DecoArt, Lori's Cards & Creations Digital Downloads, Mixed Media, Uncategorized

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

Lori's Cards & Creations Digital Downloads, Mixed Media, Uncategorized

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

DecoArt, Lori's Cards & Creations Digital Downloads, Mixed Media, TCW Design Team

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

Uncategorized

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

Lori's Cards & Creations Digital Downloads, Uncategorized

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

Uncategorized

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

Uncategorized

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

Imagine Crafts, Uncategorized

Joy Clair Blog Hop – Cabinet Card Scrapbook layout

Hello Blog Hoppers,

So glad that you made to my post! I have a cute and fun Mini-Scrapbook page to share with you today featuring Joy Clair stamps.

I love creating a Christmas scrapbook for each year. It is so wonderful to pull out all of the scrapbooks albums each season and display them on the coffee table. Our Friends and family really enjoy looking through the scrapbooks and revisiting all of the past Christmases.

Check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media Below for all of the step by steps.

Cabinet Card Scrapbook layout

Imagine Crafts Products:

VersaFine Clair – Nocturne, Rain Forest, Shady Lane
VersaColor – Topaz, Umber, Bark, Brown, Pacific, Vanilla, Neptune, Cardinal
Delicata – Champagne, Ruby Red
irRESISTible Colored Texture Spray – Wedding Dress
Sheer SHIMMER Spritz – Frost

Joy Clair Stamps:

Joy Clair – Merry Christmoose

Other Supplies:

Sizzix, Tim Holtz Alterations- Cabinet Card
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Adornments – Christmas Words
Holiday embellishments
String
Corner Punch
2 Whole Punch
Paper Accents – Chipboard

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

Thanks for checking out my project with Joy Clair and Imagine Craft products. I hope you continue on with the Blog Hop and check out all of the wonderful projects from the other designers.


Giveaway Details:
Comment, like, and share on all the Imagine Crafts hop stops to be entered to win a $25 product giveaway from Imagine. Stops are all starred and labeled in the list below. Leave your comments by Midnight EST, November12, 2020. Winner will be announced on the Imagine Crafts blog ( https://imaginecraftsblog.com/ ) on November 16th. Giveaway open to US Residents only. This giveaway is not affiliated with YouTube or Google.

Blog hop links:

Martha Lucia Gomez – https://wp.me/p5TnaH-7OZ

Imagine Designer Nicole Watt – https://youtu.be/_4bJYNHisr4

Priscilla Joseph – http://nubblelightdesigns.com/?p=3679

Imagine Designer Lisa Mensing – https://youtu.be/dcp11pLPtJw

Danielle Brown – https://wp.me/p7pLPn-1fg

Imagine Designer Lori Warren – https://youtu.be/zvi3PrA4EsE

Joy Wilson – https://joywilsonink.com/2020/11/better-together/

Imagine Designer LeeAnn McKinney – https://youtu.be/QWJ1wNt6zpU

10 – Sharon Smith – https://fiddlydiddlycardsandcreations.blogspot.com/2020/11/joy-clair-and-imagine-crafts-
better.html

11 – Imagine Designer Annie Collins –https://youtu.be/2J2x133A1_4

12 – Renee Villalobos (Instagram) – https://www.instagram.com/pnwcraftgirl/

13 – Imagine Designer Jowilna Nolte – https://youtu.be/wwYU0espBp8

14 – Jennifer Holder Schoolcraft – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP9udZJOTL1h69fnoVdIJBA/videos

15- Joy Clair Designs Blog – https://joyclairdesigns.com/?p=3683

Happy day,

L

A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.