How to Make an Easter Card

I’m over on the Brutus Monroe blog with How to Make an Easter Card. The blog is about the Easter Blessings With Stamp Club. I share how to make a greeting card with the new stamp set.

How to Make an Easter Card

In this blog post, I also stamp on a Canvas Tag from Canvas Corp Brands, using Brutus Monroe Detail – Ink. Watercolored with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

Interested in purchasing the finished cards I make? I offer many of my cards in my store. The cards a usually blank inside and come with a matching envelope. The cards I make are A2 size or 4.25 in. x 5.5 in. in size. If you are wanting a greeting on the inside feel free to email me to discuss details or to connect with me via my Facebook page.

Check out the post How to Make an Easter Card, there is even a video.

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!

Joined in the following challenges:

Not a Card

Anything goes

How to Decorate a Box

Today I want to share How to Decorate a Box using a few products from Brutus Monroe and Canvas Corp. Recently I became a member of the Inspiration Team with Brutus Monroe and I have acquired a few new products. Storage of these new products is important to me. I want to be able to find them and to keep the items neat. I had a nice sturdy box that I would use when I had a small project I was working on and wanted to keep everything together. This was the perfect opportunity for me to alter this box and transform it into something beautiful and functional.

The process was pretty easy if a little messy. It took a little over an hour to complete, and I think it could have taken less time, but I wasn’t sure what direction I was going. This was more of a play session, an opportunity to play with the products and get something pretty and useful at the same time.

I loved how the Canvas Corp paper took the sprays and transformed into a whole new paper. It may be time to order more of that paper! My local JoAnn’s had a paper pack, and I’m thankful that I found it there so I could play with all these yummy textures and prints.  Time to save some money so I can order a package or two.

How to Decorate a Box

Here is a list of some of the items I used:

Raven Detail Ink
Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays
Liquid Element Bundle
Monroe Painted Feather
Angel Wings Stamp Set
Canvas Corp Brands Mixed Media Pack

The key to a project like this, is to use what you have and you like. The box turned out pretty and I know that I will enjoy using the box as well as looking at it on a regular bases.

Here is a video of the whole process.


Do you have a box you want to alter? This would be a perfect opportunity to pull out those supplies and make it look the way you want it to look. Create your own ending!

How to Decorate a Box

Chuck Carson Scarecrow – Happiest Halloween

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. 🙂 @lindaisrael or #lindaisrael

Thanks for stopping by the blog. Have a Happiest of Halloweens!
Chuck Carson Scarecrow - Happiest Halloween

Blue Fairy – Painting is different than drawing.

Blue Fairy - Painting is different than drawingThis Blue Fairy – Painting is different than drawing. I’ve been working on an image of a fairy for a couple of weeks now. Refining her look and then finally adding wings..  Painted on an 11 by 14 canvas, it is much larger than any of the other painting I have ever done. Used some tools from my studio to give some texture to the painting – like the punchanella as a stencil. Maybe I need to take a few lessons, or just practice until I have it down… lol

Painting is different than drawing.. While I’ve been learning to draw with a graphite pencil transferring this into acrylic paint is a little bit of a learning curve… But I think I’m getting the hang of things, plus I can always just paint over the canvas and start over if I don’t like how things turn out. lol..

What new thing have you tried? Maybe you want to learn to cook, to draw, to write? Go ahead and take the steps to learn.. I purchased a book and started reading. You don’t need a class to get started, just start something today.