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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Graduation Card

Here's a quick card I made for my neighbor who's graduating from high school.

Doodlebug premade A2 beetle black polka dot card
Dew Drop Brilliance Silver Galaxy ink
Ranger Silver Super Fine Embossing Powder
STAMPlorations Fond Expressions clear stamp set
the Paper Studio Chalk artist trading cards
Memories White dye ink
red line tape
STAMPlorations Celebrate Sentiment Builders clear stamp set
White ink pen to sign our names in the bottom right corner of label

Entering These Challenges:
STAMPlorations Anything Goes challenge
Creative Card Crew Challenge 87 Embossing Wet or Dry
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #157  It's Graduation Day

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Some Stencilling

This is a birthday card for my daughter-in-law.  I started out thinking trellis with butterflies.  But then I wanted to add the stencil, as if butterflies were continuing off in the distance.

Maya Road Hydrangea Blue Spray Mist
STAMPlorations ARTplorations Foiled Again Stencil
STAMPlorations ARTplorations Shower of Flutters Stencil --I used a tiny round foam brush to dab around the edges of some of the butterflies with Ranger Distress Broken China ink.  I stopped where there was a break (indentation) in the stencil pattern.
Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink forget me not
STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies clear stamp set
Stampin' Up label punch

Entering these challenges:

City Crafters Challenge #262  InkyNesS

Fantasy Stampers Challenge: Wings and Things

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #184  Anything Goes Family Friendly

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Stencil It  (second entry)

STAMPlorations Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #34

STAMPlorations CASEplorations May challenge HERE
Vicki, Cornelia, Laura Jane and Sherry all posted May CASE cards which inspired me to use the Flutter stencil, as well as Monika's CASE card from May 8 (Inspiration Project Post #16).

STAMPlorations Anything Goes Never Ending Challenge HERE

In the process of stencilling my card, I placed it with a second card before I sprayed.  I also mopped up the stencil with a paper towel.  And then there's the paper that was under the excess portion of the stencil.  Here are some pics to show you what I mean.  Now I have a few more items ready to use....calling these stencil by-products.

You will note that the ink looks blue in some of the photos.  The ink is a blue/green so it depends how the lighting is.  The card is the true color.

Friday, May 22, 2015

4 More Altered Art Puzzle Pieces

I went on a rail trip to visit relatives and just got back.  Although I enjoyed my time, I'm anxious to get back to crafting.  Four puzzle pieces seemed like just the ticket.

Week 3 for the next two puzzle pieces from Claudine's Art Corner can be found HERE.

Verve Stamps coffee metal die; Tim Holtz tissue, Wendy Vecchi heart stencil, distress glitter;
Two Paper Divas teacups stamp; Hero Arts digital sentiment cut up

Week 4 for the latest two puzzle pieces from Claudine Criner can be found HERE.

STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge stamp with Wendy Vecchi embossing powder; Verve Stamps Coffee cup; Shabby Creek Cottage blog digital sentiment
Bugaboo digital stamps; Dylusions star stencil with Prima graphite embossing paste

The puzzle so far.  Oooops!  Looks like I have to go back and make white word strips for the first piece!

Thursday, May 21, 2015


I assembled some of the new products I acquired in order to make this canvas.

I sponged blue with a STAMPlorations cloud stencil.
I printed, fussy cut, and colored with Copic markers some Vera Lane Studio images and
placed sentiment in cloud bubble from Janet Scott at Pixel Scrapper.
Using various papers with the Paper Smooches Backdrop Builders dies, I created the scene.
Then I finished with several layers of grass created with the Lawn Fawn grassy border die.


Country View Challenges:  May - Simply Scenic

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #310 colors lime, graphite, and sky

Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes Challenge due May 23

Word Art Wednesday--Challenge #184 Anything Goes Family Friendly


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Stencil

Monday, May 11, 2015

Card for Mom

A card honoring mothers.  Although I made this with a particular mother in mind who just earned her angel wings, it also reminds me of my mom who rarely got a day off from kitchen duties. Times certainly have changed.

Heartwarming Vintage/Crafty Secrets image
washi tape, Tim Holtz tape
Verve Stamps sentiment (freebie in my order)

Entering the following:
Crafty Secrets May Linky party HERE x
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #258 Mother's Day or Girlie x
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #200 Big, Bold, and Beautiful x
Lunagirl Challenge: Mother

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