Sacred Heart

Now that the infamous Andy Skinner Creative Team and the fearless leader himself, has made it back from Stitches all in one piece. I am sharing two of the pieces that I made for the show. This was made with the Andy’s Sacred Heart Kit.

Instead of keeping the kit together, I (like always) decontruct it and actually made two separated pieces with the collection along, with a few added elements from Andy’s Industrial Elements Kits.

Presenting the first piece is “Ray of Love”


Incombonation with the new stamps from Stampendous and the Illustionary Artists.


The other piece titled “Gothic Wings” was inspired by one of Andy’s older stamps sets “Handle with Care”. I actually made a mould out of the stamp and cast a resin mould for the three dimensional wings for the tag.




Have a great creative Day

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Gothic Wings


Base: Titan Buff, Phthalo Gren-Blue,
Colbalt Teal Hue, Medium Grey Value 6,
Pyrrole Red, Paynes Grey, Carbon Black,
Quinacridone Gold, Tinting Base,
Ultra Matte Varnish,
Americana Decou-Page Matte


Tando Creative: 

Industrial Elements, Sacred Secrets



Andy Skinners Handle with Care ASCRS7, Andy Skinner Stamps AS Textures ASCR12,
Industrial ASCRS03

Other Supplies:

Amazing Casting Resin

Ray Of Love 



Pyrrole Orange, Pyrrole Red, Titan Bugg,
Dairylide Yellow, Quinacridone Gold,
Black Gesso, Ultra Matte Varnish,
Medium Grey Value, Paynes Grey, Tinting Base


Tando Creative:

 Sacred Secrets, Large Straight Edge Arches,
Industrial Elements



Textures ASCRS12, Industrial ASCRS03


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I had a little time to just play, ok, not really but I was in that creative slump and sometimes you just need to forget deadlines and just refresh. Almost like stepping away and taking a walk.


I stepped away and took a creative walk over to Scrapki for their challenge this month. Lines….straight lines, crooked, intersecting, doodling, I just created, no real thought process behind it, just putting stuff here and there.

Here is a video of my creative walk.

Here are some close-ups



Every once in a while, take that create walk, step away from the deadlines, the requirements and just play. It’s always a nice feeling.

Thank you for stopping by today:


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7 Dots Studios:  Cotton Candy Dreams 6×6 pack, Die-cute Elements, Word Stickers, Stickers.

Creative Embellishments: Distress Circuit Stencil, Distress Screen Stamp, ATC Tags

Lindy’s Gang: Orange Creamsicle, C’est la vie Cerise


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The 80’s Canvas

I want to share a canvas I made featuring lots of goodies from the store, but a picture that is part of me, part of my history. This is a picture of “The 80’s”, It was a chunk of land~ 80 acres out in the middle of the forest that we would go and camp every weekend growing up. When I had kids, we camped and explored and just enjoyed nature. But such is life and when people pass, the land changed hands, it was an end to an era.


But to the canvas it’s self. I started with a fair amount of time just trying to get the coloration of the background, I wanted it to flow. After I got the background colours the way I wanted, I started with some background stamping using both the Distress Plaid 2 and the Distress Crackle Stamp.


Here is a video of the creative process. There is some painting in the beginning but the process is relaxing.

As you saw in the video, I  only used the horizontal portion on the weave stencil, still working with the flow of the canvas


I am so famous for just cutting all my chipboard apart so why should I change with the Maze Panel, I do think it gives me more options for the simple layering on this project.

Then to find the right title title. something big enough considering this is a large enlongated canvas,  but also something with meaning. I treasure the 40 plus years we had at our little piece of heaven in the woods, I treasure all the memories and fun times we had. I treasure the pure beauty of nature and that that was all around me.


So of course when I saw the inspiration mood board from Mixed Media Place,  I fell in love with the colours and the photo on the left hand side. Stunning inspiration.


Thank you for sharing this project with me and stopping by.




Creative Embellishments

Plaid Distress Stamp #2

Distress Crackle Stamp

Treasure Words Boarder

Maze Panel

Weave Stencil

Other Supplies:

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sea Mint Green, Time Traveler Teal, Green With Envy Green, Ponderosa Pines Olive, Tibetan Poppy Teal, Hydrangea Blue Gag Me with a Spoon Gray.

Petaloo Textured Elements, mini Gerber Daisy Teal

7 Dots Studio Paint Chips Die-Cut Elements, Paint Chips Stickers, Paint Chips Tags.

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“Under Dreamy Skies” Mixed Media Layout

The new inspirational boards are so inspirational I had to use it again.  This is. A page I made based of the picture  of the sunlight breaking through the trees.


This picture was taken one morning after work when the sun was just coming Up through the trees and the frost and the haze of the ocold of the morning was breathtaking.


I decided to use the Cotton Candy Dreams collection and the vibrant coral pages from it. The photo focused on the sunlight and I wanted to focas on those colours. I did add a splash of blue at the end but only to draw out another colour from the photo.


I made. A little video of this page.

I did use a number of layers with the die-cut elements and the stickers from the collection, and by using matching staples it adds a little extra effect.


Enjoy these fabulous mood boards, they are amazingly inspiring.


Thank you for stopping by!




