Author Archives: Yvonne

Journal pages with bird tags

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Just a quick post to show a two-page spread from my journal. I created this during my Dina Wakley class marathon last weekend when she came to Salem. It is not obvious from the photo, but the tags are in little pockets and can be pulled out. I used Dina’s acrylic paint, stencils, stamps and Ranger’s Tim Holtz tissue. Lots of fun!


Hydrangea with tag

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  • Stamp and stencil set – Stampers Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 “Hydrangea”
  • Die (Tag) – Simon Says Stamp “Medium Tags”
  • Stamp (Sentiment) – Simon Says Stamp “Happy & Smile” set
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny “Enchanted Garden”
  • Ranger Distress inks – Shaded Lilac, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Peeled Paint, and Crushed Olive
  • Embossing paste – translucent – Wendy Vecchi Studio 490
  • Sequins – Simon Says Stamp – Assorted Moonshine
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents “Lavender Twilight”

I created this card for my sister’s birthday. I had created a number of images with the hydrangea stamp and stencil set when I was demonstrating with them at Runaway Art and Craft Studio in Salem, Oregon. After I stamped and colored this image with Distress inks, I added some translucent embossing paste over the flowers to add some texture. I put the image together with a birthday tag colored with matching Distress ink and added some sequin sparkle. This Anything Goes card fits the Simon Says Stamp Blog Wednesday Challenge this week and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge, too. Thanks for visiting.


Strike up the band!

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  • Stamps – My Favorite Things “Strike up the Band” set
  • Die – My Favorite Things “Strike up the Band”
  • Patterned papers – BoBunny “Enchanted Garden” 6″ X 6″ paper pad
  • Simon Says Stamp Cardstock – Fog
  • Copic markers
  • Stampendous embossing powder – Detail White
  • Hero Arts spray ink – Unicorn

There are so many cute bunnies in this stamp set from My Favorite Things! I’ve had these stamps and dies for a while, but hadn’t gotten a chance to use them on a card until now. I’m also entering this card in two challenges on the My Favorite Things blog: The Sketch #291 challenge and MFT Color Challenge #50. After I stamped and die cut the bunny, I colored it with Copics to match the MFT color challenge. I popped it up with dimensional adhesive on the patterned paper background that I spattered with white spray ink. I heat embossed the sentiment in white and added the musical notes from the stamp set. Thanks for visiting.


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.