Side Street Design LLC

A whimsical world of mixed media art fueled by coffee and imagination

Welcome to my studio. My name is Christine and if this is your first time here take a minute to look around. The studio is a reflection of my mind. It’s where I share my love of art, creating and mess making. On this page, you will find a snippet of my latest posts, notes on upcoming events, my social links and some of my featured art. So grab a cup of your favorite beverage and stay awhile. If you want to learn my full story, you can click here.

Monthly Challenge

Download my free prompt sheet to create your own challenges, or follow along in the Side Street Design Studio facebook group. I release a new prompt set the second Saturday of each month in the facebook group and then I post a video of me making a project from the prompts over on my Youtube channel that I hope will inspire you and help you dust off some of those old supplies.


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Latest Projects:

Alcohol Lift Ink Tim Holtz Paper Dolls Mother’s Day Card

Hello, I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. This past weekend was my birthday and Mother's Day so it was a double fun weekend for me with my fur babies. My hubby, of course, got me some lovely art supplies and the cats got me an Amazon Echo with Alexa so I have music...

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Dina Wakley Media White Journal and Collage Tissue

Hello, my crafting family, It is so good to be back with you. I have been ill for about five weeks and just not in my studio at all. I am finally feeling like my old self again and so happy to be back journaling with you. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and are...

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Tim Holtz Paper Doll Masculine Birthday Card

Hello Today I have an easy card share for you. This card I made for my father for his birthday. I wanted to do something handmade with a cool vintage flair. I used Distress Oxide Spray, a Tim Holtz Paper Doll, letter stamps and an Artfoamie stamp for the background....

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April 2019 Monthly Inspiration Challenge Art Journal Page

It's the second Saturday in April, which means over on the Side Street Design Studio Facebook Group I have released the April prompt card and challenge. If you would like to follow along please be sure to click this link, and head on over to the page and join in the...

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Tim Holtz Paper Doll Transparent Wings ATCs

Hello, I am so excited to share this week's post with you. This week I am sharing some ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) I made for the Back to Back 2019 Retreat I went to. If you don't know what ATC's are, They are 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" cards that artists make to share with...

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Frida Kahlo Embossed Gelli Printed Greeting Card

Hello! I am joining you today after a whirlwind of a weekend. I made it thru the fabulous Back to Back Retreat here in Florida (more to come on that later) and I am fueled up on coffee and ready to share with you a handmade greeting card. I love this card because I...

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Tim Holtz Day of the Dead Artist Trading Cards

Hello, As I write this post for you guys today I am beyond excited. I will be this coming weekend checking off a major bucket list item. I have wanted for a long time now to take a class with Dina Wakley and/or Dyan Reaveley. Well, I am attending a retreat called Back...

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Distress Oxide Storage Tips & Tricks (not using a tower)

Hello There, Today I am back with a craft room storage tip/hack for you. This storage revolves around Distress Oxides. I love my Distress Oxides, I love my Archival Inks too, however, my Oxides are many more than my inks in my craft room. The issue I have been running...

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