Monday, February 29, 2016

Art Journal Adventure Week 8 ~ Lettering

Hi there. Yesterday I spent some time playing in my art journal and responding to Barb's Week 8 prompt from Joggles' Art Journal Adventure, This prompt involved lettering on a painted background where the lettering was the focal. I rarely do this although I always admire when others do. One of the things I really like about the Art Journal Adventure is that the weekly prompts often take me out of my comfort zone with that little nudge that I need from time to time.

With a baby wipe, I applied the same three colours of Liquitex paint which Barb used: Light Aqua Green. Light Blue Permanent, and Titanium White. And no surprise colours are more intense and the background far brighter than Barb's softer more pastel one. I think it's cool that we can use the exact same method and paints and come up with different versions. I still had left over Titanium White on my craft sheet (again, no surprise) so I applied it with my finger to the bottom of a rubber flip-flop sole and used that to stamp the cross-hatching texture onto the background. It makes lines in one direction so I overlap in the opposite to get that pattern.

I traced the Dylusions stamp block's curvy edge to make lines on the background with pencil and then went over the top of them freehand with a Pitt pen. I did two lines close together for the doodled borders and then two farther apart for the lettering. The lettering was pencilled in first to get the spacing correct and then traced over and fattened up with a Pitt pen. The doodling was done with the Pitt pen and then white paint pen was used to accent parts of each design.

I had the leftover off-cut from a heart die cut so I trimmed around it to make an open heart and traced the center so I could letter the word BRAVE inside. It was adhered after the lettering was done and a sweet butterfly from the Joggles Collage Sheet - Watercolor Butterflies IV was fussy cut, matted, and adhered overlapping the top part. Flat black pearls were added for the spots and antennae tips and an Idea-ology pen nib for the body. At this point, the design looked unbalanced and disjointed with the heavy words and all that doodling on one side and only the heart and butterfly on the other. I decided to continue the wavy doodle pattern around the left side of the page to tie both sides together...much happier with that.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate you doing that. Barb's Art Journal Adventure Week 9 is up on the Joggles Blog today and you can also check out her original version of Week 8 here. We would love to have you play along and show your creations on the AJA Facebook group. Tons of inspiration and friendship there!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Queen of Hearts ~ a Bloobel Stamps image

Bloobel Stamps is sponsoring this week at Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge and after seeing the wonderful creations by the WW DT, I was inspired to play along. I love making ATCs and it's been far too long since I last created one. I decided to feature Bloobel Stamps' Queen of Hearts image who I coloured with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. I left the usual white border and added the black mat to help her stand out against the background.

The theme at Wicked Wednesday is to use the colors Red, Turquoise, and Gray which proved to be a challenge as it's not a palette I would normally use. I cut a rectangle slightly smaller than an ATC from gray cardstock and used it to mop up some Delphinium Turquoise Lindy's Starburst Spray spritzed onto my craft sheet. Once dry, a dotty circle stamp was inked with Forget-Me-Not Archival Ink and applied to the background. White embossing paste was scraped through TCW's Tiny Circles stencil. A piece of red and white dotty washi tape was torn and adhered beneath the queen along with a scrap of book paper to give her a royal platform.

To finish the ATC, the queen was popped up on foam tape and a heart border was doodled around the outside before Black Big Brush pen was applied to the outside edges. Black cardstock cut to the proper ATC size (2.5 x 3.5 inches) was added to the back to bring the piece up to the standard size and provide a narrow frame for it.

Thanks for joining the lovely Queen of Hearts and me today. We really appreciate that.When you get a chance, pop by Bloobel Stamps to see the new releases Lisa created this week. Once of them might just inspire you to play along with Wicked Wednesday, too.

Life is good; so is art.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Take the Leap ~ Joggles Guest Post

Hi everyone! I am lucky enough to have been invited to do a second guest post on the Joggles Blog this week. I am so grateful to Barb for giving me this opportunity. Today I have created an art journal page featuring one of the many Joggles Collage Sheets called Bird Feathers Fluff. I love this sheet with the adorable birds, sweet eggs, and so much more to play with. I have such a fondness for whimsical little birds. The colours of them totally inspired the soft and pretty.

Here are most of the supplies from the Joggles store that I used to create this mixed media page. If you pop over to the Joggles Blog (please...please), you will see the full tutorial detailing my process with step-out photos. I would love it if you visited there. Thanks for popping by and a huge thank you to Barb for allowing me to do this guest post. Loved every minute of it!

