Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Welcome to Paris Tag

Sharing another tag this week using another Julie Nutting mixed media doll stamp by Prima and a long border stamp by Dylusions. My Phoebe doll stamp was stamped on 140 lb. Strathmore watercolor paper, added color with watercolor crayons and water brush, cut out and then dressed with coordinating dress, shoes and scarf. I put a tiny pearl bead in her hair.
The hearts border stamped image was inked with archival black. Welcome to Paris is a Prima image. Oh so French stamp image was inked and added to the tag by Prima. Use distress inks on tag to give a distress look.
The strings added on this tag were from a piece of fabric that was unraveling in my stash, I cut off some and added to my tag to finish.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Little Princess Card

Only one page from my 8" pad had the quote; There Lived a Beautiful Princess, it was folded in half and used on this card.

Julie Nutting newest image, Betty was inked on watercolor paper, cut out and then color was added to hair, shoes and skin tones. Designer paper stamped dress was applied to doll. Little Prima flowers were added along with a little piece of lace. Bling was added to flowers and her hair.
So simple to make.
Finished size: 4 x 8"

Monday, February 17, 2014


WHO LET THE DOGS OUT? Artists and crafters submitting to RubberStampMadness let them out. Now numerous canines are howling and having a great time inside the magazine's Spring Issue. Also included inside are stories about stamping on acetate, making art quilts, "snail mail" cards, adding glitz to stamp art, embossing on black paper and artwork from the House-Shape Challenge. A call for Collage stamp art and artwork about Ghosts is set. RSM welcomes your submissions. Find details here: http://www.rsmadness.com/submissions.html.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day


Happy Valentine's Day
I just got this sweet little 2014 Julie Nutting stamp in the mail. She was inked on watercolor paper, cut out, and then I used watercolor crayons to color her shoes, hair, hair band, and skin tone. I used my Silhouette Cameo to make the stencil background and paper flowers. Viva Glitter Pen was used on the flowers although it's hard to tell from this photo. A pearl dot was added on Prima flowers and three more along edge of tag. 
I used the stencil with distress inks to add color to my tag. Designer paper from my stash on the dress and bow in her hair. Bling, Viva Glitter Pen and Tim Holtz tissue paper was also used on this tag. The stamp quote is from Great Impressions; G261. White trim added to top of tag. I used one of Ranger's large manila tags, trimmed off 1/2" on length. Finished size 4 1/8" x 8"

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine Journal Page

I've created this journal page for my Tuesday blog post on Crafting with OWSE. You can see my tutorial here: http://craftingwithowse.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-special-for-friend.html

Stamps by Julie Nutting and Dyan Reaveley
Distress ink, Archival ink
Viva Glitter Pen
Flourish from Prima
Flowers and heart stencil by Cameo
Journal made using 140 lb watercolor paper and my Bind it All

Monday, February 10, 2014


These are stamps you either like it or don't. But I think she is just too cute! I love creating the background with her stamps and sprays. 
Chicken on left was inked over newsprint cut out and added to tag. 

All stamps by Dyan Reaveley.  Watercolor crayons were use with my water brush on the inked and stamped image in foreground, cut out and applied to my tag.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Steampunk ATC

This is one of the ATC I made for the mini envelope book I shared on February 5, 2014 
Here is the link to book. 
I used Graphic 45 and VLVS steampunk stamp on this ATC. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Steampunk Book with Graphic 45

Cover page

Sharing a mini-book I made with the following supplies from my stash. 

These pages were made using Tim Holtz envelope and steampunk dies. Inside each envelope is an ATC with more Graphic 45 and steampunk images. 
Graphic 45 papers was used with VLVS stamped images. 
Each envelope was painted with my Gelli Printing plate, stencil and acrylic paint.  

Bind it All tool was used to make the envelopes into a book.

This is a good project if you are snowed in.
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We had over 4 inches of snow yesterday, a little more snow today. The temp was down to 7 and -8 wind chill this morning. We are having a high of 17 today February 5, 2014. Calling for more bad weather Thursday. This weather is causing pain with my Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Love is...

I made this cute little tag for my sister. I hope she likes it.
I had a lot of fun making it with the bright colors of distress inks.

The butterfly background was made with a stencil from my Cameo and two distress inks on manila #8 tag. The butterfly image in black was also made by my Cameo. Stamped image was inked with StanOn black ink pad.