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Be Brave Art Journal Page and Stampendous Giveaway

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, designed by n*Studio

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Today is the last day of the Nathalie Kalbach & Friends Stampendous Summer Hop – so much fun 🙂

What better way to celebrate summer than with some summer colors, I thought and created this Art Journal spread with all kinds of bold summer colors and different sets of the stamps I designed for Stampendous.

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I layered some acrylic paint onto my art journal pages and set it aside for later. A list of all supplies can be found at the end of this post.

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For the Bird, Elephant and Urban Scribble image I wanted to create my own patterned paper and I love to use deli paper for this because it is cheap and thin enough that you can use it to wrap up small presents, and can be used easily as collage material in your mixed media art work. I used the same colors over and over again, first adding big patches of colors to the deli paper, then stamping with acrylic paint and all kinds different Rubber and Foam Stamps. Later I layered some of the stencils which are included in my stamp sets on top to tie some areas together. Last but not least I used the Urban Scribble rubber Stamp and black archival ink and stamped randomly here and there.

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I traced the Foam Stamps onto the back of my new patterned paper and cut out an elephant, bird and the urban skyline. I glued all the cutouts down onto my earlier painted art journal spread using Matte Medium and a cosmetic sponge. Then I added a couple more marks and colors to the page and outlined the shapes in a sketchy manner. Added some Journaling- and voila 🙂 It was a lot of fun to just play with all the different stamps. I cannot wait to make more patterned paper to use this way for wrapping paper – a good way to use up some of your left over paints and stamp off your inked stamps. Here are the details of the elements on the finished page

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I hope you enjoyed this fun and colorful post 🙂

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Do not forget that you can win all three of my Stamp Sets by commenting today on the blogs with projects of my stamp sets in this list from the whole week. Check out all those amazing projects my friends posted – I am blown away:

Stampendous Blog Post Monday

Pam Bray Monday

my blog – Creative Squad – Cheiron Brandon on Tuesday

Katy Leitch on Tuesday

Stampendous Blog on Tuesday

Stampendous Blog Post Wednesday

Gwen Lafleur Wednesday

my Creative Ice Breaker Wednesday

Louise Healy Wednesday

Stampendous Blog Post Thursday

Rae Missigman Thursday

Marsha Valk Thursday

Katy Leitch on Thursday

Allison Heikkila on Thursday

Mark Gould on Thursday

Stampendous Blog Post Friday

Tina Walker Friday

Pam Bray Friday

Lea Fritts Friday

Katy Leitch on Friday

Tenia Nelson on Friday

my blog- you are here 🙂


 

Have a wondeful day and good luck!!! Stampendous and I will post about the winner on our blogs next week!

Here are all supplies including the stamps I used (some are affiliate links).

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Please note: Some links on this blog are affiliate links for which I receive a small percentage of any sales generated by the link.

Nat

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  • Claudia Jean Nelson

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    You have made my week . I love seeing everyone’s ideas. Your peice is so great. I love how you combined them all. You are an amazing artist and person. Thank you so much for the inspiration from so many great artists. C

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  • Myriam Le Blanc Élie

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    Wow! I love this idea of using the stamp as masks, they really pop that way! Thanks for this week! Myriam from Quebec, Canada.

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  • Jean Marmo

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    So creative and Bold!! I love all the details! Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  • Joi@RR

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    Ahhhh so YUMMY Nat. Love how you did your stamp images all in the same colors of GLORIOUSLY LOVELY green shades. And your background is MARVELOUS. This is such a VIBRANT and GLORIOUS make.

    This has been SUCH a fun week for me seeing all your wonderful products used in so many outstanding ways. I think each designer did you proud girl! I so looked forward each day to seeing what they did for you next. There were truly some amazing creations.

    I’m sooooooo proud of you and for you. XXj.

