Archive for March, 2014

Water Soluble Mediums

March 26, 2014 |  by  |  Tutorials  |  No Comments



Last Friday I had a fun new article post at Get It Scrapped.  I had a request for information comparing different water soluble mediums.  So you know me, I decided to show you the differences as well.  I compare watercolor paint, watercolor pencils, water soluble oil pastels and Gelatos.  If you have a chance and would like a little more information about these mediums I hope you will check it out!  Of course I also included layouts using all 4 of the different mediums created by Creative Team members at Get It Scrapped.  To see the article click HERE.

New Creative Team Member at RubberMoon

March 25, 2014 |  by  |  Announcements  |  No Comments

Have you seen the new blink in my sidebar?  I am joining the team at RubberMoon for 4 month of creativity.



I am over the moon excited (he he) to be joining such a creative, artistic group and can hardly wait to share their beautiful stamps and a few new Copic and mixed media projects using their stamps with you!

My first posts will be both here and at the RubberMoon Art Blog in April so stay tuned!

Happy Tuesday!


March 15, 2014 |  by  |  Scrapbooking, Uncategorized  |  No Comments



Yes Calvinball is going strong and today layouts completed were double points!  Yipee I earned a total of 60 points bringing my grand total up to 99 and with this post I am up to 100!

Here are 2 of the layouts I completed and shared;


I love this page about Sara’s diving, I used a series of photos that my dad captured at a practice and chopped them down to stack them up.  The splatter was created with a new fun tool that I will be talking about next month at Get It Scrapped.



This one has some wonderful photos from my parents visit in August of 2012.  The large orange object that Lori is pretending to munch is an overgrown cucumber from our little garden.  I did a whole group of simple quick layouts like this to add to the gallery, it was great fun and got me itching to do lots more!

Happy Saturday!

Using Stencils on Layouts

March 11, 2014 |  by  |  Scrapbooking  |  1 Comment

Once again I am blown away with how the Creative Team at Get It Scrapped takes a single idea and comes up with so many different ideas and techniques.  Today an article featuring using stencils on layouts posted.  Each Creative Team member used 3 different stencils OR 3 different layers of the same stencil in order to create a background for their layout.  The art work is beautiful!  Here is the layout I contributed;

3 stencils

Grandma I Remember You by Michelle Houghton | Supplies: cardstock; Kraft, stencils; antique doily, The Crafter’s Workshop and Ranger, letters and dominos; Jenni Bowlin, wood veneer; Crate Paper, ink; Dylusions, gesso; Golden, flowers; crocheted by friend Dawn, twine; American Crafts

I had a lot of fun playing with stencils and creating this background.  Here is a close up so you can see it all a little better;

blog for stencilsI really love how the gesso looks as the top layer.  Because it is a wet medium it get the spray inks wet again and the spray inks pull up through the gesso.  In some cases some people might get frustrated with this wanting an opaque white but I knew how these mediums would react with each other so was hoping for the effect.  I found wonderful finds in my embellishment stash, the crochet flowers are from my friend Dawn and had been sitting quietly waiting for the perfect layout and the Jenni Bowlin dominos are just perfect for the page.  Who knew I needed dominos?  The journaling was printed out on cream card stock, cut into strips and attached to my layout.  The black border is hand stitched with thicker floss to give a substantial border and the wood veneers are from Crate Paper but one was a natural wood color, I “stained” it to match with a Copic marker.

The layout itself was inspired after sharing the photo on a podcast with Debbie Hodge at Get It Scrapped.  We were talking about photos with Grandmas.  I had a great time sharing about the photo and got helpful suggestions of ways I might want to take the page when I got it scrapped!

Hope your week has started well, happy Tuesday!

Mixed Media Scratch Art - Sneaky Peek!

Mixed Media Scratch Art – Sneaky Peek!

March 10, 2014 |  by  |  Announcements, Classes  |  No Comments

The third of my mixed media classes is going to start next Wednesday at Creative Passion!  This third installment is all about scratch art, and I have to tell you this one is HANDS DOWN my favorite of the 3.  I like both the painting and the mosaic/collage, but the scratch art lessons are the bomb! If you love getting messy and trying new things this class is going to be for you!  Check out a few of the techniques we are trying!

Do you like texture?

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How about hand created details?

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Maybe whimsical is more your style?

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Come by and check it out HERE!  We are going to have a BLAST!

Happy Monday!