Thursday, July 30, 2009

Halloween Spells Blog Win

How exciting to get the mail today and receive these amazing tags from "Magic Moonlight Studio".
I was lucky to win a Blog Giveaway from Magic Moonlight Studio, I just love these Halloween Spell tags so much. They are scented with coffee and vanilla. The tags smell so delicious !!!
Thank you to Blanca, for her kindness. .
Enjoy your day.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Before and After

Here is the before and after "A Fairy Story" tag. Now you can create
this twin tag too, the twins are so adorable. I colored the entire image with watercolor pencils and add lots of ink color.
The colors do not show up in the scanned photo, I like the look of vintage color touched photos.
Enjoy wanted to share the twins with you.
Happy Creating.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Fairy Story

Twins share such a special bond. I always thought it would be so amazing to have been a twin. The idea of sharing a secret language and feeling so connected to someone is fascinating. I thought these twin girls, were so precious together. This is the first tag of a set I am creating. I used an old postcard image, I found on a treasure hunt at our local Antigue Market.
I purchased tags from Blanca at: http://magicmoonlightstudio.blogspot.com/
The stained tags have a fragrance of coffee and vanilla, the scent smells so delicious. I really like the vintage look of these homemade tags.
Happy creating.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Donkey Ride

This vintage photo looks to me like everyone has their Sunday best on and this gentlemen is going for his daily donkey ride. I really enjoyed all the different hats in this old photo and the little boy in the front is so adorable. I am not sure if the tent in the background,is where somebody lived maybe? This is a very interesting photo, I like looking at all the details in the background. I wish these old photo could talk to us, about their history . Then they could share their stories and who families these people belonged too "etc".
Enjoy just for you.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Always A Delicate Creature

Pretty and pink is the theme for this, Art Paper Doll. The doll parts are a mixture of various stamps, I used to create her. I used Character Constructions, Tim Holtz and Artchix collage sheets.
This makes it a real challenge, to use your imagination. It is really fun adding lots of different doll parts, to your art piece.
Happy creating.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Love Warms Every Nest

This is an Art Paper Doll created with Character Constructions stamps. It was one of the first paper dolls, I created.
Enjoy your day.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sweet

Sweet and adorable is the image on this old postcard. I was happy to find this vintage postcard, on my treasure hunt at our local Waterford Antique Market. It is so much fun looking through all the vendor's booth's, at the Antique Market . You never know what treasure you will be surprised to find, to add to your art work.
Enjoy, I wanted to share her with you.
Happy creating.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Crazy Diamond


Creating and using your imagination, is what art is all about to me. I enjoyed creating this Art Paper Doll, very much. This is a large version of a Matchbox Doll, next time I will use the large match sticks instead of these smaller ones. I think that would suit the box size better and give more balance to this art piece. All the doll parts and decorative paper is from Character Constructions.
Happy creating.

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch live so much in gardens, they do not do much harm, for they eat a lot of insects as well and seeds. This is for you to enjoy, I really enjoy adding elements of nature to my art work.
Have a nice day.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Time Fairy

What goes faster than time. The inspiration for this Art Paper Doll, was the tiny clock piece's. The doll parts are from Character Constructions created by "amazing" Catherine Moore.
Happy Creating.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ciao & Meow

I love the rich color of purple and this little cat girl's face is so adorable. This Art Paper Doll is from Character Constructions created by the talented Catherine Moore. The hat is from Artchix, their hats are such fun to create with. Can you see her tiny black cat ears, sticking out of her fancy hat ?
Have a purr-fect day.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dream Today

What is more fun than hot pink hair and a bird house on your head. This Art Paper Doll is from Character Constructions created by Catherine Moore newest stamp collection. It is called the Bird & Bee Paperie, I just love it. Some of the other doll parts I used are from Catherine's other stamp collections, which match beautifully with the newest clear stamps. I enjoyed using hot pink and cranberry together. This combination of colors, adds a real punch of bright "happy" color to your art work.
Enjoy your day.

