Tainted Love

Hello and Happy Wednesday!!  

I’ve got another song inspired post today and of course, it’s an 80’s song!!

One of the MOST popular (remade) songs from the 80’s–Tainted Love was played Everywhere–and Still Is!! You know the song….Can you name the band that made this song a New Wave hit in 1981?



Another one of my teenage angst years favs!! (and still is!)  I loved this version of Tainted Love, but–come on…It’s a Mugs Game, Sex Dwarf, Say Hello-Wave Goodbye?  AWESOME Soft Cell Classics!  Like, Totally–For Sure!! 🙂

I’m really enjoying the challenge inspiration of  ‘With a Song in Your Heart’ at Our Creative Corner and there’s another fun challenge I can incorporate this  with at Virginia’s View Challenge blog–It’s Challenge #2-Stencils!  This is going to be FUN!

Hmmmm…let me see—chipboard hearts for the ‘love’ part of the song, what should I do about the ‘tainted’ part?


I think you know where I’m going with this….

Each chipboard heart was ‘tainted’ with Peacock Feathers, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and Black Soot DI’s.

I pressed the pads directly on top of each heart to really saturate the chipboard with color.


I gave each heart a dab of dimensional magic and spread around with  my fingertip, coating the top and sides completely…


…then gave each heart a good sprinkling of Clear Rock Candy DG I gently tapped the excess DG off each heart and set aside to air dry.


I didn’t want to heat dry these because I didn’t want to blow off any of those scrumptious crystals.

When the distress glitter was dry, I stained each heart with a coordinating color of Distress Stain and Ink Spray; Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean & Worn Lipstick DS’s and Black Marble Dylusions Ink Spray.


Now on to what will become my background….time to bring in the grittiness of what Tainted Love can mean (told you I was going to have fun with this) 🙂

I’ve got a heavy piece of white card stock, Fired Brick & Black Soot DI’s, White Embossing Paste and my Brick Wall stencil from My Favorite Things.

I inked the card stock with Fired Brick & Black Soot DI’s and my ink blending tools.  I’m preparing this layer with color before I stencil because, I know the distress ink will wick into the embossing paste, further ‘tainting’ this top layer of the card 😉

I love this part!

I spread an uneven layer of white embossing paste over the secured stencil with my palette knife, then carefully lifted the stencil from the card stock.


It’s just stencil magic! So Cool!  I carefully set this panel aside to air dry.


This is the dry stenciled panel.  You can see how the distress ink colors seeped into the embossing paste as it dried.  Very cool effect!

I inked over my brick wall with more Fired Brick and Black Soot DI’s and gave the edges a distressing.  Of course, I couldn’t let this brick wall go without splattering it with paint!  I used Black Soot DP and my splatter brush and really gave a few good flicks of my wrist to create some gritty paint blots.


I don’t think I’m letting a project go by without paint splatters!

Just for some fun, I did some stamping through my Hearts stencil to get some random shots of text along the wall.


That’s Fun! Now I wish I would have stamped more random text!


I’ve got an idea of how I’m going to position my tainted hearts, but, I don’t want to have a plain background behind the holes that I’ve torn….

..I’m using the By Definition background stamp with Jet Black Staz-On ink.  I stamped the text onto white tissue paper, then ripped 3 pieces and strategically glued into place behind the holes in the brick panel.


There, a little peek-a-boo of text just in case.  Now, time for this card to come together.

Each heart was placed in it’s respective burst-out hole and adhered with foam dots and double-back tape.


All of the Alpha Tiles and gear pieces were glued down with matte multi-medium and in a few places, I needed to use pieces of foam squares to support some of the raised tiles.


I treated the trinket pin with Broken China DP then poked the trinket pin right through the burst out stock and then used a mini foam dot to support the head of the pin.


Did I say how much I LOVE multi-medium.  I coated the back of this gear sprocket with matte multi-medium and pressed in place for a minute or two to make sure the medium soaked down into the crystals for a strong bond.


With the hearts bursting out of the brick wall and all of the metal doo-dads and alpha tiles glued in place, I gave this card another good flick of Black Soot DP with my ever handy splatter brush.  This truly is Tainted Love!!  Oh oh oh…

Meet me over at Our Creative Corner and Virginia’s View Challenge and check out all of the other song/lyric themed and stenciled goodness that my Artsy Fartsy friends are creating–From all over the World! It’s Fantastic!!

