Thursday, August 17, 2017

Inspirational Feathers Mixed Media Canvas

Today, I am sharing a 5" x 7" inspirational mixed media canvas.


Sentiment:  She's a dreamer, a doer, a thinker.  She sees possibility everywhere.

This was made with two of the beautiful new Unity releases.
I loved the feathers, so I used lots of them and made a frame for the wonderful sentiment.  The vintage look was just what I was going for.

I used a few techniques and color blending in a quick video tutorial.


Link Ups:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Forward and ThroughDreamer-Thinker-Doer each by Artist Tierra; Ranger distress ink and watercolor paper; Gesso, Liquitex Matte Gel, Dylusions ink spray, 5"x7" Winsor & Newton Artists' Canvas, Copic markers, dictionary, hemp and adhesive pearls.

Monday, August 14, 2017

My creative space is featured on the CardMaker blog.

Today, I am up on the CardMaker Magazine blog.
They are sharing a look into my creative space.  Here is a peek.


There is more about it and more photos on their blog.
Click CardMaker Magazine to see the full article.  Go take a look.


Thank you for visiting.  Have a lovely day.

Friday, August 11, 2017

CardMaker & CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog Hop

Hi, it's Gaylynn.
Today, the design teams from both CardMaker Magazine blog and CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog are sharing projects in a blog hop.
You should have arrived from Maureen's blog.

The CAS-ual Fridays Stamps site is sponsoring four lovely prize packages each valued over $40 so be sure to comment on each blog in the hop.

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Today is my birthday.  This hop is a great way to begin my day.
Here is my project using the lovely Pretty Posies stamps and Posies Fri-dies by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.


Sentiment:  A little note to say you are terrific.

The flowers and leaves were stamped and heat embossed onto watercolor paper and then painted with watercolor.  The dies easily cut out the beautiful posies for placement.  The leaves and sentiment shimmer in gold.  I love the flowers and the encouraging sentiment.

Here is a closer look:


Many thanks to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and to CardMaker for this super fun co-hop.
Remember to leave a comment and then continue with the hop.

*** Your next stop in the hop is Nora. ***

The full hop list is available on the CardMaker blog in case you get lost along the way.

Supplies:  CAS-ual Fridays Pretty Posies stamps and Posies Fri-dies, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, Gansai Tambi Starry Colors, Ranger white and gold embossing powder, paper crimper and Pop Dots.

Have a lovely day.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Vintage flower thinking of you card.

Here is vintage mixed media style flower handmade card with matching envelope.


Sentiment:  Thinking sweet & lovely thoughts of you today and always.

I think this is a great all occasion card for birthdays and more.
I used mixed media techniques for this one, using a dictionary page, gel medium, watercolor and paint spritz.  I like that it is perfectly imperfect.

There is no video for this one.  The battery exhausted during the process.  Maybe I can repeat this process in the near future with a different design.

Here it is a little closer:



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Hello Beautiful by Jolande & Marleen, dictionary page, doily, paint spritzer, Ranger distress markers and Archival ink.

Have a great day.

Hello It's Me Flower on Vellum Card

Today, I am up on the Unity blog for Inspiration Wednesday with this flower card.


Sentiment:  Hello it's ME.

For this card, I used a favorite technique of mine, coloring on vellum.
I also used heat embossing, die-cuts and pretty soft layers.

Here is mood board inspiration I found on Pinterest.


I made a quick video tutorial for my flower card:


And here is a closer look.



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. kits by Jolande & Marleen Hello It's Me and Hello Beautiful, vellum, Copic markers, powder tool, VersaMark, Ranger embossing powder, heat tool, kraft paper and MFT die-namics.

Have a wonderful day.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Birthday Wishes in a Flower Garden Cup

Today, I am sharing a new cup release by Unity.
I decided to give it a unique twist, making it a flower garden cup birthday card.


Sentiment:  Happy Birthday

I mixed and layered the stamps from a couple of kits and added extra blossoms.
This card is going to a fellow tea lover who is near and dear to my heart.

Here is a quick video tutorial for this cup garden card.


Here it is a littler closer:


(My favorites are Unity stamps and Copic markers.)

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Cuppa Comfort by Lisa Arana and Dilly-Dallyer {Envelope Art} by Tierra Jackson, Copic markers, Bazzill Basics paper, MFT die-namics and Simon Says Stamp intense black ink.

TGIF ~ Enjoy the weekend.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sandcastle Beach Girl ~ Do what makes your soul shine.

Here is a sweet tropical and nautical scene with an inspirational message.


Sentiment:  Do what makes your soul shine.

