Friday, March 23, 2018

I'm an Inkspiational Guestie!

How fun!  I was invited to join the current challenge at Inkspirational after I evidently "inkspired" them during the GIFT challenge in December.

The current challenge theme is Mythical, and here is the project I'm sharing:

I had actually made a few different projects for this challenge, but after I saw the image below via BBC News, I was like, "Oh, now that's what I'm going for!":
Source: BBC News, photo by Patrik Stollarz/AFP 
  • Unicorn gal drawn with a Micron pen
  • Parts of a Dyan Reaveley star stamp used for the background using Distress embossing ink and Stamp-n-stuff EP in Winter Wonderland (white with silver sparkles)
  • Image watercolored using various DIs
  • Finetec metallic watercolor pan set used to accent the horn and add some detail to the girl's makeup
  • Colorbok stars from a set my mom sent me a few years ago-- they are so mirrored that of course it is hard to get a good image!
  • The white mat in the background is a piece of Strathmore watercolor paper with the birthday sentiment brushed using a Jane Davenport waterbrush in multiple DOxs.
  • Recollections purple cardstock as the rear-most layer
Hope you like this project, and look forward to seeing everyone else's mythical projects at Inkspirational!

Magical new year...

Made this for one of my daughter's teammates: the bright sunshine... the bright sunshine...

  • Background made over a month ago with a Dylusions star stamp inked with Distress embossing ink and embossed with Stamp-n-stuff in Winter Wonderland (white with silver sparkles)
  • Background then inked using Poppin' Pink Magicals by Lindy's Stamp Gang
  • Gold feathers from a diecut pack by Basic Grey from 2013
  • Flower made using Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals dies with Canson Mix Media paper and inked using various DOx
  • The center of the flower has Recollections micro beads in clear (which have an iridescent shine)
  • Purple fiber from Andrea at Snapping Monsters, thanks!
  • Gold thread from my stash
  • Tim Holtz's Chitchat stickers

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Wonderful day

Recently bought this awesome layering bird stamp at Tuesday Morning for CHEAP... and it's one of the coolest things ever!  Magic!  It's operates in the same way that color TV used to work... you know when you looked at your screen up close and it was just cyan, magenta, yellow, and black dots???

  • Layering stamp by We R Memory Makers
  • Four inks used: ColorBox in Blossom, Ranger Jet Black, Wendy Vecchi in Buttercup and Forget-Me-Not
  • Quote written with Distress Black Soot and water
Love this... can't wait to play with different colors for the bird.

I'd like to share this at the following challenges:

Floral watercolor with DOx

I had excess DOx on my mat from THIS project, so I used it to make this:

  • DOx in Lucky Clover and Candied Apple
  • Sentiment written with Distress Crayon in Black Soot plus water
  • Viva Paper Pearls in Anthracite
I'll share this at the following challenges:

Rose-heart hand-carved stamp

I carved this stamp last weekend.  Hope you like it!


  • Stamp carved using Stampin' Up! tools and Speedball red rubber
  • Stamp inked with Ranger Archival in Jet Black on Strathmore watercolor paper
  • Stamp and sentiment colored with DOx in Lucky Clover and Candied Apple 
  • Viva Paper Pearls in Anthracite added around heart
  • Recollections charcoal paper used in the background.  I chose a charcoal instead of black because of the faded look of the stamp on the watercolor paper.  I think I need to look into getting a stamping platform... I've just never thought I was much of a stamper... but now I've had a few projects that caused me to think about it.
I'll share this at the following two challenges:

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Needa Maragarita...

Love the way this turned out.  I only have a margarita about once every three years, but I think I'm about due...


  • All-time favorite Hero Arts stamp is this gal I've named Kelly Jo after a friend of mine
  • The lettering and her dress "painted" using DOx in Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, and Peeled Paint
  • Hero Arts stencil used on background with Peacock Feathers DI
  • Lime green cardstock by Recollections
  • Kelly Jo's hair and skin colored with Rexel Derwent watercolor pencils and brushed in
That's it! 

I'd like to share this with the current  Hero Arts challenge:

Easter cards with magical background...

... or should I say "Magicals" bbackground...

  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals in Tiffany Lou Blue and Poppin' Pink
  • Wooden egg sticker from Target last spring
  • Gold word stickers from the dollar store last spring
  • Fabulous fiber from Andrea Ockey-Parr at Snapping Monsters... thanks!
That's all. 

I'd like to share these at the Simon Says Wednesday: Easter Inspiration.