Thursday, June 25, 2015

More Shoes!

You have one more week to enter the challenge "Shoes"  The Design Team would love to see what you create.  Here are some additional pieces of inspiration by the DT. Remember Lunagirl and I are combining challenges so go to that site and enter too. By the way, you do not have to  use digital stamps.  You can also use rubber.
I made a shadow box with some of the many shoe images from Lunagirl.
For the second week of shoes I made a digital card using an image from  the Elegant Ladies Shoes 3 sheet and it was kindly supplied by our sponsor Lunagirl Monnbeams. The pin up girl also belongs Lunagirl Moonbeams. The sentiment as the papers are from the internet. The other elements are from my stash.Hope you keep playing along with us. Have a magical weekend!
I printed and cut out two shoes from Lunagirl's Fancy Footwork digital collage sheet mounting them on to a piece of paper with shoes (I've had this ages, originally from a magazine freebie). The pleated card, lace and flowers from my stash and the quote was generated on computer and printed
Sorry I missed the first week of the challenge, but happy that a couple of the design team picked up the slack,  I am having trouble transitioning to being ready for Thursday/Friday. I have very little time when I am home from the cottage as that is when I make appointments, have lunch dates and get my laundry done but I'm hoping I can get it together soon.  I used the shoes collage sheet from Lunagirl and made an ATC (artist trading card) The sentiment I googled, printed and snipped it into small rectangles to glue to the side., Seems an odd one for me as I'm not a shoe-aholic, I have gym shoes, walking shoes, and sandals.

Here is a bit more fun for you on the SHOES challenge.  For this tag, the very fancy blue lady and the shoes are from Lunagirl collage sheets.  The background paper is digital designer paper by Gecko Galz.  I also used washi tape, enamel dots, lace and ribbon from my stash.



I gave an old memo pad a makeover using Gelli print papers, acrylic paint and some images from Gecko Galz.  I am submitting this to Unruly Paperarts' outdoor challenge.

Friday, June 19, 2015

A New Challenge

When I grew up we went around all the time during the summer barefooted.  I thought nothing about crossing the hot road and getting melted tar between my toes.  I don't know why I did it; I just did.  That remembrance inspired the theme for Challenge #114 "Shoes".  The Design Team would love to see what you can create using the theme "Shoes".

We again are coordinating this challenge with that of  Lunagirl so don't forget to go to Karen's website and enter also.
I send out a lot of cards to members of my church..  This card can either be a sympathy or a get well card.

I'm making tags for the shoes challenge.  The lady in red and the shoes are both vintage images from our challenge sponsor Lunagirl.  The vintage map in the background is designer paper from Retro CafĂ© Arts.  The rest is just good old stuff from my stash.
For the first week of shoes I made card using many different shoes from Lunagirl Moonbeams, I must confess I was quite inspired by Marilyn's quote which is exactly what I was looking for when I was creating the layout of the card. All the lovely vintage shoes from Lunagirl are lovely!Hope you play along with us. Have a magical weekend

When I saw the beautiful shoes on the Lunagirl fancy footwork digital collage sheet, kindly given by Lunagirl as sponsor of this challenge, I couldn't resist using the red shoes and making a digital card based on The Wizard of Oz in which Dorothy clicked the heels of her red shoes and she followed the yellow brick road. The picture of Dorothy and her house is one that I found on the internet.

Guest Designer

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Art Journal Page

I love making art journal pages, but sometimes I think I am not spontaneous enough.  I have a tendency to try and think everything through.  In any case, this is one of my latest pages.  I start with a few close-ups.

I will enter this in the challenge on Unruly Paperarts.

The journal page uses acrylic paints, Gelli Plate, homemade texture paste, felt and a lovely image from Gecko Galz.  I am really pleased with the way it turned out.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Let's Travel

If you are wondering what happened to the collaboration of Lunagirl challenges with those on The Cheerful Stamp Pad, it is because Karen of Lunagirl is on vacation and after arriving she discovered she had limited internet service.  They will continue when she returns.

