Tuesday, December 22, 2009


  I have been so busy with making Christmas cards that I have had to stay away from blogging. I get distracted much too easily. I still have a tree to decorate but I think it can wait. The theme on DRAGONSDREAM TAG IT ON is CHRISTMAS. This bird (from Impression Obsession) has been a favorite this year and so has black and white. The flourish is a TH stamp. Thank you for looking! Merry Christmas to everyone! Falalalala

Friday, November 20, 2009



  The challenge at DRAGONSDREAM this week is Face to Face. We were to use alcohol inks or markers to create the background. I have used alcohol inks and many face stamps.  It was nice to take a break from Christmas Card mania to come out and play, Thanks for looking !

Monday, November 9, 2009

Created Byhand - Remembrance

  The theme for Created Byhand Tuesday Challenge is remembrance. I created this piece in respect of those who have fought for our freedom. And I wish for peace everywhere. Thank you for looking!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Thank God its Friday- Alice ATC

   The challenge for Thank God it's Friday this week is to make an ATC featuring Alice in Wonderland. The best part of that story for me is that she wakes up and realizes it has all been a dream. Such is the power of dreaming. Thank you for looking!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Theme Thursday- Borders

  The challenge this week for Theme Thursday is to include a border on your project. I need to get into the Christmas spirit so I have made a Christmas card using a Tim Holtz santa stamp. an SU word stamp and an Inkadinkadoo bird stamp. I have also used distress inks, water colour pencils, distress embossing powder and BG Figgy paper. Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mixed Media Monday-Opposites Attract

   The theme for Mixed Media Monday this week is opposites attract. I have chosen to do a piece with yin and yang and the well known couple from a Grant Wood painting. I got the image from WP Clipart. Thank you for looking!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday Postcard Art -Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allen Poe is the theme for Sunday Postcard Art this week. When I was reading about him I read a quote where he said "what a sweet rest there must be in the grave". I developed my postcard from that. I hope he is enjoying his peaceful rest. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Soartful Challenges - " Welcome to my parlor"

  Here is my entry to the all new Soartful Challenge.  My parlor could be full of musicians but they would have to move a lot of craft supplies to find a place to play. Soartful provided the nice parlor image which is my background. I added music wallpaper and used clipart from Suzee Que. Thank you for looking and Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Created Byhand - Halloween

     For the Halloween Challenge on Created Byhand this week I have chosen to be evil. Don't  worry I won't really let the evil pigs boil the baby ! The background is from a magazine and the clipart is from Lisa's Altered Art. Thank you for looking !

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Theme Thursday-Who is she?

  The challenge this week on Theme Thursday is "faces". I chose to do a piece about Mona Lisa. I find it amazing that her face is so well known and loved and yet no one knows who she really is. Thank you for looking !

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesday Stamper - party time

  The theme for Wednesday Stamper this week is Halloween. I have used clipart from Lisa's Altered Art and Itkupilli. The stamps I used are from King rubber (crows) and Studio G (party). I don't know who made the witch. Thank you for looking and Happy Halloween.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mixed Media Monday-Memories

  The theme for Mixed Media Monday is mothers and daughters. I love this image . I changed the coloring and painted the shoes red. The word is from an SU stamp. I painted the corner mounts with Midnight Blue Stazon. Thank you for looking.

Created Byhand Challenge - Trust

  The theme this week on Created Byhand Challenge is " trust". The hard part of winter for me is the shorter days. I really miss the light. This Quietfire Quote reminds me to trust that spring will come again. The scene is from Stampscape. The women is from Itkupilli. I used Stazon, SU and distress inks. Thank you for looking.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Art Creations Friday - Challenge 45

          The image to use for Art Creations Friday - Challenge 45  was this sweet little girl. I have wrapped her up in Christmas anticipation using magazine pages. Thanks for looking !

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thank God its Friday- Its all in the hat

   The theme this week on Thank God it's Friday is " Pointy Hats". Sometimes you just have to go where your muse takes you. I was thinking about whether witches even wore hats and so on and this is what happened. The moon and clouds I made with a Stampscape image. The wicca rede came from flicker and I printed it on acetate. I added the "Do you believe" before printing.The witch is from Aisling.net and the pointy hat is from Lisa's Altered Art. I used distress inks for color. Thank you for looking!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Theme Thursday-moonlight

  The inspiration on Theme Thursday this week was "winter". I like to think of snow in the winter but where I live we get much more rain than snow. I have used a Stampscape image on coated card stock. I used a mask to create the moon and "crystal effects" for the snow. It is painted with distress inks. Thanks for looking!

