Friday, March 29, 2019

My Hydrangea Wreath

Hello Friends...

Do you ever get an idea for a project and it turns out even better than you envisioned?  Well that happened to me when I got the idea to make this Hydrangea Wreath!  I actually got the idea for this while I was out shopping and spotted a dried hydrangea wreath. It wasn't very colorful so I decided to try my hand at making one of my own using Rinea Foiled Papers. Now these are colorful!

So I searched around in my stash for a nice 4 petal flower die and found one in a monthly kit club from Spellbinders. Then I started cutting...and cutting and cutting. This one wreath took over 1000 petals, each one hand cut and glued to styrofoam balls with a hot glue gun.

I am just so proud of how it turned out...

For complete directions you can see them here:

Here are a few more photos ....

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A Barn in Newfoundland

Today I wanted to share a project I was working on over this past weekend...

Mom and Dad bought a place up in Newfoundland and the barn below was on the property when they moved in.  It had seen better days and they decided to tear it down (before it fell down). Mom really liked it and so she asked me to paint a picture of it for her to have at their home here in Indiana.

Mind you this is only the 2nd oil painting I've ever made but I'm very happy with how it turned out.

I took a bit of creative license leaving out several of the repairs to the barn as well as other surrounding objects to really help make the barn the focus.

What do you think?

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Peacock Feathers!

Sort of sounds like a swear word doesn't it - LOL!!

Peackock Feathers is the color of the month over at Imagine and this is the card I created using those very lovely colors including a touch of gold!

Check out all the info here:

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Papercraft Superstar Day 6

Hello Friends!  Got busy yesterday and didn't post the next installment of my Papercraft Superstar feature over at Cut Out + Keep so here goes - 

Spread Your Wings ...

Create a striking canvas with wings! .  Free tutorial with pictures on how to make a mixed media in under 90 minutes by embellishing, papercrafting, stencilling, and stamping with canvas board, marabu art crayons, and rubber stamp. How To posted by Ink Stained Roni.  in the Papercraft section Difficulty: 3/5. Cost: 4/5. Steps: 9

Be sure to check out the instructions here:

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Papercraft Superstar - Day 5

Celebrate your patriotism in style with this smashing wreath! .  Free tutorial with pictures on how to make a paper wreath in under 60 minutes by papercrafting and paper folding with rinea foiled papers, 5 point star pattern, and scissors. Inspired by america and 4th of july. How To posted by Ink Stained Roni.  in the Papercraft section Difficulty: Simple. Cost: Cheap. Steps: 7

Project #5 over at Cut Out + Keep is my foiled paper star wreath!
I had so much fun making this project...with Rinea foiled papers...the shine, sparkle and pizzazz plus it was really easy to make!

Check out all of the information here:

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Papercraft Superstar @ Cut Out + Keep

Hello my Inky Friends!!

I am so excited to share that I am the Papercraft Superstar at Cut Out + Keep. Each day this week a different technique/tutorial of mine will be featured.  

Today's project....

Create a beautiful midnight sparkling sky with a few simple supplies! .  Free tutorial with pictures on how to make a card in under 60 minutes by cardmaking, stamping, and creating with versafine clair: nocturne, bella blue, charming pink, verdant, paradise, embossing powder - sparkle, and sponge dauber. How To posted by Ink Stained Roni.  in the Papercraft section Difficulty: Simple. Cost: 3/5. Steps: 7

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Horsing Around

Happy Friday!!

Today I wanted to share a card I made recently for Morgan's Mom (for her b-day).

I started off by stamping the horse (Deep Red Stamps) using Pinecone VersaFine Clair ink as well as a second imagine on scrap paper - this will be my mask for the rest of the stamping/inking.  I positioned the mask over the horse then stamped the large trees (Deep Red Stamps).  I tore a piece of scrap paper and used it to create the hill behind the horse as well as the dirt path that the horse is running on. I wanted to play with my stipple brush so that's what I applied most of the color with on the path, grass, sky an the large trees in the background.  

I then stamped all of the foliage, pine trees, and flowers (all Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps).  Next I watercolored the horse using Memento inks and a waterbrush.  I added a few white gel pen highlights to the hooves and some ink around the edge to really make it all pop.

I mounted it on a green card base and stamped a sentiment inside to finish the card off.

Hope you all have a wonderfully inky weekend!!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Mad, Mad, Mad Artist Trading Coins

Hello Friends...

Final day of Challenge #71 at Lost Coast Designs - 
Artist Trading Card, Coin, Chunkie

I have some last minute inspiration for you...

Love these mad characters from Alice in Wonderland!

Each was stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink then colored and fussy cut.
They have been added to some coins that I die-cut from left over paint pour scraps.
I printed out some of my favorite quotes from the book...

Hope you are inspired and want to join in on the fun.
You still have a few hours left to get your coin, cards or chunkies entered for your chance to win!

Good Luck Friends!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Hoppy Spring Banner

Hello Friends!  I don't know about you but this month has flown by so far...I don't know where the time has gone.

Today I wanted to share a fun little bunny banner I made using Rinea Foiled Papers.


I just love how this banner turned out. It is going to be hanging on my door to welcome in Spring.  It was very easy to make.  For all the details check out "Hoppy Spring Bunny Banner" on the Rinea blog.

I love combining the glossy and Startstruck foiled papers in a project. The contrast between the two is very striking.  I used the Pastel Variety Pack for this creation along with Ebony/Gold Glossy foiled paper which I used for the letters.

It is a dream to die-cut but it is just as easy to hand cut as I did with the bunnies!

