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She Art Collage on Canvas

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I'm so inspired by the She Art that Christy Tomlinson creates.
Here's my attempt. The background starts with ripped tissue paper.  I love the texture and dimension it gives. They you do a variety of spray inks on top, then I sprayed using some stencils.  I even did some dabbing around with some bubble wrap before and after I added my hand cut houses and girl.  I roughly drew the outline of the girl on one piece of designer paper, then I cut pieces of laces and trims and other colors of paper and added it to her.  Hot glue works the best for me on adding the trims and rosette.
 The houses are really fun to make!  I just mixed matched some of the designer papers and used a glue stick to put them together.  Once I glued them onto the canvas using matte medium, I used a black pitt pen to outline them.
 The die cuts are from my stash and were added with hot glue.
I printed the sentiment out on my computer, used matte medium to adhere to the canvas, then outlined with my black pitt…

Mixed Media with Stencils

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I have a shirt that I've been wanting to duplicate in some way.  I love the colors and the design.


 I started with a 9x12 fiberboard.  I applied a layer of gesso and allowed to dry. I sprayed some inks-blues and greens, allow to dry a little and then blot with paper towel.  Allow to dry completely. Using stencils I sponged vintage photo over top in various places.
 To highlight my stencils, I used black fine tip pitt pen and white broad tip pitt pen to make lines and dots.  It didn't show up good at first, so I sealed the top with Liquitex Matte Gel and allowed to dry.

My gorgeous flower-I took a piece of mixed media paper and wiped up the excess inks on my mat, ran the paper thru my big shot using a stampin up flower die.  Layered them and put a bead in the middle.  The leaves were cut with a cricut cartridge and then I ink them up a bit to blend.
I printed my sentiment on the computer using different fonts. 
I love how it turned out.  The blues and greens swirling....Oh-to…

Fall Fun with C'est Magnifique

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I love fall colors and when I saw the sketch at C'est Magnifique this month-I knew just what I wanted to do.  These are pictures of my granddaughter last fall at the lake.  The leaves were beautiful.  I started with a piece of KandCo designer paper. I ran gesso around the edges  of both pages.  I did some stenciling and then used some Ranger Distress embossing in mustard seed for the diamonds.  Love how it turned out.

 I used my stampin up leaf die and ink them up with antique photo distress ink.  The two red flowers I stamped and fussy cut with my new set Eclectica from Paper Artsy. I punched some using Tim Holtz paper and distressed them.  Can you tell I like distressing??

Here's my finished layout.  I LOVE IT!  I hope ya'll will jump over to C'est Magnifique BlogSpot and play yourself.  Check out the wonderful sketch.

Have a great week!!


Once Upon a Sketch

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I've been following Once Upon A Sketch. This month's sketch I really love.  It has 3 photo spots. I love doing multiple photos-because that's the way I take photos! I got my color scheme and embellishment ideas from the CSI Case #87.  I started with a white page. I stamped the big butterfly stamp in a Mediterranean color.  I also added die cut butterflies.  I stamped a map image on the big pink one, an angel face on the big teal green one.  I made a postcard-stuck it underneath to journal on.


Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspires you to save those memories of your loved ones!