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Art Journal Swapping!

A bunch of Instagram friends and I are swapping art journals this year and like always I procrastinated until almost the last day before I got started working on it LOL.  The good news is that I'm done and it's on it's way to the next friend.

Here's the page I did in Pia's art journal...

Erin Bassett - FJSWAP Pages - April 2013

Here's a closer view of those sea horses...
Erin Bassett - FJSWAP Pages - April 2013I wasn't quite sure what type of eye they have so I winged it.  ;)

For the lettering side of the layout I hand wrote "peace" and stamped the rest.  It reads: PEACE: It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be there in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.


Erin Bassett - FJSWAP Pages - April 2013
If you want to see what others in the group have created so far, search "#fjswap" on Instagram.  I will keep posting about the pages I make here and when I get my art journal back I will definitely post about it!! So excited!!

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Mixed Media Birthday Card

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Silhouette Cameo Spray Ink Birthday Card

It's not often that I do mixed media on cards...and frankly I don't know why.  I really should do it!  I had fun with this card!


Silhouette Cameo Spray Ink Birthday Card
You can see that I used a bit of spray ink on it...and I covered the over-spray with some washi tape.

Silhouette Cameo Spray Ink Birthday Card

 

I cut the card out with my Silhouette Cameo ("bohemian gate fold card" design) and added some doodling too it.  The teal blue leaf pattern down the side was done in my letterpress using the Petals printing plate and the "happy birthday" text was letterpressed with the one of the printing plates that comes with the letterpress.

Silhouette Cameo Spray Ink Birthday Card


I also added some bling, doodles with a white Sharpie, and some stamping on the back side of the card.

Silhouette Cameo Spray Ink Birthday Card

 

Here's a close up of how it turned out.  I'm really liking it!  Oh, and I know I say this a lot, but don't forget that you get 20% off your Lifestyle Crafts purchases when you use coupon code "ERIN"...so stock up on letterpress and die cutting stuff!!
Silhouette Cameo Spray Ink Birthday Card

 

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Celebrate Today!

I believe everyday should be celebrated!  Which is one reason why I tend to scrapbook way more everyday moments then holidays!  But, today I'm not sharing a scrapbook layout, I'm sharing a simple framed piece of wall decor that I made to go along with the "celebrate today" theme.

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I used some pretty background papers by Studio Calico and sewed them together with my sewing machine.  Then I cut out the “celebrate today” text twice using my Silhouette Cameo…once on brown cardstock and once on black cardstock.  When I glued to two layers together I let the black peek out a tiny bit behind the brown to give it a bit of a shadow.

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And then I was ready to make the cupcake using the Basically Bare Stack-A-Bellies Cupcakes.  I love that the pack has pieces that are felt, chipboard, and cardboard…I used the felt frosting (there's two different styles in the package!), the cardboard cake, and the chipboard wrapper.  They looked so cute all stacked up that I really didn’t have to do too much to them.  I just “wallpapered” the chipboard wrapper and added a few embellishments.

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I love that they are so dimensional when stacked up!!  It looks so cool,  especially when I added the glass back into the frame.  (I removed the glass from the frame to take photos with out a glare.)

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And here is the final piece!

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A Birthday Badge For the Birthday Girl!

Erin Bassett - Birthday Badge

My eldest niece is going to be turning 6 soon...and of course since she's super excited so I made her this birthday badge using Lifestyle Crafts Fancy Envelope Tab dies, Antique Doily die, and Nesting Circles die.  

I created the number 6 with my Silhouette Studio Software and cut it out with my Cameo...here's the Silhouette cut file. {enjoy!!}  I then ran it through my Epic Six it with a ProvoCraft Polka Dots embossing folder...did you know that most brands of embossing folders and dies work in it?  Next, I used the Zig Emboss pen on each of the polka dots and then sprinkled clear embossing powder over it and embossed it with my heat gun.  At that point I really liked how it looked....but I knew my niece would want some sparkle on it!  So I dug out my Stickles, which changed the color of the paper a bit, but I am ok with it.  ;)

Erin Bassett - Birthday Badge - CloseUp2

And lastly I just distressed the circle diecut and added some stitching around just about everything.  Oh and by the way, all those cute papers are Margie's Vintage Marketplace papers...love!!

Erin Bassett - Birthday Badge - CloseUp1
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Art Journal: Flower Solace

The Zig design team was challenged to create something with the theme "spring bloom," and here's what I came up with...

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All of the black ink doodles and words were done with Zig Millennium Pens and the background was done with acrylic paint, stamps, old book pages.  I cut out some flowers with my Silhouette Cameo (which is on comes with bonus stuff at Amazon right now! Check it out here!!), and adhered the flowers to the page, and then painted and doodled them up.
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Erin Bassett - Zig - Art Journal - Flower Solace1
Erin Bassett - Zig - Art Journal - Flower Solace1

And then lastly I added this flower quote I really like by John Ruskin: "Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity."
Erin Bassett - Zig - Art Journal - Flower Solace1

Check out what the rest of the team did here!

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