Tuesday, November 25, 2014
which is Dec. 15. This is Thanksgiving week and then the madness of Christmas shopping for gifts for family and friends begins. But, oh! I love it!!!!! Enjoy your families and a great dinner together. ")
Of course, you can go to my shop on Etsy and see other pages for this book and also other items I have for sale........and, yes, there will be BLACK FRIDAY items!
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Enchanted Forest Green
Exotic leafy vegetables with
Canary yellow mustard vinaigrette
Robin Red Breat Potato Nest
Yukon Gold potatoes, deep fried in
a nest and topped with cheese twigs
Savory Faux Chicken Pot Pie
Homemade crust, tofu squares, fresh
vegetables and sprinkled with birdseed
Drunken Berry Crumble
Wild Olalieberries with cherry sauce
Watch out for Windows
Isn't this just priceless!!!! What a great stroke of genius, Susan! These pages are delightful! I am so glad you did the whole month of January in my book. Thank you!
hearts around the pages. I love the words (don't know if they are hand written or stamped): loved, inspired and home. She has added some little birds in some of the trees. Rub ons? On top of this she has made some beautiful textured stars. They are white and touched with gold. Gorgeous! Her signature card has a tiny little bow added to it and it has been stamped with those adorable trees. Thank you, Minori!
Sunday, November 2, 2014
I loved putting the paint down for these calendar pages. Love that purple with the orange. These colors always bring visions of Halloween to me. Some people really put black at the top of their Halloween colors, but I love these two. ") I did attend a really great Halloween party. My friend Kimberly has her sisters and nieces and nephews over every year for a really great, creative time. They all make their own costumes! It was awesome! (I bought kitty-cat ears and tail. ").
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Kate used a lego block to create some dots on her page. So I scoured the grandsons' toy box to grab one........not one lego! I had small suitcases full of legos around here when the girls we small...........evidently some of the grandsons have taken them to their homes. Soooo, I found a piece broken off one their sponge bullet launches and used it. It had an extended piece that looked like an X out on the end. My little red dots are made with it. When I loaded it too heavily with paint, it printed out as a circle. So, I have some circles and some Xs. ") Included in this class are downloads of textured surfaces that Kate has photographed. I used one of the textured surfaces as my fence. And at the end as I started to print out my sentiment for the page, no ink! I didn't want to make a trip into town to buy more ink last night, so I hand printed it out on paper and cut it into strips to attach it to the page. Kate added butterflies to her page at then end. Since I had written "love" on my house, I added a few hearts with words added.
(Kate also shows a variety of houses to make in this video.) Come over and join us in this adventure. The class can be done at your own pace. It took me two days to go through the first video..........life gets hectic around here! I often have to run up to the local school and grab my two youngest grandsons. It's easy to pick back up where I've left off and continue the class. OK......so, don't take my word for it, see Kate's blog today: thekathrynwheel.blogspot.com
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
I'm not quite through with this calendar. I'm wanting it to have a "back to school" theme. Seems like I'm trying to wrap up so many projects this month that I just keep going back and forth from one to another. I swear I have adult ADD. Sometimes I can't keep my focus. I hate that! I like to sit down with a project and really spend some time on it to make it the best I possibly can. I'm not happy when I feel like I'm throwing something together because it has to be done. But, hey, life does get in the way and you just have to keep going. Which is a good thing! Could be a different ending...............
jump in! It's so easy to jot down a few things from the day or just one item. I love looking back over the months and seeing some of the happenings going on in my family and with friends and art associates.
For July I went all out Red, White and
blue! I painted my background and then
added strips of music torn from a copy of the Star Spangled Banner. I picked out reds and blues for the majority of the squares for each day of the month. And, of course, I had to add some firework blasts! LOL
Friday, August 29, 2014
or maybe just pleased with herself. I've got to get with it and do another face! I'm loving this challenge. ")
Bless her little heart.......I'll have to try her again without spray inks. ")
This page shows three more cards with panels cut from the masterboard. I love making master- boards. I never know what the finished work will look like when I start a piece. Thank you Stampington for allowing me to be part of your publication!
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
for real! She is a great teacher and her humor is priceless!
After she worked with us, it seemed such a simple thing, but I had never even tried faces in any of my art work. This lady was drawn over the green paint. Therefore my sentiment: "She was green with envy". ")
Saturday, June 28, 2014
"The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have faith, and faith is to have wings. I added Nailheads to one of the bicycles and to the top of the page.
For these pages I decided to keep them in a red/black/white theme. I also decided to use some of my washi tapes on each page. The stamp I used on this page is by Deep Red. I have used lots of rubber stamps over the past 20 years and I am convinced that red rubber makes the best impressions. Now, I love my clear acrylic stamps and I have many wood mounted rubber stamps that I use quite often. I just lean toward the red rubber because of the detail. Isn't this lady just fabulous?!!! The quote here is: "each day has limitless possibilities and adventure ahead for you". I thought that just suited this image. I used red acrylic paint and brushed several swipes across the page leaving lots of white space. The writing is much more difficult to read here that IRL. I used two types of washi tape on this: wide red floral tape and the black/white lines tape. My accents are black Nailheads.
The red splotches on this page were made with left-over paint I had on a piece of palette paper. I simply laid it on this page and gently pulled it across the page. Next I used a ruler and a black pen to make the lines on the page. This image is also by Deep Red rubber stamps. I stamped her on scrap, cut her out and adhered her to the page. I used a dictionary definition for "love" to add to this page. The stamped sentiment is from Cat's Life Press. I added two strips of red "ruler" washi tape side by side down the left side of the page. I also added black Nailheads to this page.
The bird on wheels image is also from Cat's Life Press. I used red washi tape with a musical score across it for the bird to "sit" on. I also cut out a bird from some red scrap paper (with guitars on it) and placed it on some definition washi tape. I stamped Song Bird using my Image Tree antique alphabet. I drew wavy lines to write my quote on. I love this quote! (but I'm a "quote fanatic"!) LOL "The woods would be silent if no birds sang except those that sing best."
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
I'm hoping to have more time on my blog this month. Hope to be back here soon!
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
For Spring break, I traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to watch my grandson and his team (Charles Page High School SANDITES) play baseball. When I arrived home, I found the Spring 2014 Stampers' Sampler lying on my art table. I had six cards published! Three of them are in the DPOV (Different Point of View) section. It is always exciting to me to find that I have anything published in one of Stampington's fine magazines. I photograph my art work before I send it off and as I look back over the photographs I often find myself thinking that none of them were of a quality to be published. It is always a very pleasant surprise to see them actually in print! Thank you, Stampington, for giving so many of us an opportunity for that 15 seconds of fame! LOL