Monday, September 21, 2015

Getting Ready for Halloween

Greetings and thank you for stopping by my blog today.  Today, I share my cards for Gecko Galz with you, with mixed emotions.  I have decided to step down from the GG Design Team and this is my last set of design samples.  I love GG designs and will truly miss being a part of GG, but will always hold GG dear to my heart. 
The samples were made using background papers from the Freak Show paper pack, images from Halloween is for Kids, Halloween Night and Wicked Words clip art images.  Rubber stamps are from Red Lead Paperworks.

Below is the free clip art image for you from Gecko Galz.  Enjoy.
Thank you for stopping by.  Hugs, Yvonne

Saturday, September 12, 2015

High Heels

Greetings! My post tonight is for the newest challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge where the theme is to "use a quote or sentiment." I began with a water color panel and added some Bister crystals to the panel and spritzed with water and let dry. I overstamped the focal image, by Artistic Outpost and then stamped the sentiment by Dyan Reaveley onto scrap card, trimmed and mounted it to the panel. I drew a border free-hand and matted the panel and added it to a card base. I hope you will stop over to FSC to see what the rest of the design team came up with and then consider submitting a creation of your own for a possible prize of a $20 gift voucher by our generous sponsor, Flonzcraft. Thanks for stopping by! Yvonne

Tis the Wind and Nothing More

Greetings! It is time for a new challenge at Inkspirational! This time we are looking for creations using orange and green.  My card was sprayed with Dylusions Ink Sprays and over stamped with images by Red Lead Papersworks and hand carved stamps by Kate Crane. Please check out the other Design Team Projects and consider submitting a project of your own! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Peace and Love

Greetings! My post today is for the new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu for the Pink Team where "Anything Goes!"  I have really been bit by the Mixed Media Bug and wanted to try to use some of my newer stamp images from Stampotique and Kate Crane.  The background is a Traci Bautista Stencil by Stencil Girls that was spritzed with water after sprinkling on Color Burst Crystals.  The stencil was then turned upside down and more color was applied to the panel.  The hand carved images by Kate Crane were dipped in paint and added next.  The angel and sentiment were stamped on scrap card, trimmed, colored with TowBow Markers and adhered to the panel as shown  Touches of gold paint by Golden were added.  The panel was matted with black paper and added to a card base. We look forward to seeing what you share with us! Take care, and as always, thank you for your visits and comments.  Hugs, Yvonne

Friday, August 21, 2015

Gecko Galz August 2015

Greetings friends! My post today is to showcase some of the August 2015 imagery by Gecko Galz! I hope you will check out all the gorgeous art work by the rest of the Design Team and check often as new inspiration is offered throughout the month.  For my card above, I began by add Bister Crystals to a water color paper panel and spritzing with water.  I next stamped hand card images by Kate Crane and added Gold Fluid Acrylic paint by Golden.  The focal image and sentiment are from Gecko Galz Circus Time Stamps CT22, and Circus Life 2. and were printed, trimmed, matted and adhered to the card panel. I added liquid pearls to the corners.  The circus wagon by Artistic Outpost was stamped, trimmed, colorized and adhered to the card front.

For my next card, I printed out Curiosity Shop Papers CS2 and trimmed it to fit card front.  I matted the designer paper with black paper. I printed out focal image (Curiosity Shop Stamps CS) and sentiment (Gecko Galz Circus Time Stamps CT22) trimmed, colorized and mounted it to panel.  The panel was added to the card base. Liquid pearls were added to each corner of card.
For my final card, I again colorized a water color panel with Bister Crystals and stamped Kate Crane hand carved stamps.  I really liked the Gecko Galz Clown looking from the side, which was printed, trimmed and colorized and added to the card front.  The focal image, also be Gecko Galz was matted and adhered as shown along with the sentiment.  (Gecko Galz Circus Time Stamps CT23, CT22, Circus Life 1.)
Below is a FREE clip art image from Gecko Galz! Enjoy!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Best, Yvonne

Saturday, August 15, 2015

BonBons and Chocolate!

Greetings! It is time once again for a new challenge over at Inkspirational!  Our theme this time around is the word prompt of "Melt."  I did not have a snowman stamp and decided that chocolate also melts! 
The background was colorized with Squeezed Lemonade and Spun Pink Distress Spray. The images are by Oxford Impressions, except for the ornate corners, which are from Crafty Individuals.  The images were colored in with TowBow Markers and I finished the card off with a seam binding bow from my stash. 

I hope you will stop over at Inkspirational and check out the really cool inspiration pieces created for you by the rest of the Design Team and then create and submit a piece of your own.

Hugs, Yvonne

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Peace and Love

Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog today! Just had a play with a bunch of new mixed media products for no particular challenge.  I began by laying down a new stencil by Traci Bautista for Stencil Girl, sprinkling it with several Color Burst powders and spritzing with water.  I then turned stencil over and put more color down on the rest of the water color panel.  The stamps are brand new and came from across the pond.  Kate Crane hand carved them and sent them my way!  Love them.  The focal image and sentiment are also by Kate Crane for Stampotique.  Thanks so much for your kind comments and visits. Hugs, Yvonne