Sunday, June 30, 2013


Welcome to my Saturday creations!  I didn't accomplish as much as I had hoped but I got 4 Christmas Tags done for a Swap on Kraftie Kreations.  I used some chipboard by Cosmo Cricket, embossing folders, distress inks, ribbon, rhinestones and more.  Here they are:

And I finished up the night with a card using the colors for Twinkle Twinkle Summer of Color Week 3 and the square sketch #299 at Mojo Monday.  I am also submitting this card for challenge #86 on Word Art Wednesday.

Here's the sketch:

And my card:


Thanks for stopping by.  And now I am off to bed.  I have a busy day tomorrow but will be back to share more!  

Friday, June 28, 2013


I haven't had much time to create the past several days so I started out tonite doing  2 index cards for Daisy Yellow Index Card A Day using this weeks colors from Summer of Color 2013.  

On the first one I wanted to try something totally different.  I had just gotten some new Crafters Workshop templates.  I decided to use clear resist ink and embossing powder with it.  Next I took a lime green stamp pad and pressed it randomly all over.  Eventually a weird unexpected thing happened - the embossing peeled off but the resist worked great.  Then I put splotches of two different shades of purple acrylic paint on my non-stick craft mat.  Then I took a coffee cozy corrugate and pressed it into the paint and came back and pressed it all over the card.  When this dried I added a vellum sentiment.  Here it is:

The second one I didn't use a sentiment on it as it was too dark but I will use it for embellishment on something eventually.  First I took a purple stamp pad and stamped randomly over the card until it was covered.  Next I took purple Adirondack Color Wash and dripped it on.  I love the way the spots spread in flower like spots.  Then I took lime green stickles and did a curlique design all over it.  I hate waiting for them to dry so I rolled over it with a paper towel.  The interesting thing was that the stickles created a resist effect but still left some of the sparkle and a tad of green.  I took my green ink pad and dabbed oer it a bit to try and enhance the green which really didn't do much.  Here it is:

I was hoping to get to a layot tonite but it is getting late and I have a long day planned for tomorrow so this will be it for today.  

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


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Happy Monday!  Tonite I am working on cards.  The first one I created was for challenge #245 at Flutterby Wednesday using a sketch and butterflies.  I used the color palette from Party Time Tuesdays PTT125 and the repeating shape circles for Shopping Our Stash challenge #106 Geometric Shapes.  Also submitting this one to Word Art Wednesday challenge #85 Anything Goes  and Colorful Creations Creative Monthly Project Using Shapes.

The sketch:

The color palette:

My card:

My next card uses sketch #211-122 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday and the color palette #31 from Sunnyide Up Creations.

The sketch:

The color palette:

My card:

So now it's off to bed for me!  Thanks for stopping by again tonite.  Sweet dreams.

Monday, June 24, 2013


Tonite I pulled out some old photos from a trip to Wild West City since I wanted to do some layouts with the Carta Bella Giddy Up Boy collection.  I chose sketch #63 from Feeling Sketchy, the theme of fun from the Theme Park challenge at Colorful Creations, the colors from the Inspiration photo from The Pink Elephant and the Eat Your Words  Quote challenge on 2 Broke Girls.

Here is the sketch:

Inspiration Photo:

The Quote:

My Layout:

For my other layout I used the Guest Designer Spotlight Sketch from Colorful Creations.

The Sketch:

My Layout:

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have enjoyed my trip back in time.

Saturday, June 22, 2013


This morning I opted to work on a 5x7 canvas.  I started with some liquid watercolors which I spread with my wet finger.  I used this week's colors for Twinkle Twinkle Summer of Color orange and hot pink.

Next I took a word art scripture from Word Art Wednesday challenge #85.  I ripped it and added pink and orange chalk to it and edged it with Raspberry Distress ink.

I added the scripture, a piece of transparency and some flowers to the canvas.

Next I took Distress Crackle Paint.  THIS was a huge mistake.  It did not crackle at all and gave it a flourescent glow.  Definitely NOT what I was hoping for.  To tone that down I used some Snow Cap Distress Stain.

I added some bling and a coat of semi gloss regular gel.