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  • Catherine adams

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    Beautiful abstract technique!
    Thanks for hosting the challenge. Hope I win!
    Cja Geneseo, NY

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  • Catherine adams

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    Hope this isn’t a duplicate, if so I apologize. Funky iPad.
    I love this stamp set and how you used it. Hope I win one of the giveaways so I can try your techniques!!!
    Cathy
    Geneseo, NY

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  • TracyM #6773

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    BOLD & BEAUTIFUL pages!!!
    LOVE the layers of PRETTY colours and AMAZING detail!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION 🙂
    Tracy from Australia

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  • Robin C

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    Wonderful journal page! I love the inspiration! All of these new sets are just gorgeous!! I have enjoyed all the tutorials this week. I am just starting in the mixed media realm and appreciate all the info this week. Thanks so much for a chance to win these!!! Lots of hugs, Robin

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  • barb macaskill

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    When I scrolled down and saw the art journal spread I almost swallowed my tongue in my excitement!! Absolute perfection! Your background is magical and festive and the images are divine!! I always love seeing what you create because it is always so fresh and exciting!!! TFS!
    Barb in VT

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  • Mary Holshouser

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    Naturally my eye is drawn to the elephant. he just glows.
    The bird and the cityscape also glow from the
    beautiful background.
    It’s been a wonderful week.
    thanks for sharing.
    I’m in southern Illinois

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  • marian riley

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    Your new stamps are amazing!!!

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  • VikiB

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    Awesome! I love all the wonderful colors and layers.

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  • Kathy Burgess

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    Love your journal pages! Good to see someone else has pages using the same colors! Thx for your inspiration!

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  • Becca Yahrling

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    Absolutely stunning! I am blown away by YOU! 🙂

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  • Carla Hundley

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    Beautiful pages and
    the bright colors are
    so neat!
    Carla from Utah

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  • Tamiko McCurry

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    I love all the colors and technique galore.. thanks for the inspiration.. I have been eyeing these stamps all month.. I wish my familly got them for my birthday.. but oh well.. 🙂

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  • Stampendous Stamps

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    Is it really all over? What a fantastic week. It was a splash of colorful creativity every day and wow!, this page really sums up how awesome the week has been. Thank you for bringing some of your mixed media friends and rockstar designs with you for the hop.

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  • Susan

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    So much summer joy in your art journal post. Love your work

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  • stephanie

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    Deli paper for wrapping paper what a fab idea! Thanks for all the inspiration this week.

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  • Delores Azary

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    Greetings from Oklahoma! This has been a lot of fun! Creative juices are flowing! Thanks to everyone who participated! Good luck to everyone commenting on the prizes!

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  • Sarah

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    I love your art work Natalie, always so colourful and vibrant. Thanks for sharing your techniques and expertise. i’ve had a lot of inspiration from the week.

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  • Lilian

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    Very cool colors!
    Lilian (Maryland, USA)

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  • julie b

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    Wonderful hop! I just got your elephant set but see from the hop that i still need to do more shopping….fun times ahead. Love the techniques and inspiration. Thank you.

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    Jacqvz

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    So inspiring! Love the hold colors!

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  • Sarah P.

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    The journaling pages are so colorful and make a statement. I love them, they catch your eye for sure.

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  • Jackie Schachter

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    When I reached this page I just said to myself “wow’. Love the
    brilliant colors of the backgrounds and stamps. You and your
    designers are so talented. Have enjoyed this week’s blog
    hop – it was fun. TFS.
    Jackie, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • nicole n

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    Love all of the bright colors and the elephant!

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  • Janet Staples

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    I LOVE this! So bright while being subtle and bold! Brilliant. I’m glad I ran across this…can’t wait to see the other artists’ interpretations! Thank you so much for all of your inspiration Nat!

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  • Leadonna Fritts

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    I absolutely love your style of creating, Nat. Like me, you love color and it shows beautifully in your work. Your art journal pages just speak to my heart. Thank you for sharing!

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  • D.Ann C

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    Oh, I have a serious crush on your user of neon colors!!! I have also developed a serious crush on your stamp/stencil sets this week. Can’t wait till my budget let’s me indulge in getting some!!! -FL

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  • Linsey

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    Oh goodness! Your art journal pages are SO gorgeous and completely inspiring!!! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome creativity and talent and for coming together to bring your fans this super cool mixed media hop!! I’m thoroughly enjoying seeing your marvelous designs come to life!!!