Until Next Time–Thank you for taking the time to visit with me today & Stay Artsy Fartsy!!  XOXO-Shari


  • Surfaces: White Card Stock (Papertry Ink); Chipboard (cereal box); Black Card Stock (SU)
  • Distress Inks, Paints, Stains & Glitter (Tim Holtz/Ranger); White Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490)
  • Stamp: By Definition (SU)
  • Alpha Tiles, Gear Sprockets, Trinket Pin (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Prima Embellishment
  • Multi-Medium (Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger); Double-Back Tape (3M); Foam Squares/Dots
  • Splatter Brush (Liquitex); Dimensional Magic (Plaid); Palette Knife
  • Heart #6 Die (Sizzix); Big Shot Die Machine (Sizzix)

Q is for Queen….

That’s the name of the challenge over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and the possibilities are endless!  Thanks for taking a break from your weekend activities to join me for today’s post–I’ll keep it quick 🙂


A dog as a queen?  In my house–Absolutely!  🙂

The background may look a little familiar–I’m on a fleur de lis kick right now.


Here’s the first batch of goodies I gathered to start my project.


I started with randomly adhering pieces of Sketchbook Tissue Tape on a piece of manila stock.


I swiped Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord DP’s over the entire surface and spritzed with water.

Tim Holtz features this background technique on his April tag and I’m experimenting with it here first.


I embossed my painted purple panel with my fleur de lis embossing folder….


…and distressed & inked the edges and surface with Dusty Concord and Walnut Stain DI’s.


I spritzed and flicked water on top of the surface, too–I truly am addicted to water spots 🙂


This queenly pup is from the Party Dog set from Lost Cost Designs.  I stamped her with Jet Black Staz-On ink on manila stock and inked with Vintage Photo & Tea Dye DI’s.  Before I inked this stamp, I masked her hat, as she was going to be given a crown later!


I stamped her highness again on a separate piece of scrap manila and fussy cut her face out, then I applied a layer of Dimensional Magic and set aside to air dry.


The makings of a crown….

I inked the entire surface of a scrap piece of manila stock with Mustard Seed DI and dried with my heat tool.  I chose one of the crowns from Lost Coast Designs Party Hats 2 set and stamped twice on my mustard seed stock with Watermark Resist ink and sprinkled clear embossing powder over both crowns.


After heat setting, I fussy cut both crowns out….


…and placed one on top of puppy’s glazed face while it was still wet.

With the second crown, I spread a little Translucent Embossing Paste on top, then gave it a good covering of Clear Rock Candy DG.  This is going to be the ‘gilded’ crown which will set atop queen pup’s canine cranium…


Queenie will need some blingie!  Let’s surround her in crowns, to remind her of just how royal she is–I cut out the small crown from Elements Remnant Rub-Ons and vigorously rubbed to transfer on the face of the facet.

 I also rubbed a part of a flourish on the backside of the facet and inked with Eggplant Alcohol Ink.


I ended up stamping and fussy cutting another crown–this time in Dusty Concord.  When the clear Rock Candy DG was dry, I used Dusty Concord DI and my water brush to stain the glitter purple.

For my word bands, I prepared a piece of white card stock with Sketchbook Tissue Tape, then adhered vellum over the top.  I then stamped the sentiment from Dylusions Say it How it Is set several times with Jet Black Staz-On ink.  I fussy cut the best stamped words and inked the edges with Walnut Stain DI.


I keep forgetting to take pictures of final assembly steps, Darn It!  And some other details I ended up adding in…


…Like mounting queen puppy on a piece of molding film to give her a little dimension.  I totally forgot to take pictures of that step!

The word bands and purple crown were glued down with matte multi-medium and queen pup is adhered with foam squares.


I just couldn’t let this go without adding some Seedless Preserves paint splatters!


Her highness is ready to look upon you now with her bejeweled and gilded crown upon her regal head 🙂

Join me over at the Sisterhood with your queenly concoctions–There’s still time!  Hope to see you there!

Thanks for Stopping By Today!!  Until Next Time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!  XOXO-Shari


  • Surfaces: Manila Stock; Purple Card Stock; White Card Stock (SU); Vellum; Molding Film (Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490)
  • Stamps: Party Dogs & Party Hats 2 (Lost Coast Designs); Say it How it Is (Dylusions/Ranger)
  • Distress Paints & Inks (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Staz-On Ink (Tsukineko); Watermark Resist Ink (Ranger)
  • Translucent Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490); Distress Glitter (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Clear Embossing Powder (WOW)
  • Embossing folder (Provo Craft); Big Shot Die Machine (Sizzix)
  • Tissue Tape (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Self-Adhesive Rhinestones; Jump Rings & Facet (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Double-Back Tape (3M); Multi-Medium (Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger); Foam Squares; Dimensional Magic (Plaid); Splatter Brush (Liquitex); Water Bush
  • Craft Sheet; Heat Tool; Embossing Heat Tool; Finger Knife (Fiskars);


Thanks So Much

Happy Weekend Everyone!!  I’m here today with a card I made for the Simon Says Stamp Blog/Monday Challenge–Transparent.


I was inspired by a card made by Debby Hughes in the Stenciled online card class, with the added ‘transparent’ flair for the challenge.

How it begins...

How it begins…

I’m using a few different transparent elements, all with their own unique see-through qualities–This is going to be FUN!! 🙂


Since the embossing paste will take the longest to dry, I treated this 4″x5.25″ watercolor panel first, with translucent embossing paste.

I applied an uneven layer over part of the teardrop stencil…


….then carefully lifted to reveal pure stencil Artsy Fartsiness!  This part never gets old!  I set this aside to air dry (although it did have help–I set it in front of a small space heater).


With the butterfly being the focal point of the card, I wanted its transparent element to be of equal, if not greater, ‘WOW’ effect.  I’m going to use Lettuce, Stream & Wild Plum alcohol inks to color a piece of glossy card stock.

I applied all three alcohol inks to my felt applicator and dabbed and smudged all over the glossy stock.  Then, I applied a bit of alcohol blending solution to the felt applicator and pounced and dabbed over the inked surface.


I love how the blending solution creates a water stain-like effect.  Any way to get water spots and splotches!!


I applied a layer of frosted film to the inked panel…


…then ran that panel through the Xyron adhesive machine and adhered the entire frosted and inked panel to a piece of molding film.

After machine “cutting” and (mostly) hand cutting, my butterfly emerges!!

I used my embossing gun to apply heat to the butterfly wings and quickly shaped into place with my fingers.  That molding film is really fun to work with!  I think there may be a bit of a “WOW” effect there 🙂


The watercolor panel, embossed with translucent embossing paste is dry and ready to be painted.  I picked distress ink colors that represent some of my favorite colors of Spring and Summer 🙂

I smushed Peacock Feather, Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn DI’s directly onto my craft sheet, then spritzed with water.


I used a paintbrush to pick up each color and randomly brushed across the surface.  I love how the color settled on those heavier layered stenciled raindrops.

Let the splattering begin!

Let the splattering begin!

I want to bring in some of the deep colors of the butterfly onto my surface–what better way than to SPLATTER!!  Plus, I want to see the differences between distress stain and distress paint splatters.

Salty Ocean DS and Seedless Preserves DP splatters–Love what both products did!  AWESOME!!  I also gave the entire surface a spritz with frost shimmer spritz to have some shimmer on the face of the card to match the frosty butterfly.

It’s almost time for assembly!  Just a couple more of those transparent elements to add….Here is the vellum leaved branch that my butterfly is going to alight upon!  And of course I have to give it some splatter love!!


I want to have my sentiment on a piece of acetate, but I don’t know which ink color I want the words in…


….Hmmmmm-which one will it be?

The black ink popped more against the lighter colors of the watercolor background.  With my sentiment being on a piece of acetate, adhesives are out of the question, so I score my piece of acetate to fold it into a, sort-of, bench.  Easily tuck-able and glue-able and completely TRANSPARENT!  COOL!!

Love the shadow created by the words on the acetate.

Love the shadow created by the words on the acetate.

I tucked the right edge of my acetate word band under the face of the card and glued the folded tab on the left down with matte multi-medium.


Now for a few finishing pieces of bling….Self-adhesive pearls and silver and denim threads, wrapped loosely and secured invisibly with matte multi-medium.


