Vintage Bunny with Trowel

  • Patterned paper –
    • Card base – Authentique Jubilee Two Collection:  “Authentique Lace Two”
    • Bunny image – Authentique Jubiliee Collection:  “Jubilee Two”
  • Die – Lawn Fawn “Scalloped Rectangle Stackables”
  • Stamp – Avery Elle “Loads of Wishes”
  • Washi tape
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Walnut Stain
  • Miniature trowel

I designed this card for a class I’m teaching at Runaway Art and Craft Studio (class description). This is one of four Easter cards in the class, all using Authentique Easter papers. The image with the bunny and chicks comes from the Authentique Jubilee paper collection. I cut the bunny image from that collection, added a strip of washi tape and inked the edges to keep a vintage look. I added a small trowel, tying twine around the handle with a bow for an additional Spring touch. I’ve been waiting to find the perfect excuse to use those little trowels–they’re so doggone cute! I stamped the sentiment and adhered the entire thing to the card base (made  from another lovely Authentique paper) that I die cut for a scalloped edge. A very simple card to share some Easter joy. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge: Inspiration Destination Challenge #145 – Anything Goes

 

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Goodbye, February! Be Mine.

  • Paper beverage napkin – Lady Jayne “Celebrate Floral Heart”
  • Stencils –
    • Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz Collection “Flames”
    • Ranger Ink – Dina Wakley Media “Viney”
  • Prima-Finnabair Art Basics 3-D Gloss Gel
  • Stamps – Ranger Ink – Dina Wakley Media “Scribbly Flowers”
  • Deli paper
  • Dina Wakley Media acrylic paint – magenta, lemon, lime and white
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology tissue tape – “Laboratorie”
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • OHTO Fude Ballpoint Pen – black
  • Krylon gold metallic pen
  • Black Cardstock – Bazzill

I created this mixed media card beginning with a beverage napkin that I adhered to a piece of Bristol paper with gel medium. I stamped and lightly painted some deli paper and added tissue tape to the piece. Then I applied the 3-D gloss gel through a couple of different stencils and allowed that to dry into a nice textured coating.

I have included a detailed photo so you can see the texture of the stenciled 3-D gel medium. It is pretty cool!

I loosely outlined the heart with the Fude Ball pen and then ran my metallic gold pen around the entire card, topping it off with a piece of ribbon and some sequins. I mounted the piece onto a black card base.  It is amazing what you can do with a paper napkin! Thanks for visiting.

 


Iris – Thinking of You

  • Stamps –
    • Penny Black “Allegro” (iris)
    • Avery Elle “Loads of Wishes” (sentiment)
  • Patterned paper – Creative Imaginations Christine Adolph “Beautiful You” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I made this simple card featuring stamped iris. The colored ink was applied to the stamp with Marvy markers. I then added the sentiment at the base of the card. I mailed this card to a friend of a friend in Scotland, who is soon to be undergoing cancer surgery and treatment. Wishing Sandra only the best. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: A Gem of a Challenge #213 – Spring Flowers


My Nutty Valentine

  • Stamps –
    • Art Impressions “Nuts About You”
    • Lawn Fawn “How You Bean? Conversation Heart Add-on”
  • Dies –
    • Lawn Fawn “Outside in Stitched Heart Stackables” and “How You Bean? Conversation Heart Add-on”
    • Avery Elle “Pierced Mat Die”
    • Mama Elephant “Heart Border”
  • Patterned paper – Pink & Main “My Heart” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This was a fun Valentine to make, combining supplies from a several different companies. The squirrel is surrounded by candy conversation hearts, although his acorn seems to be his favored treat! I colored the squirrel with Copic markers to start things off. Then I die-cut the hearts, coloring and stamping the conversation hearts. I die cut the base shapes and arranged all of the pieces to make this Valentine for my son. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Challenges:

Art Impressions Challenge #225 – Sweet Treats

Unicorn Challenge #29 – Love/Valentines

Die Cuttin’ Diva’s Challenge #356 – Valentine’s Day

 


A Love Deeper Than Chocolate

  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas – “Just Let it Happen”
  • Dies –
    • The Cat’s Pajamas – “Scalloped Duo Dies”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities – “Blossom Three”
  • Patterned paper – Pink & Main “My Heart” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Not-a-Hide paper
  • Ribbon

It is hard not to like this cat–especially as it ties into the chocolates. I colored the kitty with Copic markers and layered it up with some dies. I added some happy patterned paper on the card base for added cheer. Happy Valentine’s Day! Thanks for visiting today.

Challenges:

Papercraft Challenges Challenge #5 – Sweet for My Sweet

SUYP Cats Only Challenge #27 – Furrything Goes/Love

TCP Tuesday Challenge #343 – Feature Animals

 

 

 


Poochie Goes Postal

  • Stamps –
    • The Cat’s Pajamas “Just Let it Happen”
    • Lawn Fawn “Conversation Hearts Add-on”
  • Dies –
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fleur de Lis Rectangles
    • Mama Elephant “Heart Border”
  • Patterned papers – “Little one” KaiserCraft 6-1/2″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • White embossing powder
  • Copic markers

This is a fun card I made with a Valentine set I’ve had in my stash for a while, but I’d never used this particular stamp before! I colored the image with Copics and layered it with some patterned papers I also pulled out. I heat-embossed the sentiment in white on black cardstock and layered it all up. Thanks for visiting today.

Challenges:

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #339 – He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

The Cat’s Pajamas TCP Challenge #343 – Animals


Dark-eyed Junco mixed-media piece

Ingredients used from my Recipe for Play:

  • Dina Wakley Media acrylic paints – Lemon, Tangerine,
  • Golden Artist Colors – Titan Buff
  • Book papers
  • Washi tape – Little B. and Tim Holtz
  • Handmade collage papers
  • Black Stabilo pencil
  • Black Fude Ball 1,5 pen
  • Caran d’Ache Neocolor IIs – Bleu Turquoise and Olive Clair
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils – Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Peacock Blue, and Mauve

I created this piece while following along with a lesson in Nathalie Kalbach’s Creative Jumpstart 2018. The lesson from Day 1, led by Mystele, was to create a recipe for play and then to carry it out. She demonstrated from start to finish, her creating a mixed media piece that was a portrait of a girl. I was inspired by what she did, but my subject matter was very different as I decided to paint a junco, which we are currently seeing a lot around our house. This was a lot of fun. I think I’ll incorporate this into a journal page although it can stand on its own. In the above photo you can also see a portion of the “recipe card” I made. Thanks for visiting.