Monday, July 13, 2009

A Pencil In My Hand

I have not pick up an art pencil , in such a long time. So finally made the time to draw, it is a start. I will keep at it and get better in time. I really like to draw faces, the eyes are the biggest challenge. It is to achieve expression, the eyes are the mirrors to the soul.
Positive thoughts.

Flowers for Nancy

I always try to challenge myself to use different color combinations, I was trying to achieve a soft sepia look. I enjoy pinks and lime green shades of color,I feel they compliment each other so well. The doll parts are from Character Constructions, the Catherine Moore Collection. I love these so adorable "curley toed shoes", they work with all doll parts. They add an element of whimsy, to your art paper doll.
Have a nice day.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Fly Away

This is an Art Paper Doll from Character Constructions, the Catherine Moore Collection. I just love these corset dolls, that Catherine created. There are four corsets in the stamp collection, they are my favorite of all my stamps. I enjoy mixing and matching the different doll parts with these corsets. I am really glad now a days we don't as a rule, wear corsets everyday. I know some ladies still do, they are just "nasty" uncomfortable. I did wear one under my wedding dress, on my wedding day. I do truly love looking at all the different pretty style's of corsets, so lovely. They are so vintage and lady like.
Happy Creating.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Glamour Puss

This Art Paper Doll theme came from the stamped words, Glamour Puss. The doll parts are from Character Constructions, the Catherine Moore stamp collection. I really liked adding the tie, to her outfit. I think it gave her, a very groovy look. She really has it going on, very funky gal.
Happy creating.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Artful Kitty

This is my Brown Spotted Bengal 'Tiffany", my daughter took this photo. I just think this is so cool and artful. I wanted to share it with you. I will use Tiffany, in my art work soon.
Happy creating.

Friendship

I received this "so cool" art on canvas piece, from a very dear friend. I just love it and thought you would enjoying seeing it too. I am truly thankful for all my art friends, we all share the same passion. Our love for creating art.
Enjoy your day.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tulip Watercolor

This is a watercolor I painted awhile back. I took a class from a wonderful teacher and create this flower art work. I have to finish the yellow centre's of the purple flowers, one day soon. I am going to get my watercolor paints out today and maybe this week start painting. I love looking at blogs, I was inspired by a blog I was viewing to get out my watercolour paints again. We learn so much from each other and make so many special art friends. I am thankful for my friends I have made because of my passion for creating art.
Enjoy your day, the sun is shining here.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Great mail day

What a lovely surprise !! This is the Grand Prize I won, from Shannon Sawyer's Blog Giveaway.
This is just the most lovely gift, I wanted to share my excitment with you. Thank you to Shannon for being so kind and generous. I love everything you sent me. My favorite is your "Amazing Creative Art Work", just beautiful. These art piece's are just stunning, I will treasure them, always. These are real dried scented roses, the fragrance is divine. The cigar boxes are so cool, I am thinking of creating a Toy Theatre with one of them. I first saw Shannon's art work on the Artchix and Alpha Stamps website's. I was immediately so taken with Shannon's art style, she is just awesome at what she creates. If you have not had a chance to see Shannon's art work, you will have something to look forward to "Fabulous Art".
Thank you again, to Shannon. I will treasure my gift from you and enjoy it so much.
Visit Shannon's Blog: http://saturdayville.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Going Zetti


