All posts tagged Shari Carroll

Idea-ology Canvas with Shari Carroll

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There is nothing better to me than a blank canvas on my desk… just waiting to get covered with goodness! I’ve played with some new Tim Holtz Idea-ology Pocket cards and the 12×12 French Industrial Paper Stash pad to get my 8×10 canvas board started.

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After my paper was layed down and dry, I used some Wendy Vecchi Crackle paste with Tim’s Latticeworks stencil for texture.

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From there I went about embellishing my canvas with Flashcards, Industrious Trim, Small Talk stickers, Fragments

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The Mini Numerals gave me a clean shine and represent a countdown.  And to create balance, I’ve added an Adornments bird in the upper right area.  If you notice, I haven’t painted or distressed any of my embellishments… Sometimes I like them just the way they are!

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I did shoot a full length video. Along the way I give tips as well as the sped up process.  Beware, it starts out with my initial failure… lol. You can watch it below or on our YouTube channel.

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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

June Card Kit Reveal!!!

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The June card kit Be Happy  is screaming with colors of summer and happy days ahead! We’ve included Sunkissed 6×6 papers and Summer Sprinkle Shapes from Doodlebug along with some super cheerful rainbow washi tape from Little B.

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I’ve shot a video of the walk through and a look at how my card came together. You can watch the video below or on our YouTube channel.

The Happy and Smile stamp set and Smile Circle die are also available for individual purchase in our store.

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Remember, you can SUBSCRIBE to our kits and receive them monthly for $ 24.95 or purchase them each month for $ 29.95, while supplies last. I have a feeling this one will go fast.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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

10 Ways to Resist Ink Techniques!

Happy Saturday everyone! It’s Shari here with 10 Ways to create a resist for your inking. What is resist you say? It’s creating a barrier between your paper and ink. A lot of the time the look is a white pattern with color around.

Back in the day… before we had so many great products, resist was done with VersaMark ink and glossy paper. It’s still a great technique, but there are many more ways to achieve the same or similar look.

I’ve shot a video show my 10 ways! I’ve included:

You can view the video below or on our YouTube Channel.

I created a card with a few of my resist circles. I thought they looked so happy and cheery and that they could be balloons!

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Thanks for hanging with me today, hope you have a great week-end!!

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

Friendship Heals Everything

Hi everyone, Welcome back to the Blog!! It’s Shari Carroll here to show you a couple quick techniques you can do with some Faber-Castell products.

I created a background using my Gelatos and Faber-Castell Glaze. The glaze acts as a resist to the Mango Gelato painted over top. The contrast is amazing!

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If you look closely, you can see the brush marks of Gesso on my bird. The gesso helps the Artist Big Brush pens to become very blendable. These pens are India ink and very different from Copics or waterbase markers. While wet, you can blend using your finger. Once dry, they become permanent.

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I’ve shot a video on how I created my background and colored the bird. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel.

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope I’ve given you some inspiration with Faber-Castell products. Enjoy!

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

Love You Wall Hanging!

Happy Sunday!!! It’s Shari here with a mixed medium project for you. I’ve been working on pieces for a collage wall in my living room and needed some  projects to fit in the smaller areas. For this one, I started off with the Jellybean Soup Chalkboard Plaque and then added pieces of Tim Holtz Melange Tissue Wrap to get me going on my collage.

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The Prima Flowers Abree Isabella are amazing! They are light colored and glittery too! There are several colors in the store to choose from.

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One of my favorite things to do with a mixed medium project is to mix elements of texture Crackle Paste with pattern of papers Fancy Pants Office Letters, and also to contrast lights against darks and torn edges with sharp or cut edges.

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I’ve shot a full length video where I speak live and split it up into two parts. You can view Part 1 HERE, and Part 2 HERE on our Youtube channel.

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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