Thursday, April 28, 2016


Corrie is our hostess this week at Stampotique.

She wants to see Masculine art! Here's what she said:

 "I really struggle with cards for men. So this week I would like to see what you make when you need a masculine card."

I started with a Kraft tag and used two of Tim Holtz's stencils, small clockworks and woodgrain. Then I stamped Monster News and colored him using Dyan Reaveley's Spray Inks. I stamped Roc's Monster Arms onto a dictionary page and cut it out. I used one of Tim's #Hashtags quotes for Monster.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Laughing Dogs

Happy 26th of April! It's my day to be the featured Design Team member on Roc's blog.

I've made a postcard featuring two of Roc's new release stamps and one oldie but goodie! First up is Vic. He is inspired by Roc and her hubby's Greyhound rescue dog, also named Vic. Next is Dot Leaf Border. I see many uses for this stamp already! And the oldie but goodie is Scalloped Lace Border. One of my all-time favorites! You can find these and ALL of Roc's stamps at Stampotique.

I started with a piece of Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap on white cardstock and added some Texture Paste through a stencil for some added texture. Then I used Tim's new Distress Crayons and blended well with my fingers. I dampened a paper towel and rubbed some of the color away through a stencil for more visual interest. (Then I ended up covering most of it up!) I stamped Vic three times using different colored Distress Inks. The Dot Lead Border was stamped on Watercolor Paper and I used Ken Oliver's Color Bursts to color them. The Scalloped Lace Border is colored with Dyan Reveley's Ink Sprays. I found a leftover hat on my craft table, so one Vic has a hat to keep the sun off!! I Googled dog quotes, found one I liked and printed it off. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

SDC241-Movie or TV Show Inspired

Kristen is our hostess this week at Stampotique.

She wants to see TV or Movie Inspired creations. Here's what she had to say:

 "This week I want to see what you can create that is inspired by your favorite TV shows or Movie"

One of my all time favorite movies is The Wizard of Oz. So I started my tag with three different colors of Tim Holtz Distress Inks thru Tim's Bricked stencil. Then standing in for Dorothy is Stand Tall with some blue Stickles glittered capris, and Ruby Red slippers...err...sneakers! Dog is standing in for Toto! 


Saturday, April 16, 2016

SDC240-Crack Me Up

It's time again for SDC!

Kathi is our hostess this week and she wants us to Crack Her Up! Here's what she had to say about her challenge: 

 "Create a humorous project that also has a crackle texture" 

I used a LOT of Distress Crackle in my background. So much that my cracks have cracks and it took two days to dry!!

Twinkie has found a new friend in Vic and they are out for a stroll. Roc's Bird Border has been cut apart and the birds are soaring overhead. And Roc's  Dot Leaf Border is the "grass" under Twinkie and Vic's feet...err...paws...err...BOTH!!

Life. It's all perspective!


Monday, April 11, 2016

12 Tags of 2016-April

It's time again for Tim's  monthly tag. This time he is revisiting Faux Mosaic and Paint Resist.

I did not have his new Mosaic kit, so I "faked it" and used what I had! I also did not have his new woodgrain texture paper, so I used my embossing folder and made my own! I think  my tag turned out pretty well for faking my way through it!


Saturday, April 9, 2016


It's time for the Stampotique Challenge!

Arwen is our hostess this week and here's what she had to say about her challenge, 

 "Create a project with only nature items in it, no humans or animals"

Fun!! I started with a tag and some of Tim Holtz's tissue wrap. I added some Texture Paste through a couple of stencils, then used Distress Crayons to color the tag. I got a wonderful order of new stamps this week from Stampotique, so I used Roc's new Corner Sun and Dot Leaf Border. I also used an old stamp set from Close To My Heart since it is Spring and the dandelions are all blowing about! The dandelion and sentiment were both done with black embossing powder. 


Friday, April 1, 2016

SDC-238 What's Old Is New Again

Time again for Stampotique Designers Challenge.

Valerie is our hostess this week and she wants us to make something old new again. Here's what she had to say,

"Re-purpose, re-use, recycle, and alter - words that are music to my ears!  Is there something destined for the trash heap that you can give a new art-filled life?  Or perhaps you're tired of that old wall hanging - can you give it a make-over?  My challenge for you this week is to take something old and make it new again!"

I've had this 3" x 3" block of wood laying around ForEVER! I decided to finally put it to use. My sister had sent me a little giftie and the violets paper was used to wrap it, so I saved it to use in my art. I used Golden Regular Gel to adhere the paper to the wood block, applying it both under and over the paper. Then I grabbed my four favorite Roc Nicholas stamps and used Dylusions Spray Inks to color them. I used Bird Lady, Party Dog, Art Lives Here and Stacked Boxes. I used a quote from Tim Holtz's Small Talk, "Trust Your Crazy Ideas." That's what most of my ideas are and sometimes they turn out to be pretty good! Once everything was dry, I applied some new Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium in Vintage to "age" the stamped images a bit. Then I added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to further age the images and bring out the crackle effect that the Collage Medium gives. 

This little wood block will now become a paper weight! Thanks for this great challenge, Valerie and making me use something that had just been laying around collecting dust!