Thursday, October 29, 2009


I love any color as long as it is a shade of BLUE!!  Light blue, dark blue, violet blue, turquoise blue - you name it; I love it.  Here I am using K & Company's Blue Awning papers in shades of blue and beige, along with some stamping.  The compass was in my stash as was the little boy.  The birdcage is from an ARTchix collage sheet.  Faux flowers with blue pearls and some antique brads finish it off.  All layered to a dark brown card.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I decided to make a mummy for this challenge.  Used some BoBunny papers for the background and added some Halloween stickers. 

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Monday, October 26, 2009


THINK MONDAY THINK ATC - spooky Halloween theme.

All done with rubber stamps and a bit of glitter on the moon.  Layered to a black/orange polka dot paper. 

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Sunday, October 25, 2009


Halloween is the theme for today's Sunday Postcard Art challenge.  I have used some rubber stamps, ARTchix images and German scrap, along with some buttons for embellishments.  BoBunny scrapbook paper for the base.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

CHEERS! Helga's #2 challenge

This week we were to use reading materials - books, magazines, etc. - to find images for a collage.  Add some of our circles from the first week's challenge and then add even more circles or dots to the final collage. 

A lot of fun - wonder what Helga will have us do in next week's challenge?

Friday, October 23, 2009


Here is my entry for the ART CREATIONS FRIDAY challenge using the background image provided. 

The little girl, bird and german scrap are from ARTchix Studio.  I added a cancelled postage stamp and some sparkly snowflakes.  Layered all to a blue metallic square.

I enjoyed this challenge!  Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 19, 2009


This is the second canvas that I made for my friend, Maureen.  I colored the background with inkpads, added a fern-y stamp and some torn paper.  Image was in my stash, the fleur-de-lis is a nestabilities die cut.  Added some faux gems, German scrap and gold metallic marker around the edges.  Hope she likes it!

MIXED MEDIA MONDAY - mothers and daughters

Here is my entry for this week's Mixed Media Monday challenge.  My mother and me.

Mom's name was Effie, but my dad's endearing name for her was "Fifi", which he said was the French equivalent of Effie.  I'm not sure this is true, but it was his way of showing his love for her.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Helga at ARTchix is having a nine-week challenge series for those who want to play along.  This week's challenge is to make a grid and play with circles and dots.  I used dye inkpads to make most of my circles/dots and to add color to some squares, too.

For the first row, left to right:

Square one:  a flat backed glass pebble was used for the green circles.  The end of a brass stencil stylus was used to make the tiny dots.

Square two:  The circle of dots is a rubber stamp; center dots were punched from green paper; chains were added with a sharpie pen.

Square three:  The end of a lipstick tube was used for the circles and a copper metallic pen used for the tiny dots in the centers.

Second row:

Square one:  A pencil eraser was used for the polka dots and a Sharpie pen to add the tiny circles.

Square two:  A bubble rubber stamp.

Square three:  A brass washer made these circles.

Third row:

Square one:  The end of a nail polish brush.

Square two:  The end of a push pin.

Square three:  Sequin waste.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

TGIF - pointy hats

This is a bit on the dark side; but looks better in person!!  I love how these girls are showing off their long hair.  Click on the image to get a closer view!

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While Louise is on a cruise with Tim Holtz (!!!), Nancy Maxwell James is hosting Tag Tuesday.  Her theme is pink and brown.

I used another old flashcard (after all, I have a whole box of them!) and used the tattered rose distress inkpad to color it a light pink over a washing of gesso.  Stamped some polka dots in brown, along with a starburst design.  Faux postage and images are from ARTchix Studio.  Torn scrapbook paper along the bottom. 

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Saturday, October 10, 2009


Here are my ATC's for the current ARTchix swap which must be mailed by the 15th.  For the background, I used scrapbook paper on which I stamped the flourish and also the small dotted flowers.  Then I added the ARTchix stuff:  birds, border (punched with Martha Stewart punch), crowns and black dot German scrap.  I also applied gold glitter to the crowns and German scrap. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

TAG TUESDAY - Shabby Chic

Here is my entry for Tag Tuesday's challenge this week.

The old flashcard was washed with a brown watercolor crayon and a small Magenta flower stamp was added for the background. Image is from Crafty Connections (Magenta). Added more stamps, faux flowers with gems, ribbon and lace for the trim and tied with same ribbon. The background of this image is not as yellow as this scan shows it to be : (

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Monday, October 5, 2009


I am combining two challenges today - TMTA's challenge is cities and Mixed Media Monday's challenge is maps.

Paris is my favorite city, even though I have never been. Some day, I may!

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Sunday, October 4, 2009


Here is my entry for the Sunday Postcard challenge - skulls and skeletons. I used an old flashcard which I covered with gesso and then painted with watercolor crayon after the gesso dried. Stamped some diamonds across that for the background. Added collage images and a transparency (all from ARTchix Studio). Attached this to a black postcard-sized cardstock and added some silver metallic dots along the sides. This was a fun challenge!

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Friday, October 2, 2009

TGIF - white

Here is my entry for this week's Thank God It's Friday challenge. The doll image is from ARTchix, as is the white German scrap trim. The little white pearls are from Hero Arts - although they don't look white in the scan. Silver heart embellishment from JoAnn's.

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