Category Archives: Techniques

Color Challenge For Fall

It’s time for the Paper Craft Crew to have a color challenge for fall! It’s orange, purple, lime green and one color of your choice…I chose a butterscotch yellow. I used the Hedgehog Hollow October Kit for this card.  The stamp set is from The Ink Road created exclusively for The Hedgehog Hollow.  I created… Read More »

Guest Designing At HedgeHog Hollow

I’m excited to be joining The Hedgehog Hollow as their Guest Designer today to share a few of the creations I’ve been working on using the special 2018 Holiday Edition Card Kit from The Hedgehog Hollow. This card kit is packed with amazing products.  I love these card kits because I always get to try… Read More »

Fall Floral With Distress Crayons On Watercolor Paper

Once again, I had to play with the distress crayons.  I have yet to find a watercolor technique that I don’t find completely relaxing. What a lovely way to spend an evening! I’m entering this in two challenges: Stamp, Ink, Paper has a Fall Floral challenge this week that I can’t resist participating in. I’m… Read More »

Mixed Media Art: Distress Crayons And Embossing On Canvas

Oh yeah!  I’m a mixed media artist. That’s what you should be telling your friends and family.  We don’t just craft.  We create art using a variety of mediums.  So far this week, I’ve used distress markers, distress crayons, watercolor paints, dye and pigment inks, embossing powders, perfect pearls, metallic elements, canvas, paper and lots… Read More »

World Card Making Day: Altenew Forever and Always With Ranger Markers

Thank you for joining me today on World Card Making Day! I’m celebrating by crafting all day and sharing my creations on YouTube and my blog!  I’m delighted that you are joining me.  I’m also celebrating by participating in some challenges today at The Flower Challenge.  They are celebrating their second birthday and the challenge… Read More »

Alcohol Ink Background With Alcohol Lift Ink

Wait!  What?! I create an alcohol ink background and then I use a special ink to lift some of it off my background? That’s what I said! If you follow me, you know that my latest class is all about re-inkers and I just fell in love with the re-inking techniques that I’ve been doing… Read More »

Alcohol Re-Inkers With Altenew Goodness

I’ve now been playing with techniques using the Altenew Artist Marker Refill inks for the last several days.  These are alcohol inks and they are fabulously fun to play with. Altenew Academy has a class that is live right now called Rethink Re-Inkers.  I didn’t realize that it would be about alcohol re-inkers.  In all… Read More »

Re-Inker Techniques: Creating An Alcohol Ink Background With Foil

I started a new class today at Altenew Academy called Rethink Re-Inkers.   It honestly never occurred to me that when I purchase the refill bottles for the Altenew Artist Markers I was actually getting quite a bit for my crafting dollars.  These refills are bottles of beautifully colored alcohol inks and there are a… Read More »

Distress Marker Techniques For Quick Watercolor Images

I pulled out my Distress Markers today because I felt like doing a watercolor technique but I am crunched for time.  Work is crazy busy and I’m just exhausted at the end of the day.  I cherish whatever time I can squeeze in to be creative and crafty! I pulled out Concord & 9th’s new… Read More »

Just How Do You Do That Drop Shadow Faux Dimension?

I’ve been practicing and mentioning my single layer card faux dimension technique called drop shadow.  Several people have asked me how to do it so I created a video and a pair of cards to show you how to do this technique and to compare what a difference it makes. I held up the two… Read More »