Friday, February 28, 2014

Stamping and Zentangles....who knew?

I promised another post today, so here goes.  I'm ahead of schedule wih dinner, as what I thought was chicken that I took from the freezer was a ham bone.  So, I threw that baby into a pot and cooked it to make a yummy stock, and put it into the crock pot with some onions, Garlic, veges, beans, yadda, yadda and it's cooking while I'm happily going about my business.  Gotta say, the smell is making me crazy hungry for ham bone soup.  But it will be great to have dinner ready whenever we want to eat tonight.  I love, love, love my crock pot.

Now, on to two more cards I made yesterday:

Can you tell I was on a quest?  I had warercolored some textures cardstock and thought I would make as many themed cards as I could with it, the same colors, and the same blue and green fiber.   I also wanted to experiment with joining my doodles and Zentangles with my rubber stamps.
On the first card, the background is a Hero Arts stamp, with some Penny Black stamps, and that lovely Printworks verse.  The second card features Hero Arts background Penny black background and border, and the same fibers.  
Both cards are stamped and warercolored with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  The funky plant is a Zentangle drawn by me, hence why it looks different on both cards.   I love the way it stands out against the warercolored background.  Think I'm onto something here!
Hope you get some time to play this weekend!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Our Daily Bread Designs Card Challenge

This is my second post today, and is a card for Our Daily Bread Designs "create a shaped card" .  It could be any shape, but no straight edges.  This cars is for a dear friend who needs some encouragement.  This scripture from Psalm 91:2 seemed to be perfect.
Here is my card:

I used textured card stock.  Stamped and water colored with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in bundled sage, broken china and tumbled glass.

Thank you for visiting.


Mojo Monday Challenge Card

I took a vacation day today and stayed home and played in my craft room ALL day!  I had such a wonderful time, just making cards and playing with my stamps, inks and zentangles!  This post is for the Mojo Monday challenge #334 Tall & Skinny .  
Here is the sketch.  The link above will take you to the MM blog and the rules.  
I needed a sympathy card, so pulled out some of my Penny Black stamps and the MM sketch, and went to work.  Here is my card: 

I used some textured card stock from my stash.  The butterfly and background stamps are Penny Black.  The phrase is from Gina K. designs Fanciful Tags set.  I used Tim Holtz distress inks bundled sage, broken china, and tumbled glass.  The butterfly was stamped, then water colored using distress ink.
Hop on over to check out some of the other submissions for the Mojo Monday challenge.  Better yet, why not join!
Blessings, lynda

Friday, February 7, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day Card

Well, so much for keeping it simple.  When it comes to hearts and soft pink and cream, simple just doesn't work for me.  This card did start out that way, but somewhere along the creative process it started begging for lace.  And pearls.  And flowers.  You get the idea!  I gave in and this became my Valentine card for my favorite to make one for my hubby!   Just kidding, of course this is for him.
The background stamp is from Stampin Up, hearts are Spellbinders dies embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Valentine verse from My Sentiments Exactly.

There you have it.  Have a wonderful weekend!



Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Soft Green and Mauve Cards

I love this color combination.  These Anna Griffin stamps work so well with his combination, don't you think?  The Anna Griffin background paper completes the vintage look I was going for.  

I couldn't  find the right green ribbon, so I made my own from seam binding and ink.  Check out his link to learn how to do this

I also used Anna Griffin embossing folders for the mauve piece behind the image panels.  I just sponged some ink over the embossing to make it show up a little more.

I hope you are keeping warm and cozy during these fiercely cold winter days and nights.  Spending time in my craft room with my stamps, papers and inks always gets me warmed up!

God bless!