Followers

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Cityscape

 
 
Greetings! It's time for the latest challenge over at Inkspirational! As you can see from above, it is a Photo Inkspiration.  Isn't it cool? My design team sisters have really come up with some exceptional cards that they were inspired to create. I hope you will consider crafting a card or other project of your own and submit it to share with us.
 
My card was created using stamp images from Stampotique. As I stamped the images onto hot press watercolor paper, I simply could not resist the urge to pull out my TomBow Markers and water color a bit. I love the edgy feel of my design team sisters' cards, though. But the color is already laid down! Thanks so much for stopping by. Best, Yvonne
 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Under the Sea


Greetings! It is once again time for another challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.  This time, the theme is "Under the Sea." I hope you will stop over to FSC to check out the gorgeous pieces the rest of the Design Team dreamed up to inspire you and then consider creating a piece of your own to share with us. One lucky participant will be selected to win a gift voucher from our sponsor FlonzCraft. Please remember that we are a stamping challenge. You will find complete rules over at FSC.

For my own piece, I began with a water color panel and added water colors in multiple shades of blue and green.  I then stenciled several shades of Dylusions paints through a Stencil Girl Stencil. The colors were a bit vivid so I sprayed the whole panel with Linen Dylusions Ink Spray. I stamped various stamps by Oxford Impressions onto tissue paper and collaged them onto the panel. A few shells were added for dimension. Thanks so much for stopping by. Best, Yvonne

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Celebrate

 
Greetings friends! Back today with my inspiration piece for the latest challenge over at Inkspirational! This time around, we have a colour challenge:  anything goes with red!
 
 
I often marvel at how a card comes together for me. I climb the stairs to my art room, thinking about a stamp I have that is calling out to be inked and before you know it, voila, its done! I hope you will pop over to see what the rest of the design team dreamed up to inspire you and that you will share a piece of your own with us!
 
The images and sentiment for my piece are from Art Journey and the background is simply a paper napkin that I tore into pieces and collaged onto water color paper.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Leaping through the Poppys

 
Greetings friends! I am back today with a card I created for the newest challenge for Eclectic Ellapu. For the month of July, it's "Anything Goes" for the Pink Team.  I was in the mood to pay with napkins so I tore up a guest towel and layered it onto a water color panel.  I had some scrap black and white paper laying on my table so I added it, as well.  I decided not to fill in all the white space and instead stenciled polka dots with embossing paste.  The focal image by Unity Stamps is one of my favorites. I added a touch of lace and a bow to give the card a bit more texture.  I know you will enjoy seeing what the rest of the design team dreamed up for you and I hope that you will consider sharing a piece of your own for our challenge. Thanks for dropping by. Best, Yvonne

Saturday, June 18, 2016

To Have Faith


Greetings! It's time once again for another new challenge over at Inkspirational. This time, the challenge is to "Mask." I do not do a lot of masking, and I am always thankful for challenges that push me a bit to grow my skill set, so this one was perfect for me.  I hope you will stop over to see what the rest of the Design Team dreamed up to inspire you. Please consider submitting a piece of your own for us to enjoy.

For my card, I began by laying a number of different colors of Gelatos onto a water color panel. I added water until I was happy. Then I stenciled with a number of stencils on top of the panel. I found a stencil by Red Lead Paperworks in my stash that included a package of the cut outs created by the stencil, i.e. mask. I laid the masks on the panel and then spritzed with Black Marble Dylusions Ink Spray. After removing the masks, I splattered Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint in various colors over the panel. The sentiments and birds nest are by Red Lead Paperworks, too. Thanks so much for dropping by. Yvonne

Friday, June 17, 2016

Ta-Dah!

 
Greetings! My card today was created for the June Challenge over at Rubber Dance. The photo below shows the colors that are to be included:
 
 
 
I am new to Rubber Dance Stamps, and though I have stamps on order from them, I did not think the ones I already had lent themselves to this color scheme, and so I chose to use stamps from Stampotique Originals. The background was created with Gelatos and Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint and a Wendy Vecchi Stencil.
 
The focal image was colored with TomBow Markers.  I enjoyed creating my card! Thanks for stopping by. Best, Yvonne

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Life is the Flower

 
Greetings and thank you for stopping by today! There's a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.  This time, the challenge theme is "Beautiful Blooms." Perfect for June! I chose to ink up this Donna Downey Poppy Flower Stamp by Unity Stamps. It is huge at 7" tall.  I stamped it onto watercolor paper after inking the stamp with TomBow Markers.  I outlined the flowers with black ink to give them more definition and added a bit more color to some of the blooms.  The little fairy girl is by Red Lead Paperworks and was stamped onto the panel and watercolored with TomBow Markers, as well.  The sentiment is by Oxford Impressions. Texture was added with Black embossing paste through stencils, all by Wendy Vecchi. Scraps of torn book page were added and then the piece was matted and mounted to a card base. Finished size is 8" x 8."
 
I hope you will stop over to the inspiration pieces of the rest of the design team and then make a piece of your own to share with us.  One lucky participant will win a gift voucher from our sponsor, Flonzcraft.  Please remember that we are a stamping challenge, so stamping needs to be the focal point of your piece. Full details are available over at FSC.
 
Thanks for stopping by.  I truly enjoy your comments. Best, Yvonne