Thursday, October 17, 2013

Stampscape Candle Holders

Good Morning Bloggers 
I wanted to share a project I have been working on for the last few days. Here are a couple of candle holders my father made from  leftover projects. Mom wanted a Stampscape scene on them so I stamped a scene on all four sides. Then painted them with Distress ink and a aqua pen. The scene is interchangeable depending on how you set the blocks together. 
 I still have spray them with a clear coat and then they are ready.                                                                                                                                          ~ENJOY!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Superior View Stampscape

Happy Autumn!

 This is one continuous scene cut into sections for more drama or 3 separate cards depending on what you wanted to accomplish with it. I chose to frame it for our bedroom.

Here is a close up of the scene without the protective glass. The colors are vivid with a touch of a distress for a vintage look~ENJOY!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Photo Inspiration

 I decided to go through some of my photo's and stamp on them. These make quick cards and can be used with any picture. I have been to tag sales,garage sales, and estate sales and found old black and white photos for cards. I was stunned to see families getting rid of old family photo's but that is not for me to know. All I know is there were some great photo's. The ink is Archival Ink.



Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Vintage Stampscape Note Cards

These cards are great for all occasions. It is just Kraft Card stock, squares, vintage distress ink, Stampscapes Stamps, water and fun ~no rules with this scene just fun!


Card Challenge:
Realistic Forest Animals Craft A Scene


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Masculine Graduation Card

 The scene was created using Craft A Scene challenge this month ships in the night. The sentiment is made on a envelope that was sent to me.  I  cut off the postmark, ink it and stamp the sentiment from Tim Holtz for a vintage feel. I had some leftover scraps on my table and added them for texture. I masked a compass on the background matt then adhered a Stampscape scene in distress ink. The whole card is made from scraps on an easel card base. This card will be used for a graduation card~ENJOY!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bathing Beauty Birthday Card

This Birthday Card was made from Graphic 45 papers( Bathing Beauties, olde  curiosity shoppe and curtain call) I added some free vintage clip art, ribbon and velum with sentiment. I distressed edges, inked the card with distress walnut ink and old paper~ENJOY! 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Quiet Morning of Fishing

 I was inspired by the photo at FOR YOUR INSPIRATION FYI#45   
I loved the color tone but most of all was the texture of the rocks.
I tried to create some depth with the rocks in the scene and used Stampscape Stamps, Staz On ink, Distress Markers and Gel pens. I used fishing line underneath the the fish scene.~ENJOY!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


One Layer Wednesday is hosting the theme Spring is Sprung.  This card is made with Inkadinkado Stamps, Star Dust Stickles and Distress Markers. I added score lines for dimension.


Saturday, April 27, 2013

OLW #137 Makeover

This was such a fun challenge over at Snippets: the challenge was Makeover. You were to  remake one of your card designs you already made. I decided to makeover my Dudes card. I just love this image. I decided to add a camper to my VW van~Enjoy!
Inkadinkado Stamps
Stazon Ink
prisma watercolor pencils

Friday, April 26, 2013

Sm. Eagle

This is another scene from my box of unfinished projects. The background was all stamped out with green, brown and blue ink. It was so dull and blah! Makes me wonder what I was thinking at that time. 
Prisma pencils and distress markers were added to the scene for more of a visual interest. The scene was then blended with an Aqua brush. The foreground was added with Stazon Jet Black ink. I finally had a scene to add the new Stampscapes Eagle stamp. I have to admit, I find fixing these old scenes very relaxing.
I wish you a warm and sunny weekend~ENJOY! 

Stampscapes Stamps
white gel pen
Distress ink and markers
Aqua brush
Scrap cardstock

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sail Away

 I pulled out this scene out of my box of unfinished scenes and decide to have another go of it. The original scene was made from plain cardstock and stamped in black, blue and brown ink. I decided to spice up the shore with multi colors just like the stones found along the shoreline. The larger rocks were colored with various colors and defined with a fine black marker. Yellow and orange was added to the blue sky.  A white gel pen was added to the water, shore and around the rocks. The reeds are defined with a dark brown color. One down and too many more to finished~ ENJOY!

