Saturday, September 24, 2016


Greetings! Many thanks for your faithful visits to my blog.  I have a card to share with you today for the newest challenge over at Inkspirational with the word prompt of "Glamour."
I had hoped to create a card with some Marilyn Monroe images, but alas no matter how many different inks and papers I tried, I could not get a clean image.  I have a difficult time with photo images.  If any of you have suggestions, I would sure appreciate your help.
I decided, instead, to ink up another new to me stamp from Technique Tuesday. I prepared my panel using a variety of Distress Paints and then stamped the focal image onto tissue paper before adding it to the panel.  The sentiments are from Unity Stamps. A bit of washi tape, and voila!
I hope you will stop over to check out all the great inspiration pieces and then consider creating a piece of your own to share with us.  Thanks so much for stopping by. Yvonne

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Vintage Toys

Greetings! I am late posting my design team sample for the new challenge over at Inkspirational.  An unexpected 8-day stay in the hospital for my husband has really upset the apple cart!
As you can see from the photo above,  we are working from the photo to be inspired to create our projects.  I hope that you will pop over to see all the fabulous creations from our design team, and guest designer, and then consider joining in the fun with a project of your own.
For my own card, I had to dig back very deep into my early stamp acquisitions to a set called "Vintage Toys" by Invoke Arts Stamps. The last time I created with this set, it came out quite different. I decided to make polka dots by dipping the bottom of a tool into crackle paint.  I guess because it was such small quantities the crackle really doesn't show. The images were stamped on scrap water color paper, trimmed and water colored with Tombow markers. Some washi tape was used to ground the toys. A bit of stenciling with Distress Ink, and a touch of Ranger Enamel.
Thanks so much for dropping by.
Best, Yvonne

Thursday, September 1, 2016

I'll be Home for Christmas

Greetings! There's a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu. This time the Pink Team theme is around gifts. You can make a gift or a project with a gift on it.
I remembered this now defunct company, Art Declassified, image I had with gifts as part of the set. The letters spelling Joy are from Oxford Impressions.
I hope you will stop over to see all the inspiring projects by the Design Team and then create a project of your own to share with us. Thanks for stopping. Yvonne

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Red, Blue and Yellow...

Greetings and thank you for your faithful visits to my blog! Back today with a card I made for the newest challenge of "Primary Colors" for Inkspirational.  I hope you will stop over to see all the varied (and stunning) work created to inspire you by the rest of the Design Team and then create a piece of your very own to share with us.
I must say that I cannot remember the last time that I worked in primary colors....I began with red and yellow Brusho Crystals and sprayed water on them on water color paper.  The images are all by Stampotique and were colored in the Towbow Markers. Loving the new Ranger Enamels used to accent my card.  Thanks for stopping by.
Best, Yvonne

Monday, August 15, 2016

Heaps of Pearls

Greetings! Back again with a post for the new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge, where the new theme is "Resist."
I cannot remember the last time I created a piece using resist.  I really struggled, and almost gave up and then realized I was trying to use too heavy of inks. Once I broke out my sorely neglected Distress Ink Pads the images finally revealed! The shells are by Red Lead Paperworks, and the stenciled coral is also by Red Lead, as are the sentiments.
I hope you will stop over to see what the rest of the design team has cooked up for you and then consider creating a piece of your own to share with us. Remember, one lucky participant will win a gift voucher from our sponsor, Flonzcraft.
Thanks for stopping by! Yvonne

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sunshine and Happiness

Greetings! It's time again for a new challenge over at Inkspirational.  This time, we are to use patterned or designer paper with an optional twist of stamping onto the patterned paper.
I hope you will stop over to see the fabulous, and varied, samples that the Design Team have dreamed up to inspire you.  For my own card, I began with a discarded panel from another project that wasn't working for me.  It was colorized with Gelatos. I tore up strips of designer paper and adhered them to the top and bottom of the panel. The bunny girl by Stampotique was stamped on white card and several different pieces of designer paper and then paper pieced together onto the panel. I added a Kate Crane image for Stampotique to the background panel and then colored the images in with TowBow Markers and Posca Pens. The chit chat stickers complete my panel, which was matted and adhered to the card base. Thanks as always for stopping by.  I really appreciate your visits. Best, Yvonne

Sunday, July 31, 2016


Greetings! Time once again for another challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu! The Pink Team selected "Florals" for their theme. I hope you will stop over and check out all the beautiful projects and be inspired to create one of your own to share with us.
Mine began with a water color panel. I laid a Stencil Girl Stencil on the panel and sprayed Sunshine Yellow and Pink Bubblegum Dylusions Ink Sprays through the stencil.  I picked up the stencil, turned it over and smooshed it around the rest of the panel to use up the excess in and fill in the panel.  The image and sentiment from Tim Holtz for Stampendous were stamped on scrap card, trimmed and water colored and added to the panel. The panel was matted and added to a card base. Thanks so much for stopping by.  Your visits and comments make my days! Best, Yvonne