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.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Christmas Cards

I made these cards a while ago using images from Altered Pages  and I wanted to share them with you.  I have added ribbons, glitter glue and buttons to make each card unique.  

Send Love Today

Here is another card I did for another little boy that is four years old.  I know that he really likes Disney so I thought this was a perfect one for him.  The background was a bluish paper that I added a bit of Distressed Ink in Antique Linen and Faded Denim and for the stripes I used a blue and brown ribbon. I attached the chipboard figures and added bright shinny stars.

Tag done in the Tim Holtz fashion

Yes, you all know I love Tim Holtz and all his products. Here is a tag I did for a friend using some of his products and techniques.  The background is colored using Distressed Inks in Tea Dyed and Antique Linen, I the stamped the words on the right side and the background stamp over that using Coffee Bean.  The hummingbird, flower and "f" are all Grungeboard.  For the "f" I painted it with Crackle paint in Pine Needle and Soot, the flower is painted with paint dabbers in a green and pink and then I added Distressed Stickles glitter glue in Worn Lipstick. I stamped the hummingbird on the grundgeboard, cut it out and sprinkled various colors of Distressed Embossing power. The oval Fragment is colored using Alcohol inks in blues, greens and yellows and then I stamped the hummingbird over that with black Archival Ink and then using a soft cloth wipe the ink off - this leaves your image on the fragment, this is a technique I saw at Tim's Blog 
Scroll down to the August Tag and there you will see full instructions from Tim.  The little letters were made with Dymo and sanded to bring out the colors.
Thanks for taking a look.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

New Cards

I know I have been very slack in getting some of my work here so today I am adding a couple of cards I have recently done.  The first one is a birthday card for a friends little boy that was turning 4.  His favorite cartoon is Diego and I found these really cool stickers to use.  The leaf ribbon was given to me by a friend, the Happy Birthday ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and I put a little Distressed Ink on it in Faded Denim, the 4 is GrungeBoard from Tim Holtz and I painted it with a green Paint Dabber and covered that with Crackle Paint in Aged Mahogany to give it kind of a jungle look.

The second card is for a little 3 year old boy with Send Love Today.  He really likes Disney so I thought Micky was the perfect chose for him. I stamped some flourishes and added glitter glue in GunMetal with a few dots of Liquid Pearls in Gold for added color.

Thanks for taking a look and I hope to keep updating often so please come back to visit.