Monday, April 20, 2015


Hello creative friends.  I have been a bit absent from blogging because Spring finally arrived in the Hudson Valley.  I have been raking, weeding and discovering all the new growth.  Last year I wasn't able to do a great deal of my own yard work, because of my hip.  Well, this year, with my NEW hip, I am ready to go!!!

It is raining today so I am having fun indoors.  My card today is for the MFT Sketch Challenge #224.  I started looking through my ever growing MFT supplies and found this adorable piece sign die.  So began my walk down memory lane, flowers in my hair and of course tie dye.  Yes, I folded the paper and dipped it in several Distress inks to simulate the died fabric. I fortunately had some scraps of hand made paper that were perfect for this technique.  It needs to be a rice paper or very strong alternative and also has to be able to fold.  As I dipped the color, I then blotted with paper towels.  I gave it some time to dry and then ironed it flat.  I like the way it turned out.  I made another color combination to use later.  The piece signs were cut and then embossed.

MFT Sketch #244

My card....

I am also entering my card in the current SSS Challenge to Create Your Own Background


Paper:  PTI, Neenah and scraps
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks Dried Marigold and Cracked Pistachio  and Versamark
Stamps:  MFT and HA
Dies/Punches:  MFT and corner rounder
Other:  Tsukineko embossing powder Verdigris


  1. cute card, nancy... the peace symbols are such a fun detail!

  2. Adorable card and really love how you did the tie dye with the distress inks to create this cute!

  3. So pretty! Love that tie dye paper! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

  4. Love your take on the sketch, Nancy! Glad your weather has improved & that your new hip is working like it's supposed to!

  5. Love this colour combo, it really does make you smile :) Hugs Bev x

  6. makes me smile!! :) I always love seeing your cards! :) beautiful design!!! :)


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