Friday, July 12, 2019

How To Create A Mixed Media Inspire Canvas

Today I am sharing how to create a mixed media inspire canvas using mixed media products from Imagine and chipboard from Creative Embellishments.
I am not used to going with such a neutral color theme but I was trying to go for a vintage look. 


Below is a video tutorial showing how I created my canvas.
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Some close-up photos showing all the trinkets I used along with the chipboard pieces I used from Creative Embellishments.




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I design for several companies because I truly love their products! Anything I recommend on my blog is something that I genuinely love and regularly use. I buy most of my own supplies. However, I do receive some free product to work with and I sometimes make money for the projects I make. I DO NOT get paid for product reviews, I give my honest opinion about the products I use and I will never recommend a product that I do not like or would not use.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Live In The Moment Card

Sometimes you just need to live in the moment! I created this card using stamps from Visible Image for my first Guest Design Team post.


I know most of you are used to me doing a video tutorial but unfortunately, the video file got corrupted somehow and I lost it all :(  So I will do my best to explain to you all what I did.


For the background, I used photo paper and used some alcohol ink. I first got the paper wet with some blending solution and dropped on some alcohol ink and using a straw I blew the alcohol ink around on the paper. I continued doing this with 4 different colors of alcohol ink in Sail Boat Blue, Wild Plum, Bottle, and Mixative Silver until I was happy with how it looked.
Once the alcohol ink was basically dry but still had some tacky areas left I used some Xyron Glaminator Copper Transfer Foil by pressing (shiny side facing up) it down onto the tacky areas and then lifted it back up. This left some of the foil stuck to the tacky areas.
Photo paper will crack and bubble if heated with a heat tool which was what I wanted, so I used my heat tool onto the background until it started to crack.


The dragonfly and sentiment are from the Visible Image Live In The Moment Stamp Set. I stamped the dragonfly using StazOn Ink in Jet Black onto the background. Using another piece of photo paper I used the Sail Boat Blue and Bottle Alcohol Ink colors by just dropping it around on the paper with some blending solution and dried it with my heat tool until it started to crack. Then I stamped the dragonfly onto the new piece of photo paper. I fussy cut out the dragonfly and outlined the dragonfly and also the background piece with a Copper DecoColor Premium Paint Marker and then adhered the dragonfly down onto where I stamped it onto the background. Then stamped the sentiment with StazOn in Jet Black using my Misti. Added some Diamond Glaze onto the dragonfly and adhered everything down to a white card base. All done!

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I design for several companies because I truly love their products! Anything I recommend on my blog is something that I genuinely love and regularly use. I buy most of my own supplies. However, I do receive some free product to work with and I sometimes make money for the projects I make. I DO NOT get paid for product reviews, I give my honest opinion about the products I use and I will never recommend a product that I do not like or would not use.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Vinyl Wall Art For My Craft Room

Today I have something a little different for you, vinyl wall art for my craft room.  I had this blank below some shelves and right in front of where I work in my craft room that I decided to add this fun procraftinate quote to using some matte removable vinyl from StyleTechCraft.


First using my Silhouette Cameo and my Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Software I cut out the quote in the StyleTechCraft Matte Removable Vinyl in Black. You can also see the settings I use for cutting the vinyl...


After cutting the quote out I then cut out several different paint splatter images that I found online in different StyleTechCraft Matte Removable Vinyl colors.  Then using the StyleTechCraft Clear Transfer Tape with Grid Liner to transfer the splatters onto the wall.


Then pulled the StyleTechCraft Clear Transfer Tape with Grid Liner off and used the Blue Felt Squeegee to make sure the vinyl was good and adhered to the wall.


Next, I took the words that I cut out and cut them into strips and lined them up onto the StyleTechCraft Clear Transfer Tape with Grid Liner. The grid on this tape really helps to make sure everything is lined up straight when applying.


Using the non felt side of the Blue Felt Squeegee I made sure the letters were attached to the transfer tape before peeling it off.


Once I made sure the letters were attached to the transfer tape I peeled the strip of vinyl away leaving just the letters stuck to the transfer tape. I used the pick from the StyleTechCraft Tool Kit to weed out the center of some of the letters that were left behind.


Now using the grid on the StyleTechCraft Clear Transfer Tape with Grid Liner I lined up the quote on the wall and used the Blue Felt Squeegee once again to make sure it was good and attached to the wall before pulling off the transfer tape.


Now I have a fun little quote in my craft room to remind me why am not cleaning and playing in my craft room instead. LOL!




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Lists may contain affiliate links where possible at no cost to you, what so ever. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.
I design for several companies because I truly love their products! Anything I recommend on my blog is something that I genuinely love and regularly use. I buy most of my own supplies. However, I do receive some free product to work with and I sometimes make money for the projects I make. I DO NOT get paid for product reviews, I give my honest opinion about the products I use and I will never recommend a product that I do not like or would not use.

Monday, July 1, 2019

By The Sea Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

Hi! I had a lot of fun creating this by the sea mixed media scrapbook layout using Imagine and Creative Embellishments. Last month we took a cruise and I took this photo of my daughter with our ship in the background. 


Below is a video tutorial showing how I created my layout.
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I really love the blues with the white background. My inspiration came from the July challenge at Creative Embellishments. Make sure to check out the challenge for a chance to win a gift card to their store.
Here are some close-ups of my layout, list of products used is at the bottom of my post.




Imagine has so many new Mboss embossing powder colors. I used Blue, Blue Icicle, Iridescent Opaque and White on my layout. They worked amazing on the waves and curly chipboard pieces from Creative Embellishments.



Interested in the products I used? Products are linked to multiple shops below, for your convenience.
Lists may contain affiliate links where possible at no cost to you, what so ever. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.
I design for several companies because I truly love their products! Anything I recommend on my blog is something that I genuinely love and regularly use. I buy most of my own supplies. However, I do receive some free product to work with and I sometimes make money for the projects I make. I DO NOT get paid for product reviews, I give my honest opinion about the products I use and I will never recommend a product that I do not like or would not use.