Thursday, May 9, 2019

Celebrating the Women in our Lives!

Hello Friends -

Today I wanted to share my creations for the current challenge over at Just For Fun stamps!
and here's what I made...

Other Supplies: Imagine - VersaMark Clair; Nuance Pigment Powders; Cardstock; Ribbon; Faux Pearls

Other Supplies: Imagine - VerasFine Clair; Swiss Dot Embossing Folder; Club Scrap Cardstock; Faux Pearls; Ribbon

Monday, May 6, 2019

My Own Kind of Hologram...

This month over at Imagine the Color of the Month is Hologram!

I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to experiment a little so I did just that and this is what I came up with....

You can check out the complete tutorial here:

Friday, May 3, 2019

A Peaceful Bit of Spring

Here in the middle of the country we are waiting not so patiently on Spring.  It's still rainy and cold and in some places still snowing. I decided to make my own using stamps from Rubber Stamp Tapestry and Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers on Bristol Paper.

Let me begin by saying that Bristol Paper (or something similar) is a must...I've tried these markers on regular cardstock (of all brands) with no luck as far as the watercolor look goes. The inks just sink in and dries almost immediately without any chance to wet it and move it around like you can on the Bristol paper. Avoid the frustrations and just start out with the Bristol ;)

I used the tree stump from the Woodland Harvest set which I stamped using VersaFine Clair Pinecone ink. I then began stamping various bits of foliage and flowers by applying the color directly to the stamps from the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

After I had a nice group of flowers I used a waterbrush to wet and move the ink around creating the watercolor effect. From here you can get creative. I went back and stamped more bits of foliage, more flowers and even a few bees. More watercoloring to create the ground and sky.  I then decided I needed something more so I stamped the large tree from the Budding Spring set with Acorn VersaFine Clair ink. I went ahead and stamped lots of leaves using a few different shades of green.

I stamped the sentiment from the Because of You set with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. Mounted it on a blue card base and called it good.


Rubber Stamp Tapestry - Woodland Harvest; Budding Spring, Because of You, various foliage, flowers, twigs, weeds, etc.
Imagine - VersaFine Clair - Pinecone, Acorn, Nocturne
Zig - Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers
Bristol Paper
Watercolor Brush
Card Base

Thursday, May 2, 2019

B is for...Birds

Hello Friends and Welcome!

Yesterday was the start of a new challenge over at Lost Coast Designs.
Challenge #75 - B is for....

I decided to go with something a bit out of the ordinary and go with Birds...Steampunk Birds that is!
I just love all of the fun steampunk themed stamps at Lost Coast Designs and several of them are related to flying like a bird so I thought it would be fun to use them for this challenge.

The background is a gelli print that I made during one of my play times with the gelli plate. I stamped the Steampunk Flying Girl; Steampunk Plane and Steampunk Flier over the entire piece. I then filled in the spaces with a variety of words from the Misc. Words set.

I printed off a computer generated sentiment to bring it all together. I added a few matching colored gemstones as the final touch.  I am very pleased with the end results.

Good Luck Friends!!

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Challenge #75 - Things That Start with B


Imagine - VersaMark Clair Ink - Nocturne
Gelli Plate
DecoArt Paints
Computer Generated Sentiment

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Butterflies & Poppies Frame with Rinea Foiled Paper

Check out the frame I decorated using plain old paper straws and Rinea foiled papers!
I am so excited how this turned really does transform the frame into something special.

For complete instructions and supply list see here:

That's my Grandma btw :)

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Another Year of Fun!!!

Hey Friends -

I can now share the news that I'm back for another year filled with foiled paper fun on the Rinea Design Team!  I love being able to bring you inspiring designs using the bright, shimmery fun Rinea Foiled Papers offer up.  I hope you are as excited as I am!

Congratulations to everyone on the team!
Can't wait to get started.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Happy Earth Day my Friends!

Happy Earth Day!

Here's a little hug for the Earth and all of the ocean lovers out there.

I hand drew the sun and sea; colored it up with a bit of Memento inks then stamped the clouds and birds (Skyward - Rubber Stamp Tapestry) using VersaFine Clair inks.  Those clouds are so much fun to stamp!  I added some pen work in blue and white...

and for the final touch a bit of glitter sprinkled over the ocean for some sparkle!

Hope you all have a lovely day!

Imagine - Memento Ink; VersaFine Clair; Sponge Dauber; On Point Glue; Memento Dual Tip Markers
White Gel Pen
White & Blue Cardstock

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Wedding Anniversary Invitation

This month Imagine invited it's design team to create wedding themed projects. Invitations are a big part of weddings so I figured many of us were going to share ideas for different invites.  Me being me, I decided to do something a bit different.  I made a mockup of an invitation for our 35th wedding anniversary!

Mauve and Grey were the colors for our wedding. I wanted to keep the grey and add white on white for an updated classy look. I went with Shimmer Stix, Shimmer Spritz (both in Frost) and heat embossing through out.  I just love the subtle shimmer of those hearts don't you (Pewter = grey heart; Frost = white heart)?

I made the invitation a tri fold, it's just easier to get all of the information on a card like this rather than a traditional open card. I used a pretty nested die to cut out the info which was edged with VersaFine Clair ink called Morning Mist. It's a lovely shade of grey.  

The panel you see on the flap is a full sheet made just like the upper portion of the front of the card (shown above), the only difference was that I used the Shimmer Stix for the front of the card since I wanted just a specific area to shimmer where I used the Shimmer Spritz on the inside panel because I wanted the entire panel colored.  Both were then stamped with VersaMark Ink, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat to set. Don't you just love the look?  

Something else I wanted to point out is that you might not think the Shimmer Spritz would make much of a difference when talking about white on white but here you can see there is an actual color shift from the stark white of the cardstock to the softened white of the Shimmer Spritz Frost. Of course the embossing powder yields a creamy white.

And finally I mounted the rest of the details on a double mat which were both sprayed with Shimmer Spritz; Frost for the upper mat and Pewter for the bottom mat.  I really do wish I could send you all one so you could see for yourself the beauty of the Shimmer Spritz paired with the white on white embossing.  It's just so lovely and it would make a perfect wedding invitation in addition to my anniversary invite.

I hope this inspires all you brides, bridesmaids, mother of the bride, etc out there to consider hand crafting your own wedding really makes for an extra special time of it. 

Monday, April 15, 2019

On Wings She Flies Challenge - Lost Coast Designs!

Good Monday Morning Everyone!

It's the 15th and you know what that means...a new challenge on the Lost Coast Designs blog!!  This time we're featuring women with wings...angels, fairies or just women you've given wings to which is what I have for you today.  Actually she is my cleaning fairy and she's got a bit of an attitude...I guess she's not feelin' it today ;)  LOL!!!

LCD Stamps - Housewife, Butterflies Set
Carmen's Veranda Stamp: Happily Ever After sentiment

I created the card by stamping the Housewife and butterfly on white cardstock. Each image was colored then fussy cut. I decided since she was going to be my cleaning fairy she needed some sparkle so I added a bit of micro fine glitter to the wings and her headband.  She was assembled then set aside to dry.

I mounted a piece from a gelli plate print onto a white card base. The Happily Ever After sentiment was stamped in the upper corner with VersaFine Clair ink. And my fairy was then affixed to the card using foam tape to pop her off the background a bit.

I hope this inspires you to join in the fun!
You have from today until the 31st to add your creation.
Happy Stamping Folks!!