Thursday, June 1, 2023

Mini Image Transfer

Hello and welcome, I'm having a lot of fun mono printing with my gel plate these days. One of the things I enjoy is the unpredictability of it all, each pull is a surprise. I had a few moments yesterday and wanted to give image transfer another try. I'm happy with how it turned out. The ghost pull and brayer off sheet will make nicely  matched collage fodder.
Using my 3x3 inch Gelli Arts plate. I started with Amsterdam carbon black and magazine image. Added Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints in Agave and Submarine. Let it dry thoroughly then pulled all with Amsterdam white.

 Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Fern Field Guide Pamphlet

Hello, I've been wanting to pair my photos with coordinating gel prints for awhile now. So while taking some photos of the fresh green growth around the yard I thought why not do some botanical prints of ferns that grow here.

Bracken fern on the front cover.

Inside right is Horsetail fern.

Inside left is a Lady fern.

As time permits I'll add titles and further information about the ferns.
I also hope to add several more types as soon as I find  them.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Butterfly Brilliance Card 2 - March CCC

Hello! Today I'm sharing a Slimline card featuring the Butterfly Brilliance Suite from Stampin' Up!. 
This card is on it's way to Elena in Arizona for the March Card Chain Challenge
I am also entering this card in the March Die Cut Divas Challenge.

 All product used is from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Butterfly Brilliance Card 1

     Hello friends! Spring is on it's way and I'm celebrating with the beautiful new Butterfly Brilliance bundle from Stampin' Up! I find it fascinating that the gorgeous butterfly stamp images in this set are sketched from actual exotic butterflies from around the globe. Did I mention I love butterflies. :)

All product used is from Stampin' Up!. 
I started with a A2 card base made from Just Jade CS that I inked around the edge with Just Jade. 

Next I cut the small rainbow butterfly paper from the Butterfly Bijou DSP to 5-1/4 x 4 and inked around the edge with Just Jade before adhering to the base. 

For the next layer I took a piece of  White CS cut to 3-1/2 x 2-1/2 and added a thin bead of Tombow liquid glue around the edge and waited for it to dry before adding Gold Leafing. I then adhered this to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I made a DIY stamp from a scrap of craft foam torn to size to give it a more organic shape and a die from the Butterfly Wings dies. 

I then used it to stamp with Just Jade on the small mandala paper from the Butterfly Bijou DSP giving another layer of visual dimension to the 3-1/4 x 2-1/4 tag. I completed the tag by adding Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and adhering with Stampin' Dimenionals.

For embellishment I cut the butterfly out of  the Butterfly Bijou DSP with the coordinating Butterfly Wings die. Gave it some shaping and added Wink of Stella glitter pen to the wings. I adhered the body only of the butterfly leaving the wings free. 

I used a sweet sentiment from the Garden Wishes stamped in Just Jade on White CS to match and also adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. To complete I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels.

If you have any questions about my process please feel free to ask. Also if you live in Canada and would like to purchase any of the above Stampin' Up! products you can find them on my website here.

I leave you today with a photo of some Snow Drops, the first flowers of the year in my garden.

I wish you all a creative week with thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

February Card Chain Challenge

    It's time for another Card Chain Challenge share. Today's card is on its way to Suze in New Zealand. I am finding this one a bit funny as I went with the polar bear / winter scene and it's headed to full on Summer at the opposite end of our world. Sending Suze a sampling of the winter weather we endured with the Polar vortex. ;)

    For my card I used all Stamperia product from their Arctic Antarctic line. I started by adding rice paper to white card for the background and adding compass with texture paste. The bears are chipboard and the map is a cut apart. This was matted with SU! cherry cobbler CS on a night of navy A2 CS base. To finish I added a bit of twine that is from SU! and matched very nicely.

    And here is the beautiful card I received from Helen. I love how she used the challenge colours and friendship theme.

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, January 26, 2021

January Card Chain Challenge -Hello Balloons

Hello! This month my CCC card is on it's way to the UK. It's a lot of fun to send and receive a beautiful card each month. If you'd like to find out more please visit the  Card Chain Challenge blog here.

All supplies used are Stampin' Up! For my front panel I stamped the Wild Rose BG stamp in Petal Pink onto White Cardstock. Then I added strips of double sided adhesive which I added gold leafing to. 

For the balloons I used a variety of circle punches to cut out different sized circles from DSP and adhered these cascading down the centre of the panel. I finished the card by adhering the panel to an A2 base and adding the sentiment.

Here is another example made using the same supplies but this time adding the adhesive to the circles and adding glitter to some circles and gold leafing to others. 

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

December Card Chain Challenge Card

 Hello it's time for the December CCC this month I used every single suggestion from the list below. I first tried thinking of how I could fit all the criteria into a Christmas Card but since I was stumped I decided to just do an any day card. It was a lot of fun and I think I'll try it again with some Christmas colours and images. If you would like to check out the challenge for yourself please go here. The supplies I used are from Stampin Up!.

 If you have any questions I'm happy to answer them. 
Have a wonderful day!
Thanks, Jutta

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

November splendor and CCC Card

November has arrived and so has some more snow. 
I'm loving the reflection in the lake, this is a rare sighting as we usually see the
 lake freeze over before the first snow. 
Once again I am playing along at Card Chain Challenge Blog with a card for Tina in Slovenia this month. 
I have followed along with most of the prompts and had a lot of fun 
using the sweet Hippo Happiness bundle from Stampin' Up!.
To find out more about this international Card Chain Challenge go here.

Thanks for stopping by,


Sunday, October 18, 2020

Autumn -October CCC Card

 Hello and welcome to another Card Chain Challenge share. For this one I tried to use as many of the options as possible. 

I separated the Autumn of this retired Quietfire Design stamp used it on the outside as a stand alone sentiment and placed the remainder of the quote on the inside. I had fun doing an Iris fold inside, actually behind the maple leaf. This is a great way to use up all those little bits of scrapbooking paper as the strips are only 1/2" wide.

Thanks for stopping by,


Friday, September 18, 2020

Free as a Bird -September 2020 CCC

Welcome, just a few more days and it will officially be Autumn. I love this time of year when the evenings are cooler and I can freely spend time with my craft supplies making cards, knitting and such. Today I have another Card Chain Challenge card to share that is on it's way to Dee via the UK as I write this.

    For this card I used Stampin' Up! Free as a Bird stamp set. 
I tried to follow the suggested colour pallet and friendship theme.

Happy creating until next time!

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Lovely Lily Pad Card For April CCC

Those that know me know I love the colour purple and I really like how this card came together for my card chain challenge card where the challenge colours were light purple, dark purple and black. :) It is now on it's way to the Netherlands. You can find more information about the monthly challenge here .
All supplies used are from Stampin' Up! 
Thanks for looking!

Mini Image Transfer

Hello and welcome, I'm having a lot of fun mono printing with my gel plate these days. One of the things I enjoy is the unpredictability...