Soartful Saturday - Suitcases

The challenge this week at Soartful Saturday was to use the suitcases image in your art. I made the background using Stampington paper and overstamping with Tim Holtz stamps. It has been a busy week and now I am playing catch up. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Saturday's WORKOUT- 9er of crows

  The challenge on SATURDAY'S WORKOUT was to make 9 ATC's that work collectively and individually. This one didn't go fast for me but I am really glad I participated. I think I will be making more of these. They are fun. Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Thank God its Friday- Raining

  The theme this week on Thank God it's Friday is "it's raining".  This is a collage put together with images I downloaded from the internet. I used distress ink to make it more dreary. The words are from a Longfellow quote. Thank you for looking.

Wednesday Stamper - seeing double

  The theme for Wednesday Stamper this week  is double trouble. I have used an SU stamp for creating the double and the lining it up was definitely the trouble. I used Colorbox chalk inks and a brayer to create the background. Thank you for looking.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Thank God its Friday-a magical thing

The challenge this week on Thank God it's Friday is White. Often when I think of white I think winter. My piece was very difficult to scan. It has been painted with gesso and white paint. The bird is an acetate transfer. I used Micro Fine Glitter on the top before applying snowflakes and frame.  Thank you for looking.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Wednesday Stamper - bucket full of butterflies

  I made this for the challenge at Wednesday Stamper where the theme this week is bucket(s).
I used clipart from Quietfire Designs, stamps from Stampington and Old Island and SU. You can't see it but the butterflies are painted with "perfect pearls".  Thank you for looking.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Theme Thursday-Dragonfly

The challenge on Theme Thursday this week is "wings". I made this dragonfly from clay. She is painted with Pearl Ex. One of these days I will make a background to mount her on.  Thank you for looking.

Created Byhand -Create without limits

The theme for Created Byhand this week is Play. Playing is my favorite thing to do and now that I am retired, I spend most of my time doing just that. For this piece I began playing with the bucket for a different challenge and this is what happened. Most of the stamps I used are from Quietfire design, the print pattern is SU and the splotches are Stampington. The clip art is from Aisling.net. Thank you for looking. I hope you have lots of time to play.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Kard Krazy Tag Tuesday - great expectations

The theme for Tag Tuesday #18 is "birds".  I chose to use an old stamp from Old Island Stamp Company called "great expectations". I like the phrase as much as the stamp. Don't we all have great expectations?  I also used See Dee stamps, TH butterfly, dancer cut out from bigger stamp, clipart from AISLING D'ART, and distress inks. Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mixed Media Monday-head full of bird songs

 The theme for Mixed Media Monday is Meaningful Music. For me the sounds of the birds is very meaningful. I have used a face from AISLING D'ART, various bird stamps and clipart and Bee Swirly See-Dee stamps.  Thank you for looking.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Think Monday-Think ATC-fairy in a bottle

  The theme for Think Monday -Think ATC is Bottles. The pictures I used came from magazines and the fairy is a stamp that I don't know who made. I am thinking this fairy needs help or perhaps she just likes to hang out in empty bottles. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Thank God its Friday-Murder of Crows

 The challenge this week for Thank God it's Friday is Wonderful Trees. What could be more wonderful than a tree full of crows. NOT. They are very noisy. I used a mask and inks to create the background. The stamp is from King Rubber. I put "crystal effects" on the crows. Thank you for looking.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Art Creations Friday Challenge 42-Just another pony ride

 I made this for Art Creations Friday- Challenge 42 with the image of the little girl they provided.  I thought she had kind of a ho-hum look on her face and that is why I call it "just another pony ride". Thanks for looking.

Saturday's WORKOUT-crackle bird

 The challenge this week on Saturday's WORKOUT - N0. 74 is Grunge with ALcohol Ink's. I am not exactly sure what grunge is but I think this qualifies. I have too much ink on me for it not to be grunge. All of the stamps I used are from Tim Holtz. There is a brass strip speckled with alcohol ink for the bird to land on. I used a SU stamp -a-ma-jig to get the colors where I wanted them. Thanks for looking and for leaving a comment. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Art Pieces Challenge 39

 I made this ATC for Art Pieces challenge - Vehicles. With the Queen driving and crow on lookout duty it should be an eventful trip.  The stamps I used are Tim Holtz. Thanks for looking.

