Mixed Media Mojo!

Mixed Media Art!

Sometimes the best way to way to get your creative juices flowing again is to go in a different direction.  Art is a VERY personal and intimate process.  Now!  I am NOT saying I am an artist. however, any of us who thrive on daily creation, would agree that all our pieces are works of art.

Many of you know that I adore clean and simple projects with easy lines and geometric shapes are my passion.  But periodically, stepping outside one’s own comfort zone, releases an energy that is beyond words.  Let me begin by saying that working in Mixed Media is NOT for everyone!  I guess the winter blues have taken hold and I needed the help of the sunshine to bring about this piece.  So, off I went into my retired Designer Series Paper stashes and pulled out LOTS of So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and even Tangelo Twist!

This piece is an 8″ x 8″ canvas that was easy to begin and complete.  Starting small is the key!  Trust me on this one!  In January, I got a Silhouette Cameo and have been playing with it.  You’ll notice that on the left is some retired paper cut out into the stems and leaves.  Yes, that is an element from Cheep Talk (circa 2009 Annual Catalog) now in digital form that I cut out with my Silhouette.

The Butterfly Thinlits in the Occasions Catalog came in handy as well as Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set that are current.  I used modeling paste colored in Real Red and the Hearts and Stars Decorative Mask from Stampin’ Up!  You simply gotta love the Project Life journaling pens to outline all the papers and images.

Christine Pyrch Mixed MediaSo for now, please indulge me and let me share my artwork with you.

All the inky best,


Beat The Winter Blues!

Are you ready to Beat The Winter Blues?

Blue Geometrical


Whether you have the winter blues or not, you will want to take this class and discover some new ways to use your stamps and inks to create clean and simple cards that your recipients will love to have.

If you are ready to start your new year off right with some wonderful inspiration, then check out the details here and register for class.

Take me there now!



Geometrical and Another Thank You!

Can I share a secret with you?!   The Geometrical Stamp Set and the Arrows Embossing Folder have made it into the NEW 2014-2015 catalog.  Sad to say that the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper will be retiring.

Be sure to grab your retiring craft supplies now, while supplies last!

Retiring Stamps

Retiring Accessories


Thank You so much

Your Stamping Teacher Tips:

  • When I made this card, I coordinated the colors from the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper.
  • To break up all the arrows, I turned the arrow embossed cardstock one way and trimmed my papers to turned them the opposite way.
  • Pop at least one triangle up.

Geometric Clean and Simple!

Over the last month, I have showed you a several ways of using the Geometrical Stamp Set and Bundle.    This layout is quite clean and simple and when you pair it with the sentiment of your choice, you have one knockout of a card.

Over on my Your Stamping Teacher Facebook Page, there were additional samples as well.

Best of all,  this card can either be  masculine or feminine.  The month of January  provided lots of inspiration with this wonderful and versatile set.  As an additional idea, keep the black cardstock layer and ink, change out the triangle colors!

 Clean and Simple Geometric

Your Stamping Teacher Tip:  All Stampin’ Up! Bundles are listed on the right side of my website.  Be sure to check out the offerings both in the Annual Catalog and the 2014 Occasions Catalog.

Clean and Simple Close Up

Want my Geometrical Online Card Class for FREE?!

Are you part of my January Virtual Club?  Place an order in my ONLINE STORE of at least $50 and using hostess code AJV4NCSY during the month of January and I will send you  the Geometric Card Class for FREE!    Offer expires January 31st.

Geometric Card Class

Stampin’ Supplies:

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