America the Beautiful Geared Up for Fun

Hi friends! I'm back today with a couple of projects. I got a little chance to create and decided to finish up some half started projects that have been patiently waiting for me to finish them up.

First up is this America the Beautiful mixed media tag.  The sentiment and cups are from the Land of Liberty DIGITAL Set. The tag is a kraft tag that I coated with two coats of heavy gesso, then played around with some red, white and blue Impasto paints.  I splattered some of the paints on the sentiment and accented with a couple of rhinestone stars.  The cups were colored with Arteza real brush markers and then highlighted with a white nail art pen.  I finished off with some ribbon remnants from days gone by.

The second card is a fun birthday card for one of the boys' friends who has a birthday coming up in July. I watercolored the robot from Geared Up with Prima oil pastels and a waterbrush.  Then I fussy cut him and added a few accents with a silver gel pen.  The sentiment is stamped on a circle die cut and I stamped one of the gears from the set tone on tone behind for a little accent.  The gear dies are from a Tim Holtz Bigz die.  The background is randomly stamped in grey with an assortment of the gear images in the set. I love it for a background!  I finished off by stamping a number 6 to accent one of the gears.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for your sweet, sweet comments of encouragement on yesterday's post. I puffy heart you all!

Enabler's List
America the Beautiful Tag
Stamps: Land of Liberty DIGITAL Set (Verve)
Paper: white, riding hood red (SU!), kraft tag
Ink: laser printer, real brush markers (Arteza - Amazon affiliate link)
Accessories: Rounded Rectangle Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), white nail art pen (Sally Hansen - Amazon affiliate link), ribbon (Creative Impressions), corner rounder, Impasto paints (Prima)

Geared Up Card
Stamps: Geared Up (Verve)
Paper: smoky slate, island indigo, lucky limeade (SU!), white (Neenah)
Ink: lucky limeade (SU!), grey (Altenew), black (Hero Arts), silver gel pen, water soluble oil pastels (Prima - Amazon affiliate link)
Accessories: Gadge Gears Bigz Die (Tim Holtz Alterations - Amazon Affiliate link), circle dies (spellbinders)


  1. Such a beautiful tag....I can see the fireworks in the background. Love the BD card, too! Your boys have the coolest mom...I know they are thrilled to share your creations with their friends!

  2. Your tag is stunning. You are such a great artist

  3. What lovely projects Julee - love the 'geared up' one in particular - the lime green and grey are stunning together.


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