STAMPlorations - Stencil Sunday

It's Sunday,
and that means it's time for some stencil inspiration at 

I made a set of tags using
Happy, Smile, Hugs and Thanks Word dies

Dragonflies are lovely: green and glittery since I used 
Glitter Paste with the stencil.
A bit of a reminder:
there is still some time to play at

For a change to win:
$15 gift certificate OR choice of any 
2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
and choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card 
and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project.


LCD - Day 5 of Alice in Winterland

Alice has arrived at Winterland in Lost Coast Portal to Creativity

There is some winterland theme inspiration and a link for you to join the fun,
waiting HERE. Enter your wintery Wonderland themed projects in 
AIW Linky Party by midnight PST on January 31st for the chance to win 
LCD/CV Bucks to spend on rubber at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!

I made 3 ATC's using:

Bubble background is that paper what you find between layers in a 
box of chocolate, sprayed some colors, added a bit of Inka Gold and paint.
Snowflakes are stickers and sentiments; I found from Etsy.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Aud Sentiment - AG with sentiment
Come and Get it - Winter
Simon says Monday  - Chill Out


Anything Goes challenge at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity

What a great way to start a challenge year at Lost Coast:
theme is Anything Goes, as long as there is stamping.

I did lots of stamping on my card,
I wanted to try how I'd manage to create a background
and stamp the main image straight on it... 
and this is how it turned out:

I've used color powders and H2O colors, inks, die cuts and sticker with the
CV's Klimt Kiss, LCD ATC Doodles Set and ATC Text Set 1 -stamps.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Ike's - Anything goes, with a twist of old/new
Moo-Mania - Love
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Art Impression - New Technique
HLS - Watercolor


Cold, cold January

January is showing it's cold face in Finland,
and I must say - don't like it. But I do like the
way it makes nature look like.

I tried to capture the look of the frozen nature by using 
Lost Coast Designs beautiful Shrubbery stamp,
2 embossing powders and 3 different Distress Inks.

How did I do? Getting chills already? LOL

Want a change to win some fabulous stamps?
Why not enter Lost Coast Portal To Creativity 

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Less is More - Ombre
Make my Monday - Winters Walk
Simon Says Monday - Be Square


STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge for January

The first Mixed Media challenge for the 2017
at STAMPlorations is here, :=)

The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card 
and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. 
And there is fabulous prizes:
- $10 gift certificate to the winner voted by the Mixed Media team
- $5 gift certificate each to the 2 top picks
- If there are 25 or more entries: 1 random winner of any 2 standard size stencils

We are having a really cold time here in Finland,
so it seems my creative side turns it to warm colors and sunny feelings.

I colored a page from STAMPlorations Coloring Book
with Coloursofts, die cut some tags out of it.
Then I used Dragonfly Waltz stencil, first with ink on the
background tags and then with a glittering paste 
on the front side tags.
I die cut Thanks and Smile dies twice, first from a foam and  then
from a cardboard and clued them together.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:

Progressive Challenge at Bloobels

Bloobel FB group starts this year with a bang, LOL.
There is a progressive challenge and January's image
is so much fun - and the challenge is: 
"Fill in the Placard with a slogan of your choice!"

My slogan is from Ginger's House
great place for wicked and sweet sentiments.
Image is colored with Copics and Prismacolors and the papers are from
old Doodlebug collection (witch I hope I could have more...).

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Crafty Gals - Use something new ( image)
Come and Get it - Something New (image)


Rhyme for January

I'm very happy that I "found" The Craft Barn blog,
the inspiration that they keep giving is amazing.
And now there is a challenge that is new every month,
challenge includes a rhyme and the challenge part.

The rhyme for the January goes like this:

and the challenge is:
you must include a bird in a wellington boot.

I don't know if my make really qualifyes the terms,
but this is how I saw it, :=D

Image is from A Day For Daisies, colored with Copics. Background is embossed with Seth Apners folder (Seth is sponsoring a challenge at Dream in Darkness this month). Berries got some red from the Liquid Pearl bottle and the red boots are shiny, thanks to Glossy.

I'd like to enter to some challenges with my winter girl card.
The Craft Barn - Rhyme + theme
CAS(E) this Sketch - sketch 
CASology - cold
A Day For Daisies - 2 or more layers


Resistance is Futile - January with Seth Apter in DiD

What an awesome sponsor we have this (and next month) month
He has absolutely fabulous range of stamps, dies and stencil.
Want to see? Hop HERE!

After Halloween I got two eyes from behind the great sea,
and totally loved them ... then I saw Seth's stuff and just couldn't resist:

Cyborg themed AJ page, started out like this

Using sponsors products:
Maze and Laser Beams Embossing folders,
Splatter Proof and Ring Around dies and then some metal tape

and then some alcohol inks and Inka Golds

For a change to win awesome stamp for Seth, do link up your
alternative, dark, weird, strange makes of art.

I'd like to enter to few challenge: