Friday, November 17, 2017

Art Journal Cover by Susanne Rose

Hi there!

I have an art journal cover to share today, which was made with the Eileen Hull Journal die from Sizzix. I used acrylic paints and some gorgeous Viva Las VegaStamps! to decorate it.

I have some process photos for you to see how I build up the layers.

I started with light olive green, dark blue and white acrylics. The polka dots are made with my fingers. I used pastel pencils to make some marks.

I added some stenciling (DecoArt) and the "Squiggly Star Collage" with StazOn Ink "Midnight Blue". 

... more stamping (I will list all stamps I've used at the end of this post)

I also made some marks with acrylic fineliners and uniPOSCA markers

I painted the inside of the journal in the same way

Here are some more close-ups:

Thank you for stopping by today! 
I hope you like my journal! 
Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!
xx Susanne.

Viva Las VegaStamps!
Eileen Hull Journal die (Sizzix)
Acrylic Paints
DecoArt stencil
uniPOSCA marker
Acrylic Fineliner
StazOn Inks

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Food soothes the soul

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my blogpost where today I am sharing some inspiration for the latest Challenge. This is the mood board:

And this is what I made of it :

This postcard was made with white card stock which I coloured with Distress Inks and a blending tool. I used 'Antique Linen' and 'Vintage Photo'. I dripped some water over it and then stamped the word foodie with the same Antique Linen Distress Ink. 
Next I stamped the onions and made a mask. I masked them off and then stamped the recipe card over the top. Next I coloured in the onions with Copic Markers. The sentiment was stamped separately and cut apart. I adhered it to the card and doodled around the edged. That was it ! 
I used the following stamps:

I hope I gave you some inspiration to play along with us ! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Quote Artist Trading Cards with Jenn Engle

Hey Everyone! I have a trio of Artist Trading Cards to share today. I was looking thru my stamps and realized there are so many great quote stamps by VLVS that they shine all on their own. So, I decided to showcase a few of my faves on ATCs.

To see exactly how I made them, check out the video at the end of this post.


I started out with 3 cards cut to 2.5" x 3.5" that already had some modeling paste thru a text stencil on the cards. I adhered some Sewing Pattern tissue paper to my cards with Collage Pauge Matte.

 Next, I took 3 colors of Fluid Acrylic paint and applied them to my cards. Once that was dry, I did some stamping with Mesh Texture and Numbers Set. Then, I scraped some gesso (white paint works, too) around my cards using a palate knife.

The last step was to add my quote stamps. I stamped them out, cut them apart, then inked all the edges with a black ink pad to help them stand out. I splattered some yellow paint all over and that's it!


Other Products Used:
Watercolor Paper
Modeling Paste
Text Stencil
Sewing Pattern
Collage Pauge in Matte
Golden Fluid Acrylic in: Quinacridone Magenta, Cobalt Turquoise, Indian Yellow Hue, Hansa Yellow Medium
Liquitex Gesso
Staz-On Ink in Black

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Whimsical Sparkly Fairy art journal spread by Cheetarah

Hi everyone! It's Cheetarah here and today I am sharing an Art Journal spread I have made in my new art journal pocket book. I've used some yummy VLVS! mixed media stamps and this gorgeous new Whimsical Fairy Lady from newly released plate 1496 with designs from Mary Vogel Lozinak I absolutely LOVE this plate! As always a full list of stamps is at the end of this post. 

My focal point, the fairy lady, was stamped on a piece of scrap water color paper and I have used some wonderful glittery/sparkly water colors from Cloves and Honey watercolors (they are hand made) to give some sparkly life to this beautiful image. I've then glued this piece down in the art journal I wanted to work in. 

It's a pocket art journal and these illustrations are just the perfect size to add in. I've added a couple of layers of Paper Artsy fresco paints (chalky finish) with a brayer and stenciled over it a whirlpool pattern from a stencil by Andy Skinner for DecoArts. This pattern is actually also in the dress of the fairy. I made sure I also stenciled over the image and then using a lighter paint to knock back the colors the image is slowly becoming a part of the spread. 

