Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Live with Passion

A quick card, created for last week's CAS 200th Challenge Celebration.  The challenge was to use one of our oldies but goodies.  This is one of my favorite Stampin' Up! sets, from years ago, combined with the burlap background stamp.  Two of the few that I kept after stepping down from being a demonstrator.

Decided to try out my new gelatos for this card.  Colored the entire stamp (big, solid stamps are best for gelatos) with my gelatos, spritzed just a tiny bit of water onto the stamp, and stamped away!  I especially love the sentiment that comes with the stamp set...


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Another Word for Love

Hi there!  Today I'm here to share a darling new stamp collection from Sweet 'n Sassy.  It's a collection celebrating adoption!  This is definitely a topic that is near and dear to my heart.  Not because I have adopted children (although I would in a heart beat if it wasn't so expensive!) but because I have a number of friends with wonderful adopted children that I love dearly.  There are so many children who need homes...and it's a tremendous blessing when one finds loving parents to raise, love, and care for them.

And this set is extra special because for every purchase, Sweet 'n Sassy will donate $10 towards the Henan Kids International organization to help with orphans in Henan, China.  Be still my heart...

This set is stock full of amazing sentiments, I wanted my card to focus on one of my favorite sayings in the set.  And when I think of sentiments on cards, I think of Joanne B.  Yes...I channeled Joanne for this card!  (I wonder if she knows that I always think of her when I think of sentiments as the focal point on a card...she's the queen of making great sentiment cards!)  I love her use of kraft cardstock too...So Joanne, thank you for the inspiration!

Since I was using a sentiment as my focal point, I wanted to dress up the card with pretty designer paper and the Farm Girl paper line from October Afternoon was perfect!  I got busy cutting lots of layers and digging out this sweet MFT die, Layered Label (isn't that fun die?!)  Then after I stamped the sentiment, I added some faux stitching with a Distress Marker, added some little flowers, a few brads, and some bling.

Enjoy today's card and be sure to check out the Sweet 'n Sassy blog for more details on ordering this wonderful set!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

It's Raining

 Oh my poor's been far too neglected!  I love, love, love running eclectic Paperie but I do miss having more time to craft!  I'm trying to actually schedule some time so I can set aside a quiet (quiet?  I love with two young boys...there's no such thing as quiet! LOL!) time to just have fun.  Last week I had that opportunity to decided to create a few cards for the 200th CAS challenge on Splitcoast (you can still play along!).

One of the posted challenges was to create a card using the Dazzling Diamond Dust technique.  This is a technique where you cover a complete colored and stamped image with VersaMark ink and then emboss with iridescent ice embossing powder.  The embossing powder makes the colors really pop.  Love the look!
The stamp I used is from Sweet Stamp Shop and is called It's Raining.  I love the image with the set but I think I love the sentiment even more.  It's just perfect encouragement for someone going through a hard time.  Sometimes there isn't much to say but offering our support of just being there is helpful.

Enjoy and find some time to make art today!

Monday, December 10, 2012

You're a Blessing

My stint **sniff, sniff** with the Splitcoast CAS team has come to a close.  The three months went by so quickly and was such an enjoyable experience.  It was so much fun to work on creating truly clean and simple cards and I loved getting to the point where I was able to create cards quickly.  Much different than my normal 'one hour per card' time frame!

Today was the first day for the new winter team but I thought I'd play along anyway.  This week's challenge was based on being inspired by fabric.  I was a bit literal with my card design, as this looks almost identical to the fabric...but I really liked the pattern! :-)

I started by embossing the flowers with clear embossing powder, then I used a blending tool and grey ink to cover the entire card. Next I stamped the leaves in grey and brown. Added my sentiment and red rhinestones to the flower middles. Loving these colors together and it was fun to pull out a stamp set I haven't touched in years!  This is a combination of two sets from Papertreyink.  I think the flowers are from one of the very first sets Nicole released.  Fun to play with some of the first acrylic stamps I purchased!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Great Gifts Blog Hop!

Today is the Great Gifts joint blog hop, featuring products and techniques from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, eclectic Paperie, and Technique Junkie Newsletter!  Hop on over to the eP blog for all of the details!

Monday, December 3, 2012

You & Me

Today we're just one week away from the 200th CAS (Clean and Simple) challenge and next week there will be a big 'ol CAS party on Splitcoast!  Mark your calendars and don't miss out!

