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


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

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

In honor of my Mom

Greetings! I stumbled on a new challenge this morning, called Mixed Media Monthly Challenge, and decided to submit this card.(I selected Challenge #14 from June 2015 for my project.)  It was created using Golden Fluid Acrylics laid onto a craft sheet, spritzed with water and mopped up with a panel of water color paper.  It was a bit too dark, so I sprayed it with Linen Dylusions Spray Ink.  The background images were stamped with StazOn Ink in Midnight Blue.  The focal images were stamped on water color scraps with Ranger Archival ink.  I then scribbled TowBow Markers onto my craft sheet, spritzed with water and dragged the panels through the color to age them.  The edges were distressed with Faded Jeans Distress Ink and each panel was matted with black paper and added to the larger painted panel.  I added sequins, a bit of cheese cloth and a tiny dried starfish, matted the finished panel and layered into a white card panel.  Finished size 8" x 8". All images by Rubber Dance Stamps. It was titled as such, as I created it in honor of my mom on her recent birthday.  She loved the beach!  Best, Yvonne

Monday, June 6, 2016

Lest We Forget

I was mesmerized, recently, when I saw this new to me stamp set by Paper Artsy. It was perfect for creating a card for Memorial Day, which we celebrate here in the USA.  With deepest gratitude for all who paid the ultimate price. Thank you for stopping by. Yvonne


I had so much fun creating this card for my oldest grandson who turned 11 yesterday! Really enjoying mixed media backgrounds and find myself reaching for water color panels for nearly every card I make.  The bunny boy is Kate Crane for Stampotique and the background images are hand carved Kate Crane images. Thanks for stopping by. Best, Yvonne

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Butterflies in Flight

The weeks go by swiftly! Already, it is time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational! This time, its a word prompt: Text!
Please check out all the cool samples created by the rest of the Design Team and consider submitting a project of your own.
For my piece, I used images by Red Lead Paperworks, stamped onto water color paper and selectively colored in with Towbow Markers and a water color brush.  Thanks for stopping by. Best, Yvonne