Friday, August 30, 2013

How many projects can you make with 8 pages??

Happy Friday!
I hope you've had a fabulous week.

Instead of a technique today-I challenged myself to make as many things possible using 8 sheets of Graphic 45 paper.
Since I have a tendency to jump from one theme to another, I thought it would be more productive to keep using what was already out on my work space. 

I've used the Le Cirque paper-but you could use whatever paper line you have.

Saturday I started making Accordian Photo holders:

 I made them 4.5 x 6. I started with cream cardstock.

Monday & Tuesday I made some cards:

Wednesday I made 2 layouts:

Then I made another card:

I DID NOT use it all!  I've still got lots of bits and pieces.  I gathered up the left overs and put them in a plastic bag to use in the future.

So are you ready for the deal of the week??  Robyn is discounting the Graphic 45 paper!!

Check it out here:  Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium

Have a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen Conner


Monday, August 26, 2013

Painting With Friends Weekend

Have been away at a Retreat all weekend...will post pics as soon as I have them!

Monday Musings videos to return next Monday!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Feature-Gelatos & fabric

I've just gotten some gelatos.  Wanted to give them a try.
The gift bag was plain white.
I started by drawing some circles with yellow, grey and pink.
To activate them, you use water.  I used my aqua painter and "painted" the background.
My second step was to use my script stamp and brown archival ink.
I then took a small stamp (it came with my set of gelatos) and stamped randomly with pigment inks.
I used yellow & pale green.
 To make my flowers, I collaged fabric onto a packaging envelope (pulled out of the trash) then ran it thru my big shot using a Stampin Up die.  I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage photo ink.  Added some pearl embellishments for the centers.  The leaves were cut with my cricut.
 As always, I wanted to bring in something vintage-so I layered string pearls, lace & ribbon to tie my tag to the handle.
 I attached my flowers with dimensionals.  If you've ever used them-they stick really well.
Hope this will inspired you to make your own gift bag.

As always-you can get most of these supplies from our shop @ Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium -the prices are ALWAYS 20-25% lower than retail. 

Thanks for stopping by!!  Have a blessed Friday!

Karen Conner

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Americana Journal Page

Robyn ask members awhile back on Facebook artist group to make a journal page using gesso, two colors of paint, a designer page or book page. This is what I made.
To make this page I painted the page with gesso, added blue and red paint with a wet cloth, added the page from old book, added more color over the edges, stamped the images with archival ink. Added a little bit of white gesso on watermark stamp and applied to page.
To get the words on the page, I used a mask over the other words, inked the stamp, pulled off mask and then stamped the images on page.

Tim Holtz #122 Americana Silhouette Stamp Set

Archival black ink

Monday, August 19, 2013

T.A.R.D.I.S Panel!

For all the Dr. Who fans you know!

After the video I added a compass and spinner, some gears, and a corner! How does it look now?

You can buy the products I used at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium

Tim Holtz Burlap Panel
Time Travelers Stamp Set
Worn Text Stamp Set
Gears and mini gears
Archival Ink Black

Friday, August 16, 2013

Tim Holtz Stickers

Happy Friday!!!!
Who loves Tim Holtz stuff??
Almost everyone I know! LOL

I've been hoarding a package of Salvage Stickers.
I thought I'd use them to decorate a gift bag.

I first stamped the whole front and back of the kraft bag with a script stamp. I love those!
I used Black Stazon ink.
I then layered several of the stickers.
I then stamped Happy Birthday on a piece of book page. I stamped another one to use as a mask and then sponged red berries distress ink around the edge. I backed it on black card stock.  Added a few red rhinestones for some color.

I really like how it ended up.
Having a "manly" gift bag is always a plus.

