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Polkadoodles Mixed Media stamps - creating an Art Journal double page spread.

A wee while ago, I created my art/junk journal using up-cycled card & papers. It has 3 different signatures sewn in to the spine with a wrap around cover. Slowly I am beginning to start filling my art/junk journal with a mixture of photos, scrap pages & art journal ideas. For this double page spread, I thought it would be cool to work with a selection of Polkadoodles mixed media stamps ... I also made a video showing how I created my pages. It can be found further down this post.

Tonic Studios Designer's Choice - Elegant Invite Pocket

The new Designer's Choice Dies from Tonic Studios for this month, have now been released. They are a beautiful set of dies called "Elegant Invite Pocket". Sadly I am suffering with internet issues as BT/OpenReach have decided to dig up most of the roads in our village to "twiddle" with ... goodness knows! This means, I have struggled to upload my video showing how I made this months projects. Now I have been wanting to try out an idea that I saw on Pinterest for ages & suddenly this month Designer's Choice die set, has given me the opportunity. I have used the dies to create a decorative storage box to hold a selection of beautiful handmade cards. Designer's Choice, Elegant Invite Pocket die set is available now for immediate dispatch worldwide from the Tonic Studios store. Tonic UK/Rest of World Tonic US

Polkadoodles Stamp Soup - NEW clear stamp sets join the collection - Garden Delights & Surprise

Oh my, yesterday was a wee bit frantic, a huge amount of crazy & lots of excitment. Why? Nikky Hall of Polkadoodles launched 2 new stamp sets which are part of the ever expanding Stamp Soup range. If you are new to the Stamp Soup concept, I explain more further in my post. When I received my stamp sets, out came the ink pads & stamping blocks, & I began stamping the images to see what I could create. My "go to" images are always sea themes - not sure why but they are - so I used the shapes to see what sea creatures I could create. Suddenly, in a light bulb moment, I saw a sea horse ...

Tim Holtz Distress Crayons, stencils & stamps to create an art journal page

Gosh it's a very early start today! Alarm set, (which I haven't had to do for ages), showered & dressed, face on ready for a Skype call in to Hochanda TV at 7am! It was simply fabulous to catch up with Janice in the studio, plus to get a chance to talk about all the wonderful Tim Holtz goodies on offer. As we are not going to the Hochanda TV studios, for the moment, guests send in video demos. This still allows us the chance to show case the products on offer, explain how they work & hopefully, inspire. The show today is a wonderful homage to Tim Holtz with a superb range of goodies. This was my first demo piece - an art journal page ...