Thursday, September 14, 2017

Media Mix

We're halfway through the month now and I want to share more of what I have been creating with our mixed media items that are on sale this month.

Select items from our mixed media items are on sale.  You can see the complete list on my website at www.funstampersjourney.com/Nikki.  Some of the items are our new Gel Press, and several stencils, our paints and the House Trio which is fun to decorate for all occasions.  Another item on the list is our Pan Pastels.  That is what I have been creating with lately and want to share some samples with you today.  This first card is all colored with pan pastels. 

 I started by stamping 2 cactus for background and then layering various colors to create a sunset background.  I then colored in the cactus on the bottom layer and then stamped 4 more that I diecut and layered on top to add depth to my card.  One fun thing you can do with pan pastels is erase them if you color in an area that you didn't plan on or using that ability to erase and make some clouds in the sky.  

The second card I want to show you is using our clear pigment ink pad and our pan pastels.

I stamped some flowers on white paper with the clear pigment ink and then gently applied the pan pastels to the flowers and stems.  I then used the matching die to cut them out.  To add a little shimmer I applied the gold pan pastel over the entire image.  I then popped them on the top of the card front and added some gold fashion dots and embossed my saying in gold.  I really love the new mirror paper we have and think it really elevates the elegance of my cards.

I hope you like these cards I shared today.  The first card we will be making in October's class and the second one we will be making in November's class.  You don't have to wait that long to try out the pan pastels.  We will be using them in our class on Tuesday September 19th.  You can also purchase your own sets of pan pastels on my website and get your 20% discount this month.  



Sunday, September 3, 2017

LA County Fair

It's that time of year again. I will be demoing on the weekends during the entire fair so if your in the area come say hi. I will be in the DIY center making projects all month. First I had to come and see how I did on my entries. Not to bad. I entered 20 things and received 14 ribbons. Here are pictures of some of my entries as they are displayed at the fair 
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It's always fun to go on the first day and see if you got any ribbons. It's also inspiring to see what everyone else entered. So many ideas start coming to mind and you just want to create. 

One of my favorite entries this time was a planner clip set.  BloggerImage
I had fun coloring them and loved the sandwich board. I can't wait to do this as a class. Look for more pictures coming soon as I make lots of projects at the fair.