Thursday, August 17, 2017

Salt and Light...

Hello and welcome to the second day of the Joy Clair August product Inspiration blog hop.  I hope you enjoyed yesterday's hop and I'm excited to share another card with you.  If you've arrived here from Helen's blog, you're on the right track, if not, I've included the blog roll so you can just jump right in!


This time, I've created with a gorgeous set from the Color By Faith collection called Salt and Light. It is a beautiful set with sentiments from John and Matthew and some amazing coordinating images. I have so many plans for this set so you'll have to stop back again to check out more creations.

To make this card, I started out by creating a yummy background using a Kaleidacolor pad (Fruitcake).  I love the blend of colors it creates.  How did I do the background?  Well, it was quite simple.  I first stamped the Kaleidacolor pad onto a stamp block then spritzed it with water.  After that, I transferred the image onto my Gelli Plate and lifted a few prints from it.  I got about six or seven background prints from one inking!  So yummy. The ink was dried immediately so I was able to ink up the world image and using my Misti, I stamped the image twice onto the colored panel.

After that, I cut the panel to the size I liked, added some gold paint splatter and then moved on to the image.  Since the lightbulb already had a sentiment on it, I opted to just color the lightbulb with watercolor pencils and cover it with Glossy Accents.

The next step was to add a bit of tissue paper to the edge, a strip of hot pink cardstock to the opposite edge, some machine stitching, and re-applied the printed strip underneath.  I also popped the panel up on foam squares to give a little more dimension.

Before I called it quits on this card, I applied a few droplets of glaze onto the colored panel and added some golden bling.

I hope you enjoyed this creation.  I loved making it and can't wait to share more projects using the background papers that remain. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!  Please continue hopping by visiting Lindsay's blog next.  If you visit all blog stops on the hop and leave a comment each time, you'll be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to the Joy Clair shop!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fly with Me! Float away with Joy Clair

Hello Joy Clair friends!  Today we're hopping along and sharing some of our creations featuring the newest stamp sets to the Joy Clair Everyday Collection.  If you've arrived here from Lindsay's blog, you're on the right track, if not, I'm attaching the complete blog list here for you to hop in!:  


Make sure to make a stop at each blog and leave a sweet comment for your chance at winning a $25 gift certificate to the Joy Clair Shop!  

I'm sharing the gorgeous set called Fly With Me!  I love this set because of the fun hot air balloons, the clouds and the cursive sentiments!  

Isn't this set amazing?  I just love the soaring eagles too.

To create my card, I pulled out my Distress Oxides and used them as a coloring medium.  After coloring the balloons, I cut them out and mounted them onto an asymmetrical layout.  I think the layout helps accentuate the movement of the balloons.  I added a bit of sparkle on the balloon with some Nuvo glitter glaze.
I gave my clouds a bit of dimension by using a ball tool and some foam to round the edges up a bit.  
To make the image a bit more dreamy, I distressed the edges of the pages with white ink.  So yummy! I hope I inspired you to create something dreamy with this set!  Hope you enjoy the rest of the team's shares today!  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Please hop over to Lori's Blog and check out her awesome creation and remember, we'll be back again tomorrow to share our projects featuring the August Color By Faith sets!  

Friday, August 11, 2017

Joy Clair Blog Hop...Color By Faith

Hello there Joy Clair friends,

Today I'm up on the Joy Clair Blog and am sharing what I created using the Anchor of Hope set. This comes from the Color By Faith Series.   This series is perfect for Bible Journaling, Bible Study, cardmaking and mixed media...Really, anything you're inspired to stamp!

My Bible study this month is on James.  This book is perfectly suited for this stamp set and the other Color By Faith sets being released this month.    James' guidance and direction help encourage standing firm in faith even when it feels like you're overwhelmed with frustration and distress. Always believe...Never have doubt.

As I study these pages, I journal.  I journal my own thoughts and verses that resonate to me.  While journaling this time, I stopped and took a picture.  It's not the finished page, but it shows just enough for you to get the picture, I suppose.  Yes, i decorate.  I try to incorporate the images that seem to fit perfectly for me.  Adding a few clips to help save my place when I close my journal is an added bonus for me.  Sometimes I share these with my friends who are struggling or are in need of encouragement.  I just take them out of my planner and tuck them in with a card that'll be sent to them.
After completing the simple Bible Journaling page, I decorated the planner journaling page.  I used some Quick Quotes Powder Puff inks (they do bleed so be careful when coloring) and watercolored with them.   After doodling a bit and coloring the images, I re-read James.  I reflected on it and selected James 1:6 as the verse for my journaling.  I usually select one or two powerful verses per page.  
I just love how the stamp set works so perfectly for this book!  
 Remember...Always believe!  Let your faith be your anchor. And hope for your soul!  <3 p="">