Mardi Gras Event | Unashamed Mixed Media Art Journal

Welcome to Joy Clair – Mardi Gras event! This is a special event featuring their stamp sets. And today, I have an art journal to share with you all.

There are many things I did in the past that make me feel ashamed of myself… But when you know the truth that God is gracious and kind enough to forgive us and reveal His love for us. I won’t be unashamed anymore, there will no more judgement in Christ Jesus!

On this mixed media art journal, I use the newly released Color by Faith Collection, Unashamed Stam Set. This is a great set that can be used for Bible Journaling, cards, tags, home decors, and any other projects.

I used this mixed medias technique to create the base background. I added another layers on it using the Crisscross ARTplorations Stencil, VersaFine Clair Verdant Ink, VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad, and blending brush.

I stamped the streamers, chains and sentiment from the Unashamed Stamp Set with Versafine Nocturne Ink Pad and Tulip Red Ink Pad.

I stamped more on the page with some images from the Mardi Gras Stamp Set using VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad.

Then I added some gold and white splatters using Gold metallic acrylic paint and white acrylic paint, water, and brush.

I stamped the makes, feathers, gems, streamers, and sticks from the Unashamed Stamp Set on Rinea Foil Papers (Pastel Pack and Sapphire/Gold) using Rinea Ghost Ink Pad and StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad.

The ones I stamped with Rinea Ghost Ink Pad, I let it dried for 10-15 minutes and then using baby wipe to wipe it off. The ones I stamped with StazOn Ink Pad, I let it dried completely. After that, I fussy cut them with micro-tips scissors.

I added all the foil pieces on the page with some Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive Glue. It is one of my favorite glue to use on mixed media page.

I am not usually create with bright colors, but I like how this page turned out.


I hope you enjoy my project today. Your next stop will be my friend, Martha. Make sure to visit all the team blogs and leave a comment on their Unashamed Projects for chances to win the giveaway prize from Joy Clair!!! Here is the full list of the blog hop:

Martha Lucia Gomez

Connie Hyde Mercer

Kerry Urbatch

Karen Letchworth

Angie Cimbalo

Jessica Kaiser

Betz Golden

Lindsay Adreon

Donna Idlet

Ceal Pritchett

Helen Gullet —> you are here!

THANK YOU so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.

Mixed Media Card | Zen Heart Love

Happy Sunday everyone… on this first Sunday of the month, I have a mixed media Valentine theme card to share with you all.

On my card, I am using stamps amd stencils from STAMPlorations: Zen Hearts ARTplorations StencilArt Splatters ARTplorations StencilBig Dreamer Stamp Set.

I started with adding the Twilight Catherine Pooler Ink on a white cardstock using the Art Splatter Stencil and blending brush. Then I trimmed it slightly smaller than the grey card base. I distress the edges with distresser tool. I added this background panel on the card with permanent adhesive runner.

I mixed some fine glitter with texture paste on my craft mat. I dabbed some of the Be Mine Catherine Pooler Ink Pad on the craft mat and mixed the texture paste with the ink. I added the paste on a white cardstock usung the Zen Heart Stencil. I dried it with craft heater and then I fussy cut the heart and added on the card with permanent glue adhesive.

I stampe the sentiment and flower from the Big Dreamer Stamp Set on a white cardstock using the Midnight Catherine Pooler Ink, I dried them with craft heater. Next I colored the flowers and leaves with Catherine Pooler Inks – Be Mine, Grass Skirt, and Lime Rickey – using water brush.

I fussy cut the flower branch and sentiment with micro tip scissors. And then I added them on the heart with permanent adhesive glue and also I used 3D foam tape on some of the leaves and flower for extra dimension.

I added some white paint splatters on the card to finish this card.

For this February Mixed Media Challenge, you are invitied to link up Anything Goes Mixed Media projects using stencils, including cards. You can link up as many times ad you like as long as they are on different blog post or gallery. The more you link up, more chance you’ll have to win the prize.

When you use any STAMPlorations products on your project, you also can link it up at STAMPlorations Never-Ending Challenge.

