Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday Tag Challenge #18 - Birds

The Tag Tuesday challenge this week is 'Birds.' I love birds and bird stamps. This is lots of distress inks, Tim Holtz bird and crown and Quietfire Design quote. Cheers!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Saturday's Workout - Grunge with Alcohol Ink

SaWo challenge is Grunge with Alcohol Ink. I don't know if the piece is grungy but I am covered with ink and my hands definitely qualify as grungy! All stamps Tim Holtz. Cheers!

TGIF - Wonderful Trees

Dreaming of Spring. This weeks challenge on Thank God It's Friday is Wonderful Trees.
Image from Lisa's Altered Art. Stamps: Clear Art Stamps, Quietfire Design and SU. Cheers!

Sunday Postcard Art - Stripey Legs

Poor Grimelda - she was having one of those days... Hope your day is going better than hers...cheers!

Sunday Postcard Art challenge. Clipart from Collagevisions.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Art Creations Friday

This little girl was the supplied image to create with on Art Creations Friday; she is from Lisa's Altered Art.
I remembered the fence picture that Randy took at the Tulip Festival in LaConnor, Washington, as well as all the beautiful tulip pictures, and thought she could sit comfortably on it. There are miles and miles of tulips, it is really worth visiting if you are ever in the Northwest corner of the USA, very impressive.
I added the little bird and crown also from Lisa's Altered Art. Not sure where I got the butterfly and the stamped expression is one from a friend so not sure about that either.
Have a great day! Cheers

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Theme Thursday - Script/Writing

The challenge on Theme Thursday was to use some script or writing in your creation this week. This quote is from Quietfire Design and the image is as well. Cheers!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday Tag Challenge #17 - Children

The challenge this week for Tag Tuesday is 'Children,' create a tag with a child or children as your theme. I love this image from Quietfire Design, the little girl looks so pensive. Thanks for looking. Cheers!

Inks: Stampin'Up Perfect Plum, Versafine.
Stamps: Music - Rubber Stampede; Vine - Inkadinkado

Monday, September 21, 2009

TMTA - Girls with Dolls

The theme on Think Monday - Think ATC is 'Girls with Dolls.' I have always loved dolls; my first one was Susie, a soft stuffed body doll that I just loved. I lost Susie one summer when I was about three, and I was devastated. Months later my dad found her under our front steps. He gave her to my grandmother who cleaned her up and made a new outfit for Susie and she gave her to me on Christmas day. That was a most memorable day, I remember hugging Susie and being so happy to have her back; it was the best Christmas gift.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday Postcard Art - Gypsy

The challenge on Sunday Postcard Art is 'Gypsy.' I love the flamboyant carefree spirit of the gypsy. Cheers!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Saturday's Workout - bubble wrap

The challenge on SaWo this week is backgrounds with bubble wrap. I love bubble wrap as a background. I start with a base of two colours and lots of bubble wrap stamping and build from there. Often by the time the background is finished you cannot even see that there was bubble wrap used, such was the case with this piece, so I added a few on top. Distress inks, stamps from Tim Holtz and Stampington. Cheers!

TGIF - It's Magic

The TGIF challenge this week is Magic. My husband recently came across his old stamp collection book and passed it on to me. When I was trying to find a place to keep it I flipped it open and saw this stamp. This was a Christmas stamp from 1985, the Santa Claus parade. What could be more magical than Cinderella's coach? Although it looks like Captain Hook has hitched a ride, not sure if that's a good thing - watch out Cinderelly!! Cheers!

Three Muses - Pockets

Fill your pockets with friendship and you fill your heart with love. Cheers!
Three Muses challenge this week is Pockets.
Image from Lisa's Altered Art. Stamps: Stampin'Up, Inkadinkadoo, Stamp Effects.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Art Creations Friday

You can't beat all the comforts of home! Challenge 41 on Art Creations Friday. Some clipart from Lisa's Altered Art and some from Collagevisions. Cheers!

Tag Challenge #16 - Grid Tag

Louise at Kard Krazy challenged us to make a grid tag this week for Tag Challenge #16. The stamps are from Stampington and this was part of a masterboard that I had not been too happy with, so it was just waiting in the bin for the right inspiration! I have disciplined myself to throw away very few of my creations that I am not happy with at the time because sooner or later they get a new lease on life - love it when that happens. Cheers!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Theme Thursday - ATC with Flourish

Theme Thursday challenge is to make an ATC with flourishes.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Created Byhand Challenge - "Q"

The Created Byhand challenge this week is use the letter Q in some way in your art. I found this stamp at Michaels in the cheap bin and couldn't wait to use it. It's all about attitude. Cheers!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Round

The challenge on Mixed Media Monday is to make something round. I pleated copper paper and encircled my image with it using red tape. 'Cherish' is from Quietfire Design. Cheers!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday Postcard Art - Mr. Right

Belle didn't know what to do...should she take a chance and risk being disappointed again? Was this the genuine Mr. Right at last, or just another devious toad? She hesitated as he waited expectantly for her kiss... See Sunday Postcard Art for other possible Mr. Right candidates. Cheers!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

TGIF - Skulls

Mr. Grisly is on his way to the Halloween Ball. The challenge at TGIF this week is 'Skulls'. Have a good one. Cheers!

