Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fairytales Can Come True

The spoons are now completed! I am really thrilled with the results. To finish the spoons I added a stamped image of a fairy. Stickles was added to shine her up a bit. Then came the ribbon flower that had the pearls and crystal preattached to it. Then I added the ribbon streamers, completed with beads and bells as well as a little key charm to the ends of them. To finish off the spoon I created a tag out of bazzil bling pink paper, stamped the word fairytale and a few tiny flowers and butterflies in green ink, punched out some green leaves and a few pink flowers and glued them in place. Added some diamond stickles for some shimmer and edged the tag with silver paint pen. By accident I punched an extra hole at the bottom, but I really loved the way it looked with the added ribbon so I did that to the whole collection!
There are six players in this spoon swap, I wonder what other delights have been created!

Friday, October 23, 2009

A Little Bling

The spoons have gone through more transformation.
Moss has been added to the bottom green portion.
And there is now a clear tear drop crystal hanging
from the bottom. The next step will be to add the image.
The big question is--Will they be completed this evening,
so that I can take them to Mystic Paper tomorrow?

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Now that the spoons have holes, it is high time that they were colored.
The spoons were tinted a lovely shade of stonewash and celery.
It took a day for the spoons to dry completely. The ink remained sticky for quite a while. There may be a secret to the application, but I had the best success by pouring it over the the surface of the spoons and letting it dry naturally.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Spoon Event

I sent the spoons to work with the DH. He was thrilled to participate in the project. If you look carefully you will see that there are holes both at the top and on the bottom. Now the are ready for threading or hanging!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Spoon Art

The spoon challenge!
I was very hesitant to join this swap,
it's so different from the regular type of swap I've participated
in. I'm giving it a shot! When the decision was made I ran to the Goodwill and bought these beauties for a whole .39.
This is view 1 !
Stay tune for the next view.

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Little Cute

I have taken a cute break from Halloween and joined a friendship swap. This little cutie will be travelling to Canada tomorrow.
I just love a little cute, and these little Japanese dolls
are the cutest. I had been hoarding this paper for a while thinking it needed something with with Asian cute......well here she is . She is colored with chalks and gel pens. I planned to use a layer of black crepe paper for her hair, but I chose the black flock instead. Adding texture to the doll adds more dimension to this little cutie!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Wicked Woman

Something wicked to add to the Artchix Lottery.
I called it "She's a Black Magic Women".
The Zombie body works really well as a Witch Dress.
I think that she was thinking of a Love Spell!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

It's Spooky In Scottsdale

It has been a fabulous day of swaps today!
It began in Scottsdale this morning.
The ATC swap was fabulous. This group is so wonderful and their ATC's are so creative. I enjoy meeting with these talented artists as they share their talent with the group.
Today there was an added bonus. I had participated in my first Halloween book swap. This is the page that I created! It was so much fun. I call it Doriana Gray. I just love the image on the Zombie Collage sheet. I thought it was perfect for this scene.
At the Frenzy stamper there was a great class going on, it was Jane Eileen's Halloween Book. She is such a talented artist. You may recall that she was published on the cover of Sew Somerset not long ago, and yes, congratulations are in order again, as she has another beautiful project being published in an upcoming issue.
Congratulations Jane! You can view her book here....

Friday, October 16, 2009

Finished ATC

Ta DA! The finished ATC's from the 9 up masterboard that was posted yesterday. It was so fun. Please don't look to close, Max(my little Bichon Frise wanted to rearrange it more to his liking).
This was so much fun. I was hesitant to start, but once I got started I didn't want to quit! I may have even added more if time allowed!
I hope my swapping friends enjoy this project!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Live ATC Swap

Saturday is the live ATC swap at my favorite local stamp store, Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale.
The theme this month is "Our Choice".
So I ran to plate when asked to bring in a technique to share, so I thought I would create my ATC using this technique. I set out to do the 9 up ATC that was shown on Saturday's Workout. Well here is my master board. I have created a double flower to add as another layer, however, I decided to cut them apart first.
To create this masterboard, I used watercolors in green and purple, added the girl,swirls, hearts , spiders, hats, birds and text-then I removed watercolor in the hearts with bleach- added the lavender glitter and colored my girls with Prisma colored pencils. Now to cut it apart and add the flowers.

Creative Blog

Linda, across the pond, is an avid artist. She creates the most brilliant art.
If you have a creative block and need ideas, hers is the most wonderful blog to visit. She posts everyday, and if you leave her a comment she replies!
She is off on a creative journey for the week-end and she will not be able to she is having a delightful blog giveaway!
Visit Linda and get acquainted with her art and enter to win her blog giveaway!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Rolodex Swap

Halloween is so frightful and delightful.
It's a great time to participate in swaps and trades. There is so much material to choose from.
For this Rolodex swap I selected a vintage image, the pumpkin choir, conducted by a black cat. I cut this out of a larger image. I then added the full moon and the flying bats. I adhered them to a back ground shaded with distress ink in marmalade and then the lightest amount for dark green chalk ink. I added music in black ink and the word delightful. The gingham ribbon in black and white was the finishing touch!
What a sweet treat!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Love of Life

It has been a wonderful weekend filled with family and friends!
We had an amazing time on Saturday Night with the Outcalts.
We are so fortunate to have wonderful friends that have so much
love in their hearts that it overflows into the community!
It's been years since the first evening that Don introduced me to this
amazing wonderful couple. We have enjoyed several activities and events with Mary Lou and Frank since.
It was a fun party filled with great people, delicious food, and live entertainment.
Happy 50th Anniversary Mary Lou and Frank!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Altered Art Fundraiser

Altered Art is as fun to look at and admire as it is to create.
The Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra is having a fundraiser with this and more gorgeous pieces of art.
Check it out at:
What can we alter next?

Sunday, October 4, 2009

New Book

A new book has come out that commingles comedy,
fantasy and history.

For all you lovers of art, history,
paper dolls and vampires.
This one is for you.
You can play with the main character,Alexia,
the author has a great virtual paper doll!

SOULLESS Victorian Fashion!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Quick Card

In celebrating "World Card Day" I have created this card with the scrap that was left over from my collaborative project.
I love the combination of color. Turquoise is spectacular on black, it really pops against the black & white text. I am really into layering paper flowers these days. I love when several different sizes and slightly different shaped flowers are layered together. It gives a slightly dramatic focal point.

World Card Making Day

First Saturday's of the month are truly wonderful. It is the
day we meet for the town Girl Scout meeting. It is truly a rewarding experience. We have so many girls and each and everyone is terrific.
There are so many girls we break into stations with from 10 to 20 girls in each station. Today we made little books of the Girl Scout Law. Of course I
look and study each project that the girls do and look for places that I can apply them in my art! Look for some of the ideas in my future swaps!

When I returned home I navigated to the Caardvark site to join in the celebration of "World Card Making Day" There is some great work shown on this site. It's a great source for inspiration, there are so many artists featured with different techniques and styles!

Have a look and let me know what you think.

Please leave a comment for a very special gift!