Monday, September 11, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

September 2017 Challenge To Create Prompts

Hello Friends! 
Hope you are having a beautiful September!
Maria and I are still plugging along.
Jump in anytime!

Join Us on Instagram: Janet HERE Maria HERE
Use the #'s: #challengetocreate #creativeeveryday
Saturday = PP-Planner Prompt
Sunday = Quote

Monday = Mandala

1 Weekend Plans
2 PP-Repeat Pattern
3 Weekly Quote
4 Monday Mandala-Labor Day
5 Back to School
6 Flower of the Month-Purple Aster
7 Doodle-Gold
8 Mosaic
9 Use Tissue Paper or Napkin
10 Weekly Quote
11 Monday Mandala-911
12 Lettering
13 National Uncle Sam Day
14 Apples
15 Favorite Singer/Music
16 PP-Bucket List
17 Weekly Quote
18 Monday Mandala
19 Use Secondary Colors
20 Shoes
21 Serenity
22 Quilt Pattern
23 PP-Sew on Your Page
24 Weekly Quote
25 Monday Mandala
26 Imperial Trellis Pattern
27 Bird of the Month-Blue Jay
28 The Colors of Fall
29 National Coffee Day
30 PP-Obsession

Happy Arting!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

StencilGirl Meets Colourcraft

Here we are at Day 2 of the StencilGirl and Colourcraft Blog Hop.

I had so much fun playing with these products!

I opted for the Brusho Cool Colour Pack with  Brusho Thickener
as well as Prussian Blue, Ultramarine, Turquoise,
 Leaf Green and Sea Green.

After experimenting on paper and in journals I thought
I would try the Brusho's on canvas paper to see if I could sew something.
I started with layers and layers of the different 
Brusho blues and greens through various stencils... 
in my eagerness to try sewing it, I used art crayons for a quick final layer.

It turns out you CAN sew zippers into canvas paper!
Hmmmm...That opens up a lot of possibilities!

I made a simple bag with my first experimental canvas paper.

Then I played with a few other canvas papers and stencils and Brusho paints.
Layers and Layers and Layers of Fun!

Another Colourcraft Product I received to play with was this 

The gold paint showed up so beautifully on these canvas papers
and on top of the Brusho paint layers.

Stencils I used in these projects were:

I quickly spray painted stencils on the back sides of the canvas paper
so it would add some interest when opening these zippered bags. 

There you go! I love these finished bags.

One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Colourcraft!
Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your
chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Sunday, August 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page and Colourcraft’s Facebook page
on Monday, August 21st.

Today's Blog Hop Participants...

August 17

Thanks for visiting! 

Monday, July 31, 2017

August 2017 Challenge To Create Prompts

Hello Friends!
I love Summertime!
Here are the August Prompts!

Join Us on Instagram: Janet HERE Maria HERE
Use the #'s: #challengetocreate #creativeeveryday
Saturday = PP-Planner Prompt
Sunday = Quote

Monday = Mandala

1 National Girlfriends Day
2 National Coloring Book Day-Make a page!
3 Animal Print
4 National Watermelon Day
5 PP-Use Ink from a Bottle
6 Weekly Quote
7 Monday Mandala-National Purple Heart 
8 Geometric Pattern
9 Flower of the Month-Gladiolus
10 Telephone
11 Fan
12 PP-Use Painted Paper
13 Weekly Quote
14 Monday Mandala
15 Boho Pattern
16 Favorite Food
17 Design Your Own Robot Character
18 Mickey Mouse Birthday
19 PP-Use Modeling Paste
20 Weekly Quote
21 Monday Mandala
22 Pencil Sketch
23 National Espresso Day
24 Doodle-Brown
25 Bird of the Month—Painted Bunting
26 PP-Use a Sticker
27 Weekly Quote
28 Monday Mandala
29 Birthday Cake
30 Banner
31 Obsession of the Month

Be Creative Every Day!
Have Fun!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

StencilGirl and Imagine Crafts

Today is Day 1 of a 3 day Hop with StencilGirl and Imagine Crafts.

Let's jump in!
The little girl on my Sugar and Spice canvas 
was made with the Judy Judy Stencil by Judy Wise.
I have a boatload of these Memento Dew Drop Inks.

I wanted kind of a vintage feel for this girl 
so I picked out my neutral colors;
the browns, pinks, peaches...

I used Curlicue Wide Borders and Curlicue Floral in the background.

I gave her little red shoes. 
Didn't you have a pair of red tennis shoes when you were little?
And I couldn't resist scratching in the little cars at her feet.

I used the Repetition Stencil to make the print on the dress.
Something simple and vintage like...

There you go. 

Of course there is a GiveAway.
One lucky winner will receive both a $25 gift certificate to 
StencilGirl Products AND a $25 gift certificate to Imagine Crafts!

Leave comments on each blog each day for more chances to win.
You have until Sunday July 23rd at 11:59 pm Central Time.

The winner will be announced 
on the StencilGirl and Imagine Crafts FaceBook pages Monday July 24th.

Check out StencilGirl Talk every day for each day's Hop Lists.

Today's Hop Participants

Have fun hopping!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Mermaid Madness

Okay Friends! It's Mermaid Madness time in StencilGirl Land!
Three new Mermaid Stencils were released last month
and the Creative Team was excited to participate in a blog hop amongst ourselves.

We were each randomly sent one mermaid stencil.
Then it was Ready, Set, GO!

I was excited to try Shrinky Dinks with my Love Mermaid Stencil
designed by Cathy Nichols.

I shrunk the design down on my copier by 50%.
The size was more manageable for the shrink factor in Shrinky Dinks.

I was hooked on coloring these on the Shrinky Dink plastic.
I used markers and colored pencils.
Before I cooked them I punched a hole in each hair decoration 
so they can have jump rings added or be strung up somehow.

In the oven, they wanted to fold over on themselves.
I had more control if I did 2 at a time and tweezered them into 
submission by snipping and flattening as stealthily as possible while still hot.
You can see one of the mermaids tails snapped off.

I had fun stringing them up for different purposes.
One gal needed to be hanging in my Pollyanna window.

I didn't even know that movie, Pollyanna, had left such a big impression in my childhood mind
until I flipped through channels recently. 
I came across the scene where she discovers the crystals that spread rainbows
 into grouchy Mrs. Snow's room.

Wow! I've been collecting crystals and shiny objects for the last fifteen years!
That sweet little mermaid blends right in!

I love that these mermaids are holding hearts close to their chests
with their eyes closed and a little smile on their face.

Some are hung on ribbons for bookmarks.
Some are hung on chains as necklaces for my granddaughter and great niece.

Then I made some faux seashells out of air dry paper clay.
I pressed in pearls and buttons and the mermaid while it was soft.
After it was firm and set I glued those shapes down onto the 'seashell'. 
Super lightweight for a window? On your car mirror? On your Christmas tree?

I had been looking for a place to add that quote...

Comment to win by noon CST on July 16, 2017.

Here are the participating blogs! 
Have Fun!

>> Janet Joehlin <<

 Always be yourself.
Unless you can be a mermaid.
Then always be a mermaid!