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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.

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To bid on the original Mixed Media Art piece

shown below, go to the:

Emerald Creek  Artist Gallery

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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

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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

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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
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Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
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Ranger Ink – Texture Paste – 4 Ounces
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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

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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

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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.

Imagine Crafts, Mixed Media, Uncategorized

New Imagine Blog Fall Projects

Hello all,

I have a couple of projects to share with you that have been featured on the Imagine Blog this month.

Fancy Pumpkins

The first project is a quick and easy way to fancy up plain white plastic pumpkins and features Fireworks! metallic sprays. Check out the quick tips video below for the step by steps!

Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays add color and shimmer to any paper-crafting project. Their unique water-based formulation allows Fireworks! inks to be highly visible on both light and dark cardstock—something no dye ink spray can claim! Fireworks! are available in a wide range of colors complementary to our Memento dye ink line of inkpads and markers, so no matter how you want to color, the Memento family has you covered.
Add color with metallic sparkle and shimmer to your artwork
Fast drying on most paper surfaces
Acid free

See How to Transform Plain Pumpkins to Fancy Shimmery Metallic Pumpkins

Imagine Supplies:
Fireworks – Tangelo, Pear Tart, Rich Cocoa, Cottage Ivy
Walnut Ink: Cornflower Blue
VersaFine: Onyx Black

Other Supplies:
Hobby Lobby Packaged Pumpkins/Gourds
Twine
White card stock
Hot glue gun

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

Let’s Hear it for Fall

The next project is a more intensive Mixed Media project featuring Creative Medium along other other Imagine products. There are a lot of steps to this project but each step is easy to do and combined result is a stunning fall decor piece. The Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below walks you through each step so, be sure to check it out!

Creative Medium in clear-drying Original, sparkly Shimmer and sepia-toned Vintage are quick drying mediums that can be used for collage and more.Creative Medium Metallic & Iridescent, in bold colors, are creamy pastes that can be stenciled, spread or dabbed on for gorgeous texture and color.

Imagine Supplies:
StazOn – Piano Black, Metallic Gold
Creative Medium – Clear Artist Medium
VersaFine – Onyx Black
Memento – Sweet Plum, Rich Cocoa, Potter’s Clay, Desert Sand
GlazOn – Slight Gloss Finish
Large Daubers
Stencil Brush

Other Supplies:
Art Minds – Wood sign
Fall Florals
Sheer Ribbon
TCW Stencil – TCW5002
Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Pumpkin
The Paper Studio Ribbon – Vintage Small Rosette
DecoArt Enchanted – Ultra Black Basecoat, Gold & Magenta iridescent Top Coat
Art C Stamp & Cut – pumpkin
Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz collection – Skulls & Cobwebs
Hero Arts – Stamps & frame cuts
DCWV – Burlap Printed paper
Cardmaking & Paper crafts – Autumn Wonder leaf embossing plate

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

Tsukineko – StazOn – Pigment Ink Pad – Piano Black
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Tsukineko – VersaFine – Instant Dry Pigment Ink Pad – Onyx Black
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Tsukineko – Memento – Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad – Rich Cocoa
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Idea-ology – Tim Holtz – Halloween – Mini Pumpkins
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Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz – Halloween – Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set – Skulls and Cobwebs
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Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray 2 oz bottles in Desert Sand, New Sprout, Rose Bud, Danube Blue, Dandelion, Bahama Blue and Tuxedo Black.

I hope you will visit these other truly inspiring projects over on the Imagine Blog or YouTube page. There is a lot of wonderful material out there!

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.

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Up-cycling a special Gift into a Christmas keepsake

Hello all,

Have you pulled out your Fall and Christmas craft stash yet. I usually don’t until closer to October however, this year, it felt right to start early. With the drag of COVID on the usual Summer fun, I thought it would be nice to start my Fall and Christmas crafts early as it always lifts my mood and makes me happy.

So far, I have created a few Fall pumpkin pieces and a special Christmas ornament.

This pumpkin is featuring Dew Drops from The Robin’s Nest and you can find the details about this project over on the Chattering Robin’s Blog .

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I then collaged a wood pumpkin plaque (that I got from the dollar store) and mounted it to a base board treated with crackle medium.

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And, of course, I had to put out my fall decorations.

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Finally, my favorite project of late. I created an ornament from half of a walnut shell. Why is this so special? It is so very special because the walnut shell as a gift from my cute little grandson. He often gives me little gifts of things he finds (rock, walnut shell) and if he can’t find something…he will gift me his toy dinosaurs (which I gift back to him). He is just so sweet.

Here is a lava rock he collected for me while we were on a picnic earlier this year.

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I thought making the walnut shell into an ornament would be a great way to treasure and save this special memory. Every year, when I put this ornament on my tree, I will think of the day that I received a sweet gift of a walnut shell from my adorable grandson. Isn’t that what the holiday are all about?

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I hope these projects will inspire you to get started on your fall/holiday craft projects.

Happy day!

L

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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.

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Welcome Fall – Dew Drop Embellished Pumpkin

 Hello all,

I am over on the Chattering Robin’s blog with a great project idea to Welcome Fall.  It starts with a paper mache pumpkin that I collaged last year and then ran out ideas on how to finish it. This year, when I unpacked my Fall craft stash, I took one look at this half finished project and new exactly how I wanted to complete it – embellish with The Robin’s Nest Dew Drops and top it off with pretty Fall florals. Not sure why I didn’t think of this a year ago?  Oh well, it made for an enjoyable project this year!  Click below to be the taken to the Chattering Robin blog post the full details.

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The Robin’s Nest Products:
Paisley Mini Dew Drops

Mowed Grass Dew Drops

Dark Vanilla Dew Drops

I hope you have enjoyed this project and will spruce up your Fall projects with Dew Drops!  They really are versatile and add a nice pop of color and bling to any project!

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.