So Sketchy!

It’s my favorite time of the month — HOP TIME! For this hop the Rita Barakat design team has teamed up with Finder’ Keepers and 3L Scrapbook Adhesive. Both companies sent us a wonderful selection of products. I used mine on my first paper crafting love — Scrapbooking. Make sure you check out the rest of the hop! The list is at the bottom ūüôā

A Nod to the Past

Back in 2005 I had lost my passion for scrap booking. I went on a hunt to find something to spark my creativity and found Scrap Goods. It was a subscription kit in which each month a box full of supplies and a lesson on a new technique. There also was an amazing creative and caring online forum that was my first experience with social media. If it wasn’t for that club I truly don’t know where I would be today. Sadly, they went out of business when the economy started to dive. In it’s honor I created a kit with the new supplies sent by Finder’s Keepers and 3L Adhesive along with stuff from my stash.

What is In It

Here is a video of what is in my kit along with a technique tutorial and samples!

The Sketch Challenge

As promised in the video here is the sketch for you:

Interpret this any way you want. Look at it like a guide to help spark your creativity. Maybe you are not a scrap booker. Maybe you are a card or mixed media artist — use it in your art form.

This is what I did with it:

Make sure you upload your creation to Instagram tagging Betz Golden. I want to see it. If your account is public, I will share it too!

Layouts

Here are the rest of the layouts I created and the TN for my sketches!

Hop List

Now its time to hop on through to the next blog! Please consider subscribing to blogs you enjoy and leave comments to be entered for your chance to win the giveaway!

Rita

Martha Lucia Gomez

Margie Higuchi

Yolie

Michelle Wells

Hannah Rubenstahl

Nadine’s Blog

Until next time ~ Happy Crafty!

Sunset Shaker Card with NEW stamp from Rita Barakat and Technique Junkies!

Techniuqe Junkies has another fantastic new release launch featuring Rita Barakat. This month the theme is friendship. I created this clean and simple shaker card with the stamp “Sunset”.

I used Plaid paint to create the sunset and foam craft sheets to create the shaker! 

I created a video tutorial on how to make this card here:

Make sure you hop along with us to see what other designers have done with these stamps.

Princess Mermaid Shadow Box Card with Rita Barakat and Technique Junkies Blog Hop

The Rita Barakat Designers are doing a blog hop! Each comment on one of our teams blog posts is another chance to win! Details can be found at https://wp.me/p47OIs-HA winner will be announced on Friday the 6th on the blog at RitaBarakat.com

Summer is in full swing in these parts and what better way to celebrate than with mermaids! I just adore the new line by Rita Barakat that is available at Technique Junkies! I had so much fun creating this shadow box card with the Clam Shell and Princess Mermaid! I like to keep the front of my shadow box cards simple because when it is open it is dramatic!

I used Glitter Paint by Plaid as the back drop to the simple sentiment on the front of the card.

 On the inside I colored the mermaid and clam with copic markers and placed pearls around the edge of the shadow box.

 I backed the mermaid with a glitter cardstock to make her shine. I also used my fingers to add a little glitter glue on her for some sparkle.

 For the clam I used copic markers to give him so personality.

Here are all the new stamps and don’t forget the 10% off coupon for my readers!TJ10Betz¬†

www.techniquejunkies.com/seagrass/
www.techniquejunkies.com/clamshell/
www.techniquejunkies.com/jellyfish/
www.techniquejunkies.com/floral-mermaid/
www.techniquejunkies.com/princess-mermaid/
www.techniquejunkies.com/tidepool/
www.techniquejunkies.com/sailing-ship-collage/
www.techniquejunkies.com/swirly-waves/
www.techniquejunkies.com/octopus-face/
www.techniquejunkies.com/attitude-giraffes/
www.techniquejunkies.com/seashell-borders-set-of-2/
www.techniquejunkies.com/kisses-the-shoreline/
www.techniquejunkies.com/flip-flops/
www.techniquejunkies.com/seashells-set-of-5/
www.techniquejunkies.com/play-like-a-pirate-set-of-7/
www.techniquejunkies.com/inside-out-patience-set-of-10/

Here is a short tutorial on how to make a shadow box! It is super easy and fun!
Here is another mermaid inspired one:
And here is a video on how to use Copics:

Now, Make sure you hop on through to the next blog!
Rita Barakat https://wp.me/p47OIs-HA
YOU ARE HERE: Betz Golden https://scrappycafe.blogspot.com/…/princess-mermaid-shadow-…
Jenn DuBell –¬†https://yvonnebijouxcrafts.blogspot.com/‚Ķ/technique-junkies‚Ķ
Karen Jiles- https://stampinakapalace.blogspot.com/…/technique-junkies-r…
Yolie Burke –¬†http://www.justyolie.com/‚Ķ/technique-junkies-rita-barakat-h‚Ķ
Stephanie Eaton –¬†http://inkedartist.com/?p=1971
*Guest designer Michelle Wells –https://histrulybeloved.blogspot.com
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

How to Mask A Stamped Image

I know yesterday was the fantastic blog hop with Rita Barakat’s new stamps! If you missed it, don’t worry! Just go to my post yesterday and hop today. I am loving these new stamps she created with Technique Junkies and had to make a few sweet ATC with them. I used a hodge podge of supplies from my stash and I show you how here in this video:

Here are a few pictures of the ATC I created in the video:

I like these so much I don’t think I am ready to trade them. I have added them to my ATC binder and can’t wait to make some more!¬†
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

BLOG HOP with Rita Barakat and Technique Junkies! NEW RELEASE!

 We are celebrating a new Illustrator at Technique Junkies Stamps.
We have 10 new stamps from Rita Bakarat in the Technique Junkies line! You can see all of the new stamps HERE.
If you‚Äôve come from Geovana Smith’s blog you are in the right place. If not head to the¬†Technique Junkies Blog¬†for the start of the hop.
Make sure you comment on all the stops along the hop. One lucky person who comments will receive a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate! Comments will be open until Saturday May 19th and the winner will be announced May 20th on the Technique Junkies Blog.

I created these cards with the new Rita Barakat stamps through Technique Junkies:
Here is a video on how to use Copic Markers to shade in hair and skin:

And here are some close ups of the cards and tag!

Here are the links to the new stamps I used: Sweetie , Sassy Sue and Zoe AND a 10% off coupon for my readers!TJ10Betz 
I had so much fun creating these projects! My favorite style is bright and colorful. These stamps are perfect for adding a whimsical focal piece to any project. Please make sure you hop on through the blogs.
Now hop on over to Ceal Pritchett!
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Hop links (in order). Full list will be posted on the Technique Junkies blog
Rita Barakat http://RitaBarakat.com
Stephanie Eatonhttp://inkedartist.com/
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Links to new stamps (links will be live before the hop time)
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!