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Arte, Musica e Vino

In a nod to my love of all things Italian, I created this latest art journal page. I call it, “La Trinità … Arte, Musica e Vino”, which translates into “The Trinity… Art, Music and Wine”.
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I started with a base of gelatos, from the Steampunk set, and gesso in my Strathmore Journal to soften them a bit. Using a crackle stamp by Darkroom Door and Staz-On ink, I added some visual texture for added depth.
Walnut Ink and Dina Wakley media acrylic, in Gilt, helped give the page an aged look.
2015-05-07 06.34.28A paper napkin and torn bits of vintage music sheet made great collage elements.
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I stamped some Staz-On Ink, in Ganache, over this fabulous stencil by Fabscraps, that I just got from Blitsy.
I LOVE this stencil and see myself using it a lot!
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I added a chipboard embellishment and a few gold stars to finish off the page.
Thanks for looking.
Ciao Bella!

**Closed** Choose Happy Giveaway!

I have something wonderful to share with you today. Brave Girls Club has published a new book that’s just chock full o’ happy and I’m giving away a copy to one lucky follower of my blog!

The pages of this little book feature the beautiful artwork of Melody Ross and her inspiring messages of truth, strength and love that encourage the reader to make the conscious decision to “Choose Happy’.

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For more information about Brave Girls Club, who they are and what they’re about, I encourage you to stop by their website, HERE.

Ok, so how do you win your own copy of this little gem?

>> Giveaway Rules <<

To enter the giveaway you Must be actively following my blog at ArtandWhimsy.net through either email or WordPress AND leave a comment on this blog post.

Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest?? Sweet, you can get extra entries! Just mention in your comment, here, what other social media sites you follow me on, and be sure to leave your screen name for those sites. I just may want to follow you back!

That’s it…easy peasy!

This giveaway is open within the US only and will run until Friday, May 15th. The WINNER will be announced on Saturday, May 16th.

Please make sure that you leave a way to be contacted.

Thanks for following Art & Whimsy and good luck to all!

 

 

Art Fusion Stamps

Good morning, I hope your weekend is off to a great start.

I have a quick post for you today, just to tell you about the new Art Fusion stamps from Art to the 5th, available HERE. They were released a few days ago and I just couldn’t resist.

2015-04-24 14.57.53The set is sold as a full sheet of 16 red rubber stamps. To make them easy to use, I mounted them onto a sheet of EZMount Static Cling Mounting Foam, then used my Tim Holtz non-stick shears to cut out the individual stamps. EZMount is quite sticky, so the non-stick blades of the shears helps things go a little quicker.

Once the stamps are mounted onto the foam and cut out, you just peel off the cling backing, stick them onto your stamping block of choice and get your stamping on!

2015-04-25 09.40.10I stored these new stamps in the same way that I store all of my cling mounted stamps. I cannot tell you how much I LOVE having them in these little cases, especially with the stamped image on the front of the case so I know exactly what’s inside.

If you’d like to know more about my storage method, you can read that blog post HERE.

2015-04-25 09.41.06Inside the case I include info about the stamp for future reference when blogging or posting my art to social media.

I’ve only played a bit with these stamps, but can already tell that they will be a set that I come back to again and again. I can’t wait to find a little more time to play!

Thanks for reading!

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