Monday, August 22, 2016

Sunny Journal Page

Today I've created a journal page that's a homage to our wonderful Creative Team leader, Susan K. Weckesser herself. Susan is quite the most positive, upbeat and optimistic person I think I have ever met. So my words on this page remind me that she always sees the good in every single day including the bad, hard ones; even on the darkest days, the sun still rises. Thank you Susan for being an inspiration!

It's quite pared down (for me anyway!) as I wanted the beautiful stamps to take centre stage here. I really love both sets I used here!

Susan K. Weckesser Inc products used:
Fly Away stamp set by Unity
Grunge Fun stamp set by Jillian Vance
Colorbox Color Pop Inks: Ice, Sky, Mystery, Snow

Here's how I made it:
1) Repeatedly stamp the dots from Grunge Fun in Ice ink onto a journal page. Apply the stamp randomly without using an acrylic block, as you don't want full coverage. Repeat using Sky ink, but more sparingly, and using the second impression to get variations of colour tone.

2) Ink a piece of card with Ice ink and stamp two clouds with Sky ink. Cut them out. Stamp the sun onto painted card with Mystery Ink, heat set, cut out and add some additional colour with an orange pencil. Sponge the clouds with a little bit of Snow ink to make them look 'fluffy'.

3) Stamp the clouds and sun onto the background with Mystery ink and glue the cut out images over the top. Extend the strings with black pen as necessary.

4) Hand write your journaling as desired (tip - I can't write nicely so I pick a lovely font, print it off on thin printer paper, trace it with pencil onto my page then go over it with permanent pen. It looks like I wrote it! Yep, I cheated folks!)

I hope you like my journal page and that you've had a sunny day today :).

Katy x

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Everything Happens For A Reason Journal Page With Clearsnap Color Pop Mini Inks

Hi all 

I have another art journal page to share using Susan K Weckesser Stamps and Clearsnap Color Pop Mini Inks. It is a simple page that i started off by using the Sky and Ice inks to paint a blank page a two tone color. I blended them in a little so it didn't look too clean.

Next i stamped the Itty Bitty sentiment in the middle and colored it in with the Color Pop Mini Inks.

I then used the In Circle Me stamp and i inked just around the one edge of the stamp before applying it around the edges of the journal. I then colored in the circles with the Color Pop Mini inks.

Thank you for visiting. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Art Journal Play with Lynne Mizera

Hello Everyone - Lynne here today to share another of my art journal pages with you.  This month Susan Weckesser encouraged us to see our world with new eyes with a focus on our own backyards and our gardens... which resonated with me on such a deep level as I am spending the first year in our new home, one that we hope to be in until we are ready to move into assisted living (in about 30 years - we Hope!).  So here is the two-page spread I created:
The inspiration for this came from the quote I used which really did say it perfectly for me... 
I have been fortunate to have been able to travel to many wonderful places in our beautiful world, making Art and friends along the way, but at the end of each "journey nto the World" I Always Come Home.
And to me My Home is still the place I love the most in this World!  
Our Front Yard with Cherry Tree in Full Bloom

And the back of the house (I am standing in our vegetable garden)
So Why don't you go out into your own backyard and see what you can see With New Eyes and then come back inside and make Your Personal Art Journal Page!

Scrapbook Lynne Mizera
For the Susan Weckesser Creative Team

Susan K. Weckesser Products Used On This Project



Create Your Day

Grandma's NeedlePoint

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

My Garden in an Art Journal

Hello everyone today is my day to share with you an art journal page inspired from my garden. My garden is a rather large one with lots of space I will share a picture or two below with you.

The art journal I have decided to use is a 5 x 7 one which is an awesome size with the stamps I have elected to use which are the beautiful In my Garden set.

I have also used a selection of pink blue and green paint along with gesso the awesome Susan K Weckesseer Stamp Pads (these are just an awesome size)

So how have I created my page firstly I painted the page pink and blue, all very random and every where don't be afraid to use your fingers to smear the paint.

I then let that dry and added some gesso

I then smeared some green paint on the page but forgot to take a picture

So then I took a black stamp pad and the stamps and just randomly stamped all over the page with flowers which I feel is how my garden is lots of randomness.

I then took the awesome Susan K Weckesseer Stamp Pads  and a water colour brush and coloured some of the flowers all very randomly.

this is my finished page

Now to share a picture of my inspiration with you, this was from spring last year.

I hope you have enjoyed my blog post and I will be back later in the month to share another page inspired by my garden 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Live in full color art page with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first August inspiration made for Susan K. Weckesser blog.
Today I am going to share an art piece made with Susan's stamps, cardstock, inks and stencil and I made a small tutorial for you to follow.
So here we go!
1. Cover a thick cardstock with white gesso and don't try to make it perfect. We do want  those not so perfects borders after all. Let the gesso dry.

2.Use Susan's Doodle stencil randomly over the page with texture paste and make some vertical lines as shown.

3.Stamp the flowers and the leaves with clear embossing ink and heat emboss them all with black embossing powder. The flowers and the leaves are Susan's K. Weckesser co-branded with Untiy stamp set In my Garden. Add the background colors with Susan's Clearsnap mini Pop inks in Kiss, Fresh, Ice and Sky colors. 

4. Paint the stamped images with Tattered Angels High Impact paints. Those paints are  thick and even look as 3d paints.

5.Cut  cardstock title using Susan's Live in Color Tags and glue it over the page. Inks the edges with Susan's Cocoa mini Pop Clearsnap ink.

And some more close- ups to this finished art piece:

And the whole piece again:

I really hope that you liked my art piece and see you again in about two weeks!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Home and Rainbows Journal Pages

Hi everyone, Steph here today and I have journal pages to share.

The pages in my journal are kraft colored, so I first added gesso randomly about the pages.  I wanted some of the kraft cardstock to show.  On the left side I stamped the cloud from the  Fly Away stamp set and home from Little Have stamp set using Black Color Pop Ink.  The Tumbleweed houses were also stamped with Black Color Pop Ink and colored using a water brush and additional Color Pop inks.  Randomly across the bottom, I painted additional colors.  As I had a little room, I stamped a portion of a tree from the At Ground Level stamp set.

On the right side, I swiped 3 colors of ink across the page simulating a rainbow.
From the Unicorns and Rainbows set, I added several elements.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Unicorns and Glitter!

Not my usual style, but I have to admit I love this whimsical little Unicorns and Rainbows stamp set. It's just packed with adorable little elements!

The challenge this month for the CT is journal pages. I have a couple of journals - one is A5 but I also have a teeny weeny little one I got in Jo-Ann's last time I was in the States. I love the size of this because it's quick to create and also I can take it with me when I travel.

Here's how I made it:

1) Coat the page with gesso and when dry stencil the raindrops with modelling paste.

2) When the paste is dry, spray inks (I used two colours) and tilt the page to let them drip down. Dry with a heat tool. Repeat if desired.

3) Replace the stencil over the modelling paste and ink through with Colorbox Ice ink to tint the raindrops.

4) Colour and cut out the stamped images and glue in place. Add some touches of glitter to the stamping and some doodles to the page to finish.

Hope you like this little cutie!

Katy x

Products used:

Susan K Weckesser for Unity Stamp: Unicorns and Rainbows
Susan K. Weckesser Colorbox Color Pop Ink: Ice
Raindrop stencil (That's Crafty)
Modelling paste (DecoArt Media)
Stickles: Stardust
Alcohol markers
Blue ink sprays
Black inkpad