Creating a Boldly Coloured Mixed Media Art Journal Page

Today and I'm being brave and stepping out of my comfort zone a little, to share a bold and vibrant page inspired by the art of Tracy Verdugo. My art journal spread was created using an array of my favourite products from sprays to paints - available from the Lulu Art online store! The basic idea for this page is lots of layers, LOTS of LAYERS, each one different to the last, using different products for each layer, though I... Read more →

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Alter and Up-cycle Prima Paper Flowers

In keeping with this month's theme of RECYCLING we are going to use a few unloved supplies and left-over scraps in today's post, which is a little bit of fun and a cool way to use all those odd flowers you have collected over the years! You guessed it - we are going to alter and Up-cycle some paper flowers, because no-one likes to have random flowers hanging about that you can't use! Keep reading and we will take a... Read more →

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Testing 3 Minc Mediums (Ink, Spray & Paste) over 3 Popular Sprays!

Today I'm conducting a little experiment and testing 3 Minc mediums produced by Heidi Swapp - the Minc Reactive Screen Ink, Minc Reactive Mist & Metallic Texture Paste, over 3 popular brands of spray - both sparkly and not sparkly. For my test, I decided to use the extremely sparkly Time Travel Teal - Starburst from Lindy's Stamp Gang, Teal Color Shine from Heidi Swapp and the Cracked Pistachio Distress Spray Stain from Ranger and Tim Holtz. Between these 3... Read more →

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3 Ways to Create Vintage Grunge Effects using Lindy's Stamp Gang Products

Today I'm going to look at 3 different ways to create vintage or grunge effects using your Lindy's Stamp Gang products. Now there are WAY more than 3 ways to do this, but I thought I'd share my 'go to' techniques, the ones that always work, are practically fool-proof and are all quick to do - the result, instant vintage grungy goodness for any project. 1. Vintage / Grunge Background Begin by glueing scraps of paper onto a tag (or... Read more →

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Watercolour Effect Journal Page

Hello again - I hope you are all having an amazing month - I am, you know the kind of month where you walk around smiling, happy and singing to yourself - well that's me right now! The Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge palette for May is stunning - absolutely stunning - it pairs some of my absolute favourite Lindy's colours of al time! I felt completely inspired by these colors so I decided to be brave and try something... Read more →

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C.A.S. Sparkly Card made with Scraps

Anyone else out there have trouble throwing away scraps of pretty papers or card, or bit's you've cut off other projects that have interesting colours or patterns, or ANYTHING sparkly??? Come on I KNOW you do - who can throw away bits of Lindy's starburst paper gorgeousness. So to help you use some of that stockpiled yumminess I'm going to show you a really simple idea for using scraps to make a fun card suitable for any occasion. TECHNIQUE Gather... Read more →

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Simple Butterfly Tag using Limor Webber Stamps

The LSG Challenge colours for April are just so fresh and vibrant - I was really looking forward to playing with some of these! So to have a little fun! This is the first project I've been able to complete having moved into our new house. ** CONFESSION ** I haven't finished putting everything away just yet and the majority of the room is a hideous mess - but I'm working on it. By necessity I could only work on... Read more →

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Red and Tan Poinsettia Christmas Card using Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Layered Poinsettia

Welcome back Lindy's fans, I hope you all have your holiday plans more under control than I do! This year over Christmas I am moving house, so instead of my usual flurry of card making and house decorating, I'm packing boxes - LOTS of boxes. In spite of the move, I still wanted to make a quick Christmas card for my Mum and Dad, so I seized the opportunity to create something special using this months' Color Challenge pallet -... Read more →

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Rainbow Journal Page - Quick and Simple

Grab those sunglasses, because the newest Starburst set from Lindy's Stamp Gang is HIGH VOLTAGE!! The colours in the stunning Drop Dead Diva Set are practically neon they are so bright, add in that amazing starburst shimmer and I'm in love! The new set is made up of Sassy Sapphire, Prima Donna Purple, Drop Dead Gorgeous Green, Hi Maintenance Magenta and Bling-y Blonde - there is not one colour in here that I don't LOVE! Now in continuing my theme... Read more →

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Doodling Tricks & Tips: Using Your Leftover Ink or Paint

I've mentioned before that I will often use leftover spray ink, paint etc to add colour to a blank page. Yes I really do this and when feeling a bit aimless I will use one of these pre-coloured random backgrounds. As you may expect the results are shall we say, a little unpredictable, especially since when wiping up leftover inks I completely disregard what might look good, what colours match and anything else resembling an actual thought process - I... Read more →

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Artful Journal Page

Wow where did September come from - I can't believe how fast this year is going! Well I'm here with another project for the Lindy's Stamp Gang monthly Color Challenge - this one is for the month of September. The colours for this month remind me of Autumn / Fall or an outdoor bbq party - they are bold, fresh and upbeat! Now you know by now I find these Color Challenges well quite challenging!!!! This was no exception as... Read more →

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Testing LSG Starbursts on Golden Mediums

Today I'm testing Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays over a variety of Golden products. I'm often see comments on my projects saying 'ooh Love this will this technique work on (insert name of product)?' Now most of the time I've tried a similar idea but sometimes I haven't, so I thought that for today's post I would gather 7 common Golden products and see how the Lindy's Stamp Gang Starbursts react. I'm testing products commonly used by both artists and... Read more →

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Create a Beautiful Rainbow Card with Sparkly Sprays and Glitter Washi

