Living an ART filled life...“Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things new ways…The creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things. And nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.” - Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveline

Tag: scrapbook

October Journal Tutorial

October Journal Tutorial

I am on the design team for the Mixed Media Company Frog Dog Studio, and our monthly kits just blow me away!   This month’s kit had so much included, that I created 6 projects, and still have products left over! Today my Journal Tutorial […]

Vacation Memory Box Tutorial

Vacation Memory Box Tutorial

Click on the photo above to go to FROG DOG’S Blog for the complete tutorial using the AWESOME  July Mixed Media Kit Below

Copic Doodled Photo Block Tutorial

Copic Doodled Photo Block Tutorial

June with Annabelle June…a photo block tutorial

Copic Doodled Photo Block Tutorial
Copic Doodled Photo Block Tutorial

It all started with some doodles using Copic alcohol markers and Faber Castell multi liners.Copic Doodled Photo Block

Copic Doodled Photo Block

Copic Doodled Photo Block

All Doodles pieces were cut out and ready to add to the Wood Block.

Copic Doodled Photo BlockThis is a Wood block purchased from Michaels. ( 7″ x 3 1/2″)

I Painted it with Gesso, and then added scrapbook paper.

Copic Doodled Photo Block

Next, I printed photos (in mini sizes) on white card stock using my home printer.  I next stitched them on to cream colored burlap with my sewing machine.

Finally, glued them all in place using matte multi-medium.

Copic Doodled Photo Block

Copic Doodled Photo Block

Copic Doodled Photo Block

Copic Doodled Photo Block

FREE shipping on this FANTASTIC Mixed Media Kit from Frog Dog!

FREE shipping on this FANTASTIC Mixed Media Kit from Frog Dog!

Click on the above kit pic for details at Frog Dog.com:) Inspiration abounds on the Frog Dog Blog from the design team, check it out!!

Glitter Paste : Great product in my first Frog Dog Kit

Glitter Paste : Great product in my first Frog Dog Kit

Before leaving for a fun filled family vacation to Beautiful Glacier National Park in Montana, I dug my fingers into a new product!  I loved playing with Glitter Paste…found in my first Mixed Media Kit from Frog Dog. Because I had limited time, (getting ready […]

Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial

Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial

Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial
Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial

Today I had fun playing with Alcohol Inks.  I love their vibrant colors and versatility.

Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial
Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial

I’m using an Embossing pad, Embossing Powder, Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Lettuce, Cranberry, Eggplant, and Latte) Card Stock Scraps & a Blank White Tag.

Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial
Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial

 I pulled a bland tag out and “inked” inked it up with an embossing pad.  Liquid embossing solution might have been easier to saturate the paper, but I like the more random adherence of the embossing powder you get with the pad.

Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial
Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial

Place the card tag on a sheet of paper to catch the excess powder.  Pour the embossing powder over the wet tag and then slide the excess back into the jar.

Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial
Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial

Use a heat tool to set/melt.

Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial
Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial

Next grab your inks and drop a few drops of several colors onto a piece of acrylic.  (I used one of my large rubber stamp mounts. (make sure you wipe them off immediately, it’s easier to get the ink off.  If it dries, remove with rubbing alcohol.

Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial
Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial
Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial
Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial
Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial
Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial

I decided to add some design by “drawing” lines, circles and shapes onto the acrylic mount.

Once mount is “inked” I took the embossed tag and placed it straight down on top of the ink, allowing the paper to soak up the ink, without moving the tag at all.

Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial
Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial

I did the same process with strips of card stock, (minus the embossing) and then cut those paper strips, into various sizes and glued onto the Tag.

Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial
Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial
Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial
Alcohol Ink Tag Tutorial

On a  leftover piece from the heart I wrote “hope” with a Uni-ball Signo pen.  (one of my favorite pens!) I glued the word onto a left over “inked” strip and attached with Matte medium. I then added a bit of black outlining with an extra small Pitt pen. Lastly, I found a little charm in my box of embellishments and finished the tag with some coordinating ribbon. I love the rich intense color that the alcohol inks provide. I think I’ll make some more tags to have on hand!

Journal Page : Be the Change:)

Journal Page : Be the Change:)

Bombay Inks(Golden Yellow & Black) diluted w/water & Uni-ball Signo pen (one of my most favorite pens!)

Ribbon and Gymnastics : Great Scrapbook Project for Kids

Ribbon and Gymnastics : Great Scrapbook Project for Kids

I meet weekly with High School girls to do Bible Study, Crafts, and Baking.  I want to provide a safe place for girls to talk, encourage one another and hear truth in love… (Titus 2) This week I have an amazingly talented and disciplined group […]

If you love to journal, and don’t know about Joanne Sharpe….

If you love to journal, and don’t know about Joanne Sharpe….

Joanne has amazing online classes you can enjoy FOREVER, courtesy of your home computer.

Below are a few class projects.

journalpage-gabby canvas-romans-tombow-doodle journal-annabelle

http://joannezsharpe.blogspot.com

Through her site, you can also purchase the class 21 Secrets. This is also a FOREVER class, via computer that allows you to take classes from many different artists. Below are two of my latest projects from 21 Secrets.

annabellephotoalbum2 annabellephotoalbum3 journalpage-copic1

Hope you enjoy them as much as I have!


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