Monday, September 30, 2013

Tim Holtz is good for your decor!

Here are some things I made for a Fall show that you can use for decorating your home!

Friday, September 27, 2013

She Art collage on canvas-make it your own

I'm so inspired by the She Art that Christy Tomlinson creates.
Here's my attempt.
The background starts with ripped tissue paper.  I love the texture and dimension it gives.
They you do a variety of spray inks on top, then I sprayed using some stencils.  I even did some dabbing around with some bubble wrap before and after I added my hand cut houses and girl.
 I roughly drew the outline of the girl on one piece of designer paper, then I cut pieces of laces and trims and other colors of paper and added it to her.  Hot glue works the best for me on adding the trims and rosette.
 The houses are really fun to make!  I just mixed matched some of the designer papers and used a glue stick to put them together.  Once I glued them onto the canvas using matte medium, I used a black pitt pen to outline them.
 The die cuts are from my stash and were added with hot glue.
I printed the sentiment out on my computer, used matte medium to adhere to the canvas, then outlined with my black pitt pen.

We have a large line of stencils, designer paper, matte medium, adhesives, spray ink, acrylic paint at our shop located Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium.  Our prices are ALWAYS 20-25% less.
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Thanks for coming by
Karen Conner

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Technique Tuesday ~ Stamping with Dylusions

I get so involved making projects that I finish before taking extra photos.
I stopped myself just in time to take this photo. 

Here is my finished tag using
Dylusions ink sprays, Dylusions stamps, distress inks, archival black ink, distress markers and newsprint.
Check out all of Dylusions stamps, they are so much fun to use.

Since August 16, 2011, I have shared techniques here on Crafting with OWSE.

Thanks for Looking and have a nice day! 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Vintage Vintaj Fun

Here is what I played with this weekend!

Some pictures for you:

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Mixed Media with Stencils

I have a shirt that I've been wanting to duplicate in some way.  I love the colors and the design.

 I started with a 9x12 fiberboard.  I applied a layer of gesso and allowed to dry. I sprayed some inks-blues and greens, allow to dry a little and then blot with paper towel.  Allow to dry completely. Using stencils I sponged vintage photo over top in various places.
 To highlight my stencils, I used black fine tip pitt pen and white broad tip pitt pen to make lines and dots.  It didn't show up good at first, so I sealed the top with Liquitex Matte Gel and allowed to dry.

My gorgeous flower-I took a piece of mixed media paper and wiped up the excess inks on my mat, ran the paper thru my big shot using a stampin up flower die.  Layered them and put a bead in the middle.  The leaves were cut with a cricut cartridge and then I ink them up a bit to blend.
I printed my sentiment on the computer using different fonts. 
I love how it turned out.  The blues and greens swirling....Oh-to finish it off, I rubbed Traditions black paint around the edges.

I hope you'll be inspired to pull a design from something you like to wear!!
Have a fabulous Friday!!

Karen Conner

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall Colors

Judy Cantrell here, sharing another tag made with those lovely Prima Mixed Media Doll Stamps.
 (link below)

For this tag, I used the width plus 8 1/2" length of tag that comes with the stamp as a template. Heavy card stock was used as base tag.
I covered the tag with a page from the Prima 6 x 6 paper pack. To do this you will need to patch the designer paper to fit tag. You will have a small strip left. When you are finished it's hard to see the seams because you will cover the seams with Tim's paper tape or other paper tape in your stash. 
My prima doll stamp was inked with Archival black ink on Strathmore 140lb cold press paper. After it was trimmed close, I used the distress inked applicator to apply color around all edges of doll. Designer paper was used to ink the doll stamp again for the dress. (designer paper from my stash)
Use watercolors to color skin, shoes, hair and ribbon. 
Before applying doll image to tag, added one of Tim's paper tape and a polka dot paper tape to the background. Adhere doll stamp.
Two of the flowers were made with Tim's pinecone die. The white flower from my digital die cutter. 
Added bling from my stash was added to compliment the tag along with blue vintage trim on top.

Finished size 3 7/8" x 8 1/2"


Prima also has a tag pad that fits these doll stamps.

Prima Mixed Media Doll stamp

Strathmore 140 lb cold press paper

Thanks for Looking!
I enjoy reading your comments! 

Monday, September 16, 2013

A Place in Time Leftovers Cards

I love to use up random things in my stash, so play with me this afternoon while I use up some stuff! You can get most of these products at the Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium online shop!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Create your picture using basic supplies

I wanted to share a new project I completed using several products that can be purchased at our shop.
 I used a 10x12 board for my surface.  I picked up 4 of them at a yard sale for 50cents!  You can upcycle almost any surface.  Apply one (sometimes take 2) coats of GESSO. 
 That will cover up whatever your background had on it. I then ripped and crumpled up blue and green tissue paper. I glued it down with Liquitex Matte Acrylic Gel.

Using Traditions paint (browns, greens, blue and white) I sponged the sky, added trees and shadows in the grass.
 I cut out a church with some designer paper.  I had taken a picture of a church that I liked and cut the features out to match it.  Used my Liquitex matte gel and glued it down.  In order to "blend" your paper to the background (including the words of faith that I printed from my computer) you want to use a small brush and outline the edges and the inside elements of the church. I used yellow, dark brown and kind of smear it.  That's when your fingers come in handy! LOL
I hope you like it.  I hope your inspired to try your own!  Thanks for stopping by today.

