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Saturday, March 28, 2015

For Beautiful Eyes

 
Greetings and thank you for stopping by! It is time, once again, for a new challenge over at Inkspirational.   This time a colour challenge:  Neon!  Loads of inspiration by the Design Team for you to check out over at Inkspirational!
 
 
For my own card, I stenciled the background using a TowBow Marker.  The focal image and sentiment by Stamping Bella were stamped on scrap card, colored with more TowBow Markers and attached to the card front.  The washi tape is by Scarlet Lime. The splats of black ink are from Dr. PH Martin's Bombay Ink.  I hope you will submit a project of your own.  We'd love to see it.
 
Thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Yvonne 
 
 
 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Wonder and Think

 
Greetings!  It is so lovely of you to drop by my blog today.  My post today is for the newest challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge where the theme, picked by me, is to create a project using your "Favorite 'Go To' Stamp."  I took a sneak peek at what my Design Team Sisters created and I know you will be absolutely delighted and inspired to pick you own favorite stamp and share with FSC for a chance to win a gift voucher worth $20 from our ever generous sponsor FlonzCraft.  For my own card, the choice was easy.  This boy and girl and sentiment from Artistic Outpost have been in my collection for a long time.  I never grow tired of these images.  For my card today, I decided to see how they would work in a mixed media setting, as I generally go very vintage with them.  Dylusions Ink sprays, washi tape, repurposed designer paper and Dr. PH Martin's Bombay Ink complete my card.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Cannot wait to see your favorite stamp!  Hugs, Yvonne

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Dream with your Heart!

 
Greetings! Back today to share with you another card I made for a recently found challenge site over at Unity!  I chose the color challenge shown below.
 
 
 
On watercolor paper, I added Kuretake Watercolors in various shades of green and coral.  I was delighted with how the background turned out and think it looks a lot like the photograph.  I used the Angie Girl: Dream with your Heart stamp set, scraps of paper and washi tape and buttons from my stash.  Thanks so much for dropping by! Hugs, Yvonne
 
 


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Honor Your Heart

 

Greetings and thank you for stopping by! My post today is for the new challenge over at Inkspirational.  This time around, our challenge is to create a project using "She Art" or if you prefer, a feminine figure.  "She Art" to me represents designs that feature women and sentiments that are meant to encourage or empower us.  I am not sure how long "She Art" has been around, but I have begun to notice more and more of it in the past several years and am really drawn to it for some reason.  For my own card, I began by misting the card base with several shades of Dylusions Ink Sprays.  The focal image and sentiments are from Donna Downey and were colored in with Towbow Markers.  I hope you will pop over to see what the rest of the Design Team have cooked up to inspire you and then submit one of your own designs!  Hugs, Yvonne

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Fresh Beginnings

 
Greetings! It is time for a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.  For the next two weeks, show us your projects with a Fresh Look of Spring! For my own card, I began by watercoloring a panel with springlike colors.  I tore bits of it and added it to a card panel.  The focal panel is by Red Lead Paperworks, and the little girl and sentiment are by Oxford Impressions, as are the delicate bird buttons.  A vintage seam binding bow completes my card.  Please check out the inspiring work of the rest of our Design Team and then I hope you will consider making a project of your own to share with us.  As always, our generous sponsor FlonzCraft has a $20 gift voucher for one of our lucky participants.  Thanks for dropping by.  Hugs, Yvonne

Friday, March 6, 2015

Girly Birthday Wishes

 

Greetings! Thank you, as always, for stopping by today.  I recently popped over to one of my first ever challenge sites that I joined called Make My Monday and saw they are having a "Girly Birthday" challenge.  I decided to join in and cooked up the following card.  The perfume bottles by Crafty Individuals are stamped onto the card base with Watering Can Archival Ink.  Audrey is stamped with Black Archival Ink, trimmed and mounted to the card front over a frilly pink doily.  The sentiment, by Hero Arts was added next.  I decided to add a bit of pink and red dotted washi tape for a punch of color.  Thanks for all your inspiring and encouraging comments.  Best, Yvonne

Thursday, March 5, 2015

She Decided To Leap!

 
 
Greetings!  Just getting back into joining into challenges and found that Unity Stamps has a challenge site called "Be Inspired!"  As you can see above, I chose the color challenge for my project.  I do not have a lot of Unity Stamps, yet, but have recently done some stocking up.  Just waiting for them to arrive.  I began with an 8" x 8" card base.  I added scraps of designer paper in light and true turquoise to the card base.  I then added scraps of a recycled paper bag.  I stamped "She Leaped" on scrap card and water colored her with Inktense Pencils.  After adhering her to the card front, I determined more color was needed in the background so I added several shades of Dylusions Ink Sprays.  To brighten up the background, I dipped a spray bottle cap in Golden Titanium White Fluid Acrylics and stamped it all over the background.  I also added some Golden High Flow White Titanium Acrylic to the right top of the card and let it drip down the card front. The sentiment, also by Unity, was stamped with Archival Ink onto scrap card, trimmed and added to the card front.  The border of the sentiment was added with a Black pen.  A scrap of yellow and white fabric and a yellow button complete my card.  I really enjoyed making this card.  Thanks for dropping by!