Monday, December 25, 2017

Wishing you a merry holiday!

Just a few recent cards I've created and a wintertime photo....

Using an oldie but a goodie rubber stamp from Penny Black, winter glow!  I think I can finally do it justice (?) years after I bought it!  Here I used distress inks.

And a paint chip sample can make a pretty darn good background on this Copic colored image from Altenew, Beautiful day.

And a card I had a lot of fun with.  It's just a single turtle image that I repeat stamped to form the circle mandala.  It's a stamp from a set Under the Sea by Inkadinkado.  Then I tangled Quipple with colored microns and then added colored pencil for shading.  

And it needed a custom envelope, so this one is made from a recycled calendar page.  

The view looking up on a recent walk.

Have a great holiday season! Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Hex 9 Fragments...and more!

Foxy's been building away and wanted to show off a few more reticula and fragment examples.

So simple...I see twisted rope.  

And here I see Static.

A Meer fragment that creates a triangle.

Some Striping or side by side Meer.

And yet another hexagon, sort of a gem quality to it.

Perhaps Foxy is done for awhile with these alternating triangles?  (For more about Foxy see my last post. For more hexagon fun, check out the hexagons label to the right or click here.)

I also thought I'd share my BuJo calendar featuring Organza Again.

And then, in honor of MoFins being included at (woohoo!) I had fun with this.  

First I had fun with a dirty stencil.  I had been playing around with my Distress Oxide ink pads and one of my favorite stencils from Crafter's Workshop, cosmic swirl.   It pays not to clean your stencil sometimes.  All I had to do was mist the stencil with water and then apply paper to it.  These 3 were done on Bristol smooth.  They are roughly the size of ATCs.  

But this larger one (about 4 1/2" x 6")....this one I claimed for MoFins!

I added the first step of MoFins, but then Maryhill wanted to play, so it would've been a duotangle...

Until I realized that Mooka had been there all along, it just needed a little coaxing with colored pencil.

And then I decided to be brave and do this...
Yup, I cut it!  But I had a plan.  After stacking several layers of letters (bold alpha dies by Altenew) and outlining in marker, I returned them to the piece

I'm calling Dream Big! Shown here on a card base that's 5" by 6 1/2"
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