This week's challenge was a sketch challenge, which I love!  The sample is just darling but...but...the main image was tilted and...umm...well...I have a hard time tilting my main images (I break out into a sweat when I go ahead and glue down a tilted main image!)  Does that give you a clue into my personality? LOL! 

So besides keeping my main image straight, I stayed true to the rest of this week's sketch. :-)  I did keep my card pretty clean and simple, using a piece of embossed cardstock at the bottom of the card and a simple square to highlight this darling image from the You & Me stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy.  I did stamp the Friendship Script stamp, also from Sweet 'n Sassy, in the background and popped up my peas and carrots.  Then I just added this sweet checked ribbon and a button.  Enjoy!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Friends of Sweet 'n Sassy Blog Hop

Welcome to today' Friends of Sweet 'n Sassy blog hop!  We have a serious list of designers on our hop today and there is no doubt you are going to be full of inspiration by the end of the hop!  During the hop we're all sharing our favorite SNSS stamps, as well as some tidbits about SNSS (and maybe even Korin!) and there's no doubt that silhouette images are some of my most favorite SNSS stamps of all time!

I've been on the SNSS design team for three years, it might actually be going on four (WooHoo!), and one of the things I can share about their stamps is that I never, ever grow tired of using them.  I am consistently excited about the new sets that Korin releases each month - there really is something for every design style - and I love the relationships that I've developed with Korin and the entire team.  Having been on a number of teams, I can honestly say that working with Korin and the entire SNSS team has been one of the best experiences (which is why I stay for so long...)!  SNSS is a great company and I can highly recommend their products and the owner. :-)

On my card today I'm using the Together Silhouettes stamp set along with new paper from the Authentique, the Lovely collection.  For my card, I used a plain oval die from Spellbinders, left the die on and used my blending tool and Spun Sugar Distress Ink to add some color.  The I stamped the image in Fired Brick Distress Ink.  I then built my card (it is like building when you have multiple layers, right?) and added a paper flower using a die from My Favorite Things.  Finished off with a little bling!

During our hop today...

~There will be 4 random participants from whom I will choose 1 commenter to receive a $15 store credit.  
~To be included in the drawings, comments must be left by midnight EST Friday, November 30th.
~The winners will be announced on the SNSS Blog on December 1st at 8am EST

Enjoy the hop!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Starry, Starry Night

It's that time again...Time for this week's CAS challenge on Splitcoast.  This week our challange was to be inspired by a quote from Galileo, "I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."

As soon as I read the quote I knew I needed to use my brand new stencil, Starry Starry Night, from Dylusions.  And what better product to use with the stencil then the Embossing Paste from Wendy Vecchi.  I have been in a major embossing paste phase lately, I love this stuff and have been using it a lot in my art journal so why not also use it on a card!

To create my card I first laid the stencil over my cardstock, applied the paste, picked up the stencil and sprinkled on a whole lot of super fine glitter! The shine is awesome!

I left the paste to drive overnight and then added the sentiment (from a Tim stamp set). I didn't want to cover up those great stars so I used vellum for the sentiment and embossed the sentiment in black so it would stand out among all that shine.

Enjoy today's card and why not try out this week's CAS challenge!

Monday, November 19, 2012

A Joyful Christmas

Welcome to this week's CAS challenge...a color challenge using grey, tan, plum, and lavendar.  And along with this week's card, I have a confession to make...I have a hard time creating cards with more than three colors! Heck, even my clothes are mostly black and white! LOL!  Four makes me wee head spin!
So...Instead of trying to find paper with all of this week's challenge colors, which are beautiful by the way, or create a card with punched flowers or butterflies (which I kinda wanted to do), I decided to put my many Distress Inks to good use and create this scene.  I actually spied this stamp set, last year's Tim Holtz Christmas release, on my desk when I went in to make my card and this idea popped into my head. 
To start, I die cut a large circle for the moon and tore a piece of scap paper for the sand....then I got to work with my blending tool and inks.  I first blended Milled Lavendar around the moon and then added Seedless Preserves.  Once I removed the masks, I went back with Antique Linen for the sand.  Then I just needed to stamp my image and sentiment.  The grey was used as the card base. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

You Are My Sunshine

Oh my...three posts in one week and check out what I've been working on!  Seriously, so out of my comfort zone but I am IN LOVE with this art form!  It finally dawned on my last week that the wonderful pages of my Dylusions journal can be just that...a journal!  Not one where I necessarily write down all of the events in a day but where I can record broad thoughts and emotions.  Once that idea struck, I spent hours over the weekend creating background pages, sketching ( sketching?  Just who I am??!), and planning page after page.  I have so many ideas that I wish there were more hours in the day to just create.  (Is it the weekend yet??)

