Friday, November 6, 2015

Yvonne Blair Designs Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!  Recently I was asked by Yvonne Blair of Yvonne Blair Designs to participate in a blog hop featuring her fabulous new products.  Of course I said "yes" as I have been enjoying creating with these new products!  My fellow designers and I are creating different projects using Yvonne's Inky Art Journal and her very own new Journal Buddy tool.  I also used some of Yvonne's stamps available through Impression Obsession.  Here is my project:


I was defintely looking to create a journal spread that made me happy each time I looked at it.   This spread definitely "fit the bill" for me as I smile every time I look at it.  It is so easy to do when Yvonne's lovely stamps have such positive messages!

Yvonne's Inky Art Journals come in three sizes - 4" x 6",  4" x 8" and 6" x 8".  I especially LOVE this 4" x 8" journal size as it is also the size of some manila tags.  Therefore, if I completely mess up the page, I can remove it and create a tag with it later.  The manila cardstock pages are so wonderful to work with - very easy to blend colors for backgrounds!

I blended Ranger Squeezed Lemonade and Broken China Distress Inks onto the two page journal spread to create the background base.  I then used Tim Holtz's Textured Impressions Bubble stencil and Broken China Distress Ink,  applying the ink randomly to the background.  Yvonne's Impression Obsession stamps - "Blow Your Worries Away" and "Choose Happy" were stamped onto the pages in Archival Black ink.  I also used Yvonne's Journal Buddy and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to add stenciled "underlines" to the sentiments and to add some added interest to the pages.  Love this look!



As you can see in the above photos, I used Yvonne's "Grunge Circles" stamp to create "bubbles" on the pages.  I stamped my "bubbles" with clear pigment ink and followed up with white embossing powder.  Then I added Ranger's Glossy Accents to the inside of two bubbles to finish the look.   I think they really look like real bubbles!   I wrote the words "fear" and "failure" using a Ranger Fudeball black pen to represent some of the "worries" that need to be blown away!

I stamped the "Single Daisy" 8 times and the "Sm Butterfly Trio"twice onto scrap cardstock, blending Picked Raspberry and Lemonade Distress inks onto the flowers and watercoloring  the butterflies using the new Wilted Violet Distress Ink.  Finally, I cut all the pieces out and set them aside.

I wanted some of the flowers to be in front of the bubbles and others to be behind, so I began by laying out three flowers on the pages and adhering them.  I then re-inked the "Grunge Circles"                stamp and carefully lined up the stamp to the original stamping so that just the outside edge was inked over some of the flower petals.  I then white embossed them so it looks like the bubble is in front of the flowers and followed up with Glossy Accents applied to the inside of the "bubble".



Once the Glossy Accents was dry, I adhered the rest of the Daisies to the pages along with five butterflies.




I hope you have enjoyed my journal pages.  To see more ideas using the Inky Art Journal and the Journal buddy, please visit these other talented ladies' blogs:

Cheryl Boglioli www.cherylboglioli.com/blog
Linda Ledbetter www.lindaledbetter.com
Yvonne Blair www.yvonneblair.com

I can't wait to see what they have created with Yvonne's products!

Now here's the best part!  If you leave a comment on each of our blogs, Yvonne will put all your names in a bowl and draw a winner!  The lucky winner will receive a 4" x 8" Inky Art journal.


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If you would like to order Yvonne's journal or the Journal Buddy Tool,  please contact Yvonne at www.yblair1@gmail.com.  She will be happy to help you out!  Her stamps are available through Impression Obsession at 
http://www.iostamps.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=IOSTAMPS&Category_Code=YB
Susan



35 comments :

  1. Susan! What a delightful spread!! I love that quote about the bubble! Fine use of Yvonne's new products-thank you for sharing!
    Jackie ")

    http://www.creatingwithoutcrayons-jackiepneal.com/

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  2. Susan, your art journal pages are so pretty. Love your choice of sentiments and how you created the bubbles. So clever. Your background is really pretty and I love th string of the softly colored flowers flowing across the pages. Beautiful job.

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  3. What a lovely spread! Your bubbles are perfect and the overall message is inspiring. Love how you've combined Yvonne's positive messaging with the flowers and cheerful colors. <3

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  4. Gave me a great idea for a card. Beautiful. Thanks.

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  5. This is just stunning, I love it!!!

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  6. So prett and love the bubbles.

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  7. Love the bubbles ! Definitely need to try this !

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  8. What a DELIGHTFUL color palette and CHARMING creation Susan. Yes, they DO look like real bubbles - WOW! I can see why it makes you happy when you see it - I feel the same way. In fact, going back for another dose of GLEE... so inspiring. jThanks bunches. j.

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  9. Oh, I can see why these pages make you happy! I love the idea of putting my worries inside bubbles and sending them off! What pretty colors you've used, too, which add to the "happy" feeling! Your bubbles are fantastic and great idea to do the "underlining"; a really artistic touch!

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  10. Oh Susan, your journal spread makes me happy too. I love flowers and butterflies and use them often in my art projects. Yvonne will be pleased with all of the spreads created using some of her stamps and the journal buddy. Can't wait to start a journal of my own.

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  11. Just love your spread and it's message. Using Glossy Accent really made the bubbles come to life - great idea. Yvonne's messages are so warm and inspiring.

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  12. This page makes me happy too! It is so freeing....I love how you did the bubbles and I can just imagine putting those feeling in a bubble and blowing them away! Beautiful and light and delicate all at the same time! Thank you so much for joining in and creating such a beautiful piece of art to share! You amaze me..you are a beautiful soul and I am the blessed one to have you in my life! Big hugs.

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  13. These are two of my favorite stamps, and your color choices are great. Love how you put the journal and journal buddy to use.

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  14. Gorgeous journal spread. I love Yvonne's sentiment stamps. The colors and those bubbles...perfection.

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  15. What great quotes to accompany those colours! Looks like I shall have to put the buddy stencil & one of these journals onto my Christmas wish list:-)

    Sally

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  16. LOVE the quote.....LOVE the bubbles.....LOVE the design!!

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  17. i love your pages!!! so soft and so true!!! bubbles are beautiful!

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  18. Beautiful page!! Love the quote!! Thank you

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  19. You are right, this page brings a smile....love the glossy accent bubbles and the wonderful sentiment stamps!

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  20. What a beautiful effect you created with the bubbles. Thank you for sharing how you did it! I absolutely LOVE this page and the message it has.

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  21. using the Glossy Accents was genius - love it!

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  22. What a beautiful effect you created with the bubbles. Thank you for sharing how you did it! I absolutely LOVE this page and the message it has.

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  23. I think this has to be one of my favourite journal pages ever! I love how you interpreted the sentiment and put the words in the 'bubbles' - so inspired - and the flowers are beautiful. This is such a happy page and a beautiful tribute to your friend Yvonne! Anne x

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  24. How pretty! I am so blown away with all the ideas pouring out from this blog hop. Just your color choices alone are so amazing. Great job.

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  25. I love your bubbles idea! Plus the butterflies look like they're actually going to flutter off of the page. Thank you for the awesome ideas!

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  26. Your page is stunning!! The bubbles are a great idea and I really like how you used the Journal Buddy to make the muted lines to write on. I always struggle to figure out a good way to add words to my pages but you've made it look so simple. Thank you!

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  27. I love your idea of putting worries in a bubble and blowing them away. Awesome journal page!

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  28. Fabulous journal pages and your worry bubbles are ingenious! Great tip on making some of the flowers appear to be behind the bubbles. What fun pages!

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  29. Wonderful happy page. You are a success, as soon as I saw the page happiness warmed me up. Great presentation of the stamps

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  30. The minute I saw this I HAD TO HAVE those stamps. I'm not sure which reason to pick really: your layout, your use of color, or your overall AWESOMENESS! Just a mixture made in heaven! Thanks Susan! :)

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  31. Hey girlfriend. Me again! I just wanted to thank you for your super sweet words. You make me feel so good and I just wanted you to know that and how much your thoughts and your friendship means to me.

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  32. Oh so pretty, so creative ( those bubbles), love the sentiment and how you illustrated it ... yep Choose Happy !

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  33. Okay, seriously, those bubbles are so clever and super cute! Love those. And your whole spread just has a wonderfully soft, happy feel to it. Totally made me smile.

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  34. oh, love the colors and textures. Those bubbles are amazing.

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