Author Archives: Yvonne

Happy 1st Anniversary to Runaway Art & Craft Studio

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  • Stamps – Butterflies from Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz “Papillon” set and A Muse Artstamps “Happy Anniversary,” and Impression Obsession “Harlequin” background stamp
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks
  • Delicata Gold ink pad
  • Border punch – EK Success
  • Bling – KI Memories/Hampton Art Self Adhesive Gems
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny

I created this card for my friend Christy and her family at Runaway Art and Craft Studio in Salem. The shop has been open for one year now! It is such a great place for classes and supplies, and it is home to a creative community in the Willamette Valley. So I enjoyed making this card and delivering it to her Sunday. Thanks for stopping by!

 


A Penguin Hello

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  • Stamps – Memory Box “Penguins at Play” (penguin and bow tie) and My Mind’s Eye “Find Your Wings and Fly” (Hello bubble)
  • Patterned papers – Pebbles “Walnut Grove: Nancy” (black and white chevrons), BoBunny Dot-to-Dot “Licorice Dot” (black flourish) and Lawn Fawn “Bright Side” collection (bow tie)
  • Stickers – Heidi Swapp enamel stickers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

What’s black and white and blue all over? Well, I wish I could come up with a good punch line. The blue gives the penguin a nice icy touch! I made this card for two different challenges. The sketch is the current one at Freshly Made Sketches #141. I also used a black and white, plus one more color pallette that included a word bubble in response to the Friday Mashup #165 It’s All About the Bubble challenge. Whew! It is always fun to use this Memory Box penguin set because you can dress him up for any occasion. This was just a simple bow tie day! I stamped the bow tie on a piece of patterned paper to dress him up a bit. Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday Mashup – Happy Father’s Day

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  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Father’s Day Message”
  • BARC Wood Tape “Cherry” – Arc Crafts
  • Patterned papers – Simple Stories “Say Cheese”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny
  • Sequins – Doddlebug Designs, Inc.

Today’s Father’s Day card was created in response to the Friday Mashup Challenge. I was to create a project for Father’s Day stamping on anything but cardstock. So I selected wood tape for my stamping surface. It seemed appropriate for a masculine card. This is the card my son and I gave my husband this morning. Thanks for stopping by.


Kitty in pink and grey

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  • Image – Digital image by Sandy Allnock for Operation Write Home
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Happy Day”
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Classic Ovals” and “Lacey Ovals”
  • Flower – Petaloo “Mini Daisies-Grey/Black”
  • Paper String – Tim Holtz Idea-ology
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I created this card using inspiration from the current sketch at Mojo Monday Sketch # 347.  I used a pink and grey color palette, which is the current Midweek Throwdown Challenge at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps. I colored the image with Copic markers. Thanks for stopping by today.


OWH Sketch #226 – Skunkified

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  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Into the Woods”
  • Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Porcelain” 6″ paper pad
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Woodgrain”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Black Prismacolor pencil

I created this image for a demo I did for a small group I belong to. We have our own “book club” using Craft Stamper Magazine, and meet monthly to share projects we’ve made from the current month’s issue. This stamp is meant to be a chipmunk, but this project “skunkified” the chipmunk and gave it a whole new look! I used colored pencil to fill in the black spaces and add a stripe down his head. The sketch is the current one at Operation Write Home (OWH) Stars and Stamps, Sketch #226. I created a wood-look background with the embossing folder to make the skunk feel more at home. Thanks for visiting.


Parisian Visit a la Estampillage

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  • Stamp – Penny Black “Paris”
  • Border punch – EK Success “Fleur de Lis”
  • Patterned paper – Kaiser Craft “Kaleidoscope”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

As I’ve made quite obvious in the naming of this post, I do not speak French! But that was the attempt from someone with a Spanish minor! I stamped this image from Penny Black and then colored it with watercolor pencils and a water brush. I used Sketch #137 from Freshly Made Sketches, which was perfect for this long image. Thanks for stopping by today.

 


OWH Memorial Day Bloghop 2014

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Hello, my bloghopping friends! It is time again for the annual Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop! I’m very happy to report that this is my third year participating as a blogger for this event. There are lots of blogs to visit. Please be sure to leave a comment at each one to add to the fun. If you scroll down, you will see a little blog candy for leaving a comment here as well.

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  • Stamp – Hero Arts Operation Write Home “You’re Always in my Heart” fundraiser set
  • Patterned papers – Crate Paper “Paper Heart Collection: Define” (red) and Glitz “Dapper Dan” 6″ paper pack (blue)
  • Border punch – EK Success “Argyle” edger punch
  • Embellishments – Doodlebug Design Inc. “Sprinkles – Ladybug Assortment”
  • Ribbon
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I made this “love” card using the versatile sketch: Operation Write Home Sketch #165. I stretched it a little bit so it would be appropriate for a male or female recipient with a red, white and blue color scheme. Thanks for visiting today! To return to the main OWH bloghop site, please click on the banner above.

For one lucky visitor leaving a comment on this post, I will select (via random.org) a winner of a 6X6″ Glitz paper pad (“Wild & Free”), pictured below. I will notify the winner on Tuesday, May 27th! Good luck and happy hopping!

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Violets for Mom

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  • Stamp – Flourishes “Botanical Bookplates Volume 1″
  • Patterned paper – K & Company “Jubilee Purple Burst”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Fifteen”
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This is a birthday card I made this past weekend. It is for my mom. Happy Birthday, Mom!

I love a good botanical stamp! This Flourishes stamp is really lovely. I’ve been taking and really enoying the Watercolor for Cardmakers class at Online Card Classes and this was inspired by some of the lessons there. I used watercolor pencils and a water brush to color the image. If you’d like to see a close-up of the violets, see the photo below. Thanks for stopping by.

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Happy Mother’s Day – Gelatos

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  • Floral Stamp – Hero Arts “Painted Flower”
  • Sentiment Stamp – Wordsworth “Happy Mother’s Day”
  • Twine – American Crafts
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

For this card, I was inspired by Shari Carroll at Online Card Classes “Watercolor for Cardmakers” class. I used Gelatos to color the flower direct to rubber and applied water to create this great watercolor effect. The design of the card is very simple to show off the pretty flower. To see a little bit more, check out the detail below and have a great day. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

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Unscripted Sketches #255 – Iris Birthday

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  • Stamp – from Penny Black “Allegro” set
  • Bling – Crystal Stickers by Mark Richards, Ltd. – Citron
  • Embossing folder – Sizzix “Tropical Paisley”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Twinkling H2Os

This is sort of a mixed media card. I used the Unscripted Sketch #255 for inspiration. I created the background from a monoprint I made using my Gelli plate. I applied some blue acrylic paint, mixed with pearl in a fairly thin layer. Then I pressed the embossing folder into the paint. I used both sides of the folder, which gives an one type of impression on the raised side and a reverse impression on the other–the difference when you emboss or impress/deboss (you can sort of see the darker color versus the lighter color). I pulled the print and used it for the background paper. iris-closeup

Then I applied Twinkling H2Os to the iris stamp and spritzed with water to get the color down, then once it was dry, I over-stamped with the same image with black archival ink. You can see a detailed look at it to your left and hopefully you can see the sheen of these Twinkling H2O watercolors. Thanks for stopping by.


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