Sunday, March 31, 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019

You are My Sunshine

Hello there. Cathy N here with a pick me up card you can make and sent to someone that might need a little sunshine in their day.

Stamps Used:
Flaming by Pam Bray
Doodle leaf vine border by Pam Bray
You are my sunshine by Pam Bray

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Other Supplies Used:
White embossing power
pigment powers
black ink
Copic markers
glitter per
pattern paper
oval die
 Start out with a smaller piece of white cardstock than your card.
 Stamp Doodle leaf vine border by Pam Bray on the to of the sheet of paper. Use white embossing power. Stamp Doodle leaf vine border by Pam Bray 3 times and emboss it.
 You really can't see the white on the white cardstock but once you add the pigment powers it will pop.
 Sprinkle the powers on the paper and then spray with water to active them. Going for a orange/yellow combo here. Dab some of the color from inside the stamped area.  Add more layers of color till you get what you intensity you want.
 Stamp Flaming by Pam Bray on a sperate piece of white card stock and color with Copic markers. Cut out and add to the watercolor resist piece.

 Layer it on some pattern paper that matches.
 Stamp out You are my sunshine by Pam Bray on a white cardstock and die cut with oval and die cut a oval to layer on to.

Add some glitter to the flowers and some sequence to the all over card and there is your sunshine card.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

"Cascadia" the Siren....

Hi Blank Page Muse Stamps Fans!!!
Well another month has nearly gone!!! Hope it has been a creative one for you all!

Today I have another "Under the Sea" themed creation using a fab "Mermaid/Siren" image designed by Rick St Dennis - I'm a big "Rick" fan and love to create with his detailed stamps!

Blank Page Muse Stamp: Cascadia Mermaid designed by Rick St Dennis
Journal or Card
Archival Ink Pad
Old Book Pages eg. encyclopaedia, dictionary, thesaurus
Gesso & Muslin Cloth
Stencil & Texture Paste
Ink Sprays
Embellishments: fishing net, fishing line attachments, charms, string etc.
General Supplies: scissors, spatula, glue, mounting tape

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We will start by creating the background page for our seductive mermaid!

Add a layer of Gesso to your journal page or card if working on a separate item. While the Gesso is still wet use a spatula (or your fingers LOL!!!) to adhere the muslin cloth to the page.

Next step is to stamp the mermaid onto an old book page. It's fun to stamp onto a "related" wording page ie. I stamped on a thesaurus page with "ocean" words - the same works for an encyclopaedia page etc. - it's fun to follow the theme with all the added elements to the page!!!

Tear out some wording from your book pages - used here the "siren" related paragraph from the thesaurus. Edge with the same archival ink you stamped your main mermaid image in.

Use a circle stencil and texture paste to add "bubbles" to your page LOL! Allow to dry.

Use ocean coloured ink sprays over the page. Metallic sprays add some nice shine to your page! Use a paper towel roll to absorb excess ink - a great way to make a multi coloured paper towel background for use on another creation!!!!

Arrange your stamped images and extra embellishments to the page and adhere with glue and mounting tape, allow to dry and your have a fab under the sea themed page! Lots of fab mermaid images available at the store to great pages with!

Thanks for stamping with me today!!! Have a creative week!

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Fishing Cards

Hello Crafty Friends,

Marie-Christine with you today with 2 bright cards.
Lets go fishing and pick up some seashells by the sea!

BPM Rubber Stamps used:

Fishing Word Rubber Stamp

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Other Supplies
Printed Cardstock
Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paints
White Modeling Paste

First, cut 2 squares of paper to make your cards and apply some white modelling paste with a stencil.

When it is dry, colour with watercolour paints, use different colours and add some water with a spray.

Here, my 2 backgrounds.

Then, stamp your fish and colour them with watercolour. Cut them.

Adhere the seashells and the fish. Put some colors on the seashells if you want. Stamp the title on a printed cardstock and adhere it on the card. When it is dry, adhere your cards on a large printed cardstock with double-sided.

Hope you have enjoyed my tutorial!

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Flamingo Card

Hello BPM Fans!!

Today I would like to show you how I created a Flamingo card for the Under the Sea theme this month.  I was a bit out of my element for the projects this month and I am not a big ocean/sea fan. I like to sit in my pool in the summer, fewer animals in my pool and no sand to drag into the house later! I work a lot of hours and I like to have time to create and not spending all my time cleaning house!

Supplies used 
Blank Page Muse Stamps -

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Other supplies used - 
tissue paper
ink in 3 pink colors
black ink
glue stick
stamp platform
foam tape
white embossing powder
Versamark ink
black cardstock
white watercolor paper
white card base

1. Using the different pink inks, stamp them randomly in a line on a piece of white tissue paper with stamps from the Background Grunge sheet and the Hearty Doodles sheet, then using the black ink, stamp the Open Weave Fishnet in a line on white tissue paper. I used the circles from the Background Grunge stamp and repeatedly stamped them over each other. I used the script stamps from the Correspondence Pens sheet and stamped it in a line on the white tissue paper. 

Quick tip - To tear the tissue paper, use a fine line brush with very little water and draw a line down the tissue paper, tear along this line to give you a nice torn edge.

2. Taking one of your stamped tissue pieces, glue it down about 2/3 from the edge of the black cardstock. Repeat with the other two layers. 

3. Using the stamp platform, stamp the Flamingo several times onto watercolor paper then color the flamingo with markers. I used several colors over each other to get the effect I was looking for on the feathers. Then fussy cut the flamingo and glue it over the layered tissue paper. 
4.  Next, using the Dear Beach sentiments the were cut apart, stamp in Versamark ink onto black cardstock and heat emboss with white embossing powder. then trim down to fit across the card front. 

This card could be used for any occasion!  Don’t forget to check out the stamps at Blank Page Muse.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

I wish I was an Octopus

Hello, for my tutorial today I am working with the theme "Under the Sea". I decided on an octopus-themed mixed media piece using the Octopus Sealife stamp from Blank Page Muse.

Blank Page Muse Stamps used in this project:

Open Weave Fishnet Background Border Texture Red Rubber Stamp by Pam Bray Designs 

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Other supplies used:

Pebeo Acrylic Paint - Leather
jute twine
white tissue paper
washi tape
gel medium
matte medium
white cardstock
washi tape
embossing ink
Baked Texture Artist Embossing Powder by Seth Apter & Emerald Creek -VINTAGE BEESWAX
Versafine Black Ink Pad
Faber Castell Gelatos - Butterscotch, Metallic Icing, Black
Jack Richeson Shiva Oil Paintstik, Iridescent Red

Apply a coat of gesso. When that is dry paint with acrylic paint. Leave an area lighter. This is where you will add the stamp.

Using gel medium, stick down the jute twine.

Place tissue over the jute and coat with matte medium.

Using gelatos, add some more color to the piece. Use the metallic icing to highlight the lighter area.

Stamp the octopus on the lighter area.

Add washi tape where you like.

Apply some gel medium to the base and cover with sand.

Use the net stamp to add more detail to the background and the Shiva Stick or another Gelato to add some highlights.

Darken the edges using a makeup sponge and black ink. Cover the stamped area and add a white paint splatter.

Stamp the quote on white cardstock, cut out and darken the edges before sticking on.

Coat the piece with embossing ink and sprinkle with the beeswax embossing powder.

Heat with an embossing gun to finish.

Wasn't that easy? 

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