Think Monday-Think ATC- Girls with dolls

I made this for the Think Monday - Think ATC - Challenge - Girls with dolls. I got the image from the generous Graphics Fairy. The word and background stamps are Tim Holtz. I remember playing with dolls always involved imagining dramatic events for them to enact.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Mixed Media Monday-Music Speaks

 The challenge this week on Mixed Media Monday was to somehow use metal in your piece. I have gone for a touch of grunge with the base strings and an old broken key for the metal parts.  The bird stamp is from Inkadinkado. The background stamps are from Tim Holtz. It was Jazz Festival weekend so I was thinking music. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Saturday's WORKOUT- Winter's Coming

The challenge for Saturday's WORKOUT No.73 is to use bubble wrap to make your background.
I have used stamps from Tim Holtz, a nest from Lisa's Altered Art, distress inks and bubble wrap. Thanks for looking.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Art Creations Friday Challenge 41-blissful spinning

  We were given a beautiful picture of an old woman spinning on Art Creations Friday. This has a very special meaning to me. I was a spinner for many years and I found it to be a very blissful thing to do. The tag and background stamp are from Tim Holtz. The bird is from Lisa's Altered Art. The yarn is a bit of silk I had from when I was learning to spin.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Theme Thursday-Crow goes to Paris

  This week Theme Thursday is asking for ATC's with a flourish or flourishes. I have sent flourished crow on a trip to Paris. Flourish and crow stamps are from Quietfire Design. Thanks for looking. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Kard Krazy Tag Challenge - gone postal

 The theme for tag challenge #16 at Kard Krazy was to make a grid tag. I used postal stamps to create a background and added color with distress inks. I used a Whispers stamp for the blocks and then added postage stamps. It was a fun tag to make.

Created Byhand - Quotes Book

  The challenge this week at Created Byhand is the letter Q. This prompted me to finish the cover for my quotes book. I cut out letters, circles and scalloped circles using my Big Shot from Stampin Up. A ring holds it all together. Inside I have stamped all of my quotes on acetate circles. This allows me to check out how the quote I want to use will look and where I want to place it before I stamp it. It is a very handy little book that I use all the time.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Mixed Media Monday-A sprinkling of fairy dust

 I made this for Mixed Media Monday Challenge - Make Something Round. The background is hydrangeas from my garden - pressed and photo copied. The girl clip art  is from Lisa's Altered Art. The faux ribbon is a technique I learned from Monica Black at a Quietfire Creations online workshop. The border stamp is Tim Holtz. Put it together and here you have it.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday Postcard Art - mr right

 The theme for Sunday Postcard Art is mr right. These women had the idea of searching for mr right in a hot air balloon. I hope they at least enjoyed the process.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

TGIF - Skulls

 I was determined to do the Thank God it's Friday challenge - skulls, because I have never liked skulls much and thought I should give them a chance. It took awhile but I did come up with a card I was pleased with. I have used a Tim Holtz mask and gesso, face stamp-unknown, tree full of crows stamp-Rubber King, skulls-RF clipart... Happy Haunting.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Art Creations Friday Challenge 40

This is what I made with the image for Art Creations Friday. It is a combination of magazine clips and stamps. Lots of fun.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ready, Steady...Stamp!

For the challenge at Ready, Steady....Stamp this week the five ingredients were flowers and butterflies, green,  buttons, lace and PVA resist technique. I had a hard time getting my card to scan right. The greens are actually greener. I love the technique. It gives a very rich color to what you are painting. I know I will use this often.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Here is the tag I made for DRAGONSDREAM TAG IT ON  - Text it to me - make it purple. It was mostly stamping and some distressing.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mixed Media Monday-Time of Day

The challenge on Mixed Media Monday was to create a piece around a particular time of day. I am very fortunate in that I live on the waterfront of a beautiful bay. I chose the colors of a sunset to create an acetate card. I get to enjoy wonderful sunsets often...and so does crow. The crow and word stamps are from King Rubber and the water scene is a Whispers stamp. I used chalks and inks to create the background.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Think Monday-Think ATC

 The theme for Think Monday-Think ATC is Architecture. I started with ancient building designs but ended up with a very modern approach. Some projects are like that. Thanks for looking.

Theme Thursday-Crow ATC

 Halloween is the theme for THEME THURSDAY this week.  Crow is getting all his props together for the big event.

ART FREEBIES-Soartful Saturday Challenge-fruit

Here is what I came up with for the Soartful fruit challenge.  I was having trouble coming up with an idea but I woke up with this project in mind. Do you create in your sleep?

Saturday, September 5, 2009

through the door

Here is my take on Art Creations Friday Challenge 39. She looks a little hesitant. Do you think she will go through the door?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

TIO #19-Up,Up and Away

The challenge for DRAGONSDREAM TAG IT ON  this week is Up, up and Away.  I was thinking of several things to do with this theme but chose to use my Tim Holtz man to float away chasing his dreams.