Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Sunflowers and ladybugs

It's that time again! Another great challenge from
as always, anything goes

For this challenge we have two great sponsors. Be sure to click on the pictures to visit their sites.

(3 digi images of the winners choice)

(Voucher for the store)

For my project I used Sunflower Bouquet digital stamp from Twinkle Lane Designs.  I was so excited to be able to use this image. It spoke to me right away and I couldn't wait to get coloring!!

For my background panel I used embossing paste and added in watercolor in the color of autumn blaze from Altenew.  This is the darkest color I used on the largest flower. I then put down my stencil and added the paste to my panel.  

I then sprinkled some platinum embossing powder into the paste and heat set it.  This gave some added dimension the the paste and embossed the powder. For a final touch I added some black ink splatters.  

I hope you can see the amazing detail heat setting the embossing paste gives the background.

I am entering this card into these challenges:

Creatalicious Challenges: anything goes w/optional add texture
Crafty Friends Challenge blog: circles (flowers and twine)
Ellibelle's Corner: Summertime


Celebrate Mouse

Hi Everyone! Welcome back for another challenge at

Today's challenge is Christmas in July.

I recently purchased this digi stamp from Digi Doodles Digi Stamps. He's such a cutie!!

I knew I wanted to color him in and it did take two tries as I was heavy handed the first time and kept going outside the lines. 

I wanted to ground him so I added some brown to give him the look of standing on the floor. 
Now it's your turn. Create something Christmasy and upload to the blog.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
The Crafting Challenge: bright colors
Mix It Up Challenge Blog: anything goes w/open technique option
Morgan's Art World: anything goes


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Altered Owl Canvas with Dew drops

Hi everyone!! Welcome to my very first post as a design team member of

I am loving their products and can't wait to share my projects with you every month.  My first project is using the owl canvas, dew drops and acrylic paint to create a cute framed image. 

I started with the plain owl canvas and started adding the acrylic paint one color at a time with lightly blending them together as I went. Once I had the colors the way I liked I took a black sharpie and drew over the original owl shape  so it would stand out better. 

I then started adding the chocolate dew drops with some liquid glue. I like using this type of glue as it really helps the drops adhere well. Once I had the whole owl covered I used the distress stain and sprayed it lightly to create a little bit of brown. 

I then decided he needed something to stand on so he didn't look like he was just floating in space. I had drew the tree branch and then using my foam blender I added the two different distress colors.

This is how he looks with the branch. It totally grounds him and makes it look like an evening sky behind him.


Acrylic Paint (green, orange, yellow and white)
Antique Linen Distress stain
black sharpie

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Hello Lady

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing my first challenge card for a new challenge blog that I am a design team member for.

Today's Challenge is sponsored by 

The challenge theme is ANYTHING GOES

Here is my finished project using Fair Lady-Image-no-88

I colored my image using Altenew Alcohol markers. Once I colored the lady I felt the background was to white so I went back in with the grey's to shade in. 

I wanted to add a little something so decided to cut out some flower dies and attach them to the side under the lady. I like how this breaks up the green and brings a bit of purple to the side. 


Sunday, June 28, 2020


Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge over at

Today's challenge is to create a layout using a slant or angle. 

I decided to do angles for my layout. I first started by using embossing paste and orange cream spray and mixing them together. I then used the paste over a large stencil all over my white cardstock.  I then took the same spray and added some splatter.

I cut the cardstock into two angled pieces and added them to my light peachy heart background paper. 

I love how it adds just a bit of difference to the layout and it's something I haven't done before.

This picture is from our 21st wedding anniversary back in 2015. We went out for a pretty fancy dinner (we never do that) and a little shopping. It was a great night. 

Now it's your turn! Create your layout and share with us over at the blog!!


Saturday, June 27, 2020


Hi everyone!!

I leveled up in my Altenew Educator Program! I'm now a level 2!! I am super excited and am moving onto level 3.  This has been such a fun experience for me and I've learned so much!

I can't wait to share with you my projects from level 3 right here on my blog.  I get to pick five classes that I haven't taken yet and show my work. Such a hard choice!!


Friday, June 26, 2020

Let Your Dreams Bloom...Coloring on Kraft

Hi everyone! Welcome to another great challenge over at

Today's challenge is to color on kraft cardstock.

This is actually my second try for this challenge. I was going to color in a cute image for a birthday card with color pencils, but once it was finished I didn't like the way it looked. I just haven't figured out how to color well with pencils, yet. 

I changed over to a pretty floral image and stamped it in embossing ink and embossed it in gold on the main card panel.

I used my Altenew artist markers to color in the image in two different purples and two different greens. I am loving the way this card looks. I haven't done this technique in a while so I'm glad it's our challenge this week!!

Here's a closer look at the bottom floral and sentiment. I added two different gold washi tapes to the side and then some antique gold sequins to pull everything together!

Now it's your turn! Give this technique a try and share on the blog!