I created my card with a technique learned from Jan D. (A Journey is her blog) that she shared a year or two ago. Started with smearing my paper with gel medium then applying a napkin. Next, more gel medium over it. Once it was dried, I painted red acrylic paint over it quickly, and wiped most of it off. Dried it again. Then, schmeered (lightly!) over it with turquoise acrylic. And there's a great background. Thank You, Jan!!!! I did smear a bit of gold ink over it here and there. I also applied the turquoise heavily to the edges, so you can actually see a roll of it. I used some forest images, a bit of lace, and a butterfly and here's my card. Thanks for looking!
Oh boy oh boy...getting ready for Halloween!! What a neat theme "On the Darkside." Conjures up all kinds of ideas! Once again I went to the collage sheets at Moonlight Journey, started with their postcard sheet and then sprayed it with Tattered Angels Halloween sprays. I assembled my images, enlarged the border with black, orange and purple gouache and some glitter. So, here's "Wicked"!
Halloween is coming!!! Ok...maybe not right around the corner, but it's coming! Hopefully, the hot weather will cease and desist by then so that it feels really Halloween-y with the falling leaves, fresh apples, pumpkins...witches flying...speaking of witches, I created a Halloween Shrine with Moonlight Journey's "frightening" collage sheets! I love the labels...they are awesome and can be found here:
Gail Schmidt at Shabby Cottage Studio had a blog giveaway and I won! I received a lovely envelope full of gorgeous embellishments to use in my art! Woohooo! I took a few pictures and wanted to show them to my art friends here in blogland! Thank you, Gail! You are awesome!
I told Peggy I certainly would try to answer her wonderful challenges at Friday Foto Collage, and finally, here's one I did today while trying to rest my back (MRI table always does miserable things to my lower back...especially when you have to lay perfectly still, flat on your back for an hour). So, good...it took my mind off my back and I used one of those silicone "finger" pastry brushes in a technique I read about (quickly) at TJ. I colored the image a bit with watercolor pencils and found an old package of rub-ons I figured I'd better use. The little sprite Peggy gave us to work with certainly was a real treat! Thanks, Peggy!!! Hope this one is A-Ok!
Thanks to ArtChix, I came up with a Halloween Zetti piece. I painted my background with various acrylics (should look like mud, but guess I got in the zone!), spattered (doesn't show on the scan) and then found appropriate feet so that Wanda has no problem worrying that her feet aren't the neatest around!
I'm part of a group that does weekly TGIF mingles, and I'm also a new member of the Moonlight Journey design team. I created this little ATC using their Tiny Fairies collage sheet for one of the mingles. Unfortunately, I had to trim off the wings on this little cutie pie and use small Dresden wings so that she'd fit better on an ATC (hopefully M.J. will forgive that!) and used other elements found on this sheet. I think she's such a sweet little image, irresistable! Remember when you were a kid and it was naptime? "But, Mom, if I'm your angel, do I hafta take a nap?" You know...a nap doesn't sound like such a bad thing now!
Are you in the mood for a little Odd Bod fun? SPA sure is! There are quite a few odd bods around (besides mine) which is pretty darned cool! Go check it out! Thanks to Collage Anonymous for the such fun images!
I finally made one for Three Muses since my return from my travels! I had this old image for a long time, so I can't give any credit, but I used some specialty papers, a piece of flannel fabric, colored the image with pencils and inks and Momma is ready to roll! Thanks for looking!
Ok, this isn't about any art I've created or looked at. My beautiful granddaughter, Jessica, returned from a two month visit in Viet Nam where she was visiting family. Whenever she goes, mom has pictures done, and this time, she outdid herself. I'm the happy owner of a gorgeous silver album full of beautifully done layouts of Jess. I just had to share...next I have to share pictures of my grandson, Gabriel. Shameless Gram that I am...I just love these two little blessings in my life!!! Thanks for allowing me to do this!
My card uses the images from MoonlightJourney (the images do the work for me!), including the little girl. I colored the watercolor paper with various inks, used a Stampers Anonymous stamp and a Big Juicy stamp pad for my border. It's been a while since I've answered a SPA challenge and I've missed it! Thanks for stopping by!
I love the Halloween theme almost as much as I love Christmas. I almost missed this challenge, and it's probably too late, but I was going through an old drawer of "stuff" and found this guy tucked into a book. I used a RubberMoon stamp and some decorative paper and stickers. This is one of my first efforts, I do remember...probably why I hung onto it!
I am trying to get back into the swing of things. The last few days in Chicago were brutal...mom's basement flooded and the little kitchen apartment suffered the most damage. Mold ran rampant (she couldn't get down the stairs, good thing!) So, my kids and I ran around a lot (her fridge also bit the dust, got a new one delivered and then restocked it as she lost all her food, too!) I have a friend who works as a Visiting Angel and he's going to be looking out for mom until - if (big if) - I can get her to move here. So, sorry to be so long-winded, but I'm just plum worn out and haven't really been able to do much art. I find myself just thumbing through papers and images, and doing it again, much to my dismay! Made myself do this arch. Hope I snap out of this tiredness! But, that's what happens when you get old...the spirit is willing, but the body, oy va!
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.