Saturday, October 31, 2009

Gothic Arch Orange & Black

I just couldn't get it together this week, so I think I missed the challenge on Gothic Arches site. Here is what I came up with. Happy Halloween.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Gothic Arch "The Music Room"

I like the way this one turned out. I never know how things will turn. I never seem to know how to plan, they just happen.

Taking Flight

I had fun playing around with this tag. I'm calling it Taking Flight and the lady holds the owl and is ready to fly away.

My last night whimes

A couple of tags I played with last night. The texture on the tags makes them harder to see when they are scanned. It was fun just to play around with different textures and stamps.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Moos

I thought I better create something this week. I had promised some Halloween moos for a friend, so here they are Dee. Hope you like them.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

On the road

This was taken on the road back to Vancouver from Kelowna, BC. We had to stop and take pictures and buy some apples and pears. Everything is so colourful this time of year.

Another atc

This old crow is so fun on the bingo card.

A gift

Isn't this box the cutest thing? This is from our Halloween Box Swap. Thanks Joann for this beautiful box.

Some ATCs I made this week

I've been playing around with ATCs this week. I want to make more Halloween stuff but October is almost over. So maybe I should start with Christmas.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Today is card day

Another one of those fun alphabet cards to keep you while I make cards today. I will post the cards on my other blog. Hope you have a fun filled day creating. I will be watching. Come back soon and see what I'm up to.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Moonlight Garden Mixed Media

I'm finished and after adding gesso, more paint to the flowers, and added round punches to the center, I decided to call it Moonlight Garden. Today I covered it with wax and smoothed it out with my iron. So that's it. My dh likes it...didn't think he would...since it's so contemptary or simplistic. This is my first stab at this kind of painting and especially using wax. I guess you can say I used the whole ball of wax...hahaa
Should I do more canvases? I think I might...I have some ideas rolling around in my head. Since I haven't slept well since Thursday past, I might as well make good use of the ideas that kept me awake.
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Sunday, October 18, 2009

This is the right side. The moon and stars are washed with colour. I add some little dabbed flowers in the background and since this picture I've added centers. I think I will do something different with the centers tomorrow. I might even try my hand at covering the whole canvas with wax. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. See you tomorrow.

Now the fun stuff

This is the left side. Added colour around the edges of the flowers, painted in a stem and cut out paper leaves and glued them on and outlined the flowers and leaves with black pencil crayon.

Next came the flowers and sky

I cut out a moon, stars and these goofy flowers out of book pages and glued them using Golden Gel Medium.

A new discovery in mixed media

Well I had this large canvas sitting around for years. I had started something with texture paste, crackle, and different tones of yellows to browns acrylic paint. And there it sat. Today I had a revelation. I thought I would do some mixed media using different colours of paint. Here is the result.'s the ugly stage. It is actually very interesting because the paint didn't cover some of the texture underneath and this interesting pattern for the background. So see what I did next.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I'm home

We had a wonderful time in BC for 10 days. The weather was nice between 17-21c and sunny everyday. We drove and stayed in Kelowna for a few days. I love stopping at the roadside markets to sample their fresh fruit. I didn't find any stamping or scrapbooking stores until the last day we left Kelowna...on the way out we found a scrapbooking store called Memories & More. I bought a few Tim Holtz stuff that I didn't have plus I picked up some Studio Multi Medium to try. Today I worked on my Halloween Box. I redid the inside on the top part and I think I like it better now. So I will take pictures of it later and post them. I checked out some of my favourite blogs today to see what everyone has been up too. Some great art out there. Time for me to get back to the drawing board and start producing the art in my heart.

Friday, October 2, 2009

On vacation

I will be away for a few days. Maybe I'll come back with some creative ideas. I'm feeling unmotivated these days and weeks. Some good mountain air might be the trick. See you when I get back.

Halloween box

Here is a Halloween box I made today. Not sure if it's finished or not. It's been fun but also a challenge. I think the inside needs something.