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Welcome to my blog! I am a paper crafter that loves to share new tips and techniques. Feel free to case (copy and share everything) any of my projects. I am honored when my work is duplicated. I only ask that you provide a link to my blog if you are uploading to the internet anywhere, giving credit where credit is due. . Please do not submit my projects for contests or magazine submissions. Content within this blog are shared for personal/non-commercial use and for inspiration only. From time to time some of the products used on my blog have been provided by the vendors mentioned in my posts. Let me reassure you , I will always be completely honest with you whether I truly believe a product is fabulous or not.


Sunday, 5 February 2012

Painting and a Valentine

Hello Everybody!

I spent a wonderfully relaxing day finishing my painting.  As promised here is the finished Pen and Ink all roughed in with oil paints and Grumbacher Gel (a colorless, clear medium that makes oil paints transparent, while still maintaining full body and consistency).  This is all ready to be framed and put away for my friends birthday.

Here is a quick and easy valentine!

I embossed these fabulous zebras from Cornish Heritage Farms- Saturday Evening Post Series called Zebra Pair .  Layered it over a Cuttlebug embossed panel. Added some black satin ribbon and a heart that is popped up.  I sometimes love a card that only takes a few minutes to make!

I got my crafting fix today, hope you did!  Thanks for stopping by!



  1. wow ellen you colored that beautifully.
    and the card is also beautiful.

    greetings karin

  2. Hello Ellen ! WOW ! What a beautiful job painting ! Wish I could take lessons with you ! The Zebra Valentine card is adorable ! Cheers !

  3. El darhling, first and foremost let me strongly suggest you change your caption above from ...I am a paper crafter to ....I am an artist. I know exactly where this painting is going. You'll touch her heart with this one. It's absolutely amazing. Your talent is so remarkable. You sure are one very gifted person in more ways than one. Beautiful work, my sweet friend. Hugs Anne

  4. El dahling, I love your new photo!


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