Sunday, March 27, 2011

Take a Word #22 Bloom

I schmeered different inks (from the scan, some heavier than others apparently) around the border of my card.  I can't remember who made the stamp of the girl pulling her wagon of blooms, but she was irresistable.  This morning I woke to some snow on my tulips that are now pushing their way up above!  Thanks!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Gothic Arches - Spring

I haven't played here for a long while.  The spring arches are beautiful.  I couldn't resist even tho I should be doing things like sorting and cleaning to get ready for surgery.  Pfui...I'd rather play here!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Take A Word #21 Architecture

I may have gone a little further out of the box on this week's challenge of Architecture.  I used laser cut wood (Red Lead Paperworks) that I painted (a little Tim Holtz copper crackle on the birdcage), some skeleton leaves and my bird flying free from the cage.  It's a unique and interesting challenge! 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Theme Thursday - Black and White

My tag features a Clear Stamp tulip and a background vintage dot stamp.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Three Muses - Fish

I made an ATC for this theme.  This may be one of the last challenges I participate in for a knees have been bad for a long time and the doc warned me that one more "misstep" and it's knee replacement time for me.  Well, a week after I came home from my 20 January surgery, I did that "misstep" and totally blew out my knee.  It's full of arthritis and bone on bone, so when I consulted a new orthopedic surgeon, you know what he said.  Sooner rather than later!  So, two months almost to the day, I'm going to be getting a new knee.  And to make things worse, because I have a rare muscle disease, too, I may have to go to inpatient rehab for a while.  So, I'm trying to get a million things done at the same time, and you know how much that accomplishes...very little!!!  Guess I'm still wrapping my head around recovering from one surgery and going in for another.  I bet my insurance company hates me!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Take a Word #20 Green

I cannot wait until Deann shows us her example...Deann's work is absolutely amazing! Visit her blog here:

My piece for the challenge is a tag I made for a Yahoo group I'm in. We're doing a holiday tag book and I've sent this tag off to my partner. Hope she's going to like it! All the images are from Lisa's Altered Art. Hope you'll like it, the meantime, may you find your special pot of gold!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Theme Thursday - Hat

Made my hat with the guidance of my granddaughter! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Three Muses - Ancestors

My ancestors aren't so far removed - they're my dad and uncle. My dad is on your left hand side, the boy with all the hair (yes, my hair looked like that when I was a kid, much to my chagrin!) My dad was a twin, but his twin Florian, died before his first birthday. My grandparents owned a tavern in Chicago. My gram cooked there...she was an awesome cook. My gramps was the bartender owner, so the boys were on their own a lot, although they lived upstairs. I gently colored a copy of the photo with watercolors and present it as my answer to the challenge.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Take a Word - Exotic

Here's my card - I stamped swirls in black and purple inks on the shiny copper background which doesn't show in the scan. Thanks for stopping by.