Thursday, April 19, 2018

Art Journaling with the International Scrapbook Garden

Do you love art journaling as much as I do?  I love to try out new techniques and ideas in a "safe" space to see if they will work!  For this project I used the Fairy Garden Kit: A Rustic Spring and the Bonus Mixed Media Kit.  I am in love with how this page came out!

Products Used:

* Golden Gesso (white)
* Purple Gel Pen
* VersafineBlack Onyx Ink
2- strips of patterned paper from the main kit cut 1 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches
2- strips of patterned paper from the main kit cut 3 3/4 x 3/4 inches
Prima Chalk Ink in Blossom Tree
The Crafters Workshop Stencil by Carmen Medlin
49th and Market Laser Shapes Happy Moments
Clear Stamps Romantique
Inklingz- Coral Reef and Steely blue Eyes
Spritz - Plum Pudding
KaiserMist - blackberry

* From my personal stash.
The stamped circles that are smaller were made with prescription bottle lids!  Use whatever you have.
Thanks for looking at my page and I hope you will post some of your inspirations in our Facebook group.  And really check out these kits.  They are amazing!

~ Victoria

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Happy - A Card Recipe to Try!

Hello from the rainy Pacific Northwest!  I am still dreaming of sunshine, despite all of the rainy skies here!  This week I am using the same papers and same techniques to produce two very different cards.  I will show you the first one today and the next one later in the month!

The recipe:
Colors:  Pink, Purple, Black and Whites
Patterned paper from the Garden Kit: Rustic Spring Kit  cut to 5 1/4 x 4
Chalk Ink (Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink Blossom Tree)
Flowers (Market Floral Mixology Pink Flamingo)
Shimmer paint  (Shimmerz Inklingz Coral Reef and Steely Blue Eyes)

Spray Mists (Shimmerz Spritz in Plum Pudding)

For this card I used paper from the main kit from International Scrapbook Garden; the mixed media bonus kit provided the mist, and the bonus embellishment kit provided the glitter, stamp and title chipboard.

Do you ever get stuck on your card making? Or any kind of craft for that matter?  Sometimes I find a recipe can do the trick, sometimes a sketch is just the ticket, or sometimes working in my art journal on techniques can really help!

Have a great day!

~ Victoria