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