Monday, March 31, 2014

Petal Drop and Mini Dress Form Home Decor

Home Decor is hot right now! I made these four items from start to finish in only 5 hours!

Camera battery died again, here is the rest!

                                Many of the products I used you can find at my online store
                                                 Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium

                                               Tim Holtz Alterations Petal Drop Die
                                               Tim Holtz Alterations Garden Greens Die
                     Tim Holtz Alterations Movers and Shapers Mini Sewing Room Die
                               Tim Holtz Alterations Movers and Shapers Mini Cabinet Die
                                                       Tim Holtz Fat Quarter Fabric
                                            Tim Holtz Distress Paint Spun Sugar
                                             Tim Holtz Distress Paint Victorian Velvet
                                             Tim Holtz Distress Paint Aged Mahogany
                                              Tim Holtz Distress Ink Crushed Olive
                                              Tim Holtz Distress Ink  Peeled Paint
                                              Tim Holtz Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire
                                               Tim Holtz Distress Ink  Gathered Twigs
                                               Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain
                                               Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot
                                              Tim Holtz Distress Ink  Pumice Stone
                                              Tim Holtz Crowded Attic Paper Stack
                                                 Momento Ink Grey Flannel
                                                 Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink
                                               Heidi Swapp Arrow Background Stamp
                                               Various Script Stamps
                                               Thickerers Red Letters
                                                 Tim Holtz Ornate Plate
                                                  Tim Holtz Ruler Ribbon
                                                 Tim Holtz Adornment Arrows
                                                Tim Holtz Letterpress
                                                Tim Holtz Wordbands

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Modeling Paste and Stencil for texture

Royal Inspirations Stencils by Retta
I want to tell you how fabulous the stencils by Retta are!
They allow you to create a thin layer of texture to your projects.
On this one, I used Spears and Arrows Stencil with raw umber mixed into stiff modeling paste.
the texture of the paint loosened the modeling paste and it easily smoothed right over the stencil.
After the paste had dried, I added clear glitter glue.

You can find her stencils at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium
Thanks for stopping by!
Karen Conner

Friday, March 28, 2014

Mother Goose Pocket Page

I love Graphic 45 paper. Do you?
Today I'm featuring their Mother Goose series.
 It's full of the basic color scheme: red, yellow, blue and green.  Can't go wrong with those!
 The base is a die cut pocket page. 
 The pocket holds 2 large photo mats.
Check out Robyn's store at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium. Prices are discounted 20-25% every day!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen Conner

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Change Is

Change is good. I've been on a kick to make paper flowers for the last two week. Today, I'll share a tag using Dyan Reaveley and Tim Holtz stamps with Dylusions spray inks.
I sprayed several colors of Dylusions inks over the tag, heat set dry and then stamped several of Dylusions images over the tag using several colors of Archival ink pads. The Dylusions stamped image by Dyan was inked with black Archival ink, cut out and colored with watercolor crayons.
The quote Change is, from Stampers Anonymous set by Tim Holtz # CMS 012 was inked on white paper, cut out and then applied to Dyan's other stamped images.
You will find supplies I used on this tag in the Emporium where prices are always reduced:

Monday, March 24, 2014

3-D Boxes with Graphic 45

I just love these boxes. so many sizes and you can make them fit any occasion or person!

The products I used are available at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium

Sizzix Eileen Hull 3D Cubes 658984
Sizzix Eileen Hull 3D Bank/Cube 658983
Graphic 45 Good Ole Sport
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer (disc.)
Graphic 45 Good Ole Sport chipboard
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments chipboard
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Sticker
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Mother Goose Tags and Banners
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Shaded Lilac
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Dusty Concord
Tim Holtz Adornments Nature
Tim Holtz Word Bands Observations
Ranger Matte Medium or Glue and Seal

Friday, March 21, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas using stencils and modeling paste

One of my favorite techniques is using stencils and modeling paste.
Robyn carries both in the store.
 This painting was done using two different stencils and liquitex modeling paste and acrylic paint.
To bring out the detail of the stencil, after I painted it, I went around each edge with watered down brown/black acrylic paint.  Smear it with your finger.  The shadow adds a lot of dimension.
My verse was printed out on my computer and added with Liquitex gel medium.  You want to also go around the edge of that with watered down paint.  Helps to make it go into the canvas.

You'll find lots of stencils-large and small in Robyns shop.  She has lots of choices on acrylic paint as well.  And I can't live without the Liquitex gesso, matte gel medium and modeling paste!!  They are a MUST have for me!!

Have a great Friday!
Karen Conner

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Ruby Slippers!

Some Steampunk Home Decor! a quick Gift !

The little box with the rhinestone heart lips is from Industrial Chic, designed by Susan Lenart.

You can find the Tim Holtz embellishments and  Stampendous stamps at 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Royal Inspirations by Retta

Royal Inspirations Stencils 
by Retta 
Tag by Judy Cantrell
I used a stencil by Retta on this tag, the stencil was placed over manila paper and then sprayed with  Dylusions spray ink. It was trimmed and hole was punched in paper. With the stencil you also receive two solid hearts.

Stencils by Retta

Today is showcasing stencils by Retta.
This is her cobblestone stencil.  I wanted to show you several different mediums you can use.
 This one I used 3 different Tim Holtz distress inks with a blending sponge.

 Using sponge dabber vintage photo distress paint.
This is the left over distress paint.
I sprayed dylusions yellow ink thru the stencil
and then pressed the opposite side onto another piece of white cardstock.

