Sunday, January 31, 2010

Gothic Arches - Correspondence

I made my arch using oil pastel crayons for my background (on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper which I gessoed first), rubbed them together with my finger, then coated with matte medium (a Lori Roberts technique). The lovely woman image comes from Rhonda at San Design, the other images are from Kathy at KF Collections. Then, I used white acrylic and floated ovals at the edges to create the appearance of lace. The dots were done holding my breath! :o) Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Theme Thursday - Busy

Ok, I used BasicGrey's Porcelain paper pad, tore it up and pasted it down. Then I stamped the lovely little Red Lead fairy stamp and colored her with H2Os. So, here's my offering for this theme!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tag Tuesday - Time

I am behind again!!! The tag I decided on is Baby Time - who doesn't have time to hug and love these little sweethearts? God bless all the children!

Think Monday, Think ATC

I'm so late posting my ATC. I used 100 Proof Press' sleeping angel for this piece. Smooshed Adirondocks ink for my background.

The Three Muses Quotes & Quips

I've been reading "Nine Modern Day Muses..." and found this wonderful quote by Terry Cole Whittaker and it just thrilled me. I had it planned out in my head, but it just didn't come out the way I thought it would. I like that image, she's a bit of a train wreck, but she really could care less. Not a bad way to be.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

SPA - Time

Here's my postcard. The image of the woman is from Tuscan Rose. The flowers are from Altered Pages. Sorry, I don't have the name for the image of the clock. Thanks for looking!

Wedding at Gothic Arches

I have this lovely image that I bought many years ago...and now I can't find it! Luckily, I still had a few copies of it in my file. I love it, the couple is so beautiful. I used my Martha Stewart bird punch and Stickles Icicle on the flowers (although it really doesn't show up in a scan). Used some trim from JoAnn's and finished my arch.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

ACF - No. 58

Here is my offering using the images for this challenge. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Theme Thursday - Favorite Number

The most wonderful image I used is from Kymsart at Etsy. It was sent to me as a freebie! Thanks! And so I created my favorite number, which I have decided will be my next birthday number. Actually - no thanks - don't think I'd want to go back there! LOL!

Up in the Air with 3 Muses

What a fascinating theme. I found this cute little fellow flying away on a goose! How can you resist that? So with the backdrop of a dirigeable, there's a race money is on the goose. Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Shabby Chic at Gothic Arches

Lovely, lovely theme. I enjoyed this one...hope you did, too...and judging from the art I saw, I'd say this was a theme we all embraced!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday Postcard Art - Eyes

Audrey introduced a fascinating challenge at SPA - Eyes. There are so many wonderful Zetti style postcards, as well as many others to see. I found a great image on a collage sheet from Calico Collage, so I developed my postcard using it.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Theme Thursday - Hearts

I'm a bit late. Guess I was just fooling around putting this took me all day. No special techniques other than playing!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Water Theme at Three Muses

When I saw the theme for this week, I knew serendipity was at work. My mom sent me an envelope of journals and pictures that I discovered were the journals my dad kept while he was in the Navy. He wrote love poem after love poem to her. He also wrote about his days on board ship and how he longed to be home with her. His writing is so fine and light that I'm having a hard time reading it, but am managing. In the envelope was a small leather picture holder with their wedding photo (part of this piece), a head shot of my mom and a lock of her hair. The holder is in bad shape, too. I can only put the journals in an archival bag and hope that prevents further deterioration. So, when I found these pictures in the envelope, I decided to do a small piece to hang on the wall (going to use Red Lead's French Laundry hanger). I'd been working on it when the theme of water was announced last week at 3 Muses.

I scanned this photo of my dad and used watercolors to enhance it a bit, especially the water. Thanks for looking, I appreciate it!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Theme Thursday - Paris

My computer was "overcome" with the install of Norton. My son has to know how it goes. So I've been waiting to post my tag. I just smooshed pink and blue inks over the tag, used an ATC background and stamped over it with writing in gold. So, here's my Paris tag.
The lace at the bottom is from an Etsy shop called 5dollarfrenchmarket. It is so cool! The ribbon at the top is seam binding from the same shop.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Polka Dots & Stripes

I haven't participated at Louise's challenge site before, but have been admiring the artwork I've seen, so I thought I'd try my hand at one challenge. Lisa's Altered Images provided the perfect focal point...but the striped part is gray and white and didn't show up all that well on my scan. is my tag.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Angels on 3 Muses

I imagine we'll see lots of gorgeous offerings this week. Angels are a grand subject. I used gauche (sp?) paints, just swiped colors around. So, here's my Heavenly Angel.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Top Hat and Tails at SPA

Pretty cool challenge! I tried to go a little art nouveau with this piece. And now I have the song "Putting on the Ritz" going through my head!!! LOL! Thanks for stopping by!