Monday, April 22, 2013


 Happy Monday bloggers!
Today I'm showing you a card, yes, a card, I can't believe I still remember how to make one! I've been making so many journal pages lately, but, when I saw the sweet Prima stamps, it had to be a card!
Inspiration Emporium has got so many cute Prima stamps, paper, flowers and embellishments coming in, it's so hard to choose!
I made this card with the new Fairy Rhymes #10 stamp set. 
The stamps I used are the tea pot and cup, the banner, butterflies and hello sentiment.
I stamped them on vanilla cardstock with Distress Black Soot & Worn Lipstick ink. I colored the butterflies and banner with Copic bg10, bg72, y11 & g21 markers. I cut the 2 little banners in the corner of the image from the Prima Divine 6x6 pad, the card background is from the pad too. 
I colored the crinkle ribbon with spun sugar Distress Stain and I attached some vintage tatting above the ribbon with my tiny attacher
I cut the vanilla doily with Die-namics open scallop doily duo and used 1/2 of it.
The main image is backed with pink cardstock.
The flower and leaf are from Prima's new wood embellishments, colored with Copic markers with a Kaiser pearl in the center.
Remember to play along in Inspiration Emporium's monthy challenge for a chance to win $50 in IE goodies from the store! And, use my discount code ieirisgarden when shopping to get 10% off your entire order!
Have a great Monday!
 From Millan.Net

Sunday, April 14, 2013

magical memories

Happy Sunday bloggers!
I've got another journal page for you and some junkin' finds!
I did some double stenciling on this page and paper pieced the clothes on this Dylusional couture couple after I drew on some heads, LOL!
See the huge flowers in the background? I used the Oh Christmas Tree 5x8 stencil and the tree in the stencil for each petal and colored them with paint dabbers, each flower is a different color.

After it dried, for this pink flower I laid down the Christmas tree stencil back over the pink petal and laid The Crafter's Workshop Mini Spring Fling stencil over that and dabbed on white paint.
I really love the look!


stamps - dylusions love struck lucy (the circles around the border), dylusions basic backgrounds, dylusions man about town & night at the opera, date stamp.
paper - tissue wrap (in center of the page), dylusions art journal, mme fiddlesticks 6x6 pad, fancy pants park bench 6x6 pad.
ink - dylusions vibrant turquoise, pure sunshine, archival rose madder, aquamarine, jet black, distress vintage photo, sakura micron 08 black & gelly roll white pens.
acces. - red pepper, pitch black, aqua, pink sherbet acrylic paint dabbers, acrylic antique white, yellow & aqua paint, kaiser pearl, chit chat verbages
tools - dylusions 5x8 oh christmas tree & 5x8 dotted flowers stencil, tcw mini spring fling 6x6 & chickenwire stencils, fine tip water brush, blending tool.
I did some junkin' this past weekend and I scored some fun things.
I've always liked the glasses Miss Vicki buys on her junk trips and thought it was a fun idea to use them too, not just put them on display.
I've discovered they are harder to find around here than I thought. I want the heavy ones that still have the painted stuff on them and are in good shape. I have something new to be on the look-out for, that's always fun!
I found this plastic doily, another stencil to add to my stash!
The little girl head wall pocket, she's so cute! I have crates and crates full of wall pockets. I started collecting them years ago. I hung them everywhere, when we painted for the first time and I had to take them down I decided I didn't want to hang them all back up, now I have a few of my faves up. The only time I'll buy one is if I don't have it and its cheap. I really need to have a wall pocket sale!
I got this little awl, love it, I use a lot in my crafting, you'd be surprised how handy they are. The small trowel, I'm going to use it for molding paste, gesso etc. It has a good feel in my hand, I think I'll like using it. I've never seen one this narrow. 

