsettia from the Sketched Holiday Set – Brutus|Monroe. Stamped with the Brutus|Monroe embossing ink, then gold embossing powder.

A technique I like to use, take a Zig two way glue pen and go around the edge of the star, then dip into gold embossing powder. Heat the powder until it shines gold.

Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Time to tackle the label or note die from Sizzix. Because this is for the Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and I have decided to use more than one die. Taking the Mini Chalk Ink pad Suede from Brutus|Monroe I went around the edge.

I just love the Tissue paper from Canvas Corp Brands, found in a mixed media pack. Tearing a strip and using white glue I glued a strip at a diagonal on the label die. Then filled the corners with additional strips. Sprayed with Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays – Zest and a gold/copper Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels, I love the shimmer it adds.

Reapply the Mini Chalk Ink pad Suede around the edges and between the strips. While the ink is still moist on the paper dip into gold embossing powder and heat. This really makes such a beautiful background, makes me think of a gilded box that has aged.

Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Tied a bow out of a cream and gold ribbon. Don’t forget to shop in the Christmas ornament isle the next time you go out. That is where I found the little gold and glitter stars. Using three of the stars and a glue dot I placed these at the top point of the star with the ribbon glued with white glue. The star was layered on top of a small strip of burlap, then the label. Last I used a gold embossed napkin.

This is a very elegant Christmas card and I feel that it was perfect for this Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Here is a video of the process.


Make sure you check out the other participants in the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

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