Wednesday, October 28, 2015

SDC 219 Scary Confusion

It's Wednesday, so that means a new Designer Challenge at Stampotique.
Arwen is our hostess this week and she wants Scary Confusion. 

Bird Lady has turned into a witch, and I'm sure a Good Witch, for this week. She's replaced her bird in the pocket for a bat and has a fun witches hat instead of her usual knit cap. There's a few spiders milling about and some friendly ghosts have come to join the party as well. 


Friday, October 23, 2015

SDC-218 Blue and Brown

Gez is our hostess this week at SDC218 and she wants us to use Blue and Brown for our creations. One of my favorite color combos!

I started with three different brown Distress Inks, one of which I used thru the woodgrain stencil. Then I used Agatha Flower and stamped her three times so I could cut out the flowers. Each is colored a different color of blue. Then I used Scalloped Lace Border and colored it with different shades of blue highlighted with a bit of yellow. The quote is from Tim Holtz's Chit Chat Stickers, and it's kinda hard to see in the pics, but I lightly colored it with yet another blue! 

Yes! Lots of blues in my stash as it's my favorite color!


Friday, October 16, 2015

12 Tags of 2015-October

It's time once again for Tim's 12 Tags of 2015. As usual, I'm marching to my own drummer!

I kept pretty close to his base layer, using some Halloween paper I already had. Then I chose two different Holiday Found Relatives cards and colored here and there on them using my Distress Markers. I also used some of the words from the Holiday Chit Chat stickers. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

SD217-Birds and Bees

Claudine is our hostess this week for SDC217 and she wanted us to show her birds and bees. Or birds. Or bees.

I recently got this cute Mr. Owl  stamp by Magda and Heart Vine by Roc, so this was the perfect challenge to use them!

I used three different colors of green Distress Paints to color my tag, then stamped the Heart Vine three times. Mr. Owl is colored using new oil pastel crayons. 


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Roc Nicholas Design Team

I am thrilled and excited to announce that I have been chosen to be on the Design Team for Roc Nicholas! I was lucky enough to take a class with Roc a few years ago and have been using her stamps in my art ever since. I follow her on her Roc Nicholas Rubber Stamp Facebook Page  and on  her blog.

I have been participating in her swaps that she hostesses on the Roc Nicholas Rubber Stamp Facebook page (and you should come join us!) When she posted for new Design Team members, I decided to jump in with both feet, following my heart and I was lucky enough to be chosen. 

I will be posing my art on Roc's blog, here on my own blog, and also on my Facebook page starting in November. I'd love it if you followed along in this latest journey of mine.

Here's a couple of the pieces I designed as part of my application.

 A two page spread in my small Dylusions journal This one uses PonytailScalloped Lace BorderColor Her Soul and Flying Heart.
 This is a small wooden house that Donna gave me and I knew it would be perfect for part of my submission. For this one I used the very first Roc stamp I ever bought, Bird Lady (LOVE her!), Scalloped Lace Border, Dog and Stacked Love.

 All stamps are available from Stampotique.

Thank you Roc, for giving me this wonderful opportunity!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Coby is our hostess this week for SDC216 and she wants us to show her a tag on our project. I LOVE working on tags, so this was an easy one for me.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S and it is something that is close to my heart. I've lost quite a few friends to breast cancer and also have a few who are breast cancer survivors. So this tag is for all who have suffered. 

I kept it simple, with three different brown Distress Inks for my background. Then I flicked water on the tag and dried with a towel. If you look closely, you can see some stars stamped here and there on the tag as well.  The stamp is a very old and long discontinued Close To My Heart stamp and the flourish is also a now discontinued Close To My Heart product. 


Friday, October 2, 2015

SDC215-Card for a Child

This week's hostess at SDC215 is Janet and she wants us to create a card for a child.

There is a special young man who will be getting this tag from me. I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks for my base, then used  Black Embossing paste thru the Tim Holtz Halloween stencil. Once that was dry, I used Transparent Embossing Paste thru the Tim Holtz Shattered stencil. I used Roc Nicholas' Scalloped Lace Border and her new Polka Dot Dog stamp and the witches hat is from the new Tim Holtz Crazy Things accessories stamp set to go with his Bird Crazy stamp set. Which goes to prove you don't always have to use a stamp set for what it was designed for!!