Friday, 1 December 2017

Grateful for my Journey- An art Journal Page.

Good Morning Bloggers,
 Lisa here with a Mixed media update.
I am Blessed.
 In so many ways, an amazing family, incredible friends,
 a job that keeps me on my game and a craft that allows me
 creative freedom and is a perfect stress reliever.
I am a creative who loves to give and share their art wholy,
so today I am sharing with you a piece of art the I have created, 
that reflects the pure gratitude I have, for those who assist my life journey.

Being a creative giver has its perks.
Recently the amazingly generous folks at Ranger Ink,
today I am sharing with you what I have created using the new Letter It range
and a few of my fave Ranger products.

Letter It
Is a carefully curated collection of stamps, pens, embossing powders,
 pearl powders, mediums, tools, and surfaces designed to work together
 so you can create beautifully personalized cards, tags, gifts and
 more for all of life's occasions!

I am not really a card maker, even though I do make cards,
 and tags, yeah, I may make a handful per year, if that.
So playing with this new cool new product, I took out my small Ranger Dylusions journal,
because for me, my art journal is definitely the place to play, and experiment with new mediums. 

I started with a light coat of Bubblegum pink Dylusions paint using a baby wipe
(yep the colour is off in the pic above,
 because I needed to capture the beauty of the perfect pearls).
Perfect pearl powder; not something I have ever played with before.
I just YouTubed a video or 2 and I have to say, I love the shimmering subtle results - if you know me, you would know that subtle is not really my thing, but this is beautiful for a background element.

 Next, I added a strip of paper from the drop sheet on my art table..... don't underestimate this jewel in your creative arsenal of supplies. One's drop sheet will give your art a beautiful mixture of colour, texture, and random elements that one would find hard to actually create on its own.
I always add a little paint around the paper I have added, to work the piece together.

 A little stamping with a Dina Wakley Background stamp using archival Ink in black and plum.
Then a Dina Medieval Cross stencil which I embossed with Ranger Bridal Tinsel embossing powder.
I cut a few leaves from my drop sheet and added them to each side
 for extra elements and to create a balance across the page.
Back to the Letter It stamp set where I selected a few stamps,
 to create a title and emboss the words with Ranger Gun Metal Embossing Powder.

 And a few more letter stamps to emboss

I added a little extra detail using the Letter It metalic markers and a Stabilo black magic pencil.
Happy with the result, I really enjoyed playing with these fun items,
definitely not just for the card/tag enthusiast.

Thanks for dropping by the SC blog headquarters,
I'll be back next week with a new mixed media update.
Lisa xx


  1. what fun new products! I have some perfect pearls that I have never used - lol. I need to get them out now!!

  2. Love!!
    You rocked those new things!