Life is good; so is art.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Valentine Hat ~ A Rick St. Dennis image

Hi there. Today is my day to feature a project on Rick St. Dennis' Fans & Friends Facebook group. I also found myself short of pretty cards the other day so I decided to accomplish two things at once. I would make a pretty card, suitable for many purposes, featuring an RSD image.

I chose to colour Valentine Hat, one of Rick's gorgeous hat lady images. She was coloured with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. Once finished, Val was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and then matted with black cardstock. She was popped up on foam tape to add dimension and shadow behind her.

The background was a section of a mop-up page where I flipped over TCW's Bingo stencil and mini Punchinella stencil after spritzing over them with Lindy's Starburst spray to create another background. This prints the negative or reverse pattern and is much less crisp, more watery. Love that effect! This mixed media paper was cut to size choosing the section I wanted. It was then matted with purple cardstock with distressed edges.

Purple striped washi tape was adhered to white cardstock and trimmed close to the edges. It was then edged with a Big Brush pen and cut into two strips which were adhered near the bottom of the background. Two buttons were threaded with embroidery floss and adhered on the washi with Glossy Accents. Once the matted background was adhered onto the white card base, the card was done. I purposely left any sentiment off because it's an easy thing to add once I know what occasion it will be used for.

Thanks so much for popping by today. You still have a few days to enter a project into the Hearts and/or Arrows Challenge on the RSD Facebook page. This card with the two hearts on the image would certainly fit the theme.

Life is good; so is art.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Joggles Art Journal Adventure Week #7

Hello everyone. Yesterday I played along with Week #7 of  Barb's 2016 Art Journal Adventure on the Joggles blog. I'm still a week behind and still enjoying the process and Barb's prompts. There is no pressure to catch up so I don't mind being behind. Week #7 was all about adding a painted background using Liquitex paint and a baby white, as well as altering a magazine image Teesha Moore style. That's something I have wanted to do as I am a huge Teesha Moore fan.

Like Barb, I applied two colours of Liquitex Basics paint with a baby wipe, only I scraped gesso on my page first with a palette knife. The two colours I used were Bright Aqua Green and Cerulean Blue Hue. I used the same painty baby wipe to add the same pint through DCWV's Hip Patterns Template in several places. Once dry, I applied Forget-Me-Not Archival Ink to the Joggles Background Noise Sparks stamp here and there. Viridian Green Archival Ink was applied to the background with a TH splatter stamp for more pattern. A border was cut from black & white striped designer paper and from black cardstock. They were adhered with 1/2 inch Scor Tape and doodled on with a White Signo Gel pen.

The focal image started as a very lovely model's photo cut from a fashion magazine. Of course, she could not stay that way and follow Teesha Moore's or Barb's style so she was altered with other bits cut out from magazine photos. A flower became her skirt, a watch her belt, new glasses and new eyes, and a crazy hat with antennae plus a text paper heart were all adhered over the original photo. Doodling with a white paint pen, a white gel pen, and a black pen completed the transformation. I don't think her own mother would recognize her but I love her! To complete the page, a simple pen line border was added inside the wider paper one. Black punched circles, similar to the ones Barb added to her spread, and Idea-ology's Big Chat Stickers tied everything together and filled in the gaps.

Thanks for popping by today. I am delighted you did. Be sure to pop by the Joggles blog to see what inspired this project and also to see what Barb came up with for Week #8. I'm always excited to see her newest prompt and to play along. We would love to have you join us on the Art Journal Adventure Facebook group where we are sharing our projects and our friendship as we journal along.

Life is good; so is art.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

You Are My Happy ~ Inspired by Bloobel Stamps images

Hi everyone! it's been a super busy couple of weeks but I made some time to finish colouring these two lovelies from Bloobel Stamps. Bekkah Bloom was the Facebook group freebie a couple of weeks ago when Lisa was celebrating reaching 100 followers. The other one called Heart Moustache seemed like the perfect partner for Bekkah. They were destined to meet on this art journal page :)

I coloured Bekkah and HM with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. They were then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border. Black cardstock matting was adhered and trimmed out before they were each popped up on foam tape to add dimension and create shadows.

