Sunday, June 25, 2017

Fun Stampers Journey Flannel Love

Hello Creative Friends,

I am so excited to share my Bundle of the Week for June 25-July 1 2017.  This week's Bundle of the Week is a fun and versatile bundle!  The Bundle includes Flannel Life Stamp SS-0325, Oatmeal Cookie Ink Pad, and the Dauber Dowel Large tool.  When you purchase the Flannel Life Stamp(SS-0325), the Oatmeal Cookie Ink pad and the Dauber Dowel Tool from me, I will send you a kit to create a beautiful vintage style banner!  Don't worry if you already have one of the items in the bundle, you may substitute another item of equal or greater value, ($30 retail total).

 
Don't you just love this banner?!!!  Check out that sheet music- that is vintage sheet music from my stash!!!  and the Licorice Sparkle Tape is to die for!  I will also include the vintage lace and ribbon with each kit.  The lace and ribbon may vary slightly depending on the bundle demand.
 

You will need to provide adhesive, pop dots, glue dots, and white line tape to create your banner once you purchase your bundle and receive your kit.
 

Make sure you hurry over to my website, FunStampersJourney.com/cindybristow to order your bundle now!

Thanks for stopping by!
Cindy

 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Fun Stampers Journey Express Yourself 5/30/17

Hello Creative Friends.

Today's card is a fun mixed Media card featuring the Express Yourself Stamp Set SS-0335.  This set is a great set to use in Art Journaling and to create cards for all your creative friends.

 
I started with a Cranberry Bliss cardstock base (5-1/2 x 8-1/2).  The next layer is a piece of patterned paper from the Rich Sorbet Prints paper pack PP-0031.  I added some Journey Gesso to tone the color down just a bit.  Then I grabbed my Ink Splat Stamp AT-0108, Cranberry Bliss Silk IP-0094 and a little water to create some interest in the background.  Don't you just love that strip of black pattern??? It's a small piece from the Deco Strips- Black AC-0285 that I just got in!  I really like it and think it will make a lot of appearances in up coming projects.

 
Now to the focal point, the Black Licorice cardstock is (3 x 2-1/4) and I added some of the mini staples to it.  The Whip Cream cardstock is (2-2/34 x 2).  I stamped the brush stroke with Cranberry Bliss ink and the Express Yourself with Black Licorice.  After that, I splattered a little Cranberry Bliss silk on it.  Then I grabbed a piece of scrap Whip Cream and stamped the paintbrush and tube of paint  with Black Licorice.  Both images are colored using Journey Color Burst Pencils.


 
I will be doing a live video this evening over on my Facebook Page, Cindy's Creative Journey (@ccreativejourney), so make sure you stop by and check it out!
Thanks for stopping by!
Cindy



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fun Stampers Journey Rise and Shine meets Color Splash Pencils 5/24

Hello Creative Friends.
 
Today I am sharing a card I created using my featured set,  Rise and Shine Bundle (BD-0132) and Fun Stampers Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils.  These birds are just so stinking cute and the sentiments are always inspirational.  My card base is Whip Cream cardstock (11x4-1/4) and the layers are, Beach Ball cardstock(4x 4-5/8), Black Licorice cardstock(3-3/4x4-1/2), Lemon Drop cardstock(3-1/2x4) and Whip Cream cardstock(3-1/4x3-3/4).  I also used my 2"scallop punch to punch a Beach Ball circle.
 
 
To create the background, I pulled out my Color Splash pencils # 1, 16, and 31.  I took my large Blending Brush filled with water and touched it directly to the tip of the #16 pencil and began to paint in circles on to my Whip Cream paper.  After that, I continued to add the two other colors and blend them until I got the effect that I wanted.  Once I finished, I dried it with my heat gun.  On a scrap of Whip Cream, I stamped the large bird and colored it with the same colors and then die cut it out.  I stamped the sentiment and splashed my watercolor background with some Turbo Teal Silk.    I layered the Beach Ball scalloped circle below the sentiment and put a small strip of Whip Cream Sparkle Tape towards the bottom left corner.
 

