Friday, August 21, 2015

Gecko Galz August 2015

Greetings friends! My post today is to showcase some of the August 2015 imagery by Gecko Galz! I hope you will check out all the gorgeous art work by the rest of the Design Team and check often as new inspiration is offered throughout the month.  For my card above, I began by add Bister Crystals to a water color paper panel and spritzing with water.  I next stamped hand card images by Kate Crane and added Gold Fluid Acrylic paint by Golden.  The focal image and sentiment are from Gecko Galz Circus Time Stamps CT22, and Circus Life 2. and were printed, trimmed, matted and adhered to the card panel. I added liquid pearls to the corners.  The circus wagon by Artistic Outpost was stamped, trimmed, colorized and adhered to the card front.

For my next card, I printed out Curiosity Shop Papers CS2 and trimmed it to fit card front.  I matted the designer paper with black paper. I printed out focal image (Curiosity Shop Stamps CS) and sentiment (Gecko Galz Circus Time Stamps CT22) trimmed, colorized and mounted it to panel.  The panel was added to the card base. Liquid pearls were added to each corner of card.
For my final card, I again colorized a water color panel with Bister Crystals and stamped Kate Crane hand carved stamps.  I really liked the Gecko Galz Clown looking from the side, which was printed, trimmed and colorized and added to the card front.  The focal image, also be Gecko Galz was matted and adhered as shown along with the sentiment.  (Gecko Galz Circus Time Stamps CT23, CT22, Circus Life 1.)
Below is a FREE clip art image from Gecko Galz! Enjoy!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Best, Yvonne

Saturday, August 15, 2015

BonBons and Chocolate!

Greetings! It is time once again for a new challenge over at Inkspirational!  Our theme this time around is the word prompt of "Melt."  I did not have a snowman stamp and decided that chocolate also melts! 
The background was colorized with Squeezed Lemonade and Spun Pink Distress Spray. The images are by Oxford Impressions, except for the ornate corners, which are from Crafty Individuals.  The images were colored in with TowBow Markers and I finished the card off with a seam binding bow from my stash. 

I hope you will stop over at Inkspirational and check out the really cool inspiration pieces created for you by the rest of the Design Team and then create and submit a piece of your own.

Hugs, Yvonne

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Peace and Love

Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog today! Just had a play with a bunch of new mixed media products for no particular challenge.  I began by laying down a new stencil by Traci Bautista for Stencil Girl, sprinkling it with several Color Burst powders and spritzing with water.  I then turned stencil over and put more color down on the rest of the water color panel.  The stamps are brand new and came from across the pond.  Kate Crane hand carved them and sent them my way!  Love them.  The focal image and sentiment are also by Kate Crane for Stampotique.  Thanks so much for your kind comments and visits. Hugs, Yvonne

Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Voice of the Sea

Greetings and welcome to my blog! It is time once again for a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.  The new theme is "By the Sea." I must confess, I picked the theme this time around.  I just love the beach and the ocean and it turned out I just ordered and received some new stamps from Oxford Impressions which I used to make my card.  In a recent post, and another seaside card, I added images stamped on tissue paper and added them to a water colored panel.  I decided this time to stamp the images directly onto water color paper and then colored them in with Inktense Pencils, which are permanent, using a water brush. I then carefully water colored the sea and the sky around the images.  A few small shells were added for dimension.  I hope you will pop on over to FSC to see the fabulous collection of inspiration pieces by the rest of the Design Team and then consider submitting a piece of your own.  Please remember we are a stamping challenge, so stamped images must be the focal point of your piece.  As always, FlonzCraft, our generous sponsor, has a $20 gift voucher for one lucky participant.  Thanks for stopping by! Yvonne

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Wish You Were Here!

Greetings! My the weeks are just flying by! Today is the first day of August and time for another challenge over at Inkspirational.  This time around, we have a photo to inspire us, shown below.  
I was inspired to make a relaxed beach scene using colors in the photo.  My images are by Crafty Individuals and the background was created using Bister Crystals.  I hope you will pop on over to Inkspirational to see all the beautiful projects created by the design team and then consider creating a piece of your own to share with us.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hugs, Yvonne


Friday, July 31, 2015

Secrets of the Sea

Greetings! It seems like it has been forever since I have blogged, and almost as long since I have created art.  My husband has had some health issues, again, so my mojo and time are limited.  Any way, with the beginning of August comes a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu.  I am hosting this time around and pinked the challenge for the Pink Team, which is "By the Sea."  I truly love all things beachy!  I recently ordered some new images from Oxford Impressions and thought they were perfect for the new challenge.  I began by rubbing Inktense Blocks onto a water color panel and then blended them with water.  The individual images and sentiment were stamped onto tissue paper, trimmed by running a water brush around the images and then tearing the waste away.  Goldens Fluid Matte Medium was used to adhere the images.  Towbow markers were applied lightly and spread out with a water brush.  I added a few sea shells and Viva D├ęcor Liquid Pearls to the corner, matted the panel and applied it to a card base and my card was finished.  I hope you will stop over to see the beautiful projects from the rest of the Pink Team and then consider making a project of your own to share with us! Thanks for dropping by.  Best, Yvonne

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Gecko Galz July Imagery!

Greetings! Here today with cards made with new imagery by Gecko Galz for July 2015. For my first card, layer Gecko Galz imagery to a water color paper panel. Mount to black paper and then to card front.  Add button and thread. Gecko Galz Seaside Icons and Seaside Papers were used.
For my next card, I printed imagery by Gecko Galz, trimmed and added to the top of the card base as shown.  I then printed additional images and trimmed them and added them to the bottom of the card. Gecko Galz Seaside Icons and Seaside Papers were used. Shells and seam binding are from my stash.

For my final card, I started with a black paper panel and added imagery from Gecko Galz as shown.  I then embellished with small shells and a seam binding bow.  I used Gecko Galz By the Shore, Seaside Icons and Seaside Papers.

Leanne has generously offered a free image, above, for you, just for stopping by my blog! I hope you will check out the beautiful images Gecko Galz has to offer and make some beautiful seaside art! Thanks for stopping by! Yvonne