Time for some stamping! I've stamped a bunch of yummy mixed media stamps around the edges of the spread coming inward for some texture . Then added more sparkle by spraying some perfect pearl mist on the pages. The fresco paint is chalky and it absorbed the misty glitter quite well so that the page has a beautiful glittery sheen to it. 

To finish off the spread I added "everywhere she went she left a sparkle" text on the bottom left and "generation stamped" the text out to the right. I stamped it with Staz-On Jet black, as well as the dandelion above it. I also added a few seedlings spilling over to the right page at the top and bottom so it would become a more coherent spread. 

And lastly I added a border with chipped sapphire distress crayon and black sooth distress oxide. Definitely love how the first spread in my new pocket art journal looks :) 

Stamps used: 

Whirlpool stencil by Andy Skinner 
Paper Artsy Fresco Paints: captain peacock, banana, dolly mix, hint of pesto 
Crafter's workshop white gesso 
Staz-On jet black, midnight, black cherry, cactus green 
Watercolors by Cloves and Honey, Sennelier and Schmincke 
Distress oxide black soot 
Distress Crayon shipped sapphire 
Perfect Pearl mist Kiwi

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day :) 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Mail Art Monday

It's mail art Monday and I have a wintery envelope to share with you today.
Even though it is just the beginning of November it is cold where I am so I am already working with my winter stamps.

I used the new Frosty the Snowman along with Skinny Fir Tree and Wonderland.

The background is Distress Ink Story Sky watermarked and then doodled snowflakes.

The snowman is colored with Distress Markers.

This will be perfect for anytime this winter!  Next...a card to go inside.
Until next time...get inky!!

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

A kind of pocket letter inspired by Banksy !

Hello everyone,

Today I have 9 ATC's for you. I have put them into one of those baseball card sleeves so I suppose that makes it a kind of pocket letter. I think the Banksy stamps are still my favourite and I really enjoy using them ! I have used a whole lot more of stamps for this project so sit back and enjoy !

And here is how I made it : 

I made a basic background with acrylic paint and a gelli plate.  I cut the Mixed Media to size; 7,5 x 10,5" which is exactly 9 ATC's. 

After I finished printing I used a brayer and white paint to tone it down a little. 

Next I used this fabulous Dahlia stencil by UmWow Studio with Distress Oxide Inks. This is not waterproof but if you would like it to be you could always clear emboss over the top of your stencilling. This ink stays wet for a long time so it is ideal to heat emboss. 

This is how that looked. 

Next I added some stamping. I have to apologise for the blurry photo; I don't know what happened there.. 

Next I used the white paint and the brayer again to tone it down. 

This is how it ended up. I like it ! :o)

Next I cut it into 9 equal pieces. 

I then went through my Banksy stamps and selected the ones I wanted to use... 

and where... once I had chosen it was a case of stamping the images onto the cards and the sentiments on separate white card stock. I wanted them white and black to make them stand out more. 

And this is how it ended up ! 

Here are a few close ups... 

I used an enormous amount of stamps for this project : 

I hope you enjoyed my post today and I haven't exhausted you ! lol 

Thank you for stopping by !

Monday, November 06, 2017

A Rainbow Page by Fiona

Hello my VLVS fanatics!! Fiona here with you today to share an art journal spread i created using the gorgeous VLV STAMPS!!!

Nothing like a bit of rainbow to brighten your day!!! This page came out of me just wanting to use very tube of paint I had!!! Because I just love colour and I can never decide on just two or three!

The swirls were simply created with a paintbrush. And then I added my own doodling once the paint dried. To finish it all off I embellished the pages with some of my favourite VLVStamps!

And the cutest saying ever ..... "If i was a bird, I know who I'd poop on!" LOL
I've wanted to incorporate this little phrase into one of my art journal pages for some time now... this one seemed to fit!

And of course I had to add this adorable little fairy. I just love her sassy face!

Viva Las vegastamps! used:

Can't wait to catch you all again very soon xx