One year old...how exciting! This is a fantastic challenge site, but unfortunately, I haven't been able to keep up over the last month or so. Darn! When I peeked in and saw they were celebrating their birthday, I had to make a tribute...I went through 2 tries...and finally came up with this lady to wish SPA a happy birthday. On any day, I really could get my hair to look like hers! :o)
Music on Make a Moo or Two. I chose a vintage image of a lovely girl sitting at her piano. Used some sheet music colored with chalk for the background, and two little pieces of music with stickles applied.
Ok, kinda cheated...I made this tag a little while ago for no particular reason. Now I have one!! I'm happy to share it with Theme Thursday. I used Luminarte's Spiced Pumpkin to cover (heavily!) the tag. The image comes from Attitudes on Etsy. Buttons and lots of lace scraps finished it off.
Here's a neat challenge! I found this little fellow on a collage sheet by Gail Schmidt of the Shabby Cottage. The background flower collage is by Journalartz, she has some totally wonderful collage sheets. Tim Holtz stamp finished off the piece and here's my little Garden Sprite!
Theme Thursday has a Numbers theme. I used the old ledger stamp...with Ranger ink and My Tattered Angels Olive Vine sprayed on. I found an image I liked and some lace I really like and there it is. Now I have to scoot and get ready for work tomorrow!
There's a Masculine theme at Theme Thursday. I decided to try going a little abstract, so I used Tim Holtz stamps. I used watercolor paints for the background. H2O for the splatter on the background and that was it.
I'm a little late getting my arch done. Mother's Day...ran around all day, to too many stores! But then my sons took me out to a nice dinner at Chevy's Mexican restaurant. My granddaughter and her mom came, too. But the image is a lovely image from Paper Whimsy. I appreciate your looking at it!
I decided to use the Dancing theme...and a little music, too. I used the Faux Mother of Pearl technique for my background (technique can be found at Splitcoast stampers blog...sorry, I don't have it handy). And then I used a Can-Can dancer from Itkupilli (I'm using lots of her images lately it seems). A bit of old sheet music at the bottom and the fun Paris stamp.
My son is doing well, thanks! I'm so relieved...can't have a better Mother's Day present, can I?
I worked up this little ATC while waiting for news on my son...who had rolled his truck three times while driving to a worksite. Luckily, a tree stopped the roll because 500 yards or so more, there was a rushing river (we had two days worth of rain) and it's likely he would have drowned! The police said from the damage to the truck, he was very lucky to be alive. He is ok...very sore and very worried. But, the only concern is...he's home with his family. Thank God.
That's the theme at Gothic Arches this week. There are so many gorgeous and touching images...but I chose one that spoke to me this week. I used several papers, inks and paints for the background. I didn't do much to her picture. She's wearing a hat, and there's this look in her eyes that says she's thinking of places far away...so I used the word "Journey" to capture that. Thanks for looking.
I love playing with orange. Wednesday Stamper's theme is orange. I played with my orange paints, tried out a new angel stamp from 100 Proof Press...and some fancy scroll stamps. Of course I had to drag out my Twinkling H2Os and jazz up the angel (gee should I have done that? LOL!!) And here is my contribution to the theme. Thanks for looking.
Ah, the age of electronic gadgets, computers, I-Pods and all that...I'm frustrated to the MAX! I bought an HP C4400 scanner/printer and my son installed it all well and good. Had it for a few months...a bit ago it wouldn't scan, so my son diagnosed, everything seemed in order, so what do you do when the beast won't work? Reboot. Pull out plugs!!! Normally, I have to pull out the plug to get the thing to work. But it's so clever...it will print, but when I try to scan it won't work even with pulling out the plug. Then it will just print a test page! What a waste of ink and paper! So, it's down again...not that I've been creating that much. I'm back at work, you see, and pretty well blocked and stymied.
Can you tell I'm very frustrated? I think I will have to find a new printer/scanner...I'm afraid I'll heave the silly thing out a window...and temptation is very near! If you have suggestions about a good, reasonable printer/scanner, I'd be most grateful!!!
But I've been looking at the art on some of my favorite blogs below...and it's balm to my frustrated soul right now!
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.