Thursday, January 16, 2020

Hero Arts Fans Group Scramble Challenge Jan 2020

Hi everyone,

I am sharing my scramble challenge card, a card I made, photograph and upload to my computer in less than 90 minutes.


CAS(E) this Sketch #355


Ranger Distress Inks (Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Milled Lavender, Seedless Preserve)
Ranger Perfect Pearl
Ranger Jet Black Archival
Versamark Watermark Ink
Clear embossing powder

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Pen Sketched Flower journal/diary page

Hi crafty friends,

Welcome back to my blog.  Last year I decided to try a planner/art journal project.  But I found that with using the smart phone, the planning part of the project wasn't working out.  So this year I would concentrate on the art journal part and add the diary element to it.  

Here's my first layout done using Altenew Pen Sketched Flowers Stamp and Die.

I stamped the flowers on rice paper (also know as mulberry paper), and then watercolored.  The experience is quite different from watercoloring on watercolor paper since the rice paper is quite thin, the water spreads very quickly but not the pigment. 

After it dried, I die cut and then adhere to my journal using Matte Medium.  On my journal page I stamped the leaves using distress ink and spritzed with water, I want to create a softer look for the background.  I also spritzed a tiny bit of  Twinkling H2O watercolor (Mango Mamba) over the page.  Next I stamped sentiments, drew the lines on right hand side (yeah can't write straight without lines, lol), and voila, it's ready to go. 


Altenew Pen Sketched Flowers Stamp and Die Bundle
Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set
Alternew New Me Stamp Set
Range Jet Black Archival Ink
Ranger Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Luminarte Twinkling H2O Shimmering Watercolors

Thanks for visiting.  I wish you a lovely day!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Pen Sketched Flowers 20200107

Hello my crafty friends,

I must say I don't have a habit of using orange and purple as a color combination.  But when I saw Altenew's Jan 2020 Inspiration Challenge photo, even though it takes me out of my comfort zone, I want to try it and this is what I came up with.

I was one of the November 2019 Inspiration Challenge winners, I used my gift card towards the purchase of the Pen Sketched Flowers Stamp & Die Bundle, I've been eyeing this set for a while and now I have them in my stash!!!  So happy!!



Range Jet Black Archival Ink
Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink

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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Stitched Diagonal Backdrop Hello on DCD

Hello my crafy friends,

It's my turn to post on Die Cut Divas today and I have a fun shaker card to share.

My card features some new pattern paper, the Stitched Diagonal Backdrop Die, and the Scripty "Hello My Crafty Friend" Die by Kat Scrappiness, our terrific sponsor for January.

Kat Scrappiness
This is the inside of my card:

Have you got some new crafting goodies?  Come play along with us at Die Cut Divas.


Stitched Diagnoal Backdroup Die by Kat Scrappiness
Scripty "Hello My Crafty Frined" Die by Kat Scrappiness
Ranger Distress Inks (Shabby Shutter, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint)
Little Things from Lucy's Card Apple Ice Sequins
Kaiser Craft Greenhouse Collection Pattern Paper
Green Card Stock
White Card Stock

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

New Year Mandala on Die Cut Divas

Happy New New everybody!

May all your New Year wishes come true and more!!

As usual on the first day of the month a new challenge awaits on Die Cut Divas.  This month's challenge theme: New Things.  And our sponsor is Kat Scrappiness.

Now onto my card.

On a white card front, I lay down Altenew Doily Frame stencil and stenciled with Abandoned Coral.  Next I gold embossed the Mandala die cut, it is so pretty I didn't want to add too much to it, so I just adhered it to the card front, and then added a gold heat embossed sentiment banner.  Voila, a clean and layered card.  

Here's a close look at the banner, it reads: 
"Here Is Wishing You a New Year that Is Abundant 
Not Only With Wealth But Also With Wonderful Memories".

So the New Things in my card is the new ink pad and stamp set (from which the sentiment comes).

Now hop over to Die Cut Divas and check out what my teammies created for you.


Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Enjoy a fabulous day!