Saturday, July 30, 2016


Does this say "1970s" to anyone else?

This started it's little journey to become art as it was used to accept extra gesso two days ago...

Next, it was used again, this time as a mat to catch excess alcohol ink.

But then things turned around for this little card.

Supplies and notes:

  • Library due-date card base, last stamped in 1994, coated with gesso
  • Alcohol ink was all inadvertantly added to make the background: Butterscotch and Oregano
  • The leaves are extra "seaweed" from THIS PROJECT, though I added a little Oregano alcohol ink to "green" it back up
  • The flowers were made from my MIL's ancient encyclopedia, first inked with DI in Scattered Straw then punched with a Fiskars punch.  Each flower is made of three punched flowers, glued together with Glossy Accents and topped off with Viva Paper Pearls in Anthracite
  • The sentiment was in my stash, already edged with an olive ink.  
  • I added some of my fave olive + metallic yarn, and for the finishing touch, I added golden fine Stickles to the edge.
So... so... so my great aunt Roxie.  Roxella.  Hella.

I'll share this for my fourth entry into a Simon Says Anything Goes on Wednesday... sorry, really want some fun-money!  (Hey, for the record, I work for a school district, and my income is my fun-money... so during summer, my fun-money [i.e. craft supply money] gets pretty skinny...) Would love some Simon Says dough!$$$   And of course I love to share when I can.


  1. Love the inking and colors! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

  2. I think it looks more like an abstract water color design. Love the colors of the AI inks you used and the scraps. The twine on the top just adds to the vintage vibe. Fantabulous! Hugz. ~Niki

  3. Maybe in the colors, does look like a mushroom themed kitchen with a green stove, but in the design no! It's fabulous!

  4. The colors are very 70s like to me too. And I do love the 70s style (to my mom's horror, lol). It's also a bit of autumnish. Artsy and pretty.

  5. Lovely! I adore such a messy style and the colors match so well together! Love it!

  6. Lovely! I adore such a messy style and the colors match so well together! Love it!