Be sure and check out the shop Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium where everything is discounted 20-25% EVERYDAY!!!

Karen Conner

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tips and Techniques

Today I'll share 

Tips and Techniques

This tool is indispensable for writing; as well as for making quick sketches.
Pens are capable of producing a variety of texts, tones
and can be used very successfully in careful drawing.

Note: Conventional ballpoint pens are not recommended here because 
they are very acidic and the ink never dries.

Gel Pens:
Similar to ball point pens, but with opaque pastel or metallic ink, 
these work especially well on dark paper. 
Most have fine tips, and many have inks that are acid-free or archival metallic pens. 

Save a lot of different widths and sizes of rubber bands on a 2" x 3" piece of wood, Stretch them out, twist some, experiment.
Ink it up, if you like how it looks use it.
Share what you do with your new background stamp.

If you have a brayer that comes apart you can add rubber bands to the brayer and get a different look on your card stock.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Fall ATC Cards!

I love to create visual dimension as well as actual dimension. Join me as I create ATC cards that are both visually layered as well as actually having physical layers!

After the video I added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink around all edges, and then sprayed Tattered Angels Sugar Maple all over it. Then I glued on the small Brass Sunflowers and Acorns charms. Lastly I used the embossing ink dauber and randomly swiped the edges. Then using the same combination of Cranberry and Vintage Photo embossing powders, I embossed random areas and then scraped off some of the Distress Embossing powder for a worn and tattered look.
I hope you like my cards!

The products I used can be found at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium 

Tim Holtz Paint Forest Moss
Tim Holtz Paint Rusty Hinge
Tim Holtz Paint Fired Brick
Tim Holtz Paint Tarnished Brass
Tim Holtz Stamp Set ArtFul Tools
Tim Holtz Stamp Set Falling Leaves
Tim Holtz Stamp Set Classics #1
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder Vintage Photo
Ranger Adirondack Cranberry Embossing Powder
Ranger Emboss it Dabber 
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Vintage Photo Ink
Adirondack Earth Tones Ginger Ink
Ranger Archival Ink Black
Ranger Archival Wendy Vecchi Ink Orange Blossom 
Ranger Archival Wendy Vecchi Ink Red Geranium
Ranger Archival Wendy Vecchi Ink Fern Green
Glossy Accents

Not at OWSE
Brass Charms
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Kraft Chipboard

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Winner Winner Winner!!

We have a winner to the Giveaway from Last Week!! wooohooo!!

I took all the names and put them in Ye Ole Black Hat and Ye Ole Hubby picked one name

and the winner issssssssss

Okienurse  better known as Vickie Doswell!! Way to go Vickie

Please email me at with your name and address..


Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday Technique is GELATOS

Owls are really popular and so are Gelatos.
Mix & Match Gelatos & Clear Stamp Set- Blue
Here's what they look like  They are in tubes much like chapstick.  They are water soluable.  You can either use them straight or with water.  Adding water weakens the colors.
I followed a tutorial on you tube by Andrea Gomoll here.
 I started with a gesso'd background.  the started scribbling on the gelatos.  You don't even have to be neat with it.  Cause once you get it all over in the design you want, you take a lightly wet paintbrush and smooth the lines out.  I then used several stencils all around with different colors of gelatos.  I used a script stamp here and there too.
 I cut the pieces for the owl out of pages from a book. Stuck them down with Glue and Seal.  I colored the owl using brown, grey, yellow, red.  Used my finger to smudge the gelato.  When you get it like you want, outline it with a ziggy black liner pen.
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Thanks for stopping by-please let me know how you use your gelatos.  I'm loving them!!

Karen Conner

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Mia's Going to Paris

I love all the Mixed Media doll stamps by Prima.
Mia and all of the doll stamps are in club at a very good price. 

I used one of the tags from Prima tag pad. Tim's tea dye distress ink was used to shade around the edges and set aside.
I stamped the mixed media doll with Archival black ink on Strathmore 140 lb watercolor paper (cold press), cut out and tinted with Lyra watercolor crayons. I used designer paper for the dress. 
Two coordinating colors of polka-dot paper was trimmed and added to background tag. Stamped post mark from Prima was stamped on foreground portion of tag. Eiffel Tower was die cut, embossed and tinted with distress ink and then added to tag. Prima flowers were added and then added bling from my stash in center of flower. Yarn was cut and added to dress at mid-drift. Vintage seam binding was added to finish tag. 

Clicking on links above will take you to the club for products used on this tag:
 Tag pad, Mixed Media doll stamp by Prima, Eiffel Tower die and TF embossing folder by Tim Holtz and Sizzix, tea dye distress ink, Archival black ink, Strathmore watercolor paper and Lyra watercolor crayons.

Monday, September 2, 2013

One Stamp, Five Cards

I've missed you all!

This is the list of things I used to make my cards:

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Forest Moss
Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Postage Stamp Frame
Black and Cream Cardstock
Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Cornflower Blue
Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Orange Blossom
Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Potting Soil
Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Fern Green
Ranger  Archival Ink Viridian
Tim Holtz Philosophy Tags
Tim Holtz Industrial Stickers
Graphic 45 Stickers
7 Gypsies small Tags
Theresa Collin assorted brads
Jolee Fleur de Lis dimensional stickers
Items from my stash

You can buy most if not all of these products at