Monday, March 27, 2017

Mixed Media Mojo Birthday page tutorial

Today I'm sharing a tutorial on MIXED MEDIA MOJO of my birthday themed page this month.

This month we have a great sponsor once again with Everything Mixed Media!



I used the new Dina Wakley Media Journal.  



This is one of the watercolor pages.

Steps:

I used one of the watercolor pages in the book.  This book is fantastic and has 4 different type of papers: handmade cotton rag watercolor paper, burlap, kraft paper, and thin fabric canvas.  I started with Distress Oxide inks direct to paper.


Like the regular Distress line the Oxide's react with water.  And you can create layers upon layers and get an "oxide" effect which is slightly different from the regular distress inks.  Be sure to dry your layers in between.



Distress Oxide inks are unique because they are a fusion of dye and pigment ink which creates a chalky like finish. But it's not chalk ink.   


Stampin Up Stencil and spray ink from Lindy's Stamp Gang

Just a little Distress Spray stain for fun


In Powerpoint I created balloon shaped images and printed out on cardstock

Sprayed sheet with Dylusions sprays.


Cut out

"stamped'" balloon into Perfect Medium added clear embossing powder and heat set. Creates a great clear sheen.


Used pop dots/dimensionals to adhere to page along with paper string from Tim Holtz.  I stamped in black the sentiment "party" all around the edges to create a border. 




Liquid Enamel by Ranger makes a great accent

Unity Stamp Co Stamp and Tombow Markers

I thought it would be fun to create my enamel dots to be used later.  On wax paper (the waxy side) I put some drops of each color and let dry.  Then you can easily remove them and adhere to projects.

I used those enamel dots on the cake.




Thanks so much for stopping by!  There is still time to play along with us this month and for your chance to win a gift certificate from  Everything Mixed Media!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Just Us Girls Photo Week


Vicki is our hostess this week for Just Us Girls for Photo Week.  Check out how cute that butterfly is and those colors!

So here I used some stamps from Unity Stamp Co.

Be sure to swing on by the blogs of our amazing Design Team!

Vicki

How to play along:

Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our March challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of May.  How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] for this week's challenge to your online blog or to a public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at the bottom of this post.  After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here. We ♥ love hearing what you think of our challenges! Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, March 30th . The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning. Thanks for playing along. We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls! Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Just Us Girls



It's time for another Just Us Girls challenge.  I'm up this week as hostess and it's Trend Week.  I picked stencils.  I love stencils and have a ton of them.  They are perfect for your cards, mixed media and art journal pages.

Here is what I did using Unity Stamp Co stamps and some stencils:



Steps and my stencils for the background:






 March Guest Designer; Nancy Salkeld
Judy

Come play along:

Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our March challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of May.

How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] for this week's challenge to your online blog or to a public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at the bottom of this post. . After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here. We ♥ love hearing what you think of our challenges!

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, March 16. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning. Thanks for playing along. We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls! Please limit your entries to 3.

Monday, March 6, 2017

My Winner Unity Blog Hop




Thanks to everyone who hopped along for the Unity blog hop!  To see if you won the Unity Prize you will want to check the Unity Blog/FB page but today I'll announce my winner for 2 itty bitty's from my stash:

Robin Cunningham you are my randomly selected winner!  

Please send me your mailing info to riaann at optonline dot net.

Congrats and thanks so much!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Just Us Girls


It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby picked the Word GEOMETRIC for us.

Here is what I did using a Dylusions stencil, Dina Wakley paint and Unity Stamps.



Be sure to swing on by our fabulous Design Team:

Nancy Salkeld- March Guest Designer
Ina
Judy
Bobby
Chris
Lisa

I hope you will come play along with us!

Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our March  challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of May. How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] for this week's challenge to your online blog or to a public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at the bottom of this post.  After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here. We ♥ love hearing what you think of our challenges! Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, March 9th. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning. Thanks for playing along. We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls! Please limit your entries to 3.

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Unity Blog Hop

It's time for another fantastic release at Unity Stamp Co and Design Team blog hop!  

Here are some cards I made with the new release:

 Rebuild Your Life

A quick tip video using Dylusions Sprays:



Let's Be Happy

I did a quick tip for this one:
Bunny Keep You Forever March Sentiment Kit
Quick tip:


Owl Graduate

Come visit me on my youtube channel for lots of great stamping tips.

Check out the great deals this weekend:







Be sure to come along and continue on this hop for your chance to win some Unity goodies from Unity!



This week I'm tossing in my own Unity goody as a prize for one commenter these Itty Bitty's: 






Come back on Monday and I'll announce my randomly selected winner!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Mixed Media Mojo

It's time for another Mixed Media Mojo challenge!  This month we have a great sponsor once again with Everything Mixed Media!



This month our theme is Birthday with a twist of Balloons!  I was a little bias this month and picked this challenge because my babies (b/g twins) turn 11 in March! How did that happen?


I used the new Dina Wakley Media Journal.  This is one of the watercolor pages.


I hope you will swing on by MIXED MEDIA MOJO to play along and check out what our Design Team cooked up for this great challenge!

I will have a tutorial on this page coming up later this month which includes the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria