Saturday, January 28, 2017

Mixed Media Card/Color Purple

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Finished my mixed media card and I had so much fun with this.  I had received some new Lindy's Stamp Gang inks and just had to incorporate them into this card base.  How I made this card follows but here is the picture and thank you for visiting with me today - Blessings and Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Used pieces of random paper from my stash to apply to card base with heavy gesso.  Also some old book pages added.  Stamped a rubber text stamp here and there.  Gelato edges all around and then used a stencil to rub out the colors for ghosting effect.  Molding paste for a diamond stencil and added some Lavender crushed glass with glitter with the molding paste for background.  Used gel medium to paste down my scraps of interest from my stash.  Used Lindy's starburst inks to paint around all my elements.  7 Dots Studio text stickers and painted them with a gel medium mixed with Acrylic Silks paint.  Rhinestone hearts added with hot glue gun and tied a piece of glitter yarn from Magic Scraps for finished piece.

Mixed Media Bookmark in Memory Of

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I am trying to be more aware of recycling some of the packaging I receive from orders.  So I used this cardboard backing that my refill for my Tombow Adhesive was wrapped in.  Since it has the cutout at top, I just thought it would be a perfect bookmark for me.

I started with covering the whole backing with heavy gesso and used blue fragments mixed into gel medium on top of that.  More gesso with applying a piece of cheesecloth and a piece of torn cardboard. The 3 butterflies were made with modeling paste and used the negative from a cardboard piece Dusty Attic chipboard.   Painted with Silks Acrylic paints mixed with gel medium.   Used Lindy's Flat Fabio Hibisucs Rose and Caribben Blue for background and then went in with Lindy's Starburst Spray inks and I wish you could see how beautiful these inks are with their specks of gold!!  Used 7 Dot Studio text stickers.  My bookmark is in honor of my Mom, Dad, and my dearest friend, Terry.  They are all my special angels in heaven.  Thanks for stopping by, have a blessed day, till next time ~  Hugs CaroleAnn

Sharing my Book mark at:
Polkadoodles Week 4 Challenge anything goes
Creative Artiste Mixed Media - anything goes

Thursday, January 26, 2017


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Hope you are well.  I managed to finish two more Valentine Cards.  But really - this word Love!!  This is definitely something the world needs more of!  I wish I could sprinkle it on everyone's food and see what would happen for a day of loving one another:)  💖  Well, with love, thanks for stopping by and have a loving day filled with blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing my cards at:
CCC Digi Creations Challenge #65 - use die cuts and/or punches
Creative Craft Challenge #80 - must use flowers

Both cards from same digital image from Pretty Little Stamps
Fussy cut the image on the First Card
Second card  image is on a die cut stitched frame.
Both images colored with Copic Markers and pencil.
SKIN E000 E00 E02 E11
HAIR C5 C7 C8 Black Pencil
DRESS R46 R59 R83 R85 Black Pencil
Stardust for slip and waist band.
Glossy accent for her shoes - I would have loved red patent leather shoes as a little girl!!!  LOL Papers - Bo-Bunny, rhinestone hearts and wooden word from stash.

Die Cut frame from my stash (thanks, Sherri) Ribbon and flowers from stash.

Second Card

Monday, January 16, 2017

Cup of Love and Write It on Your Heart Mixed Media Card

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Have one Valentine Card completed so just thought I would post it tonight.  This is a digital image from Tiddly Inks and it was fun to color it up.  I kept it very simple compared to my next card which is all mixed media.  Thanks for visiting tonight, till next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Cup Of Love

Write It On Your Heart - Mixed Media Card
Card recipe - has a gesso background applied to scrap paper design of roses.  Torn book pages applied with gesso and then modeling paste that I added some stones and glitter to the paste.  Used Dusty Attic vines that I painted with a mixture of gel medium and distress paints - peeled paint.  Used Lindy's Stamp Gang for colors on the background and paste.  I added some gel medium with shaved ice for sparkle.  Butterly has star dust added to it (fussy cut from one of the free prints - thanks Marta) and added a heart charm and flowers.  Text is " Write It on your heart that everyday is the best day of the year - Ralph Emerson"

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


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Hope my card finds a smile on your face as that is what I am sending you if you are reading this:)

Received my first kit from LaLaLand Crafts and loved it so much just had to make a card from some of those products.

This my first card for 2017.  I am lagging behind my normal gusto for crafting but hoping to catch up soon.  My attention gets so divided between everything I like to do!!!  Does that happen to you and if so where does it take you?

I like to create in my art journal for mixed media art; designing greeting cards for family and friends, and sometimes just coloring with no idea in mind but love the image!

I thinks I have to combine it all into one - yes - my next project - a mixed media card that could be incorporated into my art journal!!  Thanks for stopping by,  till next time, big hugs, smiles, and blessings ~ CaroleAnn 😊😊😊

Sharing card at:
613 Avenue Create Challenge # 193 Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge #394 - Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Copics:  Skin E000 E00 E01 E02  
Shirt E31 E33 E35  
Heart & Pants R56 R59  
Hat & Vest R00 R01 R02
Hair R00 R01 R02 R21 R56  
DP - Lost n Found/Heirloom  Tim Holtz Distress Inks used on papers around edges - Brushed Corduroy,  and Victorian Velvet
Dies from the kit are World, Heart, and Globe.  I fussy cut Marci - she is just so cute!!  Sentiment also from the December Kit.  There is much more to this kit but I just used these products for now.

Thursday, January 5, 2017


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I wish you a happy and healthy New Year!!  I started off my new year with an art journal spread.  I have joined Maremi's Creative Cafe on Facebook and she was so kind as to issue some free printables so I just had to use something of these - naturally fairies for sure;)

I also went to the dollar tree and got myself a small note book to record how I do some of these mixed media art journal pages - so I can remember what to do and NOT to do!!!  LOL  But that is the beauty of it all - you learn as you go forward and just be free and create!!  

Thanks so much for stopping by and I am looking so forward to a healthy, beautiful, and creative year with all my friends and family!!!  Big Hugs and many new blessings to everyone ~ CaroleAnn
Some close ups and my notebook:

Card in progress: