How to make a sewing journal page

As a member of the Canvas Corp Brands creative crew I have the opportunity to be in a round robin. Today I’ll share How to make a sewing journal page. The journal will travel to eleven other artists around the world and then return to me in a year.

Since I began my creative journey by making my own barbie doll clothes, I knew that a sewing theme was to be the first entry.

How to make a sewing journal page

Supplies used in How to make a sewing journal page:
Strathmore Visual Journal Watercolor 5.5″X8″-22 Sheets
Wax paper
Protape Artists Tape
Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven
Script background stamp – A Stamp in the Hand
PostModern Designs – Swirl Stamp
Canvas Corp: Printed Tissuestock 12″X12″ 10/Pkg-Damask Ivory
Liquitex Professional Matte Fluid Medium, 8-Ounce
Fast’N Final Lightweight spackling
Color Factory PA214 5 Piece Plastic Palette Knife Set
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layered Stencil – Measured
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layered Stencil – Harlequin
Uchida 22500 CUL Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
Paper towels
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Cranberry Zing, Turquoise Blue, Pop Rocks, Iridescent Gold
Small spray bottle with water
Paint Brush
Heirloom Collection: Sewing on Ivory paper – Canvas Corp
Small Paint Pallet
7gypsies Gypsy Seamstress: 12×12 Seamstress paper
Fiskars Micro Tip Scissors
Brutus Monroe Inks, Sea, Aubergine, Rouge, mini Detail Ink Raven
7Gypsies Architextures,Treasures – Dress Form Model 1954
Lace Hem tape – or Seam binding – Teal and Burgundy
Aleene’s White Tacky Glue
Bone Folder
Lace Doiley
Pearl Gemstones
Ranger Blending Tool
Tsukineko 6-Pack Fantastix, Brush/Bullet Tip Combo for All Purpose Ink
Old 7 gypsies Sticker sheet – Y is for year
Tattered Angels White High Impact Paint
Sakura 30181 Pigma Micron Blister Card 01 Ink Pen, 0.25-mm, Black

Here is a video on How to make a sewing journal page:

Making this journal page was a fun project to me. I was able to think about how I began my art journey with sewing. It will be so much fun to see the other artists journal entries. Do a search on Social media for this tag: #ccbtravellingartjournal or #ccbtravelingartjournal

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. 🙂

How to make a sewing journal page

Bubble Background & Embossing ATC

Sharing a Bubble Background & Embossing ATC (Artist Trading Card) from the Maremi’s Creative Cafe #52cafecards Challenge. I joined the Creative Cafe just over a month ago and have loved very minute I’ve been in the Facebook group. There are so many talented people in this group. Go and join now, you won’t be disappointed.

Marta has begun a challenge. #52CafeCards. A weekly challenge where a word prompt is given based on the alphabet that we are allowed to interpret into an Artist Trading Card.

Since this weeks prompt is Bubbles I decided to try a technique I saw on the internet a while back. Fill a bowl with water and dish soap. Blow bubbles and then spritz with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Rake your paper, or in this case the ATC through the bubbles to pick up the color. Simple enough.

Items used for Bubble Background & Embossing ATC:
Diamonds Stamp set
Sterling Embossing Powder
Embossing Ink
Detail Ink Raven
Aubergine Chalk Ink
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist, Party Pink, Pop Rocks, Turquoise Blue
White card stock
Purple card stock cut to 2.5 in. x 3.5 in.
Pink tread
white glue
Heat tool
teaspoon of liquid dish soap
Long Straw – I used a bendy straw so that I knew which end to put in the water vs my mouth.

Here is a video of how I made the ATC.

My suggestions, Use a large bowl and use one teaspoon or more of liquid dish soap. Blow lots of bubbles. Heck if you have a kid, have them blow the bubbles for you. lol The more bubbles the better. When the spray hits the bubbles they tend to pop. So the more layers of bubbles you have the better.

Fun technique. I’ll try this again. I may even hook up a small air pump from a fish tank to make the bubbles for me! Wish I would have thought of that before my video! lol

Hope this gave you another great idea of how to make a fun ATC. Using Bubble Background & Embossing ATC sure looks good to me!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Happy Holidays Oh Deer Brutus Monroe

It’s Happy Holidays Oh Deer Brutus Monroe. Just a little bit early for Christmas I know, but the new stamps have been released! Too exited to wait, I had to use them and share my creation with everyone.

Happy Holidays Oh Deer Brutus Monroe

This project is also part of a challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. Here is the Sketch that we are to use as the inspiration.

Happy Holidays Oh Deer Brutus Monroe

The challenge was an easy one for me, I had fun pulling supplies to make the card. It took less than 30 minutes to make the card. I can see myself making more of these as Christmas cards to give out to friends and family. Now that I have a design laid out I know that it won’t take that long if I do an assembly line. Sometimes that is the key to making cards in mass quantities. You must first make one to see how you like the layout and then you can decide what to change for the rest of the cards.

This card began with me stamping the deer on white cardstock and then coloring with watercolor pencils. Watercolor pencils give such a wonderful effect to projects, I love how they look and how easy these are to use. Once I had the deer colored I then cut it out and set it aside. Next I pulled out a tree that I cut with my Sizzix out of chipboard. Acrylic paint was used to give my tree a beautiful green color and then to give it a nice green glow I used the Sage color from the Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays and a green from Tattered Angels. This was set aside to dry.

Happy Holidays Oh Deer Brutus Monroe

Embossing folders are so much fun! The Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder was used to give my background texture. Sidewalk from Brutus Monroe’s Mini Chalk Ink Pad Collection: Winter was used to give more depth to the background. I also used my own recipe of glimmer mist: PearlEx, water and floor polish to give a pretty sparkle.

Once the tree had dried I went back and embossed a few snowflakes with Embossing Ink Mini in the Metallic Embossing Powder – Sterling, both from Brutus Monroe.

Last, I stamped the saying: Happy Holidays with Stazon ink and cut it into a pennant. All of the components were ready, so it was time to put the card together!

Here is a video of the whole process.

Are you ready for a 52 Christmas Card Throwdown? Or even a Happy Holidays Oh Deer Brutus Monroe? Well to help me get into the mood I put on some Christmas music, that helped a lot! I hope that you enjoy my card and that you go check out the others that have been featured over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and of course check out Brutus Monroe’s website for all the wonderful samples.

Happy Early Holidays!


Happy Holidays Oh Deer Brutus Monroe