Thursday, December 19, 2019

Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes!

Thank you to Dr Digi for sponsoring our challenge this week!  I used mistletoe and highlighted it with an Altenew mistletoe stamp and some stampin'up inks!  It's so sparkly in person and matches my new Christmas pillow for our front porch rocker!

Merry Christmas y'all!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #347

 Merry Christmas!!!  I know our challenge had a cupcake in the sketch... but it's the most wonderful time of the year and I do love ornaments.... maybe not as much as cupcakes!

The ornament, from Concord and 9th is made on vellum with a blend of alcohol inks.  I had SOOOO much fun making these!  The background is whipped spackle with gold diamond dust - the stencil is from Newton's Nook.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #337

Welcome back to this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!  I came across this vellum paper that I had created when I was playing with alcohol inks and just knew I had to use it for this challenge!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes

Welcome to this week's Creative Knockouts Challenge hosted by Sheepski Images.  This week I chose to work with Cat Nap.  I just love this little guy and he looks exactly like our rescue cat Scout.

I did gain inspiration from a design I saw on Sheepski by Cara using this image.  I hope you are all having a wonderful week!  Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #335

"Your friendship means everything to me."

Welcome to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #335 designed by Michelle Stewart.

I was rummaging through some old chipboard stickers and came across this bicycle and just felt the need to use it!  I love the simplicity of this card and the sentiment from Altenew!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes & A Sentiment

Theme:  Anything Goes + A Sentiment 
SponsorFred, She Said

Thank you for joining us this week at Aud Sentiments!  This week 'Anything Goes' as long as you include a sentiment!  I just fell in love with this little Nuthatch and had a ton of fun layering the branches and pine cone after foiling each of them.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #333

Welcome to this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #333.  I just love making these flowers and I was so excited to have the opportunity to make them again!  I also hadn't made a shaker card in a while, so I decided to add that in.  Thankful Fall is around the corner!  Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Creative Knockouts - Sparkle and Shine!

Welcome back to this week's Creative Knockouts Challenge!  This challenge is hosted by Fred She said Designs and this image is Tulip Bouquet.

It was hard to photograph this sparkly card - so it's on a bit of an angle.  The image was colored in with Spectrum Noir Markers and the flowers/leaves were colored in with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens.  I added some Nuvo Drops to the watering can to give that a little dimension as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by!   Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #329

Welcome back to this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #329!  This week I decided to play with textures and I'm so happy I did!  I loved playing with the corrugated background paper and the wood grain paper on the top layer.  The 'hello' sentiment is from Winnie and Walter and the 'to my dear friend' is from Altenew.

I hope you enjoy this week's sketch!  Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Art Impression's Bunny stamp

Welcome to the Aud Sentiments Challenge #233 Animal and a Sentiment!

A good friend and I recently took a watercolor class with Art Impression's Kendra Krebs at Impressive Ideas in Norcross, GA!  We had a great time and it just so happens that I had purchased a bunny and cat set of these stamps during my Seattle trip a few weeks back.  

Today I decided to see if I could use these stamps without an instructor!  I didn't have the scenery stamps like we did in class - but I did have a plethora of peg stamps from Rubber Stamp Tapestry!  They are a great company and are always running specials.  The peg stamps worked perfect my this project!  
I stamped the bunny in black soot distress oxide ink and the rest with the LePlume markers.  You actually use these markers directly on the stamp!  Then I used a damp paint brush and feathered out the ink and added some additional color.  Le Plume markers are water based and move feely with a little bit of water.

I die cut the sentiment from a sheet of blue Lawn Fawn watercolor paper and then added all the itty bitty pieces and mounted it all on dark blue yardstick.  I am so pleased with how this little bunny turned out on my first solo attempt!

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #327

You are 'Fabulous'!
Welcome back to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #327.  It's super fun to play with tags... this was the first time I inlaid a sentiment die.  
I hope you all have a great day and happy crafting!