I picked up this yearbook to use for an art journal, I like to use the small ones for smaller stamps, there's not so much blank space to try and fill.
The first few pages are written in. Seems this man was trying to eat better for high blood pressure and his Dr. must have given him a recipe for a "magic oil".
I'm not going to cover the few pages he's written in, I love finding stuff like this.
If he only knew I was reading his book :)
Don't forget you can upload your creation using stencils or masks until the end of April at the Inspiration Journal for your chance to win $50 in goodies from the store.
It's always fun being a winner!
Thanks for looking!
 From Millan.Net

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

conquer the world

Good morning bloggers!
Today I have a second Inspiration Emporium April project to show you.
This month is all about stencils and masks, which I always use on my journal pages.

On this close up picture you can see 2 of the stencils I used, TCW mini spring fling for the flowers and Dylusions Oh Christmas tree 5x8 stencil on top of that for the little skulls on the border. The turquoise stars on the left and the star border at the bottom is from the Dylusions Starry, Starry Night 5x8 stencil.
Notice her head? I drew a head for her when I stamped her. I've heard when designers draw their fashion sketches they don't concentrate on body parts just the clothes, but, I like her with a head! :)   

I hope you get inspired to drag out your stencils and get crackin' on a project for the Inspiration Emporium April challenge, you could be the winner!

Stamps - dylusions couture collection night at the opera & quintessential quotes, art gone wild happy birthday yummy, hero arts starburst lace.
Ink - dylusions black marble, cherry pie, vibrant turquoise and white linen ink sprays, sakura micron black 08 & 03 pens (for the skull faces), distress marker worn lipstick (for the flower on each skull), archival jet black (for stamping the girl and her clothes), copic marker e57 brown & 100 black (for her hair and to outline her head), distress frayed burlap (hero arts stamp), faber-castell big brush pen (for outlining). Paper - white cardstock, my minds eye miss caroline 6x6 paper pad ( i paper pieced her dress), dylusions art journal. Acces.claudine hellmuth gesso, white enamel accents, liquitex molding paste (for the star border on the bottom), 1/2 paper doily, tissue tapeprima flowers, claudine hellmuth multi medium matte , yellow acrylic paint. Tools - paint brush, dylusion stencils starry, starry night 5x8, oh christmas tree 5x8, the crafters workshop mini spring fling 6x6, blending tool, tiny attacher, heart & star punches.  
Hope you have a beautiful day, thanks for stopping by! 
 From Millan.Net

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

do you remember?

Good Tuesday morning!
The Inspiration Emporium monthly challenge is here again.
Time to start on your new project for a chance to win the $50's in IE goodies!
This month it's all about using your stencils, that was super easy for me, I love stencils and have several in my stash.
Do you remember the View Master, that wonderful little plastic machine that let you look at pictures in 3D? They always looked so real and they always had a theme of some kind.
This die , the Alterations picture wheel looks just the slides I used to look at.
I love stuff like this that bring back sweet memories.
See the white flowers in the upper left? That is done with my Claudine Hellmuth gesso and my Crafters Workshop mini Spring Fling stencil, I use this stencil quite a bit, I love it!
This is a close up of the enamel accents, its dries dimensional, love this stuff.
Stamps - art gone wild happy birthday yummy, date stamper.
Paper - cream, black and brown cardstock, prima natures garden 6x6 paper stack, lost and found paper stack (for the film strip faces) dylusions art journal.
Ink - ranger archival coffee and jet black ink, dylusions black marble, distress stain in bundled sage, gelly roll white pen, micron black 08 (for doodling)
Acces. - tissue tape (down the center of the page for stability), washi tape (for accents), glossy accents (used on one of the picture wheels, the black parts), pink sherbet paint dabber (for some color here and there), distress markers (for coloring the little stars on the stamp in the center of the slides), white enamel accents, film strip ribbon (to frame the sentiment), prima flowers, heart stick pins, brads.
Tools - alterations picture wheel, film strip frames and chip block alpha dies, crafters workshop 6x6 mini spring fling stencil, claudine hellmuth gesso and matte multi medium, tiny attacher, water bottle. 
I hope you have a great day, thanks for visiting!
 From Millan.Net
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