This project is my second full page (still working on finishing the first one) and it was inspired by an art piece that is in my children's bedroom that says, "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey..."  That song has special significance for me as my mom used to sing it and my strongest memory of her singing it was when she was battling cancer.  She lost the battle when she was just 37...I was 14 so I've carried the "tradition" of singing it to my husband and now my children.  The art piece in my children's room has a sun in the middle of it and I decided that I'd like to create something that was similar that would remind me of my precious boys...who really do make me so darn happy!

I started by using Dylusions Ink Sprays to color the background pages.  What, you don't have Dylusions Ink Sprays?  You need now.  They are amazing!  I used Lemon Zest, Vibrant Turquoise, and and London Blue on these pages.  Once the inks were dry, I went back with the Dotted Flowers stencil and added a few gold polka dots with the a paint dabber.

I used a dinner plate to draw the face outline and then I free handed the face and sun beams with a pencil.  Once I was happy with the drawing, I outlined everything in black sharpie.  To color the face I used a paint brush and the Dylusions Ink sprays.  (Dyan uses a water brush filled with the ink and I'll move to this method of applying the ink as it no doubts works better.)  However, the paint brush worked well and I love that the colors kind of ran together (the ink sprays react with water, like Distress Inks) as it gave a great patina look to the face.  And since I'm no ar-teest, this free form method works better for me.  I colored the sun beams with a Picket Fence Distress Marker (love that thing!)  Then I got busy with a white gel pen and my Sharpie to add highlights and a bit of design elements to the beams and face.

Next...a space for my text and I think adding this curvy text is my favorite thing!  I started by free hand drawing the lines and then using a stamp from the Further Around the Edge stamp set.  Since the stamp is thin I was able to easily bend it along my curved lines for a border.  Added my words and then got to work on more decorating.

I used dictionary paper and decorative paper from Echo Park's Documented paper pad to add birds and the leaves are from a Papertreyink set; they're stamped in Pine Needles Distress Ink (I don't use this color enough and it's beautiful...note to self, use Pine Needles more often!).

And that, my friends, is the completion of my first two-page journaling page...What do you think?  Interested in this type of art?  It's so much fun...the skies the limit, there are no boundries to what you can create! 

PS - My one painful moment and I share this so you don't make the same mistake, is that the ink does bleed through the seam of the journal.  Normally this would be fine but because I used such a light color for the sun, the red from my next page really bled through in the middle of the sun.  I was a wee bit sick about it when I realized my mistake but it's all good, right?  You could also create on every other page to try and cut down on the bleeding.

Enjoy and thanks for hanging in for this very lengthy post!!  Now go out and get inky!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

God's Grace is Sufficient

Oh my...I'm posting twice in one's a record!  Running little eP sure is time consuming and my crafting time has taken a serious hit!  However, I was ahead of schedule with this week's to do list so I had some time to create just for the joy of that!
This card is for this week's sketch challenge over on Splitcoast.  And I decided to have a little fun with paint on this card.  Once my card layout was completed, using beautiful paper's from Authentique's Thankful line, I got to work on creating my tree.  I used the Tree Background stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy to stamp the branches in Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  Then I grabbed a few Adirondack Paint Dabbers, poured the paint on a paper plate, got an old toothbrush and went to town with creating "leaves" for the tree!  I dipped the toothbrush in the paint and then pounced the toothbrush up and down on the paper to get little splotches of color.  Abstract, no?  Once the paint was dry I just added the sentiment, from the Amazing Grace stamp set, and a few pearl embellishemnts.
What kind of projects have you created with paint?  Share!  And enjoy today's card!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Seasons Greetings

