Monday, February 20, 2023

Scratch Paper

Hi and welcome back

I have something cool to show today.

Have you ever heard or used Scratch Paper Art sheets??  These papers are coated black and the underly cardstock is a color or rainbow. You scratch a design into the black which will remove that black and the underlying color is exposed.  Well I had never heard of this before and Sandy at the card club, that meets here monthly, brought these to the January meeting. She handed these out to use on the challenge card to be submitted at the February get together.

She gave us eack a rainbow under sheet and a silver under sheet. They are 3.5"X3.5" square. I looked at those 2 pieces and really pondered what to do with these.

Finally I decided to draw and see what I could come up with. I used a wooden skewer to draw with.

I made 2 different cards since I had 2 different sheets.

Card #1

For this scratch off sheet I drew leaves and stems , added some dots for the background and then used some blue holigraphic paper as an accent. That scratchoff sheet on this card has silver as the underlying color.

Card #2

I love that rainbow effect you get on this one. Again this is my freehand drawing. I'm definitely not a drawer - LOL

Both of these cards have no sentiment on the front. I will add sentiments when I decide who will receive the card and why.

Just an FYI, there are scratch off sheets available thru Amazon. I guess I will have to get some. Ya never know when you might need some of this stuff - LOL 

Hope you liked these cards. Made with something different and those of you who are truely artists.... I'm sure you will be able to make some spectacular art pieces.

I am going to submit these in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you real soon.

Sunday, February 19, 2023


Hi everyone,

Last week we held the monthly club meeting and the THEME card for February was "use a stencil".  Well I dug out my stencils and found one I really liked. Next I used some stencil paste to get the design on the card stock. I used black CS to make that design pop.  After it dried I colored it using some Wink of  Stella and Inktense pencils.

I loved the way this turned out, hope you do too.

I'm glad we decided on this theme for February. I might have to use stencils more often.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping in today and I hope I have inspired you to use your stencils.


Wednesday, February 15, 2023

World Wide Crafters Colorists Challenge #2

  It's time for the February challenge over at 

World Wide Crafters Colorists
 Challenge Team Challenge #02

February 15 2023  through March 12 2023

My DT Project is using 

 Little Gnome

Come along and join in this great 
Challenge, opened to everyone, worldwide. 

You can enter any image and any project.

Enter our Current Challenge !
Our wonderful Sponsor for World Wide is the lovely  Julia Spiri.

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"Stamps by Julia Spiri"
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Stamps: Digital - Julia Spiri - Little Gnome
Dies used: Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Tall Pines, Woodlands
Ink: Memento - Nautical Blue, Desert Sand, Toffee Crunch, Northern Pine, Gray Flannel, Summer Sky
Paper/Card StockWhite CS, Black CS
AccessoriesInktense Pencils; Spectrum Noir alcohol Markers; 

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back soon

Saturday, February 4, 2023


 Hi everyone

Boy, I have been busy working on some projects that are due very soon, so I haven't been able to post here. So Sorry.

I recently picked up a new border punch and played around and got a few different looks. This card has been on my table for a week or so. Thought I'd take a break and share this card with you. 

No sentiment on the front but I will add one when I get ready to mail it out. I made another card using the same punch and butterfly but got a different look. I will try to get that posted in a few days.

In the meantime, here is my card


StampsRubber - Heartfelt Creations Small Floral Butterfly
Paper/Card Stock
White CS, DP, Purple CS

Ink: Memento -Dandelion 
Dies Used
Heartfelt Creations Small Floral Butterfly
Accessories: Glitter; Outline Sticker Border; EK Success  LRG Edge Punch - Monarch Butterfly; Glue Pen

I just love the way this turned out. Hope you do too.

I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back soon.