Author Archives: Yvonne

Purple floral card with die-cuts

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  • Stamps – WPlus9 – “Spring Blooms”
  • Dies –
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Vintage Labels Three”
    • Memory Box “Locina Buckle”
    • Memory Box “Amira Flourish”
  • Ken Oliver Crafts – Liquid Metals “Metallic Amethyst”
  • Pearls – KaiserCraft
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents
  • Textured paper – unknown origin
  • Vellum

I created this card for a challenge with a group of friends to make a purple-themed card, as a tribute to a group member who recently passed away. I colored the image background with Ken Oliver Liquid Metals in a nice, metallic amethyst wash. I stamped over it with black ink. I used some lacy die-cuts for visual interest. Thanks for visiting.


Shell in your pocket

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  • Stamps –
    • Shell and Starfish – Stampington & Company – Christine Adolph Series, “Shore Cliff Elements”
    • Sentiment – Darcie’s – “Beach Bums”
  • Heavy body Gesso – Ranger Dina Wakley
  • Gelatos
  • Sequins – Simon Says Stamp “Moonshine”
  • Ink spray – Hero Arts “Unicorn” and Tattered Angels “Rich Mocha”
  • Gelliplate
  • Stencil – Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions “Triangles”
  • Tissue Paper
  • Round paper punches

As with most mixed-media pages, this little piece was made with a number of supplies over several days. The Mixed Media Mojo July Challenge is to create something with a Summertime theme and a “seashell twist.” The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Nautical/By the Sea. So I set to work on this page with these challenges in mnd. The circles were from Gelliplate prints. I pulled out two stamp sets that I’ve had for years for a beachy feel. I’ve also been watching Marta’s art journal and mixed media videos at Maremi SmallArt, which have been very inspirational. I built layers with gesso, tissue paper, Gelatos, ink sprays and stamping. Thanks for visiting today.


Iris Fold with Gears

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  • Stamp – Simon Says Stamp “Square Sayings”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty Two”
  • Origami paper – Yasutomo Metallic Colors
  • Gears – Tim Holtz Ideaology “Mini Gears”
  • Patterned paper – KI Memories/Hampton Art “Metro Garden” 6X6″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I wanted to create another iris fold card. For this one I cut a “window” from one of my dies. I used a square Iris Fold pattern from Judy Headrick at Cards and Crafts to fill in the frame with multiple metallic colors. I made this card for an older gentleman and added the gears for a masculine touch. Thanks for visiting today.


Freshly Cut – One Layer with Pencils

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  • Stamp – Penny Black “Freshly Cut”
  • Kraft paper card
  • Prismacolor colored pencils
  • Memories pigment ink pad “Unicorn”

I couldn’t wait to color this image! I felt that the image should be the focal point, so a clean and simple card is really appropriate. I couldn’t decide which media to try first and I stamped it out two different ways (the other is embossed onto watercolor paper, so a watercolor version will be coming!). I like the effect when coloring with pencil on a Kraft paper card, so that was the route I took here. I stamped with white ink and then colored with a simple pallette. The Penny Black and More Challenge is Anything Goes with a Stamp and the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this month is a One Layer Card, so this seemed to fit the bill. Thanks for visiting today.


Iris Fold Squirrel

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  • Patterned Papers – Hot off the Press Cardmaker’s Creative Pack Earth Tones
  • Squirrel pattern – Circle of Crafters
  • Stamp – Clearly Besotted “Nuts for You”
  • Die – Clearly Besotted “Nuts for You”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Kraft paper card base

It has been a long time since I’ve created an iris fold card! I volunteered to participate in an iris or tea bag fold card swap, so I jumped in. Now I want to make some more! The pattern is from Circle of Crafters, where you can find many different free designs to work with. I decided to accent the card with acorns from the Clearly Besotted stamp and die sets I’ve had for quite a while. Thanks for visiting today.

 


Fly!

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  • Stamps –
    • Stampers Anonymous U4-960 (bugs)
    • Hero Arts “Thanking of You”
  • Dimensional stickers – EK Success
  • Zig Clean Color markers
  • Neenah Solar White cardstock

I created another card a buggy image for the insect challenge our card group is hosting. It also seemed to be a good fit for Challenge #91: Fly at Addicted to CAS. I created the background to have a scribbly, watercolored effect by using my Zig markers and a waterbrush. I stamped only the partial image from a long Stampers Anonymous woodmount stamp I’ve had in my collection for years. A very simple card. Thanks for visiting.


Scarab with Gelatos

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  • Stamp – Holly Berry House Originals – Cameroon Scarab
  • Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW) Balzer Designs – “Mini Spikey Wheels”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fleur de Lis Squares”
  • Crystal stickers – white – Mark Richards Ltd.
  • Faber Castell Gelatos

I am part of a group of cardmakers who challenge each other to create with different techniques and themes. Currently, we have an insect challenge. I have a number of stamps that have insect images, partly because of my interest in becoming a bugologist at a young age. My parents did try to correct me and tell me that it is ENTOmologist, but it was always going to be BUGologist to me! And I guess I didn’t end up becoming one either.  scarab-closeup

For this card I first created the background by covering a piece of multi-media paper with Gelatos in a few colors. I then took a stencil and a baby wipe and removed some of the color through the stencil, leaving the pattern. I then blended it together a little more. I then stamped the scarab onto the background with black Staz-on ink. If you look closely at the detail photo to the right, you can get a little bit of an idea of the texture and sheen created with the Gelatos on the background.

Thanks for visiting today.

 


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