Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Postcard Art - Double Take

'Double Take' is the challenge this week for Sunday Postcard Art, repeat of an image.  Thanks for looking, and looking again!  : ) - cheers!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I Can Fly

The challenge for Wednesday Stampers this week is, "I Can Fly!"  All stamps are Stampin'Up!  Thanks for looking - cheers!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

CCC #32

Page 59 in the Tim Holtz book, A Compendium of Curiosities, and this week it is 'Inking and Stamping Masks.'  We are on week #32 of this challenge on the amazing Linda's blog, Studio L3.  I used Tim stamps for the birds and the city, Scrollswork for the moon and Stampin'Up for the flourish.  Picked up the little expression somewhere along the way. There are lots of fabulous examples of this CCC#32 technique on Linda's blog - check it out.
We live in the city and every night at dusk the crows fill the sky as they make their way back to their night time resting place.  Have a good night!  Cheers!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday Postcard Art - Hearts

The theme this week for Sunday Postcard Art is 'Hearts.'  I made the ATC on this postcard for my good friend, Donna.  We are doing an ATC mail art exchange.  We each have a shrine where we will display the other person's art.  This is the first one, I sent it to her in time for Valentine's Day.  Donna is a great friend, she shares my creative journey and is a true source of inspiration for me. You can see some of her lovely art on her blog, Paper, Crows and Dragonflies.   I hope you have many good friends in your life, they are a blessing. Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


This is a Valentine card that I made for my husband.  This is my entry for 4x4 Friday.  It is a 4x4 card and it is quite a simple design.  It is also my entry for Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Embossing;  I embossed the black heart and mounted it, stamped always under it and Voila!  Have a Happy Valentine's Day - xoxo

CCC #31 - Rusted Enamel

I can hardly believe that it is week thirty-one of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge!  Linda at Studio L3 has been hosting this Tim Holtz technique and it has been just fabulous!  This week we were making fabulous backgrounds using the Rusted Enamel technique, it makes the paper feel quite leathery.  My mind was definitely on the rain today, we had a downpour.   I hope if you have a rainy day that you feel like dancing...kick up your heels and put on a funny hat, it won't make the rain go away but it might make you laugh!  Thanks for looking - cheers!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Take A Word - Blackbird

This little blackbird is singing his heart out! : )  This is my entry for Take A Word.  Thanks for looking - I hope you have something wonderful in your life to sing about - Cheers!

Cafe au Lait

This is my entry for Gingersnap Creations Coffee and Cream colour challenge.  The base paper for this tag was a giftcard envelope from Starbucks.  The dark cream parts are flocked and fuzzy.  I used some stamps from Stampington using Espresso ink.  I made a flower using sheet music, tissue and organza; I stamped it and distressed it with same ink.  I put a vintage button from my mother's button box in the centre and left the bit of greenish thread that was in it - just because.  The cotton lace on the bottom was soaked in some coffee, no cream.
Yum, I love coffee, as I have said before and in my previous life when I didn't know I was allergic to milk and soy I used to love a cappuccino in the afternoon.  Wouldn't it be lovely to have one in Paris, the City of Love?  We can dream.... Cheers!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Hearts and Wings

A new challenge blog, Just For Fun, has started and week one finds us creating something with 'Hearts and Wings.'  My friend, Donna, gave me this great set of  zetti stamps and a set of faces that will correspond to the zetti faces - love it!  Cheers!

Lots of Love!

First off I must apologize for my terrible photos in the last two shots - I killed the battery in my camera, I keep downloading my camera into iphoto and then I cannot find them to download them in here, so I have ended up with some inferior pics - sigh, I am just not a techno!

This tag is for a couple of challenges;  I don't usually do this, but I am at the deadline for the Compendium of Curiosities and they are both Tim Holtz challenges after all!  I have used my painted metal bits on it.  Therefore... this is my entry for Altered Metal with Paint.  I have used white paint on my metal pieces for the CCC Challenge #30 on the lovely Linda's blog, Studio L3.

Believe it or Not...this tag is also from the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas 2007 challenge.  Tag #6 is all about misting with perfect pearls and ink, it turns out so shimmery and this is where Tim first introduced this technique to the masses.  You can see all of his here on his blog:   2007 Tags.  Now mine is not Christmas, and that is OK, the idea was to go back and revisit the techniques.  You can see more examples on Kathy's blog:  Inkin' It Up!

And Simon Says Stamp and Show have a challenge - Show Us the Love!  This is my entry for that one as well.

Well, that should be enough TH for a few days!  Until the next time - cheers!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

ATC Shrine

The challenge for Alter It Monthly is to alter a shrine, altar, nichos or dreambox.  I got this shrine and a matching one for my friend, Donna, from ArtChix Studio.  I used alcohol inks on the metal shrine and waited forever for it dry, like days turned into weeks and still I can smudge some of it off. 

I made a background  insert that I will mount my ATCs onto for display.  Donna and I have decided that our ATC shrines will be for our mail art; Donna will send random ATCs to me to display in my shrine and I will mail ones to her to do the same.  Donna has started the exchange, she has posted the first one she is mailing me onto her blog, Paper Crows and Dragonflies, and it is stunning.  Her shrine is gorgeous as well, the embellishments are perfection.  I am not sure if my mail offerings will be as wonderful as hers, but the exchange will be fun. 

I am excited that we are getting our project off and running.  We will keep you posted!  Cheers!

Family Portrait

How photography has changed over the centuries but the family photo is still the same, memories from the past, moments caught in time.  This week the Theme Thursday challenge is 'Family.'  I used Tim Holtz stamps and a piece of film strip ribbon for this card.  

As a little girl, I used to love going through my parents' albums, all the photos mounted with little silver corners on black paper were a treasure.   The most fascinating part was looking at the faces and finding something familiar, someone I was related to but had never met, someone from another time and recognizing that there were likenesses to myself or my sisters or parents; the family I belonged to.   Thanks for looking - cheers!