Saturday, 17 February 2018

Come Join the February Challenge!

The current blog hop for Blank Page Muse runs from Feb.10th- March 5th. Our theme this month is creating projects with blue, hearts, and time.  For a chance to win a gift certificate to the shop, come by and add your own project.  If you need a little bit of inspiration, I'm sure you'll find some HERE in the big DT reveal. Come join the fun!
 www.blankpagemuse.com

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Friday, 16 February 2018

Just Mixed Media Magazine (Volume 3)

Hey Everybody,
Great news to share. I had six projects published in the latest edition of Just Mixed Media Magazine. Someday, I hope to be selected for the cover but not this time.


Here are some sneak peeks of my featured projects!






Rubber stamps for these projects can be found at Blank Page Muse.
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Partners in Time - Blank Page Muse DT Reveal

Welcome,
It is time for the Blank Page Muse February Challenge reveal by the Design Team where we share our projects inspired by the theme. This month's challenge was to incorporate time & hearts and use the color blue. Here is my take on the February challenge using royal blue and gold. I hope you enjoy my sophisticated and romantic valentine. Here is my card...Partners in Time!


Don't forget to visit the rest of the February Blog Hop and see all
the stunning projects by beginning...
HERE.


http://blankpagemuse.com/birds-clocks-rubber-stamp-set/

http://blankpagemuse.com/just-us-girls-line-figure-art-rubber-stamp-sheet-by-terri-sproul-sc73/

Other Supplies:
  • dark blue card base
  • embossing watermark ink pad & gold glitter embossing powder
  • heat gun
  • Brilliance Pigment Ink Pad (Platinum Planet)
  • gold washi tape
  • embellishments- gear/clock/key
  • gold brad
  • transparency
  • alphabet stickers

Directions:
1. First, create the main elements.  Stamp the largest clock with watermark ink and heat set with gold glitter embossing powder. Cut out and set aside.

2. Stamp the sentiment onto transparency with watermark ink and carefully, wipe away the unnecessary letters. Next, heat set with gold glitter embossing powder. Use a sticker letter to modify the sentiment and set aside. Lastly, attach strips of washi tape along the edge of the back interior side of the cardbase.

3. Stamp the blue cardbase with clock faces using platinum pigment ink. Be sure to vary the angle and placement of the impressions to create a random background.

4.  Apply black chalk and lightly dust the edges to create a grey aged haze. Adhere the large clock to the cardbase using 3D foam tape and attach a small gold brad to the center.

5.  Attach the sentiment to the upper right corner by layering it underneath the clock. 

6. Embellish the card with various clusters of vintage charms. (gears, locks, keys, hearts, & clocks)



A Closer Look:
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, 1 February 2018

"Quick Ideas" - Blank Page Muse DT - Ice Skaters

Hi, Thanks for stopping by. Today I'm sharing my "Quick Idea" over on the Blank Page Muse Blog. Stamping directly onto pattern paper is a great way to create a quick card at the last minute and everyone needs a little short cut now and then.
 

January Challenge - turquoise, silver, sparkle

Blank Page Muse Supplies:
Winter Wonderland Art Rubber Stamp Sheet Set

Other Supplies: teal ink pad, glitter glue (silver & iridescent), gems, small snowflakes, transparency, black permanent ink pad, pattern papers, card base
To purchase the stamp for this project, visit www.blankpagemuse.com

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Challenge - Artistic Stamper & Simon Says Stamps

Hey there, I used watermark ink to randomly stamp flourishes along the edge of the card.  Then I applied clear embossing powder and heat set.  Next, I applied blue ink over the embossed images. (TIP: To avoid smudging accidents, make sure to wipe over the embossed areas with a tissue to remove any excess ink that remains upon the glossy embossed surface before continuing to complete the card.)

Hummingbird Flourish Daydream Card
You can find the complete set of instructions and a detailed supply list HERE on
the Blank Page Muse's Blog.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:
This week we are challenging you to create something using a resist technique.  As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store. The 'Resist It" challenge ends Monday, February 5th. (8am Ohio time / 1pm UK time)
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=11322
Artistic Stamper January Challenge:
The first challenge of 2018 for the Artistic Stamper is "Anything Goes" which means you can do anything you like and can be interpreted any way you like, as long as it has rubber stamping in it.  Find out all the rules to participate HERE.
https://theartisticstampercreativeteam.blogspot.com/2018/01/creative-challenge-1-2018-anything-goes.html

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store. The "Layer It Up" challenge ends Wednesday, January 31st.
Find out all the rules to participate HERE.
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=11322
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Hummingbird Flourish Daydream Card - Blank Page Muse

Hello,
I'm so glad you could stop by for my second post for the new Blank Page Muse DT. I'd love you show you how I created the background for the card below using a single stamp and lots of different techniques. Sometimes it is good to be reminded that one doesn't need loads of stamps/supplies to make a fabulous project. I hope you enjoy my tutorial.  HERE




http://blankpagemuse.com/birds-clocks-rubber-stamp-set/
Other Supplies: card base 6x6", Distress Oxide Ink Pad (Faded Jeans), sponge dabber, clear embossing powder, perfect medium ink pad, heat gun, water spray bottle, white pearl finish cardstock, white ribbon rose, various pearls
To purchase the stamps to complete this project, visit www.blankpagemuse.com
For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at
The Blank Page Muse Blog
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https://blankpagemuse.blogspot.com/p/creative-challenge-rules.html

Come checkout the Blank Page Muse Creative Challenge. This month's theme is Turquoise, Glitter, & Sparkle. Create a new project following the theme and and add it via the Inlinkz linky tool. There will be a random drawing for a Blank Page Muse Gift Certificate. You can find all the guidelines HERE.
Thanks for visiting!

