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Monday, September 18, 2017

To the Moon and Back

 
Greetings! I have been away for many, many weeks, though there have been some scheduled posts. I did not have my art supplies with me either, so after taking care of necessities, I treated myself to some time in my art studio. I decided to play along with the newest challenge over at Stampotique where the theme is "Only Blue." I inked up this darling rocket ship and passengers for the first time using Midnight Blue Staz On Ink and water colored it with several tints of Distress Ink. The panel was spritzed with Periwinkle Blue Dylusions Ink and the moon was masked with Frisket, but the ink bled through and I actually like it! Stars by NStudio for Rubber Moon and a splattering of sequins in shades of blue by Red Lead Paperworks completes my card. Thanks for stopping by and for leaving love and comments. Best, Yvonne

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Dance Ballerina, Dance!

 
Greetings! It is time, once again, for a new challenge over at Inkspirational! This time, the challenge is to make a project based on the inspiration photo below.

 
Though my first thought was to go very similar to the photo above, in the end, I decided to go a bit more colorful. I grabbed a scrap piece of water color paper that had some mop up ink on it and using a Red Lead Paperwork stencil to trace around the edges before cutting the ballerina out.  The background was also created using a Red Lead Paperwork stencil. I doodled around the edges after distressing with Spun Pink Distress Ink and added some sequins for fun.  I hope that you will pop on over to Inkspirational to see what the rest of the design team has created and then share a project of your own with us.  Best, Yvonne

Friday, September 1, 2017

Time to Fly

 
Greetings! It is time, once again, for a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu, where this time the theme is Floral and Fauna and/or Nature.  For my project, I decided to use this gorgeous stamp from Indigo Blue of a butterfly. I colored it with water colors, added some sentiments by Red Lead Paperworks and splattered Golden Fluid Acrylics paint on the panel, which was then matted and added to a card base. Please stop over to EE to see the rest of the projects the design team have dreamed up for you and then we hope that you will create a project of your own to share with us.  Thanks for stopping by! Best, Yvonne

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Think and Wonder


Greetings! It is time again for a new challenge over at Inkspirational. This time, the challenge is "Oldie but Goodie" and we are to use a stamp from when we first started stamping. 




For my own card, I chose to work with a stamp set by Artistic Outpost called Think and Wonder.  Not only is it one of my older stamps, it is also one of my favorite "go to" stamp sets.

I hope that you will pop on over to Inkspirational to see what the rest of the Design Team has to share with you!  We look forward to seeing your creations! Best, Yvonne



Saturday, August 12, 2017

Sing Your Heart Songs

 
Greetings! Welcome to the newest challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge where the theme this time, selected by our own Dot Leathbridge, is "All About Inkiness." I hope that you will pop on over and check out all the samples created for you by the Design Team and then be inspired to create a piece of your own to share with us.  One lucky participant will receive a stamp from our generous vendor, Ink Art Designs. Please remember though, that we are a stamp challenge, so stamping needs to be front and center, the focal image of your project.
 
For my own piece, I began by spritzing a water color panel with various shades of Distress Ink. Next I stamped Distress Oxides on a craft mat, spritzed with water and then dragged it through the inkiness.  More background was built up with stamps and more Distress Oxides and doodling with a white Gel Pen.  The focal images by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous were stamped with Catherine Pooler ink, trimmed and adhered to the panel after adding some washi tape to ground the images.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I look forward to seeing what you create! Hugs, Yvonne

Beyond the Deep Blue Sea

 
 
Greetings! Due to technical difficulties, my post is delayed for the newest challenge over at Inkspirational where our theme this time is "Wave." Since I am at the ocean and was thinking about my visit to the beach when I worked on my project, I chose to go with ocean waves, but there are lots of other ways to go, as you will see when you check out the inspiration pieces by the rest of the design team!
 

 
For my own card, I decided to tear strips of card stock to represent waves, rather than use a stamp image.  The beach huts and sailboats are by Stampotique Originals, the sentiment is by Red Lead Paperworks and the sea birds are by Crafty Individuals. We look forward to seeing what you dream up.  Thanks for stopping by and for all your kind comments. Best, Yvonne


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

You are Pawsome!

 
Greetings! It's time again for a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu.  This time, our theme is "Anything Goes." That should make it easy for everyone to play along!
 
I hope you will stop over to see the variety of projects that our design team have created to inspire you and that you will then crate one of your own to share with us.
 
Mine is quite simple.  I spritzed water color paper with water and then Distress Inks. I stamped a Stampotique image with white fluid acrylic onto the background and doodled with a black pen. I stamped, with Distress Ink, a foreground with a stamp by Stampendous. Next I water colored some Tim Holtz Paperdolls and added them to the panel. Some sentiments by Red Lead Paperworks complete my card. Thanks for stopping by.  I truly appreciate your visits. Best, Yvonne

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Eternity

 
 
Greetings! It is time once again for a new challenge over at Inkspirational. This time, we are to create a project based on the photo below. 
 
 
This was fun! I fashioned the boards from water color paper that I colored with Distress Ink Oxides and burnished the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Inks. The seashells by Oxford Impressions were stamped in various colors of ink on scrap card and layered onto the panel. The bottle is a stamp by Paper Artsy, the sentiment is by Red Lead Paperworks and the flowers are by Donna Downey for Unity Stamps. I hope you will pop over to see all the creative makes by the rest of the Design Team and then consider joining us with a project of your own. Thanks for stopping by.  I truly appreciate your visit and your comments. Hugs, Yvonne
 
 
 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Cherished Memories

 
Greetings! It is once again time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational! This time we have a sketch to follow. The circles are for placement, but the actual shape you use, is up to you!
 
 
For my own design, I chose to replace the circles with seashells! The sentiment and shells and sequins are all by RedLead Paperworks. I am not the best at CAS designs, but if you pop on over to Inkspirational, you will be inspired by the rest of the design team for sure!  I hope you will create and share a project of your own! Thanks for stopping by.  Hugs, Yvonne
 
 
 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Gone Fishing

 
Greetings and thank you for stopping by my blog! My card today is for the latest challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.  Our theme, "Gone Fishing." You can make a project with anything about fish, or even a boat on the sea! My card is quite simple, but I really was trying to capture just what was happening under the surface of the water, rather than the bottom of the ocean! I hope you will stop over to FSC and see all the awe-inspiring makes of the design team for further inspiration and then consider sharing a make of your own with us.  Please remember that we are a stamping challenge, so stamping needs to be the focal point of your piece.  One lucky participant will be selected to win a free stamp by our sponsor, Ink Art Designs.
 
 
For my piece, I began with a watercolor panel. I smooshed various Distress Ink Oxides onto a craft mat, one at a time, spritzed with water and mopped up the inkiness.  I sprinkled water onto the panel and heat set it. It lacked the dimension I was seek so I added spritzes of Distress Ink Sprays in Faded Blue Jeans and Broken China. The hook, sentiments, and fish are all by Paper Artsy and some of my favorite images.  Not sure why I am enthralled by fish, but I am always on the lookout for a new fish stamp! I think I am amazed at how many different fish God created! After stamping the fish on scrap water color paper, I put down more Distress Ink Oxides on my craft mat, spritzed with water and dragged the fish through the inkiness. I also added some color with TomBow Markers and a water pen. To finish off my card, I added sequins by Red Lead Paperworks.
 
We look forward to seeing what you are inspired to make! Thanks for stopping by. Best, Yvonne
 
 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Rural Greetings

 
Greetings! It's time again for a new challenge over at Inkspirational! This time, the theme is "Rural."
 
 
I hope that you will stop over to Inkspirational and see all the cool makes by the rest of the design team. For my own card, I began with a water color panel and added various colors of Bister to the panel and spritzed with water. The focal images and background stamps are all by Artistic Outpost. The sentiment is a very old stamp from a company no longer around. My stepfather loves tractors so I colorized it for him specifically.
 
 
I hope that you will share your own inspired work of art with us!Thanks so much for stopping by. Hugs, Yvonne
 

Friday, June 30, 2017

By the Sea

 
Greetings! Its a new month and a new theme over at Eclectic Ellapu.  The theme this month is "By the Sea." I hope that you will check out all the inspired pieces by the Design Team and then create a piece of your own to share with us.  For my own make, I used several sets of images from Red Lead Paperworks. The background was filled in with water color and a few small seashells complete my card.  Thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Yvonne

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Be strong, Hold on


Greetings! It is time, once again, for a new challenge over at Inkspirational! This time, we have a photo to inspire us. I love this photo! Probably as it suits my decorating style.


 
For my project, I created a card. I began by placing a stencil by Stencil Girl over a water color panel. I then sprinkled several shades of blue Magicals over the stencil and sprayed with water. The focal point at the bottom is an image by Dina Wakely as are the sentiments.
 
I hope that you will stop over to see what the rest of the design team has created and then create a project of your own to share with us.  Hugs, Yvonne

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Mademoiselle de Paris


Greetings! It is time again for a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.  This time, our theme is all about "Feminine."  You will be absolutely delighted with the varied samples of the design team and we hope that you will be inspired to create a project of your own to share with us at FSC.  Remember, stamping must be the focal point of your project. One lucky participant will win a free stamp courtesy of Ink Art Designs

For my own project, I began with a water color panel. I spritzed various colors of Distress Inks onto the panel and added water. The beautiful stamp is by Carabelle Studio and stamped with archival ink by Catherine Pooler. The textured lace is a stencil by Tim Holtz as are the flowers. The ribbon is from my stash. Not my first thought, when thinking of feminine, but in the end, I went where my heart led and I am pleased.  Hugs, Yvonne

Monday, June 5, 2017

Later, Gator!


Greetings everyone.  I am here today with the June 2017 Challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu where the theme is "add a touch of pink or purple to your project."  I hope that you will pop on over to Eclectic Ellapu to see what the design team has dreamed up for you and then create and share a project of your own.  For my project, I stamped a flamingo and alligator by Stampotique and added Brushos and a sentiment, also by Stampotique.  I enjoyed making this one! Hugs, Yvonne

Lots of Windows!

 
Greetings! I can only think it has to do with losing Jack, but I must apologize for my delay in posting several projects that were due this weekend.  For my first post, I have created a card for the new challenge over at Inkspirational where the theme is "windows!" I do hope that you will pop on over to see the varied, and delightful offerings of the rest of the Design Team. 
 
 
After carefully looking through all my stamps and stencils, the only windows I had were huge (9"x12") so I opted to ink up this new to me stamp of a building with lots of windows by Paper Artsy.  I tried a new ink pad by Catherine Pooler.  All I can say is wow! If you struggle to get full coverage, struggle no more! The buildings were watercolored with TomBow Markers and I doodled around the border with an Ultrafine Sharpie. A few spritzes of Distress Ink splattered with a brush completes my card.  Thanks for everyone's patience.  Hugs, Yvonne

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Beep...Beep

 
Greetings! My post today is for the new challenge over at Inkspirational where are working with the Word Prompt "Urban." 
 
I have been fascinated recently with all the stamps and dies you can purchase around cityscapes! I guess I'm just a city girl at heart! My card was created with Gelatoes and a variety of stamp images from Stampotique. I really had fun with this one! I hope you will stop over to see the really cool makes of the rest of the Design Team and then create a project of your own to share with us.  Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Yvonne

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Go Wild or Go Home!

 
Greetings! It is time again for a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge! The theme this time is to "Go Wild." Please visit FSC to see all the different directions the design team went for inspiration and then we hope that you will create a project of your own to share with us! I began with a piece of kraft paper. I had some left over paint from another  project and just wildly, with abandonment, squiggled paint onto the panel. It seemed like a perfect background for our challenge! The focal images and sentiments are by Crafty Individuals. The spotted matting was recycled from a shopping bag. We have a new sponsor over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge, our very own Dot Leathbridge, who's dream has come true with her very own shop called Ink Art Designs! Remember, ours is a stamp challenge, so stamping must be the focal point of your project. One lucky participant will win a  stamp from generous Dot! Thanks for stopping by!




Saturday, May 6, 2017

Feathers Galore

 
Greetings! Late again with my post for Inkspirational! On vacation for a week and lost track of time!
 
 
This time, our challenge theme is the photo above.  I went with what I saw in the photo, feathers, and earth tone colors. I used my new Distress Oxide Inks and a very old stamp set from Stampington Company. I hope that you will check out the lovely inspiration pieces by the design team and then submit one of your own. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Yvonne

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Road Trip!

 
 
Greetings and thank you for stopping by! My card today was created for the new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu where the theme is "Anything Goes." That makes it very easy to play along! For my own card, I wanted to use a previously un-inked stamp by Technique Junkies. The background panel was inked with Distress Oxide Inks and overstamped with images by Artistic Outpost. I look forward to seeing what you share with us.  Hugs, Yvonne
 
 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Love Rocks!

 
Back again with a new post to share a card that I made for my son and his wife for their anniversary.  All images by Dina Wakley. I began with a water color panel and spritzed it with Distress Ink Sprays. The figures were stamped on scrap water color paper, trimmed, water colored and adhered to the panel. The panel was matted and mounted to a card base. Thanks for stopping by! Yvonne
 


Monday, April 24, 2017

April Showers

 
Greetings! My post today is for the current challenge over at Frilly and Funkie where the theme is April Showers.  I decided to go with the showers bring flowers motto! I inked up, for the first time, some foam stamps from Stampington Company with Prima Art Alchemy Sparks Paint and Archival Inks to create my water color background panel. The sentiment is by Oxford Impressions and the focal image is by Art Journey. I added some doodling and matting and mounted the panel to a card base. Thanks so much for stopping by! Yvonne

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Graffiti

Greetings! The weeks roll by and already it is time for another challenge over at Inkspirational.  The theme this time is Graffiti Art! I had to look that one up on the Internet! Fortunately for you, the design team while give you lots of examples to inspire you!
 
 
 
For my own car, I began by stamping this cute little guy by Paper Artsy onto a water color panel.  I dropped several colors of Dr. PH Martin Inks onto the panel and then blew them around! The sentiments by Unity were stamped on scrap card stock and adhered to the panel. The panel was matted and adhered to a card base.
 
I look forward to seeing what you come up with for your project!  Thanks for stopping by! Best, Yvonne


Graffiti Stamping Ink Challenge April 22

Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring is in the Air!

 
Greetings! I apologize for the delay in publishing this post.  I quite simply lost track of the time.  My card above is for the latest challenge over at Inkspirational Challenge where the theme is "Spring."
 

 
For my card, I began by spritzing a water color panel with pink and yellow-toned Distress Spray Inks.  I collaged a paper napkin on next. It included the word Paris, so I decided to go with a Paris in Springtime theme. The images are by a now defunct company called Art Declassified. I spritzed them with the spray inks too for just a touch of color. A couple of chitchat stickers and some seam binding fashioned into a bow and my card is complete.
 
I hope you will check out all the fabulous makes by the rest of the design team and then submit a project of your own!
 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Today is a New Day!

 
Greetings! It is wonderful to be back again, as a design team member at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.  I truly appreciate their patience, as I am finding my way back following my husband passing. 
 
Our new challenge for the next four weeks is "My Favorite Things." Think "Sound of Music" and your favorite stamp, and remember, we are a stamping challenge and we must see stamping as the focal image on your project.  I hope that you will pop on over to see all the various creations the design team have dreamed up to inspire you and that you will consider creating a project of your own to share with us. 
 
For my own piece, I thought of "whiskers on kittens" and chose to use this adorable stamp image by Technique Junkies.  The background panel was done with Gelatoes and then toned down with Gesso.  I stenciled some dots with black embossing paste and splattered some orange paint to add a bit more color.
 
Remember, one lucky participant will win a gift voucher from our generous sponsor FlonzCraft. Best of luck to everyone and thank you for stopping by.  Yvonne

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Make A Wish

 
Greetings! I am back today with a post to share my creation for the new challenge over at Simon Says Monday Challenge where the theme is "Make A Rainbow."
 
For my card, I began by laying down streaks of Gelatos. I spritzed the colors with water and spread them around a bit with a brush. The cup cake and angel, both by Stampotique Originals, were stamped with Archival Ink onto scrap water color paper and then colored in with markers, trimmed and mounted to the prepared panel. A splattering of white paint and some ChitChat Stickers completes my card.
 
Thank you for stopping by! Hugs, Yvonne
 


One for Sorrow, Two for Joy

 
Greetings! I am back today to share with you a card that I created for a challenge over at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog where the theme is "Count Me In." For my own creation, I began with a watercolor panel that I applied four different Distress Oxide Inks to. I then stenciled using Tim Holtz's stencils various sizes of numbers with some of the Distress Oxide Inks. I added black texture paste through another stencil. The focal image and sentiment by Paper Artsy were inked up for the first time and added with Tim Holtz Vintage Collage Medium. Some dyed cheese cloth, thread and buttons complete my card. Thank you for stopping by and thank you for all the words of encouragement as I've returned to this fabulous world of art. Hugs, Yvonne
 



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