Monday, June 29, 2009

The Eyes Have It

The challenge on Think Monday - Think ATC is "Look Into a Face." Beautiful challenge, open to many interpretations. I love this face and I think her mystery and power are in her eyes.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Saturday Surprise - Butterfly

Friday I pulled an alcohol ink background out of my box that had been in there for probably three years. I stamped some butterflies from Quietfire Design onto it but didn't really like how they worked, the silver on the background makes the ink move. So again, it got tossed to the side; but I didn't put the set away. Yesterday when I came into the craft room I saw a little piece of the same paper that didn't have as much silver on it and decided to stamp a twinchie size with Midnight Blue Stazon ink. I thought I would just put the twinchie in my project box for some future thing but after mounting it, I put it on top of the cast off piece and decided it could work. Voila, a card. Then I was totally surprised ( no pun intended) when I saw the theme on Saturday Surprise was Butterflies! Serendipitous (is this a real word? not sure but it sounds good!) I'd say. Cheers!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

TGIF No. 91 - Alphabet

The challenge at TGIF yesterday was alphabet. The zebra stamp jumped out of my stamp drawer again and the letter Z seemed liked a good to place to start. There aren't too many words that start with Z but I managed to work in the zippers and zigzag! Cheers.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Journey - Art Creations Friday

This is the image to be used in the Art Creations Friday Challenge 32. I printed the image, cut it out, added an image of a steamer trunk and a bit of stamping in the background. The word "Journey," is from Quietfire Designs. The Eiffel Tower is from Stampers' Sampler and the border is Stampers Anonymous. Cheers!

Take Time to Smell the Roses

The Tag Tuesday Challenge #6 was "Time". This is my "better late than never" post for that challenge. The saying is from Quietfire Designs, it is an old Chinese proverb. The clipart is also from Quietfire. The clock face is Stampin'Up and the roses background is from Lazarworks.

Hope you are having a great Friday and that you take time to smell the roses!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tag It On - Eternal Goddess

The challenge on Tag It On Wednesday was Eternal Goddess.

Three Muses - Wild Thing

This is a 1990 Canadian postage stamp. This is the Ogopogo, a legendary creature purported to live in Okanagan Lake in British Columbia. Sightings of the beast date back to 1860.
The challenge on Three Muses yesterday was Wild Thing, I think the Ogopogo qualifies!

I scanned the stamp and printed the image to use as my clipart. I created the background for my piece with inks, crayons and glimmer mist. I added a bit of stamping to the background and a Tim Holtz quote.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

By The Sea

The challenge on Art Pieces was to make an ATC and a matching card. This is the card for the challenge. Cute little guy isn't he? The ATC is in the previous post. Hope you are having a great day. Cheers!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Crazy Amigo Challenge - Bathing Beauties

The challenge this week on Crazy Amigo is Bathing Beauties. I thought this little guy fit in with his vintage bathing costume.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Tag It On - Simplicity and Serenity

The challenge at Tag It On this week is Simplicity and Serenity. I emobossed the dandelion puffs with verdigris embossing powder and added a simple sentiment. All stamps are from Stampin'Up! I hope you are having a great day, Cheers!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Art Creations Friday - background challenge

The challenge at Art Creations Friday was to use the provided background to create a piece of "art." Art is a bit of a stretch when looking at this crazy piece, not sure what possessed me, however the muse was in a wacky mood this morning is all I can say! The expression is from Quietfire Designs. Have a great day!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Saturday' Workout - Emboss Resist

A simple card for the challenge at Saturday's Workout , emboss resist. I stamped the images using versamark and clear embossing powder, then sponged inks over the image. The sentiment is from Quietfire Designs; the bee and weeds are Stampin'Up!

I hope your Saturday is filled with Serenity. Cheers!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

TGIF - Secrets

This is a twinchie for the challenge at TGIF this week. The theme is "Secrets".

One Powerful Hour - Stripes

The challenge over at One Powerful Hour today is Stripes. I thought this zebra fit very well into this theme! I found this zebra stamp at a dollar store a couple of years ago and have not been sorry I picked it up. Some of the background stamps are Stampin'Up! and the sentiment is from Quietfire Designs.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tag Tuesday

Here is my tag for Tag Tuesday. A little late, I missed posting yesterday. The challenge was to use a mask on your tag; I used the Tim Holtz music mask.

The sentiment is from Quietfire Designs

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Small World of Inchies Challenge

Theme : Black and White and a Little Bit of Red from Small World of Inchies
Collage Image : Quietfire Designs
Stamps : Cornish Heritage Farms, Old Island Stamp Co.

Friday, June 12, 2009

TGIF - Postage People

This week's challenge on Thank God It's Friday is Postage People.
Clipart from Quietfire Design
Background stamps Old Island Stamp Company and Stampin' Up!
Sentiment Stampin' Up!

Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A birthday card for a friend, he is turning 57 and feeling old! Thought I would tease him about it with this card, he is a good sport. For the background, I used the music stamp from the set of Crow stamps from Quietfire Design. I also stamped over it with bubble wrap. The crown and crown from Quietfire also.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The background is stamped with several mini stamps from Quietfire Design and Old World Globe from River City Rubber Works.

I made this for my niece, Ashley, she was off to England on an exchange trip.


Monday, June 8, 2009

A quick birthday card put together with designer paper from Stampin'Up! The horizontal strip I randomly stamped with celery ink. Love the quick and simple. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I love this sentiment from Quietfire Design, it appeals to the inner daydreamer in me. The weeds are from Autumn Leaves. Thanks to Michelle Zindorf for her inspiration here; I wonder if her fingers are as blue as mine? Keep dreaming!
Cheers, rhondooni

Attempt Number 2!

As I was saying, not very adept at this! Oh well, even if the entry is in two parts, it's not too hard to figure out. Wishing you happiness always!

Happiness always

This card was made using the emboss resist method, one of my favourites. The fern, bee and sentiment are Stampin' Up! and the dandelion is from Old Island Stamp Co.

My new blog!

This is my first attempt at setting up a blog. I am not very techno-savvy, so this has been a bit of a process to say the least. I love the description on How To Create A Blog - very easy for the beginner, it will only take 10 minutes. What comes before beginner? Ten minutes, how about ten hours...Yikes! Anyway, I will persevere and see if I can actually get some of my cards uploaded. Feel free to check back later, this could take awhile! Cheers, have a great day.