Sunday, May 20, 2018


For the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to use a stencil, I used a bubbles stencil with Moonstone Nuvo glitter paste.
The Technique Junkies Mermaid Tapestry stamp was stamped in three Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks and mounted to a piece of watercolor paper that was done with Brushos color crystals. Dry embossed with small circles folder before adding stencil/paste layer, a row of pearls and baker's twine and silver cording.

This set of cards is for The Paper Players Challenge with the theme of Blooms, clean and simple. 
The second set of cards uses the same stamps in different color combinations. I always bring along a little container of either markers or pencils and some stamped images when I travel to help pass the flight time.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

DD cards December 2017

I am now able to publicly post my Splitcoast Stampers Dirty Dozen projects from December. All are Christmas related featuring supplies from various stamp companies.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Bonjour from Giverny

I don't usually post non-card photos but I thought a little Claude Monet would be a perfect inspiration. There is so much beautiful artwork here in France, home of my favorite Impressionists (and featuring another favorite of mine, Van Gogh). I don't know whether to be inspired or intimidated by all of this, but I'm going to go with inspired and just keep creating things that make me happy every day. 
Tomorrow - The Louvre!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Easy Party Pandas

A super simple birthday card using Stampin' Up!'s Party Pandas, stamped on Whisper White and accented with pinks. The second card shows a simpler CAS version, for the top I embossed it with a happy birthday embossing folder and added some balloons thinlits dies from SU. I found these in the Clearance Rack so they may be retired.

Friday, May 4, 2018

May the Fourth Be With You

Happy Star Wars Day!
Images are by Kindred Stamps, Washington. Background is watercolor paper with brushos color crystals of black, purple, and ultramarine. Added a couple of spritzes of Nuvo blue glitter spray, dots are gold Smooch accent paint and white gel pen dots.

Some new Nuvo goodies! I have developed a serious addiction to the whole line of Nuvo products, they are so awesome for so many different backgrounds and techniques. The jars of the embellishment mousses are my favorite, these are four of their new colors- French Rose, Toasted Almond, Coastal Surf, and Custard Cream. Yum. An easy way to use these is just to rub it on white card stock and then proceed with your card. If stamping use a non-smear ink like Memento Tuxedo Black and the lightly heat set with your heat gun. What a shimmer! Try out one to see if you like it, they last a long time. If I had to pick just one it would be Mother of Pearl.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Mermaid Tapestry

Embossed the Technique Junkies "Mermaid Tapestry" with retired SU Vintage Verdigris. Colored with Arteza watercolor brush pens, edged with Nuvo Iced Americano glitter pen, covered whole front with Wink Of Stella glitter pen for extra sparkle. 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Background Check

Making The Most Of It- Backgrounds.

Working on a supply of background techniques so putting a card together should be a quick thing. I'll be ready!
The first card uses Brushos color crystals in Scarlet and then was sprayed with Nuvo Flamingo glitter spray. Stamped Stampin' Up!'s En Francais atop this in Going Gray and then Chere Amie (the French version of My Friend) in Versamark and black powder. Main image is "Paris Dreams" by Technique Junkies. Nuvo platinum embellishment mousse and Tim Holtz stencil angled on side.
The second one is my absolute favorite, using many different colors of Brushos crystals and more mousse with a doily stencil. I don't think I will be able to cover this one up, maybe just a small sentiment?

The third uses silver and gold Nuvo glitter spray on Whisper White. Ran through Big Shot with SU folder and then colored these with Nuvo glitter pens of Silver and Iced Americano. Very shimmery!

The last picture is an array of various backgrounds in different techniques.