Saturday, January 23, 2010

Takin' a step towards a goal

One of goals for 2010 is to move "outside" my comfort zone. While I am comfortable creating cards, scrapbooks and altered art, I am not so comfortable putting it "out there" for the world to see. Starting this blog is one of the ways I using to reach my goal, but still my blog is still in my relatively "safe" world - since everyone leaving comments are family or friends.

Another path I plan wander down is "entering" some challenges. I found Lyneen's blog, "I am Dreaming of Castles" ( and she conveniently has a list of other blogs with challenges for each day of the week. (Thank you Lyneen!!!) From Lyneen's blog I went to the Sketch Saturday blog (

This week's theme is Whimsical rubber stamp images. This is what I came up with:

Here is what I used on my card:
"Bug Journey" stamp - Penny Black (1996) Yard sale find!

Sentiment stamp - Art Impression - 1998

Stazon Ink - Jet Black

Kimberly water color pencils

Azure (Dark Blue) paper - The Paper Company

all other paper - unknown - it all came out of my scrap bin including the card base

I also used the following Ranger products

Alcohol Inks and Pens

Distress Embossing Ink

Embossing powder -Seafoam White

Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

What do you think? Any suggestions? Any suggestion on how to keep embossing powder where you want it instead of where it wants to go? Thanks for looking and please leave a comment or two.

Take care, be safe.


  1. Your card is great. You should share your art. So glad you are enjoying my blog. I really have a great time sharing on my blog and hope you find it as enjoyable. THanks for the comments here on your post as well as on my blog. Enjoy your SUNDAY! an blogging.

  2. I think this card is great! The colors go together well, and the sentiment is perfect with the image. As far as embossing powder staying put, I use that antistatic pouch thingie, I think it's basically just cornstarch in a bag, that you rub over the area first to take away static. As far as embossing ink, I found that Perfect Medium by Ranger, which is what you use with Perfect Pearls, is really sticky and gives a sharp image. I don't have too much trouble with bits sticking here and there. I do have Versamark, but I haven't used it yet, Perfect Medium is working well for me. I've been on an embossing kick here lately. Your blog is coming along great, keep sharing! Thanks for the tip about Lyneen's blog, that would be great to have a list of challenges, although I would probably have a tendency to enter a bunch and spread myself wwwaaayyy too thin. Great card!

  3. How sweet is this, fantastic!!