Sunday, August 30, 2015

Dare to dream a little dream ...

Hi everybody, I want to share with you a canvas card I created with my MOST favorite stamp from the Da Vinci Set.

Let me show you how I made this ...
I started with these items:

I cut a piece of 4 x" of sticky canvas and applied some white Gesso. I didn't go all the way to the edges since the canvas will take colour better without the Gesso. I coloured with Gelatos in Salmon, Yellow and Green.

This is what it looks like when you water it down:

I sprinkled some salt to add texture, with the salt still on:

.... and brushed off:

While it tried I distressed the edges ...

 And that's when I stared goofing. I tried to add embossing paste with my Tim Holtz stencil and didn't realize that it wouldn't stick to my Gelato background :(
Ok, no harm done, I just washed it off, dried it again and used Peeled Paint Distress ink. (Sorry, no picture, too excited by my mistake)
I stamped my image on tissue and adhered it to the side of my canvas with just a bit of white Gesso underneath. I stamped my sentiment from the brand new "Affirmation" set and added it to my card.
A black panel underneath and glued to Soft Suede card stock. Ready :)

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial. Make sure you stop over at the shop to look at all the beautiful new sets available ... also Christmas sets are available, also all new :)
Happy crafting ♥

Thursday, August 27, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 .....

I really, really loved the way this background turned out. Too bad it's almost covered, but I will use this technique for some other projects.

I used an older PBS stamp and some ephemera to decorate my tag.

I enter this tag into the monthly Tag Challenge on the Tim Holtz blog!

Happy crafting ♥

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Here is a new challenge at
 and for this fortnight our theme is 
You have 2 weeks to join in, and as always projects of all formats are allowed as long as they fit our theme. 

These are my takes, on MOO's of course ;)

Happy crafting ♥

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Vision ATC

Good morning!

I have created an ATC for this this week at Rubber Dance Stamps and used the beautiful faces and a sentiment from the Collage Mix Set.

This is the most versatile Set ....

Have fun crafting ♥

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Let's capture our memories ...

Another beautiful sketch at LCOM

I decided to use the Circles Background from Darkroom Door and the Spellbinders Birds for my card.

I colored with Koh-I-Noor pencils and washed them down with water a bit. The backpanel is embossed with a tiny dots folder. The sentiment is from Rubber Dance Stamps.

Happy weekend and have fun crafting ♥

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Embellishments at Moo Mania!

Here is a new challenge at MOO MANIA & MORE
and our theme is 

This is my take .... on a MOO, of course

I created the background with Brusho, the stamp is from one of the new beautiful sets from Rubber Dance Stamps, the little stars are from Calico.

   You have 2 weeks to join in, and, as always, projects of all formats are allowed as long as they fit our theme. 

   A Moo is a little card sized 2.8 x 7.1 centimeters,
or approximately 1.1 x 2.8 inches. 

Come on over to our challenge blog and join in the fun, you can't imagine all the stuff that fits on that tiny little piece :)

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tuesday at Rubber Dance Stamps

Good morning!

Time to show you another project created with Rubber Dance Stamps. This time I have used quite a number of sets for my triptychon!

The Flourishes

The Burlap background

The critters

The circles

..... and finally three sentiments from the following sets:

I used Pan Pastels for the background.

Happy crafting ♥

Sunday, August 9, 2015

New stamps have been launched!

New stamps at Rubber Dance Stamps. 

Please hop on over and look at the new beautiful Sets. We are all so excited

Here are two samples ..... gorgeous, aren't they?

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Flowers at Irishteddys August challenge ♥

Here we go ..... I do love flowers!

I used my DRD frame stamp. You know I have an affinity for frames :)

 I also used a Katzelkraft flower stamp with Distress Ink *Spiced Marmalade* and *Peeled Pint*. I created the background with Pan Pastels.

And last but not least my favorite Calico Birdies, aren't they too cute?

The back panel is embossed with the Sixxix Folder *Brick Wall* and I added some lace for curtains.

Monday, August 3, 2015

August Colour Challege and Stamps to win!!

Please join us at our monthly challenge at Rubber Dance Stamps and win a huge pile of stamps :)

This is my little canvas using the beautiful *Antique Botanicals* stamp set*.

The gals on the team have done an amazing job to give you some samples!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Let's capture our memories!

Such a neat sketch this time at our blog LCOM, I really loved this one.

Come on over and check it out, there is also an awesome sketch for layouts.

This is my take, using the *Love Musical* stamps from Rubber Dance Stamps, a word die from Sizzix and my hydrangea punch from Martha Stewart. The cute little hearts are the smallest on the Bigz die designed by Tim Holtz .....

I used a houndstooth embossing folder for the background.

Have a good weekend and I hope you find enough time to craft ♥