Thursday, March 17, 2016

Crazy for Colour!

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all are having a terrific week!   I am here with an entry in the Anything But Cute challenge for March.  DT member Branka is this month's hostess, and her challenge is:

To celebrate the springtime, we would like you to create a mixed media project using vibrant colours! It can be a tag, a card, an art journal page or anything else! Just be sure it's vibrant! It's time to go 'crazy' with colours!

I was quite excited by this challenge!  It was just the push I needed to start a big floral project.  After digging through my baskets of vintage "alterables", and rediscovering a set of rusty tin pot lids, I knew just what to make!

I made a variety of roses from copy paper, cut with my Silver Bullet Cutter and colored with Distress Stains.  Some Distress stained cheesecloth, Archival inked text and floral beads finish off my project.  

In addition to the text stamped directly on the lid, I stamped the leaves with a different text stamp and Distress Ink.

I always edge my flowers with Distress Ink to age them.  For these, I chose Tea Dye DI, so as not to detract too much from the bright colors. 

Thanks for stopping by today to see my "Crazy for Colour" project.  I hope you are starting to see signs of spring where ever you are!


I think I have found the perfect "photo booth"  Its a shelf on my tiny front porch.  As long as I can get out there at noontime on sunny days, I won't need to Photoshop at all!

Sunday, March 13, 2016


Hi Everyone,

It was a busy and somewhat stressful week here, and although I made a card for this week's Merry Monday Christmas Challenge I missed the posting deadline.  No worries, though! I'm going to post it here anyway.

The theme was buttons, which seemed much easier for me to work with than last week's "tropical" theme.  I used my collection of vintage shirt buttons, a variety of paper layers, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, a Tim Holtz embossing folder and "Joy" cut with my Silver Bullet digital die cutter. 

Here's the inside, with matching layers and a Hero Arts sentiment stamped in Archival Ink. 

My goal for next week is to make a card, AND get it posted on time! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, March 4, 2016


... Christmas!   I have to admit that I had a bit of a tough time getting my head around the latest theme at Merry Monday. Being a born and bred New England girl, I'm highly partial to classic Christmas scenes in my seasonal cards.  So it took me a couple of days to figure out how to tackle this challenge.

Here's what I came up with:

Using an SVG cut file from My Scrap Chick, I cut all of the pieces with my Silver Bullet Digital cutter.  I used its print and cut capabilities to add the Santa and sleigh to the moon.  I highlighted each of the pieces with Distress Inks, and added an extra layer of waves to the background using the off cut as a stencil.  I popped up some of the palm tree pieces with foam dots.  To give the moon some dimension, I shaped it with my largest round stylus, and popped it with more foam squares. 

I have to say that I really enjoyed stepping out of my "Christmas comfort zone"  for this challenge! 

I wish everyone a fabulous weekend!