Monday, November 25, 2013

young love

On these pages I wanted to do image transfers with the pic's of my mom and dad.
Well, that went south pretty quick. I think the problem was the setting I used to print the pic's. They turned out all different colors when I rubbed the paper away.
It was my first attempt at this, but I love the idea and I'll be trying again!
I printed the pic's again on copy paper and glued them down over my first attempt.
 I framed the pages with Crafty Secrets alpha stickers, I think they're retired but you could use any stickers. 
 Young love is in a song or song title, I don't know but, it popped in my head so I used it. My parents were pretty young in these pic's. Look at my dad's bold striped socks, so funny!
 I covered the inclusion with hearts I cut from the collage paper and trimmed around then.
Supplies: stamps - su! speckled stamp (retired). paper - tim holtz 8x8 collage paper stash, copy paper, donna downey art journal. ink - archival corn flower blue, red geranium, coffee. faber - castell dark sephia 175 pitt big brush pen. acces. - tim holtz bundled sage, peeled paint distress paint. crafty secrets alpha stickers (retired), embossing paste, multi matte medium, eyelets, jolee's boutique scrabble tile stickers, adage tickets, journaling tickets, prima wood flower embellishments and clock parts. tools - bubble and burlap stencils, crop-a-dile, tiny attacher, blending tool, heart cutter by creative memories, heat tool.
Remember to use my discount code at Inspiration Emporium for 10% off your order!

Have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving!
Be safe!
From Millan.Net

Monday, November 18, 2013

all is calm

I wanted to use my gingerbread man cookie cutters and this is what I ended up with.
I've had the cookie cutters for awhile, I got them at my fave flea market/antiques store to use in my journal. 
I had fun with these pages, I always do though.
I used a lot of paint, paper and rub on's.
The house, tree trunk, gingerbread men and clouds are hand cut.
The snowman and tree top are punches.
The sentiments are lines from Christmas songs.

After I took the pic's I realized I didn't put on my eyelets. I didn't put them on my last journal pages either so I went back and did that. I keep forgetting those!
Supplies: stamps - SU! speckled and rough edges alpha stamps. dylusions basic backgrounds. 
paper - book print, donna downey art journal, echo park holly jolly Christmas 6x6 paper pad. ink - archical jet black, faber-castell light cobalt turquoise 154, deep scarlet red 219, light phthalo green 162 and dark sephia 175 pitt big brush pens. acces. - claudine hellmuth classic teal studio paint, gesso, tim holtz numbers remnant rubs, heidi swapp rub on's, eyelets. tools - dylusions let it snow 9x12 stencil, marvy scalloped punch, tim holtz bubble stencil, 1 1/2 and 1 1/4" circle punches, crop-a-dile. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
That's it, I hope I gave you some inspiration today!
Don't forget, when you're shopping at Inspiration Emporium use my discount code ieirisgarden for 10% off at check out!
Have a great day!
From Millan.Net

Monday, November 11, 2013

and the winner is.......

..... Sheri!

Congrats Sheri, you're the winner of my give-away! 

Blogger Sheri said...

I think it is a great idea. In fact, I have often thought about how to run a "rent a stamp" store somewhere. Sometimes you buy a stamp and only can use it a very few times as it is specific, like Christmas card stamps. Once you have made them, you want to make something different the next year and then this years stamp sits and gathers dust. However, someone else could use it and pass it down from there. 
I'll be contacting you shortly, Sheri!
I want to thank everyone for playing along.
I will be giving gently used stamps in my future give away's :)
I'm hoping to do these give away's more often, maybe in a few days, stay tuned!
 From Millan.Net

Friday, November 08, 2013

shiny brite Christmas

I got into my Tim Holtz 8x8 seasonal paper stash and found the shiny brite paper.
I love shiny brite ornaments and other vintage Christmas ornaments. I have a collection I keep in my cabinet on display all year long, they make me happy!
Total inspiration for these art journal pages.
I had loads of fun using my stencils.

