domenica 7 agosto 2016

cc103 day 2-distress luminous

It was fun creating a background with distress markers--
I attempted to try to create a background that would look a bit like specialty paper and also embossed areas to add some dimension.

a detail 

i have entered this birthday card  in SSS Monday Challenge

domenica 31 luglio 2016


How could I pass up this wonderful bookmark die from Penny Black? 
I stamped the background with Altenew inks and Melt Art Treads. 
The leaf was made from a "reject" project and cut with a die.


I have had these feathers for ages but never managed to use them...then thought they would add interesting texture, especially with the little dew drop on top.

I think all the Altenew Stamps are wonderful but especially love these layer stamps. They always give impressive results, don't you think?  And you can use a variety of different kinds of inks-archival, distress, dye etc.

Entered in SSS Monday Challenge

giovedì 28 luglio 2016

August BLUE

When I think of  a summer Sunday color, I think of blue. 
So this is my card for Sognando Scrap August DT
 contribution.  I really liked doing the resist batik 
technique using embossing powders and then 
added some masking to stamp in the resist images. 

domenica 26 giugno 2016

CC101 Challenge 4-tag with Alcohol inks and archival inks

                                                 I love how the inks open to create a window

CC101-tag using archival inks 2

Technique Archival Distress with Distress Inks--Here I tried to use brighter colors.
Also entered in TSM Challenge Flowers

CC101 tag with archival ink-challenge 4

  Black and white archival ink on Black Glossy and Ranger paint background

TAG week 4

I was experimenting with ways of sealing the Distress Inks (before Tim explained how to do it).
Found the result somewhat interesting .... mixed one of the tags with the Day 10 tag for the this final result

Tag day 10--with "sugar"

Tag Day 10

domenica 19 giugno 2016

CC Day 7

Actually a mixture of various techniques from Week One and Two

Creative Chemistry Week One

  Distress Ink Watercolor

CC101 Day SIX



I confirm that if you spray 

Distress Ink with glossy paint,

the distress will indeed run. :/

was just checking....and experimenting. Actually the effect

altho blurred was pretty cool on the speciality stamping paper. I just need to figure out a way to have the image blur a bit less. Maybe lightly spraying, drying and then spraying again. If it works out, it would be worth the effort because I really liked the gloss.

Creative Chemistry Distress Markers

I easily got 4 generations from this stamp and distress markers.

The watercolor effect is what I like besst.

Creative Chemistry Day 6--

I could do this all day! Such fun coloring with Distress Markers

giovedì 19 maggio 2016

lunedì 2 maggio 2016

discreet metal

just a few metal discreet embellishmen ts on this card
-"And they lived happily ever after"
Entered in SSS Monday Challenge 

Show us us your metal

and in SSS Wed. challenge April 27th, 
Anything Goes

domenica 17 aprile 2016


Entered in SSS Lets do the polka Wed. Challenge
and in 
TSM Challenge 119 Shabby Chic or anything goes
this is definitely "anything goes"

lunedì 11 aprile 2016

CAS Flowery Birthday

I love the Watercolor flower stamp from Altenew. The sentiment is from Fiskars.

Entered in:
SSS Wed. Challenge (Happy  birthday, SSS!)

TSMs 118th CAS or Fully Challenge

SSS Monday Challenge-April showers bring May flowers

martedì 23 febbraio 2016

Hello with a heart

                                                                     Hello, Hello!

Entered in TSM Challenge 117 Hearts

Inspired by a song.
Hello, goodbye by the Beatles

lunedì 8 febbraio 2016

Hugs and kisses watercolor

                                               Entered in SSS Wednesday Challenge
                                                                        Have a Heart

domenica 31 gennaio 2016

Watercolor image

                                        Not a great background but turned ok for this card, at least.

Entered in SSS Challenge Love is in the air

flowers day 6

This is not the look I was going for. Again, I leave too little white (horror vacui????)
and I think I use too much water. Back to the drawing board.

Entered in SSS Monday Challenge Anything goes

giovedì 28 gennaio 2016

Playing around with watercolor

just having fun and seeing how they mix....or not

pear post card

Fabriano paper and Windsor & Newton student grade watercolers

watercolor card rose

I probably did not leave enough white in the least I hope you can see it is a rose. i have a long way to go on the watercoloring stuff.

domenica 24 gennaio 2016

Critter Card

Entered in SSS Wed. Challenge
This is such a great stamp and so versatile. I have made many versions of this card.
Also love the Fiskars sentiment stamp set. I use it alot too.

sabato 16 gennaio 2016

gradient background with bokeh effect

              Submitted to Simon Says Stamp Challenge Wednesday Challenge

Winter Scene

                  A winter card for TSM challenge Winter.  
                   Watercolor background and embossed snow.

mercoledì 9 dicembre 2015

mercoledì 28 ottobre 2015

Pink and black ...and lots of other colors!

....with watercolor background and Papertrey stamp

entered in Sognando Scrap Challenge 24

and in Timbroscrapmania's Challenge  113th "Anything goes"

in Simon Monday Challenge Throwback to No Rules (Feb. 2015)