Tuesday, July 28, 2015

My Favorite

Dear Ones~
Boy, it's been a long time since I posted here on my blog. You can just call it summer. And it's retched HOT here, not the usual for Northern Michigan. Today it will get up to 92!!!

Today's offering was made for the Great Impressions July Challenge. My Online BFF, Donna Phelan, has been made a member of the Design Team for this great stamp company, and I'm so happy for her. Go check out her blog, she is over-the-top talented. The challenge this month is to use your favorite stamp. Really??? How can I even pick, I have so many favorites.

But here is the one I chose:

This is a stamp from Designs by Ryn called Water Effects 1, and was a gift from a very dear friend. I love Ryn's beautiful images, they are so unique. The silver swirls in the background are from another stamp by her called Sea Bubbles. I heat embossed the image with silver embossing powder. This card is definitely in the collage style, kind of fun to do once in awhile. The background for the water droplets was done by coloring Zig Clean Color Brush Pens on my craft sheet, spritzing with water and smooshing watercolor paper on the ink. Love that technique.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Ocean Mist Card Stock
Best of Basic Grey Patterned Paper
Zig Clean Color Brush Pens
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Designs by Ryn Water Effects 1 Stamp
Designs by Ryn Sea Bubbles Stamp
 GKD Silver embossing Powder
Paper Wishes Janie's Girls Stamp for Greeting
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches
Silver Thread, Button and Fuzzy Stuff from my Stash

I am also entering this in the Designs by Ryn July Blog Challenge.

That's it for me. I need to go get a cold drink and sit under the fan. I hope you check out the Great Impressions Stamp Company, their images are awesome! Stay cool, my friends, and thanks for stopping by. I adore your comments!!!


  1. Fabulous design. It is so hard to believe the water droplets are not real. I love all the texture and dimension on this card.

  2. WOW!! The water droplets look so real you could cool off just looking at this gorgeous card. Like Kathy, I love all the texture and dimension. Try to stay cool my friend.

  3. Love it. Gotta be quick before the internet leaves again

  4. OMGee! Look at everything you put on that one little card! HA! I knew you could do it! Those stamps are fantastic and I love, love, love how you used them! Everything looks so lovely together, from that chevron Designer Paper to your beautiful panels you created! This is just spectacular, Judy! Thanks so much for your love, friendship and support! And thank so much for playing along with us at Great Impressions!!! xo~

  5. So many lovelies to look at! This is fantastic! Beautifully done!

  6. I think that this stamp goes so well with the collage design. You have used it here along with so many different papers and elements, but they all go together so well.
    A great job for Donna's Great Impressions.

  7. Love those water droplets! Just got my set but I have had no time to play with them yet (family visiting). You've really made them POP with that background. Love it!

  8. I can see why this stamp is one of your favorites--it is totally awesome! LOVE the gorgeous colors you chose and the great texture! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  9. Yippie! Feel so honoured! Thanks so much Judy :D Great collection of different textures and patterns in this piece! Right down to the stand that it's on.