Combining fine art rubber stamping, mixed media techniques and paper crafting,these are art forms that I love to share. I like the idea of learning together -- sharing what I learn and learning from what others share.
I love the look of words intertwined with flowers. Rather than use my usual two stamps that incorporate this kind of design, I decided to branch out and combine the two designs onto one card on my own. I stamped the floral image from Magenta with VersaFine in Onyx Black onto smooth white card stock. After heat setting it, The sentiment was then stamped over the floral image with VersaFine Clair in Nocturne (hello) and Morning Mist (a warm). By using the MISTI for the stamping
My grandniece turns 18 tomorrow and we enjoyed a family celebration. Her gift money was enclosed in her birthday card. It's been a while since I've used the Zig Clean Real Color Brush Markers, by Kuretake. They're water-based and very nice to color with. After heat embossing with gold embossing powder, the floral image was colored with the brush markers. The stamped panel was then cut down to fit onto a 6.5" x 5" white rectangular card base. The "18!" was die cut out of the s
I just learned that a young lady we know is celebrating her 14th birthday. She's far more mature than her 14 years; she's a hard worker and member of a champion cheer team. A quickly made birthday card was needed. Altenew stamps and dies to the rescue! For the base card and top layer panel, I used heavy linen card stock in cream. I stamped the image with Distress Ink onto white card stock, and used the same ink and color to watercolor with. Once the images were stamped, I bru
They say never apologize at the start of any article or letter. But I must! My absence has been far too long. However, life takes priority and this ankle and foot thing has been a much longer journey than I ever anticipated or thought possible. I'm very mobile, have finished up working with a physical therapist, and now I'm working on strengthening my ankle even more by spending time in a swimming pool kicking my feet back and forth. I require a walking cane to make steps and
Back after a trip to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho for my husband's mid-year meeting. After driving across eastern Washington and upon my arrival, I find that my husband has a serious cold and is down for the count. I stay in the room and order room service. The next day, after enjoying lunch together, I return to the room and find myself not feeling so good mid-afternoon. So, I didn't make it to the banquet and rode home, back across eastern Washington, as sick as one can be. Upon pu