supplies: stamps - tim holtz numeric set. unity inspire words by donna downey. ink - archival vermillion, red geranium, olive, fern green, sephia. faber-castell black, chromium green opaque, deep scarlet red big brush pens. sakura micron 08 black pen. paper - donna downey art journal, tim holtz 8x8 seasonal paper pad, terminology tissue wrap, tissue tape, prima chalk board paper notecards. acces. - gesso, embossing paste, white sharpie paint marker fine tip, antique linen distress stickles. tools - tiny attacher, cosmetic sponges, star punch, tim holtz rays and bubbles stencils.dylusions 9x12 let it snow and 5x8 oh christmas tree stencils.

That's it, I hope you like the pages!
I'm feeling all Christmasy now, slowing getting in the spirit :)
Have you got your Christmas spirit on yet?
It'll be here before we know it!
Remember, when you're shopping at Inspiration Emporium use my coupon code ieirisgarden at check out for a 10% discount!
Don't forget to comment on my give away here, you have until Monday the 11th to enter!
Have a great weekend!
From Millan.Net

Monday, November 04, 2013

give away give away give away!

Hey bloggers!
I've decided to do a give away. 
It's been forever since I've done one.
I was going through my supplies, doing some storage, moving around and purging.
I've worked on design teams and I've collected so much stuff that I just can't ever use it all, you know?
So I'm giving some away, selling some. 
In this give away I have Crafty Secrets Homemade, Christmas and Birds Images and Journal Note pads.
CS Birds and Blossoms 3D Shadow Box Die and cards kit.
CS Altered Fairies 3D Shadow Box Die kit both by Vicki Chrisman.
 CS Feathered Friends Cotton Scraps
CS Best Buds Vintage Postcard Kit
What do you think about putting gently used stamp sets in give away's?
In the comments section leave me an answer to that question and I'll pick a winner Monday, Nov.11th.
Please leave me your contact info so I can get your goods to you!
Thanks for playing along!
From Millan.Net

Saturday, November 02, 2013

bouquet canvas

Hi bloggers!
I decided to do a canvas. 
I've been loving the canvases Christy Tomlinson does so the inspiration for this one came from her!
I covered the canvas with paper from the Prima Divine 6x6 pad. I went over that with Adirondack snow cap paint dabber and Claudine Helmuth classic teal, traditional tan, painterely pink and yellow pastel paints, I applied those here and there with my finger.
This is the first time I've used her paints and I have to say, I love them! They are so creamy and nice to work with. I got the urban mini paint set from Inspiration Emporium, I need them all!
I drew the vase on the back of a piece of the Divine paper, cut it out and adhered it to the canvas.  I painted over it with matte multi medium to make a non porous surface so when I did my shading I could move the ink from the pens with my finger. I did the shading with Faber-Castell big brush pens in cold grey 233, medium flesh 131, cadmium yellow 107, chromium green opaque174 and black199.
I used a bunch of rub ons from imaginise dream come true, which IE has on sale for $1 right now!! tim holtz remnant rubs numbers and Heidi Swapp.
I used Prima Divine flowers. I pinched the centers out of each one so my pic's would lay flush on the flower.
I cut the pics in squares to match the little squares in the vase.
I wrote some words on the canvas with Sakura Micron 08 black pen. 

I hope you enjoy the canvas and are inspired to make one of your own!
I saw this on Pinterest and loved it. 
I had been wanting to do something like this with my cigar boxes for awhile and this pushed me on to do it!
I have a huge collection of cigar boxes, mostly wooden ones of all different sizes. I made holes in them with my awl with is basically a short handled ice pick. I used some metal name plate thingy's and brads to attach them to the boxes. I stamped the words on some cardstock to put behind the plates, so I can change them if I need to. I glued down some of the torn paper on them with matte multi medium.
My Claudine Hellmuth mini paint bottles are in the top one :)
Have a great weekend, thanks for looking!
From Millan.Net
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