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