Saturday, October 18, 2014

Winter Wonderland


Greetings!  I am so delighted that you dropped by.  I am desperately trying to find my way back into my world of art as my husband continues to have health challenges and I continue to unpack and set up our new home!  This is my first post for Fashionable Stamping Challenge in some time.  I am so grateful to all of the Design Teams that I serve on for being so patient with me this year.  That said, the new theme for the FSC Challenge is "Weather."  It can be an autumn leaves falling card, a snow scene, or even a card with an umbrella on it.  The sky's the limit.  I hope you will pop on over to FSC to see all the gorgeous examples the design team have created to inspire you, and then we hope you will create a project of your own to share with us.  Remember one lucky participant will win a gift card from our generous sponsor "FlonzCraft."  As we are a stamping challenge, we need to see stamping as the focal image of your project.  For my own creation, I inked up an image by Crafty Individuals for the first time using Watering Can Archival Ink.  The scene was watercolored with Distress Markers.  The background of the card base was stamped with snowflakes from Artistic Outpost in Spruced Evergreen Distress Ink.  I found a few snowflakes in my stash to embellish my card.  Thanks for stopping by and for all your kind comments.  Have a great weekend.  Best, Yvonne

Monday, October 13, 2014

She Loves Christmas

Greetings! It seems like forever since I have been on my blog.  Life continues to be challenging, but my husband keeps encouraging me to return to my art!  The sample above was created for Gecko Galz for their October 2014 release of digital images.  The focal image above is from the Snow Babies collection.  Isn't she dreamy?  I added a stamped sentiment by Red Lead Paperworks that seemed to work well.  The bottle brush tree and star charm are by Red Lead, as well.  The background paper is also by Gecko Galz and is part of their gorgeous Mayflower Paper Pack, also released in October.  Thanks for dropping by.  Your visits and comments continue to encourage me.  Best, Yvonne

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Flowers Everywhere!

Greetings!  This is my very first card created in my new home, from my new art studio.  I finally found my paper cutter in the middle of the night last night in another room of the house!  It really felt good to get inky again, though a bit uncomfortable as I try to relearn where all my supplies are in my new space.  This card is for the challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu where the challenge theme for the Pink Team is "Flowers."  The flowers can be a focal point, an embellishment, the background, or whatever you like.  I chose to use them as my background.  The large flower is by Paper Artsy and was stamped with Black Archival Ink.  The smaller gold flowers were embossed with Gold Embossing Paste and a stencil, both by Wendy Vecchi.  The focal image by Tim Holtz was stamped several times, trimmed and pieced together using Archival Ink.  The edges were distressed lightly with Distress Ink.  A simple black and white piece of twine was fashioned into a bow at the top of the card. Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your kind comments.  I hope you will stop over to EE to see all the beautiful inspiration pieces by the Pink Team and then share a piece of your own with us.  Best, Yvonne

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Back again with another card I made with some of the new digital images from Gecko Galz announced at the beginning of September. The image of this pony in the vintage color scheme really caught my eye.  What to do with it?  I really liked the sentiment above in another offering by Gecko Galz and paired them both up with digital paper also by Gecko Galz.  A subtle but cheerful card!  

Supplies used:  Gecko Galz Chalkboard Sentiments 2, September Splendor, Marie Laveau from the Coven Paper Pack, scraps of paper, card stock buttons and twine from my stash. 

Just a few more boxes to unpack in my new art studio! I cannot wait to get inky again. Hope you having a great day.  I thank you for stopping by and please know that I cherish every visit and comment.  Hugs, Yvonne

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pumpkin Faces!

Greetings!  Well, we are officially moved!  I am knee deep in boxes and cannot find much of anything.  When we do find something, it is quite a celebration.  The card above was created just before we moved for the roll out of the September release of Gecko Galz digital images.  This specific piece was created for our monthly Cross Promotion with other companies to show you how well their products blend with Gecko Galz.  This month, we are featuring digital art by The Paper Seamstress. To create my card, I followed the instructions below:

Instructions: Create card base form white card (8"x8"). Print background paper from Coven Paper Pack (The Sepreme), trim, mat with black paper and mount to card front.  Print Paper Seamtress (HP15 Bella Front and Back), trim and mount Lizzy Borden and turn key to card front. Print Paper Seamstress (HP15 Other) trim arms, garlic basket and wheels and adhere to card front as shown. Print Gecko Galz Haunted Ephemera 2, trim cat and moon, add wheels and another turn key from Paper Seamstress as shown.  Stamp sentiment onto scrap white card, distress edges with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and mount to card front.  Tie scrap bakers twine into bow and add. 

Supplies:On hand:  white card, bakers twine,Gecko Galz: Haunted Ephemera 2,  Coven Paper Pack (The Sepreme), Paper Seamstress (HP15 Bella) and (HP15 Other). Sentiment by Red Lead Paperworks. Ink:  Ranger Distress Ink.  Black Archival Ink, also by Ranger. 

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Looking forward to getting past the unpacking stage!  Hugs, Yvonne

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Love Rocks.

Greetings!  It's a new month and time for a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu!  Our theme for the Pink Team for the month of September is "Hearts."  I immediately think of Valentine's Day, but realize that you can use hearts in your art all year long.  I began by creating a background using Distress Inks and various stencils by Tim Hotlz for Ranger and Rebekah Meier for The Crafters Workshop.  The focal image is by Pam Carriker for Stampington and was also colored with Distress Inks.  The sentiments are by Dina Wakley for Ranger.  I hope you will check out what the rest of the talented Design Team have created to inspire you and then consider sharing a project of your own with us.  Thanks for stopping by.  Hugs, Yvonne

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Anything for a Friend

Greetings! Thank you for dropping by my blog today.  I am a few hours late, but it is time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational! It is a photo challenge this time and isn't it a beauty?  I love all the different approaches the Design Team took on this photo and hope you will take a few minutes to check out their designs!  As most of my art studio is boxed up for our move next Wednesday, I was not able to grab the first image that came to mind to use.  Oh well, I just had to break into my new stash of Oxford Impression images instead!  On my card base, I used Distress Paint to create the sky and grass.  The focal images and sentiment were inked with Ranger Watering Can Archival Ink and water colored with Distress Inks, trimmed and mounted to the card front. A few pearl gems and a seam binding bow complete my card.  We cannot wait to see what you create!  Thanks for stopping by.  Hugs, Yvonne