It must be raindrops

Hello, my lovelies! April showers bring May flowers - and this month's Emerald Creek Dare is all about water, showers, and flowers!

I did a journal page using their adorable frog stamp paired with a rainbow of embossing powders!  I went from this:

To this!

I embossed my frogs with Fractured Ice because I wanted something with a hint of color yet see-through so the details could be seen.  And my raindrops stencil provided a rainbow of goodness thanks to Seth Apter's new embossing powders!

After embossing, I added my watercolors and then drew around the drops with a paint pen. I then added my lyric!

It's a fun little journal page that's quite colorful for the Spring season! Check out my post for more details and to pick up your supplies to do a similar project! I hope you'll play along with us and do some shopping - we DARE you!

I'm entering this at Classic Design Team ChallengeCreativ Fusion, and STAMPlorations!


Stencil it!

Hello, my sweets! We've got a new challenge at Bleeding Art  - Add Stenciling! And this month's fabulous sponsor is StencilGirl!  My DT project is a journal spread using a couple of their stencils!

I used Travel Note Mini and various parts of Finding Your Tribe.  There's paste, embossing, and ink stenciling. The Tribe stencil is fun because you can also use the cutouts as well. On the right side, I brushed some Golden High Flow acrylics onto the plastic women and pressed down for an artsy watercolor look, then outlined with a black paint pen. On the other side, I used the open stencil with inks. Versatile!

Something fun and colorful!  We can't wait to see what you create and enter this month! 


These Stamperia soft moulds are awesome sauce!

Hey everyone! Did a quickie upcycle to a bottle using Stamperia soft moulds and Finnabair waxes!

It really doesn't take alot to turn a regular liquor bottle into something spectacular! You don't have to reinvent the wheel on every mixed media project by over-embellishing or piling on the extras. All you need is a couple Stamperia A5 soft moulds and some waxes to give it a beautiful iridescence! 

Rather than cutting the different pieces out, I used the whole thing! The exception was cutting the top off the heart mould to put around the neck. It really looks more artsy and architectural that way. And I also sprayed the whole thing beforehand with Stamperia Mirror Effect! You can also tear off parts for a more ragged look. 

These moulds are really fantastic - so much texture! I used ModPodge to make these! You can use other types of pastes or even matte gel. Just let them dry overnight!

They really are fun to use to create spectacular effects to your projects! 


Don't let your ideas get rusty

Hello my artistic peeps! Got an altered clipboard for ya that was born from a couple non-working light bulbs - you could say it was a 'lightbulb moment'!

Well, it's a luscious mix of grunge and rust and decay. I've thought of doing something like this for awhile and then decided not to let my ideas get rusty - sort of a play on words or concept with these rusty lightbulbs! Just look at that decay and oxidation! So crusty!

The background is a scrap piece of Finnabair tissue paper and a brown coffee filter. Then rust pastes and watery black gesso are added along with other rusty affects like wire and mesh. And that lovely, large chipboard cog!

I urge you to put your ideas into action - don't let your imagination get rusty!

I'm entering this at Mixed Media AcademyShopping Our StashFrilly and Funkie, and SanDee and Amelie's!


Simple journal spread

Hello everyone! I have some sad news about one of my DT companies.  CCB has been sold and the new owners are disbanding the DT. I had made this journal as a DT make for the April challenge so I'm sharing my last official DT make with them.

Pink and black is always a favorite color combo with me! And it's very simple and clean: a stamp, a stencil, and a couple glimmer mists!

I'm entering this at Classic Design Team, STAMPlorations, and Try It On Tuesday