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.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Back to school with attitude

Seems I missed the nature challenge.  This week the Created Byhand Challenge is "Back To School Days". I made this ATC  using paper from Tim Holtz, a quote from Quietfire Designs and clipart from Stampington. The shoes didn't scan well but they are shiny and ready for dancing off to school.