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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Embracing New Challenges, Dreams... and New INKY Techniques, too!

Happy Thursday! I have some wonderful news on a project I'm working on that will soon be available for the masses. I've been working up some original designs for stencils and the first being "silhouetted hands" like those in my art journal pages that were featured yesterday on the Viva Las VegaStamps! Blog. I'm so excited that after all these years, my experience in the printing industry is finally merging with my creative fantasies. I finally inked up MY dandelion stamp {one of three I've illustrated to become stamps} and it went perfectly in the Fresh Lime Dylusions splat.

Working on illustrations for stamps led me to another guilty pleasure "STENCILS". I love working on altered books and journals and since I have my established handmade shoppes, I can produce and share my designs with all of you at my shoppe SMBdesign. Stay tuned for more details.

This is the stamped portion of my journal pages - just the beginning. CLICK HERE to see how I got to this point. The finishing touches are my favorite part... and I just let my muse run wild. 

I'm "embracing my fear" and going HEADSTRONG after my dreams.


Supplies used: STAMPS - "Blowing Dandelion and Extra Seed" #19045"Hatch Mark Background" #10896, and "Early in Morning Swahilis" #1692. Other supplies: Dylusions - "THE" Dylusions Journal; black metallic cardstock; Staz-On Black inkMiracle TapeDiamond GlazeRanger Distress Markers; Pumice Stone Ranger Distress Inks; Bluebell Chipboard floral stem from UmWowStudio; Fresh Lime & After Midnight Dylusions Ink Sprays; and Lightning Black Tsukineko - Brilliance Dew Drops Pigment Ink; sticker letters - American Crafts and WeR Memory Keepers; some magazine clippings inked black; White Sharpie Pen; and BoBunny rub-ons.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I hope you have a great evening! Sb


  1. Oh, I'll be buying some of your stencils!


  2. Wow! That's exciting news! I'm sure that they'll be fabulous. I can't wait to see your new creations.


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