Friday, August 4, 2017

Distress Oxide Card Set with Joggles Stamps & Stencils



Hello crafty friends! Kim here with you today to share a set of greeting cards that I created using a few Joggles stamps and one of my all-time favorite stencils. I also grabbed my Distress Oxide inks to create these simple but colorful backgrounds. Lastly, I used a double masking technique to create each of these cards. A circle mask allowed me to add ink to the card front while leaving a white circle in the center of each card, and using the negative space from the circle allowed me to cover my completed background and stamp the images without getting ink on the card base. This double masking technique gives each card a window look. 

I produced a video that walks you through the steps I took to create each of the cards. During the video, I’ll demonstrate the masking techniques mentioned above and will show you some quick tips for shading using Zig Clean Color Water Color Brushes. This was a super fun set of cards to create! I love the bright colors from the Oxide inks and the textured look of the background, which was achieved using the stencil. A set of cards like this would make a great hostess or thank you gift, especially if paired with some homemade cookies.

Enjoy and happy crafting!


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Mixed Media Canvas - Spread Your Wings



See prize drawing info at the end of my post!

I can't believe it's already been a year and a half! My design time with The Crafters Workshop has come to an end over more than a year of designing with their amazing products. It's been a great ride! TCW has always had a special place in my heart. I sold their products when I owned a store and their stencils were the very first ones I used when I decided to try out this new art thing called mixed media. Not only do they consistently produce a wide variety of stencil designs, but last year they introduced an incredible line of mixed media products, including paints, gessos, modeling pastes, and more. A HUGE thanks to the entire TCW crew! Thank you for selecting me to be on your team and for providing me with enough products to last me a lifetime!

Above are a few photos of my last design team post. I also created a video walking you through my creative process. This was actually a really quick and easy project and it was fun to use some Prima products that have been tucked away in my stash for years. I hope you enjoy and please offer your support to TCW!

And since this is my last TCW design team post, leave a comment on this post by July 28 to be entered into a drawing for a set of free stencils! Be sure to leave your contact info so that I can reach you if you're the winner!

Happy Crafting!

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Joggles Mixed Media Canvas



Hi friends! I'm over on the Joggles blog today, sharing a mixed media canvas I created using some of their Flora & Frond stencils and masks. You can also watch my process video below. Enjoy!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Stained Glass Daisies Canvas

Hello crafty friends! I'm sharing a new project over on The Crafters Workshop blog today. Head on over and check out all of the details and project links. You can also view my process video below.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Flower Power Art Journal



Hi all! Today I'm sharing a new art journal project featuring brand new stamp sets from Sweet 'n Sassy. The new flower set contains large floral images, which are the perfect size for art journaling!

You can check out the entire process video below.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Big Picture Classes - NEW Class Announced Featuring Wendy Vecchi Products

It's a brand new class! I'm excited to announce my second Big Picture Class, which was just released on the BPC website, Mixed Media Technique Tags 1.

This class features products from Wendy Vecchi, Ranger, & Stampers Anonymous. During the class I'll teach five inspiring techniques that can be used as a foundation for cards, tags, art journals, and more. You'll learn how to create a faux gilded look, splattered plaster effect, and beautiful backgrounds utilizing Archival Inks, and Distress Spray Stains. After this class, you'll be applying these mixed media techniques to all your projects. 

Here's a sneak peek of the tags that will be created during the class.
In order to take this class you need to sign up for a Big Picture Class membership, which is only $9.99/month. Your subscription fee not only grants you access to my classes, but it also allows you to participate in any of the BPC classes posted on the site. Class options include mixed media, scrapbooking, card making, photography, DIY, and more! BPC also features a host of the industry's well known instructors. Each BPC class is taught via pre-recorded videos so you can learn at your own pace. Videos remain active and live for as long as you have an active membership so there's no rush to finish a class. You can also purchase products needed for classes directly through the BPC web site. All that you need to learn and grow as an artist is all in one place!

I hope you'll take a look at my new class and consider joining the Big Picture Classes community!

Click here for my new Mixed Media Technique Tags Class.
Click here for my Stenciled Class.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Love is the Honey Joggles Tunnel Book


Hello friends! Today is my day to share on the Joggles blog and I'm sharing a mini album that I created using their Tunnel Books, which are the coolest thing ever! And they're on sale this week! Head on over to the Joggles blog to see all of the photos. Video of my project is below!


