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.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Theme Thursday - Tags

This week the theme at Theme Thursday is Tags - I love to make tags so here is my entry for the week: Dance  -  I was thinking of New Years and I found this great image on a collage sheet from Altered Pages   and I thought of dancing the night away.  The background is done using a border mask from Tim Holtz and distressed inks in Broken China and Faded Jeans, once I removed the the mask I used Tea Dyed all over and Walnut Stain on the edges.  I added Stickles glitter glue to the dress and the crystals are colored with Wild Plum Alcohol ink.  The buttons have a bit of Alcohol ink in Cranberry, Stream and Gold.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Challenge - One Powerful Hour

I am once again going to start doing some weekly Challenges.  My first one this week is for a friend at One Powerful Hour.  This weeks challenge is "Revisit 2008 One Powerful Hour projects" - I have chosen "Altered Domino's".  This is something I have wanted to try and here is my perfect opportunity.  
I have used mini domino's for this project, as it's what I had in the house yesterday. For the first one I used Alcohol inks in Stream, Red Pepper and Yellow, for the second one I painted the domino with Brushed Pewter Distressed Crackle paint, on this surface it did not crackle so I went over it with Alcohol ink in stream. I stamped the Crane and Egret with black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. The stamps are from StampScapes.  I added ribbon and a bead to each domino.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and take a look.  Please come back soon to see what I'm up to next.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Friendship Tags

I created a couple of holiday tags for friends this year and I thought I would share them.  They are both done using techniques from the 12 Day's of Christmas from Tim Holtz.

  This first tag was done using techniques from day two, using Alcohol inks, the angel is stamped and embossed with black.  I added the cloth stars and a couple of beads.  The work on the chain says "believe".

This second tag was using techniques from Day 11.  The colors here didn't copy as nicely as I had wanted them to - it is really more blue.  The Fragments have snowflakes embossed in clear on the back and with them being on the blue they really show up nicely.  I added some stamped flourishes with white dots to accent them. 

Thanks for taking a look and feel free to leave a message.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Tag

As many of you know I am the biggest fan of Tim Holtz and again this year he is doing the 12 Days of Christmas in tags.  Each day he creates a new tag with new techniques and then gives you step by step instructions on how he put it all together. 

 Here is my version of the tag from Day 2, if you go to Tim's Blog you will have to scroll down through the tags until you get to day 2.  For my tag I used Gold Mixative with reds and yellow Alcohol inks.  I thought a Santa was fitting for the colors, he is stamped with embossing ink and embossed with Black embossing powder. The stamp I used is from Inkadinkado.  The 25 is Grundgeboard painted a light green and then I added Distressed Stickles in Peeled Paint.  On the Believe piece I added white to bring out the words, another Tim trick.  
Hope you enjoyed seeing my version, and thanks for stopping by.


Well, it's high time I get a few Christmas things up here.  With working such long hours and trying to get my walking in every night, I just seem to have very little time for working on the crafts that I love so much.  

Any way, here are two ATC sized cards that I did for a swap at DoodleHaven.  For each of these I stamped the designs with embossing ink and then sprinkled Distressed Embossing Powders in all different colors to suit the design.  I then heated with my heat gun.  The stamps are from Tim Holtz.  I mounted the designs on holiday green paper which is folded to create the cards.