Happy National Coloring Book Day ~ Blossom Bliss Blog Hop

Hello everyone… Welcome to the Blossom Bliss Blog Hop! Happy National Coloring Book Day!!! Today, I am joining STAMPlorations Design Team to celebrate this fun coloring book day and I have 3 coloring project to share with you all!

My first project is an encouragement card. I using one of the Blossom Bliss Coloring Book pages that I colored it with Prismacolors Pencils. The sentiment is from the Faith Expressions Stamp Set. I used the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies to cut out the watercolored background panel and the coloring page.

My second project is another card with the Blossom Bliss Coloring Book Page that I colored it using Pearlesscent Watercolor Paint. It looks so pearly and glittery in real live…

The butterflies are from the Trendy Butterflies 2 Stamp Set. I stamped them on white cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black and then colored them with the Pearlescents Watercolor Paint. Then I fussy cut them with scissors. I curled the wings little bit with stylus for extra dimension to them and then I added them on the card with dries-clear adhesive glue.

And for the sentiment is from the Fond Expressions Stamp Set that I stamped it with VersaFine Onyx Black on a white cardstock and trimmed it into sentiment strip.

And my third project is an art journal. I applied thin coat layer of clear gesso on the Blossom Bliss Coloring Book Page and then colored with Distress Crayons and waterbrush.

I cut out the black frame with Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies and then I added the colored page on the back of it.

I stamped the sentiments from Faith Expressions Stamp Set and Fond Expressions 2 Stamp Set on white cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black and trimmed them. I drew the lines around the word to make a thin frame.

On the background of my art journal, I added the acrylic paints with brayer, and then I applied some white gesso with palette knife. Next, I added black acrylic paint using Crisscrossed ARTploration Stencil and make up foam on both corners.

I sprayed some of the Marabu Spray Paints on the page for extra splash of colors. I dried the whole page with craft heater.

And then, without using stamping block, I stamped randomly the script from the Mixed Media Element Stamp Set with Ranger Archival Black Ink Pad on both corner.

Final step, I added the framed colored page in the middle of the page with dries-clear adhesive glue. And then I added the words around the page with dries-clear adhesive glue.

Visit STAMPlorations Blog for more inspirations and details on this new Blossom Bliss coloring book. Also… Celebrating the National Coloring Book Day, Shery is sharing a Blossom Bliss sampler that available for you to download, print, and color — GO HERE to donwload the sampler!

GIVEAWAY PRIZES

One lucky crafter will win a $15 gift certificate to the store and a copy of Blossom Bliss: Ready-to-Color Floral-Themed Card Fronts. One lucky commenter will also win a $10 gift certificate.

How about more ways to win?

You can participate in the STAMPlorations Blossom Bliss Linky Party by linking up your finished project(s) that you created using the Blossom Bliss page sampler. You can link up 3 projects. Link Up Party open until Thursday, August 9, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today! I hope you all enjoy the projects and be inspired. Have a wonderful day!


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Desert Rose Art Journal – Graciellie Design New Release

Hello everyone… May brings all the beautiful flowers. We have some that already blooming, and some are coming up soon… Inspired by flowers, today I have a Desert Rose Art Journal for this month that I created using the new digital stamp.

This new Desert Rose digital stamp is design by from Gracie. She has beautiful digital stamps and papers collection at her Etsy store, Graciellie Design.

I use this digital stamp on my May art journal. They are just so pretty!

I open the files with flower picture editing program, resized them into 3 sizes and then printed them with my inkjet printer on a heavyweight white cardstock. After that I fussy cut them with micro-tip scissors.

I colored them with Leisure Arts Watercolored Pencils and brush. I colored each of the bottom and tip of the petals and leaves. And then using watercolor brush and water, I pulled the pigment to fill the rest of the image. They turned into watercolored flowers. I set them a side to dry.

For the mixed media background, I started with adding acrylic paints (yellow and red) on my Canson Mixed Media journal page with brayer.

And then using used bubble wrap, I stamped it randomly on the page with black paint.