Want to get your own Tim Holtz Salvage Stickers?????
They are ON SALE this week at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium.  Get an extra 10 % off the already LOW price.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Prima Tags by Jo Adair

This week I'll showcase my Mother, Jo Adair. 
Last month mother made all these tag using Prima mixed media doll stamps. 
I would love to see her join my stamping groups but she is content playing with her stamps and watching Youtube videos on stamping and making mini-books.
She doesn't have a way to upload her artwork.
I know my mother would be thrilled to see your comments when I tell her I've uploaded her tags here on Crafting with OWSE.
My Mother is 87 years young.



She let me pick out three tags.  I found out yesterday, the purple tag with butterfly was her favorite. 




Monday, August 12, 2013

Convention Haul and a new take on an old technique!

Whew! What a week...I need to go back to work to rest!

Here's a close up of my dragon on Muslin. After the video I tried the stencil on RocLon fabric...not a clear image! Stick with woven fabric such as muslin or cotton. Heat set the design in the dryer or with an iron and it is permanent.

You can find many of the stamps and inks, and the Stamp Die at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday technique & GIVEAWAY

Hello!  I hope you are having a great week.  Today is TGIF!!!

Today our technique involves modeling paste.  Over at our shop we're giving you a DEAL on modeling paste.  Just go HERE and click on Special of week on the left side.  It'll take you straight to our special every week.

Modeling paste adds lots of texture whenever you use it.

I've used it on my layout on the background paper to add dimension and interest.  I added some paint to the modeling paste & it does great!  Not only did I smear it over top of a stencil, but what was left on my palette knife, I rubbed across the corners to clean it off.  Cool huh?

I layered several colors of cardstock under my photos.  Did some stamping here and there. Love how the colors just make me happy!

We are having a Great GIVEAWAY this week!!  One lucky person can win a surprise package!!
It's easy to enter:
-Be a follower of our blog
- put a copy of our badge on your blog

-leave a comment letting us know you've done both

best part:  for every 5 comments Robyn will add a prize to the package!

One entry will be picked next Thursday at 11:59pm to win!!
It might be YOU!!
Spread the word!  You only have a week!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a super week!
Karen Conner

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Technique Tuesday ~

Hi, Judy Cantrell here; this is something I made and only requires a few supplies; small canvas, Golden gesso, a little bit of acrylic paint, paint pen and a little bit of Tim Holtz tissue tape. You will find all supplies in club; see link below. 

Paint canvas with two to three coats of gesso, apply a thin coat of watered down acrylic paint to color background including edges, when dry, draw three flowers, stems and leaves with black Copic or black paint pen. Paint flowers with acrylic paint. 
When dry, use black pen to add print, and then add Tim's tissue tape.

Shop and Never pay retail again on scrapbooking, stamping, art supplies:

Monday, August 5, 2013

Super Jumbo Altered Clothespin!

This is not my original idea...I believe it was Cindy Mann Vitale who was my inspiration!

Here are some finished pictures!



You can buy the products I used today at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium Online!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday Prima Doll Special

TGIF!!  Thank goodness it's Friday!

I have something exciting to share with you today!   

For the next week Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium is running a special on one of the new Prima dolls.  Her name is Riley.  Get an additional 10% off all week!! Get Yours Today!!

I've seen a lot of tags made with the dolls, but I wanted to show you a different way you can use the stamp.  I've altered a composition book.

The technique I used on the pink cardstock: I started off by stamping with a Kaiser script stamp using brown archival ink all over the whole piece.

Then I embossed white roses in the bottom left corner.  You can use any stamp set you want.

 I paper pieced her dress.  Even added a little "snow" for the lace at the bottom of her dress.
I did a scallop border using brown card stock going down the left side.  The title was diecut out of K and Company paper. Rubbed the sentiments onto white cardstock.

Here's a direct link to see the stamp for yourself:  RILEY Prima Doll Rubber Stamp 

Mixed Media Doll Cling Rubber Stamps - Riley

I hope you 'll go over to the shop and see all the great products that are 20-25% lower than prices in other shops.

Thanks for stopping  by today!  Have a super weekend!
Karen Conner