Oct 30, 2014

SPYKEE - Stampoutique Stamp

Hello everyone!
Here is a tag I created using one of the many beautiful stamps from Stampoutique.   This stamp is called Spykee.  I think she is a cool chic.
Copic Pen used:  E0000
I began with stamping her image onto a tag using Stazon Archival Ink.  I also used Tim Holtz's Stampers Anonymous Stamp CMS093 Mini Halloween which is a barbed wire, it was stamped twice, one on the top and bottom.  I then cut out a small piece of card stock the shape of her face as to not allow the Distress Inks colors into her face.
I then applied Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot.

I then cut out a small piece of card stock the shape of her face as to not allow the Distress Inks colors into her face.

I used Ranger's Black Enamel to create the spider web.  Threw in a few little spiders, a Martha Stewart's bat punch and an Art-i-Cake bottle charm.
Hope you have been inspired!

Oct 28, 2014


Wow, I cannot begin to tell you how much fun I had messing around with this clown.  I've been surrounded by clowns all my life.  I have a brother who has always been a clown, I worked with a bunch of clowns and I even married a clown.  To this day... he still makes me laugh, his name is Wayne, "Wayne the pain" and we are growing old together.
It's always ANYTHING GOES over at the Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog.   Hope you can hop over to see what my teammates have created.
I began with this beautiful image created by artist, Rick St.dennis.  I've been a long time fan of Rick St. dennis, stop by and take a look.  I love them!
I used my all time favorite Copic Pens.
R000, R00, R07, R08, R14, R24, R29, R37, R46, C1, C3, C4, C9, 100 and Multi-Liner 0.3
I used Silver Holografic Ripple paper from Michaels, added ribbon I purchased from Retro Art Cafe.  I used the following
Alteration Dies, Raven & Scaredy Cat, Window Box, Umbrella Man and Movers & Shapers, Mini Butterflies.  I also used TH Texture Fade, Rays & Retro Circles.
I used adhesive metallic paper on all the die cutouts.  I gave it texture by going over them with my embossing tool kit.  I stamped an image of Charlie Chaplain onto transparency film and placed him in there with a skeleton peeking through.  Charlie seems like he's giving the clown a sarcastic look as to say, "really.... really!?"  Or, is he looking at the spider?
A large wooden gear was painted with Red Acrylic paint, and a 3" metal circle was glued on top of the gear. 
Pieces of silver, black and red 26 gauge wire were cut and set aside.  A Martha Stewart balloon punch was used with red and silver Holografic Ripple paper and punched 6 red and 6 silver.  I sandwiched the balloons and matching wire with pop dots and made sure they were all facing the same direction. 
The window was popped up and I used red wrinkle foiled ribbon as curtains as well as a piece of clear plastic for a glass affect.  I placed a Recollections red pearl as an eye for the cat.  I also used an embossing pen on him. 
The black wire was used to hold the mask.  It was held in place with glue dots.

The red bicycle is one of two I had purchased at Hobby Lobby in the past.  It was secured in place with stronger glue dots.  I added the spider and web (Hobby Lobby Fairy Tale Charm) in place with black wire (not visible). 
Last but not least, was the Umbrella Man that I cut out using Shrink Plastic from Michaels.  Followed instructions to shrink and I removed the umbrella and popped him with pop dots.  I then used a black Copic Pen and painted him.  I placed chipboard behind the clown and the entire silver Holografic Ripple paper.  
Hopefully, I threw some inspiration your way! Don't forget to visit the Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog for even MORE inspiration! 
 A big THANK YOU to Rick St. dennis for allowing us to play with his wonderful images!!
May you have a great day...
May the Force be with you!


Kay Wallace is having a blog giveaway.  She is a true artist.  Do check out her blog below and get give yourself a chance to win a Stampotique stamp!
I've been a fan of Stampotique stamps, especially the artist, Torrente.  Love the quirky style.

THE ARTIST  Thanks Kay!