Welcome to this week's CAS (Clean and Simple) challenge over on Splitcoast.  This week's challenge was a sketch challenge and I love it!  I'm totally in love with banners anyway so this was perfect for me. 
The sketch sample provided on Splitcoast is a great example of how to use a variety of designer paper on cards but I decided to keep it all white (well...except for that bit of twine!)  I used embossing folders to create four different patterns on each white banner.  I also very slightly rolled up the edges of each banner to keep the card from being too flat.  Then I just added some red twine and a holiday greeting, from Sweet 'n Sassy

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sweet Stamp Shop Release Day

Yippee!  It's time for another Sweet Stamp Shop release!  Are you all excited?!  I love release much fun to see all the new sets and projects created by the team members!
Today I'm sharing a CAS (Clean and Simple) card using the new Get Fit stamp set.  This darling stamp set comes complete with everything you need to get fit....sneakers, a scale, some healthy food, and a whole bunch of darling sentiments.
When I saw this set the first thing that came to mind was footprints across my card.  I stamped the sneakers in Memento Ink and "walked" across my card.  Then I stamped the sneakers again on a scrap piece of paper, colored them with a pink marker, added some glitter, cut them out, and popped them up with foam tape (because every girl needs a pair of pink sparkly shoes!)  Then I simply added the sentiment and a tiny bit of bling to one of the corners.  Fun!
Ready to see what the rest of the team has come up with today?  Check out the links below and enjoy!
Kim - You're Here!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Praying for You

Hello Monday and welcome to our next CAS challenge on Splitcoast!  This week it's a photo inspiration challenge and wait until you see the's beautiful! 
I went back and forth when creating my card as I really wanted to be quite literal in my design...having tiny leaves cascading down the side of my card (like in the photo).  However, after I created these leaves using sticky back canvas, Dylusions Ink Sprays, Distress Ink Stains, and Seasons of Change dies from Sweet 'n Sassy I changed my mind. :-) 
I decided to focus on the elements of the photo...the vines in the background were recreated with an Impression Obsession background stamp in the middle of my card, my leaves were attached with foam tape, and I added scallop trim in a teal.  Loved that pop of color in the photo!  And my sentiment is also from Sweet 'n Sassy, from the Seasons of Change stamp set (this set coordinates with the dies). 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Sweet 'n Sassy

How exciting to be celebrating Sweet 'n Sassy's birthday!  It's hard to believe Sweet 'n Sassy Sassy Stamps is celebrating five fabulous years this month and I've been with the team for three of those five years....Seriously great times, SNSS is not only one of my favorite stamp companies but Korin is one of my favorite people! :-)  Time definitely flies when you're having fun and creating with Sweet 'n Sassy is full of fun!

We have a lot planned this month in honor of the 5th birthday starting with today's special DT Favorites Blog Hop.  The best part about this hop is that all of the sets the DT is featuring are on sale---25% off today through November 7th!!!

One of my favorite SNSS stamp sets is Everyday Miracles.  I have used this set numerous times...either to grab one of the butterfly images or the sentiments.  And it's no secret that butterflies are one of my favorite images so this has to be a fav set!  I also used Friendship Script on this set, in the background, which is another favorite of's a perfect accent or background stamp for any style of card!  I colored the butterfly with Distress Markers, using my craft sheet and a water brush to get a watercolor effect.  Want to see a few other cards created with this set?  You can check them out here:

I hope you enjoy the beautiful creations shared today featuring the team's favorite Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp sets!!

Here's the list of blogs you won't want to miss:

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Make Art Blog Hop - Be You

Hi everyone and welcome to our Make Art blog hop featuring art from the eTeam and special guest, Wendy Vecchi! We're delighted to have Wendy joining us today, to not only share her products but also to share in her unique artistic style and to be inspired by each of the hop participants.

During the hop the team is going to be sharing the projects that they created with Studio 490 products but maybe more importantly we'll be sharing our experience of working with the products, how we created our projects, and what inspired us to create our piece.

The eTeam is a wonderful group of talented women, each with their own style. Some of us are clean and simple card makers, others love scrapbooking, and still others are drawn to altered art and mixed media projects. The goal of our hop is bring each of these designers and their favorite mediums together and to share how we've used these products to express our own individual styles through our work.
For my project I started by thinking about what I wanted to include on my piece; what did I want to see, what type of project was I drawn to creating?  I have a wall in my craft studio where I display a number of wall hangings that were created during some of my favorite classes, taught by some of my favorite teachers, such as altered canvases and scrapbook pages.  I decided that I'd like to include a piece of art that I created, something that I imagined.  I started by picking out the items, embellishments, and colors that I love the, buttons & twine, winged things, script, text, canvas, vintage, yellow, and name a few. :-)
I started my piece by attaching a piece of sticky back canvas to chipboard, for more stability.  Then I used Scattered Straw Distress Stain to paint the canvas.  Since I love vintage pieces, I used my Walnut Stain Distress Ink and blending tool to add some color to the edges of the canvas.  Next came decorating the canvas itself.  The first step was lightly stamp the honeycomb stamp, from the Art for You stamp set, on the entire background.  I pressed very gently so that some of the areas would be missing, creating that aged look.  Next I used the Large Heart Stencil from Studio 490.  I placed it in the center of my canvas and again used the Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool to work the color all around the heart.  Loved the finished result!

Leaving the stencil in place, I layered another stencil, the Dotted Flowers stencil from Dylusions, on top of the heart and colored in the circles with Picket Fence Distress Stain.  The sheer color of this stain is just perfect!  I removed the Dotted Flowers stencil (leaving the heart in place) and stamped a script stamp in a few places in the heart shape.  Swoon....
And then...and then...I got to play with Art Parts!  I am head over heels in love with this product!  Seriously heavy duty pressed chipboard pieces and you can do anything to....paint, ink, stamp on and so heavy duty that you don't have to worry about any breakage.  I had a hard time not opening every package I have in stock!  I used Florals, Bugs & Butterflies, and Sentiment Spots on my project. 

I used Distress Inks to color directly on to the Art Parts.  Once the ink was dry, which was very quick, I used a few background stamps that I had on hand to stamp on the flowers.  The bee, and this is the super fun part, fits perfectly with the Art for You Stamp Set!  How cool is that!  I stamped the bee on the coordinating Art Parts (including an extra body for some serious dimension) and then on vellum.  Cut out the vellum wings and attached with a glue dot.  Love the two-layer look!  I even added a little glitter using a glitter pen!  My flower got a button from the Tim Holtz Accroutements, Classic pack, along with a piece of twine and my bee received a trail of rhinestones.  I used Glossy Accents to glue everything together and to the canvas and frame.  Oh, the frame!  It was a cheap find from my local craft store that I painted black with the Pitch Black Adirondack Paint Dabber and distressed the edges with a sanding block.
Then?  Blossom Bucket embellies!  WooHoo!  I used this darling jar to hold my flower.  And guess what?  The jar come with a little indentation that perfectly fits the flower stem!  The jar is clear but I added a piece of dictionary paper.  Wouldn't the jar be cute covered with any kind of designer paper!

My last piece was the sentiment, which is also from the Art for You stamp set.  I covered the Sentiment Spot Art Part with paper from Echo Park, Documented.  I sanded the edges with a sanding block and aged the edges with my Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  Then I stamped "Be You" in VersaMark ink and embossed with black embossing powder.  The last element was to add two antique brads (cut the prongs off with Kushgrip Scissors and attach with a glue dot).

I had an amazing time creating this piece and I can't wait to add it to my art wall.  It's something that I's part of my story.

So what else is going on during our hop, besides oogling lots of beautiful artwork?  Prizes and specials of course! 
  • This week only save 25% on all Studio 490 products, this includes Wendy's stamps, stencils, Art Parts, Book, and Blossom Bucket embellishments.  Use code WENDY25 when checking out.
  • During the hop, comment on each blog and you'll be entered into a drawing for a prize package worth $50!  Your package will include a collection of Studio 490 products as well as paper and embellishments from the store. 
Wait...there's more! 
  • We want to hear about what inspires you!  Share your thoughts about why you create, what styles you're drawn to, even share a favorite project on our Facebook page.  Next week I'll randomly select a winner from those who have commented on our Make Art Facebook posts and give away a $25 gift certificate to eP!  Now...are you ready for some crafty goodness?  Let's get hopping!

eclectic Paperie - The beginning of the hop
Kim Schofield - You're Here!

Thank you so much for joining us today and make some time this week to craft your story...

