Saturday, April 30, 2016

Love Life- Art Journaling Page

I've been in an art journaling mood lately and I created one just for fun!!
I bought this fun new border stamp from Dyan Reavely and used it for this double page spread.
I used Ken Oliver's colour bursts to create the water-colour background.

The butterfly is part of the Tim Holtz perspective stamp set and I stamped it on water-colour paper using archival ink. Then I used Prima's water-colour confections to colour it in.

Dyan Reavley's art journal
Tim Holtz stencil
Tim Holtz perspective stamp
Prima water-colour confetti
Dyan Reavley's border stamp: further around the edge
Ranger Archival ink: olive and viridian
white marker
Kaisercraft die-cut words
Ken Oliver  color burst
Prima Finnabair Light paste
Prima Finnabair white gesso
coarse salt
white cardstcok

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Happy- Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection

Hi everyone,

Blue Fern Studios has a new collection called Tranquility and I created this layout with these papers.

I used the bourbon stamp to create the textured background. I stamped and embossed using the Auburn embossing powder.

The Shrine chipboard frame was first embossed in Mushroom embossing powder and then stamped and embossed with the Auburn embossing powder.

The romantic dangle was embossed in the Chilli Powder embossing powder. I also used it to stamp and emboss the butterflies in the background.
All the flowers are also from Blue Fern Studios as they've now started selling matching flowers to their collections.

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Tranquility- peaceful
Tranquil blooms
Romantic page dangle chipboard
Shrine frame chipboard
Optimist word set chipboard
Bourbon street stamp
Embossing Powder auburn
Embossing powder mushroom
Embossing powder chilli powder

Other Products
   Ranger distress embossing ink
Ranger walnut distress ink

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Rusted Art Journaling Page with Salt technique- Artists Live Ustream channel

Hi Everyone,
Here is a mixed media Art journaling page I created live on the Artists Live Ustream channel yesterday.

The background was designed with a very cool technique of using coarse salt (sea salt or kosher salt) to create texture.

Here is the video recording in case you missed the live show:

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Ken Oliver Color Bursts- 
Prima Finnabair Art Extravagance Rust paste set: 
Prima Adhesive rub-ons
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients Mica Powder gold-
Prima finnabair mechanicals grungy butterflies: 
Prima- Finnabair Heavy gel- 
Tim Holtz alphabet stencil:
Tim Holtz perspective stamp:
Tim holtz distress ink rusty hinge
Tim Holtz distress ink-walnut stain:
brown marker
coarse salt

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

7 Dots Studio April Challenge

Come join us this month on the 7 Dots Studio blog  for our challenge.

Our theme this month is

"In Motion"

and you can interpret it any way you want.

The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – In Motion
- use at least one 7 Dots Studio product
- publish your project on you blog with a link to our challenge
- do not forget to include in your blog post our “inspirational circle” ( you will find it at the top of this blog post)
- use inlinkz and please link directly to your blog post, not to whole blog
Challenge is open till May 2016, 19th midnight CET
We announce winners by the end of the March. One lucky person will win Fortune-teller Collection Kit and 2 stencils!!!
We will randomly choose also one person, who will receive 10EUR coupon to our store.
Good luck :)

Friday, April 22, 2016

Atc set- Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Hi Everyone,
Its Keren here for the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craftblog featuring a set of ATC’s using the new Paper Flowers kit, the Texture Luxe™ Copper paste and a few of the new stencils from the 102 set.
You can watch the step by step video below to see how I created these ATC’s.

The Paper flowers kit provided the perfect way to create my own embellishment for my cards and customize it they way I like in terms of textures and colors.

The the Texture Luxe™ Copper paste is beautiful and it looked amazing through the new stencil patterns. I used 3 different stencilled patterns to showcase their versatility.


word stickers- Tim Holtz
Glitter- Martha stewart
Prima say it in crystals
Prima water-colour paper pad

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Inspiration- Blue Fern Studios Mixed Media Art Journaling Page

This is my second grungy texture mixed media journaling page for the Blue Fern Studios blog this month..
This time I used a different set of colours and textures and worked in a smaller journal.

I primed the background with white gesso and then used a diamond bit stencil to create texture in the background with modelling paste.

