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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

Feel Better Shaker Card

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing my very first shaker card!! I have been watching all kinds of videos on shaker cards and I have just been so inspired to make one myself. So I went to Michaels and Joann and bought everything I would possibly need for fillers (hooray for coupons!!)

I was inspired to do a get well card for the 6th challenge on the Lawn Fawn Fanatics blog.

I used the Baked with Love and the Treat Yourself stamp sets for this card.





I am so happy with the way this card turned out. I love the colors, and I LOVE the shaker element. I will definitely be making more of these cards in the future!!

If you want to see how I made this card please check out the video below:







Thanks for stopping by!
-A.R.

Donut Worry (Be Happy) Card with Lawn Fawn

Hi everyone!!

Lately I have been playing around with new mediums and techniques, trying to expand my skills and knowledge.

My latest discover is the adorable stamps by Lawn Fawn!!
I will be the first to admit that stamping is fairly new to me. I have been collecting stamps for years, but haven't really used them. I have been watching TONS of videos on Youtube trying to learn new things. This has been a huge learning curve for me!!

But after a couple of days of practice, I think I am getting the hang of things.

So here is my first card, using the adorable "Donut Worry" stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


The inside is stamped with "(Be Happy)" from the stamp set


I started by using a 5.5x5.5 card from Recollections. I cut out some heart paper from Graphic 45 with the largest of the large stitched square dies (in LOVE with these!!) which I then popped up from the card base with some 3D foam squares.

The donuts were stamped onto some Bristol Smooth card stock. I only own a c…

MIA

I realize I have been MIA the last few months. The death of my Grandfather took a much larger toil on me than I realized. I had kind of put away the craft supplies while I dealt with my grief.

I am finally getting back into the crafting mood, and have a few projects I will soon be showcasing.
I also took my first class with the amazing Dyan Reaveley of Dylusions that I will be Shari g photos from soon.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.
-AR