Friday, February 27, 2015

Postcard from Paris

Today at Lisa's Blogger Challenge the theme is Travel. I played around with a couple of techniques and came up with this postcard. I still have to determine in my mind if I could ever do something like this again! lol It's kind'a wild...even for me.

The best part was that I played and just let it flo!  hugz....


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February Artistic Outpost Design Team Hop - All About Books

Our Artistic Outpost  Design Team Hop this month is Books. I read a lot when I was young, as I look back it was always fiction...wonder why that was? I had the entire collection of the Bobbsey Twins, among others, but that by far was my favorite. To this day I still read mysteries. I do remember reading one book in particular that really drew me in, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. My brother  is almost 4 years younger than I, so I shared with him the times and the travels. We would sit for hours dreaming about floating away on a raft somewhere....having our own adventures and fun. Making this card today took me back to those times.

Huck was stamped on a piece from the stash drawer, and I bleached out his skin.  This was attached to a book page.  The background has been stamped with several word stamps from the same set.  If you are not familiar with our Storybook stamps, this would be the time to check them out.  They are a fabulous array of childhood memories.

Be sure to visit the rest of the AODT to see what book they choose to share with you today.
Terry * Shari * Tracy * Gerrie * Kate * Lisa


Friday, February 20, 2015

I Turn It On!

Short and sweet today..........Lisa has a "metal" challenge up at Blogger Challenge this week. Very timely indeed, as we just did some rearranging in dear hubby's office and he did some repainting a wall this week. I thought this embossing folder was perfect for the character of the room, as well as the dark mustard color of the metal.

The metal was embossed, filled in backside with some spackle and glued to the wall plate.  Then I sanded it and sprayed it with a clear sealer.  DH was pleased, me too!

Warm hugs everyone, even have the heat on here in the deep south of Florida.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mardi Gras 2015

Today I'm in New Orleans! Don't believe everything you see on TV today, no snow where I'm sittin', just watching the Parade go by. I partied way too much last I really have to take it easy today.

This piece is water colored with distress reinkers and a water brush.

Monday, February 16, 2015

I HAD A VERY BUSY WEEK..............

NINA here today with a post for Kristen's challenge Love and Hearts at Stampotique Designers Challenge, SDC 182. I had so many dates last week, I didn't get to post this, so I am now recovering from it all and have time today!!

So now you see why I am exhausted...........hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, and        sigh................................................................

Hoping I put a big smile on your face!  The background was stamped on a piece done with the good ol' shaving cream tech!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Lovin' The Carrot Man

This week the Stampotique Challege #SDC 181 is to Use Citrus Colors. Isn't Carrot a cutie! He is colored using the pencil over marker technique. Either I was thinking strawberries, watermelon and cherries are citrus, or..........this is more better,'s Blood Orange red!!! Whatever it is, I had fun making it, and hope you like my little ATC.

I thought my background came out interesting.  I used 2 colors of green distress
inks, threw on some water drops and rolled it around making a pattern of sorts.  Then I stamped with yellow paint and clear embossed that to make a somewhat textured bg.  I used a white pen to follow the drip lines and spots.  The hearts and Carrot are mounted on pop ups.  He sends you serious hugs today.


Friday, February 6, 2015

Envelope Art

There's a first for everything, this is my first envelope art.  As nervous as I was about figuring it all out, I was genuinely surprised how easy it all came together.

 At the Roc Nicholas Facebook group, we are having an envelope swap.  You send one, you get one in return.  Sounds like fun to me.  Roc Nicholas'
 designs stamps for Stampotique of course, you need to use her stamps in the design.  And yes............this is exactly how it's going into the mail, only with the address of course!  (I really don't want to let it go tho...)  I did link you direct to Roc's stamp page.

Guess what.............this week at Lisa's Blogger Challenge it's ENVELOPE ART!  Didn't that work out great for me, thanks Lisa!xx

I'm sure you can tell how much fun I had making this envie art!  You really have to see where the left hand side of the envelope images came from, cuz I think it turned out so perfect!

The colors aren't exactly correct, I think it's even brighter irl!, and the pinks turned red.

No stress, all FUN!, and I love stamping this way!