Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless you, and keep you; The Lord make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Love You...at Unicorn Challenges

A new year, new month, new Challenge! For February Unicorn Challenges is asking for a card with Butterflies and/or Hearts. We have Fabrika Fantasy as sponsors for this month too!

For my card I used a light weight watercolor paper. I used a Martha Stewart butterfly punch to create an outline for the background dabbing with sponges and inks by Tim Holtz and Dew Drop. The butterflies were added last and a little Stickles sparkle completed the look. It's all mounted on a dark cardstock from stash and my light violet hand made paper.

Come join in the fun and be sure to check out the design team's creations!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Steam Punk Jellyfish

This was a fun but unusual project for me. I have a grandson (Brandon) in TN who has a girlfriend (Anna) who is quite an artist. Anna has been posting her art work, done for school, on Facebook and this particular project intrigued me. I asked for permission to use it on a card and this is the result. Anna's class was given 3 pictures of ordinary sea creatures and told to create a 'steam punk' version. Anna chose the  jellyfish. The first draft was a pure drawing but not dark enough to get a good copy of. This final was done on black scratchboard paper for the art class project.

I used a dark pink handmade sheet of paper as the base and a lighter pink for the next layer and to back the jellyfish. I picked out the clock in the center tentacles as a focal point so embossed the white layer with The Paper Studio's Clocks folder and inked it to pop out as a backing for the jellyfish. The sentiments are from various little sets.

I will enter this in:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
The Outlawz Challenge - Wednesday Sketch








Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January 2017 Unicorn Challenges

What a year 2016 was, wait, I can't believe it's 2017!

Unicorn Challenges is starting out the year with a Mostly Blues Theme. Come and join in on the fun!

I blended Dew Drop and Tim Holtz water-based inks to create the background, mounted it on my handmade white cardstock and added the sentiments.

Happy New Year to all who drop by here. I hope it is Blessed and Happy indeed!

Don't forget to check out all the DT cards on the Unicorn website!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Winter Time


A friend gave me these little stamps to make a scene card and I've had more fun with them! (Thank you Lynn!)

Today starts the last Craft Rocket Challenge for 2016. We all agreed it would be good to take part of December off for Christmas with family and friends.

Today's theme is Winter Time. Living in Florida, this snow is completely fabricated, but I can use my imagination, ha!

These stamps have all been removed from their original wood backing so I can't give a company credit. My little deer in the foreground is a die cut.

The blue cardstock is from my handmade stock. Inside says Merry Christmas so I have another card for my collection.

Be sure to stop by CRC to get more ideas from the design team. And I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See you again in 2017!

Blessings, Barbara










Thursday, November 10, 2016

White on White

Goodness, another challenging theme to work with! Craft Rocket Challenges starts a new theme today and it is White on White, with only the main image colored.

I searched for a picture of a poinsettia flower, sketched it and painted with watercolors. I die cut using a solid plate and cut out the diamond in the middle then tore a piece of white handmade card stock to use as the immediate frame.

I like to have a sentiment on the front so rather than use ink, I found love in a embossing folder and cut it out to mount in the corner. I used Stickles on the flower to add some sparkle and Perfect Pearl Mists on the entire card (after covering the center) for some shine. This will be used as another Christmas card.

Come and check out what all the design team did and play along!