Nomadic Soul Diaries May Challenge

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This is a very heart felt post today. I love Nomadic Soul Diaries, the team is wonderful and so supportive and positive. We volunteered a few times a year to contribute.  I chose May based on the inspirational board and the quote not knowing that this would hit home with me. I originally wanted to do a layout based on good memories and friends, but as I flip through my photos, I came across one of my work photos. This was perfect during this time of Social Distancing and COV19.

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I work knowing it is my job, I choose to do what I do and love doing it. During this time of restricted visitors, limited access to medical specialities and so much uncertainty, I know I have to be that “Rainbow”. I have to be the positive in someones sadness, anguish and despair.

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I need to live every moment, even with my co-workers, I choose to bring a little bit of joy to a horrible, history making,  life event that has effected everyone. No-one is untouched by this.

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I hear a ton of “thank you’s”. I am grateful to hear them, I think sometimes in the rush of everyday life we forget to say or even appreciate the things we take for granted. Now that everything is slowed down, drug out and extended, It’s more appreciated and maybe even more sincere than it ever has been.

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I want to thank you all for the constant support and thoughtful and lovely words of encouragement during these times. I am and forever will be grateful for the lifelong friendships and bonds I have created through my art.

Thank you!

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Supplies:

Stamperia: Dream 12×12 Collection

Creative Embellishments:  Harlequin Circle, Lovers Heart 2, Hearts Love 1, Harlequin Stamp, Distress Crackle Stamp, Distress Patterns Stencil, Flourish Stencil 3.

Lindy’s Gang Pretty in Pink Pink, C’est La Vie Cerise.

Finnabair: Art Stones

Petaloo Flowers.

 

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Gift Certificate And Box Creative Embellishments

A good friend of mine asked me to make a gift certificate for her to give to her parents. She bought them a trip to Norway to take them back from the country. Take then back to their heritage and to see the culture.  We had a nice get together, drank some wine, had reclette dinner and got to work.

I started with the paper. Added the texture with the Distressed Patterns Stencil. One of my favourite ones. I wanted to add some texture to the chipboards and added a colour to the Travel Corner and the Travel Adventure word set then applied a thick layer of crackle glaze over the top. I love the feel that effect give the chipboard.

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I did make a short video of the creative process

Using vintage Norwegian Paper, and other layers of paper, I added flower clusters and little travel trinkets to the piece to help get the feel of the project.

Here are a few close-ups.

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Here is the box the certificate goes into I did the same layering with old Norwegian paper and cut-outs from the paper collection.

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I use the paper to help tell the story of the project.

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Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy the project.

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Supplies:

Distress Patterns Stencil

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Travel Word Set 1

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Travel Corner

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Ciao Bella Paper Ciao Bella 12×12 And A4.

Lindy’s Gang Violaceous Violet

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“Time is the Key” ATC’s Creative Embellishments

Hello welcome to May, I hope the everyone is surviving the SD. I would love to share my inspiration for the May challenge. I love the mood board and I incorporated the numbers into the background using the paper, distress numbers stamp and the Typewriter Stencil. It’s been a while since I made any ATC’s and figured it’s about time to make some more. I Used the Steampunk Keys and the Medium Gears to add a little lift to the Keys. I rusted the Keys and gears with some texture paste before adding various layers of paint.

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I made a video of the creative process. I love the look of these and the rust technique is so relaxing to just add layer after layer to get the full effect.

Here are some close-ups for you.

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I used some paper from 1880’s to cover the back of the ATC’s. To help add to the rusty old feel of things.

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Thank you for stopping by, I hope to see

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Supplies:

Creative Embellishments

ATC’s

Distress Numbers Stamp

Medium Gears

Typewriter Stencil

Steampunk Keys

7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes Word Stickers

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Artist Pigment Paint Rust, Quinnacradone Gold, Cobalt Teal, Paynes Grey, Yellow Iron Oxide, Super Matte Varnish

Stamperia

Mechanical Fantasy 12×12 Collection

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Nurse’s Goody Bag ~ Creative Embellishments

 

I wanted to do something nice for the staff that I work with. We have a tight group on our weekend and I trust when the going gets tough, this crew will pound through it and get the job done. I picked up a variety of goodies, goggles, A nice Head band from Junk Headbands. Some anti-fog lens cleaners, some sweets, and of course I made a tag for each one of them.

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Because I made 9 of these, and I wanted to get them done faster than I would have, I used simple spray to add the colour to each of them. I started out with a variety of tags from the Tag Sets in the store. I will never run out of tags!

