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Inspire Journey Flower Canvases

WELCOME TO THE SUMMER BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY (See Messages Below For Instructions)

Summer Blog Hop & Giveaway
Inspire-Journey – Mixed Media Canvases

MESSAGE FROM LAURIE:

Hello and welcome to the Summer Blog Hop. I’m so happy to be able to share these cute little flower canvases with you.  One is called “Inspire” because that is my goal, to inspire you in some way to help you in your creativity and the other is called “Journey” because I, like many of you, am on a creative journey.  This is one journey that I don’t mind that it has no end in sight.

Below I am sharing photos of the flower canvases I will be showing you how to create step by step in a video which will also be posted below as well as the supplies list. I hope you enjoy the process and you will be inspired to create some flower canvases of your own.

Be sure to follow the links to each of the other wonderful creative ladies participating in the hop. I know you will love each of their projects too.  I’m going to be hopping along with you to see what each artist has come up with. I know I will be inspired and I hope you will be too.  And don’t forget to read the message below from Roben-Marie Smith. She will give you instructions on how to enter her giveaway.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you have a wonderful time following the hop.

See you soon,

Laurie

MESSAGE FROM ROBEN-MARIE SMITH:

WELCOME TO THE SUMMER BLOG HOP WITH A TWIST!

Today kicks off the Summer Blog Hop with a Twist. We have the usual art inspiration and giveaways, but the twist is that there is also a SALE!

AND, there is another twist; Roben-Marie will be closing Paperbag Studios and her Art Shop at the end of July. Read more about it in this article here. NOTE: link “here” with this link: https://robenmarie.com/blog/taking-chances-and-making-changes

PRIZES
Grand Prize: One winner will receive a spot in Roben-Marie’s latest workshop: SALVAGED: a Layered Pieces Journal and a signed and dated original abstract collage by her.
Three Secondary Prizes: gift certificates for an additional 30% off in your choice of the Paperbag Studios or Art Shop.

Be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and leave a comment to increase your chances of winning the discount!

HOW DO I ENTER?
All you have to do to enter is comment on this blog post and then keep on hopping across to all of the Design Team member’s posts, leave a comment on them and be entered with more chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 15 @ 9:00PMEST. Prizes will be announced on Monday, July 16.

WHERE DO I GO?
Here are the links to all of the amazing Design Team Projects so be sure to visit all of them, leave a comment and increase your chances of winning!

Jenni Zmuda
https://artgirlcreations.wordpress.com/2018/07/12/summer-blog-hop-with-a-twist

Ashli Oliver
https://purplemailbox.blogspot.com/2018/07/weaving-and-hopping.html

Anna Friesen
https://artfulstories.blogspot.com/2018/07/roben-marie-smith-design-team-mini-blog.html

Kristi Nazzaro

http://www.soul-positive.com/roben-marie-smith-design-team-blog-hop

Torrie Gass
https://www.foxandhazel.com/mixed-media-envelope-art

Cindy Gilstrap
http://www.junqueart.com/blog/a-stitched-pocket-notebook

Kristin Petersen
https://alteredstatesstudio.com/blog/2018/7/12/altered-artpops

Sue Kemnitz
http://suekemnitz.com/http://suekemnitz.com/lovefirsttweet-tutorial

Laurie Haley
http://laurierichardsonhaley.com/wordpress/2018/06/inspire-journey-flower-canvases/

Laurie Haley For Roben-Marie Smith Design Team
Inspire-Journey – Mixed Media Canvases
Journey – Mixed Media Canvases
Inspire – Mixed Media Canvases

Add Video – https://youtu.be/gEWT0azswXk

Supplies List

Robin-Marie Smith Supplies:

Stamp Set “Garden Muse” by Paperbag Studios

Art Pop Card Collection – Wait For Me

Circle Sticker Collection – Wait For Me

Large Circle Sticker Collection – In The Garden

Small Circle Sticker Collection – In The Garden

Sticker Tape Collection – Wait For Me

Other Supplies:

Art Bites Canvases 4 x 8

Word Stamps

Staz-On Ink – Black

Sequin Waste aka Punchinello

Cosmetic sponge

Glue Stick

Pens – Black Posca Pen, White Shapie Paint Pen

Pencils – Regular #2, Peel & Sketch Charcoal pencil by General Pencil Co.

