Thursday, March 23, 2017

Alcohol Ink Wild Flowers Card

Hello All and Happy Spring! I hope you are feeling the pleasant weather where you are. It's been so hot here already. Since Spring has indeed sprung, I have a card to show you that I made for the Ranger Ink booth at Creativation this year, using Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks. 
Using Yupo White Paper, I added Pool Alcohol Ink with a cotton ball...with a little Blending Solution added... to the whole surface. Using a cotton ball allows the AI to glide on with less streaks.
Then I pounced on various green tones of the AI using an Applicator and felt.
I added a little Honeycomb to the greens too.
I dripped on the pinks and purples and used Compressed Air to move the AI to form the flowers. I absolutely love this technique and it's so addicting.
I used a toothpick and detailed paint brush to add more interest to the flowers and field using more AI.
Using Wendy Vecchi's Lower Case Select a Stencil, I added on the words with her Cactus Flower Archival Ink, onto Translucent Yupo, and cut it out. I mounted the card onto cardstock, and stitched around as well.

I'll be back again soon with another Alcohol Ink card. Until then, enjoy the season!

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Lucky Dog St. Patrick's Card Tutorial for Ranger

Hello all! I'm so sorry it's been so long since I've been here. I have lots going on, but I'll be by soon to visit. Today, I have a tutorial up on the Ranger Ink blog to make this Lucky Dog St. Pat's card that was also shown at Creativation this year, using Tim Holtz Distress Crayons. I hope you will pop on over. Here's wishing you all the best of luck this year!!!

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Winged Heart Valentine Postcards

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I hope you receive a card...or postcard...or two and some yummy chocolate! Today, is also the hubs birthday, so we celebrate extra big! I have some postcards to share with you today that I sent out to my special peeps and students that took my Valentine class last weekend. Enjoy the day and night!
I made two different and turquoise. I painted the postcards backgrounds with Tim Holtz Distress Paint from Ranger and then stamped over it with Wendy's Red Geranium and Valentine Silhouettes from Tim and Stamper's Anonymous, and added lots of tissue and washi tape from my stash. I die cut the hearts, wings, and crown, and embossed the crowns with Tim Sizzix goodies. I painted the wings with Pearl Metallic Paint Dabber, and splashed lots of Alcohol Inks and Distress Spray Stains over the hearts. 
I wish you all so much love today, and I truly treasure all of you out there who support me! Blessings everyone!


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!