Category Archives: Art journals

Twist and Style welcome wreath

hello everyone!!

This month, the Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull Inspiration Team is sharing our projects using Eileen’s cool new Twist and Style tool from Sizzix. i have to tell you that what you have seen so far is truly just the tip of the iceberg what can be done with it using all sorts of different matters from wire to twine, yarn to string.

so for my project here we go!!!

i basically started with putting some paint onto some felt with my brayer

twist and style mixed media once i ‘THOUGHT’ my felt was dry i ran it through my vagabond.. and came up with this beauty!!heart and soul painty

so being one who doesn’t like to waste i layered some more felt between my painted felt to absorb all that goodness

felt and heart and soul see!! much better with catching that waste !!felt to the rescuethen i was just a matter of putting my flowers onto the stems i created using the twist and style tool

twist and style with heartthen i weaved and glued them the side of a wreath

Eileen Hull Heart and Souland then weaved a ‘welcome’ and here is my finished project for this month!!

welcome wreathhow fun is that!!

i hope you get a chance to check out all the other wonderful creations over at Eileen Hull Designs!


art journalling with Rendr and Eileen Hull

hello everyone! i can’t believe where this month has gone…

This month the Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull Inspiration Team will be working with Crescent Art Products along with Eileen’s new Sizzix collection Paper Flower Party (http://shrsl!
The Inspiration Team has been focused on two Crescent Art Products, RENDR paper (http://crescentartists NULL.htm) and Photo Mat Art Board (http://crescentartists NULL.htm). (https://www NULL.blogger
RENDR Paper (http://crescentartists NULL.htm) is 100% no-show through.  This means you can ink, stamp, spray, paint and color to your heart’s content with absolutely no bleed through. 
Photo Mat Art Board  (http://crescentartists NULL.htm)is another fantastic Crescent product being showcased this month.  Photo Mat Art Boards make it easy to create professional quality photo projects with your own artistic style.

well today i am here to show you a project that i guess perhaps may look like a pretty simple one (and it is!) but a very layered one

now this paper they said could take a lot of medium and not soak through the other side. as an art journaler, well i need the proof so off i went

i dug out some of my decoArt media paints to create my rainbow of colour background

RENDR paperthen by running some thicker foam through my big kick using Eileen  Hull’s Heart and Soul flowers die (http://www NULL.sizzix i so happily ended up with a wonderful set of flower stamps!! love that one can do that with any die!

heart and soul stamps

i then stamped using some white paint onto my Rendr paper pad

painted flowernext was just adding random bits of colour onto my page. when doing so i used some water(okay lots of water) to spread the paint further.. remember i am testing this paper!!

heart and soul paintedthen i dug out some positive quote stamps and archival ink

stamped rendri was quite happy where this was going.. next it was taking a stencil and adding even more paint and some sprays

decoart and TCWloved all the different layers i have been creating. wanted to give it a little more so added a layer of black

rendr and eileen hullnow it was just a matter of finishing it up. i had thought about using it for a background for a scrapbook page then decided that i liked it as an art journal page but then thought it would be perfect to cover a piece of mat board to make an Artist Trading Block or cut it up totally and use it to make some flowers….. decisions…

so for now i have decided to leave it as is with bits of doodling!!!

eileen hull and rendrethanks so much for dropping by today!!!




it’s a blog hop!!

hello everyone!!
today i am here with some exciting news!! we are having a blog hop!!!!

Ken Oliver / IO blog hopThe hop will run for 2 days (3/4/16 – 3/5/16) with a list of participants on the Ken Oliver Crafts (http://Ken Oliver Crafts)and Impression Obsession Blogs (http://Impression Obsession Blog Hop) each day at 8am EST. Visit the fabulous designers from both team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a… chance to win!
so i was given this beautiful mermaid (http://www NULL.iostamps NULL.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=J17090&Store_Code=IOSTAMPS&search=mermaid&searchoffset=&filter_cat=&PowerSearch_Begin_Only=&sort=&range_low=&range_high=), the be a mermaid (http://www NULL.iostamps NULL.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=F17058&Store_Code=IOSTAMPS&search=mermaid&searchoffset=&filter_cat=&PowerSearch_Begin_Only=&sort=&range_low=&range_high=) quote and  the set, designed by the ever so lovely and talented Yvonne Blair along with this bubble (http://www NULL.iostamps NULL.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=A5384&Store_Code=IOSTAMPS&search=bubbles&searchoffset=&filter_cat=&PowerSearch_Begin_Only=&sort=&range_low=&range_high=)stamp!