Don’t have any STAMPlorations products? There is an awesome sales going on right now… ALL Products in the LOVE/SPRING section are 15% off — no coupon code needed! PLUS…. you can get extra 20% OFF by using my code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out. Is that awesome that you can save 35% on your order??? This Sale ends 2/14.

Before you go… you might also wanna check the specials events and freebies at STAMPlorations Blog!

So… what are you waiting for? What is your favorite mixed media technique? It is your turn to create and share your projects with us!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Have a fabulous and lovely day!

I also play along with:

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Splitcoaststampers Tutorial | Trust God Art Journal

Hello everyone!!! Today I have a mixed media tutorial video to share with you all. On my art journal page today, I use lots of things I found around my home. Totally easy for beginner to try.

Head over to the Splitcoaststampers Tutorial Site to watch it or to see the step-by-step pictures how to create this art journal. You also can watch it on Splitcoaststampers YouTube.

My hope that with this tutorial, you will be brave to start to break an empty page with things you can find around you!

Thanks for visiting and Happy Creating!

Find Beauty In Chaos Art Journal Tutorial

Hello hello hello everyone… I hope you all have been having an amazing new year!

It is a journey to learn and to grow. It is a journey where we can find beauty in chaos of every day life we go through. Believe me, my friend, you can do it!

Today, I have an art journal page and a tutorial to share with you. Head over to the STAMPlorations Blog to read the full tutorial post and pictures.

So… I started…with creating the base background. Using a brayer, I added the acrylic paints (purple and teal) and mixed media metallic art screen ink (silver and gold). I dried each time I added layer of color with craft heater. And then, using my finger I added the white gesso to add extra texture on the page and to mute some of the colors. I dried it again with craft heater.

I mixed the texture paste and fine glitter to create glitter paste. I added it on the page using the palette knife and Rosegarden ARTplorations Stencil. I dried the roses with craft heater. But be careful when you dry the texture paste, cannot be over heated, it will bubbly.

I scribble the Distress Crayons on the flowers and then using the water brush I blended the colors. If you don’t have water brush, you simply dib your finger in the water and gently rub on the pigment. It works, too. After all colors blended well on the roses, I dried them again with the craft heater.

I added some paint splatters all over the page with the Marabu Art Spray.And then dried the paint with craft heater.

I stamped the images from the Mixed Media Elements 5×7 Stamp Set around the page borders using the VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad. Be careful not to touch the stamped image becuase the pigment ink takes time to dry. I speed up the ink drying with craft heater so I can continue to stamp.

Next, I stamped the sentiment using the Beauty In Chaos – Says It Big Series Stamp and VersaFine Clair Charming Pink Ink Pad. And I dried it with craft heater. 

Using the Shutters ARTplorations Stencil and a make up sponge, I added the blue mixed media metallic art screen ink on the page. Dried them again with craft heater.

Next step is stamping the arrows from the Mixed Media Grunge 5×7 Stamp Set around the sentiment with VersaFine Clair Green Oasis Ink Pad. And then I dried it with craft heater.

To make the sentiment quote pop up, I traced the outline of the letters with Sakura Micron Pen. This is my favorite pen to write on mixed media page. It has india permanent ink.

I added more paint splatters on the page with white acrylic paint and fan paint brush. I dried the whole page one more time with craft heater. And the art journal page is done. I hope you enjoy this post today. For more inspirations, visit the STAMPlorations Blog.

I hope you all will join the STAMPlorations January Mixed Media Challenge. The more you link up, more chances you have to win the prizes!!! And… if you use any STAMPloratios products, you can also link your project at the STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

You don’t have any STAMPlorations products yet??? No worries… you can use the free digital stamp from STAMPlorations on any of your projects to join their challenges all month long. Go ahead to grab it here today!

Or… you can get STAMPlorations stamps, dies, or/and stencils with 20% OFF for your order today by using this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day.

A Watercolored Card and A Mixed Media Tag

Hello hello hello crafting friends… Today, I have a card and a tag to share with you all.

Sometimes, I need extra boost to my crafting mojo and joining some challenges help me to get that boost. If you like me, here are couple of challenges that you might wanna try and play along.

