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Busy Creating – Upcoming Art Show

Hello all,

I have been busily working on creating new Art for the upcoming Utah Arts Festival. Its the largest Art Festival that I will have participated in, so far. The Festival will be held on August 27th, 28th and 29th. Which means that I have just a few more weeks to get ready. It has been slow going as I have been questioning everything that I am doing. Ugh! Sure hope that I can pull this off. lol

Here are a few of my latest pieces.

24″x16″ framed canvas is titled “Beautiful Junk”

“Pretty Business” – a 8″x10″ framed canvas

Mini 4″x4″ Mixed Media Canvas, “High”.

Mixed Media/Steampunk piece “Recovery” 8″x10″ framed canvas.

If you are at the show, stop by and see me at Booth #87.

The 2021 Utah Arts Festival
Friday, August 27 – Saturday, August 28, 2021, noon to 11pm
Sunday, August 29, 2021, noon to 9pm

LIBRARY AND WASHINGTON SQUARES IN DOWNTOWN SALT LAKE CITY
(200 EAST 400 SOUTH, SALT LAKE CITY)

Happy day!

L

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Auction – Mixed Media Wishes with Emerald Creek

Hello all,

I am very pleased to announce that I am working with Emerald Creek  to bring you an original Mixed Media art piece that will be auctioned off, on April 24th and 25th, as part of their program to help artist while also giving to charity.  It is really a wonderful initiative from a great company.

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Emerald Creek sells a variety of embossing powders, stamps and other craft supplies at their website.

The charity I chose to support is the Clever Octopus.

Clever Octopus 2

Clever Octopus 3

To bid on the original Mixed Media Art piece

shown below, go to the:

Emerald Creek  Artist Gallery

Mixed Media wishes sq collage wm

Mixed Media wishes home setting

Emerald Creek:

Lori’s Cards and Creations:

Other Supplies:

  • DecoArt Americana Acrylics
  • DecoArt DuraClear Varnish – Matte
  • Relcaimed redwood block
  • Canvas
  • String
  • Unfinished Wood Finial
  • Unfinished Wood Candle Stick
  • Collage materials

Mixed Media Introduction to the Art – Video

I hope you will consider bidding on this original Mixed Media art piece.  It would be a wonderful addition to your home decor and you would be supporting a great charity.

Happy day!

L

COMPANIES THAT I AM AFFILIATED WITH AND/OR DESIGN FOR MAY HAVE PROVIDED ME WITH SOME PRODUCT TO CREATE THIS PROJECT. THE OPINIONS I SHARE ARE SOLELY MY OWN.
DecoArt, Lori's Cards & Creations Digital Downloads, Mixed Media

A new way to Art Journal

Hello all,

I love finding new ways to Art Journal and I have a great new suggestion for you to play with today. How about an Art Journal Card deck? 26 cards full of your art and inspiration. For my deck, I chose a swirl pattern for the backs of the card (that I painted with chalk paint over a stencil). Each front will be a unique design and will include an inspirational saying.

Thinking about doing a video series that will focus on my progression through this deck. What do you think?

Art Journal Card Size 2.75″ x 3.75″ (rounded corners, water color paper)

Materials:
Lori’s Cards & Creations – Mini Sketchy Flower Set
TCW stencil TCW5003
Art Journal Card 2.75 x 4.75
Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black
DecoArt – White Gesso
DecoArt Americana Acrylic – Reindeer Moss Green, Shoreline, Lamp (Ebony) Black
Deco Art Chalk Ink – Refreshing DecoArt – Dura Clear Matte Varnish

Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
Scrapbook.com

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

There will sure to be more to come on this project!

Hope you have a great day!

L

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Sketchy Rose Stamp Set

Hello all,

Featuring the Sketchy Rose Stamp Set in today’s post. Go to Lori’s Cards and Creations to find a the Digital Stamp set as well as a Traditional Red Rubber option for the Sketchy Rose.

This is a great stamp/digi-stamp set to brighten up your spring crafting projects. There are two options on the Lori’s Cards and Creations website for this image: digi-stamp or traditional red rubber. I hope that you will check out this image as well as the other great images on the website.

Happy day to you!

L

Mixed Media

Sublimation Ink, Hand-stamped tote

Hello all,

One of the products that really caught my eye this year at Creativation was the sublimation products by artesprix. This Iron-on-Ink is so cool and will heat set onto polyester products (like totes, cups etc…). I located a polyester tote at my local craft store and thought that would be a perfect substrate to start on. Check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below for the step by steps.