I almost splattered the butterfly…I was out of control!  But, I stopped myself–Hands in the air…Step away when it feels good!  I’m outta here!!  🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by, Have a Great Weekend and Stay Artsy Fartsy! XOXO-Shari


  • Papers:  Green Card Stock; Vellum; Watercolor Paper; Acetate (SU);  Molding Film (Wendy Vecchi); Frosted film (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Alcohol Inks (Tim Holtz/Adirondack); Distress Inks, Paints & Stains (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Staz-On Ink (Tsukineko); Frost Shimmer Spritz (Tsukineko)
  • Big Shot Machine (Sizzix); Cricut Machine & Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge (Provo Craft); Butterfly Die (My Favorite Things)
  • Matte Multi-Medium (Claudine Hellmuth); Double Back Tape (3M); Foam Squares; Splatter Brush (Liquitex)
  • Self-Adhesive Pearls; Silver & Denim Thread (Coats)
  • Craft Sheet (Ranger); Ink Blending Tool; Paint Brush; Palette Knife; Heat Tool; Embossing Gun

Braver, Stronger, Smarter

Happy Friday my Artsy Fartsy Friends!  To end the week, I’m sharing  another of the Thank You cards I made for one of the Hospice nurses that cared for my Mom.  I made this card specifically with the bespectacled girl from the Generation Redux plate in mind because, she kind of looks like the recipient of this card–Gentle and Quiet on the outside, Strong, Brave & Smart on the inside!

Brave Girl

This card is chock-full of all kinds of new-to-me techniques.  Not only background inking techniques, but stamping techniques, too!  Let me show you the artsy fartsy steps I took, to put this card together.  Gosh, where do I start? 😉

The Braver, Stronger sentiment from the Typography plate was also a must for this card and I thought having a  chalkboard frame for it would be perfect to give it an old-timey feel.

I used one of the frames from the Chalk It Up plate that fit the sentiment that I had already stamped on a small piece of black cardstock with Staz-On Opaque White ink.  I did try the chalkboard technique on the sentiment, but, it’s too detailed an image and the chalk muddled everything together.

I don’t remember having this much fun with chalk since I was a little girl writing and drawing with chalks on the sidewalk in front of my house!!  Playing with chalk has grown up!!  😉

I gently rubbed the excess chalk off the card stock with my finger and fussy cut the frame.

I added some foam squares to the back of the frame and positioned over the sentiment.  I had to trim the sentiment down a little bit so nothing stuck out from behind the frame.


I set aside the framed sentiment and moved on to stamping and coloring the young woman image from Artistic Outpost’s Generation Redux plate.  I used Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp the image with and colored with Distress Markers and my fine tipped water brush.

I didn't have to be neat since she was going to be fussy cut.

I didn’t have to be neat since she was going to be fussy cut.

I used Tattered Rose, Tumbled Glass and Tea Dye DM’s to color her in.  I scribbled each pen onto my craft sheet and picked up with my water brush.


And to give her image that vintagey finish, I lightly inked over the entire surface with Tea Dye DI and my ink blending tool.  She ended up getting fussy cut and set aside with the framed sentiment.

Supplies for the ink monoprint technique...

Supplies for the ink monoprint technique…

I wanted the background for this card to be bright and happy–I chose Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, Spiced Marmalade and Peacock Feathers DI’s for my ink monoprint .  I had my piece of manila stock cut to size (all of my cards are 4.25″x5.5″) and secured to my craft sheet with a piece of double-back tape on its backside (I tape everything down when I’m stenciling).

I pressed each ink pad directly onto my Burlap stencil and then spritzed the stencil with water.


Then I laid the inky stencil onto my piece of manila stock and gently pressed my fingertips over the stencil.   I slowly lifted the stencil and here is the ink monoprint for my background.  Very Cool, indeed!  I then inked the entire stock with the same ink colors and my ink blending tool.

OK–any chance to use the splatter brush!  I smushed Spice Marmalade DI onto my craft sheet, gave a spritz of water and picked up with the splatter brush.  Uh, yeah, this time it really got away from me and I ended up with a big glob of watery, inky splatter (I over saturated the splatter brush–you think?).  But, I like it anyways and dry it with my heat tool.


I love this splatter layer of color over the burlap design–how the orange splatters completely bleach out the burlap monoprint.  COOL!!

I inked the edges of my monoprint layer with Walnut Stain DI, then I distressed the edges, then I inked the edges again with Walnut Stain, again.  Even though this card was going to be rather girlie, I wanted it to also have that rustic, vintage feel to it and I love inking and distressing!!