Then I used the tattered diamond bits chipboard which was embossed in raspberry embossing powder. 
I glued the chipboard to the background and then used Prima's sprays and paints to create a dripping pattern on the background. While the embossing powdered area repelled the sprays, it allowed the gold paint to blend on top.
Finally, the Serendipity Inspiration word was embossed in the poinsettia embossing powder color.

Dylusions art journal
Prima Finnabair heavy white gesso
Blue Fern Studios chipboard
Blue Fern Studios embossing powder
Dylusions diamond stencils
Golden modelling paste
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy pixie dust sprays
Prima Color Bloom sprays
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy metallic paint

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Imagination- Blue Fern Studios Art Journaling page

Hi Everyone,
Its Keren here with my first April project for the Blue Fern Studios blog.
As I usually create layouts, I really wanted to to create something different that comes from my heart.
I felt art journaling was the best way to express how I feel and to experiment with the chipboards, embossing powders and glitters. So I created two pages this month.

I also really wanted to create grungy mixed media pages this month so I added lots of texture and movement. My second journaling page will be revealed in a few days.

First I inked the background in green and yellow tones using Color Bursts. Then I stamped the background using the Blue Fern Studios Journey and Textured circles stamps.

The circle was created using Prima's Finnbair Graphite texture paste. Then, I sprinkled embossing powder on it and heat dried it. Finally, I glued the beaded string chipboard piece that was embossed in verdant and seven seas embossing powder.
The Serendipity imagination title was embossed in the 14 Karat embossing powder. 

I also used the lattice bits chipboard pieces on my page which were embossed in seven seas, verdant and 14 karat embossing powders, too. The heart was embossed only in the 14 Karat embossing powder.
At the end, I also sprinkled some Fool's gold glitter on the background. I used Finnabair soft gloss gel to glue it.

Dylusions art journal
Color Bursts
Blue Fern Studio stamps
Blue Fern Studio chipboard
Blue Fern Studio embossing powders
Blue Fern Studio glitter
Prima Finnabair Soft gloss gel
Prima Finnabair graphite texture paste
Prima Finnabair heavy gel
Ranger ink-olive
Prima say it in crystals gemstones
Spray bottle

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Hello-Happy-Smile ATC set

Hi Everyone, 
Here is a set of 10 ATC's that I created and sent to a few people around the world who are part of an ATC exchange.

I never thought I would like to make ATC's as much as I do.
I think its the sense of accomplishment in a very short period of time that makes it so fun to do.
Since they're so small, you don't have to put a lot on them to make them beautiful.

The background of these ATCs was done using a Gelli-plate. I used an 11x8.5 water-colour paper and created a fun mono-printed background using Gelli-printing.

The backgrounds were created on a live show on my Ustream channel.
The show was done in spanish as my audience was from South America. However I did add subtitles after it was recorded. Just press the CC subtitles button and you will have the english translation.

Here is the video below:

Once I cut the background into 10 ATCs, I stencilled the DecoArt Swirl stencil with white heavy gesso and added some embellishments and words. The hearts were also cut from the leftover background paper, so nothing went to waste.

Watercolor Paper
Acrylic paints- different colours
Tim Holtz black soot distress ink pad
Altenew die-cut words
Prima say it in crystal swirls
Prima Finnabair white heavy gesso
Prima Finnabair soft matte gel
DecoArt swirl stencil
Prima Anne Marie Epoxy stickers

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Heal- 7 Dots Studio Mixed Media Shadow Box Frame

Hi Everyone,
Here is a project I created for the 7 Dots Studio blog
Its a mixed media shadow box frame with lots of texture and technique!!

I created this artsy shadow box frame as a gift to my husband. My husband is a Chiropractor and I wanted to design a mixed media piece for him to hang in his office. I had a plastic spine shaped object from an old key-chain he used to have. I used it as the centre piece of my art work. 

I wanted to create a very vintage, worn out looking piece, so I used one of my all time favourite collections Dreamer. The colours in the Dreamer collection were perfect to use to create this effect. I used the "Daydreaming" paper to wrap and cover the wooden frame. Then I used the "Sleepless" paper as accents.
I also used lots of chipboard to embellish the shadow box both on the edges and as an anchor for the spine.

