Friday, December 3, 2010

Love the Grunge look

These cards and tag using Tim Holtz Distressed inks, butterfly by Graphics 45, and the stamps are by Scrolls Work and Alice is from Oxford Impressions.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Give away over at Art House Studio

Go check out the Art House Studio. Karen now has 100 followers and wants to celebrate.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Nature on canvas

Paint and paper created this canvas. Taken from Bob Pennycook design in an old magazine I found while I was searching for something else. Of course I always have to change it. It is nature inspired and I added the quote. Enjoy

Friday, November 12, 2010

Alice in Wonderland does Halloween

Alice in wonderland Halloween style is a cute triptech done using Graphics45 paper cut and layered for a 3-d look. I saw this triptech was inspired by Karen at the Art House Studio and I just had to make one for myself. Enjoy the artful journey. Thanks for checking out my blog. Comments are always welcoming and encouraging.
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Just add a little wax

This is the results of a little class I was at yesterday at The Art House Studio in Kitchener, Ontario. Karen is a fun generous teacher. We had a full day of laughter, sharing and learning. Papers are my Granphics 45 all adhered to the canvas with beeswax, then covered with more beeswax. Beads were added to the middle of the flower. It was fun and a great experience. Thanks Karen for a fun day.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tall Flowers on Canvas

I'm sorry I haven't been doing the blog challenges. I do have good intentions. lol I have been doing very little, but I did manage to finish this canvas. Used texture paste and acrylic paint these tall flowers. The design is by Bob Pennycook. He does great mixed media art pieces. I just love his designs. But, even though it started out to be Bob's design, I changed it. It is a 12"x48" canvas. I added more flowers and worked the texture a little differently. I can never leave things along. hahaha Hope you like it.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Dancing Butterflies

Dancing butterflies around this little canvas. Scrolls Work Small Miss Tart stamp which I cut off the bottom part and added it to a crinoline cut with Character Creations die. Assorted papers by Graphics 45, die cut flower, distressed inks by Tim Holtz. Enjoy the journey.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Journal page part 2

Completed this last week but forgot to add it. Check out Art,Heart & Healing at Willowing.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ok...I started again..part 1

I joined Willowing Art, Heart and Healing. She has encouraged me to try my hand at portraits, so here is part one because I'm going to work on a funky background and put my positive feelings into it. Come travel with me in my new adventure of romancing the artist within.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Something different for me

Here is my first attempt at sketching a portrait and painting it. It is painted with watercolour crayons.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Up Up and Away

This atc is stamped using Oxford Impressions stamps. I love all the steampunk images and the bits that you can add to a card.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Life is an experiment

Great steampunk stamps from Oxford Impressions. Gears from Tim Holtz.

Steampunk Bingo

Cute little bingo atc stamped using Scrolls Works stamps.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pretty as a Butterfly

I love butterflies flighting around in the summer breeze. Here is a piece I did yesterday at a workshop with Karen E at The Art House Studio. The doll stamp is by Character Construction using Catherine's crinoline die. I also used Claudine Hellmuth's gel medium for the first time. Lovely smooth and silky. Gears by Tim Holtz and papers by Graphics 45. I hope you enjoy my new wall piece. Can hardly wait to hang her in my studio. She is so pretty. Thanks Karen for the great workshop.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ATC from a stamp by Scrolls Works

I love these great steampunk stamps by Scrolls Works. I love the flying contraptions. Such fun to use. Cardstock by Stampin'Up, dictionary from stashed sprayed with Glimmer Mist, and the stamps by Scrolls Works.
Take a look at more stamps here

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Altered Canvas for Scrolls Works

These two 6" x 6" canvas were first painted Soft Black in acrylic paint. Graphics 45paper was cut to size. The edges were distressed using Tea Dye Distressed inks by Tim Holtz. Stamped images are by Scrolls Works stamped on kraft cardstock from Stampin'Up, then cut out and edges were distressed, then glued on to the canvas. Metal sheet was first embossed using the bingo embossing folder by Tim Holtz. The metal was then distressed with alcohol inks. Various metal embellishments by Tim Holtz were used to embellish, add dimension and texture. Metal wings are from Alpha Stamps. Typewriter keys from stash. These two canvases will be hinged together. I hope you enjoy looking at these. To see more Scrolls Works stamps,
click here

Friday, October 1, 2010

Exciting News...I'm on a Design!!!

I love rubber stamping and playing in my art studio. Because of that I've been accepted on the design team for Scrolls Works. This is my first time, so I'm excited and nervous at the sametime. Looking forward to working with Scrolls Works stamps. Check out Scrolls Works website and see for yourself the great stamps they offer, plus now they are carrying Momento Inks.
see Scrolls Works click here

Last of my presents from Debby

Debby loves anything small, especially books. All these works of art are painted with water based oil crayons. This was a terrific personal swap we did together. It feels like Christmas when I get any of her art pieces. Thanks Debby H. Debby is in Florida and we have been friends and swap partners for years. Wish she had access to blogs etc.. so she could show off her work. She is on dial up and doesn't do well with graphics.

