Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Grazing Deer

This scene is the size of an ATC (2.5" x 3.5"). I  began this project  on Saturday after I  bought a new stamp (yippee) . I have made window scenes in the past and still need practice. I am sure there is an easier way than hand cutting out each pane. A transparency is behind the window . The window was adhered to the scene with popdots. Stickles was added to simulate frost. It only took 3 1/2 days to finish...LOL. Enjoy
 Adirondack Ink: denim
        *Art Impression stamps: 3 deer grazing(new stamp)
                                            Stampscapes: Sm Rocky peeks, Meadow lg,
                                                                Nature sheet 1 Pine Br.
                                            Frosted Lace Stickles, White Gel Pen
Gloss paper, transparency, black card stock

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Just a Thought:

                                                                     Happy Valentines Day
Have a great day! Remember to tell your love ones and friends how thankful you are to have them in your life. Whether it is something homemade, sentiment, store bought or a night out, remember it is about letting them know how much we appreciate them. Sometimes we get caught up in life and forget to take those few moments to tell them. But when we do it makes a positive change in them and in us. Take some time today and give a heart!

Challenge #2

Winter Mill with Cracked Ice 
Dedicated to my husband Jamie
This scene was made for the Craft a Scene Winter Challenge
 The scene was designed after a trip we made a couple of weeks ago for the Solo Ensemble Competition. We drove pass the old cider mill on our way. It was such a beautiful site that I did not get a chance to get my camera out in time to capture it. I was glad my husband decided to take the scenic route in the snow. This is my rendition of   the old mill. It is such a lovely place to visit in the fall. 
This scene was stamped with Stampscape Rubber Stamps
Archival Ink, Distress Ink & white gel pen
Matted on card stock to a finish project of 4x6

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ink Swatch Tip:

I love ink as much as chocolate. My theory is you can never have enough. How many times have we bought something only to find we had it at home. I tried keeping track in a notebook, but would forget to update it.  I love paint swatches with all the various colors. I did the same with my ink. I printed a blank calendar on card stock and added color. Ranger ink has color swatches of their products to download from their website. I have a lot of them so it was quick. I  put a star in the corner for re-inks. To make a paint swatch book, I cut the charts/calendar into thirds. I punched a hole in the corner, added a binder ring and now it is compact to take anywhere. I have the type of ink, company, color name and sample. This organization allows me to plan my projects and best of all save money. You can use this method for markers, paint, copics, etc. Try a method that works for you and... Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


As the deer pants for the water brooks
So pants my soul for you, Oh God.
              Psalms 42:1

Stampscape stamps,gloss paper, dye ink and gel pens