DIY Coffee Clipboard Decoration

Hello everyone… My project today is a fun decoration that I created inspired by things I love: Jesus and coffee.

I share the step-by-step tutorial on the Clear Scraps Blog today using the Clipboard Mini Deco, Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment, 4×6 Coffee Stain Stencil, alcohol inks and blender, DecoFoil sheets, Graciellie Design digital stamp, Divinity Designs dies, D.L. Arts Wrinkle Ribbons, Memento Luxe ink pad, Distress Ink, scrapbook papers, 3-in-1 Beacon Adhesive Glue, and 3D foam tape.

I hope you all like this project and get an inspiration to create a home decor project.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have wonderful day!


Stop And Smell The Flowers And The Coffee

Hello everyone… Today, I made a Spring mixed media coffee card. A little inspiration to share with you for upcoming Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop.

I share this card at Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today where you can read more about this card.

I actually colored the digital image on my iPad Pro using Procreate App. After that, I saved the image in PNG format. I opened the image with photo editing software (you also can use any word processing software), then I resized it and then printed it with inkjet printer on a white cardstock.

On my mixed media card, I used products from several Super Sponsors:

I hope this card sparks an inspiration for this Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop!!! I hope to see you all tomorrow!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous caffeinated day!


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Travel Notebook Art Journal | Never Lose Hope

Hello everyone… Today, I would like to share an art journal page from my travel notebook. I also tried a new technique on my art journal page.

I used the Hope & Strength, a new release digital stamp set from Graciellie Design this week. These gorgeous dragonflies were hand-drawn by Gracie herself. I love all the inspiring and encouraging words from this digital stamp set. They are perfect for such time of this.

I colored the dragonflies on Procreate App, and saved it as png files. And then I printed them and the sentiments on regular printer paper with inkjet printer.

I started with adding paper tape in the middle of the page to cover the gap and then I covered the whole pages with white gesso using flat brush. After that, I dried the white gesso with craft heater.

I grabbed some of the used stained paper towel from my stash box that I saved after cleaning off inks or dabbing off watercolor from stencils in the past.

I tore some of the paper towels and added them on the pages with gel medium. I dried the gel medium with craft heater.

After ages dried, I applied more white gesso on the pages and dried it again.

Next, randomly I scribble some of the Distress Crayons on the pages. After that, I wet my finger with baby wipe and blended the colors.

I added some more colors on the page and sprayed with water and let the colors dripped down the pages. I dried it again with craft heater.

I sprayed some of the mixed media art spray on the page, dried it half way until it still a bit tacky-ish and damp.

I sprinkled some of the WOW! Blueberry Cheesecake Glitter embossing powder on each corner of the page and used coffee filter to catch the powder. I melt the embossing powder with craft heater. It is shiny, glittery and glossy!

I cut out the printed sentiments and added them on the page with gel medium. But I found out that the gel medium smeared the printed letters. I would suggest to use regular permanent glue instead gel medium.

I added some more splatters on the page with the mixed media art spray and the white spray that I mixed myself (white acrylic paint, water, white glue). I dried the whole page again with craft heater.

I added some shadow around the sentiments with Distress Crayon. Since the letters faded and smeared by the gel medium, I used Posca Fine Tip black marker to make them bold again.

I fussy cut the dragonflies with micro-tip scissors and I added them on the page with the permanent glue stick.

I added some shadow around the dragonflies with black watercolor pencil and waterbrush. I dried them with craft heater again.

I used Distress Crayon to add the shadow around the whole pages and I sprinkle some WOW! Metallic Silver Sparkles Glitter embossing powder randomly on the edges and heat set them with craft heater.

And I decided heat-embosse all the dragonflies’ eyes using the VersaMark pen and the same glitter silver embossing powder.

I used the Posca Fine Tip black marker to draw the trail dots on each of the dragonfly.

And the last step, I added some more splatters using the cocoa mixed media art spray. I dried the whole page again with craft heater.

Here’s a quick close up on the finished page:

That’s my travel notebook art journal to share with you all. I hope this encourage you today. Never lose hope.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have wonderful, blessed day!


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2020 Spring Fling Blog Hop and Linky Party

Hello everyone! Welcome to the STAMPlorations Spring Fling Blog Hop and Linky Party! We’re kicking off this Spring season in a fun way.

For this blog hope today, I made this Spring themed mixed media card to share with you all.

I am a believer that we all are meant to bloom in wherever we are planted and strive through any circumstances. Life is a gift. Don’t give up, bloom my friends… bloom!

On my mixed media card, I used: Petals 2 – ARTplorations Stencil – Helen G. Designs , Brick Wall – ARTplorations Stencil – Helen G. DesignsLeaf Prints 3 – ARTplorations StencilInspirational #1 – Clear Stickers, Mixed Media Elements Stamp SetMixed Media GrungeCrazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies – CUTplorationsColor Confetti – ShakerBlends

I used heavyweight cardstock for the background because I did several layers with stencils and various mediums.

I used basic stencil by adding Distress Oxide ink pads on the stencil with blending brush, and also stamping with stencil technique.

When I was done building up the stenciled background, I added a thin layer of white gesso around the cardstock to mute some of the colors. And I added some Gelatos around the edges of the cardstock for some shading. After that I dried it with craft heater.

Next, I used second generation stamping and third generation stamping technique to add extra texture on the background with the stamps and VersaFine Clair ink pads.

I dries the whole panel one more time to make sure all dried well and then I cut it with the medium size stitch rectangle die. I added the background panel on a white card with permanent adhesive runner.

I added the sticker sentiment on a piece of white cardstock. After that, I trimmed it with paper trimmer. Then, I added the sentiment label on the card with 3D foam tape.

I embellished the card with some of the circle sequins from the Confetti Shaker Blend pack using dries-clear permanent glue.

I hope this card brings some smiles on your face and give a spark of idea to create. For more Spring Fling inspirations, head over STAMPlorations Blog.

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Thank you so much for hopping by my blog today. I hope you all stay safe and healthy… Have a wonderful day!

DIY Mother’s Day Gift Bag

Hello everyone! Hope you all are doing well and stay healthy.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Today, I would like to share an idea how to treat a special mom on the special day.

I made this gift bag using the new Happy Mother’s Day Digital Stamp Set and the Sweet Love Digital Paper from Graciellie Design.

I used the Divinity Designs – Card Caddy & Gift Bag Dies to make the gift bag. I cut out heavyweight white cardstock with the dies and put the pieces together using Scro-Pal double sided tape.

Using permanent adhesive glue, I added one of the digital pretty patterned papers that I printed out on a white cardstock and trimmed it to fit on the front bag.

I printed the flower cup bouquet and the sentiment on a heavyweight white cardstock with my inkjet printer in black and white.

I enjoyed the time coloring this beautiful flower cup bouquet using the Arteza Real Brushes. A fun practice for the 30 day coloring challenge this month at Katty’s blog.

After coloring the image, I sprinkled it with some water and dabbed it off right away with paper towel, and then I added some light white paint splatters on it, too. I dried the whole image with craft heater and then I fussy cut it with scissors.

I added the flower cup bouquet on the front of the bag with permanent adhesive glue and then I added the sentiment with 3D foam tape. I embellished the back with some sequins from my stash.

I hope this project brings some smiles on your face, joy in your hearts today, and sparks an idea for your Mother’s Day project.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful, blessed day!


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