I forgot to mention that instead of re inking the scene, I used prisma watercolor pencils and fine tip pens. It was so much easier to add depth and change the perspective of the scene.
~Stampscapes Rubber Stamps

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

For Your Inspiration #44

I love sunset/sunrise. It is  just so peaceful and relaxing to see. I would say it is the most beautiful experience in nature. My husband and I got up early one morning (my idea).....he was so sweet to make coffee while I got blankets and the camera to watch the sunrise over the lake. It was so peaceful watching the swans and ducks  head out into the water. As light was coming through the darkness it became so.....spiritual. I can't explain it! I felt as if  we were watching the world waking from it's slumber. It was so majestic that it left such a lasting impression. I don't ever get tired of watching the sunset or rise everyday or take it for granted.
This is the photo from For Your Inspiration challenge and my inspiration was most definitely the colors.I decided to go with a peaceful water scene. It could be a start of a day or the end. I guess it  depends how you interpret it...I'm not picky. The background was made with layering alcohol ink from Ranger. I used Stampscape stamps to create the image. I am not sure how I am going to use this card. I do have some sympathy cards to send out and thank you cards too. That is what I love best about making scenes there is no definite direction or gender that they are geared towards. Have a great day and smile~ENJOY!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Down on the Farm

This was a photoscape that I stamped and painted with distress re inkers over a year ago. I didn't like the green on the pine trees, it didn't match the whole scene.  I decided to cut  the scene in half for 2 separate scenes. I am happy how the scene worked out . The scene was stamped with Stampscape Stamps. 

Here is the original photo that I used to make the scene. This is one of my favorite night scenes. I was trying to take a photo of the bright moon but the flash hit the window. I was going to delete it but loved  the texture and depth of the clouds. There are no mistakes in art just creative opportunities~ENJOY!
I am sharing this scene with Craft A Scene: Down on the Farm

Thursday, April 11, 2013

For Your Inspiration #43

I love the photo at For Your Inspiration. The shape of the towers and the sequence of the towers reminded me of a Swarovski Crystal bracelet, I made at my friend's beading store. 
This photo inspired me to recreate another bracelet using the same pattern which matched the photo. The building has 3 small towers and 1 large tower and the bracelet has 3 small crystals and 1 large crystal.
I used blues, pinks, purples and clear Swarovski Crystals to recreate the color tones from the sky.   
 I guess this photo really inspired me all around. The colors of the sky, the shape and  sequence of the towers. Wow! I went deep on this challenge. But in the end, I have a new bracelet in gorgeous colors. The real difficulty was trying to capture the brilliance and sparkle of the bracelet~ENJOY!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Horizons at Sunset

Here are a few more scenes that were created during Saturday's Stamp Therapy Session~ENJOY!

These are photos that were taken during the final stages of the sunset. The photos were taken about 15 minutes apart from each other to show the drastic changes in color and depth of the sky. 
Both Cards are made with Archivers Black Ink and glossy photos.

This picture was taken to captured the tree line in the bottom.This is a simple photoscape that doesn't require much stamping or details because it is a low horizon with all the details in the sky.  Stampscapes :Leafless Limbs,Geese in Flight and Sentiment 

 I made this scene with a high horizon in mind. More stamps were added to put the focus in the middle and bottom sections to even out the scene.  Stampscapes: Ledge, Bear, Reeds, Pine Tree and Ducks in Formation 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Black and White Inspirations

Today I was so inspired that I spent all day in my craftroom for Stamp Therapy. I made 13 scenic scenes today.  Here are just a few:             

This is a black and white photo that I took last week. The ice was breaking up from the lake gave me the inspiration for this scene in black and white. 
This is a composition I created for my first Craft A Scene Challenge. I recreated the scene again just with vellum and black ink. It really gives you a different perspective. I really love the absence of color.

Here is another composition I created with vellum and black ink

This is my scene I created for the challenge at Craft A Scene called Down On The Farm.
The scene is created with Stampscapes stamps and the geese are from Art impression.
My goal was to make a simplistic and clean scene with the absence of color. I really love how black and white images emphasises the depth, contrast and shadows in the images. You can really appreciate the details in the stamps~Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Simple and Quick One Layer Cards

My inspiration for the flower cards were the Hyacinth flowers sitting on my table. I don't have a Hyacinth stamp but found a stamp set that I have never used. No info on stamp as it was not in package when I bought it clearanced.
The Challenge at One Layer Wednesday is to use three of something on your one layer card. Well I went crazy this morning and made many cards.Then I started making collage cards and having fun with the stamps and ink.

3 INKs: Watermelon Adirondack and Black Soot/ Raspberry Distress Ink
3 STAMPS: lg/sm Flower-unknown and Sentiment- Studio 112
3 STICKLES: Diamond, Christmas Red and Green
Masked off card for sentiment

More Threesome Cards
Same ink as above same stamps with the exception of Flourish:Inkadinkado
and added Yellow Stickles to one card instead of Red.

This card below is just one of the collage cards I made.

Stamps:Lg/Sm Flower-unknown, Flourish-Inkadinkado Sentiment: Studio 112
Ink: Distress Raspberry, Forest Moss and Black Soot
Stickles: Diamond, Christmas Red and Green

I made about 10 of these cards for all occasions. They are quick, simple and best of all sparkly. 
Have a great week~Enjoy!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Little Faith

For we walk by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7
I saw this little $1 stamp in the store and it simply sums up life. 
 Faith-"Is believing the impossible is possible"

Living by faith everyday gives encouragement to not get discouraged and give up,
because our spirit is renewed everyday.

