Author Archives: Yvonne

Sent with Love Bunnies

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  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Snow Day” and Simon Says Stamp “Square Sayings”
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn “Snow Day” and Simon Says Stamp “Tri Square”
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Chalk Studio” 6 X 6″ pad
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Border punch – Martha Stewart “Embossed Zig Zag Edger”
  • Embossing powder – White and Clear
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Prismacolors

I colored two little Lawn Fawn bunnies from a favorite stamp set with colored pencil for this card. I am participating in The Daily Marker’s 30-Day Coloring Challenge, during which we are to spend at least 10 minutes a day coloring for fun and relaxation. Today is the first day of Kathy’s challenge and I colored these little love bunnies during my lunch hour! I heat embossed them last night to make short works of it. Then I put down some base color and colored over the base with white colored pencil. It is a nice effect on the Kraft cardstock. I decided to use Kraft cardstock because it was part of the Simon Says Stamp/Lawn Fawn Flickr Card Challenge going on right now. We are to use Kraft, Lawn Fawn products or Simon Says Stamp products. So everything tied together nicely for this card. Thanks for visiting today.


February Mid-month Throwdown: Cards for Kids

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  • Patterned papers – Doodlebug Designs “Hip Hip Horray: Party Animals” (both sides)
  • Stamp -Hero Arts “Year Round Sentiments”
  • Dies – Memory Box “Round Buttons”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Baker’s Twine – Doodlebug Designs

I made this card for the February Mid-month Challenge over at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps. The challenge is to make cards for kids, which is my absolute favorite type of card to make for OWH! This is a simple, colorful card featuring the Doodlebug paper with lots of kid-friendly characters. I was also inspired by the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches: #175. I like the simplicity of the sketch since the paper is so visually dominant. Thanks for visiting today.

 


Art Journal Page: Mixed Media Mojo – Red + Wings

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  • Stamp – Stampington “Scripted Butterfly”
  • Mask – Ranger – Dina Wakley Media “Insects”
  • Acrylic Paints – Ranger Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints
  • Stencils – Memory Box “Flourish” and Ranger Dylusions “Dotted Flowers”
  • Pan Pastels

I made this page following a class with Dina Wakley, who is such an inspiration! Layers were made with acrylic paints, Pan Pastels, ink and Gesso. It fits the February challenge at Mixed Media Mojo, where the challenge is to use the theme: Red and a twist: Wings.


Artist’s Trading Card – Magical Moments

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  • Stamps – Limited Edition Rubber Stamps “Face Close Up #2″ (face) and Uptown Design Company “Spiral Leaf Element” (Leaves) and Stampers Anonymous Wendy Vecchi “Discover Art” set (sentiment and blanket stitch border)
  • Sequin waste (used as a stencil)
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Gesso – white – Golden
  • Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap “Melange”
  • Kraft Cardstock

I made ten Artist’s Trading Cards (ATCs) that were similar to this to trade with my fellow Craft Stamper club members this week. We take a look at Craft Stamper magazine and create ATCs that are inspired by something we see in the magazine. This project was inspired by the January issue’s “Soul Stamping” article. I layered gesso, tissue paper, stamped images in ink, and acrylic paint. Lots of layers put together to make these ATCs. Thanks for stopping by.

 


Freshly Made Sketches #173 – The Fox Says…

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  • Stamps/Heart Die – Hero Arts “OWH Stamp & Cut The Fox Says” set
  • Patterned papers – Pebbles “We Go Together: Budding Romance” (both sides)
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

The Fox Says… Be Mine. Here is a Valentine I made using Sketch #173 from Freshly Made Sketches. I like a good fox stamp! Thanks for visiting.


Paper Players Color Challenge #231 – Valentine

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  • Patterned papers – Pebbles “We Go Together: XOXO” and “I Love You”
  • Stamp – from Simon Says Stamp “Lots of Hearts” set
  • Dies – WPlus9 “Stackers Hearts”
  • Stickers – Pebbles Epoxy Hearts
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I’ve been working in my art journals lately, so I want to get back into a few cards again. I used the suggested color palette in the Paper Players Color Challenge #231 for this card. I used several patterned papers from the same Pebbles collection since they were the right colors and coordinated so well. I liked stamping the patterned heart onto the patterned paper heart for this one. The patterned papers really took the lead on this one. It was a fun card to make. Thanks for visiting!


Online Card Classes Clean & Simple 4 – Day 4: Love

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  • Dies – Memory Box – “Sofia Heart” and “Mini Heart Collection”
  • Simon Says Stamp – “Large Hearts Set” and “Stitched Rectangles”
  • Penny Black – “Love & Joy”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling and Neenah Solar White
  • Sequins – Doodlebug
  • Vellum

I am in the midst of the Online Card Classes Clean & Simple 4 class. During the lessons on Day 4, I was inspired by Yana Smakula and her Faux Embossing technique.  I used a number of different heart dies I have in my stash to create a fun, white-on-white background. I then attached the Love die cut on a small piece of vellum cut with the stitched rectangle die. You can still see the texture of the heart background through the vellum. I added some pearly and shiny white sequins to the background to accent the bling seen in the sentiment for a subtile and classy look. Thanks for visiting.


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