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Sugar Skull Girl - Art Journal

Posted by Susan on Monday, June 27, 2016 in
This project did not turn out like I had hoped, or expected it would. It started out okay, but somewhere along the line it went into scrapbook page territory and what I had hoped would be an awesome dark and mysterious page turned into something else.
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But in the end, an art journal is all about experimentation. This was an experiment, parts of which I like, parts I don't.

Supplies:

Black Gesso
Stamps - Donna Downey Unity Stamp Company - faces
Crafters Workshop Stencil
Viva Inka Gold - Gold, Green and Red
Stickers - Jolee Boutique and Recollections
Prima Flowers
Dylusions Ink Spray
White Sharpie
Various Markers

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Suzi in Hong Kong - Tag

Posted by Susan on Saturday, March 26, 2016 in ,
Introducing one of the new Prima Paper Doll stamps by Julie Nutting - Suzi! Although the doll and outfit that comes with her are intended for beach/sea layouts, I saw this and instantly knew I wanted to use the beach cover-up as a long flowing shirt over leggings, and here is the result!

Love it

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Supplies:

Stamp - Julie Nutting Paper Doll "Suzi" by Prima Marketing
Word stickers - Tim Holtz
Flowers and Mosaic Chips - Recollections
Prima Marketing Watercolor pencils
Patterned Paper - Best Creations Inc.
Origami Paper
Gold Sharpie
Momento Ink

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Relove - Art Journal Page

Posted by Susan on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 in
I was inspired by Donna Downey's 10x10x10x10 series and all the student work coming out of those classes to create this mixed media art journal layout.

Through it I also learned that I love the mop brush for creating these layered backgrounds!

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I also have to give a shout out to my friends Steve and Suzanne Anderson of Relove. In the spirit of salvage, I kept the tag of some chairs we purchased from them and used it in this layout.

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Free Spirit Tag

Posted by Susan on Monday, March 21, 2016 in
I was inspired by a tag by Gabrielle Pollacco - you can find the original here:
http://www.bobunny.blogspot.ca/2012/07/tag-youre-it.html

Here is my version:

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Supplies:

Paper - DCWV
Cardstock: Bazzil
Dies: Tim Holtz and Cheery Lynn
Stamps: Hot Off the Press
Ink: Stampin Up
Ribbon: American Crafts

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Ski Tag

Posted by Susan on Friday, March 18, 2016 in ,
Bo Bunny comes out with some of the best winter paper collections. I'm always eager to see their new designs, and Powder Mountain didn't disappoint.

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For this tag I used different papers in the Powder Mountain line, including fussy cutting the ski's out of one of the patterns. Adding a Julie Nutting Paper Doll and this is a great winter tag!

Supplies:

Paper - Bo Bunny Powder Mountain
Donna Salazar Glitter
Ink - Stampin' Up and Momento
Stamp: Prima Marketing/Julie Nutting
Prima Marketing Watercolor Pencils
Doodlebug Designs Velvet Flock
Recollections Pearls and Ribbon

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Mermaid Cards

Posted by Susan on Sunday, January 17, 2016 in , ,
I decided in 2016 that I would use whatever crafty skills I could muster to try and perform some Random Acts of Kindness (RAK). My first efforts were to create a set of mermaid cards for a friend who is a big fan of mermaids.

This was also my first attempt at watercolors, so I wasn't sure how these would turn out. In the end I thought they turned out really well and the recipient seemed very pleased with them!

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Supplies:


Watercolor paper
Stampendous Mermaid Stamp P151
Versamark Watercolor Ink
Stampin Up Black embossing powder
Dylusions Spray Ink
Reeves Watercolor Paint

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Vintage Postcard Christmas

Posted by Susan on Thursday, December 10, 2015 in ,
This stamp has been in my collection forever, and yet I have never used it on a Christmas card. I turned to Pinterest for inspiration and found some great examples of Christmas Cards that used this design - so in essence I could probably say that inspiration for this card came from a number of sources. For anyone who has a stamp they haven't used in a while and needs ideas, just put your stamp name and company in the search box on Pinterest and hopefully it will give you a reason to visit some old favorites like I did!

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Supplies:


Cardstock: Bazzill Kraft and White and Stampin Up Navy
Ink: Versafine Onyx and Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch
Stamp: Stampendous Snowy Postcard
Glitter Ritz Cool Highlight Glitter
Liquid Pearls: White Opal


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