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Create & Inspire Art Journal Page | Donna Espiritu

Hello, Bad Girls! Donna here with a new art journal page using the Tag Page in the Haute Mess Art Journal as well as some acrylic paints and mediums.

I started with stamping the art journal page and tags then splattering some acrylic paints (Sweet Candy Kissed, X-rated and Kiss & Don’t Tell) to the page and tags. Then I decorated using cut apart pieces from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and stickers from Kaisercraft Scrap studio collection.  I used a stencil and the Haute Mess modeling paste as a last thought, to add more texture.

It’s a really easy and simple project and I love how this turned out. The colors and textures are pretty up close and in real life.

I hope you liked my post today and it inspired you to be creative!

Here is a process video you can watch:

Thank you for dropping by! Happy crafting,

 

Inspire Me: Altered Frame

 

Hello crafty friends! It’s Rae, and today I am sharing a project I made using some items from the March scrapbook kit, and some things from my stash. I collect images of color palettes on Pinterest and all over the internet. Here’s the color palette that inspired me:

 

Here’s what I came up with:

 

The green paper from the kit was perfect for this palette, so that was what I started with as my base. I have picture frames that I am not using, so I decided to use one for this project- I painted one that was 8 X 10 in size. I started with black gesso, and then dry brushed the pink paint from the March kit. Here’s a close up of what the finish looks like:

I added some large roses from my stash to each of the corners. The green leaves are made from the green ribbon in the kit- I sewed them for added dimension.

For center of the design, I added the red playing cards from the March kit in a way that they look fanned out. The ribbon is also from the kit. The small green flower petals are also from the kit and the cover up the cows on the cards, which didn’t really go with this design, and it  helps blend the green with the rest of the design of the frame. The heart and the crown are from my stash. I painted the heart, which was white to start, with the pink paint from the kit, then added some pink wax to give it a mottled look. I added one of the Prima Marketing Junkyard Findings metal pieces “Home” to the heart.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by the blog today!

Inspiring Pilgrimage

Every year, my mother and I go on a tour of historic homes in our little town… The Holiday Pilgrimage. It is so fun! I don’t have a photo, as they don’t allow you to take pictures. But, I do have the program from the tour and wanted to scrap up a page about this fun time my mom and I have together.

To get started, I was equally inspired by the architecture of the tour and the fun little drawings from the old book page included in the kit…

That little girl kinda sums up how you feel on the tour! You are excited, and tired… all at the same time! HA!

I layered that book page up on some of the 7Dots paper that reminded me of architecture and created a pocket that the tour book could go in, along with my journaling.

I also cobbled together a mix of alphas from my stash and doodled some houses on top for added whimsy.

A flair badge from the kit, along with some paper that I scribbled on and a few sequins from my stash, pulls it all together.

Oh, and of course… some stitching and some of the chipboard paint splatters help to reinforce the movement of the little girl on the book paper

And there you have it!

I hope this has inspired you to get artsy today!

Inspire Me: Paint Color Palette

Hello, Bad Girls!

It’s Rae with you today, sharing a layout I made with the October kit, inspired by a paint color palette that I found on Pinterest. I confess: I am a Pinterest Junkie! I use Pinterest every day- I have thousands of pins including recipes, craft projects, beautiful backyards, dream homes, and paint color palettes! I pin so many of these color palettes- some of them are definitely combinations I want in my house, and others I save just for scrapbooking inspiration. This one is so beautiful, I couldn’t wait to use it:

And, I saw all of these colors in the October kit, so I decided to use it for inspiration for this layout of my littlest man, all dressed up on Kindergarten Graduation Day. I edited the picture to coordinate with the color palette, as that shirt was quite a bright teal.

I printed out a small, wallet sized picture for this layout, so to make sure it was still the focal point, I cut down the blue Websters Pages blue paper, distressed it, and glue it to the Melissa Frances ledger paper. The blue and ephemera/script style paper was a prominent theme in the kit, so I was able to repeat those layers in my paper cluster.

I added some of the 7 Gypsies Architextures stickers (the wood, tin tiles, and the door) to my layers for added interest and dimension as well, mixing in some of the blue and brown/grey tones from the color palette.

I also added in some greys and silver tones by adding the frame that I fussy cut from the 7 Gypsies paper, and a metal heart from my stash on the little tag.

I added the title with some alphas from my stash, that are actually a greenish grey that are from the same line/ collection as the Websters Pages paper I used.

I also made the clock using the Prima Marketing paper clay that was in the kit, and a mould that I already has. I painted it with the ivory Tattered Angels High Impact paint, and then used some silver metallic wax to accent the groove for definition.

I also die cut some leaves from the Websters pages ledger paper, and colored them blue and distressed them.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my project today. I definitely recommend browsing through color palettes on Pinterest for some amazing inspiration!