Dreaming Kitty

TGIF, crafters! And there is a new color challenge over at the Color Throwdown challenge. This is one of those cards that just came together easily. A little ink blending of Distressed Oxides Spun Sugar, Abandoned Coral and Bundled Sage. My kitty and the sentiment were supplied by my Cricut machine.

“What greater gift than the love of a cat.” Charles Dickens

Cast Your Spell

Hello Halloween enthusiasts! I couldn’t help but create another Halloween Entry for the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge. I loved all the greens and blacks in the board and just had to make a wtich. The witch is from Rabbit Hole designs and she is mounted on a paper from Whimsy Stamps. Some copic colors and gel pens finish the card. Fairly quick and easy to make.

Halloween is my favorite time of yearâ€Ķ of curse!

I âĪ Unicorns

Good evening, crafters! I have a mixed media card for you today. I was watching Tim Holtz demo the new Salvaged Patina. I just had to try his paint technique. I used Speckled Egg and Kitsch Flamingo in Oxide paint for my base with a little splattering of yellow and white acrylic paint. Rosie and Bernie were stamped on watercolor paper and then painted with Distressed oxides(Speckled Egg, Kitsch Flamingo, Scattered Straw, Pumice Stone), flesh watercolor and Mint Perfect Pearls. After taking this picture, I noticed my sentiment ink smeared…… Ahhhhhh. Guess I will recut the banner and restamp ðŸĪŠ

“Remind yourself daily that mistakes are proof that you are trying.”

I love Fall

Wonderful Wednesday to all you crafters! When I saw the current Color Throwdown callenge this morning, the only thing that came to mind was……fall! So, off to the oxides I go for some ink blending and tone-on-tone stamping. The “I” and “FALL” were provided by my Cricut machine. Enjoy!

“Keep your face towards the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.” Walt Whitman

Picnic Time

It’s Monday, crafters! Here is a cute little slimline card my daughter created for the current lawnfawnatics challenge. The background is some stencil work done with Distressed Oxides. For her scene she used the following Lawn Fawn sets: mushroom house die,Screen Time, Crazy Antics, Bicycle buildt for you, Gleeful Gardens, and Den Sweet Den. Hope you enjoy! Have a sunny day!

“If you are feeling a sudden calm, it’s because I took your voodoo doll out on a picnic on a grassy hill. You’re Welcome!”

Whimsical Wishes

Whimsical wishes, crafters! I hope everyone had an enjoyable Sunday crafting!? I found a new Youtuber by the name of Inkybliss Creations and have been fascinated by her use of Lavinia stamps. Check her out!! I’ve been wanting to make a card similar to her style; however, I don’t have many Lavina stamps and I don’t have her artistic flair. So, when I saw the new AAA CAS challenge, I knew a combination of her style and this challenge would be perfect for me!! Happy Day! Honestly, I used stamps and inks that I had on had to create this card. LOTS of layers. I little embellishment with gold Perfect Pearls and some Posca pens. This was so much fun to make. Hopefully I will be brave enough to try something bigger next.

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”

Celebrate Spring

Welcome weekend crafters! I was inspired by the Fusion challenge this morning to make a card celebrating Spring. The light wood background from the photo was translated to a 3D embossing woodgrain folder. The flowers (Hero Arts) are in some grey pots and there are three elements lined up in a row, a nod to the three-paneled photostrip. Enjoy your weekend!!

“Sunshine is the best medicine.”

TGIF!!!!

TGIF, crafters! Oh my . . . . what a week! This Mother’s Day Card was inspired by the good people over at The Color Throwdown Challenge and As You Like It Challenge. Yep, I combined the two challenges!! Hmmm, embossing OR stencils???? Dearie me, I could NOT choose…. I love them both equally. My background is from Newton’s Nook Bokeh stencil using Distressed Oxides and Snowflake texture paste. The embossing (although it takes second string) is the sentiment from The Ton in Ranger white embossing powder. Truthfully, I actually emboss more than I stencil; but, mostly sentiments.😊 The bunny basket is actually ephemera from ??Newton’s Nook?? that was gifted to me on my last order; although, I had to change of few of the colors with Prismacolor pencils for the challenge.

“Keep looking up, it’s the secret of life,” Charlie Brown