I had knee surgery yesterday, but I've been determined to work on my art while laid up. So, I'm kind of loosey goosey and find myself daydreaming when I should be glueing! As long as I don't touch my hair or other part of me! :o) It's slow going, but that's okay. I made my "Circus" for Theme Thursday with Artistic Outpost stamps and collage sheet. Really nice products!
This is the splendid theme at Gothic Arches hosted by Cynthia "Rainbow Lady". Two colors from the rainbow, two stamps and one word of inspiration. I chose yellow for the arch and violet ink for the stamps. I had this beautiful image from Alpha Stamps and it seemed perfect for the word I selected "Wish". Thank you for looking.
It's been a while since I made a moo for this challenge, but I wanted to try to get at least one done! I used a Penny Black sticker for the stamp and Steel Toe Mary Jane paper as well as My Tattered Angels olive spray. Thanks for looking!
Here's my arch for Spring! I used Artistic Outpost stamps (where are they? LOL! Find them and let me know). I painted her dress with Goldens, edged the arch a tad with a pink inkpad Thanks for looking at it!
Another stamp I haven't used much and have had for a long time...3 flowers...I painted swatches of Twinkling H2Os, stamped the flowers and embossed them. I prepared my ATC with gesso, then painted blocks of acrylic colors, a small bit of sheet music was glued on. I used sepia ink to stamp the background flower and glued on my Twinkling H2O flowers.
My little grandson, Gabriel, will be 1 year old next month. I had his sweet little image and started playing. I used an acrylic called "Patina" for the coin envie and used teal ink for the tag. I stamped all kinds of words about babies and then promptly covered it with the coin envie! :o) I afixed gold German scrap wings to Gabe, added a little crown and used a funny little stamp on the envie that I couldn't resist buying. I'll send it to my DIL, who is an absolute love herself, along with the million presents I bought for him and hope she likes it.
Sunday Postcard Art's host is Femmy and her theme is Africa. I didn't think I'd participate until I remembered this stamp I've had for years of 3 giraffes. I used Golden Paints to create a background, stamped my giraffes with Dee Gruenig's color blocks and used gel medium to attach. I had some very old alpha stickers that I never used...you know how you intend to, but then get away from it...so here's my contribution to Africa...and thanks, Femmy! Your card is awesome!
What a sweet theme! I ordered some stamps from I Brake for Stamps, never have used their stamps before. They are really nice products! The mom and child and the heart are theirs. I used Twinkling H2Os and created my arch.
The day started off with snow spitting from the sky, swirling to the point of obliterating the road. But it also was above freezing so the roads were wet instead of icy. That's a good thing! Hours later it's just gray and chilly. I should be making art, but I'm worn out...did my pre-op stuff today, so it's not been a busy day like the last few weeks. Work is positively horrible...I'm going to make a big change in a few months, but in the meantime, I've got to pull myself up by the bootstraps. I'm sure I have lots of company.
I just wanted to share a piece I did for a game in the Altered Designs group. Haven't done too much art, and that hurts. Will try to change that.
Fantasy is the theme this week at Gothic Arches. I have seen all the fantastic artwork, so mine may be a bit calm for the theme, but I had two rubber stamps I hadn't used yet. The theme lent itself to what I had, so I used embossing, Lumienarte paints, Golden paint, even Deco Art acrylic and some glitter for my Fairy arch.
TMTA has chosen a totally awesome theme...you can't go wrong with Audrey Hepburn. Her beauty makes making art easy. I actually started it at work! First time I've done that...but darn, I wanted a lunch break! Anyway, enough of that...I simply love this picture of Audrey...what a long, elegant neck! I say that because I'm a Taurus...and boy, do I ever resemble the bull...not much of a neck! LOL!! So, here's my offering on the theme of the eternal beauty of Audrey Hepburn!
Kelly Burton has given us the Pink and Brown challenge at Gothic Arches. You must go and see her gorgeous arch!!! So, I worked on my arch last night and this morning (snow day! Yaay!!) Happy that you're looking at it.
Born and raised a city girl (Chicago). Now I live 23 miles south of D.C. Have loved art all my life. Primarily self taught. Raised 3 sons solo and they are my pride and joy. I have a 7 yr old granddaughter and a 2 year old grandson. They are the apples of my eye, and I hope they will love art as I do.