Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
I am not too computer literate...so i will come back when I can and see if i can restore it...or delete it and create another. Maybe...
I apologize to my Followers. I have however, uploaded my latest adventure..learning how to Art Journal. And it is showing at my Facebook page. Not sure if I can add a link here to it, but will try.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
I am posting this message becuase for some reason I am hardly ever successful at leaving messages at your blogs to thank you and leave comments for you and your artistry. I do not know what the problem is but Google, Blogger, TypePad, etc etc all the options won't let me.
So please know I am not ignoring your friendship and kindness!
As for any new projects; I did work a few hours today on a couple of birthday cards.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
This Altered Book is for Nature Images....flowers, etc
Journaling and Doodling will come later unless inspired.
I am trying ot remember to leave enough open spaces
here and there for Doodling and Writing.
I have two books started, one for flowers and one for ladies.
Having fun and hope someone else likes them...I am pleased so far.
I goofed on 2 pages and covered up with paper design and vellum.
On one I tried using craft iron with crayons, but even after I
buffed the page it still showed on my rag...didn't like that!!!
but didn't want to let month go by without posting.
This is one of my latest ATCs.
The legs can be moved up out of the way.
And the wings can bebent forward.
Gloves are different for whimsy.
Crown is gold trim.
Original image is from one of my art books.
Background is photo from...?...lol
I love trees!!!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
For the AFTCM Group I had to create a Steampunk Spoon!
So I used an old Gerber Baby spoon and bent it to be hung.
I used my Ranger Alcohol Inks for the first time really.
And then found among my stash an old red English Bus
metal pin. I could have sworn it said London on it,
but it has disappeared.
Perhaps in inking? The manipulating? My imagination? Who knows?
Then one thing led to another....
old earrings, old watch parts,old findings, an old watch spring!
Then Goop Crafter's Contact Adhesive, I was out of
E something or other. I also used another adhesive made for
jewelry making called Aleene's Glass & Bead...Platinum Bond.
So here it is and now I have to figure out how to box it up and
then mail it and hope nothing comes apart in transit!!!!
And I am already sad to know it will be gone.
I sure hope my partner will like it!!
I am not good with a camera so hope you get a positive sense of it!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
I know you have seen my previous attempt at
creating ATC Dolls. But they were not movable.
And I have been dying to make ATC dolls that
have movable parts.
It is no secret that I am an admirer of Laura
Haviland and her dolls!! And have been inspired
to finally try one.
Well, these might not be most lovely...lol...but I am
nonetheless proud of them.
btw..the subject for the swap I made them for is
Food! So the reason for the food image outfits.
I hope my partner enjoys my efforts!!
The Veggie dress is from a calendar.
And the vintage Oat dress is from a book of vintage
kitchen items and food products. They are old
oatmeal containers. And no...I did not create the bosom
look...it is just an optical allusion created by the size
of the containers...lol...but they did work out to my
advantage didn't they?
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
the WOYWW Group. An image of what my desktop
looks like this morning after the night before!
- My Tip-In page to mail out today.
- An ATC Jam to play with and mail out.
- A few free images to cut out from a book called
"Thirty-Six Artists". Great book about 36 artists
and a sampling of their work. And the publication
includes a few images from the artists that are free.
- Practicing with brad maker that I have a hard
time with but have discovered 2 other ways to get a
value out of it!! An Alcohol Ink idea and a flower idea.
- And a few misc. images cut out from my cutting
session yesterday to sort thru and store.
I just signed up for a few swaps in a couple of groups
so I have some creating to get to today. But this morning
I remembered about taking a shot of my desktop.
Monday, June 13, 2011
always trying new techniques and experimenting.
So I bought Graphic 45 paper a couple of months
ago and have been reticent to cut into it!! lol
Well I finally did it!! I needed to create a Tip-In
Page for a swap of a group I had recently left
trying to downsize and free up more creative time.
I didn't relaize I was given a partner for this swap
so I wanted to fulfill my obligation. So I decided
since this was my first time I didn't want to screw
it up by not using the best supplies I could.
