Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I still enjoy making ATCs. There's a contest going on at Altered Designs and yesterday, just before heading out to an appointment, I had an idea for an ATC and created this one I called "Wonder". I enjoyed making it.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


I enjoy making Moos! Paper Whimsy has a monthly swap going on, color driven, and it is a challenge. 1x3 pieces of watercolor paper is what you work on...so you learn to work - thrifty? It's great. I used Tattered Angel spray, layed metallic stars and sprayed away, then let it dry. They acted as a stencil, even tho some of the spray worked its way under the star. That turned out just right. See if you agree.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Too Hot!

Way too hot...or am I spoiled by A/C. Outside it feels like 100 degrees. I guess that's a good reason to stay indoors, isn't it? Ok, I'm a coward, I'd rather hide indoors in the cool....creating art. I did a piece which was way overdue, but since we weren't swapping it out, merely showing it in the group, I was okay. I wonder if the hot sun influenced my use of the color...well, anyway, this little piece honors mothers. It's layered papers, nothing spectacular technique wise. But I enjoyed putting it together.

So, here's to moms and cooler temperatures!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Fantastic Art

Go look at this blog: http://7rosepetalpath.blogspot.com/2008/07/blog-post.html Her name is Patti and she is a fantastic artist. I didn't know where to look first...I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and there's a giveaway, too!

I received a collage sheet from Paper Whimsy that just blew my mind...I sat down and created something right away. It's a little house shaped ATC for another group I'm in. I really like the images, and it just went together easily. When that happens, it's sweet!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Hot July Day

Sizzle sizzle...we swelter under the July sun. But that's summer! So, I'm busy making art...Moo cards and little houses for a swap. I'm not done with them, but they are a small working area, so I'm trying to structure them well. The arch swap at Paper Whimsy is done and it is glorious! A new project is under way...the Bibbity Bobbity Ball...we have to make ball gowns, about the size of a Barbie dress. Talk about a challenge and a half.

Friday, July 4, 2008

4th of July

Happy 4th! But it looks like the celebration here in the Nation's Capital might be rained out...my son and granddaughter are invited on his boss' boat to view the fireworks, so my son and I have two hamburgers for the grill, now I'm wondering if I should run to the grocery store before it closes! Well, I'm been relaxing and working on arches for a swap held by Paper Whimsy. I'm going to post a few that I did. One technique is by Lisa Bebi. She calls it "paint over". You can read about it in the most recent Stampington Workbook. I enjoyed trying it.