Saturday, April 30, 2016

Your Heart and My Heart

Greetings!  My card today is for the May 2016 Challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu where our theme is "Anything Goes."  I hope you will consider joining in the fun by submitting a card of your own.  For my card, I began by dropping Bister Crystals onto water color paper and spritzing with water.  After it dried, I stamped this gorgeous stamp by Technique Tuesday onto tissue paper and then adhered it to the water color panel.  I added soft colors with TowBow Markers.  Off to the side, I tore up scrap water color papers and old book text and added it to the panel along with string, cheese cloth and a few buttons. The panel was matted and added to a card blank. The finished size is 8" x 8".

On a Personal Note:

It is hard to believe it has been five months since I last posted to my blog.  As some of you know, my husband has been battling cancer for nearly 13 years.  We had a rather sudden crises that has taken months to work through, and he is more frail and weak than ever, but improved from when it all began.  I apologize for not posting an update sooner, but felt I owed all of you some sort of an explanation.  Suffice it to say, I am ecstatic to be back and dabbling in my art studio again!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping by and for your welcome comments.  Its good to be back! Best, Yvonne

Saturday, November 21, 2015



Greetings! A bit late today with my creation for Inkspirational.  Sometimes life just gets in the way...We have a Photo Inkspiration Challenge this time and its so cool! 
Wait to you see what the rest of the design team came up with for you.  For my own creation, I began by spritzing Brusho Crystals onto water color paper with water.  A few bits of Washi Tape were added for a punch of color.  The focal image by Outline Rubber Stamps was stamped onto water color paper, matted and mounted to a burlap panel and then onto the card front.  We look forward to seeing your creation and hope you will join in the fun.  Best, Yvonne

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Je t'aime Paris

Greetings! It's time again for a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.  This time, the theme is "Wintertime in Paris."

I found this a bit of a challenge, but afterall, that is what this is, yes?! I selected several photo stamps and sentiments from Stampsmith and stamped them in black and white for the bleakness of winter.  The water color panel was stamped with resist ink and then colorized with Dylusions Ink spray.  The snowflakes were gifts from Linda at the Funkie Junkie Boutique.  You will just love the samples the other Design Team members created!  We cannot wait to see what you come up with.  Remember there is a $20 gift voucher from our generous sponsor, FlonzCraft, for one lucky participant! Thanks for stopping by! Yvonne

Peace on Earth

Greetings! It is time once again for another challenge over at Inkspirational! This time, it is anything goes with silver.

Not having any silver items, I chose to paint over some rusted metal items with Distress Paint.  The background is done with red and green Bister spritzed with water on water color paper.  The sentiment is by Red Lead Paperworks and the Angel is by Oxford Impressions.  I hope you will stop over to see all the beautiful inspiration pieces of the rest of the Design Team and then create a project of your own to share with us! Thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Yvonne

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Giddy Up!

Greetings!  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop over to my blog today.  Eclectic Ellapu is back with November Challenges! The pink team have selected "Banners, Bows or Balloons" for their theme.  I hope you will take a look at all the variety in the design team samples and then create a project of your own to share with us.  My card is created using images from several different Artistic Outpost Stamp Sets.  The background is done with Bister Color Crystals and the images are tinted with TowBow Markers.  I am also adding my card to the Artistic Outpost Challenge for November.  I value and cherish your visits and comments, fellow seekers of art! Hugs, Yvonne

Saturday, October 24, 2015


Greetings! It is time again for a new challenge over at Inkspirational! The theme: Cute Halloween.  If you are not into Halloween, you can still join in by making a project with an Owl or Pumpkin instead. 

For my card, I used some background paper and then stamped several vintage inspired Halloween stamps, which I thought were cute onto scrap card.  I colored them in softly with Gelatoes, distressed the edges and matted them and added them to the card front.  The chip board letters are by Tim Holtz and the ribbon and buttons are from my stash.  I hope you will stop by Inskpirational to see the inkspiring work of the rest of the Design Team and then submit a project of your own!

Thanks for stopping by! Yvonne

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Changing Seasons

Greetings! It is time once again for the latest challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenge! Our theme this time around is "Changing Seasons." Isn't autumn a beautiful time of year? I love pulling out my cozy sweaters and corduroys! For my own sample, I began by spraying fall colors of Dylusions Ink Sprays onto a water color panel and spritzing with water.  The focal image and sentiment are by Unity Stamps.  The girl is colored with TowBow Markers.  The acorns are from Red Lead Paperworks and the bark is from my yard! I hope you will pop on over to see what the rest of the team has dreamed up to inspire you and that you will then create and share your own project with us for the chance to win a prize offered by our generous sponsor, FlonzCraft.  Thanks for stopping by.  Yvonne