Saturday, January 31, 2015

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

Did you know today is Inspire Your Heart with Art Day??  I really didn't until Danie May, over at Unruly Paper Arts invited me to link up and play along.  So I did a little "net" research and was pleasantly surprised at how much there is about it, and yet how much there is not about it.  It is basically a day to "observe and or participate in any kind of art form that inspires your heat."  Simple huh?  So how do you do this?  Go to an art museum, listen to music, read a book (yep! writing is an art form) watch a ballet (it's Dirty Dancing for me ..LOL) or do as I did, grab some markers and just create.........
I know this is very calm, and quite restricted, compared to what I usually do, but I have had a horrible head cold and cough all week.  So bending over "Betsy" (my desk's name) made my head scream!!  So I grabbed my Pitt Pens and sat on the sofa.   With my feet on the sofa and my knees bent I could doodle with in peace.  The waves in the background were colored with Gelatos and baby wipes.
This Link-Up party will last until February 2, so you have time to join us.

I would like to welcome Shilpa Nagaonkar , a new friend and follower of this blog.  She is from Bangalor, India.  Her mixed media work is just awesome.  I do hope you  take a moment and drop by her blog and say hi!
 Thanks for stopping by, please let me know you were here
Inky Hugs

Thursday, January 29, 2015

January Icy Blues and Silver

A frosty little card in honor of all my blogger friends that are experiencing bitter cold weather, some with snow added in there.  I do pray all of you are safe and warm.

Over at Rubber Dance Art Stamps they have a color challenge for the month of January.......yes I am just making it under the time wire.....LOL.  The colors are icy blues and silver, and those colors always make a pretty wintery card, don't ya think??

I chose a snowflake flurry from Inkadinkado for the main image and embossed it with a mixture of opaque white and tinsel silver embossing powder.  The background paper is really more blue than the scanner depicts, more like the card base color, only pearlescent.  I believe the sentiment is from Stamping Up ......I've had it for ever and you can no longer read the side of it.....grin!
The blue is mounted on a piece of mirrored silver corrugated cs then all onto the card base, that I had swiped an ocean blue stamp pad around the edges.  The snowflakes were cut with the Cricut in white and silver glitter paper.  Aside from the card base I used all scraps to make the card.......yeah!!

Thanks for stopping for a look, please leave a comment (I love to read them ya know!)

Inky HUgs

Monday, January 26, 2015

T Stands for: I Need a New Cup

 My cup of coffee for this T-day, I like the saying on this cup, but.......................
picture from Pinterest
I need this cup........cause it is so true!  LOL
Linking these up with the Tea Gang over at Elizabeth's Alter Book Lover

I've joined an ATC swap with Daniella Hayes.  She sent invites through FB, it's a three for three swap and the theme is botanical.  I had a very inky Friday playtime, actually made a couple of master boards.  I used them for the first two sets.  Since it is only a three for three, and I got slightly carried away, I need your help to decide which ones to send.

set ONE

set TWO

set THREE I send one of each???
Would anybody be interested in receiving any of the left over ATCs?   If so send me your e-mail.  First come first served as to which one (s)
I hope to share the makings of the master boards a little later.  I found those to be highly addictive...LOL
Thanks for the help
Inky Hugs

Unruly Paper Arts RAQ

What does the RAQ stand for??  It stands for Reader Art Quest ( a monthly challenge) and you can read all about it over at Unruly Paper Arts.  As it says in their header "The Rule Breaking Blogzine for the Artist in You".
They have a very nice selection of contributors for the articles they post, and I am sure you would know many of them. 

So back to the RAQ for January, it is Glob Traveler.  For this journal page ( 9 1/2" x 7 1/2")  I used acrylic paint and stencil to make the background.  With Staz-On Timeber Brown ink and a stamp from Stampers Anonymous in the lower right hand corner, a TH die cut, of the Eiffel Tower in the upper left and using a stamp from Stampendous for the card in the middle.  I did use a little TH Distressed ink around the edges of it.  I didn't do a photo tutorial of this page, I think everything I did pretty much shows up clearly and after all you are a smart bunch of artists.....grin.

This is the smaller, sewn together journal I bought for the Prompt 60 challenge.  I found I just can't keep up with a journal page a day......even with prompts.  I did, however,  make it through almost two weeks  :)  I'll share a couple of the things I did at a later date, but right now I need to go and link this up to the RAQ challenge.  Follow me, I know the way, and you can check it all out.........
Inky Hugs

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Journal 52 week 4: Silhouttes

It is an other GRAY day here in our neck of California.  I didn't get out early enough to show the FOG that preceded the gray.  Don't pay any attention to those flowers.....they are fake...LOL  I couldn't keep real ones alive in that during the summer, so I just "faked it!"
With weeks of these gray days I start longing for a was beach to sit on and watch the sunset, so when Chelle, over at Journal 52, sent out this week's prompt, this is where it took me.
Here is a quick photo tutorial on how I did this journal page........or just skip to the comments...LOL
Anyway you choose I just want to thank you for stopping by
Masked off the horizon, laid the silhouette of the beach in, then added yellow and pink in the sky.  I used all acrylic paint for this journal page
I used a brayer to blend in the sky
After pulling the tape off I laid in a few silhouettes of clouds 
The nest step was adding the water
I needed a silhouette of some palm trees, so I printed off a digital, I have stored on my PC.  I used scissors and that exact-o knife to cut them out. 