Hop you are inspired to create one of your own!
(see how I did that....hop...get it?)

Have a great day friends!!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Poppies for Remembrance

Hello Friends - it's been a crazy week has been cutting into fun time. Today I have a set of cards using one of the new Rubber Stamp Tapestry sets - Poppies for Remembrance.  It's such a lovely set and a perfect way to help hurry Spring along.

You're Amazing - This card was made by cutting a small rectangle from cream colored cardstock. I stamped the various poppy heads using Rhubarb Stalk, Morocco and Tangelo Memento Inks in the upper 2/3's of the panel. Next I took a stipple brush and pounced Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink in the bottom third.  I then used the Bamboo Memento Dual Tip Marker and drew in the stems.  This stamped panel was matted with green cardstock and mounted on a tomato red card blank.  Finally the sentiment from the new Mom and Dad clear stamp set was stamped using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink.

Because of You.... I started off by stamping the tiny branch from Secret Garden along the left side of a 3x4" beige card panel using Verde VersaFine Clair Ink.  I went back and then stamped the poppy blossoms again using the same Memento inks from the first card and finished the area off by stamping the poppy leaf from another new set Poppy Wreath.  The sentiment "Because of you" (from the stamp set of the same name) was stamped with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink.  This panel was then spritzed with Pear Tart Fireworks! Spray.  It was mounted with a smaller piece of green cardstock and mounted on an orange card blank.

My final card for today is a joke between my Mom and I.  I always tease her that she likes my brother more which is why I put the "your favorite child" at the bottom - LOL!!  For this card I stamped the poppy blossoms in a loose grid pattern then went back and used the tiny branch and stamped in between them this way and that.  It makes for a nice hand made pattern paper.  Again I used a sentiment from the Mom & Dad set of stamps stamped with VersaFine Clair ink.  This panel was mounted on a dark green panel which was mounted on a light moss card blank. 

I hope you enjoy these cards as much as I did making them.
I will be sharing more fun using some of the other new stamp sets soon!
Until then...
Ink on my friends!


Imagine - VersaFine Clair Inks; Memento Dye Inks; Fireworks! Spray; Stipple Brush

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Welcome to my Galaxy Glitter Zoo!

I am so excited to share the first installment of my Galaxy Glitter Zoo! If you've visited before you may already know that I'm a glitter girl.  I love shine, sparkle and the zing it brings to any project.

Well, I have wanted to make a glittery zoo for a very long time now. Actually I have been saving up choice Little People animals for just such an occasion but up until now I just never found the right medium to make it happen.  Well DecoArt has taken care of that problem when they recently introduced Galaxy Glitter!

This beautiful product is chock full of glitter unlike most glitter paints that have some sparkle but not nearly enough to really make your project shine. I have tried other glitter glues in the past but couldn't add enough layers to really get full coverage.  No need to worry about that now.

I started off with these adorable little animals that I have collected for a long time....
To achieve the best coverage I started off by painting the various parts with like colored paints.  If you're unsure what color of paint to use for each color of Galaxy Glitter DecoArt has a handy chart that will help you get started.

I wanted my unicorns white with different color manes so I painted them up and applied 3 coats of Galaxy Glitter to each. I let each coat dry before moving on to the me, this was the hardest part. I could have stopped at 2 coats but I really wanted to pack some glitter punch.

Here's how they turned out...

My Clear Ice Comet Unicorn with a Milky Way Blue Mane. I just love him!!

A Purple Eclipse and Clear Ice Comet Panda Bear

Silver Moon Elephant

My little Ice Comet Unicorn with a Supernova Berry mane.

The darling little Pink Cosmos pig.

The Ultraviolet Seal

A Black Hole Toucan that has Gold Shooting Star belly, Aurora Borealis Green/Red Nebula beak and Milky Way Blue toes.

The two tone Extraterrestrial/Aurora Borealis Green Alligator

And finally my Solar Flare Orange Cheetah with Deep Space Blue polka dots!

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my glitter zoo... This has been so much fun making these animals, I can't wait to start working on the second group of animals that I have invited to live at my Galaxy Glitter Zoo!


DecoArt - Galaxy Glitter - Clear Ice Comet, Pink Cosmos, Red Nebula, Supernova Berry, Solar Flare Orange, Gold Shooting Star, Extraterrestrial Green, Aurora Borealis Green, Milky Way Blue, Deep Space Blue, Ultraviolet, Purple Eclipse, Silver Moon, Black Hole; Americana Acrylic Paint - Snow White, Bubblegum Pink, True Red, Bright Orange,  Lemon Yellow, Festive Green, Kelly Green, Calypso Blue, Royal Purple, Lamp Black

Other - Little People Animals

Friday, March 1, 2019

His & Hers ATC's

Happy March 2019!!
Happy National Craft Month!!
Woo Hoo!  What fun :)

Can you believe we are starting March already? I just don't know where the time has gone. 2 full months past in a blink of an eye.  I have an extra special week for you starting the 18th....I will be featured as a Papercraft Superstar over at Cut Out & Keep It!!! 7 full days of projects/tutorials for everyone to enjoy :) I can't wait!

Today I am excited to share the newest challenge over on the Lost Coast Designs Blog - #71 Artist Trading Cards, Coins and Chunkie ATC's!

I have a set of "His & Her's" ATC's for your enjoyment....

 Lost Coast Designs Stamps - Up Close & Personal, ATC Doodles Set, Long Swirl Flourish, Misc Words,  and Carmen's Veranda Clock Square. 

I really like the images from the Up Close & Personal set...I am going to be making more goodies with those very soon :)

I hope you join in the fun and give it a go!