Thursday, April 16, 2015

What if I Fall?

Greetings! Back with another card this evening for the current challenge over at Our Creative Corner.  I thought I had posted a card earlier, but in looking through Mr. Linky, it appears not!  The challenge, Color Your World, is to create a project using colors that remind us of spring.  I began by sprinkling Brusho Crystals that remind me of spring onto water color paper and spritzing with water.  The house and tree by Artistic Outpost in the background were stamped with Black Archival Ink onto tissue paper and adhered to the panel.  The bird by Red Lead Paperworks was stamped directly onto the water color panel and colored in lightly with Towbow Markers.  The little girl and sentiment are clip art imagery by Gecko Galz.  A bit of washi tape by 3M and Black Ink by Dr. PH Martin dropped on the card panel complete my card.  Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Yvonne

Thin Ice...

Greetings! My post today is to showcase a card I made for the new challenge over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge where the theme is "Make Your Own Background."  To create the background, I used a water color panel and sprinkled Brusho Crystals on it and then sprayed with water.  When it was dry I added the washi tape by Scarlet Lime, some dots from a stamp by Dina Wakely dipped in Silks Acrylic Paint and then doodled around the perimeter with a black pen. The image is from FlonzCraft and the sentiment is by Dylusions.  Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Yvonne

Monday, April 13, 2015

April Showers

Happy Monday everyone!  Back today with a card I created for two challenges.  The first is for the new challenge over at Make My Monday where the theme is April Showers.  My card was also created for the challenge over at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge, which is also looking for projects with a theme of April Showers.
To create my card, I began with a piece of hot press water color paper.  I added Brusho Cyrstals in four colors to the card and spritzed with water.  When dry, I stamped raindrops by Designs by Ryn, repeatedly over the card panel.  A bit of white ink was added to each drop to make them glisten!  A strip of Washi Tape by Scarlet Lime was added to the bottom of the card panel.  The focal image is by Unity Stamps and was stamped on scrap card, fussy cut and colored with TowBow Markers and mounted to the card panel.  The sentiment, by Oxford Impressions was stamped on scrap card and secured to the card panel with washi tape from 3M. The panel was matted with black paper and attached to a card blank. 
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.  I truly appreciate every visit and thoroughly enjoy your comments.  Hugs, Yvonne

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Bird House

Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog today! I guess it is spring, as I find myself drawn to my bird images lately!  Yesterday, I received my supply of Bister in the mail, so I thought I would give it a try.  It is similar to Brushos, though the crystals are not as brightly colored.  I began by laying done a number of different colors of Bister onto card and spraying with water and then drying the card panel.  Next I dipped a small paint brush into Goldens' Titanium White Fluid Paint and splattered it on the card base.  The nest and bird house, by Red Lead Paperworks, were stamped on vintage paper and trimmed and added next over a distressed doily. The eggs in the nest were painted with Silks.  The birds, also by Red Lead Paperworks, were stamped on water color paper and water colored, trimmed and added to the card front. Some burlap string, vintage buttons and a feather complete my card.  I am submitting my card over at the new challenge called Stamps and Stencils, a Mixed Media Challenge.   

Cherry Blossoms

Hello and welcome to my blog! My post today is for the current challenge over at Make My Monday, which is about to close! We are to create a project inspired by  hand painted painting below:
I chose to begin with a piece of hot pressed water color paper and then added washes of pink and light blue.  The branches and cherry blossoms are a stencil from Red Lead Paperworks.  I added them with a light coat of Pumice Stone Distress Ink and then water colored over top of the stenciled portions of the card.  The birds are stamp images from Red Lead Paperworks, which were stamped onto the card panel and water colored as well. A splattering of metallic water color and a metal corner complete my card.  I decided to add a sentiment as I have a number of friends who have lost a parent recently and I thought the card was soothing.  Always difficult for me to create sympathy cards.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hugs, Yvonne

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Baby Chicks

Greetings and thank you for stopping by my blog today!  My card today is for the newest challenge over at Inkspirational.  This time, we have a Photo Inkspiration Challenge for you to follow. 
When I first saw this really cool photo, I thought I would pull out my egg stamps and stencils.  In the end, I decided to gather up some Gecko Galz  Digital Images and papers and make a card with peeps on it.  Peeps come from eggs, right?!  A few buttons from my stash, a seam binding bow, a paper doily and some liquid pearls and my card is complete. I hope you will check out the rest of the Design Team's projects to inspire you and then share one of your own with us!  Hugs, Yvonne

Friday, April 10, 2015

Spread Love

Greetings and a warm welcome to all of you!  My post today is for three challenges.  The first is for the new challenge over at the Unity "Be Inspired" Challenge where I chose the color challenge below.

I had a lot of fun creating my water color background to include all the colors for this color challenge.  The focal and sentiment are from the Anna Girl set by Unity.  The flowers are from the "Dream with your Heart" set, also by Unity.  Ranger Liquid Pearls and some faux stitch lines complete my mixed media card. 
My card was also created for a brand new challenge I came across last evening called Stamps and Stencils! The theme is "Anything Goes," and is to be a mixed media piece.  I am looking forward to future challenges at this challenge site.  They have a fabulous lineup on their design team.
And finally, my card was created for the Stampotique Designers Challenge with the theme being "Stitching," which I also discovered yesterday and now have a bunch of new Stampotique Stamps on order!
Thanks so much for all your kind comments and visits! Hugs, Yvonne