Sunday, April 22, 2018

Happy Sunday! It's a New Release Weekend, NEW Rubber Stamps!!

Good Morning (or Evening depending where in the World you are )!

This is a fun busy weekend for the whole creative team at Blank Page Muse, it's a New Release Weekend!

Two of our amazing designers, Pam Bray and Cathy Frailey, have made some new must-have rubber stamps! Muse Jess did a Facebook Live reveal of the stamps last Friday, if you missed it, no problem! You can hope over to our Facebook Fan Group and see it anytime. HERE is the link to the group. She shows the stamps being used and some quick techniques, love to see you over there, leave her a bit of comment love, won't you?

Our first set is designed by Cathy Frailey. It's called Soulful Dolls. Cathy finds her inspiration in designing stamps from her own photographs and self portraits.

Soulful Dolls is available in the Blank Page Muse shop now. 
For the next 10 days, until April 20th 2018, it is available at a special sale price. For the first time you are able to buy single un-mounted stamps from the sheet as well!
Check it out, grab it now at the special price.

Here are a some samples made by our fabulous creative team, enjoy!


Baby Dolls art tag by Sharon Rogers


Artistic Soul card by Cathy Norton. 
This stamp is from a photo of Cathy Frailey herself,
 dreamy cool stamp for any card or journal page!


Our next stamp set is from Pam Bray Designs, called Art Journaling Mixed Media Stamps Set 1


These stamps are created from the actual hand made drawings by Pam Bray.
 This mixture of grungy doodled goodness will help
 add texture and depth to any stamping project and 
features some wonderful focal stamps! 

Order the full sheet now at a special price before it goes back to normal! 
See a single stamp you just have to have from the set? Super! The stamps can be purchased singly, un-mounted in the shop, too. Visit our shop, HERE.

Pam was awesome and made some samples to share, too.
She will be sharing some projects soon. Here is her blog.


Muse Sharon created this fabulous index card art!




We have lots more inspiration coming to these pages all month long and a fun creative challenge for you to play along and get a chance to win some stamps. More details can be found HERE

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Creating Backgrounds - Go Confidently Card

Hello Ladies,
If you feel intimidated by stamping backgrounds, fear no more.  One stamp and an ombre ink pad are all you need.   By using an ombre ink pad with multiple colors you can create a rich background full of depth.  With each new inking of the stamp re-position it and rotate it to a new angle when stamping it to paper.  You can create stunning backgrounds with little effort that make even a beginner seem like an expert.



Blank Page Muse Stamp Sets:
Other Supplies:
  • ombre ink pad
  • black ink pad
  • permanent black marker
  • gems
  • liquid adhesive
  • clear mounting block
Directions:
1. Select a small flourish stamp to create a complete background by repeatedly stamping the same design to fill the paper.  Alter the angle and placement of each new image.  Ink the stamp in various places around the ink pad so that each new impression is a mix of slightly different colors than the last.

2.Attach the stamped panel to a red card base leaving a 1" border at the top.  Trim any excess overhanging paper.

3. Stamp a sentiment using black ink along the top edge of the cardbase.

4. Stamp a female onto cardstock and use a black marker to color in the outline and create a solid black silhouette.  Carefully, cut it out and adhere to the lower left edge of the card.

5.  Stamp three butterflies onto white cardstock and cut out. Then embellish them with small gems to create their bodies.  Finally, adhere them to the cardbase.

 A Closer Look:
 
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Come play with us in the Monthly Creative Challenge

  Blank Page Muse Creative Challenge.
This month's theme is Black & White +1 color.
Create a new project following the theme and add it via the Inlinkz linky tool.
There will be a random drawing prize for a Blank Page Muse Gift Certificate.
You can find all the guidelines HERE.

To learn more about our fabulous designer Karen and see more of her projects
visit her blog...Art & Soul.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bird Lady Art Tag



Greetings Chris here and today I am excited to share this artsy tag I created with my Blank Page Muse Stamps. 

Stamps used 

Other Supplies
Tag
Archival Ink
Glitter Mists
Coordinating card stock


Stamp Bird Lady from Love Faith & Family Vintage Art  and Creativity Quote from Dandelion Wishesonto tag with Archival Ink. 




Stamp "Art" from  Art Journaling 2 repeatedly onto tag.


Stamp Flourish from Art Journaling 2 repeatedly onto tag.



Mist tag and splatter with Glitter Mists as desired. 





Mat tag onto coordinating card stock to finish.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Forever

Hello Blank Page Muse Fans!
I hope you are all enjoying the fabulous creations being shared on the blog so far this month!
It's always great to see how everyone uses the stamps in their own style - it's also very inspiring!
I hope I can inspire you today to create some quick black & white + one colour tags to follow our theme this month and also to give you an opportunity to join in with the challenge theme!

Supplies:
Blank Page Muse Stamps: Dandelion Wishes with Butterflies
Blank Page Muse Stamps: Romance Classic Couples ("Forever" word stamp)
Tags - any size
Black & White textured and plain papers
Scraps of White Card
Ink pad in your chosen colour
Ink spray in same/similar colour as ink pad
Posca Pen - black or white
Embellishments: ribbon, twine, cloth scraps
General tools: scissors, glue stick, 450 glue (or similar), hole punch
Instructions:
Start by collecting some white papers with various textures, embossing and finishes - a great way to use up scraps of paper. This will work for any size tag and all you need is a glue stick to attach.


Tear your paper into strips approx. 1.5cm in width. There is no need to be neat!


Start at the bottom of your tag and apply glue with the stick and start to layer your torn strips of paper making sure to overlap and allow to hang over the sides!


Once the glue is dry trim around the edges with your scissors and punch the hole back in the top of the tag with the hole punch. It's a great idea to make several of these whilst you have lots of torn strips of paper - put some away to use when you need a quick make!


Using the Posca pens edge the borders of the tags. As you can see a black border for the white covered tag and vice versa!


Next stamp the butterfly inages and "forever" wording onto white cardstock using your chosen colour. You can also use ink spray to colour a piece of cloth. Edge the wording with the ink pad as well to add a border. Arrange your elements on the tag and adhere with glue - I always like to fold up the butterfly wings and just adhere the stamped image in the middle so you get a 3D look on your tag. Tie some fibres or ribbon in the same colour to the top of the tag.

Now you have some quick and easy tags!

Thanks for joining me today! Hope you will fond the time to play along with the Blog Challenge and also pop over to the Facebook Group for fun and creations!








Sunday, April 15, 2018

Unleash Your Weird Art Journal Page

Hello all

I am back with an art journal page using the color theme for April's Challenge. 
Black and red made me want to use skulls, so I did.


Stamp sets used

Stencils
Black gesso
Red Paint
White Paint
Brayer
Black ink pad
Red ink pad
Marker pens


Start the page off by drawing the words onto a plain sheet using a marker pen,
 then coloring them in.


Cut out the words and put them to one side for now.


Use the Grungy Cobwebs Background stamp and use it over a blank page. Next use a brayer to roll red paint over a stencil and then use the stencil like a stamp across the page.


Add the next stencil using black gesso


Spray the whole page with black mist spray and leave it to dry. Next add white paint to the background by rolling it over a stencil.



Add the words to the page and then stamp out a few skulls from the Dribonze set and the Halloween On a Shelf set. Cut them out add add them around the page to finish.


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