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 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 Thank you for looking. I hope you have lots of time to play.