Sunday, September 7, 2014

Distress Markers & A Fun Background

Hello Folks!

I don't know about you, but I am happy for September!

For me, the best rides on the Harley are in the spring and fall time. 

The 'fragrances' of nature are pleasantly fresh and clean when you are riding in the open air.
Those assorted 'bouquets' seem to have a distinctive quality that seem to only peak during those two seasons.

I call it 'incense' of the season!

Any who ... on to my next creation.

I so enjoy Tim Holtz's Distress Markers
They are so versatile and easy to create with.

I wanted to create a card with a sunny background, so I just played around with six different colors:
  1. mustard seed
  2. squeezed lemonade
  3. broken china
  4. stormy sky
  5. shabby shutters
  6. peeled paint

I scribbled each color onto Ranger Watercolor Paper then sprayed water onto the paper and used my finger to manipulate the colors around a bit. 

The sentiment is from Fiskars Sentiments 8x8 Stamp Set.

I used a stamp from my stash for a flower container {I can't remember what company it was purchased from}.

I stamped it onto wood looking paper from Crate Paper ~ Flea Market and fussy cut it out.

The three little flowers are also from my stash and from the same company as the container stamp.

They came in a unmarked grab bag from a vendor at a stamping show earlier this year. That grab bag is chocked full of cling stamps!

Darn it, I can not remember the company... my mind seems to be in senior mode more and more often!!

The suns rays is a Tim Holtz Grunge Cirque cling stamp.
I added a bit of shine to each sun ray with Martha Stewart's Glitter Marker in yellow. 

Well...that is my latest inspiration for you and I hope you find some time this week to create your life!

Oh and if anyone recognizes those stamps and can tell me what company, I would appreciate it!

Happy Crafting!

aka The Rebel Blogger


  1. What a fun design Cindy, love the colors and background.

    Hugs diane

    1. Dear Cindy, A very nice card, so playful and joyful. I have not used distress paints yet at all. I always am inspired by your creations. I will be doing some myself this week. Enjoy the beautiful current weather and happy Harley rides.

    2. Sharon, thank you for your kind comment.
      Like I always say, take time to create
      and glad you will be doing just that this week!

  2. Just Beautiful!! So simply done and clean and elegant all at the same time, I love it! This is a really beautiful card Cindy! Hi, I'm Maria and I belong to the Kraafters Kommunity on G+. One of our wonderful members posted a promo for your blog and I came to take a look. Boy I'm glad I did! I know Sylvia has sent you an invitation to join and I would just like to say we all would love for you to be a part of our Kuirkey-Kookey-Fun-Fun-Fun Group!! We are a rare breed of greatly supportive and uplifting gals & guys that would just love for you to come and participate in our great FUN. Even if you don't feel you want to do that you can still check out the Kraaft It Live! Show that Heather and Debi produce on each Tuesday at 12 noon Mountain time, 2pm Eastern Daylight time. Tomorrow is a Non-show day but you can check out all the recorded shows on youtube to get started and then join us next week for the next live show, yay! We just love getting new members and checking out new and interesting art from people. I want to extend an additional invite to you to come and have lots of fun with us. Please check us out on G+ & YouTube and the website is We look forward to seeing you there!
    Big Hugs!

    1. Thank you so much for the invite also, Maria!
      This is all new to me, you gals have made me, I am speechless!!

  3. Wow, Wow, Wow!!!!!! I love this card! It is beautiful. You are such a talented lady!!! hugs, Patty


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