Friday, April 27, 2018

In Nature.......

Happy Friday!!!  I'm so glad it is Friday evening!!!  Lots of welding done this week and I'm a bit sore and tired.  Even though I have a lot to get done this weekend I'm looking forward to house work instead of shop work... and hopefully some creating also.

Our daughter was here last weekend and we had a good visit.  Yep, we did get to enjoy some time creating.  We both worked on this month's More Than Words Challenge.  The word inspiration for the month is "Nature".  I included both the word and lots of nature on my art journal page.  The creative challenge is to include either an animal image or animal print.  Again I've done both.  It was so funny when Krista was here and I pulled out the Idea-ology Found Relatives picture to use.  She said when she saw what the challenge was that she even thought there was no way I would be using some old style picture of people - LOL.  Then I showed her the quote I was including and she decided it did make sense.  It was fun for us to be working on our challenge projects together.  I love hers!!!  She doesn't have it blogged yet but when she does, her blog is  It is blogged now and the specific post is HERE.

My page is created in the Dylusions large journal.  At one point I was thinking that I should have went with a smaller book but then I pulled out the giraffe image (an old rubber stamp) and everything started coming together.  Since I was originally not going to use an animal image I began with the animal print paper (once I actually found it as I knew I had some).  I'm going to forgo giving you all the particulars of the page but, please, if you have a question, I'm happy to explain what I did. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Hugs, Wanda

Saturday, April 21, 2018

April's Air Stirs...

Hello!!!!  Kraft Card is THE topic over at PaperArtsy right now and I'm excited to share a project on the PaperArtsy Blog today. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Anyone Can Change Everything

It's Friday!!!  I'm looking forward to our daughter being here for the weekend and getting to spend some inky/painty time with her.  But first, I have another easy card to share using a new Quietfire Design calligraphy stamp, Anyone Can Change Everything.  There's that Flourished Oval Frame again too.  This time I've embossed it with three coats of Ranger Ink's Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.  For all the other ovals I've used Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Oval dies.  My background is Kraft Card cardstock, it was sprayed with Distress Resist Spray, inked with Distress Inks, wiped with a slightly damp cloth, and then die cut.  

Have a wonderful day!!!  

Hugs, Wanda

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Only Time...

Hi There!!!  I'm still using new stamps from Quietfire Design.  This time I've used The Only Time.  I've used the Flourished Oval Frame again and embossed it using Baked Textures.  I did one layer of Dirty Sand and then on top put one layer of Ancient Amber.  Doesn't that look fabulous!!!  My background is Distress Oxide Inks and the Butterfly Spray is stenciled with Regular Distress Ink. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Tulips and Destiny


It's my turn over on the Quietfire Creations Blog today.  I'm using two fabulous, new release stamps on my card.  You can find my post HERE

Saturday, April 14, 2018

You Can Do Anything

Hey!!!  I hope you are having a good weekend.  I was out in the shop welding this morning and then this afternoon, in-between laundry and stuff, I've had a chance to do a little creating.  I'm still playing with New Release stamps from Quietfire Design.  Today I've used the You Can Do Anything stamp.

My background is built on a piece of Canvas paper cut to 4 1/2" square.  I put down layers of PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint using Seth Apter's monoprint technique.  The paint colors I used are Coral, Green Patina, Baltic Blue, and Stone.  I stamped the words directly onto the backgrouund using the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform.  I stamped with Archival Ink Jet Black but it needed to be bolder so I stamped with Embossing Ink and embossed with Detail Black Powder.  To help the words pop even more I added white with Dylusions Paint Pen.  

The Flourished Oval Frame is die cut from heavy paper.  I then embossed onto the frame using Emerald Creek/Seth Apter Rocky Road Baked Texture.  I put two layers of the Baked Texture on.  It is so cool!!!!  The frame was glued to the background and I used the White pen again.  To add more around the frame I stamped the Crackle Background image with Snowflake Fresco Finish Paint.  I didn't use an acrylic block and bent the stamp to just use parts of it.  I attached the background to Glossy Black Cardstock and then to a folded rust colored card.  Finally I attached an Idea-ology Mirror Star that I had dabbed with Distress Paint Brushed Pewter.

This is one of those cards that is just so much cooler in person :-)  I hope you can image the texture from the canvas paper and layers of paint combined with the Rocky Road Texture on the frame!!!  Fabulous!!!


Hugs, Wanda

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Where Words Fail

Hi There!!  I'm sharing another project today that uses a brand new Quietfire Design stamp, Where Words Fail.  I'm also using Seth Apter embossing powders made by Emerald Creek.  The use of the embossing powders on this project is inspired by Gwen Lafleur and projects she has shared on her blog using Seth's powders. 

My substrate is a 4" X 6" Dina Wakley Media Board.  Using Distress Collage Medium Matte I attached an old piece of music paper to the center area of the board.  A light coat of PaperArtsy Buff Fresco Finish paint muted the music printing.  I stamped the quote onto Tim Holtz Idea-ology Plain Collage Paper, tore it out and glued it on with the Matte Medium.  
Now for the embossing... Over the area where the music and quote is I tapped on VersaMark ink and embossed it with Vintage Beeswax.  I did a second layer of ink and powder and while I was melting the Vintage Beeswax I also sprinkled on some Ancient Amber.  You catch the metallic of the Ancient Amber as you move the piece but it doesn't show up too well in the pictures.  I made a mask by tearing a scrap of copy paper and added a band of VersaMark ink above and below the words.  This is embossed with one layer of Dirty Sand.  The next band of color is Patina Oxide.  I have an older bottle of embossing ink with no label and I painted this on with a brush to add the Patina Oxide.  I did two layers.  Finally I used Golden Heavy Gel Medium and Deep Sea Powder.  I did one layer and then added a second layer over part of it so I have some lighter looking blue and darker looking blue.  
The very edges of the panel are painted with PaperArtsy Gold paint.  Some craft thread and a music charm finish the piece.  

I LOVE how this came out!!!  I hope you do too!!

Hugs, Wanda

Monday, April 9, 2018

Perfect - Wonderful

Hello!!!  I hope your Monday is going well and that you have a blessed week!!!

Quietfire Design has new stamps!!!!!  Woo-Hoo!!!  Right now all the new stamps can be seen Here and they are 10% off until tomorrow, April 10.

I've used one of the new quotes on this card, Life Doesn't Have to be Perfect.

I stamped the quote with Versafine (Onyx Black) using a stamp platform (Tim Holtz) onto a piece of linen from the Idea-ology Textile Surfaces pack.  

After drying the ink, I placed the Flourished Frame Stencil onto the piece so the words were to the right side and scraped Deco Foil Transfer Gel (Therm O Web) through the design.  (remove stencil and wash) Once the gel was dry I added Deco Foil (Amber Watercolor) using a hot laminator.  It worked really well and looks gorgeous!!!  

I die cut two of the Moda Scrap Leafy Branch 5 (Elizabeth Craft Designs), one from green cardstock and the other from Deco Foil Toner Sheet.  The Toner Sheet branch was foiled with Deco Foil (Green) green using the heat laminator.  The cardstock branch was inked on the edges with Distress Ink (Mowed Lawn) and Pan Pastel (Bright Yellow Green) was brushed on the center of the leaves.  The edges of the Linen panel are inked with Distress Ink (Vintage Photo).  

The next layer is Gold Metallic Cardstock.  I stamped a background image on the cardstock and embossed with gold powder.  I peeled the backing from the linen piece and stuck it to the embossed cardstock.  The folded card is a deeper pink color and I brushed Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Pink Flambe) around the edges before attaching everything else.  Ranger Ink Enamel Accents (Wild Orchid) and a gold metallic bow finish it off.  

Doesn't that quote look fabulous even stamped onto fabric!!!!

Thanks for stopping by (or reading in an email).  I appreciate your support.

Hugs, Wanda

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Framed Calligraphy

Hello!!!  I'm sharing a project over on the Quietfire Blog today.  I hope you can take time to check it out!!!