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Creative Ice Breaker – Morning Art Journal Play

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Creative Ice Breaker

 

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In the mornings I play in my art journal to get myself into the creative groove and break the ice – so to speak- and get ready to paint. I recorded and fast forwarded my morning ritual – and hope you enjoy it. Take it as what it is – a morning art journal play- not a tutorial 🙂

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Don’t forget there is also a Summer Blog Hop with Stampendous going on and you can win one of the three Price Packages containing all three of my Foam Stamp Sets I designed for Stampendous.

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Check out the other blogs today on the hop and comment here and on those for a chance to win:

Stampendous Blog Post Monday

Pam Bray Monday

my blog – Creative Squad – Cheiron Brandon on Tuesday

Katy Leitch on Tuesday

Stampendous Blog Post Wednesday

Gwen Lafleur Wednesday

my Creative Ice Breaker Wednesday

Louise Healy Wednesday

Here are the supplies I have used in my Creative Ice Breaker video above – some links are affiliate links.

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Please note: Some links on this blog are affiliate links for which I receive a small percentage of any sales generated by the link.

I hope you enjoyed the video 🙂 Have a wonderful and creative day

Nat

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  • barb macaskill

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    LOVE your routine! When my 4 year old granddaughter REALLY likes something she says it is the BEST BEST and as she watched this she said you are “da BEST BEST colorer!” I have to say that I agree with her!! LOVED watching this and the final piece is awesome!! TFS!

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  • Pam Beatty

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    great video!

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  • Michele K. Henderson

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    I love your new release, especially the elephant! Great inspiration all week long!

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  • Patti

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    Love how you forge ahead with layers. You inspire me as I have white paper-itis a lot! Hugs to you.

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  • Joi @RR

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    Such a TREAT to see your morning ritual video Nat. And your Fashion Dame looks lovely on the fun background you created for her. Loved all the stamps you used too. Your Fiesta stamps are some of my favs!! Thanks bunches for such great eye candy today!! XXj.

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  • Amanda Rhodes

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    I love your journal page and all the different details!

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  • Becca Yahrling

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    What a fun video – thanks for sharing your beautiful creativity. I think I need to be brave … thanks for the inspiration to do so.

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  • Judy B

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    Journal pages kind of scare me. I’m always afraid I will mess up and have to throw the pages away. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  • Julie

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    Thanks, that was fun to watch! 🙂

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  • Mary Holshouser

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    I love your stamps with the stencil included.
    The three featured on this hop are marvelous –
    especially the elephant. I can’t wait to get
    my hands on him.
    thanks for the view into your morning routine.
    I’m in southern Illinois.

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  • Carla Hundley

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    Gorgeous work and
    love your process.
    Carla from Utah

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  • Jean Marmo

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    Such fun! Love the stamps and stencil sets! Thanks for sharing your routine!! I know I tend to overthink too much! I need to just create!

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  • Myriam Le Blanc Élie

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    Thisi is such a great process video! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Myriam from Quebec, Canada.

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  • Kathy Burgess

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    What a fun video!! If only I could work that fast!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  • Joela Pascoe

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    I get scared by the journaling process, and I commend and thank you for sharing your ritual.

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  • stephanie

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    great spread! Thanks for sharing

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  • Rob

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    Thanks for the inspiration Nat, Love your new stamps sets. I’m from Taree, north of Sydney Australia.

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  • Robin C

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    What a great project! I love the sentiment! Hugs, Robin

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  • D.Ann C

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    Super fun! Wish you could come hold my hand as I work on the first pages of my first art journal so they could turn out so well! : )

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  • VikiB

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    This page is wonderful! I love this stamp. I wish I could bring myself to paint in the mornings.

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  • Claudia Jean Nelson

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    I love your page,and your creative use of deli paper. Thank you for your inspiration

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  • TracyM #6773

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    EXCITING CREATIVE ACTION!!!
    LOVE your pages, LOVE your words of wisdom too!!!
    I already ADORE Fashion Dame, feeling TOTALLY INSPIRED now,
    THANK YOU for sharing 🙂
    Tracy from Australia

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  • Jackie Schachter

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    Enjoyed watching your video. Loved the way you made
    such a pretty, colorful background. Have never tried journaling – not
    so ‘artistic’ as you, but I do like doing mixed media on canvas. TFS.
    Jackie from Israel.