Here is my trio of Zetti cards, for Marion's Zetti ATC Exchange.
Visit Marion's Blog: http://bockel24.blogspot.com/
The middle ATC is the the last one for you to see completed. The theme of this card is "Just Words and bold colors". I had a great time adding all these loud colors and statements of words.
Here is your request, my pleasure to share how I created the background for the Enchanted Souls card. I started with a surface of watercolor paper, it is a nice stiff surface to work on. Next glued a patterned paper onto the watercolor paper and add ink color to the paper in different areas. Then I used a piece of cheese cloth and colored it with purple ink. Now use your brush to cover the entire card surface with gel medium and add the stretched cheese cloth. Press the cheesecloth into the gel medium and make small tearing in the cheese cloth. Then stamp your words and cut them out. Color your words with watercolor pencils and ink edges I used a collage sheet and colored the cat person image with my watercolor pencils and more ink to paper. I found this wonderful metal photo slide at an antique store, there was only one. I hope to find more of these silver photo slides. Anyways add "first" wild plum and then denim alcohol inks with a cotton bag to the metal slide, in different area's of your metal slide. We our almost done, glue your image to the card. Then glue your metal photo slide over your image, showing the face. Lastly glue words onto the metal slide, use a pop dot to raise up the end of the word "Enchanted". Almost lastly, forgot. LOL Punch a hole and add your metal spinner. Finally add same color of alcohol inks to the metal spinner. Can you guess why I added the metal spinner, a hint to do with "destiny" ?
I don't think I forgot anything, let me know if you have any questions. I am so pleased you like this card. It is my favorite too, I love the cat human face "really cool".
I hope to get these ATC cards in the snail mail tomorrow, they have a long way to travel "destination "Germany".
Soon in very "Talented" Marion's artful creative hands.
Happy Creating.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Art Invokes Mystery #2

I was not happy with my finished cards, for the Zetti swap. The scan of your picture helps see, what your art works needs to be completed. I changed all my ATC's, now you can see the birds body.
I am a true women, who does change her mind. LOL.
Have a nice day.

Art Invokes Mystery

Here is my second ATC for Marion's Zetti Exchange, I have made some changes since scanning this card. It is helpful when you scan your art because all the little details show up "clearer". You can see if there is something you want to improve. I like his lips, wish they were mine.
Happy creating.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Enchanted Souls



Marion is offering an ATC exchange,on her blog. The theme is Zetti Zettilology, the coolest rubber stamp company. I have joined this ATC Swap, I really enjoy Marion's art work. This is my first entry card, I have created last night. There is a blue dots on the word souls, it is not there in person. hmm

I used cheese clothand gel meduim over stamped pattern paper to create the background. Then alchohol inks on the silver metal photo slide. I have two more ATC's to create, these are fun.

Visit Marion's Blog at: http://bockel24.blogspot.com/

Enjoy your day.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

All Dressed up


I found this old postcard at our local Antique Market, the other day. You wish picture's could talk and tell their story. Notice in the top row, somebody is blocked out.
Maybe they had passed on or not very popular perhaps ??? hmmm Then what caught my eye first,was the little boys feet. I think they forgot to wash their feet for this all dressed up photo. I thought maybe it is the Mom that is missing in the photo, to look after them. I really enjoyed the way the one little boy is holding onto maybe his sister foot, so darling.
I wanted to share this old postcard with you, lots of endless possibilities using this in your art creating.
Enjoy your day.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Betsey Johnson

Butterflies, bows and flowers are so feminine. I really enjoy using colors of green and pink combinations in my artwork. Try lime green and hot pink together, if you have not. This Art Paper Doll looks full of attutide, what an "Art Diva". lol The doll parts are from Character Constructions the Catherine Moore stamp collection. The other little Diva and the crown are from Artchix.
Enjoy your day.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I Love Paper Dolls

I really enjoy creating an Art Paper Doll,using a tiny matchbox. This green is not my favorite color but a lot of artists love it. I do like the green and purple combination together. All the doll parts are from Character Constructions, Catherine Moore Stamp Collection.
Happy Creating.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Moon Looks Upon Many Night Flowers

Happy Canada Day !!!
I created this Art Paper Doll , yesterday. Her theme is a Funky Southern Belle, my inspiration came from a movie "The North and the South". (I love the vintage clothes in this movie) You never know where you will find inspiration for your art work. All the Doll parts are from Character Constructions, the Catherine Moore Stamp Collection. The crown, hat and flower are from Artchix.
Enjoy your day.

Magic Moonlight Studio Giveaway

Blanca from Magic Moonlight Studio is having a giveaway.
Her tags are wonderful and so vintage.They are scented with vanilla and coffee fragrance.
Visit her blog and comment:
http://magicmoonlightstudio.blogspot.com/2009/06/july-giveaway.html