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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Come Play!



 
Greetings! It is time once again for a new challenge over at Inkspirational. This time we have a word prompt and the word is "Play!"
 
Lots of ways to interpret this one! Check out how each of the design team members approached their project and our guest designer, as well!
 
 
 
 
 
When I saw the word play, I immediately thought of this image by Lost Coast Design of a little girl playing with balls or bubbles. The background was done with Magicals on Mixed Media Paper and the dog is by Tim Holtz as are the letter tiles, for Idea-ology.
 
I hope that you will submit an inspired piece of your own for us to enjoy. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hugs, Yvonne

Monday, April 9, 2018

Rain Man

 
Greetings! A bit of a delay in posting the current challenge for Inkspirational! My post today is for the Photo Inkspiration Challenge shown below. 
 
I was most excited about this challenge, as I love architecture and the umbrella man in the photo immediately made me think of an image I could use! The buildings, by Paper Artsy, were stamped onto scrap paper, trimmed and distressed with various shades of Distress Ink, Iced Spruce and Faded Jeans, as was the umbrella man by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous, and the card panel.  The rain drops are by Designs by Ryn and were stamped directly onto the distressed card panel. The other images were added and some Stickles were added to the rain drops. I hope that you will pop over to see all the other cool designs by the rest of the design team and then consider creating one of your own to share with us. Thanks for dropping by! Best, Yvonne
 


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Farm Animals

 
Greetings! Back again with a new post for the latest challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges where the theme this time is "Animals." Lots of ways to go with this one! I hope that you will stop over to see what the rest of the Design Team created to inspire you and then consider creating a project of your own to share with us.  Please remember that we are a stamping challenge so the focal images of your project must be stamped.  One lucky participant will receive a complimentary stamp image from our generous sponsor: Ink Art Designs.
 
For my project, I created an 8"x8" card using images from several sets by Oxford Impressions.  It was first time inking them up and I just love the detail and variety included.  The images were watercolored with TomBow Markers and I splattered Golden High Flow Acrylic Paint on the background. A milk cap by Tim Holtz for Idea-ology and some gingham ribbon by May Arts completes my card.  Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  They mean a lot to me.  Sincerely, Yvonne

Saturday, March 31, 2018

You are....

 
Greetings! This post is for the new April challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu, where the theme is "Anything Goes." This theme always provides an opportunity to pull out a new set of stamps that you have been itching to use, but just hasn't lined up with a particular challenge theme.  I hope that you will pop over to see all the cool projects that the design team have dreamed up to share with you, and then consider sharing one of your own with us!
 
For my own card, I worked with a piece of mixed media paper that was included in an order of art supplies I recently received.  I was skeptical about how water color would work, but must say I was pleased with how well it held up.  The paper did wave a bit and I apologize for one spot on my card that is a bit lumpy! I chose to work with some rather new images from Paper Artsy. The background was done with Infusions, also by Paper Artsy.  If you are viewing this on the first of April, here's wishing you and your family a blessed Easter. Hugs, Yvonne

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Come Fly with Me!



Greetings! Oh the weeks, they do spin so fast, don't they?!  It already time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational!  This time, we have a designer's choice, and the theme chosen was "mythical."


This one, I had to look up! It appears mythical, is anything make believe. You will note by the varied design team inspirational pieces that there are lots of ways to go on this challenge!

I am somewhat limited with my stamp choices, but in the end decided on mushrooms from Red Lead Paper Works and fairies from Rubber Moon. I used lots of sparkly Alchemy Acrylic Paints by Prima and a touch of sequins too. 

I look forward to seeing what you create, and hope that you will stop over to look at all the other design team makes.  Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Yvonne

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Spring has returned!

 
Greetings! I am back today with a new post. There's a new challenge that begins today over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge where the theme is "Springtime." I hope that you will top over to see all the inspired projects the design team has created to inspire you and that you will consider creating a project of your own to share with us.  Please remember that we are a stamp challenge, so stamping must be the focal point of your project. One lucky participant will win a free stamp image from our generous vendor Ink Art Designs.  A warm welcome to Hanne, who joins us as our next design team member.
 
For my own project, I used some very old images, which remain among my favorites, by Artistic Outpost, on a water color panel. The sentiment is one of Alison Bomber's for Paper Artsy. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hugs, Yvonne

A Work in Progress

 
Greetings! It's time once again for a new challenge over at Inkspirational. The theme this time is to create a project based on the word "Work." 
Lots of ways to go with this challenge and I hope that you will pop on over to Inkspirational to see what the rest of the design team came up with to inspire you.  For my own piece, I began by applying Magicals to a water color panel.  I then inked up images by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous and added them over the background, which was then matted and layered to a card base. I hope that you will consider creating a project and sharing it with us at Inkspirational.  Thanks for stopping by. Best, Yvonne