Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #44 – mid month posting!!

hello everyone!!

It’s mid-month inspiration time over at Mixed Media Monthly (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2018/01/mid-month-inspiration-post-new-team NULL.html). Our theme this month is ‘Ring in the New’ and  remember you still have time to enter!

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and here is my project.. i have done two pages to share with you

these pages are part of my ‘new’ journal and a ‘new’ year of calendar making.

the page started out with a thin layer of gesso followed by a few sprays of some Art Anthology. once that was all dry i applied some archival ink to some stamps and stamped on the outside of both pages. next i added some texture paste through one of my The Crafter’s Workshop stencils and then some gold paste through another.

on one page i added my words and on the other page i added my stencil and a mandala

pretty quick and easy page for each week. i hope you enjoyed them

until next time my friends,


Supplies used:

TCW681 Bauhaus (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw681-bauhaus/)
TCW9009 –  black modelling paste (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9009-black-modeling-paste-8-oz/)
as well some much loved retired stencils

Art Anthology sprays – patience (https://www NULL.artanthology NULL.net/collections/colorations/products/patience-colorations-color-spray),timeless, (https://www NULL.artanthology NULL.net/collections/colorations/products/timeless-colorations-color-spray)barbie (https://www NULL.artanthology NULL.net/collections/colorations/products/barbie-colorations-color-spray)

Kaisercraft stamps

TCW – looking forward

hello everyone!

today I am sharing with you a quick art journal page I created using an old ‘mop up’ page.  these are the best jump starts to any pages. I have  so many…

what is  a mop up page….well basically any time I create anything instead of cleaning up my stencils in water I first add the left over paint / paste to a blank page or two…. nothing like it to kick start the next art journaling session!!

so for this particular page i added some extra stencil marks with water and with paint before setting it aside to dry

I have been provided  with some product to create this project however the opinions I share are solely my own

for my next piece i had another page that i had started so i layered on some waxes and just kept playing until i had a background i liked

and then i had another idea!!!  i started by going back to my background page and added a focal point using some black texture paste

but then i had yet another idea but not the stencil that i wanted… BUT did you know that TCW has blank stencils that you can make your own stencils!!! oh yes they do!!!

next i went back to my other piece and decided that i wanted to save it for another project but that circle i cut out added some wings to it and then i cut the individual wings out… 

next i took out some wax and applied to my black texture paste areas for a bit of shine

are you still with me!!! if so here is where it all gets put together…..my finished page

I have been provided  with some product to create this project however the opinions I share are solely my own

i think that in life we sometimes forget the important things….we forget to tell those we still have with us how much we love them… how we treasure them and the memories created with them….and we sometimes beat ourselves up over things in the past…when instead we must understand that we can’t go backwards but must live forward….

my art journal pages are very special reminders for me for such things…

well that is it for me.. hope you have enjoyed my mop up, zigzag, bouncing here and there layout and that you take a moment to create and share your heart …

until next time my friends,


Supplies used:

TCW Stencils

TCW631 – doodlebloom (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw631-doodle-bloom/)

TCW617 – dream girl (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw617-dream-girl/)

TCW616 – angel wings (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw616-angel-wings/)

TCW340 – stencil sheets (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/stencil-3-stencil-sheets/)

TCW278 – circle explosion (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/stencil-circle-explosion/)

Mixed Media Products

TCW9009 – black modelling paste (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/stencil-circle-explosion/)

TCW9012 – shimmery goodness (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9012-shimmery-goodness-8-oz/)



Eileen Hull Designs – Embrace the detours

hello everyone!!

today i am here to share with you a special little journal i created for a special couple that i was privileged enough to witness their wedding late 2017.

I have been provided  with some product to create this project however the opinions I share are solely my own

i didn’t do any step outs but as you will see by the following pictures it is a pretty easy -peasy process!!

i used pieces from Eileen Hull’s lastest release “book club” and i will post links below for them!!!

get ready for some pictures of a beautiful day!

that is but a few of the many pages in this little journal. i believe there are around 30 pages of pictures so far but i have left lots and lots of space for them to add their own thoughts and pictures if they so chose. and the lovely thing about Eileen’s journal is we are able to keep adding signatures if need to accommodate extra pictures!!

i sure hope you have enjoyed the peak into this book and i really hope that the couple will enjoy it as well.

