Thursday, July 21, 2016

Bible journal page with chalk edgers

Today I am sharing a bible journal page stamped with chalk edgers.


And here is the back of the page.

You do see a slight shadow, but no more than the images that come with the book.  Still no bleed through with stamping.  This makes me a happy camper.  Hooray!!!


Please note that I am fairly new to the art part of bible journaling.   I am sharing my bible journaling art process, trials and errors along the way.
I am a card maker, and discovered quickly that what works for cards may not work on these THIN pages.  Recommendations and suggestions are welcome.

The chalks dry quickly but smudge if not dried completely.   If  watercolor is used, I recommend doing watercolor first and dry before stamping with chalk inks.

Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Things With Wings

The Daily Marker 30 Day

Supplies include Unity Birdie Inspiration, Prima Chalk Edgers, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, My Creative Bible.

That's all for today.  Until next time.

Peace Love Hope Christmas Tag or Bookmark

Here is a Christmas holiday tag in non-traditional colors.




Sentiment:  Peace Love Hope

I like to have tags like these ready for holiday gifts, wine bottles, baked gifts, decoration and more.
This one has a little blank tag at the top to write to and from.  I like to add these tiny tags so that the big tag can be reused by the recipient, if they choose to do so.

I used watercolor on this for a soft and imperfect look.

Link Ups:

Stampin Royalty ~ SR#339 Christmas In July

The Daily Marker 30 Day

Supplies:  Unity Aubree Girl, watercolors and watercolor paper, MFT dies.

Until next time.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Christmas Cheer Car, Tree and Presents

This is a Christmas card in non-traditional holiday colors and with sepia tones.


Sentiment:  Sending you lots of Christmas cheer.

This new image is one of my favorites.  It's a VW Bug car filled with all things Christmas ~ a Christmas tree, gifts and a wreath.

I wanted a vintage look, so I went with sepia colors.  The background is a die-cut chevron pattern with an inlay.

Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Create A Scene

Tuesday Throwdown #303 ~ Favorite Embellishment (My favorite is using die-cut accents.)


Supplies:  Unity Love Bug Christmas, dies Lil' Inker Designs and My Creative Time and Copic markers.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Dandelions Mixed Media Style Card

Another mixed media style card for most occasions.


Sentiment:  Wishing you joy.

And here is part of the process:



Supplies include:  Unity stamps from Let Your Wishes Fly and Beautiful Elements, gelatos, water, vellum, Winnie & Walter dies.

Until next time. Cheers.

Bicycle Christmas Scene

Here is a unique image with a bike carrying a Christmas tree and presents.  I just love the sweetness of it.


Sentiment:  Happy Christmas with love.

Here it is a little closer.

Link Ups:

Little Red Wagon #350 ~ You're A Star

The Daily Marker 30 Day

Supplies include Unity Classic Christmas, Copic Markers, dies by Pretty Pink Posh and My Creative Time.

Have a great day. 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Winter Snow Scene and Watercolor Tutorial

Today I have a winter card that can be for any occasion including Christmas holidays.


Sentiment:  Stay warm and cozy.

And here is part of the process:


Watercolor with watercolor pencils tutorial ~ Brush to Pencil Tip:

Things you will need:  A water bowl (or water brush), paint brush, watercolor pencils, stamped image onto watercolor paper and paper towel.

For the girl, I used a narrow paint brush dipped in water and then dabbed the brush directly onto the tip of the pencil.  This lifts just enough color for smaller areas and finer detail. Paint the sections using that color.
To lighten areas while image is still wet, blot the brush onto the paper towel and then brush the image areas you want lightened to remove some color. This adds highlights.
Dry with heat gun and repaint sections where you want even darker areas of that same color. Dry again.
Move to other color sections and do the same, drying in between.
For the background, make sure the paper is dry.  Add water to the brush and brush water to the paper where  you want the background to be.  Add one color at a time to the brush (wet brush to pencil tip). Then lightly dip the brush onto the wet section of the background.  Watch it flow.  Add water to where you want that color to move.  Pick up excess water with a blotted brush or paper towel.  Dry.
Try another color layer the same way once the paper is dry.
The possibilities are endless with watercolor and color layers.

I hope this helps.  I would love your feedback and comments.

Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Create a Scene

The Daily Marker 30 Day

Supplies:  Unity Elsa Girl, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, paint brush, Ranger watercolor paper, water bowl, MFT dies, doily and snow glitter.

Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Birthday Dragonflies with Watercolor

This is a card I made for my daughter's birthday.
She is an artist and so I tried to make it artsy for her.


And this is part of the process with watercolor for the background.


Supplies:  Unity Let Your Wishes Fly and Beautiful Elements by JoJa, vellum, Gelato and watercolor paper.

Link Ups:


The Daily Marker 30 Day

I hope you have a lovely weekend.