so i started out with stamping in my art journal a whole bunch of bubbles, which i decided were really pearls floating around in a mermaid haven..  i then sprinkled some color burst in Indigo (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html?w=color+burst), Ultramarine Blue (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html?w=color+burst), Pthalo Green (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html)and Lemon Yellow (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html)  onto my page and spritzed with water

sprinkles of color burst

i loved the flow of the color on my page. watery background

next i added depth of yellow directly onto my mermaid portion..i wanted her to be glowing in the depth of the ocean (unrealistic but hey it is a mermaid we are talking about right!!!)

yellow mermaidthen using my water brush i removed some colour and then added in some colour to colour all my ‘gems’ along the side of my page. i also restamped the mermaid on another piece of paper a couple of times so i could individually colour her fin

beautiful fin

and the second time her hair

colouring my mermaidthen it was just a matter of layering and adding my quote and here you have my finished page!

mermaid artjournalso who is on the hopping trail today!!! here they are. please be sure to visit each and leave a comment

March 4th

Jeanne Streiff (http://inkypaws NULL.blogs NULL.splitcoaststampers

diana hetherington (http://www NULL.missusgmoments (that’s me!)

Anna Wight (http://sweetmissdaisy NULL.typepad NULL.html)

Kimberly Jones (http://serendipityvintagestudio NULL.blogspot

Vicki Garrett (http://summerthymestudio NULL.blogspot

Jessica Frost-Ballas (http://www NULL.allthesparkle

Karen Amidon (http://paperliliesandink NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Tracy Pounds (http://www NULL.misstracycreates!Impression-Obsession-meets-Colorburst-Blog-Hop/c1a1n/56d67b570cf2bc6add155aaf)

Laura Fulcher (http://stampart NULL.blogspot

Niki Warner Davis (http://sunshinerunnermom

Saturday – March 5th

Yvonne Blair  (http://www NULL.yvonneblair NULL.html)
Dina Kowal (http://mamadinis NULL.blogspot NULL.html)

Giovana Smith
(http://giovana-believe NULL.blogspot NULL.html)
Jenny Gropp (http://onekraftykat NULL.blogspot NULL.html)
Laurel Lukaszewski Beard
Kittie Caracciolo (http://kittiekraft NULL.typepad

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli
(http://www NULL.scrapsaurus
Danella Dobson (http://danieladobson NULL.blogspot NULL.html)
Krista Cheryl Riley  (http://www NULL.imaginethatscrapbooks

remember i said there will be prizes!! well here is what they are… on each day there will be one prize of one set of color burst from Ken Oliver Crafts AND a $25 Gift Certificate from Impression Obsession!! total value of $60 for each day!!! YAHOO!!

Remember the more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

good luck and enjoy all the wonderful projects over the next two days! i know i shall.




February Art Journal Video

hello everyone!!

love is lovetoday i am just dropping in to show you a quick video i created today.

i am hoping to make this a monthly event, my creating just to share with you, my art journal pages.

here is the link to the YouTube channel. let me know your thoughts and what you would like to see!

for the record it is PICKED RASPBERRIES not Pickled (sorry Tim!) and halfway through the tripod fell and hit me on the head (LOL) which is why the view has changed!! i will work on that for next month!!

thanks for watching!!!


Emerald Creek CHA new releases!!

hello everyone!!  today i am here to share with you some exciting Emerald Creek Craft news!!!!
We are on our way – a new Adventure (http://blog NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.html), is a lot of news rolled into a few words for  Emerald Creek Craft supplies… as i am writing this up Kim and Nicole are at CHA in booth 807!!!! first time exciting is that!!! and even more exciting they are also launching Nicole Wright Designs (http://canadiannickelscrapn NULL.blogspot first set of stamps!!!
did you hear that right ??? YES  Nicole Wright has launched her first stet of stamps!!

f (http://2 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.jpg)irst up the Upstream set (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.htm) which includes 6 stamps
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followed by Fallen Blossom (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.htm)!!!
(http://2 NULL.bp NULL.blogspot NULL.jpg)now how sweet are these. and this is just her first release!! she will be releasing a set every quarter…how exciting!!!

when i seen her Koi i just knew i had to make it as colourful as possible. i coloured my main Koi  a few times and then cut out pieces of each to create the main one. building a koi but then i wanted to give it a bit more dimension so i cut out some individual scale and then glued them in place!koi scales

to create the back ground of my art journal page i used a mixture of different studio glazes, a Dylusions Stamp, a black and white pen!EC Koiare these not the most detailed little fish you ever did see!!

now it’s your turn to enter the challenge over at Emerald Creek (http://blog NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.html) and check out what the rest of the amazing Design team have created.
You could win a $25 gift certificate to the Emerald Creek Store (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek – so why not go check it out.
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