Once the paint dried, I added the homemade texture page on it with an old credit card. I spread all over the page thinly. And while the texture page still wet, I stamped the Joy Clair – Broken Brick Background Clear Stamp on it to give the wall texture on it. I cleaned the stamp right away with warm water so the texture paste won’t stuck on the stamp.

I added some Heidi Swapp Gold Screen Ink on brick texture and let it dry.

For the sentiments, I resized them to be big enough for the page. I printed them and trimmed them into rectangles. I drew the frame line using Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen.

All the pieces are ready to be put together. I added the flowers and sentiment with Aleene’s Tacky All Purpose Glue on the texture page. I finished the page with some white paint that I added it on the page using fan brush.

I love finding inspiration from the nature, especially flowers 🙂 I hope you all also can enjoy this art journal today. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous day!


I also link up at:

Art Journal Journey – Flora and Fauna

Challenge Week 332-333 Anything Goes

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Call On The Lord Mixed Media Art Journal

Joy Clair Color By Faith

Hello everyone… I am here today with a mixed media art journal on Psalms 116: 2 “Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.”

He is one faithful God who never fail. We can find amazing stories in the Bible to proof He had heard His people. They cried out to Him and asked for His helps, and He came to help and save them. He has heard my prayers in the past, and I have faith in Him that He is listening to my prayers right now. And He will do that in the future, too.

I created this art journal using the Call On The Lord stamp set. This stamp set is one of the new Color By Faith stamp collection. I started the process by added some of the acrylic paints using brayers, bubble warp, and palette knife. Using these tools is a fun way of creating layers of background with some texture.

You can visit Joy Clair Blog today to read the full post and tutorial how I created this art journal page.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day!


I also play along at:

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Take It Maket It Challenge February

Project Thursday: Totally Messy Mixed Media Art Journal

Precious Remembrance Shop

Hello everyone… I am super excited to share my very first project with you all today! It is a new year, it is time for a new mixed media journal adventure. I created this Totally Messy mixed media art journal using the Totally Stamp Set and Happy Art Stamp Set.

Here’s a peek of the journal… and you can see the full post and tutorial how I created it on Precious Remembrance Shop blog today. Hope to see you all there!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and have a wonderful day!

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April Art Journal: Butterflies, Succulent, and Rainbow

Hello everyone….Today I have an Art Journal Page to share with you. This month, I learn new things and try something new about mixed media technique and I have so much fun when I created this page.

On this page, I experimented with some mediums: Texture Paste, Distress Crayons, Caribbean Color Brust Powder, Black Archival Ink, Stamper’s Big Brush Pens, and Perfect Pearls mixture spray.

I also use the Succulent stencil from Stencil Girl and the new stamp set from STAMPlorations, Trendy Butterfly 2.

To create the rainbow-y background, I sprinkle some powder from the Carribean Color Burst set and spray them with the Perfect Pearls mixture spray. I love the extra texture and colors show appeared after the spraying.

Then I added the texture paste with the Succulent stencil in the middle of the page, dried it with craft heater, and then using my finger I added the blue, teal and purple distress crayons. Then I sprinkle a little of purple and teal color burst in the middle of the succulents and sprayed with the Perfect Pearls spray. Look at the extra shine and pearly look on them 🙂

Then I drew the frame with black Stamper’s Big Brush Pen and colored it with the dark brown Stamper’s Big Brush Pen.

And then I stamped the butterlies randomly on the page with Black Archival Ink. Then I decided to sprinkle a little color burst powder on each of them for extra colors 🙂

I stamped the sentiments on white cardstock with archival ink, cut it out, and added some dark brown frame on each of them using the Stamper’s Big Brush Pen. I added them on the page with 3D foam tape.

I love how it turned out when I finished. With mixed media, I learn to expect the unexpected results 🙂 I hope you can enjoy this page as much as I do.