Friday, 12 January 2018

Blank Page Muse Monthly Challenge - Come Join Us!


Challenge Rules:

  • The Challenge runs from the 10th of the month to the 5th of the following month, midnight Pacific time.
  • Create a new project following the theme in the post on the 10th. Come back here and add it via the Inlinkz linky tool. Please make sure the link is to your specific project post.
  • You can add 2 new projects as long as they are new and linked to separate posts on your blog or public Facebook page.
  • Project(s) must have physical stamps clearly used. The stamps don't have to be ours but we'd love it if they were!
  • Tag us @blankpagemuse on Facebook or #blankpagemuse on Instagram with your project and you will get an extra entry to the random drawing.
  • PRIZES! Yes, there is a prize if we have at least 10 unique people link up that follow the theme.  There will be a random drawing for a $10 Blank Page Muse Gift Certificate. If we get to 20 unique players, there will be a random drawing for a $20 Blank Page Muse Gift Certificate.
  • The Winner will be posted here on the blog on the 9th of the month before the next challenge is posted.
    Read the challenge rules to participate.  HERE

    Check out the January Design Team's projects HERE.
    https://blankpagemuse.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

January Challenge DT Reveal - Blank Page Muse

It's a new year, a new shop name and new inspiration for you to look forward to!

 Every month on the 10th, all of our wonderful designers come together to show you a collaboration of ideas.  We will play along with a different theme each month and share with you how you can turn a 'blank page' into something amazing!

January Challenge DT Reveal This months theme is: Turquoise, Silver and Sparkle!
Ice Skaters Winter Fabric Tag

Simon Says Monday Stamp Challenge - This week the challenge is "Winter Blues"  Create something with a spot of blue somewhere on your project. There are no rules as to what you may create – whether you are a card maker, mixed media artist, scrapbooker, or any other kind of crafter you are welcome.  You may enter up to 5/week.  Simon Says Stamps will be giving away $50 voucher to the shop. Challenge Rules

The first Artistic Stamper Challenge of 2018 is "Anything Goes" which means you can do anything you like as long as it has rubber stamping in it. Then link up using the Inklinkz. (maximum 3 entries per person). One randomly picked entrant will receive a stamp of their choice from the Artistic Stamper. More info can be found HERE.
https://theartisticstampercreativeteam.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/creative-challenge-1-2018-anything-goes.html

Directions:
1. Cut out 2 rectangles of creme muslin fabric (4x5") and trim into a tag shape. Next, stamp the children using black ink along the bottom edge. Tie a "knot style" faux bow with a small length of muslin fabric.


2. Layer the two tag shaped pieces and machine stitch around the edge of the tag using a contrasting thread.  Use a needle to unpick the threads of the fabric and gently fray the edges. (1/4")
3. Use masking tape to attach the tag to a piece of cardboard or box lid to protect the edges from the spray mist. Apply turquoise mist and use your finger to work it into the fabric. Color the faux bow with turquoise mist and set both aside to dry.
 

 4. Apply white crackle paint onto the upper portion of the tag and create snow drifts along the bottom edge. Set aside to dry.

5. When the crackle paint has set, stamp a flurry of snowflakes around the children. To make the children appear in front of some snowflakes, mask off the children with a bit of scrap paper, stamp the snowflake while overlapping the paper, and then discard the paper. Repeat masking off the edge to create snowflakes extending off the tag while maintaining the crisp edge of the stitching and frayed edge.

6. Apply silver glitter glue along the ground around the children's feet and accentuate the snowflakes by adding iridescent glitter glue over them.

7. Attach a loop of twine to the top and adhere the faux bow. Finally, wrap a bit of twine multiple times along the lower edge, embellish the tag with a scattering of teal sequins, and adhere a selection of small snowflake buttons.

A Closer Look:


Supplies:
1. Silhouette Style Children Ice Skating Winter Art Rubber Stamp

2. Winter Wonderland Art Rubber Stamp Sheet Set (snowflakes)

To purchase the stamps to complete this project, visit www.blankpagemuse.com

Other Supplies: black & teal ink pads, muslin fabric, turquoise spray mist, silver glitter glue & iridescent glitter glue, white crackle paint, embellishments: sequins, gems, & small snowflakes, twine



 Join Us in the NEW Monthly Creative Challenge
Come checkout the Blank Page Muse Creative Challenge. This month's theme is Turquoise, Glitter, & Sparkle. Create a new project following the theme and add it via the Inlinkz linky tool. There will be a random prize drawing for a Blank Page Muse Gift Certificate. You can find all the guidelines HERE.
For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at the
Blank Page Muse Blog www.blankpagemuse.blogspot.com

follow us on Facebook. HERE
and join The Blank Page Muse Fan Group. HERE
Thanks for visiting!