Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Washi Tape Fun

Good Morning!
Well, the good news is that I just finished mowing our yard,
which is a challenge for me.
Our good mower is on the blink and I had to use the old push mower.
It does have a motor, but it's so hard to push.
Let's just say I got my exercise - could I say "for the week?"
I suppose not, but good for a try anyway!!!
I had some fun last night!
Washi Tape is so easy and fun.
My husband likes this one!
Enjoy your day!
More on the way - I was on a roll last night - playing, of course!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Alcohol Ink Peacock

My dear friend created this art piece.
Imagine!  She likes alcohol inks, too.
We have a wonderful time together! 
Have an awesome day!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Washi Tape Challenge - Graduation

is always so creative and certainly on top of challenges.
Thanks to her, I became aware of this Just Us Girls with a Washi Tape Challenge.
Yeay, Fun!!!

You have just a little time to enter this Challenge - just in the nick of time!

Vintage New Year's Crackle

Well, I am totally out of my "norm",
but I was soooooo curious if I could figure out the 
crackle look and my Mom had printed out some of these adorable 
vintage pictures that I thought I'd put to use.
I hope you can see the linen texture in the cream frame and the crackle texture of the photo.
I am TOTALLY impressed!
My friend and I sit and giggle as we create and I think my favorite word is:
It's ok to be impressed with yourself, isn't it?
Have a marvelous day!
PS - No alcohol ink . . .?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Southwestern Alcohol Inks

Good Morning!
Back to Alcohol Inks and fussy cutting!
I think the stamps are beautiful!
Enjoy Your Day!!!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Ferns and Alcohol Inks - again!

Ok - I know you've been missing alcohol inks!!!
Ha! Ha!!!
Fern die, alcohol inks, a deckle-edged rectangle with linen cardstock 
and look what you get!
Hope you have a great week!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

It's your day! Digi Stamp

I have seen some really cute cards and found out they are "Digi" stamps.
So here is my first try at this kind of stamping. 
I colored it with alcohol inks and think he's pretty cute!
Thanks, Mary H. for directing and instructing me on how to go about this!

Friday, August 8, 2014

More Washi Tape and Butterflies

Well, Washi tape is still easy and fun and soooooo Quick!
Alcohol Inks still rule, but Washi tape ranks right up there.
Quite frankly, what doesn't rank up there!
Have Fun!!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Washi Tape "Stripes"

Temporary, only Temporary!

Washi tape is fun too!
I am entering this card into the "Stripes" challenge with Casology!

Alcohol Ink Painting

Well, Hello!!!
If you've been wondering where I went . . . well, not far!
I was invited to the lake to spend a day with my dear friend and her family
who were vacationing for a week.
How awesome is it to be included - and fed - and directed to "just sit there!"
I did the most "Nothing" that I think I've even done in my life in one day.
I did more "Nothing" that day than I did on the day I returned from surgery!
It was a perfect day and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Wonderful people, Beautiful weather!!!
Thank you for including me

For those of you observant mathmeticians, you know that one day does
not equal the number of days since my last post . . . 
What can I say? Excuses, excuses . . . nonetheless, here I am again and 
Alcohol Inks it is! 
Were you expecting something different?

This was a different technique, however.
I actually painted the inks on with a paintbrush.

First, of all, I stamped the image with Memento black ink and
allowed it to dry well.

Secondly, I dropped only a drop or two of each color of alcohol ink into separate wells of a
plastic ink pallete that I'd gotten at Michaels.
In one well I put several drops of Alcohol blending solution.

I wet the brush slightly with the solution
 (not dripping, if it's too wet, just touch the drips to a dry paper towel)
 and lightly touched the ink with the tip of the brush. 
Then, by simply dragging the brush across the glossy cardstock, I painted!!!

The ink in the wells dry quickly, however, by softening the brush in the alcohol
blending solution first, it's easy to pick up the dry ink.
This is a very thrifty manner of painting - it hardly takes any ink.

Be sure to clean you brush with the blending solution, 
wiping the brush until clean on paper towel  between each color.

I did these 2 cards and was so very impressed with myself
because I have never, ever painted anything I was proud of until now!
My son and a good friend told me that I should frame them!!!

Aren't alcohol inks totally AMAZING!!!