Sunday, October 29, 2017

Halloween Pearls

Over at the Paper Artsy Blog the subject is Pearlescent.  I love the gentle pearl sheen that was highlighted, especially the pearlized paper used in the wedding card in the introduction post.  I used this as a basis to make the background of a halloween tag using pearlized paste through a stencil.  I loved the effect on my spooky tag ( is very difficult to capture on a photo).

Here's hoping your Halloween is SPOOKY! :) Kim

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Red + Glitter=Christmas

Although my house is all decked out for Halloween. and we have just had one of the hottest weeks in October on record, my thoughts turn to Christmas.  I have been following Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style for several years but I have never played along.  This year I am determined to complete all 12, but have chosen to participate with cards instead of tags!

I am stating with Week #3 of The 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Linda has gone all out with RED for a very festive eye catching tag.   I loved the red inked through Tim Holtz's Peppermint stencil and this was the source of inspiration for my card.  I used red/kraft striped paper in my stash that I placed on the diagonal for the base of my card.  The red didn't stop there...I cut out a poinsettia using Tim Holtz's Tattered Poinsettia die and made it pop with Festive Berries Distress Glitter. 

I was also inspired by  PaperArtsy's 2017 Topic 14: Glitter and I would like enter my card in this challenge as well.  So many fun ways to use glitter! 

Thanks for stopping by :) Kim

Saturday, July 8, 2017

A New Journey

It has been almost over 18 months since I have happy to have inky fingers again!  I was inspired by Julia Alston's card over at CAS Mix Up Card Challenge and a featured video by tjaniga featuring stamping, tissue paper, and alcohol ink.  A co-worker is headed off on a new adventure and I made this card to wish him well.  I love the vibrant colors of alcohol ink and the pairing of tissue paper with an embossed stamped imaged.

 I embossed the compass stamp from Tim Holtz's Classics #1 on acetate in gold as instructed in Tjaniga's video.  I used Botanical, Mariner, and Indigo alcohol inks for the tissue paper background. The sentiment from Tim Holtz's Classics #16 was stamped in Ranger Forget Me Not ink and again in Ranger Cobalt in to make it pop.

 I would like to enter my card in the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge.

That's all for now...thanks for stopping by :) Kim