Nov 18, 2014

Inspiration Destination - Sponsor- Stamps4Joy

Hey Bloggers!
I had fun playing with this tag.  I'm missing my hometown, NYC.  It's time for another trip into the city with my Cannon and canines.   We are being sponsored by Stamps4Joy.   I wanted to share this image named, Vintage Geek Girl that I chose to play with from their great selection.
Don't forget to hop on over Inspiration Destination's Challenge Blog and join in on the challenge.
I decided to go with a tag this time.
Began by coloring my tag with a Blending Tool using Tim Holtz' Distress Ink, Bundled Sage.  I then used my Tim Holtz Burlap & Swirls Texture Fades and ran the tag through my Vagabond.  

A couple of city skyline silhouettes were cut out on my Cricut Expression.  They were placed on the bottom of the tag, out came my white marker and dotted the skyline which looks like windows on the buildings.  A piece of winter ribbon on the baseline.

I colored the image with my Copic Pens:
E0000, E000, R08, B02, B04, YG03, YG11 YG13,
G14, G29 ML-0.3
Glossy Accent was used on her eyeglasses, clothing and shoes.
A Balloon Martha Stewart punch out of metallic card stock, using black wire as the strings.  Most of the balloons were popped Recollection's Pop Dots.  Used Copic Pens to color some balloons green.

A few ebellishments and a purse charm finished off the tag.
Once again, thank you for your time.
Inspiration is all around us, just
open your mind and your eyes...
Take care...

Nov 15, 2014


Back again, with another project using a Fitztown image, Garden1 of these two cute little gnomes under a mushroom.
You can find this image at Fitztown's store.
Join in on the Fitztown Challenge Blog to win some beautiful images.  
This week it's all about Glitz and Glamour!  Join in on the fun! 

I began this project with a 5X5 canvas.  This time, I used the back of the canvas.  I cut some chipboard the size of the canvas and made an opening in the center. 
It was then covered with two pieces of 12x12 burlap.
The finishing touch were the lady bugs which I also purchased at Michaels.  
Oh, almost forgot the wooden sign with Fitztown's name which I made out of a piece of chipboard.  I cut wedges on the the ends so it look jagged.   

I glued some mini pine trees inside the opening as well as a "fairy tale" type of door which I purchased at Michaels.
I used some christmas branches and trimmed the opening with rope ribbon.  Added a holly branch and wrapped a wooden fence around the side.  I used a brown fine point sharpe pen to simulate the grains of wood.  
The image itself was colored with the following Copic Pens:  
E0000, E00, E02, B000, B00, B02, B05, B24, C1, C2, C5, C8, V000, N0, W1, W3, W5, R20, R22, R24, YG09, YG11, YG13, YG63, FYG1.

Hope you take a moment to swing by the Fitztown Challenge Blog  to have the chance to win and be inspired!
Comments are always welcomed!

Nov 12, 2014

Inspiration Destination Challenge - Digital Delights

Hello bloggers! 
Back with another project.  This time it's a tri-fold card featuring the Peeking Ginger Baby image sponsored by
I began by cutting a sheet of 6X6 cardstock from Recollections named Sugar Plums, I purchased this from Michaels.
 I also used Navy Blue Bazill cardstock and Light Blue Bling from Bazill.  I cut strips of the Navy Blue cardstock for stripes.

The image itself was colored with Copic Pens.  The following colors were used.
BV000, V00, B000, B01, B04, B05, E000, E00, E11, E21, E33, R07, R08, R14, R24, R29, R39, R81, R83.
Distress Ink, Black Soot was used around the edges of the card.  Two blue crystal stars were placed on the bottom.

Hope you enjoyed viewing my card.  Do swing by the Inspiration Destination "Anything Goes" Challenge.  See what my teammates have created with their images. 
Don't forget to swing by Digital Delights and see all the images you have to choose from.  You can view them here.
Hope you were inspired!

Nov 5, 2014

Inspiration Destination Challenge-Sponsor-Gerda Steiner Designs

 Hey everyone, back with a card from our wonderful sponsor, Gerda Steiner Designs.
For this card I used Gerda's image, Tiger Kid.  What a great image.  I used the following Copic Pens:
E0000, E000, E00, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG32, BG75, E21, E33, 02.

I used Martha Stewart's Oak Leaf punch out of various colors of cardstock.  Each leaf was then distressed using Tim Holtz's Distress Ink, Vintage Photo.  A smaller leaf punch was used on different colors of vellum.
Below the image I used Tim's Distress Ink, Crushed Olive.

 Do swing by Inspiration Destination's Challenge and join in on the fun!  Don't lose the opportunity to win some images.  You will surely be inspired by the Design Team.
Good Luck!

Oct 31, 2014


HIYA!  Here I have a plaster skull I had on display at Michaels. 
I began with a roll of metallic tape that I had purchased at Home Depot or Lowes.  I covered the skull with pieces of tapes that I cut up.  It was a therapeutic process for me. 
I then used Alcohol Ink from Ranger, I believe it was the color Lettuce.
I then  used my embossing kit and went around the lines of every piece of tape I placed on the skull  using a different detachable embossing pieces.  

This is a close up of the etching on the pocket watch I madeto appear as if were cracked.
I then began to glue the metals onto to skull using E6000.  Some metal was from Tim Holtz's Idea-ology line.  The spikes on the head are from Michaels jewelry line of Shambala.

The skull coming out of the skull's eye is also from Michaels, as well as the shimmery spider.

There are screw caps from Spare Parts along the side of the ear area. 
Hope you enjoyed this project!