Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Art Journal & my anniversary give-away

Happy Tuesday!
I've got something to show you today that is totally different than my normal paper crafting.
I'm taking Tim's Creative Chemistry 101 online class and I have learned so much about the different Ranger inks and all the ways to use them.
I've also been watching Dyan Reaveley's videos from CHA on YouTube, I love her style of art! I was amazed by her art journals, just gorgeous! I was on a mission Saturday, going to flea markets looking for an old journal.and I found a small one with black suede covers, perfect! I spent most of the day Sunday trying my hand at a journal page, I have never been so inky in my life. One thing stuck in my head from Dyan, you never mess up, just go with it! This was really hard for me, usually everything has it's place and the ink has to be stamped perfectly, etc.
The background isdone with Ranger Distress Stains in Broken China, Spun Sugar, Sage Shadow, Peeled Paint & Fired Brick. I also used my Copic Opaque White and black & white Enamel Accents. Everything was stamped withArchival Jet Black ink. All of the stamps I used are by CraftySecrets, I used ABC Tophat for my letters, Flourishes, Mini Memories and Antique trims. SWEET Campells Soup painter girl is from a new set called All Dolled Up, Sandy said it will be available this Thursday in the store, I adore this set, it's a sweet paper doll set, ahhhh, the sweet memories of childhood! I thought she went perfect with the art journal theme!
In Tim's class he taught how to use the  Ranger inks in so many different ways. For my background, I misted the page with water and then I went to town adding my stains everywhere, I sprayed on more water, wiped off the excess and dried it with my heat tool. Then I misted some water in my hand and flicked it on the page for the water marks and dried that. All of the stamping was done after I did the background. The little girl is paper pieced with paper from my Crafty Secrets Creating with Patterns CD.
Sandy showed me a video yesterday by Diane from New Zeland. She uses Tim's ticket die and Distress inks to make the coolest embellishments, you gotta check it out.
So, what do you think? Remember, it's my very first journal page, please be gentle :)
I've really been in a stamping slump lately, I feel so into it now with a new way of creating for me. Tim's Creative Chemistry 101 class and Dyan Reaveley work have opened a new door for me, I'm pretty darned excited about it!
I'm waiting on a HUGE order from Inspiration Emporium, oodles of Dyan's goodies and the Distress Markers.
If you place an order from Inspiration Emporium don't forget to use my coupon code ieirisgarden at check out for 10% off your order.
I was going to put up this post yesterday on my 5th blogoversary, but, I had an emergency.
Terry was on his way to physical therapy and got sick, he made it to the ER in Heber Springs, I met him there and it turns out he has a kidney stone. I'm not working today, he hasn't passed it yet and he's still in pain, he's staying drugged up, poor guy.

Anyway, I'm doing a give-away for my blogoversary!
I've got 2 bottles of Glimmer Mist, 2 Crafty Secrets Image and Journal Booklets, 2 Copic markers, 3 pages of lace stickers by Crafty Secrets and a Creating with Vintage Patterns CD by Crafty Secrets.
Just leave me a comment and your contact info and I'll pick a winner  Monday April 2.

I hope you have great day, see you Monday with my give-away winner.
Good Luck!
 Smiley from millan.net

Friday, March 23, 2012

Flapper Fashions

Happy Friday!
I've got a flapper girl to show you today. This stamp set is by Artistic Outpost and it's called Flapper Fashions, I just checked over at Inspiration Emporium and it looks like they sold out right now. You can contact them to see when it's available again or head over to Artistic Outpost and find it there.
 I stamped the lady on cardstock with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and stamped her again on paper from the MME Stella Rose 6x6 paper pad. I cut out her dress and paper pieced it on the girl. I colored her skin and hat with Copic markers.
I added Ranger Distress ink in Vintage Photo, Bundled sage, Broken China and Rusty Hinge to the tag with my blending tool. Then I used 2 stamps from the set, the flapper words and the flower border, I stamped the border 3 times on the bottom of the tag, I colored some tissue tape with Copic markers and put it on the side of the tag. I think it's so cool that you can color this tape any color you need with the Copic's!
I cut the Sizzix Alterations Mini Tattered Floral flower twice and added a black vintage button threaded with black twine to the center. I cut 2 hearts from the Mini Love Struck die and adhered them to the end of the tissue tape. I had a piece of the paper lace that I had cut with the Vintage Lace die and put it along the egde and added the Kaiser pearls on each scallop.
I adheared the girl to the tag, oh, I colored her necklace and bracelets with my Stardust Gellyroll pen and put a tiny Kaiser rhinestone on her ear for her earring.
I stamped and cut out the Jazz-Age and mounted it with foam dots.
I added the vintage photo corners to the bottom and some May Arts ribbon at the top of the tag. 
Remember to use my 10% off coupon code ieirisgarden at check out when you order your Inspiration Emporium goodies!
I hope you have a great day and weekend!
Smiley from millan.net

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Inspiration Emporium Pocket Watch

Hi friends!
I've got something fun to show you today.
The Inspiration Emporium team was challenged to use our Idea-ology pocket watches.
I LOVE these pocket watches, they are so fun to alter!
      You can add family photos or make a cute little shaker out of them. I turned mine into a fridge  magnet  by glueing magnets to the back, it's on my fridge now. It makes me smile.
The background is a piece I cut from the Lost & Found Paper Stack. The stamped love & no.9 are from the Little Labels stamp set. I added a tiny piece of tissue tape behind the key hole at the top. All of the embellishments in and on the watch are Idea-ology fasteners & findings. I added the red Kaiser rhinestones to give it a little pop of color. Everything is glued down with E6000.

Now, go check out the Inspiration Emporium blog to see the rest of the teams pocket watches, you'll be amazed! Be sure and use my discount code ieirisgarden for a 10% discount on your order!
We are in for buckets and buckets of rain the next few days, HAPPY SPRING!       
 Smiley from millan.net

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Go Green ~ Inspiration Emporium

We're going green at Inspiration Emporium this month. I'm doing a St. Patty's day theme with a punched shamrock and a 17 plaquette by Ideaology. I was thrilled to find the 17 in the plaquettes for St. Patty's day, perfect!
I wanted to do an ATC, I love them and have a collection in a book I made for them and I'm always trying to add to it. My ATC's are the lumpy bumpy kind, the more I can put on them the better!
The base of the ATC is made with paper from the Kraft Resist Paper Stash, it's 2 1/2 x 3 1/2. I added color with my blending tool and Ranger Distress Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint ink. I cut some bookprint from the same pad and stitched it along the edges. I cut a strip of Vintage Lace and adhered it to the side and then I added the film strip with my Tiny Attacher. I made the shamrock with 3 punched hearts and a handcut stem. I glued them together and added the Marta Stewart green agate glitter. I popped it up on the ATC with foam dots. The corners are vintage photo corners that a friend sent to me. I love using them, so vintage!
Now, it's your turn! Upload your green creation to the Inspiration Emporium blog for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate. You can use my discount code ieirisgarden anytime for 10% off your order!
I hope you have a great day!
We're getting lots and lots of rain the next few days, and today is nice and warm, it's supposed to get colder though, I'm so ready for summer!
Smiley from millan.net
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