Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
I had oogled this arch shaped for a swap that Tina, Belinda(both of their blog links are on my sidebar) and some other talented artists did, and Tina was kind enough to send me a bbbbbeautiful one of my own--you can see it on Tina's blog!!THANK YOU TINA, so I used hers to make a template and created ones in return for her and also for Belinda, who I am trading with! This shape is such fun! I just love it. The purplish page is collaged papers, covered with some purple lumiere paint and stamping in black and brilliance olive and whites.....stamped words are on the circle there on bleached paper I made. The other side is a sweet vintage image , more collaging and stamping and some sewing around the edges! I will mail them soon girls!! Fun!!!!
I have joined a Collaborative Round Robin where we are creating 6"x6" backgrounds onto a matte board and then each one will be sent on to another gal, who will do step 2---creating a focal image and stamping etc. and then to a step 3 person who will embellish it and then it will be sent home! In the round robin, I get to be step 2 and step 3 on two different collages as well! This is gonna be some fun! There are no rules for what you are creating, so you can let your muse work with the background and chose a direction for the piece to go! And when embellishing, you can add dimensional aspects in whatever way you like! I will be sure to show what these turn out like when they return home to me a month or so! ~:0)
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
These are 4x4's for a swap on a yahoo group! The theme is Romance! I cut patterned felt and sewed the couple to heart felt and then stitched them to the collaged paper! I hope you can see the quote! It says, "Love has nothing to do with what you expect to get, it's what you are expected to give which is everything!" The back has my information and another quote. The stamps are clearstamp and I love those swirls!!! :0)
Friday, January 19, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
This is an altered cabinet card for a friend.....HI JO! :0) See her link on my artists list......Jo Wholohan! We are doing a one for one swap and she created a beautiful cabinet card with birds for the theme, so I followed her lead and did one with bird items too! I am especially fond of the robin's nest on her head as a hat!!! Heheheeh! The background is done in many colors , some inks, some chalks....and then stamping, and more stamping with brilliance inks......they shine.....like the blue ball flowers at the bottom, and then the addition of images, some dyed cheesecloth by the bottom birds....the round metal at the bottom right has a "J" for Jo on it, you cannot see that very well! The top is a neat finding attached with brads and then blue ribbon so she can hang this is she chooses! Just fun! I hope you like it Jo!!!! :))
Sunday, January 14, 2007
I did add some lace and beading on my bag! There are small seed beads along the bottom of the quote ara and some beads along the bottom of the image, along with a few other little things like the red shell buttons and inspire round added in! Making your own bag is great fun!
Saturday, January 13, 2007
My good talented friend Laura came over today and we made purses! Hers is oriental style and just gorgeous! Mine is collaged and has a quote on it that says..."Your life either shines a light or casts a shadow." These were great fun to make and I am glad she came over to show me because getting the lining and the handles on was something else! :0) But we managed! To write down some notes!!!! Thanks for a fun day Laura!!!!!!!! <3
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
This is an altered cabinet card for a swap! The theme is New Year.....could you tell!? Heheheh! He looks like sort of a stiff partier......but with the hat and blower.....well, a partier is he! :0) I sanded the background around the gentleman and then added metallic inks and overstamped with lots of ink and brilliance too! The hat and other specific New Year items are added on top of the card and glued down! The metal clock embellishment is almost on midnight! This was a fun one!
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Today I worked on some paper swaps that I have coming this month! I have a monthly Shades of BLUE themed Little Fat Book Page (top) and then ATC's that are themed "Queen of Hearts"! The card is for a friend's sick Mother In Law. All the backgrounds are bleached using stamps and then over stamped and collaged with papers and images and some embellishments added! Happy Sunday everyone! :)
Friday, January 05, 2007
These little moths are inspired by Lesley Riley! I saw them on her site, you can see hers here.....
I decided to make a couple for birthday gifts and then one for myself! They were fun! Sweet little art dollies! I sewed a felt body and then added fabrics, lace, charms, and some fibers for hair and then velvet leaves for their mothie wings! Crystals are on their cheeks!
I enjoyed doing these! I am working on a few other things, but they are secret sister swaps and I cannot share them here yet! These are going to friends too, and they have not received them yet, so I hope I do not spoil their surprise.....the thing is.....I don't want you to think I am being a slug and not doing any art! Hehehehe! :0)