Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Beautiful Blooms Altered Brush


Hi there,
Today I am sharing one of my Beautiful Blooms Altered Paintbrushes that I created using Rita Barakat's monthly Die Cut release. This month, Rita  is featuring her Beautiful Blooms. Rita's die cuts are so much fun to use and can be easily coordinated with various projects. This is the last day to get a set of the Beautiful Blooms, so check them out while they are available.

I loved how my Beautiful Bloom Altered Brush came together. I added flowers, pearls, beaded pins, charms, waxed pebbles and dyed ribbon. I used a 2 inch brush and also highlighted it with wax and white paint by Plaid.  The ribbon was dyed with Tattered Angels Imperial Blue and Its Yellow glimmer mist. 

Loved the end result! 

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)
Karen Jiles Designs

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

New Illustrator Blog Hop


We are celebrating a new Illustrator at Technique Junkies Stamps.
We have 10 new stamps from Rita Bakarat in the Technique Junkies line! You can see all of the new stamps HERE.
If you’ve come from Janelle Stollfus' blog you are in the right place. If not head on over to the Technique Junkies Blog for the start of the hop.
Please make sure you comment on all the stops along the hop. One lucky person who comments will receive a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate! Comments will be open until Saturday May 19th and the winner will be announced May 20th on the Technique Junkies Blog.

I created this 4 x 4 “Blessed” canvas using the “Sing” stamp from the Rita Barakat Collection. I complimented the stamp with some distress inks and dyed ribbon. The stamp was so sweet to work with. It was crisp on the 1ststamping and was perfect for this project. This stamp is 1 of many recently released by Rita Barakat and Technique Junkies.  As a bonus, you can use the following code to get 10% off any Technique Junkies purchase, including stamps from Rita's new release: TJ10Karen.

Now hop on over to Ro Donner's blog and take a peek at what others have done with other stamps from the collection.

The full hop list is below:
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Rita Barakat http://RitaBarakat.com
Stephanie Eaton - http://inkedartist.com/

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The links to the new stamps are below:


The following will also be online and available:
techniquejunkies.com/be-true-to-yourself/
techniquejunkies.com/dance-with-your-heart/
techniquejunkies.com/beautiful-minds/
techniquejunkies.com/delight/


Thanks so much for visiting today...:)
Karen Jiles Designs

Monday, May 14, 2018

"Hello" Altered Paintbrush



Hi there,
Today I am sharing one of the Altered Paintbrushes that I created recently.  Altering paintbrushes isn’t new. They have been around for some time, but this is the first time that I have played with them. I absolutely enjoyed creating this one and the ideas are endless. I added all of my fav embellishments: flowers, pearls, beaded pins and dyed ribbon. I used a 1 ½ in brush to alter. I used wax and gesso to highlight the altered brush.  The “Hello” metal charm was covered in wax, gesso and highlighted with Glitterific paint by Plaid. The ribbon was dyed with Tattered Angels Eggplant mist.  Loved the end result! I'll share a few more soon.


Thanks so much for visiting today...:)
Karen Jiles Designs

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Dream Fairy Wall Art


Hi there,

Today I'm sharing this little Dream Fairy Wall Art that I created with Rita Barakat's die cut and Marvy glitter pens. I coordinated this piece with my usual staples; flowers, dyed ribbon, pearls, stencil and gesso. I absolutely loved how the wall art came together. More details on my project are up today on Rita's blog, here.

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)
Karen Jiles Designs

Friday, May 4, 2018

"Believe" Mixed Media Journal-Altered 12 x 12 Envelope CCB Challenge

 Hi there,

Today I'm sharing a Mixed Media Journal that I created for a CCB Challenge. The CCB team was challenged with altering a 12 x12 kraft envelope. This was my submission and I was quite pleased with the end result. In addition to CCB's kraft envelope, I used CCB's Compose Your Life Collection papers by Aga Baraniak and Tattered Angels Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist.
I also used all of the embellies and supplies that I hold dear; flowers, ribbon, beaded pins and gesso, stencil and mist. I also embossed the envelope with the Bella Rose embossing folder and the Cut n Boss machine by Craftwell. I stenciled a script pattern onto the envelope to enhance the background.  I used a gessoed knob with ribbon as my closure. I have some close up pics below.






This was a super fun project. The CCB Crew had tons of fun with the challenge. Take a peek at the other submissions, here.

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)
Karen Jiles Designs

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Painted Bella Rose Album Cover



Hi there,          
Today, I'm sharing this little Painted Bella Rose Album Cover created with the Bella Rose Embossing Folder and the Cut N Boss machine. I absolutely loved this project.  Coloring is always therapeutic for me, so when I began this project, I knew that I wanted to dry emboss a full sheet of watercolor paper to work with.  I chose the “Bella Rose” embossing folder because of the full flowers in the pattern. The full flowers are very forgiving when they are painted, and the size of each rose is simply fun. I really loved the end result. I added some crinkled ribbon, scripted words, pearl pins, rose button and gesso. The Painted Bella Rose Album Cover measures 5 ¼ x 6 ½. The full tutorial is available on the Craftwell blog, here


Thanks so much for visiting today...:)
Karen Jiles Designs

Sunday, April 22, 2018

"Live" II Acrylic Tag


 Hi there,

Today, I am sharing a fun acrylic tag that I created. I love the colors.  I began this tag with just red in mind and then stumbled upon the red and yellow combination that just felt perfect. The base is acrylic of course and I decided to add some script with a stencil and molding paste. I then added some Marigold mist by Tattered Angels to antique the script.  I misted my ribbon too with Marigold and Cardinal Red mists by Tattered Angels. I added some beaded pins to coordinate. All elements were enhanced with gesso.

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)
Karen Jiles Designs