I made a video of the creative process.

 

I love doing backgrounds, and Nicolle has some great new stencils in the store, these tags are very heavy stencilled. There was a lot of dry time on these. Along with a heat gun that went up in smoke. Thank goodness I had a spare, these would have taken forever to dry with out it. The nice thing is with home schooling along with working still. I had plenty of reasons to step aside and let the drying happen naturally.

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I used various mediums with the stencils, I used everything from Crackle paste, to modelling paste and I finished some off with sand paste.

After the various background stencils, I used background pieces: mesh distress pieces, distress checkered, grunge heart corner to name a few. This adds to the background texture of the tags.

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I moved right on to the focal points, I love assemblage. It is so relaxing to just start to build up the tags. I knew I wanted to use the Word Bulbs, I have been sitting on them for a while and thought these tags would be great to use them on.

Using various moulds and resin pieces for the focal points,  I fill in the gaps with medium gears and the metal pieces from my stash.

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Once the big pieces are dried, I fill in all the smaller holes with beads and mini art stones. After a liberal coat of white paint. I picked out some bright colours in sprays and add a layer or two until I get the vibrancy I am looking for.

I topped them all off with some waxes.

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I hope you all stay safe and healthy during these times. Thank you for stopping by.

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Supplies:

Distressed Checkered Stencil

Chevron Stencil

Arrows Stencil

Fence Lattice Stencil 

Plaid Stencil

Roman Numeral Stencil 

Star Boken Stencil 

Starburst Stencil

Word Bulbs

Mesh Distress Pieces

Distress Checkered Pieces

Grunge Heart Corner

Stamp Corner

Grunge Corner

Grunge Harlequin Piece

Oval Tags

Tag Set 1

Tag Set 2 

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Tag Set 6

Medium Gears

 

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Faberge Egg

Happy Happy Easter.

I would love to sharing some project that I have been sitting on. This was made some time ago. But I missed one Easter and then I worked the next. I told myself I was going to make it this year.

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I took two Egg Resins from Sandra Evertson Imperial Egg set and took a hing and combined the two together. I used some tissue paper to just add a to the centre. A pretty hinged egg with details on the inside.

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I have all these amazing brooches and jewlery I have collected over the years and figured something fancy as the focal point.

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I made a stand out of two metal legs, using Epoxy Sculpt and some fancy finger work I moulded them together.

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Thank you for stopping by today, Happy Easter to all and have a safe and creative Daytime.

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Supplies:

Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts

Imperial Eggs

Dresden Trim Gold Medallions

Dresden Trim Gold Tiny Triangles

Bohemian Jewels Dimond

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Bee Hive Hanger Decor Creative Embellisments

 

Hello all, I hope all finds you healthy and well. I would like to send warm thoughts to each and every one of you during this time.

To keep thinks uplifted and bright, I would love to share a altered home decor project made with the Hexagon Mini Album. I originally wanted to use the album how it was intended but started the project, got the background done and went to bed. I woke up with my mind just buzzing with this idea of making it look more like honeycombs.

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Here is a quick little video of the project, Enjoy.

I added the paper to the Mini Ablum, after a quick layer of clear gesso, I stared to layer up the background with the new Multi Hexagon Stencil on the background. Also adding a layer of embossing powder with the Distress Burlap Stamp and some Cosmic Shimmer.

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I actually loved how the background turned out on this project.

 

Using the new Bumble Bees and the Beehive Frame, I paint and add a bit more crackle to the pieces. I love the lift the bumblebees have, and they are so sturdy.

I added a few layers of paper, some matching staples and a few flower clusters and popped the bees right in there.

This ending up not being an album but more of a descriptive wall decor, I had a piece of drift wood that I attached with some matching ribbon.  Thank you for stopping  by today and be safe and stay creative!

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Supplies:

Distress to Burlap Stamp

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Distress Hexagon Stamp

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BumbleBees

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Beehive Frame

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Hexagon Mini Album

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Multi Hexagon Stencil 

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Authentique Classique : Pretty

Cosmic Shimmer Andy Skinner Satin Sunseet

 

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Number 1 Birthday Shaker Card Creative Embellishments

Hello everyone, I hopeful is safe and healthy. I would love to share a cards set I made for my friends little girl, She will be turning one during all of this. I new when Kendall was born I will be spoiling her with homemade gifts and cards. This is one idea I had brewing for awhile. I started with using the April’s Mood Board as inspiration. I picked the paper colour and got right to it. I used the new Art Stencil from the store as the background texture. I love to paint Nicolle’s Chipboard, they take paint great and you can get detailed, which I love. I painted the Number 1 Shaker and the Cupcakes with some matching paint before assembling. I added some metal sentiments to each of the cards after assembling. I added some more glitter just for the princess who is turning one this coming up May. I made a short video of the process.

