Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless you, and keep you; The Lord make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Petal Power

What a perfect title for the Spring Time going on in Florida! Today starts a new Unicorn Challenge called just that...Petal Power. Be sure to join in the fun with the Design Team!

I made this card using a technique I saw online recently by K Werner Designs called Colorful Springtime Masked Stamping. Click on that title to see the video on It's a simple process but creates a lovely effect! Thanks Kristina :)

So, here is my card:

I started with plain white cardstock, did the masking technique, tied the ribbon around it and mounted that on a plain lavender cardstock and then onto my handmade paper. Since my mother-in-law loves purple, I will send it to her.

Supplies used:
Stamp set by Hero Arts
Darice Embossing Folder

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Go Green

I bought something new at the Stampfest show....gel pens. They are fine point roller ball pens for coloring. Soo, I had to use them to see how they work.

This center stamp was stamped 3 times and fussy cut to raise as layers. I colored them all and then stacked. The shiny cardstock is from a friend for Christmas (thanks again Carole!), the ribbon is part of my stash and basic brown paper is my homemade cardstock and it was dry embossed with a swirl pattern by Stylecraft.

And the color green is pre-dominate for use with the newest Unicorn Challenge for March which is Go Green. Click here or on the highlighted words above to go see the blog and the inspiration cards by the Design Team, and then join in the fun with your own card!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Northern Lights

Sometimes you just have to play to decide whether a technique is something you enjoy or not. That was the case for this card. It is one of 3 attempts with Northern Lights.

We all decided it is interesting but time and ink intensive and better left to occasional use. The colors did come out better than I thought though. I'll probably try it again in the future :)

Cardstock is my home made white stock, tree stamp I think is Hero Arts, house in foreground is from a no-name die cut I just bought by Coconut Craft Dies. Anything else you see is from my stash.

I will enter this in:
Outlawz Paper Ala Mode: The Great Outdoors
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes

Singing Bird

What do you make for a man who is almost a recluse, lives in a mountain cabin and is a bail bondsman? ...A Chinese proverb with a bird and music background. He plays guitar and several other stringed instruments and loves to sing and play with small groups in his area.

I forgot to take a picture of his card but this is the duplicate. On his I stamped Happy Birthday on the front.

This stamp set is from Mark's Finest Papers. The rest is from stash and the card stock is my homemade brown stock.

I will enter this in:
Outlaws Challenges: Festive Friday
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Love Unicorn Challenges

A new year, new month, new Challenge! For February Unicorn Challenges is asking for a card with Butterflies and/or Hearts. We have Fabrika Fantasy as sponsors for this month too!

For my card I used a light weight watercolor paper. I used a Martha Stewart butterfly punch to create an outline for the background dabbing with sponges and inks by Tim Holtz and Dew Drop. The butterflies were added last and a little Stickles sparkle completed the look. It's all mounted on a dark cardstock from stash and my light violet hand made paper.

Come join in the fun and be sure to check out the design team's creations!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Steam Punk Jellyfish

This was a fun but unusual project for me. I have a grandson (Brandon) in TN who has a girlfriend (Anna) who is quite an artist. Anna has been posting her art work, done for school, on Facebook and this particular project intrigued me. I asked for permission to use it on a card and this is the result. Anna's class was given 3 pictures of ordinary sea creatures and told to create a 'steam punk' version. Anna chose the  jellyfish. The first draft was a pure drawing but not dark enough to get a good copy of. This final was done on black scratchboard paper for the art class project.

I used a dark pink handmade sheet of paper as the base and a lighter pink for the next layer and to back the jellyfish. I picked out the clock in the center tentacles as a focal point so embossed the white layer with The Paper Studio's Clocks folder and inked it to pop out as a backing for the jellyfish. The sentiments are from various little sets.

I will enter this in:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
The Outlawz Challenge - Wednesday Sketch

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January 2017 Unicorn Challenges

What a year 2016 was, wait, I can't believe it's 2017!

Unicorn Challenges is starting out the year with a Mostly Blues Theme. Come and join in on the fun!

I blended Dew Drop and Tim Holtz water-based inks to create the background, mounted it on my handmade white cardstock and added the sentiments.

Happy New Year to all who drop by here. I hope it is Blessed and Happy indeed!

Don't forget to check out all the DT cards on the Unicorn website!