Friday, July 12, 2024

You are God Art Journal Page~

Hi there!
Last night I created an Art Journal Page
using a few of the new stamps and stencils by
Creative Worship (formerly Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Instead of my go to medium (Distress Oxide inks)  I used 
Dylusions Spray inks by Ranger. 


The inspiration, for the page, came from a song we sang at church last
Sunday. Such a great song ! Wish I new the name of it to share but I don't.
I jotted down key phrases and words that spoke to me.
This is a new size of journal for me ~ bigger.  Worked
just fine!!



I sprayed the page with coordinating colors of ink and then
added in the Leaf  Fronds stencil.  I used the Typewriter Text
Background stamp to the page with black ink.  I went ahead and 
stamped all the letters, text and flower images on heavy cardstock
and cut them out.


My next step is laying all of the elements, on the page, so I
can see how I want to design the page. I keep adding in stamps and
stencils until I love the page:):) 





The sets I used are: Texture Tiles 1, Vintage Type Alpha, Worthy
King Alpha, Sketched Florals, Typewriter Text BG, Nature

Silhouettes and Grunge Elements 3.  Stencils used are: Leaf
Fronds, Diamond Tile and Cross Stitch.
 
other supplies used: Dylusions Spray inks,  Distress Oxide inks
and Multi Med Matte. Adhesives by Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L. 

Thanks for stopping by
and have a great weekend!
Connie
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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Fruit Tag with Shaker Elementz by BGM ~

Hi there!
Today I'm sharing a mixed media tag using Shaker Elementz 
by Buttons Galore & More (affiliate link) for a tag border. 
I'm using bits and pieces to cover the scallop border
of the tag.  


Using Distress Oxide inks, along with stamps and stencils, to 
create a mixed media background for the tag.  Extra fruit 
images were stamped, colored and trimmed to use on the front
of the tag.


The sentiments are stamped, trimmed out and added to the 
tag front. A fabric tie is added, to the top of the tag, and a mini
bottle, filled with Shaker Elementz (SLM116), is tied to the fabric, 
along with buttons from the Sun & Surf Box.


The scalloped border is covered with Shaker Elementz (SLM116)
using wet glue.  To complete the tag it is speckled with
white acrylic paint. All adhesive is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

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Connie
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Saturday, July 6, 2024

Creating an envelope for a Mixed Media tag~ ~

Hi there!
Today I'm sharing how easy it is to create an
envelope, for a tag, making it 
just like a card.  Perfect to hand to
that special person!
This is the tag I made the envelope for:


The original post is HERE.  


I added a birthday sentiment and stamped a legal size 
envelope with the same stamp used for the tag. The entire process 
took about 30 minutes.  Then I added her name using 
alphabet stamps.  Buttons make a fun embellishment to dangle
from the top of the tags.  I'm using Flower Power by
Buttons Galore and More


Ready to hand to her at church.  I love that I can gift things
that I make.
Products used: Stamps: Creative Worship by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  Tag: Studio Light.
Inks: Ranger: Distress Oxide inks.
Links in side bar.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Thursday, July 4, 2024

States Stencil & Stamp Thru Set by Blue Knight Stamps~

Hi there!!!
Today I'm sharing one of the NEWLY released Stamp
Thru Stencils called  States by Blue Knight Stamps.
I put a patriotic spin to it and love how it came together.


The white cardstock is stamped using the Dictionary Page BG stamp.
I then stenciled, starting at the bottom left corner, across the card.
I used Distress Oxide inks.  Put the card front on a stamping
platform for the next step.



Use the Statue of Liberty and Skyline stamp for the center image.
Stamp several time to get good converge. Stamp the
sentiments out of white cardstock using the God Bless America
stamps. Trim out and outline the rectangle if you like the look.
For an added mixed media vibe I speckled white acrylic paint
in random spots.


Thanks for stopping by!!
I'll be sharing more from Blue Knight Stamps soon :):)

Connie
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Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Flag Art with Blue Knight Stamps~

Hi there!
Today I'm sharing an Art Journal page using the
  USA Flag called Old Glory by Blue Knight Stamps.
 It fits perfect on a 4X6 art journal page.    


The image is stamped and then colored with Distress Oxide
inks (watered down). The eagles, Dictionary page BG stamp
and the Thank You Hero sentiment are added using
 Archival / Jet Black ink.

The sentiment words are from the One Line Sentiments/
Thank You set. 
I added number stamps along with
white acrylic paint to finish off the art journal page.  

Products used: Blue Knight Stamps: Thank You Hero, Old Glory,
Dictionary Page BG, Silhouette Tree and Eagles and One Line
Sentiments/Thank You.

Also used: Darkroom Door: Number Medley. Adhesive:
 Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Thanks for stopping by!
Connie
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Monday, July 1, 2024

Flamingo Tag with Buttons Galore and More~

Hi there!
Today I'm sharing a mixed media Flamingo Tag using the 
novelty buttons by Buttons Galore. (affiliate link) 
So fun adding buttons to projects. Love the look!! 


I started with a mixed media background using stamps and acrylic 
paint.  The Pretty Flamingo and the Flower Power /Lily are added 
for dimension and beauty!!


Using the Flower Power /Lily to dangle from the fabric
tie.  I used a pear pin to add the buttons on.


The Flower Power/Lily is also used to create a button border
for the bottom of the tag.  The Flamingo and Palm Tree are
added in to tell the story in a dimensional way.  Acrylic paint
is added to the sides of the tag.  


Other products used are: Stamps: Darkroom Door, Adhesive:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Tag: Studio Light, Ink: Ranger/Distress
Oxide inks.

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Sunday, June 30, 2024

USA Flag Art Journal Page with Creative Worship by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Hi there!!
Today I'm sharing an Art Journal page using
background stamps to create a USA Flag by
Creative Worship by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. 
Love creating flags from background stamps.  You can
use tags also !! Great look!!!


Any stamp that has horizontal lines or a grid type stamp will
work.  Stencils too!  I'm also adding in elements form the Grunge
Element 3
set.  The blue part of the flag, with the stars, is
created by using a piece of a text book page.  It is colored with 
Distress Oxide ink and then stenciled with the Cross Stitch stencil.  


Super fun to create these type of pages.  Keep adding in stencils and stamps,
 a little at a time.  Add in the words or sentiments, speckle with white
acrylic paint and call it good :):)


Other stamps used are: God is Bigger, Psalm 23 BG, Grunge Strip BG and
stencils: Diamond Tile and Cross Stitch. 

Thanks for stopping by!!
This is my last Guest Designer post for Creative Worship by
 Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for June.  I love the stamps and stencils
and you will see more projects coming soon.  Thanks for having me!!
Connie
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Friday, June 28, 2024

1776 Art Journal Page with Creative Worship by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps~

Hi there!!
Today I'm sharing an Art journal Page using  
God Bless America and Women of Praise
by Creative Worship by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.


This was a fun page to create. My inspiration was a gathering
 (or rally), celebrating our country. I started with the 
USA Flag.  I penciled the flag in and then colored with Distress Oxide
inks. The outline of the flag is stamped with the Grunge 
Elements 3 stamp
set.


The stars are stamped with Distress Oxide ink, cut out and 
placed with Multi Medium Matte.  I will have a list of products
used at the end of the post.  


The bottom section is stenciled and randomly stamped.  The 
silhouette people are from the Women of Praise stamp set.  Love that
set so much!!!  Many things to celebrate :):)


Products used: Creative Worship by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps: Women of
Praise,
Texture Tile 1Sew Many Stitches, God Bless America and
Grunge Elements 3. Stencil: Delightfully Delicate and Diamond Tile.
Ink: Distressed Oxide and Versafine /Onyx Black. Posca white 
marker and white acrylic paint.

Thanks for stopping !
I have one more project to share for 
 Creative Worship by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
Connie
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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Vintage Love by Creative Worship / Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps~ Art Journal Page!

Hi there!
Today I'm sharing and Art Journal Page using Vintage Love
by Creative Worship by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps   I had fun
creating this and pulling it together using the fun images!



The phone on top is a action wobble (like the phone is ringing loud). 
Who has a phone like that?  I do. Just like the stamped image:):)
It came out of my childhood home.  If only the phone could talk, the 
stories it could tell.


The background is created using Distress Oxide inks, stencils and 
stamps. The focal images are stamped out, colored and then trimmed
out and ready to adhere to the page.  The words are stamps using several
 Alpha sets, that will be listed below.  Flowers are highlighted
with a Posca marker/white.  

Friday, June 21, 2024

Blessings in Disguise Tag by Creative Worship ~

Hi there!
Today I'm sharing a mixed media tag, vintage
inspired,  using the stamp set called
Blessings in disguise by Creative Worship by Sweet 'n Sassy
 Stamps.


The background is a mix of Distress Oxide inks that coordinate 
together. I then added stencil patterns and then stamped. I use
Archival Jet Black for the image stamping. 


Highlights, to the flowers, are added with a Posca white pen. The 
bottom Sunflower is stamped separate, colored and then
trimmed out. Dimensional adhesive is added to the back and then adhered 
to the tag.  Buttons are added to the Sunflower and the top of
the tag. 


Vintage lace is added to the bottom of the tag.  This will look beautiful
as a gift tag. 
Other stamps used: Blessings in disguise, Grunge Elements 3, Texture Tiles 1
and Typewriter Text BG. The stencils are Cross Stitch and
Diamond Tile.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Connie
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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Not My Will Art Journal Page with Creative Worship by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps~

Hi there!!
Today I'm sharing an Art Journal layout 
using stamps from Creative Worship by Sweet 'n Sassy
Stamps. I like to pick and choose from
different sets to share my inspiration.


To create a mixed media look I'm using Distress Oxides inks and acrylic
paint.  The stamps and stencils are used together to create
a background for the layout.


I used the Your Story set as a background stamp also.  I just stamp parts of
the stamp. I don't put the stamp on an acrylic block.  Just ink the stamp up 
and random stamp in areas of your layout.  Adding acrylic paint also gives 
for a fun look.  Speckle it or add to the edges of the page.


I love stamping the stars from the Grunge Elements 3 set and add them in 
random spots on the layout.  Love the look!
Other stamps used: Mini Grunge Type Alpha, Faith Wordfetti,
Going Postal, Psalms 23 BG, Texture Tiles 1, Your Story,
Grunge Elements 3, To Do List and Birthday Word Art.
Stencils used: Cross Stitch, Diamond Tile and
Delightful Delicate.

Thanks for stopping by!

Connie
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Monday, June 17, 2024

Sun & Surf Kit by Buttons Galore and More ~ Pencil Toppers!

Hi there!!
Today I'm sharing a FUN kid craft.
Perfect for Summer craft days. I'm using the
Sun and Surf Monthly Kit by Buttons Galore and More.


These were easy to make and FUN!!! The Fish flat backs are a little
wonky so that makes them perfect. Kids will love them!!


I used a 2" scalloped circle die and a 1 1/2" by Spellbinder to
get the shape.  I'm using some scraps of felt that I had in my stash.
The greeting tags are stamped on binding tape and then glued
in between the scalloped layers.


The little fish are called Aquarium / Flatbackz. They are in the kit.  
Glue one in the center of the pencil topper, along with some
flat back pearls.  Leave an opening for the pencil when adhering together.
Add the flat back pearls for water bubbles.  Complete with twine or ribbon.


Thanks for stopping by!!
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P.S. These would make a cute Vacation Bible School project :):)

Friday, June 14, 2024

Then Christ Came Art Journal Page with Creative Worship by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps~

Hi there!!!
Today I'm sharing an Art Journal Page using many
stamps by Creative Worship by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. 
I love mixing the stamp sets and using parts from
each set.  Hoping to show the stamps go well together.


The inspiration for this page is a song by MercyMe. The song speaks to  
me on so many levels.  Beautiful words!!


The page background is created using Distress Oxide inks, stencils and
stamps. I first add the color, then stencils and last add the stamps.
The Beautiful Bird set is stamped out separately, then colored and
 trimmed out.


Thursday, June 13, 2024

Sun & Surf Kit by Buttons Galore and More ~ Mixed Media Mermaid Tag!

 Hi there!!
Today I'm sharing a Mixed Media Mermaid Tag using
the Sun and Surf Monthly Kit by Buttons Galore and More.
The kit comes with some really cool Mermaid buttons. along with
other buttons and babbles.  You get a freebie too!!!!
 

A tag background was created using Distress Oxide inks (watered down)
and acrylic paint.  Stamps and flat back pearls (they come in the kit)
were added also.  The fishnet is attached with a stapler. I cut the shank off
 the Mermaid buttons and used them like an  embellishment. 
 The Mermaid buttons are attached with hot glue or a strong
wet glue.


Ink can be added to the buttons for shading too.  Easy and looks
great! 
The flat back pearls are added in random spots on
the tag.  They kind of remind me of air bubbles in the water :):)


Thanks for stopping by and don't forget 
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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Faith Over Fear Art Journal Page with Creative Worship by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps ~

 Hi There!!
Excited to share my 4th project using 
Creative Worship Stamps by Sweet 'n Sassy to create a
mixed media Art Journal Page.  


I created a messy background using acrylic paint and Distress
Oxide inks.  I used stencils and stamps to create a fun, crazy look.


The words are stamped out, each letter cut out and then attached to 
the front of the page.  I used the Sew Many Stitches to give the
appearance the letters had been stiched on.