Monday, April 14, 2014

Southwest Cacti Window

This pretty stamp by Stamp A Mania had a brick backdrop 
so I paired it with the TH brick ef. 
Some fussy cutting and layering and IRL those cacti "pop"

Monday, April 7, 2014

Faux Watercolor Technique

I stamped the words with versamark, heated with white EP, scribbled with Distress markers and spritzed LOTS of water. Water makes the Distress inks blend like watercolor. You get brighter color if you allow to dry naturally but you can heat to dry also.

Stamps are by My Sentiments Exactly

Friday, March 28, 2014

More Stunning Stencils

This was a quick 'n easy CAS card. 
I airbrushed over a stencil (Studio Calico) and 
overstamped the verse by Penny Black. 


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Stunning Stencils

What do you know?  I was playing with a new (to me) stencil by
Crafter's Workshop
today and I see that

Less Is More

calls for stencils!


CAS-ual Fridays
calls for
"Shades of Grey"!!

I airbrushed Copic markers over this nifty stencil and
cut a gear die (by Spellbinders).
I stamped the verse (by River City Rubber)
and it looked done to me.

Doesn't happen often that I create a card
and find it is also the current challenge
on my favorite blogs!

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Is My Tail Fat?

This quick card came about as a CAS swap card using cork.  
The feather is from a South Dakota pheasant and includes a disclaimer:

"no birds were injured in the making of this art"

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Ribbon Frame TECHNIQUE!

I have a cool technique for you today:


ribbon of choice (1/4" width is big enough yet will not overwhelm IMO)
craft knife
ruler, pencil


1) Make light pencil marks on back of your panel in an X shape 
from corner to corner for square frame

2) Determine how big you want the frame to be and measure toward 
center from each corner to center it. Make a light mark THE WIDTH 
OF YOUR RIBBON and cut just as wide as your ribbon

3) Insert ribbon piece from back side and tie a knot before 
running ribbon back on each side. Tape ribbon pieces behind 

I used stamps by Hero Arts and color by Copics. I punched each corner but added no other decorations. For my card I measured one inch in from the corners but you could make it bigger or smaller if you like. Keeping your slit the same size as your 
ribbon ensures there will be no gaps when done.

This is how my card turned out:

Thanks for stopping by.  I would love to hear how yours came out.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Marvelous Mexican!

I stamped pottery (Stamp A Mania Mexican Pottery Set) several times 
and popped different parts up for dimension, rounded 2 corners 
and mounted a little skewed onto some pretty paper by basicgrey.

IMO this is a very eye-catching card with a CAS feel.
Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment 'cuz