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If you are looking for art journaling techniques, you are in the right place!
Hi there! My name is Jenn DuBell and I am so excited to be a part of this new team! I have admired Rita Barakat’s artwork for a while now so I was excited when she announced her DT call and now I am truly honored that she has chosen me to be a part of it!
Today I am sharing my art journal layout called “Dreams in Circles”
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I had so much fun trying out Rita’s new stamps and stencils with several different art journaling techniques to see the endless possibilities! For this page I used Sweet Sisters Hearts face stencil. As a little tribute to Rita herself, I used watercolor pencils in hues of blue and purple to get the amazing hair color. I used pinks and peaches for her sweet little face and added some bright greens for her eyes.
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Next, on to the fun background of my page! I used some teal stencil paint through a bubble stencil and some sprays of pink and purple. I added the same teal paint to Rita’s Art Foamies Zen Doodle stamp and then a high impact white gel pen for highlights. For the circles, I used several acrylic paints in coordinating colors onto white cardstock with a Gelli plate and circle stencil. I then stamped them with Rita’s Whimsical Fairy Garden Background stamp and Fairy Magic stamps.
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Next, I punched out circles in three different sizes and adhered them onto my pages, highlighting the outer edges with a black watercolor pencil and a water brush. I wanted to add some pops of red here and there so I used Dylusions paint pens. I also added a few white highlights to the bubbles and some wording. I enjoyed all the bright colors and watching how Rita’s creations come to life!
Here are some closer views. I just love the sweet faces you can create with Rita’s stencils and bright colors!
Here are the links to get Rita’s stamps and stencils!
 Thanks so much for reading and I hope you get some inspiration from this layout.
Jenn DuBell

15 videos that will motivate you!


Well hello friends! Well I have been sick for about a week and I am finally feeling better! Just in time for todays post!
Today I am sharing not one but 15 videos that will motivate you to create! These videos are still available for your creative crafty Christmas viewing pleasure! I was honored to be a part of this wonderful Christmas Periscope hop on Sat – all of these ladies had an hour to share their hearts and crafty Christmas projects – some did bible journaling, some did artsy techniques, however you craft I am sure you will be blessed! And yours truly is video number four! (The cards above are what I made on my periscope video! Happy crafting peeps!


5 Handmade Ornaments for Christmas!

1-Rita Barakat Ornaments Birds Christmas
Hey there artsy peeps! Its Christmastime, time to get those creative juices flowing with some Christmas Crafts! This is a perfect time to make some handmade ornaments for Christmas,I make some every year. This year  I am sharing 5 handmade Christmas ornaments! I made these sweet birds this year and am sharing some from years past. I have also made personalized ornaments for family members and friends and this is a good tradition to start if you don’t already do so! I made these sweet little birds for the tree just in time for todays Designer Crafts Connection blog hop. (You can see other designers ornaments by clicking on the hop forward/hop back linky on the right of my blog). I am not a seamstress, (as you can tell by my stitching lol) but for this handmade look you don’t need to be! Full instructions can be found on the Deco Art site , the project is called “On the wings of joy”. (Which is ironic since the letters I used are from a company called Joy .)
Here are the ornaments from years past and the links in case you want to know “how did she do that?” or what products I used!

Rita Barakat Friends Star
Friends Star Ornament

Rita Barakat Ornaments
Burlap Star and Blinged Bauble

Rita Barakat red bird
Little Red Bird

I hope you enjoy this post and  my 5 handmade Christmas ornaments! Please leave me a comment and tell me about your crafty Christmas traditions!


What’s happening!

I will call this random Wednesday!
I have been busy, busy, busy creating (yes my desk is a disaster right now!)

and doing things like oh,
having an anniversay with hubby of 22 years (sweet!),
taking teens to Fine Arts Festival at SAGU (AAoP) and
your typical mommy stuff at the end of the school year!
(Ballet recital next weekend for baby girl!)

Busy! So there is lots going on but I don’t want you to miss this…

Frog Dog Studio
What is nice about the craft business is you meet other cool
crafty chicas and Miss Tina Walker has just started her own mixed media kit club!
Today is the grand opening of her online business go check it out!
Frog Dog Studio!
  And  chances to win prizes…
 Mon the 20th, DCWV and Therm O Web blog hop here!!!

I know right?
I told you, lots going on. Don’t forget to stop by here
on MiXed MeDia Friday with Artistcellar!
 And in case you missed this on the
Faber-Castell blog I wanted to post this here…

One of the things I love about having a big studio is
there is plenty of room for the the kids.
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft did a
cross promo with Creativity For kids and we were
given a mask kit to do with the kids.
Everything is in the kit (except Gelatos) even the tarp!
 It dried pretty quickly but we let it sit overnight.

               The kids had to trim strings and sand down any rough spots before starting.

 The kit comes with paints, glue, glue glitter, feathers and gems to dress up your mask.
We added Gelatos- the colors were primary colors.

 Of course I had to make one too…
 That was a big post and I still have a busy day ahead!!!