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Here is the monthly mood board, and the twist again is using metal.

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I filled the number 1 with the some bits from Buttons Galore and More and some pretty stars I had in my stash.

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On the other card, I used the cupcakes and assembled

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Right now is the perfect time to use up older collections that have been neglected. This collection is a few years old, but pretty and work fabulously with the mood board. If you’re like me, I have enough paper to build a house. 😉

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Thank you for stopping by today, Stay safe and creative. Hugs from a distance!!!!

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Supplies:

Number One Shaker

Art Stencil

Cupcakes

Authentique Classic Pretty Collection

Andy Skinner Matte Chalk Paint Ocean Breeze

Andy Skinner Artist Pigment Paint Grey

Andy Skinner Artist Pigment Paint Primary Magenta

Cosmic Shimmer Iron Gate Embossing Powder

Prima Marketing Inc Flowers

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Ace of Spades Andy Skinner

 

A new fun little project trying out the new release of stamps and paints. When I open the package of the new stamps and saw the Ace of Skulls, I knew I had  to use the big deck of cards from my friend Laneen. Andy Skinner Ace of Spades

I started with some background stamping with the new cracked up stamp and the smashed glass stamp. I did make a short video of the creative process with the products.

When I last jumped the pond, I picked up a bunch of tid-bits  I love these little arches, and I felt the card was too flat and it added some lift with them, and  had a larger arch I used on more of the background. I did some stamping with the Create stamp and a little distressing of the arches with the Resist Paste.

I stamped the focal Ace of Skulls and regular card stock, added a quick layer of varnish before painting a few fine details. A little dirty wash with a mix of quin gold, paynes and yellow iron oxide before one final seal of varnish again.

Using the Quick Dry Glue and the name says it all, its quick and it is tough, I added my layered arches to the card.

I altered the back of the card with a mix of Quin Gold and Yellow Iron Oxide. and some dry brushing, this is the back of the card so I didn’t go too crazy with it.

I really enjoy the new product. Thank you for stopping by today! Heather Supplies: Stamps

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Supplies:

Mixed Media Pastes/Paints
Paint
Tando
Straight Edged Arches

 

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Aromatherapy Gift Packages Creative Embellishment and Rinea Foils

Hello all, I have a fun little gift package I made with the Rinea Foils as we continue our month long collaboration. I found these cute little aromatherapy tins and thought how cute these would be for gifts. I picked up some lip gloss and packaged them up with some card-stock, foils and chipboard.

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Here is a short video of the creative process. These were easy, quick and fun projects.

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I picked out the black foils from the Gold/Ebony/Ruby and Mocha/Copper/Ebony Packs and ran them through my big shot. After I cut them to the appropriate size, I used a Interference Fluid Mediums to add a shimmer to the background.  I watered them down and sprayed on the background.

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Using the Washi Tape Chipboard, I painted with a layer of black gesso before adding different colours of interference. To lighten the boldness, I dilute with a little touch of water.

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I used the Distress Grid Pieces in the same fashion to alter the a few of the other gift packages. I love the effect the interference has with the black background.

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I finished off each package with a little bit of Butterfly Flair or Flyaway Flair. Nothing to much or too over the top, considering these are just gift packages. Quick and easy and made with some love.

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Another close-up for you.

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Thank you so much for stopping by, Be Healthily and Safe!!!!

Creative Embellishments

Distress Grid Pieces

Washi Tape Clusters

Butterfly Flair

Flyaway Flair

Rinea Magical Variety Pack Gold/Ebony/Ruby

Rinea Magical Variety Pack Mocha/Copper/Ebony

Petaloo Flowers

DecoArt Medium Interference Turquoise, Blue, Magenta, Gold

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Altered Wash Board

Hello everyone, I would love to share a project that I made a while ago, I made this altered washboard for my kitchen. I love playing and altering unique items. I always have my eyes open for fun, unique pieces at thrift shops, yard sales, and antique stores.

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I made a short vidoe of the creative process.

 

I go for walks in my “neighborhood” and  I am always looking in the ditches and on the side of the road for good finds, I actually added a few pieces of scraps I found on the road.

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Here are a few close-ups.

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Thank you for Stopping by and your continued support.

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