You know how sometimes you start a project and it ends up something entirely different. This has happened quite often with me lately. I have one half assembled card and one colored image on my desk now that was supposed to be one card. I colored the image taking my colors with the designer paper I was going to use. I got my layout together, assembled the backgrounds, worked on my embellishments, and then when I laid the image on top – well, it really doesn’t work. I haven’t decided what I’m going to do yet. Replace the image with a sentiment or try the image anyway. There actually is a twist with the image and designer paper, which is why I chose it. Maybe it’s the embellishments I worked up that don’t work. I’ll keep looking at it for a day or so and try a few other things.


This same thing happened to me a few weeks ago. There was an inspiration challenge to make a card based on something in your home. I picked the framed quilt pieces in my stamp room. I had this idea that it would be cool to stamp out a heart, cut it up into 1″ squares and do an inchie heart. So that is exactly what I did. Then the heart was too big and overpowering for a card front. So I switched to a canvas. As I was standing there studying the canvas, the heart was too small. I needed to add more to it! I had just gotten some new sentiments that I pulled out, studied them and it hit me. I knew what to do! I stamped the same heart image on the grunge board and cut it out. Wings were added to the heart, sentiments were inked and stamped, and an old watch was torn apart. I think the watch may have been my dad’s or my grandfather’s. It was in a bag of old jewelry that my mother gave me some time back. The watch = TIME. Take TIME to

Take Time To Canvas

The canvas painted with a Ranger Lemonade Acrylic Paint Dauber and inked with Old Paper and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The heart image was stamped in Vintage Photo on the Grunge Board and then cut out. The heart was then inked with Fired Brick Distress Ink and misted with Fired Brick – Gold Shimmer Mist. The Grunge Board wings were painted with a Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dauber and then covered with Old Paper Crackle Paint.

Take Time To Wings

Once they were dry and cracked, the wings were then misted with Old Paper – Gold Shimmer Mist. To attach the wings to the heart, I punched holes on either side and stitched them together with black hemp twine.

Take Time to watch

The sentiments were stamped in Archival Jet Black in and the heart and watch parts were attached with Matte Accents.


Stamps: KK Originals Sentiment Collection Believe SKU:69-09 KK, Create SKU:69-07 KK, Follow Your Dreams SKU:69-10 KK, and Live SKU:69-17 KK; Stamp Oasis Graphics Collection Postage Heart SKU:1679 SO from Rubbernecker Stamp Company

Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black, Tim Holtz Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink

Accessories: 6×8 Artist Canvas; Tim Holtz Grunge Board Basics and Elements; Ranger Snow Cap and Lemonade Acrylic Paint Daubers, Mini Mister, Gold Perfect Pearls, Matte Accents; Hole Punch; Black Hemp Twine; Old Timex Watch; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber

I hope you have a terrific day today! I’m heading out to spend some time with Mallory.


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