Saturday, December 20, 2014

Happy New Year!

Greetings! A special thank you to newest follower!  Well, we are only days away from Christmas now!  I am not completely ready, but it's okay.  How about you?  I wanted to share with you today a card I created for our new challenge over at Inkspirational where this time around we have a Photo to inspire you.  
I hope you will stop over to see what the rest of the Design Team have dreamed up for you with this awesome photo as inspiration.  For my own card, I used a new stencil of the New York City skyline by Sheena Douglass called "The Big Apple."  The couple and sentiment are images from Artistic Outpost.  I colored in the buildings with Pan Pastels.  I did not have any fireworks stamp images so I added mirrored stars by Tim Holtz Idea-ology, instead.
We look forward to seeing what you create and hope you will submit a project of your own.  Merry Christmas!  Hugs, Yvonne


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Birthday Wishes

Greetings!  Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today.  I truly appreciate your visit and comments.  Today, I am sharing with you a card I made for the new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.  Our theme this time is " to create a project that requires the use of a heat gun." 
For my own project, a birthday card for my granddaughter, I began by spraying Spun Sugar Distress Spray Stain onto an 8 x 8 inch card base.  I used my heat gun to dry the ink before overspraying with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Spray Stain so that the colors did not change.  The images and sentiments were stamped onto scrap card with Ranger Archival Ink in Black and were heat set with my heat gun.  The images were water colored with Distress Markers and Ranger Liquid Pearls and Stickles were added.  A seam binding bow completes my card.  I hope you will stop over at FSC to see what the rest of the Design Team have created to inspire you and then consider submitting a piece of your own for a possible chance to win a gift card for $20 from our gracious sponsor, FlonzCraft.  Please remember we are a stamping challenge, so stamping needs to the focal point of your piece!
Thanks again for stopping by! Hugs, Yvonne

Saturday, December 6, 2014

An Angel Gets Her Wings

Greetings! It time for another challenge, already, over at Inkspirational.  This time, our challenge is to create a project around the theme of "Anything Goes with Gold." My design team sisters have outdone themselves with inkspiration for you.  I hope you will pop over to see what they have dreamed up.  For my own card, I began by spritzing Distress Stain in Chipped Sapphire and Tarnished Gold onto my card base.  I next stenciled Gold Texture Paste through a star stencil by Red Lead Paperworks.  The angel, sentiment and bells are also by Red Lead.  The wings, a portion of a doily, and the mesh bow are from my stash.  We hope you will delight us with a creation of your own!  Thanks for dropping by. Best wishes, Yvonne