Wednesday, January 17, 2018

WOYWW #450

It's been awhile since I've posted on the Stamping Ground website for WOYWW. If you don't know what WOYWW is, read all about it HERE. Basically you link up to show off what's on your workdesk AND it's Wednesday.

Here's my desk today:

To the left is one of my junk journals. I had some paint on my hands so I smudged it on there - the journal just happened to be on my desk. To the right are some watercolor paper pads that I need to find a place for. I have been busy taking photos for the opening of my Etsy store and have not been creating for a few days. These things just happen to be on my desk.

I plan on working with those heart stamps tonight for a DT card in February.

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season!

Be sure to click on over to Stamping Ground site to link your own work desk or take a peek into ours.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Junk Journal Post #3

Remember that black skull in the junk journal I showed the other day? See below:
Well, I worked on it some more to make it a sugar skull and here's the final page:
Close up:
The white pen drawings were made using a white gel pen & a white Sharpie paint marker. The flowers are an older Stampin' Up stamp. The words are from Tim Holtz sticker quotes. I love this quote book! The quotes are awesome. I used some black Tattered Angels glitter mist and splattered a little here and there. Oh, and the base page was the backside of a postcard - I watercolor painted it in purple.

The skull is a die cut used in baby shower decorations for my Goddaughter. I know what you're shower!?! They had a "Rock 'n Roll" themed shower in teals & black. I guess skulls mean Rock 'n Roll. LOL You might recall the diaper cake I made for the centerpiece. Check it out HERE.

I also did this on the back of the postcard. The woman is original to it, but I mixed media'd on and around her.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Using My Stash & The Gelli Plate

Whew! I'm on a roll! I'm sure like many of you, I have too much good stuff! I tried to get rid of things, but it's hard when you love it all. I mean isn't that the reason I bought the stuff in the first place? So instead of giving stuff away or (God forbid) tossing. I grabbed my package of K & Company embellishments and added layers onto a gelli print base. Once I found layers that were pleasing to (my) the eye, I adhered and added some quotes using the Tim Holtz small talk pad. Have I told you how much I LOVE those quotes? Well I do.

I love how many of the die cuts have gold highlights. All four below and close ups of each:

Don't they have a updated vintage look? that an oxymoron? LOL

Anyhow I love how they look and will be adding them to my "For Sale" card rack.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

More Gelli Plate Fun & FSJ

I was on a roll with the gelli plate so I made a couple more cards.

They both started with a gelli plate background. I used the Vintage Sound stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey and some embellishments I have in my stash.

I knew I wanted to use these images, but was having a hard time actually liking the way they turned out. The guitar I loved right away - that was an easy one, but the box of vinyl records and record player were haunting me. I mean, I love the images, but the way I had colored them was not pretty. Basically brown with more brown. So, I restamped the images on white cardstock and decided to keep them just like that. Since I added gold accents to the card, that's when I went back and colored some random spots on the images. Now, I like it!

You can see on the guitar card that I added some ink marks to emulate a starburst. I basically took the ink pad and kept one side on the page and tapped & swept it along the card. I love how that turned out - very rockish, right?!

Added embellishments are:
Washi tape
Gold & Silver Color Splash (FSJ)
Twine (FSJ)
Sentiments are from my stash

Reminder: gelli prints were made using FSJ Blue Lagoon, Cool Pool and Pineapple Smoothie. 
The bottom two prints were used in these cards. I added watered down paint by squishing it to the card base to the bottom left print.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

TGIF; Thankful Friday #26

This week DD, DIL and I got together to talk about uploading products into an ETSY store. Yup, we're gonna do it! I'm really excited because I've been debating doing this for a while now.

So this week, I'm thankful for my family and business opportunities via the internet. What a world we live in!
I'll post more regarding Etsy when we officially open shop!

Have a great weekend!

Now it's your turn...leave a comment on what you are thankful for this week.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Junk Journal Post #2

OH MY! I am so very happy that I made these junk journals (see post HERE)! I am having so much fun adding this and that and everything in between to these journals. It's never ending!

Here's the next completed page I finished.  To see my first completed journal page, click here CONTENT.

I started the blank sheet by adding my own stickers (I'll need to do a post on this, but basically I made copies of some gelli prints onto 2" circle labels).

Then I added some red watercolor paint around the circle stickers. I used a lot of water to delude the color so it's more of a pink.

Once dried, I added black Stabilo pencil marks around the stickers & used a wet brush to smear.

I added additional marks using my Bloom Art Stamps Elements stamps and an Ilustrated Faith stamp set using white acrylic paint, black & gold inks. I also used a regular pencil to add lines here and there.

Stamped a quote from Anne Frank (Unity Stamps) and completed the piece by splattering some homemade yellow paint spray.

Another view of the page & my desk.  See the cool piece I'm working on to the right of this page? I can't wait to finish it!

There is plenty of room on the top of this page if I do decide to add a photo.

Fun, right!?!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Yellow Submarine & The Gelli Plate

"We all live in a yellow submarine"...isn't this what you hear when you see this stamp?  LOL

I bought this stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey as part of my new coach package. I love it! I had fun making these cards over the weekend.

All products are Fun Stampers Journey (FSJ) except the added embellishments & sentiment stamps. Both backgrounds are gelli prints that I made using the gelli plate & Blue Lagoon, Cool Pool and Pineapple Smoothie acrylic paints. The first pull was the card on the left and then I added some pineapple smoothie over the top and it turned the paint greenish...obviously.

Oh, before I forget, I cut the white cardstock into 4x5.25 sheets and only pulled a small print each time.

Once those dried, I added the embellishments and submarines to finish the cards. The submarines were stamped on white cardstock, colored with Summer Days ink and then fussy cut.

Close Ups:

I'm going to focus a lot of FSJ products & gelli prints. I love using them as a starting point for cards. To purchase FSJ products, please enter my name, Dorlene Durham as your coach and shop at the Fun Stampers Journey website. I appreciate it!

Washi Tapes
Nuvo Drops
Black Thread
Twine (by FSJ)
Silver & Sparkle Color Silks (by FSJ)