Art by Marlene Art Journaling Page

Each month I teach an Art Journaling Class and the Art by Marlene stamps and products has quickly become a firm favorite in these classes. This month we used the beautiful crab stamp – and it was a huge hit with everyone!

The base was created with watercolour paint [my first love] some of my stencils and of course lots of stamping to create the different layers.
These guys are so cute – we used watercolour paint to add layers of colours to the crabs giving them such unique personalities – each one looking amazing.
Rainbow colours for the win!
Stunning effects on the background using DecoArt paint and Glamour Dust for the coolest resist technique!
Why not join me for class next month at Short Cuts Crafts.

Products used
Art by Marlene stamp #18 Crab
Art by Marlene stamp # 38 Little Ladies
Background Flocons stamp Carabelle
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Jow’s Mandala stencil
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DecoArt Glamour Dust Black iris

Fall themed cards with Joy Clair

Today I am sharing some Fall inspired cards. And although we are heading into summer I dream of cooler weather already. These stamps are so versatile and can be used for any occasion – even if its not fall in your neck of the woods.

For my first card I stamped the leaves to create an area in the middle for the sentiment – pretty much as the stamp was intended to be used. Such an awesome idea and can be used in a myriad of ways.
I used my favorite markers to add some colour to my leaves – quick easy and an artistic mess.
The sentiment was stamped with my favorite Sepia Versafine ink pad, and a few diamante finished off this card.
My second card uses a piece of old book paper inked using Memento ink and splattered with water to create the mottled effect.
A few leaves from the stamp set and a sentiment is all that is needed for a quick and easy card.
Perfect for someone special celebrating a special day of occasion. Neutral and versatile for male and female recipients. Such a cute set that is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Until next time happy stamping!

Make your cards shine with Rinea foil

Today on the Imagine Crafts Blog I am sharing this card using Rinea foils to create and add shine to any project. You can create amazing elements for your scrapbook layouts and cards using the range of Rinea foils. Combined with inked backgrounds you can create a feast of colour and shine

To tie into the theme of using Desert colours this month I used my Memento Markers to add colour to my stamped heart using shades of cream, yellow and orange. I love how it turned out.
A few paint splats on top of the coloured heart adds some personality to it.

Products used imagine Crafts Craft Mat Sheer Shimmer Spray Frost Memento Dual Tip Marker Dandelion Memento Dual Tip Marker Cantaloupe Memento Dual Tip Marker Tangelo Memento Dual Tip Marker Desert Sand Other: White cardstock: Antalis, Rinea Foil, Embossing folder Couture Creations; Heart Stamp: Art by Marlene, Wording stamp: Joy Clair; Sewing machine: Embossing machine: Go Cut and Emboss; Diamante and pearls

Memento Dew Drop Backgrounds for cards

One of my favourite techniques is simply plain inking a background, and admittedly with all the amazing products and must-haves on the market it is one of the things we do less and less. It was time to dust off the amazing little inks and make some magic with blending backgrounds.

I used my Memento Dew Drop ink pads and blended through some Celebr8 Stencils to create 3 magical cards. It is that simple. I combined the 2 colours by first blending the one colour and then the second colour for a stunning effect. Remember to overlap your ink colours when blending for a seamless effect running into each other.

I use small circular movements to pick up my ink and to blend, to get a streak-free perfect effect.
To complete my cards, I added some simple stamped sentiments in black, a few pearls and diamante as decorations and paint splats for that fun messy effect.
These quick cards are gorgeous and as a bonus I used everything I had on hand, using ink colours that I don’t always use, and stencils that haven’t been used in a while. And a stamp set that I love but haven’t used nearly enough.

Art by Marlene Art Journaling Page

I had a play date on Sunday in my Art By Marlene art journal – just me and some time doing what I love. And this was the end result. I love the freedom, colour and design of her products – the magic that anything is possible and I can create just because.
Position a sunray stencil [Stencilled by Jow] on your journal page towards the top edge. Use a sponge to sponge yellow acrylic paint through the stencil and keep it in place. Then use orange acrylic paint to stencil partially over the yellow to create interest.
Select images from your Die-cut book to use on your page and carefully remove them. I used a girl, leaves as wings, some circles cut in half and a Protea flower.
Stamp the image BM05 twice onto smooth white cardstock using VersaFine Clair ink. Fussy cut around the images.
Stamp the image BM05 twice onto smooth white cardstock using VersaFine Clair ink. Fussy cut around the images.
Add a single drop of liquid acrylic paint onto a plastic packet and mist with water. Carefully lift the packet, flip it over and stamp the acrylic onto your page. Leave to dry naturally or use a heat gun to dry and speed up the process.
Use Tombow adhesive to adhere the die-cut and stamped elements to your page as per the sample. Cut one of the stamped images in half and use at the top and bottom of your page.
Add finishing touches and details to your page. Add shadows using a graphite pencil and distress crayon around the girl image. Use a white marker to add white dots randomly across your page. Draw small white circles on the stamped images.
Use black VersaFine Clair ink pad and stamp a title onto your page.

Until next time I hope you are inspired by this page and by the amazing products available from this talented and amazing designer. Art by Marlene – designing real images for real life making creativity fun and easy!

Everyday Occasions with Joy Clair Stamps

Hi everyone welcome to the new release with Joy Clair stamps. The design Team are all creating with the new stamps and you have to see the amazing works created with the new sets.
So hop on over to the blog and follow along. And don’t forget to visit the website to see all the new sets and get shopping.
We are also Collaborating with Bazzill Basics using their gorgeous cardstock for all our cards this month.
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And here is the blog hop order in case you missed it:

Joy Clair Blog – https://joyclair.typepad.com/blog/2019/05/everyday-collection-new-release-may-inspirational-blog-hop.html 

Martha Lucia Gomez – https://wp.me/p5TnaH-6Ri

Jowilna Nolte (You are here) http://www.jowilnanolte.co.za/everyday-occasions-with-joy-clair-stamps/

Connie Hyde Mercer https://www.craftygoodies.com/2019/05/new-release-blog-hop-with-joy-clair-day.html

Kerry Urbatch – https://thestampingbug.blogspot.com/2019/05/new-release-joy-clairs-no-problama.html

Angie Cimbalo – https://cimbacreativefun.blogspot.com/2019/05/joy-clair-new-release-blog-hop-everyday.html

Betz Golden – https://betzgolden.com/?p=4090

Karen Letchworth – https://karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com/2019/05/baby-shark-bazzill-joy-clair-stamps.html

Jessica Kaiser – https://freshbyjess.blogspot.com/2019/05/joy-clair-blog-hop-everyday-occasions.html

Ceal Pritchett – https://simplybeautifulcreations.blogspot.com/2019/05/joy-clair-new-release-bloghop-part-1.html

Lindsay Adreon – https://craftingwhilecaffeinated.wordpress.com/3-simple-handmade-fathers-day-cards

Helen Gullet – https://helengullett.com/?p=17261

Donna Idlet – https://myblogidlet.blogspot.com/2019/05/joy-clair-may-2019-new-release-blog-hop.html

For my card I used the beautiful Friends and Flowers stamp set, combined with the red foiled heart cardstock from Bazzill Basics.
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I added colour to my image using watercolour paint and then a layer of dimensional glaze, and some diamante for the centers of the flowers.

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How clever that the sentiments stamps are designed to fit inside the truck and the number plate. You can create the cutest cards using this set.

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We hope that you are inspired by all the beautiful sets used today. Everyday occasion stamps are the best for all kinds of cards and this one for friends is simply the best.
Thank you for stopping by. Jowilna x

Now hop onto the wonderful Connie to see what she created
Connie Hyde Mercer https://www.craftygoodies.com/2019/05/new-release-blog-hop-with-joy-clair-day.html

Trusty All-Purpose Inks

When you love your inks as much as I do, then running out of a specific colour is an absolute train smash. It’s a little like a 2-year-old throwing a tantrum in the middle of a store and they don’t realize that it’s really not that bad. In my case it was when I ran out of Walnut ink crystals – my go to for anything and everything.step1

But luckily the tantrum only lasted a few seconds and I made a plan.
Because I know how inks will react, I could recreate the effects and colour of walnut ink crystals almost to a T with things I did have on hand. My trusty All-Purpose inks!
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I used old papers that I needed to colour. Lightly misted them with water. Then add some Lemon Yellow and Truffle All-Purpose inks with a pipette and misted with more water. I did this all over a plastic tray and let the ink drip off the paper.
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Eventually, I just started dipping the papers into the ink collected in the tray, lifted them up and then placed them on my craft sheet to dry.
The mixed yellow and brown ink created the perfect light brown ink that mimicked my favourite walnut ink crystal brown.
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The initial inked papers in yellow and brown also created an amazing look that has quickly become a stunning favourite effect of mine.
Now to head off and use these beautifully coloured pages on my next project.
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There is always a plan to made when you have inks – so tantrums are totally unnecessary. But creativity is always the answer.

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Products Used

Two Souls Wedding Tags – Kaisercraft.

“How gorgeous is this Two Souls range. Instead of making wedding cards I enjoy making tags these days that can be attached t gifts and flowers. They are quick to make and can be just as detailed as a card.” JN

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You can download the full instructions from The Kaisercraft blog on how I created these tags.

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PRODUCTS USED:

 

PAPERS: TWO SOULS Collection: PP1065 Paper Pad
KC PRODUCTS: CT958 | Collectables, SB700 | Silver, DD635 | Decorative Tag, DIY Cuts machine, T315 Double Sided Tape, T303 Foam Tape, T225 Kaiser Cutter, T317 Craft Scissors, T330 Die-Release Tool