The 6 x 8 inch mixed media paper background was spritzed with Cocklebells Coral and Marigold Yellow Orange Lindy's Starburst sprays. While still wet, TCW's Spinning Tops stencil was placed on top and spritzed through with Autumn Maple Gold Starburst spray. It was then flipped over onto the right side of the background to print the messy negative pattern. The background was dried and stamped using Brilliance Archival Rocket Red Gold ink, a text and a dotty circle stamp.

A strip of French text paper was adhered at the ground level and brushed with White Linen Dylusions paint. Tiny flowers were punched from mop-up paper, shaped with a stylus, and given Buttercup Liquid Pearls centers. Four lengths of purple striped washi tape were added to the edges of the background and topped with tiny purple buttons. Tiny punched hearts were added between Bekkah and HM.

The sentiment from Create With TLC was printed on white cardstock, trimmed close, and matted with black. It was popped up on foam tape and adhered between the two. Jet Black Archival ink was used to apply little splatter dots. Dark Purple Archival ink was used to add the X and O letter stamps here and there. Doodling and outlining were added with a fine black pen before Dark Purple Archival ink was sponged on the edges. To finish the page, black Big Brush Pen was used to darken the edges and black matting was added to the background to frame it.

Thanks for popping by today. Bekkah, HM, and I appreciate your fine company. Be sure to stop by Bloobel Stamps to see more of Lisa's fabulous quirky images. You will surely come away inspired.

Life is good; so is art.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Aurora Warrior ~ New Release at The East Wind

Hi everyone. Tuesdays and Fridays are New Release days at The East Wind, days we all look forward to, DT and fans alike, The image which will be released today is called Aurora Warrior and she is fierce, strong, and confident..

I coloured Aurora with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. She was then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and then matted with black cardstock. Once I trimmed her out again, foam tape was applied to the back to pop her up and give her dimension.

The 6 x 8 inch mixed media background was sprinkled with OST Red and Rose Red Brusho Crystals. However, instead of spritzing with water to activate the colour, I used Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray. It creates a more muted and marbled look...very cool. Tone on tone pattern was added with Vermillion Archival ink and a zigzag stitch stamp as well as a text one. Contrasting rings were stamped with Jet Black Archival and Stampotique's Circles Cube. White embossing paste was scraped through Dina Wakley's Plastic Canvas stencil. I love that it picked up some of the colour from the Brusho crystals, more in some places than others.

The sentiment is from Create With TLC and is from the set called Be Brave. It was exactly what I was looking for to pair with this image. I printed it on white cardstock, cut it with Spellbinders Labels 26 die, and matted it with black cardstock. Foam tape was used to pop it up and tucked under and over the image pieces to tie it all together. A simple border was added with a black pen and three silver star brads were added to the top left corner. To finish the page, black Big Brush Pen was used to edge the page before it was matted with black cardstock to frame it.

Thanks for stopping by today. Aurora and I appreciate that. To see other creations showcasing this new release and made by my talented teamies, be sure to stop by The East Wind Facebook group where they will be posted throughout the day. We would love to see what you do with her, too.

Life is good; so is art.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Art Journal Adventure Week 6 Response

Hi everyone! As many of you know, I have been playing along with Barb Donahay over at the Joggles blog. She is doing a weekly Art Journal Adventure mixed media spread as a prompt for anyone who wants to play along. She also has started a FB group for participants which will provide even more inspiration as people post their creations. I just completed the spread for week 6 although Barb posted week 7's AJA today. No worries and no pressure!

I started the background with the same steps, colours, and products as Barb. I scraped the gesso onto the page with a palette knife and then finger painted Dina Wakley Media paint in Magenta, Ruby Red, and Blackberry Violet. Like Barb, I broke up some of the colour with white although I brayered Dylusions White Linen on. Then I kind of went off my own way for a bit. I used a brush mix of the Blackberry Violet and White Linen and pounced it through Joggles Punchinella Trio stencil using a stencil brush. I also used another shape from the same stencil and Ruby Red to add a little more pattern. Vermillion Archival ink was used to apply Joggles' Nonsense Latin Text stamp. Jet Black Archival was used to stamp the tiny black lines and Hero Arts' painted Circle stamp.

I loved the idea of a heart tip-in but didn't have any of that gorgeous fantasy film to tuck behind the aperture. Instead, parchment paper was run through my Cuttlebug with a heart embossing folder and sandwiched between the hearts. They had already been spritzed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays in Hottie Patottie Hot Pink, Bougainvillea Fuchsia, Rudolph's Nose Red and Witch's Potion Purple. Some stamping and some rub-ons were added to the front to tie it into the background.

I created a hinge from some of the scraps and adhered one side to the back of the heart and the other side to the background so that the heart would open and reveal another heart behind. The smaller heart was inked with Worn Lipstick and Dusty Concord Distress inks and stencilled/doodled on. A small label was die cut from white cardstock and the word love was stamped on it.

Two sizes of heart dies were used to cut the French text hearts. They were given a wash of gesso and then some rub-ons and stamping before being outlined with black pen. Washi tape was applied to the top edge of the page and as two strips on the left side of the page. Tiny sequins embellished them to tie in with the ones on the hidden heart. The black arrow was traced and fussy cut from TH's Arrows Layering stencil, split in half, and adhered on two sides of the heart tip-in.

Three black cardstock semi circles were punched and adhered to the right side of the page for balance and contrast. The two larger sprayed hearts are the cut-outs from the tip-in. Again, they were stamped and outlined and then rub-ons were applied. To complete the page, black Big Brush pen was used to edge the outsides and a border was doodled with a black Pitt pen.

Thanks for popping by today. I'm so glad you did. I would love to see what you have created if you are following along with Barb's Art Journal Adventure. Why not join our FB group and share your creations? We'd love to see you there.

Life is good; so is art.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Fabulous ~ The East Wind Challenge #49 Inspiration Project

Hi there! There is a brand new challenge beginning today at The East Wind blog. The theme for Challenge #49 is All Dressed Up which is something I rarely do any more. But there is absolutely no reason why I can't enjoy the experience vicariously through one of Unky's wonderful images :) I was browsing through The East Wind shop looking for an image which I wanted to use for my DT project when I spotted this image I never really noticed before. She is called Date Evening and is one of Unky's earlier images. I love her!

I coloured her with my usual mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and then fussy cut her leaving a narrow white border. The image was then matted with black cardstock which gives it strength and helps it stand out from the background. It does mean extra fussy cutting but I really like the effect. Foam tape was added to the back of the image to add dimension and create a shadow around her.

The 6 x 8 inch mixed media paper background was spritzed with Cocklebells Coral, Marigold Yellow Orange, and Autumn Maple Crimson Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays. I love the shimmer from the mica in these sprays. Once dry, texture was created by stamping with Joggles Nonsense Latin Text stamp and Orange Blossom Archival ink. The same ink was applied through Tim Holtz's Arrows Layering Stencil to create the arrows going vertically and horizontally in the background. Black pen was used to outline them so they were more visible. Three hearts were die cut twice each; once from music paper or copper metallic cardstock, and a second time from black cardstock to create a shadow effect. The music ones were also doodled on and all three were outlined with black pen.

The sentiment was printed onto white cardstock and matted with black. When it was adhered to the background, lengths of crocheted trim were tucked in behind the two sections. An arrow sticker was added to the layering and doodled around to make it stand out. To give the lovely image a place to stand, two pieces of black and white washi tape were added as ground. To tie the blue from her dress to the background, three blue rhinestones were added to the arrow in the top left corner. A simple border was drawn around the outside edge before black Big Brush Pen was used to edge the piece. Finally, a black mat was added to the page to frame it.

Thanks for stopping by today. To see what my talented and creative teammates have come up with for this challenge, be sure to pop by The East Wind blog. We can't wait to see what you create as well.

Life is good; so is art.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Guest Post at Joggles blog ~ Man of Mystery ATB

Hi everyone! Woohoo! I am celebrating this week because today I am a guest on the Joggles excited! Now as I have said before, Joggles is my favourite online store and also a huge source of inspiration for me. I love Barb's weekly Wednesday YouTube videos where she demos new products or new ways to use products we already have. I also am enjoying and playing along with her weekly Art Journal Adventure projects posted each Monday. Soooo...I was thrilled to bits when she invited me to do a guest post. Happy Dance!

I decided to create a mixed media Artist Trading Block using Joggles Precut Mat Board - Artist Trading Block in the Extra Large size on which I featured Deep Red Stamps - Man of Mystery. This is the fourth ATB which I have made (love them) and I am smitten with this fun stamp. So smitten, in fact, that I stamped and colourized him six for each side of the block.

The background was pure play and layer after layer of goodness from supplies I found at the Joggles shop. The picture above shows many of the products I used. If you are curious about my process, head over to the Joggles blog where I have posted a full tutorial with step-out photos detailing my process. I would love it if you visited there and left me a comment :)

Thanks so much for stopping by this blog today. Mystery Man and I are delighted you did. Hope we see you over on the Joggles blog, too! A huge thank you to Barb as well for this fabulous opportunity. I had a blast!

Life is good; so is art.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Joggles' Art Journal Adventure ~ Week Two Grids

Hi everyone. I am still playing catch-up with Barb's Art Journal Adventure over on the Joggles blog. For Week Two, the theme of her project was grids which I love but rarely use. I had bought a couple of fabulous grid stencils by Michelle Ward from Stencil Girl and had yet to use them so this seemed to be an opportune time. The other thing that I wanted to use was all the "table scraps" on my desk from previous projects. These were mop-up cards and book text from sprays, gel print scraps, and some corrugated paper. I also had some die cut or punched leftovers and some embellies which auditioned for projects but didn't make the cut.

I did it in a backwards way and if I did it again I would paint the whole page black with gesso or Dylusions Black Marble Paint and then pencil in the grid. Instead, I traced the grid and then coloured in the dark spaces between sections with a black Sharpie pen. Then I traced each section on the grid onto a scrap which I wanted for that space, both repeating the papers elsewhere and dry fitting as I went along. At this point, I was working with backgrounds only and not the things that were going to be added to them. Once finished, I used Scor Tape or Scotch Quick Dry to adhere each section to the page.

Now came the fun part. I started looking through the pile of leftover punched and die cut pieces and placed them where I thought I wanted them. I raided my sheets of Idea-ology rub-ons and snipped out sections to audition them. Several Idea-ology Big Chat Stickers were applied, choosing words with particular significance to me.

Some drywall mesh and cheesecloth scraps found their way onto some sections as well as a few Idea-ology embellies like the pen nib and the token. A few snaps were in my little box of things to put away so they carried through on the silver shine found in other places. Lastly my black and white doodle pens were put to work because the whole thing was looking a little too structured and neat to suit me. Although I could have kept going because I was having fun, I figured I'd better call a halt to my playing before I passed the point from like to not.

Thanks for stopping by today. You will certainly be seeing more grid work from me in the future. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Since today is Monday, there's a brand new Art Journal Adventure inspiration project up for week 6 on the Joggles blog today. I'm off to check it out!

Life is good; so is art.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Rocking the Catwalk ~ Inspired by Week 5 Joggles Art Journal Adventure

Hi everyone. I am playing along with Barb who is doing a weekly post at Joggles' blog. It's called Art Journal Adventure and she creates an inspiration project to which we can respond in any way we like. I look at what she has done and what she has used and pick out the elements or things which I want to include in my own art journal spread. This week she did the cutest page featuring these hilarious and quirky little gnomes from Stampotique. I didn't have gnomes but I had some funky cat images from Vera Lane Studio which fit the bill.

I coloured the 4 cat images, three from Les Chats and one from Girl and Cat With Hats, using Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils. Then I coloured and added hats from the image Boutique Hats because these cats are glamouristas. Like Barb's spread, Stickles and black rhinestones or pearls were added to their eyes, lashes, and hats for shine and dimension. The cats were fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, matted with black cardstock, and popped up on foam tape to create dimension and shadow.

To create the blue background, water was added to the page leaving a border around the page. Watered down Process Cyan FW ink was washed over the water base. Once dry, Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray was spritzed through Dylusions 12 x 12 Diamond of a Border stencil to create interest. Cyan ink and Waterfall Green Pearlescent Ink were used to add splatters with a fan brush. More patterning was added with Ranger Forget-Me-Not Archival Ink and Joggles Background Noise Spark stamp. Ranger Deep Purple Archival Ink was used to apply Joggles Background Noise Dots stamps.

I didn't have any deli paper painted or inked with the colours I needed like she used but I did have mop up papers and gel print scraps that I could use for the catwalk stage.They were adhered in a staggered fashion which the girls covered. Black and white painty rings were created with Dylusions paint and two sizes of bottle lids. White Embossing paste was scraped through TCW's Tiny Circles stencil to add texture and break up some of the spaces. Bits of washi tape adhered to white cardstock, drywall mesh tape, and watercolour  scraps from the top of a page were also layered here and there to bring the pink from the images around the background. The border and some outlining were created with a Black Pitt Pen and black cardstock stars were punched and added to each corner. White paint pen dots tied the border to the embossing paste dots. The sentiment was printed onto white cardstock, matted with black, and popped up on foam tape like the cats.

