Saturday, May 23, 2015

Shades of Purple

Greetings and thank you for stopping by my blog today.  My post today is for Inkspirational.  There's a new challenge to create a project using "Shades of Purple."  But there is also a twist! One of our Design Team members, Pia, is about to be married, and our cards, though created in purple, are also wedding cards! Here's hoping we were able to surprise Pia and here's wishing Pia and Thomas many years of love, health and happiness.

For my own card, I stenciled the card base using Distress Ink and a stencil by TCW. A doily was layered on top of the stenciling.  The clip art image and sentiment are by Gecko Galz.   A seam binding bow completes my card.  We look forward to seeing what you create using shades of purple!

Best, Yvonne

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Know Who You Are

Greetings! My post today is for the current challenge over at Frilly and Funkie where the theme is "Happy, Happy, Happy." Anything goes, just make a project that makes you "happy."  Recently, I have really been enjoying learning more about mixed media card making and also about "She Art."  I love the strong, powerful, uplifting sentiments and images available to encourage women in life.  I also love splattering paint and ink and dripping paint!  And so, my card above made me happy making it! The background was done with Dylusions Ink Sprays, the sentiment is by Donna Downey for Unity Stamps and the focal image is by Dina Wakely.  Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs, Yvonne

Monday, May 18, 2015

Give Thanks Every Day!

Greetings!  Thanks for dropping by today.  My post today is for two challenges.  The first is for the new "Be Inspired" Challenge over at Unity Stamps.  I am very excited to have been selected as the winner of last month's challenge over at Unity!

I like how you can pick from three challenges.  I am always drawn to the color challenge!  For my own card, I was inspired by the work of Kate Yetter.  I am so drawn to her distinctive stylized cards.  For my own card, I began with hot press water color paper.  I spritzed on several Distress Ink Stains and then added torn pieces of a vintage book page using fluid matte medium.  More Distress Ink Stains were added along with a spritz of water for dripping. (All images and the sentiment are by Unity Stamps.)  The beautiful butterflies, were inked and stamped next.  I added of washi tape.  The focal image "Grace" was stamped on scrap hot press water color paper and colored with Towbow Markers.  It was trimmed and added to the panel.  A sentiment was stamped in the lower right hand corner.  A few Viva Décor Liquid Pearls complete my card.   My card is also for the new challenge at Make My Monday where the theme is "Things with Wings."

Saturday, May 16, 2015

A Forgotten Old Favorite

Greetings dear friends.  So lovely of you to stop by today.  Today I am sharing with you a card I made for the new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.  Our theme this time around is to create a project using one of your favorite stamp images that you have not used, or have forgotten for some time.  I am always excited to see what my design team sisters share and know you will be delighted too, so please take a peek over at FSC and then dig through your own stamps and share a project with us.  Remember, we are a stamping challenge, so stamping must be your focal point.  Flonzcraft, our generous sponsor is providing a $20 gift voucher to one randomly drawn participant.
For my own card, I began with a hot press water color panel, to which I applied Dylusions Ink Sprays in various colors and then pounced a water color brush dipped in water to blend the colors slightly. I splattered several shades of Dr. PH Martins India Ink on the panel next.  Dina Wakely and Unity Stamps were dipped in acrylic paints and added to the panel. The focal image, by Art Declassified, sadly now defunct, was one of my "go to" images for years.  It is stamped in Midnight Blue Archival Ink.  The sentiment by Dylusions was stamped with Archival Ink, as well, trimmed and mounted to the panel. Some photo corners and a bit of baker's twine complete my card. 
Thanks again for dropping by.  Looking forward to seeing your project! Hugs, Yvonne

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Afternoon Tea

Greetings! Back today with a mixed media card made for the new challenge over at Make My Monday where the theme is "Coffee or Tea."  After looking through my rubber stamp images, I pulled various images from three different Artistic Outpost sets to use as the focal point of my card.  The background was made using hot press water color paper and spritzed with Cherry Pie and London Blue Dylusion Ink Spray.  Titanium White Golden Acrylic Paint was also flicked onto the prepared panel.  The various focal images were stamped with Archival Inks, trimmed, water colored with TowBow Markers and the edges distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Some chrome Viva Décor Liquid Pearls and a vintage seam binding bow complete my card.  I am also entering my card at the Artistic Outpost Show Us Your Art Challenge.  Thanks for dropping by. Hugs, Yvonne

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Be Strong, Be Brave

Greetings and thank you for stopping by.  Today, I am sharing with you a card that I made for the new challenge over at Inkspirational where this time our theme is "Recipe."  We are to use at least 3 of the 4:  Embossing, Distressing, Flowers and Pearls. In the end, I ended up using all four on my project!  I hope you will pop on over to see what the rest of the Design Team has dreamed up for you and then submit a project of your own. 
For my  own piece, I began with a piece of hot press water color paper, which I distressed with a Tim Holtz distressing tool. I painted it with a beautiful shade of turquoise water colors, then spritzed and dripped more of the same onto the panel.  The flowers by Donna Downey for Unity were stamped on more water color paper and water colored and highlighted with a black and white ink pen.  The stems were free handed and water colored, as well.  The stamens in the flowers are Black Viva Décor Liquid Pearls.  To complete my card, I embossed with Black Embossing Paste, by Wendy Vecchi, through a stencil by Red Lead Paperworks.
Looking forward to seeing what you dream up! Best, Yvonne

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Sky's the Limit

Greetings! My card today was created for the current challenge over at Make My Monday, where the theme is "Trees or Leaves."  As I was searching through my tree stamps, I remembered recently receiving some Photo Chips of trees from DarkRoom Door as a thank you for ordering.  A departure from all the color I have used lately, but I found it soothing somehow to work with black and white and neutral tones.  The sentiment is by Red Lead Paperworks, the ribbon is from Funkie Junkie Boutique and the pearls are Viva Décor.  Thanks for stopping by.  Hugs, Yvonne