Thursday, August 27, 2015

Happy Birthday Crayon

Today I was spraying and found a slip of sprayed paper that would work as a word block, so brought it inside and scanned it.  Took it to the Silhouette and turned it into an element, as I was duplicating it I decided to do a mirror image and when that happened the two pieces looked like a crayon, that got my imagination going and I did this card, how much fun to put inside "from one kid to another", I guess my inner child was out today.
Hope your inner child is ready for a fabulous weekend, hugs

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Written in Stone

Hmm, this turned out a little on the blue side, still have some smoke haze in the air and my window where I do my photos is north light and it is still early.  Still in my learning curve with the Curio, but wanted a stencil, I am out of my stencil material so cut it from 110# cardstock.  I used "Tintit" sprays on the hearts and edge, did a little pen work and then scanned it in.  I think I am making headway with the Curio though, waiting for the deep cut and chisel blade to be realeased along with the larger format platforms.  I added my "written in stone" block, inside it will say, "I Love You to the Moon and back", birthday card for my son.

Hope your week is progressing smoothly, hugs

Sunday, August 23, 2015

1st Curio Card

Geeze not sure what is going on today but nothing and I mean nothing in my studio is working right today, so after this post I am shutting her down and give all a breather, lol.

I went on a tangent this morning, trying to get a decent emboss from my new Curio, it is probably me not the machine, heaven knows I am not the most patient.  "Believe In yourself" was embossed on vellum but it just did not come out strong enough, so I started playing with sprays and chalks and golly olly I came up with the new background, added a couple flowers and my bee and am calling it done for today, will work more tomorrow.  Have a great rest of your Sunday, hope everyone is ready for school, those that are going, hugs

Saturday, August 22, 2015

new background

I was using a spray sheet to seal a tag and the flower/leaf like images are the tags negative images, My spray sheet was a paper bag, I loved the way it looked so scanned it in for a background.  The rose is actually a pine cone and the feather was found in the backyard by my roommate.  Happy Birthday is a rub-on.
Hope your weekend is blessed, hugs

Friday, August 21, 2015

Birthday Card with new spray sheet background

I have been using an old cricut mat for a spray sheet, looking at it the other day, I thought "I need to scan this in, so did.  It has spray paint, gesso and masking tape on it which gives the background some great texture.  I needed a male birthday card for this weekend and this did the trick.  Used one of my new feathers and a birthday rub-on.
Have a great weekend. Hugs

Monday, August 17, 2015

thinking of you

A fun new background and old favorite dragonfly.  Happy Monday

Friday, August 14, 2015

faux raku

 As I have been using and experimenting with the Design Masters "Tintit" sprays on solid surfaces, I kept seeing the possibilities of a faux raku type finish, so started playing with the idea.  This is the result.  It is a plastic Talenti Gelato container.  I used 5 of the sprays included the "Gold Shimmer", Inside the container I placed a LED tealight candle.  The intensity of the glimmer doesn't show up completely in the photos but enough to get the idea.

This is the view from the other side.  These would also work for small bathroom canisters for cotton balls, swabs, etc.  Hope all flows well into your weekend, hugs

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Feathers, feathers, everywhere, it must be the drought here.  One of our morning rituals, watching the birds and squirrels forge for their breakfast in the morning, turtle doves coo and squirrels chase each other up and down tree trunks.  My roommate has developed the habit of picking up feathers and I cannot help to resist the urge to draw color and play with them.
A new background paper I am soooo loving, gesso on magazine paper and then sprayed with different layers of "Design Master" Tintit,

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Todays Smiles

A new background paper, The background color done with my Design Masters "Tintit" - sepia and pinklucious.  My roommate found this sweet little feather and I found the leaf on one of my outings, with the help of photoshop and my silhouette they became elements for the background.  Then did some old time reading glasses and used my calligraphy pen element.  A word block inside "are tomorrows' flowers" finish off the card.
I volunteered to do a few cards for a chemo clinic, they will give out cards to those who are having a really great day or some that are having a hard one.
I have pups to walk today, a son to hang out with for a while and maybe even a little studio time. Hope you have much to smile at today, tomorrow and always, hugs

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Feed the Cat

I was straightening up the patio table yesterday and the cat treats were sitting there and I decided they needed a container, there was an empty Puff's box and it all just came together.  So now they don't tumble with one of our Delta Breeze gusts and it makes us laugh.  I set up the panels on my silhouette and cut two and just adhered them to to the box, I cut the bottom out so that it fits over the snacks, the snack bag is a little larger than the opening so it holds the snacks in the box until you pull it out.

I then created the panel for the other side, cut two and adhered them and it was done.  Happy Sunday, relax, play and enjoy, hugs

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Weigh in on Friendship

Sometimes the most complicated things are best described in the simplest form possible.  Surely friendship is one of those things, friendship is something that is woven into our hearts, embedded in our thoughts, each at some time touching our emotions and giving us pause for great thanks or so it is with mine.
When I design a card, it is usually because I have found an element that sparks my imagination or I find words rolling around in my head that have to be put to print.  I found this scale first and have hung on to it knowing I wanted it in a card.  Then yesterday after a conversation with a friend afar the words came,  So I celebrated friendship yesterday with this card.
I also gave thanks for this awesome cool down we are having in N CA, walked pups yesterday who were thankful they didn't have to high step it over burning cement to get to the grass, saw my boy child and spent a few hours with him, wow busy but great week.  Hope you are rolling into the second half of your week, happy and content.  Hugs

Monday, August 3, 2015

Hills A Fire 2015

I wanted a documentary card on our devastating fires in California, my heart breaks each time another ignites.  I pray for our brave fire fighters, for the families dislocated, for the magnificent wild life and vegetation lost.  We are under the fly zone for the tankers, they are amazing aircraft and such a blessing to this area.  May these fire soon be contained with no further loss.  Hugs

Sunday, August 2, 2015

pink rose with bee

Happy Sunday all, we have a cool down in N CA today, oh what a relief it is!

This rose was a must cut in the garden this week, actually it is red, took some artistic liberties when coloring,  I used three or four inktense pinks, a black micron pen for the drawing and some zentangled leaves.  The tag was done using my cut template and a background of crumpled paper bag.  Have a great Sunday, hugs