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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Girl on a Swing

 
 
 
Greetings! It is time, once again, for a new challenge over at Inkspirational.  This time, we have a photo challenge, using the beautiful image above.  I hope that you will stop over to see what the rest of the design team dreamed up to inspire you and that you will consider making a piece of your own to share with us. 
 
I created my piece using pastels for the background, a bit of stenciling and some stamp images. I love how these challenges push me to create cards that I never would have thought to make!
 
Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Yvonne

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Dreamer, Doer, Thinker

 

Greetings! I am back again with a post for the latest Challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge where the theme is "Floral."

I chose this beautiful floral stamp and sentiment by Donna Downey for Unity Stamps.  I water colored it with various watercolors and the center has some added bling with copper Stickles. The background was done with black embossing paste and a stencil from Tim Holtz.

I hope that you will stop over to see all the beautiful inspiration pieces by the rest of the design team and then consider make a piece of your own to share with us. Please remember that we are a stamping challenge, so your focal image must be stamped!

Our generous vendor Ink Art Designs has a stamp image to gift to one lucky participant. Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Yvonne

Friday, May 4, 2018

Now is the Right Time

 
 
Greetings! It is time once again for a new challenge over at Inkspirational! This time, its "Shades of Purple and Gold."


 
It gave me a chance to use some products for the first time. The background is done with Dylusions Ink Sprays. The stamp image is by Prima and the gold around the edges is done with "WOW" powder. I hope that you will stop over to look at all the other cool cards by the rest of the design team and be inspired to create a card of your own to share with us! Thanks for stopping by.  Best, Yvonne


Monday, April 30, 2018

Mother's Day

 
 
Greetings! With Mother's Day soon upon us, it is fitting that the new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu is "Mother's Day!" For my own card, I pulled out this image by Pam Carriker for Stampington, as I found to be very nurturing. The quote is by Alison Bomber for Paper Artsy. The background stencil is by Tim Holt and the background panel was sprayed with Dylusions Ink. I hope that you will stop over to see what the rest of the design team have created to inspire you and we hope that you will consider sharing a creation of your own over at Eclectic Ellapu! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Come Play!



 
Greetings! It is time once again for a new challenge over at Inkspirational. This time we have a word prompt and the word is "Play!"
 
Lots of ways to interpret this one! Check out how each of the design team members approached their project and our guest designer, as well!
 
 
 
 
 
When I saw the word play, I immediately thought of this image by Lost Coast Design of a little girl playing with balls or bubbles. The background was done with Magicals on Mixed Media Paper and the dog is by Tim Holtz as are the letter tiles, for Idea-ology.
 
I hope that you will submit an inspired piece of your own for us to enjoy. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hugs, Yvonne

Monday, April 9, 2018

Rain Man

 
Greetings! A bit of a delay in posting the current challenge for Inkspirational! My post today is for the Photo Inkspiration Challenge shown below. 
 
I was most excited about this challenge, as I love architecture and the umbrella man in the photo immediately made me think of an image I could use! The buildings, by Paper Artsy, were stamped onto scrap paper, trimmed and distressed with various shades of Distress Ink, Iced Spruce and Faded Jeans, as was the umbrella man by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous, and the card panel.  The rain drops are by Designs by Ryn and were stamped directly onto the distressed card panel. The other images were added and some Stickles were added to the rain drops. I hope that you will pop over to see all the other cool designs by the rest of the design team and then consider creating one of your own to share with us. Thanks for dropping by! Best, Yvonne
 


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Farm Animals

 
Greetings! Back again with a new post for the latest challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges where the theme this time is "Animals." Lots of ways to go with this one! I hope that you will stop over to see what the rest of the Design Team created to inspire you and then consider creating a project of your own to share with us.  Please remember that we are a stamping challenge so the focal images of your project must be stamped.  One lucky participant will receive a complimentary stamp image from our generous sponsor: Ink Art Designs.
 
For my project, I created an 8"x8" card using images from several sets by Oxford Impressions.  It was first time inking them up and I just love the detail and variety included.  The images were watercolored with TomBow Markers and I splattered Golden High Flow Acrylic Paint on the background. A milk cap by Tim Holtz for Idea-ology and some gingham ribbon by May Arts completes my card.  Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  They mean a lot to me.  Sincerely, Yvonne