 I took my favorite style -and made a card. I just love it!!
I hope you'll go over to the store and see all the wonderful stencils she's designed!

Click here- Outlaw Women Scrapbok Emporium

Karen Conner

Friday, March 14, 2014

Altered Oatmea Canister

Thank goodness it's Friday!!
It's been a long week at work.
I am so happy to get in my art studio at the end of the day!
Today I wanted to share a small oatmeal canister I altered.
I'm using 3 of Retta's stencils!!
For the base paper I used plain cream cardstock. 
Starting with the cancer ribbon stencil I sponged Festive Berries distress ink.
Over top of that, I sponged purple pigment ink thru Retta's butterfly stencil.
I then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
 The purple cardstock -I used Retta's Hope for a cure stencil in black archival ink.
 To make the purple butterfly pop out more, I outlined it with Tim Holtz distress marker in vintage photo.  I smeared the edges with a aqua painter.  The butterflies were cut using Martha Stewart monarch butterfly punch.
I had so much fun making this!  I love recycling something that's to be thrown away into something useful.
All the products in red can be found in Robyn's shop -Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium

All the prices are 20-25% less than retail EVERY DAY!!!!!

Have a super Friday and be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think of my canister.

Karen Conner

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

An Idea that Works!

Something came up unexpected. I'll try to be back next week to share a new project.

What I will tell you, I was playing around with my Julie Nutting doll stamps. I came up with an idea that works for me. I used Stazon black ink on each of my doll stamps and inked an image on clear film, let it dry on clear film before putting the image away. The film can be overheated projector film or clear plastic film, clean the ink off stamps before putting them away since it is a solvent ink. Also if you are a fan of Sizzix dies, you have clear film that works perfect. I keep all the clear film from the cases, it cuts easy with scissors and has lots of uses with crafting projects.
Now, I can take the stamped clear image and place it over the patterned paper and see if I like before stamping the dolls stamped dress. (I use Archival black ink) Also by doing this I can pick a particular piece of the patterned paper for a desired look.

You can find Julie Nutting doll stamps Archival Black ink and Stazon black ink in the Emporium with a discount of 20 to 25% off on stamping and scrapbooking supplies:

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bird Feathers and Jar of Joy!

Two vastly different styles and two great stamp sets!

You can find the products I used, below, at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium
Tim Holtz Bird Feathers Stamp Set
Jars of Joy Our Daily Bread Stamp Set
Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Dandelion
Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Tree Branch
Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Orange Blossom
Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Fern Green
Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Potting Soil
Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Leaf Green
Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Watering Can
 Archival Ink Jet Black
Momento Ink Rosebud
Momento Angel Pink
Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Die Apothecary Jars
Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Die Distress Doily
Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Die Cameo
Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Die ATC and Corners
Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Die Vintage Cabinet 
Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Die Movers and Shapers Ovals
Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Die Movers and Shapers Mini Cabinet
Sentiment Stamps

Friday, March 7, 2014

Vintage card using a stencil and glitter glue

Royal Inspiration by Retta
She designs and cuts the stencils herself. We are blessed to have her on our team!!
This one is call Jungle Leaves.
Find it in our shop here
 I sponged Momento Pistachio ink -(found here) on Neutral colored Cardstock (found here)
 I glued a couple of leaf die cuts and then using foam dimensionals added the vintage girl that I fussy cut.

Then I added some glitter glue (found here) on the flowers and vine.

I hope you'll be inspired to make some cards for yourself.
***Did you know you can save 20-25% at Robyn's store??***
Check it out HERE
Also-check us out on facebook.  We have a journal group as well as a art group.
 Everyone is welcome!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a fantastic day!!
Karen Conner

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Stencil by Retta

Hi Everyone! Judy here, I used one of Retta's stencils on the tags background. Using foam applicator with walnut distress ink over stencil gives this tag an antique look. The stencil was repeated twice on this tag. 

This stencil is called Arrows and Spears: 
Other Royal Inspiration stencils by Retta are here:

The Julie Nutting mixed media doll stamp was inked, cut out and added to tag. Here is the link to Ruffles mixed media doll stamp: 
The ink well, pen die cuts, bling and clip art are from my stash. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Cardbox with Graphic 45 Mother Goose Range

Hi, these cards are popular and so I wanted to make one with you today! They can really be dressed up or down!

Oops! Dead Battery, here is the rest!

Here are the measurements you no attention to the ones in the video, I messed up!

Cardbox base       9 x 5inches
Score in Portrait mode at 2 +3/4
Score in Landscape mode at 2 +1/8
                                             4 +1/4
                                      and 8+1/2

Inside Steps 3+1/8 X 3+1/8
Score each end at 1/2 inch.

Designer Paper  4 pieces at 2 X 2+1/8
3 pieces at 2+1/4 X 1+3/4
1 piece at 4+3/4 X 1+7/8

Clear packaging material
5 pieces at 3 X 1/4in

After I finished the video, I added a Tim Holtz metal crown and another of the little chipboard pieces to bring it up another notch!

The products I used are:
Graphic 45 Mother Goose paper Humpty Dumpty
Graphic 45 Mother Goose Tags and Banners
Graphic 45 Mother Goose Chipboard
12 X 12 Cream Color Cardstock
Glue Dots
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Wild Honey
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peeled Paint
Tim Holtz Crown Embellishment
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stamp Set Simple Sayings

%These products can be found at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium

Stamps used on the practice cardbox are Stephanie Barnard Assorted Stamps