Sunday, June 2, 2013


Brought to you by the Krazy Crafting Crew

Our independant hop team is bringing you colorful delightful creations for summer time projects!
If you have just stumbled upon the hop, Robin Lane from "Create-a-Latte" will be your hostess today, you can start from the beginning and work your way through, to get all the inspiration we have to offer. The whole line up will be provided at the end of this post.

Here is a photo of the blog candy our hostess has up for grabs:

For my project I opted to do an art journal page.  I started by coating my page with gesso.  I was impatient and did not allow it to dry enough when I started adding my Derwent Inktense Blocks and my Watercolor Crayons.

Next I added water.  I smeared them with a cosmetic sponge.  Usually the lines disappear but since the gesso was not quite dry it left some there.  I wish I had started with my Distress Inks.  

I then started adding acrylic and dimensional paints.  I don't often use those little bottles of sticles so I took them out.  Of course I squirted too hard and the bottle burst open and I got too much.  I added and added and the paper was saturated.  I rolled over it with a paper towel and got some interesting lined texture.

Next I had to wait forever for all those layers of paint to dry.  Eventually I got to add my favorite texture medium - DryDex Spackle with a Crafters Workshop Template.

And now I will make my sun a glorious yellow and add my title!  I sprinkled some pink and yellow alcohol inks but they were very dark so I added some gesso over them.  I put gold perfect pearls over the whole sun.

I created my title from Basic Grey Hip chipboard letters and colored them black with my Pitt pen.  I found this great swirly transparency which I cut apart and placed in the corners.  I also added some black rhinestones.

I hope you have enjoyed my creation today, I would love for you to visit again, we have hops with new themes every first Sunday of each month.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for some blog candy offered throughout the hop. Some blogs are offering extra perks! They all have their own wishes for you to win, so don't forget to read the rules for each one as when they are offering every blog has different requirements for entries.

Thank you for stopping by and hopping with us! We love to inspire you so be sure to come back for more!
Here is the line up to help you navigate through..


  1. Lovely! Thank you for sharing your technique with us!

    Ellen (CardMonkey)

  2. Awesome journal page. Love the colors and the textures. The black sentiment and flourishes pop right off the page. Fantastic job.

  3. What a beautiful page! Very colorful!

  4. No matter the problems along the way, the end result is beautiful!

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

  5. Although I have lots of pretty paper, I often end up making my own. Yours inspires me to try a new technique. Thanks for sharing.

  6. WOW! love that technique... will have to attempt to try... that sun just sparkles!! TFS

  7. Fabulous result. Thanks for sharing your technique!

  8. What a beautiful creation. TFS.
    D~ dmcardmaker (at AOL)

  9. My DD has recently gotten into art journaling. I'm planning to pin this beauty a/the link back here to the details you kindly provided (ty) for her.

  10. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial! Loved seeing the process step by step. I will try it!

    La-Vie B.
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

  11. This is fab - isn't it great when we can work this, even with the ups and downs :-) TFS

  12. What a unique project! I love that you showed us a "play-by-play" of how you made it too - TFS :)

    Love 2 Create

  13. I think it turned out amazing even if it didn't turn out how you pictured it!! Thanks for sharing.

    racincrafts at aim dot com

  14. you have a lot of patience to go thru all the steps. I'm glad you showed from the beginning to the end, cause I never would have put that A-Z together in my mind. It's amazing what each of those steps do and I enjoy watching the creativity. TFS

  15. lots of steps but a very beautiful card love all the colors

    1. Michele it's not a card - it's an art journal page. I never would use all that medium on a card - I don't think it would hold up - a lot of that was wet mediums. thanks for the compliment though!

  16. Wow! I can't believe how this piece came together. Each step added something until you had this masterpiece!

  17. Awesome. I love the way you showed us from start to finish. And the end look is AWESOME!!!

  18. Wow! What a unique BG! And the black lettering and accents really pop! Nice job!