These Atcs from Debby are beautifully painted with a little envelope to match.

I love getting presents...

Here are 2 out of 5 atcs, book and cards from my friend Debby H in Florida. She is a great artist both in her painting and paper arts.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Halloween Doll Esmerelda

This lady is all dressed up for the night on the town. Esmerelda has a passion for purple and she is ready to explore the world. Is purple from her dark side, no she is bright with inner passion. that a mask you are wearing?
Bodice, pumpkin, skirt stamps are from Character Constructions. Head from Invoke stamps, skull stamp not known, legs from ArtChix. Feathers from stash.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dreaming of her mother, her first angel

This little angel lost her mother, so now she dreams of her. Her mother, her first angel. Will she grow up like her?
Stamps from Scrolls Works, paper,cardstock and waffle paper from Stampin'Up, angel wings Tim Holtz Grungeboard,German Scrap from ArtChix, ribbon from stash.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Just a few more pieces of art to show

I've been playing around with some new stamps I ordered from Scrolls Works. I used Stampin'Up papers, Staz-On inks, Tim Holtz Detressed Inks, the flower on the tag is by Recollections, and all other embellishments from stash.
See other stamps from Scrolls Works.
click here to view

The last calendars

Here are the last of my calendars. This was a fun learning experience. Now on to the next project. Hope you all have an art filled day.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A few more calendars

This is calendar 8 & 9 for the swap. Have 3 more to show you. These calendars for a swap so I will sending them out to my partners very soon. It was so hard to find numbers. You don't realize how many number sets you are going to need or how hard it was to find them. So now I'm stuck with lots of alphabets minus J U L Y...hahaha I don't work with stickers much anymore. Next time I will be smarter and use my number rubber stamps. lol Enjoy

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The next couple of calendars

More calendars for the swap on the yahoogroup Art For The Creative Mind. We have to make 12 for the month we chose. I took July since it's my birthday month. They were fun to do. Cardstock is by SU and the stickers are from stash.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Gothic Arch - Daisies

Gothic Arches are so fun to do. I don't know why. Just another shape to enjoy creating and embellishing. I used some cardstock that I have under my little spray station when I'm using Glimmer Mists (Tattered Angels) and other mists, you get wonderful combinations when you are not even trying. The Gothic Arch challenge is over at Gothic Arches
Enjoy the creative journey.

I've been gifted

I am the luckest in the world. I was treated yesterday to some wonderful mail. No bills, just these lovely pieces of art from Laura at Creative Whispers
Thanks so much Laura for sharing your lovely art with me.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

July Calendar for 2011

I'm part of a calendar swap on Art For the Creative Mind Yahoo Group. This is a couple of the calendars for my month of July.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The tortoise and the hare

Life is a race. We never seem to have the time to do the things that matter most. Do we have to race through time? Does it matter who wins? We are here to enjoy the journey. Instead of racing, take a walk, stop and help a fellow traveller. Paper & trim from stash, turtle stamp by Stampin'Up, rabbit by Magenta, Tim Holtz grungeboard flourish, and clock stamp(unknown).

Maria was a fish wife

Who was Maria? Do you know her? She down on the docks on the rough side of town, but she was a lady. They called her the fish wife. Maria is made using Character Construction stamps, the dress is torn dictionary pages, fish are from ArtChix, shells from stash.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Who is behind that mask?

Played around tonight with this little doll. She is all decked up for Halloween. Body and crinoline stamps by Character Construction; legs by Ten Two Studios; cat, skull and mask by ArtChix; pumpkin by Stampin'Up.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Simply Zen

Playing with a simple Zentangle on an ATC. Love to doodle. Easy to do while you are watching tv. No science involved...just let your fingers to the walking. I don't start out with anything in mind. I just watch how it goes and follow it along. It's a great stress release. Give it a try.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Zentangle goes Zetti

This one is for Laura...she wanted Zentangle to collide with Zetti. Zentangles are alot of fun. If you like the funky, the unusual, the weird...then Zetti is cool...or like the kids say today...'sick'. hahahaa

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Saturday night...

Well the weekends half over and what have I accomplished? I spend so much time with the group mail, adding swaps, deleting finished swaps, putting out fires and smoothing feathers. lol I had good intentions this week. I listed all the themes for the blog challenges and I was going to do them. Well, the next thing I know it's Friday night. I did manage 4 cards that I sent away to try out on a design team. Wish me luck. I was also going to try surprising my friend Laura with a doll this week...well that didn't happen either. Where has the time flown. August is half over. I hate to think of winter being around the corner, but I'm sure that those suffering in this heat are looking for cooler weather. I wonder if making Christmas cards would help? Have a creative weekend. Hope next week will be a more creative week. Enjoy the Journey.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

First pages of my Asian Index Book gift

I received the most awesome Asian book in a swap from Lillian Mederak. She is a great artist. I just love what she does. Every page is so well composed and embellished. I just love the picture of the little children in school. This book I will treasure always.

Asian Index Book cont'd

Sorry you can't see the glass beads hanging on the bottom or the ivory beads strung on wire on the back pages. Just gorgeous. Thanks so much Lillian at