Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Henry


I did Henry the art doll for a Art doll swap in Treasurearttrends Yahoo group. Could not find a skeleton stamp in a art doll size, so I used the Micheal DeMings stamp and just cut the head, then drew out the arms and legs on white card stock. The body is an ATC (part of requirements for the swap) Had fun, but need lots of work on my drawing skills. LOL

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Vintage Birds Series ATC's





































Here are a series of 6 atc's I did for a swap at Treasure Trends Yahoo group. Thank You Keri for the gift of vintage birds images. Lots of fun putting these together.



























































































































































Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Back of Chunky house








Finally decided what to do with the back of my House for my swap (check below for front). The background paper is sprayed with Color Mists from Aileens Outside the Margins. Then I used white Webbing spray after the colormists dried. Stamped with Distressed ink. Cut out the heart with my sizzix (haven't used that in a LOOOONG time, then added graphics torn papers and napkins. 16 are completed have to finish the rest. 34 in all. Better get my buns in gear cause they are due the 15th.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Marble background ATC



Wanted to show the marbled background Tech. Without covering it up with a image so added a Transparency. Not sure if I would do this technique again, Was very messy, Cause I used shaving cream and acrylics. Has to be a easier way but that is what I had on hand.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

House Chunky book Swap


We are doing a chunky book in my BOOKARTZ Yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BookArtz/



This is where my muse took me. I had it all drawn out to add little rooms, with my fish, birds, flowers, and adopted cat. But my muse had other ideas. Ok, so here is the explanation on how this came about. I live in Central CA. where wine is king. Hence, the grape printed napkin. My Grandchildren are the center of my universe, so this little one reminded me of one of them. (couldn't fit all 14 on one 3x7 page.)

Now I just have to come up with the chunky part to add to it and its good to go. I hope. LOL

Monday, July 16, 2007

Metal Tape Embossing



The first one I scanned alone, the others I scanned together. Hence, the difference in size. These are ATC's for a metal tape swap. I am not a dry emboss person, so this was my first attempt. Learn something new all the time. Stay tuned for Teesha Moores ATC's. Those are a work in progress at the moment.

Monoprints







If you scroll down, you will see how these started out. They are now completed and ready to go out for a swap. When they come home, I will attach them with something and hang with a dowel or branch of some kind. Will post, when I figure it out.








Crazy life

Its been awhile since I have posted. Life is crazy in the summer months, with painting the house, redoing bedding in flower gardens. Can't seem to keep up with my art these days, but I do have a few things to share. I will get them posted ASAP.

Monday, July 02, 2007

I've been TAGGED

Tagging is a blog thing where you tag a fellow blogger to post 7 things about themselves. So here goes.



1. Favorite time of day for me is early morning. Its when I get the most done in my day. Especially in the summer months, because it gets so hot here in the afternoon.

2. Art is my favorite past time. I would love to own my own studio where I can have classes and play all day.

3. I love to read. Give me a good book and a corner and I will be good for the rest of the day.

4. I love flowers and like to garden WHEN its cool out. I want a garden that has little room areas around the yard where you can sit and rest and just take in nature. I have one wall that I am thinking of taking a paintbrush to and doing a mural.

5. I am a shopaholic when it comes to art supplies, like all artists and crafters are. If I don't have it handy then I need to order it. Need to get out of that habit and work with found objects more.

6. I have a dream to go to Mexico and take a class with Micheal Deming. He does such fun work and I want to go on one of his junk hunts down there. Wouldn't that be fun? YES it would for me.

7. I love to travel, hubby is a stay at home, so we don't go out much. I want to go to swap meets, antique shops, junk stores, just spend a month and collect all types of fun finds to work with. Told you I was a shopaholic. LOL



On a personal note, I find it hard to communicate with people I don't know, in a group inviorment. Takes me awhile to warm up and have a conversation. Guess thats # 8. So I will go find someone to tag now. Thanks Charleen for the tag. LOL

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Monoprinting Fun




OK, if you go to Sherreartzone Blog. Link is on the left, you can get the scoop on our swap and what we are doing with how to's. This is the first step in our monoprint paper Quilt swap. The instructions are in the May/June issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. I love this magazine. So much info and fun lessons. These are two of the many I printed using ink, brayer, and I used a 12x12 tile to put the ink on for printing. I will post the finished photos when I add my papers. and stitching.












Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Free Graphics

Lisa Vollrath from Ten Two Studios is doing a count down starting June 8th for Fathers Day. Go check out her sites and Go Make something. Her store has some great CD's and other goodies also. Very good service. I have a few of the CD's and I love them. Just a Happy Customer. NA.
Here is the link for the countdown. http://countdown.tentwostudios.com:80/

Monday, June 04, 2007

Fabric Paper



Spent the day yesterday Making Fabric papers.
I am doing a Fabric Paper Quilt swap in my Arttechniqnics Yahoo group. I have never done this before so its a learning experience in progress. I will post the results as I go along. The Idea for this was from an articil in Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine, May/June issue.
I started out with Muslin fabric and cut them into managable pieces. Then I used regular white glue deluted with water and sponge brushed that on to the muslin. Next I took white tissue paper, torn into pieces and glued them onto the fabric till it was covered. Added more glue. Next took papers in the color I was working in and torn book pages, colored tissue and textured papers and added those. Then another layer of glue and Tissue and glue again. Messy but fun. Lastly I used acrylic paints, pearl ex powders, Acrylic inks and painted whole thing. Let it dry over night then stamped with St
Staz-on inks and used paint pens for free hand sqiggles.













































































































































































































































Sunday, June 03, 2007

Spring


Gesso Background ATC using Color Mists, stamped with gesso. Another swap in my ATC group.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Anne Bagby Style ATC


Ever run into a road block with art?
This one was one of those "How the heck do I
do this???" In my Arttechniquesact group, Our AOM
(artist of the month) is Anne Bagby. We where to try her style
in an ATC. I am a Vintage style person and this is NOT close to my style so I went way out of the box to come up with this.
AB has a article in Summerset Studio this month and I got the magazine and also, one of the gals in the group took a class and said Ab works in acrylics with Deli paper and home made stamps. (Thanks Faye) That was a big help, because I never heard of Anne Bagby before this.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Shades of Blue


This is a 5x5 deco page done for Sandi in my Art Deco group. We have a nature frendly yard and feeders. One of the gals in one of my MANY Groups, has been working with bird themes. When I say this picture the bell went off for the Blue deco I was to work in. Hope she likes it. The shapes are color samples from Lowe's. Just love when the put out free art supplies. ;o)
Ok, Now I have to finish a Green deco and pack to head to Arizona for the weekend. Taking my journal and camera for lots of inspiration.

FREEDOM



I have been busy, just not with art, so I am trying to catch up with some swaps. This is a ATC with a Patriotic theme. This is for a swap at my ATC group. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arttechniquesatcs/

I am Putting off doing the Ann Bagby theme one. Still haven't come up with a idea yet. We do a artist a month. Last month was Tim Holtz. You can see that one below.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Missing Child-Madeleine McCann









VERIFIED WITH: http://www.snopes.com/ AS BEING VERY TRUE
Madeleine McCann was abducted from where she was sleeping. If you do see her, please notify authorities immediately.
Can all bloggers please put a photo on their blog to help find this poor little girl. As a community we should all work together. She is somewhere, and every little bit helps.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

ATC Art doll



I have been racking my brain to come up with a ATC art doll. Well after 3 different ones. This is the one I am going with for a swap. This is a proto type, I may change the background. or add to it. Not sure yet. Let me know what you all think. Do I need to go back to the drawing board?

Friday, May 04, 2007

Free Clipart

Lisa is having another count down for Mothers Day. Stop and take a look at her sites while your downloading. She has some wonderful ideas and tutorials. Here is the link.
http://countdown.tentwostudios.com/

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Harmony


Two ATC's Incorporating Inchies on the ATC.
I used Color Mists on white Cardstock for the backgrounds.

Monday, April 16, 2007

ATC in Tim Holtz style


Every month on my Yahoo ATC Board, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arttechniquesatcs/
we do a Artist of the month. This month is Tim Holtz, and this is what I came up with for his style of art. I used a distressed background, Stamps and printed images.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Monday, April 09, 2007

Its Spring


I just had to share this picture that DH took of our lilac tree and if you look in the bottom center of the tree, you will see baby hummingbirds that are no bigger than a large moth. Hubby did the zoom thing, and got this shot. Soooo Cute. OK, I have to edit this one. They are not hummers. They are Large MOTHS. LOL Hubby found this out at work and on the internet. Isn't the internet a wonderful thing???

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Garden Fairy





Another Fairy Page. LOL I am on a fairy roll, and loving the Wimsey in these.

The background was done with Deli wrap and Color Mists, torn patterned paper and napkins. I love the colors of these color mists, and they are so easy to work with. Just spray. How easy is that? You can get them from Aileen at outside the margins. Her link is to the left. No affiliation just a happy customer.

King and Queen of Faries




3rd in the Fairy series, I used Color Mists from Aileen's OTM. Sprayed on Cardstock and added torn papers then stamped and glittered. This is another one of my favorites.

Shopping Fairy





Second Fairy page in a series of 5x7 pages I am doing for a fat book.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Fairies Pages




I did this for a Princess Fairy Diary Fat book we are doing in
The Little fairy, (side of Page) on the top page is a blank tag, for diary entries. Top page is the front, and
the bottom page is the back of the page. This will be bound into a book by our hostess Keri.
The hearts are covered in glitter and the wings on the big fairy is also outlined in glitter. Didn't show up in the scan.