Finally, I got my card done for a SPA challenge! My weekends are full of the joys of being a grandma, but I was determined to get something done and Wishlist sure was a terrific theme that can't be passed up! My little Eloise comes from Sheila at Purple Moon Paperie. Thanks for stopping by!
I am not the biggest fan of Photoshop - I think it's probably all my own fault! There are times I get it going and other times when strange things happen with it. Probably because I refuse to learn it properly, but have my own weird methods! Ok, enough wailing...I created a little piece for the Take a Word Challenge I call Moon Dancing. My Moon and background comes from Hope Photo Art. Can't recall where the dancers are from! Thanks for stopping by!
I'm participating in a swap over at RedLead Paperworks...this one is a chipboard garland swap. I love birds and incorporating them in a Christmas theme was very easy to do. Otherwise, I've been in a creative funk of sorts. I do have some painting to do, unfortunately, it's completing touch-up on my walls. Had a contractor, but the guy bailed on me and stuck me with unfinished work while absconding with my money. Thinking about small claims court, but I know I'll never get my money back. But I do have to finish the work he started. Guess who's going to learn how to mitre? Keep your fingers crossed!
Phew...finished my ATC that serves two challenges! The first is DezinaWorld's "Everyone Wins Prize Giveaway" (Go to her blog here: http://tinyurl.com/286mzp4) - I used a pretty little angel on her silver Christmas collage sheet. The second challenge is "Take a Word" and this week's word is "Angel". I used Tim Holtz' Vintage Shabby background paper, two different ribbons and then edged it with gold leafing . Thanks for stopping by!
Getting ready for Christmas! I did this card with an image from the Christmas Memories collage sheet found at www.moonlightjourney.com My background is a napkin, the whole thing is heavily glittered (natch!) but doesn't show on the scan (darn!) Thanks for looking!
I'm late putting my creation up - my DIL was attacked the other night in the parking lot of a 7/11. Three teenage girls in ski masks beat her up as she was trying to get into her car...no provocation, no rhyme or reason. Kathy is all of 4'9" and maybe 110 lbs., if that. I'm happy to report that, today, she's ok. The ER doc felt there was no concussion, we were concerned about her eye (her eye socket had been broken in a serious car accident years ago). We're hoping the police will be proactive, since another young woman was attacked in the same fashion. So, back to the theme...my favorite colors for this challenge are Tattered Angels Walnut Gold and Olive Vine. I love the combination and I used my candle stamp that's been idle for too long for this tag. Thanks for looking!
Congratulations to the new challenge blog "Take a Word". I was afraid I wouldn't get anything done...I've had my granddaughter for several days and she's kept me hopping! I ran across a quote by Thoreau that I really liked when trying to come up with something for the theme of "Time" and here it is, "Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in". So, congratulations to "Take a Word" - here's to the first of many beautiful challenges in the weeks to come!
I haven't been able to do a lot of art lately, but we had a lottery at one of my groups with an irresistable theme - "snowmen". When I was in my decorative painting phase, I loved the art patterns by Monika Brindt. She can be found in most issues of Quick and Easy Painting Magazine. I've kept a lot of her patterns and found this little guy one day right about the same time of the lottery. Seemed like serendipity to me, so I broke out my old acrylics and brushes and went at it. When I was done, I used some Tattered Angels Chandelier Glam on the snow and Stickles on the heart and finished my snowman.
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.