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.
Please fee free to leave a comment - I love to hear what you have to say.

The above picture is of my kitty Baxter, or better known as Mr. Boo, as he is a big scaredy cat.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Altered Pages ATC

One of the ladies at Altered Pages put out a Quick Challenge - make an ATC using a quote from your favorite movie.

My favorite all time favorite movie is Gone With The Wind and of course Rhett captured my heart many years ago when I first saw the movie with my best friend. I used a hand made paper for the background and I added Distressed Ink in Vintage Photo and Worn Lipstick to add just a bit to the background. The image is from Altered Pages, I composed the saying on the computer and then added Distressed Ink in Tea Dyed to give it an aged look. I used the green ribbon just as a little extra accent.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Button Fairies for a Friend

A friend and I go a swap every month and her suggestion for August was a Button Fairy. I had no idea what that was so I looked it up and printed a couple of pictures and here is what I sent her.

All my images are from Atlered Pages and my buttons are from Foof-A-La. I have used crystals from Heidi Swapp for a little bling around the neck and Glitter Glue on the wing. You just can't have too much sparkle!! Thank you Sandy for such a great idea, these are just way too much fun to make and I haven't been able to stop. I have four more sitting on my table right now to work on.
Thanks for stopping by an taking a look.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Send Love Today

Here is my card for this week for a friend with SLT.

I used a Navy cardstock for the side and to matt my image. The stripe paper is from Scenic Route -Rockland collection. I used three different alphabets and the image is from European Papers from a sheet called Natural Magick. I love Giraffes and when I saw this I knew I had to use it in one of my cards. I used a blue and green ribbon to tie in the two sides.

Thanks for taking a look.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Birthday Card and Button Fairy

A friend asked me to make her a birthday card using Tinker Bell and when she saw my first Button Fairy she asked if I could make one also using Tinker Bell. So here is what I put together .
For the card I used a metallic green cardstock and applied Alcohol Inks in Wild Plum and Yellow. The stars are GrungeBoard and I used Gold Glitter Glue on them, I also used glitter glue around the saying. The Button Fairy uses buttons from Foof-A La and the flower is a silk flower I cut up. I added Crystal Lacquer to the flower, and the butterfly wings came from a clip art book . Thanks for watching my art.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Button Fairy

A friend and I are doing a Button Fairy swap this month and so I wanted to first find out what it is and how to make one. I did a little research and found a couple of pictures online. Here is the first one I made. This one is a RAK for a dear friend.

This is my first Button Fairy - the images are from Altered Pages, the silk flower is just one that I took apart and cut to size. The buttons come from Foof-A-La, a couple of them weren't the colors I wanted so I added Alcohol ink to them. The necklace is crystals from Heidi Swapp in blue.
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Altered Pages DT

Hi All
I got the best surprise this morning at 5:30 when I turned on my computer and found an e-mail from Altered Pages - saying the winners are. . . . well to my wonderful surprise one of them was me!!! I was so excited to see my name there in the e-mail. I have been telling everyone that know I have been working towards this. The four weeks of challenges were really a challenge for me, but I was really proud of myself that I completed each task and I really liked all the projects that I did. If you look further down the page you will see each of my projects.

Thank all!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Altered Pages Week 4 Challenge

The fourth and final challenge was to make a Kit of the Month that could be sold on the Altered Pages web site. I chose to make a Card Kit of the Month and it's called "Let there be Clowns". Here are the four cards I made from my kit.
The papers are all from BasicGrey and the images are all Pierrot Clowns from Altered Pages. Ribbons are all from Offray.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Vintage Zentangles

This is a set of Zen's I did for a swap at DoodleHaven. All of the images are from Altered Pages. On the bride card I created the background using Distressed Inks in Antique Linen and Tea Dyed. I added a background paper to the Pierrot Clown. To the swimmers I added added Antique Linen to the image to make it look aged.
Thanks for taking a look at my work.