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

How to Decorate Envelopes using stamps, inks and sprays

Hello there my friends. I’m sharing How to Decorate Envelopes using stamps, inks and sprays because I love getting a pretty envelope in the mail. Decorating the envelope that matches your card or item you wish to mail brings a smile to the receiver.

The focus on the envelopes are these super cute stamps:  Happy Mail Stamps from Brutus Monroe. There are so many little stamps in this set that it makes it so fun to decorate an envelope.

How to Decorate Envelopes using stamps, inks and sprays

Supplies used on How to Decorate Envelopes using stamps, inks and sprays:
Happy Mail Stamp Set
Botanical Background Stamp
Brutus Monroe Rouge Ink
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays
Protape – Artists Tape

Here is a video for How to Decorate Envelopes using stamps, inks and sprays:


These envelopes are super easy to make. Try decorating a few and see what others think of their new Happy Mail.

For how to create a watercolor background using ink pads and water. This technique will wrinkle the envelope. The details can be seen in this video.

If you would like to get one of these envelopes then send your info to me via email. I’ll send out one to you.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

How I made Fancy Reindeer

Today I want to share How I made Fancy Reindeer. I’ve been working on Christmas decorations and one of the last pieces was making little fancy reindeer.

The reindeer started off as Christmas tree ornaments. I knew that these would be perfect for my little scene that I’m making. First thing that needed to be done was cutting off the ornament hanger that was on the back. This was easy enough. Using a pair of needle nose pliers I gently broke the piece off.

How I made Fancy Reindeer

Breaking the piece off of the back left a scar on the reindeer. This wasn’t a pretty site so there needed to be something added to make it look better. So taking a little hot glue I applied a little on the back of the reindeer and then sprinkled fine gold glitter on the back. So that the whole reindeer would match I added glitter on the head of the reindeer too.

How I made Fancy Reindeer

More needed to be added to this little reindeer to transform it into its new fancy self. Digging through my stash I found small jingle bells. These were another perfect addition. Using thin gold metallic ribbon I threaded one jingle bell on the ribbon and then around the neck of the reindeer. Tying a bow fished the look.

Something else was needed on the reindeer. There was a piece of the embossed green Rinea Foil on my desk. Using a holy leaf punch from Punch Bunch I punched a leaf. Using hot glue I placed a leaf just under the bow.

How I made Fancy Reindeer

Again digging through my stash I found red rhinestones and placed one on top of the holy leaf. Now the fancy reindeer was complete. I decided to make two!

How I made Fancy Reindeer

The reindeer are ready for their little home in the Christmas decorations I’ve been making.


Now that you know How I made Fancy Reindeer, will you make some too?

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

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