Saturday, March 25, 2017

Steampunk 2017

Greetings. This is my very first post for 2017. Some of you who have followed me from the beginning know that my husband has been in a battle for his life for many years.  Sadly, for me, he went to be with the Lord on December 23, 2016. After taking some time off, I decided to restart my art, as it has always brought me solace.
My first post is for Inkspirational. Challenge #131 is a photo inkspiration challenge.  I saw it as very steampunk, but in reality, I believe the collage of objects is my Alice In Wonderland, Mad Hatter!
I hope you will stop over to see the different takes on the challenge by our talented Design Team, and then create and submit a project of your own for possible consideration as our top pick.
My card reflects the colors of the photograph by using spray inks and ink pads in similar colors.  Images are by Oxford Impressions. Embellishments are Tim Holtz for Ranger.
Thanks for dropping by.
Best, Yvonne


Saturday, December 17, 2016

One of us is right!

Greetings! Thank you for stopping by my blog today. My card today is for the recent new challenge over at Inkspirational where we have a color challenge:  Neutrals

I am a day late in posting. My husband is quite ill at the moment, and I am so appreciative of the Design Team's support of allowing me to continue to contribute, albeit a bit late.
My card is simply sprayed with Distress Ink Stains in Tea Bag and Black Soot. The image is by Stampotique and the sentiment is by Dylusions.
I hope that you will stop over and take a look at all the really cool cards that the rest of the design team created and then create one of your own to share. 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Peace on Earth

Greetings and thank you for stopping by my blog! My post today is for the new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge where the theme is "Anything Goes!" I hope you will stop over to see what the rest of the Design Team has dreamed up to inspire you and then consider sharing a creation of your own with us. Remember, ours is a stamping challenge so stamping needs to be the focal point of your creation.  One lucky participant will receive a $20 gift voucher from our sponsor, FlonzCraft.
For my piece, I began with a water color panel. I applied several shades of Gelatos and then laid a stencil by Red Lead Paperworks over top and lifted color off with a baby wipe. Torn strips of a book page were added next. The angel by Stampotique was stamped onto scrap water color paper, colored, fussy cut and added to the card front. The sentiment is by Red Lead Paperworks.

Thank you for stopping by. Best, Yvonne

Saturday, December 3, 2016


Greetings! It is time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational! This time, the challenge is to create a CAS (Clean and Simple Design) with a touch of sparkle.

I love to see CAS cards, but find them difficult to make. So, this was indeed a challenge for me.  I remembered this dear little boy from Oxford Impressions, the sentiment is from OI, too.  After Stamping the focal image and sentiment, I added some snow with a Tim Holtz Stencil and Distress Ink. For sparkle, I added a bit of Ranger Stickles.

For true CAS card beauty, please stop over to see what the rest of the Design Team has come up with. We hope that you will consider making a sample of your own to share with us. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. I truly appreciate your visits and your comments. Best, Yvonne

Saturday, November 19, 2016


Greetings! So lovely of you to drop by my blog today! We have a new challenge at Inkspirational!

This time, it's a "word prompt." Lots of different ways to go with the word, "Chill." I immediately thought of being outside, as the weather turns cooler. You will want to stop over, though, at Inkspirational, to see how the rest of the Design Team interpreted the challenge.  We hope you will consider creating a piece of your own to share with us.

For my piece, I worked with an image by Gecko Galz. The snowflakes, sentiment and branches on the front of the card are all by Oxford Impressions. Had fun with my Ranger Enamels and Stickles in completeting my card. Thanks for visiting. Best, Yvonne

Saturday, November 12, 2016

'Tis the Season

Greetings! It is time, once again, for another challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge! The theme this month is entitled 'Tis the Season. Its up to you to choose, autumn or winter for your creation! I hope you will stop over to see the absolutely gorgeous creations by the rest of the Design Team and then be inspired to create a project of your own to share with us.  Remember, we are a stamping challenge, so stamping most be the focal point of your creation.  One lucky participant will earn a gift voucher for $20 from our gracious sponsor, Flonzcraft

For my own creation, I worked with a new to me set of images from De Stempelwinkel, plate 178.  I decided to keep the panel pristine and stamp directly onto it with StazOn Ink in Midnight Blue. I added a piece of torn paper to the bottom of the panel for dimension and texture and added some stars in varying sizes to give the illusion of the skaters dancing under the stars.  Fond memories, as a child of skating at nightime! Thanks for stopping by. We hope you join in at FSC.

Best, Yvonne

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Everything begins and ends with you!

Greetings! Back again with another project for the newest Photo Inkspiration Challenge over at Inkspirational Challenge.  

Isn't it a cool photo? Wait until you see the projects that the rest of the Design Team dreamed up to inspire you.  We hope you will consider submitting a creation of your own!

Mine was quite simple.  I do not often create a card without stamping on it. I made an exception for this one.  I enjoyed adding all the Ranger Stickles to it, too.  Thanks for stopping by. Best, Yvonne