Sunday, May 31, 2009

I See the Moon

I really enjoy adding different wings to my Art Paper Dolls, it just changes the creative feeling of your art piece. They give a very whimsical image and I think gives that finishing touch.
This Art Paper doll stamped image is from Character Construction created by talented Catherine Moore.
I used watercolor pencils and my dove blender pen. She was fun to create, I can never guess the theme of each paper doll. It is always a total surprise to me, that is the magic of art.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Linnet

Linnets have a very sweet low song, but when they call to each other the sound is rather like someone playing a banjo. I love the soft colors of this picture.
Enjoy.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Look for the Dream

This dreamy tulip lady image is colored with water color pencils and a dove blender pen.The surface is is my favorite on hand cereal box. The background is patterned paper of your choice. Then add gel medium and floral napkins. The quote is from Quietfire Designs, I just received this stamp in the snail mail yesterday. The time piece's gave me the creative idea she is a time traveller, looking for her destiny. Do you believe in destiny?


Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Skylark

This is the bird that you hear singing and singing without a pause high in the sky, so high up that you cannot see the bird but only hear its song. I wanted to share this image with you.
I really enjoy adding nature images to my art work.
Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Whispers of the Heart

With her far away gaze, she tells her story. The eyes are the mirror to the soul, they tell all.
Real love stories, never have endings. Share her story, what is her secret?
Enjoy the day.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Have a Purr-fect a Day

We all enjoy creating art, I think it says a lot about who you are.What does this art piece say about me? hmmm. lol. How often do you see a Siamese cat wearing funky boots. I first was introduced to kitty art by talented Teri Caila, I joined her paper doll swap she was hostessing. I really enjoy creating these unigue kitties.
Have a purr-fect day.


Monday, May 25, 2009

In the Garden

I was admiring the flowers in my garden and listening to the birds singing today.This gave me the inspiration to create this 4x4 card. It is fun to imagine tiny faeries dancing in the garden. Maybe look close in your garden to see a tiny fairy, dancing to her own music.
Wishing you a good day.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Mystery Man

Who is this mystery man, from our past? I always wonder about the people in these old photo's, the story of their life. He looks like a very well to do gentleman, maybe a banker? What do you think, I love his full moustache. I found him on my antigue treasure hunt and I wanted to share him with you.
Enjoy.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Her Majesty

Her Majesty looks so royal because all cats know they are. LOL.
I have two bengal cats, I love them dearly. They really think they are the King and Queen of the household. If you have cats, I know you agree with me.
My two kitties were the inspiration to create this card.
Have a nice weekend.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Mirror of the Mind


When I look at this elegant lady she reminds me of Audrey Hepburn, a tiny bit. Such a timeless beauty, I love the movie "My Fair lady".
These Journal pages are so wonderful to create, I really enjoy creating a collage effect.
I added the little envelope, it makes you wonder "is she hiding a secret"? Maybe a love letter from her past. I like the Journal page to tell a story or send a message.
I used paper napkins, gel medium and lots of ink to paper technique.
The quote stamp is from Quietfire Designs, Suzanne Cannon is such a sweetie. I dream of owning all Suzanne's quote stamps. That is an awesome dream, don't you think?
The sun is shining, it is a brand new day with no mistakes.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wanderlust

I was inspired to create this Journal page, after seeing all the flowers out in bloom. I love this time of year everything is coming to life again, in the garden.
I used a cereal box for my surface, my kids eat a lot cereal. Then used a vintage image, she look so sophisticated don't you agree? I have added paper napkins and used gel medium. The word stamp is from Quietfire Designs. These pages are so addictive, I can't wait to create more.
Wishing you a good day.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ms.Teal

If you have not created an Art Paper doll, you should give it a try. I like coming up with a different theme for each paper doll. This is Ms. Teal , this is one of my favorite colors to work with. I like this lovely teal shade, it stands out show much. These images are from Catherine Moore's Character Construction Stamp Collection.
So maybe try something new and create a Art Paper Doll. I never get bored creating with these images, they inspire me just looking at them. I first saw Catherine Moore in 1999, in the Stampers Sampler magazine. I instantly was so taken with Paper Doll Art and so talented Catherine Moore. I think why these images really appealed to me, they are so out of the box. No rules and straight lines. You can make them as funky and unique as your mood feels in that creative moment. Let the "Magic" begin".
Enjoy your day.

Friday, May 15, 2009

A Fairy Spell

I really like this image of the sweet little fairy, asking her doll to keep a secret. The image is from a Cute n Cool collage sheet. I was pleased to find this paper napkin, when I was out the other day. It has a lot of beautiful garden themed images, to create with. Including paper napkins in your collage, gives a soft textured effect.
Have a wonderful weekend, the sun is shining today.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Clara Bow

Clara Bow is just so cute, I love her smile. She is just a little doll. I was doing my vintage treasure hunt at our local Antique Market. One of my favorite things to do.
I always dream of finding a vintage surprise, never know what the vendors have for sale at their booth's? Well I was pleased to find this beautiful photo of Clara Bow, hit treasure. LOL.
I wanted to share her with you, so you can enjoy her too.
Have a nice day.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I won !!!

I am so excited to have received this stunning art work in the mail. I love the image of the women, so lovely everything! I won, no way.
I won this "beautiful" Canvas Collage from Cindy Mcmath's blog giveaway. I wanted you to see it too, what do you think?
I wanted to thank Cindy for her kindness and being the winner of her blog giveaway.
I will treasure this art piece very much.
Have a nice day.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Song to Sing

Marie is pretty in pink and has a song to sing. I love using chocolate brown and pink together. They compliment each other so well. I used paper napkins and the gel medium technique for this 4x4 collage.
I just received this collage sheet from www.itkupilli.etsy.com, from a generous giveaway they are offering to you. I will be purchasing more collage sheets from Cute and Cool Stuff. They have a really nice selection of collage sheets. The colors are so bright and cheery. It makes your art work look lovely when it is created.
Enjoy your day.

