Monday, September 27, 2010


I really like this Black Velvet technique.  To me it looks a bit subtle.  The colors are soft but vibrant, if you know what I mean...LOL.  I stamped the words "...You're in My Thoughts and Prayers..." by Stampabilities, on white card stock, placed two gold peel offs in opposite corners.  Mounted this all onto white card stock and then onto a black card.

Comments on my artwork are always welcomed.  Thank you for visiting.  Until next time....


Today was a very cool day outside, so I took the opportunity to try a new technique.  The technique is called "Black Velvet".  You use black card stock, stamp (by I Brake for Stamps) with white ink and then let the ink dry.  Next comes the "fun" part, as you color over the white ink with colored pencils.  After you're finished with your coloring you then apply a fixative.   I used the brand called Krylon Fixative.  I placed the finished art on to a white card stock and then upon a black card stock and placed 3 lavender (to match the lavender flowers) brads.  All of this was affixed to white card stock and trimmed with a lavender ribbon and bow.  Not a bad technique at all - not messy anyway...LOL.  Hopefully, I can continue creating today with a different technique, and if I do, I'll be sure to let you all know.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Just a note to tell you what I did to "finish" off my grandson's wedding card.  On the left side of the archway, I placed an organza (sheer material in white) bow and along with the streamers of the bow I placed iridescent pearls.  It seemed like the card really came to life.  Wished I had taken a photo of it before I mailed it out.  Thank you for looking and come again.  Until next time........

Saturday, September 4, 2010


For some reason I have this mental block of  creating Sympathy Cards.
A dear friend of mine, one with whom I've attended school with since first grade and we graduated together, mother passed away.  While visiting in IN this past spring I attended a "mother/daughter" spring banquet at a local church and happen to see this friends mother.  It was a blessing in disguise as I got to personally thank her for her creation of a "K" (which signified our initial of our school) when we had our 50th high school graduation.  To the right is the card that I came up with.

I used a 5 x 7 inch white card stock for the base.  I used my Wizard by Spellbinders
( ) to emboss and cut out a scalloped circle in red & white.  I stamped the Bible (stamp from Inkadinkado - ) and colored it with my Der Went water color pencils. I also stamped "thinking of you" (a miscellaneous stamp I have) just below the Bible.  I then added a sheer ribbon (miscellaneous ribbon I had on hand) to the bottom of the card.  I had some flower petals from my stash and mounted them with brads from my stash.  On the inside I wrote a very personal note to the family, enclosed it in an envelope and cried while addressing the envelope. 

Maybe this is why I don't like to create sympathy cards - I get all choked up, cry and wish that the deceased person was still with us.  This sympathy card is now mailed and I have my wonderful memories of someone that I happen to think very highly of.  Please enjoy, leave a comment if you care to, and enjoy each other.  Until next time......