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 in my studio while I work now. It made for a very relaxing weekend. I also realized we are already into May, phew where is this year going. Before I know it I will be planning some Holiday treats for you guys. Best get an early start I usually say, but we all know how that goes. Well, I have chattered on enough I’m sure you want to get into what this weeks post is all about. I decided this year I wanted to make my mom her mother’s day card. I also wanted to play with my alcohol inks and alcohol lift-ink because it has been a while since I touched them and I am feeling a bit rusty.
For this project I used:
1. A piece of standard Ranger Ink Yupo Paper trimmed down to fit a standard card front.
2. Alcohol Inks in lemonade, pink sherbert, purple twilight, and Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
3. I use an old baking sheet that is out of service to place my Yupo paper on and then use the inks so if they run off they just stick to the aluminum and don’t get all over my table.
4. I had an old floral silicone Tim Holtz stamp I used with the Alcohol Lift-Ink to lift the ink and make the floral background.
5. I edged the Yupo paper with Black Soot Archival Distress Ink
6. I edged the Tim Holtz paper dolls and the Tim Holtz Flashcard as well with the Black Soot Archival Ink
7. I chose three of Tim Holtz’s paper dolls that I thought best represented me and my sisters for my mom.
8. I chose a Tim Holtz Flash Card that said mother.
9. I used Glossy Accents to attach the flash card and then to attach the paper dolls above the flash card.
10. Lastly, I used double-sided tape to attach the Yupo Paper to the card front.
Voila! A lovely one of a kind Mother’s Day gift your mom will cherish!.
If you want to see the whole process (Including my few out takes due to the thunderstorm!) you can watch the video on my Youtube channel: Tim Holtz Paper Dolls Alcohol Lift-Ink Mother’s Day Card.
Here are photos of the card:
Now once I was done filming it I did go back and add two more items. I cut a small piece of white media paper and double side taped it inside the card for writing on. I also stamped the back of the card with a “handmade with love” stamp to add that extra special touch. If you love the Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Lift-Ink it is a great way to make some vibrant quick backgrounds and then just add your favorite ephemera or sentiments on top. You can swap out the colors and make it more masculine for a man, or make the colors more primary for a kid card or get well card. The possibilities are endless. Just remember Alcohol Lift-Ink doesn’t work with the metallic and new pearl alcohol inks. It won’t lift.
You can find my affiliate links below to the supplies I used. Please note products purchased thru these links, I do receive a small percent of the sale and that helps me to fund this website and my Youtube channel. Thank you for your continued support.
As I type this post for you today it is a stormy day in Florida. Rain all afternoon, the wind blowing, so it felt like a good time to pour some tea and have a chat with you folks. When you read this it will be the second Saturday of May and as it turns out that is my birthday! That’s right I will be turning 36 this year. As I look back on the year so far it’s been a bit of a hectic start, but there has been good in the year too. February marked my 5 years being cancer free! What a way to start out my 36th year. I also look back to this time last year, I was just starting my blog and my youtube channel, only 5 months in. Then I had 16 followers on youtube and I thought am I crazy to do this. Flash forward to now I have 350 followers on youtube and many lovely followers on my blog as well. So on my birthday I just want to say thank you. Thank you to my followers and friends for sticking with me and stopping by to see what is new. You are the reason I keep going, and with that let’s jump into this month’s challenge page!
It’s the second Saturday in May, which means over on the Side Street Design Studio Facebook Group I have released the May 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 fun. You can easily download the prompt card there and post your own version of art. Join us as we strive to think outside the box each month and come up with new ways to love our favorite supplies.
Here were this month’s prompts:
So for this month, I am really into my new Dina Wakley Media White journal. The paper is heavy duty and you can really make a mess in it. The small 6″ x 6″ size makes it ideal for quick journal pages and travel. I am also trying to work harder to put more of me in my journaling. I love photos and I use to be huge on scrapbook albums but not the days get so busy I don’t sit to do the scrapbooking I use to. That’s why I was happy to have pulled the prompt to “use a personal photo” in this month’s journal. It is a quick and fun way to capture moments in time. Some of the supplies I ended up using this month were Dina Wakley Media Paint in peacock, magenta, lime, and buff. I used her new stencils X’s and Cat Head. I threw in a little stabillo scribbling and of source Dina Wakley Media Collage Tissue Paper for my ephemera and quote.
You can watch the process video on my Youtube channel: May 2019 Side Street Design Studio Prompt Challenge
Here are photos of the finished page:
The lime and magenta were new colors for me and boy oh boy are they now my favorite. I loved how they really just popped off the page and accented the black and white.
I hope you will join in the fun and that I will see your art over in the facebook group. Thanks for stopping by and sharing my birthday with me. Hugs!
Below you will find a list of all supplies used. Please note these are affiliate links which means I do receive a small percentage of purchases made. The proceeds go to help run the blog and my youtube channel so I can keep sharing my passion with my crafting family. Thank you.
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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 enjoying the spring weather. Today I am going to share some work I am doing in the new Dina Wakley Media White Journal. This is her new small journal released in 2019. I was able to start playing with this journal at a recent retreat I went to with Dina Wakley and Dyan Reaveley. I thought I would use this journal now to practice color use, composition and when I want to do a quick two-page spread. Working small just makes it fit better into our hectic schedules.