Monday, May 11, 2009

My Heart Flutters

These pages were fun for me, I created these thinking of a winged theme.
I enjoy anything winged and I love adding images on top of the head.
Something you do not see in the real world, I hope people are not wearing butterflies on their heads.LOL.
Your imagination gives you the freedom, to create whatever you want.So many endless possibilities creating art .
Enjoy your day.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Pensive


Here is the last Art Paper Doll, published in the March/April Somerset Studio magazine.(find at Stampington.com) This is not the page that was published in the magazine, I really like the way they printed her. They moved her head piece down over her eyes and I thought that worked better. I tryed to give her a vintage look with adding the lace. I really enjoy anything vintage.
The stamped doll parts are from Invoke Arts and the words B line Designs.
Enjoy your weekend.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Gothic Arch pages

Gothic Arch altered books, are really fabulous to create. I love the shape of the pages, something a little different than other altered books. Another reason I enjoy them, they don't take a long time to create. These are a couple pages from a book I made.
Enjoy your day.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tea Time

Tea time is something I really enjoy. I love a big cup of hot tea to wrap my hands around.
This was the inspiration, for this Art Paper Doll. She is already to serve you your tea, whenever you please. That is a sweet dream maybe if your lucky a piece of hot apple pie too. Remember it is your dream, you can pick whatever you want "art supplies" maybe ? LOL
The stamped images are from Character Construction and the wings Paper Imagery Designs.
Enjoy your day.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Firefly

This is Firefly, she is also published in the March/April Somerset Studio Magazine. (Stampington.com) The above picture is not the published page from the magazine, this is a photo my daughter had taken.
This little lady is created on a tiny matchbox and I used Artchix collage sheets for the images.
(except the corset, legs and crown) I colored her with my watercolor pencil crayons and ink all edges. The matchbox dolls are really fun to create.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Queen Flutterby

This is Queen Flutterby, she is quite royal. She was published in Somerset Studio March/April magazine on the Expressions page. (Stampington.com) I really enjoy using the clear stamp plate from Invoke Arts. There are endless possibilities with this bird stamp set. You can use it for so many different art projects. I have posted this birdie today for a dear friend says "Queen Flutterby" is her favorite. So here she is just for you.

Monday, May 4, 2009

So Groovy

"So Groovy" was the inspiration for this Art Paper Doll. I wanted to make her funky to match her cool shoes. I enjoy doing the eyes, I love long eye lashes. I like doing their make up, that comes from my years working for Estee Lauder . I like to add different elements, so you say what is that ? Yes it is a pink flamigo bird on her wings. LOL Her shoes are just priceless, real lady back breaker shoe's.. She really has it going on "girlfriend".
I used a collage sheet purchased from "talented" Sharon Tomlinson. The head, arms, legs and shoes are from the collage sheet. The rest are bits and piece's I have added.
I used my watercolor pencil crayons and dove blender pen. I always use cat eye inks, to make the colors more brilliant. I have changed all the colors of the collage sheet, with my pencil crayons. I thought hot pink was her color, matched her look. Thanks to Sharon for her creative collage sheet, I enjoy creating, this funky little girl so much.
I think she "Rocks".

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Each of us has a song to sing


Here is another Journal page, I just completed. I started by adding paper napkins with gel medium to my paper. My paper is glued on to a cut out cereal box, the best surface.
I really enjoy using gel medium with the paper napkins, gives a very soft look to your background. I colored my image with watercolor crayons and used a dove blender pen.
I like using little cat eyes inks to add more color and balance the colors in my art piece.
The word quote is from Quietfire Designs, I love using Suzanne's rubber stamps.
This Journal page reminds me of spring, no more snow. Now the birds are singing and making their nests.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Published Art Dolls

These are the Art Paper Dolls that are published, in the current issue of Stamper Sampler Magazine from Stampington.com
I really enjoyed creating these Marie Antoinette Art Paper dolls. The paper doll on the left is created on a little matchbox and at the top are her ladies in waiting.
The other paper doll, I thought it would be fun to included the The Elora Mill on the Champagne bottle. Elora in Ontario is just lovely to visit, anytime.
The other Marie paper doll is just all about "Party time". Marie is saying "Let them eat cake", that is so much fun.
All the stamped images all from Catherine Moore's Stamp Collection at Character Construction.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Blog Party Day

The day has arrive, it is "Blog Party Day".
This is such much fun and great way to meet new friends.
Let all go and join in the fun. It is a Party, see you there.

Dancing on Gossamer Wings




Create, dream and inspire is what comes to my mind when I think of creating a new art project.

Here's a couple of pages from a Gothic Arch Altered book I made. I really like the image of this sweet little girl, so cute. Her arms are out and she is dancing on Gossamer wings. She looks like she doesn't have a care in the world. She takes you back to your childhood when life was just all about having fun.

I really enjoy using these colors, turquoise, brown and purple. You would not think they match but they blend together very nice. Using a flourish stamp gives your page such a whimsical feeling along the edge of the page. When I create each page I pick a theme and go from there. Then the entire book has a theme, that pulls it all together . This book theme was using wings.

Maybe today you can daydream about your childhood, memories that bring a smile to your face.