Watercolor Pencils – Lt. Olive #769 by General, Brown #704 by General

Black Stabilo Pencil by Aquarellable

Liquitex Matte Medium

Sharpie Mean Streak Marker

Scissors

Paint Colors For Yellow Flower:

Americana by DecoArt – Cadmium Orange, Sea Breeze

Apple Barrel – Antique Gold

Craftsmart – Dark Yellow

Crafters Acrylic by Deco Art – Daffodil Yellow

White Paint (I used Liquitex Gesso)

Paint Colors For Blue Flower:

Americana by DecoArt – Spa Blue

Crafters Acrylic by DecoArt – Cool Blue

FolkArt – Light Periwinkle, Patina

Apple Barrel – Lilac Dust, Vineyard Green

White Paint (I used Liquitex Gesso)

Paint Brushes of your choice – I used a 1” Royal Crafters Grip, A tiny liner brush (I can no longer read the size on the brush) and a 4000 Round ( can no longer read the brand on the brush)

Piece of scrap paper for stem

Piece of paper to stamp words on

Mod Podge (optional)

Heat tool (optional)

Ranger Non Stick Mat (optional)

 

Share Your Art With The World – Roben-Marie Smith Design Team Project

Card Holder & Cards For Your Business Cards or Art

It’s that time again…time for my second Roben-Marie Smith Design Team Project.  I hope you will take a few minutes and go to the links I provide below to Roben-Marie’s YouTube Channel and Blog where you can find the video and instructions on how you can make your own project.

This project was designed with Perforated Business Cards and Roben-Marie’s Art Pop Cards and Stickers.  You can make your own business cards, art prompts, create affirmation cards or little pieces of art to leave in various places for someone to find just to brighten their day.  However you choose to make your cards this project is super easy and fun to make.  I hope you will give it a try.

Below are more photos to show you how cute this project is and the links to instructions on how you can make your own.  Have fun.

See you soon,

Laurie

Link to VIDEO showing you how to make this project.

Link to Roben-Marie Smith BLOG.

Laurie Haley For Roben-Marie Smith Design Team
Card Holder & Cards For Your Business Cards or Art
Card Holder & Cards For Your Business Cards or Art
Card Holder & Cards For Your Business Cards or Art
Card Holder & Cards For Your Business Cards or Art

Mixed Media Art Doll For Roben-Marie Smith Design Team

Mixed Media Art Doll – Beautiful

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO AND SUPPLY INFORMATION

I am very excited to share my first project for the Roben-Marie Smith Design Team 2018.  I am in love with Roben-Marie’s Art Pops collections. They are so vibrant and colorful. I decided to create a doll using Roben-Marie’s cards, stickers and stamps.  She was really fun and turned out so darn cute.  I invite you to watch the step by step process video. Just follow the link I give above or below this post to Roben-Marie’s blog where you can find all the information you need to watch the video and make your own mixed media art doll.

Thanks for stopping by.

Laurie

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO AND SUPPLY INFORMATION

Mixed Media Art Doll – Beautiful
Mixed Media Art Doll – Beautiful

Yes, Another “Junk Your Stuff” Journal

Junk Your Stuff Journal 2

If you saw my video where I created the first “Junk Your Stuff” journal  (you can see that video here) then you will know that I had a lot of leftover paper from the paper pad I used.  was determined to use up that paper so I set about making another journal and I call this one “Junk Your Stuff Journal 2”.  Other than three or four sheets of the paper that I kept aside, I used up the rest of the paper pad.  Yay!!!  In this journal I also used up a bunch of fabric scraps, embellishments, ribbons and odd and end things I have had a while. I bound the journal with rings so it would expand easily and each page has three holes with large eyelets for stability.  Each page of the journal is a 12 x 12 sheet of paper folded in half. Then,  I stitched paper strips, tags, fabric strips and other things on each page. I just kept building layers and each page is different.   I love this journal, it’s so chunky and fun.  I don’t think of this journal as complete because I can keep adding to it. I haven’t decided what to actually use the journal for but I’ll think of something.  

See you soon,

Laurie

Junk Your Stuff Journal 2
Junk Your Stuff Journal 2
Junk Your Stuff Journal 2
Junk Your Stuff Journal 2

Mixed Media Bunny Canvases Using Wood Garland

Burlap Bunny Canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Easter right around the corner I have had bunnies on my mind.  Probably not a shock right? lol About two years ago I bought a bunny garland from Target (photo below) with the intention to take apart the garland and make something with it.  As with most of my good intentions the garland wound up in a drawer.  I decided this was going to be the year that I actually did something with that garland so, today, I took apart the garland and started playing.  I created two canvases which I think are super cute and I have three more bunnies I will make something with in the next few days.

They are super easy to make and you don’t have to have a garland to make one.  Just find an image of a bunny that you like, the size you like and print it out.  From the image you can make a cardboard or card-stock bunny, decorate it, then use it on your canvas.  One of my canvases is burlap and all I did was distress the edges with Walnut Stain by Ranger.  The other canvas I used a piece of drop paper and glued it to the canvas. Then I added paint, some stamping (stamps are from Roben-Marie Smith), markings and some rub-ons until I was happy.  Then I added my bunnies and some flowers and embellishments.  I really love how they turned out.