Now let's see what the Design Team created for the second week of "Travel to Faraway Places".
I took a post card image from Lunagirl and added some travel images and then embellished with an "Explore" sticker.
For week two of out challenge I made an oriental card using an image from Lunagirl's Far East Travel collage sheet, Spellbinder dies, red satin ribbon and oriental metal coins.
I've used three images from the Memories of Paris digiral collage sheet, kindly given by Lunagirl, sponsor of the challenge. Papers, including the cut out of the Eiffel tower, are My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Madison Avenue. Papermania ribbon and various flowers. Everything mounted on to a sideways opening A5 card.
For week two of the "travel to faraway places" challenge I've made a  4x6 postcard featuring a young girl traveling across Europe.  All of the vintage images are from our challenge sponsor Lunagirl.  I started with the 4x6 cardboard base and arranged images from the Lunagirl collage sheets including "maps," "dreams of Paris," "scenes from Europe," "carte postale" and "steampunk girls."  I think there are 7 images used here altogether!  I also used washi tapes, prima flowers and some die cuts from a travel set I had in my stash.  I hope you enjoy this postcard and that you will also be inspired to join our challenge -- one more week to go! 
I couldn't resist using one more picture from the Lunagirl Paris collage page and I made it into an artist trading card. The backing is a brown scrap and the gold is also a scrap, Memories sentiment is trimmed from the title of the collage.
Barbara (2nd one)
I figured out how to cut a section from the collage page, guess you are never to old to learn something. I used the  Lunagirl World collage page and chose the London map, I have had Tim Holtz Visual Artistry clear stamps for at least 5 years and I thought they went really well with the map. I am quite pleased with how it came out. I put all the stamps on my "new to me" Fiskers stamp press and it lined up beautifully and straight.
For the second week of Travelling to distant places, I made a card using a lovely image from Lunagirl Moonbeams. It is a magical landscape. The sentiment is from the internet and I also added some pearls, a flower and a bottle cap. Keep playing along with us and have an inspiring weekend


Don't forget to visit the Lunagirl site and see all the beautiful images she carries.

Remember you can go directly to the challenge announcement at the top of my blog.  Please limit entries to two.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I Am Being Spotlighted

Sorry, I am posting this a little late as I have had internet trouble and ended up buying a new modem and it wasn't the trouble after all..

I am being spotlighted on the Gecko Galz Scrapbooking website.  Here are some cards  I have made

The last card was made by combining 4 Gecko Galz images into layers digitally.

Thanks for visiting my site and feel free to grab the free Gecko Galz image below.

To see more designs and how to make

Sunday, June 7, 2015


Today is National Cancer Survivor's Day of which I am one.  Give love and support to those who are now dealing with cancer.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Challenge #113-"Travel to Faraway Places"

I hope everyone enjoys the theme this time.  Since it is summer and people are making plans for trips, I thought it would be fun to dream of a faraway place.  Here is how the Design Team interpreted the theme.
I have always dreamed of going to Paris so my collage card is made from four Lunagirl travel images
My creation is a memory of a romantic Parisian adventure using college sheets from Lunagirl and an "Arch Top Reliquary Shrine" from Alpha Stamps.  The shrine is 2 chipboard pieces, a base and the arch cover.  I created a collage using three images from Lunagirl collage sheets and some washi tape and adhered them to the base.  I painted the arch cover with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Stains in "Opal Sea Oats" and when that was dry I glued it to the base.  Sadly the scan does not show the shimmery-ness of the starburst stain.  After that I simply added a prima flower.
For week One I made a side stepper card using images from Lunagirl's Paris 2 collage sheet, Spellbinder dies, Britannia Alphabet Die and metel embellishments.
For week 1 of Travelling to Distant Places, I first made a digital composition using various images from our sponsor Lunagirl Moonbeams. They are the lovely vintage images from France which I framed. Then I lay them on an agenda (Ellen de Mai) and I added a sentiment found on the internet. After that I printed them. The cute mouse and the badge (KD Designs) were added later as well as the green ribbon and the button. I like the visual effect my card evokes. Hope you join our challenge. Have an inspiring weekend!
For week 1 of the Far away places challenge I used the Memories of Paris sheet. The background is French ScriptI distressed the edges with TH linen distress ink the pictures were distressed with orange marmelade and linen distress inks. The small Eifel tower picture is placed on a white base edged with fiskers stamp scissors and elevated. The word Paris is from the title of the collection

For week one of the Far away places challenge I used part of the Memories of Paris digital collage sheet kindly given to us by Lunagirl, changing the colour to sepia to tone with the Paris Nights papers by g.c.d studios. Ribbon are Papermania, flowers Craftime and the spacers in the centre of the flowers are Prima.

Click on the badge above and go directly to the Lunagirl site and see all the wonderful images there.  I am sure there is something you can use.