Sunday, May 30, 2010

SPA - Insects

I don't like being late...but then we're all busy. So now, I have to go visiting blogs and enjoy the artwork there. Neat treat! I was chasing my granddaughter around yesterday (she's 6 and helping rehab my hip! Don't know why I went to PT, she's 10x better!!) I forgot how much fun playing MouseTrap can be! Well, today she's with her dad on a friend's boat, so I had some quiet time...went to work using one of my favorite little stamps. Hope you like it!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Theme Thursday - Beauty

I love this image. Extraordinary hair, eh? I often wonder what it would be to have such hair...and how heavy would it be? I had a friend with hair so long she could sit on it, but she had the worst headaches. Came in one day to see her sitting at her desk with her hair as short as could be, her headaches disappeared as a result. Rather extraordinary. Anyway, I hope you like my offering for this theme.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

WS - It's Hip to Be Square

This is the first time I've participated at WS, I've admired the challenges tho. So today I decided to get busy and try to meet this challenge. I used Inkadinkado clear stamps of birds, butterflies and feathers to create my squared piece. I colored the individual squares with Twinkling H2Os. I hope this piece measures up! Thanks!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Three Muses - Cards

I have to confess, I almost thought I'd sit out this challenge. Nothing much was coming...and then I started playing and just kept going. My piece wanders around the theme of see the back of a playing card. So, here's my King of Hearts.

Monday, May 24, 2010

TMTA - Boats or Ships

I decided to take liberties with the word "ship". You'll find my Airship stamp (by ScrollsWork) on my blog. I colored the ATC with Twinkling H2Os. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

SPA - There's No Business Like Show Business

Here's my card to salute Show Business - old time movies - my mom said she remembers going to the Ramova (movie theater in Chicago's south's been in a few current movies, just can't think of which) for 5 cents! Those were the days! I remember the double features at the Ramova when I was a kid (I loved Steve Reeves in Hercules and Debbie Reynolds movies). Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Theme Thursday - Hands

Day late, a dollar short. No! That's not the theme! :o) I had errands and things to do, so I was late getting done. Lots of terrific artwork! Come have a look!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Three Muses - Relationships

Very interesting challenge, eh? Relationships mean all kinds of things...but I went to the one that's pretty high up on the list. "It all begins with a kiss..." Thanks for looking!

Tag Tuesday - Happy Birthday #52

I'm so sorry I missed last week's challenge for "home inspiration" as I has some "inspiring" things I wanted to use, but time just got away from me. So, I resolved to make the time no matter what this week. It's an interesting challenge...but celebrating all 52 weeks of the year isn't such a bad idea. Thanks for looking!

TMTA - Fish

I had a set of clear stamps by Inkadinkado, did a lot of coloring while watching some TV after a long day out and about. Rainy, chilly day! Hope you had a great Monday! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sunday Postcard Art - Mirror

Had a bit of excitement (of the not fun variety) tonight as I was about to get started on my card. It seems a baby black snake found its way into my house and my son spotted it in the dining room. He promptly called animal control, thinking it a copperhead or worse! It started to move toward the heat register, and animal control didn't know when they'd get here, so my Dyson vacuum was handy...yup, you guessed it, we managed to suck up the little fellow into the vacuum! Took it outside and emptied it into a deep box. Animal control pulled up then and assured my son that it was harmless. Poor son...he was really upset! Can you tell we're not snake people? Nope...and this evening didn't help.

Anyway, here's my "Beauty...The mirror never lies" - thank goodness the theme wasn't snakes!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Theme Thursday - Butterfly

Meet #6 Steampunk Butterfly. I rusted a thin sheet of metal, then cut out the butterfly and used Golden matte gel medium to afix #6 as the head. I also used some chipboard gears painted with Tim Holtz crackle paint. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Gothic Arches is full of MUSIC!

I created my arch using the music images from Digital Antiques (Jan Davis) and my little "Leader of the Band" from Lisa's Altered Art. I colored the images with Pebbles, Inc. pearlescent chalks and used a bit of dresden gold to finish it. Lovely theme! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Umbrellas on Sunday Postcard Art

What a cool theme! I immediately thought of "Umbrellas of the Cherbourg", but I didn't go in that direction. Instead, I decided to use a photo of my 6 year old granddaughter, Jessica, taken last year at a street fair. Her dad bought her a paper parasol that she just loved twirling. There were several photos to choose from, so I picked one, created a background, applied some paper posies from K&Co. and there it is. (Sorry some of it is cut off on one side, I didn't want to size it any smaller than it is now, you'd need a magnifying glass). "My Little Love"....most definitely!

Friday, May 7, 2010

ACF #73

The challenge at Art Creations Friday #73 is a lovely, vintage photo of a boy and girl. Some see them as brother and sister...well, that may be, but when I saw the picture for the first time, I remembered my cousin Paul and Barb. When they were little (back in the 50s) their mom wanted them to be musical. Paul learned the accordian, (think Lawrence Welk influence!!!), can't remember if Barb took music lessons other than dance. And there comes the memory. Cousin Paul was her dance partner. I remember walking in the house once, hearing waltz music playing and there were Paul and Barb getting ready to "cut a rug". I think their ages were close to our two young children in this photo. I can't believe I remember that...but thanks to the photo, it came back as a sweet recollection.

So, to create this, I painted a canvas paper with acrylics and glued on a strip of music tissue paper. Then I clear embossed some flower stamps and brushed over the embossed stamps with Golden violet interference paint, swiped it off with a baby wipe. Next I applied the photo of the children and scumbled some violet paint at the edges. So, thanks ACF for the wonderful memory of my cousins. And thank you for visiting!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Theme Thursday - Vintage

I used a Paper Whimsy little girl and some new Wild Asparagus paper. I stamped a scroll stamp twice, once with white and the second time, in a lower position, with Milled Lavender. Found some other bits and pieces to complete my ATC. Thanks for looking!

Steampunk Two

I'm ready to mail out my ATCs to AlphaStamps, but I decided to scan another one and put it up on my blog. Not sure I have the feel for Steampunk yet...I do believe it may be an acquired skill for me, but I'll keep trying because it is fascinating!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Three Muses - Stars, Stars, Stars

For this challenge, I went back to my roots (gosh, I've always wanted to say that! hehehe!!!) Decorative painting. I started this little wooden chest ($1 at Michael's) and just painted's based on a pattern by an artist whose name I cannot recall. So, no digital and no paper and glue this time. Hope you like it! Thanks much!

Monday, May 3, 2010

TMTA - Green

I can do green!!! I have had this stamp for a long time without using it. It was funny, but I took it out of the drawer last Friday and left it on my crafting table. When I saw the theme for this week's TMTA, I had an ah-ha moment! I even pulled out some paints and dabbed green acrylics into the pears. So, here's my nod to the theme of Green!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday Postcard Art - Sewing

I created my postcard background using my Lyra watercolor crayons and smearing them around with a baby wipe. I have stitches stencils, used those, did some shaky line work with glitter Jelly Roll pens. My images come from Lisa's Altered Art...she has some very sweet images! And I thought I'd give her a pair of "different" wings! Thanks for looking!