Soartful Saturday - Rainbow

A beautiful rainbow background was supplied on Soartful Saturday for this week's challenge. I hope there are lots of rainbows on your horizon. Cheers!

Art Creations Friday Challenge 40

The Art Creations Friday challenge is to use the image of this woman in a piece of our own. She is quite pretty for a witch but the clock just spelled out Witching Hour to me! Cheers!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Ready-Steady-STAMP! Challenge 5

The challenge on Ready-Steady-STAMP! is to use the five prescribed elements on your piece. For the PVA resist I used paper glaze and mixed it with resist inks. This was quite a challenge for me, I am a mess with glues and this proved to be a real "Lucy" event with this technique - I had glue and ink on everything!! However, the resist is very effective once you put inks on top of it you get the real idea of it. For the lace element I used a piece of lace as a mask for the background. Now to clean up the mess...Cheers!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Theme Thursday - Vintage Women

Vintage Women ATCs is the challenge at Theme Thursday today. Cheers!

Text It To Me - Purple

The Tag It On challenge this week at Dragon's Dream is Text It To Me - Purple. Silver embossed Inkadinkadoo stamp with concord grape Distress ink. Looove purple! Cheers!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Three Muses Challenge - Moonstruck

Three Muses Challenge this week is Moonstruck. Main image Stampin'Up, expression Quietfire Design.

Monday, September 7, 2009

TMTA - Architecture

The theme on Think Monday - Think ATC is Architecture. Hope you are having a great Monday, it is the Labour Day holiday here so we get to enjoy a long weekend. Thanks for looking. Cheers!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sunday Postcard Art - School

School is the theme on Sunday Postcard Art. The first day of school is always a bit daunting - or should I say 'haunting?' Images are all from Collagevisions. Have a spooky day...

Soartful Challenge

Miss Holly knew she would be the Belle of the Christmas Ball, her outfit coordinated with her hat perfectly! Soartful Challenge - autumn fruit platter. Cheers!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Art Creations Friday Challenge 39

Challenge #39 on Art Creations Friday is to use this image of the little girl and her basket and umbrella to create a piece. I think she has just entered a secret place... Thanks for looking. Cheers!

Kard Krazy Tag Challenge - In A Word

Another one word tag for the challenge at Kard Krazy. Cheers!

Saturday Workout - Zentangle

The challenge this week on Saturday's Workout is Zentangle. I think Zentangle is like harmonious doodling. My first attempt looks like I've had far too much coffee this morning...I got a bit carried away and kind of lost my main image, not enough white space I think. Anyway it was certainly a workout! Cheers!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Tag It On - Up, Up and Away

The Tag It On Challenge #19 is "Up, Up and Away..." It is just about the start of the rainy season in Vancouver, and that season lasts about ten months, so thoughts of umbrellas and escapes are on the horizon. It is lovely here today though; hope there is sunshine and no thoughts of umbrellas where you are. Cheers!

Kard Krazy Tag Challenge #15

The challenge at Kard Krazy is "In a Word"; your tag must have one word and only one word on it. Louise is giving away some of her new ephemera stash and is encouraging us to enter often over the next two weeks; check it out. The stamps I've used here are from Quietfire Design. Thanks for looking. Cheers!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Theme Thursday - Halloween

The challenge for Theme Thursday this week is to make a Halloween ATC. Cheers! or should I say Boo!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wednesday Stamper - Red & Turquoise

The challenge on Wednesday Stamper is 'Red and Turquoise.' My husband, Randy, took the photo of the old church window, I think on Vancouver Island. The image is from Quietfire.

Created Byhand - Back to School

The challenge this week on Created Byhand is 'Back to School Days.' Pen and nibs and expression from Quietfire Design.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Crazy Amigo - Punches

The challenge at Crazy Amigo is Punches. I have used the ticket corner punch and the corner rounder punch on this piece. TFL. Cheers!


Challenge Four on Ready...Steady...Stamp is to use the five specific ingredients to create a piece. Ingredients this week were: 1. Letter A 2. Brown, cream and white 3. "rain drops" (dew drops) 4. Scalloped circle 5. Canvas

I painted the small canvas with brown, cream and white acrylic paint. Used gesso to apply some bits of a map and some stamped images from Tim Holtz. Stamped onto the canvas with brown ink. Applied some dew drops.

I hope all your wanderings take you in a creative direction. Cheers!