Chinese Auction Card

Hello all today I am posting a card for a fun girls only auction. *****Please note profanity below*****
We get together every year for a good cause, sometimes up to 30 of us gals to auction off Christmas wrapped boxes. No one knows what we are bidding on except the ones we wrap ourselves. We each bring two gifts, one nice one gag gift..This year I am putting in a card! Let the jokes and wine commence!

Can't wait to see how much wine I mean money we raise! 


Craftwell Ebrush Christmas Cards

Hello Peggy here, welcome to another tutorial featuring the fabulous Ebrush by Craftwell. Today I am making Christmas Cards.
Todays supplies include:
Ebrush and accessories
Versa Mark
Embossing powder
Sharpie Markers
Copic Markers
Painters tape
Heat tool
Clearsnap design adhesive

I started with an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock folded in half on the long side and cut in half at 4 1/4 giving me to cards. I stamped my image with Versa Mark ink and sprinkled black embossing powder on top, shaking off the excess. I heat set and let cool.

Next i stamped the same image on scrap paper and fussy cut to make a mask to place on top of my image. I used my Ebrush to then create  a background. I started with blue sharpies spraying an even coat down my card.
Then I sprayed a black sharpie on top of the blue to create a dark winters night. I also wanted to simulate some snow, so I used white gesso (you could also use white acrylic paint) and splattered spots while the mask was still on. After my background was created I colored with copic markers leaving just the snow to be covered with Frosted Lace Stickles.
Here is my result

Next I had some cut images I thought would look great on a card.
So I got my Ebrush and sprayed with green and red sharpies. First my berries then the leaves. I used two shades of green for the leaves spraying the lighter color first. I also used dark green on the edges for definition and drew in the center line.

I used a red piece of cardstock for my next card with the same dimensions as the card above.
I used painters tape to create some metalic gold edges. TIP: Get your desired length of tape and stick it to your cloths a couple times to reduce the stickyness as it may rip your paper as you peel it off.

Below I have two paper ornaments and I am crazy for purple so I decided to color them in the same colors as my tree this year. Purple and Gold.
I used my Ebrush with purple sharpies to cover the ornaments and then I added some detail with the gold. On the one on the right I was able to leave a band around the center without masking.
Next I used painters tape to mask off the purple then I sprayed gold metallic in the center. 
Peeling the tape off carefully I now had a perfect stripe. I added dots along the top with my pen and continued to spray the tops.
I stamped a sentiment in versa mark ink and I used a clear embossing powder to create a tone on tone effect and heat set. The only thing left was to assemble. I couldn't have ornaments without a tree so I created a small tree with the help of design adhesives and glitter. Here is my result:
I hope you have enjoyed todays tutorial and I encourage you to try this fabulous must have crafting tool! It's fun and so easy to use!


Sin City Stamps Art Journaling with Terri Sproul

Hello and welcome! Today I made a double page journal using Cottonwood Arts Coldpress Notebook and SinCity Stamps.
Todays supplies include:
Dictionary Paper
Molding Paste
Matte Medium 
Watercolor Paints
Lindy's Sprays 
Grey Stazon Ink
Black Stazon Ink
Magazine Picture
Cardstock Flower
small lid

This month we are teaming up with a fabulous sponsor Cottonwood Arts. They have produced a line of coldpress journals and notebooks that can handle a large amount of medium for mixed media projects.

Today I am showing a double layout journal page featuring 
I started  with some ripped dictionary pages.  I placed small pieces horizontally and glued them down with Matt medium.
Next I used stencils with some molding paste. I knew roughly where I was going to place my focal image and worked around it.

