Friday, December 3, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
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
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
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 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
Thursday, October 28, 2010
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
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
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 stuff..so 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
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
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,
Friday, October 1, 2010
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.
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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.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
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. Esmerelda...is 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
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
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.
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Sunday, September 19, 2010
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
Friday, September 10, 2010
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.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
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).
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
Thursday, August 19, 2010
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
Saturday, August 14, 2010
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
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.