Saturday, May 21, 2016

All that Jazz!

Greetings! It's hard to believe it is already time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational! This time, we have a photo to inspire us, see below:
I must confess, that the photo inspiration challenges are among my very favorite.  I so admire the samples of my design team sisters, as their pieces are always so original.  I often lean toward replicating, somewhat, the photo supplied.  I look forward to seeing how you are inspired and hope that you will submit a piece of your own for us to see and enjoy.

My background was done with Gelatos and a water brush on water color paper. The images and sentiments are brand new to me and are from Visible Images.  They are perfect, as I want to send a card to my grandchildren who were in Jazz Band this year.

Thanks as always for stopping by.

Best, Yvonne

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Let's Eat Cake!

Greetings! It is wonderful to be back again over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge! I really enjoyed the new theme of Blots and Splashes.  I hope you will check out what the rest of the design team came up with to inspire you and then create and share a design of your own for a possible chance at a wonderful prize from our sponsor, Flonzcraft.  Please remember, we are a stamping challenge, so stamping needs to be the absolute focal point of your design. See Fashionable Stamping for complete details.
My card was created using a Stampotique image by Kate Crane, and as well, the background stamp images were hand carved by Kate Crane, herself!  
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Best, Yvonne

Not All Who Wonder Are Lost!

Greetings! It is wonderful to be back again after a hiatus at Inkspiration! I am so fortunate to create on a team that empathizes when you have setbacks in life.  The new challenge is a color challenge! This time its all about Navy and Mint! I love blue and green together!

I hope you will pop on over to Inkspiration to check out all the design team samples and then share your own inspired creation with us. 

For my own piece, I began by selecting images from a beautiful set of stamps by De Stempelwinkel . I water colored a background panel with blue and mint water colors and then stamped the images with navy blue ink onto tissue paper and adhered them to the panel, which was double matted and applied to a white card base.

Thank you so much for dropping by.  Happy stamping!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Your Heart and My Heart

Greetings!  My card today is for the May 2016 Challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu where our theme is "Anything Goes."  I hope you will consider joining in the fun by submitting a card of your own.  For my card, I began by dropping Bister Crystals onto water color paper and spritzing with water.  After it dried, I stamped this gorgeous stamp by Technique Tuesday onto tissue paper and then adhered it to the water color panel.  I added soft colors with TowBow Markers.  Off to the side, I tore up scrap water color papers and old book text and added it to the panel along with string, cheese cloth and a few buttons. The panel was matted and added to a card blank. The finished size is 8" x 8".

On a Personal Note:

It is hard to believe it has been five months since I last posted to my blog.  As some of you know, my husband has been battling cancer for nearly 13 years.  We had a rather sudden crises that has taken months to work through, and he is more frail and weak than ever, but improved from when it all began.  I apologize for not posting an update sooner, but felt I owed all of you some sort of an explanation.  Suffice it to say, I am ecstatic to be back and dabbling in my art studio again!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping by and for your welcome comments.  Its good to be back! Best, Yvonne

Saturday, November 21, 2015



Greetings! A bit late today with my creation for Inkspirational.  Sometimes life just gets in the way...We have a Photo Inkspiration Challenge this time and its so cool! 
Wait to you see what the rest of the design team came up with for you.  For my own creation, I began by spritzing Brusho Crystals onto water color paper with water.  A few bits of Washi Tape were added for a punch of color.  The focal image by Outline Rubber Stamps was stamped onto water color paper, matted and mounted to a burlap panel and then onto the card front.  We look forward to seeing your creation and hope you will join in the fun.  Best, Yvonne

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Je t'aime Paris

Greetings! It's time again for a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.  This time, the theme is "Wintertime in Paris."

I found this a bit of a challenge, but afterall, that is what this is, yes?! I selected several photo stamps and sentiments from Stampsmith and stamped them in black and white for the bleakness of winter.  The water color panel was stamped with resist ink and then colorized with Dylusions Ink spray.  The snowflakes were gifts from Linda at the Funkie Junkie Boutique.  You will just love the samples the other Design Team members created!  We cannot wait to see what you come up with.  Remember there is a $20 gift voucher from our generous sponsor, FlonzCraft, for one lucky participant! Thanks for stopping by! Yvonne

Peace on Earth

Greetings! It is time once again for another challenge over at Inkspirational! This time, it is anything goes with silver.

Not having any silver items, I chose to paint over some rusted metal items with Distress Paint.  The background is done with red and green Bister spritzed with water on water color paper.  The sentiment is by Red Lead Paperworks and the Angel is by Oxford Impressions.  I hope you will stop over to see all the beautiful inspiration pieces of the rest of the Design Team and then create a project of your own to share with us! Thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Yvonne