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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to you ....... I wish everyone health, happiness, love and laughter ... Linda

Saturday, December 13, 2008

RR page

This is the one for December ... her theme was Women of Times past and her colors were black & white and our choice of one accent color - I choose mauve ...

RR page

This is the one for November .... her theme was Friendship and the colors were Lime & Hot Pink ... the swap ends in January 2009 so I will have 2 more to post ...

RR page

I kind of got behind on posting some of the RR pages I had done in the RR swap the last one I posted was back in Sept. so here is the one for October ....... her theme was Fairy's & Vintage the colors were antique white, foliage green, turquoise & rusted tin ......

Friday, December 12, 2008

Blog give away for new book

Susan Tuttles new book Exhibition 36: Mixed-Media Demonstrations + Explorations is for sale at Amazon you could look it up or click on this link for the book: http://tinyurl.com/64h9tm . She is having a contest/give away on her blog so just click the link and join in the fun ... http://ilkasattic.blogspot.com/2008/12/book-give-away-contest.html#links

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Tip-in also

I used a Sizzix die to cut out a grunge board tree sprayed with 2 colors of green Glimmer Mist ... laid on the background of red Glimmer Mist and stencil ... added a strip of hymnal page and jingle bells accented with the poinsettia at the base of the tree ... I did just a little shadow work on the edges of the page with the negative of the tree grunge board cut out .... stamped Merry Christmas with Versa Mark then embossed with fine gold embossing powder

Christmas Tip-in

This is a pure joy to make .... it's a tip-in instead of a Christmas Card ... I used red Glimmer Mist for the background with a stencil and 3 greens sprayed over each other for the tag .... then took a page from my hymnal and crumpled it and used distressed linen inkpad to do direct to paper on the high spots then over that I used metalic gold inkpad to do some of the high spots, heat set that ... used ARTchix German scrap wings behind my lovely image and embellished with fabric poinsettes and ribbon then added just a little bling ....

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Seasonal Free Image

I just wanted to share a couple of images you might want to use this Holiday Season ... click to get full size ..... enjoy

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Christmas Play Day

I had a great day yesterday at a friends ... she had some artist over suppling us with great goodies, samples and wonderful food ... then let us play ..... these are my results .... it's fun to see how many different looks different artist can come up with when given the same goodies ....

Monday, November 24, 2008

Finally new art ......... my stress reliver

I had promised this to a fellow artist a few months ago and life got in the way so it is now complete .... thanks for being patient Susan

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

I have much to be thankful for and I hope everyone else does also ...... here is hoping everyone will be with loved ones and share a meal and laughter ....... Linda

Friday, October 31, 2008


there has been a death in the family and I will not be doing art for a couple of weeks ..... Linda

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sneak Peek

I am working on an AB and just wanted to give you a little glimpse ...... I will be gone over the next 10 days on an ART Retreat ....... so just keep guessing what this will look like while I am gone ... it will take a few days to catch up on all the stuff when I get back then I will get to work on this AB and show you what I did ....... later Linda .... click to enlarge

Monday, October 06, 2008

Cabinet Card Box

This is the box I made to hold the Cabinet Cards that are for a 6 for 6 swap ..... I used handmade paper to make the box inside and out ....... click to enlarge

Halloween Banner

Just want to wish everyone a Happy Halloween ..... and give credit to the imagery to a photo out of magazine about 3or so years ago .... Linda

Update on Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Fund-rasier

We did it $1,100.00 was sent to the Foundation from the fund-raiser of the Altered Dress Forms ... to read more head over to Stamp Salado and click on the Charity Success button ..... thanks for helping make this a successful event .... Linda

Saturday, October 04, 2008

More Cabinet Cards

I have done some more of the altered cabinet cards and I think this will be it for awhile ...... it's getting close to time to think about Christmas cards and such ........ I also have a couple of AB's I need to work on and 2 more dress forms that we commissioned to be finished by middle of December ...... so time to move on ....... click to enlarge

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Thanks La Donna

La Donna Welter a very talented paper cut artist and I meet at this last Art Retreat I was at and hit it off wonderfully both art wise and walking buddies .... this is but a small sample of the wonderful work she does .... anyway I just wanted to Thank her for featuring me on her blog as well as spread the work about her beautiful paper cut work .... click to enlarge

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Now you get to see some of the fun

just watch the slide show and see how much fun we were having .......

ATC's & Card form the Retreat weekend

As everyone else sleeps in, I did some ATC's and a Thank You card .... to me the best part of the day is morning having a cup of coffee watch the sunrise and create some art ........ what could be better than that ........ click to enlarge

Circus Box

At the retreat I was also able to make the box for my Circus Book from a swap that took place last year ...... I also decided to make some ATC size clown cabinet cards and a holder to go into the box also ....... click to enlarge