Sunday, October 15, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #41 - Mid-Month



I've made another card for this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge sponsored by Rubber Dance Stamps. I used a fun stamp set by Rubber Dance called Textured Houses and the sentiment is from Lavinia Stamps. The houses are colored with PaperArtsy Infusions and the background was made with PaperArtsy Fresco Paints. Remember, you have until midnight on October 31 to play in this month's color challenge. Thanks for stopping by!





Sunday, October 8, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #23

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have an Inspiration Photo challenge with purple and silver ornaments.  It's time to start making your Christmas Cards. 


To make this card used layering Step by Step stamps from Studio Light and for the sentiment I used a PaperArtsy Scrapcosy Set. I used different shades of purple archival inks and Hero Arts silver inks. Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, October 1, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly #41 - Color Challenge

It's time for another challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. This month have a color challenge. Our sponsor is Rubber Dance Stamps from Norway. Topflight Stamps is one of the only stores in the US carrying this fun stamp company. If you are not familiar with them, I think you will love their stamps. Our random winner this month will get a $30 gift card to their store!!
I created a card using their Funny Fungi stamp. I also used some DCWV colored burlap. I covered the card base with Distress Oxide ink and then sprayed with Goosebumps shimmer spray. I colored the mushroom with Copic Markers. The ENJOY sentiment is from a Creative Expression sentiment set.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Witchy Halloween Card - Carabelle Studio

I made my first Halloween card this year using the Carabelle Studio Stamp set called Pretty Witch and PaperArtsy Stamp Set by Clare Lloyd. I used PaperArtsy stamps to make the brayered background.





Sunday, September 24, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #22

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have an Inspiration Photo challenge with the nativity scene at night.  It's time to start making your Christmas Cards. 

To make this card used papers from a Recollections Christmas Foil Paper Collection - Script on the top and gold marbled not he bottom. Then I silver heat embossed the three Wise Men and cut the circle out with a circle punch. The stamp is from Papertrey Ink. It's so shiny that it was hard to photograph but it's very pretty in real life. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #21

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have an Inspiration Photo challenge with some Christmas Cookies.  It's time to start making your Christmas Cards. 


I used stamps from Papertrey Ink.  I colored them with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly #40 - Vintage


It's time for another challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. This time our theme is Vintage - just created a vintage project or add some vintage elements to your project.

I created a Halloween card. I used stamps from an IndigoBlu stamp set called Hocus Pocus. I also used some Tim Holtz stickers and the bat is a Tim Holtz Trinket. The papers were from my stash and not labeled. All the inks I used were Distress Oxides.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #20

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have an Inspiration Photo challenge with a Snowman.  It's time to start making your Christmas Cards. 

I used an Ornament stamp from Magenta. I colored them with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn. Thanks for stopping by!

Three Ornaments


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly #39 - Photo Inspiration


I made this project for this month's Mixed Media Monthly "Photo Inspiration" Challenge. I used this IndigoBlu Country House stamp. I decided to add "flowers" around the door with paint pens. I also added clear glitter glue to the yellow lights and door windows. I used a DCWV stencil on the background with Buff PaperArtsy paint. I colored the scene with Copic markers then added the paint pen flowers. I finished it off with a gray seam binding ribbon bow. I hope you will play in this month's challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

Country House


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #18

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have an Inspiration Photo challenge with a Snowman.  It's time to start thinking about your Christmas Cards. 

I used a Snowman stamp from KatzelKraft in France. I colored the snowman with Tombow Markers.  The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set. I used a new stitched nesting die set I got from The Netherlands called Leabilities to create the circles.  The papers are from the BoBunny Altitude paper pad. Thanks for stopping by!

Katzelkraft Snowman



Sunday, July 16, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #17

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have an Inspiration Photo challenge with a Christmas tree made of words.  It's never too early to get started on your Christmas Cards. 

I was inspired to create a card with a Christmas Tree. This stamp is from KatzelKraft in France. I love it because it has the three zentangled trees and then Merry Christmas written in four languages. I stamped it multiple times and cutout out each tree and the background and adhered them to the card base with foam tape. I colored the images and the purple area on the card base with Tombow Markers. It was a fun to color and  easy to make Christmas card in non-tradition colors - may favorite kind. Thanks for stopping by!

Sapins de Noel

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #16

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have an Inspiration Photo challenge with red ornaments. I can't wait to see what you make!  It's never too early to get started on your Christmas Cards. 

I was inspired to create a card that has red ornaments as the focus. I used a PaperArtsy stamp set called JOFY 27.  It's one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets of all time and it's not available in my new online store Topflight Stamps along with many other PaperArtsy stamps. I colored the ornaments with Copic markers and stamped the corners from the set and the sentiment. I colored the sentiment, corners and ornaments tops with a Metallic silver colored pencil from Spectrum Noir and blended with Gamsol.  Then I adhered the ornaments and added some small bows to finish it off. A simple and fun card that uses these awesome ornaments for a great focal point. Thanks for stopping by!




Saturday, July 1, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #38 - Altered Embellishments


It's time for a new challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. This month our theme is altered embellishments. So fun, just alter any embellishment you have in some way. We are sponsored by UmWow and they sent our team some Wood Chipboard pieces designed by Lynne Forsythe. 

I started out with a medium sized Tim Holtz big chipboard tag. I used stamps from PaperArtsy.  I wanted to see how it all would fit on the tag. In then end I only used two flowers. 
I used PaperArtsy Fresco paints to paint the tag. I mixed these colors to get a custom color.

I was very happy with the color. 

After the paint dried I applied PaperArtsy Grunge Paste through a  TCW stencil.



Then I used a permanent ink spray with another stencil. 

Then I used another PaperArtsy paint through a TCW stencil.

I checked to make sure I knew which side of the hippies to decorate. 

I painted the leaves green and thought they were too dull so I  added  several coats of green glitter paint to them. 

The glitter paint add some texture and dimension. 

I painted the flowers with Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers. I added glass beads to the middle of each flower.  I covered the flower petals with Goosebumps texture spray. I added little ruler on the bottom, some craft sticks as stamps, I found some plastic leaves that I painted  and finally added a little cork butterfly that I used my fingers to paint with pink and yellow paints. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #15

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have an Inspiration Photo challenge. I can't wait to see what you make!  It's never too early to get started on your Christmas Cards. 

I was inspired to create a card with a wreath on it. I was inspired to create a card with a wreath. I decided to use non-traditional colors. First, I made a circle with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink. Then I stamped the wreath from a JOFY Christmas set in Versafine Ink. I cut out the stars and colored them with Gold Metallic Spectrum Noir colored pencil. I colored the circles with other Metallic colored pencils. I adhered the starts with foam dots. Then I added a few gold pearls. I created the wreath on a kraft paper panel and lined the edges with a black Memento marker, then adhered the panel to my card base. Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Destination Unknown Tag


It's mid-month inspiration day today over at the Mixed Media Monthly June "A Year of Choices" Challenge. Today I'm sharing a tag I created using Visible Image stamps from a set called Destination Unknown. I put gesso on the tag and sprayed with some pink and yellow Dylusions and Distress Sprays and let them drip down the card. Then I just stamped the images with Versafine ink and cut out a few and adhered them with foam tape. I went around the edges with a black Memento Marker. To make the ribbon I used Tim Holtz white ribbon and sprayed it with Tattered Angels Boardwalk spray.





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