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Traditional Scrapbooking Meets Mixed Media

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Participating in the mixed media arts opens all sorts of creative doors for the traditional scrapbooker.  This layout is based on a sketch from Page Maps.  I love all types of scrapbooking so it is fun when I can mix it up.

Me and two of my sweet grand girls.
Ingredients:  Jenni Bowlin paper; May Arts Ribbon; Bo Bunny rub-ons; Recollection washi tape; Making Memories metal corner; 7 gypsies "feb" and tiny paper clips; Nikki Sivils buttons; Ranger tags and Snow Cap paint dabber; Sizzix embossing folder; Prima stencil; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist; Tim Holtz tiny attacher and Vintage Photo distress ink; Basic Grey "3"; Dymo Label Maker; Fiskars corner punch and scalloped border punch
 Prima stencil, Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist and a bit of Vintage Photo ink.  Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and let it run....isn't it funny just a little bit ago we would have freaked out if our mist ran.  LOL D-emboss and add a bit of acrylic paint.

Oh what fun to mix it up!

Note:  i…

Pt. 2 Of December Daily 2012 ... Graphic 45

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This is part 2 of 4 of my December Daily.  It's very heavy with grand girls, but that's what I do so much.  As a mom it is a dream come true to be able to spend time with my grandchildren and show them the magic of Christmas.

I'll share little details of the book on the last post of the DD 2012.  For now enjoy...
I loved using my paper doilies to embellish the page.  I added a bit of Tim Holtz distress ink, vintage photo and just layered the doilies like lace.
I relaxed every evening to detail cut from Graphic 45's Nutcracker Sweet paper line.  I really did enjoy cutting out my own embellishment.
It was fun to ask the unwitting waitress to take mine and Jim's photo at the restaurant.  It is a fun keeper of a photo.   
Oh, I was so sick.  So a photo of what I did to get better and then reached back to November 30 for a Santa photo of Little and her sister.   I did use K & Co's Christmas die cut embellishments. (Santa and children) throughout the book.  The…

Art is About Experimenting!

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That is what my friend told me Monday while we were playing with some of the techniques from Creative JumpStart Summit 2013.   I have been experimenting with my Maya Road canvas banner for nearly a week.   This is the results with so many lessons learned along with it.

(click on any photo for details)

The main technique I used was that of transferring imagines.  I used Claudine Hellmuth's slow dry medium (or you can use clear Gesso) and her technique of transfer.



The effect I was going for was to merge two images.  The background is a copy of one of my favorite artists, Monet.  The next layer is one of my granddaughters.  I was wanting to get the effect of my grand girls hiding in a field of flowers.  Okay....I learned a lot.  Creative JumpStart's video did not teach the project but rather the techniques.



1.  Primed the Maya Road canvas banner with Gesso.
2.  Transferred the field of flowers background.  Let it totally dry before adding the next image.
3.  Carefully transfer …

Obessed! Mixed Media Post

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I am totally obsessed with paint, mediums, mists, etc.  I want to push them to see just what they can do.  I blame this totally on Nathalie Kalbach  and her Creative JumpStart Summit 2013.  There are two instructors that have taught about "transfer" using different mediums:  Claudine Hellmuth and Christine Delgadillo.  I've basicaly had three days to myself and all I can do is work at getting this technique down.  I've failed and succeeded.  It is a blast.

So I never do anything I'm suppose to do, but I have a project in my minds eye that I'm working on creating and hope to finish by the end of the day Monday.  Here is a sneak of what I've been working on ... trail and error.

The background and the picture of Little are all from the transfer technique.  Right now it is still wet.  That's the hold up ... do something/dry/do again/dry, etc.  I'm waiting for a dry then to grab some mist, paint, and no telling what else.  I hope to have the whole proj…

Mixed Media and Facetime Photos!

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This layout may not be a designers dream, but it sure holds a lot of EXPERIENCE (OLW 2013) for me.  From Creative JumpStart Summit 2013 I included the following techniques:
molding paste and stencils (geese flying) watercolors ... interesting and fun (flower and grass) seed beads (around flowers) hidden journaling ... challenging (tucked behind photo)

Mixed Media Elements
I used Core'dinations as my background paper.  Instead of sanding I wiped my Ranger Paint Dabber, Snow Cap, over the entire page.


I placed my geese stencil from Dreamweavers onto the paper and added molding paste and let dry.  I darkened the photo to show more details of the geese on the page. 





I created my watercolor flowers from a technique by Catherine Scalon, teacher at Creative JumpStart.  It was scarey and challenging.  I had fun.  Where Cat painted around her outline I chose to cut my flowers out and use it as an embellishment.  The leftover paper I used to create my grass.  I added seed beads to the cente…

Inspried by a Sweet Friend: Cheryl Waters...One Little Word

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Many crafters know Cheryl Waters through Fiskars and Fiskateers, ArtsyFindings, and her long standing art work that appears in Sommerset Memories from Stampington & Company.  I met Cheryl through the Fiskateer "Movement" in it early years.  I was privileged to meet Cheryl and spend a little time at every CHA I attended.  She is an incredibly talented, genuine, crafter and person.    If you can, take a minute and read this post from the 12 Days of Home for the Holidays:  "Tradition of Gratitude."


Cheryl had surgery on Monday in relation to the breast cancer.  I want to tell you watching her via the internet and the emails that went back and forth prior to her surgery that I've never been more inspired about life.

Cheryl, is suppose to go home today to begin her recovery and healing.  Please be in prayer for this most brave of women. (PS .. Thursday morning update:  Cheryl did not go home.  She is having a few problems that they are addressing and can do so b…

Molding Paste on a Layout?! Oh, Yeah!

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I can really get use to this "Artsy" side of scrapbooking.  At times it is simpler and others it makes me pull my hair out!  This time around I was inspired. 

I learned the technique in Creative JumpStart Summit 2013 online event that is ongoing through January (free).  The class by Louise Nelson  is about crackle.  She shows three different ways to crackle.  for my first attempt I chose to do the last option, but I will be working with the other two soon.  This is a faux crackle. 

The photo is of my mother from her photo album dated 1957. 


Ingredients:  Molding Paste, Gesso, Rubber Stampede Crackled Background stamp, Tattered Angels Baseboard and Glimmer Mist, Prima butterfly and ribbon with rhinestones, Kaisercraft wood element, buttons, antique ribbon, Glue Dots permanent, Cosmo Cricket tiny letters, I used a flat canvas because that is what I had for a harder background, but you can use a chipboard type background  (Graphix, Sizzix, and more make a 12 x 12).

Although i…