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Ink blowing at the Friday Mashup

Just a quick post for now - its late and my bed is calling..... Friday Mashup has a fun technique, that I have done before - quite a while ago  (you can see that card HERE )- its ink blowing. We actually did that when we were kids.....So of course I could not resist and had to make a card: Its super fast to do. You need glossy paper and some ink and a thin straw. One drip of ink is plenty and the patterns are really fabulous. It takes some time to dry.... Added some black splatters. The sentiment is from STAMPlorations:   Subway Art Builders: Create . Since its glossy paper you need to use Staz-on ink. This is so much fun - go and blow some cards!

Monsters for Paper Players and New Member Greeting

Some time ahs passed and I have gotten two new members - time to greet them officially on my blog: Welcome Sarah Grey from Funky Fossils Designs  (fabulous blog - check it out if you don't know it yet!) and Nancy -  for whom I unfortunately could not find a link...but I will happily add one, if you let me know! As customary my ladies, you'll get a welcome picture - fitting my card somewhat: I hope you like it. I mostly stick with art and in a way this is as well - it is a sculpture made out of food cans - I photographed it a few years back at one of the CANstraction events that are held every year in NYC (and in many other cities) before Thanksgiving. The sculptures are afterwards donated to local food pantries and distributed to the needy.  --X-- I have not played for ages with The Paper Players   - but this weeks sketch is just too much fun! A while ago I discovered a new stamp company - they are called Flonz and are from Australia. The

Time out with Apples

 I have not had such a long blog break in a long time - not counting vacation weeks, but my life has been just so awfully busy....Finally I sneaked up into my craft room to play in this weeks Time Out challenge - yes girls, I am taking TIME OUT to do just that...... As you can see on my card the theme is apples. I pulled out an ancient Hero Arts set, called September, which has this pretty apple in it. The sentiment is from the same set. I heat embossed the apple outline and colored it with Copics and fuzzy cut them. Added glossy accents to make them look more yummy... The little green patch I sponged and made the lines with the edge of an acrylic block.  And if you are wondering why two apples - I am also playing in the   Extra Challenge at Time Out: "Double the Joy"!  The occasion  - Bev , one of the wonderful DT members gave birth to twins,  Josh and Ben ! You probably know Bev from her  own stamp company  Uniko Studio Congrats Bev - enjoy

Addicted to Stamps and More #114

Hi Everyone, Its challenge time at Addicted to Stamps and More and its my favorite theme - CAS! Here is the card I made: I used that fun little TAWS set "Pointers" for it. I masked some of the shapes  and the big green one I also sponged lightly.  Added enamel dots and Bakers Twine - quick and easy! I hope you come and play with us and leave some love on the DT girls blogs - after all they have some fabulous inspiration for you! Our sponsor for the challenge is: QRK Stampede The winner will get 3 Digis! I am playing in this month TAWS challenge with my card - here is the fun inspiration picture: You see I went with the bottom left part of the picture.

Dream Valley Challenge #91

Hi, its time for a new challenge at Dream Valley !  but before I get to it first the bad news. I am stepping down from the DT.  I have recently stepped down from the Simply Create Too DT and the reason now is the same - too much going on at work, too stressful to keep up with my DT responsibilities.... Since this is my last challenge  I wanted to make a Halloween card - its my favorite holiday. And the challenge theme lend itself nicely to it - its Lace/Ribbon.  I had this lace patterned acetate sheet forever in my stash and always wanted to use it. It so perfect for Halloween. I put a rainbow paper sheet as background. The cute little figures are from an ancient Stampin up set called Booglie Eyes, which I got last year on ebay.... I colored them with Copics and fuzzy cut them and mounted them with foam tape. Some Bakers twine to finish the card, voila! Our wonderful sponsor  for this challenge is Kenny K Kenny K Digi and Rubber stamps are a

Paper Smooches picture challenge

Paper Smooches  has an interesting inspiration picture this week - I basically went with the left half of the picture and came up with this card: I used the Paper Smooches set Chubby Chums Pals, colored that cute crab with Copics and fuzzy cut it. I had some problems with the daisy, until I made my own using the Paper Smooches set Geobasics, I bought that a while ago - gotta have everything geometric out there....Cut it out, too and added an enamel dot. The background I made with the Papertrey Woodgrain embossing plate and sponged it with distress inks, to more capture the inspiration picture.  Lastly I mounted the daisy and the crab with foam tape, to give it some dimension.  I really like it - its so easy to make fun cards with those fabulous stamps!

