Sunday, July 26, 2015


Hello and thank you for visiting today!!  I have a super fun project to share with you!  I call it "Splatter Flowers"!


I started by covering the page with shell stencils and molding paste.  When it was dry I started splattering my colors.  I started with yellow Twinkling H2O's and let them dry.  I moved on to a light green and let it dry.  Then, I made concentrated areas of color on 4 sections of the paper.  I used 2 shades of blue, pink and purple.  I stenciled first so the colors would flow unevenly and mix together in fun and interesting ways!

The bottom left was too much on the stencil and I didn't like how it looked.  So the other 3 areas were not concentrated on a whole stencil.  I made sure that it was only on the edge or side of a stenciled shell, leaving white areas inside.  I LOVE how they look!  I cut the 4 sections apart so they were card sized and stamped a flower on each.

WOW I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!!  I actually thought I would like this flower least because the leaves wouldn't be green but I was so wrong!!  I like this one best!  The abstract look is fabulous, the texture from the stencil is amazing and the splatter is awesome!!

My second favorite is the blue flower.  Actually, I love this one too!!  So hard to pick just one!!  This is my new favorite effect to make.  I know it will be used on art journal pages, canvases and more cards.  I hope I find tons of other uses for this effect because it is not only beautiful, it is sooo fun to do!  Splattering is always fun, isn't it???

I hope you try this super fun project for yourself!  I can't wait to see what you make!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Follow Your Dreams Art Journal Page

Hey everyone!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  Today, I am going to continue with adding pages to a mini album/journal I made last month.  You can see more about that with complete directions for making the album by clicking here

I am loving learning more and more about combining my stamps from Sin City Stamps and mixed media, so I wanted to share with you my first page I am going to add to my album.  The pages are made from a nice, thick card stock that is printed on one side only.  So, I will be working on the print side of one and gluing it to the wrong (white) side of the previous page.

Supplies Used:

Sin City Stamps:  Terri Sproul's Wish stamp set; Sparkle Stencil by Terri Sproul

ColourArte:  Twinkling H20s - Sky BlueOrange PeelSweet LavenderSunflower

Prima 12x12 Script Pad

Chocolate ink pad ((Ancient Page)
Texture Paste (Ranger)
Glue n Seal (Ranger)
Liquid Pearls: Platinum, Peacock (Ranger)


Trim card stock to 4-1/2" by 8-1/4".  Cover with a very light coat of clear gesso and let dry.  This will help seal the card stock and allow the paint to work much better, but will not obliterate any of the printed images on it.  Round the corners on the left side of the page, because this will be adhered to the back of the inside page in the book.

Spread texture paste through the sparkle stencil, leaving the edges uneven.  Scrape tiny patches of texture paste with a spatula around page for a cool effect.  Let everything dry.

Stamp three butterflies and two sentiments onto a piece of deli paper with the Chocolate ink pad.
Prepare your Twinks by spritzing some water 2-3 times into each pot to activate the colors.  Add all four colors to the background, misting with water and allowing the colors to run and blend.  Let dry.

Tear deli paper close to each stamped image and adhere to the background with a good adhesive medium, like Glue N Seal.  The deli paper disappears into the background, and gives you crisp, stamped images even over the stenciled paste.
Stamp some dandelions in the open spaces at the bottom of the paper with the Chocolate ink pad.
Color the butterflies with the four Twinks colors, mixing them to your liking.
Make bodies for the butterflies with the Peacock Liquid Pearls.
Add dots of Platinum Liquid Pearls to the dandelions.  
This is the book from my previous post.  The inside cover page is what you see extending past the zig zag chipboard cover.  I want to keep that page just as it is because it acts as part of the front of the book.
By working on the first page separately, I was able to keep the printed side of the inside cover page clean.  So, now that my page is completed, I can adhere the two pages together.  This will not only cover the blank white side of the papers, but strengthen the page.  I also rounded the outer corners.
Now that the two are glued together ...
I can punch the binding holes on the side.  
Now it is ready to insert into my book.

I hope you enjoyed my mixed media journal page today, and that I have inspired you to make your own journals with your paper stash and these wonderful Sin City Stamp sets.  And this is the perfect time to buy because you can take advantage of this special deal!  Good until the end of the month.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a wonderful and crafty weekend!

P.S.  This is my last post as a member of the Sin City Stamps design team.  Our term is nearing an end and I want to thank everyone for your friendship and support.  However, you may still see me every now and then with more projects to share.  So, until then, happy stamping, everyone!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Spread Your Wings tag

Happy Friday!!! It is hard to believe this is my last DT project for this term with SinCityStamps.  I have enjoyed creating  and sharing design projects with everyone!  I hope to be back for another term next year as a designer for SinCityStamps.

For my last project, I decided that we should make a tag that uses the SinCity Wings stamp set that can be purchased from  
Supplies List:
  • facade (surface): used a #10 size manila tag ( 4 1/8 in by 8 1/2 in), sheet of Kraft Core paper and manilla cardstock
  • distress ink: gathered twig
  • archival ink: black, watering can and potting soil
  • embellishments: Chit Chat stickers, Label Letters, metal brads and a embellishment assortment
  • trimmings: hemp cord
  • tools: craft sheet, mister, heat tool, scissors, ink blending tool, and ripper
  • stamps used: SinCity Wings stampset
Step 1: The first step in this project is to determine the background; which is the base to any project for me (as you have came to learn from previous projects).  We will take the plain #10 manila tag and cover it with a coat of distress ink.  I chose to use gathered twig but any color can be used when completing this effect.
Step 2: Now that you have the background of the tag started lets create the water drop effect onto the surface of that.  Take a water mister and squirt water into the palm of your hand.  Then flick the water onto the tag.
Once you have splattered the tag with water take a heating tool and dry the tag.  This will give you a really cool splatter effect.  If you still have water splotches on the tag you can use a rag (or paper towel) to blot it off the tag.
Step 3: Then take the background stamp from the SinCity Wing stamp set and using potting soil archival ink stamp this centered into the tag.  