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  • Carol

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    I love your layers and colours. Brave indeed!

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  • Christine Dring

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    Gorgeous journal page! Love your sentiment – very empowering!

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  • Deborah S

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    Wow what a great way to start your day kind of like stretching before your morning run. I really enjoyed your video it was very inspiring. I can’t seem to find my way into mix media. My style is to controlled and stay in the lines. I guess I just need to be brave and jump in. What do I have to lose right. OBTW you ARE the best, best colorer lol tfs!

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  • Teresa Godines

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    Love all of your great colors. TFS

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My Own Drum – Cheiron Brandon

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Creative Squad

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Happy Tuesday! It’s time for my Creative Squad to share a project with you with this month’s theme: “My Own Drum”. Throughout the month of June, the team will use my new Fashion Dame Rubber Stamp Set to interpret the theme. This theme is all about inspiration, creativity, and personal expression. I asked my squad to create something that celebrates the power of individuality. March to the beat of your own Mixed Media drum this month!

This week we bring you a fun project from Cheiron Brandon. These tags are a great example of how the Fashion Dame can be “dressed”, just like a paper doll, and in this case a very fashionable one 🙂

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The theme of “my own drum” combined with the Fashion Dame stamps this month was perfect for me! I wasn’t sure where to go with these fun Fashion Dame stamps, but I thought about it and about my own sense of fashion. I like many different styles of clothing, and it all depends on the season, occasion and even the mood I am in that helps me decide what to wear on any given day. I used the Fashion Dames like my own personal paper dolls and gave each of them their own personality and style. I created a set of tags that I can use in my art journal, on a card, or even as a gift tag.

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I created each tag with a bunch of Nathalies stamps. The first dame is wearing a golden top cut from some deco sheets, and her skirt is covered entirely with sequins. The background of the tag is stamped with a stamp from the Kaffee Klatsch set. Not an everyday look, but something totally fun!

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This tag was made with a background of book paper and some painted deli paper that I stamped with the Marks cling set. I gave her a fun patterned jacket using the Grunge Cling stamp set and some denim paper.

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This last dame is probably my favorite of all and if this dress existed in real life, I would totally wear it! I made the dress from painted deli paper stamped with the Marks cling stamp and gave her a belt of twine. Its very subtle, but I stamped and clear embossed some mesh in the background.

I certainly had fun playing with these Fashion Dames, and can’t wait to work them into my art journal pages!

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I love how Cheiron dressed the Dame in her very own creations, and yes, I want that super awesome jacket and dress in my closet!

In addition to sequins, book paper, and twine, Cheiron used the supplies listed below (some are affiliate links):

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Please note: Some links on this blog are affiliate links for which I receive a small percentage of any sales generated by the link.

Maybe you will even play along with us -I would love to see how you interpret our monthly themes. Email me how you used my stencils and stamps with the theme and email me an image – I would love to share your projects in my next “n*Spiration From Around the Globe“.

See you next Tuesday for another project from the Creative Squad, but in the meantime, we have a Blog Hop!

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You have the chance of winning one of the 3 prize packages containing all three of my foam stamp sets by leaving a comment today here on the blog and the following days on all blogs participating. Stampendous posts throughout June 13-17 every day a list of blogs participating and I have some awesome friends joining me 🙂

 

 

Nat

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  • Kathy Burgess

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    Love your awesome tags!! Always fun using mixed media. Perfect for adding to pages in a journal! Thx for sharing such fun tags.

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  • Linda Agers

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    Love how she fits on a tag. Her outfits are fabulous, mixed media works so well with this stamp set

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  • Ausra Bicknell

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    Love the fashion!

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  • Michele K. Henderson

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    LOVE the elephant design, and today’s cards are all gorgeous too! Sending you a crafty hug from Tuscaloosa, Alabama!

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  • Dee Ann Matthews

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    Inspired fashion parade!

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  • Suman Pandit

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    Love all the designs and the personalized dolls are so glamorous, love the absolutely gorgeous dresses !!Hugs from India !!

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  • Robin C

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    Oh my goodness! I love these! All the different outfits…so fashionistic!!! Hugs, Robin

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  • Jean Marmo

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    LOVE how you did these!! So inspiring!

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  • stephanie

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    great projects! Thanks for the chance to win

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Lovely tags Cheiron.
    Tags are so great as gift tags, embellies on a layout or just some inspiration to put in an art journal or hang around the house.
    Love the way you designed the clothes.

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  • barb macaskill

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    Here in Vermont we aren’t into high fashion but I know that I LOVELOVELOVE these outfits you have created!! So pretty!! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Becca Yahrling

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    Wow, these are just gorgeous! Love them all, but the sequin skirt … fabulous! I can just imagine how fun these were to make and oh, the possibilities!

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  • Cynthia Xavier

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    What cool tags! You are truly an artist with great imagination.

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  • Mary Holshouser

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    I love the layering on the outfits.
    The lady with the sequins for her skirt is gorgeous.
    Her gold glitter top really adds to the outfit.
    thanks for sharing.
    wish I was as thin as these ladies – that was a long time ago.

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    • Mary Holshouser

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      I’m in southern Illinois.
      thanks.

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  • D.Ann C

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    Well, aren’t these just fabulous?!!
    I’m loving seeing your lovely creations in action! What a fun hop! -FL

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  • Alison

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    Awesome tags!!

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  • Victoria Banaszak

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    These are so much fun and all from the same stamp. I love that!

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  • marian riley

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    These tags aregreat!

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  • Amanda Rhodes

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    I love all the different designs of your tags! I think the sequins skirt tag is my favorite!

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  • Carla Hundley

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    Wonderful creations
    and I love the sequins
    used at the skirt!
    Carla from Utah

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  • Sarah P.

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    I love these fashion tags. The sequin skirt is awesome, so in vogue. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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  • Linsey R

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    What delightful fashion tags! I find them very inspiring!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  • glennis f

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    Your tags are just amazing – I love them all

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  • Myriam Le Blanc Élie

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    wow! Those are really great tags. I love the use of mixed-media on all of them!
    Myriam from Quebec, Canada.

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  • Valerija

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    Wonderful tags. Love the mixed – media technique.
    Valerija xx

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  • Rae

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    Love this – these are so cute! Great and clever ideas for sure!

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  • Judy B

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    What a great idea, treating the image like a paper doll and then dressing it up. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  • Linda Edkins Wyatt

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    I would soooo love to win the stamps. I make arty paper dolls and atc dolls and would love to have a set to play with!

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  • Michelle Rydell

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    OMG I love that sequined skirt! All of the outfits you designed are so fun Cheiron! Great way to use the stamp set!

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  • Jackie Schachter

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    Great tags! Love the mixed media backgrounds and all the outfits. Also like how the sentiments fitted each tag.

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  • Rachel Alexander

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    Wow, you are such an inspirational artist, I love your new stencils and can see that they are so versatile, the imagination runs riot with ideas!

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  • Joi @RR

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    Cheiron – I feel like I have just watched Nat’s own private Project Runway Allstars fashion show!!!! WOW – you really did Nat’s stamps up proud girl – your creations are over the moon SPLENDIDLY CHIC. Your tags are my VERY FAVORITE of all the designs I have seen of the Fashion Dames. FABULOUSLY WONDERFUL – totally eye candy – going back to enjoy another look. j.

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  • Julie

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    Wow, these are so wonderful! I love each one, so unique!

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  • Bea savellano

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    All three are very cool. Love the sequins…b

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  • Joela Pascoe

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    Wow what awesome cards

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  • Claudia Jean Nelson

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    You are amazing. These are great. I love them so much. Thank you for the inspiration

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  • TracyM #6773

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    ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS tags, SO GLAMOROUS, the colours, layers and textures DELIGHT, LOVE them ALL!!!
    The second I saw Fashion Dame, she won my heart, it filled it with precious memories from when I 1st saw my Mother’s dressmaking sketchbook from her studies in the late 50’s.
    Tracy from Australia

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  • Tamiko McCurry

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    now you are a fashionista by default… such fabulous little outfits!! darling tags!

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  • Susan

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    When I was a kid I loved paper dolls. Next I started sewing so I could have my own look. Love this

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