Jul 1, 2020

Covering Those Little Mistakes with Hugs and Kisses.

I am excited to share this card with you today.  During the days spent at home I managed to add additional colors to my Oxides stash and girlfriend..I am telling you I AM LOVING IT!  

The combos used on this are spiced marmalade, picked raspberry and abandoned coral. The flower stamp is from KSCraft and it's been great to stamp with but I also want to tell you this..

Working with solvent ink -it's dries fast.  I couldn't get a perfect stamping the on the oxide background so there are parts of my image that was crisp clear and some weren't.  Didn't want to start all over again so I covered the images that were really blurry with flowers colored with the same oxide colors. Raised it up with foam adhesive and here's a closer side view of it.

Such a pleasant mistake.  I love how it turned out in the end.

I actually filmed this whole process hoping to somehow share my work process but at the same time I was having a hard time understanding video editing. Oh well..one thing at a time but for now I am trying to create some consistencies with this blog. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I do hope you come back soon and that I have a video to share about making my cards.  Till then, bye.

Jun 22, 2020

Fairy on a Starry Nite

Hi there. Today I have a silhouette card to share, using a Rosie's Studio fairy stamp set.  

This is my first silhouette card so I am excited to see how I will be using this set in the future.  Here's me using distress oxides to create the nite background. The stars are just dots made using white gel pen to create the thousand stars skyline.   

Silhouettes are quite hard to do, in my humble opinion.  I actually tried the idea on a separate paper just to have a feel of how to do it.  I can't seem to get a crisp black silhouette and it didn't help that I am rather low on black inks but I didn't want to abandon ship.   Maybe this is just an excuse to get them expensive MISTI..

I'm pretty happy with my progress in ink blending.  I recently invested in more oxides and I feel like my game is changing for the better.  I love oxides on Daler Rowney paper,  they move oh-so-smooth. 
What do you think of the oxides combo? A yes? or better-not-next-time? 

Well that's my card for today.  As my mojo is slowly climbing back from a long slumber I hope to be able to joining the many Card Challenges online.  Hopefully I will be able to do some and share it here in my next post.

Jun 16, 2020

Using Paper or Inks with Background Diecuts

Hi and welcome back. Or should I say I hope you're staying safe, practicing social distancing and washing those hands often.  Until they find a cure for the pandemic that we're all experiencing, I don't think that's a lot to ask especially if it's about saving lives.

Today's cards are made using this diecut that arrrived in the mail mid March. WHO had just declared the pandemic and our postal services was starting to slow because of the statewide lockdown imposed. 


I used the combination of Peacock Feathers & Wilted Violet distress oxides to create this background.  This diecut is intricate and it did took me longer to get the small pieces separate.  Use of proper tool is recommended.  

And really, purely out from the  frustration of spending too much time separating the negative pieces this second card is made.  I had an altogether different  idea of using pattern paper but I'm glad I stuck to the end for this happy outcome. 

Hope you guys enjoyed  the cards for today. I will be back next week for some other handmade cards, till next time, stay safe.

Oct 13, 2019

Stencilling Small Card

Hi there.  It's been a full year since my last card post. I've no excuses, only cards to share going forward.

I love going to random stationery stores and look at their craft sections because you never know just what you'll find.  On a trip to a Popular bookstore, I found some interesting supplies like these pattern stencils that's a bit wee small than an A2 sized card but for the price point and the patterns itself, obviously I had to buy it. And probably use it.

'Cause crafters are secret hoarders, you know what I'm talking about.  Anyway, though small these stencils are manageable.  I was able to manipulate it in that I got the chevron pattern I wanted.  I struggled but I managed.

 I've uploaded my work process on my YouTube channel. I'd appreciate some feedback on how to improve on my work processes.

Thanks for the love my crafty friends, have a great week ahead.