Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sneak Peek - UsArtQuest DT

This is a small sneak Peek at Next Monday - July 5th - UsArtQuest Design Team new project.  I LOVE ATC - so i am so excited about this Launch of Napkin Art.  I can't wait to show you my project, you're going to love my project, so you'll want to get your supplies now!" Each Designer is doing a different sneak peek so head on over to their blog also and collect your supplies.  All of the Link are on the right hand side of my blog under "My Team Mates".  Stop by the UsArtQuest Store and order your supplies.  I will have step by step direction here on my blog on Monday - July 5th.  Stop by then and see what is up with us!  snicker, snicker =)
Terri Sproul

Monday, June 28, 2010


I am so excited about our winner of the Draw and Gild Kit from UsArtQuest!  Drum roll please!
Karen Denson of Stampollage.
I hope you stop by her blog and leave her a comment!  Karen you are going to love this kit!  I can't stop playing with it!  
Remember to stop by on Wed and Friday this week.  Wednesday I am show you another great project using the Draw and Gild Kit!  and Friday I am starting up my Festive Friday again.  For the month of July I will be featuring a new Christmas Card each and every Friday! 
I am so excited for Karen!
Terri Sproul =)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Old Glory

Here is another one of my Mixed Media Project for the 4th of July.  Again I had to play with those EcoArt Boards from RubberstampConcepts I love so much. 

Supply list
8 x 10 EcoArt Board from Rubberstamp Concepts
Red, White and Blue Acrylic Paint
Wood Star from a craft store I got mine at Micheal's
Heartwarming Vintage Booklets "Seasonal" from Crafty Secrets
Metal word from Die cuts with a View
Burnt Sienna Glaze from Golden Paints
Black Marker - fine point
Black India Ink
Stamp:  "Freedom is Never Free" from Stampotique

1)  Paint Blue square at top left hand corner of 8" x 10" EcoArt Board. 
2)  Paint Red Strip and White Strips to complete flag design
3)  Paint Wood Star with White Acrylic Paint.  After Star's are dry adhere to Blue square of flag.  See sample for placement.
4)  Cut Vintage Images from "Seasonal" Booklets and adhere to EcoArt Board
5)  Adhere Metal Words to Ecoart Board.
6)  Ink "Freedom is Never Free" with Black India Ink and stamp onto one of the White strips of the flag.
7)  Using a fine point Black Marker and stickers around of the strips, stars and blue square of the flag. 
8)  Using a Make up sponge add "Burnt Sienna" Glaze to all image and flag - this will give your piece an aged look.

Hope you enjoy this project.  Remember if you have a question please let me a comment with your question and I will get back with you.  and always Remember "Freedom is Never Free" - Happy 4th of July to everyone!  If you enjoy this project or love other type of crafts - check out the e-book at Favecrafts this project and many more are published. 
Terri Sproul

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Free Make-N-Take

Free make  - n-take at Jazi Crafts on July 24th and a Trunk show with Stewart Superior products.  How cool is that...  Great way to pick up new and amazing product and make a card and a tag! 

In this Free Make-N-Take you will complete this Card.  Using Memories Mists and a wonderful stamp.

You will also do this Tag where you will learn to use Memories Mists in a whole new way - Watercolor technique -
and you will get to play with Silk an amazing product that give you a whole new effect to your projects. 

I hope you stop by JaziCrafts and have some fun with us for Free.  Product will be available for purchase.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Work of Heart

We are so excited to have you participate in our very first USAQ Blog Hop!  I love blog hops you get a chance to see this project and so much more.  To be eligible to win the fabulous prize being offered, you will need to start at the beginning, which is Sarah's blog.  Please visit each blog on the hop.  You must LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH DESIGNERS BLOG by 11:59 EST, Sunday, June 27th. 
The drawing will take place on Monday, June 28th.
The kit has a retail value of $29.99.

