Art Journaling – My Magical Garden

Second Post for today
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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a new found love of mine.  I recently started keeping an art journal and I’m having an amazing time with it.

I’m a beginner and I totally love getting my fingers dirty with paint!! It is totally freeing to just play!

Once I finished getting my paint down and dried, I used Lavinia Stamps to add my magical garden.

Take a look:

Lavinia Stamps

I love how this turned out!! I love that I created it!! I can’t wait to give this a try again.  I’m such a clean and simple crafter that when I see pieces like this I’m amazed.  It all makes sense to me now.

I’m going to enter this into the Craft Stampers Take It Make It Challenge. I miss those ladies so I’m stopping by to share my work with them.  I hope I’m able to amaze them.

 

Supplies used:

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Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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Snowy Ornament: CS Take It Make It Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge for the month of December.

I’m so sad to say that this is my last post as a CS Take It Make It Design Team member.  I want to thank Trish for the opportunity to be apart of this amazing design team since 2014!! This was one of my very first design teams and I’ve had a blast. It was a hard decision to step down but it’s time for me to focus on other things.

I hope all of you continue to play along with this challenge because its super fun. I will participate from time to time when I can.  Maybe I could win one of those fabulous prizes, LOL!!!

Well enough of this mushy talk, let’s get on with the challenge!

This month’s theme is Snow and Ice!!  Create a seasonal project or use lots of white products!  Think gesso, embossing paste, white paint, embossing powders and glitters. Just remember to include a rubber/polymer stamping on your project somehow, somewhere!!

Take a look at my card:

snow-ornament

I went with some white and some snow!!  This WPlus9 Merry Ornament Shaker Die is so super cute and fun to play with.

To create this card, I die cute the shape out of the white cardstock. Then I used We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool and We R Memory Keepers 4 x 6 Waterfall Photo Sleeves to create the shaker pocket. I added some Stampendous Shaved Ice into the pocket.  Then I added 3M Foam tape around the shaker pocket and to the perimeters of the white panel. I attached the white panel to the red card base to finish the card off.

Where is my stamping you ask?  It’s on the inside of my card.  The front was so pretty, I just couldn’t stamp on it so I added my stamping to the inside of my card!!

Take a look:

merry-christmas-inside-timi

I used Mama Elephant Jingle Greetings Stamp set for the inside of the card.

Nice and easy!

Sooooo, what do you think? Please let me know below.

Prizes:

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for December is: Craft Box!

craft-box prize

Prize: A Bundle of Goodies

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:

wplus9-merry-ornament-shaker jingle_greetings

Thanks again for all of your support and for stopping by!

~Kymona

Using Color Pencils with Stamped Images: CS Take It Make It Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge for the month of November further inspire you!

This month’s theme is Take a Stamp!!  That means take any stamp and create something, anything goes!! Now if that isn’t easy, I’m not sure what is!!

Take a look at my card:

no-place-like-home-timi

For this card, I stamped the image and used the primsa coloring pencils to color it in.  I then used the gamsol to blend out the colors.

Nice and easy!

Sooooo, what do you think? Please let me know below.

Prizes:

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for November is: The Artistic Stamper!

The Artistic Stamper

Mushroom stamp

Prize: Mushroom Stamp Set Stamp Sets

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:
unity-owl-i-want

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

Blending Colors with Gamsol: CS Take It Make it Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge for the month of November.

This month’s theme is Take a Stamp!!  That means take any stamp and create something, anything goes!! Now if that isn’t easy, I’m not sure what is!!

Take a look at my card:

merry-christmas-timi

Here is a close up of the gingerbread man:

close-up-timi

This Neat and Tangled Beary Merry stamp set is so cute and I had to use it for this challenge.  This bear is so cute and the fact that he can hold the different objects in the stamp set makes it even better.

I used Prisma Color Pencils to color in the bear and the gingerbread man.  The colors I used were Goldenrod (PC1034), Light Aqua (PC992), Chocolate (PC1082), Warm Gray (PC1050), Cool Gray (PC1059) and Crimson Red (PC924).

I used Gamsol to blend all of the colors out.

Then I used a PenBlade to trim one of the bears hands so that he could hold the gingerbread man.

I lifted the bear’s hand slightly and slide the gingerbread underneath it.  He stayed put.

Nice and easy!

Sooooo, what do you think? Please let me know below.

Prizes:

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for November is: The Artistic Stamper!

The Artistic Stamper

Mushroom stamp

Prize: Mushroom Stamp Set Stamp Sets

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:

beary-merry penblade

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

Fall Coloring: CS Take It Make It Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge for the month of September.

This month’s theme is Autumnal Projects!!  Create anything you want using Autumnal or Fall imagery, OR using seasonal/earth tone colors: reds, oranges, greens, yellows and browns! This should be fun!

Take a look at my card:

thanks-a-bushel-timi

This theme made me think Lawn Fawn Thanks a Bushel stamp set.  My nieces, daughter and I go apple picking this time of year and we love it.  So I thought this was perfect for this challenge.

To create this card, I die cut a piece of Bristol paper using Simon Says Stamps Rectangle Stitched die. Then I stamped the basket of apples, loose apple, hearts and sentiment using the Mini Misti and sentiment using Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Black Ink.  After that I used Tombow Irojiten Tranquil and Vivid Coloring Pencils to color in my images.  To complete the card, I adhered the card panel to a Lawn Fawn precut card.

Nice, easy but totally amazing.

Prizes:

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for October is: That’s Crafty.

crafty

thats-craftyPrize: 8 Stamp Sets

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:

thanks-a-bushelSSS Stitched Rectangles Diestamping tool color pencilsTombow Irojiten Vivid Coloring Set

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Silhouette Stamping: CS Take It Make It Challenge

Second Post for today
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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge for the month of September.

This month’s theme is Take a Stamp!!  That means take any stamp and create something, anything goes!! Now if that isn’t easy, I’m not sure what is!!

Take a look at my card:

Take Flight (TIMI)

I love the size of this card.  It measures 2.50 x 5.25.

To get the card started, I stenciled the background using one of Tim Holtz Mini stencil set 7 and distress ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon.

Then I stamped So Suzy Stamps Girl With Balloons using Colorbox Archival Wicked Dye Ink. Then I stamped So Suzy Stamp Take Flight sentiment using Colorbox Archival Wicked Dye Ink.

Nice, easy but totally amazing.

Prizes:

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for September is: Visible Image.

Visible Image header

Visible Image

Prize: 3 Stamp Sets

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:

Girl with Balloons Take Flight

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Coloring a Stamped Image: CS Take It Make It Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge for the month of September.

This month’s theme is Take a Stamp!!  That means take any stamp and create something, anything goes!! Now if that isn’t easy, I’m not sure what is!!

Take a look at my card:

Happy Thougts (TIMI)

This beautiful stamp set called Loving Mom from Kennedy Grace Creations whom I found on Instagram.  I love how life-like these flowers look, so I had to color them.

I stamped each of the flowers using Colorbox Archival Wick Dye Ink and colored each of the flowers with Tombow Recycle Color Pencils.

With these pencils, its so easy to blend colors.  They create such vibrant colors. Adding the white gel pen dots are a super fun addition that makes the flower petals stand out.

Super easy and relaxing to make!!

Sooooo, what do you think? Please let me know below.

Prizes:

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for September is: Visible Image.

Visible Image header

 

Visible Image

Prize: 3 Stamp Sets

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

I’m also entering Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #7!

NBUS

Supplies used:

Loving Mom
Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona