Saturday, September 17, 2016

Visual Artistry

I masked with low-tack tape (still tore my paper a bit) and smudged PanPastels, then stamped with Memento and sprayed fixative. Added color to butterflies with Spectrum Aquas.
One layer cards are always a challenge for me, wonder why that is?
Stamps by Tim Holtz

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Technique: Galaxy Backgrounds

I began blending distress inks with a TH blending tool in a circular motion, then edged with black. I spritzed some water and flicked some Luna Lights inks on for stars.  
I think the white spots emulate the galaxy "look" and add lots of depth to the finished work. I added a computer generated saying and some silver fibers behind to stand in for moon rings.....not sure I like it but it's there now.
Using a different combo of ink colors will generate a whole different look!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Rainbow Sunshine

I sponged Distress inks on white glossy, inked over some stencils and layered the black diecut (by Tailored Expressions), then I cut the word twice (black & white) offset it and popped it up.
I am hoping the colors mimic a rainbow and the center circle a sun. I missed last week as I had a houseful of grandkids underfoot.....

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tires Or Testicles

I did a watercolor wash and stamped the little truck twice and cut off the box to lift it up, layered that over the Roxs and popped it up. Added a stamped border and done! I hope the verse isn't too offensive but I got a laugh from it....
Stamps by Judith and Rubbernecker

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Got The Blues?

I saw the new challenge at
is to make a card using the colors
blue and brown.
I used Distress inks for the colors and 
stamps by PTI
"Brushed Off"
"Signature Greetings II"
Added some twine and raffia
from my stash and there you have it.
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Saturday, July 23, 2016

LIM: Touchables

There is a new challenge at
and it is to make something
Imagine the possibilities!
Here is my card:

I cut the peacock with a die by Ellentina
from some glittery fun foam and
layered it on a label cut with die by SB.
I added a teal gem for an eye and used a corner rounder
and some dimensional tape.
This is certainly "touchable" and
really glitters IRL.
Be sure to check out the LIM site:
for lots of nifty ideas and samples.
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Sunday, July 17, 2016

LIM 285 Wine A Bit

A new challenge at
This week we are to make art using
Below is my work:
I began with a die by SB
"Fancy Tags" that I stamped the verse by
Art Impressions.
Then I cut some designer paper by
Prima "Fairy Flora" into a strip
which I threaded onto my tag
after I sponged some ink around edges.
When I had that centered I marked the
edge and stamped several bottles
by Bad Axe Trading Co.
I figured I had better quit before I
did too much and ruined that
"white" I tend to do!
Check out the 
site to see the lovely samples over there!