Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Every Summer has a Story

Greetings! I have a card to share with you today for the newest challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu where the theme for the Pink Team is "MidSummer." Lots of ways to go with this one.  I chose to use one of my favorite stamps by Crafty Individuals and a new to me umbrella stencil by Stencil Girls.  ChitChat stickers and Dylusions Ink Sprays on water color paper and a touch of torn fabric and a sprinkling of seashells complete my card.  I really enjoyed making this.  Thanks for stopping by and I always enjoy your comments.  I hope you will submit a project of your own for the challenge that goes on throughout the month of June.  Best, Yvonne

Saturday, May 21, 2016

All that Jazz!

Greetings! It's hard to believe it is already time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational! This time, we have a photo to inspire us, see below:
I must confess, that the photo inspiration challenges are among my very favorite.  I so admire the samples of my design team sisters, as their pieces are always so original.  I often lean toward replicating, somewhat, the photo supplied.  I look forward to seeing how you are inspired and hope that you will submit a piece of your own for us to see and enjoy.

My background was done with Gelatos and a water brush on water color paper. The images and sentiments are brand new to me and are from Visible Images.  They are perfect, as I want to send a card to my grandchildren who were in Jazz Band this year.

Thanks as always for stopping by.

Best, Yvonne

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Let's Eat Cake!

Greetings! It is wonderful to be back again over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge! I really enjoyed the new theme of Blots and Splashes.  I hope you will check out what the rest of the design team came up with to inspire you and then create and share a design of your own for a possible chance at a wonderful prize from our sponsor, Flonzcraft.  Please remember, we are a stamping challenge, so stamping needs to be the absolute focal point of your design. See Fashionable Stamping for complete details.
My card was created using a Stampotique image by Kate Crane, and as well, the background stamp images were hand carved by Kate Crane, herself!  
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Best, Yvonne

Not All Who Wonder Are Lost!

Greetings! It is wonderful to be back again after a hiatus at Inkspiration! I am so fortunate to create on a team that empathizes when you have setbacks in life.  The new challenge is a color challenge! This time its all about Navy and Mint! I love blue and green together!

I hope you will pop on over to Inkspiration to check out all the design team samples and then share your own inspired creation with us. 

For my own piece, I began by selecting images from a beautiful set of stamps by De Stempelwinkel . I water colored a background panel with blue and mint water colors and then stamped the images with navy blue ink onto tissue paper and adhered them to the panel, which was double matted and applied to a white card base.

Thank you so much for dropping by.  Happy stamping!