Tuesday, January 26, 2010

More pages

Here are the next two pages for the collaborated altered book swap I'm doing. This theme is Frogs-n-snails and puppy dog tails. It was so fun to do after I was able to find the right pictures for it. These are free images that I used. I added washers, and bits of things boys would want to play with. Don't you just love the little boy sitting on the big red frog? And, the little boy poking the snail? I hope I captured the little boy feeling in these pages.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Wrong Theme...

I finished these pages yesterday and had them all packed up to send when I look at the list of what themes I had to do next and found out that these pages are wrong. They should have been Vintages Shoes and Handbags not Vintage Hats and Handbags. I wonder if it will mess up her book if I leave them? I guess I will have to start again. These pages will make a nice couple of pages for somebody. lol I finished the next set and will load them up tomorrow. I'm off to bed now. Goodnight all.
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Friday, January 22, 2010

Collaborated Altered Book Swap

This collaborated Altered Book Swap is a challenge. I really don't like working on someone else's pages. This gal's theme is Vintage Hats and Handbags. It sounded easy, but I struggled with it. I struggle more with placement than the actual images. You seem to gather more elements than you really need and struggle with what you will leave out. I hope Sandra will like these pages. I learned from the first 2 pages called Gothic Architecture and made the changes on these two pages. Now on to the next theme.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Air Mail

Valentine's Day is around the corner and full of romance. This bird is bringing a note from her French lover.
Art doll parts are stamps by Character Construction. Hat is from an ArtChix collage sheet.
Not sure if will work for Theme Thursday challenge for my favourite number which is 3 for the 3 birds she has with her. Or for ArtChix Power of Three.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Ready to party

Heading to Mardi Gras for the masquerade. Come along and enjoy the party.

Stamps from Character Constructions, and decorated with Stickles to give her some bling.

Gothic Arches Shabby Chic

Here is my Gothic Arch for this week, theme being Shabby Chic. I'm calling it generations because my gg grandfather and gg grandmother are in the picture. Even the buttons are antique. This challenge is on http://gothicarches.blogspot.com/ Enjoy


My atc for a Monday in the theme buttons. The blue background is using alcohol inks which makes her look like she is looking out the window. The little girl is from ArtChix, buttons and bows from my own collection. This is my entry for Think Monday, Think ATC challenge. http://tmta.wordpress.com/

Saturday, January 16, 2010

My Sunday Best

Since I won't be here tomorrow, I thought I would add Ruby in here Sunday Best. Catherine Moore has wonderful art stamp dolls parts and clothing. They are so much fun to create. Thanks Laura for all your inspiration. Character Constructions is responsible for this doll. I think I might be hooked.

Dance In Flight

She twirls on her toes and the bird sings her a love song. It's awhile since I created a doll but with Laura's coaxing here is my first dancing dollie. Created using art stamps in the new 2010 collection (Mannequin Cafe) by Catherine Moore at Character Constructions.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Win Valentine Collage Sheets

Kelly over at http://artsyvisions.blogspot.com/ has some great Valentine sheets for you to win. Go take a look.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Three Muses challenge Water

When the snow is piling up and it's below freezing here in Canada, we dream of sandy beaches, sunshine and clear blue water. Here is my ATC that I'm calling Winter's Dream for the Three Muses challenge 33 Water. http://thethreemuseschallenge.blogspot.com/

Gothic Arch Birthstone

Gothic Arch using a free photo from Dover, misc. jewels and ribbons. The birthstone is mine..the ruby for July. I wish it was a picture of me 40 years ago. This is for the challenge on Gothic Arches.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Paris Green

Another green and black atc. This one is green in Paris. The picture is by ArtChix, stamp is by Hero Arts, assorted buttons and the seven is from a grunge number set distressed with a green ink pad.

Atc to capture green

Well today I had fun making this ATC. I made 3 for a swap and 1 to trade. I love using the Big Shot and have with die cuts. It's a simple ATC but the colours make it fun. Once I get these swaps complete I would like to try and do some blog challenges again. I also have some journal pages to complete.

Another Tag for a Tuesday

It seems I'm into tags this week. I love the that colour of green with the black. Ok...so I like black backgrounds..between my red/white and black Valentine cards and this tag...I'm into black. Black cs from Stampin'Up, dies by Nestabilities with my Big Shot, and printed paper by SU also. Now I'm on to making some ATCs for a swap. I think I'll use black too. lol Have an artfilled day.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Valentine Tag

Kelly Burton inspired me this morning with her quick Valentine card. So I created this quick tag.

Something Old, Something Blue

Working with just one or two colours is always fun. Just a tag I actually did along time ago but never up it up. Now I have to get back to business. I have several swaps to finish and birthday cards to make, plus some ornaments that need varnish. So I'm off and running. Oh...forgot the laundry is still in the washer. Better go. See you all later.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Altered Book

Just started my two pages for a Collaborated Altered Book on the yahoogroup. Here is my first 2 pages for the Gothic Theme. The stamps I used are unmounts from Inka Stamps and Time to Stamp. It was harder than I thought because I have very little Gothic images and using free clip art, well that's another story. I can't seem to be able to reduce the images. Not sure what's happening with the scanner or program..they are not talking. I received Photoshop for Christmas but I don't know how to use it yet. I wonder if that will do what I want to. I've heard so much about it, but I'm just not computer savvy. I'm lucky I can blog. hahaha

Monday, January 4, 2010

Well I'm back

Haven't been blogging for awhile and here it is a new year. There is alot on my plate right now but here is a beginning. I want to get into some of the blog challenges and I'm gearing up for them.

Made this tag for a swap. Christmas is just over and we are thinking Valentine's Day. The blank tag is sprayed with Glimmer Mist, stamps and hardware by Stampin'Up.