Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sunny Days

It's a rare day here in Arizona, that the sun doesn't shine. Sunnier Days is not really on a wish list here. I can honestly say I love living here and don't very often wish for much. However, I had wished to participate in this fun art swap, Sunnier Days Post Cards and my wish came true. The previous post shows the post cards that I created for the two talented artist who created these fun cards! The art that came by way of Mail, did bring Sunnier Days and a lot of happiness. The artist who created these pieces Cindy McMath (Here Comes the Sun) and Lyn Avedikian (Arty Pants). The cards are bright and cheerful. A big thank you for such gorgeous work.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Live Trades

What a trading whirlwind this weekend has been.......The art swappers in this town had been busy creating the most fabulous art!
A group of the Art Chixies have also been busy getting their art in the mail, too. The art challenge
for this particular swap was postcards with the theme of Sunnier Days. So...... I treated myself to work on 80# Classic Crest to produce these colorful collages which are actually postcards. They have both been created with dye ink markers, distress inks, which are so wonderful to work with, they seem float onto the Classic Crest paper. Several images from Artchix Studio were then added, afterward hand lettering was added to finish the designs. They were really fun and addictive to make! If you have never created a postcard collage. Give it a try, it is so much fun!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Art Challenges

I just adore an art challenge. Helga at Artchix is always inspiring and hosting challenges that are just too much fun to resist. This challenge was altered clothespins! I have wanted to make an altered clothespin for so long, I had all the materials at my fingertips.
Several weeks ago I had purchased a package of clip style clothespins at the dollar store, and the other day happened to see a box of Animal Crackers with a designer packaging for the Year of the Tiger...it was just the right colors (Helga's favorite...Pink & Green.... so I snatched it up and took it home cut it apart and began to cut, glue, paint and glitter. It was such a blast...I made another one. I took the materials to the girl scout meeting so the girls could have an opportunity to create one! If you try one you will have to create more....they are very addicting!