Saturday, January 19, 2019

More alcohol ink pieces

In the forest
alcohol on yupo
I loved how this came out! I was experimenting with lifting off the alcohol ink using stamps and a new product called "Lift Off" by the infamous Tim Holtz. I can't wait to see what magic he shows at Creativations this week!  Anyway...this has an earthy quality. I love the brown and blue mix and the resulting greens that showed up. Its an uncontrollable medium for the most part. 

I think this will make a lovely card front. 
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Alcohol Inks and Yupo- a match made in heaven!

Ink on Yupo

I love alcohol inks. They are so unpredictable and that just adds to the fun! This is my latest creation on Yupo paper using alcohol inks. I also used a liquid adhesive around the red for texture and so the foil would stick to it. When the ink was tacky, I rubbed Decofoil on top to get the shiny turquoise shimmer. Love that! I love the red and turquoise combo.

When it was all dry, I stamped the butterfly on top using Ranger archival inks. The stamp is an OLD Stampin' Up stamp that is no longer sold. 

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Putz house fun

I love making these little beauties. This one is sold. I usually sell a few at this time of year. The roof is glittered as is the snow. Not over the top though. Inside is a battery tea light that casts a lovely glow at night. I have a village of these, each one being different.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Foiling is addictive...

I wish you could see how lovey and shiny this background and the "Merry Christmas" is. I used Deco red foil on laser printed card stock I designed in Adobe Photoshop. I have a very inexpensive laminating machine and it worked perfectly.  Ink jet prints do not work. So I printed it out on my ink jet and took that to my local UPS and for a whopping 35 cents I was able to get my design printed onto thick card stock. The flower I made awhile back. It all came together easily and I like the result.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Creativity takes Courage

I spent the day crafting with a friend yesterday and she gifted me several rubber stamps she no longer wanted. I will never say no to

Last night I used two of the stamps in this spread in my art journal. First I used Distress Oxide inks for the background, then used embossing powders to make it all grungy. The butterfly is just from my stash and I mounted it on to paper covered chipboard. 

I am pleased with the result.
Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 26, 2018


I finally had a total hip replacement, so I have not been able to do any crafting this past month. Just getting to the point where ideas are filtering in. In the meantime, I made this card just prior to my surgery.

I made the poinsettia from my Cricut. I think my Cricut has already paid for itself in the dies I have NOT purchased. Instead I make cut files on Cricut and cut away. I also cut out the green background piece. 

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Purple for Christmas

I have a friend that loves the color purple. I made this Christmas card for her. I painted cardstock with Jaquard halo purple gold paint. Then I embossed it. Then I used an old Stampin' Up die set (retired) for the ornaments. I layered dark purple, gold and the paper I made. The angles are from Anna Griffin Christmas Angels.  I am not a huge fan of purple, but I do love how this card turned out.

Happy Crafting!