Saturday, June 28, 2014

Vintage Furry Friends

Hello!  So good to be back over at Eclectic Ellapu after a four month hiatus.  The format has changed a bit with both the Pink and Purple Team posting challenges simultaneously, every three weeks.  For the Pink Team, our challenge was to create a project around "Furry Friends."  I immediately thought of these vintage images from Artistic Outpost which were stamped with Ranger Archival Ink and watercolored with Ranger Distress Inks.  The arrows and splatters are Tim Holtz Stencils.  Please pop over to see what the rest of the team have created and we look forward to seeing what you create, too!  Hugs, Yvonne

So Good To Be Back - Flowers for Fashionable Stamping Challenge

Greetings!  It is good to be back after a four month hiatus from Blogland!  I am so thankful for each of you, dear friends, who have inquired, prayed, and sent encouragement to me while my husband was recovering from a major stroke back in February.  He was away in rehab for three months and I am so happy to have him back home.  The first few weeks were an adjustment, but we have settled into a routine and he was the first to encourage me to return to my art.  And so, for my very first post, I think it is fitting that it be for the very first Design Team that I was ever on, Fashionable Stamping Challenges.  My thanks to everyone of the Design Teams for allowing me this time away and letting me know I was welcome back when I was ready.  The challenge this time around at FSC is Flowers!  I love flowers, often they are the subject of my water colors, but I do not have a lot of flower stamps.  As I went through my stamps, I came across these two beauties from Paper Artsy! I stamped them with Black Archival Ink, trimmed them and water colored them with Ranger Distress Inks.  The card base was stenciled with a Tim Holtz Stencils and Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste.  The bumble bees by Red Lead are rather large, but are proportioned well to the focal images, don't you think?  The balance of the card base was filled in with some images from Artistic Outpost. A few scraps of vintage dictionary page and some very old craft thread complete my card.  I hope you will stop over to FSC to see the gorgeous samples my Design Team Sisters have created and considered sharing one of your own with us.  As always, there is a prize to be awarded for one of the submitters by our generous FlonzCraft.  Thanks, again, for dropping by and for all your comments.  They mean so much to me.  Best, Yvonne