These would make cute gifts no mater what time of year it is.  I plan on hanging mine in my art studio year round and just enjoy looking at them. I hope you will give it a go.

See you soon,
Laurie

Bunny Canvases
Burlap Bunny Canvas
Bunny Canvases
Bunny Garland

Boho Artsy Ornaments

Boho Artsy Ornaments

This past December I wanted to make some ornaments for my tree.  While I love the look of typical Christmas ornaments and colors I found myself pulling out all sorts of colors to make my ornaments. I had just finished making some bracelets with wire and beads, you can see those in the previous blog post, so I kept with that line of thinking to make my ornaments.  I made circles with wire leaving a tiny hooked area at the top of hanging, wrapped the wires with fabrics and fibers then wrapped the wire with more wire strung with beads. To finish off the ornaments I tied strips of ribbon all around the ornament and added ribbon at the top in the hook for hanging.  I really love how these turned out.  So much so that they never made it on to my tree.  I hung them in a cluster in my art studio so I can see them every time I am creating.  Maybe next Christmas I’ll be ready to use them on my tree. Until then, I get to enjoy them all year-long.

Thank you for stopping by.  It’s always nice to see you. I hope you enjoy the photos below.

Laurie

Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments

Simple Bracelets From Wire And Beads

Simple Bracelets From Wire & Beads

I rarely make jewelry but when I was making my beaded charms last year  I thought I would make a few bracelets just for fun.  I made two bracelets using wire to make my bracelet shape.  I took some wire, any gauge you like is fine as long as you can bend it easily, and formed a circle the size I would need to slip over my wrist. Then I made it a tiny bit bigger to account for wrapping various items around the wire.  Once I got the size I wanted I looped the wire ends together and wrapped them around each other. Then I wrapped the wire with fabric and glued it at the end to finish it off. Then I wrapped fibers, trims and twine around the bracelet adding a bee charm to one of them.  I tied the ends off to secure the trims.  Then, I made a third bracelet simply by stringing some wood beads on a piece of monofilament I cut to the size I needed for my bracelet. I finished that one off with a jewelry clasp. Lastly, I made a fourth bracelet using garment pins. I just added some tiny beads to each garment pin and then hooked them together. I left one garment pin empty of beads to use for the closure.  I love that they are so basic and simple. I probably broke a lot of “jewelry making” rules since I was just “winging it” but I’m ok with that. 🙂

See you soon,

Laurie

Simple Bracelets From Wire & Beads
Simple Bracelets From Wire & Beads
Simple Bracelets From Wire & Beads
Simple Bracelets From Wire & Beads

Beaded Heart – Happy Valentines Day

Beaded Heart – Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day! It seemed like the perfect day to share this heart I made. I took some wire and formed a heart shape then wrapped it with fabric, and fibers.  I also strung some tiny beads on some thin wire and wrapped that around the heart too. I added a large red wood bead at the inner tip of the heart and added a strip of fabric at the top to hang the heart by.  Super easy and fun. I hope you all have a wonderful day today.

Thank you for stopping by,

Laurie

Beaded Heart – Happy Valentines Day
Beaded Heart – Happy Valentines Day

Bird’s-Eye – A Large Tag

Bird’s-Eye – A Large Tag

Happy February. 🙂  Here is another one of those projects I worked on a few months ago where I used a lot of my paper scraps and fibers from other projects.  First, I covered a 5 1/4 x 10 1/2 inch tag by Ranger with scrapbook paper. Then, I gathered up some fabric, fiber and paper scraps and a few odd die cuts I had on my desk and started layering.  When I was happy with how the tag looked I cut the word “Bird’s-Eye” from my dictionary and added it where the eye of the bird would go. I also cut out the definition of the word “Birds-Eye” and glued it above the bird.  At the bottom I used two metal embellishments I had on my desk too.  It was simple and fast to make and it helped me use up some more of my scraps.  Creating can be fun, fast and easy. I encourage you to use simple pieces at your fingertips and create a cute, funky tag or journal page with them.

Until next time,

Laurie 🙂

Bird’s-Eye – A Large Tag
Bird’s-Eye – A Large Tag
Bird’s-Eye – A Large Tag

ATC Paper Bag Book

ATC Paper Bag Book

Again with the paper bags?  Yep…again. lol  And trust me there will be more paper bags to come.  This little guy is so cute. It’s a smaller bag and it was the perfect size for ATC’s.  So, this bag turned into a little ATC book.  If you aren’t familiar with what an ATC is it stands for Artist Trading Cards. They are little 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 cards you make to trade with other artist or to just make for fun of it.  If you would like to see how to make this book you can go to the link below and watch the process video.  I didn’t take more photos of the inside pages but you can see them in the video.  Start saving those paper bags. They make such cute projects.

See you next time. 🙂

Laurie

You can watch the video HERE.

ATC Paper Bag Book