Monday, May 22, 2017

AJVD Sneak Peek

Welcome to the second sneak peek of May for the AJVD blog. ;-) I made someone a very fun card for a special day. Head on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see the whole thing!





Have a great week!!

My blog will be a lot busier this week so stay tuned for more art!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Throwback Thursday! Finding Atlantis Passport Journal

Welcome to a Throwback Thursday project! Today for Eileen Hull's Facebook Live show she shared how to create a Junk Journal using the Passport Book Die. Some of us on the Inspiration Team thought it would be fun to share some of our past projects using the die. This is a project I made last spring and one of my all time favorites. =) It's a long post so I cut out the tutorial. (See here for the original post.)

Also, we've started an Eileen Hull Fan Club Facebook Group! If you'd like to be inspired, share tips and tricks and your projects then it's the place for you! Just request to join and someone will add you right away. Everyone is welcome.


front
The cover is made from embossed brown Paper Leather (two layers glued together) with black Inksheet details (Instructions following. The spine is also Paper Leather covered with copper foil.

back
The inner pages are all cut from white Paper Leather, colored with Tea Dye Distress Ink using the Wrinkle Free Distress technique, and then stamped using various brown and black Ranger Archival Inks. I thought about taking a photo of the enormous pile of stamps I had out for all these inner pages but figured this post was long enough already lol.


The octopus image is made using a die and white Inksheet! The Inksheets act like a resist on your substrate and allow you to use thin dies like stamps! Instructions following…


I also discovered you can use stencils with the Inksheets. On these pages I used the Bare Branches stencil and a gold Inksheet to impress the branches onto the page (plus it acts as a resist!)





I've added bits of "ephemera" into the journal, like the author clipped in letters, sketches, maps and specimens.



Almost done!





The supplies I used for this project can be found at Sizzix or Simon Says Stamp. Follow the links below and a shopping you may go. ;-) Some links are affiliate links and there will be no additional cost to you but they help support my art endeavor. Thanks!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Father's Day Adventure with Topflight Stamps

Have you heard about Topflight Stamps? It's a new online store that is a source for different, unique, and hard-to-find art stamps from around the world. I must admit that every time I see one of the slideshows of new stamps on Instagram my wish list gets longer! Today I've created a Father's Day card (doesn't hurt to get ahead ;-) ) for my husband using the Joy Crafts BBQ Stamp Set and Campfire Die. Take a look:


Card front

Pop UP inside!

The card base is one of Karen Burniston's interactive dies, the Lucy Label Pop Up. I used some patterned paper from my stash and some Tim Holtz dies to set the scene. I chose to use the camping themed stamps from the set and the coordinating campfire die to complete the woodsy interior.

The Topflight Stamps blog is getting off to a good start! Check it out to see designer projects and get store updates. New stamps are coming in all the time. Thanks for stopping by!


Most of the supplies I used for this project can be found at Sizzix or Simon Says Stamp. Follow the links below and a shopping you may go! Some links are affiliate links and there will be no additional cost to you but they help support my art endeavor. Thanks!