Paper Crafting challenge with a Christmas theme

I have a quick post for today - wanted to play in the Paper Crafting challenge . You have to CASE one of three cards. Here is my CASE: Its pretty obvious that I CASEd Vicki's gorgeous card, turned it into a Christmas theme... I like Vicki's card much better than mine - her colors are just fabulous! For my card I used a combination of Brushos and watercolors Added some Stickles to the center of the Poinsettia and Wink of Stella to the red leaves and the Christmas part of the sentiment.  Materials: All stamps by STAMPlorations:  Holiday Sketches: Christmas Flower Sentiment Builders: Christmas & New Year , Brushos, Stickles,  Wink of Stella, Staz-on-Ink

STAMPlorations and Brushos

Cornelia here today, playing again with Brushos - my new favorite "toy" I just love those colors! And Brushos are so easy to use. Here is my tutorial: I started out with water color paper, Versamark and that beautiful STAMPlorations Damask background stamp. I used mu embossing buddy first, to get clean embossing.  Her is a little trick I learned from Jennifer McGuire - on large stamps I put the paper on the stamp and then rub my fingers over the paper to get all the ink onto the paper rather than pressing the stamp onto the paper. You see that I did not even bother to remove the stamp from its plastic sheet.... I sprinkled it with white embossing powder - clear would probably work just as well, but my clear embossing powder is not as fine as my white one and I wanted all that detail.  I sprinkled various Brusho greens onto the paper, starting with turquoise at the top. The paper then looks like you added a little bit of pepper from a s

STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #20

Time again for a  new sketch challenge at STAMPlorations ! This one is really fun - you'll see it below! I stamped the  Sketched: Tulips  from STAMPlorations onto watercolor paper three times and then sprinkled Brusho over it and misted it with water. I let it dry and cut it into strips. I glued the strips onto white card stock and added the heat embossed sentiment from Bold Sentiments: Hello . I mounted the sentiment strip on foam tape and added twine.  Here is the sketch:  And here is my card again, this time photographed in front of the green wall in my craft room:  Head over to  the blog  to get inspired by our fabulous DT and our fabulous, fun and famous Guest Designer Darnell from  djkardkreations . If you happen not to know her (who doesn't) you gotta visit her blog - so much fun to read and so much creativity to discover there! Our challenge ends September 26, the winner will be announced September 14.

Getting to Know You Blog Hop

A little over a week ago I was tagged by my friend Kim from Art Keeps Me Sane and she asked me if I would participate in the latest blog hop, called "Getting To Know You". How could I say no - well I couldn't - to be honest - its one of my weaknesses..... I feel honored she thought about me and it sounded like a fun thing to do! But before we get to those 5 questions I have to welcome my new member - this is soooo overdue - forgive me, my newbies! And they are: Merethe Greta I am so happy you joined my blog and have stuck around besides the lack of a proper greeting.... I hope I can make it up to you with this wonderful welcome picture: It is a glass micro mosaic showing the St. Mark's basilica in Venice. It is created by E. Cerato in 1907 and can be admired in the  Corning  glass museum. It is an amazing work of art. I have never actually seen anything like it before. Hopefully you will like it as well! But now those questions: Ques

Guest Designing at Inkspirational and a reminder about STAMPlorations' blog hop!

 I could not believe it when Marina from Inkspirational asked me if I wanted to be guest designer! I am still totally over the moon about it !!!! And of course I said yes. The theme for the next two weeks if FLIGHT Now there are many possibilities for that, but I choose to go with air travel.  I used an old stamp set from Recollections and combined it with my all time favorite Avery Elle set - To the Point. And then I was not sure if I liked the card enough, so I made a second card with rainbow colors.... I bent the triangle and mounted the plane on foam tape after I cut it out. So I hope you are as excited as I am to play with us for the next two weeks. Come on over to see all those beautiful card from the design team and get inspired! Thank you all at Inkspirational to give me this opportunity! And I'll see you at  Inkspirational ..... I am also linking BOTH cards with the current Avery Elle challenge - CAS --X-- And just a rem

Paper Smooches combined with Taylored Expressions

The son of a distant relative of mine - his name is Adrian is celebrating his 7th birthday and I wanted to make a card for him - he gets one every year. And what is better than to use those fabulously cute stamps from  Paper Smooches  for it? This weeks challenge is Anything Goes - what could be better? I also just discovered a new challenge - its by  Taylored Expressions  and they are celebrating their 6th birthday with a big birthday bash (see below) - I had to play and used their sketch for this card: I used a Memory Box stencil tp make the side strip and the "water" in the "aquarium" . The fish and sentiment are from the Paper Smooches set - Birthday Buddies. The "water plants" on the right are cut with a Memory Box die (NBUS). Here is a close-up - you can see better here, that I partially filled my aquarium with microbeads - got them on sale years ago and have never used them...  Part of the Taylored Expression requirements is