Thursday, October 22, 2015


Dear Ones~

Today we are picking up our 2 grandsons so they can be here through the weekend, so I thought I had better get this done now before they arrive. I certainly won't have time after they get

My offering was made for the Stamp TV Monday Challenge, hosted this week by my dear friend and the very talented Joyce Erb. She has challenged us to use red and gold on our card.

Here's what I came up with:

For the background I took some watercolor paper and used the paper smooshing technique with Distress Inks. Then I did a cool thing with watered-down glue and gold glitter. You use liquid glue, thin it down a little with water so you can splatter it, do the splatter and then sprinkle on the glitter. Dawn Griffin has done a couple of videos recently with this technique and I think it's just so pretty.

You may notice the texture on the apple. I just found this medium called Crackle Accents. It's like Glossy Accents, only when it dries it cracks. I LOVE the effect. Here's a closer look:

Isn't it cool?? I colored the apples with Distress Markers, and the Crackle Accents brings out the shades so they are even brighter and deeper.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Ivory Card Stock
Stash Gold Foil Card Stock
Strathmore 140# Watercolor Paper
GKD Harvest of Wishes Stamp Set
GKD Dark Chocolate Ink
Dried Marigold and Barn Door Distress Ink
Distress Markers
Crackle Acents by Ranger
Stash Gem

So thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments. I'm anxious to see my boys. Today is the youngest's birthday, so now they are 8 and 10 - really fun ages. Course I think they are fun at any age!  Anyway, have a great weekend, and I'll catch ya later.


  1. Very cool techniques on this's beautiful! I've never tried the smoosh thing, but love the way it looks. It's next on my list to try. lol

  2. Beautiful!! I have not done the smoosh thing either, looks like a fun technique I need to try. You have inspired me to get out my Crackle Accents. Enjoy those precious little ones.

  3. Oh you did find that stuff, yay! Love the apple and the cool texture/cracked technique! Your background is quite cool too....YOU are The Queen Of Techniques for sure! Love this card! Enjoy those sweet, sweet young men! xo~

  4. I love the crackle on the apple ans ho you grounded it. That glitter technique is awesome. I agree with Donna you are the queen of techniques. Have fun with the boys.

  5. This card is gorgeous and that apple is fabulous!

  6. What a neat card! I love the crackle on the apple!

  7. Awesome bright colours. Love the smooching and the crackle on the apple. Fabulous effect. You are so multi talented my friend. Now you have impressed me lol enjoy the Princes visit.

  8. You never seize to amaze me with your beautiful cards. I am blown away by this one. Two different techniques that I have not seen before. This simple card sows off the design so well. I made a card for this challenge and it went into the round file. Maybe I will try again. Love this one.

  9. You don't let new products or new techniques intimidate you! This is SUPER COOL! Love that cracked image! Way to go my friend!

  10. What a gorgeous card Judy!! I love the cracked effect on the apple.

  11. Very nice! You have some neat techniques that I might have to try!

  12. Very nice! You have some neat techniques that I might have to try!

  13. WOW!! The coloring of the apple is amazing. I need to try this, I have an Aunt & Uncle in Michigan with an apple orchard.

  14. Very nice coloring. Did the colors bleed out of the apple when you applied the crackle accents, or did you color it that way? Thanks for sharing the fun techniques!