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       Good Morning! I have another page to share in my new ‘Expeditions’ art journal. I bought a collage sheet of siblings several years ago and I think I might finally be able to put it to use. I love this image. My background is book paper over a brown paper bag. Lots of gesso, paints and stamping along with layers of ephemera finish off the page. I was able to use up a lot of scraps! Wo-hoo!
  

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    I made this mail art using some of my favorite envelopes. They better be a favorite because I bought them in bulk. I used my Artistic Outpost stamps from the Flapper Fashion plate.

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The beautiful flowers are from I Am Roses. I used a few sunflowers, white gardenia petals and mini roses.

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    I added lots of paint, gesso and layers of paper to add more interest. And of course, I love dripped paint.

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   Here is my completed cover! This is my first art journal and I know it won’t be my last. I have already started pages in my next journal. I am just trying to come up with a name for it.

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     More details. I used a lot of Distress paint, Prima canvas, flowers and left over ephemera.
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     Happy crafting!

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     Here is the last layout in my a Past Vibes Art Journal. I loved working in it.

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    I’ll be back soon to share the journals completed cover.
    Have a great Friday!

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     More layouts in my Vintage Vibes Art Journal. I used some of my new Lynne Perrella stamps from PaperArtsy. Well, they were new months ago but I finally got around to playing.

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    My background was made using a Tim Holtz technique. I went over it in places with gesso and a brick stamp. Flowers are from I Am Roses. I used lots of bright colors in a mix of paint and sprays.
    Can’t believe that the week is almost over. Enjoy!
Kate

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     Happy Saturday! I have a project for I Am Roses to share. I had a lot of fun with all the new flowers in my package. This photo is of my youngest and his favorite stuffed bunny, Henley. They go everywhere together and have seen a lot of interesting times.

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     I added flowers to the side of the canvas to add some extra depth. Here is another view.

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  And here is another front view.

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I appreciate your visit. Hope you have time to craft this weekend!
Kate

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      Welcome! It is time again for another challenge over at the I Am Roses challenge Blog. I chose the colors green and white for the theme of my project. My image is by Lynne Perrella. I made this flip book to be my new art journal.

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     I can’t wait to start using it. I love unusual sized books. Here is the back of the book.

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   Another Lynne Perrella image on the back.

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    Thanks for looking. Check out the Challenge and play along.

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      Here is another layout in my Past Vibes art journal.  I have had these vintage photos for a while and have finally used them. The texture in my background was from a Crafter’s Workshop stencil.

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       I used stamps from the Generation Redux stamp plate with Wendy Vecchi’s ink pads.

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       The patterned paper is by K & Co. I painted over top with Distress Paints and gesso.

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      Thank you for looking. Have a great week!
Kate

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       Hello! It is the month of love and what better way to start off than with a love themed challenge over at the I Am Roses Challenge Blog. I made this shadow box from a candy box I received last year. I covered it in paper, gessoed and painted. My challenge was to use ribbon and pink and yellow flowers. Such a pretty color palette!

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      I cut out this little lady and fastened her with some wings and a crown. A banner with some  baker’s twine is drapped across the top. I incorporated some ribbon at the top to use as a door hanger.
   Hop on over to the  Challenge Blog to check out the DT’s awesome projects and join in.

     

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    Welcome to the first Artistic Outpost blog hop of the new year. This months theme is Designer’s Choice. I made some more mail art using the Steampunk stamp plate.
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    I used an manilla envelope and painted on some gesso and Distress stain in my background. My stamped images were embossed in Black Soot  Distress Powder. I love how they turned out. I layered all my elements and then sprayed and added a bit more gesso.
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    I stamped my background stamp from the Background Elements.
    
   
Check out the inspiration from our DT members

Gerrie
Lisa
Suzz
Tracy
Linda
Alison
Terry
Kate- you are here

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Tea for Two

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    Hello! Here is my project for I Am Roses this month. I used a lot of random leftover flowers. Some were already sprayed so I gave everything a good coat of gesso before using my chosen colored sprays.

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   My image is of a vintage cutie having tea with her dollie. I layered a few bits of paper around the image before adding my flowers.

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      I plan on using is door decor. Thank you for your lovely comments as of late. I always love hearing from you!

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   Hello and welcome. Just a quick project to share for Artistic Outpost. I am trying my hand again at mail art. I am going strong when it comes to using what I have on hand. I have not been on a crafting shopping spree in about a year. I had withdrawls for a while as I am sure most of you can imagine. I bought a box of about 100 of these large manila envelopes a while ago when I was participating in a mini album swap. I still have about 80 left so I am working through the box slowly. I could sure use that space for extra storage.
   I used the London Underground, Chalk It Up, and Background Elements stamp plates on this envelope along with gesso, ink sprays and run-ons. Thank you for taking the time to stop and look.

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     Hello and Happy New Year! Today is my first post with the I Am Roses Design Team. The challenge is to use white flowers in your project. I chose a plain box that I covered with two coats of gesso. I added my various sized white flowers up the side of my box. I embellished the top with canvas, chipboard and metal pieces. I used a stencil and gel medium to add some texture.

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I sprayed with inks and paints to add a few splashes of color. And lots of gesso!
  Don’t forget to join in the challenge. There is a great prize of flowers to be had!

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    Check out the Challenge Here and all of the Design Team’s projects.
Kate

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    A last minute ornament using stamps from Artistic Outpost. I used the Chalkboard Christmas plate for the snowman and the background. I layers some chipboard pieces, a diecut frame and lots of flowers. I added a little glitter. Who doesn’t love sparkle on their tree?

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     My friend gave me some small vintage Christmas balls so I added them to the bottom with some baker’s twine.

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   Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments. I will be working my way around to your blogs this week. Life gets crazy before Christmas, but I am sure you all know that. Happy Weekend!
Kate

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   I made this mini album cover for Pink Persimmon. I used texture paste in the background and some metallic paints.

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   I used a die cut, flash card and a few stamps from Lisa Pace’s Antiquated Collection. A rosette and a charm to top it off.
   Have a great week.
Kate

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