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Quick Creations Using Ink/Spray/Smash Backgrounds

I love the Ink/Spray/Smash technique. Eveyone does it differently  - probably the right way...probably the way I should do it.... I take a piece of aluminum foil, swipe ink on it (sometimes I dot some black or white paint in there too), then spray it with water and dip my paper in it.  I am all for this quick method.  I probably should do it in layers of colors and dry it inbetween, but I don't have the patience. Here are some creations I made recently (some at 4:00 this morning) using three sheets of ink/spray/smash backgrounds I quickly whipped up.  All the stamps are DRS Designs. Easter card using Impression Obsession bunnies. Altered Candy Box from the Dollar store using a cheap hunting die from Amazon. I hand cut the hearts for this Valentine's Day card. This morning, I made these last two: I cased my friend Angela for this last card. She was the Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers this weekend and HERE is her card I cased. I made the black emboss

Napkin Inspired Magnolias featured Ferris Wheels and Carousels as the site for the Inspiration Challenge this weekend.  I picked THIS set of napkins by Michel Design as my inspiration.  When I saw the napkins, the SU! Good Morning Magnolia set popped in my mind.  I stamped the large magnolia, masked it, and stamped it again. Then masked them both and stamped the little magnolia bud.  I colored it all with watercolors.  I embosed the Thinking of You sentiment and the little leaf in the set. Of course, I finished it all off with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo .  Thanks for stopping by and many hugz, Nancy

Psalms 8 & 9 (BAJ)

Hello friends. Don't you love when you find something that jumpstarts your MOJO? I found a great new challenge called **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY*   The challenge is all about art journals and there are so many very cool styles represented by the participants.  I tried to look at every entry but there were a lot of them and I missed a few.  Amazing stuff.  This month's challenge is to use something new. I receive a wonderful new Journaling Bible from hubby at Christmas.  It is called the Illustrating Bible.   It is spiral bound so it lays flat, but the pages are LARGE and it has so much more room for journaling, coloring, drawing, etc.  I LOVE IT! I journaled Psalms 7 and 8 on this page and used some new to me stamps from CTMH. I also used some Dina Wakely Scribbly Birds and an old SU! leaf stamp. First I stamped hte flower, leaves, and birds, and then I watercolored the bg and the images.  I added some stenciling in TH Distress Ink. I journaled some of the scr

Catching Up!

I haven't posted in a month, but I have been busy!  Christmas was so fun - the Grandboys add so much pleasure to the holidays.  It was a Lego, Transformer, and Games Christmas.  I love to play with them all and they are still small enough that they let me! LOL My highlight of the season (other than my new giant Journaling Bible) was when Grandboy #2 decided I could be something other than a decepticon when we play Transformers.  I had been regulated to playing the bad guys for a few months, but somehow made it to the good guy side.  Yay!  Another highlight was when Grandboy #1 and #3 decided that making cards with Nan was more fun than going home or to the other Grand's house.  I agree! Here are a few of my recent projects: So fun playing with some of the millions of cardboard boxes we had this Christmas season.  Remind self:  buy stock in whoever Amazon gets their boxes from.  Added in a few SU! chickens, some paint, and my trusty Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Phot