Nothing says Happy like rays of sunshine!

Nothing says Happy like rays of sunshine!

I’m trying to use my stencils on every project I can, too!  How else can I make this card any happier?  Add some of those sunshiny rays!  But, I kept it vintagey and used Vintage Photo DI for the color of my rays.


Those rays are going to fit perfectly once I have all of the elements together, but that big splotchy splatter has become one of my favorite parts  and I need to make sure I don’t cover it up when I finally position everything.

I’m going to make some layered flowers using the Tattered Florals die and I’ll be using muslin and tulle.


I used the ledger image from the Ephemera Background plate and Jet Black Archival ink to stamp onto the muslin.  This piece of muslin is sized to cover the entire surface of the tattered florals die.

I die cut the tulle and the muslin at the same time.  I layered the tulle three times then placed the stamped piece of muslin on top of the tulle.  I also did this so I could see where the tulle flowers are!


After I carefully pulled and trimmed my tattered florals apart, I put all of the tulle flowers on dark card stock so I could see where they are and be able to keep track of them.

I also gave each tulle floral a layer of gesso for added texture.  I don’t want the tulle layer of my florals to get lost among the solid layer of the muslin petals.  While those tulle flowers are air drying, I’m going to color the little flower brads that I’m going to use for the center of each of my tattered flowers.

I used the altered surfaces technique to add a little color to these plain grey flower brads.  My first layer of DP is Broken China, which got partially heat dried, then wiped down to remove any wet paint.  Then I added another layer of DP in Ripe Persimmon and did the same with that layer of paint–partially heat dried, then wiped down any wet paint.  I’m left with a 3-colored brad that was just plain and grey before!


Once the gesso was dry on the tulle florals, I inked all of the layers with Wild Honey and Tumbled Glass DI’s.

Each tattered flower was backed with a lose circle of this fun, kind of feathery yarn that I have and then each flower got one of the cute metal brads that got the altered surface treatment earlier.


Once all of my elements came together, I added some blue rhinestones for a little extra shiny bling….


…and I added a light coat of Dimensional Magic to her glasses to add a little shine there, too–like those are really glass lenses 🙂

We are all Braver than we believe, Stronger than we seem and Smarter than we think–AMEN!!


And with that, this card is finished and ready to mail to the extraordinary recipient–A woman who will always be in my heart, for the sincere and loving care she gave to my Mom during the last weeks of her life.  Memories I will cherish forever.  Thank You, Mary, for Everything!!

And Thank You–all of my Artsy Fartsy followers and visitors!  I hope you enjoyed today’s post and find yourself getting inky and painty and most importantly Artsy Fartsy over the weekend with your own crafting!  I’m going to send this card over to Artistic Outpost’s monthly challenge for MarchAnything Goes (with AO stamps that is).  Head on over and take a look-see at all of the fabulous creations being made from all over the world!  Who knows, maybe you’ll join in on the Artsy Fartsiness, too!

Until Next Time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!  XOXO-Shari


  • Card Stocks:  Black, Olive and Manila
  • Fabrics:  Muslin; Tulle, Decorative Yarn
  • Stamps:  Ephemera Background, Chalk It Up, Generation Redux, Typography (all from Artistic Outpost)
  • Stencils: Burlap and Rays (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
  • Distress Inks, Markers, Paints (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Antiquities Frosted Embossing Powder (Ranger); Chalk (Crayola); Water Brush; Gesso; Archival Ink (Ranger); Staz-On White Opaque (Tsukineko); Dimensional Magic (Plaid Ent)
  • Ink Blending Tools (Ranger), Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife; Double-Back Tape (3M); Foam Squares; Studio Multi-Medium (Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger); Distresser
  • Tattered Floral Die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Big Shot Die Machine (Sizzix)
  • Flower Brads; Blue Self-Adhesive Rhinestones

Industrial Florals


I don’t know about you, but still being buried in a few feet of snow does not make me feel like Spring is right around the corner!  No early Spring flowers shyly blooming from under the veil of Winter’s frozen slumber, here!!  It’s more like—LAME–we need to go cut more wood for the wood burning stove and schlep it through two feet of slushy, wet snow!!  🙂

 Oh, we’ll get our Spring flowers–but maybe not until April!!  So until then, I’m finding myself using flowers in some of my latest designs….if I don’t have any flowers outside (yet), I’ll create some inside!!  🙂

Indus Flower

I was inspired by Tim Holtz’s January Tag design and this is my take. Better late than never, right?  One of the creative goals that I set for myself this year is keeping up with Tim’s 12 Tags of 2014 Challenge.  Now, in what order I do them….?  😉


I started with a piece of manila stock cut to about 4″x5.25″.  I smushed Vintage Photo, Crushed Olive and Mustard Seed DI’s onto my craft sheet and dropped some small piles of Pewter Perfect Pearls randomly over the ink.  I spritzed it all with water then pressed my manila stock into the wet ink and dried with my heat tool.  I repeated that process two more times.  This photo does not do the technique proud, but, it’s a very cool effect and the way the ink blends with the perfect pearls–Awesome!!

Rub Ons and Stencils

I used Words & Elements Remnant Rub-Ons on the right hand side and I used the Rays stencil with Antique Linen & Vintage Photo DI’s on the left hand side.  After applying the inks with my ink blending tool, I quickly dusted it with clear embossing powder and set with my embossing  heat tool.

Embossed Rays

The embossed rays gave this background a very subtle texture and image but ‘Big Design Bang’ nonetheless!


I lightly sanded the rub-ons and distressed the edges.  I inked the edges and over the entire background with Walnut Stain DI and my ink blending tool.

Foil for the flowers

To make the industrial flowers, I adhered a piece of Foil Tape Sheet to a scrap piece of cardstock.  I then added texture to the foil cardstock with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then ran through the Big Shot machine again with the Tattered Floral Die.

Flowers and Molding

I cut a piece of Molding Film and covered it with a layer of Frosted Film then ran that through the Big Shot with the Tattered Floral die, too.

Foil Tat Florals

Pretty fun, right?  Now, time to get inky and painty!!

The frosted florals that I ended up using, got inked with Orange Blossom and Sepia Archival Inks and the industrial florals got a light layer of Black Soot DP.


I shaped the foil flowers with a pencil and I shaped the frosted flowers with my heat embossing tool.  I carefully applied heat to the frosted petals and quickly manipulated into a slight curve with my fingers.  After it cooled, it was time for assembly and layering! More fun pieces of embellishments coming right up!!

I “made” those rusty bits! It’s totally awesome!!  I was introduced to Crafty Notions Rusting Powder by Alison Bomber on her blog Words and Pictures (you gotta check out her blog–Awesome!).  I just started having the chance to play with this magical powder, but so far–it’s easy: apply layer of multi-medium to bit or piece of your choice and then sprinkle Rusting Powder to cover;  a bit stinky: spray vinegar over powdered pieces; and totally worth it: wait for bits & pieces to dry and become rusty.

Flower Assembly

I used a simple black brad and an antique brad to layer with my rusted pieces.  I punched a hole through the layers of flowers and manila stock to secure them all together with the brads.

That splatter brush is a fun tool!  I may have gone a little splatter happy on this card 🙂


I finished with a few Chit Chat stickers that I trimmed into little banners and inked with Walnut Stain DI.

Lots of elements in this one–But, they all work!!  With this card heavily inspired by Tim Holtz, it’ll fit right in over at the Anything Tim challenge at A Vintage Journeya new challenge blog on the block, and with all of the textures and the stenciling I did on this one, I’m going to send it over to Frilly and Funky for their Stencils and Textures challenge.


I really am looking forward to actually having real flowers blooming in my yard but, not having to dig in the yard yet and being able to stay in my crafty dungeon to create, is one of the benefits of having a late Winter and two feet of slushy snow hanging around 🙂

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Have a GREAT weekend and Stay Artsy Fartsy!!  XOXO-Shari


  • Distress Inks & Paint (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Inks (Ranger); Perfect Pearls (Ranger); Embossing Ink (Clearsnap)
  • Modeling Film (Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490); Frosted Film (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology);  Foil Tape Sheets (Ranger); Rusting Powder (Crafty Notions);
  • Stencil (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous); Tattered Florals Die (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Provo); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)
  • Splatter Brush (Liquitex); Multi-Medium (Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger); Sanding Block; Craft Sheet; Ink Blending Tool; Distresser
  • Chit-Chat Stickers (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Remnant Rub-Ons (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Brad; Antique Brad (SU)