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E is for Easter


Hello, and welcome back! Today's  Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter is E, and I chose to do my Easter cards for this.


I made a pretty simple card this year by layering some green textured paper onto a kraft card base, and stamping my open egg stamp from Stampa Barbara on some pretty patterned paper with Archival Ink. I cut the egg out and adhered it to the green paper, then stamped "happy easter" above it. I really like how it turned out! Hope you all have a great day! Cheers!

D is for Dream


Good evening! Here's my hand-stamped art journal page for today's Blogging from A to Z Challenge featuring the letter D:


"The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen is one of my favourite fairy tales. While I like the Disney version, I still prefer Anderson's, thought it is darker and does not have a Disney-esque ending. Here I imagine the little mermaid dreaming of dancing with her beau (despite the feeling of a thousand knives stabbing her with each step!). The two images were stamped with black ink and coloured with Prismacolor pencils, and cut out using a round die.  I glued Tim Holtz tissue paper onto the whole journal page, sprayed it with distress inks, and glued the images of the mermaid and the dancing couple at opposite corners. I used washi tape around the edges, which was difficult since I'd cut them in circles, but somehow I make it work! Then I stamped the word "DREAM" using my open alphabet by Stampa Barbara with black ink. I really like how this page turned, out even though it was a LOT of work! Enjoy! Cheers!

C is for Cat


Hello and welcome back! For the letter C, I chose cat. It was hard to pick just one of my cat stamps, but I'd been wanting to use this little guy from Paula Best for a long time, so I just went for it! I stamped, coloured, and cut him out, and stuck him to a piece of pattern paper that I thought looked like a fancy living room. Then, because that didn't seem like enough, I stuck that to a piece of thin cork I had in my stash, and glued that to one of my art journal pages. I didn't like the unfinished edges, so I used some gold washi tape to create a boarder around it. Then, because I wasn't happy with all the empty space between my cat and the flourish at the top of the patterned paper, I ripped the mirror out of my Benefit Rockateur blush box, and glued it to the "wall". It already came with the textured pattern around it that I thought kind of went with the scene! I'm not really happy with the cork and the washi tape, but I do like how the little "living room" scene came out! Have a great Tuesday! Cheers!


B is for Books


Good morning! For the letter B I did a small "Art Journal" page using a stamp set from Unity Stamp Co, and a coffee ring stamp from Darkroom Door. I used deckle edge scissors to cut the edges of some paper scraps, and inked the edges with some Tim Holtz Distress inks, then sprayed them with Tim Holtz Distress Sprayers. I don't remember all the colours I used, but I know I used at least Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, and Brushed Corduroy. I'm not 100% sure I like the outcome, but I was just experimenting and playing with these new products after all! Have a great day! Cheers!


A is for April


For this year's Blogging from A to Z Challenge, I decided to try to do some rubber stamp art projects, either a page of my new art journal, or a greeting card, or just a fun design I've had swimming in my head. It's a lot of work - a LOT more than just taking photographs, which is what I usually do! - so I'm not guaranteeing I'll make every single day, but I'm sure going to try!

Anyway, for the letter A, I have my April calendar page:


So, it's pretty simple and easy to do: I stamped my empty egg stamp from Stampa Barbara on patterned paper, heat embossed them with black embossing powder, because the ink I chose to stamp with was smearing, and cut them out. I glued several of them randomly across the bottom of the page, and added some stamped tufts of grass (also Stampa Barbara), and some ground with a brown coloured pencil. The sentiment at the top is from Memory Box, and I purchased the blank calendar at Enjoy! Cheers!