Some days you need to make your own rainbows - this card is today's rainbow! Now I feel I should warn you the mix of the Lindy's Starburst sprays, glitter tape and contrasting black actually made me squeal with delight - so I feel there should be a sparkly squeal alert on this! You've been warned - try this at your own risk :) You Will Need: Lindys' Stamp Gang Products Starbursts: Rudolph's' Red Nose Red, Hottie Patottie Hot Pink,... Read more →

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Doodled Journal Page

The colour palette for this month's Colour Challenge over at Lindy's Stamp Gang is fresh, pretty and feels like spring. I used a three colour combination from the suggested colours, but perhaps chose an interesting mix! Lindy's Stamp Gang Colours Starbursts: Blue Hawaiian Blue, Aloha Avocado, Cape Cod Coral and Peony Scarlett Red To complete the page I have also used: Wink of Stella: Gold Copic: Multi Liner 0.5 and Brush Marker - Black Pilot Choose 0.7 - White &... Read more →

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Silvery Mixed Media Journal Page "In the Moonlight"

Today I'm creating a heavily textured, high-octane sparkle journal page! For me this one was about playing with layering and collage materials and using ideas I've seen on the internet from our own gorgeous Marta Lapkowska and Finnabair aka Anna Dabrowska (ie: gesso over collage) and layered journal pages and building on this, to create something with my own flavour - which as you know is sparkly! I think this page turned out with a total Christmas or Winter feel... Read more →

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Simple Watercolor Journal Page Background

Today I'm going to step away from my usual page style for a change and create something simple. There are days when I just want to put a thought on paper and add a simple illustration, so that's what I'm doing today. Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays are perfect for creating layered and super sparkly pages, but are equally wonderful for paler and simpler artworks. They are also a dream to journal over and worked beautifully with my Copic Multi Liners.... Read more →

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LSG Christmas Cards - One Technique Three Cards

Today I'm sharing a little Lindy's Stamp Gang love and showing off one of the new products Purely White Embossing Powder. I'm also hoping to inspire you with 3 different cards all using the same basic technique. I don't know about you, but Christmas cards always cause me a little bit of panic: how will I get them all done, how can I keep the costs down, what can I make that is a bit different? Well, using this technique,... Read more →

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Steampunk Inspired Abstract Father's Day Card

I took one look at this month's Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge and knew exactly what I was going to create! Does that happen to you sometimes? Without being conscious of it, I've been thinking about something like this for a while - it's funky, it's abstract and depending on your colour choices it could be a perfect masculine Birthday or Father's Day card! If you don't have the wire you could substitute with string or twine - the important... Read more →

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Journal Page using Lindy's Flat Shot Paints

I received a little parcel yesterday and inside were some yummy new products from Lindy's Stamp Gang, the new Under the Boardwalk Flat Shot colours were calling my name so I decided to sit down and just splash some colour around in my journal to see how they behave - and I really do mean that I splashed them around! SUPPLIES Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Shots from Under the Boardwalk set: Tilt-a-Wheel Teal, Raspberry Lemonade, Pop Rock Purple & Orange... Read more →

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I Must Be a Mermaid Journal Page

This month's Color Challenge over at Lindy's Stamp Gang is full of vibrant exciting colours and I couldn't wait to play! The first thing I did was grab the colours that I had that were closest to the challenge colours and spray a journal page just to see how they looked together - the answer - super yummy! Lindy's Stamp Gang Products Flat Fabio Sprays: Hibiscus Rose, Caribbean Blue and Kissin' Kenickie Coral Starburst Sprays: Tea Pot Purple and Sea... Read more →

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Rainbow Grunge Background

Today I'm going to show you all how to create a vibrant Rainbow Grunge Background suitable for cards, pages, journals even canvas! This background style is particularly useful for low mojo days as it is low stress, uses up extra paint, when finished can be used as a base for many different projects and of course, it can be created in any colours you like! Make sure you read right to the end as I have a little challenge for... Read more →

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Non-Traditional Christmas Colours

This will be a little unusual for me in that this is a simple idea and it's not just that I think it's a simple idea, but it's actually really easy. Now the reason I've done this is because several times a year we all need to make bulk cards - I don't know about you all but I dread this! So today I will show you how to make a gorgeous background that I've chosen to use on a... Read more →

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Neon Pink and Navy Non-Traditional Christmas Card

The crew over at Lindy's Stamp Gang are really excited to introduce the August color challenge! It is our hope that we encourage you to try new color combinations, and introduce you to new Lindy’s Stamp Gang colors! So the rules: Help us spread the word! Share our color challenge graphic in your blog post and link to the Lindy’s Stamp Gang blog http://lindystampgang.wordpress.com , where the challenge can be found. For every 50 people that enter, we’ll have one... Read more →

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Quick Backgrounds using Lindy's Leftovers!

Occassionally on my video clips I'll be working on a project using my Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays and I'll say 'You don't need to waste the excess, just use a piece of card to mop up the left overs and you can use it as a background". Well I thought today that I'd show you one way to use those pieces of mopping up card. What I used: Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays: Afternoon Delight Denim, Passionate Plum and... Read more →

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Faux Copper Verdigris Patina with Lindy's Stamp Gang Products

Uh oh - I think I'm in love with another technique! You've all seen me use salt on projects before to achieve unique patterns, like my yummy textured mixed media background. Well today I'm using a similar process to add a pattern and texture to make a faux copper verdigris patina created with Lindy's Stamp Gang Products. I think I've hit the product combination spot on to create a realistic faux version of verdigris - have a look and let... Read more →

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