Saturday, December 13, 2008

Squash Book

I've been playing around with the squash book technique. This book unfolds and there are plenty of places for photos and journaling. I created this book for my Mom's friend. It's a Blessings book. People can add blessings to the pages. I created a few tags with ribbons to give it some embellishments.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Photo Tin for Nana

A photo album for Mom. She wanted something to carry in her purse so she could show off all of her little Angels.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Collages Done with PaperImagery Designs

Playing around with some images from PaperImagery Designs.
This is a 4 x 4 deep canvas collage.

The 2 collages above were done on canvas board.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Few Note Cards

Along with Christmas Cards, I have working on some note card sets. I have 4 cards in each little matching folder. The folder opens out like a book and the envies are on one side and the note cards on the other. What I don't sell at the show next week, I will be posting to my Etsy shop for sale.

These little birdies were fun. I stamped the image and then I colored them in with watercolor pencils.

Christmas Card Creations

I have been busy the last few days creating Christmas Cards and such for a show that I will be doing next week. The show is at a cute little place in Flint Springs, California, just outside of San Diego.
I thought I'd share my creations.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Birthday Present for my Sister

Here is another crack at doing a collage with faces. This one is for my Sister's Birthday. The collage is done on canvas board that measures 8" x 10". I painted with acrylics in various shades of purple. I used a stamp for the verbiage. The little girl's clothes are made out of paper and I trimmed her collar with lace. A few pieces of purple tissue paper, some paper circles and a little purple flower for her hair.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

February Calendar Page

Calendar Page

The yahoo group I belong to, PaperTraders, is creating a calendar to be sold for 2009. This is the page I did for the month of February.
Here is the link to buy the calendar with all the great pages created by the group.

Friday, August 22, 2008

In The Fall of My Years

This is a birthday present I did for my girlfriend. It's the first time I've done an acutal face. I've always done my faces more impression style. After drawing out my woman, I painted the canvas with warm colors of golden yellow and some warm red. I then went on to paint the woman. I cut some leaves out of scrap paper and glued them on. The white pieces on the canvas is melted plastic bags. It adds some texture to the background. The butterflies came next and then I used beeswax to cover the picture. Next came the yarn to outline the hair and face. Lots of fun and overall time to complete was 9 hours. Hope you enjoy your birthday present Pam!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Round Robin Art Journal - How Great Thou Art

Round Robin Art Journal
It's all about free expression. My want is for other artists to "play" in my book. Be creative and the sky is the limit. I'll be sending this off to 11 more artists. I can't wait to see what my final book will look like.

Front Cover
Back Cover

Front Inside Cover

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Beeswax Collage ATC Swap

These cards were done for an ATC swap on the Yahoo PaperTraders Group that I belong to. I have the most fun creating backgrounds for my ATCs. The background was created by adding gold tissue paper to some card stock, then I stamped some circle stamps with a red stamp pad, then I stamped with a "marble" stamp with brown stamp pad to give it the veins. I applied the images and words then used an encaustic technique. Next I applied my 3D elements while the wax was still melted. After everything was dry, I buffed the wax and gave it a little shine.

Friday, July 11, 2008

52 Card Creation

I am playing with a deck of cards for a yahoo group I belong to, PaperTraders. This is my creation of Medieval and Animals.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Wise Magician Owl

This is my second paper doll I have done for a yahoo group I belong to, PaperTraders.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Twisted Paper Dolls

Ballerina Bear
This is a paper doll I have done for a yahoo group I belong to, PaperTraders.
One down one to go. I have one more to create and I'm leaning towards doing something with an owl or lion, not sure.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Italy and England ATC Swaps

I am participating in an Around The World Swap on a yahoo group I belong to. Here are a couple of the countries.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

HalloQween Shrine

This is an entry I have done for Somerset Studios Vintage Halloween contest. I used a cigar box as the shrine body and the rest was all about fun.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Lovely Lady with Lilacs

Encaustic Collage:

Measures 5" x 7".

Anniversary Charm

This is one of many charms I have made for a swap on a Yahoo Group I belong to. The name of the group is abc_alteredbookclub.
First I cut the paper into a long triangle. I put some glue on the paper and rolled it on a dowel. Let it dry and then embossed it using a leaf pattern stamp. After all was dry I put it in melted ute powder to build it up and give it a glass look. I took a head pin and jump rings to complete the charm.
There you have it.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

My Muse

ATC done for Yahoo Group. It represents "My Muse" who happens to be my Inner Child. Without her I have difficulty playing. When I find myself in a slump I call on her to play with me. Then the magic happens.

Monday, February 25, 2008

School - Mixed Media Monday Challenge

Theme this week on Mixed Media Monday is School. This piece measures 3 x 3. Thank you for the challenge. I would say this child thinks she's just a little too smart for school. :)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Southwest "Textures"

Theme this week on Mixed Media Monday is "Textures". I created this on a 5x7 stretch canvas using acrylic ink, light modeling paste and natural sand texture gel. I used Michael Stong's pottery vase stamp and put some 3D elements in the vase. Had a blast!

“Old School” - Sunday Gothic Arches Challenge

The them this week is "Old School". I do remember Dick and Jane. I'm probably dating myself by owning that and it's the truth. I also think about old red school houses, and no I'm not that old, when I hear Old School.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

That's Risque

These are cards I did for a swap on a yahoo group I belong to. ATC World.

Way Out West Swap

A swap I did for the Yahoo Group I belong to - papertraders. These were a lot of fun to create.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Theme Thursday - Spring

Love is in the air!
I couldn't resist and I created 2 entries for this week.

Stamp is "Lovesick Moon" by Sandra Evertson purchased at
The woman stamp is by Rubber Stampede, the Eiffel Tower stamp is by B Line Designs and the postage stamp is by Hero Arts.