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Nature Sketchbook Scrapbook Canvas with Video!

Good evening everyone!!!

I am sharing a video tutorial for a scrapbook layout/canvas I did for a friend that is getting married.
I use Graphic 45's Nature Sketchbook for this layout. It went with the picture I was using perfectly!

The actual time spent on this was about two and a half hours, and I managed to cram it all into a 25 minute video.

If you liked this tutorial please give my video a thumbs up!









Thanks for stopping by! -AR
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Steampunk Canvas

Hi everyone!! 
I have been on a scrapbook layout kick the last few weeks, and been working pretty much none stop on them. Only taking a breathe to art journal really. 
So my lastest one was made with Graphic 45's Steampunk Debutante paper. I LOVE this paper, and it was the paper that introduced me to Graphic 45. I have a pad of the original printing, as well as three of the collectors release. 


I went with this paper for this layout because I got the Prima Art Basics Rust and Patina Paste sets. Let me tell you, I had WAY to much fun with those!! Everything will quickly be covered in them. 











I had to pull back on things on this one because I wanted to rust and patina all my little odds and ends. 
Hope you have enjoyed my work. Thanks for stopping by! -AR

Botanical Tea Scrapbook Canvas

Hi everyone!! Today I am sharing another scrapbook canvas. 
The collection I have featured is the beautiful Botanical Tea paper by Graphic 45. I decided the soft colors would work perfect for one of my favorite photos of myself and my seven month old niece. 









As you can probably see, I love using lots and lots of layers. I seek out paper that has lots of things I can fussy cut from the collection. This saves me space on storage, and money from spending on all kinds of extra embellishments. Plus I know it all coordinates!!
Thanks for stopping by! -AR

Poppy Card

Hi everyone!!
Today I am sharing a card I made using a Penny Black Poppy Stamp. I adore poppies and when I saw this stamp I had to have it. 
I recently took a class at Scrapbook N Memories in Harrisonville, MO (this is an AMAZING store) with my mom. We learned how to do watercolor with stamps, and the class featured the Penny Black Floral stamps. 
In the class we used Tombow markers, of which I don't own any. So I decided to try the same techniques I learned, but using the Tim Holtz Distress Stains with the dauber tops. I recently acquired a whole bunch of these (thank you Tuesday Morning!) so I have been looking for ways to use them.   




I used my Mini Misti for this technique, which came in handy!! I originally had not intended to offset the outline once I was done, but silly me picked up the stamp. Oops. But I was still very happy with how it turned out!!


Here is the finished card!!
For this I used the following:
Bristol Smooth Cardstock Penny Black Poppy Stamp Tim Holtz Distress Stains …

Old Curiosity Shoppe Scrapbook Canvas

Happy 4th of July all!!!

I have spent my day off at my desk, working on another scrapbook canvas. I love to take my scrapbook pages and adhere them to canvas. This way I can see them everyday.

Today I have made one using Graphic 45's Olde Curiosity Shoppe. I used an old photo of my Grandfather from when he was about 12 years old.






I fussy cut several images from the collection along with the chipboard for almost all of the decorations. I also used some of the Tim Holtz Keys, Keyholes, and gears to give it more depth. I also had a silver distressed butterfly left over from another project that I added to this.
Hope you have all enjoyed your Holiday!!
Thanks for stopping By! -AR

Victorian Goth Inspired Mixed Media Canvas

Hello everyone!!

Today I am sharing my latest mixed media project, a victorian goth inspired canvas.
I fell in love with mixed media a few years ago. It was right up my alley!!

I was inspired to make this canvas as a birthday gift for a friend, who was having a Victorian Goth themed party. Let me tell you, that was absolutely beautiful!!

Here is the canvas:






This is one of the projects that you see it in your head, but once you start it totally changes direction! I had originally planned to cover the entire canvas is keys, but once I got started I liked it better with only half the keys. The pearls were not in the original design, but became part of it when I was looking for my gemstones.

You can watch the whole process from start to finish:




Supplies used:

Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Paint in Black Soot
Strands of pearls from Hobby Lobby (I buy them on the roll from the sewing section)
Canvas
Old Keys (I got mine from my work. They were going to throw them away!!)
Tim Holtz Mica Spra…

No-Line Watercolor Card using Lawn Fawn

Hi everyone!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using Lawn Fawn's Sweet Smiles stamp and coordinating die set.


I made this card using the no-line watercolor technique. I have recently started using this technique and I cannot stop! I absolutely adore it!!
You can see how I made the card in the video below:



Please note that I was editing late on little sleep, and referred to this technique as the brushless watercolor technique. Oops. This is why I need copious amounts of coffee at all times.


For this card I decided to try watercoloring with Tim Holtz Distress Crayons. I super loved they way the watercolored, and I will definitely use them again for this.

I'm fairly new to using Lawn Fawn stamps. I love all the cutesy, and I'm really enjoying using them in different ways. I have never been a stamper but I am so loving it!

Thanks for stopping by!
-AR