Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tag Tuesday - Stickers & Collage

This was fun. Digging through my sticker stash that I haven't touched in quite awhile. Right away the postage stamps and letter stickers, postcard rub ons etc. for this tag just jumped out at me. The jute cord seemed appropriate for this little tag. So this is my tag for Tag Tuesday

Art Creations Friday

I just couldn't sleep so I decided to do something with the background challenge on Art Creations Friday click here
Thanks for looking. I appreciate your comments.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Gothic Arch Challenge

Well I think I just got under the wire on this one. I just had too many ideas for this photo that was chosen for this week. The Alice stamps are from Oxford Impressions. This is my entry for Gothic Arch Challenge on here

Happy Easter Postcard

I found this original Easter Greeting postcard that I had to share with you. I have a collection of old postcards and this is one from 1913. It is addressed to Helen Powell in Montreal signed Aunt Louise.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Thanks for the encouragement

With so many artists today doing art digitally, I'm falling behind. I have Photoshop Elements but can't figure it out. I can get my photos organized but I haven't figured out how to layer and add backgrounds etc.
I just envy all you computer wizards. I need someone sitting beside me to work with me. Once I can see what's happening on the screen if you push one button or other, then I'm ok. I can pick anything up once I see it. So...excuse my cut, glue and colour.
So thanks for the comments and encouragement.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Crazy Amigos - Butterflies

This is a 4x4 cut from black cardstock and a smaller white cs layered and stamped with Distressed Ink to create clouds. The butterflies are Sizzix butterfly diecuts. My little entry for Crazy Amigos challenge
click here

TMTA "In A Row"

A little quickie ATC called Little Peeps in a row. I'm behind on my challenges but here it is for Think Monday Think ATC challenge
click here

Tag Tuesday - Black & White

I took the free photo of the little girls from Moonlight Journey. Flower paper from Doodlebug and old French letter adhered to black cardstock from SU that was first stamped with a script stamp by Inkadinkado, corner stamped with a Hero Art and misc punch outs and rub-on numbers.
This is my entry for Tag Tuesday. See challenge

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Win a free stamp

Want to win a beautiful stamp..then head over Home Impressions and see how
click here

Mixed Media Monday - Vintage Children

Well this is what I came up with for Mixed Media Monday. Not my best work. So I'm giving myself E for effort. The ATC blank is a bingo card, free vintage image, chipboard star and an old typewriter key. The ATC is called GROW. See the challenge on here

Friday, March 19, 2010

No time said the rabbit

I just haven't had the time to create this week. Maybe next week will be better. I have swaps to complete and will get a few blog challenges thrown in. I think some housework is overdue too. lol

Friday, March 12, 2010

Flower Power or is it Flour

Laura over at Creative Whisper is so creative when it comes to paper art dolls and is always encouraging me to do them more often. After talking to her yesterday, I thought I would spent the day making these 2 dolls. Doll stamps by Character Construction, legs from ArtChix, flowers from Prima and flower image from seed catalogue. Flower catalogues are hope for spring.

The Art Doll wonders who she is

She looks in the mirror and wonders who she is. She only sees the inner soul not the aging body outside. Made of paper that's all she is, but maybe she represents me as I get older but feel so much younger inside.
Misc. stamps by Character Constructions, flowers by Prima, assorted brads and tulle make up her life.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My first Easter ATC

I found this little Easter picture on line for free, it think it's so cute. I wish you could see the dimension on this card. The egg boat is in layers. Added some old tatted lace and voila.. This atc is for a swap, so I hope they like them.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tag Tuesday - Arches

I love doing tags. We always have a tag swap on the Art For the Creative Mind Yahoogroup. Here is the tag for Tag Tuesday
on Kard Krazy blog
Picture is a collage sheet from ArtChix, unmounted script and column stamp background and German Scrap from ArtChix. Fibers from stash.

TMTA - Metal

Well this challenge was definitely a challenge for me. I worked on this ATC since Monday and only this morning did it come together. I hope you like it. The challenge this week on TMTA is Metal. I used the initials FE because that represents Iron a natural element of metal. I aged some metalic silver paper, used a Tim Holtz frame and a picture of the Effel tower and Germany Scrap from ArtChix, the metal letters from stash.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Marilyn's Giveaway

If you haven't been to Marilyn's blog, I would encourage you to take a look. She is offering a giveaway of hope for spring.
click here

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Snow on the stairs

Growing up in Montreal we didn't worry about snow on the stair, we just ran up and down. I don't remember the stairs being slippery. This picture was probably taken right after a heavy snow fall. When we grew up in Montreal we got alot of snow, everyone had ice rinks in the backyards and most schools had ice rinks too. We enjoyed winter back then, now...not so much although I am a winter person, I don't like the heat.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Collage Obsession - stairs

Here is my entry for Collage Obsession and the theme stairs. These are the stair most commonly seen in Montreal, my hometown. We lived in a house similar to this picture. This picture is a photograph that hangs in my home. The words behind the picture are from a letter written in 1943 from a soldier to his wife.
click here


I found this image in my drawer and thought I would use it. The child stamp is by Cornish Heritage Farms, the lady with the hat and the words are from Graphics 45. Cardstock is Chocolate Chip by SU. Background stamp using scrip and the words behind the image is from Graphics 45 also.

Any ATC traders?

I have a collection of ATCs that I would love to trade. If you would like to trade with me, just contact me.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Prima blog candy
You can be a winner. click here

Crazy Amigo - Tags

Here is my tag for this challenge. I love using paint chips in art and the best part is that they are free. check out Crazyamigochallenge blog click here

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tag Tuesday - Brown

Tag stamped on brown printed paper using Chocolate Chip ink. Ribbons by Stampin'Up, flower made from tissue paper. This is my enter for Tag Tuesday brown tag


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Gothic Arch - Paris Exposition

Here is my Paris Exposition. I visited Paris in 1970 and saw the Moulin Rouge and other famous revues. I love doing these Gothic Arch challenges
Gothic Arches

TMTA Orange

My atc for TMTA this week being orange. The lady with the oranges is from Graphics45.

TMTA orange

Quiet week in an altered can

A paint can that I altered sometime ago. It turned out rather pretty and I sent in a Trash to Treasure swap. I hope to be working on some new things this week. Today is our 27th wedding anniversary. 2nd time around is always better. hahahhaa