Friday, March 31, 2017

Get Back Up!

Greetings! Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I truly appreciate your visit and comments.  Today, I am sharing with you my design for the April 2017 Challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu where the theme is Shabby Chic or Vintage.  Lots of room for variety here.  I hope you will stop over to see all the creativity the Design Team put into their designs to inspire you and I hope that you will share one of your own designs with us!
I decided to ink up this gorgeous stamp set by Artistic Outpost for the very first time and go with a vintage look.  The watercolor panel was colorized with Ken Oliver Color Burst Powders and the images were dragged through some watered down Distress Inks to blend them in to the background a bit. A bit of doodling and some Ranger Enamel complete my card.
Thanks again for stopping by! Yvonne

A Boy and his Dog

Greetings! I generally do not photograph inside, but we are in the rainy season with no end in sight, so I hope you will overlook my photo's background!
For my card, I began with a watercolor panel and sprayed it with several Distress Spray Inks. The sentiment by Artistic Outpost was stamped on a scrap panel, dredged through Distress Ink on my craft mat and added to the main panel.  I stamped circles using a stamp by Stampotique randomly onto the card panel. The paper dolls by Tim Holtz were added next, over top of a number of different colors of thread by Tim Holtz. For a bit more texture, I added embossing paste through a Tim Holtz stencil at various points on the panel.
I would like to submit my card to Love To Create, Challenge #6, called "Anything Create, Mixed Media Goes."
Thanks for stopping by! Yvonne

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hello There!

Greetings! I made this card for my great niece who is recuperating from surgery and for the current challenge over at Simon Says Monday Stamp Challenge where the theme is Things with Wings. 
I began by spritzing water on a watercolor paper panel and then adding Distress Spray Inks.  The whimsical fairy and the circles are all by Stampotique Originals. The sentiments are from Idea-ology. The close up in less lighting shows the sentiments more clearly, as well as the spattering of paint used to add texture to my piece. The wings and wand were treated to my nearly acquired Prima Alchemy Spark paints. Love them.
Thanks for stopping by. Best, Yvonne

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Steampunk 2017

Greetings. This is my very first post for 2017. Some of you who have followed me from the beginning know that my husband has been in a battle for his life for many years.  Sadly, for me, he went to be with the Lord on December 23, 2016. After taking some time off, I decided to restart my art, in honor of my late husband, my biggest supporter and as it has always brought me solace.

My first post is for Inkspirational. Challenge #131 is a photo inkspiration challenge.  I saw it as very steampunk, but in reality, I believe the collage of objects is my Alice In Wonderland, Mad Hatter!

I hope you will stop over to see the different takes on the challenge by our talented Design Team, and then create and submit a project of your own for possible consideration as our top pick.

My card reflects the colors of the photograph by using spray inks and ink pads in similar colors.  Images are by Oxford Impressions. Embellishments are Tim Holtz for Ranger.

Thanks for dropping by.

Best, Yvonne