Monday, April 6, 2009

Sending springtime wishes

There is still two feet of snow on the ground here. But the temperature finally broke freezing this week and a the Canadian geese have arrived in Fairbanks. My thoughts turn to spring time.

This daffodil card is made with a crayon resist technique (the waxy kind like the one from the egg dye kit).

This one layer card was made for a Hero Arts blog challenge. The Happy Easter is heat embossed with Ranger's Glitter.

This card was made for a Ranger Challenge requiring making your own colors. The background is made by mixing Ranger's distress Fire Brick and Dried Marigold reinkers on a craft sheet...spreading it across the sheet and placing the paper on top. I then misted the leftovers making the softer color for the background around the birdhouse(inkadinkado stamp).

The Kreativ Blogger Award
Thanks to Anne, a stamping pal from the Hero Arts blog recently shared a lovely award with me.

The award asks that recipients share 7 things about themselves.
I love learning and sharing papercrafting techniques. In addition to visiting the many stamping blogs of friends, I most often frequent and participate in challenges at commercial blogs by Hero Arts, Tim Holtz and Ranger Inks. I love all the new U-tube videos that share techniques (only wish my computer had faster download capabilities). Because I like playing with paper and ink most of my work includes lots of white cardstock and very little printed paper. I have just started using watercolor pencils and love them. My long time favorite for coloring is Tombow pens or distress inks with cut n dry sponge. My favorite themes include elements of nature.

Thanks again Anne for the Award!


  1. Hi, Far North! Congratulations on your award! It was fun reading the 7 things about you! I like nature themes, too! Love the cards, especially the inky one for the Ranger Challenge! :-)

  2. Such gorgeous cards. I love the mix your own colors one, you achieved a gorgeous background with that. Happy Spring!

  3. Love your daffodil card!
    Cute birdhouse stamp too!

  4. Congrats on the award. Love your spring daffodils and the pretty easter card.

  5. Nice to see some of your work again. Love the daffodils! All are pretty...thanks for sharing...

  6. Well deserved award. You have some gorgeous cards again and I especially love the 'make your own colour' one.

    I can't imagine having two foot of snow in April. We haven't even seen two foot of snow in my area of England for nearly 20 years and that was in December, I think.

    Lesley Xx

  7. All of your cards are Great! I just LOVE the sending sunshine one!! The color you created is wondeful and the whole composition just makes me smile! :> TiikkiStars @ theShack! :>


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