Inked Mixed Media Heart.

Everybody loves the look of Mixed Media projects. The trouble is that not many people know how to approach it, where to start or what to use.
And for others, it is what to do with the projects once you have created them. Let’s face it, we all only have so much space where we can display stuff.JN_NewYear_heart

In this series of inked and Mixed Media projects, I am showing you how easy it is to create these amazing projects without getting impatient or despondent, but also some ideas on displays and what to do with these creations.

This heart has been around for years and has also had many different jackets. Yes! That’s right I recycle my Mixed Media projects. I change them up every couple of years and even move them around the house to a different location, or even give them away. Simply by changing them up – they look totally different.
Hop on over to The Wholesaler blog to see how I created this heart using the range of Little Birdie Mixed Media Products.

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Bargello Inspired Greeting Card using Carabelle Studio Stamps.

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Today’s card uses ‘Bargello” as inspiration. Bargello is a traditional type of needlepoint embroidery with a mathematical pattern/design created by an arrangement of flat stitches, most famously seen in the Italian Bargello palace. But in paper crafting Bargello resembles paper strips to create a pattern however complicated or simple you want it to be. Here I used strips as a simple background for my card using this amazing texture plate stamp from Carabelle available from The Funky Llama South Africa.
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1. Ink texture plate/stamp  with turquoise ink for stamping. Make sure the stamp is ink with a nice even layer of colour.
step12. Stamp the image onto smooth white cardstock. If you battle with large stamps, keep the stamp on your table and place the cardstock on top. Then use your hands to smooth over the pattern to transfer it onto the cardstock.
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3. Use watercolour paint to add colour to the white. Tip: To make colouring in easier, emboss the image with clear embossing powder. The white areas will be paintable but the embossing will resist taking on colour.
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4. Cut your coloured image into strips. Cut different widths of strips and even add some other stamped strips into the mix for interest.
step45. Adhere the strips to the front of a card. Use double sided tape or glue. Change the strips up to create an interesting effect on your card.
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6. Trim off any overlapping pieces from the edges. Adhere a sentiment to the card, as well as a cut out heart and diamanté to finish it off.
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See How to Create a Mixed Media background with Self-Made Washi Tape.

Hop on over to the Imagine Blog to see how I created this fun mixed media card

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Create a Valentines’ day card with a mixed media feel and matching washi tape that you make yourself in a few easy steps using your Imagine Craft Mat. Add interest with inks and textures layered to create interest.

Supplies

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  • Kaisercraft – Embossing Folder, Die-cutting machine
  • Heart die-cuts: Couture Creations
  • Masking tape
  • Wooden heart
  • Silver leaf material
  • Diamanté
  • Jowilna Nolte – Circle stencil and not square stencil

Joining the family over at Joy Clair stamps

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Welcome to 2019! We have many reasons to celebrate and one of these is our 2019 Design Team!
And I am so honored and proud to have been chosen to be apart of this team for 2019! I look forward to sharing my love for stamps, The Lord, mixed media and inks all in one.

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We are very thankful for our fabulous 2018 Design Team members and this year you will see new faces and new styles in our creations. Martha Lucia Gomez continues coordinating the team, events and promotions. Also some of our seasoned designers continue as part of our Joy Clair Family. They are Lindsay Adreon, Angie Cimbalo, Helen Gullett, Donna Idlet, Monica Maier, Ceal Pritchett and Kerry Urbatch. You can visit their blogs just clicking over their names.

The next Monday we will start a presentation of the new designers that are part of the 2019 Design Team. They are Betz Golden, Jessica Kaiser, Karen Letchworth, Connie Mercer and Jowilna Nolte.

Just be prepared because on January 14th you can see for the first time our First Release of Stamps for 2019!

For more inspirations and update news, make sure to follow Joy Clair on their social media platforms:

Facebook | Color By Faith Facebook Group

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Thank you so much for stopping by today!

And thank you Joy Clair for having me apart of this amazing team and trusting me with your stamps to create with! I am so blessed.

Blessed beyond measure – Bible journaling page.

“This range is perfect for my Bible Journaling Pages – I love the colours, the flowers and how easy the message of Gratefulness and blessings can be creatively documented in my Bible Study.
Clean and simple with a beautiful message for any crafting project”

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I am simply in love with this gorgeous range from Kaisercraft – what a way to kick start 2019!
For my article I start off by giving my year to The Lord – giving thanks and praying continually throughout the year!

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Head on over to the Kaisercraft blog for the full step x step instructions on how I created my page and a free download instruction sheet.

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Products used
PAPERS:
BLESSED Collection: P2668 Blissful; PP1059 Paper Pad;
KC PRODUCTS: KM123 Kaisermists Rose Gold; KM125 Candy; KM127 Turquoise; KM126 Lime; T316 Precision Scissors; T321 Craft Glue
Other: Bible, paint brushes

Make your own Gift wrapping paper for Christmas.

It’s weekend and we have some awesome inspiration for you for the festive season.
There’s nothing better than receiving a beautiful gift. But wrap it in some special paper and you have a winner.
Today we show you how easy it is to make your own gift wrapping paper using POP Paint.
The best part is that each person receiving a gift from you wrapped in your own paper, is that you essentially give a part of yourself too.
the time you lovingly spent creating each unique piece of paper, and then wrapping a thoughtful gift in it – it truly is special.giftwrap1

As the base for my wrapping paper I used plain brown kraft paper – available in huge rolls and the perfect neutral backdrop.
detail1step 1 – select the colour of PoP Paint you want to use. Signal and Sprout is perfect for the festive season.
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step 2 – Use a soft medium sized flat paintbrush and paint random streaks onto the paper alternating the colours.
Leave the paint t dry, while working on other sheets. This way you can mass produce a few sheets at a time.
step2step 3 – Once the paint is dry, use a black marker to draw onto the background – a great way to get the kids involved. They can make their own personal wrapping paper for family and friends with a little help from an adult. Or use your stamps and stamp with black ink onto the background randomly overlapping the paint streaks like I did.
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Now you are ready to wrap all those special gifts for your loved ones. Add a simple bit of twine or ribbon and a few extra bits of decorations and you will have some special gifts to place under the tree this year.
giftwrap3The fun doesn’t stop there – you can make your own special gift tags to match your paper using the same paint colours.
So what are you waiting for – get creative and make your own recyclable paper this year.
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Products used:
POP Paint 290ml-Sprout pp0317
POP Paint 290ml-Signal pp0301
Other: brown paper, stamp, black ink

With Christmas just around the corner, you still have enough time to create your own beautiful papers. So get cracking.
Ask your local craft store for your favourite POP Paint colours.

Little Birdie Mixed Media Paste – Jowilna’s 101

I love creating quick and easy tags for the Festive Season and this year I am loving the gold and black theme inspired by the gorgeous First Noel range from Kaisercraft.
I created this tag using some mixed media elements in shades of gold.J101_tag

For the full step x step how to hop on over to The Wholesalers’ blog.

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Products Used

How to dress up a plastic pot with POP Paint for a festive topiary

Over on the Chiswick blog I am sharing how I painted plastic pot to create a festive topiary planter using POP Paint.
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In a few easy steps you can turn an ugly plastic pot in a gorgeous home decor planter that makes a statement. Use your favourite colour of POP Paint and make a gorgeous piece for
any room in the house. Turn ugly into functional in a few easy steps.

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We hope you find lots of inspiration in turning those old planters into statement projects using Pop Paint this festive season.
Products used
POP Paint 290ml-Lush pp0318
POP Paint 290ml-Sprout pp0317
POP Paint 500ml-Signal pp0501
Other: paint brushes, plastic planter

Bloghop with Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps

Welcome to the Imagine Crafts, Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps Blog hop and give-away.
Today we are sharing an amazing line-up with the Artists from both teams. So hop on to everyone’s blogs and leave us comments so you too can win.
Leave a comment on each blog and corporate blog any of the days and you can win.
You can win a $25 gift certificate to someone from Imagine and Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps is giving a $25 gift certificate to a person as well.
2 winners — one from each company so don’t miss the chance to win BIG!

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Here is the blog hop order for today

Crackerbox & Suzy – Vicky Briggs
Imagine – Elina Stromberg
Crackerbox & Suzy – Donna Idlet
Imagine – Iris Rodriguez
Crackerbox & Suzy – Terri Burson
Imagine – Jennifer Vanderbeek
Crackerbox & Suzy – Cornelia Wenokor
Imagine – Jowilna Nolte – you are here
Crackerbox & Suzy – Olesya Andreyeva
Imagine – Kassy Tousignant

I used these 2 amazing images from the Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps shop – when I saw this little guy I simply had to add him to my stash.
I stamped all image in VersaFine Clair ink, and added colour to my stamped image using water colours made from my re-inkers.
So easy to do and you can get amazing end results.

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Stamped Christmas Cards with Chiswick Stamps – Weekend inspiration.

Today I am sharing a quick masked Christmas card with you using the gorgeous stamps from Chiswick.
Now you may think that these stamps are not themed, but simply by using them in a clever way you can turn any stamp into a themed stamp.
Hop on over to the Chiswick blog to see how I created it.

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Products used
Clear Stamp – Fine Print rs3181
Clear Stamp – Life Lessons rs3184
Textured C/Stock 216g 12″ X 12″ White 10 Shts/Pck (2) sb4970
Other: Ink, embellishments, stamps

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