Great Prize - Can't wait to see who win and what they make with it... 
Here is my project - it's a Mixed Media project using Rubberstamp Concepts new EcoArt Boards and the "Draw and Gild" kit from UsArtQuest.  So excited to show you this fun project. 
Supply List include link of most of the product used:
Draw and Gild Kit from UsArtQuest witch includes Duo Embellishment Adhesive, GildenGlitz, Fine Liner, Peal Ex (purple)
Acrylic Paint:  Red and Blue
Die Cuts:  Key and Key Hole
Two Gold Brads
Jewels Watercolor Palette from UsArtQuest
6" x 6" EcoArt Board from Rubberstamp Concepts
Chip board - for Die cuts
Paper Clay
Sweetbrier Studio Heart Mold


1)  Using Red Acrylic draw and paint a heart onto 6" x 6" EcoArt Board. 
2)  Paint using Blue Acrylic Paint around the outside of heart - completely painting all of the EcoArt board. 
3)  Die Cut a both a Key and Key Hole using chip Board (Hint:  use your cereal boxes for free chip board).  Both of the Dies I used are Tim Holtz new Sizzix Die's
4)  Paint Duo Adhesive onto both Die and set aside to dry.  When the Duo Adhesive dries is turns clear and tacky.  When Duo Adhesive is Tacky add "Gold" Gildenglitz to Key Hole and "Copper" Gildenglitz to Key.  HINT:  I paint my Duo on with a paint brush - remember to clear brush off when done.
5)  Using Sweetbrier Studio Heart Mold - add Paper clay to mold and set aside to dry or set into 250 degree oven to dry in minutes.  When PaperClay Heart is dry - paint on Duo Adhesive and set aside to dry.  When Duo is tacky add "Copper" Gildenglitz
6)  Adhere all of your Die Cut Embellishment and Paper Clay Heart - remember to add your gold brad to your key hole die.  :-)  
7)  Using the Gold Paint from the Jewels Watercolor Palette - add Gold Mica Paint to Fine Liner Tool or Toy as I always call them.  Draw gold line around the heart and draw waves from the heart (see sample)  Also using your "Fine Liner" write "A Work of Heart" inside of Red Acrylic Heart. 
Remember to sign your master piece.  :-)
Please take some time and check out what the other DT member made using the same Draw and Gild Kit from UsArtQuest and leave us some love in a form of a comment please..  Here are the link to their blogs...
Sarah Anderson
Suzi Blu
Lea Cioci
Jessica Griffin
Jan Hennings
Connie Vogt  - this is your next stop of the Hop
Julie Ranae -

I can't wait to read all of the comment - there should be lots since this is a wonderful giveaway.  WOW!
Terri Sproul

Friday, June 18, 2010

Mouse Magic

This Supplies List and Link is going to be super easy for me.  LOL it's all from The Robin's Nest.  It's there Mouse Magic Collection. 
Supply List 
Toon Right Hand
Toon Left Hand
Blue Tio Stars
Red Tio Stars
Mouse Magic Vellum Title
Blue Glitter Letters Stickers
Journal Sheet (I used on of the 5 available on the sheet) 
Mouse circle 12 x 12 Card stock
Mouse Star 12 x 12 Card stock
Canada Stripe 12 x 12 Card stock
from my personal stock:  I used on 12 x 12 blue card stock to matte the vellum Title, 4 button Red eyelets and Pop Dots from Glue Dots. 
1)  Rip "Canada Stripe Paper" and attach to Blue side of "Mouse Star Paper". 
2)  Matte Photo using Yellow area of "Mouse circle" paper
3)  Matte Vellum Title to Blue Cardstock and attach with Red Eyelets.  Adhere with Glue dot to top of page over the Canada Stripes paper.
4)  Place photo as shown with Right and Left Toon hand in bottom corners.  Add Red and Blue Tio star also to top left side of each photo

5)  Cut out one of the journal boxes from Journal Sheet - adhere using Glue dots as shown on sample
6)  Using Blue Glitter Letter stickers to spell out date under Journal Block. 
Well that was a fun page to make I hope you have as much fun making it as I did. 
Terri Sproul

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

sneak peak - UsArtQuest DT

On Monday June 21st - UsArtQuest Design Team will be launching our first projects....  I am so excited about this.  I hope you are too.  The Picure above is a sneak peak at my project.  It's a mixed Media project using lots of great product.  I believe the other team member are also putting something on their blog to tease you also.  Stop by there blogs and see what they have in store for you and me...  The Link for all their blog is on the left hand side of my blog - Under "My fellow design team members".   Remember to stop back on Monday the 21st of June for more.....
Terri Sproul

Saturday, June 12, 2010


This was a fun project to do.  So many fun products.  The ACT are from Rubberstamp Concepts there new ECOART Boards, if you have not try these boards yet, you need to....
Gilding Leaf from UsArtQuest is so much fun to play with.
Supply List
ATC boards - Rubberstamp Concepts
Duo Adhesive - UsArtQuest
Gildenglitz - UsArtQuest
Photo - Design Orginials
Metal Words - Die Cuts with a View
Ink pads:  Distress Ink
Glue Dots
1)  Ink base of the ATC board - leaving the center of the ATC without color...
2)  Adhere Photos using Duo Adhesive
3)  Smooth out photo onto ATC.  Add more Duo Adhesive to edges of ATC - set aside to dry about 2 minutes or so....  Adhesive will dry clear and tacky.
4)  When Duo Adhesive is clear and tacky add two or three color of GildenGlitz to adhesive. 
5)  Using Your GLUE DOTS - add metal words.
you are done....  Fun project and super easy...  Hope you enjoy this one.  it's the Gildenglitz too cool...  love the old fashion look it gave these ATC.... Also reminder - most of the product in this project have direct link to the site you can purchase the product....  Hope this helps everyone out...
Terri Sproul

Monday, June 7, 2010

Oh Alice

I am just in love with the EcoArt Boards from Rubberstamp Concepts.  I have been playing with them for the last week in all most every project...
This project I used on of the 8" x 10" boards.  I try and supply a link to most of the product I use - If the product is high lighted it's a link to the site to purchase.  Hope this helps out..
Stamps:  Mushroom and Alice Stamps
Colored Pencils:  Faber-Castell -  I love these pencils... 
White Card stock
Glitter Markers: 
1)  Draw a light line using a light brown colored pencil as where your road will be.  
2)  Stamp Mushrooms using Black India Ink - covering the area that is NOT the road.
3)  Stamp "White Rabbit" using Black India Ink as if he was walking on the road...
4)  Stamp "Alice and Caterpillar" onto White cardstock - color in image and cut out.
5)  Color in Mushroom, road and grass using your Faber-Castell Art Grip Pencils
6)  Add Glitter to some area on the Mushrooms.  
7)  Adhere Caterpillar to top corner.  
I am so in love with the Movie "Alice In Wonderland" right now - I believe I have watch it over 10x's already.  OK, Johnny Depp helps a lot.  LOL  - but I really do love the story also...  REALLY!  
Terri Sproul

Friday, June 4, 2010

Unity Stamps

Here is a couple of cards I made over the week.  Both are made with Unity stamps Set called ""insightful Meadow"
Hope you like any question - leave me a comment and I will let get back to you asap.  Thanks again - leave me some love....

Terri Sproul

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mixed Media

I have really been enjoy these EcoArt Boards from Rubberstamp Concepts.  There surface is amazing:  they take ink, paint and more so well.  I just got these 6" x 6" boards, I love a square shape anyways, so these were right up my alley...
Supply List:
6" x 6" EcoArt board from Rubberstamp Concepts
Memories Chalk Inkpad "Quite Yellow"
Memories Dye Inkpad:  "Olive", "Hunter Green", and "Grass"
India Ink:  Black from Stewart Superior
Stamps:  "Insightful Meadow" from Unity Stamp Company, Butterfly from Stampotique Originals
"Summer Leaves" from Stampendous
Make Up Sponge
White Cardstock
Colored Pencils from Faber-Castell
1)  Ink Make Up Sponge with Quiet Yellow Chalk Ink and apply to EcoArt Board.  I like to start at the edge and move to the center of the board - leaving more ink around the edges and less in the middle of the board.
2)  Ink Quote from Unity Stamp Set with Hunter Green Memories Dye ink and stamp in top left corner.
3)  Ink flowers from Unity Stamp Set with "Olive" and "Hunter Green" ink and stamp
4)  Stamp Fern from Stampendous with both "Grass" and "hunter Green" ink. 
5)  Stamp Butterfly stamp onto White Card stock using Black India Ink.  color in image with Orange and Dark Orange from your ArtGrip Color Pencil - Faber-Castell.  Cut out Butterfly and adhere to background.

Remember to leave me some love in a form of a comment - I do read each of them.  Also if you ever have a question please feel free to ask there, I promise to answer as soon as I can!  :-)
Terri Sproul