Tuesday, August 16, 2022

ATSM #436 - Make Your Mark


I've had this squid in my collection for quite some time and was eager to pull it out for the latest Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #436 Make Your Mark.


I colored the image up with Zigs then applied some Polychromos shading before adding the stencil waves.  That sentiment--so very very perfect with his expression!

  • Carabelle Studio Le Roi Poulpe et Son Fou
  • Visible Image Fibres Stencil
  • Tim Holtz Snarky Small Talk
  • Catherine Pooler Fiesta Blue
  • Zig Real Brush Markers
  • Copic E53 and E55
  • Polychromos Color Pencils

Monday, August 15, 2022

Saturday, August 6, 2022

ATCAS #226 - Tropical


Welcome to the latest Addicted to CAS Challenge #226 Tropical. I hope you'll play along with us while summer is still upon us.


My goodness how I miss Birdie Brown designs so I penguins were the natural selection for this fortnight's tropical theme.  Until I travelled to South Africa and saw jackass penguins irl, I thought all penguins were in cold climes.  Of course, with global warming pretty soon no one will be in the cold.


  • MFT Penguins in Paradise
  • Catherine Pooler Fiesta Blue
  • MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil
  • Copics

Thursday, August 4, 2022

HLS Christmas - Flowers


I naturally thought of poinsettias for the latest Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge with optional code word "Flowers."  I have quite a few in my stash but decided to use one I hadn't used yet.


I think the colors are a bit brighter in real life as is the nature of Zigs but you get the general idea.

  • Pinkfresh Studio Poinsettia Stamps & Dies
  • Pinkfresh Studio Thrill of Hope Hot Foil Plate & Dies
  • Spellbinders Diagonal Glimmer Stripes Hot Foil Plate
  • Spellbinders Gold Hot Foil
  • Zig Real Brush Markers
  • Ranger Liquid Pearls
  • Tuesday, August 2, 2022

    ATSM #435 - Diecuts and/or Stencils

    I used a variety of stencils to create the background using primarily Distress Oxides with some Delicata Golden Glitz.


    I've been in an introspective mood with some life changes in the works so used one of my favorite silhouette images along with some affirming sentiments on top. 


    • Crafty Individuals Wild Flowers and Ferns Silhouette
    • Inkadinkado Meadow
    • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Blossom & Polka Dot
    • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stencils THS004 & THS143
    • TCW Cell Theory Stencil
    • Distress Oxides
    • Delicata Golden Glitz

    Monday, July 25, 2022

    DB - Snappy Birthday OLC


    I'm featuring an underwater scene for a masculine birthday on the Doodlebugs WA blog today.  What am I saying?!  For anyone's birthday--it's so fun!

    Saturday, July 23, 2022

    SOSS #215 - M for Masculine




    I went with a total dad joke.  I must admit it does give me a chuckle--LOL.
    • Mama Elephant Zodiac Pig
    • Hero Arts Offbeat Holiday Messages (retired)
    • Stampers Anonymous Snarky Cat Christmas (SBC)
    • Copics: N0, N2, R01, R05, R08, R12, R20, R39

    Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - Snarky Christmas Cat