In person it's still a bit bright so I tried toning it down a bit with some Distress Ink Walnut Stain.

Not exactly how I envisioned it but...I can't think of any other way to change or add to it so at least for now it's done.  What I was really envisioning was closer to Step 3 before the Crackle Paint.  I have only used it twice and neither time did it crackle and neither time did I like it. 

I am also entering this in this month's Flying Unicorn Mixed Media Inspired challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope that you are enjoying your weekend!

Friday, June 21, 2013


Happy Friday!  I am finally getting to sit down and start creating.  I started with my Daisy Yellow Index Card a Day challenge using the prompts definition and stencil, which I did using Twinkle Twinkle's Summer of Color Week #2 color palette of orange and hot pink.

I used a bit of hot pink acrylic paint and then some tube watercolors in hot pink and orange and moved them around with a wet finger.  I next used a Crafters Workshop Template and an Adirondack Paint Dauber in Snow Cap and randomly added to it.  I had some old Prima rub-ons one saying Be Inspired and several designs so I added those and then a definitions sheet of the word inspire which I colored with orange and pink chalk.  I finished it off by randomly stamping parts of a Donna Salazar stamp.  

And here it is:

Next I decided to work on a card.   I used color palette #187  from The Play Date Cafe and sketch #203 from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I am also entering this in challenge #85 on Word Art Wednesday.  I used a great orange card base which I stamped with my Donna Salazar background stamp.  I chose some papers, a flower and some leaves, stamped my sentiment and put it all together.

The color palette:

The sketch:

and finally my card:

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, June 20, 2013


It seems today I've got the blues - I used sketch #298 from Mojo Monday and a Monochromatic Color scheme for Random Wednesdays at Colorful Creations to make a birthday card.  The Flying Unicorn is also having a Use Your Stash challenge.  To create the card I used all paper scraps, a chipboard star from a box of chipboard I've had probably 4 years, tiny tags that I've had for at least 2 years, and paper ribbon that I've had for over 10 years.

The sketch:

My Card:

And I just joined Daisy Yellow Index Card a Day Challenge and for my first index card I used the theme stitching and the prompts polka dots and stencil.  I colored my card with Distress Stain Broken China then used Distress Ink Salty Ocean and a Crafters Workshop template for the dots.  I used a Bazzil Stitch template and pricked in the word LAUGH which I then stitched in navy blue embroidery thread.

Here's my first Index Card:

It's getting late so I am heading off to bed.  Thanks for stopping by.  Sweet Dreams.

Sunday, June 16, 2013


Today was a wonderfully productive day.  I went to a crop in Maryland with my friend Maraline and was able to complete 5 cards and 1 layout.  And here they are for your viewing pleasure:

Card #1 - Always Playing with Paper Merry Monday Challenge #66


Layout #1 - Come and Get It Challenges Sweet Summer Hues, Page Drafts Be Bold, Colorful Creations Plus Challenge

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope that you are enjoying your weekend.  All comments happily welcomed.

Friday, June 14, 2013



                                                                                Dr. Wayne Dyer

Tonight I decided to work on another art journal page.  I started with a technique I saw today called glue stick resist.  I used my glue stick and a few different Crafters Workshop Templates.  I then used Denim and Eggplant Color Wash and misted the page.  I wiped them off and some of the resist worked - some didn't.

Step 1

Next I took Wild Plum Color Wash and a variety of Crafters Workshop Templates and sprayed them at various angles until I had covered the page.  There was a lot of mist so I then rolled over it with a roll of paper towels.

Step 2

I then took some bright pink acrylic paint and rubbed it over Crafters Workshop Templates with a credit card.  I was not very happy with the turn out.

Step 3

I took some light pink acrylic paint and some smaller design Crafters Workshop Templates and used a sea sponge to add the paint.  This worked out much better.

Step 4

Now it's time to add my quote.  I chose several different fonts in complimenting colors and added them to the page.  I wrote the authors name in the corner with silver gel pen.

Step 5

Finally it is time to embellish.  I am not sure what I am going to use so this may take some time...

And time it is now 2 days later.  I opted for some chipboard buttons and a chipboard ribbon slide and some ribbon.  Here is the finished page!

Thanks so much for stopping by!