Monday, October 29, 2012

First Class Friend

It's time for this week's CAS challenge on Splitcoast and today we have a technique challenge...collage stamping!  Oh how I love collage stamping...It's seriously one of my favorite techniques 'cause you can just go crazy stamping with this technique! :-)

For today's card, I used one of my fav stamp sets from Sweet 'n Sassy, Vintage Postcard. I also used the Friendship Script stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy on the background, before I stamp all those other fun images! I used Distress Inks for all of my ink colors and cardstock from Papertryink.
Enjoy today's card and be sure to join us for the Make Art blog hop tomorrow!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thinking of You

Hi friends!  Welcome to Friday..WooHoo!!  I'm seriously ready for the weekend this week!  Headed out tonight with my hubby to celebrate his birthday (ask me if I've even done anything for him yet...nope...I better get busy!) and on Saturday I hope to enjoy a long morning, sipping coffee, hanging with my kiddies and not even thinking about schoolwork! :-)
For today's card I decided to create a CAS card!  Most CAS cards are on white but hey, black is cool too, right?  I started by layering a few Distress Stains on to white cardstock.  I used white cardstock by Wplus 9 because it's super thick and able to handle the stains without warping.  I then dried the stains with my heat gun and got out my Sweet 'n Sassy stamps and dies!  I first stamped the Friendship Script stamp on the cardstock and got busy with my fav New Beginnings Butterfly dies.  Once the butterflies were cut out I added tiny gold pearls for their bodies.  The sentiment is from the True Friend stamp set and I used a die from My Favorite Things, Layered Label, to frame the sentiment.  Easy peasy, right?
Enjoy today's card and enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sweet Stamp Shop Release Day Celebration

Welcome to day two of the Sweet Stamp Shop release day!!  Have you been enjoying all the crafty goodness, showing off the great new release?  I'm super excited to share my two cards with you today where I'm using a sentiment set...That's right...a set with only sentiments!  Just look what you can do!  Both of these cards were created with the Holiday Sentiments stamp set.  And for both cards I got a little crafty with embossing powder...why, hello my old friend!

For my first card I took all of the Christmas sentiments and attached them to my stamp press, keeping them as close together as possible.  Then I stamped the images on to cream cardstock, using VersaMark (or any embossing) ink.  I then embossed with gold embossing powder and cut the cardstock into a tree shape (some might call this a triangle).  I inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink to give the card some more depth.  I then dry embossed the green background and a small piece of brown cardstock, which served as my tree trunk.  A bunch of twine for a bow, and finishing touch on my tree, and then a sentiment in black, punched out and popped up on the tree, finished my card.
For my second card, I wanted to highlight the New Year stamp so I started by finding an online template for a champagne glass.  Once that was printing and cut out of cardstock, I once again used embossing ink and one of the stamps from the Pattern Craze stamp set (love this set!) to stamp the design a few times on the glass.  Then I got busy with my silver embossing powder.  Once the glass was attached to the card, I stamped and embossed the sentiment, and using one of the small hexagons from the Pattern Craze set, I created champage bubbles!  Super fun, right? 
Are you ready for some more crafty treats?  Then go check out the rest of the DT's projects!  And don't forget that on the final release and full reveal day, October 25th, all of the new stamps will be marked down to $10.00!  WooHoo!!   Enjoy the rest of the hop!
Kim - You're Here!

Monday, October 22, 2012


Hi kids!  It's time for another CAS (Clean and Simple) challenge over at Splitcoast!  This week's challenge was to use dictionary paper.  I grabbed a piece of Teresa Collins paper that I had in my stash and got busy with embossing powder and Distress Ink!
I started by stamping the Damask Doilies stamp set, from Wplus9, on to the dictionary paper using VersaMark ink.  I then embossed the images with clear embossing powder.  Once the powder was dry I used my blending tool and Dusty Concord Distress Ink to wipe ink across the entire piece of cardstock.  The embossing power resists the ink so that beautiful doilies come shining through!  Then I just added a sentiment and a button (with a piece of Lilac twine).
Enjoy and check out today's challenge!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Altered Journal Page Featuring Dylusions

I'm showing off my very first altered journal page today on the eP blog!  I used a boatload of Dylusions products on this page...and I loved it!  I also included a step-by-step tutorial on how I created the page.  Head on over and let me know what you think!