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.
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!
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?!?
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?
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!
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...
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!
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.
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!
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.