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Mixed Media Monthly Challenge; Time Flies & Class Work

Hello friends.  Between the fabulous Creative Jump Start and the amazing Wanderlust 2016 courses I’m taking I’ve been having a great time playing with paint and ink.  Today I made an several projects.

My first is an entry for the Mixed Media Challenge for Time Flies.  


My page began with Dylusion’s Paints in Lemon Zest, Fresh Lime, and Vibrant Turquoise applied with the blending tool.  I added some Tim Holtz Stencils, a few Close to My Heart Stamps, and marks with a cap and a credit card. It’s a really basic page but just trying out some of the techniques I’m learning.


My next project was inspired by Andrea Gomoll from the Creative Jumpstart Course on Frida Kahlo.  It was done with watercolors. Frida painted a lot of vibrant colors and self portraits and the flowers are supposed to mimic a hat.


My next project is a cover page for the beginning of a journal as taught in Wanderlust 2016.  This is an entire year of classes taught by multiple teachers and I’m already have a blast.  I didn’t have the tools that were used in class so I’m not as happy with it as I thought, but again, I’m learning so hopefully will get better.  I was excited to learn more about collage, balance, and placement.

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March Simon Says Stamp Card 3 & 4

Here are a couple of cards from the March Simon Says Stamp Kit.  Card one is a “case” from Shari Carroll’s example from the kit.  Card two’s sentiment is Close to My Heart and the portrait is cut with a Lawn Fawn journaling die.

March Card 4 SSS


March Card 3 SSS


Watercolor Penny Black

Anniversary C&G


Crazy 4 challenges

Crazy 4 Challenges inspiration


I made this really fun watercolor flower card which was completed “cased” from Darlene DeVries using above color palette.  You can find her video here.  It ‘s so very easy and takes only a few distress markers and a brush with water.  The stamp is from Penny Black called “Blooming Garden”.  I’ve used other images from this set, but never thought to use this little flower (sorry, don’t know the name of it – can anyone tell me)?  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp “Always & Forever”. I topped it off with some tiny pearls form Close to my Heart.

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Operation Write Home – Memorial Day Blog Hop 2014


I’m so excited to participate in Operation Write Home’s Memorial Day Bloghop for 2014!   I’m normally a participant, but this year I’m able to be a host because I just started my blog this year.  My son is a Marine stationed in Japan and I’m thrilled to be able to make cards for Operation Write Home.

My first card is an Any Hero card using OWH Sketch 12 and the hop’s theme of Red, White and Blue.  The stamp set is Close to My Heart “Freedom”.  The eagle is stamped with Tea Dye Distress Ink, then watercolored using Gathered Twigs.  Make sure to let your layers dry in between adding colors or they will mix too much without providing the shading you want.  The paper is Club Scrap, the ink is Hero Arts and Distress Inks, and the sentiment is Papertrey Ink.

Any Hero Card

Any Hero Card

Sketch 12

Sketch 12

My second card uses Operation Write Home Sketch B-1  – My apologies, I couldn’t pull the image off the site – but here is the link to the PDF for all the sketches.  The paper is from Farmhouse Paper Company called Fair Skies.  I paper pieced the balloon, embossed the background with a Darice Embossing Folder, added some faux stitching, and topped it off with some wood veneer stars.  Guess I was in a vintage mood when I created these two cards.  LOL.  I’d love to know which you prefer and why?

Missing You - OWH

Missing You – OWH

Now – on to the fun stuff – BLOG CANDY

Hero Arts Painted Poppy and OWH Stamp Set!

Hero Arts Painted Poppy and OWH Stamp Set!

For this hop I am offering a little blog candy for a random a commenter.   I’d also love it if you subscribed to my blog because I love sharing my cards and art journal projects!  Happy Memorial Day friends.


Here is the link back to Operation Write Home if you get lost.

Sandy Allnock

Fearfully, wonderfully made! —Ps 139:14

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