Saturday, May 20, 2017


Greetings! My post today is for the new challenge over at Inkspirational where are working with the Word Prompt "Urban." 
I have been fascinated recently with all the stamps and dies you can purchase around cityscapes! I guess I'm just a city girl at heart! My card was created with Gelatoes and a variety of stamp images from Stampotique. I really had fun with this one! I hope you will stop over to see the really cool makes of the rest of the Design Team and then create a project of your own to share with us.  Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Yvonne

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Go Wild or Go Home!

Greetings! It is time again for a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge! The theme this time is to "Go Wild." Please visit FSC to see all the different directions the design team went for inspiration and then we hope that you will create a project of your own to share with us! I began with a piece of kraft paper. I had some left over paint from another  project and just wildly, with abandonment, squiggled paint onto the panel. It seemed like a perfect background for our challenge! The focal images and sentiments are by Crafty Individuals. The spotted matting was recycled from a shopping bag. We have a new sponsor over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge, our very own Dot Leathbridge, who's dream has come true with her very own shop called Ink Art Designs! Remember, ours is a stamp challenge, so stamping must be the focal point of your project. One lucky participant will win a  stamp from generous Dot! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Feathers Galore

Greetings! Late again with my post for Inkspirational! On vacation for a week and lost track of time!
This time, our challenge theme is the photo above.  I went with what I saw in the photo, feathers, and earth tone colors. I used my new Distress Oxide Inks and a very old stamp set from Stampington Company. I hope that you will check out the lovely inspiration pieces by the design team and then submit one of your own. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Yvonne

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Road Trip!

Greetings and thank you for stopping by! My card today was created for the new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu where the theme is "Anything Goes." That makes it very easy to play along! For my own card, I wanted to use a previously un-inked stamp by Technique Junkies. The background panel was inked with Distress Oxide Inks and overstamped with images by Artistic Outpost. I look forward to seeing what you share with us.  Hugs, Yvonne

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Love Rocks!

Back again with a new post to share a card that I made for my son and his wife for their anniversary.  All images by Dina Wakley. I began with a water color panel and spritzed it with Distress Ink Sprays. The figures were stamped on scrap water color paper, trimmed, water colored and adhered to the panel. The panel was matted and mounted to a card base. Thanks for stopping by! Yvonne

Monday, April 24, 2017

April Showers

Greetings! My post today is for the current challenge over at Frilly and Funkie where the theme is April Showers.  I decided to go with the showers bring flowers motto! I inked up, for the first time, some foam stamps from Stampington Company with Prima Art Alchemy Sparks Paint and Archival Inks to create my water color background panel. The sentiment is by Oxford Impressions and the focal image is by Art Journey. I added some doodling and matting and mounted the panel to a card base. Thanks so much for stopping by! Yvonne

Saturday, April 22, 2017


Greetings! The weeks roll by and already it is time for another challenge over at Inkspirational.  The theme this time is Graffiti Art! I had to look that one up on the Internet! Fortunately for you, the design team while give you lots of examples to inspire you!
For my own car, I began by stamping this cute little guy by Paper Artsy onto a water color panel.  I dropped several colors of Dr. PH Martin Inks onto the panel and then blew them around! The sentiments by Unity were stamped on scrap card stock and adhered to the panel. The panel was matted and adhered to a card base.
I look forward to seeing what you come up with for your project!  Thanks for stopping by! Best, Yvonne

Graffiti Stamping Ink Challenge April 22

Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring is in the Air!

Greetings! I apologize for the delay in publishing this post.  I quite simply lost track of the time.  My card above is for the latest challenge over at Inkspirational Challenge where the theme is "Spring."

For my card, I began by spritzing a water color panel with pink and yellow-toned Distress Spray Inks.  I collaged a paper napkin on next. It included the word Paris, so I decided to go with a Paris in Springtime theme. The images are by a now defunct company called Art Declassified. I spritzed them with the spray inks too for just a touch of color. A couple of chitchat stickers and some seam binding fashioned into a bow and my card is complete.
I hope you will check out all the fabulous makes by the rest of the design team and then submit a project of your own!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Today is a New Day!

