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,
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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.