Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Three Muses - You Are What You Eat

I found this cutie patootie on one of Inka's great collage sheets! Loved her, I knew she was licking the last bit of chocolate icing from her plate! Thanks for a great challenge!!! Thanks for stopping by...hope you're having a yummy visit!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tag Tuesday #45 Stuck on Collage

Here's my tag....I used Jolie's Eiffel Tower sticker to meet the requirements of this challenge. Sorry the tag is a little off kilter, I couldn't see the scanner bed, it's up higher than I need it to be...or have I shrunk? Hmmm.... Anyway, thanks for visiting!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunday Postcard Cart - Tea

I created my postcard with all specialty papers, some pink and blue ink here and there. The tea cups and cake are courtesy of Chocolate Rabbit Designs. The lady is a found image I've had for a long time and can't recall where she came from. Couple of gloomy days here...think I'll go fix a cup of tea! What's your favorite? Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Theme Thursday - 2x4

My 2x4 uses a background sheet from RedLead PaperWorks. I then applied Ranger's Picket Fence crackle paint. My sweet little boy comes from CollageVisions. I used a few bits and bobs and present my 2x4 to you!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Three Muses A Nice Cup of Tea

Let's have a "cuppa". I visited London a very long time ago...when there, a friend invited me to his parents house for tea. They were absolutely wonderful people (the Mortons of Mill Hill, I have lost touch sadly!) I always drank my tea with milk, but not just a few drops of least half a cup of milk! The Mortons were absolutely fascinated by this habit of mine, although they never let me know. Later on Michael told me his dad said "So, she seems to fancy a spot of tea with her milk, eh?" Well, it's not so funny, but one of those memories of a great trip. Had I played my cards differently, I might have been a British citizen today, but apparently that wasn't meant for me. Long story...but the Three Muses are to blame! :o) I'll stop rambling and tell you that I used various images and Stargazer from Luminarte on my tin tile for this piece. Thanks for looking!

In a Row at TMTA

Here's another challenge site I enjoy tremendously, but have missed several weeks. But "In A Row" was just too interesting to miss no matter what's going on. I used specialty paper, then covered it with music tissue paper. The pretty maids in a row are from Itkupilli. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sunday Postcard Art - Steampunk

I created my steampunk postcard by starting with the shoe polish technique I used last month on another piece. I used several collage elements...used Stargazer on the two background pieces before applying the guy in the balloon. A few Tim Holtz gears and we're done. Sorry I'm late, but thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Gothic Arches - Old Photo

I haven't been around here for a few weeks. With the lovely old photo as the challenge, I decided to create an arch that reflects the happy start of spring...although some states in the US have felt the sting of winter! Hopefully, winter pulls back her chilly tendrils and gives way to flowers and blue skies. In the meantime, thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tag Tuesday - Spring!

I used Itkupilli's image of a lovely spring damsel and K&Co. shapes of flowers and butterflies to create my tag. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday Postcard Art - Goddess

The theme is "Goddess". Across the pond, mother's are honored on 14 March. I think that's lovely, we get to honor our mothers twice this way. I used an image from DigitalCollageSheets and a little of this and a little of that for my postcard. I hope mothers everywhere know that they really do deserve the title of "Goddess". May this be a very special day for all of us who call ourselves Goddess! Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Art Creations No. 65

"Ophelia" by John Waterhouse is the wonderful selection for this challenge. I used DecoArt's Sapphire mixed with Violet Pansy texture paint for the background. Then I dribbled Golden's Permanent Violet (dark), Ceramcoat's Green Tea and some white down the top and around the sides and bottom (over the copper Dresden) and added two little 3 leaf charms to finish it. Thanks much for looking!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Theme Thursday - Spring

My creation's little girl is a stamp from Stampington & Co. - her name is "Samantha". She's painted with Twinkling H2Os. Bits and pieces from everywhere. Spring certainly is has been in the 60s, although there still are some dirty piles of snow on the shady side of the streets around here. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Think Monday, Think ATC - Elements

Gosh, I'm so late posting this. Fascinating challenge! My metal elements are two rusty tin corners. I glitzed them up with some fine mica after stamping and embossing. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Three Muses - Newspaper

My 4x4 has a little guy who's very deep into his paper...probably the sports section! But this was fun to put together. And the "Announcements" is pretty appropo, too, because the lab made a mistake and my blood test (the one that had me scared silly) was a mistake. The redo proved me to be normal ( know what I mean by that!) Seriously tho, to everyone who left messages on my blog with good wishes...thank you so much! That meant a lot, and your good wishes were heard! Hooray!!!!

Margaret's Dress Up Project

I found out about Margaret's project ( see it here: from Patty S. (Magpie's Nest). I needed to make something special for my dear friend who lives in Chicago. She demands something handmade from me - it goes years back to my painting days - so I oblige her. Her birthday is coming up soon and I picked up a piece of Eisenberg jewelry (which she collects quite avidly) but needed something special to send along with it. When I saw Patty's dress, I knew I found the perfect thing! So, I created a paper dress for Cindy and will get it all ready to give to the UPS man. Thought I'd try to participate in the project, so here's my dress for March.

Monday, March 8, 2010

SPA - Travel

Here's my postcard! I had two little girls running around my house over the weekend, plus a visit from an old friend, so art making had to be on hold! We had lots of fun! I love how inventive and creative little ones can be! They didn't want to make art this was upstaged by My Little Pony and rainbow sherbet! So here's my postcard "I'll be there soon". As always, thanks for visiting!

Friday, March 5, 2010

4x4 Friday - International Women's Day

Kersten's challenge blog is featuring Athena as host for a challenge honoring women. The artwork I've seen so far is beyond lovely and all are fitting tributes to women everywhere. I decided to try my hand and began by spraying my base with Tattered Angels, then used some tissue paper and various images. Thank you for looking!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Theme Thursday - Art Words

I am slightly doc called and informed me there might be a problem with my blood work that could indicate an infection somewhere. Like maybe in my hip replacement which could be a very, very bad thing. I'm going to retake the lab test today and hope it was simply operator error! I had hoped making an ATC would distract me, but it really didn't...I made 3 before I figured I'd better quit while I was ahead. I seem to be getting an informal medical education! Sorry to whine here...but I know there are those who have been down this path before, too, so forgive me for working it out here. Thanks for looking and listening.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Three Muses "Oh Man!"

I can't wait to see the art for this challenge! I collaged a 5x7 canvas for my entry this week. My "Joe" comes from Supplies to Go. So, please meet "Joe"! Thanks for looking!