Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Want2Scrap, Graphic 45, and Art Glitter Blog Hop!

Want2Scrap is teaming up this week to bring you tons of inspiration using Want2ScrapGraphic 45, and Art Glitter !

After you check out my project head to the Want2ScrapGraphic 45,  and Art Glitter blogs.  

It has been such a quick summer, it is half over and all I hear is back to school. I  have not had to time to catch up with a dear friend  and her darling little guy. So since I was thinking about them I decided to make a canvas for her new son Max. Proof that they have been on my mind...and after this post is done...I am going call and set up a lunch date.

These canvases are now my favorite projects to make!

Of course I also had to dig into some of the new CHA Summer Releases.  These Chipboard Angel Wings are one of my new favorites.

I used Clearsnap Smootch to paint some of the wooden stars. The Art Institute Glitter was perfect. I used it to great tri-dots all around the canvas. I also added it to the Mod Podge for a hint of sparkle throughout the canvas.

Of course the perfect base for all of these fun products were the gorgeous papers from Graphic 45. The Little Darlings release was absolutely perfect for this and gorgeous to boot!

Now you need to pop on over to Keely Yowler's Blog and see the fabulous creations she has to share! Remember, do forget to stop at the manufacturer blogs too!

Be sure to check back every day this week for more project inspiration!  Want2Scrap will be giving a $100.00 giveaway to one lucky commenter's who comments on the designer blogs as well as the Want2Scrap's blogMake sure you come back each day and enter to win and stop by the Want2Scrap Facebook Page 
this week and tell them you joined in the hop for a second chance to win!

Want2Scrap Products:

Art Institute Glitter - Mystique Collection

Graphic 45 - Little Darlings Collection

Clearsnap - Smootch, Ink Pads, Stamp

Other Products:
Mod Podge- Mod Podge
Wooden Stars- Studio Calico
Paint- Liquitex 
Rub-ons- Pink Paislee, Hambly
Light Modeling Paste- Liquitex
Alphabet- Pink Paislee
Stamps- Unity for Christy Tomlinson, 
Pens- Le Pen, Fiber-Castell
Pins- Making Memories, Maya Road

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Want2Scrap Flower Tutorial - Art Journal

I am new to the art journaling world, but loving it none the less. I have been so inspired by working with the super talented Christy Tomlinson. She has inspired me to try something new, and an art journal is just that. The world of mixed media is so huge that you can't help but have fun and get messy! I decided to add a ton of fun Want2Scrap goodies to this set of pages!

Digging my fingers into paint and inks can be so therapeutic. I have got to tell you how much I am loving our cross promotional paints from Eco Green Crafts.

To create this fantastic flower I first prepared my background. I then held the clear backing over the page where I wanted to place my flower and with pencil just lightly drew the shape.

 I  painted in my sketched design.

After the design dried I used a pen and loosely outlined the shapes. I then added the fantastic Pearl Flower.

Here is another view...

Look at these fun Chipboard Embellishments - Style D. They look great embellished with the Light Green Rhinestones - 72 Count.

I hope your now inspired to dig into your own paints...happy crafting!

Want2Scrap Products:

Cross Promotional Products:

Other Products:
Pattern Paper- Cosmo Cricket, American Crafts, My Minds Eye, Lily Bee Designs, Websters Pages
Paint- Liquitex, Eco Green Crafts
Spray Ink- Tattered Angels
Ink- Ranger, Tsukineko Inc.
Trim, Toole- Glitz
Tissue Tape- Tim Holtz for Advantus
Rub-ons- Jenni Bowlin, Hambly
Stamps- Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection
Paper Flower- Prima Ink.
Pen- Scarlet Lime
Plastic Flower- K & Company

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Want2Scrap Message Board

One of the perks of playing with all wonderful goodies from Want2Scrap is also getting to play with the fun product from other manufacturers such as Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker. I am not newbie to Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker. I was proud to be on her DT for 2 1/2 years and it was especially fun for me to work with one of her fantastic new lines.

I decided to make a little message board for my kitchen.

I simply made the canvas and added 2 sizes of Post it Note pads to write the memos on. I created lots of texture by mixing paint from Eco Green Crafts and Light Modeling Paste. I used a craft stick and adhered it over a punchinella mask.

Now the 72 Count Brown Rhinestones and the LeCreme Baby Pearls were the perfect center for each rub-on flower.

The Chipboard Embellishments - Style C were easy to dress up with spray ink, paint and pearls. I also added the Finesse LeCreme Pearls Swirls

Want2Scrap Products:

Cross Promotional Products:
Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker (Messages) - Pattern Paper, Punch Outs
Clearsnap - Stamp

Other Products:
Paint- Claudine Hellmuth
Light Modeling Paste- Liquitex
Spray Ink- Tattered Angels
Ink- Staz On
Rub-Ons- Kaiser Craft