Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday Postcard Art - 4th of July

In honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday here is a red, white and blue postcard for Sunday Postcard Art. I wanted something that gave a "fireworks" feel and thought the flourish stamp achieved that - what do you think? Stamps credits: Crafty Individuals, Oxford Impressions, and Technique Tuesday.

Saturday's Workout

This is a project for this week's Saturday's Workout - matchboxes. This is a mini accordion book with 2 matchboxes for drawers. I hope the succession of photos gives you an idea of how it all opens - very hard to photograph a dimensional, interactive piece! These are really fun to make - I even did a variation as a Christmas gift and put Hershey's chocolate miniatures in the drawers.

Art Creations Friday challenge

This is the image for this week's Art Creations Friday challenge. I experimented with it digitally before printing and used one of the French Laundry Photo Edges by Sande Krieger as an overlay and then printed it on a transparency and overlayed that on top of a vintage ledger scrap. The background is more water stamping experiments using a stamp from Hero Arts. The stamped flourish is from Autumn Leaves.

Created Byhand Challenge

Hope I'm not too late with this challenge at Created Byhand - great theme this week - work always seems to interfere with the early in the week challenges - ugh!!!! Anyways, the theme is "french" and I've had this stamp from Old Town Crafts for quite a while and wanted to try it on vintage text paper - en français, bien sûr!! The other fun thing about this piece is a water stamping technique on the pinky-red paper. You can see Jennifer McGuire's video about it here.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Anniversary Collage

Happy Anniversary to my Mom & Dad! This is a romantic collage I thought you'd enjoy seeing - have a wonderful day!!

Sunday Postcard Art

This is my piece for Sunday Postcard Art. It all started with a page from a book titled "My Fathers' Houses", and the theme is built from there. Images are from Collage Visions.

Saturday Workout Challenge - emboss resist

This is an ATC for Saturday's Workout. I love the embossing powder resist technique and have been playing with it a lot recently. (Previous posts on my blog show some other ideas - cards and a fold up circle book - you can check those out, too!) I used a background stamp from B-Line Designs and the look is more subtle than with a bolder stamp, but I think proportional for an ATC sized piece. I used distress inks over the clear embossing powder - love all the color variations you can achieve with distress inks and water! Image: Artful Illusions, Rub-on: Delish Designs.

Art Creations Friday Challenge

This is my skinny made from a piece of the background for this week's Art Creations Friday challenge. The collage image is from Paper Whimsy.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Art Creations Friday Challenge

This week at Art Creations Friday there was a great grungy background to be used. I created a hanger and used a Prima Hybrid alphabet letter printed on a transparency layered over the background. The piece is wired to another piece of corrugated cardboard to complete the overall grungy look.

Theme Thursday Challenge - flourishes

I absolutely love flourishes so I wasn't going to miss this Theme Thursday Challenge. My background uses a Stampers Anonymous flourish stamp, and the other flourish is a printed and cut out version from a Paperbag Studios digital element. The Prima flower just seemed to fit!

Tag Tuesday - Definitions

"Definitions" is this week's Tag Tuesday theme. I used a dictionary scrap with several definitions and a picture of Evelyn Nesbit.

Created Byhand Challenge - Father's Day

This is my collaged Father's Day Card for this week's Created Byhand Challenge. I always find it challenging to do a masculine themed project - I think my stuff generally looks "girly". The collaged images in this piece are from Collage Visions; border stamp from Autumn Leaves.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sunday Postcard Art

Here's a vintage bathing beauty postcard for Sunday Postcard Art. I used a bunch of miscellaneous scraps for this collage and quite a variety of stamps as well - The Queen's Dresser Drawers, Basic Grey, Technique Tuesday, Alpha Stamps, and Stampington. Fun challenge this week!!

Art Creations Friday Challenge

This is my ATC for Art Creations Friday - what else can you say about this week's photo? She's just adorable! Stamp: Bo Bunny.

Theme Thursday Challenge - people with hats

Here is my collage for Theme Thursday. Just loved this image from Lisa's Altered Art. The background is a cabinet card back from an Altered Pages collage sheet.

Kard Krazy Tag Challenge - Travel

I hope I'm not too late for this week's Tag Challenge - we've had such a nice stretch of weather that I've been weeding all the flower beds and have had to delay my creative time - but no longer! ( and I have happy cats that are back to stealing my paper scraps!! - ahhh...all is right with the world) This tag collage uses vintage ticket scraps, a postcard from French Kissed and a vintage photo from Designer Digitals. The stamped frame on the bottom is from Fontworks.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Saturday Workout Challenge - Soldered Art

Soldered Art is the challenge at Saturday's Workout, and this is a piece using a couple of sizes of glass and a bottlecap in a hanging collage. It was interesting adding the jewelery findings; tack-soldering those jump rings is a challenge in itself!!!