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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

One eyed wire work ...

Yep I said one eyed ... I had cataract surgery last Wed. and can't do much of anything in art since I have one eye near sited and one eye far sited .... it will be another 4 weeks before I can get glasses to make the far sited eye see things up close ... sooooo I am doing things kind of one eyed ...

This is some wire work I am working on for a mix media book I will be doing in July at a retreat, the theme is Woodland/Forest ... I have lots of ideas running around in my head so I am trying to get some of the ephemera done in advance so I can do the construction at the retreat ....




I am pretty pleased with my butterfly ... it's wire, diamond glaze (left to dry) then I painted, with a very small paint brush, alcohol inks for the colors and small wire with seed beads to decorate the body ... I may do another one when I get both eyes to see if I can get the wing proportions better


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

#4 in the Altered Book Round Robin

This ladies theme is "Mica", I love to work with mica in altered books but truthfully I forget to use it so this really excited me ... I immediately thought of bottles of mica holding butterflies ... and then a window into another butterfly world so this is what I came up with ....








Thursday, February 26, 2015

Playing Tag yesterday and today

I have just wanted to do some scrap stuff on tags and demnitional stuff too, and I really needed some stress relieving .... so this is what I came up with ... you can't tell much about the demnition in these photo's but it's there ....



Monday, February 23, 2015

Second of the Round Robin Altered Books

This one is for Gwynn ... her theme is Vintage layers, layers, layers in white and neutrals ... the white scrap with pearl buttons is off a Vintage gown, the little girl is my mother-in-law on transparency ... I think you can probably tell what the rest of the things are ... enjoy, click to enlarge




Friday, February 06, 2015

Altered Book Round Robin

I am in a round robin with 6 other people so this is my book and I am sending Graphic 45 paper and images and paper to each person to make their own little diary for their spreads ... I will show all when I get the book back about August of this year ... when it comes back I will finish the leather closure, hope I put enough length to it ... I love working Altered Books ...












Friday, December 19, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Tree is ready


Stocking are hung .... ALL over



Sideboard is ready for Sweets with Sweet Fairy and all



Friday, December 12, 2014

A few more Christmas Cards

still trying to make more to send out, but life keeps getting in the way so this may be it ....


I used Martha Stewart's punch for the top and bottom borders, just a regular circle punch 5 times for the ornament and the writing embossing folder


this one was very simple the only thing is Tim Holtz tree stamp the rest is just paper 


This one is Tim's Holly stencil and Speckles stencil, I used Tea Dye Tim's ink for the branches, Barn Door ink for the berries and Forest Moss for the leaves that I put on top of Peeled Paint then the Speckles were done in denominational paste and sprinkled with glitter while it was wet to look like snow falling, the next step was to cut a frame from the green cardstock and lay it over to mimic looking out a window


This is an easel card with a mixture of Tim's Snowflake border and Deer, Sizzix Snowflake #3 die and Martha Stewart's Snowflake punch, with pleated velvet ribbon and Tim's word stick painted with white craft paint and wiped down some 

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Now we are looking at Thanksgiving ...

I am very thankful for all of my family, good health and friends ... with those I can conquer the wold ...


some of the glitter letters don't show up to well but it says "Thankful"




Saturday, October 18, 2014

Spooky!!!!!

Halloween is just around the corner so gather your bags and get your spooky costumes on and enjoy ....


Friday, September 19, 2014

Well it's FALL

so I did this tag to go on one of my decorator blocks ......



and this is for Thankgiving time ... when I put them on the blocks later I will do another photo ... yes those are keypunch cards .... how many remember them



Thursday, September 11, 2014

911 NEVER forget ....

We still mourn the loss of life that day and know that the atrocity will never be forgotten and we will guard against it ever happening again ......


Monday, August 11, 2014

Using up some SCRAPS


This scrap was the little squares that I had leftover from another project so now they are little packages on a Birthday card ...


this is all scraps ... leftover from other projects but I really like the way it turned out ... wish I had that gear folder to make some more ....


ok this one is also all scraps ... guess you can recognize the Tim Holtz paper it was a VERY easy card ... 

Thursday, August 07, 2014

More Tim Techniques

Actually these are the same technique but using different colors and then dyeing the ribbon using the same colors as the cards ....
1st I started off with Tim's manila cardstock and spritzed it with a fine mist then dabbed color stains to my carft sheet and then placed the cardstock in them and misted the cardstock again to help the colors blend ...  2nd I dried them with the heat gun, then back to the table to splatter big drops of water on the cardstock and blot off color with a paper towel .... when I was happy with the effect I dried it again and stamped images ... 3rd was to do stains on the craft sheet again and take white hem tape and mash it into the stains, then dry it some and scrunch it up and finish drying it ....