Saturday, April 25, 2009


Gimme, gimme!! :o) But chocolate is this week's theme at Gothic Arches. I painted my arch with Dark Brown, Nutmeg, Candelight and Pink acrylics. Then I used the fantastic images from MoonlightStudios, brown lace trim and some gold here and there and there's my arch. And it's so hot here, chocolate wouldn't last long! Or we could eat it with a spoon, I suppose.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sunday Postcard Art

Pierrot! What an interesting theme. You know, I've always been a little - oh - leery of clowns, especially Pierrot, but yet, the fascination is there. I found some great images at an Etsy Shop called "Itkpilli".I used clear stamps with little jewels, then I added a smidge of glue and shook on some black glitter...on other little jewel circles I added gold glitter. Unfortunately, it doesn't show up on the scan. The little heart is from Paper Whimsy.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Gothic Arches - Home is Where the Heart Is

Another wonderful theme by Aileen! I decided to use Cosmo Cricket's paper, Doc Holliday, because it reminded me of quilts, which is a warm symbol of home. The stamp is by Inkadinkado. I colored it with Twinkling H2Os.

Moo - Home is Where the Heart Is

What a lovely theme! I used a new stamp from I Brake for Stamps...then I used watercolors, copic pens and Twinkling H2Os to color it. I remember an art teacher long ago telling us that the smaller the painting, the more detail it required and she certainly was right!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Glamor Girl

Theme Thursday has a wonderful theme. I've loved this image and just had to use it. I'm not that crazy about the sequin flowers now...maybe it's the scan, but I may try to redo it when I have some time. Still getting over this infection I got from surgery.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Another Open Theme

Gothic Arches has another open theme this week. While this is Easter time, I didn't want to go whole there is a small rabbit on my arch.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Theme Thursday - Sewing

Here's a nifty, fun theme - Sewing! Lisa's Altered Art has some absolutely darling images that were irresistable! I used Basic Gray's "Porcelain" papers for my background. And I had some shiny silver thread that I wound around the spool haphazardly (I'm good at that!) and around the scissors, too. This little fellow makes the piece, it was so easy!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Gothic Arches - Open Theme

Sky's the limit - or should I say the imagination is the limit? Well, I decided to focus on Marie Antoinette after looking at the scrumptious Stampington magazine "Marie". I had a hard time deciding what image to use, now I have several for my stash. I had gold papers and decided they'd work some roses that echo the one she's holding, that worked. So, here's my "Marie" for Gothic Arches. Thank you for looking!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Swan Lake - Sunday Postcard Art

This is such a lovely theme! Sunday Postcard Art has so many beautiful pieces of art for this theme! Do take a look. I should tell how I made it...I rubbed blue and pink chalk ink on the 140 lb watercolor stock, then glued on the lovely picture (Digital Collage Sheets to Go on Etsy) . I used jewel flourish stamps with white pigment ink and put dabs of glue on some of the jewel circles, then sprinkled the glitter. I edged the whole card with Ranger Walnut Stain and let it dry for a while. Thanks for looking at it!

Sunday, April 5, 2009


I worked on a rusty tin tile last night. I just love rusty stuff, so why I didn't try to create something sooner. Well, I must like collecting my crafting goodies! Anyone know what I mean? :o) Back to the subject, I created this little tin with a Radiant Rain dauber of Stargazer (don't you wish Luminarte was not going out of business? Darn!!!) and Paper Whimsy goodies. The little girl is probably my most favorite Whimsy, I use her whenever I can. But the window, butterfly and word are all from the clever, creative Gale Blair, owner of Paper Whimsy and I am very happy with this piece of art. Normally, I criticize myself a lot (no one else does that, do they? No...I didn't think so). But I call my tile "Imagine". Hmmm...imagine that!

Friday, April 3, 2009


Think Monday - Think ATC - ok, I'm really late, but I was a little busy this past Monday. But this is such a neat theme, I couldn't miss it. Hope you like him.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Theme Thursday - Paris

Let's go to Paris! Theme Thursday takes us there. For this ATC, I used a Judi-kins stamp for the Eiffel Tower and the word "dream" by Impression Obsession. The card was just a dark brown card which I applied a few coats of gesso. It went together fairly fast.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I decided to get brave and work on a canvas. I glued on torn pages from books and sheet music. Then, I rolled on Golden's Yellow Ochre and Nickel Azo Gold. In charcoal, I drew the outline of a bird on a limb with a few leaves. My image is a beautiful Paper Whimsy girl and several other images of stamps and such. The bird button is Debbie Mum's. Some lace in one corner finished it off. And that is finally how I did my first canvas!