Then take the lace border stamp and place that above and below the stamped image to finish the background.
Step 4: We are going to take the wing stamp using watering can archival ink and stamp that onto cream cardstock.   
Step 5: Then we will take our scissors and cut out the stamped image.  We will attach this to the card using pop dots as shown below as placement on the tag.
Step 6: We are going to now take black archival ink and stamp the lock into cream card stock.
Then we will take our scissors and cut out the stamped image. Then take the gathered twig distress ink blending tool and darken the edges.  To attach this to the card use pop dots as shown below for placement.
Step 7: We are going to continue on with the tag by layering on embellishments and accents pieces.
Here is how I chose to accent my tag with adding word sayings using label letters & chit chat stickers onto kraft core paper.   

I placed the stickers on the Kraft Core then cut out the saying leaving enough room to rough up the edges with the ripper.  An to darken up the edges with gathered twig distress ink using a blending tool.

We will now continue with adding embellishments and accent items to finish off our tag.
Step 8: Final step will be to take the edge ripper and rough up the edges.  Then using gathered twig distress ink dirty up the edges.

Thanks for checking out my project and if you don’t have the SinCity Wings stamp set in your stash be sure to add them today.  Check out the store today there are such great stamps, stencils and products that you can chose from that will be great additions to your home.

To keep up with what I am working on stop by my blog at


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Add a bit of Steampunk to your Journal

Hello All Lanette Here!

Today I'm going to share another fun Art Journal Page with you!

First lets take a look at my finished page ,then we can take a look at how I made it.

Sin City Supplies Used: Steampunk'd Stamp Set

Other Supplies Used: Stazon Ink, Art Anthology Velvet Paints, Webster's Pagers Alphas and a Stabilo Pencil

Now lets look at my process......

I started by stamping my main image with a waterproof ink, I used Stazon.

Next I started to add color to my background using a few  diluted Art Anthology Velvet Paints.

Next I added my text using some sticker alphas and a Stabilo pencil.

 Afert belending my Stabilo pencil with a bit of water I added a bit of doddles and random stamping to grunge up the page a bit. I used a few more stamps from the Steampunk'd Stamp Set.

Next I stamped my main image again on a second sheet of paper but this time I used Versa Ink and heat embossed the image. (Image from the Steampunk'd Stamp Set )

After you stamping the image I fuss cut it out and applied it to my page using a bit of foam tape and there you have it a quick fun Steampunk page for your Art Journal!

 Just a few details for fun:)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you to have some inky fun of your own!

After all time flies! You gotta get inky when you can!

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Love Anniversary Card

Hi!  Chris here sharing this sweet LOVE card.  I LOVE that this card mixes 3 different stamp sets and yet they all look like they belong together!  So let us get started.

Sin City Stamps: Art Journaling 2 (script, love)
                          Natural Beauty (flower)
                          Classic Spark (diamond background)
Paper: Pacon MultiMedia Paper
          Core'dinations Cardstock
Ink: Ranger -  Archival (Jet Black)
                  - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Old paper, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge
                  - Tim Holtz Distress Markers - Shabby Shutters, Black Soot, Tea Dye, Iced Spruce,     Wild Honey
Water Brush
Ribbon -  Ranger Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon

To start off I stamped my background piece using the Script stamps from the Art Journaling 2 collection and the Old Paper Distress Ink.  The stamp wasn't quite large enough for my background piece so I just overlapped the stamping on the edges.

I then stamped the script using the Classic Spark Diamond background using my Jet Black Archival Ink.  I then matted the stamped background onto black cardstock and set it aside. (sorry I did not take a picture at this stage)

My next stamp was to stamp this amazing flower from the Natural Beauty collection using Archival Ink.  Make sure you use a waterproof ink at this step since we will be coloring this in with a water brush.

I started by coloring in the leaves using the Shabby Shutters Distress marker (see the picture on the left side) I then added some depth to my coloring by adding a darker marker - the Iced Spruce Marker. I gently brushed over the coloring with a water brush to help bend the inks a bit.

 For the Flower I started by coloring in the center with my Tea Dye marker. I then added  some touches of Wild Honey Marker to the flower.  I then stamped my Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge ink pads onto my Craft sheet.

I used my water brush to pick up those colors and shading to my flower. You can see the shading below.

I then matted my completed flower onto card stock and added it to my background piece. 

To create the matching ribbon I started by adding some water to my leftover ink on my Kraft sheet and mixing it all together. 

I then spritzed my white crinkle ribbon with water and then swirled it around in the ink.

This is what my ribbon looked like after dying!  And since I used the same colors I used for stamping it coordinated perfectly!

To add my sentiment I used the Things I Love stamp from the Art Journaling 2 Collection.  Since I only needed the LOVE portion of the stamp I used my Black Soot Distress marker to ink only that word .  

I then matted my sentiment and attached it and the ribbon to my card!  I hope you enjoyed my project and decide to give at least one of the techniques a try!  

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