Tuesday, April 12, 2016


     This April remix gave me the perfect opportunity to experiment and play with some products that I hadn't used before.  Since I didn't have any wood grain card stock, I ran a tag through my Big Shot with the Tim Holtz embossing folder.  I then colored it with various Distress Inks.  I cut the bird with my new unused Bird Silhouette die and proceeded to attach my paper pieces cut from a piece of Menagerie paper.  I didn't have the Mosaic Kit, so I got creative, substituting embossing paste, gel medium, and Glossy Accents.  The bird is perched on a pen nib amidst some die cut greenery.  A Mini Plaquette and design tape finished the tag.  
     This tag was a lot of fun to make and I am sharing it on the Tim Holtz blog.

Monday, April 11, 2016


     I am entering my 5" x 7" canvas in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  I painted the background with acrylics and added a few pieces of tissue wrap.  Then I randomly stenciled it with embossing paste and black paint.  In keeping with the Challenge theme "April Showers Bring May Flowers", I attached the die cut Umbrella Man and several handmade die cut Tattered Flowers that I accented with amber gems.
     I hope you enjoy your visit and would appreciate any comments.

Sunday, April 10, 2016


     The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge for April is "dimension", so I'm entering my 4" x 4" canvas featuring a die cut butterfly with it's colorful wings lifted and spread wide.  It's attached to the canvas by it's pen nib body which gives it added dimension.  Other dimensional elements include the word "enjoy" which is also die cut, and pieces of design tape over a stenciled background.  This was really a fun project and I hope you enjoy it too.  This is my first entry into this challenge and any comments will be appreciated.