Thursday, October 22, 2009

Theme Thursday - Faces

I've been mulling over ideas of what to get my mom for Christmas. Of course, she doesn't want anything, and has threatened me if I send her something. So, I decided to do a tag book of my grandmother. She was baptized Anastasia, much to the displeasure of her parents, but the priest wanted her named after a saint instead of simply Stella. But she has always been known as Stella. She had a hard life. The last nine years of her life were spent in the grips of dementia. She passed just over 100 years old. I do remember how lovingly she'd brush mu hair and rub my back (I was the first grandchild). So, I'm offering the first tag of my tribute to "Anastasia" for this theme.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Think Monday - ThinkATC

Here's my little Punkalicious - she's from Stampotique. Haven't been at this blog challenge for a while!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Gothic Arches - Risque

I'm a slowpoke today. My hip replacement surgery is next week Monday, so I'm kind of drifty (with the help of some good pain meds, too!) So here's my attempt at a risque arch. TFL!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Theme Thursday - Winter

Here's my ATC...the woman image is from Magpie Mine. The background, words and snowman come from Keeper of the Nest. Thanks for looking!


This is my first contribution to the challenge at Winter Wonderland. I did this little piece a while back and I think it's my most favorite piece to date. I've used my favorite Paper Whimsy image and a wooden cutout I painted. Plus the rubber stamps (sorry, can't remember where they're from). But, I hope you'll like it. Thanks!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Three Muses - Hair

When I was born, according to my gram (who always told the truth), a bushel basket was needed to cover a head of kinky red hair. There are no pics of this phenomenon, sorry to say, but I do have natural curly hair that I keep short. If it gets too long, friends call me "Curly Sue". So, I simply had to come up with a piece of art about hair. And it is Halloween time, so guess who gets the nod from me?!?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Twilight at Gothic Arches

Day is done and the sun is setting. Mist fills the meadows and things become a little blurred. As you look out the window, you notice a bit of movement by your Queen's Ann Lace...could it be a dragonfly out late? But there seems to be a bit of glitter or sparkle...what could that be? Are you overtired? There it is again....we can dream, can't we?

Thanks for looking at my arch!

Dans Ma Maison

Here's my house with a key. I used some tissue paper, then used acrylic paints. I overpainted, used a large foam stamp to remove some of the paint to reveal the color underneath.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Theme Thursday - ATC with a Bird

Here's my ATC. I sprayed MyTatteredAngels Olive Vine and Spiced Pumpkin on watercolor paper and smooshed it together with saranwrap. I used the elements from Keeper of the Nest to make this ATC. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Three Muses - Numerology

I've missed several weeks here :o( I've been in constant pain while waiting for surgery later this month. And I was working from home, which was difficult. So, I decided and was able to retire! Lots of stress is gone...but pain pills don't help me create at all. But I had to participate in this challenge. Bev's art is so gorgeous, I was inspired. I used an Acey Deucey stamp as a mask and Stampers Anonymous Ledger collage. The coloring is all Luminarte. Thanks for looking...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Skull at SPA

Here's my postcard. Handpainted all images. Used Twinkling H2Os on the flowers, unfortunately, it doesn't show up well in the scan. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Gothic Arches - Inventors

Ivar Jepson. Who is he??? Well, he's the man who transformed Sunbeam from a manufacturer of sheep shears to one of most household appliances. While the mixmaster had already been invented back in 1885, he refined it and made it an easier appliance to use. Before, it was like an industrial product, even sounding like a big machine. Jepson designed so many products from meatball makers to garden sprinkler. Yet Sunbeam execs trashed most of his documents and files which took Ivar Jepson into undeserved obscurity. So, thank you, Ivar Jepson, for your wonderful designs and inventions...all homemakers certainly appreciate you!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

TGIF - White

I haven't participated here for a long while. I made a tag using images from Digital Collage Sheets. I did use bubble wrap to "stamp" white acrylic paint onto the tag, but it doesn't show up at all in the scan. Still, the white challenge is lots of fun.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Wings on Theme Thursday

I'm working on a banner project and thought I'd use one for this theme. I used a favorite paper - Steel Toed Mary Jane - for my background and a favorite Paper Whimsy image. The rest are bits and bobs. So, my Wings - "Fly". Thanks for looking!