Friday, July 28, 2017

Free Spirit Insta Album


Hi there,

Today I’m sharing an Altered Insta Album created with Rita Barakat’s Cowboy Boot Artfoamie stamp. I had the most fun with this stamp.  It measures 6 x 4 and perfect for large projects.  I coordinated this fun stamp with some oxide inks, flowers, and dyed ribbon. The album measures 11 x 6.

 


I began the altering of this album by inking some watercolor paper with various oxide inks and water. I used oxide colors: worn lipstick, wilted violet, broken china, and fossilized amber.  These colors complimented each other well.



I inked (2) 12 x 12 sheets of watercolor paper. I also used the remaining loose ink to coordinate ribbon for this album. I heat set the inked watercolor papers and continued adding inks until I was happy with the end result.



Next, I inked the Cowboy Boot foamie with black ink and stamped onto the inked watercolor paper. I love how crisp the stamping came out. The ink colors in the background peek through perfectly. I stamped the boot onto the second ink watercolor paper and then cut the boots out using scissors.

 



Next, I trimmed one of the inked watercolor papers down to layering size and transferred a script to the watercolor paper using a stencil, copic marker and air compressor. I also tapped some broken china oxide ink onto the inked watercolor paper to accent the color combination. I used a heat tool to heat set the additional ink on the watercolor paper.

 


Layer the inked watercolor paper onto coordinating cardstock. Add ribbon and metal charm to the bottom of the watercolor and cardstock layer, and adhere to the front of the Insta Album. Add stamped cowboy boots to the album.




I added coordinating flowers, heart pearl pins, Free Spirit charm and ribbon to the front of the Insta Album.

 I absolutely loved working with the cowboy boot stamp. The 4 x 6 size of the boot was ideal for this altered project. The stamp that I used for this project can be found using the link below:


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Karen Jiles Designs

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Fairy Magic Card


Hi there,

I’m super excited to share my first post as a member of Rita Barakat's Design Team. Working with Rita’s products was so much fun. The products are versatile and easy to coordinate with inks and other mediums. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the stamped images come to life as I used inks with them.

Today I’m sharing a card that I created using stamps from Rita’s Collection: Fairy Garden Background stamp and Fairy Magic.  I love these stamps together. They give you an opportunity to just simply play and create some fun artwork. I coordinated the stamps with some Tim Holtz Oxide inks, corrugated board, and jeweled adhesive paper.

 


I began this card with inking some plain manila tags with Tim Holtz’s Oxide inks and water. The use of inks provided a great background layer to build upon.  I used oxide colors: vintage photo, worn lipstick, wilted violet, broken china, cracked pistachio, fossilized amber and spiced marmalade.  I loved these colors together. Inking many tags, gives you additional inked bases for future use. I also used the remaining loose ink from the tags to coordinate ribbon for this project.

 




After my tags were dry, I stamped the Fairy Garden Background stamp and Fairy from the Fairy Magic stamp set onto separate inked manila tags using black ink. The stamped Fairy Garden Background tag was used as the base tag and I cut the fairy out to be used on the base tag.

 


I then created a crackled effect on the tag and fairy by applying Versamark ink to the inked tag and the Fairy. Then I added clear embossing powder to both and heat set them. I gently bent the tag and fairy in various ways, cracking the surface. I added coordinated ribbon that I made after creating the tags. I flattened the tag out and applied adhesive.  The tag was then adhered onto an inked layering size of corrugated board.



I stamped sentiments and another fairy from the Fairy Magic stamp set onto one of the inked tags that I created, cut them out and adhered them to the tag. I added a coordinating jeweled adhesive layer to the green card base that I chose, added some additional inked ribbon and adhered the tag onto the layered card base.

This was a super fun project. The stamps were so easy to use and fun to play with.  I hope that you enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed creating it.

The stamp sets that I used can be found using the links below:




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Karen Jiles Designs

Friday, June 23, 2017

Adventure Mini Album by Karen Jiles

Hi there,

Today I am sharing a little Adventure Mini Album that I created using the Carpe Diem collection by Simple Stories. This album is perfect to preserve memories from any vacation.  The album is bound by the Cinch by We R Memory Keepers and the coils are covered with fun coordinating ribbons. I added some fun charms to the coil to compliment the overall design. All patterned papers were layered with Xyron Adhesive and sanded with a sanding bar to achieve an aged effect. Loved the end result.
Adventure Mini Album by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper, Collection: Simple Stories;  Metal Clips: Making Memories; Wooden Words: Heidi Swapp; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: We R Memory Keepers; Other: Chipboard, Ribbon, Binding Clips, Chipboard Stickers, Travel Charms

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Hugs,
Karen

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Baby Mini Album

Hi there,

Today I am sharing a Baby Mini Album created with DCWV's Baby stack. I absolutely love these papers. They are so sweet. The colors are vibrant, fun and perfect for this album. The pages flowed together nicely. I coordinated the papers with a fun selection of ribbon, buttons and clips. The album was easily bound with the Cinch. I really enjoyed this project.  I added a couple of the inside pages also.



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Hugs,
Karen

Monday, May 1, 2017

"Sparkle Today" Inspirational Journal

Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing a journal that I created using the Blush stack by DCWV. I love the papers in this stack. The papers include gold foil and the patterns coordinate beautifully. Layering was quite easy given all of the coordinating options in the stack. I complimented the papers with ribbon and pearl pins. I also added a Blue Moon Beads jewelry accessory as a charm that states, "She believed She could so She did." The "Never lose your Sparkle" quote is from the Blush stack and I framed it using the Fame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers. The last addition was a "Goals" binding clip. I thought that is was perfect for this inspirational journal.  I really enjoyed how this turned out.



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Hugs,
Karen

Saturday, April 22, 2017

"Today" Mini Album

Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing a little Mini created with DCWV's Minty Lace and The Ultimate Tag stack. I loved how quick this project came together with chipboard stickers, wooden frame, We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board and Xyron Adhesive. All embellishments were sanded with a sanding bar. The Mini was bound with a ball and chain. A bow and charms were added to compliment the overall design. Photos were added throughout the Mini. Super fun project!



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Hugs,
Karen

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Free Spirit Keepsake- Bella Crafts Publication


Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing a keepsake that I created for Xyron to be featured in the Spring Issue of Bella Crafts Magazine. I absolutely enjoyed creating this Mixed Media Keepsake using Xyron and was overjoyed that it made the magazine cover. The Xyron products used were the Mega Runner, Creative Station and Adhesive Dots. I loved how this turned out.  This project made a great use of product, provides a great gift giving idea and perfect for any creative space. Check out the latest issue of Bella Crafts for more details on how I made the keepsake.


The following are some close ups of the keepsake.






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Hugs,
Karen