Friday, March 22, 2024

My Spirit Animal....

Another fun card to share with you for the current challenge Let's Fly. This time I used one of my favorite Hard Luck Pixies - Lucy.....she's got such a great grumpy going's so easy to love her.

I started off by inking up a scrap of orange/pink pattern paper that was in my stash. I stamped Lucy in the center and then stamped off a second image for a mask. I did the same with the Unicorn sentiment. I then stamped a grungy background using stamps from Brush Strokes and parts of the background stamp Grunge Black Swirl here and there.

Remember there is plenty of time to join in on the fun as our challenges run for the entire month now. Pull out your stamps that will let your imagination FLY!


Monday, March 18, 2024

Little Red Riding Hood ATC's

 This month's ATC challenge at Gecko Galz features the Gothic Red Riding Hood ATC sheet. I wanted to make something a bit different so I dug through my ATC/Playing Card stash and found these fun crooked cards! They are from a real deck of cards but the shape is so much fun...just for a change of pace....

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Thursday, March 14, 2024

A Strange Story

 I must admit that this month's Gothic Challenge at Gecko Galz has given me a run for my money. I started a Goth/Halloween junk journal last year and have been slowly adding new lay-outs each month. Well I really had to give this a think but I am thrilled with how it finally turned out!

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Monday, March 11, 2024

Magical Mushroom Magnets

 The theme for the month at Gecko Galz is Magical Mushrooms. Their monthly newsletter was filled with delightful mushroom images. I liked them so much I decided to do a bit of decoupage and makes some 3D mushroom magnets.  I made them fit into my mini Swedish tart tins I bought on a little shopping trip dh and I found at an antique store recently.

Each image has 3 layers plus a little moss at the bottom.

I am hard pressed to choose a favorite image but I think the little multi-color watercolor mushroom might be it.  Which is your favorite?

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Asian Beauty

 This month's image for the Card challenge at Gecko Galz is this lovely floral Asian beauty. I used one of my dies from Spellbinders to make this lovely background. It turned out exactly as I envisioned it. I love it when that happens!

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Gecko Galz Traditional Christmas

Hello everyone...

Today I want to share my creation for the Gecko Galz Christmas challenge this month. I decided to go traditional Christmas with red, green and gold. I used metallic papers for the background, frame and mats. 

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Sunday, March 10, 2024

Steampunk Wander Card

Time for another fun challenge and this time I went a wee bit Steampunk...

I wanted this to like they were plans to build a set of wings so I started by stamping the Steampunk Fly Girl on a piece of grid pattern paper. I then stamped the Ledger background in brown ink specifically using the column of figures and the months on the opposite side of the card.  I stamped some text - Pieces of Calligraphy - in red and added some fingerprints and smudges here and there so it looked like these were well worn plans.  I finished the card off by stamping the Not all Who Wander sentiment in the corner.

I hope you join in on the Let's Fly theme this month. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Sunflower Lighted Box

 The quarterly challenge at Gecko Galz is to "Just add lights" to your project. One of the new collage sheets this month is Stained Glass Beauty so I thought why not make a lighted "stained-glass" box....

And here it is... This photo is in regular daylight with the lights off.

And this is with the light box on in the dark.

And a 2nd's amazing how simple paper can look like stained glass isn't it?
It's a secret on how I did it...wanna know how?

I printed the image on regular weight copy paper. After the ink had cured for a day or so I swiped the back of the print with baby oil and let it set again for 48 hours. Once the baby oil dried you are left with a vellum like print! It really does look like stained glass when lighted :)

Happy Easter Banner

 Well, today I have a banner I made using the current digi stamp challenge over at Gecko Galz....

I printed 18 of the eggs but ended up using just 15 of them.
Each egg was colored with markers, colored pencils and posca pens.
I then used die-cut letters to spell out the sentiment.

Monday, March 4, 2024

Exotic Steampunk Card

 Hello Everyone!

I don't know how the weather is where you are at but it's been unseasonably warm here in Indiana the past few days. That is unfortunately coming to an end with the return of cold weather.

It's a new month and that means new challenges over at Gecko Galz. I have started off with the Steampunk challenge because I have a new wax seal I just had to use ;)

This image was longer than normal and I instantly thought of making a slimline card.  So I took a bit of liberty and stretched her out a bit more and smooshed her to make her a bit skinny (yes, those are technical terms - LOL) but I think she turned out looking in proportion. I added a few stickers, a postage stamp and my new clock wax seal. Yes, I have jumped on that band wagon. I loved making them when they were popular back about 15 years ago and I'm so glad they have returned :) See - it pays to be a craft all comes back around - LOL!!

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Sunday, March 3, 2024

Giraffe Postcard Art

 Trying a new challenge out today. I've been subscribed to the Sunday Postcard Art Challenge blog for a long time now but I never seem to get my act together to participate as their challenges are 1 week in duration.  Well, this weeks theme was Giraffe - they are my favorite animal so I knew I had to give it a go. 

So, the only requirement is that the postcard should be 4x6" and follow that week's theme of course. So I wanted to make a vintage looking postcard so I started off by stamping the "Ledger Background" from Lost Coast Designs with acorn Versafine Clair ink onto a piece of cream colored cardstock. I then added the vintage photo of the giraffe's (Gecko Galz).  I used another GG giraffe image to make a giraffe themed postage stamp, added a couple number stickers and a sentiment.

I'm glad I finally decided to was really fun to make.