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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Hanging ATC's

today I made some more of those lovely Hanging ATC's using ARTchix German scrap and some images and scraps I had on my art table ....

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Friday, August 24, 2007

My daughter and I were talking the other day about keeping a journal of medical problem/test results/history on family and I decided to do her up something to keep all of this in ... so this is the results I altered a spiral book I found in the $2 bin at a local store ....

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Acrylic and Transparencys

I was looking thru a Somerset Memories August/September 2007 magazine not long ago and saw where Shirley McCutcheon had take acrylic frames and transparency's and put them together and thought what a cool idea .... so this is my version just a little tweak and then I kicked the frame up a notch, I also couldn't find the white lined acetate frame that use to be everywhere so I made my own with a sheet of acetate and white rub-ons ..... this is a 31/2"x5" magnetic frame from Bed Bath and Beyond .....

Monday, August 20, 2007

What can you do with Formica samples

Juliette was wondering what you could do with Formica samples so this is to show what I have done with them .... the first one is just covered with paper then add a small bulldog clip so it looks like a clip board then the smaller sample size is covered with paper and along with a dog tag is added for embellishment .... the second, third & fourth are from a small book I made using the samples as the covers then drilled holes to stitch the leather for the spine ....

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Sharing Saturday

It seem like there are lots of blogs that share images and lots that do it on Fridays but I think I will do mine on Saturdays .... I want to thank everyone that has left comment on my blog it give me a way to gauge my art and I appreciate it .... hope you enjoy using this one I took this photo on a trip to New Orleans BK (before Katrina)

Friday, August 17, 2007

AB pages

Just tried a new technique on book pages and thought I would show you what I ended up with ... I have been wanting to find a quick way to get the effect of paint and gesso over words with images ... this is what I did ink pad direct to paper in 2 colors then let that dry painted white gesso over it heat set it and added stamping and images and I am happy with the results and only took 10 minutes from ink to images where with paint it was taking 45 minutes or more .......


http://www.apronista.blogspot.com/ and http://www.janesapron.typepad.com/ these are 2 blogs that are from a group of crafty homemakers and I love looking thru their sites at all the lovely artsy crafty things and lovely aprons check them out it is worth the look ....

Thursday, August 16, 2007

You Are 6: The Loyalist

You have strong relationships and are intensely loyal.
People find you easy to love and care for.

You like your world to be stable and secure, no surprises.
You're cautious. You prefer your inner circle to the outside world.

At Your Best: You are courageous, a positive thinker, and expressive. You can take on the world.

At Your Worst: You are secretly insecure - which makes you sarcastic, cold, and argumentative.

Your Fixation: Doubt

Your Primary Fear: Abandonment

Your Primary Desire: Security and support

Other Number 6's: Mel Gibson, Woody Allen, Jay Leno, Marilyn Monroe, and Julia Roberts.

if you want to try this out go to Blogthings

I've been Weird tagged !!!

I have been tag and it came from Sue Wickham of Lily Pepper Primitives Blog who as awesome stuff on her Ebay site.

Here is how her tagging works:

1. Each player of this game starts with the 6 weird things about yourself.
2. People who get tagged need to write on their own blog their own 6 weird things as well as state the rules clearly.
3. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Leave them a comment that says you've been tagged in their comments and tell them to read your blog for the information.

My six weird things:

1. I can wiggle my right ear.
2. I can pick up things with my toes.
3. I can watch movies over and over and read books over and over.
4. My daughter and I are often on the same wave length about each others clothes.
5. I love walking and yoga but don't alway take the time to do them.
6. I am a power napper also but it takes 15 minutes to refresh me.

The six blogs that I am tagging are:
1. Kathy Wasilewski - Altered Antiquity
2 Judy - Red Velvet
3. Claudia Roulier - Rouliers Rusty Reliques
4. Tricia Scott - A Little Birdie Told Me
5. Delila - Sepia Art Studio
6. Maija - Maigirlz Madness

Paint Chip backs

there has been questions as to what we are doing with backs of our paint chips ... this is what I am doing with mine .... each color or word that inspired me I am putting into a stamp circle then stamping other flourishes around and I just realized I forgot to sign this one and date it ... must check all of them .... Linda

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Ah yes here are more of those Paint Chips

OK go some more done and think that leaves me 6 to embellish but may rework some of the other also got time to do that .......

Two more Paint Chip art

Well today I got 2 more of my Paint Chip art completed for this swap .... still have 8 to complete

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Some ATC's

they are just a mixed bunch .... love to use scraps .... the Chinese beetle looking one doesn't even show up the fact that it has opalescent colors (h2O) in green. yellow and electric blue .... click for larger image

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Finally got something done

I have been re-organizing my studio for most of the week ... Ok maybe not re-organizing but putting stuff back where it really belongs ... but today I am about 90% thru and I needed to create something so I at least knocked out a card .... I just can't go very long with out creating something

Sunday, August 05, 2007

I have been nominated

for a Rockin' Girl Blogger by that wonderful artist Aileen of Aileen's Musings thanks so much ... so now I have to nominate 5 more for this award ....
1. Pearl Maple - Mandy Collins
2. Little Birdie Told Me - Tricia Scott
3. Small Creations - Audrey Hernandez
4. Red Velvet - Judy from down under
5. Penny's Rabbit Art - Penny Stuart

1 page - Music Tip-in

The song is "Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves" by Cher sung in 1971 ... artist depiction on front and song lyrics on back ....