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Mixed Media Challenge Butterflies & Blooms

I’ve been playing today with mixed media from a lesson by Rae Missingman via Lifebook 2016. This is “layers of love”, a great way to build up lots of layers.  It’s perfect for the Mixed Media Challenge.


I used a variety of Golden, Liquitex, FW Pearlescent’s, craft paint, Posca Pens, Gel Pens, book paper, stickles, china markers, dylusions, and stamps.  If you haven’t heard of Lifebook 2016, I encourage you to join up – if you like mixed media, it’s a wonderful course that lasts the entire year.

Taught by Rae MissingmanLayers of Love

Here are a few other projects I’ve done in this course and apply to the challenge theme.

Taught by: Paula AgnewAcrylic Floral

Taught By Angela Kennedy Black & White Girl

Taught by Wyanne Thompson Not Normal

Taught by Martha Leverwatercolor

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Mixed Media Challenge: Butterflies & Blooms


A Day For Daisies: May Kit Club Release

It’s Friday and time for another installment of A Day For Daisies Kit Club Release!  In addition, we are still running the “Paint It Up” challenge so I sure hope you’ll pop by the ADFD Blog by Thursday, May 19th at noon to enter your card for a chance to win some free images!

Paint it up

For my card today I chose “Little Dancer Daisy” to “paint it up” for you today. I used FW Pearlescent Acrylic Paints as my medium today for the great shimmer they leave. I began with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and some molding paste.  Once dried, I applied the pearlescent paints randomly over the background.  My image is also colored in the same colors then fussy cut.  My sentiment is Clearly Besotted.

Paint it2

We look forward to seeing your creations not only at A Day For Daisies Blog but also on the ADFD Facebook Community Page!  Get out those paints and go to town!

Cards in Envy Challenge: “Just Purple”

Happy Monday!  That means it’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge and this week we are celebrating “Just Purple.”

I’d also like to wish my oldest, Dan, a very Happy Birthday today!!

Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 card without any large lumps or bumps. The challenge will run through Sunday, March 27th and our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.

For my card I used the My Favorite Things “Beautiful Blooms” card kit from January. I began with FW Pearlescent Fluid Acrylic Paint for my background.  It’s got a gorgeous shimmer.  I then used the stamp, dies and ink from the kit and finished off with an Altenew sentiment from Oriental Orchid.  The card base is cut out with a WPlus9 Die.


I’m looking forward to seeing what you enter for your “Just Purple” cards this week!

Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags with a Feminine Twist: Day 2

I’m still making tags and sharing them over at the Ellen Hutson’s Classroom. For this tag, I was inspired by Day 2, Dina Kowal who for the assignment made a tag using this color palette, however, on her blog, made the most wonderful tag that inspired me even more.  Hope it’s okay that I deviated a little Ellen!


My tag is Papertrey Ink. I used Clearly Besotted’s Ornamental Style Die to create a mask.  I then applied FW Pearlescent paints for color to the background, stamped a Our Daily Bread background stamp and finished off with a Hero Arts sentiment.

Ellen's Tag -Dina

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Technique Junkies Design Team Post: Let’s Face It

Hey Junkies!

I’m back with you today with a little more inspiration from Pat’s August release. I had so much fun during our blog hop this past weekend today I’m featuring another card using “Let’s Face It 5” from the Palettini Collection.

The background started with Distress Paint in Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade.  Once that dried I applied black paint through a Heidi Swapp Stencil using the “Stencil Turn” Technique on the Sensational Stencil CD.

For my image I stamped “Let’s Face It 5 #P030” on book paper using Adirondack Espresso Ink. Her face is colored with Liquitex Fluid Ink in Burnt Sienna diluted with water, the lips are Twinkling H20’s in Hopeful Honeysuckle, and the Eyes are FW Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic in Genesis Green. Okay, Okay – yes, I have a lot of inks…..

For her headpiece, I stamped it on Amy Tangerine’s Rise & Shine paper and clear embossed.  I fussy cut the head piece and applied it back onto the image.  Once everything was dry, I applied Tim Holtzs’ “Distress Glaze” because all my mediums were water based and I didn’t want it to run when I applied the Gel Medium.

Once the gel medium dried, I created depth by applying a Pitt Artist Pen in Brown around her head piece.  This is a great way to complete your paper piecing so it doesn’t look disconnected or out of place.  To finish, I colored the flowers with more FW Pearlescent Paint in Waterfall Green and called her done!

I thrilled you stopped by today and encourage you to subscribe to the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog  for tons of inspiration.

I also want to remind you there is still a few days left to take advantage of the 15% off all new August Stamps at the Technique Junkies store.

By for now,

The Crafty Nurse

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Exploring Art Journal 4: Day 4 & 5

I’ve completed day 4 & 5 in the Exploring Art Journaling 4 course.  It’s not to late to start, check it out here.  Day 4 uses Dylusions Sprays in Post Box Red, Funky Fuchsia and Cherry Pie.  Once that was dry, it’s painted with white acrylic paint.  It’s a little scary at first because it looks as if it’s ruined, but as it dries, the color starts to show through.   Then I used a pencil Eraser as a stamp through a stencil to create the flowers.

4 - Day 4; Dylusions&Acrylic White Paint

4 - Day 4; Dylusions&Acrylic White Paint-Close


Day 5’s page uses a brayer and liquid paint.  I used the FW Pearlescent paint by Daler Rowney in Waterfall Green and Genesis Green.  I used stamps for texture and brought out some old stamps to create the flower, then coloring that with Molotow Markers and Copic Spica’s.   The embellishment in the right corner is a shrink dink I stamped and made small.


4 - Day 5 - Brayer & Liquid Paint

French Pastry Inspiration


Todays card was inspired both by the Fusion Sketch and the French Pastry theme offered on the Fusion Card Challenge.  I began by embossing watercolor paper with white powder, getting it really wet with plain wanter, than applying some of the new FW Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic  mixed with water on my craft sheet to make a nice background wash.  The stamp is from My Favorite Things, called “Romantic”.  The other stamps are from Alte New “Henna Elements”, stamped with black versafine and clear embossing powder. The scallop border is Lawn Fawn.

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