Oct 25, 2014


Hello and welcome again to my blog! 
I wanted to share this beautiful image by the talented artist, Morgan Fitzsimons.  I love her work!  You can see the beautiful projects created by the Design Team for the Fitztown Challenge Blog.
I used my Copic Pens on her face and hair.  These are the colors I used:  BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV11, BV20, 100, C3, C6, C9.

I decided to try these new solvent based effect colors which can be mixed together.  They have 6 jars to a set and there are a total of 4 different sets.  They create different effects depending on the discovery set you purchase.  They are by Pebeo and the colors are sold individually.  I used colors from the Fantasy Moon discovery set.  They are dimensional and they leave a nice finish.  They must be used in a well ventilated area.  Apparently, there have a chemical that can cause cancer.  I wore a mask and had the fan blowing, screen door open and windows.  They must be well mixed.  They're about $20 per set.  The three I purchased were from Hobby Lobby, although I heard that Michaels also carries them.  I have yet to see them. 
You can see the shiny finish on the photo above.

I used the Pebeo colors on the leaves, the flower, her eyelid and the drop of blood.  I used the following Pebeo colors:
Fantasy Prisme Set: Emerald, Pearle Violine and English Red.

Thanks again for sharing your time to view my blog.  As always, I hope you were inspired. 
Please visit the Fitztown Challenge Blog and leave some comments for the Team
Thank you!

Oct 21, 2014

Crafty Sentiments Designs & Sweet 7 Digi Designs Sponsors

 Hello everyone and welcome! 
Ready to play another challenge with Inspiration Destination?  Join us on our Anything Goes challenge!  Follow the rules listed on the  blog and see the many prizes you can win from two of our awesome sponsors Crafty Sentiments & Sweet 7 Digital Designs!
 I've been anxious to share two new projects with you. 
One is for Crafty Sentiments Designs, the image I used is Lola.  The second project is from Sweet 7 Digital Designs here I used their Baby Deacon image.
Thank you both so much! 
In alphabetical order our first sponsor is 
My project for Crafty Sentiments Designs is a 5x6 canvas that I painted purple & white with acrylic paint
I used a glue gun to attach white lace ribbon around the center border that I painted white.   
 I wrote some words, cut them out and distressed each one with Tim Holtz's Distress Inks.  I used popped dots for dimension. 
October is breast cancer awareness month and since I lost my mom at the age of 56, 20 years ago.  I decided to incorporate the ribbon stickers into my project.
A Fairy Tales mini charm book was also popped and placed next to Lola.  I used my Copic Pens
E000, E02, E04, E11, E31, YR00, YR12, V000, RV02, RV09, RV34, RV95,  Y04, Y15, R85,
 I also added some Recollections rhinestones, (dark burgundy) around her waist line and on her shoes.
She was fortunate... she fought like a girl and was able to rest after reading a good book.  Lucky Lola...
 Thanks Crafty Sentiments for the opportunity.

Our next sponsor is Sweet 7 Digital Designs
I painted a 5x6 Canvas was colored with Teal Acrylic paint.  I then tore some Die Cuts w/ a View corrugated paper and distressed it using Tim Holtz's Distress Inks, Peacock Feather.  I ran some metallic tin through my Vagabond  using Tim's Embossing Folder-Gears

 Inked it with Distress Stains - Peeled Paint and Salty Ocean.  I then wiped off the excess and you can see how it made the embossed tin pop. 
I placed some balloon embellishments from Recollections which can be found at Michaels.  Some cream colored Prima flowers and a piece of some nice ribbon that matched the color scheme.
I colored the Baby Deacon image with my Copic Pens:
E000, E00, E02, E41, E50, E51, YR00, CO, C1, C3, C4, C7, GB10, BG11, BG13, BG18, BG32, BG72.
Multi-Liner 0.3
For more inspiration visit and join the Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog and see more works of art from my teammates.  You have to be in it, to win it!
Good luck if you play along, and I hope you get inspired!