I didn't know what theme her book was that I was
to create a page for, so I just picked out paper that
I thought was really cool and different. Then I found
out she was creating a book of flowers, trees, nature!
So I had to think of a way to turn my jazzy page into
something pretty looking. I hope I succeeded for her.
I left an inch on the left for when she adheres it into
her book spine.
I put a tab on it becuase I didnt know if she was
doing that, but she can always cut it off.
And both sides have removable tags or bookmarks.
Sorry for glare...I am not good at taking pictures,
I am just grateful my darling neice sent me a camera.
Maria was so sweet to that for me, I love her!!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
would visit some comments. and I want you all to
know I really am grateful for your visit and comments.
You are all very generous and I see it is time for me
to visit your blogs again.
I have been busy reorganizing some areas in my room here.
Paper, images, templates, etc etc etc.
Also joining a few swaps that were new to me in a few groups.
But I htink it is time to make time to visit you all and see
what you have been up to and what new areas you have
ventured into too.
Good Grief...I have uploaded to Facebook and forgot about
coming here...so sorry to my Followers.
Today I went to a new kind of web site that I may join.
They upload a photo of their desk on Wednesdays.
Kind of interesting and fun!
So I am putting up here my photo for today...my plans.
I plan on making a glove for a RAK Trade.
I have already cut it out as you can see. I used textured
wallpaper to give it a realistic feel.
I also have joined in a new kind of group project.
It is for creating an altered page for your partner that she
will "Tip-In" into her journal.
This is new for me and I didn't have any hard cover books
anymore, becuase when I moved I got rid of all of them.
But luckily I found a cookbook I never use so I went and tore
out a lot of pages and for the ones I saved I want to add
some images I gathered as you can see. Since it was for
cooking I decided I would make a Flowers & Food Journal,
which of course will include birds and butterflies.
I have never done anything like either of these 2 projects so
it is going to be a challenge...but they sound like fun!!
Here is the photo for the WOYWW group....I think
this stands for "What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday?".
Monday, March 21, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I know you cannot open the image...I don't know how
yet, I am waiting for an email answer. The info here
is too wordy as usual and I do not understand it. Sorry.
Now I can't get rid of the double spacing here.
I am thinking of going to a different place to blog!
I just don't know what to do all you nice Followers.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
putting up something for the
So I was inspired by Tim H. to
make this tag. his was a Rickety
House, but I did not have that
template....so I made a Ritzy Hs.
And next year I am going to try
and change the style of this blog.
I am bored with it being on the
side like this. I want to see if I
can make it in the center. But you
know me...if a problem can be had,
I will definitely have it!! lol
Happy Holiday Season to you all!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
August? It has been a busy summer learning
new things....sometimes successful and
My latest adventure was in trying to draw.
The first part was to draw a face.
The second part was to color it.
I screwed up the eye so had to Alter Art it.
Added a flower...lol
The background was part of the lesson and
I used gesso, a stamp, and a tissue for texture.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
The only matchbox I had to make a
template from was 3 x 4½ ".
I chose seashore vacation becuase
I had beach and water life items.
So the blue water on top scene is
on top of the beach scene underneath.
Sequin shapes, beads, shells, lg. beads,
earrings, flowers, charms of fish,
seahorses, star fish & fibers.
Made the box itself out of K&Company
paper and edged it with fancy trim.
Hope my AFTCM Partner likes it.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Well here I go again. Testing my patience.
I wanted to see if I could alter a matchbox.
I only had an old one that is very shallow.
It was from a motel in Dorset, VT. A trip
with my late Mother over 30 years ago.
So I thought I could practice with it for
myself. I covered both pieces with very old
sheet music and then realized I could not
get the inside piece back in its holder.
So before embellishing I had to figure out
what to do about that. So decided to
glue together. And then when adding
a bead embellishment I had made to dangle,
I ended up also making the matchbox to be
able to be hung up.
And from there just kept adding things
as I came across them.
