Bloom Girl Post Tatoo Couture

Hi! I'm still pinching myself, blown away by the chance to be part of the Bloom Girls amazing team of talented ladies!
This week Prima is showcasing the Floral stamp and I'm guilty of calling all the stamps my faves
 but hey they are! So I'm using the floral with one of the girls.   I have had in my brain this idea, ever since I first saw Lacie, of working a lace dress with her tattoo.
Here's my finished piece and then to see the steps hop on to the Jamie Dougherty Bloom Girls Blog!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies used
Bloom Girls Floral Stamp
Bloom Girls Lacie Stamp
Bloom Girls Spark Stencil
Art Ingredients Mica Powder in Pink
Art Ingredients Micro Beads in Pink
Prima Watercolor Pencils (The Basics,  Julie Nutting skin & hair )
Art Basics Modeling Paste and 3 D Gloss gel
Archival Ink in Jet Black
Wood Canvas
Metal, Die Cutting Machine, Dies, Embossing Folder
Brenda Walton Cartouche Crown

20 years

Ago I married the love of my life, so happy still, as in 1995...Digging through my stash I found the perfect paper to commemorate my Anniversary with, a vintage paper circa 2007.  Yes you read it right 2007, I confess I am a paper collector, sometimes a paper is just to precious for me to use, LOL.
Since the watercolor trend is so HOT right now I decided to bring it out and sat down to paint as a child would: happy and content!
 so, are you like me, a Prima Paper Protector? Humm PPP yep that's what I'm working with their new palette!
Do You remember this? Ahh the most perfect Paintable texture!

here's my personal pick of products

Jamie Dougherty Bloom Girls Floral stamp is the Bomb!!!

if you are stamping, go ahead and do the whole sheet!


happily painting...
using Finnabair perfect Art Ingredients, Mica Powder in gold!

more watercolor

I totally love the way this shines

yes I still need to do some calligraphy on that banner...
couldn't find any alphas that suited it to my expectations

but I have no  need to journal as the paper says it all "loving, hoping, believing"

yup, perfect shine all right!

Our happy family, wishing you a wonderful St Patrick's day today!



  1. Hi everybody and Happy New Year,  a Major case open last night over at CSI, we are kicking off the New Year with brand new cases for you to play!
    We also have a brand new sketch by Em, here's the way I solved my case

For my scheme I used all colors.
For my evidence I used pleated paper and tulle, pom pom trim, sprinkle something (I went with sequins)
For my testimony I handwrote my journaling

Here's more for you to see!



Feliz Navidad!!!

Hola! me siento a escribirles una nota para desearles muchas bendiciones en union a sus familias en esta Navidad.  Espero que el Niñito les traiga todo lo que en su corazón anhelan.
Y aqui les comparto un par de formas para alegrar ese arbolito esta Navidad! Cada imagen tiene el enlace del post original por si quieren ver mas!

Hi, just in to wish you blessings to you and your families this Christmas.  May the lord bring all to life all those wished your heart hopes and desires.
I wanted to share some Christmas ornaments and have provided the links to them on their images if you want to see more, you know there will be tutorials on them ;)



Y un par de ideas para empacar esos regalitos de ultima hora con tus cositas de scrap...


Y por ultimo mi tarjeta mas famosa del año, ganadora del reto de Prima de los 12 dias y la major forma de desearles Feliz Navidad!!!!! Y otra vez aqui... en Prima!!!!
Lastly, this was the most viewed card all year, winner of the Prima 12 days of Christmas challenge :Trims,( the link is above), and the best way for me to wish you a Merry Christmas!!!!
6 milagros


Leave Ordinary Behind, CSI145

Hi everybody! Glad to be back, I have been very busy designing classes to teach and thus have actively neglected my blogging to say the least. 
So unto some work, I have done this weeks case for CSI, it's such a beautiful inspiration you may not want to miss this one, a bit of mixed media, stamps and such wonderful details to put into evidence, like floral patterns, wings, polka dots...
there is a shimmery effect in the top half of my page in aqua but after photographing in the sun I can't barely see it...

wings as my evidence, it suits my baby girl so well

a letter for her who is so far out from ordinary, don't you just love this quote from one of Tim Holtz, stamp sets!


CSI 134 Happy

 I am loooving this month, the colors are just right up my alley!!! and my color scheme is all there! 

For my evidence I chose the sun and some stitching
for my testimony I chose and outdoor activity
in it I talk about how I knew the minute she discovered the underwater world of snorkeling she would be hooked!
Nothing beats seeing a real aquarium next to you, the coral and all those tropical fishes together is out of this world great.  This particular day we encountered among blue and yellow tangs a school of calamari they were purple with turquoise shimmery turquoise on top, we were in awe and almost crying because we didn't bring the camera.  Anyway it's a memory she will have forever!
I don't mean to make you dizzy but I used the bubbles to write my journaling!

and I took serius liberties this week with the sketch, Em I hope you like it!
here's the case and sketch!

hope to see you in the gallery!


CSI 133 # Today

It's Friday and that means a new case is up at CSI, come investigate!

For my testimony I chose the inspiration word delight

for my evidence I chose to tie something, use ribbon, polka dots, watercolor background

for my scheme I used gray on my alphas and photos, black on my stamping and journaling and the pink, orange with paint and white as my background!
and the absolutely inspiring palette
Hope to see you in the gallery!



Happy Sunday! I just got back from Utah and I found there this weeks theme at Our Beautiful World: Time!
This clock has been on the St since pioneer time in the 1800's  when its movement was done by water, how awesome is that!

We hope you can share with us your time all around the world @



Happy Birthday Myriam!

I know we are far form the 12th already but my BFF was celebrating in New York so I had to wait until today to give her present.  Some details!
a small canvas circle, perfect to fit this cute fashionista!

after inking

fit for its bezel

ready to paint!

and of course it needed to be sealed so she can wash her hands if she has to!

I hope you enjoyed this jewelry making session as much as she did wearing hers!
♥ u girl!