Isn't she the cutest?  This is so typical of summer.
I made a little porthole view and layered the sentiment on patterned paper.

The beach is watercolor.  The girl is popped up for a 3-D look.

I made a video tutorial for this card.


Here it is a little closer:



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Shiny Little Soul Kit by Phyllis Harris, MFT & My Creative Time dies, Ranger distress  markers, Copic markers, hemp and BasicGrey paper.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sweet Horse Girl Card & Flag Trimmings

This adorable girl with her horse scene is extra sweet paired with this heartfelt sentiment.


Sentiment:  My favorite place in all the world is next to you.

The image was colored in with Copics and trimmed with coordinating patterned paper and flag embellishments.
I think this is perfect for friendship, family or love occasions.

I made a quick tip video tutorial for this project.


A closer look:


Link Ups:


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Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Simple Places Kit by Phyllis Harris, Copic markers, My Mind's Eye paper, hemp, rhinestone and My Creative Time dies.

Have a great weekend.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Set of Holiday Snowman Gift Tags Joy Happy Love

Here is a set of holiday tags with the snowmen on kraft color paper.
I love how the colors pop this way.


Sentiment:  Joy Happy Love

My favorite thing about this snowman is the hair.  How FUN.
We don't get to play in the snow here in Florida, but we do make sand snowmen.  haha

Here is a quick video tutorial for these cute Christmas snowman tags:


Another look:


Link Up:  Little Red Wagon Challenge #403 ~ Christmas in July

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Wintertime Friends, Copic markers, white colored pencil, washi tape and MFT die-namics.

I hope this inspires you to get a jump on the holiday tag making. :)

Christmas In July Gift Tags

Getting a jump on the holidays with Christmas tags...


Sentiment:  Shine Bright

This snowman was lightly colored and layered for a set of cute gift tags.  The star has tiny glitter stars which sparkle so much better in person,

Here is a quick video tutorial for them:
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq



And here is a closer look:


Link Up:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ We're seeing stars.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Wintertime Friends, My Favorite Things & My Creative Time dies, Copic markers and glitter.

Until next time...

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Watercolor Daisies Miss You Handmade Card

Today, I am up on the Unity blog with this daisy card.


Sentiment:  I miss you a little too much, a little too often & a little more every day.

Watercolor was used to color in the daisies.  I trimmed the card using lace, lacey die-cuts and patterned paper.  I wanted it to have a warm country look.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial for this daisy card.


And here it is a little closer:



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. There Are Always Flowers July 2017 Layers of Life and Too Much Too Often Daisies; Prima water soluble oil pastels, lace and BasicGrey paper.

Have a lovely summer weekend.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

CardMaker blog project today... Make a wish.

Today, I am up on the CardMaker Magazine blog with this make a wish flower card.


I am showing a tutorial on my favorite craft technique.
To see the full project post, tutorial and the details, click CardMaker to be directed there.

Have a lovely day.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Baby boy unicorn congratulations card...

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** For the CardMaker / Craftin Desert Divas blog hop post, scroll down or click HERE. **

Here is a cute baby boy congratulations handmade card.


Sentiment:  Congrats on the cute new poop machine.

This one is funny but so cute and light hearted.  I made one similar a while back with a girl theme.  I just switched out the colors and papers.  It makes a great shower or baby card,

Here is a closer look:



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Unicorns & Rainbows and Stinkin Cute Add On; My Mind's Eye paper, Copic markers, Lil' Inker Designs dies and hemp.

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Bible Journal Girl ~ Today is a Gift

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** For the CardMaker / Craftin Desert Divas blog hop post, scroll down or click HERE. **

Today, I am sharing another bible journal page.


Sentiment:  Today is a gift.

For this page, I combined stamping, coloring and rub-on embellishments.
For the girl, I used Copic markers and fine liner pens on trimmed cardstock.  When I color with Copics, I always do so on a separate paper piece because of the bleed through of the ink.
I do this with stamping sometimes too, depending on the ink used.

I used a sheet of decorative rub-on embellishments that easily added a pretty background for this planner girl and sentiment.

If you would like to see more of my bible journaling projects, click bible journal.
I documented different techniques while experimenting with decorating on the thin bible pages.

Here is a quick tip video of this planner girl page.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Link Up:  Word Art Wednesday #290-291 ~ Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Planner Gal:  Today, Copic markers, cardstock, Fancy Pants Designs rub-ons, My Creative Bible, Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens.

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, July 14, 2017

CardMaker & Craftin Desert Diva's Summer Blog Hop

** For the Unity blog hop post, scroll down or click HERE. **

Hi, Gaylynn here with a project for the collaboration blog hop with CardMaker and Craftin Desert Divas.  The full hop lineup is on the CardMaker blog.
Hop along with us.  Craftin Desert Divas, is hosting a $75 CDD shop credit prize.




