Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tea Time

Gothic Arches theme is Tea Time. What a lovely subject! I'd take a cuppa over coffee anyday...and usually do. But that's beside the point. I was happy with this theme, the only problem was I couldn't come up with something I liked. This is my third arch. Has that ever happened to you? Block, block, block! Think that would make a good theme? Yikes, I just gave myself shivers! I threw some acrylic paint on an arch (with scraps of music glued on), then took saran wrap and smeared it around. There's some lace covered with blue and brown inks. But wow, Thursday night, and I'm finally satisfied!

Monday, February 23, 2009


A new week at TMTA brings the challenge of the letter E. I had just received a few stamps from Teesha Moore's was Einstein. How was that for great timing? I playing with my copic markers (aren't they great?) and golden paints...the background postage sheet comes from Flights of Fancy. Perhaps it's a little rough, but I had a good time putting it together, and that's what it's all about, isn't it?

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Jewels - ah, lovely jewels! This is the theme at Dans Ma Maison Il Ya this week. I made a narrow house, painted it with acrylics, used some scrap and jewels interspersed, some more acrylics and a gorgeous image (do forgive me, I can't recall from where she comes) and there it is. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

TMTA - Rooftops

TMTA's theme this week is "Rooftops of the World" - so I broke out the only rubber stamp I have and my watercolors and had a lot of fun. Gorgeous artwork at the challenge see!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mardi Gras at Gothic Arches

At first, I didn't know if I'd participate, but then I found myself coating watercolor paper with gesso, then Golden irridescent fine gold, Nickel Azo Gold, copper and some silver, then I covered it all with black gesso and rubbed some off before it dried. I put on my image and began applying glitter...there's glitter at the top, around the figure, on her and around the Happy Mardi Gras words. And last but not least, the feathers at the top. And viola, there's the arch I didn't think would happen

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Love at Dans Ma Maison Il Ya

The theme at Dans Ma Maison Il Ya is Love. I decided to make an irregular shaped house and painted it with texture acrylics. I hope you like it.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dream in Hearts

Here's my offering for a challenge to use hearts in a different way. This attractive lady is wearing wings which are hearts. I sprayed the background with My Tattered Angels - Terra Cotta, Olive and Walnut Gold. The stamp is from the Tim Holtz collection...meant to be stitches, but I think it serves well for kisses, too.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


I really do enjoy the weekly challenge at Gothic Arches. There are so many outstanding artists there, I find myself really challenged to keep up and create pieces that I'm proud of...I started one arch that I thought I had some good ideas to create, but as I did, I really didn't care much for it. I have some lovely images from Alpha Stamps, so here's the arch I finally came up with. And now, I'm off to bed!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Theme Thursday

Here's a new challenge site I found and decided I would see if I could do something for it. I sprayed watercolor paper with walnut ink, then used My Tattered Angels Walnut Gold to give it some shine. I just like glitter! :o) The stamp is from Stampers Anonymous and the figure and rose are from an old collage sheet - I just didn't have anyplace to use it...but it was perfect here! German scrap in white and purple became my border and I was done.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Sunday Postcard Art's theme is circles. I used my favorite Paper Whimsy image and made my circles with acrylic paints.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Gayle Page Robak is the hostess at Gothic Arches this week and she gave us a challenge of a tag on our arch. I used stamp pad inks, just slip slapped them on, some stamps and then the tag was sprayed with Vintage Pink from My Tattered Angels and copper was used with the stamp, except for the word "Fly" and the marker courtesy of my granddaughter.