Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bright Bite, Stamp Carving AND Art Journal Everyday!!

   I hope you all enjoyed a beautiful Spring weekend as we have here in NE PA! I managed to tackle some "frogs", get some sun, take an online class lesson and make a card for Trigger Tuesday!

  First up is a post combining my first "Stamp Carving 101" lesson thru Julie Balzer along with her "Art Journal Everyday" project. You can click on the badges on the sidebar on the right. This is my first online class and I cannot tell you how wonderful it is-and I 've only just begun!!!! Julie is an incredible, detailed and informative teacher and I can honestly say I would trust any class she offers to give me that same attention. Yes there are freebie videos all over the internet but, honestly, they just don't compare. On a side note, my talented artist friend Lenna Andrews is taking it "with" me and she graciously agreed to my proposal of creating tags for each other showcasing our carved stamps from the lessons. It is sure to be a wonderfully creative tag book of our class!

  Here is my entry for Art Journal Everyday showcasing my very first hand carved stamp - a heart:

  I used Dylusion stencils (see sidebar badge)  in the background with acrylic paints. At the top is washi tape . I played around to see what things I could come up with  for my newly carved stamp and after playing around I colored some things in with watercolor crayons.

And now , my Tuesday Trigger card for this week at  Moxie Fab World.

Here is the DELISH trigger:

And this is the card I came up with:

   I wanted to capture the vibrant colors and delicateness of the cookies so I made tissue paper posies 
was thrilled to find the perfect colored tissue papers in my stash!
Here is a side view to show the layers I "popped" with foam adhesive dots:

   I'm quite happy with the result. Products used: white cardstock, tissue papers, Grand Calibur die cut machine along with Labels Eight  and Big Scalloped Circles Lg. dies (Spellbinders), rubber   stamp sentiment (Impression Obsession), colored brads, dye ink (Vivid!-Pink).                             

PS- Did anyone notice that on the pink posie I used a heart shaped brad?
Thank you taking a peek. I do love hearing from you and seeing what you have to share too.

"Art makes the world go 'round. Keep me spinning."
                                         Linda Kunsman


  1. Love your journal page, your carved heart and your TT card, Linda! You go, girl!!!

  2. What a great idea for the tissue flowers on the cards. They do have that fluffy cookie quality. Love your art journal, I want to start one, I will look into that class. Barb

  3. Linda I love your heart butterflies and balloons. Love the card too. This weekend even I carved some stamps and today tried one of them in my Art Journal page-:) As for Julie's class I totally agree with you. She is one of the best teachers. I've taken her 30days Art Journal class.

  4. I love the colors of the flowers. They look edible. I never tried stamp carving, but I find it amazing what people come up with.

  5. Hey Linda! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  6. awww, linda : ))) I just posted about doing the first lesson this weekend and mentioned you too!!

  7. Hi Linda, your new class sounds wonderful! I love taking online classes too and am enjoying one with Misty Mawn right now...I am learning to draw!
    Your journal page is fabulous! It looks like you are really enjoying yourself.
    Your card too is so colorful and pretty! Well done!

  8. Extra fun being in "class" with an art buddy...
    your pages are so colorful as is your pretty card...
    lovely how you've used your heart stamp for flowers too!
    can't wait to see more of your stamp carving!

    you really DID capture the cookies perfectly in tissue paper = WOW!

    YOUR quote is fabulous!!!


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