7 Dots Studio:

Cotton Candy Dreams 6×6 Paper Pack

Cotton Candy Dreams Die-cut 6×12

Cotton Candy Dreams Stickers 6×12

Cotton Candy Dreams Tags

Cotton Candy Dreams 12×12 Brain Freeze

Cotton Candy Dreams 12×12

Cotton Candy Word Stickers 

Lost and Found Clear Stamp

Northern Lights Through The Aspens Stencil

Cold Country Clear Stamp

Other Supplies:

Lindy’s Gang: Gag Me With a Spoon Grey, Orange Marmalade, Black Orchid Silver, Hydrangea Blue

UmWowStudios: Cotton Candy Dreams Smash, Hazy Days Clapper Strips, Cotton Candy Dreams Flair.

Petaloo Botanical Blooms, White, Botanical Blooms Coral.

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March Mood Board Challenge 7 Dots

These new mood boards are so stunningly beautiful.  I saw this mood board and new exactly what picture I wanted to do.


I had this picture of Maksim when he was little smelling a flower, and the colour matched perfectly with the bottom picture.  The flowers remind me of spring which is just around the corner. (Yeah!!).

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The Paintchips collection was the perfect colour combo and after adding some background texture with the paint chips stencil, I got right to the putting the composition together.


I made a little video of my creative process.

Here are some close-ups for you to enjoy!

I used some subtle crackle on the background through a stencil.


A beautiful mood board full of inspiration! Thank you for stopping by today!


7 Dots Studio
Paint Chips Underpaper

Paint Chips Nightshade

Paint Chips Aquamarine

Paint Chips Hatched Stencil

Paint Chips 12×12 Tags

Paint Chips Die-Cut Elements 6×12

Paint Chips Stickers 6×12

Paint Chips 6×6 Pad

Paint Chips Clear Stamp

Northern Lights Clear Stamp

Northern Lights Chipboard

Home Grown Word Stickers

Other Supplies:

Silks Acrylic Glaze Apricot Nector

Silks Acrylic Glaze Celadon

Lindy’s Gang Time Travel Teal

Petaloo Botanical Blooms Teal

Prima Lady Bird Daiseys

Prima Nikko-michio

UmWowStudio Dahlia

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Shabby Tag with the Twist

As March is a sign that spring is closer, and closer, the new challenge is month, is the roses. I incorporated the roses in the paper selection and what better goes with roses than some Baby’s Breath and some elegant flowers. I used some crackle stamp on the background to incorporate more details from the paper and added a little bit of texture with the fishnet stencil. After I finished up with the texture. I did multiple layers of paper, cloth, flowers, with a  little bit of chicken wire boarder layered with in.


I made a little video of the creative process .

A few more close-ups for your enjoyment.

Here is the inspirational picture and the twist is to use roses somewhere on your project.




Thank you for stopp[ing and I hope to see some entries this month~ Its always a treat to see all the beautiful artwork.


Creative Embellishments

Chicken Wire Boarder

Distress Type Stamp

Distress Crackle Stamp

Bird Baths

Baby’s Breath

Fishnet Stencil


Botanical Blooms Coral, Mini Roses Pink

Stamperia Flower Alphabet

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“Every Photo” Scrapbooking page

Finally my turn to share a page I made for Mixed Up Magazine July Special Scrapbooking Edition. I know its been out and about on the internet but I get to share it now. And don’t forget about the challenge going on at Relics & Artifacts.

Mixed Up Mag 1

Here is the video that went with the original publication.

A quick post today but I hope  you enjoy more close-ups can be found on the Relics & Artifacts® page.  And remember to get your entries in for the scrapbooking challenge going on over there.  Tag #RAScrapbook


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Handle With Care

As the new Winter Releases are coming out, (I am waiting patiently) Ok I will stop lying, I’m not really.  I decided to just sit and relax and make a creative tag. For more details Check out Andy’s Blog


 Always treat yourself as No 1 and Handle with Care.

Have a great creative Day

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Illusionary Artist

Tech Trauma Stamp Set



Andy103 Stencil

Titian Buff

Sap Green

Phthalo Turquoise

Paynes Grey

Carbon Black

Ultra Matte Varnish

Tinting Base


Tando Creative: 

Andy Skinner Industrial Wings

Long Grey Board Tags



Andy Skinners Handle with Care ASCRS7


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Grunge Journal Page

With these winter months where the days are so short and the nights so long, the creative inspiration is sometimes very far and in between. Sometimes a gal just needs to create with out purpose, with out a plan, and just get your hands dirty and just get something out on paper.


I created a journal page simple, no rhyme or reason, just to add a little colour  and texture to my world. I started with some masking tape on the background, you can get the same effect with tissue paper but masking tape gives it a little more lift.


I then grabbed a couple of my favorite stamps, the distress checkered stamp along with the circuit stamp. And I just followed the flow of the tape.  Along with the Distress Checkered Stencil, I followed the flow.


After some colour I grabbed the grunge circle frame and the grunge gear corner and added some texture paste and then painted in a grungy effect.


This hardest part was the title, and I still haven’t decided if it’s going to end up in the bin, but I just to add a saying to relate to how I am feeling.

So here is a little short video on how the process evolved.

Thank you for stopping


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Creative Embellishments

Grunge Circle Frames
Grudge Gear Corner

Distress Checkered Stencil

Distress Checkered Stamp

Circuit Stamp

Other Supplies:

Lindy’s Gang

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics, Andy Skinner Stamps 110

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