Saturday, February 24, 2018


Greetings! Back again with another challenge at Inkspirational. This time with have a photo challenge, shown below. 

I hope that you will stop over to Inkspirational Challenges to see all the different projects the Design Team have created to inspire you and then consider making a creation of your own to share with us.
For my own project, I used a number of stamp images from Art Declassified and Carabelle Studio Stamps. I added a few butterfly stickers and some ruffled trim to complete my card.  Thanks for stopping by.  I always appreciate your visits and comments. Hugs, Yvonne

Saturday, February 10, 2018

For the Girls!

Greetings! Thank you for stopping by my blog today! My creation today is for the newest challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge, where the theme is "For the Girls." I hope that you will stop over and take a look at all the creative projects that our design team have dreamed up to share with you and then consider creating a project of your own to share.  Please remember that we are a stamping challenge, so stamping needs to be the focal point of any submitted project!
And as always, one lucky participant will be the winner of a stamp image selected and provided by our generous sponsor at Ink Art Designs!
My project began with a variety of Distress Ink Oxide Pads layered onto a watercolor panel.  The images and sentiments are by Dina Wakeley. A bit of black embossing paste through a stencil and some white paint splattered across my card complete my design.
Thanks for dropping by and I truly hope you will join in at FSC! Hugs, Yvonne

In the bleak mid-winter

Greetings! I've had a late start getting back into the challenges, for 2018, as a Design Team member at Inkspirational due to family circumstances. It's good to back! 
For our latest challenge, our theme is to make an "Aperture Card." For my own card, I chose to work with a number of die cuts by Tim Holtz for Sizzex. To make the die cuts pop, I added a water color effect behind them. The sentiment is by Alsion Bomber for Paper Artsy. I hope that you will stop over to Inkspirational to see what the design team has created to inspire you and then consider creating a project of your own to share with us.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hugs, Yvonne

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Love, Love, Love

Greetings one and all. After a short break, Eclectic Ellapu is back with the first challenge for 2018, and it is "Anything Goes!"
I hope that you will stop over to see all the unique projects that were created and then consider creating one of your own to share with us!
For my piece, I began with a new to me stamp by Stampers Anonymous, one of the blue print stamps by Tim Holtz. The sentiment is also one of Tim's for Stampers Anonymous.  Love that saying. 
After stamping the image onto water color paper, I added Magicals and collaged polka dotted tissue paper, followed by some stenciling with texture paste using a TCW stencil.  Other stamps used are by NStudios, for Rubbermoon Stamps and the scribble heart is by Sissix.
I am just back in the art studio after a lengthy break due to family obligations and the holidays. It feels good to get inky again.  How are all of you doing?  Would love to hear from you.  Hugs, Yvonne

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Animal Instinct

Greetings! It is time once again for a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping! The theme for January is "Anything Goes."
I hope you will pop over to FSC to see all the great inspiration pieces by the Design Team and then consider submitting a project of your own. Please remember that we are a stamp challenge, so the focal point of your project is stamping! And of course, one lucky participant will win a stamp image from our generous sponsor Ink Art Designs.
For my own sample, I created a card beginning with a water color panel where I added Magicals. I then stamped with Aall and Create images and water colored them in with TomBow Markers and finished with some sentiments by Aall and Create and That's Crafty.
We look forward to seeing your creations!  Hugs, Yvonne

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Christmas Greetings

Greetings! We are just a few days past Christmas, and I hope that each of you enjoyed your time with your family. It is time, once again, for a new challenge over at Inkspirational! This time, we are challenged to create a card with only stamping.  Please see the parameters allowed over at Inkspirational for specific details!

Although, I consider myself a stamper, and nearly all my cards include stamping, I did not realize how I over time have added layers of things other than stamping to my cards, so this truly was a challenge for me!

As my card was made some time ago, I hope you will forgive me that it is still a Holiday card! Images are all by Stampers Anonymous. Please stop over to Inkspirational for inspiration by the rest of the Design Team and then we hope that you will share a creation of your own with us!

Thanks for dropping by and I wish each of you a very Happy New Year! Best, Yvonne

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Season's Greetings

Greetings everyone! It's time, once again, for a new challenge over at Inkspirational!  This time, we have a word prompt:  "Gift."
I hope that you will pop over to Inkspirational and see how each of the Design Team members interpreted the challenge and then inspire us with a project of your own!
My card uses images from Crafty Individuals and Art Declassified. Thanks so much for stopping by! Best, Yvonne