Greetings! It is wonderful to be back again, as a design team member at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.  I truly appreciate their patience, as I am finding my way back following my husband passing. 
Our new challenge for the next four weeks is "My Favorite Things." Think "Sound of Music" and your favorite stamp, and remember, we are a stamping challenge and we must see stamping as the focal image on your project.  I hope that you will pop on over to see all the various creations the design team have dreamed up to inspire you and that you will consider creating a project of your own to share with us. 
For my own piece, I thought of "whiskers on kittens" and chose to use this adorable stamp image by Technique Junkies.  The background panel was done with Gelatoes and then toned down with Gesso.  I stenciled some dots with black embossing paste and splattered some orange paint to add a bit more color.
Remember, one lucky participant will win a gift voucher from our generous sponsor FlonzCraft. Best of luck to everyone and thank you for stopping by.  Yvonne

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Make A Wish

Greetings! I am back today with a post to share my creation for the new challenge over at Simon Says Monday Challenge where the theme is "Make A Rainbow."
For my card, I began by laying down streaks of Gelatos. I spritzed the colors with water and spread them around a bit with a brush. The cup cake and angel, both by Stampotique Originals, were stamped with Archival Ink onto scrap water color paper and then colored in with markers, trimmed and mounted to the prepared panel. A splattering of white paint and some ChitChat Stickers completes my card.
Thank you for stopping by! Hugs, Yvonne

One for Sorrow, Two for Joy

Greetings! I am back today to share with you a card that I created for a challenge over at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog where the theme is "Count Me In." For my own creation, I began with a watercolor panel that I applied four different Distress Oxide Inks to. I then stenciled using Tim Holtz's stencils various sizes of numbers with some of the Distress Oxide Inks. I added black texture paste through another stencil. The focal image and sentiment by Paper Artsy were inked up for the first time and added with Tim Holtz Vintage Collage Medium. Some dyed cheese cloth, thread and buttons complete my card. Thank you for stopping by and thank you for all the words of encouragement as I've returned to this fabulous world of art. Hugs, Yvonne

Friday, March 31, 2017

Get Back Up!

Greetings! Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I truly appreciate your visit and comments.  Today, I am sharing with you my design for the April 2017 Challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu where the theme is Shabby Chic or Vintage.  Lots of room for variety here.  I hope you will stop over to see all the creativity the Design Team put into their designs to inspire you and I hope that you will share one of your own designs with us!
I decided to ink up this gorgeous stamp set by Artistic Outpost for the very first time and go with a vintage look.  The watercolor panel was colorized with Ken Oliver Color Burst Powders and the images were dragged through some watered down Distress Inks to blend them in to the background a bit. A bit of doodling and some Ranger Enamel complete my card.
Thanks again for stopping by! Yvonne

A Boy and his Dog

Greetings! I generally do not photograph inside, but we are in the rainy season with no end in sight, so I hope you will overlook my photo's background!
For my card, I began with a watercolor panel and sprayed it with several Distress Spray Inks. The sentiment by Artistic Outpost was stamped on a scrap panel, dredged through Distress Ink on my craft mat and added to the main panel.  I stamped circles using a stamp by Stampotique randomly onto the card panel. The paper dolls by Tim Holtz were added next, over top of a number of different colors of thread by Tim Holtz. For a bit more texture, I added embossing paste through a Tim Holtz stencil at various points on the panel.
I would like to submit my card to Love To Create, Challenge #6, called "Anything Create, Mixed Media Goes."
Thanks for stopping by! Yvonne

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hello There!

Greetings! I made this card for my great niece who is recuperating from surgery and for the current challenge over at Simon Says Monday Stamp Challenge where the theme is Things with Wings. 
I began by spritzing water on a watercolor paper panel and then adding Distress Spray Inks.  The whimsical fairy and the circles are all by Stampotique Originals. The sentiments are from Idea-ology. The close up in less lighting shows the sentiments more clearly, as well as the spattering of paint used to add texture to my piece. The wings and wand were treated to my nearly acquired Prima Alchemy Spark paints. Love them.
Thanks for stopping by. Best, Yvonne

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, in honor of my late husband, my biggest supporter and 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