Random Supplies=Mixed Media Card!

Hi friends! Sometimes it’s fun to take seemingly unrelated supplies and make something:

These supplies came in the September Stamp Art Box (except stamps) and I was happy to play. Watch the video to learn some fun techniques you can apply to a card or painting!

Sponsored by Smart Art Box. Shipping to many countries worldwide, you can either subscribe and get a surprise box of art supplies every month or order the boxes you like while supplies are available. You can get the box I used today here. You can find the large butterfly stamp here, and smaller ones here.

Have a play with your supplies today! Happy crafting!

LIVE! 12:30pm Eastern Time, Beautiful Vintage Moth in Watercolor (and maybe mixed media}

15936408_10208122599768174_8311229058637729676_oHi friends! I missed doing last weeks show so much (snow storm power and internet outage) but I am back this week and I hope you will join me today at 12:30pm ET for a fun live painting class! I found this lovely vintage moth advertisement that is in the public domain and I painted a loose sketch on an ATC and shared it last week and many folks asked for a tutorial so I decided to do one larger with more detail today. Here is the reference image:

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Here is a PDF pattern you can print and trace on your watercolor paper.  You can watch the live stream or the replay in the player below but if you want to chat live be sure to watch on the youtube watch page. Also if you are using a tablet make sure you don’t have it in full screen mode if you want to see the chat.

Find supplies at our sponsor Jerry’s Artarama!

Other: water buckets, paper towels and I grabbed some rubber stamps and stencils in case I want to add to the background!

Love Mixed Media? Try a year long mixed media course and save 20% with coupon FIREWORKS2017 Join me and 23 other mixed media teachers for LifeBook 2017!

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The first class is up and the artwork from the students is AMAZING! But it is not to late to join! Things are just getting started on LifeBook 2017 and I would love to see what YOU create during a year of weekly mixed media art classes, find our more or enroll here.

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I hope you can join me for the live show today at 12:30pm ET, til than happy crafting!

Rubber Stamp Giveaway & Nature Themed Cards!

Howdy friends! It’s giveaway time! Up for grabs are these beautiful snail and butterfly stamps from Art Neko (formally About Art Accents):

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The full 8″x10″ Garden Friends sheet of stamps that these images came from is gorgeous and on sale for $10 (regularly $20) so you might want to check it out. Don’t worry, if you buy it and end up winning it you can pick different stamps:) Oh and if you see stamps that are not on sale that you want to buy you can use my coupon code for 10% off: Lindsay10% I will show you how I made these cards with lots of tips and hints along the way in today’s video:

Here is a close up of the snail card:

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And the butterfly one…I think I need a sentiment here, what do you think?

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For a chance to win the stamps I used and a $10 gift certificate to Art Neko just leave a comment on this blog post and I will select a name at random next Sunday the 25th. Art Neko ships worldwide so anyone on the planet can enter. Good luck and happy crafting!

Weekend craftiness!

I had a chance test out the new fancy border svg set from Mujka designs this weekend, These are beautiful, very detailed frames so I set me cricut to cut while I made the card and colored my butterfly from the Winged Things set, you can find both of these sets at MyGrafico, gotta love one stop shopping!

Die cut: Mujka Design, Digital Stamp (butterfly) Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Paper: American crafts, Cardstock: Co'Ordanations, Rubber stamp (sentiment) SU!

Speaking of SCAL you only have 2 days to save 10%  (with coupon code: 9388463) on Sure Cuts a Lot so you can cut these wonderful files out with your cricut machine!

That’s all for today, I’ll be back on Monday with a few new projects and inspiration from the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff junior  DT, till then Happy Crafting!

With Sympathy

Sympathy cards are hard to make in my opinion. It’s easy to whip up a birthday or thankyou card buy a sympathy card is difficult because you want to make a cheerful card for a somber occasion, I hope this brings a friend a smile and some comfort:

Stamps: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, PP: K&co, Cardstock:SU!

Stamps: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, PP: K&co, Cardstock:SU!, Die cuts cricut

I had the Iris and bud digital stamp colored and cut out for months but I hadn’t made it work with other projects. The Deepest Sympathy stamp is from the Leaf Prints set and you can find the butterfly stamp here. The cardstock is by Stampin Up (So Saffron) and the Pattern paper is K&Co.

Have a great weekend folks and till next time happy crafting.

Butterflies are free{bie}!

This week we have our final hidden freebie for you, better catch it before it flutters into the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Shop:

Digital Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Die cuts: Cricut, Sentiment: MSE!

Digital Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Die cuts: Cricut, Sentiment: MSE!

I made this set using the Sketchy Cosmos and Filled Butterfly Stamp as well as the Swallowtail Butterfly freebie that you will find on one of my Design team Members blogs. Here is a closer look:

I "Painted" my images with alcohol inks and goo gone, tutorial below.

I "Painted" my images with alcohol inks and goo gone, tutorial below.

This bag is the perfect size for a gift card, maybe for a bookstore...

This bag is the perfect size for a gift card, maybe for a bookstore...

I discovered a new technique using alcohol inks this week. I squirted some out in a plastic palette and let them dry. I filled a empty water-brush with goo gone and used it to paint with the dried up alcohol inks to get a watercolor look on my project without smearing my water based printer ink! Pretty cool huh? Practice a bit first before trying it on your project to get a feel fo it, this will bleed through the paper so you may want an old magazine under where you work. Here is a pic of my setup:

Let the alcohol ink dry in the palette before using. I used Piniata and Ranger inks.

Let the alcohol ink dry in the palette before using. I used Pinata and Ranger inks.

We have a new guest designer this month, her name is Ellen Smith but you can call her “Tink” you can see what she did with my stamps here.

And now for the fabulous Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Design Team:

Katt

Leanne

Melissa Bove

Margie

Lisa

Tamara

Row

Janet

Olena

Melissa Craig

Kim

Tracey

Go find your freebie and besure to leave some love on the designers blogs;) Till next time happy crafting!

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