Journey On!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Trust Your Journey!

Greetings Inky Friends!

Here's the last card in my own little personal series of using
the Layered Swirls background stamp!

I created the background using the Polished Stone technique
with alcohol inks and blending solution and inked the back ground stamp
with Black Archival ink and stamped on top.
The polished stone piece that Trust Your Journey is stamped on was a 2nd or 3rd generation of the original inking of the background piece! 
I added some Rhinestones to selected area of the Background and called it complete!
I love the jewel-tones colors in this card!
Thanks for stopping by and...

Until next time...
Happy Creating!
~Tonya xoxoxo 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Coffee and Friends

Greetings Inky Friends!

Today's post brings you more yumminess from the November New Release!
Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to grab these at 15% OFF too!! SO go shop NOW
(well after you look at my card!) haha!

I used the Layered Swirls background and the  Coffee with Friends stamps on this card.
For the background I used the Tim Holtz Polished Stone technique with alcohol inks
and blending solution and then inked the Swirled background with some
Archival Ink and stamped onto the background.
I stamped the Coffee image and fussy cut a border and popped it off the Gold Thread.

Make sure to visit again on November 21st for my last card using this background
(or check the Blog Hop from Nov. 1st to see 3 other cards using this background!)

Until next time...
Happy Creating!

~Tonya xoxox

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

For the LOVE of Backgrounds!

Greetings Inky Friends!!

A new month means a NEW RELEASE from Technique Junkies which means a
NEW SALE of 15% off all November release stamps from 11-1 to 11-08-16.
(Discount will show up in your shopping cart!)

Which means a NEW BLOG HOP! If you are already following along, then you came from the Ms. talented Judy Jackson! IF this happens to be your first stop, then you should really go HERE and start hopping from the beginning! :)

Onto my cards....
I FELL IN LOVE with this BACKGROUND stamp and ended up creating 5 different cards with it trying to give the beauty of this stamp justice! I'll share a few now and save the other 2 for later.... so make sure and follow me so you won't miss them! ;)

For the first 2, I heat embossed the background with clear embossing powder and used these Color Splashes to add color and then mopped up the excess with a paper towel. The embossing powder resists the Splashes!  I used TJ's By the Sea stamp set for the blue~green piece, and this fun little Oh Snap camera set for the pink~peach card!

For this card, I inked the background using a Clear Pigment ink pad and dabbed on some Pan Pastels over the clear ink.  I then re-inked the background with a Whipped Cream (white) ink pad and stamped on top of the chalked image. I added little white dots using a Sharpie marker and heat embossed the TJ sentiment to finish it off!


I can't wait to show you the other 2 cards I did with this background too but or now, it's time to Hop on over to PAT and see what goodness she has to share!!

Until next time...
Happy Creating!