Sunday, February 28, 2016

Just Playing Around . . .

Hello friends and Happy Sunday!

Yesterday when I should have been catching up on some DT work,
I spent most of the day JUST PLAYING AROUND!
I think we all need to do that from time to time just to keep it interesting!! LOL

 And besides ... it's one of my good friends fault (you know who you are, lol)
for introducing me to and inspiring me to do stenciling with more than just 
ink and a sponge dauber.  I'm talking about texture paste and reinker.

Here's the outcome of my playtime . . .

 Yep ... pretty cool ... I'll be doing this technique more often I'm sure!

As you can see, I'm STILL working on using up some of those Heartfelt Creations die cut flowers from last years convention demo.   It's actually pretty nice to have so many sitting around already cut just waiting for me to choose the color I want to use and shaping them.  

Obviously, my color today is purple (my favorite).  Actually it's Tim Holtz 'wilted violet' distress ink.  I've used the reinker to color my paste (although my camera insists on making it look blue) and a sponge/ink to color around the outside edge of my background panel.  Of course I've sponged my flowers with the same ink color as well as my tag sentiment.

Challenges to share in today are:
Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge #4 - For the Ladies 
Craft-Dee Bowz February Challenge - ATG w/handmade bow
Country View February Challenge - Make Your Own Background

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope YOU are doing something FUN today!

As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Deep Purple cs
Stamps/Ink:  Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower The Stamp Pad/ Tim Holtz 'wilted violet', Memento 'dandelion'
Dies:  Sue Wilson 'Laurel Leaves' #CED1437 Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Die Memory Box 'Garland Greenery' #99229, Poppystamps 'Stitched Main Street Tags' #1268
Accessories:  Really Reasonable Ribbon satin ribbon, twine, Tim Holtz bubble stencil, Ranger Texture Paste, Tim Holtz 'wilted violet' reinker, Kaiser pearls, Heartfelt Creations flower shaping kit, Craft-Dee Bowz bow making tool


  1. WOW!! This is gorgeous!! Love the colors and those purple flowers are amazing!!!

  2. I've thought about taking that up, but all I need is more stuff! It came out beautiful! Love the flowers. Sick here so not much crafting going on.

  3. Such a lovely card for our challenge! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

  4. Fantastic card. Love the use of modling paste. It really adds texture. So glad you joined the City Crafter Challenge.

  5. Wonderful card - your flowers are absolutely beautiful!! Glad you had time to play : )

  6. Just love this and how good you must feel to just play and produce such a beauty! Hugs

  7. We share the same favorite color!!! This card is absolutely gorgeous!!! Those flowers are so pretty and the stencil work on that background is beautiful! You did an amazing job my friend!

  8. Oh yes, so gorgeous and purple of course fits you to a 'T'...great job on the background (glad to be an and the flowers are beautiful as well...and yummy ribbon, too!

  9. wow what a beautiful card ,love the vibrancy of the colours and your flowrs are stunning
    Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ AND GOOD LUCK

  10. Great card love the technique,gorgeous colors,thanks for joining in with us at MA and good luck

  11. Oh wow Darlene - this looks so beautiful - I love it! Thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges this month and good luck. Hugs rachel x

  12. Oh Dar this is fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  13. This is stunning, love the gorgeous flowers. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends challenge and good luck xxx

  14. Hi Darlene! WOWZA! This is soooo beautiful and in my favorite color did you know? Haha! I have not tried this technique at all, but I'd sure like to soon. Looks like you're a pro at it.

    Thanks so much for joining my Flower Power challenge this week :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  15. beautiful card. Love your colors :)
    Thanks for playing along in the Morgan's Artworld Challenge.

  16. Wow.. what for an inspiration… Thanks so much for playing with bastel-traum… Hope we see your art again :) Hugs Ute

  17. Wow, these flowers are fantastic! Thank you for joining us at the Challenge.
    Have a lovely day, Nicole


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