Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Krafty Skrappy Challenge - Anything But A Card!

Welcome back to another month of Skrappy Fun with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and where we challenge YOU to make Anything BUT a Card!
For this challenge you can make anything you want except for a card! So that means bookmarks, gifts, scrapbook pages, journal art, planner pages, tags, boxes...pretty much anything that includes a krafty stamp!
You have all month long to play AND you can enter as many times as you like! Just make sure to include a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp and make sure it's a NEW creation! As soon as we have at least five entries, we'll be giving away a PRIZE!  One lucky krafter will WIN a $20 gift voucher to the krafty shop!
You have until Tuesday, February 20th at midnight EST to enter you creation on the KKS blog!
Also be sure to share your creations on the Krafty Friends Facebook page because we LOVE to see your stuff!
Check out some incredible inspiration from the Krafty Design Team below, then join us for all the fun!!

Hi everyone!!  Welcome back to our first Krafty Skrappy Challenge for 2018!  I've decided to try my hand at creating an Art Journal Page.  I have used the stamp set Merry and Bright Birdies for my page.  Of course, while I was working on this page I completely forgot to write down exactly what I did.  Let's hope I can 
So I am using a Moleskine Journal and both sides of the page.  I applied gesso to the pages and let it dry.  Then I used a combination of Distress Paint colors.  I believe I used Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans and Broken China.  Once this was dried I added some stamped grunge backgrounds using Salty Ocean distress ink.  I dried this off and then completely covered my page with Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium and let it dry. 
For the edges I used the negative of a snowflake die and Embossing Paste.  Then I made a branch and using the collage medium pasted it to the page.  I also used the medium to cover the branch.  Then I used Faber Castell Big Brush pens to colour the branch.  Once I cut out the birds (which were coloured with Copics) I glued them down to the branch again using the collage medium.  I used the embossing paste to add the snow to the branches.
The snowflakes are dies by Paper Smooches and Magnolia Doohickeys.  I finished it off by stamping on the sentiment which comes with the stamp set. 
I got the idea for this page from Vicky Papaioannou.  I love her YouTube videos!  She has inspired me to try this medium! 
Although I still have a lot to learn, I have to say that I had so much fun creating this layout.  I am hoping to improve with each page I create. 
Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog!


Aud Sentiments - #195 Anything Goes.
Cute Card Thursday - #513 Something Fun.
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 2 Anything Goes.
A Gem Of A Challenge - #211 Cool In Blue.
Artistic Inspirations - #192 Anything Goes.
Crafting From The Heart - #191 Anything Goes.
Die Cuttin' Diva's - #353 Snowflakes.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
Try It On Tuesday - Fire and Ice.
Tuesday Throwdown - #376 Anything Goes.


  1. WONderful Marilyn..I love Vicky's videos too..what a great page you have the cute birds and love the texture with the snow...FABulous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. An amazing spread! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday !

  3. What a great take on our theme Marilyn! Love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesday this time!

  4. Thank you for sharing your wonderful journal spread with us at Try it on Tuesdays. Super die cuts and images.

  5. Wow!! This is beautiful! Love all the detail. Thanks for playing along with us at Die Cuttin Divas this week.

  6. A wonderful piece of art

    Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

  7. What wonderful snowy pages! The red birds look so cute against your bright blue background with the beautiful white snowflakes and I love how you used the die negative and embossing paste around the edges of the page too 😁. Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊

  8. Cute card and fun images. love the added texture paste. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments. (you can enter this card over at Creative with Stamps for our snowflake challenge)
    Billie A
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  9. A wonderful contrast the red birds on the icy background. It looks pretty good how you placed the modeling paste on the borders of the pages. Great!
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