Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The book boards were coated with gesso
and then painted with acrylics.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
well dressed tag this season.
Crazy Amigo, The Three Muses and Something Completely Different
have the theme of Christmas this week. Tag Tuesday is also featuring
the Colors of Christmas with accents in either silver or gold.
Go have a look at all of them for a last little bit of Christmas cheer.
Monday, December 20, 2010
This is the sheet that I used.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
I have been grappling over this color combination of green, yellow and brown since Tuesday. I finally had to resort to plundering my paper stash and luckily I found just the right color combination.
Then the next hurdle was to use this combination in a holiday theme. For the life of me, I just could not manage to produce a Santa or a Christmas motif using these colors. Today I decided to stop thinking about Christmas and went with the holiday of New Years.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I stamped the cover paper with white acrylics which acts as a resist when dry.
I then did a light glaze of very pale red which was mixed with a touch of iridescent medium.
While that was still wet I wrote some script into the wet paint. When dry, I stamped the
brocade motif in red and added some copper designs.
These little beauties make great stocking stuffers.
Maybe you know someone on your gift list who would appreciate a mini book full of color.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Christmas will be here before you know it. I have been busy making lots of Christmas cards.
More stars of all kinds can be seen over on Wednesday Stamper....go have a look.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
This ATC was made with an encaustic wax background. I thought the hot wax to be the
perfect medium for this weeks theme...Burning.... over at
Monday, November 15, 2010
Isn´t it nice when your friends think enough of you to send you one of their handmade cards.
My dear friend Barb did just that. Unfortunately, she does not have a blog so I am posting it here. Maybe if enough of you comment it will convince her she has to start a blog of her own.
I really like how she punched the small ovals and attached a ribbon onto each one. The rust, brown and green colors are nice for Autumn too.
I am entering this card for Barb at Lots to Do where the theme is Friends.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
This ATC has a double photo transfer of two different Geisha fotos. I used gel medium on each foto and after both transfers were finished I used gel medium to glue them together. I guess you could say this is the "old fashioned" way of producing layers. The double transfer was then glued onto some of my background paper.
Asia is the theme at Wednesday Stamper this week....go have a look.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
This is a "girly girl" card.
I think these two beauties had fun going overboard. Reminds me of playing dress-up as a kid.
These painted up little faces "tell a story" of two young girls who want to grow up too fast.
At this age girls dream of being a grown up. The irony is.....in a flash....
in the blink of an eye.......you are. But hopefully, not wearing as much make up as these two.
Head on over to Stampotique Originals and Crazy Amigos for more fun.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
This is just one example of what I have been making all week.
Each page has an attached piece of vellum to keep the photos from sticking to each other.
The album is covered with French hand painted marbled paper.
The spine is rounded and coverd with book cloth.
Still many more to assemble,,,back to work.
Wishing you all a fun week!
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Watercolor with border and frame.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
This is a sample of why I have been so busy.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Many of us take our vacations by the sea. The sea air does everyone good.
The atmosphere by the sea is always relaxed and carefree.
I have so many sun-filled memories of living by the sea...be it the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific
Ocean or the North Sea.
These tags/bookmarks were done with watercolor crayons and water in sea-like shades
of pinks and corals.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Theme Thursday has chosen
Pink as their theme and I thought I would join in for the cause.