life really is about the ups and downs and all the little detours along the way isn’t  it….

until next time my friends,


Supplies used:

Eileen Hull/Sizzix:
Book club Collection:
Journal (https://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661906/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-journal)
Floral Arch & Words framelits (https://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/662357/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-4pk-floral-arch-words)
Bookmark, Tag & pocket (https://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/662355/sizzix-framelits-die-set-8pk-bookmark-tag-pocket)
Bookplate, Hinges & label (https://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/662356/sizzix-framelits-die-set-8pk-bookplate-hinges-label)

Other framelits/dies by Eileen Hull/Sizzix
Spring Leaves (https://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661111/sizzix-bigz-die-leaves-spring)

Ranger distress ink in vintage photo
Prima’s Wild & Free collection by Frank Garcia, paper and flowers



Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #44

hello everyone!!

holy moly… January 1st, 2018…. where did 2017 go!!

today i am here to share with you  quick project i create, or rather a project i created quickly as i was away for work the last little while so my studio time has been nil!!

so this month our challenge is – Ring in the New

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I absolutely love the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life’, by far one of my favourite Christmas shows …. in that show there is a famous line ‘every time a bell rings and angel gets it’s wings’….. totally my inspiration for this months piece:

a little close up of the angel in the dome

thanks for stopping by and checking out my project this month!

Make sure you visit each designer’s blog and leave some comment love for them… we all LOVE hearing from you all!
Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes. Entries not following our rules will be deleted.

* You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
* You must comment on at least 3 design team member’s blogs.

* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post
* Add a link to your direct postnot your entire blog, a YouTube Video or a Pinterest Board
* You can combine with up to 4 other challenges.
* No Backlinking (linking a project completed before the start date of our challenge) allowed! Any back-linked entries will be deleted.
* You can enter up to 5 times, create whatever you want, and HAVE FUN!

can’t wait to see what you have come up with!!
until next time my friends,


TCW – Merry Christmas

hello everyone!!!

can you believe it is Christmas time already!!

today I just wanted to share with you a  quick and easy card I made using Decofoil Transfer Gel and some Deco Foil transfer sheets

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

I know it says to use a laminator but I like to experiment.. you see I don’t own a laminator so I figured there must be a way I can do this because I had a vision.

so here is what I did. I stared out by spreading a thinish layer of gel onto a piece of mixed media paper through my stencil.  I then set it aside to dry..

and because I had so much left on my stencil if thought why not make a couple more!!!

once they were dry I laid on a sheet of transfer sheet and using my heat tool (NOT my embossing tool because, well I did try that but it melted my foil before it would actual adhere to my gel)

as it was heating I took a stick and rubbed onto of my stencil image…checking every so often to be sure all places were covered.

I then repeated it with the centre bow but this time I used some of Rebekah’s foil.. it worked the same way. I then stuck that onto a piece of black cardstock and fuzzy cut and set aside.

to finish my card was so simple.. a bit of stitching and stamping, and adhereing my bow.. all done.. just like that!!!

I hope you enjoyed my quick little tutorial and that you take the time to play and experiment using the supplies you have on hand and some of The Crafter’s Workshop stencils… and if you do, please do share with us.. we love to see what you are up to! You can share it with us on our Facebook page (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/TheCraftersWorkshop/?fref=ts)Instagram (https://www NULL.instagram NULL.com/tcwstencils/),  Twitter (https://twitter NULL.com/TCWstencils), and Pinterest (https://www NULL.pinterest NULL.com/tcwstencils/) by using hashtag #tcwstencillove.

until next time my friends,

diana hetherington
Design Team Member


The Crafter’s Workshop:
TCW721s – Big Wreath (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw721-big-wreath/)

transfer gel (http://www NULL.thermowebonline NULL.com/p/deco-foil-transfer-gel)
transfer sheets (http://www NULL.thermowebonline NULL.com/p/deco-foil-transfer-sheets-•-emerald-watercolor)
Rekekah Meier Designs mixed media art paper (http://www NULL.thermowebonline NULL.com/p/rebekah-meier-designs-mixed-media-art-paper-9-x-12-4-sheets-per-pack)
Rebekah Meier Designs foil (vintage tin) (http://www NULL.thermowebonline NULL.com/p/rebekah-meier-designs-transfer-foil-6-x-6-12-sheets-per-pack-•-vintage-tin)

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