Wednesday, July 30, 2014

London Calling................

It's time for the July, Artistic Outpost blog hop! This month, I'm travelling over "the pond" to jolly ol' London.........going to see things I've only dreamed about, chase the pigeons and ride the Underground. May have to rent me a scooter, cuz my legs aren't strong enuf yet to handle all that walking, but I'm gona' give it a try. See you there! Cheerio! (Oh yes, Queenie and I are having lunch! lol)

I have used images from the London Underground and London Elements plates in my collage.  You will love that all stamps are cling mounted stamps!  I'm entering my card in the following challenge - Our Daily Bread Designs - ODBDSLC210 Stencils or Sponging.

Please stop by our Design Team gals, and see what they have made for you this month.
Tracy  * Terry * Alison * Kate * Linda * Gerrie (you are here) * Lisa

Right now, Artistic Outpost has a great sale going on!  Through Saturday, August 2, 2014 11:00PM EDT, you can save 20% on the stamp plates found in the Flowers and Gardening section on the Artistic Outpost website.  More details can be found here. (Sorry, no rain checks, offer is for our retail customers only.)  AO's parent company,Our Daily Bread Designs and sister company, North Coast Creations are also having a sale this week! 


Friday, July 25, 2014

It's a First..............

It's my FIRST post, yes my first art.......since surgery........I hope this means I am back!! Thanks to everyone for all your cards and well wishes, they all mean the world to me!

 It's Christmas in July on both the Stampotique Designers Challenge and the Bloggers Challenge this week, so it's a great place to start. I choose to color parts of this using Staedler pencils and markers.  I entered this in the Staedtler summer prize giveaway,  I used a Gelli print background out of my stash and then sprayed thru a snowflake stencil for the background. Added the hearts, sparkle and bling. The chubby little bird is colored in and I even drew a little hat for him,  (that is an amazing feat as I can't draw!)     I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

I hope to see you again soon, hugs....


Friday, July 4, 2014

For the 4th of July

Wishing you all a fun and safe Holiday.

I'm using the Hero Stamp set from Artistic Outpost......Both the Hero and She-roe sets are absolute favorites, they are amazing!  I stamped in Memories Blackberry Ink, which adds to the vintage look of the card, smudging a little Distress Old Paper ink, here and there. Playing in Lisa's Bloggers Challenge -  Red, White and Blue!   

I am at home, recovering from knee replacement.....I've been MIA for a bit, but I hope to be back again soon.  My love to all...........

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Going Fishin'

My Father's Day box card made with the Explore...............

Friday, June 13, 2014

My First Box Card!

Trending big time are these adorable box cards, and I bit the bullet. I won't tell you how many years this took me to put together, but you can imagine! This week at Lisa's Blogger Challenge it's FLOWERS, so I just had to do this, there..... it's Lisa's fault!!

I used an SVG cuts file in my Cricut Explore to make the box. I am still very uncomfortable using the machine, but I hope to get better as time goes on. The hardest part of this for me was to choose the papers! I am not very good at that....I have hoards of patterned paper, but don't feel comfortable using it. (When I started stamping and card making, we didn't have paper like that, so I never "learned" how! I really have to force myself to use it.) I really should stop buying it, but you know how that goes, lol.  I've already started laying out my next box card, hoping that it will be easier.

Thanks for stopping by, hugz.........


Friday, June 6, 2014

Artsy Fartsy for a Masculine Challenge

Today, over at Lisa's Blogger Challenge, it's a call for masculine cards. It's been like forever since I used this stamp, and I thought it made a great "man" card.

 It's also been forever since I saw Stampers Anonymous Ted doing this tech at a show. It's a very fun, relaxing tech, no rules!, I like that kind of thing!! I used distress inks and Sharpies.  My photo doesn't show the pop ups on numbers 3, 5 and 2........but I popped them high, and it really does add to the card.

Enjoy your weekend everyone, hugs..........


Monday, June 2, 2014

Meow Meow Meow Meow

The current Stampotique Challenge SDC 149 is turquoise, pink and polka dots!

This was a fun challenge.........I used distress pink and turquoise on water color paper, then sprayed with Goosebumps, leaving me some nice texture. The kitty's were stamped in black and then colored using alcohol pens. The dots were done using a stencil and embossing paste, then colored with markers. The tunes are washi tape.