 My favorite Bible verse: 
2 Corinthians 4:18
We set our eyes not on what we see but what we cannot see. 
What we see will last only a short time,but what we cannot see will last forever.

 Wow! if that doesn't put it into perspective. 
Have a Blessed Easter

Stamps:Studio 112
Distress Ink
Ribbon and Crystals

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Nesting Squares

The 133rd  challenge at  ONE LAYER WEDNESDAY is shapes Galore. I have been practicing masking squares nested inside each other and then used Inchie stamps for the focal point
The yellow card  is one that I messed up and ended up cutting out the square and matting it. 
I have made many in various colors and images inside the box.  I used 3 different size stencils (Spellbinders and punches), Distress ink and Inchie Stamps.
Have a wonderful day~ENJOY!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


My goal was to make a clean and simplistic card for Easter and I think I may have accomplished it. At One Layer Wednesday, Heather presented the challenge  to be inspired by packaging.  My inspiration: Lemon Chicken Rice Soup by Plentiful Pantry. The side of the box had beautiful bold colors and various black fonts. The perfect combination for my Easter Card.
Martha Stewart Score Board to create score lines around card. Image was stamped with Black Archival ink. The Stamp: Stampendous: Easter Cross.  Squeezed Lemonade and Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink was blended in masked area around cross. The inside says " Have a Blessed Easter"~Enjoy!

 OLW 132 Inspired By Packaging

The Pink Elephant: TPE192~ CLEAN AND SIMPLE

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Welcome Spring

 This was a Photoscape scene that I stamped out but never liked how it turned out. Today I  was inspired and pulled it out of the box.  All the stamps are Stampscapes.  I like to fuss and add lots of little touches here and there for example; the Oak Branch has foliage and the Bare Trees has
 Pussy-willow Blossoms. Star dust gel pen added for sparkle~ENJOY!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Tropical Shore

I used Vellum to create this scene. Distress ink in shades of blue (Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot). The Stampscapes Stamps:(Pier 327 F, 302 A Gulls, Pointing 156 A, 231 C Water Pattern Sm  and 100 D Palm Cluster).  The background is torn paper and ink~ENJOY!

Create A Scene:Tropical Shores

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Scallop Blossoms Cards

Oh! how I wish this was the scene outside my window instead of a snow storm. This is the beautiful inspiration photo at For Your Inspiration Challenge # 40. My inspiration was the color.  I love brown and pink color combination. The various colors of pinks are simply gorgeous and the scene is so clean. I started making a one layer card but the sentiment went on crooked. Which took me into another direction~ ENJOY!
I made a collage scene with various pink and browns inks. Matted white on white for a clean look. I was so excited to use Hero Arts Scallop Blossoms I bought last year and never used it. I added a scripted stamp from the Tim Holtz Urban Grunge Collection.

I was so excited to participated again in One Layer Wednesday's. I made a One Layer Birthday card using Hero Arts Scallop Blossoms, Stampendous Music Score, Art Impression sentiment,Urban Grunge Script and Memento Ink.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Let Your Light Shine

 Craft A Scene :Let your Light Shine

The challenge this month was to use a lighthouse as your main focus and to share how I am shining my light this month with my project.. 
My light comes from my faith of having accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior. 
1 John 1:7  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleansed us from all sin.

Both of these cards were painted with distress ink in the form of a watercolor technique using a fine brush. The purple card has 2 stamps from Stampscapes- Lighthouse E and Cabin A.  Everything else was drawn and painted in. This card symbolizes a Beacon of Light in the Darkest Hours

Matthew 5:14 "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Shabby Chic Flower Brooches


 These flower brooches were made from french material, tulle and felt. They are 2 scalloped circles of material ( plus 2 tulle and felt) cut from a cuttle bug and spellbinders. 8- 3" squares folded and stitched. Bling was glued and/or stitched to the center ( button & earring). After assembling them together a  safety pin was sewn to the back.
Inspiration #39
 Inspiration photo at FYI Challenge

The twisted  glass structured and the refraction of light was my  inspiration. The curved fabric was to mimic the structure. A  square earring mimicked the pattern of the windows and the refraction of light. The material frayed giving it a shabby chic look~Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Just a Thought

                                                            "Stop and smell the roses".
A simple command to pause life and enjoy the moment. Moments are fleeting like the breath you took while reading this sentence. We all get caught up in the snare of our scheduled lives. Sometimes we need reminders to pause and focus on beauty that surrounds us. When we focus closely; we realize how much God is in the details of life. Just like this wild rose blooming in the woods. Zoom in on your day and see how much of the details can be given to God ~ENJOY!

Psalms 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.