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