Monday, January 11, 2016

..:: mix it up monday ::..

Wow!  I'm super excited to share this fun news with you!  I get to continue to be a part of the Paper Issues Design Team (exciting!) and I was asked to share a new feature on the Paper Issues Blog called Mix It Up Monday!  MIU Monday is an invitation to you to get messy on a project -- mixed media, ink, paint, mist, stencils, stamps, etc. So. Much. Fun.

Here is what I came up with this month:

I played with gesso, water colors, ink, stamps, gelatos and a bit of mist. Most of the patterned papers are by Amy Tangerine. I also made a process video to show exactly how I did it!  Check it out (products are linked below):

Here are a couple of close ups (more included in the video above):

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

Products Used (links provided when possible):

American Crafts 12x12 white card stock
watercolor paints
Amy Tangerine Scarlet Metal Dies (Rise & Shine Collection)
Amy Tangerine 6x6 Paper Pad (Plus One Collection
Amy Tangerine 6x6 Paper Pad (Stitched Collection)
Lawn Fawn Ink Pad
Black Thickers (American Crafts, but not sure of the specific collection)
Elle's Studio Stamps -- On the Menu (Let's Eat)
Goldie List Make Roller Stamp (Seven Paper)

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Friday, January 1, 2016

:: top 15 layouts in 2015 ::

Happy New Year!

The Paper Issues Creative Team and a few from the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group are reflecting a bit on 2015 and highlighting our top 15 of 2015.  Here are mine:

From left to right:

Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon!