Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
This is a Collections vintage photo. This little 3x3 inch stretched canvas was painted with Crackle paint and stamped with the wings stamp from Stampers Anonymous when dry. Glossy accents adheres the little girl to canvas. I used Adirondack acrylics paint to add dimension and a miniMARKS rub-on at the bottom. Metal accents and ribbons top it off. Fun time!
Monday, December 24, 2007
Be safe, be well.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Well, everything seems to have the same looks right now since it's Christmas and I'm possessed with Grungeboard. This is a giftcard holder. It's a wooden box painted with Metallic Red paint..looks somewhat orange here but it's not. Then the paper by Basic Grey is stamped with snowflakes and embossed in copper. Ribbons, wire, brads from Imaginisce and jingle bells make it a bit more festive.
Be well. Be safe.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Ice and more ice on the way. Guess it's a good day to stay in and make art! The class for tomorrow in Bloomington is moved to Sunday. That's a good thing...DH is glad to hear that.He made me a holder for my mini-misters yesterday. What a handy dude! May get it filled up and loaded later.
Stay warm, and you guys in Australia....we are very jealous of the warm beach.
****Update...bad ice storm on the way tonight. Went and got supplies so we don't starve! Made this mini clipboard this afternoon. I love the stamp from Stampers Anonymous and the Grungeboard!!!! FUN!! Used alcohol inks on the metal to antique it a bit. Stickles add a bit of glitz. The large brad from Imaginisce is ice blue and the blue in the paper does not show up...my pics lack a lot!
Friday, December 7, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Have a great weekend!!!!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Here is my attempt at Tim's new Crackle Paint. It took me a bit to get it on the little letters...no fault of the paint...and you must put it on thick. One other thing...let it dry!!!! Coming from one who does not WAIT well, that's asking a lot, but it's well worth it. Great stuff!!! Hope you can see all the little cracks in the small picture. I used Aged Mahogony and Peeled Paint.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
Happy Birthday, Honey! You're the best!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
1. I'm very anal (sorry if that offends)..everything must be straight and in a line in my art. Not always a good thing.
2. I, too have to tear out all the cards from magazines before I can read them! Maybe this should be a sign to those editors that we don't really like them!
3. I once raced a BOSS 302 Mustang in Jim Conna (sp?) races before we sold the car to someone who wanted to race it in Australia.
4. After work I would come home and turn off anything in the house making noise, TV, radio, kids....ok that didn't work, and clear everything off the kitchen counter. Had to do it to create some semblance of peace before I could do anything.
5. Told my kids to call me when they were out late...anytime...they could lie to me about where they were ....just let me know they were alive and ok. Hopefully they didn't have to lie too many times!
6. I had a boyfriend who couldn't bait his own hook....fishing...and I would do it just to go fishing with him...his wife still hates me for dating him. Too bad. Maybe she should have liked minnows a little bit more.
7. Have a bad habit of wanting to staighten anyone else's pictures that are hanging crooked....doctor's, friend's, mild aquaintances...not always a good thing. Did anyone say OCD?
Monday, October 29, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
A lot of the words are Tim Holtz Distressables. Great to work with. And not all the metal was embossed by me. Some strips are from Making Memories and they work great having the sticky stuff already on them! Ask any questions you want....there are no secret remedies here!
Now, go make a house!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Going to the Cirque tonight and will work on the next house for the wall hanging. Thought I would load the little houses that got me started on this journey. These little houses are sooooo much fun. You MUST look at http://TimHoltz.com/ for his video on Grunge Board!
It's terrific stuff and a wonderful video! We saw him demonstrate it at CHA.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Here is number 8 in the Row Houses. It is my husband at about 3 years old. The color isn't quite true, but you get the idea. The frame is a belt buckle that he sawed the middle piece out for me. And the antique metal piece is from something, but don't know what. If anyone knows, please tell me!
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
a new idea
for the row
I think I
will use some of Ten Seconds Studio's black metal in the next one on the block. This is a box with it. This newer line is wonderful to work with.
Will get back with the results later.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
Great, great fun and cheap therapy! More images from Collections. Stamps, 7Gypsies tape, Everlasting Keeksakes chipboard, and metal tape.These are becoming an addiction!
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Come along and enjoy the ride!
Seven weeks have gone by, and I feel like I was "lost in space" or just in a complete fog all that time. My mind was like mush, and all I wanted to do was sleep. My art projects sat unfinished among all the things I had bought during our CHA convention trip on my desk in the studio. I really didn't care about anything.
But about 4 days ago, the fog seemed to lift a bit. My things got put away in a new set of drawers Wendy and I found at a really neat shop. I bought some new papers (does wonders for the soul, heh?) and LIFE GOES ON.
Here's to mothers everywhere. ASK ALL THOSE QUESTIONS NOW that you've thought about and wondered. Don't wait....you never know when they will be gone forever and you will not have the chance. And just do the best you can....life's too short.
And thanks to Wendy, I'm finally getting this blog started that I signed into so long ago. Here's to friends, too! They lift us up, when we need it most.
Have a great day!