Art Gone Wild Launches NEW Website!

Art Gone Wild Launches NEW Website!
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Wednesday, August 17

It's the @cardmaker_magazine #bloghop and we've created some amazing cards using @my_artc and @mymomenta products! Make sure you visit their Facebook page to see how you can win everything we used and MORE!


CardMaker Magazine + Momenta Blog Hop

Hello there! Thanks for dropping by today -- you should have come to visit my blog from blog for the Momenta and CardMaker Magazine Blog hop. Make sure you take a few minutes to visit the Momenta Facebook page as they are hosting a pretty awesome giveaway!

Today our blog hop is all about the amazing mixed media products from Momenta and Art-C and I thought I'd share how easy you can create a beautiful mixed media card using their great range of products. (As this point, I should mention that I work for Momenta in their Portsmouth office.)

For this card a have a few different things to create before I can assemble the card, so let's start with the background paper. I used the Feather Stamp from the Stamp + Die set with VersaMark ink to stamp a pattern on smooth watercolor paper. Once the pattern was created I sprinkled clear embossing powder over the surface and heat set with a heat gun. When that was cool I used the Copper Metallic paint, watered down to add some color to the background. When that was dry I trimmed, rounded the corners and inked the edges.

White the paint was drying on my background sheet I stamped and painted the feather sheet. I wasn't sure just how many feathers I would want so I filled the page with the various feather stamps and added color with blue watercolor paint and some random Copper Metallic paint splatters. When that was dry, I trimmed a strip off the top to use as a ribbon and die-cut the feathers.

Here's a quick tip, use post-it notes to hold the dies in place while you create your cutting sandwiches and die-cut the shapes.

For this card I also used a piece of the Marble Paper from the Momenta paper pad and a piece of black shimmer card stock. Here's a quick shot of all the elements I have to create this easy, mixed media card.

Assembly is easy, layer the elements with a dry adhesive.

To finish, just add the feathers and a piece of twine and stamp a little sentiment to tie to the twine.

Thank you so much for joining me today, your next stop on this Cardmaker Magazine Blog hop is:

And, in case you aren't sure where you came from, or want to start over -- here's the line-up:

Jeanne Streiff
Juliana Michaels
Daniela Dobson
Sean Fetterman
Nancy Damiano
Catherine Scanlon < ---- You are here  
Kelly Gettelfinger

Oh, if this couldn't get ANY better -- Momenta is having an AMAZING Giveaway on their Facebook page. Good luck on the Giveaway - and thank you so much for dropping by today, have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, August 11

I think it's done!! Woohoo for those times when a painting comes together so easily! #clematis #mixedmedia #catherinescanlondesigns #catherinescanlon #mixedmediaart #artsareelementary #10x10 #artforsale #artgonewild #imagetransfer


Giving it a rest before I over work it! Plus, that #procrastination job still needs some finishing touches. ##10x10 #artsareelementary #imagetransfer #michaelsmakers #mixedmediaart #catherinescanlon #catherinescanlondesigns #mixedmedia #clematis


#procrastination in progress!! I'm supposed to be finishing up coloring a few stragglers for the #artgonewild #stampcatalog but this Birthday #clematis painting kept calling my name! #catherinescanlon #catherinescanlondesigns #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #michaelsmakers #imagetransfer #10x10 #artsareelementary


Starting my day with TWO perfect transfers for the #10x10 #artsareelementary show, coffee and a banana bowl. #woohooPatty #catherinescanlon #catherinescanlondesigns #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #michaelsmakers @decoartmedia #fluidacrylic


Wednesday, July 27

CardMaker Magazine + Plus America Blog Hop


Hello there! Thanks for dropping by today -- you should have come to visit my blog from Juliana Michael's blog for the Plus Corporation of America and CardMaker Magazine Blog hop. 

Make sure you take a few minutes to visit the PLUS Corp Facebook page as they are hosting a pretty awesome giveaway!

Today it's all about Deco Rollers -- and I'm going to share with you how EASY the Deco Stamp Rollers are to use and create with. 

I also want to show you how easy it is to get a straight line. I don't know if you are like me, but I'm not that great at free handing straight lines -- and rolling straight lines wasn't much better. To fix that, I positioned the edge of the stamp on the edge of a metal ruler taking care to hold the ruler in place to keep it from moving.

Once I had practiced enough I was ready to move on to creating my card.

I used some pretty basic supplies: VersaMark stamp ink, DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint, Glitter Embossing Powder and my Fancy Flower stamp from Art Gone Wild

I decided I wanted to create a custom colored paper ribbon for my card, so I painted white cardstock with the Fluid Acrylic and let it dry. Once it was dry, I used the ruler technique to roll the stamp across the paper then I trimmed it into strips and picked the one that looked the best for my card.

To create the card, I stamped my Fancy Flower on white cardstock with VersaMark Ink and sprinkled Gold Glitter Embossing powder over the surface. Once the pattern was heat set I used DecoArt Fluid Acrylic paints to add color to the design. I also painted a my cardstock with the same red fluid acrylic paint to create a mat that matched perfectly.

I also hand-lettered a little sentiment and diecut a little tag that would accomodate the ribbon -- and voila -- a super cute card with a custom paper ribbon. Super easy, and the paper ribbon using Plus America Deco Roller couldn't look any cuter!

THANK you so much for joining me today, you next stop on this CardMaker Magazine Blog hop is Jeanne Streiff.