All posts tagged Shari Carroll

Art Journal Feature with Darkroom Door

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Hi everyone and happy Saturday! It’s Shari here with a special art journal feature. Darkroom Door has created two stamp sets exclusively for Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember® event!

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Love these stamps, so many possibilities! The one on the left is Warm Wishes and on the right is Enjoy The Journey. I’ve used a few stamps from each set for my art journal page today. I started with the flowers by clear embossing them on my background to create a resist.

shari carroll DD Explore D1 (1 of 1)

I used some of the new Prima Arts Basic mediums to create some layers, and Dylusions sprays as paint. Once happy with my background, I stamped more of the Darkroom Door images with black ink over the top of all my treatments.

shari carroll DD Explore D2 (1 of 1)

My Dylusins inks gave me a happy surprise, my brown turned out kind of purple when applied over the Crackle Paste. Delicious!!!

shari carroll DD Explore D3 (1 of 1)

I shot a video of my process and this time I did it “live” since I used a lot of new product that needed some explanation. I’ve split it up in to two parts, Enjoy!

And on to Part 2.

I hope you like the voice format, if so, I’ll do more like this in the future.  Thanks for stopping by today!

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Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Color Coordinates Recipe

Hi everyone! It’s Shari here with a Color Coordinates Inspiration recipe for you!  8.29.14 Recipe CC 600

I LOVE these colors together! I think they’re great for a new baby, a birthday or even summer celebrations!

Color Coordinates Inspiration 8.29.14

Fog Ink
Fog Cardstock
Sunshine Ink
Sunshine Cardstock
Orange Peel Ink
Orange Peel Cardstock
Green Apple Ink
Green Apple Cardstock
Sea Glass Ink
Sea Glass Cardstock

I used the colors to create a Thank You card with the Simon Says Stamp Balloons and Tic Tac Toe Hearts dies.

Shari Carroll 8.29.14 CC recipe

This card is super easy and one you can make in batches.

Shari Carroll 8.29.14 CC recipe D1

I’ve shot a video of how everything comes together, hope you enjoy!

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Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Ranger Alcohol Inks

Hi everyone! Welcome back to the blog. It’s Shari here to show you an older technique that I’ve just discovered.

I was is AWE of Tim Holtz’s brilliant use of canned air to get splatters with alcohol inks. Did I say Brilliant??? It’s amazing, fun and honestly a bit addictive. I couldn’t wait to give it a try.

Shari Carroll Ranger

I used six colors of alcohol inks and also Pearl Mixative. All this was done on Ranger’s Glossy card stock.  After adding color to my paper, I used a couple rub-on sheets to complete the look.

Shari Carroll Ranger D1

To finish things off, I added my greeting with the Chiseled Industrious letter stickers and some stained Crinkle Ribbon. Be sure to check out the links below for all the colors I used.

I put together a video of the process, hope you enjoy!

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Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Prima Bird House

Hi everyone! Welcome back to the blog. I have a project today that incorporates a lot of Prima products. I fell in L.O.V.E . with this little Prima Birdhouse!! Oh my word!

Once I got started, I realized how well everything fit together! So, here’s my paper crafting project for you today.

Prima Birdhouse

I had picked up an old photo of a child at an antique store awhile back and have been wanting to use it. I fit perfect (after a little scoring and folding) into the birdhouse. The little girl looks like she’s delighted to have the Dina Wakley Scribbly Bird with her!

Prima Birdhouse D1

I was able to alter the color of my flowers to just the right color with a few Dylusions spray colors. Viola!

I have shot a video of the process, hope you find it inspiring!

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Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Flight: Art Journal Page

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday!!!

I’ve got an art journal page for you. I had a happy accident on this one (my tape stuck to my Eiffel Tower) and  tried out a couple new techniques. I went with a little more Shabby Chic style with this which is one of my favorite looks.

I started out using Dina Wakley Turquoise paint… and then the layering began!

Shari Carroll AJ

I added Texture paste and layered more paints on top till I had the look I wanted.

Shari Carroll AJ D1

I cut out the Leaf Cluster Die from Sticky Back Canvas, then colored with Distress Paints. The texture on this page makes me happy!

Shari Carroll AJ D2

I’ve shot a full process video, and had to speed it up quite a bit to fit in the time allowed. I have all the supplies listed below if you have any questions.

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Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening