Monday, March 29, 2010

Dustin off my ATC's

Recently a friend told me I needed to get my ATC's out of the binder I kept them in and out where I could see them everyday and be inspired. So I had this little wire thing sitting on the shelf for years holding little baubles I had received and made. I had hubby mount it on the wall and hung some of my favorite ATC's on it. The little curlies on the bottom use to be the stand but now I can hang more stuff on them. I think I am going to make one more and dedicate it just to ATC's


Still that was just not enough display space so I wound wire around a paint bottle then flattened it and stretched it out. The I attached some wire leafs that I had received as a bow on a Christmas gift to the top.

It just makes me feel so good to sit at my desk and see them. Do you see one you made? :) This really makes me want to get into trading some ATC's again ... Want to do a One for One just email me :)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Over The Roof

I missed "The wearing of the green" :{ I am soooo bad and it really makes it worse since hubby and I were engaged upteen years ago on Saint Patrick's day :/ Things just got so busy with our little holiday and club meetings... But I did get this weeks card done for the Created Byhand Challenge The theme is "My Heart Dances" I had seen a similar card a while back and I had it stuck in my head. I figured I just could not get it out of my head until I made one

Oh almost forgot to say ... all the stamps are from
Scrolls Work. As many of you know I use to own Inka Stamps so these are the stamps I have also since my Daughter in law now owns Scrolls Work I get all her new stamps too... lol

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Artistic Souls Scarf

I am a member of two local art clubs and yesterday was the meeting of the souls ..... Artistic Souls that is :)) The wonderful Judy Johnson hosted and she presented this fabulous project. We started with a plain white silk scarf then we put texture sheets under it and then used a stippling brush to lightly brush across the surface with Fabrico ink. I used two textures and two colors. Once the background was done we stamped them. I use a stamp from hero arts and again the Fabrico ink. I just love it!

Here is a close up so you can see how the background looks

Monday, March 15, 2010

Oooops! Challenge

I am so honored that Jeanette over at Soartful challenges chose my free "Oops" postcard below for the theme of her challenge this week... so of course I had to enter :)) This little ATC is up for trade as well. Just use the email link on my right hand sidebar.

 Oh and the tutoral link for making your own little paper fringe is in the free online workshops I offer on the left hand sidebar ... it is included in the peek a boo Easter eggs workshop

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Doll Tin ...yep ...Steampunk again : /

Monday was out local art club meeting and two of our fabulous members teamed up to bring us this great project. We all used wallpaper books as our first layer then embellished to the finish :)) I was drawn of course to the the adventure of the world, using vintage maps and a moon to create a little doll type tin. I wrapped eyelash yarn around the edges of the lid. Then to steam punk it out I added some gears and watch springs to the front. I then made a little hat from cardboard and an old map and added a tiny compass that I glued inside a spiral paper clip, a brass finding and some specks made from vintage tidily winks were my finishing touches. I just love it! Renee and Jill even brought us some of there beautiful hand made soaps to put in our tins. We always have so much fun and I count myself so fortunate to be in such a fun artistic group!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Stuck on Steampunk : /

Ok ... I admit it...I am stuck on Steampunk

My entry for the Created Byhand Challenge this week "You Go Girl"

Update: March 11

What is Steampunk? I have had several inquiries. The best way I can think of explaining it is, if you were able to travel back in time to the Victorian industrial age....when so much inventing was going on, and tried to create items from our era with the materials available then. You would end up with strange flying machines, computers that had the look and feel of an old typewriter, maybe a dishwasher made of an old ice box and so on.

I felt this card fit the theme because in those days most of the inventors were men. While the women stayed at home taking care of the children and house hold chores. But my lady is not content with sitting in the parlor watching the men have all the creative fun. I punched stars in the lens of the goggels to dipict the stars in her eyes as she sits with goggles in hand at the ready to meet the sky.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Letter to my friend....

OK ... so I messed up with the Created Byhand Challenge and posted too late : ] I got the day the new challenge is posted mixed up... so I am giving it a go again :) This week it is "Letters to friends"


The stamps are Scroll Works and the background is from my old books collage sheet. I just enlarged it.

Monday, March 1, 2010

One if by land...

Two if by sea

...but no body mentioned this! What to do??? :))


It has been a long time since I entered any challenges but this week was things that fly over at Created Byhand Challenge so I decided to play :)

I used that new one step crackle paint for the background, the newspaper is from a real old newspaper and the stamps are from Scroll Works