The best way to see how I made this page is to watch my Youtube video: Collage Tissue page in the Dina Wakley Media White Journal
I will try my best to give you a general idea of my process below:
First I printed some helpful sheets from the Ranger Ink website to catalog my Dina Wakley Media Paints (sheet for colors) and then I also printed the Dina Wakley Color Theory packet (theory packet).
For my composition, I decided I wanted to use triadic colors so I took out my Dina Wakley Media paints and Scribble Sticks in Peacock, Cheddar, and Eggplant. I also grabbed Mineral as I wanted a neutral. I used the mineral and eggplant to do a general wash on the back of the page. I then brought out my Ranger Ink Gelli plate and used that in combination with the Dina Wakley x’s and petals stencils to create patterns on the plates to add to my background. I used gel plate rollers and brushes to add color thru the stencils on the plate. I also used white Dina Wakley tags to lift off some of the paint thru the stencils so I could add other colors and then used the Gelli plate as a stamp for my journal.
Once I had the page fully dry from all the background layers I took out the collage tissue. I tore up some strips of the script collage tissue, and using the Dina Wakley Gel Medium I applied them to the page. I then took some of the blank tissue that comes in the packet and stamped images on it from the new Dina Wakley Media Soul Whisperings stamp set in black archival ink. Now before I applied my stamped images down I took out my cheddar scribble stick and wet the end of a brush and used that to splatter. Then I dried the page well and then added my focal images and quote.
To close out the page I drew a border around the pages with my Stabilo all pencil. I find I love adding borders now as a way to frame the page.
Here are the finished shots of the page.
So with four colors and some collage paper, I had a quick journal page. This was a very relaxing project and I am hooked on the Dina Wakley Collage Tissue Paper. It is such an easy way to add layers and texture and to get your hands messy! Now it’s your turn to break out some of your favorite colors and explore. Enjoy!
I also want to make sure I give a shout out to the wonderful Dina Wakley. Now if you don’t know who she is and you want to learn more about her I will post her link to her website just below. If you want to learn more about some of what I did in this video I was inspired by my retreat classes with her so be sure to check out when she is coming to your area and take a class with her. These wonderful teachers Dina Wakley and Dyan Reaveley earn their living by teaching and sharing their love of creating so definitely take a class from them and let’s keep supporting them!
Dina Wakley’s Website
Dyan Reaveley’s Website
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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. Here’s how it went:
1. I used a piece of Canson watercolor paper to ensure it was heavy duty enough for the sprays
2. The background of the card was sprayed with Distress Oxide Sprays in Faded Jeans, Walnut Stain, and Vintage photo.
3. I misted the background with my Distress Sprayer to get the oxides moving and then dried it with my heat tool.
4. Once the page was dried I took out my “Rustic” artfoamie stamp by Cat Kerr I sprayed the stamp with water then pressed it on the paper to lift
some of the Distress Oxide Spray. I found the less water I used the better it turned out, less runny. I stamped all across the front and back until I had a uniform pattern.
5. I then dried the whole piece again with my heat tool.
6. I picked out a large “doll” from The Tim Holtz Paper Doll line and I placed it using dimensional foam dots on the right side of the page.
7. I then used my set of Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous “Worn Text” lettering, Tonic Stamp Platform and my Distress Archival Ink in Black Soot and I stamped Happy Birthday along the left side of the card.
That was all it took to create this unique handmade masculine birthday card.
You can see the whole process video on my youtube channel: How to make a Tim Holtz masculine paper doll birthday card
Here are photos of the finished piece:
I hope this card will give you some ideas of how you can use your Tim Holtz Paper Doll ephemera in new ways. I know for me I easily use the lady dolls but am never quite sure what to do with the men ones. This would also be a great way to make a Father’s Day card an use one of the older gentlemen in the package. Happy Making
Below is my affiliate list of the supplies I used for this project. Affiliate means if you make a purchase through these links I receive a small share of the sale. This helps support my Youtube Channel and Blog so I can keep sharing my love of creating with you all. Thank you.
For those of you on a mobile device if you can’t see the list of supplies, you can use this link here to get to them: Supplies for Masculine Paper Doll Birthday Card
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 fun. You can easily download the prompt card there and post your own version of art. Join us as we strive to think outside the box each month and come up with new ways to love our favorite supplies.
Here were this month’s prompts:
Now this month was really a challenge for me. The coins I picked out really narrowed the field with only being allowed to use two colors, but I made it work. Just because the prompt says two colors doesn’t mean you can’t use various tones of that color. Also black and white are neutrals so you can add those as accents. This type of prompt was also a great way to start digging into that magazine collage stash I have been hoarding for just the right day. That was one of my goals this year by setting up these monthly prompts. I wanted to help mix old with new and destash some of my goodies.
To get the full scoop you can watch my video over on youtube: April 2019 SSDS Monthly prompt challenge
Here are photos of the finished journal page. Loved the color combo!
I really loved this page in the end. I had so much fun in my large Dylusions journal. I combined Tim Holtz Collage Tissue with Dylusions Paint, some Tim Holtz Stamps and a magazine rose. A really fun and easy journal page. You can find a full list of all the supplies I used below in case you’d like to add some to your stash or just to see if you have some of the items I used. (Please note: these are affiliate links which means any purchases made thru them I receive a small percentage of and that helps me to keep running this blog and my Youtube channel, and sharing my love of art with you)
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