We Found Wonderland: An Art Journal Layout

Today I have an art journal layout to share. Something different as I never post them. I find that they're so hard to capture in a picture and you don't get the same affect as seeing it in person. But I thought I'd give it a go. Art journaling is my favourite thing to do. I can't keep a regular journal for the life of me, but I find that when I have something on my mind, I put it into an art journal instead.

This one was relatively quick and easy. I started by placing the letter masks into this particular phrase. (Which is from Taylor Swifts, Wonderland, if you wondering) Then I added gesso to my page with an old gift card and left some parts blank so it was rough and uneven. Then I took various mists and misted the entire page, including water and a shimmer spray. And that's all the background was. As hard as it was I left it alone and let it air dry instead of using my heat gun. I find the colors stay a lot more vibrant and natural when you do this. Then I removed the letters.
Then I took a stencil and some embossing paste and added it to various areas of the page. I grabbed random embellishments from my stash (which all happened to be from Recollections so I can't link to any of it. ) and adhered them down with a glue gun.

And that was it! Super easy and not a lot of steps, but a very bold and striking outcome. The background reminds me of space. With  shimmer and so much depth. I was so happy with how this turned out!

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SSS Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Well, all good things must come to an end, so it's a bitter-sweet week for me as today is the last week for me guest designing over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog. It was such a fun experience and I hope I get the chance to do something like this again!

The challenge this week is "Anything Goes.' We are featuring lil' inkers and Clearly Besotted this week, you don't have to use them to play along, although we would love to see them!
For my card, I started off by paper piecing the turtle. Paper piecing is one of my favourite techniques since I don't have a lot of things to colour with! 
Once I was done that, I inked around the edges with distress ink and then I adhered it to the a 3 1/2 by 4 3/4 piece of white cardstock.
To finish it off, I stamped the seaweed at the bottom along with a sentiment and then glued on some sequins! 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge BlogI love the little turtle, he is so stinkin adorable! I'm really liking lil' inkers products, I'm going to have to get some more! Their stamp sets are so unique and cute! Just my style. :)

Thank you to everyone who left me so many wonderful and encouraging comments this past month. It meant so much to me! I had an absolute blast creating projects to share with all of you! 

So head on over to the wednesday challenge blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to their fabulous store and to see other amazing inspiration from the rest of their team!
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SSS Wednesday Challenge: Have a Heart

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge BlogThis weeks Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog is "Have a Heart" This challenge is pretty wide open with endless possibilities! We are featuring Glitter Ritz and Wink of Stella, but you don't have to use them to play along, although we would love to see them!

For my card I kept it really simple. I used a piece of pattern paper for the main panel. I die cut a few hearts from regular white cardstock and adhesive paper. I covered the adhesive paper with champagne glitter and the white hearts in clear wink of stella,
I gold embossed my sentiment and layered the hearts on, popping some up,
To finish, I adhered it to a neenah desert storm card base. 

The wink of stella is so hard to capture on camera, you really need to see it in real life to get the full effect. I love how this one turned out, that glitter is perfection! So pretty!

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So make sure to hop on over to the blog for your chance to win a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store and to check out other amazing inspiration from the rest of the team and  the other contestants! Good luck. :)

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SSS Wednesday Challenge: Guy Thing

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This week the challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog is "Guy Thing." We are featuring Tim Holtz  products this week, you don't have to use them to join in, but we would love to see them! The best thing about Tim Holtz is the endless possibilities with his products. From his beloved distress inks, paints, stains and sprays, The Stampers Anonymous Collection or his fabulous ideology line, you can do just about anything!

So for this weeks card, I started off 'smooshing' various colours of distress inks onto my craft mat. I spritzed it with water and then swiped a piece of distress water colour cardstock through it. I repeatedly dried it and pounced it back in the remaining colour till I was happy with it! 

Next I Stamped the circle image and then masked it off with just a post-it. Then I stamped the vertical image over top. When I took off the post-it it looked like it was behind.  Then I stamped the gas station image with a grey archival ink. I stamped the route sign on a separate piece of paper and cut it out and inked around the edges. 

To finish it off I distressed around parts of the edges and inked around the whole panel with distress ink. I added my sentiment and added it to a A2 sized card. 

I hope you play along with us this week! You also have a chance to win a $50.00 gift card to the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store! So head on over to the Wednesday challenge blog for a chance to win and check out other amazing inspiration from the rest of the team!

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SSS Wednesday Challenge: Something New

Lets just start this post by saying, 
1. Sorry I have completely neglected my blog for waay too long. 
2. I really don't have a reason or an excuse, mostly just completely unmotivated to right up a post.
3.This is an exciting post, because wait for it...
 I am, for the month of January, the guest designer for the SSS Wednesday challenge blog. And if that isn't exciting, I really don't know what is.
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This weeks challenge was 'Something New' and to use SSS exclusive products. So I created a New Years Card. Now technically New Years has come and gone, but I also celebrate Ukrainian New Years which is on January 14th. But regardless, it still fits the challenge haha.

ps. If someone can please tell me why InLinkz says 'the item cannot be found' for basically everything, that would be swell. hahaha.

To start, I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Luminary Circle Die from white cardstock. (I used Recollections 110lb cardstock for this and my cardbase) I stamped and embossed the greetings with silver embossing powder. Then I took a scrap piece of white cardstock and coated it with modpodge and then added some iridescent glittter. I layered the die cut piece on top so the glitter peaks through. I adhered the pannel onto an A2 cardbase. to finish it off I added a few clear gems.

It's a very easy to make card with a striking outcome.

When I think New Years, I think glitter and sparkle. And I think this card covers it perfectly

So head on over to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog where you will have a chance to win a $50.00 voucher to the store! You can also check out other amazing inspiration from the rest of the design team!

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Links to Supplies Used:

Wplus9 Twenty Fifteen Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Luminary Craft Die


Polar Bear Shaker Card!

Hopefully I'm back for a while haha. My mondays ended up being really busy this year so I might switch to a new day, but we'll see, 
Anyway, today I have a shaker card! I started off with a piece of kraft cardstock and die cut the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Frames die. I kept the 'Christmas' letters in. Then I set that aside and used a piece of white cardstock. I stamped the polar bear and masked him off, then stamped the tree. I cut out two snowbanks and adhered those down. I faintly coloured in the polar bear with distress ink just to give him some shading.

Then I put the shaker card together. I am pretty sure you guys have seen it a million times haha. Used a piece of acetate from some packaging and some foam tape and filled the shaker part with some little bead things from Michaels. I stamped the background on the cardbase with white pigment ink and then adhered the shaker to the card base. I used my wink of stella on the 'Merry Christmas.'

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Busy, Busy, Busy.

Sorry, I haven't posted in the past two weeks. I've been busy with school, work, drama and dance. I will do my best to try and resume my regular Monday posts next week!