Saturdays With LeAnn

Find Your Loveliness

Hello my crafty friends, and welcome back to the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo blog on this beautiful Saturday!  Thank you for taking a bit of time out of your Saturday to spend it with me.  I hope you will jump into trying something new today.  The most important thing is just to have fun and enjoy your creative journey.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy your day!

Art Journal Pages By Denise Van Deventer

If you have a book with only minor shelf wear and are looking for a way to breathe new life into it, an altered book art journal may be the perfect place to start.  For these pages, the text peeks through the paint just a bit to add texture and interest to the page.  This is a beautiful way to transform a book into an extraordinary piece of art.  This beautiful mixed media art journal is one you will definitely think about making!  Don’t you just love the tropical colors?

Art Journal Pages

Book pages and text can provide an excellent backdrop for your artwork.  Using some stamps, sprays, and even gesso can leave the beautiful antique look of the page on display.  Denise added some fussy cut flowers and pearlescent and contour liners to the cut images.  You may also use die shapes that will accent your work, or tear, rip, and shred book text to add a mixed media touch to your next project.  A big thank you to Denise for sharing this beautiful piece of art.  Using your imagination is all about creativity and taking something as simple as a book off the shelf and creating a beautiful piece of art.  I hope you have been inspired today to take an old book and begin creating a beautiful masterpiece.

Find Your Loveliness By Jenny Marples

This darling card has a dressmaking theme and a beautiful shabby chic, layered look.  A lot of thought has gone into the elements and the way they speak to each other.  Jenny is definitely very talented when it comes to shabby chic so I know you’re going to love her vintage-style card.  Jenny started out with a piece of Tim Holtz Mixed Media Heavystock paper as it will take layers of paint, ink, etc. without warping,  She added some design tape, a stamped dress-form image from Tim’s Inventor 3 stamp set, and ruler ribbon with a buckle to add a great effect.  Next is the fun part where we add all of those fun embellishments from our stash of treasures.

Find Your Loveliness

You will not want to miss Jenny’s techniques on how she creates this beautiful card.  Let’s pop on over to Pushing The Right Buttons where you will see a full tutorial and every step that Jenny takes in creating this masterpiece.  There is definitely a lot of love put into all the perfect details of this gorgeous card.  I hope that Jenny’s beautiful project has inspired you to create your own unique card.

Stenciled Cork Board By The Cutting Edge Stencils

Do you have a plain cork board hanging up that really could use a makeover?  Today I want to share an easy and inexpensive way to bring beauty to that old cork board.  Using a tile stencil will upcycle this ordinary cork board into a stenciled treasure.  You will have an elegant stenciled cork board that is both useful and decorative in no time at all.  The possibilities are endless!

Hang one in your kitchen, office, craft room, kid’s room, etc.  What a perfect way to get organized with everything, and especially with the holidays coming up.  You will be so happy when it is finished and hung.  Next, take time to get your list made of other projects that you’d like to create.  You can always refer back to our blog for more projects.  Click here for a full video tutorial along with step-by-step instructions to create your stenciled cork board.  You can also watch the video on how to refinish an end table using the same technique.  Enjoy!

No Bake Pie By Roxana Yawgel

The temperatures here in Utah are still very hot, and nothing beats making a cold creamy dessert on a hot day.  I love when I don’t have to turn on my oven to make a delicious dessert.  This No Bake Pie only has five ingredients, and the no baking is the best part of it all.  I love this No Bake Pie because it is simple and light enough to accompany even the heaviest meal.

No Bake Chocolate Pie

This chocolate pie is so rich and decadent you will be asked to make it for every party you attend.  It is simply a dessert that will please the entire crowd.  Click here so you can copy the recipe and make this for your family and friends.  You will love it as much as everyone else does.

I hope these projects have given you some inspiration today.  I love being here with you each Saturday, and one of the things I love most about my work is connecting with crafters and being able to share projects with you.  Thank you for stopping by, I always enjoy our creative time together.  Have a wonderful week and I’ll meet you back here next Saturday!





5 thoughts on “Saturdays With LeAnn

  1. Laura Fog says:

    Hi LeAnn – on the Art Journal project – did Denise paint and texture every page? Or were the pages clipped together to make them thicker? I imagine it would be a huge amount of work to do every page, which is why I’m curious.
    And I’m so going to make that no-bake pie!
    Thanks so much!

    • LeAnn Ostergaard says:

      Hi Laura,
      No she just painted random pages. You are right that would be a lot of work to do every page. Doing random pages just gives the book a bit of personality! Enjoy your no-bake pie!

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