Welcome to my Blog and please have a look around. I want to share some of my projects with you and hopfully they will inspire you to try something new in your art world.
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The above picture is of my kitty Baxter, or better known as Mr. Boo, as he is a big scaredy cat.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Altered Pages Week 3 Challenge

This week we had to create three different projects using paper, ink and stamps. We had to make a card, a tag and a page layout. Here are my entries:

The base of my card was made with a green metallic cardstock and then I used Alcohol inks and blending solution to create the marbled background. The flowers are cut from a paper by Paper Adventures called Pardon my Posies. I added Glitter Glue to the flowers to bring out that sparkle that I love so much. The image is from Altered Pages and is mounted on a deep purple cardstock. I added a purple and gold ribbon to two sides for added interest.

For my tag I used a standard shipping tag and applied Distressed Inks in Tea Dyed, Worn Lipstick and Pine Needle and let that dry. I then stamped my butterfly using VersaMark watermark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then took Brushed Corduroy and ran it over the whole tag, and then wiped off the area of the embossed butterfly, leaving some of the background colors visible and some of the brown. The paper butterflies are cut from a Altered Pages collage sheet and I added glitter glue for my sparkle. I attached them only at the body so the wings are free and have a 3-D look. The scrap of paper is from K & Co. and the buttons are from Foof-Fa-La. I made the words with my Dymo Labler and I added lace and ribbon for more interest.

I did a 9x9" layout using a base of Rust cardstock. Using a Corner stamp from Fancy Pants and Metallic Silver Paint Dabber, I stamped in each corner. All images are cut from collage sheets by Altered Pages. Background papers are from K & Co and I have used Distressed Ink in Tea Dyed to add aging to the papers. "Remember the Past" is written using a Red Metallic pen by Fiskars. Buttons from Foof-Fa-La.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Week 2 Challenge for Altered Pages

I have just entered my second weeks challenge for the Design Team at Altered Pages: This week we had to make inches using each letter in our name and them create something altered using them. Here are my Letter Tags" I used Shipping tags and aged them using Distressed Inks in Tea Dyed and Vintage Photo and then adding light touches of color with Pine Needle, Denim Jeans, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Black Soot and Spiced Marmalade. I used a variety of ribbons, beads, letters, GrungBoard, Glitter Glue and charms.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Green With Envy Zen's

I did this set of Zentangles for a Swap at DoodlersHaven. Everything had to be done in Green, but I did waver a bit and added some yellow. Do you like to doodle?? Come join us at DoodlersHaven for lots of wonderful art and great swaps to participate in.

Send Love Today

I have my card done early this week - Yeah. I saw this great card shape in a magazine and wanted to try it. It came out so good I have already used it to make a few cards I needed to get done.

I created the card my cutting a piece of cardstock 5 x 12, at the center, 6" I cut out a half circle and then folded the card in half. For this card I embossed a paisley design and added a small felt flower with a pearl center. The paper is from K & Company and I added glitter to all the flowers. I stamped the Hello and heart with Coffee Bean and Rocket Red inks. The stamps are from Hero Arts. I also added a little pink glitter on the kitty's ears and nose.
Thanks for looking at my work and I hope it gives you ideas for something special that you want to make.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Altered Pages DT Contest

This week Altered Pages started a 4 week contest to win one of two slots on their Design Team. I'm going to give it a try. Here is my first weeks entry.

The Challenge this week was "To alter anything other than a book, puzzle or cigar box." I was having a hard time trying to think of what I could do and then I was sitting at the dinning room table as saw this Kitty that I have had for years and never got around to painting it. So I Gesso all over it to give a good working surface and then started adding things. I started with the Pink Hat, it says "Drama Queen" and from there I just went with a pink theme all the way. At least I have given it a good try.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Send Love Today

I am finally getting back to sending my very dear friend cards again from SLT.

This looks a lot better in person and the pink flower laser cut overlay is all covered with glitter and is very sparkly just like I like them. The background paper is a blue from Basic Grey and the butterflies are from Altered Pages.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Zentangels Mandala Swap

These are some Mandala's that I just finished for a swap at Doodler's. They are 3" circles all drawn in black and colored with either colored pencils or crayons.
Thanks for looking.

ATC For A Friend

I made this last week for a friend just as a RAK for her.

The center is done using Tea Bag Folding - I used little 1" squares and mounted the whole thing on a piece of black cardstock. I also added a bit of pink glitter glue to the center of the flower. For the ATC card I used Distressed Ink in Antique Linen, Tea Dyed and Worn Lipstick. I added a bronze ribbon and a few crystals that I dyed pink with Alcohol Inks. The word was punched with my trusty Dymo labler.

Thanks for looking!!