Thursday, August 17, 2017

Shine with all your color.....

Friends and I recently got together and created images with Bisters, Brushos and Color Burst.  Our friend, Gail, is a watercolor expert so I really appreciated her input!  I'm also submitting this card at Simon Says Wednesday challenge.

On watercolor paper, I stamped the flower stamp from Dare 2B Artzy with Versamark ink and white embossing powder and heat set.  I then watercolored the image and around the image with Color Burst.  I also over-stamped the watercolor piece with an unknown source word stamp in Versamark ink and white embossing powder.  The sentiment is hard to to read but it is the stem of the flower and reads "shine with all your color"!  I added a few sequins and layered onto coordinating cardstock.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Butterfly and Gelli Print

Friends and I recently got together to spend the day creating with Gelli prints.  Haven't worked with my Gelli plate in a long time!  Had fun experimenting with paints and inks and everything in-between!  I will be submitting this card to the August challenge at Craft Stamper Magazine.

The Gelli print was created using various colors of acrylic paints on old printed book pages.  Once dry, I then came back with a stencil from Simon Says Stamps (hearts) and sponged with Nuvo Mousse.  In black ink, I then stamped the butterfly and sentiment images from Visual Images.  The flower stamp is from Lavinia Stamps.

Saturday, July 29, 2017


Recently, I spent the day creating with a friend and one of the techniques she talked about was called serendipity which she read about in the current issue of Cardmaker magazine.

We took various designer papers and tore them into pieces and adhered to cardstock.  To soften the white core of the designer paper, I distressed with antique linen ink.  The butterfly die is from Memory Box.  I really like the concept but think this is a little drab.  Will have to try with other papers.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Oceans of Joy

I created this mermaid card for our granddaughter's birthday and I will also submit it to the weekly Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

The mermaid stamp is from Recollections which I gold embossed and colored with distress markers.  The background was made with distress oxides (aren't they the bomb!) and the oval die cut is from Gina Marie.  The new "mermaid" sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.  The sentiment and seahorse stamps are from Hero Arts.  This card turned out a little too monochromatic for me but my granddaughter will love that it's a shaker card!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

August Stamp Club Challenge (Inchie Art)

Our August stamp club challenge is to create a card using this sketch which is also inchie art!  I'm also entering this card in Simon Says Work It Wednesday challenge.

The challenge at Simon Says is to add some glimmer or glitz to your card.  My inchie art was created with a recent Gelli print I created with some purple metallic paint.  It really shows up in this photo!  I also added clear Wink of Stella to the dragonfly which doesn't show in the photo:(  The dragonfly die is from Elizabeth Craft.

Monday, June 26, 2017

I'm Really a Mermaid!

I'm entering this card in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.  The challenge this week is to use patterned paper.  The mermaid patterned paper is from Graphic 45's Voyage Beneath the Sea.  The die is from Hero Arts.

Using copics, I colored the edges of the die cut and added clear wink of stella to the fish and the mermaid's tail which does not show up in the photo:(  This would make an awesome shaker card!  Next time!

Sunday, June 25, 2017


I'm loving these new Penny Black fishy dies!  I'm entering this card in this week's Simon Says Monday challenge.

I taped Dyan Reaveley's wave stencil onto water color paper.  I then sponged fossalized amber, cracked pistachio and broken china oxide inks over the stencil.  Remove the stencil and spritz with water.  I then added Nuvo glue pen to the white left behind and sprinkled with white glitter and then sprayed with a fixative.  I've recently developed a love for all things relating to the sea and will post more soon:)