Monday, May 27, 2019

Be Brave Explore

Here is another Wanderlust 2019 lesson, this one from Kasia on patterns.
My patterns were pieces of gelli plate prints and other acrylic paint scraps cut into circles.  The photo is of my cousin.  I added some rubber stamping and stenciling.

STAMPlorations clear stamp sets including: Art Marks (fly high) and  Bold Sentiments Explore
Paper Artsy EclecTica EEA02 rubber stamp set Be Bold Be Brave
Stencils, ARTplorations Bubbles, Stencil Girl, and  drywall tape used as a stencil. 
acrylic paints
black Pitt pen
black pencil for shading

Sharing at:

Art Journal Journey  - Where Erika has given us the May theme: In the Sky/In the Air. #214


Craft Stamper Take It Make It:May Challenge Inspiration #97

STAMPlorations May Mixed Media: #41

Friday, May 24, 2019

River Walk Journal Spread

This is my take on Clare Etheridge's Wanderlust 2019 lesson Sketches Down the River..

My torn papers are my own Spanish Marbeling created in a class years ago.  I finally got to put some of that paper to use.  I'm happy with the calming effect of minimalist work on these journal pages.

I recently spent some time on Sanibel Island in Florida.  On one of my morning walks I found this see turtle wrapped in what appears to be a plastic bag.  I believe in the campaign to save the turtles and other sea life that mistake plastic for food.  At the shell show, I saw displays on how sea life attaches to the garbage in the ocean.  We must protect the ecosystems of our oceans and rivers.  I liked how this art journaling lesson gave me a creative outlet for this topic.


International Art and Soul #58 Ecology/Environmental Conservation I'm #6

More Mixed Media Challenge: May Optional Pink I'm #25 x

Friday, May 10, 2019

Spring Coffee to Go

Another watercolor card using a digital image from Shery Russ at STAMPlorations.


Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring 2019 Blog Hop  #1169

STAMPlorations  Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge #3073

Butterfly Coffee Cup Card

Here is another card I made.

I'm using my new watercolor pencils:  Spectrum Noir and InkTense.  I added some sparkle.
My butterfly is layered with a Stampin' Up die (pink one) and a Martha Stewart punch (blue one).

The digital image is a freebie from STAMPlorations, super sponsor for the Coffee Loving blog hop.


Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring 2019 Blog Hop  #1145
STAMPlorations Cutplorations May Challenge:  Things With Wings #9

and  STAMPlorations Things With Wings Linky Party #45

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Stenciled Birthday Card

I made this card for a very special young woman in our family.


Clear Stamp Party Time:  inside sentiment: Happy belated birthday
Clear Stamp Heaven Sent: word girl
CUTplortions thin metal die: Birthday
ARTplorations Stencil:  Faces: Pensive

Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Dina Wakley Media: Heavy Body Acrylic Paint:  Black

Flowers from stash


STAMPlorations May CAS Challenge  #30

STAMPlorations May Mixed Media Challenge #12

Fab and Funky Challenge #439 Anything Goes  #23

Mix It Up Challenge #24 Anything Goes #29

Die Cut DivasFlowers All Year Round in May #34

Monday, May 6, 2019

Beverage and Macaron Shaker Card

I started with an Elizabeth Craft Designs stencil, using Derwent InkTense pencils and Spectrum Noir Aqua Blend pencils to color the beans and roses through the stencil.  When I finished, I thought the beans looked more like macarons, so I stamped and die cut a macaron from Avery Elle to add to the design. Sentiment is from the same stamp set using Hero Arts Shadow Ink Cornflower mid-tone. The diecut card and shaker are Jillibean.


Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring 2019 Blog Hop  #631 second entry

613 Avenue Create Challenge #221 Anything Goes with Optional Twist Shaker Card month of May #12 x

Three Amigos Food and Drink #76

Double Trouble Challenge #28:  spring/summer (Thing 1) (I just celebrated a big birthday and am sending a thank you card for my awesome gift) and I love flavored coffee and macarons (Thing 3) and get an extra entry for Three Amigos link up (Thing 2) #30 x

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #218 Make Your Own Background and Use Dies or Punch
#57 x

Just Us Girls Challenge #486 Word Week Movement until May 9 #16 x

AAA Cards CAS Game #139  #61 x

Shaker Thank You Card

I recently celebrated a big birthday and am making thank you cards.  Here's my first one:


Jillibean Coffee Cup Shaker (plastic shaker cup die cut) and Coffee Cup Card (with pre die cut to hold shaker)

Paper Smooches Cyber Cafe stamps:  coffee bean and sentiment

Authentique patterned paper

Memento: Rose Bud, New Sprout, Dandelion
My Favorite Things: Latte
Stampin' Up Early Espresso
Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink: Forget Me Not

Coffee beans


Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring 2019 Blog Hop #584
613 Avenue Create Challenge #221 Anything Goes with Optional Twist Shaker Card month of May #11

D.L. Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #243 Theme: Coffee,Tea or Chocolate until May 30 #9

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #218 Make Your Own Background and Use Dies or Punch
#51 x

Just Us Girls Challenge #486 Word Week Movement until May 9 #14 x

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