See those cute little hearts?  Those cuties are on the Break Up sale list!!!  They're part of the Heart and Star button pack and are only available until June 30, so make sure you grab some before they're gone.  I colored them with my #1 pencil, covered them with Journey glaze and sparkle dust.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Fun Stampers Journey Rise and Shine meets Mixed Media 5/23

Hello Creative Friends.

In today's post I am sharing a fun card featuring the stamp set Rise and Shine SS-0337 and a bunch of fun techniques using FSJ Splashes and stencils!  Make sure you go over to my Facebook page @CCreativeJourney,  tomorrow evening (5/24 at 6 pm Eastern time) to catch a live video of the step by step of making this card. 
 I used Blue Lagoon cardstock (11 x 4-1/4) for my card base, a layer of Sweet Berry (5-1/4 x 4), a strip of Pool Play (5 x 2) cut with the  Border Basic Die Set, Whip Cream (3-1/2 x 5), a scrap of Whip Cream, Sweet Berry, and Black Licorice cardstock.  I also used a Black Licorice ink pad and Clear Pigment ink pad for stamping.
 
To make the background I grabbed 3 Media Misters , my Pineapple Smoothie Splash, Blue Lagoon Splash, and Lemongrass Splash and headed to the sink.  I filled the media misters each with 1/2 splash and 1/2 water.  This gives you more control then the actual splash bottles and dilutes the colors for a watercolor effect.  After I prepped the media misters, I grabbed a piece of clear acrylic that I had saved from my stamp sets, and sprayed a few squirts of the Pineapple Smoothie onto the acrylic.  Then I dragged the Whip Cream cardstock through it.  Make sure you use your heat gun to dry between each step.  After the Pineapple Smoothie is dry, wipe off the acrylic sheet, place your Bubble Bubble Stencil on top.  give it a few squirts of both Blue Lagoon Splash and Lemongrass Splash.  Next, pick up the stencil and flip it over onto your Pineapple Smoothie background piece.  This gives you a reverse image of the actual stencil- pretty cool huh?!!!  Dry the background with your heat gun.  Also, I mopped up the extra spray on the stencil with a piece of media paper to use another time.  Ok, now you are ready for the next stencil, Cheveron Stencil , and some Gesso.  Place your stencil on your mixed media background paper, hold it in place and using a Spatula, spread a thin coat of gesso on the left side of your cardstock.  Dry completely with your heat tool.



Now we get to stamp!  I cut the Happy off of one of the sentiments in the Rise and Shine set ( you know me, I like to cut my stamps apart?), and inked it up with Black Licorice ink.  I stamped it multiple times down the left side of my media background.  After that I added some Bubble Gum Silk, because you know you have to have Silk Spashes on everything!  Then I stamped both birds onto a scrap of Whip Cream cardstock and punched them out using the 1-1/2"Punch & the 1-3/4" Punch .  I colored them using my Journey Color Burst Pencils. (04,17,23,25,28) and then mounted them onto Sweet Berry scrapes punched with Scalloped Circle Punch 1-3/4 & Scalloped Circle Punch 2".  I looped some Black Twine behind them and mounted them with pop dots.  Then I put my sentiment back together, stamped it onto a scrap of Black Licorice with Clear Embossing ink and covered it with White Embossing powder, cooked it, and placed it ton my card front.
 

Thanks for stopping by today! 
Make sure to stop by my Facebook page Cindy's Creative Journey (@ccreativejourney) for live videos and updates.
Cindy

Monday, May 22, 2017

Happy Mail Monday 5/22

Hello Creative Friends!
I woke up today in a motivated mood, got my to-do list written, and now I'm checking things off!  Whoo Hoo!!! Don't you love when you wake up like that?
So, one of the first things on my Monday list is also one of the best things on my list, Happy Mail Monday post!  Make sure you leave a comment either here on my blog, on Instagram (CindysCreativeJourney), or on my Face Book page (@ccreativejourney).

