Tuesday, October 29, 2013

More then one fold!

So...I feel a little guilty..like I took an easy way out! Whoa!  New challenge at the Stampotique challenge blog is to make a card with more then one fold.  Here is mine:

And....the inside reads....
Quote= computer generated from Pinterest...love it..
Image= Artichoke Monster  = Stampotique
Image= Dandelion duo  (in the background)
Stencil= Julie Balzer clouds
Inks= Dylusions and Acrylics- black and white Signo gel pen doodling
Join us at the Stampotique blog and get in to win that $30.00 gift to the store!  Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Finally! A post...

Updating my blog these days has been challenging to say the least!  But here is for trying to get back in the swing of things....
This past Weds, the lovely "France " has challenged us to use fabric or lace on our creation...
I thought it fitting to use one of her images "birdy" on my card.  My background is some dylusions ink I spread on with the straw part of the sprayer and on top that is scrap of dp and inky paper.  I found the bit of lace in my scraps drawer to use so I sewed it on.
Below is from my practice journal...
 I just took a really fun class learning how to do a little figure drawing...what fun!  I stenciled up my page with acrylics and sketched my figure with a pencil on top.  Used my Prisma marker in black then to fill in the figure. 
The sentiment is a sticker and I did some writing and doodling with a white uniball signo pen...reminds me a little of Dina Wakley...  LOVE this and hope to be doing more.
Thanks for looking! 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

 Getting our "spook" on at the Stampotique challenge blog!  Check it out= DT member Carol is hosting a new challenge and this is what she has to say...

 "I particularly choose the month of October to host the challenge as I love Halloween. it was the quirky off beat stamps of Daniel Torrent that first drew me to Stampotique all those years ago, as it then seemed to me that I could make Halloween themed items all year with his gothic style stamps and no one would realise that was what I was doing. I think I may have broken the record on my make for the challenge with the most rubber stamps used on one item, but it was hard as there were just so many to choose from. Hope you all enjoy the challenge and get your spook on for the whole month. carol x"

Below is my little addition for the challenge...
I used this cute little image from Daniel Torrente called "cheers" just in time for Halloweeen.  I scrapped a little gesson on my card front and stenciled with some acrylic paints.  Sentiment is computer generated.
ON another note, I have been having some blogging issues..hope they are over now! 
Fall is my favorite season...from August thru the end of the year....I am doing a happy dance!  I am sharing a little video below..hope this works.  My dd brings her puppy over to play in the leaves with my Pug.  My son is the referee  lol  tfl!
video

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

New challenge and I have a winner of my Halloween giv-a-way :)

Corrie! at "made by chook" blog spot has won my Halloween package giv-a-way that I posted here (via Tee's blog The Crafty paper). 
Send me your address Corrie so I can send you off a little package of goodies!
Next up is the new challenge at the Stampotique dt challenge blog..  and the sweet "Sam Read"  is hosting....

 "I love making ATC's the 2.5 x 3.5 inch size is perfect for any media you wish to use and you can squeeze in lots of details and layers in a small space or keep it quite plain and simple. ATC's can be dramatic or just plain fun so I can't wait to see yours!"

Sam xx
LOVE making ATCS' !  Jump on the challenge...easy and FUN!  Here is mine:
I used "taxi/beep "  and  "two nuages"  (clouds) .  My background is on mixed media paper that has been scribble-inked and sponged with some acrylics.  I also used "design cube" on the side in mustard yellow for some texture.  Sentiment was from a sticker sheet.  Thanks for Looking!