Tuesday, September 27, 2011


One of my favorite subjects for scenic stamping is fantasy/science fiction. I love the little chicken-children and was happy to use them in a scene. This piece was published in the July/August 2007 issue of RubberStampMadness

Monday, September 26, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011


What is for dinner?  The fish?  The chicken?  Who knows?

This scene required the use of vanishing points and a lot of masking.  The table was a picnic table with the benches "removed" by putting transparent tape over the inked benches on the rubber stamp.  The floor planks and the line on the wall for the hanging herbs were drawn by hand.  The chef's basket was originally empty, and I used the masking technique to add the fish.  This piece was published in the September/October 2007 issue of RubberStampMadness

Friday, September 23, 2011

Spring themed card

The flower stamp is the only stamp used.  I repeated the image over and over on white cardstock, colored each flower, and then colored the background paper dark blue.  Alphabet tiles were swiped with blue ink to match the card.


So many books, so little time to read them all. 
I found stamps that might fit into a classic story theme and then added an actual quote from each story.  The little girl is layered over a vintage Raggedy Ann page.

"This Day Was Starting Out Badly"

Could it get any worse?  Volcanoes and dinosaurs!  Will they make it to the cave in time?
Lots of stamps were used in creating this scene, as well as lots of masking.  Layers and layers of colored pencils and Radiant Pearls were used to get the dark colors.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

"Honey Harvest"

In honor of my husband's first honey harvest from his new hive, I created this still life featuring a jar of honey.  The scene took 5 stamps:  2 bees, the muffins, background wheat arrangement, and honey jar.  All stamps are unknown except the wheat arrangement, which is made by Art Neko.  Scene colored with pencils, Copic markers, and gel pens.

Monday, September 19, 2011


All stamps are 100 Proof Press.  Scene colored with chalks, pencils, and gel pens.

"Barnyard Friends"

This scene is based on a greeting card that had a little girl playing with some goats.  I had a little girl stamp, but no goats, so chickens became the new "friends".  Most of the stamps are unknown (received in swaps). The little girl is from Enchanted Ink (de Stempelwinkel) and the leafy plant is SEI.  This piece is colored using Radiant Pearls, markers, and pencils.
Published in the Spring 2012 issue of RubberStampMadness

Friday, September 16, 2011

Space scene

This piece was published in RubberStampMadness, Fall 2013, under the title:  "It's Time to Go Home, G'Telc".  The intrepid spaceman has been sent to bring the alien, G'Telc, back home.  G'Telc is a gentle, harmless creature who runs away a lot.  

Cherub/music card

Parrot Gentleman card

Lute Player card

Travel card

"Olivia in the Garden"

Woman is from The Stampsmith; Girl is from About Art Accents. Inspired by the painting of John Singer Sargent titled "Carnation Lily, Lily Rose".  The little girl stamp looks like my granddaughter Olivia, hence the title of this stamped piece.  Colored with Radiant Pearl paints.
Published in the Spring 2010 issue of RubberStampMadness

Golfer's card


"Morning Angel"