Tuesday, September 4, 2018

7 Kids Craft Supply Guest Designer in September!


Hi everyone! I have a fun mixed media card for you today featuring Lavinia Stamps now carried in the US by 7 Kids Crafting Supply store. Yay!!! I absolutely adore these stamps and had a blast creating these background with my Brusho Watercolors. Watch it all unfold on my YouTube Channel or see the video below!



Supply List:

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Sweet November is BACK! It's Halloween, Witches Release

Copic Markers
Skin-E000, E00, E11, V22, R20, R22
Hair-BV01, BV04, BV13, BV29
Dress/Hat-YG06, YG45, BG96, BG99
Shoes-R83, R85, R89
Webs-C2, C4, C6
Spiders-W3, W5, R89
Shadow/Ground-E30, E31, E35, BV20, BV31, B60

I am so excited to be joining 7 Kids Craft Supply Store for September as a guest designer. Imagine my delight when I found out I would ALSO be part of Sweet November's return to the {digital} stamp scene! Yay! I kicked off the month by coloring Spider Web Sylvia with my {dusty} Copic markers...but I think she turned out fabulous! 



I can't wait to share more coloring with you of these cute witches this week. But first, I want you to know this weekend only (and today is the last day) if you purchase all four Sweet November Witches, you'll get the scene builder set for free! You can see how fun they are in the pic below. Also head over to the 7 Kids Customers Create Facebook page for a cool Sweet November challenge and more inspiration from the Design Team!




Wednesday, July 18, 2018

July Art Journaling YouTube Hop - Fear Doesn't Belong Here


Hi everyone! Welcome to another YouTube hop devoted to Art Journaling with an incredible line up of artists. I'm thrilled to be participating again. It's been a crazy couple of months and I MISS my devoted art time and filming. I am so grateful for Keren Tamir organizing this second hop and inviting me back to participate! This time we are all answering the question "What does art journaling meant to you?"

Visit my video to hear my full answer but it really is no secret! Art journaling grounds me, it quiets the chaos in my mind, soothes anxiety, lifts depression and so much more. Art truly is, for me, therapy! 



Here is a full list of supplies used (mostly in order of their appearance in the video.) I have started including affiliate links for my videos here. Using the links when you see something you like helps me with a teeny tiny kickback directly from the company without changing the price for you at all. It's a small way for you to support my art and my channel. Thank you so much!



And some close ups so you can see all the wonderful texture. 










Here is a list of our amazing sponsors! Be sure to like, comment and subscribe to every video in the hop because prizes are hidden along the way and we don't know where! You can find a full playlist of all the videos in the hop HERE.
 
You would think my paint colors were influenced by my latest manicure but no, I just really love those soft, pastel blues and purples! In case you are wondering though, my nails are courtesy of Color Street (I'm in an independent stylist) and they are amazing! I just had to share how great they look after a couple art journaling sessions and a week's wear. For more info, visit www.inkyfairynails.com!


Friday, May 18, 2018

Art Journaling YouTube Hop - Fragments of the Soul


Hi Everyone! I'm super excited to be part of this amazing Art Journaling YouTube hop! It's always so fun and exciting to share with you my process, read your comments and giveaway some fantastic prizes from incredible sponsors! A huge thank you to Keren Tamir for organizing and inviting me to participate in this hop!


You can view the video here or best go to my YouTube Channel where you can subscribe and see the rest of the artist videos!

Enjoy some close ups below. I worked on the canvas page of the Dina Wakley Media Journal so you can see all the amazing and gorgeous texture this page leads itself to.




Here is a list of our amazing sponsors - be sure to give them some love by visiting their websites, social media channels and following them. All of theses sponsors have amazing products and we are giving some of those away. Leave comments on each of the video channels in order to be entered to win!




Here is a list of supplies used (mostly in order of their appearance in the video). The only supply I wasn't able to link  to was the Brea Reese Paint Writer in Prussian Blue. I have started including affiliate links for my videos here. Using the links when you see something you like helps me with a teeny tiny kickback directly from the company without changing the price for you at all. It's a small way for you to support my art and my channel. Thank you so much!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

How To Create a Simple Watercolor Butterfly For Mother's Day Card


Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing with you a card I watercolored for Mother's Day. This is a special card my mom asked me to create for her mom. I have never watercolored a butterfly before. Heck I don't think I've even really colored  a butterfly stamp before! But I was determined, I mean, my mom doesn't ask a lot from me and she does so much for us. I tried a couple practice butterflies in my semi loose style but they looked (as my hubby put it) childish. LOL So, I thought and thought and then remembered this awesome pack of Tim Holtz Botanical die cuts that has a ton of different butterflies in it. I decided if I can't sketch it, I'm gonna fake it till I make it and trace one of these to at least get the shape on my paper so I can watercolor. It worked awesome!


I absolutely love the way my butterfly turned out and even better my mom loved it. (well, she's my mom so of course she said she loved it. haha) I used my favorite watercolors Daniel Smith - these were nearly my first watercolors I started with and I just keep returning to them even though I keep getting others. The list of colors I used are: Raw Sienna Light, Fuchsite Genuine, Kyanite Genuine, Cobalt Turqouise, Zoisite Genuine, Neutral Tint) You can find the full list of supplies below the video:


I have started including affiliate links for my videos here. Using the links when you see something you like helps me with a teeny tiny kickback without changing the price for you at all. It's a small way for you to support my art and my channel. Thank you so much!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Mixed Media Monday: Crash My Stash Jane Davenport Edition


Welcome to another Mixed Media Monday. For today's video, I drew inspiration from the Our Mixed Media Moods mood board. I'm actually testing out a series idea I have to bring another mixed media video to you guys on Saturdays. I'm calling it Crash My Stash. The stash I crashed today was allllllll this Jane Davenport Mixed Media stuff I had never used specifically her paints and collage paper, gess-oh and matte medium along with her journal that I have barely used. I didn't have time to get it together for this past Saturday so I hopped on Facebook live to kinda talk about my idea and create in my art journal since it had been awhile and I was feeling it...I mean by that is, getting grumpy and irritable which tends to be the effect when I don't make the time to create. I tried to film this normally as I was live but it was a mess as I would forget to turn the camera on or off and then the battery died before I was even finished! Thankfully, I was able to download the footage from my phone and just added it in so I hope you don't mind the different odd and backward angles for parts of this video.




Going forward, I'd like to do a Crash My Stash video every other Saturday with the idea that I pull out little or never used art supplies to create with in my art journals. Maybe some of you can relate, we get all excited to buy new art supplies and then they just SIT there unused in our craft rooms!? (or maybe that's just me. haha) So, I have had all this Jane Davenport Mixed Media stuff just sitting there over a year unused - while I've used her watercolors tons, the paints and other things I bought not so much. It was time to break them out and I think this series will do the same for other unused or little used supplies I have hanging around! ;) Because what good is paint if we don't use it...it actually CAN go bad...ask me how I know. LOL

Here is the video or you can head over to my YouTube Channel to subscribe and watch to process!


I have started including affiliate links for my videos here. Using the links when you see something you like helps me with a teeny tiny kickback without changing the price for you at all. It's a small way for you to support my art and my channel. Thank you so much!

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