The Happy Planner a Journal Page

The Happy Planner a Journal Page. Hello, everyone, I’m over on the Brutus Monroe blog with the Happy Planner journal page I made. Since I decided to go ahead and get on The Happy Planner band wagon and get one I thought I should add some art.

The Happy Planner a Journal Page

It was fun making a page to add to the planner. This will be something I’ll do often this year. I hope that you will follow along and enjoy seeing what I create. Enjoy The Happy Planner a Journal Page I made.

Supplies used for The Happy Planner a Journal Page:
Brutus Monroe Conservatory & Quotes Stamp Set
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Brutus Monroe Aubergine ink
7gypsies Architextures 8 x 8 paper
Card stock – pink, white, teal and some scraps.
Chalk Shimmer Spray – Sage, Sea and Zest
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Party Pink, Turquoise Blue, Vintage Pink, Iridescent Gold
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – White
Karen Foster Scrappers’s Floss in Pink
Tim Holtz Alterations die Mixed Media
Spellbinder Circle Die
Unknown Butterfly die
Unknown Wreath Die

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The Happy Planner a Journal Page. Hello everyone I'm over on the Brutus Monroe blog with the Happy Planner journal page I made. Since I decided to go ahead

This project has been entered in the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper March 2017 Challenge
DL.ART MARCH LINKY challenge.

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:
Envelopes
Happy Mail Stamp Set
Botanical Background Stamp
Brutus Monroe Rouge Ink
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays
Protape – Artists Tape
MISTI

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 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.

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On Brutus Monroe Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card

On Brutus Monroe, Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card I made with a cool watercolor background. I love how this card turned out. There is so much personality in that little bulldog. Don’t you want to rock with him?

Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card

This background just brings out the personality in the bulldog. I love being able to create new backgrounds with tools I already have don’t you? Having all the wonderful inks pads from Brutus Monroe on hand helped to make this background.

This can be used for more than today’s Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card.  Think about putting flowers over the top. Choosing a fun saying. There are so many options just keep playing, you will get so many beautiful backgrounds to use.

The technique for Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card.

On a craft mat smash, a swipe of Rouge, Zest and Sea with a little space between. Spritz these with water.

Take a piece of watercolor paper and swipe through the colors. Dry with a heat tool for a moment. Apply more color as wanted drying between swipes so that the colors don’t muddy. Love how every time this technique is done it is different.

Stamp the Bulldog and Be Unique phrase with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven. Edge the card with Detail Ink – Raven.

Mount card top with Aleenes Tacky Glue, to a standard A2 card. If the top is still damp lay a large acrylic block on top of the card until it dries. This will keep it from curling.

This is a super simple card that looks like it took forever to make. I just love playing with this background and seeing how the different colors look behind the stamped images.

Here is a video of the whole process.

 

 

Have some fun with this technique there is just so much you can do this. And make sure you head over to the Brutus Monroe Blog and store so you too can create a Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card.

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Grow With Me Greeting Card on Brutus Monroe

Sharing the Grow With Me Greeting Card on Brutus Monroe blog that I created. Loving this super cute couple from the Grow With Me stamp set. This is a great set to pick up for creating Happy Anniversary, Just married or welcome baby.

Grow With Me Greeting Card on Brutus Monroe

The couple from the new Grow With Me set was stamped with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven. Then watercolored. This couple is super cute! And there are three different styles in the set to choose from.

Selected the saying Happy Anniversary from the Sharon’s Script set. was stamped with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven. Then trimmed into a pennate. Used Tim Holtz distress ink to give color to the edges.

A full video of how this card was made is below:

 

Make sure to go see Grow With Me Greeting Card on Brutus Monroe’s blog today.

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.

This project entered in the following challenge:
Colour It! Create It! Show it Off!

How to make a Traveling Through Junk Journal

Having fun making junk journals. Sharing How to make a Traveling Through Junk Journal today. Using the Calico Collage Travelin Through Digital kit.

How to make a Traveling Through Junk Journal

 

For this journal, I used some watercolor paper I had on hand for the pages. Some chipboard claimed from paper boxes. And all the scraps from cutting up the kit that I could.

How to make a Traveling Through Junk Journal

While looking through my stash I found a stack of travel themed journal cards. These were perfect to add into the pockets that were created in my journal. I also found a few library pockets and coin envelopes.

 

Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven was used with the Stamps. Zettiology stamps were used as journal notes on some of the items. These stamps are so cool.

Tim Holtz Distress ink was used to finish the cut edges of the papers and blend when needed. There were even a few journal cards used from one of his card sets.

The Calico Collage Traveling Through Digital kit has lots of beautiful papers and I used most of the kit. Lots of journaling tags and pockets in this kit. The little flags were made into tuck spots and altered or embellished paper clips too.

When I ran out of the flags I used scraps to make more by folding these in half, gluing and cutting a pennant shape on the end. Don’t throw out those scraps.

The watercolor paper was 6 in. x 24.5 in. I made score marks at 5 in. The leftover piece was 4.5 in. So this became a fold out piece. I think this added character to the book, don’t you?