With Grey Stazon ink  I started stamping with the background images from the Terri Sproul Art Journaling 2 line.
I also wanted these images in white so I used white gesso with my stamps. Keep in mind Gesso is an Acrylic so cleaning your stamps immediately is a must.  I used my finger to apply the gesso directly to my stamp. I used a small lid with white gesso to create  circles.
Next I started laying down some color with watercolors. I got a really cool resist effect when coloring on top of my stamped images.
I glued my focal image of Marilyn down with matte medium being careful not to get any medium anywhere but under my image as it will resist any colors I place on top. I wanted to tone down my colors so I created a wash with water and gesso and covered both pages. Seeing my focal image is black and white I wanted some darker colors. So I brought out my sprays and went to town with green, gold and browns.
More Stamps! Layers, layers, layers! Brick background stamp in black stazon. Next more stamping with gesso. I stamped the background words, I also stamped "My Favorite Things" beside her coffee cup.
I placed a cardstock rose in her hair and I made some of my texture pop by outlining certain elements with a black fine point pen. 
I hope you have enjoyed todays tutorial. I have to say I added alot of water and medium to this coldpress notebook and there was no piling or warping. Very impressed with this fabulous journal/notebook from Cottonwood Arts.
Check out Sin City Stamps for Journaling and crafting needs! Stamps, stencils and more....
Warmly, Peggy Oliver 


Boo Box Card

Boo! Happy Halloween to you all!
Peggy here to show you my Box Card! I absolutely  love how the parts jiggle.
Supplies used today:
  • EBrush with Adapters
  • Black cardstock
  • Wooden Letters
  • Patterned Paper
  • Acetate Packaging
  • Ribbon
  • Sharpie Markers black ,gold metalic and red
  • Medical gauze 
  • stencil

I chose a card style to pop! I searched youtube and found plenty of videos on how to make this card! I started with an 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock I followed the directions to achieve a box with no bottom so it can be folded. Inside are hinges or tabs to suspend everything in the middle. This style of fancy folding card is called a box card.
I used G45 papers and DCWV to embellish the box.
I used my fabulous new Ebrush system to create this bat below using a hand cut stencil from plastic. Next I sprayed red on the gauze to simulate blood.

Here is my box folded below

Each element is suspended on acetate strips glued to the inside tabs. I used the Letters BOO Ebrushed in black sharpies and edged in gold sharpie. My new must have tool has proven to be a goto item!

Another hand cut element the second bat sitting on the Boo! I cut this from packaging and sprayed it using...you guessed it..My Ebrush.

So easy and versitile. 
Thank you for joining me today, I hope I have inspired you to try it out for yourself! The New Ebrush from Craftwell.


Tags with Sin City Stamps

 Hello! Peggy here to show you my tags made with some fabulous stamps! As soon as they arrived I had to play!
Supplies used today:

I started with some shipping tags 4 3/4 x 2 3/8 and sprayed yellow, red and orange with Lindy's. Next I layered some texture on top with background stamps from Terri Sproul's Art journal 2 set. As I put the color box  ink down with my flourish stamp I quickly poured clear embossing powder on top and heat set with a heat tool.
Next I stamped my sentiment and edged my tag with white acrylic paint.
Below I made my second tag with Lindy's Sprays  the same as the first but I added green at the bottom. I layered another background stamp from Sin City Stamps Pam Bray's Fall Collection. When stamping this background I used my stamp unmounted. I stamped many times to give the illusion of distance.
 I used two sentiments  one from the Fall Collection and one from the Journal collection.
Below I made an Autumn tag mixing both collections of stamps. Terri Sprouls fabulous background stamp of bricks in disress ink peeled paint. Pam Bray's leaf and autumn were used also using distress ink. The leaf was colored with red and black Gelatos. Using my disttress inks I shaded the whole tag. I used white acrylic  paint on the edges.

Here are the stamp sets used:
Art Journaling with Terri Sproul 2

Pam Bray's Fall Collection 
Here is the progression of layering a background using one stamp. Rocking portions of the stamp unmounted. Some layers darker than others using one distress ink. Next I colored the flower and leaf with gelatos. 

I edged the tag again with white acrylic  paint.

I added some hand dyed ribbon to match.

I hope you get a chance to pick up these great stamp sets, I can't wait to play with them again!
Pick them up here Sin City Stamps


Pumpkin Fun

So much fun painting pumpkins we may just have to make another  trip to the pumpkin patch, ASAP!