Thanks so much for popping by today. The Catwalkers and I appreciate your visit. I am having great fun with Joggles' weekly Art Journal Adventure prompts. Check it out...there's a new one every Monday. Hope to see you there! And when you get a minute pop by Vera Lane Studio on Etsy. She has such fun images!

Life is good; so is art.

Friday, February 05, 2016

The East Wind New Release project

Hi everyone. It's Friday and that means a brand new image will be released today at The East Wind Etsy shop. The image is called Aurora Sloquet and it's a beauty. She is so serene and seems to me to be in a place of healing and peace. It's a very different image from the ones I usually colour but it spoke to quiet whispers.

I coloured Aurora, the rocks, and tree stump with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. The background water was coloured with three shades of blue Pan Pastel which I set with fixative once I was satisfied. I wanted a soft barely there effect with some gentle movement. The image was die cut with Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangles die and then matted with black cardstock. Foam tape was used to adhere the image to the background once it was completed.

The background began as a 6 x 8 inch rectangle of mixed media paper onto which I had brayered several blue and green Fresco Finish chalk paints. It was quite a heavy background so I decided to break it up withthree separate waves cut from designer paper. One paper is distressed brown with woodgrain patter, one plain greeny-blue, and one a lighter greeny-blue with a white pattern on it. These were adhered to the painted background leaving space around each of them for the original background to show through. It made it far less overwhelming as only strips of the dark peeked through. To tie the painted background and the wavy strips together, white embossing paste was scraped through Colorbox's Swirl Dot stencil. This also added movement to the piece tying it in with the water in the image.

The sentiment was printed onto white cardstock, matted with black, and popped up on foam tape. Memory Box's Lorelai Leaf die was used to cut the leafy branches from black cardstock to accent three corners. The fourth corner had black half pearls adhered in a group of three to finish it. Black Big Brush Pen was used to edge the background before it was adhered to a black mat.This frames and finishes the page.

Thanks for popping by today. Aurora is being quiet right now but I'm sure she would want me to say how much we appreciate your visit. To see what some of my talented teamies did with this gorgeous image, pop by The East Wind Facebook group where they will be posting their awesome creations today. We would love to see what you create with her, too.

Life is good; so is art.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Don't Go Crazy ~ Art Journal page inspired by Bloobel Stamps

Hi everyone. I took some time to play with this adorable image from Bloobel Stamps called Boingy Rabbit. She wanted to star on her very own mixed media page and how could I turn down a face like that. She's so those teeth and her little bunny suit.

I coloured Boingy with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, adding brown half pearls for her eyes. She was then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and then matted with black cardstock. Boingy was then popped up on foam tape.

The 6 x 8 inch mixed media paper background was sprinkled with Brusho Crystals which were then activated with Dylusions White Linen ink spray. I had never tried that before and it gives a very cool milky effect. I will definitely be doing that again. Stamping was done with Hero Arts Single Starburst stamp and Brilliance Archival Red Gold ink.The same ink was used to apply a Tim Holtz stamp from the I See Paris set. Torn pieces of peach coloured handmade paper and french script book paper. Watering Can Archival ink was stamped in rings using a bottle lid. Bits of drywall mesh were also added to the background in three places.

The fabulous sentiment from Create With TLC (I can relate to it!) was cut apart to fit the space and each segment was matted with black and popped up on foam tape. Two letter in each of three key words were coloured with Prismacolor pencils for emphasis. A little cluster of elements comprised of two threaded buttons and a length of hemp twine was added on top of the mesh beside Boingy. Under that a scrap of watercolour cut from a pad was adhered below the cluster. A border was doodled with a black pen before the edges of the piece were inked with black Big Brush pen. The entire page was matted with black cardstock to frame it as a finishing touch.

Thanks for joining Boingy Rabbit and me today. We are so happy that you stopped by. Be sure to pop by Lisa's Bloobel Stamps shop on Etsy to see more of these inspiring and quirky images. There are so many fun ones there!

Life is good; so is art.