Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Think Monday - Think ATC

I wish I had copied down who shared the technique. I like it. You take watercolor paper, glue stick on pieces of old book pages, then glue stick over the bits and let it dry. Then I laid out 2 lines of paint, brayered through and onto the now dry paper. I wiped off the brayer and with pressure, brayered back over the paint - away from me - removing some of the paint from the bits of pages. It's a resist technique. Once everything is dry, you are ready to rock and roll. TFL!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Three Muses - Up, Up and Away

I love this challenge site...and this is a wonderful theme. Hot air balloons are gorgeous...I found a lovely one at Digital Collage Sheets. Using Delta and Golden paints and inks, I did a lot of dabbing and misting, and more dabbing on the background. And here is my 4x4 "Fly". Thanks for looking.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Wings at Gothic Arches

I love the images...the stage and fairy come from CassisCreations at Etsy. I used stamp ink on the background and gold paint at the top of it. All the while watching Pink Panther (kinda funny).

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sunday Postcard Art - July 4th

All of my elements come from Digital Collage Sheets.

Art Creations Friday

This is the first time I've created something for this challenge site hosted by Wil, Femmy, Hermine and Pepeetje. The image for the challenge is so beautiful. So, I did a 4x4 and enjoyed every minute of creating "Lilly". Thanks for a wonderful challenge!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Theme Thursday - Time

Here's my piece for Theme Thursday's Time. I used an AlphaStamp image, and steel-toed MaryJane paper. I overstamped on the image with a silhouette of flowers, used Ranger Gold to emboss only the darned stuff wouldn't melt. Don't know if powder gets old, but this stuff didn't work well...so I added a little copper and gold foil here and here. The words are small, but they say "Time stood still in her garden".

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Three Muses - Wild Things

What a theme - I believe I should go for jungle animals or something like that. But...(oh dear)...I have a Stampotique Originals stamp by Daniel Torrente that I absolutely love. She's definitely a strange little thing, probably a wild little thing, too. I used chalk to color my background, Paper Artsy stamps colored with my granddaughters pens and my little wild thing. I even hand-lettered, probably something I shouldn't do...and here's my "Wild Thing, I Think I Love You".

Monday, June 22, 2009

TMTA - Frog

TMTA's theme is "Frog". I have had a frog stamp that I've had for a while but never used (anyone know what I mean?) So, like wow, I can get it inked up and go...I've been trying to overstamp, create a shadow - but I need more practice...but I stayed with the ATC. I found some black and white checkerboard ribbon and some corrugated black cardstock. I smeared on green, blue (I think it got lost) and a little purple inks. I used the flourish stamp with the little butterflies and used some glitter, and here's my little green guy and he wants you to "Get Happy". Thanks for looking!

SPA - Father's Day

I'm a little late...I was out yesterday at a wine tasting festival. Nice day for Father's Day here...a little breezy. Took my son and his little girl out to eat at Okra's, a Louisiana style restaurant. You know, Father's Day is always hard on me...long ago, when I was 14, my dad died in my arms from a massive coronary. Back then we didn't know anything about CPR, there were no real EMTs, so it really was terrifying. I was going to make a tribute to him, but somehow this was just a hard task. Having two sons who are dads eases the sadness, but even after all of these years, the sadness remains, along with happy memories, it's all mixed together. Anyway I didn't get my postcard assembled until just now. It's made from bits and bobs of things...so I hope you like it!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Gothic Arches - Postcard

Gothic Arches theme is "Postcard" and a rubberstamp. I used images for the postcard...I love the one with the Eiffel Tower. I hope you like it.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Three Muses - Door

Interesting theme, eh? I did a 4x4, used Golden paints, a Tim Holtz stamp and Paper Whimsy images. Thanks for looking!

Beautiful at Theme Thursday

I made a tag for this great theme. The image is from Altered Arts Magazine's strips of images. The background is a doily sprayed with walnut ink and butterscotch spritz. Now if only I could get things straight on the scanner! Wait...let me get the ladder... :o)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Theme Thursday - Flourishes

I'm late! I'm late! Theme Thursday is doing Flourishes. I used background paper from Paper Artsy and Inka's flourishes stamps (what are we going to do now that she's no longer selling her wonderful stamps?) and a happy image...and here's my offering from the theme of Flourishes!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Yellow and Black

Gothic Arches hostess, Nancy James, has given us a great challenge of Yellow and Black. I haven't had a chance to look at the arches done so far, but those I've seen are simply wonderful! I had a hard time deciding which image to use...but finally settled on a Hotel Paris theme.

It was a gorgeous day out today, I spent a little time getting my share of Vitamin D! But then I decided to get busy on my arch. Hope you like it.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Mona in Fur

There's a new challenge blog on the block! Three Muses - Ann, Marie and Bev - brilliant artists all three are running this challenge site. Their first challenge is to alter Mona Lisa. So, I found an art deco lady in furs, and used a collaged background colored with H2Os and a few bits and pieces. So, congrats Muses...here's to great art and lots of fun!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sunday Postcard Art

Here's my postcard of a vintage bathing beauty. I used tissue paper and origami paper to create the sea. Some fishing net in two corners, and other bits and bobs.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Wednesday's Stamper's theme is Fairy! Lovely, magical theme. I made a 4x4 and stamped it. I love the Fiddlehead Fern at the bottom...lots of fun to use. Thanks for looking!

Typesetter's Tray

Somerset Studio magazine had an article and pictures by Lynn Perrella about a typesetter's tray. It has all those nifty sections in it...and I have a best friend I love very much. We've been friends since 4th grade. Well, I don't see her much. She still lives in my hometown of Chicago in our old neighborhood. She collects Eisenberg jewelry, I didn't know what it was, but it's pretty neat. So, I try to find a piece for her for her birthday and Christmas. I blew this past birthday and picked a rather odd looking piece. I could tell from her note that she thought so, too. Gee, I felt so bad, I found another piece! I'm not a great one for wrapping packages, but the minute I saw the typesetter's tray, I knew I had the perfect box for her present. One little cubby would have done it...but I decorated a lot of them, and put her little Eisenberg elephants in it and covered it with piano roll paper. I had an absolute blast! I hope Cindy will like it, too!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Theme Thursday - People Wearing Hats

My lady is wearing a hat and a half! What an elegant time. Thanks for a great theme!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Open Theme at Gothic Arches!

Putting this one together took me a few days. Her name is Mysterie and she's available at DigitalCollageSheets. I used Delta Texture acrylics, Golden paints and plain old Delta paints all mixed together...I didn't measure or take proportions. When it looked good, I stopped and applied it to my arch. Used Perfect Pearls, ribbon, stars and a discarded pendant.