Sunday, February 27, 2011


Can't believe it's Sunday again - the weeks go by so quickly.  The theme for Sunday Postcard Art is double take.  We are to use one image twice.  Here is my postcard:

I have used nothing but rubber stamps and ink for my postcard.  The large flower and the small crown were both used twice; the polka dots and the accent stamp were used more than twice obviously.  I stamped the flowers with lightning black Brilliance ink and the rest of the images were stamped with black.  Distress inks in mustard seed and pine needles were applied over the whole piece.  A black marker was used to edge the whole postcard.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I have been sorting out some of my stuff with the hopes of organizing a bit.  (Daunting job!)  Thought I would share a double page spread in an altered book I did about five or six years ago when I was teaching an altered book class:

The background consists of many torn papers- old sheet music, gift wrap, patterned tissue paper.  Vintage images cut into tags on the right page, with a twine bow, the letter M sticker and some buttons for embellishments.  A piece of mica attached with tiny brads covers the image on the left page.  Also added a small cameo.  Rubber stamping here and there on both pages.  It looks very vintage-y to me.


Sunday, February 20, 2011


Here is my postcard for this week's SUNDAY POSTCARD ARTchallenge:

First, I created the background on white cardstock using Ranger distress inks in a variety of greens. The sketched faces are from my daughter's high school art class days and I used a circle nestie to cut them out.  Added some Hero Arts circle stamps and a pretty flourish randomly all over.  The edges are distressed with a red inkpad.

Fun to use some original, if not professional, artwork for this postcard!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011


It has been a long time since I played here at Sunday Postcard Art!  But, hearts are one of my favorite icons, so decided I had to get in on the action.

The heat embossed sentiment and edges are not as sparkly in this scan as they are IRL. 

Head on over to SPA to see this week's fabulous entries!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

altered book round robin

Time to mail out another book to the next gal on the chain.  This month I had Renee's book and her theme is Numbers.  Her book is an old ledger book with pages 3.5 x 8.5 inches.  I love this size!  Here is the double page spread I created:

I used paper from Tim Holtz' vintage shabby pad, on which I stamped several number stamps (there are quite a few in my stamp collection).  Also a "paid" stamp with the no. 7 on it.  Added a rusty metal 3 to the right page and some computer generated phrases to the left page.  Darkened all the edges with a black ink pad.

Usually I quit at a DPS; but this time I decided to add something to the backs of both pages.  Here is the back of the left page:

Just collaged several bits and pieces of ephemera that have numbers on them - a boarding ticket, a library date due slip,  playing card number stickers and a couple of collage images from ARTchix Studio.

Here is the back of the right side:

A times table that is from an old flash card set, a bingo sticker, the number 5 stenciled over the card, a watch stick pin, and another set of numbers I found on a collage sheet.  Some rusty hinge distress ink around the edge.  I fastened the times table to the page with a round paper clip without glueing it down.

Sure hope Renee will enjoy these pages as much as I enjoyed creating them.