Aug 30, 2022

PaperArtsy Tracy Scott & Jofy Mixed Media Art Journal Pages


Hello friends!  I hope you all are well today!  I've got a doozy of a post, so I hope you'll grab a cuppa and enjoy.  I've been spending loads of time with my Mother playing in our art and making heaps of gel prints.  I've made tons of cards and decided to also make some art journal pages.  I purchased a second ABM Go Dutch spiral journal just for my PaperArtsy pages.  I just adore the size of this journal and the watercolor pages, though it seems a pity to cover them up with cardstock prints!  Ah well...

For this page I made a background with Dirty Lime and Captain Peacock Fresco Chalk Acrylics using my 8x10" Gel Press printing plate.  The sentiment is by Lin Brown (ELB05).  I used Sara Naumann's stencil PS101 with Cloud Nine for the white dots.  For the grungy background marks I used Tracy Scott's stamp set TS041 Versaclare in Warm Breeze and mixed in some scribbly journaling. 

The flowers are so much fun!  They are by Jo Firth Young, JOFY80.  I added details with my Prism brush markers and Posca white paint pen. 

The scalloped edge was from Jo's stamp set JOFY79.  I had used her stencil PS309 and the same colors of Frescos for a different gel print and attached it here, with some grungy stitches to frame the page.  I had so much fun making this one!  I hope it gives you some ideas of how to use your gel prints in new ways.

My next page is based on one of my favorite ever gel prints.  I had so much fun making this one!  I used Frescos in Tangy, Calypso, Sargasso, Bubble Gum and Cloud Nine along with a Tracy Scott stencil PS126

I had used some of my prints to create the card above which I shared HERE.  I was in love with this flower stamp set on these multicolored prints!  So I decided to recreate in an AJ page. 

 The flowers are from Tracy's stamp set TS047, an absolute favorite!  I used my Posca markers to add some details. 

That awesome squiggly stamp is the above mentioned stamp set by Jo, JOFY80.  The words are also from the above mentioned set by Lin Brown, ELB05.  I used them to cover some private journaling and love that pop of Bubble Gum pink! 

Find these awesome PaperArtsy stamps at your local retailer today!  And many thanks for stopping by!

Aug 25, 2022

Vintage Style Junk Journal Diary Video


Hi friends!  I'm happy to share a new junk journal with you today, one that I worked on since last November and finally finished for my dear friend Barbara.  This journal was made with an old Reader's Digest cover and an added cloth spine.  It features four signatures of handmade and vintage paper and a few sheets of double sided scrapbook paper. 

I added lots of free printables, many of which you can find on my Pinterest printable board HERE.  I added vintage ephemera and some crocheted lace along the edge.  I'm sharing a flip through on my YouTube channel HERE.  I'm celebrating hitting the 500 subscribers mark this week and I hope you will subscribe to see more videos in the future.

My fabric spine turned out way too thick and I talk about how I worked with that in the video.  I hope it gives you some ideas.

I used as much "junk" as possible, including this linens label and an old notebook page from my mom's mixed tape notebook from the 80's.  Ha! 

This page has a waxed paper bread package sewn on to make a pocket.  Fun!

And here I've stamped onto a huge teabag.

My friend loves to visit the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, so I added some fancy castle flaps for her to tuck some memory tickets and ephemera beneath. 

The page above has a cool mini bag from my friend Teresa when I went to Texas and the page below has a handmade envelope from my other friend Theresa.  Love that cheetah print!

There are tons more pages and you can see them all in the video.  I hope this has inspired you to persevere in making your own journal, no matter how large the spine!  Ha ha.  Hugs, Autumn

Aug 17, 2022

Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps Autumn Birds, Leaves & Flowers


Hello friends!  I'm back to share my second batch of cards for my August Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps guest designer stint.  Good news, I'll be back in September with a new round of cards!  Yay!  I hope you're enjoying seeing these beautiful faith themed stamps in action and are getting some card ideas for your own future creativity.  I was really in the mood to get inky!  So my first card features a watery Distress Ink background, which I overstamped with the Texture Tiles 4 Plaid on the diagonal, then splashing with some water to grunge it up a little.  I finished with some fussy cut inky pieces from the gorgeous Autumn Splendor stamp set.  I adore this stamp, especially because it features sentiments designed by my dear friend and former owner of Verve Stamps, Julee Tilman.  I couldn't wait to get these sentiments into my stamp collection!


I couldn't help making all of my cards in a fall theme.  This card could easily be CASEd for different seasons.  I colored and fussy cut the birdie from the Singing Praises stamp set and layered with the gorgeous Psalm strip.  I stamped the Blooming Anemones in the background and watercolored the entire panel, finishing by sponging the edges darker.  I used my leftover inks to splash the panel for interest.  

My Grandmother and I always recited the 91st Psalm while lying in bed at night.  It was her very favorite and, as a result, is mine.  I love that this stamp is designed to be standard card width! 

For my final card this month, again I used the Texture Tiles 4 stamp set on an inky background.  I repeatedly stamped the Long Stem Silhouettes over the plaid background.  I stamped another and cut it with the coordinating die, which I layered over a strip of music paper and some wrapped twine. 

I partially stamped the sentiment from the Hymn Word Art set onto an inky oval. This card is quite unlike my last cards made with these gorgeous florals, where I used pastels and hung the stems upside down to mimic dried flowers!  But it's amazing that they are so versatile and will work with every season and a multitude of sentiments.  I hope you're inspired today and will check out this unique stamp company.  Thank you Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps for this privilege!

See all of my Sweet 'N Sassy Card Posts HERE!

Aug 4, 2022

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Faith Art Cardmaking


Hi dear friends!  I'm ever so happy to be a guest designer this month for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!  You can find the cards I shared last year as guest designer HERE.  I've been itching to play again.  


My first card trio features the gorgeous Long Stem Silhouettes Bundle.  This stamp and die set feature three gorgeous flower bunches.  I decided to use them like dried flowers.  I stamped my backgrounds with the flowers, then layered on a cut out version over over them.  I folded a paper doily over the top to add to the cottage feel.  

I splashed lots of watery ink and sponged the edges of each panel for interest, then stamped the scripture from the Singing Praises stamp set.  I thought it was perfect for hanging flowers because we all feel a little wilted at times and can trust in God to give us strength for each day.  I made three cards because it's good to have encouragement cards on hand, but doing three colorways made it more fun for me (who dislikes repetition). 

I decided to make another encouragement card and use the Long Stem Silhouette stamps in a different way.  I used a circle punch and torn paper to make masks for this inky scene.  I used the flowers along the bottom for foliage and stamped the eagle from the Woodland Scene Silhouettes stamp and a different scripture stamp from the Singing Praises set.  For the clouds, I used a water brush to lift some of the ink.  The highlights are from Posca paint pens. 

Next I had a little chalkboard fun with the INCREDIBLE Hymn Word Art stamp set.  This set has been on top of my wish list for ages.  I embossed in white on black CS and used a piece of chalk to create the chalkboard effect.  For my background, I  made an inky panel with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and stamped flowers from the Succulents set, even fussy cutting one as a focal element.  I layered with the Hearts & Stars Scallop Border Die cut pieces for contrast.  I look forward to sharing even more cards with you this month.  I hope these have been an encouragement.  Hugs, Autumn

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