Friday, August 12, 2016


                     A slider (Lawn Fawn) for my grandson who is obsessed with dinosaurs.
Stamps from MFT are fussy cut and colored with Copics.  The hill and grass dies are from Memory Box.  The background is a technique taught in Creative Chemistry 103.  The sky is inked in Distress ink.  I made a stencil using Spellbinders dies which resemble clouds.  I put it over the two layers of blue Distress Ink and wiped away the first layer of Distress Ink with Baby Wipes.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Hot Glue Gun Fun

The Paper Crafters had a great workshop offered on Saturday by two of our members.  Hot glue guns and black glue sticks were used in combination with reinkers, Color Burst, watercolor, Twinkling H2O  or any other coloring medium.  It was a great success!  We all felt like abstract artists.

Baby Boy Card

I got the cutest birthday card from my friend, Angela!  It featured the elephant from the Stampin Up set called Playful Pals.  I changed up the card design to make it a baby card.  Now I'm thinking it would be a great Christmas tag with the elephant holding packages!  Stay tuned!  The pattern papers are from Carta Bella.  The sentiment is by Clear Expressions.  Die leaves are from My Favorite Things.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Fun Time Hot Mess

                                                       Online Creative Chemistry Day 2
Tim encourages experimenting and I did.  He also says to stop when you like it.  I never liked it.
It was to have been a combination of a technique from Online Water Color for Carmakers and new products and techniques from Day Two of CC103.  I was going for a night sky.  I think the big mistake was too many colors.  If I'd stuck to purples and blues maybe it would have turned out better.
But I had fun doing this while watching the Olympic Opening Ceremonies.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Let the Fun Begin!

                                                Online Card Class Creative Chemistry 103
I have enjoyed Tim's lessons each day this week.  But there were new products I didn't have to do the homework.  They arrived today!  Keep tuned as I open these bottles and start with Day One.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Golden Anniversary

                                                 Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
In April, 2015 Julia Stanton posted this card.  I am finally getting around  to making it!
5 layers of the flower from Ellen Hutson are Gold Embossed on vellum and fussy cut.  The leaves from Sizzix are die cut in white cardstock, covered with Versa Mark then heat embossed in gold.
The sentiment from Hero Arts is die cut in heavier cardstock.  Gold twine is placed under the top layer of the flower which has Stickles for some bling.  The background is woodgrain cardstock.
The card base is from a set of gold blank cards from Michaels.