Materials:

Lori’s Cards & Creations – Art Nouveau Butterfly, Be You Collage Script

TCW stencil TCW5005

Artesprix Sublimation Markers & Inkpad

Imagine Reusable Polyester Tote

Oprol Heat Press

Quick tips Mixed Media Video

I am so excited about this products, the creative possibilities are endless! I can’t wait to find more substrates to try this out on.

Happy day!

L

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Sketchy Daisy Flower – Journal Cover

Hello all,

Back again today with a new project using digi-stamps. I love this Sketchy Daisy Flower image, so bright and cheery. It made for a lovely addition to this journal cover. Check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media video below for the step by steps.

Materials:
Lori’s Cards & Creations – Sketchy Daisy Digital Stamp
DecoArt Premium White Gesso
TCW stencil – Linked Tiles by Rebekah Meier
Ranger – Texture Paste
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics – Rich Expresso
Tissue
Collage Papers
Metal Key
String

The Crafter’s Workshop – 6 x 6 Doodling Templates – Linked Tiles
Scrapbook.com

Ranger Ink – Texture Paste – 4 Ounces
Scrapbook.com

Sketchy Daisy Flower- Journal Cover

I hope you enjoyed this project and will hop on over to the Lori’s Cards & Creations website to check out the all the digi-images we have available.

Happy day!

L

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How to Print Digital Stamps onto Tissue Paper

Hello all,

Hope you are doing well this Saturday morning. Me, I am gazing out my windows at a raining, cold day and wishing for Summer! On a more positive note, it does make for a good day to be inside crafting! Thought I would re-share the method I use to print digi-stamps onto tissue paper. This is a great technique to use with mixed media projects and is how I added the Sketchy Flower mini-image onto the bookmark below. Check out the video below for the step by steps on how to print onto tissue paper.

The Mini-Sketchy Flower digital stamp set is a great set for bookmarks, cards and other projects where you are looking for a smaller image. Plus, you get 10 images in one set. Nice!

Digital Stamp Set – Mini-Sketchy Flower Set

Materials list:

Lori’s Cards & Creations – Mini-Sketchy Flower Set

DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint

Cypress Home – Watercolor Boho, paper napkin

Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz Collection – Stencil THMS076

Tim Holtz, Idea-ology – Alpha Parts, Framed

Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black

Ranger – Texture Paste

Tissue Paper

PA Distribution – Paper Accents Chipboard

Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz – Layering Stencil – Mini Set 25
Scrapbook.com

Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
Scrapbook.com

Ranger Ink – Texture Paste – 4 Ounces
Scrapbook.com

How to print Digi-Downloads onto Tissue Paper

Quick Tips Project Video – 4 from 1 with Digital Downloads

Happy day!

L

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It’s a Re-Launch!

Hello all,

I am so pleased to announce that the Lori’s Cards & Creations Website has been re-launched!  Yeah!!  The website has a nice selection of digital images along with clear polymer stamp sets, traditional red rubber stamps and original art work.  Be sure to check out the original digital designs from Carri Sue’s Fine Art and Illustration.  

All orders made in March 2021 are eligible for a 10% discount (use coupon code ZEM48)

Featured Stamp Sets:

Please stop on by the site and if you see something you like…use the coupon code ZEM48 to get a 10% discount on all March 2021 purchases!

Happy day!

L

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A Mixed Media Afternoon

Found some time to work on a Mixed Media project this last weekend. It was nice to spend the afternoon creating, even though this project didn’t turn out to be a favorite. The time spent creating was worth it. Making a plan to set aside time for art more routinely in my schedule. I really have missed it!

Materials:

4×4 Flat panel canvas.

DecoArt Stencil

DecoArt Americana Clear Matte Varnish

Plaid Enterprise Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint

Tim Holtz Idea-ology – keys, gears and collage paper.

TCW – Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste

Found objects – industrial elements, junk jewelry, games pieces etc…

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great week!

Happy day!

L

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Creative Lull

Hello all,

It’s been a while since I have posted here on my blog. I seem to be in a creative lull, not being able to create freely. My mind seems to be too full and distracted with all that is going on. Have you all experienced this type of feeling? How did you get yourself out of it?

At the end of 2020, I felt overwhelmed with design team work in addition to my full time job so, I resigned from my Design Teams. Now I feel a lost. I have reorganized my craft space and have decluttered my craft storage. That usually gets me moving but, no. I have started projects and left them unfinished. I have an order for cards that I need to fill but my ideas are running thin.

To be honest, while I am typing this out I feel like I am just whining. And…maybe I am. This truly is the longest period of time that I have experiences a lack of creativity. So, again, how do I get past this? Any ideas? I would love to hear about your creative challenges and how you overcame them. Has there been a new product or technique that has inspired you lately? Please share!

Hoping you all are happy and healthy.

Happy day,

L