Saturday, April 14, 2018

Fly Card

Hello all. Over at the Lost Coast Portal the challenge is Pretty as a picture.

What catches your eye?  The colors, the shapes, the nest, the eggs?
What caught my eye was the nest and the red and white color.
Frist I stamped the nest  and colored it with different brown Copic markers.
It felt like I was playing pick-up sticks with coloring.  Next I colored the leaves with different colors.
 Then I fussy cut it out and added to a red piece of cardstock and then added that to white card base.

Then I stamped the word Fly and added the to some black cardstock then added to the card.
I hope you come and play in the Pretty as a picture challenge.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Black, White and 1 color

Hello all in blog land. I'm here with Blank Page Muse challenge for this month. What is the challenge you might ask? Well it is Black, White and one color.
 I picked purple for my one color. My favorite color.

 I started off with white cardstock to make the card base. Then I stamped Vintage Paper Pattern Distressed stamp randomly over the card front with black ink. Next I took a border stamp from Words by Jane Sentiments & Silhouette Images and stamped that randomly over the card front also with black ink. I set that aside so I work on the center part of the card.

I took a piece of scrap piece of watercolor paper and a purple watercolor crayon a colored the whole thing. Then I stamped vintage paper pattern distressed stamp on the edge of it with black ink. Next I stamped mannequin dress form with Versmark ink and embossed it with white embossing power. Then I layered it on black cardstock.
 Then I added it to the front of the card.

 As I was looking at it I felt it still needed something. So I had a keyhole that I made from a mold and I painted black.

Here is my card again to see it all together.
Please come join us over at Blank Page Muse here
You can join the challenge here.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


I just had to share some flowers today. We are getting 6 to 9 MORE inches of snow....I'm so done with it.

Monday, April 2, 2018


Hello I'm here with a Lost Coast Designs Challenge. Pretty as a Picture is what it is called. Over at the Portal is where it is at. Photo Inspiration - be inspired by the colors, the subject, the shapes, just tell us what inspired your project
 I have made a ATC for this challenge.  What I inspired me in making this ATC is the color, the window frame and the twigs from the nest.
I took Distress Oxide ink in red and brown tones and I did the smooshing technique on my craft mat with them. Next I took  ATC Leaf Column Shrine and stamped it in black ink. Next I stamped  Small Tree Crown in the center of it. last I colored the crown with brown Copic markers and some green for the leafs on the crown.
 Come join the challenge over at Lost Coast Portal.

Friday, March 30, 2018

6x6 drips

Over at Artful Evidence the theme this week is drips and splatters.
Here is what I did. I used 6x6 watercolor paper and distress oxide inks for the background. I used Drips stamp from Lost Coast Designs on the top of the page. Then I used Tim Holtz splatter stencil for the splatters all over the card. Then I stamped Bowtie Bulldog from KatzelKraft that Lost Coast Designs is selling.
I'm going to enter it in these challenges.

Flying High Hog ATC

Flying Hog ATC.

 Stamps Used:
Small Fairy

Other Supplies Used:
Black ink
Foam squares
Copic markers

I first started off with some paint sticks and colored the ATC background with them. I used blues, pink and orange to make it look like a sky color.  Next I grabbed a cloud stencil and with white paint I sponges the clouds in. I set that aside to dry.

Then I took the hog stamp and stamped him on a scrap  white cardstock. I colored him with Copic markers. I cut him out and edged him with black marker so you don't see the cut lines.

Next I stamped out the small fairy wings from a scrap paper I was playing with some inks on. Cut them out and added them to the hog.  Added foam squares to back and attached to front of ATC.
There you have a Flying Hog.  

Monday, March 26, 2018

Farting Rainbows

 Frist of all I stared making this card by grabbing some watercolor paper and my Distress Oxide inks. I did the smooching technique on the craft mat to get my background to the way it is.
Next I took Grunge Diamond Background stamp and some black ink and randomly stamped it all over the background.
 I took the Farting Unicorn saying and stamped it with Versafine ink on pink cardstock and I used white embossing power. Then I took a die and cut it out and used Distress ink and inked the edges of the saying.
Then I stamped Birthday Mona on white paper and colored it with Copic markers using colors to work with the background I made. I cut it out and I added some tinsel to the top of the hat.
 Last I glued it all to the front of the card and then layered it on black cardstock.
The saying  is great for birthday cards or a card just to send a friend to make them smile.
Go check out all the great saying at Carmen's Veranda shop. I think there is something for everyone.
Last but not least come join us for the Say what ? challenge here.