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Today I play along at:

HLS April Mixed Media Challenge

STAMPlorations April Mixed Media Challenge

STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge

Work It Wednesday March 2017

Simon Says: Making Rainbow

March Art Journal: Spring Evening

Hello everyone… I start creating art journal since January and my goal is to learn new mixed media technique or try it every month. I am so thankful for those who share tutorials on YouTube 😀

So today, I am back today with the March Art Journal. I am inspired by Spring and lately the evenings have been wonderful here where we live 🙂

First, I created the night background with some Blue, Purple, Yellow, Turquoise/Teal and Pink acrylic paints plus some Black Soot Distress Ink. Once the background was done, I added some white splatters with white acrylic paint and brush.

One thing I learn when creating this background is that using baby wipe is better way to blend the Distress Ink on top of the acrylic paint. I tried to use my finger but it did not give me even blended background. And since the distress ink react with any kind of liquid, I would suggest to seal it before you add other medium on it.

HLS March Mixed Media Challenge

Next, I added the clouds on the page with my new Clouds ARTplorations Stencil from STAMPlorations and some Ranger Texture Paste using my palette knife. I like how the clouds show the colors from the background when they dried. It is actually something new I found out, too, with using the texture paste. But I think it create the night clouds as I image 😀

HLS March Mixed Media Challenge

And for the flowers I created them with some old book pages and stamp set I used is Blossom Stamp Set from Precious Remembrance Shop.

First I stamped the images on the old book pages with Ranger Archival Ink Pad. Then I fussy cut them with micro-tip scissors.

I added them on the page with some gel medium and let them dried well. You can always speed up the drying process with craft heater, that’s what I did only because I cannot wait.. LOL 😀

Then, the fun part is to color the flowers with Distress Crayons. I used the red, pink, yellow, orange and green from the set 1 and set 7. Just scribble a little bit on the image, and blend with finger. The colors are easily blended with the gel medium already covered the flowers.

HLS March Mixed Media Challenge

That’s my March Art Journal. It is simple and I had fun time mixing mediums on this page 🙂 I hope you all will like it and will try to create something beautiful inspired by Spring flowers and colors around you.

THANK YOU for visiting me and have a fabulous day!


I play along at:

Simon Says: Create Your Own Background 

February Art Journal: Beautiful

Hello everyone… I start creating art journal since past January. Yes… I am a newbie in this art journal journey 🙂 SO MANY to learn and to explore. Just thankful for YouTube tutorials where I have been learning some technique and tips from experts!

Before I decided to jump into art journaling, I actually have been watching lots of videos and inspired by lots of mixed media artists and friends. I already got a mixed media book for some other projects, but then I tried to create a page last month and totally enjoyed the process. So… I think will continue create a page a month as a start for this newbie 🙂

Today I would love to share with you my February Art Journal:

February Art Journal: Beautiful

It is February, so I have the heart and candy heart colors in my mind when I created this page.

I added some extra texture with stencils and texture page on the Color Burst watercolored background.

Next, I added some torn papers from the Color Blooms coloring book using gel medium. Then I painted the heart with Gelatos and doodled some heart outlines on it with PITT artist pen. I added the shadow with Stamper’s Big Brush pens and PITT artist brush pen, too.

I finished it with the stamped sentiment and stamping randomly on the page.

Here’s the fill list of the supplies I use today:

  • Canson XL Mixed Media Book
  • STAMPlorations Bold Sentiment stamp set and Mixed Media Grunge stamp set
  • Crisscrossed ARTplorarions stencil and Droplets ARTplorations stencil
  • Color Blooms – Coloring Book by Shery Russ
  • Ken Oliver Crafts – Caribbean Color Bursts
  • Design Memory Crafts Gelatos and Stamper’s Big Brush Pens
  • Faber Castell PITT Artist Pens and Brush Pens
  • Dina Wakley White Gelato and Gel Medium
  • Ranger Texture Paste and Black Archival Ink Pad

And I am joining these mixed media challenges today:

HLS February Mixed Media Challenge

STAMPlorations February Mixed Media Challenge

Never Ending – Anything Goes Challenge

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #33 – Sweet Inspirations

Simon Says: Young At Heart

Thanks a lot for visiting me today! Hope you all have a fabulous day!