7 Dots Studio- Dreamer- Daydreaming
7 Dots Studio- Dreamer- Sleepless
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard
Golden White Gesso
Ranger Alcohol inks- Caramel
Prima Color Bloom- Soft teal
Prima Finnabair acrylic paint- Patina
Prima Finnabair- Soft Matte gel
Prima Finnabair- heavy gel
Thickers Alphabet black
Tim Holtz Tattered butterfly die cut
Tim Holtz black soot distress ink
Martha Stewart beige paint
Wooden pieces
Book pages
Black lid

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Inspirational ATC's

Hi Everyone,
I created this set of ATC's for a ATC exchange with people from around the world.
I love receiving these little treasures from many different people and cultures and sending them a piece of my art.

I used Tim Holtz tissue paper and Gelatos for the background. The Gelatos gave gave the cards a vibrant look.

I used different stamps to create the images on the cards and inked them in green coloured Gelato.

Prima water-colour paper pad
Tim Holtz Tissue Paper
Prima Finnabair Art Basics soft matte gel
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos
The Scrapbook Diaries word stamp and Butterfly stamp
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients glitter
Ranger black Archival ink

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Sunken Treasure- Mixed Media Canvas for Artists Live Ustream Show using 7 Dots Studio

I created this mixed media canvas for the 7 Dots Studio Blog using the "Destination Unknown" collection. I wanted to create a piece that will look like underwater sunken treasure. 

I created this project on the Artists Live Ustream Channel this past week. Below you can find the video recording in case you missed the show.

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The "Destination Unknown" collection was perfect for this theme and I loved adding different looking embellishments to make them look like real underwater artifacts. I also added shells, a starfish, a glass bottle with sand, cheese cloth and beads to make it look like everything was underwater.

7 Dots Studios- Destination Unknown- flair buttons
7 Dots Studios- Destination Unknown- chipboard
7 Dots Studios- Destination Unknown- Stamps
7 Dots Studios- Destination Unknown- Stencils
Prima Finnabair Modeling paste
Prima Finnabair Soft gel
Prima Finnabair Heavy Gel
Prima Finnabair glass beads
Golden white gesso
Prima IOD moulds
Prima paper clay
Shells and starfish
Prima Finnabair Pixie dust sprays
Blue Fern Studios chipboard
Glass bottle
Ranger black archival ink
Ranger alcohol inks

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Altered Light Bulb Art- Artists Live Show

I created this altered art light bulb on the Artists Live Ustream channel on March 28th.

I altered this lightbulb live on the show using the new Rust Paste medium from Prima Finnabair collection.

If you missed the show, then here is the recording:

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Prima Finnabair Art Extravagance rust paste: 
Prima Finnabair Art Basics black gesso: 
Prima Finnabair Art Basics heavy gel:

Prima Mechanicals Grungy Butterflies:
Prima Finnabair Vintage Mechanicals clocks:
Prima Finnabair vintage roses:
Prima metal bottle cap
Prima vintage mechanical bottle cap
Butterfly stencil: dollar store
Ranger Alcohol inks

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

WINNERS- of my 5 year bloggaversary giveaway!!!

Here are the 5 winners of my giveaway!!

I used to pick the numbers and they're in no particular order!!

And the Winners are...........

37. selena

31. SuzanD 

51. Valerija

If you're a winner please email me at

Please email me your name and address so I can send you your prize.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Frolic in the Sun- Blue Fern Studios Sketch challenge

Here is the layout I created for April's Blue Fern Studios sketch challenge.
I used the Serendipity collection Fascination paper for this beach themed picture of my daughter.

Here is the sketch if you want to play along:

I love taking pictures of my kids running on a beach. I love it when they're carefree and having fun, free of worries and loving the moment. That's exactly what my daughter was doing when she was running back and forth on the shore.

The pattern in the background was created with the DecoArt swirl stencil and Prima's Chalkboard paint Egg Blue. I then added texture with the Blue Fern Studios Journey stamp.

I framed the photo with the Blue Fern Studios Circle Vine which was embossed in Blue Fern Studios Blue sky embossing powder. Then used the Frolic in the Sun title which was painted in white gesso.

Blue Fern Studios Serendipity collection
Blue Fern Studios chipboard
Blue Fern Studios Journey stamp
Blue Fern Studios embossing powder
Blue Fern studios Courship Lane flowers
Prima Flowers
Prima chalkboard paint- Egg Blue
DecoArt Swirl stencil
Ranger brown archival ink
Golden white gesso
Ranger Alcohol ink- Latte
Prima Finnabair Rust paste

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