Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

Wishing all of you a Happy, Blessed Easter Day!!!  

This card is an arch shaped ATC.  Dylusion sprays, Archival Inks for stamping in the background and on the cut out cross and to color the grass which is embossed using a folder from the Tim Holtz Alterations Springtime set, Distress Inks for edging the card, the cross and the punched out butterfly, Smooch for the gold dots around the edge, and Flower Soft for the flowers in the basket and dotted in the grass.  

Friday, March 29, 2013

Joy Tag

This is a tag that I included with Nancy's canvas. A #8 tag.  Distress Paints for the background.  Tim Holtz Sizzix die for the flowers, cut from watercolor paper, colored with Distress Paints and water, attached together with a brad, crumpled and white paint brushed on the edges.  Both the vine and leaves are Sizzix dies.  The white dots on the vine and background and white lines around the edge are done with a Sharpie paint marker.  The scripture stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs.    

Thursday, March 28, 2013

4x4 Mixed Media Canvas

I recently participated in a 4x4 canvas swap with a small group of friends.  This is the canvas I made and sent to Nancy.  I used acrylics, The Crafters Workshop stencils, and Studio 490 stamps on the canvas.  The white stenciled flower is outlined with a Sharpie paint marker.  The center of the flower is a couple dried drops of acrylic paint that were on my craft sheet - I thought they were cool and wanted to use them.  The white dots on the acrylic drops were made with the Sharpie marker.  Doodling done with a Pitt pen.  The flower and leaves are watercolor paper, Tim Holtz Sizzix dies, acrylic paint, stamped on with Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 dot and text stamps.  The stem is grunge.  The quote is also a Studio 490 stamp stamped with Archival Ink jet black on white cardstock, color added, cut out, edged and added to the canvas.

Below is the canvas I received from Michael - totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How awesome....

A birthday card for a friend!!!  The scripture stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs.  

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Here are two atcs I made back in February for a swap on the VintagePhotoImageATCs yahoo group.  This particular swap was a Let's Get Stamping swap with a theme of Vintage Valentine's.   

Monday, March 18, 2013

Using Your Words

I'm still plugging along with Carolyn Dube's Use Your Words Free Workshop.  This is from Lesson 3 - Random Letter Fun.  The full sheet of fun is the shared technique in this lesson and then I used a piece of it on the journal page below.  Also used on the journal page are Dylusion sprays around the edge; the lady is a Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 stamp, stamped and embossed with black onto a scrap piece of a Gelli plate print; the calligraphy quote is a Quietfire Design stamp; the leafy branch is a Sizzix die cut from watercolor paper and sprayed with Dylusions; at the bottom left of the lady is notebook paper waste sprayed with pink Dylusions. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


A new page in my scripture journal!!!  I chose one of my Gelli prints, tore it to fit the page, and set it aside.  Around the edges of the page I sprayed Dylusions cut grass and dirty martini and dried it.  I laid on The Crafter's Workshop Balzer Designs 12x12 Punchinella stencil and sprayed Dylusions white linen, removed the stencil, blotted and dried the page.  Glued the gelli print to the center of the page.  Stenciled two flowers, Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Fresh Flowers, with embossing paste.  Let it dry.  Laid the stencil back on and added paint.  Let it dry and added doodling with a Pitt pen.  Computer generated the scripture, cut it out and glued it to the page.  I am linking to Carolyn Dube's March Gelli Print Party