Monday, September 17, 2018

Envelope Art

At the About Oriental Stamp Art Yahoo group, we had a mingle for 'envelope art'. This is what I came up with:

  This is the card I made: 

And, this is the envelope:

 Isn;t that Panda cute and playful?  This card has not been delivered yet- hope the Post Office can handle this envelope art : ) 

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown- One Layer

Thuesday Throwdown challenge for this week is One Layer. Well, there's a hard challenge- just layer.....   Oh what fun!  I am a day late, but had to post my card......  I used a digital image Paw Prints from our Sponsor Sparkle and Sprinkle.

 I placed a stencil over the cardstock. I added inks-Distress Ink- Barn Door, SU Groovy Guava, Distress Inks Bundled Sage and Broken China. 
 The image is colored using Arteza real brushpens.
  I added a strip of double sided sticky tape, and burnished Sparkle and Sprinkle Surf glitter over it for a finishing touch.  I love their glitters and have quite a few of them! 

And, here is the sentiment from the digi set that I added to the inside:

 This is my 'Grand-dog' Sir Theo.  I could picture him when I saw this digi, so had to create using it!!!

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Friday, September 7, 2018

COF- Strength of Heart

September 2018 ~ Hostess: Susan P
scripture: PSALM 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
challenge: Make a card or other item that illustrates that God is the strength of your heart.

  I look to nature and am always amazed at the wonders of God!  The flowers, the trees, the animals and butterflies. We have been bringing in Monarch caterpillars from the garden, and watching them grow and turn into butterflies.  It is amazing to see this green/black/yellow and white caterpillar turn into this majestic butterfly! 
  From a small butterfly to the hear of a man, God is there in everything, if we are open to it and allow it to touch our hearts. 

 The image from Bugaboo is colored with Copics, and trimmed with a Memory Box stitched die. The DP is Jellybean....from the stash, not sure how old but I have had it a while. The sentiment is Create with TLC.
Bugaboo Sketch Challenge

You can see whet the rest of the ladies in the COF group did with the challenge HERE at Splitcoaststampers.

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Monday, September 3, 2018

Napkin ATC's

My meet up ATC group challenged us to make napkin ATC's.  One of my favorites, I have a drawer full of napkins to use on ATC 's and cards : )

 I used Xyron for adhesive, laid a quarter of the napkin on the first, and the second as well- the 2nd was used to fussy cut the flowers, which were added on the top for dimension. 

 I love these 2 ATC's. The Lt looks like real stitching, the Rt- a Farmers Market theme.

  Birds and a nest w/eggs.

 I love birds, another napkin with birds and flowers.

 Oh, I love flowers so much- more layered images!

 Hocus Pocus is a Fall TH stamp.

 This is a napkin cut into small squares- The side with the spider, the side with the flourish, the raven all separate squares. I added Washi and a small piece of cording with knots tied into it.

Here are the ATC's I received:

 I love to see the variety of fun ATC's others create!

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Friday, August 31, 2018

ATC's and ATC Coin card

I joined an ATC group at Unity, we exchange 2 ATC's with the group each month. It's a great way to use the stamps from my 'collection' : )

I stamped and embossed this image on water color paper. I used Turquoise and a poppy colored paint. See what I did with the 'left over ATC's below : )

 I had fun with Distress inks and Distress Oxide inks as well. I just love this image- and her beautiful head of hair : )

The ATC's I mailed out : )

 I took the left over ATC;s and die cut ATC coins for an About Oriental Stamp Art (Yahoo group) mingle to use ATC coins on a card. The background was too plain, so used Versamark to watermark the background. The Kanji is a retired SU set.

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!  I have a brother in from out of town- it will be fun!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown-Splatter it

Happy Tuesday!  It is time for Tuesday Throwdown for Team B, and we are using supplies to add splatter to our cards.

 I started off with Fired Brick Distress Oxide inks- applied to non-stick mat and spritzed with water.  Next, I dragged the white cardstock through the wet ink.  I dried the cardstock/ink.  I repeated this again to get a tiny bit darker color in the background.  I added drips of water for splatter on the background.
  I added more splatter- I took Black Soot Distress Ink and spritzed it with water, then added splatter onto the card with a paintbrush. I also added white 'faux' splatter with a white Signo paint pen.

  The image used is Kiwi Koala from Sweet N Sassy Stamps- our Sponsor for this challenge. You can get the image pre-colored, but I love to color, so used Copics to color the image. I used older Spellbinder dies to cut out the image and the backing DP by Jillibean Soup.
  The sentiment is stamped in black, and I used SU punches to punch it out.  Cardstock is SU.

We'd love to have you join us for the challenge!  And, you may like to check out the other DT samples of splatter on cards as well. You can find the challenge and DT cards Here!

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Thursday, August 23, 2018


The AOSA ( About Oriental Stamp Art ) has a 'quickie' challenge to make an impossible card. I do not think this style of card is so impossible- kind of addicting!!!  

 I used Washi paper over Wasabi Green cardstock (SU). The main image is Magenta. I stamped the image and lightly watercolored it, trying to mimic the colors of the flowers in the Washi paper. The sentiment and the bamboo are from a set I bought from Clear Dollar Stamps many years ago. I just love the way this card looks IRL.  

Another view :  )

Have a fabulous day!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Dueling Darlings- let's Clink : )

It's that time of the month again- no pain or suffering- its Dueling Darlings time : )   Terry L (Dazzlers and my group) and Tami of the Diva's came up with a fun wine theme this month.

The image was colored with Copics. I used a Memory Box stitched rectangle die to cut it out. I colored the flowers with Copics as well. I added Washi tape as one of the strips, the other -I trimmed a chevron DP that was in the kit.

I followed along with the SCS sketch for this week- waited to create until it was posted : )

The kit Terry sent included:
Images and sentiments: Art Impressions "Wine Divas" and additional sentiments from MFT "Uncorked".
DP- Paper Studio
Flowers-white brides from Michaels wedding section
and a few others that did not end up on my card- ribbon "Celebrate It", twine from stash, green gems Paper Studio, Green "Got Flowers"

Be sure to hop along and see what the other Dazzlers- my team, and the Diva's have made!

Divas and Dazzlers links : )
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  Judy ,   Heather  , Kelly  LJ  Tami
SCS Galleries:  Suzy  , Terry S 

Blogs: Darlene  ,  Donna Jeanette  , Shelly- you are here, Terry L  , Tracie

SCS Galleries:   Paola , Terry A , Debbie B

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown- Sketch

For the Tuesday Throwdown challenge this week, we are creating using a sketch.

 I created a card using the image Rosie with a Flower from our sponsor, Fred She Said.

 The image is colored with Copic markers. I texturized the fur with a hand towel and Copic colorless blender. If you prefer, the image also comes pre-colored. I added dots to surrounding the pup with BG00 and BG02 Copic markers. The DP I used is Gina K and the Turquoise cardstock is SU.

We'd love to have you join us for the challenge!  And, you may like to check out the other DT samples of the Sketch cards as well. You can find the challenge and DT cards Here!

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

DTGD 2018

I dove into the DTGD challenges- just to try a few of them.  It is fun to do the challenges and see what you can come up with.....  I focused alot on Christmas cards too : )

This was such a quick card to put together!  10 minutes max!  That may be a record for me : )  The image is Unity. 

This image is by PSX. It is gold embossed, then colored with Alcohol ink. .

 I tried applying the Alcohol inks in a different way.

And, this fun cutie is an image from a kit I rec's doing Christmas Crazy at SCS. I used Ditress inks on the sky, and colored using chalks on the rest. 

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