Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Hi, There!

Just finished this art journal page and wanted to post it.  Lots if mixed media going on here.
The stamp set is old from Flourishes called Sunflowers which were colored with Copic markers and fussy cut.  

Journal pages - first I covered them with thick white gesso, and then I used my fingers and a babywipe to paint the  background with Dylusion paints.  These paints in a jar are so creamy!!!

Took a Faber-Castell paper stencil of honeycombs and used Distress Ink to dab that on the pages. Continued by hi-lighting that with some Radient Pearls - Sour Lemon and used a Pitt pen - brown to outline the honeycombs.

Added Stardust on center of flowers and some on the bee wings; added text from the set stamped here and there.  I did free hand (first attempt at that) the Proverb - not too crazy about that but it is "my" journal!  LOL

Spatters here and there from Dylusions - white and black, and Lindy's Stamp Gang - Gold shimmer.  I drew a frame around both pages and colored it in with Pitt pen orange.  

Well, thats it for today - thanks for stopping by, hope you hear nothing but pleasant words all day long!!!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Monday, July 17, 2017


Hi, There!  (Update for this card post - DT favorite with Crafting With Friends)

Received the Hero Arts' Month of May kit and have only just got around to making a few cards - not all put together yet but soon.  So you will be seeing lots of "under the sea" theme cards.   

Then I have some Penny Black stamps and can't wait to get into those for watercolor fun!!!  So here is my card without further a-do!!!  Thanks for visiting and till the next mermaid scene, sea you back here soon;) LOL  Hugs and blessing ~ CaroleAnn

Background was made with Distress Oxide inks and a stencil of waves that came with the kit. The mermaid, starfish, and clam were colored with Copic Markers and then they were die cut with the set that came with the kit.  

Die cut the reef on the side and dipped it into some Distress Oxide ink and the one tucked into the background scene.  Stamped the bubbles, seahorse, and the swimming sea turtle in the background along with some other fish - all from the kit.  Lots of glitter on the mermaid's flippers and the pearl in the clam.  Wink of Stella in her hair.

Card shared at the following challenges:
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #168 - ATG
Crafting With Friends Challenge #47 - ATG
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge #248 - ATG
The Fairy and the Unicorn Challenge #5 - ATG
Simon Says Monday Challenge - "Get In Shape" - can be 3D - my mermaid and clam are mounted on 3D foam

Saturday, July 15, 2017


Hi, There!

Aurora Wings has a challenge that is easy peasy - Anything Goes Challenge #53.  So here is my watercolored card entry.  Another old stamp from Flourishes called Poppies.  Used the Zig Clean watercolor brush set on watercolor paper.  Lots of Wink of Stella on the flower and Stardust on the dragonfly's wings.  Thanks for visiting, till next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn


Hi, There!

Almost a month since my last post!!!  Summer fun going on here and less time to create but that is what it is all about during the hot, lazy days of summer:)

Quickie here:  For challenge at Simon Says for both Monday's which is Distress It  - background paper is distressed and for Wednesday's challenge of Use Plaid at Simon Says - that is my background paper.

This is a watercolored card with lots of Wink of Stella and Stardust in center and Glossy Accent for the lady bug.  Used the Zig Clean Color Brushes - I have the 24 brush set and absolutely love it but it works the best on good watercolor paper for blending colors into one another.  The image is from Flourishes called Sunflower - I have had this for years.  I am pulling out more of these clear stamp sets to watercolor as I forgot I had them!!!  I thinks I have too much!!!!  Need to get under control - I'll let you know how that goes after my next and last shipment arrives!:(  LOL

Till next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn