Friday, February 26, 2016


Hi, There!

I love butterflies so this was an easy card for me to create.  The image is from Tim Holtz.  To color it up, I went back to my watercolor pencils/Koh i noor, which I have not used in a long time - Yellow, Red, Purple, Gold.  Then I went in with  one Copic marker - Y15.  Next I used some Acrylic Silks - Persimmon, Wine & Roses, and Golden Monarch - this is my first time using these and they give such a beautiful shine - can't see it in the photo but it is very shimmery!  Background is Brusho Watercolor Crystals.  Used a clear stamp from my stash "Thinking Of You" and sequins. Striped background is from my stash.

Challenges I would like to enter this card:
Crafting With Friends Challenge #15 - Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Challenge #11 - Mixed Media

2nd Card
Just had to make one more card - for fun and use my Radiant Pearls that I just found hidden - you know how that goes;)

Same image but now I am using my "old" Radiant Pearls - Caspian Sea, Sour Lemon, and Candy Apple - talk  about shine!!  This whole butterfly is just radiant glows of color!

The background again I used my Brusho Water Color Crystals.  Added some sequins.  Wanted to keep both these cards CAS!  Thanks for stopping by, till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


Hi, There!

Once I discovered "More Than Words" challenge, which for this month is the word "Wonderful",  for me it just had to be either a Fairy layout or Mermaid layout. They are all wonderful inspirations for me and the more I see them used in layouts and/or cards, the more I want to create something of my own!!

So here is my Mermaid Mixed Media Canvas.  The digital image is from Aurora Wings - she is just so beautiful - colored with Copic markers and fussy cut.  The background on the canvas was painted with distress paints, I used some "Fish" tissue paper here and there; Music Note washi tape; Gesso on a bubbles stencil; fish images cut from K&Company/Travel paper, the two sentiment stamps are from Crafty Secrets which I stamped in black ink. I fussy cut the words; added some clear glass bubbles and lots of liquid pearls. Sea shells, coins, and metals from my stash at the bottom, touched up here and there with Silk acrylic paint for some glimmer. 

This is my first mixed media on canvas and although it took me longer to finish - very different than card making as I had to wait for different elements to dry - I did have fun!!!  Thanks for stopping by, till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Challenges I would like to enter:
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #21 Glitter - which I added thru Wink of Stella and stardust (This is my second entry for this challenge.)

My Mixed Media Canvas Project for These Challenges

Copic Markers:
Skin E000 E00 E01 E02
Hair YR01 YR02 YR68 YR27
Ribbon B91 B95
Fins and Scales BG15 BG32 BG49 YR27

Sunday, February 7, 2016


Hi, There!

Well, you all know my cards are very shishi-foofoo  - so o o o - when I have to make a male oriented card (as my daughter asked me to make) I am very much out of my element.

It forced me to look into boxes that have been neglected for a long time and I have the dust to prove it!!! LOL  A whole new world opened up to me as I felt like I just found a bunch of new stamps!!  The wooden handle on the stamp read "Stampscapes/Meadow" and it is from 1993!!!  Can you believe it!!!!  And better yet - I had never used it!!! LOL!!!!  

Now that I am into distress inks everything I have takes on a new look!  Here is my card, and thank you so much for spending some time with me, take care, and I hope you can find something "old" that feels like "new" - wish I could say that about some of my body parts!!!  LOL  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn:)

613 Avenue Create Challenge #162 - Optional Twist - "One Layer Card"
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #237 - Dreaming of Something Warm

Card Recipe:
Background has all been done with distress inks - Abandoned Coral, Iced Spruce, Scattered Straw and Tumbled Glass.  Stamp used - "Meadow Lge" - Stampscapes - Inked with Versafine Onyx Black
I put in some black birds flying in the distance with my Copic marker
Sentiment is from a set of freebies I received in a Card Magazine!!  
I distressed around the edge with my Scissors.  
Decided to use some Black Soot distress ink around the edge of the whole card but already took the picture!  :)


Hi, There!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  I had off from work on Friday - due to a lot of snow and I will not drive in it.  So I got a bit of a head start on some cards that are needed for upcoming birthdays!  I am always behind the eight ball when it comes to getting these out on time!! :(  Maybe that will change once I retire!!!:)  Anywhoos here is my card and I hope you like it.  Till next time,  as always thanks for stopping by to take a peek, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Card Challenges:
The East Wind Challenge #48 "Friendship"
Aurora Wings Challenge #22 "Ice & Snow"

Card Recipe:
Digital Image is from East Wind called "The Best Gift Ever" - kittens are just so darn cute!!
Colored with the following Copic Markers
Face E000 -00-01-21-93 Kitten C1-6-7-8 Hair E-34-35-23-37 Jacket B0000-00--91-95
Gloves BV0000-000-00
Star Dust on her pompom and I used Stickles-Crystals around the edge of the background paper
Papers are from Maja Design -Vintage Frost Basics which I distressed with distress inks - Faded Jeans and Black Soot.  Also used my Tim Holtz distress tool on some of the paper.
Image was die cut Stitched Rectangle by Lawn Fawn Small and distressed around the edges with distress ink - Faded Jeans
Liquid pearls in the background around the image
Sentiment is from Clear Stamps/Katy Sue Designs - stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Inkpad and embossed with clear embossing powder.
Rhinestones from stash

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Hi, There!
I am trying something new - for me - a mixed media card - well more like a page for my journal.  I love fairies and just thought maybe I would start making random pages and put them into a journal just for everything in Fairyland!  Since I have so many fairy stamps etc., it will be a rather big project that I will have to start once I retire;)  But here is my first attempt, and I got the inspiration for this from Eileen Godwin's you tube post on her master board - just lovely - thanks Eileen!!!  Till next time, thanks for stopping by,  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter the following challenges:
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #21 "glitter (so glad I found this blog - great inspiration here)

Allsorts Challenge Blog Week 348 - Bring on the Bling (great inspiration here too!!!)

Card Recipe:
Flower background was put in by using a Tim Holtz stencil with gesso. Distress inks and paints - Seedless Preserves, Fozzilized Amber, Picked Raspberry, and Broken China rubbed over the dried gesso.  Removed some color with a baby wipe on flower centers.  Sprinkled some water over the whole image.  Stamped random stars and spots with black ink.  Stamped the fairies and fairy orbs from Lavinia Stamps.  Used a white paint pen to accent some flowers and orbs.  The orbs are filled in with Glossy Accent, Black Soot distress ink around the edges of the orbs and the edges of the page.  Lots of liquid pearls and star dust!  Wood text is covered with black paint and then covered with Glossy Accent.  Had lots of fun with this!!:)