Once everything was good and dry I just free-handed the lettering in, with a black Sharpie, and gel pens......doodling the word sand.

The finish....again
Closer look, before I put in the break water, at the doodling of the word sand, where I also stuck the week number......grin
I also want to give a shout out for Unruly Paper Arts and their Readers Art Quest (RAQ).  They have a challenge this month and this photo for inspiration. 

I am thinking I might just link this up over there.  I just used the Global Traveler, not the colors...................what do you think???
Don't forget to let me know you came by.
Inky Hugs

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friends are Best with Laughter

TGIF???  Since I am not longer part of the weekday workforce, Friday is just a day in the week...LOL
I do love this stamped image from AI and have so many friends I can relate this to.  The image was colored with Prisma colored pencils and OMS.

I am entering this card in these challenges:

Challenge #276 Color Week

"Less is More"
Challenge #207 Friends
challenge #183 color it

Sketch challenge
Well, that wraps up this week.  I'm so glad you came by, leave me a comment so I can return the visit.
Have a great weekend!!

Inky Hugs

Thursday, January 22, 2015

One Card, Multi Challenges

Hello Thursday Bloggers, thanks for stopping by.  Isn't it great when you can roll multi challenges into one card?  This seems to be one of those weeks for me, and I love it.  Speaking of "love" there are now quite a few challenges on the subject.  I like the idea that not all valentines need to be romantic, if I did I would only be making ONE every year.....grin!  Of course I have GKs that require one, but I also have friends that I like to make them for.
This card was a really fun and messy one to make.  Messy??????? Oh yes, messy, cause I dug out my chalks and had a go at making a designer print into an Ombre look for the background.  It was so much fun I did it to the wavy, corrugated piece too, but scan doesn't show it well.  The sentiment, butterfly and heart are all die cuts.
I found this sketch from Nacho Average Challenge #125 to be an easy one to play with, and in fact I used it for an other card that I will post a little later.

What challenges am I entering this card in?? 
Well, here they are, and I hope you have time to join in the fun!!

Challenge 74

Crafty Boots Challenges
Butterfly challenge

My Time To Craft!
Challenge "Love is all around"

Challenge #282

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
Have a Heart

And last, but not least.......the sketch!

Challenge #125

 Thank you, again for stopping by.  Please leave me a comment so I can return the visit.
As always.......
Inky Hugs

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


 Welcome back all you WOYWW deskers, and anybody else that happened to drop by.  Betsy is rather dusty this week........chalk dust that is! Box of chalks to the left, chalk wheels at the top and the dust al over the place.....LOL  Yep, it is time to start thinking about valentines and I have a couple challenges in mind for this week.  Thus the hearts and the butterfly die cuts.  An Ombre  effect, dirty baby wipe, pencil, scissors and a pointy thing round out the picture.  This is the view Tuesday night and will not change before Wednesday morning.
But this is not how the day started, it started by pulling off the layers and giving Betsy a good cleaning.
This is the actual desk top, now clean of all ink over sprays.
Then I have a large cutting mat......can't cut on the desk top
Next is my silicone mat.......have to have one of those.

Last layer is my gridded paper pad......and a small cutting pad to the right.
Now I'm ready to begin and DH comes home from work early.......grrrr! 
Is that enough stacking....or what???  I have a reason for each layer.....honest!
So just why am I showing you all of this???  Cause it is time to link up over at Julia's (who Dunnit at the Stamping Ground) and join in the world wide desk hopping that occurs every Wednesday!
Inky Hugs
Krisha                                I AM POSTING THIS IN MY REAR CARD WINDOW!!

Inky Week 3: Journal 52

"For this week’s prompt, create a page inspired by a conversation you’ve had {or overheard!} in the past week or so. You can paint, draw, doodle, collage – whatever you are comfortable with!"
Sounds  Well, not for me, it had me stumped.  Nothing came to mind (highly unusual I know)  My friend Elizabeth at Altered Book Lover became my inspiration, well HER page did....grin.
I started with a gesso page and added inks (sprays, drips and drizzles) to the point they were just making puddles.

Not being patient enough for the puddles to dry, I grabbed a cellophane package and squished (my terminology)  it on the page .  Rather like the turn out, but a bit on the dark side, don't you think?

A light coat of gesso made it fade a little more to my liking.
Time for texture

I found a die cut crown and then saw this picture and well, the rest is history........or a journal page...LOL!
Thanks for stopping by for a look, hope you enjoyed the quick tutorial on the background.
Have you gotten inky today?

Monday, January 19, 2015

T Stands for Tuesday Chuckles

Now that you've had your morning chuckle, it's time to head over to Elizabeth's blog  and see what everyone else has in their cups.
Inky Hugs
Krisha      The FINE print:  All photos are from Pinetrest

Friday, January 16, 2015

It's a Guy Thing

Surprise! two posts in the same day...................I'm on a streak here.....LOL!!!
That is the Wednesday challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Blog this week.  I've had this die cut car (from the Cricut) bouncing around my desk for the past couple of days and decided to use it for this challenge.  The "hello" is also die cut and then embedded back into the paper, cool trick ......when it works...LOL.  I just stayed with the black and white color (technically non-color) palette for this card. 
I'm off to do the linky thing for this challenge.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
click here

Inky Hugs

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