Greetings! I have been away for many, many weeks, though there have been some scheduled posts. I did not have my art supplies with me either, so after taking care of necessities, I treated myself to some time in my art studio. I decided to play along with the newest challenge over at Stampotique where the theme is "Only Blue." I inked up this darling rocket ship and passengers for the first time using Midnight Blue Staz On Ink and water colored it with several tints of Distress Ink. The panel was spritzed with Periwinkle Blue Dylusions Ink and the moon was masked with Frisket, but the ink bled through and I actually like it! Stars by NStudio for Rubber Moon and a splattering of sequins in shades of blue by Red Lead Paperworks completes my card. Thanks for stopping by and for leaving love and comments. Best, Yvonne
Monday, September 18, 2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Greetings! It is time, once again, for a new challenge over at Inkspirational! This time, the challenge is to make a project based on the inspiration photo below.
Though my first thought was to go very similar to the photo above, in the end, I decided to go a bit more colorful. I grabbed a scrap piece of water color paper that had some mop up ink on it and using a Red Lead Paperwork stencil to trace around the edges before cutting the ballerina out. The background was also created using a Red Lead Paperwork stencil. I doodled around the edges after distressing with Spun Pink Distress Ink and added some sequins for fun. I hope that you will pop on over to Inkspirational to see what the rest of the design team has created and then share a project of your own with us. Best, Yvonne
Friday, September 1, 2017
Greetings! It is time, once again, for a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu, where this time the theme is Floral and Fauna and/or Nature. For my project, I decided to use this gorgeous stamp from Indigo Blue of a butterfly. I colored it with water colors, added some sentiments by Red Lead Paperworks and splattered Golden Fluid Acrylics paint on the panel, which was then matted and added to a card base. Please stop over to EE to see the rest of the projects the design team have dreamed up for you and then we hope that you will create a project of your own to share with us. Thanks for stopping by! Best, Yvonne
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Greetings! It is time again for a new challenge over at Inkspirational. This time, the challenge is "Oldie but Goodie" and we are to use a stamp from when we first started stamping.
For my own card, I chose to work with a stamp set by Artistic Outpost called Think and Wonder. Not only is it one of my older stamps, it is also one of my favorite "go to" stamp sets.
I hope that you will pop on over to Inkspirational to see what the rest of the Design Team has to share with you! We look forward to seeing your creations! Best, Yvonne
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Greetings! Welcome to the newest challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge where the theme this time, selected by our own Dot Leathbridge, is "All About Inkiness." I hope that you will pop on over and check out all the samples created for you by the Design Team and then be inspired to create a piece of your own to share with us. One lucky participant will receive a stamp from our generous vendor, Ink Art Designs. Please remember though, that we are a stamp challenge, so stamping needs to be front and center, the focal image of your project.
For my own piece, I began by spritzing a water color panel with various shades of Distress Ink. Next I stamped Distress Oxides on a craft mat, spritzed with water and then dragged it through the inkiness. More background was built up with stamps and more Distress Oxides and doodling with a white Gel Pen. The focal images by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous were stamped with Catherine Pooler ink, trimmed and adhered to the panel after adding some washi tape to ground the images.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I look forward to seeing what you create! Hugs, Yvonne
Greetings! Due to technical difficulties, my post is delayed for the newest challenge over at Inkspirational where our theme this time is "Wave." Since I am at the ocean and was thinking about my visit to the beach when I worked on my project, I chose to go with ocean waves, but there are lots of other ways to go, as you will see when you check out the inspiration pieces by the rest of the design team!
For my own card, I decided to tear strips of card stock to represent waves, rather than use a stamp image. The beach huts and sailboats are by Stampotique Originals, the sentiment is by Red Lead Paperworks and the sea birds are by Crafty Individuals. We look forward to seeing what you dream up. Thanks for stopping by and for all your kind comments. Best, Yvonne
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Greetings! It's time again for a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu. This time, our theme is "Anything Goes." That should make it easy for everyone to play along!
I hope you will stop over to see the variety of projects that our design team have created to inspire you and that you will then crate one of your own to share with us.
Mine is quite simple. I spritzed water color paper with water and then Distress Inks. I stamped a Stampotique image with white fluid acrylic onto the background and doodled with a black pen. I stamped, with Distress Ink, a foreground with a stamp by Stampendous. Next I water colored some Tim Holtz Paperdolls and added them to the panel. Some sentiments by Red Lead Paperworks complete my card. Thanks for stopping by. I truly appreciate your visits. Best, Yvonne