For this beach scene, I used Ranger distress oxide inks to blend the background and to watercolor the gator.   These cute summer images are from the Summer Vibin' stamp kit by Craftin Desert Divas.  

I made a video tutorial for this beach scene.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Your next stop on the hop is the talented Waleska Galindo.

Have a wonderful Summer.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Unity July Blog Hop & Fairy Joy Girl Card

Hi, it's Gaylynn.  This is part of the Unity Stamp Co. design team blog hop.  Hop along with us.

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Here is a happy card featuring a sweet fairy girl surrounded by joy.


A frame was made by repeating the joy sentiment around the fairy.
I used markers and fine pens to color in this sweet image.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial for this fairy card.


And here is a closer look:


Supplies:  Unity Fairy Dust by Susan Weckesser, Copic markers and Staedtler Fineliner Pens.

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Hop along and then check out the Unity store for all of the new releases and the sale.

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway. Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.
— PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY NIGHT —


Monday, July 10, 2017

Flower Vases All Occasion Card

Here is an all occasion card with flowers in vases.


Sentiment:  Sending beautiful wishes.

I wanted this to look bright and sunny.
The blended background and the watercolor was made using distress ink pads.  I masked the edges to make a frame.
This is perfect for celebrations like birthday, congratulations and more.

Here is another look:


Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Summer Sunshine

Just Us Girls #401 ~ Ink Blending

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Free Your Dreams & Hang In There Lady; Ranger distress ink pads & watercolor paper; Winnie and Walter dies.

Until next time...

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Love your story ~ Uniquely Unity July 2017 kit.

Here is a project for Unity's new July monthly membership kit Uniquely Unity.
I believe it will be called Whole Love Story.


Sentiment:  Love your whole story, even if it hasn't been the perfect fairy tale.

This features a girl with flowers, colored in with Copic markers.
I dry embossed the background and accented with a vine trim.

I made a quick tip video tutorial for this girl.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Here is a closer look:


Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

The Challenge #88 ~ Keywords (flowers)

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. July 2017 Uniquely Unity Whole Love Story kit, Copic markers, embossing folder, paper punch, hemp and foam tape.

Have a lovely day.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Birthday owl balloons card.

This cute owl Unity kit includes so many fun sentiments.  This card is for a birthday.


Sentiment:  I hope your birthday is full of cake and balloons and love and laughter.

This adorable owl was colored in with Copics.  I overlapped a sentiment tag and added a few adhesive gems.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


And here it is a little closer:


Link Up:  The Challenge #88 Keywords "birthday"

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Hugs, Kisses & Birthday Wishes, Copic markers and adhesive gems.

Have a fabulous weekend.

Today we celebrate you owl card.

This is an adorable celebration card featuring an owl and balloons.


Sentiment:  Today, we celebrate you.

This is an all occasion card, great for birthday, congratulations, memorial, graduation and more.
I think this little owl is the cutest, especially surrounded by all these balloons.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial with Copic coloring and sentiment placement.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


And here is another look:


Link Up:  Just Us Girls Challenge #400 Word Week "Celebrate"

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Hugs, Kisses & Birthday Wishes, Copic markers, Avery Elle dies and adhesive gems.

Until next time...

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sending Hugs Mixed Media Style Card

This is a mixed media style flower card.


Sentiment:  Sending hugs.

For this card, I used the new Tim Holtz distress oxide ink as watercolor.  I love it.  It has a chalk like soft look when dry.  And so, I finished the image panel with a matte gel medium.  I felt that it needed the extra coating to set the colors and to prevent a water reaction from the oxide ink.  I was pleasantly surprised that the final colors came out more vivid.

Here is a closer look:


Included in:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Happiness Blooms Layers of Life kit, My Favorite Things die-namics, Ranger watercolor paper and distress oxide ink, Liquitex matte gel medium and Stick It adhesive sheets.

Hugs.

Monday, June 26, 2017

You Are Enough Beach Girl Watercolor Card

Here is an encouragement watercolor beach girl card.


Sentiment:  You are enough

This is great for encouragement.  I colored this peaceful beach scene with watercolor and added a die-cut anchor.  This girl is right where I would like to be, at the beach.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial for this card.


A closer look:


Link Ups:

HLS June Watercolor Challenge

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Patience Girl by Angie Blom, dies by My Creative Time and Avery Elle, silver cardstock, Ranger watercolor paper, Prima water soluble oil pastels and brushes.

Have a lovely week.