Friday, February 23, 2018

A Trio of Nature




Hello everyone! Jenn here to share a new project with you today. A Trio of Nature is a fun, pretty wall decor piece created using lots of Blank Page Muse Stamps! I have included a full Snapguide tutorial below.

Stamps used: Click on pictures to go to our online store.



Also used (not pictured)

Additional Supplies Needed:
White Gesso
Clear gesso
TH Distress Ink Rusty Hinge
Black Ink
Ink Applicators
Diamond stencil
Teal Spray ink
Dark brown spray ink
Clear embossing powder
Gold opalescent embossing powder (Lindy's Desert Moon Copper Pine)
Teal opalescent embossing powder (Lindy's Morning Glory Aqua)
Heat tool
Crackle paste
Adhesive
Foam Dots
Wooden pieces
Hot glue and gun
3 MDF Squares 4X4 (Michaels)
Patterned washi tapes
Black watercolor pencil

Some closer views....





Here is a Snapguide tutorial for step by step instructions!

Check out How to Create Wall Decor With Blank Page Muse Stamps by Jenn DuBell on Snapguide.

Blank Page Muse has a monthly challenge too! Check it out by clicking the photo link below!
February's theme is blue, hearts and time! All of the challenge rules HERE.
Creative Challenge~Click the photo for link

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

She Left Beauty Wherever She Went




Hello Gals,

For a dramatic and quick background add a watercolor drip over the top of a stamped background. It adds a subtle shadow-like layer. Last, use black ink to repeat the same design on top of the dried background. Go ahead have a play with this idea and be sure to share your creations on the Blank Page Muse Fan Page.

Directions:

1. Use black ink to stamp a female image and then color it in using a black marker to create a silhouette. Carefully cut around the image and set aside.



2. Use pink pigment ink to stamp a background of roses.  Stamp some extra roses to use as embellishments.


3. Stamp a sentiment with permanent black ink and set aside.

4. Next, spray the top edge of the background lightly with plain water and guide the drips to form a pleasing arrangement.  While the paper is still wet, apply the colored mists.  They will follow the guide of the wet paper and help to keep the drips evenly spaced. Continue to add color tilting the page to allow the mists to blend and flow.


5.  Use black pigment ink to stamp a variety of roses over the dried background, as well as, adding some directly onto the cardbase.  Round the corners and adhere the dripping background to the right side of the cardbase.

6. Adhere the sentiment and add the silhouette to the left side of the card using 3D foam tape and covering the seam.

7. Embellish the roses with glitter glue and add a random sprinkle of mini gems as the perfect finishing touch.

 A Closer Look:


Supplies & Links:

Just Us Girls Line Figures Stamp Set
 
Background Roses 4"x 5" Red Rubber Stamp by Pam Bray

Other Supplies:
  • black & pink ink pad
  • black marker
  • card base 5x5"
  • water spray bottle
  • spray mists (rose pink/denim blue/purple)
  • sentiment stamp 
  • permanent black ink pad
  • glitter glue
  • mini gems

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Dreamers of Dreams - Alice style


Hello!  Chris here and I am super excited to share this altered clock I created for Blank Page Muse Stamps!  I just love love how it turned out!

To recreate this project you will need the following supplies:

Archival Ink
Embossing Ink
Clock
Red and Metallic Embossing Powder
Markers
Chipboard phrases
Chipboard keyhole
small bottle
small tag
Spanish Moss
Gesso, Mists in color of your choice for clock
Foam Tape
Mini Flowers


Clock

Cover clock with gesso. Let Dry. 

Spray and mist clock with mists.  Continue layering mist until you get desired effect. Let dry.


Inside the Clock 

Stamp Blank Page Muse Stamps - Alice in Wonderland Characters 1 & 2 with archival ink.  Color you images. 

Color you images. (I did use 2 card characters) 

To create background stamp heart from Blank Page Muse Stamps - Alice in Wonderland Characters 1  with embossing ink and embossing with red embossing powder. 


Cover Keyhole chipboard with embossing ink and metallic embossing powder and emboss. 


Add Cards and metallic keyhole to background.  Use Foam tape to create dimension.


Add Mad Hatter using several layers of foam tape for the 3D effect. Then attach to inside back of clock. 



Write Drink Me onto small tag and attach to small bottle. Add inside clock and add spanish moss and mini flowers inside clock to finish inside. (I only "painted" half to the flowers red for fun!)

Add Alice and Chipboard Greeting to outside of clock to finish! 




I Hope you enjoyed this project and are inspired to get stamping.  Don't Forget to play along with this month's challenge!
Here are the Blank Page Muse links for your convenience.




Saturday, February 17, 2018

Two Hearts, One Love

Hi Blank Page Muse Fans!
Today I am sharing a vintage style romance tag using the theme of the current challenge "Blue/Heart/Time" - perfect stamps at the Store!!!!!!!
All the supplies and step by step instructions are below - hope you get inspired!!!

Supplies:
  • Blank Page Muse: Romance Stamp Set
  • Tag: size used for this project 12cm x 6cm
  • Blue coloured ink pads
  • Scrap white card
  • Plain coloured ribbon/binding
  • Blue Posca Pen & Water Soluble Crayon & Distress Stain
  • Heart charm
  • Scrap muslin
  • General tools: scissors, glue, mounting tape, sponge
Instructions:
Start with colouring the background using a sponge and a few shades of blue and/or grey stamp pads. Hint: a good way to get the very last bit of ink out of your old pads!


Use a dark blue ink pad to stamp the "Love" poem all over the background of the tag - stamp multiple times with the one ink application to get varying shades of the writing.


Edge the tag with the blue Posca Pen.


Sponge your scrap of card with the lighter blue inks.


And then stamp the "vintage couple" from the Romance Stamp Set along with the "Two Hearts One Love" phrase also using the dark blue ink pad. Fussy cut the images and add mounting tape to the backs. Add a blue border with the Posca pen to the two hearts phrase.


Next step is to "stain" your ribbon/binding with the pale blue Distress Stain. The sponge tops on these stains make it quick, easy and not too messy to cover both sides of the ribbon.


Once again using the dark blue ink pad, stamp the "Two Hearts" phrase randomly along the ribbon.

Lastly put all the elements together. Draw/smudge a line at the bottom of the tag with the water soluble crayon for the couple to "stand on" and glue a tiny piece of muslin cloth to one side. Add the mounted stamped images. Tie the ribbon at the top and trim to desired length. Glue the heart charm to the top.
Hope you have enjoyed this tag tutorial!
We hope you are joining in with the current blog challenge - you still have time to play along!
Stay tuned to the blog for more DT inspiration - we all love creating with our Blank Page Muse stamps!
See you next month!
Sharon