Monday, July 4

from reality…

This card started with a picture on Facebook that my friend’s granddaughter took of a sunrise on their Fourth of July camping trip.
I loved the way the colors came out and decided to try my hand at a water color piece to look like it.
Once I had made the panel using Tombow markers and dried it I stamped the birds using Art Impressions “My Fortress” set and VersaFine onyx black ink.
Next I drew in the images with a pencil and then colored them with a Copic 100 marker.
This I attached to a white linen base card.

Thursday, June 30

harshest climate…

Another guest designing honor has been bestowed on me by Time Out Challenges.
This challenge is sponsored by CAS-ual Friday Stamps.
The winner will get $25.00 worth of product and will be asked to Guest Design in a future challenge (That’s why I am here today).
What fun to find an idea that isn’t all puppies and kittens!
The base card is white card stock that I stamped the with the sentiment from Winnie & Walter ”Kindness with Evlin T Designs” set using VersaFine onyx black ink.
On another piece of white card stock I stenciled the leaves from Newton’s Nook Designs 
over and over, turning the stencil and using different Distress green inks.
This I layered onto a strip of black card stock and then on the base card above the sentiment.
With a bit heavier white card stock I punched out three frogs with a very old punch, unknown company.
These I decorated with Distress markers to loo like Red-eyed tree frogs that are found in the rainforests, which would be one climate I would hopefully never have to live in.
Even though the frogs are not poisonous I wouldn’t want to be walking along and have one or more drop on me.
I applied the frogs with glue dots.

How about joining us for a kindness challenge?

Wednesday, June 29


At the moment I don’t have a dog but I do remember playing with them in the yard and it made is a happiness day!
The card is white card stock with the image from Colorado Craft Company Anita Jeram “What This!” and the sentiment from Colorado Craft Company Anita Jeram “Wishing Happiness” stamped with VersaFine onyx black ink.
The image is colored with Prismacolor penicls.

swimming by…

It may or may not be an ocean but it’s definitely fishy.
The card is white card stock.
I stamped the image and sentiment from Colorado Craft Company Anita Jeram “Swimming By” with VersaFine onyx black ink.
Next I colored the fishy with Prismacolor pencils.
Using My Favorite Things “Cascading Scallop” stencil and Distress ink salvaged patina I applied the “ocean”.
With a lightly damp brush I removed some of the ink from the fishy!
Just to make her stand out a bit.

Monday, June 27


This card is one that reminds me of what my Mom would choose for me to make for her.
Simple with a small sentiment and image.
The base card is white card stock.
On a white card stock I dry embossed with a Tim Holtz snow folder.
At the bottom I stamped the image from Colorado C raft Company “Hiding Presents” and the sentiment from “Stockings Mini” using Memento tuxedo black ink.
I colored the image with Copic markers then applied the panel to the base card.