My first project is a card that I created inspired by the January CUTplorations Challenge from STAMPlorations where I got my inspiration from the colors and fashion model on their challenge image.

On my card, I use the CityGirl Stamp Set that I stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad on a mixed media paper and colored it with Catherine Pooler Ink Pads and waterbrush. I dried the watercolor paint on it with craft heater and then I fussy cut it.

For the background, I use the Hearts All Over ARTplorations Stencil and using make oval brush to add the Catherine Pooler Inks on it. After that, I sprinkled some water and dabbed it off with paper towel for distress look.

And then randomly I stamped on of the image from the Mixed Media Grunge Stamp Set with Twilight Catherine Pooler Ink Pad on it. I trimmed the background panel into 4” x 5 1/4” and added it on a white card with permanent adhesive.

I added the girl on the card with 3D foam tape. For the sentiment, I cut a black cardstock using the Just Becuase Phrase Die and then I added it on the card with permanent adhesive glue.

I embellishe the card with some sequins from my stash

And the second project is a mixed media tag that I created inspired by the January Mixed Media Challenge.

I cut out a piece of 140 lbs watercolor paper using one the large size of the Luggage Tags Nesting Dies. And then I started building up the background using the Evolution ARTplorations Stencil and added thin layer of grey acrylic paint using make up sponge.

Next, I sprayed randomly and lightly light blue Marabu Art Spray and then sprinkled some of the lime green and teal Marabu Art Spray paints on it with fan brush.

I added thin layer of clear gesso on the tag cover the whole using my finger, and then dried it with craft heater. I added some of the Melon Metallic Gelato around the tag edge and blended it in with some water and finger.

I added some glitter texture paste on the tag with Rag Rug ARTplorations Stencil and dried it with craft heater.

I cut out couple of the Bloomdala Bliss Festive flowers with peach cardstock and teal metallic cardstock. I added the peach flower on the tag with gel medium and then added the metallic teal flower on top of it with permanent adhesive glue. I just added the glue in the middle of the flower and let the petals pop up loosely.

I stamped one of the sentiments from the Sweet Spring Wishes Stamp Set on a white cardstock, trimmed it into word blocks, and then I added it on top of the flower with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

Final step, randomly I stamped the script from the Mixed Media Elements Stamp Set with Twilight Catherine Pooler Ink Pad. I dried it with craft heater.

I hope these 2 projects today will give you some inspirations to create something. THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog today!

Fun challenges I play along:

Joy Clair New Release Day 1 | Psalms 118 Bible Journaling

Hello…hello…hello…everyone! Today, starting this new week, I have a Bible journaling to share with you all. It is my first journaling page in 2019 from the book of Psalms 118:26-27.

And… it is an exciting day becuase it is a new release day at Joy Clair family! They have lots of new Everyday Stamp Sets and new Color By Faith Bible Journaling Stamp Sets. They will be showcased by 2019 Design Team Members. Head over to Joy Clair Blog for details of the new release and to see more inspirations. Read all the way to find out how you can enter for the giveaway!

On my Bible journaling page today, I use the new Hosanna Color By Faith Stamp Set. This stamp set is beautiful and great for Bible journaling, making cards, and even for planner. It is also great for the Easter themed projects.

I started with creating the background by adding the acrylic paints directly on the ESV Journaling Psalter Bible page with the brayer. It is no need to use any clear gesso when using acrylic paint on the page, they won’t bleed through.

The acrylic paints dried quickly also but can always use craft heater to dry the paint if you need to. On my page, I let it air dry and the advantage of it is the page won’t be wrinkle.

Once the background dried well, I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad and acrylic block.

I stamped the leaves on the page using VersaFine Clair Verdant Ink Pad and Green Oasis Ink Pad.

I wrote on the page using the green metallic Arteza Gel Pen.

I added some thin layer of white gesso around the page using my finger to create the white frame.

And then using the same gel pen, I doodled the frame on the verses I focus on which is Psalms 118:26-27.

I added some paint splatters on the both pages using white acrylic paint and Marabu Spray Paints using my fan brush.

I hope that this project inspired you today to create projects and art journaling.

Check out full reveal at Joy Clair Blog today… And which one is your favorite? I can’t even pick one because I honestly LOVE them all! 

To celebrate this new release, Joy Clair is having a givaway. They will be picking one winner for each day of the release – a total of four lucky commenters from Joy Clair new release blog posts and their designers’ blogs. Here’s the list of Day 1 New Release Blog Hop:

Martha Lucia Gomez

Helen Gullet

Betz Golden

Karen Letchworth

Lindsay Adreon

Connie Hyde Mercer

Ceal Pritchett

Kerry Urbatch

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Have a wonderful day!

Graciellie Design New Release Part 2 | A Card, An Art Journal, and Giveaway

Hello everyone… Today I have couple more mixed media projects showcasing the new release from Graciellie Design to share with you all.

My clean-and-simple card is made with the new Love, Love, Love Digital Stamp Set. This stamp set is versatile, it is perfect for either masculine and feminine style. I am a big fan of wood slices, and I LOVE that heart wood slice!!!

This digital stamps can be used with any software, even Microsoft Word. For this card, I used the print-and-cut steps from Silhouette Design Software to print the heart wood slice and sentiment and then cut them with my Silhouette Cameo.

I used Catherine Pooler’s Designs Ink Pads (Icing On The Cake and Over Coffee) as watercolor paint. I dabbed the ink on craft mat and pick it up with water brush to paint the heart wood slice image. I dried it with craft heater.

Then, I added some glue in the middle of the heart using Deco Foil Adhesive Pen, let it completely dry, and then added a piece of Deco Foil Transfer Sheet Red. I rubbed it gently with my finger, removed it, and ta-da… there we have a foiled red heart.

I added some white acrylic splatters and gold metallic paint on the heart and embossed background cardstock with fan brush.

I added the embossed cardstock on a white card with permanent adhesive glue, then I added the heart with 3D foam tape, and the sentiment strip on the card with permanent adhesive.

For my second project today is an art journal that I created using the new Let Go Digital Stamp Set. This is one beautiful stamp set that has fabulous encouraging sentiments to use on any type of projects. Sky is the limit!

The sentiments in this set are uplifting and encouraging. They personally remind me to have faith in what God has provided for us in this new year as I walk in through it day by day. He has stored better things for us!

I use the same print-and-cut technique for the pieces I used on this art journal page. I printed them on mixed media paper so I can use various mediums and coloring mediums on it.

First, I created the background by adding a piece of light blue tissues paper on my Canson Mix Media Journal page using gel medium and foam brush. I trimmed the extra with scissors.

White the gel medium half way drying, I added some of the Deco Foil Gold and Teal Transfer Sheet randomly on the page. I simply burnished them with my finger on the page.

I added some white gesso on the page with my finger. I painted the black frame around the page with Stabilo Woodsy Black Crayon and waterbrush. And then using the bubble wrap, I stamped the bubble wrap prints using white gesso.

I colored the Bird House and Bird images with Arteza Real Brush Pens. I blended some of the colors on the birds with waterbrush. And then, when the colors dried, I use UniBall White gel pen to trace the dots and hearts on the birds so they pop up.

I added the images and sentiments on the page with Art Glitter Dries Clear Permanent Glue Adhesive. And then I added the shadow around them with Faber-Castell PITT Artist Grey Brush Pen and waterbrush.

That’s all my projects today featuring the new digital stamps from Graciellie Design.

Head over to Graciellie Design Store to see all of her digital stamps and digital papers, including the 5 new digital stamp sets and 1 new digital papers. You will love these new stamps and papers! And… You do not want to miss this gorgeous Heart Bundle Digital Stamps is on sale this week only!!! They are so perfect for this coming Valentine’s Day, or any occasions encouraging cards, or Bible journaling, or even for art journal.


Celebrating this new release, Gracie is giving away a $15 Gift Card to her store. To enter this giveaway, head over to Graciellie Design Blog to read all the details and leave comment at every blog.

What is your favorite digital stamp(s) or/and digital paper(s) from Graciellie Design?

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


I am linking up at:

Simon Says: Use Something New
Anything Goes Week 368-369