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Enjoy the Good Things

I'm sharing a project over on The Crafters Workshop blog today! Head on over for more photos or watch the video here...Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Together Mini Album


Hi folks! I'm sharing over on The Crafters Workshop  blog today! I'm showing a few photos of my mini album here on my blog, but you can see all of the photos on the TCW blog.

I also have a new video to share today too, demonstrating how to create my album cover and showing a gesso resist technique, which I used on my interior pages. Video link below, enjoy!




Friday, May 12, 2017

Friends Mini Book

It's time for my first Joggles design team post! WooHoo! My first project was created using the Joggle Accordion Books, which I altered to be a top folding bound book. Visit the Joggles blog for all of the book photos. You can also check out my process video below, which includes product links, posted in the description area. Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Transformation


Hi all! I have a new project posted on The Crafters Workshop blog and a new You Tube video. Head to the TCW blog to check out other photos or view the video below. Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Have a Beautiful Day

Greetings! I'm over on The Crafters Workshop blog today, sharing a quick and easy way to create a vintage birthday card using one stencil, glazing medium, and the new TCW paints! Head on over to check out the step-by-step photo tutorial.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Sweet 'n Sassy April Release

The background was created using Distress Oxide inks and a stencil. The bouquet was colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

I used the new Distress Oxide inks (I love them!) to add color to the background and then stamped the waves in the same Broken China ink. The boats and anchor were stamped on piece of cardstock, colored, cut out, and attached with gel medium.

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a few of the new Sweet 'n Sassy stamp sets that were released this month. Four new sets were released this month, ranging in price from $11.95-19.95. My card and Bible pages feature the first three sets listed below. I'm also sharing the fourth new set, which is the last in my list. Head over to the Sweet 'n Sassy store to fill up your cart with new releases! Woot! Woot!
                                                                  Master of the Sea - $19.95




Fly High - $15.95




Saturday, April 22, 2017

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner



We have a winner for the Wendy Vecchi Mat Mini collection...Angela, please contact me at ksdm@comcast.net to provide me with your shipping address. Congratulations!

Blogger Angela's Originals said...
Awesome tag Kim! I love the bricks!
April 16, 2017 at 7:45 AM
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Friday, April 14, 2017

Wendy Vecchi Inspired Creativity Tag

Hello crafty friends! I'm back with a brand new project, featuring products from Wendy Vecchi. Let's call this a "Wendy Vecchi Wednesday" post that's a few days late.

I've been a busy bee these past few weeks, filming a new class for Big Picture Classes, which should be announced in mid-May. I love filming the classes, but it's a lengthy project that dominates my free time and studio space for close to a month. The process is long, but enjoyable. And it's such a relief when the final video has been edited and uploaded for proofing. Stay tuned for more details on the exact class dates.

In other news...I've accepted a full-time job! WHAT!? I know...I've been an independent consultant for almost 16 years and while I'll continue in the short term as a self-employed person, I am now going to be only working for one company. The good news is that I'm going to be able to continue working from home. That is huge and one of the reasons I couldn't say no to the offer. (I'll still get to craft on my lunch breaks! LOL!)

In even more exciting news...I've joined the Joggles Design Team! It's just a six month term, but I'm thrilled to be working with a store. It kind of makes me feel like I'm working at a store again...sigh...I sure do miss working at a craft store. The pay isn't great, but it is the best job in the entire world! And I wish there were still independent craft stores in our area, but if you don't have a store near you, definitely check out the Joggles store. It's filled with all kind of amazing mixed media and vintage pieces, along with all of the regular products you'd expect to find in a craft store. Stay tuned for more news on my Joggles projects...

OK, on to today's project! It's a tag that features a fun water color technique using a Mini Misti and Distress Inks. And...I'm doing a giveaway of some of Wendy's Mat Minis! Just leave a comment to be entered into the drawing. The winner will be announced next week, 4/22. Leave your email in the comments if you'd prefer to be notified via email.

No more chatting...let's get to the video! Happy Crafting!






Monday, April 3, 2017

Be Creative


Hi all! I'm hanging with The Crafters Workshop gang today, sharing this jumbo sized butterfly (really it's a moth) card on their blog. Head on over for all of the details!

The video for this project is below. Happy Crafting!