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Looking Window

Good morning! I wanted to share a mixed media canvas I created for my sweet friend Pattie Oisten. I used the theme for our new challenge this week over at Stamp Ink Paper. Here is the inspiration for this weeks challenge

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge 143 Basket of Flowers

And this is the canvas I created

Looking Window

I do not own any stamps with a basket so I went with a window box full of flowers.

My friend Delores Miller has taken me under her wing and is teaching me all about mixed media. I have completely fell in love with it!

For this canvas we started out by covering it completely with chipboard block pieces and then covering it with heavy black gesso. While that was drying we die cut the Tim Holtz window, box and topper and coated them with heavy black gesso followed with a coat of distress teal paint. Once everything was dry we added the paper scene and Paper dolls behind the window and attached these to the center of the canvas. Next we distressed the canvas edges and the window with finnabair rust effect pastes. Next I added all the embellishments and highlighted them using Prima waxes. To give more of an aged look I sprayed the whole canvas with a coffee mixture.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time

Happy crafting 🙂


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My Heartfelt Wish

Good morning! It’s Tuesday and that means we have a new challenge for you over at Stamp Ink Paper. This week we have a fun Sketch for you to play along with.

Stamp Ink Paper Sketch Challenge #141

And here is what I created using the sketch

My Heartfelt Wish

I just recently got my first order of stamps from Lavinia and decided to get them inked up for this challenge.

I started with a Tempting Turquoise card base. Next I took a panel of Whisper white and created a Bokeh background. To do this I just randomly sponged Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive until the whole panel was created. Using a stencil, I created by punching different sized circles, I sponged white craft ink randomly over the panel. When the craft ink dries it becomes opaque so that you can see the shade of inks behind it. I cut a piece of the panel and placed on the left side of my card base and then took the remaining piece and backed it on a piece of Basic Black. Next I stamped the fairy, dust and pods using Versafine black ink and then added this panel to my card base. I stamped the sentiment in Versafine on the lower right. To finish I added 3 black enamel dots on the lower left.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time

Happy Crafting 🙂


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True Spirit of Christmas

Good morning! If your on the east coast I hope you made it safely through the storms this past weekend with no damage. We had winds up to 60mph! Spring surely came in like a lion.

I wanted to share our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper . This week our challenge is Four Legged Friends

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #140 Four Legged Friends

Since I have been on a roll with making Christmas cards I choose a deer for my four legged friend.

Here is what I created

True Spirit of Christmas

I started with a Basic Black card base and then added a layer of Marina Mist. The next layer is a piece of Whisper White that I embossed with the Stampin Up Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and sponged the lower embossed areas with Marina Mist ink. Next I die cut an oval in whisper white and masked off a 1 inch circle and sponged the sky with Marina Mist ink. I also sponged a few shadow areas on the bottom area. I removed the 1 inch mask to reveal the moon and stamped the deer, from the Stampin Up Christmas Deer set, using Stazon Black ink and then added some sequins in the deer’s rack. After this dried I die cut the next larger size oval in Basic Black and layered these pieces together and adhered to my card. Next I punched the snowflake (SU) in Whisper White and sponged with Marina Mist ink and applied a small dot of silver Stickles in the center then added to my card using dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin Up set Snow Swirled on Whisper White and then punched out with an SU oval punch and layered on top of a black oval and then adhered to my card. To finish I added the bow I made from Marina Mist seam binding.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Come join us this week, we would love to see what critter you choose for the four legged friends challenge!

Until next time

Happy crafting 🙂