 
I tried out a fun technique RG showed us using the Rich Sorbet Pan Pastels.  I also used the darkest green from this set of Mother Nature Pan Pastels .  I covered the piece of Whip Cream cardstock with the Summer Days Pan Pastel, then I added the Kiwi Slice Pan Pastels and the Fresh Forest Pan Pastels to create that cool background.  To set the Pan Pastels, I sprayed it with aerosol hair spray.  I also used the Kiwi Slice Pan Pastel on a smaller scrap of Whip Cream.  I stamped the smallest turtle from the Turtley Awesome Bundle onto the smaller scrap with Black Licorice ink.  Then I also stamped the sea weed onto the larger piece of cardstock to create the background for my card.  The Hi There sentiment is stamped with Black Licorice onto a Vellum Circle and then layered onto a Summer Days Circle.

 
You gotta love our Silks!!! They add the perfect touch to your cards.  Here I used both the Gold Silk and the brand new Sparkle Silk on  the background.  I also painted it onto my turtle.  The gems are called Sea Stones, and you better grab 2 packages because you are going to love them that much!
 
Make sure to leave a comment to be entered into the Happy Mail Monday card, if your name is drawn, you can choose to send this card to a friend, or yourself!
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fun Stampers Journey: Snappy Birthday 5/18/17

Hello Creative Friends!
Today's card is another fast card that uses Fun Stampers Journey Dauber Dowel to create a fun background.  I am in total love with these daubers!

 
I started with a Whip Cream card base (5-1/2 x 8-1/2), layered a piece of Rich Coral cardstock (4 x 5-1/4) onto it.  Then a grabbed another piece of Whip Cream cardstock (3-3/4 x 5) to make my background.  I started with my Catalina Splash ink pad, swirled my dauber on top of it and then began to swirl it onto my cardstock.  You can get a lot of variance in the color depending on how much ink you have on your dauber and what part of the dauber you use.  I also swirled some Whip Cream Ink onto the water part of my card using the edge of my dauber.  The sky is done in the same fashion using both a Summer Days ink pad and a Tangerine Fusion ink pad.  Next I stamped the sentiment in Black Licorice ink.  The final touch on the background is to add flicks of both Citrus Cooler Silk and Journey Bronze Silk.  



Once the background was dry, I adhered it to the card base.  For the crab, I used the largest crab from the Snappy Birthday Bundle and added Tangerine Fusion Ink over the entire crab stamp.  Then I rocked some Rich Coral Ink around the edges.  That gives your crab a little variance in color.  The finishing touch for this card was 3 loops of Journey Black Twine.


Don't forget that the Break Up Sale and the Clearance Rack go Live Today!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Cindy



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fun Stampers Journey Snappy Birthday 5/17/17

Hello Creative Friends!
 
It's Wednesday and that means the week is half way over...and I feel like I am soooo far behind!  My to- do list is a mile long and as soon as I check something off, I add to more to dos!!!  So I took a break to create this card for my hubby, and yes, I was a wee bit crabby last night.
 
 
This card starts with a Rich Coral CS base cut to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2.  I used a the coral print from the Under the Sea Prints paper pack (PP-0041) cut to 4-1/4 x 3-3/4, a Cool Pool CS cut to 4-1/2 x 3-1/2, and Buttercream CS cut to 4-1/4 x 3-1/4. 

 
Take a look at that sand, that is the piece of Buttercream CS, don't you love how it has that sandy look?  You can recreate it by taking your large Dauber Dowel (TO-0138) and Oatmeal Cookie IP and make swirling motions on your cardstock.  Keep adding ink until you get your sand just how you like it!  Next I stamped the sentiment with my Black Licorice IP.  I grabbed a scrap of Buttercream CS for my large crab from the Snappy Birthday Bundle (BD-0236)  To get the variation of colors on my crab, I inked it up first with my Tangerine Fusion IP, and then lightly tapped my Rich Coral IP on the edges.  Love how it looks with the 2 colors blended, and don't worry, it doesn't ruin your inkpads.  Make sure you always start with the lightest inkpad first!
 
 
The coral print paper is adhered straight to the card base.  I adhered the sand technique piece right to my Cool Pool CS and the popped that piece on to the card.  Next, I took some Black Journey Twine (AC-0004) and made my loops.  Then I die cut my crab and popped him onto the card front.  He got a heavy coat of Journey Glaze (best product ever!!!) and then to put a little bling on it, I grabbed my box of Rainbow Drops (AC-0178) and added 3 of the red gems.
 
Hope you enjoyed today's card!  
Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy