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.

Fun Valentine Pun Cards and Tutorials

Hello everyone… How’s your January so far? It still has couple more days before February arrives… and that means Valentine’s Day is getting closer, too.

Today I would like to share with you all a couple of fun pun cards that I created using couple new released stamp sets from Joy Clair. I am sharing these projects also at Joy Clair Blog today.

I created this my first fun Valentine Pun card using the new #Single Stamp Set and Valentine Background Builder Stamp. that I stamped them using VersaFine Clair Ink Pads (Glamorous, Charming Pink, and Pinecone), MISTI, and MISTI Creative Corner Rulers. I colored the heart candy using Arteza Real Brush Pens.

And my second fun Valentine Pun card I created using the new Whale Hello There Stamp Set and Mermaid Tail Background Stamp. These stamp sets are fun to create with. It has bit of mixed media on it with VersaFine Clair Ink Pads (Paradise, Purple Delight, Green Oasis, and Warm Breeze), Pearlescents Watercolor Paints, and Marabu Art Sprays (Aquamarine, Blue, Purple).

There all the fun pun cards I would love to share with you all today… I hope they bring smiles on your faces and inspirations to create!

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a fabulous and great day!!!


I link up at:

Anything Goes Week 370-371
Simon Says: Have A Heart
Simon Says: Love Is In The Air

Thursday Coffee Break | Frappuccino Shaker Card

Hello hello hello everyone… It’s time for Thursday Coffee break and I am here today with a Frappuccino Valentine’s shaker card. It is fun to make for sure.

On my card I use the digital stamp sets and digital paper pack from Super Sponsor Graciellie Design. The die I used for the background is from Super Sponsor Craftin Desert Divas and the die I used to cut the sentiment is from Super Sponsor Divinity Designs (formerly Our Daily Bread Designs). And the adhesive runner I used is from Super Sponsor Scrapbook Adhesive.

I used my Arteza Real Brush Pens and waterbrush for watercoloring on the frappuccino cup. I added some glitter on it with spectrum noir glitter brush.

For full details and how I created this card, head over to Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today.


I link up at:

Simon Says: Have A Heart
Anything Goes Week 379 – 371
January Challenge

Hey Love Blog Hop And Linky Party | Java Great Day and I Love You

Hello hello hello friends… Today is still cold winter season but I have a Love/Spring card to share with you… hope this card can sweeten your day.

And today… I am joining the Hey, Love Blog Hop and Linky Party with STAMPlorations Girls. This is a blog hop where you can see lots of Love/Spring themed projects from the girls, and also you are invited to join the Linky Party where you can link up your Love/Spring themed projects and to win lots of prizes!!! More details at the bottom…

On my card today, I am using one of these new STAMPlorations Love/Spring Free Digital Stamps. You can download them here and make projects with them for the Linky Party for sure.

I printed my image on a Canson Mixed Media paper with inkjet printer. I dried the image with craft heater before I colored it just to make sure the ink dried well and would not smear.

I colored the images with Arteza Real Brush Pens and waterbrush to blend the colors. I like using waterbrush for better controlling the amount of water. Also, have paper towel close be is always great.

After coloring, I dried the whole image with craft heater and then I trimmed it around its frame. I added some thin layer of white gesso on it to muted the text printed on the background and give light white shadow around the colored image.

For the background, I used double stacked stenciling technique using the Dots All Over ARTplorations Stencil and Hearts All Over ARTplorations Stencil.

First, I added the It’s A Girl Catherine Pooler Ink directly on the card with oval brush using the Hearts All Over ARTplorations Stencil, and removed the stencil . And then I put the Dots All Over ARTplorations Stencil on the card and I added the same ink on top of on it, then removed the stencil. And there’s the double stacked stencil technique. I learned that from Dina, my friend, at Splitcoaststampers.

I added the colored digital stamp in the middle of the card with E-Z Runner Grand adhesive.

I cut out a piece of white cardstock using the Java Great Day Phrase Die, and then I glued it on a light grey banner cardstock. I added it on the card with same adhesive.

I stamped the two sentiment words from the Pocket Blooms Stamp Set on pink cardstock with Midnight Catherine Pooler Ink Pad, and then I trimmed them in to words strips. I added them on the card with 3D foam tape.

BLOG HOP and LINK UP PARTY

There are many ways for you to win the amazing prizes from STAMPlorations:

  • Join the Hey, Love Blog Hop and leave comment at all participants’ blog posts by Friday, February 8.
  • The Link Up Party will be open until Friday, February 8. The more you link up, the more chance you have. PLEASE make sure to read all the details.

List of prizes that you can win is at STAMPlorations Blog. All Winners will be announced on February 10 in the January winners post at their blog.

LOVE/SPRING SALE AND DISCOUNT COUPON CODE

From January 22 to February 14, all products in the LOVE/SPRING section are 15% off instantly… PLUS… get extra 20% OFF when you use my code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out!!! You save 35% TOTAL!!! How about that??? Isn’t that amazing saving?!

So… it’s time to get hopping around the girls’ blogs, create projects, link up with us… and shopping!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today!!! I hope you all have a great java day.


I link up at:

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 3 | Rainbow Birthday Shaker Card

Hello hello hello everyone… Today I would like to share a rainbow birthday shaker card with you all.

On this birthday shaker card, I used the Lucky Charm Stamp Set, which is one of the Joy Clair new released stamp sets. This stamp set is great for upcoming Spring or celebrating St. Patrick’s Day themed projects.

I stamped the clover leaf images directly on a white card with VersaFine Clair Ink Pads (Verdant and Green Oasis).

I stamped the rainbow and cloud image on a heavyweight white cardstock with VersaFine Clair Nocture, dried it with craft heater, and then I colored it with Derwent Colored Pencils and waterbrush.

I cut the cardstock with 2 sizes of the Divinity Designs – Double Stitched Rectangled Dies. I got the middle part that have the colored rainbow could image and the other piece is the frame for the shaker card that I added a piece of acetate plastic on it with double sided tape. I like to use recycle plastics on my shaker card because they are sturdy and thick and also it is a great way of using them instead of throwing them away.

I added the middle part right on top of the card with Dries Clear adhesive glue. Next, I sprinkled some of the jumbo glitter in the middle of the card, and then I added the shaker window frame on the card with 3D foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink pad, trimmed it into sentiment banner, and then added it on top of the frame with Dries Clear adhesive glue. I drew some faux stitches on it using Sakura Micron Pen for extra fun detail.

BLOG HOP and GIVEAWAY

Have you check the new release blog hop from Joy Clair this week? If you have not, head over to Joy Clair Blog to see the inspirations from the design team for the Day 1 and Day 2. Today is the Blog Hop Day 3 and my Day 1 project is here.

And… to celebrate this new release blog hop, Joy Clair is giving away prizes! 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 3 New Release Blog Hop:

Betz Golden

Kerry Urbatch

Monica Maier

Martha Lucia Gomez

Helen Gullett

So… Check out the New Released Stamp Sets and let me know which one is your favorite?

I appreciate your love and comments… Thank you for stoping by my blog today! I hope you all have a wonderful day.


I link up this card at:

Anything Goes Week 370-371
Simon Says: Recycle Something
January Challenge
Ch #403 – Birthday