For the closure on this journal, I used a piece of ribbon and a piece of velcro. A scrap of cardboard was cut at 1 in. square. Covered with a scrap from an old book then a square of the digital papers on top. Having the square helps have a handle to open the closure.

A video was made of the process. It is at super fast speed. So feel free to ask questions.

This was a fun book to make. I like how the size turned out and how sleek this book looks.

Would you carry this Traveling Through Junk Journal with you on a trip?

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Paper Arts, My Hearts Fancy & Hobby Lobby Haul

Sharing a Paper Arts, My Hearts Fancy & Hobby Lobby Haul and Bonus How to make a Laurel Burch Wild Horses Card. Having the opportunity to visit local shops is a wonderful thing. It is good to visit those local shops to help them stay in business.

Paper Arts, My Hearts Fancy & Hobby Lobby Haul

For this shopping excursion, I had a mission to find a few supplies for upcoming projects. Looking around Paper Arts I found some really cool looking dies that I knew would be perfect for projects.

Drove over to Hobby Lobby and picked up a watercolor journal that I will use for a Traveling Journal Round Robin I’ll be at the end of this month. There was a really nice spiral journal that I feel will be perfect. I’ll have to remove a few pages as we are doing a monthly journal and there are 12 of us in the group. While there I also picked up a pad of watercolor paper to make a journal for another group. This journal will be a watercolor journal swap.

While at Hobby Lobby I wondered over to the clearance section and found a fun die set that says Celebrate. When I saw the letters I saw – Create, Art and knew there were more words I could create. In fact, I did a google search and found a website WordMaker where you can type in the letters and it will tell you the words that can be made. This will be a fun purchase.

At My Hearts Fancy, I found a beautiful Laurel Burch Stamp Wild Horses. Recently while in Santa Fe New Mexico I purchased a beautiful Laurel Burch tote bag that has super cute puppy dogs painted on the outside.

When I walked into My Hearts Fancy I saw a new display of Laurel Burch Stamps and knew that I needed to get one. The Wild Horses stamp spoke to me so I purchased that stamp.

Video of the Paper Arts, My Hearts Fancy & Hobby Lobby Haul:


Once I got home with all my goodies and shared them in the video. I had to make a card too. Pulling out the Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven and a few colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Party Pink, Denim Blue, True Turquoise, Night B4 Christmas.

Stamped with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven using my MISTI. Heat set the ink. Spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Party Pink, Denim Blue, True Turquoise, Night B4 Christmas. The pinks were on the right and the blues were on the left.

Heat set the sprays. Then using a paint brush I colored the areas that I wanted darker.

I love the shimmer that Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists add to projects. This stamp will be one I’ll enjoy playing with over and over.

Hope you enjoyed my shopping Paper Arts, My Hearts Fancy & Hobby Lobby Haul and Bonus How to make a Laurel Burch Wild Horses Card.

Paper Arts, My Hearts Fancy & Hobby Lobby Haul

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Speed Watercolor Painting Paint & Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Sharing my Speed Watercolor Painting Paint & Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist project.

I decided to play with watercoloring because of a Facebook post that one of my friends shared. She was working on a journal page swap and watercolored. Not only did she watercolor she also doodled on the page to give it another step of texture.

Looking around in my stash of art supplies I realized I didn’t have watercolor paints. Well not paints I wanted to use for this project. Watercolor paints are just paints watered down, so I thought I’ll just use acrylic paint.

Armed with watercolor paper, water and acrylic paint it was time to begin. Deciding that my watercolor paper should be mounted while I paint I used a large ceramic tile. Masking tape was used to keep the paper in place. What I should have used was a low tack tape, but I was using what I had on hand.

Since I knew I wanted shimmer on this painting I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. Glimmer Mist adds just a touch of sparkle, it makes me smile.

The circle in the middle was from a glass candle holder that I dipped into black acrylic paint. The saying is a stamp from Stampin Up. I used Black Stazon Ink to stamp the sentiment.

Speed Watercolor Painting Paint & Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Because I used the wrong kind of tape to hold down my paper, when I removed it, the paper tore. To hide the damage I created a mat using cardstock, a ruler and a kraft knife.

Speed Watercolor Painting Paint & Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Framed art brings joy to me. That is why I used a small five by seven frame to display this piece of watercolor.

This Speed Watercolor Painting Paint & Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist has now given me a bug. More watercolor paintings were made and I know more are to come.

This was a fun medium to work with today. Have you tried working with Watercolors? Let me know your thoughts.

Here is a video of this Speed Watercolor Painting Paint & Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist project.

Remember: It’s the little things that make life Big.

Speed Watercolor Painting Paint & Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

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Lion ATC

A Lion ATC (Artist Trading Card) made for the OFB ATC group where I work. The challenge was to use Yellow and Brown some how on the card. I chose to use some scrap paper and a couple of rubber stamps to create this ATC.


The Youtube Video showing how I made the card..

This was an easy card to make using scraps that I had on hand. You too can make a Lion ATC with just a few supplies.

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Linda