Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Hi, There!

Just finished this art journal page and wanted to post it.  Lots if mixed media going on here.
The stamp set is old from Flourishes called Sunflowers which were colored with Copic markers and fussy cut.  

Journal pages - first I covered them with thick white gesso, and then I used my fingers and a babywipe to paint the  background with Dylusion paints.  These paints in a jar are so creamy!!!

Took a Faber-Castell paper stencil of honeycombs and used Distress Ink to dab that on the pages. Continued by hi-lighting that with some Radient Pearls - Sour Lemon and used a Pitt pen - brown to outline the honeycombs.

Added Stardust on center of flowers and some on the bee wings; added text from the set stamped here and there.  I did free hand (first attempt at that) the Proverb - not too crazy about that but it is "my" journal!  LOL

Spatters here and there from Dylusions - white and black, and Lindy's Stamp Gang - Gold shimmer.  I drew a frame around both pages and colored it in with Pitt pen orange.  

Well, thats it for today - thanks for stopping by, hope you hear nothing but pleasant words all day long!!!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Monday, July 17, 2017


Hi, There!

Received the Hero Arts' Month of May kit and have only just got around to making a few cards - not all put together yet but soon.  So you will be seeing lots of "under the sea" theme cards.   

Then I have some Penny Black stamps and can't wait to get into those for watercolor fun!!!  So here is my card without further a-do!!!  Thanks for visiting and till the next mermaid scene, sea you back here soon;) LOL  Hugs and blessing ~ CaroleAnn

Background was made with Distress Oxide inks and a stencil of waves that came with the kit. The mermaid, starfish, and clam were colored with Copic Markers and then they were die cut with the set that came with the kit.  

Die cut the reef on the side and dipped it into some Distress Oxide ink and the one tucked into the background scene.  Stamped the bubbles, seahorse, and the swimming sea turtle in the background along with some other fish - all from the kit.  Lots of glitter on the mermaid's flippers and the pearl in the clam.  Wink of Stella in her hair.

Card shared at the following challenges:
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #168 - ATG
Crafting With Friends Challenge #47 - ATG
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge #248 - ATG
The Fairy and the Unicorn Challenge #5 - ATG
Simon Says Monday Challenge - "Get In Shape" - can be 3D - my mermaid and clam are mounted on 3D foam

Saturday, July 15, 2017


Hi, There!

Aurora Wings has a challenge that is easy peasy - Anything Goes Challenge #53.  So here is my watercolored card entry.  Another old stamp from Flourishes called Poppies.  Used the Zig Clean watercolor brush set on watercolor paper.  Lots of Wink of Stella on the flower and Stardust on the dragonfly's wings.  Thanks for visiting, till next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn


Hi, There!

Almost a month since my last post!!!  Summer fun going on here and less time to create but that is what it is all about during the hot, lazy days of summer:)

Quickie here:  For challenge at Simon Says for both Monday's which is Distress It  - background paper is distressed and for Wednesday's challenge of Use Plaid at Simon Says - that is my background paper.

This is a watercolored card with lots of Wink of Stella and Stardust in center and Glossy Accent for the lady bug.  Used the Zig Clean Color Brushes - I have the 24 brush set and absolutely love it but it works the best on good watercolor paper for blending colors into one another.  The image is from Flourishes called Sunflower - I have had this for years.  I am pulling out more of these clear stamp sets to watercolor as I forgot I had them!!!  I thinks I have too much!!!!  Need to get under control - I'll let you know how that goes after my next and last shipment arrives!:(  LOL

Till next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Hi, There!

The challenge over at Ching-Chou Kuik for the month of June is Butterflies:)  So I just had to be part of this challenge as I love butterflies.  They are so pretty, gentle, happy and peaceful fluttering around your garden.  His way of saying enjoy the nature I created for you.  

I wish I had a garden devoted to just the butterflies .... but I do have hummingbird feeders that are blessed with daily visitors of brilliant colors!!!   

We actually had a pheasant visiting us for awhile and he was so much fun to watch - now I hope he has just found better feeding grounds and nothing happened to him.  We also have a male wild turkey that loves to strut his stuff around the wild female turkeys that come to feed here too!!!  Yes - jungle habitat here!!  LOL  Till next time, enjoy nature when you can, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Digital Image from CCK - colored with Copic Markers as follows:
Skin E0000 000 00 E21 E93
Hair YR30 Y21 E31
Dress  R20 R00 R11 R81 R83 R85  Leaves/Eyes/Butterfly G20 G40 G43 YR30
Image in a frame from IO - doubled that frame.  Background is paper I used Distress Oxide ink - Worn Lipstick and also stamped butterflies with same distress ink.  Wink of Stella in her hair, glossy accents in her eyes and stardust here and there on butterflies.  Image has been mounted with foam tape.

Card shared at:
CCK- June Challenge Butterflies
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #164 - ATG
Crafting with Friends  Challenge #45 - ATG

Saturday, June 3, 2017


Hi, There!!

Yes indeed!!!  50 years have gone by in a wink of an eye and I can't believe it!!!  We are so blessed to have one another and all the blessings that the good Lord has bestowed on us.  We are so very happy and lucky and I praise and honor You Lord for giving us each other to love and to cherish for all these years.

I made this card back in 2012 and we just rotate it to each other each year as my private note inside says it all and it is so us - sitting and watching the birds come to our bird feeders!!!  Joy in all the simple things in life have given us such tremendous happiness.

Have a wonderful weekend and we will be enjoying a quiet dinner at our very favorite restaurant later tonight!!!  All diet plans are off for tonight!!!  Yippee!!!!!  Bring on the big plates, good wine, and oogie-gooey desserts!!!!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Hi, There!

I was too late to enter this into one challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik's website but wanted to post it.  I believe I am in time for other challenges.  I was behind the eight ball all the way for my challenge entries this month!!!!  I am not sure how the time passes me by when I always think I am on time!!! LOL  But I am having fun during the process and that is what it is all about.  Have a great evening or day!  Till next time hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card shared at:
Crafts and Me - ATG
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #161 - ATG
Crafting With Friends Challenge #44 - ATG

Digital Image is from Ching-Chou Kuik colored with copic markers:
E000 E00 E01 E02 E13  Hair B0000 BG000 B00 BG01 B91 B95  Dress BG000 and glitter
Flowers E01 E02 E95 E93  Butterflies BG0000 BG10 B91 B95 B45
Leaves and eyes G21 G24 G94 G85 Glossy accents for the eyes
Liquid pearl, sequins and distress ink on edge of background paper  Papers- Graphic 45/Sweet Sentiments  Ribbon and lace from stash and staple I painted with Copic Marker to match