Friday, December 29, 2017

The Blank Page Muse- Best of 2017


For the year of 2017, there were over 200 
Creative, inspiring and simply amazing projects posted 
Here on this blog.

I wish I could re-cap them all, but there were too many to choose from.
Here are some of the best from 2017 

Enjoy!







Wings of Love                                           Hearty Doodles





                                            Make a Wish                              Masking Technique






Relax                                       Snowflake Tag















Beautiful Dreamer                                                     Everyday is a New Beginning       

























Beware of Spiders                                                   Witches of Eastwick



Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Announcing the 2018 Blank Page Muse Inspiration Team!

First of all: a special THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who auditioned! 
We were amazed to see so many talented people apply for our inspiration team!
 We loved seeing your work, visiting your blogs and learning about YOU!
 If we could, we would accept everyone who tried out, 
but alas we had limited spots open on the team.

In 2018 we are excited to show you how you can incorporate
rubber stamping into a variety of mixed media designs!
Our team will be challenged to think 'out side' the box with monthly themes and group challenges.

This includes categories like: art journaling, scrapbooks, jewelry, fabric art, collage, mixed mediums  and more!
 We will provide inspiration for you to use in your everyday life, home, office and gift giving idea's!.



 Please help us welcome the 2018 Blank Page Muse Inspiration Team!



*Blank Page Muse Inspiration Team Leader
* Blank Page Muse Stamp Designer
* Mom to one
*Art instructor
* Card maker
*Art Journaling
* Mixed media
* Jewelry maker
* Fabric artist
* Nature and Photography
* Treasure hunting
* Gardening and Cooking
* Loves to inspire others.
U.S.A. Team Member





Chris Pozzi

*Mom of 3
* Scrapbooker
* Card maker
* Passionate about ink
* Loves to stamp
* Innovative thinker
* Strives to inspire others.
U.S.A. Team Member










Jenn DuBell

*Mom of 2
* Grandmother
* Scrapbooker
* Card maker
* Studied Art
* Loves mixed media
* Arts
* Crafts
* Vintage and Steampunk
U.S.A. Team Member












*Crafter
* Stamper
* Loves anything quirky
* Adds fun humor to her post
* Thinks outside the box*
Australian Team Member












Katie Lamb

*Blank Page Muse Stamp Designer
*Mixed media artist
* Craft blogger
* Art journaling
* Mom of 3 cats
* Sci-fi movies
*Reader
* Loves a good mystery
U.K. Team Member













Karen Sessions

*An American living in London
* Enjoys sewing and knitting
* Jewelry
* Pottery
* Scrapbooking
*Card maker
* Mixed media
* Girly
* Loves layers and textures.
U.K. Team Member











Monique Van Dijk
*Mom of 2
* Has 3 cats
*Blank Page Muse Stamp Designer 
*Mixed media
*Dark art
*Vintage
* Steampunk
*Enjoys coloring
*Travel journaling
*Alters art
*Tag maker 
Netherlands Team Member











Leslie Turner

*Mom of 2
*Grandma to 1
* Scrapbooker
* Card maker
*Rubber stamp addict
*3D paper designer
*Alters art
*Mixed media
*Art journaling
U.S.A Team Member











Cathy Frailey 

*Blank Page Muse Stamp Designer
* Mixed media
*Artist
* Loves to up-cycle
* Grunge
*Vintage* Steampunk
* Loves a good challenge
U.S.A Team Member













Jess Madaglia

*Mom of 1
* Has 4 cats
* Retail by day, Crafter by night
* Loves to rubber stamp
* Funny
* Creative* Dedicated
U.S.A. Team Member













Guest Designers



Adam

*Card maker
* Crafter
*Creative
* Paper crafter
* Loves mixed media
* Multi-talented
U.S.A. Team Member















Pam Bray

*Blank Page Muse Stamp Designer
*Mom of 4
* Grandma to 9
* Paper crafter
* Alters art
* Card maker
* Mixed media
* Photography
* Loves Diet coke and chocolate
* Traveling
* Photography
U.S.A. Team Member









Cathy Norton

*Mom of 3
* Retail by day, crafter by night
* Enjoys stamping crafts
* Loves to get messy
* Mixed media
* Collage
* Altered art
* Atc's
* Digital artist
U.S.A. Team Member

Monday, December 18, 2017

Snowman Card

Hello Crafty Friends!

It is getting cold outside and our thoughts are turning to the snows that will be coming. I have decided to jump the gun and make a snowman card using Sin City Stamps' Country Vintage Christmas Rubber Stamp Set.  This set has one of the cutest snowmen I have seen.


Supplies:
  Sin City Stamps- Country Vintage Christmas 

Other Supplies:
  White card stock
  Craft card stock
  Christmas paper
  Copic Markers
  White embossing powder
  Ticket Die to create panel for snowman


Step 1:  Stamp image of snowman on white card stock.


Step 2:  Using ticket die cut out snowman image.  Color the snowman and snow using Copic markers.


Step 3: Cut a layer out of Christmas paper card stock. Layer the printed paper onto a craft paper layer.


Step 4: Layer the ticket layer onto a craft card stock layer.


Step 5:  Using foam tape, layer the snowman/craft card stock layer onto the Christmas print/craft card stock layer.


Step 6  Stamp and emboss in white on a red banner the sentiment from the stamp set.


Step 7: Using foam tape affix the sentiment to the snowman.

This was a very simple yet elegant Christmas card.  I am very pleased with the results.

Please share your Christmas card creations with us on Sin City Facebook Fan Page.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Peace and Joy




 

Hi all, Monique here to show  you how to make this tag.
I originally thought this was going to be quick and easy but it turned out to be a lot more work than I thought. Worth it though,  so enjoy!

Supplies

Sin City stamps: Cherub border background and Vintage wavy banner

Liquid masking fluid
watercolor paint
pencils
stencil
Wire
Cardstock
dies
modelng paste
3 d foam
waterproof stamp ink in black




 1) Stamp the images using waterproof black ink on a tag
 2) Cover the stamps with liquid masking fluid using an old paint brush (the masking liquid dries into a rubber like mask that will resist water color paint)
 3)Mix water and blue and green water color paint on a piece of plastic or acrylic stamping block and press it onto the tag to create the background.
 4) Repeat till you like the result and let dry.
 5) Scrape modeling paste through a stencil and let dry.
 6) Remove the masking fluid (you can rub it off but be careful not to remove the modeling paste too much.)
 7) Colour the modeling paste and the stamp impressions, I used Inktense pencils.
 8) Die cut a swirl and stars , use gilding wax on the swirls and paint the stars yellow.
 9) Adhere the swirl to the center of the rays.

 10) Wrap some wire into a circle like in the photo.
 11) Attach the wire to the swirl and hang a star in the wire circle
12) Use foam tape to adhere the smaller stars and add a sentiment to the banner.
 Here is some closer looks at the stars.


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