Friday, 21 October 2016

The prettiest smiles..

Hello everyone,

It is raining here and I am nice and cosy in my hobby corner. So why not make an art journal ? lol. So that is what I did. I used PaperArtsy stamps and paints for this and I used my mini Moleskine journal. It is only small at 9 x 14 cm but I love it.

I used my small Gelliplate for the background. I printed straight in the book. I used three colours of PaperArtsy Fresco paint : Teresa Green for the first layer all over the background. Then Granny Smith on the left for the second layer; I also stamped into the wet paint with one of the colour wheel stamps from the 3rd Wanderlust stamp set. (Love the stamps, not so keen on the course... lol, but I seem to be one of very few.) Once this was all dry I used another stamp of the Wanderlust set, one of the triangles to add some texture. I stamped it straight and upside down alternatively so it formed a solid pattern. I think is adds some nice texture to the pages. Because I always need black on my pages too I used one of the other triangles and stamped it randomly, only using part of the stamp. 
I added some doodling and then decided to add a little stamp in the doodle along the edge too. This one is from one of Clare Lloyds's girl sets. That was the background done. 
The girl is my favourite of set ECL03 by Clare Lloyd and I stamped her on white card stock, coloured her with my Copic Markers and cut her out. I adhered her on to the page adding the sentiment, which is from the same set, on the other page. 
I went around the words with a green Copic Makers before adhering them. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Born to be wild

Hello everyone,

For my DT post for VivaLasVegaStamps! I have made a tag. I had a bit of a struggle with it though as at one point I thought I would have to throw it away !

This tag was cut from a gelli print. I put so much stuff over the top that you can't see the print anymore ! lol. That was the reason I almost threw it away... 
First I stamped the cat on white card stock and coloured her with Copic Markers, then cut her out. Next I added the circles to the tag because I thought the cat didn't stand out enough. 
I took it to my sewing machine and added some stitching. So far, so good. I then started stamping and I think I just stamped too much... I used a load of stamps and inks and ended up using some punchinella and white paint to cover some of it up or at least make it less visible. In the end I think I  do like it. 

I used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016


Hello everyone,

Welcome to the second week of the 'Halloween' (#259) challenge at the Stampotique Designers' Challenge blog. We hope you will play along with us; just read the rules first please. You'll find them on the SDC blog.

I have made a postcard for this week:

I started off with a gelli print. I made a few especially for Halloween and this one I particularly liked. I know it is not very Halloween in colour but I tried to make up for the lack of spookyness with my main character. His name is Friend and I stamped him on marker paper and on the card. I did this because you can't cut out all the little sticky bits on the side. When you glue the one on the markerpaper over the top, even though you have cut off all the little bits, it will look perfect. 

After colouring Friend I stamped the web on the card and heat embossed it with silver powder. I stamped the spider over the top. I also stamped him on markerpaper and coloured him. I cut him out, cutting off his legs and adhering the body to the spider in the web. Next I stamped the sentiment and added some random stamping in two corners, top left and bottom right. 
Lastly I went around the card with a black Archival Inkpad. 

I used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by ! I hope you'll make something too and enter it into the competition. You might win a $30 gift card ! 

Monday, 17 October 2016

If this is reality - an art journal and a new VIDEO !

Hello everyone,

I have an art journal to share today and I have a VIDEO on YouTube to show you how I made it...

I have used Lindy's Stampgang sprays, some model paste, a stencil and VivaLasVegaStamps! for this spread. 

Here is the link to YouTube:

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Saturday, 15 October 2016

A gentle heart.

Hello everyone, 

and welcome to today's post for UmWow Studio

I have been playing with some more muted colours in the last few days. Maybe because I am sad that summer is over? Who knows. What I do know is that I thoroughly enjoyed my experimenting. 
This art journal spread is an example of this experiment. 

The base of this journal spread is a piece of Pattern paper from the Nature Walk series designed by DeeDee Catron. She is so very talented ! 

Here's how I did it:

I cut the 12 x 12 to size (I actually changed this later as I cut off the white from the left page. Later I decided I wanted the pattern of the splatters to continue... 

Next I used some modelling paste through a piece of punchinelle (sequin waste) and dried it gently with my heat gun.. 

Next I thought it would be fun to use some gilding flakes. I usually avoid using them at all cost as they go everywhere... lol 
I think the result was worth it though. 

How fab is that ?

Another look...

Next I used some black embossing glitter to colour and coat the heart. It is not really a glitter, more a glint... 

After did all that, I started stamping the background, of course I forgot to take more photos... All stamps I used are by VivaLasVegaStamps! (What else?) and I used different colours of Archival ink. The sentiment was stamped on the page directly but I messed up so I stamped it again on a piece of the same paper but turned around; I inked the edges and added some brads and then added it on top of the one I messed up. The flowers in the heart were a piece of ribbon that I was given. It was pink and I coloured it with inks to match the rest of the page. 
I glued the pages in my journal and that was that ! I really like how it came out.  

I used this chipboard:

Scribble heart and you'll find it HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Friday, 14 October 2016

Halloween Monster Mash Bloghop !

Hello everyone,

The Design Team here @ Viva Las VegaStamps! has put together a small Halloween themed blog hop for you. Join us on our MONSTER MASH tour of famous monster stamps in use. Leave a comment on each blog in the list, and you'll be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to our online retail shop

The hop looks like this :

Corrie Herriman (YOU ARE HERE)

So stop by each member's blog, check out their project, leave 'em a little love then come on back here and tell us your favorite thing about Halloween! One comment per blog = 7 comments. 7 comments = an entry into the drawing for our gift certificate. 

I have created a duo of tags. 

 I cut them from white card stock and coloured them with Distress Inks. I used gray and orange. 
I dripped some water on them and dried it with the heat gun to get some lighter spots. I also stamped the background randomly, using the same gray and orange inks. I added some white and black stamping for interest. (There is a list of all the stamps that I used at the bottom of this post.) 
I stamped Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein seperately on white card stock and coloured them very lightly with Copic Markers, cut them out and adhered them to the tags. I combined him with some gravestones (stamped separately as well, coloured and cut out) and her with blood drips (stamped directly on the tag with red ink). 
The words are quotes from the 'Frankenstein' and 'Bride of Frankenstein' movies and I typed them on my old typewriter. I cut them into strips and adhered them to the tags too, adding a little shading after they were glued down. 
Lastly I added some ribbon. 

I used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today !

Thursday, 13 October 2016


Hello everyone,

For my DT post for Katzelkraft today I have made a masculine card. I have great trouble with cards for men but I quite like this one.

I used a gelli printed background and did some randome stamping. I then used the gear stamp and stamped it with Flitter flu by Indigoblu as I wanted to use their Megaflakes. The colour I used is Royal Peacock and in the tub you'll find copper/gold/teal/silver gilding flakes. I think it is fab but it makes a terrible mess ! lol

Anyway, after I was happy with the background I stamped the gentleman on a piece of Pattern paper and did the same with the sentiment. I inked the edges of the pieces of paper and of the card panel with Distress Ink. Next I adhered the pieces to the card and added an American postage stamp just for fun ! The panel was then adhered to a black mat and to a white card. 

I used the following stamps :

Thank you for stopping by today !