Tuesday, December 16, 2014

UmWow December Sketch

I played with this & played & played until finally I think it just might be done
I, of course, used the UmWow Studio December Sketch
which was very challenging! bu that's a good thing

this is a page in my art journal and I LOVE it

all the color you see are Faber-Castell Gelatos
Mushroom Stamp (upper left) & Moths (upper middle) -  7 Dots Studio Nature Walk Stamp Set (embossed using Zing in Chestnut)
Fern Stamp (upper middle) - Unity Stamp Co. Beautiful Elements by Jo-Ja
painted with Twinkling H20's in Rainforest
Sentiment (between bottom middle & right) - 7 Dots Studio Nature Walk Paper Pack
with just a little bit of Faber-Ca stell PITT artist pen in White
blue splatters - Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze in Waterfall
misc washi & fibers

and here is the original sketch from UmWow Studio

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Happy Dust

Yesterday/Last night, during the post-17-year-old-birthday-overnight-bash hangover
(from lack of sleep, not booze)
I got busy using the Unity Stamp Company
and these two amazing stamps from Unity

I am TRILLED with how it turned out!

For the Star background I used UmWow Studio's Mask with Gelatos
Then Stamped the Sentiment  called Happy Dust
& the fairy from November 2014 KOM {white lies within us}
Using Faber-Castell's PITT artist pen big brush in black
Sprayed a bunch of different Tattered Angels mists all over
Then topped off with a few Stickles in Diamond
Last I colored her skin with a Copic marker

Friday, December 12, 2014

'til the Season, Reindeer

this card took me entirely too long to make, as unimpressive as it is! lol
I h ad much higher hopes for it in my head

this wonderful shimmery paper is from GCD Studios Scent of Christmas
a little bit of old Mulberry Papers
Sizzix die called Banners (I used them upside-down)
Distressed Sitckles in Pine Needles
Puffy White Fabric Paint (for snow)
and a tiny bit of Gelatos for his nose & the ornaments)

Friday, November 28, 2014

always believe

something wonderful is about to happen

My 13-year old niece & I decided to play today making her a canvas for her room
I wanted to show her how fun Gelatos are, so we used

and since the sentiment is from Unity Stamp Company
We are entering this in Unity's Friends with Flair

here's a blow-up of that sentiment


Some of us on the Mountain Plains Crafters Desgin Team
occasionally do a just-for-fun challenge
and since a few of us don't do Black Friday
we decided to create something with 

I slept in (almost unheard of, but it happened today) and got a very late start on mine.
Then I made three things that went into the trash!
Just one fail after another so I went looking for a card sketch to help me out
to the rescue!

and it still didn't turn out as cute as I thought it would
but it's not horrible so I guess someone on my mailing list will be getting it

Printed Papers - My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas
Tree Stamps - CloseToMyHeart Holiday Trinkets
Inks - CloseToMyHeart New England Ivy, Sweet Leaf, Christmas Red & Crystal Blue
also Tim Holtz Pickled Raspberry & Peeled Paint

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


UmWow Studio has a sketch every month to play with
I fully intended to make a scrapbook layout
and have simply run out of time with Thanksgiving being tomorrow
and family obligations
so a card it is!

I think it turned out beautiful!

Kraft Card base
for the background I used UWS Chevron Mask with Tim Holtz Pumice Stone
then I stamped Gelatos in Metallic Blueberry with
Unity Stamp Company's Beautiful Elements
All Papers are from 7 Dots Studio's Nature Walk along with the sentiment sticker
(don't pass-out, yes I said STICKER!)
all the little banners were hand-cut and ink distressed
plus UmWow Studio's Nature Walk Flair
bird stamp is also from Unity Stamp Co.'s She Did It Anyway
music stamp is a small portion from a Unity Stamp Co. KOM  {white lies within us}
birds stamped using Tim Holtz Black Soot ink

here is the fav sketch

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Peaceful Christmas

this month is a gorgeous mix of Reds, White, Silver & Gray
which I loosely combined with their card sketch as well
to get this:
it reminds me of that lone bird on our country road
after a freshly fallen snow
so very Peaceful

Bird Image Stamp - Unity Stamp Co KOM November 2014
{what lies wihtin us}
background heat embossed using Zing in Silver
bird stamped using CloseToMyHeart in Cranberry
Snowflake Image - Unity Stamp Co Grab Bag
heat embossed using clear glitter embossing powder (misc stash)
Stampin' Up Snowflake punch
Stampin' Up Red & Grey cardstocks
Silver cardstock - Paper-Papers in Galvanised
misc sparkly ribbon