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Monday, December 31, 2007

Mask for an 18 year old's Party

A friend of mine has a daughter that is turning 18 and she wanted to have a masquerade party so I made her this mask ... the red & silver glitter over black paint is the base for the mask ....

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Thanks to all of You

I again want to thank everyone who stops by my blog and especially those that leave comments ... it helps to know what you think of my work .... thanks again and Happy, Safe and Prosperous New Year to all ....... Linda

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Well in keeping with the fact 2007 is running out and 2008 is soon to be chiming in here is a page from an old catalog for your art work .... enjoy ... click to enlarge

Monday, December 24, 2007

In case you want to track Santa and his trip around the world just click here ....

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Play Day

Jeri, Candy and Mary came over yesterday and we did some fun little projects .... just thought I would share .....

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Altered Composition Book

yep another Birdie but no Christmas .... not that I am tired of doing Christmas things just that a group I am in is doing Birdie things for a Dec. lottery drawing and this is what I did for that ..... Grunge board bookplate frame (it's my first time using it and I think it's going to be a keeper), ARTchix Studio birds and K & Co. paper ....


well I finally got the old camera recharged so I could take a photo and post it ...... The nest is made out of floral moss the cardinal is the little feather kind from China and the box/birdhouse is a K& Co. box that alphabets came in - recycle, reuse, safe the planet - just a little paint and some scraps of lace and soutache braid rub-ons and scrap of scrapbook paper for background .....

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Our daughter now in her early 30's collects winged things for her Christmas ornaments this includes Angels, Fairies, Dragonfly's, Butterfly's anything with wings so this is in honor of her ....

Monday, December 10, 2007

Sweet Wishing Fairies

These little wishing fairies were found near my studio door so I just popped them into a new home and will take care of them for a while ... the bottles are about 2 1/2" high

Sharing again ....

This one reminds me of our daughter ..... she loves her cats

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Fairy dust in Beeswax

Life has kind of got in the way of my art but today I had a little time so I did a little beeswax work ... I collaged the background put the little fairy with paper petals for wings and the beeswaxed over it all then I took it to the heat gun and glitter .... heated the beeswax up till it puddled then added fairy dust (aka glitter) reheated it with the heat gun and held it up so it would drip ... I think it made a pretty cool looking ATC ..... what do you think

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Rainy Day Work

I have been finishing up a House Tip-in Swap I am in and thought I would post one of them ... the roof is USArtQuest Mica chips that I adhered with their glossy PPA I also used there PPA to adhere the transparency over the image, worked really good ... click image to enlarge

Friday, November 23, 2007

Free Images for the Holidays

My son is in his mid thirty's and ever since he was born I have given him an ornament for Christmas ... at first it was no particular theme but I soon settled on "The Drummer Boy" for him - of course there has been years that I couldn't find anything in that theme and several years I couldn't make anything so I would get him "Nutcrackers" instead anyway in honor of him my first offering will be the silhouette and sheet music of "The Little Drummer Boy" ... click to enlarge

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving to all

I have many things to be thankful for, the people that visit my blog are but one .... I wish each and everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving .... Linda

Monday, November 19, 2007

Red Rosin Paper - playing

Yesterday I went to my friend Kate's and we played with red rosin paper - the first time for both of us - she had been sent the paper by Elizabeth and we had discussed doing something similar to what Belinda had done .... so this is our results ..... Kate is in the process of trying to paper sculpt with it ..... I will let you know how that turns out ..... Oh the one on the far left is red rosin paper with nothing on it .... the others are metallic paint, some with white gesso put down first some with clear gesso put down first then some mixed with clear gesso and then the crinkled one was metallic paints and spray color washing .....

Netherlands Fairy

A sweet lady called Rini left a comment on my Mica Ornaments then I visited her blog and fell in love with her Fairy's .... so I had to do a fairy like hers ....... this is my Netherlands Fairy ... I used an image as well as butterfly wings from ARTchix Studio

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Glass Ball Ornament

This is a flattened clear glass ball ... I put a transparency of music with this sweet little boy with the crown from Stampers Anonymous and some words from a Christmas stamp ... the crown is embellished with red stickles (glitter glue) and I hand colored his little Christmas outfit ... I love this little boy stamp and use it often he reminds me of a photo of my older brother when he was little ..... family and friends mean so much all year long but I really think of the at this time of year .... I am posting this on Inspirational Muse challenge site ... go on over and take the challenge .....

Friday, November 16, 2007

Theme Thursday - "boy"

Well this week the theme is boy and I have this awesome Paper Bag Studio image of this boy and the words say "a joyful spirit is evidence of a grateful heart" ... I just love this stamp and am so glad to use it again .... I did a collage paper technique that is in Somerset's Workshop 3 magazine page 12 by Rachel Emilie Jackson and used it for the background then used Cosmo Cricket - wanted - striptease and USArtquests Mica over it .... all of this makes a pretty neat card for Theme Thursday ....

Mica Ornaments

USArtQuest has put my Mica Ornaments on there site with directions so have a look ..... Linda

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Last project of Play-day

We made lovely ornaments out of Mica & images .... I did a little extra by embossing on my Mica also ...... this was such a great idea Jeri came up with ... I am going to be making several of these this year .....

More Play-day

Ok you have probably seen what they are doing with the Starbucks coffee hot holders ... but if not then here is a sample ...... we had a great time with these ..... since I am a Starbucks nut I borrowed this from Anna and just think you can be "Green" doing this .....

Yesterday's Play-day with Friends

We did a Vintage Christmas Themed Deco ...... oh Mary when I got home I had lost the green & red ribbon so I used the other plaid you had on both of my pages from you ..... Ok I did the cover and back of my Deco then Candy did the first spread with the sweet children, then Jeri did the great Angels and Mary's wonderful Santa's ... it was so much fun and now I have a fabulous decoration to display for Christmas ....

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Theme Thrusday - script background

This is my Autumn Leaf Fairy for Theme Thursday ... I got the awesome little hangers from Character Construction and just had to play with it and the Art Doll stamps are from there also ... the Foliage words and leaf stamps are from A Stamp In The Hand .... the wings are from ARTchix Studio

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Mailmania 3 - Vancover, BC

I am sending off some mail art to Mailmania again this year it's always such fun and Dale is such a good egg ... I love to see how many different ways you can get art thru the mail system ... click to enlarge

Friday, November 02, 2007

"Woman" RR pages

Today I worked on some Round Robin pages .... there will be 4 when all are finished ... this is 2 of them .... the theme is "Woman" and I know you all understand the significance of the pink ribbon ..... click to enlarge and more later ...... and now there are 4

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

RubberStampMadness Article Nov/Dec 2007

Rubber Stamp Madness gave me permission to put this on the web so more could read how to create these effects .... click on the images to get larger so you can read them .... Linda