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Forest Goodies and Other Projects

 Hello Crafty Friends.

I just got the Stamperia Forest Paper and Die Cuts in the mail so I had to play with them right away.  

I have a combo creation - journal page and card. 

On the journal page I used my 6x6 Dina Wakley Journal and laid a base of gesso.  I then used Dina's pastel crayons and some SU! inks and stamps.  Also added in some TH Dress Ink in Vintage Photo since I don't know how to make anything without it  (seriously).  

The eagle is a Stamperia Forest die cut and is coated with gesso.  Did a bit of stenciling and distressing to finish the page off.  I am linking this the the **Art*Journal*Journey* September Texture Theme (last day - can't wait to see what October's Theme will be).  The die cut and the little smears add texture to the already very textured page.  

I love the blue and green together and was inspired to made a quick card for my Son-in-law who cut down some tree limbs for us the other day.  The paper in the middle is from the Stamperia Forest collection as is the sentiment and deer (all coated with gesso to take off the shine).  The frame was inspired by the TLC814 challenge on - love Anita's idea/sketch.  I will be doing it again soon!  Inked around the edges and splattered with water to get the distressing.  Added a bit of white paint for extra distressing.

Also did these cards this weekend:

This flower card is for several challenges including one to use paper towel mop ups.  This flower is the last of my paper towel pages that my Grandson Lewis made.  He assured me he would come make me some more!  I haven't ever liked this flower die (had it forever) but this card made me love it! The background is a monoprint using a plaid stencil.

Had to use the rest of my stencil monoprint, cased the featured stamper on Splitcoaststampers and had to use the DRS Bucket of Sunflowers image again.  This time I stamped the image 4 times and fussy cut the flowers  I watercolored the flowers and restamped them in the MISTI after it dried.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  




  1. Gorgeous art. Love the colour and texture of that flower, so beautiful! Have fun with your new goodies, enjoy plaing. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  2. Wow, you page and cards are stunning! I love the distressed look that you created with the stamps and stencils and your new Stamperia goodies look so beautiful too - amazing textures 😀. I'm in love with that big flower card too, the paper towel and beaded centre is just gorgeous! Then there is your autumnal card - perfect! Thanks so much for playing along this month at Art Journal Journey, it's always a pleasure to see you there! Hugs, Jo x

  3. Your eagle page is gorgeous (thank goodness for TH vintage photo). I love the ghostly shadow of the clock. It is a stunning image. And a stunning page too. And I also love the other cards, especially that big flower. The texture in the center is really eye catching. Have fun with your new toys (I got those recently aso but haven't used them yet). Thanks also for joining us again this month at Art Journal Journey for Jo's texture challenge. Happy end of the month. Hugs-Erika

  4. Your AJJ pieces are terrific with these marvellous sludgy colours. Amusing that you have to use Vintage Photo. I've got a colour like that and I try not to use it but it seems to sneak in. Great backgrounds for the eagle and deer and I love the die-cuts which I've never used.
    Your cards are great too - the big flower! and the bunch of yellow flowers - and again super backgrounds.

  5. I love it all, Nancy. I'm addicted to Vintage Photo Distress Ink too.

    Your grandson could sell beautiful mop up paper towels like those! Mine look bland and wimpy in comparison. I can see that the large flower die would be difficult to use. But your card is stunning!

    The basket of flowers is lovely. It looks very dimensional.

  6. Wow Nancy your Journal page ins incredible, I love the muted neutral colours with your stencilled background and the card is a stunner.
    your flower cards are great, that huge daisy is amazing :)

  7. More amazing work from you. Your flower cards are stunning. And Wow! You fussy cut those flowers! Very nicely done. Also, thank you so much for all the "Love" you left on my blog! You made my day!

  8. The barrel of flowers is gorgeous, swell worth all the fussy cutting, as is the first two pieces of art you made in blues and greens. Love the subjects of both of these.
    Can understand your liking the flower with the paper towels your grandson made, I like that one too.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  11. Your cards are so beautiful-loving them

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  14. I haven't heard of these Nancy. It sounds like a lovely idea. Your pocket letter is beautiful, I love the colours and designs.
    Thanks for your comment on my calendar, it was lovely to hear from you.
    Alison x

  15. ALL of these are so beautiful! I love the one with that huge bloom. SO pretty.


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