So when I make one for a swap I hope it is
okay if I don't have to put the box inside. lol
Sunday, August 1, 2010
I used my new gadget and made the
brads on these cards from matching papers.
The Bradmaker is made by i-Top,
I put some bling on these two.
The cabbage image came from The
Graphics Fairy site of free vintages.
On these two cards I made bows,
not my favorite thing to do, for
some reason I have a hard time!!
The flower sticker has bling and
the Windmill image has a pretty
brad I bought a while ago in NJ.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Ok...another first for me!!
One of my group swaps is to
make 6 House Fronts the same
size of an ATC.
Well here they are. They were to
be made our of chipboard and I
think my stiff wide cardpiece is
the same thing.
And I used K&Company papers,
Micron Pens for drawing, trims,
Flower Soft, and several pieces
from scrap boxes of paper and
For adhering I used Xyron and
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Creating something in black & white is
often challenging but fun. Today I made
2 Tags of vintage images from the
I tore the female image and edged with
black ink pad and added a star brad.
The background paper was printed from
a PSP file of a gradient shade of B & W.
The birdbath image I adhered onto white
paper and then onto black Barilla paper
and also edged tag with black ink and also
has a brad.
I hope you like it..it is for a swap and I will
be sad to see them go!!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Holder to be hung on wall while
reading your book!
Was latest experiment.
Took a clear plastic pocket for a
binder and cut it to size for this.
Made sure image was nice to hang.
I mainly popped in today to say
Thank You for all the Comments!!
I am gratified that you all visited and
were thoughtful enough to comment.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
- Diana the Huntress Transparency
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Stage One...creating the necklace out
of a mint tin. While sanding the tin and
wondering how I would make a necklace!
Then I decided...separate the halves,
hammer both parts flat, and punch holes.
Then had to think about how to get it to hang!
Then after achieving that
dilemma...now to adding whatever!
Had fun....and will be sad to mail away
to my group swap partner!!!!!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Well this is one time scanning is not
helpful. It is hard to get the correct
image with embellishments when
scanning as opposed to taking a shot
with a digital camera...which I do not
have any more. That aside....
This is my first try at making a doll.
I started out wanting to make a Dotee
Doll but did not have a lot of help
from YouTube or Google this time.
So....here is my version of a.....
whatever doll! lol What do I call it?
I used fabric with a face on it becuase I
did not want to add trying to create a
face in the mix!
And I used an image I found of an
Egyptian queen with a head full of beads
to look like hair. And I added the gold mesh
becuase I have seen "things" this shape on
heads in Egyptian movies...lol
The beaded trim on the bottom is to
complete the illusion of a body...I guess.
I am not a sewer....so needless to say I had
my share of aggravation with the sewing!!!
But it was fun and I will try it again....but not
Egyptian....was too much trouble!!!
And finally, I sewed on a gold tone ring on
the back so it can be hung up somewhere.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Well...another first!! An easel card for
my cousin and her husband's anniversary.
Had to make it twice due to mistakes.
But I managed to rescue what I didn't
want to lose.
Paper flower I made from a K&Company kit.
I used Distress Ink on the edges.
And the 2 gold rings I had from years ago
when I was going to use as halos for angels.
Tried to scan it upright because I do not
have a digital camera. So it looks a little
odd...but the dimenions are correct eventho
it looks like the top part is wider than the
base with the pattern paper.
And used a key charm for the "brake"!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
It is funny how just a scrap piece of paper can
inspire you. That is what happened to me today.
I received this scrap piece of striped paper from
a friend....and here is what I made with an image
I have had for years! Also the wood beads have
been rattling in here for ages and the piece at
the bottom was probably something from a
flea market! lol
Monday, May 3, 2010
The mauve cardstock doesn't show real well.
Or the glittery tiara and sparkly beads on wall.
But I love my chandelier stamp and used gold
leaf pen on it!
And today I did something really new, I used
a glue pad from Distress Inks and embossed
a design on the tag before adding the image.
And as a usual practice I added a gold wire
loop in the back if the person wants to hang it.